Diwali Puja, 1st Day, Dhanteras New Delhi (India)

Diwali Puja, 1st Day, Dhanteras
[English Translation from Hindi]
It is wonderful that we have awakened our powers that had already settled down there and we are lost in our own thoughts. But we have a lot of powers within us and all these powers have been bestowed on us by God. All of say, “God, God,” and everybody knows that He is everywhere, resides everywhere, and witnesses everything. And He witnesses everything we do with great love. […]

10th Day of Navaratri, Dassehra Celebrations Sydney (Australia)

Dassehra. Tenth day of Navaratri, Sydney (Australia), 21 October 2007.
Mother looks at yoginis, smiles and says ‘Very happy’.
Please sit comfortably.
Today is the (indistinct) great day , isn’t it (ji) Dassera.
[Yogis organize a microphone for Shri Mataji]
Is it coming?
Working?..
So today is Dassera, is a very big day in India.  They say on this day Ravana was killed. He was the worst enemy of human beings, and he was killed.  But whatever it is then, […]

Interview Los Angeles (United States)

Interview, Los Angeles, date unknown
People are seeking and they don’t know what they are seeking. It is a problem to them. They don’t understand why are they so restless, why can’t they understand things, why can’t they sleep. All kinds of problems are there. While they should be at peace with themselves. But, something going on within in the evolutionary process. In the evolution, we have reached up to the human awareness. But there is something beyond that. […]

VOA ITV Interview with Sir C.P. New Jersey (United States)

VOA ITV Interview with Sir C.P.
Interviewer: … me Mr. Chandrika Prasad Srivastava, a retired IS officer who’s had a sterling career in the government of India, he’s been the Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister of India in ’64-’66, Chairman of the Shipping Corporation of India, also he was the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations and has won several accolades. He was knighted by the government of England and he’s won the Padma Bhushan, […]

Interview Versilia (Italy)

Interview. Versilia (Italy), August 2001.
Journalist: Mi spiace, ma non parlo molto  bene l’inglese. (Traduzione di Guido a Shri  Mataji: “Sorry, but I don’t speak English very well”).
Shri Mataji: But I do not know Italian,  little bit.
Journalist: Allora, Grande Madre, nasce il 21 marzo alle ore 12 a Chindwara nel sud dell’India, quali sono i suoi primi ricordi della sua vita? (“You are born on the 21st of March in Chindwara, what are the first souvenirs, […]

Questions by doctors to Shri Mataji London (England)

Questions by doctors to Shri Mataji. Ealing, London (UK), 2000
(Regarding sinusitis)
Shri Mataji: So the venue (mucus) which is very tough becomes loose, and the heat is absorbed.
Dr. Rashid: Shri Mataji, would the onions need to be hot?
Shri Mataji: [Yes, very hot.]As far as you can bear it. As far as you can bear it. 
It’s a very simple thing. Especially if you have sinus, don’t travel.
Dr. Rashid: (Hindi: Shri Mataji, we made a list of questions to ask You, […]

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India, December 25th 1999
Now that the talk was partly extracted from the “Shores of Bharat” VHS it became evident that the major part of the Puja protocol is missing.
If you happen to come across a Recording of the Christmas Puja from the 25th of December, 1999, please be so kind to provide this tape to the archive.
Contact the team at [email protected]
Today we are going to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. […]

GMTV Interview London (England)

GMTV Interview. London (UK).
[..]   strange society that we live in today, it really, really is [..]  and sometimes you just want to take a break and take five minutes to yourself. The one woman who has found the secrets I think of inner calm is Shri Mataji. She joins me now.
It’s great to see You. It really is. Tell me about this technique, what’s it called and how does it work.
Shri Mataji: Sahaja Yoga. […]

Shri Hanumana Puja Pune (India)

Shri Hanumana puja. Pune (India), 31 March 1999.

