Navaratri Puja: Birthday of Shri Gauri Nevele Grande Resort Hotel, Ellenville (United States)

Navaratri Puja, Birthday of Shri Gauri, Ellenville, New York (USA), 12 October 2003. Today we are going to celebrate the puja of Gauri. She came on this earth many-a-times, to kill the people who were doing wrong things, who were trying to kill good people. She has done Her level (best) to do that, and today we are celebrating Her birthday. You all know so much about it, that I need not tell you, but what you have to know is that She came on this earth to save you from all kinds of troubles. For Her you were important, very important, because you were doing Devi puja and so we are celebrating today this Devi puja, with all our heart, because whatever ill people did to you, She came to destroy them. So today is a very great day for you to thank Her; thank Her for Her protection and for Her understanding as to what you have been tortured for. I’m happy you are all here to celebrate Her birthday, and to be surrendered to Her so that She can always, always protect you, and give you Her blessings. So may God bless you all, your children, your families, and that you bring great joy or protection. It’s very kind of you to have come today, so far away. I’m very happy to see you. Moreover, you have got tomorrow also that you can celebrate. Today we are not going to have any questions and solutions, we are Read More …

Thoughtless awareness explained Berkeley (United States)

Public Program, Berkeley (USA). 5 June 2000. I bow to all the seekers of truth. I do not know how to thank the mayor of Oakland and mayor of Berkeley for being so kind to give this certificate to Me. I must say this is a wonderful country where people recognize something that is doing good work. Really remarkable it is. I had been here before, to Berkeley, because everybody tells Me that there are lots of seekers of truth in Berkeley. This is the thing that attracted Me very much. But first of all we should know what are we seeking all these days. Once you start seeking it goes on like a rat-race of seeking. Or have you been able to find something? So what do you have to find in your seeking? As you know, in all the scriptures it is been told that you have to know yourself. You don’t know yourself, you don’t know what problems you have within. People get into diseases without knowing until it develops into a very serious trouble. Also they go on hurting others, being jealous with others, being in tension and stress. All kind of problems come to them, and they don’t know why it happens, why, what is the reason? So today I’m going to tell you how you have to know yourself. First of all you must decide that you have been seeking, seeking, seeking and this is the place known for its seeking. It’s high time Read More …

What is the problem in our lives? New Delhi (India)

Public Program: Income Tax Officers Meeting. Delhi (India), 17 April 2000. I bow to all the seekers of truth. Just now you have been told about the beneficial effects of Sahaja Yoga, but it has much deeper, much more effects on us. The thing is, we are not aware of ourselves, we don’t know ourselves. And we have to know, what are we and then we will know why all these problems, physical, mental, emotional are caused. Also the spiritual problems, many people have. It’s important to see that we are made beautifully. This human body is made very beautifully and if you study medicine you will know it even more. That it’s a body which is so much well looked after, you take heart, you take anything. But we are the ones, we spoil them sometimes. May be because we are ignorant and we don’t know what to do about ourselves. Specially when I am today addressing such a august gathering of you people, I think it’s important to tell you what is the problem with our lives. Especially I have been a wife of a government servant. And I do know what are the problems of the government servants are, which no one can understand unless and until you are in the service. The first and foremost thing that causes us this anxiety is – we are all the time worried, “How are we to be sustained in the job? What should we do our level best to Read More …

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India, December 25th 1999 Today we are going to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. He came on this earth in a very special way, that He was born to a Virgin. And we can understand as you know as Shri Ganesha was also born in the same way, and as Jesus is a incarnation of Shri Ganesha He had all His powers when He was born, He did not have to bring any outward weapons to show that what powers He had. But He had all the powers with Him, but still He tried to show tolerance and understanding, because at that time the people with whom He had to deal were absolutely ignorant of spirituality. They were actually Jews and they were instructed by Moses, Abraham, all these people. But they had lost their moorings, and they didn’t know what to seek, how to seek, and they were not seekers. They are quite satisfied with all the Jewish ritualism they had as also in other religions we do the same. There was no seeking at all for anything great. And so He had a very difficult life, extremely difficult life. When He was born there was a sign, of a star which three men saw and they followed it and reached that place where they found that He was born in a manger, the very simple, simplest possible place to be born. Was born in all great difficulties but it was shown clearly through a star that He was 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 …

Navavarsha, Hindi New Year New Delhi (India)

1995-1025 Navavarsha, Hindu New Year, Delhi, India Speech language: English, Hindi Transcript of Talk in Hindi (Sound cloud – Nirmala Vidya – 1985-1025 Navavarsha Puja Delhi NC Source NITL – Start time 00.22 secs) Today is the auspicious occasion of the New Year and auspicious blessings to you all. Every year, New Year comes and keeps coming. But, the spirit of observing the New Year, that people are not able to understand. Other than that, on the day of the New Year, new clothes will be worn, will be celebrating. No one will think in a way that the New Year is coming, what is the new thing that we will do. The way life is passing, it will continue in the same way and in the same vein everyone will be wished for the New Year. In Sahaja Yoga, when we are so collective, we need to think as to what new we need to do in Sahaja Yoga. You have entered quite deep into meditation. You understand meditation and you have established your state. But in the New Year, what is the new thing we should do, our attention needs to be on that. In reality, first we also need to think that what are the questions affecting our nation and what are the questions of the entire world and how do we bring solutions to those problems. For this, I think, Sahaja yogis should pay attention to the areas which interests them. In a way many new Read More …

