Shri Durga Puja: Mind is just like a donkey

Vienna (Austria)

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Shri Durga Puja. Vienna (Austria), 26 September 1982.

All of you should take bandhan. It’s better before puja.

Today is the first day we are having this puja in this country of Austria. This country is an historical country with different upheavals it has gone through to learn so many lessons in life. But human beings are such that they do not relate the calamities with their mistakes. That’s how they go on repeating the same mistakes again and again.

The visit to Vienna was overdue and I came on a day when we had to celebrate the birthday of Machindranath (Ed. M. is a Sahaja Yogi baby). It’s very auspicious for all of you that he should be today complete his one year of life. I bless him with all the flowers, the choicest flowers, of beauty and bliss on him, and his family, all his relations and his family. There are so many things which have been done for the first time. I should say, for the first time I’ve come to Vienna, to Austria, and [the] the first time I’ve come to the birthday of a child, on his first birthday.

And on an Ashtami, that is today, is the eighth day of the moon, of the moon which is increasing, Shukla Pakshi ; that first time all the weapons of the Goddess are to be worshipped. This was a great idea because these weapons who work all the time, not only to kill the evil but to protect the good, were never worshipped before; and that today, if human beings realise their importance and significance, then lots of problems of atomic bombs and all these things that have been created could be solved by diverting them to the right direction, using them for the destructions of the evil forces and not the good; also for protecting human life, nourishing human life. The same weapons can be used in a wrong direction; but, rightly used, they can be dedicated for the use of God’s work.

All that is created by human beings, which looks apparently an instrument of destruction, but if human beings use their wisdom, they will find out that all these inventions that have come to them from the prompting of the Unconscious, are for the work of God. All scientific research, everything that has been done, all these instruments that you have produced, are for the use of God. In a way, we can say that human beings have worked to create methods as instruments, as social, economic, political institutions to advance the mechanism of God’s work. The Unconscious has worked through human beings. All these institutions, if they are put to the right side of their activity and not to the hellish activity, they all can join together to complete the work of the Divine.

Like, in the East people believe that God has created this beautiful body of human beings and it is for human beings to create beautiful artistic clothes to enhance the beauty of what God has created, to glorify the beauty of what God has created, to respect the beauty that God has created. And that’s what has happened in many spheres of life, of human activities, and should have happened in all of them if they had used their wisdom.

The question of knowledge that I discussed before is very important to understand. The knowledge that was forbidden once upon a time, [such] as Adam and Eve, has been a big problem for human beings to understand.

It was the case when God created human beings first time – apart from the celestial beings, who were perfect – that He wanted to see if these human beings could grow in their population and in their awareness, in their innocence, they would become Self Realized. But it was an experiment, and the human beings failed God at that time because they listened to baser promotions or baser prompting. That’s how they failed and they lost their innocence. And [the] loss of innocence is the sin which was first committed, and that sin took a different turn for human beings. Now, that knowledge, what I’ve said, is not this real knowledge. That was the avidya, the artificial knowledge, the knowledge that “I am something,” that “I am the doer” – the ego. Till the animal stage, there was no ego, and then the ego started growing. We can say that’s the beginning of the original sin: that “I am something. I am doing something. It’s I who can do it”. All right?

So God said, “Let’s see. Let’s see their little courage, and let them decide.”

So the plans were changed; one had to think now that we should get incarnations on this earth to help these people, to guide them, to put them into balance, to put them into [a] proper understanding of dharma, so they keep to that balance. But every time this “I” refused to accept the balance.

And this “I” goes very far from reality. Today also, when we come to Sahaja Yoga, I see people, they don’t grow very fast. Because of this “I” they have questions, they have doubts, they have problems. Because of this original sin, people cannot grow very fast.

That, “I am the one, I am free. Why that? Why this?” Who are you to ask questions? Who has made you? Have you made yourself?

What did you do to become a human being? Why this kind of egoistical behaviour towards God?

“Why God has made us? Why this thing?”

Who are you to ask any question? But it is so, the questioning goes on, and such people are very dangerous for Sahaja Yoga. If they have to come for puja, I’m worried, not because anything will happen to puja, but [because] we may lose them completely. Such egoistical stupid people get lost. As a mother, I have simple compassion and love for them, and I feel sad that they could have been saved. But this questioning mind of theirs can drown them. This is the basic original sin that human beings have created.

Apart from that, we had [the]problem that we have come from [the] animal stage to this stage. So there are animal brutal conditionings within you. Then we have gone through other conditionings, which were created in the history by the same mister “I” who has started institutions, who started organizing religions.

For example, take Christianity. Christ came here to break your ego. On the contrary, people built a big ego out of it. Now, there are some Sahaja Yogis who believe that Sahaja Yoga is a Christian Sahaja Yoga or a Hindu Sahaja Yoga. Still, that lingers on, that lingers on, that it is a Christian Sahaja Yoga. For Christians it has to be Christian Sahaja Yoga; for Hindus, it should be a Hindu Sahaja Yoga. For Muslims it is a Muslim Sahaja Yoga; it must relate to Islam because they can’t get out of their own conditioning, so it must relate to that, it must explain everything that is there. They can’t get out, you see? It could be also a Catholic Sahaja Yoga or a Protestant Sahaja Yoga. Could be even deeper than that.