Today we are celebrating Hanumana’s Jayanti (Hanumana’s birthday).
What to say about Hanumana? The more powerful and wise, he was equally devoted and dedicated. Generally such a powerful person becomes rightsided and considers himself so high that he would not listen to anyone else. But Hanumana is a special deity, a typical deity full of qualities. There was a perfect balance between his devotion and power. How could he achieve this balance is a thing to be understood. […]

Public Program New Delhi (India)

1998 -1217—Public Program DELHI  INDIA      
Sahaji brother: On behalf of all the Sahaja yogi brothers and sisters, who have come to Sahaja Yoga Kendra, Delhi, we welcome Her Honorable Shri Adi Shakti Mataji. For your information, Shri Mataji’s schedule is busy, 12 months and 24 hours. Not only India, but in over 75 countries Shri Mataji’s work keeps happening continuously. From this busy schedule, Shri Mataji has taken out time for us Delhi people. So, I request all of you to take advantage of the golden opportunity. […]

Musical Program Ganapatipule (India)

Arun Apte (and students). Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India. December 1998.
the transcription for the first 12 minutes of the talk:
It is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it. You can only feel it. It’s something so innate, to see that so many of you have learnt this difficult music. And all of you have been enjoying it.
I went to various places in the West, and I felt that, why, even small little children, […]

Talk to Sahaja yogis Lisbon Lisbon (Portugal)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Lisbon (Portugal)
[Shri Mataji is translating from Marathi into English the Pasayadan by Gyaneshwara]
To [UNCLEAR] the Spirit of the whole universe for you I have composed this dream of mine. After hearing this, I hope you feel satisfied. It’s more than satisfaction and then you give Me a blessing of vibrations. Pasayadaan is vibrations…… [INAUDIBLE]
Sahaja Yogi: Jee khanchi venkati sambo khya satkarni vruti vadvo ritambaro spuri pado maitra jeevan che [INAUDIBLE] Shri Mataji: Now He describes that all the cruel people should give up their cruelty, […]

Dance and Shri Krishna Puja, You have to give, and give, and give. Camp Vacamas, New York City (United States)

Shri Krishna Puja. New York (USA), 29 September 1996.
[Video begins with musical evening program footage where a young Indian girl dances for Shri Mataji. She says: “Wa wa wa”. Then: “Now. (Hindi) We are all sitting like a family sitting together.
There should be a show there, eh?…
Done very well. They’re from Vienna? …
A composition which you yourself have made it into dance – … wa wa. Bring her to Cabella” (Shri Mataji laughs). […]

Talk on Marriage, The Basis of Society is a Family – You Have to Respect Your Women Very Much (date unknown) Moscow (Russia)

Talk on Marriage, The Basis of Society is a Family – You Have to Respect Your Women Very Much
Today we have come here to attend a wedding of our brothers and sisters – Sahaja Yogis.
It’s important to understand that marriage is a very important thing in Sahaja Yoga because the basis of society is a family. And our society should have very good families. That’s why we are paying so much attention to these weddings, […]

Public Program Rotary Club of Pune Central, Pune (India)

1996-0101 Public Program Rotary Club of Pune Central, Pune (India)
[Announcement]
Her Highness Mataji Nirmala Devi. May i request Charter President of rotary club Pune Center, past president S P Malhotra ji, may i also request general party chief of staff to please come on this side and garland mother. I request past president bhai Shri Malhotra to felicitate mother. May i request to please light this lamp. I request [UNCLEAR] to introduce Mataji.
Dear fellow Rotarians members of the top management [UNCLEAR], […]

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 1995.
Happy Christmas to all of you.
It is a great day when Christ came on this Earth and you know about how He was specially created to come down as a human being to work out the salvation of the people.
It is said that He came to India, in Kashmir, and He met there the King Shalivahana. It’s all in Sanskrit, I’ve read that the conversation took place between Christ and King Shalivahana who was a great devotee of the Mother. […]