Devi Shakti Puja: America and Ego New York City (United States)

Devi Shakti Puja, “America and Ego”. New York (USA), 8 October 1995. I am so very happy to see so many Sahaja Yogis are here now in America. And the program we have had the other day showed us clearly that Sahaja Yoga is getting very popular and the way people got their realization in five minutes also showed that now we have touched that area of seekers who are honest and who are of a very high level in spirituality. You are the ones who are the first Sahaja Yogis we should say or the foundation of the Sahaja Yoga in America and thus we have to understand our own responsibility. As it is Vishuddhi Chakra is responsible for the whole world. But the people in Vishuddhi Chakra have to be like Ganas, they have to be very responsible, extremely, much more than any other country in the whole world. And the problem is somehow I found, I don’t know about the future, that, that sense of responsibility yet not felt among Sahaja Yogis that they are responsible for the whole world; not only for America or only for New York or only for Yonkers. Sitting down here you are responsible for the whole world. If you understand this that the main quality of Vishuddhi Chakra is responsibility, I always say, “It’s on my shoulder. I take it on my shoulder”, meaning what? That I take the responsibility, but this sense of responsibility has to come to you very Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: How to Talk to New Comers? Bangkok (Thailand)

Advises on how to talk to new comers. Bangkok (Thailand), 16 March 1995. Shri Mataji: Can I have my spectacles? Laurence: Yes Shri Mataji: Please be seated, please. Come here in the front. Why don’t you come here? Sahaja Yogi: [about the mike] Shri Mataji: [Unclear] I’ll have some tea? Laurence: Yes Shri Mataji: [Unclear] Now, we had lots of people, I should say for the program. By the time I started the program, there were many people. Now the problem faces you is this, that when I go away, there are very few Sahaja Yogis left here, and they have to look after the newcomers. And the problem is like this, that you have to deal with them very carefully. Because, you know, they are now yet not such Sahaja Yogis as you are and they don’t understand what is Sahaja Yoga. To get Realization is very easy, but to become a Sahaja Yogi is a difficult thing. It’s a very deep growth that you require to become a good Sahaja Yogi. As it is, they are coming just now from that human awareness, which you have to make a divine awareness. So it’s a very difficult task I must tell you. So with all compassion and love, you must deal with them. You should never talk sharply. Sometimes Sahaja Yogis will say: “Oh, your – this chakra is catching,” or they’ll say: “You have got this bhoot in you,” and all sorts of things. Then they get, you Read More …

Conversation with Princess Nun Bangkok (Thailand)

1995-03-15 Conversation with Princess Nun Bangkok Shri Mataji: I am very happy you are taking interest in this andPrincess Nun: I have no experience on this one, (laughs). I like to learn about(Mixed audio)Shri Mataji: That’s what Buddha had said that you have to have experience. Without the experience whatever you believe is is not that. It has to have connection. But Buddha’s mission was finished like that abruptly. He had really worked very hard. No doubt. But people didn’t understand him and even I see in Japan, they follow Buddhism. But they dot understand. Because  Princess Nun: It’s very difficult(laughs)Shri Mataji: See it is not mental what they talked aboutPrincess Nun: SpiritualShri Mataji: It’s beyond mental. Thats the thing they called as Nirvana. But just believing in something, you don’t get it. You have to have it within yourself (Mixed voice)Princess Nun : PracticeShri Mataji: experience has to (unclear). My son-in-law, elder-son…younger son-in-law is writing a book on Buddha. In that he is going to point out all these things little little. That how we have missed the point you see. He said that we have to be in the middle path first of all and people are not in the middle path. They are one extreme to another extreme and his main idea was compassion. Compassion that has power. That only you get it when you become one with the All-pervading power. Otherwise you don’t have that compassion. That compassion which has power and this is very important Read More …

Address to Tunisian women Tunis (Tunisia)

Address to Tunisian women. Tunis (Tunisia), 13 November 1994. Shri Mataji: You can’t see? You can come here. Yogi: … ladies, Shri Mataji, they all say that they have got used to You, and they love You very much… Shri Mataji: Thank you. Yogi: … and they want You to stay in Tunisia (Shri Mataji laughs), they want You to buy a residence – they want to buy a residence for You, so You can come more often (applause). Shri Mataji: I see here, these are the kindest words I’ve ever heard. I’ve been here for a short time, but I really felt so close to you. You are so sensitive and so sensible and you didn’t mind whatever I’ve told you. I’m a Mother, and I have to tell you the truth and you shouldn’t feel bad if you think that I’m your Mother. That is a Mother’s job; she has to have patience, love, affection and also wisdom. Perhaps we women don’t realize how important we are. Men can do politics, economics and all the mess of it, but women are responsible for the society. They can make the society or mar the society. Wherever there are good societies, where children are good, families are good, and there is peace, there the women are responsible. The woman who has the job of rocking a child can rule the world. In no way a woman should think she is less than man. Woman is like this Mother Earth and Read More …

Shri Yogeshwara Puja: Having An Enlightened Brain New Jersey (United States)