Like that, you see, it goes on. So, you pull Sahaja Yoga into your own categories, into your own small little cups. But it’s just the other way round. Sahaja Yoga is the ocean, is a universal thing, it is a Maha Yoga. It is not meant for Christians, Hindus, Muslims or anything; it is meant for human beings as they were. Have you got animals who are Christians, Hindus or Muslims? This all comes because of the original sin only, that we are something – we are Christians, we are Hindus, we are Muslims. In Sahaja Yoga, one has to understand that all the rivers, whether it is the River Ganges or the River Yamuna or it is the River Thames or River Danube, any river, that all of them flow into the same ocean and become the ocean. They say that when all the rivers flow in the River Ganges, they are all called as Surasari means “the River of the Gods.” No more people call them by the different names of the tributaries that are there. In the same way, Sahaja Yoga is the ocean. You cannot name it. Do not try to find its identity with other things. If you start doing that, then your mind will start becoming that small little cup. And moreover, if you are coming from some organized religion, it is  very important to understand that organized religions make your cup even stronger, it doesn’t dissolve. If it is a disorganised religion, then it is a cup of earthenware, which can dissolve into this ocean.

But if it is a solid, nice porcelain – Meison – there is no possibility. Then you are adhering to all that conditioning, all that solidness, and then it’s very difficult. All the time you have to bring in Christ or you have to bring in Mohammad or you have to bring in Zoroaster, or someone like that who should be there to guide you. Now your guidance is your Spirit, which is unlimited, so you don’t have to bring any one of Them. They are all within you. They are part and parcel of you. But to stick on to one person is again a sign that you are not expanding.

You know that you are all. You have got Shri Krishna within you, who is awakened, you have got Christ within you, you have got Ganesha within you, you have got Brahmadeva within you, and you have got Mohammad within you. And you have got all of Them: Moses, everyone, within you; so how can you be identified with one person? The reason is, you are still conditioned, and you want to drag it into your own conditioning. So try to bring it at a position where there is no conditioning. We can see our conditioning works so much with our style because, as human beings, we have a habit of forming a closed sect, whether it is ourselves – first we close ourselves as “I.” “I am XYZ. Then we can club together as, say, “We are, say, people who use forks and knives”. There could be people who just use the fork and knives this way can be clubbed together, [and] the others who use this way can be another way. See, it goes on like that, all kinds of stupidity that human beings have to club together. All right, use the way you like, [it] makes no difference. You eat the same food, it digests the same way, [and] it works the same. But as far as the outside is concerned, when it comes to human activity, they will use the fork and spoon in a different way, somebody will use their hands’ fingers, and somebody will, I don’t know, may use daggers. I don’t know how they can manage to go to what limit. So, this is what it is. In doing something, in doing any activity, then only human beings make it a closed circuit, that “This is how we do it. This is how they do it,” how it is – the method of another party or people.

This groupism is the worst of all and is against the laws of nature. You can be an individual, as far as your appearance is concerned, as far as your hair colour is concerned, or your eye colour is concerned; that’s what God has created you that way. But all other things that you have created are dead. All other clubbing methods you have created are absolute of no value. They are just mythical. There’s nothing truth in it, nothing that should be worth [of] considering. It is just a myth!

So one has to understand that there is nothing like a Sahaja Yoga which is a Christian Sahaja Yoga, Sahaja Yoga which is a Protestant Sahaja Yoga or a Catholic Sahaja Yoga. I find this at a very subtle point, where people talk of collectivity, that they don’t understand that we are not collective because we have so many tags, you see, attached to us, like the conditionings of our own doings. It could be in Switzerland, it could be in Austria, it could be in Rome, or it could be in India, anywhere. These conditionings, we have to get rid of [these]. We should know we are human beings, created by God, and whatever is within us that is real, created by Him, is the only thing that we have to be; and all the rest of [the] conditionings we should try to give up.

Everything is complementary. From this place you have to learn something, from that place you have to learn something. Every place has something to learn and to understand. And there is nothing that can be retained by some people as something higher or lower. But of course, where this ego has developed more, this original sin has developed more, there is a possibility that such human beings must have created more conditioning. Naturally, the conditioning is much more. Or where they have been not at all moving about religion, about God, and have been sticking on – like, you can say, in Africa and all these places – could be that the conditioning could have been by the other forces, called as Adhibhautik, means the ones which are created out of what God has created. Like, if they see the moon, they are afraid of the moon, if they see the trees, they are afraid of the trees. Sort of a mythical ideas about the nature itself. See, so there are two styles, as you always know. One is where they create mythical ideas about the nature, the mythical side of nature, that is Adhibhautik and Adhidaivik are the mythical ideas about what you can produce, you are God, you are the devas, and you want to create this. “I’m this, I’m that.”

So there are two types of conditionings which work out, and in modern times it is such a confused thing that both these sides – I don’t know where they act. For example, the other day I was coming near the cemetery in Vienna, and I was amazed that it was a cemetery but it was catching on right Swadishthana.

