in one of Mother's Residences
just don't want to learn - they don't want to know"
years ago, whilst working along with many other Sahaja Yogis in
Mother’s Residence in London, Nick learned something from
our Beloved Mother… or perhaps we could say Mother
revealed to him something that has stuck ever since. A group were
repairing a damaged door, filling in a quite largish hole, with
polyfilla. It was a few inches across, i.e. fairly wide but not
so wide that the tools that we were using were too small to cope.
They were not used to this type of work, & so
were over filling by putting a big dome of polyfilla which then
would have needed endless hours of sanding down, using different
grades of sandpaper. It would have been quite laborious and
tedious in the extreme. So Nick who had worked previously in the
decorating trade, and knew how to do all this type of thing
offered some advice on how to do it so very simply… in one
go… in one sweep, so to speak.
But they all
did not want to know. Later on Nick was again with Mother, and he
said to Her, “Mother they just don’t want to learn …
they don’t want to know” – he was absolutely
astonished that this could be the case… that they would
prefer to continue, struggling to do something that in fact was
so simple… just pulling the straight edge of some tool
like a float, across the hole leaving a perfectly flat and
finished surface in just one sweep.
some 35 years later, Sahaja Yogis still have not changed,
preferring to continue in comparative ignorance, rather than make
that relatively small effort to learn something… but that
would need something called Humility, where we would need to
acknowledge our relative, our comparative ignorance, & that
there was a need to learn something a little better, in order to