Talk and Marriages

Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

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Talk to Brides

I’m very happy to see you all in such a beautiful dresses, and also in a good mood to get married. You must keep up your attitude – all right?

You should be happy people, and try to keep your husbands also happy.

Your happiness can create happiness for the children.

Now one thing I want to warn you: not to tell your husband about anything which was wrong in your past life. That’s not to be done, there’s no need, because you are now Sahaja Yogis. You are changed people and whatever has happened has happened, you need not talk about it or tell him anything about it, but talk of the future and the present – all right? So, be sensible! It’s your sensibility which is going to make a happy married life. If you become insensible, if there’s no wisdom, then marriages will fail.

Some girls, I’ve seen, dominate their husbands too much. There is no need to dominate. If you love the husband that’s how the domination is. It’s the best way is to love your husband, look after him, do whatever is needed, because no use showing off that you are from a better society or a better culture or a better family background.

It’s only you who can show that you are really a good person and your goodness will win him over.

So it’s only the wife who makes or spoils the marriage. And I have to tell you very frankly that if you still have some doubts about your marriage or if you are still thinking this was not a good match you should withdraw now.

And later on you should not go on finding faults with your husband.

You see, men are men and women are women. Men cannot be women, but you can make them understand that women are to be respected.

All right, and how – that you will have to see by your behaviour.

If your behaviour is good, they’ll respect you.

But if your behaviour is childish or if your behaviour is aggressive, no man can appreciate a woman who is aggressive and so you should not be aggressive.

Whatever he says you should agree and listen to him. Fundamental things of course is there, but otherwise for small, small things, you should not try to dominate your husband.

It’s not a sign of a Sahaja Yogini. Sahaja Yogini has to – with love and understanding and wisdom – has to win over the husband and not by domination. This is one thing we should understand that many marriages are broken because of domination.

Second thing is, you are naturally attached to your parents, attached to your family, attached to your country. But now, forget it!

Be attached to your husband’s family, husband and things around. Because if you are attached to your family, you’ll still spoil the relationship.

I’ve known many couples being broken because of this.

There was a girl who was very much worried about her father, because he’d lost the business and she made the whole life miserable.

So the husband disappeared and he wanted to do something else and she was left in the lurch and she had to go to her father and then she realized how difficult it is to live in father’s house.

So, it’s your house, it’s your home, it’s your husband. All right, you don’t have to sort of go on searching another person or another woman who will help you. It’s you who can help yourself. All right?

Because now we have very bad experiences of some girls who have left their husband and come away to their families with their children. Is the family going to look after them all their lives? Who is going to look after them?

So use your brains and don’t try to show off that you are something superior or something higher or you’re something more. [You] say something you should be humble. The humble you are the better it is. Otherwise arrogance doesn’t behove a woman. She doesn’t look nice, she looks like a horse sometimes and looks like – I don’t know like what.

So it is better to be humble and to be kind and to be nice and to prove that you are a good natured person. All right?

Second thing I have to tell you, because you are from the West. So western women are very much money-oriented, even Indians have become like that. They want a car, they want a house, they want this, they want that. You shouldn’t want anything. You are going to supply to your husband, to your family. You don’t need anything. That’s your beauty, that’s your decoration that will beautify you.

But if you go on hankering after “I want this, I want that” there’s no end to it. Especially with western mind, they are very money-oriented and have created such problems that I don’t know what to say to them.

So, second thing is that you should not be money-oriented, but you should be love-oriented. Express your love by different things. By making good food, by making a good bed for your husband, for organizing the house, keeping everything nice.

Because if the housewife is untidy the house will remain untidy. It’s not the job of the husband to look after the house. You’ll enjoy a very beautiful house and a very beautiful room, if you keep it properly.

So you should enjoy all that.

Enjoy doing everything for the family.

Especially for your husband.

Little, little things can – you see – give him pleasure and happiness. Because he’s so tired working in the office. Coming home so tired and then you get after that person, is very wrong.

So you must change that attitude, that we don’t want anything. We have everything, we  are Sahaja Yogis, we are absolutely satisfied.

But if you go on demanding, then going to be very difficult, I can tell you this much.

I’ve had very, very bad experiences of some girls. Say from Austria recently, three girls went away back to Austria, it’s shameful. Is there anybody from Austria here? No. Thank God!

You are from Austria? Wa, Wa! Now, be careful! You see these three girls have come back with the children. And the husband is so dominated that he has to go to the father’s house every Saturday, Sunday. He’s spending all that money in going down there. That doesn’t show any wisdom, any wisdom.

You see, the housewife, not only makes the family grow, but bring good name and understanding.

There’s nothing to suffer much, but understanding is required, you see.

Supposing, if you are wise and if something happens, take a very wise attitude, balanced attitude, responsible attitude. Wife has to be much more responsible than man as far as the family is concerned, children are concerned. But if you are a hot tempered woman, God save you and save your husband.

So, hot temper is not suitable at all for any woman. If you are hot tempered you’ll start looking old very soon. Very soon you will start looking old, and if you have ego, if you think too much of yourself also same thing will happen. So, best thing is to behave like a little girl who has come to husband’s house to love him, to look after him and to mother him.

You have to think that you are his mother and he – sometimes they are foolish according to your judgement – doesn’t matter.

So, look after them just like your baby and be nice and sweet to them. All right?

And none of your family people are more important than your husband. That is very important. For you now the most important thing – your husband. This is a Sahaja style of marriage. And you can have other marriages, you can have ten marriages – that’s different, not in Sahaja Yoga.

And once you are divorced, then we don’t marry you. We have given up, we tried that. Now we don’t do that. Because it becomes a habit of divorcing your husband.

Once you are married you should be all married and if you want to divorce then know before this thing that we’ll have nothing to do with you. And you’ll be thrown away from Sahaja Yoga.

We want to have very good marriages and very good children. Also the progeny, the future of children would be very good, if you are sensible, wise, good and kind mothers.

I’ve told you sufficiently. I hope you understand that you are marrying in Sahaja Yoga. And you have to keep the prestige of Sahaja Yoga, all right? You all promise that?

May God bless you!

Talk to Bridegrooms

I’m very happy that you all have decided to marry in Sahaja Yoga, but there are certain responsibilities which you must have. It’s not like other marriages – that today you marry, tomorrow you divorce, then you do this, do that. Nothing of the kind. You are marrying in Sahaja Yoga because we want to strengthen Sahaja Yoga. You’ll have wife, she’ll look after you, she’ll be kind to you, she’ll be loving you because she is a Sahaja Yogini.

And you should also be very kind to her.

Don’t try to dominate, don’t try to press her to your ideas. See what she wants.

You must know how to love your wife, otherwise marriages are not possible.

But once you divorce in Sahaja Yoga we will never marry you again – this we have decided now. Or in any way, if you desert your wife or leave her or do something irresponsible about your marriage, in Sahaja Yoga you have no place.

So, once for all, now only you decide that you are marrying it’s a very, very big responsibility. We want Sahaja Yoga marriages to be very successful and all of you should enjoy a very happy married life.

No use dominating, no use controlling, but enjoying each other’s company. Because your wife is also Sahaja Yogini, you are also Sahaja Yogi. And we don’t marry you unless and until you are Sahaja Yogis. The reason is: we are enlightened people, we are of higher awareness. We have our spiritual life. And we have to show in our lives how you behave very much differently from others who are stupid people, who go on fighting, spoiling, everything.

So that you will have nice children. Look after your children, look after your family, that’s your first thing. Of course, some of you will be very busy with your work. It’s all right, but loving the wife, looking after her, looking after children is very important.

Otherwise you should become bachelor, you should not marry. But if you are marrying, you are taking the responsibility of the wife. She is the daughter of somebody and the father is giving that daughter to you.

So, so far boys have behaved very well, I must say, in Sahaja Yoga and so now you should also have wisdom and understanding that you are here to produce Sahaja Yogi children, to help in Sahaja Yoga, because we have to change the world. It’s to be emancipated. If you have very lower level of understanding of marriage it won’t work out.

So I’ve to make a very great respect, with great respect I have to make a very humble, I should say, request to you that – please, please – if you are entering into a married life in Sahaja Yoga, you have to understand your responsibility. It’s a very great responsibility. It’s a responsibility for the whole world, because we have to change the whole world. And if you behave like other husbands of your country or of other countries, then what’s the use of marrying in Sahaja Yoga? You can go and have a nice marriage outside. But if you are marrying in Sahaja Yoga you have to know it’s a big battle against evil, against injustice and also against all kind of mismanagements.

We want to make a beautiful world and to make a beautiful world we need people who are beautiful, who themselves respect everyone.

So, I have to make again and again same request to you that you be very good, humble and respecting husbands.

Don’t follow others, because I’ve had funny things and I was surprised how could these people become like this in marriages in Sahaja Yoga. But we found out they were all mad, lunatics, and they behaved in a lunatic manner.

So aggression and all these things are not allowed. You are marrying these girls specially for the benefit of the whole world. Not only yourself, not only your children, your family, but the whole world, before the whole world you have to show that you are a very sensible, wise and highly evolved person.

This is not a marriage of a lower type of people. So it’s a responsibility with you to show that you are very matured and that you have that feeling of enlightenment within you. And you are enlightened people. And you can enlighten the whole world.

Of course, because the wife is coming from another family, another country maybe, so there will be little difference of understanding.

So you make her understand, you have to talk to her, you have to tell her, “All right, come along, sit down.” But no use losing temper and getting angry. Whatever explanation you may give for that is not good. It’s not going to help you.

I want to see all of you how you show successfully that you are very nicely married to your wives.

But I don’t say you spoil them, by no means, I’ve already told them. Don’t have to spoil them, but let them be also on the good lines of Sahaja Yoga. And become good volunteers of Sahaja Yoga.

They’ll be very good mothers and they’ll create those children which we want now, who will completely change this world.

So, I hope you agree with Me and if you agree well and good. If you don’t agree, even now you can leave and you can give up – I will not mind at all. But after marriage if you try to misbehave or if you try to divorce something, you have no place in Sahaja Yoga. We’ll not have you here. So, are you all accepting it? All right? Whosoever is not accepting raise your hand.

Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

I’m very happy to know this. So, you have to be wiser and you have to explain to your wife, “See now, this is this, this is this.” And let them see that you are intellectually higher, not only that, but you are very wise. Spiritually you understand. And then they will listen to you. Be kind, be nice, they are leaving their parents, they are leaving their families, they are leaving their countries also, some of them. So be very kind and gentle with them and don’t get angry for anything at all. There’s no need to get angry at all. All My life I’ve never been angry.

So that shows unnecessarily people are angry, there’s no need. Just keep quiet. If you don’t like something, keep quiet. But don’t show your temper or anger. You have to show that you’re wise, dignified people. I’ve seen some husbands throwing things, shouting, doing all kinds of things. Then how can the wife have respect for you unless and until you are respectable?

You have to be respectable people(8.03), you be kind to her, nice to her. I’m not saying you spoil them, not at all.

If you think something is wrong, then let her sit down, you sit down and explain to her that this won’t be good from Sahaja Yoga point of view. All right?

So I wanted all of you to wait. And so all these years you have grown up now, you understand what is the purpose of your life.

Thank you very much. May God bless you!

So, you have to go down and you have to stand in proper line with numbering, because I don’t want you to be confused on that point, all right?

So, they will make you stand in one line. You stand like that, and I’m sure it will work out. So far there has been never a confusion and you are all sensible people, you understand.

All right, thank you.

I wanted to know from what countries you are coming. Can you tell – one by one?

India, all right. [HINDI]

You tell him. Who is number two?

Ukraine, number two. [HINDI]

Ukraine. Bulgaria. Romania, Russia.

Now, who is next to that? You can stand up and say. [HINDI]

Estonia, who else? Germany – “Achha!”, Brazil – “Achha!”, Ukraine, Austria, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia.

They look the same!

Now, Nigeria. Ireland? Italy, [HINDI]

France. Next? Italy.

All right, very good. It’s a global…. See, it’s global.

We are all global and we should show our sense of universal understanding, how we understand and enjoy everyone from every place, from every country.

They are all our brothers and sisters. All right?

Thank you very much! Thank you!

[After the marriage ceremony] (1.06.06)

Shri Mataji: Hallo. I bless you all with my heart, That you lead a very happy and joyous married life. And as you have promised, you’ll dedicate to Sahaja Yoga, to spread Sahaja Yoga. To have children also who will be great Sahaja yogis. May God bless you.