So I said, “All the bhoots must be acting now because I can’t understand how can a cemetery have a right Swadishthana?” This is how it can be explained, that all the bhoots are now active; or maybe they are again born, you see. They must have been dead hundreds of times, they must have created graves after graves and only there are empty graves, and they are active now. Or maybe that the  bhoots themselves are active, they are no more there, they have all disappeared from there. It could be that.

So we have to judge now on vibrations and not on our understanding or what we think or what we understand through this brain. By asking questions and by talking too much about it, you cannot understand Sahaja Yoga. For Sahaja Yoga, you have to have that super state of mind, where you can receive vibrations, can feel vibrations and have to be absolutely [un]compromised on that part. If there is still the tag of that ego so much that you still question Sahaja Yoga and think no end of yourself, it is better that such a person should not attend the pujas, not attend the pujas. It is kind to himself. It is being nice to himself that such a person who has doubts should not attend a puja, because puja is only meant for people who have achieved, [and] received that state of mind which is called as Nirvikalpa, where there is no vikalpa, where there is no doubt in your mind. If there are still doubts in your mind, your mind is still very powerful, and it is going to put you down.

So either before [the] puja you tell your mind to keep quiet. Tell him not to talk now, “Better keep quiet, now I have to ascend and I have to receive the blessings of the Divine. So just keep quiet, and if you cannot keep quiet then I cannot ascend.” I have told you many a times it is like a donkey, [the] mind is just like a donkey. If you go behind the donkey, it kicks you, it will tell you, that you are the bad man, you are the worst man; all the self-pity will come into you. If you go ahead with the donkey, then he’ll put his ears to you, you can hold him like an ego, you see. You can go wherever you want, [and] do what you like, “What’s wrong?” It will not control you. If you sit on top of the donkey it will still play about with you, to see how you work out. So, if you allow the mind to go here and there, through your eyes or through your attention, or anywhere, or through your tongue or your senses, it will say, “All right.” It will eat the grass on the sides, it won’t move. It will move [to] this side, eat some grass, that side.

Gregoire: At this stage, as You speak about it, should I quickly translate for the French who don’t understand English?

Shri Mataji: Oh, you want to translate the whole thing?

Gregoire: I can in two minutes.

Shri Mataji: I think later on, Gregoire, would be better, if you could translate, because the flow is better now, all right?

So this donkey, the donkey wants to eat the grass. He knows that you don’t mind him eating the grass. All right, it goes round, eats grass, all sorts of dirt, filth, whatever it is. Whatever you allow he eats, goes on eating, all filthy things, all filthy thoughts, all dirty thoughts and every sort of thing, without questioning, you see? Only in Sahaja Yoga they come here and question, but not when they have to eat filth and dirt and all kinds of unholy things and sinful things, they never question. Then they’ll say, “What’s wrong?” But when it comes to Sahaja Yoga, they will question [it]. Which is the holiest of holy, which is the greatest of greatest. Only these gates are open to you. That’s how you get it; otherwise it is not, it’s prohibited to all the people to achieve this.

The water that washes My feet is the ambrosia, is the tirtha, which was even prohibited to doctors in [the] olden days. Vaidyas were not allowed, and they had to fight for it. Only the Gods were allowed to drink it. Only the Gods were allowed to drink it.

Today you are placed at the position of Gods. But are you capable of that? Are you deserving that? Or you are still questioning, you have still problems? Then it is better you are prohibited. It’s a rare thing that you should take that ambrosia. It’s in the Devi Purana Bhagavatam, if you read, that they were prohibited to take it. So this is what it is, that the mind goes like a donkey. But if the donkey knows the one who is the rider, knows his ways, and he knows how to control the mind and he knows where it has to work, the same donkey, the same instruments, the same institutions, the same things you have got around you, will take you there with a faster speed, with a very comfortable thing. So tell your mind today, that we have had enough of it, playing with the mind. Now we want to be there in the realm of God. Tell your mind, fully, tell your mind. It is important. This is the mind which has taken you to all kinds of things; it has given you all the filth and dirt and all that. So just tell your mind.

May God bless you!

So for today’s theme, we should say that we have to achieve our innocence within ourselves, and feel the innocence of the Virata. The question of Ganesha Virata, we can say, or Virata Ganesha, where, in the Virata, the innocence we have to feel so that we become innocent, our sins are washed out, that we are cleansed by that innocence so that this “I-ness” is lost from you, this original sin is washed away from us, and we become that beautiful being who is the proud child of God, and who is the prize of this creation.

May God bless you!

Now you can translate, Gregoire. It’s all right. You can translate. I know it is long, but sometimes I find that if the flow is not kept…

Gregoire: I’m sorry, Mother, I should not have interrupted.

Shri Mataji: No, it’s all right, it’s all right.

Gregoire translates into French….

Shri Mataji: You can replay, and in that background, you will be able to – keep it low – so that you can spontaneously go on saying something. Will it be all right? To replay? That will give you a proper…

Gregoire: I was just thinking three minutes for the French, and three minutes for the Italian, in a very condensed manner.

Shri Mataji: You can?

