Dealing with wrong forcesSometimes the disciples are frustrated and depressed. Wrong forces attack them, and they ask for an interview because they are suffering. Now, I have observed inwardly why they are suffering. They have done quite a few things wrong, so the forces have attacked them. They feel that if I talk to them, it will all be over. But I know that if I give them outer attention it will become worse. It has often been my experience with the wrong forces that as soon as they see love and compassion in the outer world, they attack more violently. It is like the last effort. And it is so powerful that the person identifies with it and his depression and frustration increase. But in the inner world I try with utmost compassion, love and concern.
When depression and frustration loom large in your life, if you want to receive my light, you have to bring some receptivity. A doctor asks for a fee for his care, and I also ask for a fee. You receive my cure according to your receptivity, and your receptivity is your cheerfulness. If a patient is dead, no matter how many injections you give him, he can’t be cured. If he is totally dead, what can the doctor do? Only when there is a little life-energy left is there some hope. Even if the person has been suffering for a long time, if he comes to me with cheerfulness, I can cure his suffering. Your cheerfulness is the bud that will blossom. If there is no bud, how can you eventually have a flower?
I am not ignoring you in the inner world, although I may appear to ignore you in the outer world. I see that the last-effort forces will attack you most powerfully, and you will become a victim. If you are depressed, become cheerful. You have no receptivity when you are depressed, so there is nothing that can be done outwardly. You have become an instrument of the wrong forces. When they see love, concern and affection on the outer plane, they attack most powerfully because they are most powerfully threatened, and you have to surrender to them. It has happened many times. When the depressed person asks for an interview, I don’t give it because I know what the consequences will be. If the patient starts with a little cheerfulness, which is spiritual life-energy, then the doctor is able to feed that cheerfulness immediately. I know you are suffering, but I must not feed the destructive aspect. You have to come with receptivity. If you show inner cheerfulness, I am ready to help you. Without your cheerfulness, the minute I try, that minute I will fail.
If I give you an interview when you are depressed, your depression becomes infinitely worse. You must bring some cheerfulness to save yourself. Outwardly, I try so many times to please the disciples in their own way, so that they will also please me in my own way. If I please them ten times in their own way, I feel that they should try to please me at least once in my own way. But human desire knows no end. The more I try to please them, the more they compel me to please them. I feel that they should at least act like gentlemen, and if I please them ten times they should please me at least once. But they like to please ignorance instead, and don’t please me even one time in return. In return for pleasing me, they would open up to light, to compassion and to delight, but instead the disciples say, “You have not given us an interview. You are not pleasing us. You are doing many things wrong. You smiled at someone else and made me jealous. What is wrong with you? You do something wrong and make me suffer, and then you just watch. You just sit there painting or playing the flute. You are fooling us, and you won’t fulfil any of our needs.”