Shri Yogeshwara Puja. New Jersey (USA), 2 October 1994. Today we are going to worship Shri Krishna as Yogeshwara. As it is, you know that Vishnu’s first incarnation as a human being was Vamana avatar. And then went till He came as Shri Ram. So, the past of Shri Krishna was Shri Ram. And when Shri Rama came on this earth, He went into lots of austerities, to go to jungle, His wife was lost, whom He had to find out. And to establish the benevolent king on this earth, He was made the king of Ayodhya. But all His life it was a struggle and austerities which He followed. As a result, the people who followed Shri Ram became extremely austere. They used to sleep on the grass because Shri Ram had to sleep on the grass for so many years. They used to wear wooden slippers. They would just wear very little clothes or one dhoti, just like Shri Rama wore when His wife was out. All these austerities they did to show how a householder should be. He never enjoyed any other life as a man, but just lived like an ascetic when His wife was lost. All these things were to establish also a very ideal personality for a man to be attached to His wife. He was a person with Ekapatnivrata, means: one wife. Though She knew She was Mahalakshmi, She was a Goddess, but still He was forced to do things because He wanted Read More …

We must have the wisdom to understand that we have to ascend Moscow (Russia)

Public Program I bow to all the seekers of truth. I have been speaking every night that’s why my throat is so bad I hope you will excuse me. At the very outset, you have to know that truth is what it is …We cannot change it. It cannot be forced on you …You have to ask for it …If you do not want it …It cannot be forced. But these are the times what we call as the last judgement…If you want to go to hell you can go, and if you want to go to heaven you can go …It is all your desire. Is a pure desire. As you see here in the triangular bone of Sacrum you have the power to ascend…All of you have this. It’s all your own. But this is the power of pure desire…I see many people who think they are doing very well, they are very satisfied, they are very happy people and they are not worried about others. So we have to take to understanding…We must have the wisdom to understand that we have to ascend. All the religion were there to create balance in you but they became money-oriented and also power-oriented. This is the problem that when we go to religion we are disappointed…They had to be spirit oriented. They have to seek their enlightenment. But they did not. So people take to something what we call that they have no faith. But this is unscientific. You must Read More …

Weddings and Advice to Brides and Grooms Ganapatipule (India)

Advice to Brides and Bridegrooms in Ganapatipule (India). 28 December 1993. Advice to Bridegrooms This time we have the maximum number of people who are getting married. Still I don’t know the final number. At the last moment some people come to me that I should tie their dhotis. Different thing in Sahaja Yoga doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, There is one thing I would first again ask. Those who don’t want to get married with the people whom we have selected and you accepted should immediately tell me today. Now there’s still time. If you have any doubts, any one. The purpose of these marriages is this, that we should have international understanding about human beings that after coming to Sahaja Yoga we transcend all the barriers, all the barriers of race, religion, ?? and nationality. We have to create this homogenous world and make it peaceful by removing this disease of national identification or racial identification. We are all created by God Almighty. Our differences are only skin deep. Culturally we are different little bit here and there but basically in ourselves we are all spiritual. And the religion that you have is innate built in within us which is an part and parcel of us. By these marriages we want to achieve a very happy and a very enjoyable married life. In the marriage one has to know, nobody should dominate anyone… that’s a wrong idea. But we have two wheels of the chariot, one is big Read More …

Evening Program and Talk About Marriages Ganapatipule (India)

1993-12-24 India Tour: Talk About Marriages – After Music Program I was very happy to learn that this morning the meditation was done very well collectively. My attention was there on you. We are now going to announce the marriages, the remaining ones today. Before that, I’ve to say the same thing which I’ve said many times, that there is no compulsion for anyone, not at all, to marry a particular person who we have suggested. If you want, you can say no, completely, or you can say “Mother, change it”. Whatever you say we’ll try to do. We have big problems of hights, of education, of culture, and some people say: “We don’t want to marry indians”, or “we don’t want to marry a foreigner”, like that. Whatever it was, we have tried to comply with your desires. But of course we could not get all of you married because there were no proper matches for you, but in any case I’m sure by tomorrow we might be able to organize many more. So there is no compulsion about it, absolutely not, till the end. Till the marriages are being performed you have every right to say no, so I don’t want you to get married now and later on create problems. Whatever it is, if you think I have done anything for you, or Sahaja Yoga has done for you, then please don’t trouble us by thinking about it later on that “We don’t want to marry, we Read More …

Why are we on this Earth? Philadelphia (United States)

Public Program, Philadelphia (USA), 15 October 1993. I bow to all the seekers of Truth. This song that you are listening to has been written by a poet called Namadeva, about sixteenth century, and what he’s singing there is, “Oh, Mother, give me my yoga.” Yoga means the union with the Divine. I said I bow to you all because you’re seekers of Truth. At the very outset, one has to know that Truth is what it is. You cannot change it. You cannot transform it. You cannot conceptualize it. And, unfortunately, at this human awareness, you cannot know it, whatever you may try. If once we humbly understand this, that we can go up to our mental projections and not beyond that, Truth has to be known on your central nervous system. In the evolutionary process, whatever we have known, we have known it on our central nervous system. For example, if you bring a dog or a horse and he sees this beautiful hall, he won’t understand. If you take him through a dirty lane, he won’t understand. He can just pass through. But, while we human beings have developed a kind of a sensitivity, sensitivity to so many things. Also, we should have developed sensitivity to spirituality, but sometimes we miss the point. Now, whatever I am going to tell should be taken as a hypothesis, but you should have an open mind of a scientist. If it is true, you should accept it, if you are Read More …