Gregoire: I can, yes.

Shri Mataji: All right. [Gregoire continues to translate]

(s.y. lady translates into Italian)

Shri Mataji: Many people ask Me, before also, that, “Mother, why we became like this? Why didn’t God just made us aware of ourselves, without committing all these mistakes? And why we had to go through this all vicious circle?”

At that time, I didn’t want to say that you have committed the original sin, that you have disobeyed God. Otherwise, things would have worked out in a different way, [and] not have been so lengthy.

Because if you tell them that, then there is another thing that happens to them is that they become left-sided, and they start feeling guilty about the original sin, you see. So we have to jump from ego to [the] original sin part of it. But that part if you avoid [it], only one can say, in the beginning, that evolution could not take place without this freedom being given to you, you see, because freedom was first tested. That you were given a freedom, you had a nice place to live in, you lived in the complete protection of God, in the garden of Eden, you can say, in the beautiful… everything was wonderful. Nothing was missing there. But, despite that, human beings, you see, when they had the freedom, just the freedom was going to be tested, immediately they took to these baser things, you see.

And that is the way God had to then change the whole plans, because the baser things of life were attractive, even with all the blessings that they had. All the animosity and the, we can say, all the animal feelings, we can say, were still attractive to human beings, and that’s what was most surprising. And when these things happened, naturally the freedom itself had to go through the test of improvement. And that test was all this whole creation of human beings that took place. But to tell them all that it is only the original sin which has created a problem.” Then they feel then: “Oh, God, why did You create the original sin?” So it is better to tell them that it is inevitable, for your evolutionary process, that your freedom must be tested because if you have to enter into the supreme freedom, you must first know whether you can bear it or not. And in seeing that … So, it took so many years for human beings to grow into it, to understand that the man cannot bear anything. He cannot bear freedom, he cannot bear money, he cannot bear position, he cannot bear comfort, he cannot bear anything.

And that’s what now we are seeing in Sahaja Yoga also: when they get comfort, they are just sitting down again. When they get any blessings of material wealth, it will happen which it was – again the same – that Garden of Eden is coming back to you, and when it starts coming back to you, again you go back to the same stage. It’s not good. Now you must understand that you have to be supreme, so you must master all this. Nothing is important, nothing is important, only the Spirit is important. Then only you can get out of … This is also can act as a temptation for you, you see.

All the blessings that are coming to you are temptations. So you should be prepared. Nothing is more important than the Spirit, you see. We are prepared for any kind of thing to achieve the Spirit. We are not bothered as to what blessings we get or anything but what we want is the freedom of Spirit which is not hankering after anything, hankering after material things, so that you will be like a lamp which is giving light, without getting involved into the lamp itself. Whether it is of gold or silver or anything, it can burn, the light, even if it is made of mud. That’s what is to be achieved by Sahaja Yogis, to be understood because this is a very precarious stage where I find, people are again drifting down.

(Gregoire and the lady translate …)

So now we have to humble down ourselves, to say, “I have not known anything, Mother, so far, I have to know.” Because, this is the knowledge of the root, which you do not know. This is a new knowledge for you. What can you question about [it]? You don’t know anything. You have to know about the knowledge of the root. So humble down yourself, and then only, you will receive the blessings of this new growth. That is the growth that is inward, inside, the Antar Yoga. Unless and until you humble down, it won’t work out. You have to humble down because as soon as you start asking questions, it’s your ego that is asking questions. So humble down to grow into it, and to go further with the knowledge of the roots.

It is surprising that in India only this knowledge has been really sought after, and people have gone very deep down. That’s why every one of them had to come to India. Even Christ came to India to know about how people are searching it out, to support them, to help them. So it is important that the knowledge of the root has to be done in the area where it is more possible. It is easier to do where the roots are not disturbed; and that’s what was the country, India, where people searched it out.

But when they started growing out again, they became stupid and foolish; and when we see them, we see them, they’re outside. But we don’t see what tremendous work the seers have put in India, tremendous. I mean, you take one of them and it is sufficient to give you a full idea of Sahaja Yoga.

You take a simple person, a very simple person like, say, Sai Nath, who was, to look at, very simple, but what [a] tremendous ocean of knowledge he had.

Who was not educated or anything. Nobody knows where He was born, what happened, from where He came and where He lived, and how He came up to that age. No one knows about His background. Or you take Adi Sankaracharya, or you can take Kabira, or anyone. For example, you take Machindranath.  If you read about Machindranath, you won’t know, you’ll think it’s some sort of a mysterious knowledge he’s giving. It’s a tremendous work they did! They went into all the left and the right, and everything they did, all kinds of experimentations. If you see the books they have written about the NavNaths, the Nine Nathas, and about Machindra’s life. Machindranath went into such depth, and he found out so much about the places where women were rulers. I think it must be the Belgian place he must have been, where women were the rulers and husbands were just like cabbages; and this and that and all kinds of things He discovered and then what happened and how he tried to cure that.

