Evening Program, Guru Puja Weekend

Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

1993-07-03 Evening Program, Guru Puja Weekend, Cabella, Italy, DP-RAW, 305' Chapters: 19930703 EP Cabella Italy, Welcome to all by Guido Lanza, Welcome and Introduction by Victor Vertunni, Bhajan: Binatia Suniye, Blake: Nurses Song, Blake: Holy Thursday, Blake: Garden of Love, Kundalini Sacred Mother, Finbar, Vandana Karuna Matajila, Caballese Folksong: Cabella Cabella, Welcome and Intro to the Adi Guru Play by Gregoire de Kalbermatten, Freud's theory, Shri Ganesha Aska Shri Shiva to distroy the world, Abraham, Sokrates, Sai Baba of Shridi, Mohamed, Raja Janaka, Lao Tse, Moses, Shri Mataji speaks about the Adi Guru play, Baba Mama introduction of Nirmal Sangeet Sarita, Raag Bageshwari in Teental, Baba Mama on Arun Apte, Baba Mama on Arun Apte, Arun Apte 1, Arun Apte 2, Arun Apte 3, Baba Mama, Aarun Apte 4, Baba Mama conveys Arun Apte's message, Shri Mataji about the last song, Shri Mataji on the next song, Baba Mama on the upcoming song, Arun Apte 5
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Audio 1:
“Please, do not give up hopes.
They are created by the Divine as human beings and they have to reach the kingdom of God.
I will incarnate myself as Mahamaya and get myself a human Realization, [to get] the understanding of human beings.
You did not know their problems as human beings.
Human beings are not Realized souls.
So, they were misguided by false masters and crooked priests.

All your work is not futile. Once they get the proof of the Divine, they will open their eyes.
The fundamentalism in your name will disappear as all your promises will be fulfilled.
With my power of love and patience, of a Mother, I will lift them into higher state of awareness of Self-knowledge.
They will discover their beauty and joy of their inner beings.

There will be only pure love and generosity among themselves. They will enjoy it forever in their own dignity and glory.
Thus, Satya Yuga will be established and the truth will rule this universe.”

Audio 2:
It was such a surprise for Me, we have such a talented and such a beautiful drama. Very intelligent, I must say, very beautifully put, very artistic. You have to know that all these gurus are watching you, just now. They are all here. They are very happy to see the way you have portrayed them. In such a short time, such a big vision to be seen is really remarkable and that you have touched all the dimensions of the work of the gurus.

So, today, it’s a great day for us to know that you all have to be the gurus and you have to do the work what they have left undone. I’m sure this beautiful talent that you have manifested, will be also manifested in spreading Sahaja Yoga.
May God bless you all.

There will be a little interval now and after that we start our music program. Babamama has a Qawwali to start with and then, we’ll have the great musician who is another surprised to Me, mister Apte. Surprisingly, I learnt that in the Egyptian language, Apte means Omkara, can you imagine!
So, it’s such a combination! So, we’ll all enjoy that music. For about fifteen minutes, we’ll have an interval and the Qawwals will be organising themselves by that time. Thank you very much, thank you for the whole thing. Beautiful! Thank you.

Before Audio 3:
Babamama: Yesterday, he had decided not to sing having seeing the audience, having seeing the impact of the audience, having seeing the vibrations, having seeing the divine presence of Shri Mataji. I also felt he should sing. But before I could say to him, request to him, he said, “Babamama, can I sing?” I said, “Go ahead, because you are singing after somebody’s heart, you are singing and pouring I to somebody’s heart”. And he sung yesterday, and believe me it was an experience, even for a person who is addicted of music. It was tremendous. And I can assure you that rendering has been rendered by so many musicians in India, but he was outstanding obviously before he was singing before the Divinity.
Today, he commences his program with a “stuti”, that is a praise of Shri Mataji. Then he will sing “stoka” rayal [unsure], of Madhukauns, “stoka” means “the small” because, Guido I am sorry, we are running out of time and despite of your request, I have to reduce. Then he will sing a few bhajans and in the end he will conclude with a raga Malika that is a chain or ragas, beginning from Bhairav and ending on Bhairavi. Let us see how much of time he is going to take. And after that, of course, is the qawwali.

One more introduction. His guru and guru of Ajit Kadkade, that is the pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, they are the disciples of the same guru. But his style of rendering and the style of rendering of Ajit Kadkade are quite different. Ajit Kadkade is brilliant but he is basically singing out of his intelligence. I found Arun to be very spontaneous. He lives in the present and he brings you in the present.

