New Year’s eve Puja: Indian Culture Kalwa (India)

New Year’s eve Puja (English part). Kalwa (India), 31 December 1998. Firstly I will speak in English language as we have many Sahaja Yogis from abroad. They have asked me to talk about Indian culture today because Bombay is the place where Indian culture is disappearing, that’s what they say. But I don’t think so, because the roots are so deep that we cannot give up that culture so fast. Now as it is for the people who are coming from other countries, they have to realize that this country had no religion as such, because there was not one book, they didn’t follow one person, they didn’t have any organizations as we have for other religions, we never had a higher priesthood or all those appointed people, it was all done very spontaneously. The whole thing worked out very spontaneously. But behind all that was, as I told you before, the attitude of Indians or our style was, not to challenge or to question what these great saints have given us. Because we accepted their status as saints, as higher personalities in a way – in a sense they were higher than us. So we didn’t want to challenge them, and whatever they said we accepted. As a result that became sort of, you can call it, a way of conduct or way of life. But as a religion we had nothing, except that later on the caste system developed. Before that there was no caste system because non-Brahmins Read More …

Christmas Puja: Become Thoughtlessly Aware Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (Maharashtra, India), 25 December 1998. First, I’ll speak in English and then in Hindi. Today, long time back, Christ was born. You all know the story of His birth. And of all the sufferings He had to go through. He’s the One who has given us a model of a Sahaja Yoga, for He didn’t live for Himself, in no way. But He lived for others, working out the Agnya chakra. You may be divine, you may be very powerful, but this world is so cruel that they don’t understand spirituality. They don’t understand the spiritual greatness. Not only that, but there are many factors which attack spirituality. They have always done it. Every saint has suffered a lot. But I think Christ has suffered the most. As you know, He was endowed with all the powers of Shri Ganesh, as He is the reincarnation of Shri Ganesha. The first of them was His innocence. He was the eternal child we should say. That He couldn’t understand the cruelties and the hypocrisy of this stupid world. Still, if you understand what can you do about it? But with great courage He took birth in the country where people had no idea of spirituality. I have read a book about Him saying that He came to Kashmir where He met one of My forefathers – Shalivahana. It’s very interesting because it’s all in Sanskrit and the writer perhaps did not know Sanskrit, so he has given everything in Read More …

Evening Program, Eve of Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Evening Program, Eve of Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (Maharashtra, India), 24 December 1998. It is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it, you can only feel it. It’s something so innate to see that so many of you have learnt this difficult music and all of you have been enjoying it. I went to various places in the West and I felt that, “Why even small little children, boys and girls, take to something which is self-destructive? Why? Why do they take to drugs? Why do they take to all these things which are self-destructive.” I mean, you could blame the parents to some extent but on the whole, there was something within them which was troubling them, which was trying to say that, “That’s not true. That’s not the thing, that’s not the thing that you want.” And that’s what made them go into all kinds of various types of rebellion, I should say, against all the accepted truths or accepted goodness or value system. And I just thought that, of course, in India the parents are rather strict, I must say ‘right’, but there’s one more thing in India: there’s a big outlet for them and I found that outlet was the talent that they had. They had lots of talents, all of them, I felt when I talked to them and this and that. I felt that they have lots of talent but there is no way to express it. Certain people have Read More …

Difference between Indian and Foreign system New Delhi (India)

1998 -1217 or 18 —Public Program DELHI INDIA Sahaji brother: On behalf of all the Sahaja yogi brothers and sisters, who have come to Sahaja Yoga Kendra, Delhi, we welcome Her Honorable Shri Adi Shakti Mataji. For your information, Shri Mataji’s schedule is busy, 12 months and 24 hours. Not only India, but in over 75 countries Shri Mataji’s work keeps happening continuously. From this busy schedule, Shri Mataji has taken out time for us Delhi people. So, I request all of you to take advantage of the golden opportunity. I request Honorable Shri Mataji to give all of us who are present here the precious knowledge of Sahaja Yoga. 1-st translation of Shri Mataji’s speech: Shri Mataji:  My salutations to all the seekers of truth. We are searching the truth but we should understand first where this truth is hiding and where exactly we should search for it. You must have noticed that thousands of foreigners from all over the world come here, and when asked the reason for their visit, they say that they have come here in search of truth. “There is no truth in our country, but thinking that there is truth in India, we have come here.” And in search of this truth thousands of people have been coming here for several thousand years. You must have heard in history that several people from China and many other countries came here. And somehow, they knew that the truth is hidden only in this country. And Read More …

Expression of Subtle Elements New Delhi (India)