It’s the movement in another direction, you see, in the root direction, that how these roots have gone and given rise to such horrible trees here and there and that’s how he worked out. And it’s such a symbolic thing that to understand their work, you have to be really very deep and very penetrating for which the human mind so far is not able to see the amount of work they have done. It’s not possible to see. Like, if you see Adi Shankaracharya’s descriptions or that even Markandeya’s descriptions about your Mother, it’s remarkable how little-little things He could see. From where, from what angles? And every little bit of Mother he could see, as a child would see, you see, absolutely close to the Mother.

That means the innocence was complete and perfected. Otherwise, you can’t see these points that they have seen, all the little things like the three folds of the Mother. How can anyone see, but [a] child can see that three folds of the mothers are there, that she has three folds in her body. Only a child can see. It’s tremendous, I tell you it’s tremendous, that innocence, their penetration and their courage. Need real courage to grow into that penetration.

So innocence is the thing which one has to achieve first of all, but it should not be like this through Christ or through Ganesha, it should be you who should have it. Means you are, you are the innocence. You don’t have to say that, you don’t have to come through someone. You are that you just directly can have. That business is meant for people who are not realized, meant for people who are stupid, meant for people who can not directly attain. You all can directly attain it. That is your blessing, that’s the greatest thing that you can directly achieve all that. But you have to get to that position of innocence by which you become so subtle, so sukshma, because innocence is the subtlest thing that you enter into all the areas to know the knowledge of the roots, knowledge of the Tree of Life. And it’s not meant for the stupid egoistical nonsensical people. They become rakshasas I tell you, they are rakshasas.

So we are not going to go their way, we have to go the other way round. So we have to humble down within ourselves and try to awaken your innocence, once that is the holy innocence, that pavitra – innocence within you. In Sanskrit language there’s no word for innocence, you’ll be surprised.

Because for them whatever is holy, auspicious, everything is in it. There’s no word separate for innocence, because they can’t think that there can be innocence existing in the air like that. It has to be inside something, you see, it is always sort of a cup [that] can only contain the water like that.

So they cannot think, we cannot think of water hanging in the air like that, you see. It has to have some cup. So they will say “auspicious time,” “auspicious person” or “auspicious thing,” “auspicious night,” “auspicious day.” Everything is contained, container, like a container. The container that can have innocence, you see.

So the auspiciousness. Again, auspicious. It’s an adjective. There is nothing like saying that this is a solid innocence, the shubha. Shubha itself is an adjective, there’s no noun for innocence. Innocent it can be, but innocence itself doesn’t exist for them because it exists everywhere that is innocent. It’s such a wider idea, it’s a wider idea of the Virat Ganesha. When He is in the whole of Virata, how can you put Him down as ‘innocence’? Is so much subtler, too subtle to be made into a noun. Is too subtle a thing, and we have to become that subtle.

May God bless you! May God bless you all!

(Now, the Puja protocol begins. Below are a few of Shri Mataji’s comments made during the Puja protocol.)

You can start washing My Feet. First, what we can do, [is] that those who have not washed My Feet please raise your hands – so far. …He has washed? (s.y.: “Everybody has.”) Everybody has. He has not washed? All right, come.

A lady translates into Italian what Shri Mataji said.

First like that. When they start puja then you can remove it (the weapons). Now, today I think, first of all, those who want to do My puja  and decided,  should  wash My feet first of all. And then you can wash My feet.

Who are the people who want to do the puja? You. And who? Your wife. Let’s first get Machindranath for the puja of Ganesha. Who else? She has done puja, this lady? She has done. So we can get one from, she’s from Switzerland, another from Rome, two persons. That’s to help you out here. All right. Let her come, from Switzerland. And we can have Guido from…Guido, can you sit on the ground? Will you be able to sit on the ground? You’ll be able to sit? All right. So we’ll have two persons. Alright? Now you should help here. Is to get all these things out, now (…)

Yes, come along. First what you do is to wash (your?) feet.  Let him wash My feet and go away, and you can all  one by one. All right?

You better take out your watch…What’s your name? (s.y.: Giovanni). Very good. May God bless you. Now see your vibrations. With your hands see. All right, good. May God bless you.

Shri Mataji: Give her some water from there….

… bring it, you can throw it in the garden….That water could be in there, for washing. (…) It could go in that one. Or [do]you have something else, a jug or something? Or could we take it out as it is.

If you can (…). So you can take this out and throw it in there, you see. Ask  someone, to throw it in the garden.  And anyone can go and throw it in the garden, and wash it and bring it.  This one also wash it and bring it.

s.y. …something to take because is too much water.

Shri Mataji: Machindranath, you come here. You come here. You have to  wait.  Just see, you can play in the water. Take his sleeves up because he makes them (…) Absolutely up there. Ya, he’s now, let him come and …  It’s alright. Children nothing puts dirty. It’s alright. Now good. Now that’s it. He’s done his job. (…) As it is the water is sufficient. You just wash. 

s.y. I just wanted to take some water out.

It’s alright. You just do it slowly. Ah, this… is going to do really. Now can you come and rub My feet? Come along, rub My feet. Ah good. Rub it here. This one. It’s alright. Now it’s over, it’s alright.. Take him away.  [Shri Mataji is laughing]. He is still playing. Is good, he is enjoying [it]. He is enjoying [it] now. Oh, yes where is the Kundalini now?All right, now let him go,  take him away. 