The Feminine Power Within Us National Institutes of Health, Washington D.C. (United States)

Public Program at National Institute of Health, Washington, D.C. (USA). 14 October 1993. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it, you cannot conceptualize it, and unfortunately at this human awareness you cannot know it. Another thing, whatever I’m going to tell you today, please do not accept it blind-folded. We have accepted many things blind-folded and we have suffered. But keep your mind open as scientists and if this hypothesis is proved, then you have to accept it as honest people. First of all, I’ll tell you what is the truth, you are all seekers, but you must know what is the truth you are seeking. The first truth is that you are not this body, this mind, this ego; these conditionings but you are the pure spirit. You always say this is “my” body, “my” conditionings, “my” mind, my… When you say “my”, who is this “I” to which all these belong? The second truth is that there is a All Pervading Power of Divine Love; which does all the living work. You see beautiful flowers and beautiful trees, they are all miracles, but we take these miracles for granted. Who runs our heart? If you ask the Doctors, they will say its “autonomous nervous system”, but who is the “auto”? Who runs our heart? Look at our eyes, which is such a wonderful camera, and this brain, which is such a perfect computer. Who has made this Read More …

We have to turn inward for our enlightenment Universiada Hall, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Public Program I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know the truth is what it is. We cannot cheat it and we cannot conceptualize it. Also unfortunately at this human awareness we cannot know it. There is something more that has to happen to our awareness. Whatever I am telling you today you need not accept it blindfoldedly But you should keep your minds open like scientist. Treat it as a hypothesis and if proved you have to accept it as truth. Because it is for your benevolence and for the benevolence of your country and also for the benevolence of the whole world. The truth is that you are not this body, ind, your conditionings, your ego. But you are pure spirit. Yo say my mind, my body, my ego, so who is this my ?who runs your heart. The doctors say its autonomous nervous system. But who is this auto. We never think take, notice about it. You see all the beautiful flowers, they are the miracles. But we don’t think about it. In the same way we have to become ?? Is miracle. As you see in this world there are so many problems. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and worst is moral. These problems are mostly caused by human beings. And all human problems come to earth from our subtle centres about which we have shown. If this centres could be put right all these problems can be solved. Read More …

Shri Mahalakshmi Puja: You have come to Sahaja Yoga to ascend National Palace of Culture, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Shri Mahalakshmi puja. Sofia (Bulgaria), 8 September 1993. Today is a great day when we are celebrating Mahalakshmi’s Puja. You must be knowing that today is the day of Mary, mother of Christ, who was Mahalakshmi. Mahalakshmi’s incarnation is very important for Sahaja Yoga. First She establishes our dharma by which we become righteous, we become religious in the real sense. After the light of realisation we cannot do anything that is not dharma. As you know what is dharma is, and the maryadas, the boundaries of our behavior. This transformation takes place automatically. I don’t have to tell you, “Don’t do this, don’t do this,” like ten commandments. You, yourself, establish your dharma and you enjoy your virtues. This happens, as you know – already has happened to all of you – with the grace of Mahalakshmi. Then She starts bestowing blessings on you. First, the blessing is of physical well-being by which your parasympathetic nervous system gets into proper shape and a balance is established, as if the Mahalakshmi principle holds the reins and you cannot cross the limits, you cannot go too much to the left or to the right. By this principle you realise what is wrong with the outside religions, you realise also that inside all the religions are born like flowers on the same of tree of spirituality. And automatically you start worshipping all the prophets right from Abraham, Moses, Confucius, Lao Tse, Mohammed Sahib, Nanak. You worship them! It is not that you Read More …

Why are we slaves of all sorts of ideologies? Hamburg (Germany)

1993-07-22 Public Program Hamburg, Germany I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very out set we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot conceptualise it, at this human state. Whatever I want to tell you today, you are not to accept it blindfolded, but you should have an open mind of a scientist and if it works, then you have to accept, as honest people, because it is for the benevolence of every Individual and for the benevolence of your country and for the benevolence of the whole world. These are special times when we are born. I call it as a blossom time, where many seekers of truth are born, but they have to know first of all, what is the truth. First thing is that you are not this body, this mind, this intelligence, this ego, these conditionings, but you are the pure spirit. The second truth is that there is a subtle, all-pervading power of divine love and this power does all the living work. We see these beautiful flowers and we take them for granted. We don’t even think that it’s a miracle, how from one seed these flowers have come, also who runs our heart. Doctors will say autonomous nervous system, but who is this auto. We have science but it cannot give us answers fully. It cannot answer, why are we here on this earth. It cannot answer what is our purpose of Read More …

Spiritual Traditions Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, Paris (France)

Public Program “Spiritual Traditions” Paris (France), 12 July 1993. I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot conceptualize it, we cannot change it, we cannot transform it. We have to feel the truth. At this human level, we do not know the absolute truth, that’s why there are all kinds of different opinions about everything. Absolute truth is for everyone the same. So, what is the absolute truth? The first is that you are not this body, this mind, these conditionings, this ego, but you are the pure spirit. The another truth is that there is an all pervading power of Divine love, which does all the living work. We have these beautiful flowers, we see them all around. It’s a miracle, the way from little seeds, how they have come out in different colors, in their own personalities. We take it for granted. Who runs our heart? Doctors will say, it is the autonomous nervous system. But who is this auto? Who does all this job? We should, at least put our attention as to how the things are happening in this world. There are no answers given in the science, it cannot give, because science deals with dead things. It has nothing to do with the living work. Also it is immoral, it has no morality behind it. Some of the calamities that have come to us are by science only. Still, Read More …

Talk at Noida Temple New Delhi (India)

Talk at Noida Temple Inauguration. Noida (India), 25 March 1993. First thing he owned the land, and then built the whole thing with his own money. It’s very, very creditable. It is something very unique: this has not happened before anywhere in the world that a Sahaja yogi has got the land and built an ashram like this, so beautifully. So give him a hand! It’s a very good beginning, and I’m sure people in every country will try to achieve this kind of relations, so it’s easier for us to spread Sahaja Yoga. This is a very nice locality: you already, you know that we are also building a house here in Noida, and you are now in Uttar Pradesh – it is not Delhi anymore – which is the place where there is My, I should say, father-in-law’s place is across this road. The people here are extremely generous and very helpful. Only the Sahaja yogis have to learn from them as to how they are participating in Sahaja Yoga, also financially. Of course, you don’t need any money for Sahaj Yog for awakening the kundalini. I don’t need your money at all, nothing of the kind.But if you have to build the ashrams, if you have to build buildings, it requires money. And if you desire, it will work out. One has to just desire and it works out. To the principle of Lakshmi, as you know, She has four hands, out of which one hand is Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis After Diwali Vienna (Austria)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis After Diwali I’m sorry it was so such a late time I had to come here. I had to make the food and just after dinner I came and I think the ashram is also very far away. I have to just tell you that we have had a very, very successful tour of South America. And as you must have seen the people of Romania, the people there were extremely surrendered, very surrendered people. And everywhere we had two to three thousand people and everywhere we had more than five hundred people for follow on. So you can imagine, in this short time, this is only the second time I went to Colombia, and we already have got six hundred Sahaja Yogis there. So they are very surrendered people, and though there is so called poverty, in their heart they are very good, very surrendered and they are very fast for accepting pure knowledge. While in the West, as you have seen, they are very slow to accept pure knowledge and also go on doubting till some time. I don’t know what is the reason for this. Why is it that people from countries, which are not democratic to this extent, some of them have been just despotic and quite poor. Even Rio was quite a poor country I would say, where I went. Brazilia is another one, which is coming up. And I was amazed that in Brazil the President of the Senate himself Read More …

Shri Mahakali Puja: She is the Holy Ghost Salvador-Bahia (Brazil)

Shri Mahakali Puja, Salvador-Bahia (Brazil), 14 October 1992. It is so nice to be here in Brazil, especially in Salvador. I’ve been to a gentleman a long time back, from my husband’s office, from Brazil, and his wife was suffering from terrible black magic. And she really was cured of that trouble. So he told me that, “You have to go to Brazil because it is full of lots of negative things specially the black magic, so you must go there somehow”. And so it was my great desire to come here and that’s how I came, few years back. Also, Duilio was here and, I mean, things were arranged somehow, Sahaj, so I came here.So, the problem of this country is more, is this black magic that is brought by the people from Africa. So I have thought today, we, let us have Mahakali Puja.Mahakali is the left-side Power in us. So, actually, she is Adi Shakti. Only when she enters into the left side of the Virata we call her Mahakali, but she is the power of pure desire of God. Then she establishes Shri Ganesha herself. Then she goes to the right-side as Mahasaraswati. And then she enters into the centre where she is Mahalakshmi. That is how Adi Shakti takes three forms. But Mahakali is the pure form, because she’s not yet taken- I mean from Adi Shakti, she is Mahakali Power. So, first thing she, before creating this universe or anything, she created Shri Ganesha. Read More …

One has to rise above your physical, emotional and mental side University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland)

Public Program. Geneva (Switzerland), 24 August 1992. Shri Mataji: It’s all right, it’s ? I don’t need, I don’t need. It’s all right. Shri Mataji: You can ask them, all of them, to sit; I think there are chairs here and there. Standing, what you can see here also? On the, on the? they can come on the stage. It’s a big stage, you know. They can come here, on the stage. Please come. I bow to all the seekers of Truth. At the very outset, at the very outset, we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot think about it, we cannot read about it and we cannot conceptualize it. And also unfortunately at this human awareness we cannot feel it; we cannot know it. One has to rise above your physical, emotional and mental side. We have reached a stage of this human awareness through our evolution, but we do not know the absolute truth. This is the reason why there are so many theories coming up, so many dogmas, and there are fights, wars, all kinds of problems in this world. Thanks to Mr. Gorbachev that the political wars may not take place. But fundamentalism is the biggest problem today. And we do not know how they work out their fundamentalism on our minds. It is very important now to understand because this is going to be the greatest problem for us and for our children. To get over the fundamentalism, the only Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Red Hill Lookout Cafe & Bar, Canberra (Australia)

Talk to Yogis at Red Hill Lookout. Canberra (Australia), 13 February 1992. So we are with the nature here. So beautiful. The way it is planned you can see how the person who’s planned it had the feel of the land, feel of the nature. How he is made up, by not destroying it . Whatever is there he used it, otherwise they would have put one bulldozer and finished it off. But the way it is planned shows he had feeling for the land and he could understand. The way we look at nature also, is our own. The way we are inside, that’s how we look at nature. Nature is our friend absolutely; it’s working for us all the time. And we don’t do much for it. Look at these trees. They give shade, they give fruits. Whatever is possible for them, they do it. And when they are old, use them for wood. All supportive to our life. But we must have feeling; otherwise, what’s happening today is this ecological problem. And this is because we do not have any feeling for the Mother Earth. No feeling for the nature. We are really plundering them and then the whole thing reacts. It’s a kind of an aggression that you want to have so many things at the same time. Like I have seen once, first when we went to England, we never served any drinks in our house in India, but in England nobody would come to Read More …