“Expression of Five Elements on a Sahaja Yogi”. Delhi (India), 16 December 1998. I have been telling them that the style of Indian knowledge is very different from the Western mind. In the West, you see, if you say something, then they want to have an experimental approval. They will go to the scientists or to other people who are equipped with knowledge to know what they said in these books is true or not. They will even judge Christ. They would even judge Moses. They would judge everybody as if they are the most intelligent and the most capable people. And they write books after books against them disclosing as if they are those people who have said something, have said out of their minds or something.It is never accepted normally and if it is accepted they become absolutely fanatics. So, now according to Indian style of understanding is that first of all if a great Rishi or great Muni or a great… you can call a saint has said something, then he has said it, while you have to just listen to that because you are not equally the same. Whatever he has said is his own experience, his own knowledge and you have no business to judge him or to say this is not true, that is not true. You accept it and once you get your self-realization, it is clearly written down after self-realization, you have to grow. Grow into perfect being and then you can Read More …

The Revival of Indian Spirituality New Delhi (India)

1998-1214 Public Program, The Revival of Indian Spirituality Now you are coming from different countries.  I am very happy to see you all.  Here also we have sahaja yogis from different countries who have come.  Lucky that, that this time they are here and you are here. Many people come to India, all the time, from all over the world.  And if you ask them they’d say we are seeking the truth.  So why are you coming to India of all the places?  They say that they have learned that the truth is in India, that we have to find out the truth.  I must say that in our country also we have lots of falsehood and lots of false gurus have come up just to make money, to befool people and to some [UNCLEAR another/or the other] to destroy our relationships.  But I must tell you that India is a very deep country and the knowledge of this country is not easy for a western mind to grab.  Really to begin with because the reason is, the style of seeking knowledge in India is different, absolutely opposite of what you have in the West. First of all, in India, I mean those who are real seekers and those who want to know the reality they are the ones who see one point that this is [UNCLEAR relation] is written in our ancient books, described by great saints as you have also Sufis and all these people there and also Read More …

Letter (Location Unknown)

Letter To whomsoever it may concern. I want to state that nobody has any right on my body, without my permission I should not be treated by any doctor vidya or any other person. Specially my husband and my family members should not at all have any say in my sickness. No one has to admit me in any hospital. Even Sahaja Yogis can not admit me in the hospital or treat me or arrange any doctor for treatment – for me. I want to declare that my family should never never admit me in the hospital. Specially my husband has no right over my body and any advice from him should not be accepted at all. In short I do not want to be admitted in any hospital by anyone. Before my death I will write what is to be done with my body. (Sg – UNCLEAR) Mataji Nirmala Devi 10th Dec 1998 (Ms. Nirmala Srivastava) PDF

Evening Program: Arun Apte and students, Talk Ganapatipule (India)

Arun Apte (and students). Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India. December 1998. the transcription for the first 12 minutes of the talk: It is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it. You can only feel it. It’s something so innate, to see that so many of you have learnt this difficult music. And all of you have been enjoying it.I went to various places in the West, and I felt that, why, even small little children, boys and girls, take to something which is self destructive? Why? Why do they take to drugs? Why do they take to all these sins which are self destructive?I mean we could blame the parents to some extend, but on the all, there was something them, which was troubling them, which was trying to say that it’s not true, this’ not the thing, this is not the thing that you want. And that’s what made them go into all kinds of various types of rebellion, I should say, against all the accepted truth or accepted goodness or value system. And I just thought that, of course in India the parents are rather strict, I must say, like – but there is one more thing in India, there’s a big outlet for them. And I found that outlet was the talent that they had. They had lots of talents, all of them I felt, when I talk to them, and this and that, I felt that they have lots of talents, but there Read More …

Diwali Puja: Expression of Love Novi Ligure (Italy)

Diwali Puja, Novi Ligure, Italy, October 25th, 1998 I am overjoyed really today to see you all here to celebrate the Diwali Puja. We were to be in Portugal but it was not so – so we are here. Diwali Puja is a very small puja but extremely significant. Firstly in Diwali, the first day they buy something for the family. You can – maybe some cooking utensil could be, an ornament for the wife or something like that. Because that is the day of housewife. And that day is to be celebrated as the housewife’s, I should say, homage to her. As a result you know in India even now housewives are very much respected. Actually they are respected all over. You will be amazed that even in the protocol of the government receptions anywhere the wife is very important. And where she is sitting, what is her position is very important. Even today in the most modern and advanced countries also they have a special respect for the housewife. The housewife may not be educated, she may be a very simple woman, she may not be very modern. There was an experience for Me: in London we had a program where we all were invited, and the head of the delegation, his wife was missing. So they asked Me, “Where is she?” Because there is a seat for her, she has to sit there. I said, “I don’t know, I didn’t see her. She must be somewhere here.” Read More …

Play on Joan Of Arc and Talk, Eve of Diwali Puja Novi Ligure (Italy)

Evening Talk before Diwali. Nova Ligure (Italy), 24 October 1998 So I wish you all a very happy Diwali, and a very prosperous New Year. The whole evening was so full of joy, peace that I don’t know how to describe. The whole event was worked out so beautifully by the French. Especially people from South Africa, from Benin, from Ivory Coast, from Kenya, and also many others who have come from various countries, have shown their talent, their joy, their happiness. The best part of it is that I’ve found them to be very well equipped with the names of all the deities and how to praise them. Very surprising, in this short time, how Sahaja Yoga has spread to all these countries. Regarding the programme, that was presented by the French, it’s remarkable I must say. Last year they had one very good drama on Jnanadeva; and this year this other one was really very very remarkable. A long time back I told them that Joan of Arc was a special, blessed person by the divine; and she should be worshipped as a goddess or as a deity, which has looked after France and its independence. But then the people, every year I repeated, but they didn’t make anything on her. So I was very happy to see Joan of Arc represented here. Actually in my own life, I have seen, at a very young age of fourteen years and eighteen years, I was fighting for the independence Read More …

Conference for Doctors Versilia (Italy)

Conference for Doctors, Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy, 2 October 1998. These are the days of a great turmoil and all kinds of problems are cropping ¬up which never happened before: political problem, economic problem, personal problem, family problems. Now also the psychological complications are there and everybody is seeking if there is any solution to this. Physical problems also are there which doctors have to face a lot. And I have also studied medicine, so I know how difficult it is to get through all the exams. Despite that they have not reached to any solutions. But if you believe in God, who is a creator, we have to also believe that He must have given us something to solve these problems. So, I have to just tell you that the time for our transformation, the evolutionary breakthrough has come. As Christ has said, “You seek Me and you’ll find.” So, when all these problems are cropping up, you want to seek the guidance of the Divine. So My simple message is that you have to seek your Self; you must know yourself. Christ has said, “Know thyself.” And for that there is an arrangement within us and if that works out, then you’ll be amazed if you become the Spirit, how the life changes, the whole thing changes for you. You see there are those so many lights here, but if they are not connected to the mains, they do not give light. But if you become the self, Read More …

7th Day of Navaratri, You all should depend on Paramchaitanya Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Navaratri puja, “The  Pure Knowledge”, Cabella (Italy), 27 September 1998. You can’t imagine how a Mother who has so many beautiful children, sees them in such a joyous mood with their families, their children nicely settled down. It is very satisfying to see you all so much in joy and complete oneness with the Divine. One has to realise only one thing, that, though you are many, still, compared to the population of this world, we are very few who really know the True Knowledge, the Real Knowledge. You are the people who are knowledgeable, no doubt. But also knowledge which is not being adorned with Truth, or which is not the True Knowledge, has no meaning. All that vanishes into thin air because it is artificial. By your Kundalini awakening, you all have achieved that state where, we can say, you know. You know what is the Real Knowledge. But think of the people who do not know what knowledge is. We, take for example, we say that our knowledge is nothing but love. But one should understand the discrimination. The knowledge that is love, within you, is just emitting out from your being. You don’t have to assert. You don’t have to think. You don’t have to read some sort of poetry or go into somea romantic mood. It is just Pure Love which emits and this is the Knowledge also. How you have to relate it is this way. The knowledge that you have about yourself is Read More …

Marriages and Talk After Marriages: Mahalakshmi Principle Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

[Shri Mataji speaks at the end of the marriage ceremony] Shri Mataji: You hear? Yogi: Yes. Shri Mataji: It was such a joyous and a beautiful occasion that we all enjoyed it thoroughly and all the brides and bridegrooms look so very happy. It gives Me great pleasure and I bless you from My heart. Only I would say that after marriage try to make a loving successful marriage. It is very important. For example, we saw from one country there were six to seven girls who misbehaved and took a divorce. Because of this kind of a thing we have banned that country practically because we think there’s something wrong with these ladies that they have broken one after another so many marriages. So must be their empty ego or may be something like that. It has been our experience. Also there are some other countries also. From there are – we find some very bad instances of very good marriages we have had. So what I said that if you don’t want to marry don’t marry. But in Sahaja Yoga it is not for yourself or for your wife you are marrying but you are marrying for Sahaja Yoga. So when you fight, quarrel or do all nonsense you are only harming the name of Sahaja Yoga. So you have to enjoy each other’s love, each other’s feelings, and the joy of a married life. I have seen some people are so stupid that they don’t know what Read More …

Shri Ganesha Puja: Ekakarita Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Shri Ganesha Puja, “Ekakarita,” Cabella Ligure (Italy), 5 September 1998 Today we are going to worship Shri Ganesh. I think I have told you a lot about Him and His nature, but still so many of us have not yet realized what are His powers, and what He wants. The first and foremost thing is that to respect Shri Ganesha is to understand the importance of chastity. Chastity is not only for the women; it is more for the men to observe. If you have self-respect, in the real sense of the word, you will take to chastity without any difficulties. But if you have no self-respect, then you run after something which is very low, of a very degrading quality. So it’s very important that chastity must be respected, must be understood, and must be imbibed. This habit of not observing the proper protocol of the chastity develops from childhood. And we have to be very careful, when we are in a Ganesha state, we should not take to such horrible things. I don’t know from where people get the ideas. As you see today, in the whole world there’s a crisis of chastity. In the West, especially, we have heard of so many cases of child abuse. In a temple of God one should not even take the name of this dirty disease which has grabbed the people. But in India we have never heard of it, we don’t know. Of course, some of the men are very, Read More …

Shri Krishna Puja: He Gives You The Witness State Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Shri Krishna Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 16 August 1998. Today we are going to have Shri Krishna Puja. It is a very important thing about the power of Shri Krishna that gives you a witness state. This is very important also because in these days of Kali Yuga and complete confusion of value system, all kinds of turmoil makes a very complex conditions to exist. The state of witnessing is only possible through meditation. You reach the state of thoughtless awareness. It is combined together. Now the witness state is such a state where you just do not react. If you react, then the problem starts. It’s a very simple thing to understand that we react through our ego or through our conditioning. Otherwise there is no way to react. Anything. Now, for example there is a beautiful carpet here. As soon as I look at it, if I use my ego I’ll start thinking, “Now, from where did they get it? How much they paid it?” This is the first reaction. Then you can even go further with it. Anger can come in. “Why did they bring such a nice carpet? What was the need to put it here?” Goes on like that, one after another. Now in my conditioning if I see these things, I would say that this color is not suited for Krishna Puja. They should have had another color for this Krishna Puja. So this kind goes on from one to another to another. But Read More …

Public Program Caffè della Versiliana, Versilia (Italy)

1998-07-26 Interview Italy Emotional… He’s a very good son of mine and I am very proud of him. He is really well spiritually [Unclear grown]. And he wants you all to share my love also. It’s very kind of him to have invited Me [UNCLEAR] and it’s very kind of you all to be here, present.  [unclear Make something?]… to these people. I’ve come to tell you that within you lies the peace, tranquillity and a very beautiful spiritually life. [CUT] But as Christ has said ‘’You are to be born again’’. But you have to ask for it, nobody can force, nor can you pay for it. In these modern times it is your birthright to have your second birth, birthright. For even which you don’t have to do any [UNCLEAR first]. You don’t have to stand on your head, you don’t have to go to the Himalayas. It is a very spontaneous happening that takes place. Within you lies the power, who is your individual Mother, your own Mother and she knows everything about you, she knows what mistakes you have committed also she knows your aspirations. And as your Mother has given you your birth in the same way She gives you a very beautiful rebirth.  So you get the real baptism. [CUT] Which we call as sacrum that means the Greeks knew it was a sacrum bone also Indians knew about it very much. And there were two saints who travelled all over the world. They Read More …

Guru Puja: Humility & Complete Obedience Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru puja, “You must learn obedience”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 12 July 1998. Today, we have assembled here to do the Guru Puja. The word ‘guru’ comes from ‘the one which is magnetic’, ‘the person who is magnetic’. The one which attracts the attention of the seekers, is the guru. Also it means ‘the heaviness’ or, you can say: a person who is very steady, who is very deep, who has the knowledge and who can act like the Mother Earth; for the power of magnetism in the Mother Earth also is called as ‘magnetic’, but in Sanskrit is ‘gurutwa karshan’, means ‘the attraction of the heaviness of the Mother Earth’. But actually it is a power of the Mother Earth that makes us stand properly on our legs when it is rotating with such a tremendous speed. Otherwise we would be all thrown away with that velocity that She is moving. [If] we are still attached or we are one in our balance, it’s only because She has gravity. This gravity has to be in a guru. Gravity means a kind of a serious understanding of oneself and one’s own responsibilities. So, a guru has to be very steady. In these modern times people are very mobile, all the time agitated, all the time getting disturbed. With small things happening here and there, they get disturbed. They meet people who are not of any quality then they get disturbed. These disturbing qualities come from our deficiency in our gravity. A Read More …

Understand The Importance Of Becoming Holland Park School, London (England)

Public Program Day 2 at Holland Park School. London (England), 6 July 1998. I bow to all the seekers of truth. So many of you have already found out what is the truth, truth about yourself, that you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, this ego, conditionings, but you are the pure Spirit. After realizing that, not knowing but realizing that, when you become the Spirit your attention gets enlightened by the Spirit. And this enlightened attention is so intelligent. And as it is connected with this all-pervading Power, you’ll be amazed that whatever you try to look at, to put your attention to, it just works. It is such a proof that you are one with this All-pervading divine Power. To prove that there is divine Power which is All-pervading, first you have to become the Realized soul, you have to become a person who is enlightened, as they call it Buddha. The word is Bodha; comes from enlightenment. And the one who is enlightened is a very different personality from what that person has been. You become a very powerful, no doubt very powerful; powerful in the sense is the power of love. Is not the power we know of, but is the power of love that acts, that works. And then you are amazed at yourself how you have been able to do so many things which you would never do. And how your personality becomes a very sensible, wise, and also absolutely in balance. Read More …

Verify The Science Of Sahaja Yoga Royal Albert Hall, London (England)

Public Program Day 1 at Royal Albert Hall. London (UK), 7 July 1998. I bow to all the seekers of Truth. These days there are people who are going all over the places to find out the Truth, the enlightenment. And there are so many books available, so many people who talk about enlightenment. And this is only in this special age, which I call as ” the blossom time “, is happening. If they are not seeking the Truth, that means they are not yet evolved as this should have been. But this is a special time that we call as the “Last Judgement” and that time has come. In the Koran it’s called as Kiyama and described very clearly what will happen at this time. All these have been indicated in all the books which are, I would say, mystical or we can call as religious – whatever you may call it – the mystic part of it. They’ve all indicated this time, this time by the end of this century, this should happen. And this has bewildered many people, they are going hither and thither, getting into problems. As it’s very embarrassing what Dr. Derek Lee has told Me. Is a fact that I went to Russia and a scientist came forward and he said that: ” Mother, I have seen your photographs and it says so much because I haven’t seen more than one line showing. ” It is very embarassing, the whole thing was very Read More …

Adi Shakti Puja: You Must Develop Humility Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Adi Shakti Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 21 June 1998. In Russia the people, somehow, are very open-minded, not only that, the Scientists especially, are very open-minded and were suppressed very much. So they tried to find out the subtler things; not only finding out about chemicals or about some physical properties of the light, but, they wanted to go into the subtler side and they had found out already a great deal of knowledge about the auras – auras around the hands, auras around the body. They had done so much research and, it was accepted all over the world – their findings. Now this gentleman was a specialist, I think, because he’s a very well-known, a very very well-known person and he’s holding a very big position. He was saying that he has to run 150 organizations. Very humble and very nice person; and when he came out with this discovery, I was happy in a way, because scientifically, if it is proved, then nobody can challenge it. He has already written a book with all the algebraical complications of what he wanted to prove. He said there is a vacuum. Beyond the consciousness, there is vacuum; and in that vacuum only, you can know the reality and once all this becomes the reality, it is a science – and that’s how it is made into science. He showed so many of my photographs – especially the one where a lot of energy is coming out of my Sahasrara Read More …

Russia is a great country of Spirituality Moscow (Russia)

Public Program. Moscow (Russia), 11 June 1998. I bow to all the seekers of truth .I know that you are not only the seekers of truth but you have found the truth.so many of you.And your life is fill with the light of the divine .Of Course there are some people who have come for the first time . but they also can have the lights very soon .Russia is a great country of spirituality. I found it long long time before i started sahaja yoga here .People are very simple hearted and they understand the value of love .They did not know about god or different types of religions that existed.I think it was good .because they were not conditioned .they are like a clean slate .while in all other countries people are very conditioned .Also in india, they have fixed ideas in their heads they are not open minded . And the most surprising thing in this country is that the scientist have reached a very great height of. They instead of going through analysis in separate and separate areas they have entered into themselves to find out what is consciousness. While this is not done in any country [unclear] for eg America is so advance but outward you can’t talk to them of spirituality.To them spirituality is nothing but spirit ,means either it is the dead body spirit or drinking . so that is what is there spiritual life.but somehow i don’t know how in moscow there Read More …

Scientific Conference Moscow (Russia)

Scientific Conference [English Transcript] Shri Mataji: Can’t have lights outside? Shri Mataji: I bow to all the seekers of truth. These are special times, I call them blossom time. See, all the flowers are out now. In the same way human flowers have come in the seeking. Seeking the truth. For ages, they have been seeking the truth and now they are born at this special time, to get their aim. So many of them got lost because they did not know what to seek. Even the science is a ‘seeking’. And the seeking in the science is in the limited area. Because science is diversified. Somebody is a physicist, he will seek truths in physics. Some in the medical science, some in the chemistry, like that. And they go on diversified, all the time into different lines of seeking. But the truth is different. In the area of truth, if you have to seek, then the first thing you have to have, humility; that so far you have not known the truth. If you think you have known the truth, then nobody can force you. But if you are humble about it, that you don’t know the truth and also that you should have the purest desire to know the truth. These are special times- as I said, because, there are so many seekers who are born. And they have to get, what really they are seeking. So far there have been lots of theories about the truth. But Read More …

Sahasrara Puja: Blessing of Divine Pours Only If Sahasrara is Completely Open Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Sahasrara Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 10 May 1998. Today, it’s a great day because Sahasrara day and Mother’s day have come together. It’s a very Sahaj happening, I think, and that is what we have to understand, how Sahasrara and the motherhood go together. Sahasrara was definitely opened and Mother had to do it, because formerly those people who came on this earth tried to teach people about dharma, to bring them to the central path, to the straightforward path of ascent. They tried everything, whatever way They thought was good for a particular community, particular area, particular country. They talked about it and lots of books came out of it, but instead of all these books creating people of religious, spiritual and a united nature, created people who were all against each other. Absurd, it’s an absurd thing, but it happened. So all these books that were written, all this knowledge that was given, was all misused by human beings, just to get their own power, I should say. So, it was all a power-oriented, also money-oriented game going on. When we see the outcome of all these religions, we feel it’s all empty. They talk of love, they talk of compassion, but it all is for a purpose. It is all a political game sometimes, because they still feel that they should have power, not the spiritual power, but the worldly power, so that they can dominate the whole world. So, this domination started working so much in Read More …

A gift from the divine Istanbul Military Museum, Istanbul (Turkey)

Harbiye Military Museum, Şişli-Istanbul (Turkey) 20.04.1998 I bow to all the seekers of truth. First of all we have to know what is the truth. Truth is that, you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, conditioning but you are the pure spirit. The spirit is the reflexion of God God Almighty in your heart. So you have to seek the spirit which resides in your heart. The spirit is the source of peace, of joy but when you achieve that you get rid of all your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems.  Especially your country is very much blessed by so many Sufis you have. The word Sufi itself comes from saffa, cleanliness, cleansing.  How will this saffa will express. To begin with, Prophet Mohammed has said that you must pray and surrender yourself to the Divine. By praying you will keep your attention on the Divine seeking. But it doesn’t work out that way. It was human beings have so many weaknesses. They do not know the straight path but they go astrayed. That is why you have to have your ascent to reach the spirit state.  To reach that spirit state, there is within us the power which can give you that great state of spirituality. Already it is existing in all of you. Whatever religion you may follow, it is there. It is a gift from the Divine that you can achieve your ascent which is call as miraj (ascension) in the Quran.  This miraj, Read More …

Easter Puja: You Can Spread Sahaja Yoga Only Through Love and Compassion Istanbul (Turkey)

Easter Puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 19 April 1998. Today, we are celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. That is the greatest message of Christ life, not the crucifixion. Anybody can be crucified and killed, but this dead body of Christ was resurrected from death. Death itself died and He overcame it. It’s a miracle for ordinary human beings, definitely, but not for Christ, because He was a Divine person, He was Shri Ganesha, He was Omkara Itself. So, He could walk on the water, gravity would not affect Him, and also He got resurrected because death could not affect Him. Such a great Divine personality, specially created for human beings that people should recognise Him. But they did not recognise Him, they killed Him, in a very brutal manner. And even now they think [the] cross is a great thing because Christ died on a cross. It’s a very cruel idea of human beings to respect the cross. What does it show? It shows that people liked all the cruelties done to Him, symbolising cross as the one that represented His death and these atrocities, the way He was tortured. So, it was a very sad time when He was crucified. But when He got resurrected it was the most joyous, most auspicious and most beautiful time. The resurrection of Christ is very symbolic for Sahaj Yoga. If Christ could be resurrected, then if human beings also can be resurrected, because He came as a human being with all powers and He Read More …

A TV Interview Istanbul (Turkey)

A TV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey, 18.04.1998 Interviewer: Sahaja Yoga, It’s founder is now in Turkey and speaking only with us. Who is she? Shri Mataji. Listen to what she is saying. Shri Mataji: All those watching me, if they have a desire,  should open their hands like this. Put your right hand on your heart and say inside, “Mother, I am not this mind, this body, these feelings, these conditionings”. I am the pure spirit.  We are carrying a feeling  of guilt inside.  But it is harmful to this center here.  Now stretch your right hand towards Me like this.  and put your left hand above your  head.  And see carefully if you feel a cool or a hot breeze  You can close your eyes if you like.  Now stretch your left hand towards Me.  and check with your right hand above your head.  Do you feel a cool or a hot breeze?  You can move your hand slowly up or down.  Now raise your both hands.  And ask one of these questions from your heart.   Mother, is what I have felt the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost?  Or Mother, is this the Spirit?  Or Mother, is this the all pervading power of Divine Love?  Now look at Me but don’t think.  And you will feel a cool or a hot breeze on your hands.  also  you can feel it above your fontanel bone area.  This is the moment when your spirit starts to grow.   Interviewer: How Long Read More …

Shri Mataji on Star TV Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

News item on Turkish TV – Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey) Saturday 18th April 1998 An Indian Guru who came to Istanbul to teach Yoga is in the focus of attention of the high society. See who kneeled before the Indian Guru wanting to find solutions for their problems. It is sufficient to spectacular welcome ceremony in Istanbul with flowers and songs to understand how popular the Indian Guru Shri Mataji is. The 75-year-old Indian guru came on a wheelchair to avoid getting tired. Devotees welcomed their Guru kneeling down before Her. Some had tears in their eyes. Not only Turks came to Sahaja Yoga conference in Istanbul. Guru’s disciples came by busses even from Malaysia and Russia. Shri Mataji continuous to receive the high society in Her hotel room in Istanbul. A concrete example of the interest shown to Her are the shoes letf in front of the door. The devotees, knowing that Shri mataji likes flowers, they decorated the hotel room with flowers. There is a strong smell of  flowers and incence in the room. One of the Shri Mataji’s visitors today is from an old Turkish family of Eczacıbaşı. Nükhet Eczacıbaşı expressed her respect by offering  flowers to Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji had a conversation with Nükhet Eczacıbaşı who was sitting on her knees before Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji asked her if she fulfills her family duties. Shri Mataji:  but you were a daughter, you looked after the parents, Nükhet Eczacıbaşı: I tried my best and Yoga helped Read More …

Evening Program, Eve of Easter Puja Istanbul (Turkey)

Evening Program At Easter Puja, Istanbul, Turkey, 1998-04-18 (From 2:07:52 speech starts) I never expected such a beautiful pandal you have raised and the way you have organized the stage as if you are all experts on stage arrangements. I can’t understand how beautiful it was all done. Now I don’t know what to say about all the programs that you have arranged. One better than the other and it shows such a capacity you have or you have developed to organize such beautiful entertaining, continuous programs. I used to do the same when I was young. I used to arrange many programs and I know the difficulties and hurdles we had. Because the people who did that were not Sahaja Yogis. You are all Sahaja Yogis so you are also combining and you are helping each other, so beautifully. There is so much of harmony, no problem of any kind. This is something to be seen and to be felt the way it has been done. I was really surprised the way, they had the Turkish dance also. These people are beautiful dancers and they can be paid very heavily. If somehow I could introduce them to some Serena people from India. They used this kind of dance very much and but it is very difficult. I don’t know if you understand there is a myth patterns of those people who danced here and who are so fast. My husband used to always tell me that Turkish people are Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 1998-04-16 Shri Mataji: They wanted me to go there but something was going wrong all the time. So I just couldn’t manage. Sahajayogi:(In Hindi).Shall we do arti. Shri Mataji:(In Hindi.)Can do it afterwards.In the evening. Now I am going to be here with you all. After seeing so many people you don’t know how overjoyed I am. Tremendous. (In Hindi.) Have those things come? Sahaja yogi: Yes. It has come. Shri Mataji:(In Hindi)Why did they get it opened? Sahaja yogi:(In Hindi) That was not Yours Shri Mataji. That belonged to Ruhi. Shri Mataji:(In Hindi) Okay.Not mine? Sahaja yogi: No. Shri Mataji:(In Hindi)Why did they get Ruhi’s opened? Sahaja yogi: They just wanted to see.(Laughing)As you said ….. Shri Mataji:(In Hindi)Does Ruhi have the keys? Sahaja yogi: Yes. Shri Mataji: This is supposed to be duty -free place or something.Ruhi what were you smuggling? (Laughing)(In Hindi)This has turned out well because they were very obliging, no doubt, to give us a room and I would have been very nervous about how to manage and meet in that small little room. I didn’t know they had so many Sahajayogies now. Sahaja yogi:( In Hindi)First there were 5 then 20. Sahaja yogi:(In Hindi)20-30 people more. There are twenty, thirty people who have not been able to come here. Shri Mataji:(In Hindi)Is it so? They will come. Sahaja yogi: If YOU give permission then it will happen. Shri Mataji:(InHindi)Of course, of course.Why not. Ask for permission. Read More …

Shri Rama Puja Noida House (India)

Shri Rama Navami Puja, Noida House (India), 5 April 1998. As compared to Maharashtra, Navaratri of Chaitra month of Shalivahana Shaka (dinasty) from Pratipada to Navami is celebrated with more grandeur in North India. In Maharashtra the birth of Shri Krishna (Shri Vitthala, i. e. Shri Krishna as a King) is celebrated with religious fervour as ‘Gokulashtami’ Shri Vitthala was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He incarnated (was born) at 12:00 midnight. Shri Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born at 12:00 noon on the ninth day of Chaitra month. This day is called as Ram Navami. Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi also incarnated on March 21, 1923 at 12:00 noon, like Shri Rama, in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh. Chhindwara is situated in east-west and south-north directions where two lines meet. This date of birth is as per calendar based on solar months. But as per the calendar based on lunar months, Shri Mataji’s birthday was due on the first day of the first month i. e. Chaitra month of Shalivahana Shaka 1845. In Maharashtra the first day of Chaitra is known as Gudi Padwa. This happens to be the birthday of Shri Mataji as well as the day of coronation of King Shalivahana. Now Shalivahana Shaka 1920 commences from March 28, 1998 as Chaitra Pratipada, the first day of the first month. Shri Ram was the ideal husband where as Shri Sitaji was an ideal wife and the Children born to them, known as Lav and Kusha, were Read More …

Birthday Felicitations New Delhi (India)

Evening Program, 75th Birthday Celebrations Talk starts at: 2:43:56. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi: “It was a real feast, isn’t it? And also your guitar from the West has been so well managed for Indian music. In the guitars as you play you cannot create melody because it breaks all the time, but with this one, you see, how it was created, just like sarod, I would say. Now, Mister [SOUNDS LIKE Butt]’s Guru and his Guru’s Guru I have met [SOUNDS LIKE alone] in [SOUNDS LIKE Khazan]. Not only I’ve heard him – very good at [SOUNDS LIKE pakwadzji]. And also, what I see, the sarod, sarod also in him has come from the same. [SOUNDS LIKE Myer] style, you see. This is sarod style. The way he played was just like a sarod. To make this into a sarod is really creditable, I must say. So you can see the depth and the greatness of Indian music. You see, how they must have worked hard, how many years they must have spent. And the young gentleman on the tabla wala, the tabla wala and his Guru [SOUNDS LIKE Kishan] Maharaj, I have heard him many a time. His style is just like [SOUNDS LIKE Kishan] Maharaj. He reminds me of [SOUNDS LIKE Kishan] Maharaj. Very nice person, [SOUNDS LIKE Kishan] Maharaj was and such a… such a master of talas, you see, you don’t know we had very-very great people in this country and I am very happy to Read More …

Birthday Felicitations New Delhi (India)

Evening Program, 75th Birthday Celebrations – New Delhi (India) Sunday, March 22nd 1998 [Transcription starts at 2:27:47 of video] I really don’t know what to say but always after a program, I try to say something about it. Firstly, the first gentleman who was here – Jagganath Mishra – I must say, he brought all the atmosphere of Indian sweet culture in the villages very beautifully. For example, I’ve seen that only in India, poets have described the mischief of the children, the walking of the children – their gait, their style, their…every little bit of it. But nowhere in any country, I’ve seen, children have been described so sweetly, small little children, how they walk, how they fall and how they do mischiefs, but this is Indian speciality. That is our literature, all over you’ll find poetry describing the play of Shri Krishna, maybe of Shri Rama and all kinds of things… wonderful. Even there was a Christian gentleman who got converted, he also has written a beautiful poem about Christ’s childhood, but I haven’t seen anywhere in the literature, in the Christian community or Christian people, that they have described Christ as a child – how he was, how he looked, how he walked. It’s very interesting, and that’s what I felt today when there he was describing the… swing that we have for this season – we call it as the Vasanta, means the …as the Spring – very bad at translation. So the spring, you see Read More …