Now what you can do is to wash My feet  as it is the water, or you take out some more water, …a little bit … Machindranath has already spilt it. The best water (… think of it). You can put it on the Sahasrara of everyone. You put it on the Sahasrara of everyone. Let’s take it. Now you wash My feet.  Is to put it on the Sahasrara, take it. You rub your hands then Mine,… you rub it like that. Your hands must be rubbed. Rub your left because you are left-sided, rub your left more…Gregoire is doing it, that’s how you should do it. Yes. Hold it…

[Recitation of mantras begins]

Aum twameva sakshat Shri Ganesha sakshat,

Shri Adi Shakti Bhagwati Mataji, Shri Nirmala Devi namo namah.

Aum twameva sakshat, 

Shri Mahalakshmi Mahasaraswati Mahakali, Trigun’atmica Kundalini sakshat,

Shri Adi Shakti sakshat, Shri Bhagwati sakshat, Shri Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi namo namah.

Aum twameva sakshat, Shri Kalki sakshat, Shri Adi Shakti sakshat, 

Shri Bhagwati sakshat, Shri Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi namo namah.

Aum twameva sakshat, Shri Kalki sakshat, Shri Sahasrara-swamini Moksha-pradayini Mataji, Shri Nirmala Devi namo namah.

[Recitation of the 21 names of Shri Vishnu]

Om, Shri Keshavaya Namaha,

Om Shri Narayanaya Namaha,

Om Shri Madhavaya Namaha,

Om Shri Govindaya Namaha,

Om Shri Vishnave Namaha,

Om Shri Madhu-sudanaya Namaha,

Om Shri Tri-vikramaya Namaha,

Om Shri Vamanaya Namaha,

Om Shri Shri-dharaya Namaha,

Om Shri Hrishikeshaya Namaha,

Om Shri Sankarshanaya Namaha,

Om Shri Vasudevaya Namaha,

Om Shri Pradyumnaya Namaha,

Om Shri Aniruddhaya Namaha,

Om Shri Purush’ottamaya Namaha,

Om Shri Agho’kshajaya Namaha,

Om Shri Narasimhaya Namaha,

Om Shri Achyutaya Namaha,

Om Shri Janardanaya Namaha,

Om Shri Padma-nabha Namaha,

Om Shri Damodaraya Namaha,

Om Shri Upendraya Namaha,

Om Shri Haraye Namaha,

Om Shri Krishnaye Namaha.

Sakshat Shri Adi Shakti Bhagavati Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namo Namaha

Shri Mataji: These are the twenty-one names, these are the twenty-one names of Shri Vishnu which is the aspect of your evolution, of your dharma. First the sustenance and then evolution. That’s the Father within you. And so first, because you are all seeking your evolution, we invoke the twenty-one powers, twenty-one powers of this Father aspect of God. Twenty-one powers. These are the twenty-one names which represent the twenty-one powers of evolution within us. Sushumna Channel has got twenty-one powers.

You can translate [it], in French, it’s better.

Vishnu, Vishnu, it’s the Vishnu power or, we can say, the Narayana. Vishnu is the Father.

(s.y. lady translates into Franch)


(Gayatri mantra was read after)

Gayatri Mantra

Aum bhuh, Aum bhuvah, Aum swah, Aum mahah, Aum janah, Aum tapah, Aum satyam

Aum tat-Savitur-varenyam, bhargo devasya dhi-mahi Dhiyo-yo’nah prachodayat,

 Aum apo jyotiras’omṛutam Brahma bhur-bhuvah swar’om.

Shri Mataji: This is to raise your right side because it’s activity now going on.

s.y. Now we will say the mantras which will … all the deities that are here.

Aum Shriman Maha Ganadipataye namaha, Ishta-devata’bio namaha, Kula-devata’bio namaha, Brahma-devata’bio namaha, Sthana-devata’bio nomo namah, Vastu-devata’bio namaha, Matapitru-bia namaha, Shri Lakshmi Narayana-bia namaha, Save’bio deve’bio namaha, Save’bio Brahmane’bio namaha.

Now we’ll say a mantra which is for Lord Ganesha to remove all the obstacles.

Sumukhash-ch’aika-dantash-cha, Kapilo Gaja-karnakah Lambodarash-cha Vikato, ighna-nāsho Gan’ādhipah Dhūmra-ketur-Gan’ādhyaksho, Bhāla-chandro-Gaj’ānanah…..

Now we’ll say the mantra to Lord Vishnu. …. min 1:36:00

[Recitation of mantras for the worship of Shri Durga from the “Devi Mahatmya”]  min: 1:37:10

Shri Mataji: Krita Yuge. This is the Krita Yuga. Kruta means when where it will be effective,  where it is going to be effective. The work will be done. This is the Yuga, the times where it will be done. Krita Yuga. This is the special time which is in between Kali Yuga and Satya Yuga, [which] is the Krita Yuga where things will be done, work will be done. Resurrection time where your hands will speak. This is the thing. You see. Translate it. Krita Yuga. “Kri” means “to do.”