Is this the end of our evolution? Bengaluru (India)

1991-12-09 Public Program, Bangalore, India I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset one has to know that truth is what it is, we cannot conceptualize it, we cannot imagine about it, we cannot organize it, we cannot change it. The unfortunate thing is that we cannot know it at this human awareness. I came to Bangalore and people brought beautiful flowers to me, very beautiful flowers. We take all these flowers for granted, we don’t even think how one seed can give these big trees, can create this beautiful atmosphere, also how these trees and plants and bushes all of them how they grow up to a limited area, how individually they produce whatever they are supposed to produce. Look at our eye what a complicated thing this eye is, what a camera it is, how many things it does, we never even think how did we get this camera fixed here which is doing so many things. We just take everything for granted, and also i must say that science cannot tell you how, it can say it is, whatever they find honestly they say it is beyond that they cannot say how. Now we have to also think about one more thing that we have being human beings from amoeba stage to this stage we have come, but is this the absolute that we have reached? Is this the end of our evolution? If it was so there would have been no problems, we Read More …

Dyan Ki Avashakta, On meditation New Delhi (India)

Need of meditation  New Delhi (India), 27 November 1991 Today, I have met you all after a long time and we should all understand about Sahaj yoga. Sahaj yoga has evolved for the benefit of whole world. And you all are its medium. Your responsibilities are too many because you all are its medium. No one else is the medium for it.  If we give the vibrations to any tree or to some temple or anywhere else. If we give these vibrations, it won’t be activated, it won’t work out. Only by your determination and your action, it is going to spread. Then, we have to understand that there is only one demerit in Sahaj Yoga. Although, it is Sahaj and you get it very easily. Even if you achieve it in Sahaj way, it is very difficult to sustain it, because we are not living in Himalayas. We are not living in any such place, where there is no other environment except spiritual environment. We are living in every kind of environment and because of that we have many kinds of attributes sticked to us. So, in Sahaj Yoga we have to work out purity within us and to become pure. For example, if any of the channels is there and if it is not all right, as the channel of electricity then electricity cannot travel through it. If it is the water tap and something it struck up inside then the water cannot pass through it, same way Read More …

Destruction or emancipation Queens Theatre, New York City (United States)

Public Program Talk – Truth, Consequences, False Gurus, Puree Desire, Attention, 04-27-1991 I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, we have to understand that truth is where it is. We cannot organize it. We cannot conceptualize it. Unfortunately, at human awareness, we cannot know it. Now whatever I’m going to tell you here, you have to have a scientific attitude towards it. There should be no blind faith. That’s not going to help. Nor complete denial, but you should have an open eye to find out what is the truth about yourself and about this universe.The greatest truth about us, the human beings, ourselves, is that we are not this body, this mind, this ego, these conditionings, but we are the pure Spirit. And we have to become the pure Spirit. The second truth is that the whole universe is organized, is coordinated, nourished, above all loved by God Almighty, who exists as this Power, which we can say is the all-pervading Power of divine love. This Power is the absolute truth. Is eternal.And out of this universe emerges — we have become human beings from the amoeba stage only through the working of this great divine Power. So within us lies reflected on our heart, is the Spirit, is God Almighty. And also reflected within us, this Primordial Mother, God’s love, his desire, as Kundalini, which you see here in the triangular bone, what we call as the Holy Ghost. This power residing in Read More …

Birthday Puja Mumbai (India)

Birthday Puja, March 21, 1991, Mumbai, translation from Hindi The whole world is gleefully celebrating our birthday. All this makes me so emotional that till now no children would have loved their mother so much, like you love me. This is the glory of Shri Ganesha that he would behold His Mother above all deities and would be engrossed in Her service. Therefore, He could accomplish everything. It is a natural instinct for every mother to love her children and to sacrifice everything for them. And she doesn’t have any expectations from them. But, every mother desires her children to be of good character, and, earn name and fame. A worldly mother has such desires. But, the ranks of a Spiritual Mother that you have bestowed upon me, I don’t have any desires. I was thinking what I should talk about because I don’t have any desires. Probably in such a state no desires exist, yet without having any desires they are being fulfilled. You are doing everything even before a desire emanates, so what should I desire for. What I had wished and hoped for – that my children should be extremely virtuous, they must have a radiant temperament, must be munificent, valorous, working for everyone’s welfare – must own such a grandeur personality and must be great gurus. I can see it is happening; little less in some, more in others. I am also witnessing how you are going around the world to give self-realization to all people. Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Pune (India)

