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. […]
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?
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, 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.
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), 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. Ealing, London (UK), 2000
With translations of Hindi comments in italics and brackets
Shri Mataji: So the … which is very tough becomes loose, and the heat is absorbed.
Doctor: Shri Mataji, would the onions as well, they 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. […]
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.
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Today we are going to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 (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, […]
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, […]
1996-0101 Public Program Rotary Club of Pune Central, Pune (India)
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), 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. […]
TV interview by Santo Biasatti
Interviewer: It is difficult on this time to talk about the spirit?
Shri Mataji: That’s most essential at this time. We are in a chaotic world, because we don’t know that we are the spirit. All this restlessness is because we have to still become the spirit. Without that we are still at the human level. And we live in a relative world while we have to be in the absolute. […]
Public Program, 1995-0829, Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I have to tell you that truth is what it is. You cannot change it, you cannot describe it. It is, it has been, it will be.
Now we have to understand that in these modern times human beings have become very restless. This restlessness may say that we cannot adjust ourselves to the speed of the modern times. […]
Public Program. Sydney (Australia), 21 February 1995.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
At the very outset we have to know what is the truth. There are so many seekers of truth in these modern times which has been predicted that there will be many people who will be seeking the truth now as ordinary householders. Their life will be completely transformed in these modern times. They call it in the Koran as Kiama. […]
Visit in Greece
From Natalie: 1994 – Shri Mataji visited Greece for a week, right after the Diwali puja in Istanbul, Turkey
She stayed in the house of the next leader after Boudouris, Nikolas Chrysakis. […]
Interview. Moscow (Russia), September 1994.
The Interviewer: Что бы Вы хотели посоветовать россиянам, пожелать им в эту трудную минуту, поскольку сейчас мы все переживаем достаточно тяжелые времена?
Translator: What do you want to wish Shri Mataji to russian people in these hard times? Because we are now in hard times. What do you wish?
Shri Mataji: You see what they have to do is to get their self-realisation.
Translator: Понимаете, то, что вы должны сделать – это получить вашу самореализацию. […]
Conversation on Islam, Montfermeil ashram, Montfermeil (Paris), France, July 11th, 1994
Indians are ancient people; they travelled all over the world. They went to, even to England.
But the best part is the timing: six hours difference. And this six hours difference comes in with the exact timing in India and here. And another I will tell you, the way they give degrees to the studies, Bachelor of Arts. “Apne a brahmachary tatva”, masters of arts, […]
1994-0605 Public Program Royal Albert Hall, London UK – H.H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Hello! [Taps mic] Alright?
“I bow to all the seekers of truth”
At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it, you cannot describe it and you cannot say you know the truth. Unless and until you now it, it is not truth. It is a very big problem that people believe they know the truth, […]
After Birthday Felicitations. Calcutta (India), 20 March 1994.
This was a song composed by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, so many years back, when He had a vision of our Ganapati Pule seminars, where He describes that people from all the world will come, from different countries will come. Also, the Hindus, the Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and all kinds of communities will get their awakening on the bank of the sea. ‘Sagar’ is the sea. So beautifully every detail He has described. […]
Talk Before Diwali, Announcement of Marriages
I’ve come here to wish you a very Happy Diwali. See, actually this is celebrated always with the family and see, My family is so big. So, I’ve come here to celebrate this Diwali with you. They told Me it’s going to be very cold here but in this cold see the warmth that you have shown – warmth of love. It is such a fortunate thing for Me to be with you at this time because you are passing through a crisis. […]