(s.y. lady translates into French)

(s.y. recites mantras in Sanskrit) 

Shri Mataji: (To Machindranath): Come here, you sit down. You have to do the puja. Come along, come here. Come this side. You have to do the puja. All right?

Recitation of Sanskrit mantras…

Mother, Shri Mataji puts [the] child down from Her’s lap: “All right. He gets excited with flowers, this  that.”

(s.y. asks something … sugar first?)

Shri Mataji: …  the milk now, but not very hot, just warm. It’s all right. Someone can … (to a yogi) vibration are tremendous today, so much so that…

(Recitation of Shri Ganesha Atharva Sheersha)

…Twam  bhoomir-apo-’nalo’nilo nabhah….…. Mother Shri Mataji stops the  recitation of Shri Ganesha Atharva Sheersha to explain…..

See  now, ‘twatto jāyate’ -the principle, you awaken the principle of the whole universe, the principle of the universe and Pratye means you give also the experience of that so that He is the one who generates the principle and also He gives you the experience. 

(Translation into Italian) 

Shri Mataji: Pratye, pratye is the experience that proves, that proves your existence, you see. You give your own pratye, [wich] means you give your experience by [which]  you proves that you exist.

(The recitation of Shri Ganesha Atharva Shirsha continues)

Shri Mataji: Now,, the translation, somebody should read. Gregoire can read the  translation. So, when it starts, that the Brahma Twam, what is it? 

(sy: Twam Brahma, twam Vishnus, twam Rudras…) 

Shri Mataji: So He is called as Rudra, see? But not as Sadashiva, you see, because at Rudra state, because He’s the Tattwa the Tatwa , He’s the Tattwa, He’s the Principle. Rudra… (Shri Mataji indicates the location line of Ekadasha Rudras on Her forehead).

(  Gregoire reads then the Divine Essence to the Prayer to Shri Ganesha)

Shri Mataji: It should be ‘You are God in man, it would be better. God in man…. He is not man, by any chance, how can you call Him?

(Recitation from the ‘Devi Mahatmyam’….)

The second part of the puja.

Shri Mataji: (What Shri Mataji sad it sound like this) – ‘Sab.ko dua denam’ is for Aarti. After they are (…) to say the mantras, mostly they (?) should give Me, I mean it’s all done, then you should do the 108 names of the Devi. 

Gregoire: Should we take it in your hand Mother?

Shri Mataji: First let Me dress up and then I will take it in My hand. Alright? Where is My pearls?

(s.y asks something…)

Shri Mataji: yes, you get the water for the land?


(Shri Mataji is putting on the bracelets and the pearl necklace and other necklaces, and then a Sahaja yogi recites the Sanskrit mantras). Shri Mataji to a Sahaja yoghini: you can tie,… but not the complete knot, the half one.

(Shri Mataji asks for Mangala Sutra.)

Shri Mataji to Machindranath: Let him put Mangala Sutra. He’s the one… Shri Ganesha has the power to give Mangala Sutra. Make Me wear this one. Come along. [Shri Mataji is laughing and kisses the baby]. Thanks. You have the greatest right (Shri Mataji shows the Mangala Sutra).  Because the other way round, which is used this way when there is the first year of the marriage – you see,  It’s put like this, that’s right, that’s how it is put.

(s.y. recites the mantra)

Shri Mataji: Just married women. Married women have to do this. (Shri Mataji spoke about something that was going to be offered to Her). All right? All the married women and then the kanya (unmarried women) has to do something else. All of you, let us have two of each otherwise it won’t be all right. (unfortunately, we can’t see what is offered to Her). You can mix them up, no harm. Wait for all the married women. You come along. …So here we go. I didn’t bring all My ornaments…

Shri Mataji: That’s good. May God bless you all. Akhanda Saubhagnya. This is the blessing given to all the married women that – let your Saubhagnya remain all your life without any obstacles. No obstacles in your married life should be all the time there till you live.

May God bless you.

Shri Mataji: … Now for the kumkum. You people can come, unmarried girls can come. 

(Shri Mataji is rubbing something in Her hands though we cannot see what as the video only shows [the] upper, maybe is perfume then She says)

Shri Mataji: Keep a little bit for everyone and take it round and they can put it on their hands. It’s good for them. Guido, you take it round. And give it in the hands of everyone, so that they rub little-little…

 (about the vibrated water) It’s still too much water in it…. Water is the only thing that can work it out…..  (Shri Mataji speaks to the unmarried girls who make the swastika on Her Feet). First of all, make lines…properly, be careful…

(s.y. recites the mantra, the nine names of Shri Durga)

Shri Mataji: Gregoire, you read your names that you have , where are your names?

(Gregoire asks “For Shri Shiva or Shri Mahakali?”)

Shri Mataji: Yes….Shri Shiva…All this is for His enjoyment only, isn’t it?

(Gregoire asks something about the names.)

Shri Mataji: …that you are made, and translate them.

Gragoire: Yes Mather.

Aum twameva sakshat, Shri Shiva sakshat, Shri Adi Shakti Bhagawati Mataji, Shri Nirmala Devi Namo NamahY Gregoire: Om Twameva Sakshat Shri Nav Jerusalemeshwara – He is the Lord …

Shri Mataji: Ha? Again!

Y Gregoire: Om Twameva Sakshat Shri Nav Jerusalemeshwara – He is the Lord of the New Jerusalem

(Shri Mataji is laughing).

Om Twameva Sakshat Shri Adi Nirmalatma – He is the Primordial Self of Shri Mataji.

(Shri Mataji is smiling).

Om Twameva Sakshat Shri Sahaja Yogi Priya – He is fond of Sahaja yogis

Shri Mataji: So this means that He is the Beloved of the Sahaja yogis.

 Gregoire: This is another name, there is another name, Mother, for this, Sahaja Yogi Vatsala,

Shri Mataji: Sahaja Yogi Vatsala.

i Gregoire: Priya Bhakta, He is the favourite of the devotees.

Shri Mataji: Priya Bhakta; so Priya is first but if you put it last, you see – Bhakta Priya means He’s fond of bhaktas, you see, Bhakta Priya. But supposing you put it that She is the Beloved, you see because the Priya, where you put it, you see, then it is My name, so I am the Beloved. You can switch it Premi, would be better – if you put it Premi then it would be all right.

You can put it, Priya will be – Gregoire – Sahaja Yogi Priya it’s all right, but if you put it ‘Priyaa’ then immediately it means just the other way round because you are addressing, you are making this thing according to Me – I become that deity, you see? Sanskrit is tremendous, [with] little change here and there and makes such a thing because every, every consonant, every vowel has a meaning, can you imagine every consonant and every vowel has a meaning and has a mantra because it is a  Devanagari, it is understood only by the devas,  Devanagari created by the devas, so all these have such a tremendous effect when you combine all these things, you see.

Sahaja yogi: I’ll read some names for You Shri Mataji.

Shri Mataji: All right.

(more names, all beginning with Nirmala) min 19:05

Shri Mataji: Beautiful. …. We can have…. The kumkum have you done? Kajal?

The same comb in that photograph has come up as light, have you seen that? Just like a flame, this comb. Have you seen that photograph? In your, yes, in your album.

Oil, Amla, Amla oil? (For hair. A yogi replies with another name of oil).

(Mother asks for khus perfume)

Shri Mataji: I saw some Khus, Gregoire, in your bathroom I saw some Khus, is Khus perfume. Khus. I saw one, it has to be “Athar”, you see from India because let see this one is also “Mogra”…

Here the kind of perfumes people use are very dangerous, especially this ‘Tabac’ is gothing [gotten] from tobacco, you see sort of people get addicted to it, because it is an addiction.

Yes, this is all right, this is all right. This is Hina – is it written ‘Hina’ on that? “Khus, same thing. Just the same. This is all right. Just the same.

You can apply [this] to all the Sahaja Yogis, this perfume: Khus. It clears all your Vishuddhi, Right Vishuddhi especially. Though if you have Hina is the best because that clears out your Right Vishuddhi very much, but this is good for people who are speedy, heated up, for liver patients.

(Sahaja Yogi is saying mantra)

Shri Mataji: Let he do it when I hold the sword. I will hold the sword in this hand (Hindi)

(Sahaja yogi is asking    if he should read the Lalita Sahasranama)

Shri Mataji: 108 Names. Have we got copies of  108 names? (sy: No) But you can translate it.

(Recitation of the mantras)

(Shri Mataji asks for some water to wash Her hands)

(Shri Mataji is decorated with flowers tied on Her arms and then She asks for the sari. It’s like is something with the sari because Shri Mataji looks a litle bit surprised)

 Gregoire: It’s my wife who selected it, I am innocent. (showing the saris to Shri Mataji)

Shri Mataji: He selected and you put the blame on her. That’s why the wives are there, to take all the blame.

(Shri Mataji explaining how the yoginis should fold it and put the sari around Her)

You have to open it the other way round, like that, halfway – open half, you see? That’s how you should take it, yes, fold it that side. (…) Now. Hold it on that side….That side may be longer …  You have to bring it round, that’s the problem.

This is the way they had it at the time of Shri Krishna (pallu in front)

Take off My hair from the back and pull out My hair.

Did not have the modern watch. But I don’t believe in time!

(garland is offered)

The best combination is green, orange and yellow.

(Orange flower crown is offered)

Shri Mataji: Flowers are the best above the head, they say.

A sign of beauty is that you cannot tolerate any imperfection anymore. This [crown] is very beautiful so you must make everything in relation to that, you see, is to be done. It’s done very well.

May God bless you.

Try to take complete photographs also.

(weapons are given to Shri Durga. Shri Mataji takes the Sword, but not the Club, saying)

This I don’t need!  (then She asks for the Conch)

You can read that (mantras)…

Shri Mataji: (For Aarti) Stand, it has to go down.

(Sahaja Yogis are singing ‘Sab.ko dua dena’ and then The Maha Mantras)

May God bless you all, give yourself a bandhan

(Yogis say Jagadambe, – 12 times)

Shri Mataji: Say Lord’s prayer.

Shri Mataji: Once more.

Shri Mataji: Once more.