Talk to yogis. Pratishthan, Pune (India), 14 December 1990. I asked some of the boys, “What is your policy?” They said, “We have no policy.” “Then what is your aim?” “We have no aim.” “Then why are you doing this nonsense?” They said, “Because whatever the elders tell us, we do it.” I said, “Have you no personality? Nothing?” Is exactly what happened when this hippy movement started. Some so-called intellectuals started this horrible hippy movement in the West. And when they found they cannot do anything about it, they found it’s going to fail, so many children lost their education, so many children I know became pregnant, girls and boys [sadist scout/squat]. All that took them to the extreme that they became violent. But unless and until there is a change within yourself, how can we change anything outside? We cannot. And the first seven people I fought were all hippies. Very difficult. They called themselves hippies but they used to hog like a pig. They wanted all the comforts, everything free, extremely dominating and quarrelsome people. But the foundation was laid on them. Very surprising. But I had to work on them for at least four years regularly. [Hindi] So that is how Sahaja Yoga started, and today you know how much it has spread, how far it has gone. Only in Maharashtra this problem is there of so-called intellectuals, this is called themselves, but they have no intelligence. I talked to one man; I got fed up. Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Be careful about your own children Givrins Ashram, Givrins (Switzerland)

Talk Arzier, Talk on Children at Girvins Ashram (Switzerland), 21 September 1990. And so there are many hunters who are trying to find out this castori, this musk, and they are looking they are looking for the deer. So please keep your deer, that is the innocence, you see. The children’s innocence is now attacked, under attack, and there is such an attack coming on innocence that you have to care, be careful about your own children. Harane means those deer, because deer is a small thing, so be careful about those deer, look after them. The full term is keep them clear, keep them safe. A time may come when we will feel our own breathing as something stranger as if they are not our own, stranger, that’s why keep your hands into each other because it is very dark. Very nice message for all the Sahaja Yogis. And this is what one has to understand that you must try to understand your leader. I wanted to talk to the collectivity here today about what has happened in Switzerland, also that, you see, we had Arneau here, and Arneau became a very right-sided and this and that. So as a result of that, Swiss people have become the other way round, I think. And it’s a kind of a feeling that as Arneau was, there’s a pressure I think, on the new leader who is a very good man and he is very good. So if you pressurize, then Read More …

How to make out a real guru? Fêtes de Thônex, Thônex (Switzerland)

Public Program Day 2. Geneva (Switzerland), 19 September 1990. I bow to all the seekers of truth. For those who have come for the first time today I have to tell them that truth is what it is and it cannot be organized and it cannot be understood or felt by this human awareness. Now the first question that is asked in practically in every program I have is this: how to make out a real master or a real guru. The first thing to know about a guru is through the disciples. You should find out if the disciples are righteous people, if they are compassionate or if they can raise your Kundalini. Also, you should find out if they are wise and what are the relations of these people among themselves. They have to have the full knowledge of the Kundalini and the Self-realization. If they ask you to say some mantras then you should ask, “Why this particular mantra for me? What is wrong with me? Why this one?” But the first thing you should see that have you to pay any money for the Self-realization or for anything. You cannot sell God. And we have known that all the saints who lived on this earth or all the incarnations who lived on this earth never charged in any money for their knowledge. You cannot earn your living on this knowledge. You have to do your own work, whatever you have been doing, and you have to Read More …

Pre-Shri Krishna Puja Talk and 2nd Evening Talk Hallowtree Scout Campsite, Ipswich (England)

Evening before Shri Krishna Puja. Ipswich (UK), 17 August 1990. On the day of Sri Krishna Puja, I’m going to tell you about Sri Krishna. But before that, we should know how the whole thing evolved from Sri Vishnu’s evolutionary process. So, as you know there were ten Avataras, ten incarnations of Sri Vishnu. Now Vishnu is the one which grows to be the Virat, to be the macrocosm as they call it, and this Vishnu principle is very well established within us. As a result of that only, we also seek and we seek money, power, love, families, children, all kinds of things we seek. That is only through- because of the Vishnu principle within us. But the biggest thing about the Vishnu principle is that it gave us evolution by which we evolve. Also, we evolved in the social structure, the political structure, the economic structure. We also evolved. India, I mean, I would say, India was once upon a time, you see, a slave country. Then democracy came in, and the English had to give up India, because they learned that if they have to make a majority rule in India, then there are more Indians than English. So they had to give up in any case. So, wisdom came over and they gave up, you see. So, what happens, that we learned gradually when we start facing the problems that we ourselves have created. When we start seeing what are the problems are, then we get Read More …

Kundalini connects you to the all-pervading power through the Spirit Pesti Vigadó, Budapest (Hungary)

Public Program, 1990-07-22 I bow to all the seekers of truth.I think they didn’t hear.At the very outset, we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot organize it and we cannot describe it. Also, we cannot know it at human level, with human awareness. All the civilization and all the growth is like the growth of a tree. But we have to know about our roots. And these roots are placed within ourselves. Unless and until we don’t know our roots this tree can be completely destroyed. But to know the roots we have to be a subtler being.Now whatever we are telling you here is to be listened to like a scientist, with a scientific mind. With an open mind, like a hypothesis and if it is proved, then as honest people we have to accept it. Because it is for our benevolence. As we see around what we find that people who are at the helm of affairs are all quite confused. These so-called countries which have been free for all these years are getting destroyed from within. They have diseases, they have habits. They do not know how to get rid of them. They have problems, ecological problems, other so many social problems. And things are going from bad to worse.Now as Hungary has taken to freedom you must first of all witness the pros and cons and should know the absolute truth. The truth is that you are Read More …

The roots are within ourselves Ukraina Palace, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Public Program, Kiev, Ukraine, 1990-0629 I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, we have to understand that at human awareness we cannot feel the truth. We have to become a subtler being to understand the absolute truth. Without that everything is just the mental projection and which takes us to extremes. Hence we get lost. But somehow if we come to know about the absolute truth, there will be no argument, there will be no quarrel, there will be no war. Now, the truth is that we are not this body, not his mind, not this intellect, nor these emotions or our conditionings or ego. But we pure spirit. And there is another truth that there exists a very subtle dynamic power which does all the living work. Every living work is done by that power. We cannot do any living work. Supposing a tree is dead then we make a ?? and we think that we have done a great work. But, this is a just a transformation from one dead to another dead. But it is not any real transformation. Leave alone, even we cannot create a grain of dust by ourselves. So whatever we are today is also very limited. We have so many physical, emotional, mental problems. We have no balance in our own behaviour. We started with science created atom bombs to destroy ourselves. We started with psychology created persons like Freud to get AIDS and all this horrible diseases. Read More …

See the quality of the disciples of the gurus first Athens (Greece)

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, 1990-0621 Public Program Day 2, Athens, Greece. I bow to all the Seekers of Truth. Yesterday I told you what is the truth is. Truth is that you are the spirit and that there is an All Pervading Power, which does all the living work and looks after you also. Now the questions are some of the them are sensible, I’m happy that they are asking Me questions, which means that you have all the freedom to ask questions, there’s no mesmerism going on. The first question is about how to make out a false guru. First thing, I must say that that is a false guru will not give you all the freedom to ask questions, so you can’t object anymore. A guru who does not give you any freedom to ask questions, is not good. But you have to know that you cannot pay for the truth. For example, I can see with My eye that there is a carpet lying here. You know that. I don’t have to pay. I have got My eyes. In the same way, to know the truth, you cannot pay any money. The second point is that you must see what is the quality of the disciples of the gurus first. When you go to a shop, you want to buy something, first you find out from those who have bought, what do they have to say about it. You’ll be surprised, that none of these so Read More …

It is very important to understand what problems we are facing Athens (Greece)

Public Program Day 1, Greece, 1990-06-20 [introduction in Greek][Shri Mataji speaks from minute 3:53] I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is and we cannot treat nor can we understand it through this human awareness. But what is the truth? The truth is we are not this body, we are not these emotions, we are not this intellect, we are not our conditioning or our ego but we are pure Spirit. And the second things is that there is a very subtle power which is called as the All-Pervading Power of Divine Love which looks after all the living work. We see these beautiful flowers but we take them for granted, we don’t think how they are created so beautifully. All the religions have said one thing: is to seek the eternal and the [UNCLEAR] is to be treated with its own understanding and limitations but all the religions have deviated from this path of seeking the eternal. You are already told about this mechanism that exists within you for which you have to keep your minds open like scientists and if it works then you have to accept it as the truth. Today I think it is very important to understand what problems we are facing. We are not aware as to what problems are propping us. Now the problem of war is particularly [UNCLEAR] but the problem that is going to destroy us is Read More …

A new jump has to be taken, Talk, Eve Of Easter Puja Eastbourne (England)

“A New Jump Has To Be Taken”, Evening before Easter puja. Eastbourne (UK), 21 April 1990. Very nice to see you all here for Easter Puja. Very nice! Such a pleasure, such a joy. As if I feel, the resurrection working fast.  The year 1990 has come now, as a special year for all of us. Sahaj Yoga is going to spread very fast, no doubt; everywhere, all over the world, I know that. It has to spread. And also I told you that a new jump has to be taken by all the Sahaj Yogis. To explain it we’ll say that Sahaj Yoga is spreading in a horizontal manner, the plane is horizontal, and you are responsible for that work. You are working it out no doubt. Because of you it has spread. Some of you have gone all out to work it out, to spread it to villages, to surrounding places, different countries. Also the events, world events, have helped us a lot and Sahaj Yoga has worked in a very big way. Maybe it will be difficult for us to really balance it out.  But when we move horizontally we must also know that we have to move vertically. Otherwise, what will happen is that we’ll lose in quality. Quantity may be quite a lot but we’ll lack in quality. And if the quality goes down then you will see many will fritter away.  So we have to look after our vertical ascent which is very important. Read More …

4th day of Navaratri and Birthday Puja: Three tricks to progress in Sahaja yoga New Delhi (India)

Today is the 4th day of Navaratri and as you know that the puja of Navaratri has to be celebrated only during the night. To take out the darkness it is very necessary that the nights should be lighted. Today there is also another coincidence that you are celebrating My Birthday. On this day, Gauriji established Shri Ganesha after her marriage. Shri Ganesha is the source of purity. The very first thing in the world which was established was purity so that it spreads all over so that all the living beings, even the human beings, all those who came into this world should be protected by purity and should keep away from impure things. That is why the whole creation was drenched with purity by Gauriji. And only after that the creation came into existence. So it is of utmost importance in our lives that we should place purity at the highest place. But purity does not mean that we clean ourselves, take our bath, or even for the body to keep it alright, but we should clean our hearts. The biggest disorder (enemy) of the heart is anger: It is the biggest sickness. And when a person is angry, his purity is destroyed. Because another name of purity is selfless love: that love which always flows and does not expect anything in return. The satisfaction of this love is that it’s just flowing and when it does not flow it gets suffocated and it gets disturbed. So, purity Read More …