Shri Mataji’s answer to award Istanbul (Turkey)

Professor Voronov’s talk and Shri Mataji’s acceptance of the award, Turkey, 1994 [Audio 1994-1105 Talk After Diwali Puja Istanbul Source NITL] [No sound. Abu Bakr?] killed two more Khalifas and became Khalifa himself. And the last Khalifa before him was killed and his liver was eaten by his mother (her name was Hind bint ‘Utbah), mother of this Abu Bakr (Shri Mataji means Mu’awiyah- first Khalifa of Umayyad Caliphate). What a horrible fellow he was! And just to become the Khalifa, he did this. By that time, nobody had written Bible of this Koran (Koran, as a word means to gather, to bring together, pages brought together). Because it was not written down anywhere. It was remembered by heart because Muhammad Sahib did not know how to read and write. So, this fellow went round all the people who were the sons of the people who had learnt or who had remembered by heart, who had carried this for forty years. After forty years, Koran was edited by this horrible fellow Abu Bakr and he did according to the way he was. He was something like our great mister Paul. But he hated women, he hated women and that is why he did a lot of nonsense in that – actually, how much of original Koran is there? One doesn’t know.But he made it like this, that Koran is the last word and whatever is in the Koran is all right. But just see, despite everything, how the truth has Read More …

Diwali Puja: Lights of Pure Compassion Istanbul (Turkey)

Diwali Puja Talk. Istanbul (Turkey) – November 5, 1994. [This talk was translated to Russian and Romanian as Shri Mataji spoke.] Today we are going to celebrate the Diwali, which means the rows of lights or, you can say, group of lights. We need somebody to translate into Turkish also. It’s all right. This Diwali has been a festival of very ancient times in India. I already told in My previous lectures what are these five days are. After killing Narakasura. Diwali was celebrated when it was the darkest night of the year. So now, it is very symbolic of these modern times because the worst time, as far as morality is concerned has been in these modern times. We call it the Ghor [???] Kali Yuga — Ghor Kali Yug, the worst modern times. That means a complete darkness and, as you see around, you’ll find out that there is complete darkness as far as morality is concerned, but that’s why there are all kinds of crises. Because of that, also, there are many who are seeking the light, the truth. In the dark age of ignorance, people have no knowledge as to what they should do, why or they are on this Earth. As you know very well, that thousands and thousands of real seekers who are born at this time, that is why this job was given to Me is to create Diwali in this dark ages of ignorance. It’s not an easy job because, on one Read More …