[30 minutes later]
Babamama: Shri Mataji, I don’t think we will get up before the puja, I think we’ll just- [Hindi]
We have the permission of Shri Mataji to continue until you want to sing. That is vibrations, that is her Divinity. He says that, “Every song is getting a new experience. He has never rendered like this before. Obviously, how could he? Because he has never sang- maybe he sang once or twice before Shri Mataji, but not in this way. And not in such a beautiful audience and beautiful atmosphere. So, he has written a letter to me, yesterday, saying that, “I am so thrilled Babamama, and I don’t know how to contain myself and therefore, I am pouring my thoughts in this letter”. And he says that, “It is such a rare experience to be here, to be before the Divinity, before Shri Mataji. And I feel as though my heart is pouring out when I am singing and as though I am been guided by somebody, as though there’s an inspiration, there’s an inspiration which makes me sing in a particular style which I don’t think it is me, it is somebody else”. This is what he has written to me. I think he deserves a clap on this.

Audio 3:
Shri Mataji: This is really absolutely a Sahaj song, sung I think- Namadeva lived about, I think, sixteen century. And with him was another very great saint who was Gora kumbhar. Namadeva was a tailor and Gora kumbhar was a potter.

So, Namadeva went to see Gora kumbhar. And Gora kumbhar was, that time, trying to make the clay for the potter’s job. That time, he saw standing before him Namadeva and he stopped his work. And what he says that, “I came to see you for your vibrations, for your formless, but I see you in form! The Nirakar is becoming Sakar, the Form is appearing before me of the Formless”. I mean only a saint can say to a saint, nobody can say this. Nobody can praise another person like this that, “You are standing here before me in form which is formless”. And then, he says this in a very beautiful way, that, “At this time, at this incident, at this “prasanda”, [context] I have gone into the state I am beyond all the gunas, all the three gunas, I am beyond, gunatit”. You understand the word “gunatit”. I mean this only a saint can say to a saint. Who can understand this? You go and tell anybody else, they’ll say, “What is all this talking about?”

And he’s so beautifully describing the whole meeting and then, ultimately, he says that, “Spontaneously, we felt into embracement, embracing”. But he said it in such a beautiful manner a saint can only say to a saint. And the love and the admiration and the adoration of another person is only possible if both of them are saints of a higher values.
To them, it doesn’t matter what you are, whether you are standing in the mud or whether he is a tailor, doesn’t matter. But he says that, “Just this meeting has taken me beyond all the gunas”, means all the conditionings, egos, everything. Something, such a great poet he was, and both of them were.
Now, Namadeva, as you know, he was a very great poet, went to also Punjab, where Guru Nanaka, there, respected him very much. I mean only the saints could respect saints; you understand. And he asked him that, “You must lean Punjabi language”. And I’ve seen such a big book written and I have one already written by Namadeva in Punjabi language. And in the ‘Granth Sahib’ also, it is included. Even his made servant, was called as Janabai, even her bhajans are there. See, how these people transcended all the casts, communities and positions, everything and just there they were nothing but saints.

It’s such a beautiful song, I wish I could have more time to explain to you everything. But it’s really very beautiful and I must say that Arun Apte has really done a good justice to the bhajan written by Gora Kumbhar. Beautifully done.
May God bless you.

Audio 4:
This is a song from a Marathi play and as you know that on the stage, such a fast number they can sing standing- and I don’t know how they manage, really- but this one especially is very lyrical you can say, so much of words being beautifully rhythmically woven that it sounds extremely very, very soothing to your ears.

That they say like, there is describing like a beetle, a black beetle which is going on saying, “Boo, boo, boo, boo, boo” all the time. But he says that he is lost into himself and he is just singing he is not bothered about anything. And then he goes and sits in the lotus.

So, the lotus as you know is called “kamala”, “tala” means the petals of that lotus. They close. And once they close, you see, still he’s singing. He has such a fondness for singing, he is hamming the name of God, that he is busy with it, even if he is inside, encaged, he is not bothered, he is singing.
It’s a very thing. But in this what you’ll see that, “[Marathi]”, “macaranda” means the beetle and “milanda” and all that. It’s so beautifully [inaudible] you’ll like it very much. IT’s very nice. It’s one of the really, very favourite song of mine I should say, and it’s very difficult also to sing. And it’s very enjoyable. I hope you’ll all enjoy this song.

And his description of a saint who is just lost in this hamming of God’s name.

Audio 5:
How to express my feelings for the musician, because he really has taken you much higher, in the realm of divine enjoyment. I don’t know, if he says I was doing it, “I have nothing to say “. But it is the instrument which is so good, so surrendered. So beautifully, he has taken you to a very hight level of awareness. And this sensitivity, you should maintain. This is a puja only, what else? By which your awareness blossoms and manifests: that is the puja.

I’m really very much tanksful to Babamama for bringing him here. It’s a rare, rare opportunity for all of you to enjoy such good music. And I hope we will see him again and again and again.

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi