Afternoon, Interview with Hindustan TV station Varikstraat Ashram, Amsterdam (Holland)

Interview with Hindustan TV station, Varikstraat Ashram, Amsterdam, 31st July 1994, English Transcript (in progress) Shri Mataji: If you speak?Interviewer: If you could speak a little loudly, we have the opportunity to have this small conversation for our newspaper for the Surinam Community here in Holland, especially the Hindu Community.Shri Mataji: Very good.Interviewer: First of all, we would like to know the Sahaja Yoga. Tell something, its importance to practice this for the- especially in this society.Shri Mataji: Very much important. Because, you see, this is- all this knowledge is from Indian philosophy. It’s a very ancient knowledge. They used to have, say, Vedas, we can call them. On the right side, they were searching for knowledge outside. And the another one was the knowledge about the worship, that we can call as the pujas and archas and all that. But in the center was the system for awakening your Kundalini and to making you a real Realized soul, that we call is the one who is knowledgeable, who is the Gnostic as they said, ‘gna’. […] Translation from Hindi Q: Shri Mataji, can you give your introduction in short? Shri Mataji: Introduction is such that, I belong to the family Shalivahanas. Both my father and mother were great disciples of Gandhiji. And my father was a member of the Constituent Assembly and also the parliament. My mother was honours in mathematics. I have a brother who is a cabinet minister. But spiritually it was my parents who recognised me, Read More …

Evening Program  Kalwa (India)

1970-01-01 Talk English Marathi Hindi DP Opt HD, 33′ [Unclear] आपने इन्हे पहचाना नही, मैने तो पहचान लिया. आप तशरीफ़ रखिए.आशीष, इनकी वाइफ को बुला लो. [Translation : You didn’t recognize him, I did. Please have a seat. Ashish, call his wife.] [Unclear/ Shri Mataji asks to give saree in Marathi language].  उसमे वाइब्रटेड पानी दे देना. आप पहनिएगा ज़रूर. आशीर्वाद. बहुत बड़िया बच्चे हैं. वाह वाह वाह क्या कहने. [Translation: Give vibrated water in it. Please do wear it. They are very nice children. Wow wow wow what to say.] Please be seated. It was really such a unique day and such a performance. Words really are not sufficient to describe our joy but as you are seeing today about anand vihari I saw all of you becoming ananda viharis absolutely. Now we have before us such a great artist. His name is, you know Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sahab  but have you seen the word  ali there? Perhaps you do not know that we worship Ali and Fatima Bi in a puja. There’s a regular puja for them because to us they are Brahamadeva itself and that’s why you will find among these Shia people who have got such a talent of expression. In the Quran, I am sorry to say that Mohammed Sahib was tortured so much and also later on as you know Hassan and Hussein were killed in Karbella. They had no time to talk about the universal nature. But such a great book is Read More …

Public Program Frankfurt (Germany)

1993-0719 Public Program, Frankfurt, Germany I bow to all the seekers of truth. We have to know at the very outset that truth is what it is. We cannot change it. We cannot transform it and we cannot conceptualise it at this human awareness. That’s why it is said that you are to be born again. In sanskrit language a realised soul is call as a [bija]? Means a person who is twice born. Even a bird is called as [bija]. Bird is first born as an egg and then it becomes a bird, second birth. Whatever I am going to tell you, you are not to accept it blindfolded, but please try to keep your mind open like scientist. First of all we should know what is the truth. First of all we should know that we are not this body, this mind, this ego, these conditionings but we are pure spirit. And the second truth is that there is an all pervading power of Divine love which does all the living work. You see these beautiful flowers which is a miracle. You don’t even think how they have come out of one seed so beautifully. Look at our heart. It runs by itself. Who does that? Doctors say that it is autonomous nervous system. But who is this auto? Why are we on this earth? What are we supposed to do? What is the meaning of our life? What is our identity? All these questions cannot be answered Read More …

No death for a Yogi Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Evening program, Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy) July 2nd, 1993 You know what has happened. You know Mathias, how great he was, how much he fought for Sahaja Yoga, how much he worked for it. So generous, so surrendered and very innocent person he was.He was such a precious son of mine. I did feel that he is having a bad time because of other activities. And I warned him twice, once individually. But he didn’t take it that seriously. Perhaps he might be thinking that Mother is always so careful about us, concerned about us. But when I called him individually and told him for half an hour, he should have understood what I was saying. Apart from a great Yogi, he was a great patriot. He was working for Poland trying to help them to improve their financial conditions in there. But for that, he has to go- he had to go to Poland many a times. I had warned you not to go anymore. But I don’t think it took me that seriously, as I told him. I don’t know how to make things look very serious. You all have to take one lesson from this. I have to make very earnest request that if I tell you not to do something, please just listen to me. You are under my protection, no doubt, we had miracles recently of people being saved from death traps and things. But for that, if I warn you, if there’s some Read More …

Selected questions and Answers from Public Programs in Sydney, University of NSW and Wollongongn Tour Sydney (Australia)

Selected questions and Answers from Public Programs in Sydney, University Yogi: He says there must have been a state, in our lives where we were connected with this Power, how did we lose it? Shri Mataji: We lost it long time back. That’s it. You were connected that’s true but, this Adam and Eve, that’s the point when we lost God. We had to take to this course of evolution. They wouldn’t accept, so we had to go through this long process. Yogi: She says she’d like to know a little bit more about the left side of the body the feminine side, she has pain in that area. Shri Mataji: You want to know everything today only is it? You will know everything all right. But there’s, for God, there is nothing like feminine and masculine. That’s our quarrel. The Power of God is the Feminine. Without the Feminine, God is just a Witness. So it’s like the moon and the moonlight. Do we differentiate between the two? It’s only human error that we differentiate like that. Between God and His Power there’s no differentiation. So this problem of feminine and masculine is our mental problem. Comes from both sides. But after Sahaja Yoga you know what it is. It’s nothing, it’s just a myth. India we don’t have this problem, at all, much. Of course there are some men who are very oppressive and all that, but the girls are taught how to handle these men also. Because Read More …

Evening Program before Navaratri Puja Arzier (Switzerland)

1990-09-22 Navaratri Evening Program [Note: Here the dotted lines are depicting the Sanskrit phrase] So when the Gods are fighting because you are present they were so emboldened by your presence that they create this big Noise and all this brings terror and astonishment in the heart of their enemies. And you keep all of these gods in the state of excitement and you proceed to battle showing great anger on your face and lift your arms which holds the deadly weapons (all the weapons are deadly weapons in the hand of the goddess to strike the demons) Shri Mataji: This is only the one side of the goddess… you see … Sahaja yogi: And this is again one more of the goddesses on the battlefield and you can see it ….. Shri Mataji: This is the description of the Mahishasura’s killing and that’s why it is more than how she kills the demons to protect her children from the invading evil this is why more of her warrior-like capacities are described … Sahaja Yogi: This is for another 3 overs after that it’s the description of the Goddess as the mother and Ocean of Compassion. So…When you by your own powers simply say “Hun” that itself makes great volumes of smoke and bright light emanate from your mouth and these 2 demons” dhruma & vilochan ” They just got completely [unclear 01:51 /emulated]“Shonit beej” is same as Rakt beej and in the battlefield, you sucked out the blood of Read More …

Evening Program Vienna (Austria)

Evening Program, Vienna, Austria 1990-07-21 Shanta Mavshi: Shri Mataji wants that I should explain the meaning of this song to you all. I have already explained to the students who were learning. This song is mainly to say that you may call God by different names, but He is one and the same. So you may call Him Ram, you may call Him Bhrama, you may call Him Kana or Mahadev. Kana is Krishna, Shri Krishna and Mahadev is Lord Shankara’s name is Mahadev, Parasnaath. Parasnaath is the name of Mahaviras, that is those who follow Jainism. They may call Him by the name of Parasnaath. Shri Mataji: And he has a Kundalini on top of His head. Parasnaath was one of the first, the first, the [unclear]. And this one was the last. Shanta Mavshi: Yes.So and also some people even call Him by the name of Brahma, but all this is in one and that is Sarkala Brahma. Shri Mataji: He is the Paramchaitanya, completely. [unclear] self, itself. Shanta Mavshi: Yes, [unclear]. Now Bhaganabhe, the Kahavatana, that is this external forms of worship may be different. Shri Mataji: [Hindi/marathi] Different utensils are made [unclear] Shanta Mavshi: but the mud is the same. Shri Mataji: Mud is the same. Shanta Mavshi: Yes, and you may see it in different shapes. The shapes are different, but the material is the same. Shri Mataji: It’s the ruptika. Shanta Mavshi: And, So if we divide God into so many forms, it is Read More …

Press Conference Prague (Czech Republic)

1990-07-20 Press Conference, Prague Yogi: She is asking that yesterday was the first meeting, Shri Mataji: Yes. Yogi: and what is your reaction to it about your feeling to the atmosphere? Shri Mataji: Great. Yogi: She is asking how many hours it took? Shri Mataji: For realization takes only ten minutes. We had to explain about Sahaja Yoga little bit, and they were singing also some music. Yogi: Have you seen Prague? What was your impression of Prague? Shri Mataji: Oh, beautiful people. They are very creative. I think I told what Prague means. Pra is enlightened, gue(ha) is the right side, is the creativity. Yogi: The second question was: What was your opinion to the people here? Do you find any difference between the people here and the people in other countries? Shri Mataji: Varies. Varies. Great seekers and the people with whom I spoke with It’s a very subtle subject and they understood it well. A deep, Subtle, and they are very deep, otherwise how can they touch it? Yogi: Next question is: Will you come again this year? Shri Mataji: Next year I will come definitely, I said this here. I was programmed to go to South America. But when this happened in Russia, I just cancelled that program.  Yogi: At the moment the number of people who give treatment, who heal: healers/scientific healers, do you also have any healing touch? Shri Mataji: Yes but it is all scientific. They are three doctors from Delhi University got Read More …

Spirit connects you to this all-pervading power Prague (Czech Republic)

1990-0720 Public Program Day 2, Prague I bow to all the seekers of the Truth.  Yesterday I told you that Truth is what it is. And with human awareness you cannot know it. For that you have to become a subtler being. To know the Truth, you have to become a subtler being. For all these there is a mechanism within you which works it out. It is sahaj means is spontaneous. And also, every human being has a right to get the yoga means the union with this all-pervading power of God. Of course, you cannot pay for it. Like the Mother Earth has the built-in quality it her to sprout a seed which has built-in sprouting quality. In the same way this is the living process of our evolutionary end.  Yesterday I told you how it works and what are the advantages of getting your self-realization. With that you get physically, mentally, emotionally balanced and you get cured of your problems. You become extremely dynamic and extremely compassionate. Now also as I told you that you become the Spirit. So today I want to tell you about the nature of the Spirit. Spirit connects you to this all-pervading power. But unclear() it is the source of all the knowledge. For example, when you get your self-realization, you feel a cool breeze coming into your hands and coming out of your head. This is you feel the all-pervading power, the subtle pervading power which you have not felt before. Read More …

Diwali Puja: The world is your problem Montecatini Terme (Italy)

Diwali Puja. Montecatini Terme (Italy), 29 October 1989. Yesterday was such a nice time we had together, and we really enjoyed Diwali, I think. I’ve never seen such a joyous ocean, absolutely going in a tempest. We have achieved the purpose of Diwali Puja, I think, only yesterday: it’s to feel the joy of God’s love.But “diwali” word is from “deepa wali” means the “rows of lights”. It was celebrated firstly because thousands of years back, Shri Rama was crowned on this day. That means the benevolence of human beings was crowned, was accepted. And in Shri Rama’s life, you see an ideal personality being shown to be a king, to be the benevolent king as described by Socrates. So this was a great joyous thing that a benevolent king was crowned. That means we have to have a king who is benevolent. That’s only possible if the people who choose the king have no other consideration but that of benevolence of all the people. So one has to come to the conclusion that they have to be Sahaja Yogis, because other think that: “How much money we’ll get out of this power that we’ll have.” Some think: “How much power-oriented we could be?” Some think: “How many countries I can win?” or any other domination. So we’ve got two types of theories: as we see, is one is communism and another is democracy, where one is power-oriented, the another is money-oriented, and in both the cases we say that Read More …

Public Program Moscow (Russia)

1989-0820 Public Program Talk Moscow Russia I bow to all the seekers of Truth. One has to understand that Truth is what it is. We cannot conceptualize it. we cannot order it, we cannot organize it, it is what it is. I have seen in Leningrad that people have read lots of concepts about Truth. And many theories about it because they were seekers I believe. But if you are the seeker of Truth, one has to realize that at human awareness we cannot know the Truth. Whatever I am going to tell you now is to be understood or to be taken like a scientist with a very open mind. And if this knowledge I put before you as a hypothesis proves to be true then as honest people you have to accept it. So, this is the knowledge of the beautiful arrangement we have within ourselves to achieve our self-realization. As human beings we are at the epitome of evolution. But still, we live in a relative world. All through our mental projections, we have reached nowhere. We developed sciences to create atom bombs, hydrogen bombs to kill ourselves. We developed machineries and we created acid rains for destroying all the trees. We have created so many problems for ourselves because we were not in balance. Machines are for us; we are not for machines. But they are dominating us now. So, to develop this balance and then to ascend to new awareness, there is a beautiful arrangement Read More …

Public Program Geneva (Switzerland)

1989 – 0810 Public Program Geneva Switzerland I bow to all the seekers of Truth. As I told you yesterday about the all-pervading power of God’s love, that is fort is described by Yung who was a Swiss as the collective unconscious. So, in Switzerland already it has been established that there is a power which is a subtle power which does all the living work. Now, how are we to feel of this power is very important. As I told you yesterday that it is a living process within us which takes you to that state where you can feel the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. You cannot pay for it, and you cannot force it. It has to be in a way that you are seeking the Truth and the grace of the Holy Ghost wakes up this power of Kundalini which is the power of pure desire within you. So, you cannot maneuver, you cannot manage it, you cannot manipulate it, nor can you create it. It is already there built-in within you which has to work. Now all human beings have this power within themselves. And the awakening takes place without any problem. One saint Rama Dasa was asked, how much time it takes for the Kundalini to Raise? He said ‘Tatkshan’ means that moment, that moment. But he clarified it is not meant for ‘moodhas’ means stupid idiotic people. And it is not meant for the people who are not really seeking the Truth Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: On Films Vienna (Austria)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Austria, Viena, 26-07-1989 Yogi: I don’t know Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji: The one you have used for your posters I have not seen that before. I don’t know who has done it. Maybe some Austrians. Austrians are very good, enlargement is so good you know. Very beautiful, as if it feels like you are sitting there. Do you have very good cameras or Yogis: I think the reason is Unclear(heart) Shri Mataji Shri Mataji: Or a very good heart. That must be the reason. Hello, look at the excitement. Yogi: He is from Yugoslavia. Shri Mataji: Hello, so going to Yugoslavia now? Hindi –  Kush nazar aarahahai : they look happy. you like Hini – chana: Chickpeas? You like chana? Let her come. Come. They all love chana. What will you have then? Will you like cashew nuts? or Nothing? no? feeling shy. So we don’t get out there. Unclear() Hindi – Kitna kush mizaaz: looks happy. So now what do you want? you want chana? Come along, what do you want? Chana? Come. Take chana. Chana. Have it. Come along. Hindi – daanth he nahhe hain unke dohee daanth hain: he doesn’t have teeth, he has only 2 teeth. Yogi: Shri Mataji maybe she had few because she just had breakfast. So I think it’s time, Unclear(you, she) should not delay Unclear(), lunch.    Shri Mataji: Alright, alright. Yes yes yes. Hindi – dekhanahe jata bacha girjate hain. Dada(grandfather) this is your dada? Dada yes Read More …

A space between the thoughts Vienna (Austria)

1989-07-25 or 26th Public Program Day 2 in Vienna I bow to all the seekers of truth. I asked them to play this music, because the thoughts were too much [in the minds?] And this music has no words, it doesn’t give you thoughts. And that’s how thoughts can be removed very easily. One thought rises and falls off. Another thought rises and falls off. And we are jumping on the cusp of the thought. Either we are thinking about the past or about the future. But we cannot be in the present. When one thought rises and falls off, and before another rises, there is a space in between and that is the present. So when this Kundalini rises, it makes this thought smaller. And this central area of silence expands. That is the time we become thoughtlessly aware. When we look at a beautiful carpet, all kinds of thoughts start coming in our head. If this is my carpet, then I am worried about the insurance. But if it is somebody else’s carpet, then I start thinking, where will I get such a beautiful carpet, how much I’ll have to pay? I cannot enjoy the creation of beauty and joy, that the artist has tried to pour into it. So when I see this carpet, and I am in thoughtless awareness, all the joy of it’s creation starts flowing, like a river Ganges, cool vibrations start flowing and you feel completely relaxed. So the first step we have to Read More …

Paramchaitanya Puja Taufkirchen (Germany)

Paramchaitanya Puja. Taufkirchen (Germany), 19 July 1989. [(A noise is made by the loudspeaker. Babies start crying.) Shri Mataji: I think better take the children out for a while. Just it would be better. Hello, hello, hello! I think better take them out for a while. They didn’t like. Stops. (Babies suddenly stop crying. Laughter. Shri Mataji laughs)] A question was asked to Me, “What puja we are going to have today?” and I kept it a secret. Today we should worship the Paramachaitanya, the all-pervading Power of God’s love. We are aware that Paramachaitanya does everything. At least mentally we know that everything is worked out by the grace of Paramachaitanya, which is the power of the Adi Shakti. But still it is not so much in our heart, so much in our attention. We can consider Paramachaitanya like a ocean, like a ocean which contains everything within itself. Everything, all the working, everything is within its own limits. So it cannot be compared with anyone thing. You cannot compare it. Now if you see the sun, then from the sun the rays have to come out to work it. If you see somebody, say, a person who has an authority, he has to assert that power outside. So within himself he doesn’t work it out. Say, for example, if there’s a seed and inside the seed only, the tree grows and the fruits come out, and then they are sold and people eat it; and everything is inside Read More …

Public Program Munich (Germany)

1989-0719 Public Program Talk Germany. I bow to all the seekers of truth.  At the very outset we have to understand that truth is what it is. We cannot organise it. We cannot conceptualise it. It is what it is. So one has to open the mind like a scientist to see for yourself what is the truth.  Now whatever I am telling you, you may not believe into. You have to take it as a hypothesis, and then if you get the experience of self-knowledge and you see for yourself, you’ll be amazed.  You know about yourself.  It is wrong to say that you are sinners, and it is very wrong to make you feel guilty. St Thomas who was a disciple of Christ on his way to India, went to Egypt and there he put lots of treaties in a big jar hidden near a mountain. It was discovered only forty eight years back, where he has clearly said that you are here to enjoy the beauty of God’s love and you have to know yourself. After that you will enjoy your complete freedom. Whatever he has said is what Sahaja Yoga is. Here you have to know that you are at the epitome of evolution. Only people who want to make money out of you or want to make you slaves, tell you that you are sinners and you’ll go to hell and they’ll frighten you so that you can pay them well. One has to get Read More …

Shri Radha Krishna Puja: The importance of friendship La Belle Étoile, La Rochette (France)

Shri Radha Krishna Puja, “The Importance of Friendship”, Melun (France), 9 July 1989. I am really over-delighted that in France we have so many visitors as well as French Sahaja Yogis for this Puja. That shows the collectivity, the collectivity which attracts all of you from all over the places, and that you try to enjoy that collectivity. But the basis of collectivity, the foundation of collectivity is very deep; and the deep understanding can only tell you that the basis of collectivity is detached love. Love is the only way. It’s not possible to have collectivity unless and until you have detached love. French have been good at so many types of love that they have been talking about; and they have written books after books, novels after novels and have created lots of romantic and unromantic and all kinds of atmospheres to talk of love. But the pure love, as we understand in Sahaja Yoga, is to be now expressed by Sahaja Yogis among themselves. After all, we are all human beings made by one God. And we are all Sahaja Yogis created by one Mother. So there should be no misunderstanding between us of any kind. But we must know what sometimes makes us a little different. If we can understand the problems that we face, then it would be much easier for us to see why our love becomes so attached and not so detached. It starts becoming smaller and smaller, then a person just starts Read More …

Public Program Istanbul (Turkey)

1989-0527 Public Program Hotel Hilton, Istanbul, Turkey. This morning I saw the beautiful sea that is surrounding this beautiful place of Istanbul and the nature so beautiful all around. But problem is with human beings only. If you go in the forest you’ll find forest is a very, very clean place. There are tigers. There are other animals but it’s absolutely clean and there is no bad smell or anything anywhere. But if some human being go and live there then you will immediately know. The reason lies with us that we have not yet achieved our absolute  being which is so glorifying and so beautiful. As it is we have evolved much more than animals. You can see if you ask a dog to pass through any dirty lane he can do it very easily, no problem. And you see even a horse doing the same thing. But human beings cannot. They cannot bear the dirt  and filth. So we have evolved. We have evolved to the state where we are human beings. But still l may tell you whatever we may believe into, whatever faith we may have, still we are not powerful people because we give way to wrong things very easily. Now it was said, Mohammed Sahib had said that one should not drink alcohol. It was for our good because it goes against our human awareness. But I don’t blame people who drink because they are not saints. Say if they are in  the yard Read More …

How to live in complete joy and peace? Emirgan Korusu, Istanbul (Turkey)

First Public Program in Turkey (Istanbul) Emirgan Korusu, 25.06.1989 Note: This is the first public program in Turkey.  Interpreter is not a Sahaja Yogi and he doesn`t know much about spirituality and He doesn`t know how to exprees a lot of spirituel words in Turkish like self realization. I bow to all the seekers of truth. Can somebody translate me? Gregoire: I can see, they are already in meditation I said, I bow to all the seekers of truth. Now, we have to realised that truth can not be conceptualized. Truth is there and (UNCLEAR) all the time. We can not organize it. And those who are seeking truth, after know that they should keep their minds open.Like a scientist. And whatever we are telling you, has to be taken as a hypothesis. And if it proofs, right, than you have to accept it as honest people. Since long there has been talked about truth. Socrate is talked about it and he was killed. Then came Christ he talked about it he was killed. Then came prophet Mohammed Sahap and he was also in a way killed. But today the human awareness is much better. And we are understanding that truth has to be beyond our mental projections. When we see those people who talk of peace and talk of any theories of democracy or capitalism or communism or they talk of any religion like Islam, Hinduism, Christianity. Everyone is the just the same. There is no binding force, anybody Read More …

Shri Pallas Athena Puja: The Origins and Role of Greece Athens, Stamatis Boudouris house (Greece)

Shri Pallas Athena Puja. Greece, 24 May 1989. Everything in Sahaja Yoga is very scientific, is all pre-planned I think, and is all significant. For example, today is Wednesday and we have never had any Puja on a Wednesday because I was born on Wednesday. So, I was thinking if the Puja starts before twelve o’clock, we’ll be able to manage it because I was born at twelve. So, every child has to sleep after twelve o’clock, you see, and so I couldn’t, I had to sleep. So, it’s so significant, you see. It’s the first time we are having a Puja on Wednesday, normally I don’t even travel on Wednesdays. So, you can imagine that it’s such a breakthrough, and I’m very happy that you all are ready for a Puja and that we could break this rule also, after such a long time, because it was impossible for me to keep awake after twelve, you see, I was trying, trying, trying and I knew that you all, also, were feeling very sleepy. So, it’s so mutual and it’s so simple. Alright. So, today we have gathered, really, remarkably, in the really centre of the Nabhi of the universe, and I don’t know how far I can go with the description of this great country which we call as Greece. Also, in the Puranas it is described as Manipura Dweep. The Manipur is the Nabhi Chakra – Manipur, and a “dweep” is an island. Island of the Manipura stays Read More …

What is the truth beyond this mundane life? Athens, Hotel Grande Bretagne (Greece)

Public Program Day 1, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens (Greece) 500 years before Christ, the great master Socrates [UNCLEAR in your country] told the whole world that we have to know ourselves. And he was wisdom personified. But he was killed. He didn’t do any harm. He just told everyone for their benevolence. He didn’t live for himself. And he lived for others. He did not take any money from anyone for his knowledge nor did he punish anyone but he was punished. 500 years later Christ came in. He said also, “Know thyself”. Every scripture is saying that “Know thyself.” Like Buddha did not even talk of God because he did not want to put attention of people away so he said, “First know thyself.” Maybe they were not given any chance to tell how to know themselves. But the time has come now. We can say that on the tree of life there were one or two flowers in the beginning but today it is the blossom time and so many are seeking the truth. Socrates could not have got so many people to listen to him in Greece. But today is the time that human awareness has evolved to that state that it wants to know the truth beyond this mundane life. Maybe one can say the situation is such today because we are waiting for a kind of a shock of our destruction or maybe we are confused and that we want to know the absolute. This Read More …

Radio Interview, Athena the Primordial Mother Athens, Stamatis Boudouris house (Greece)

Radio Interview, The Innate ReligionAthens, Stamatis Boudouris house (Greece) 23/05/1989 Starts at 1:08 ….Inside. Because it’s very hot and inside, the house is very small. I hope it works out. You see, I didn’t expected so many people would be coming. So, I think, doesn’t matter, we’ll see about it. But, tonight became so cold inside the room. I was really frozen.Sahaja Yogi: For us, Shri Mataji, we sat all day in the sunlight a nd we don’t feel hot or anything. It has been very good. Shri Mataji: Dnyaneshwar has written about you people. He’s calling you people: “Martanda deta pahina” [sun; give; ?].The Surya is the Sun, without any heat in it.He’s discribed Sahaja Yogis: “Maartanda deta pahina” they are like Sun but there is no heat in them.“”Andremadji [unsure] a lajjene” “They are like Moon but there is no, no spots on them.“Lajjene” is a spot, is regarded as a kind of a thing you’re ashamed of. So without any spots to be ashamed of, is the description of a Dnyaneshwar about Sahaja Yogis.Wonderful description!If you – let it be, let it be, let it be there she wants to be with Me.Now, don’t pull her. Why do you want to pull her? She’s quite all right. Come here!Come here, come here!She’s feeling insulted now. Come, come, come, come.You are all right. Now, you’ll have chana? Come here, come! Take some chana. Come!All right, come. Come along you come with her otherwise, she –Come, come along. Come along. Read More …

Sahasrara Puja: Jump Into the Ocean of Joy Sorrento (Italy)

Sahasrara Puja, “Jump into the Ocean of Love”, Sorrento (Italy) 6 May 1989. Last night was a night of complete darkness, that they call it as amavasya; and just now only the first phase of the moon has started. Today we are here to celebrate the day when the Sahasrara was opened out. Also you have seen in the photograph. It was actually a photograph of my brain, which showed how the Sahasrara was opened out. The light of the brain now could be photographed. It’s something great these modern times have done. So the modern times have brought a lot of things which can prove the existence of the Divine. Also it can prove about me. It can convince you what I am. This is very important because, in the modern times, this advent has to be recognised, has to be fully recognised. This is one of the conditions for all the Sahaja Yogis.  Now let’s see what’s happening in the modern times, in the brains of the people. In the brains of the people today, if you see, there is an attack on the Sahasrara. There has been an attack since long but in the modern times it’s the worst time. They are trying to make the limbic area very insensitive. Very depressive novels, very depressive thoughts and very depressive music, you can say, like Greek tragedy nonsense. All these things came from the medieval period till, we should say, this new age has started. That one itself was no good Read More …

Interview Alibag (India)

Interview Interviewer: Please, explain the difference between East and West, what can India bring to the west…?Shri Mataji: In the West, the knowledge that they have, is the knowledge as they call it of the tree – outside. You see the leaves and you see the branches and you know all about it. But they don’t know about the roots, on which this tree is standing. That knowledge is in India. One must know the roots. Unless and until you know the roots, you cannot progress in a proper way, in a balanced way. In the nature if you see, every tree of a kind like a coconut tree has a particular height, it doesn’t cross over. Or you see any natural growth, on this earth has its own limitations. It is also the whole nature has a beautiful cycle. Like a tree, it goes up and the water from the leaves is evaporated by the sun, so the water rises up to the leaves again, then it forms a catalyst for the rain to come in and then it rains but during the wintertime there is no sunshine, so the leaves drop out; because of the shortage of water, so they drop out. Because they drop out there is no destruction as such but there is a reconstruction because the leaves which fall down give the nourishment of nitrogen to the roots you see,so there is a beautiful cycle which works spontaneously without any trouble. So in the nature Read More …

You must aim at transforming yourself United Nations Headquarters, New York City (United States)

Public Program By Invitation United Nations Headquarters, New York City (United States), 26-07-1988 I bow to all the seekers of truth.  When we talk of truth we have to understand that’s not a mental projection. It’s neither your imagination nor your reading. It is what it is. We cannot change it. We cannot organize it. And we cannot conceptualize it. In our freedom, we have to choose the truth. But at human awareness, it’s not possible to know the truth. You have to rise higher than this human stage. As your U.N. is for the benevolence, for the benevolence, and if you have to achieve the benevolence of the world, we have to know one thing that we have to have the transformation of human beings. Unless and until we transform them as they are, you can unite them but you cannot integrate them. To integrate them you have to raise them to a new awareness of collective consciousness, where you become collectively conscious. Again I say you become. This is not that you can just certify yourself as something very aware people or as born again or twice-born or something like that. You cannot also certify yourself that we have known the truth. One has to be honest. Honest in the seeking of the truth. With that honesty only we can find out that truth has to be understood, only when you have Self-Realization. Now what is Self-Realization is to be understood. Whatever I tell you today you should Read More …

Conversation after Arrival (United States)

Conversation after Arrival, New Rochelle (United States), July 25th, 1988 Yes, how beautiful they were! [Shri Mataji speaks in Hindi about Emile Zola] Then, he is trying to show in one woman, four types of womanhood [in the book ‘Nana’]. But [Hindi]. It’s like that.Very sublime. [Hindi]. Must read. I am rereading something, it’s important, good things. In Sahaja Yoga, we don’t believe in somebody reading and getting Realisation. But after Realisation, you must read.[Hindi].So many books, one can read. These days, I have no time to read.Grégoire: If they are good you inspired them all, Shri Mataji.Shri Mataji: Hum?Grégoire: If they are good you inspired them all.Shri Mataji: It’s true but – American magnets [unsure], they haven’t got much, except for writing. They just digest these things all right [unsure]. These days, it’s not so bad. Sometimes you get funny articles in that also.Also, in between, they want to popularize themselves whatever it is, but they have kept quite a good standard. Also, apart from that, oratory and ? point of knowledge, must read.Now let’s seek general knowledge. What was the name of Abraham Lincoln’s wife?Sahaja Yogini: Mary Todd.Shri Mataji: Hum?Sahaja Yogi: Mary Todd.Shri Mataji: Correct. How many knew? It was a terrible woman. Of Abraham Lincoln, you read ‘Unknown’. It was a very beautiful book. ’Unknown’.[Hindi: Unknown, do you like?]Sahaja Yogini: Dji [yes]. Shri Mataji: How are you?[Hindi conversation about Ganapatipule]Every Sahaja Yogi must come every year. It’s very nourishing, I think. Ganapatipule is very nourishing. This time, Read More …

Devi Puja Talk: God is Satchitanand (Marathi talk not on the video) Ganapatipule (India)

Puja Talk, India Tour. Ganapatipule (India), 6 January 1988. It is said that God is Satchitanand. He is truth, He is attention and He is joy. In Sahaja Yoga, first you have discovered the truth. Discover the truth on your fingertips. The truth that you can discover on your central nervous system is the truth. First you discover the truth and you can tell about it, talk about, explain about it but you cannot give it to others unless and until the other person gets Realization. So, the truth has to be tested. One has to test on the fingertips the existence of truth. Otherwise all kinds of descriptions are of no weight. No one can understand what you are talking about when you tell them that you can feel the All-pervading power of Gods’ love around you. And then you start experiencing your attention. You start feeling that there is somebody, some force, some power, some organization is looking after you. Gradually you find your own attention becomes active. Today I am happy to say that I can tell you all these things openly, so clearly. But can you believe that 20 years back even in India nobody could talk about it because something Agamya, not to be known, not to be understood because your attention has become enlightened. With your enlightened attention you are listening to Me that’s why you are understand what I am saying. You attention itself has become active now and it baffles you sometimes Read More …