I just want to thank you all from My heart for coming to celebrate this anniversary with your love. I can’t do more than to thank you really how you people have appreciated My humble work. Moreover, it’s a work of just love. Love is the greatest quality of human beings. And if you have developed that then you will forget all other things. Because love has its own reward and the reward is here, […]
TV Interview (Hindi), Noida (India), 14 March 2003.
The question is what is the main source of human ascent and well being? Shri Krishna has said ‘Yogakshema Vahamayam’ meaning the well being of human being is in achieving Yoga with the God Almighty. But with the technical advancement our new generation is going away from spiritualism.
Yes, it’s correct that with the interest in technology, the interest in spiritualism could go down. But I am seeing that more and more people of technologically advanced countries are being drawn towards spiritualism because there is neither joy nor peace in technology. […]
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, […]
Holi Puja, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Delhi, India, 29 March 2002.
(translated from hindi)
Holi was started during the time of Shri Krishna. Before Him in the time of Shri Rama …. He was very austere. Because of that the society became very peaceful but people were devoid of all joy. So He thought that there should be a way by which people should be able to laugh freely and be joyful. And like it happens to all such ventures it happened in the case of Holi also that it produced an opposite effect. […]
Makar Sankranti Puja Talk (translated from Marathi). Pratishthan, Pune (India), 14 January 2002.
The meaning of Makar Sankranti is “Sankram” [“transition” in Sankrit], i.e. the day that brings about some change. On this day the sun starts its movement towards the northern hemisphere. In India all the festivals are according to the position of the moon. That’s why their dates are different in different years. Makar Sankranti is based on the position of the sun and that is the reason this festival is celebrated every year on 14th January. […]
Advice to yogis. Hong Kong, 18 December 2001.
I am so happy to hear all of you singing those… songs which are sung all over the world. Now you have become part and parcel of that whole. We have Sahaja Yogis everywhere. In America I was surprised to find that 300 Sahaja Yogis were saved in this crisis. That they had not a single Sahaja Yogi was lost. It is remarkable that how some of them were late, […]
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, […]
Marriages. Canajoharie, New York (USA). 30 July 2001.
It’s a great thing to see so many of you looking very happy and looking forward for a very happy married life.
I’m to tell you that (it) is the woman who makes the marriage happy or unhappy. She should know how to handle the situation and to understand, because it’s a question of love. If you have love in your heart, you can win over anybody.
So first you must think of showing, […]
Sankranti Puja (excerpt). Pratishthan, Pune (India), 14 January 2001 .
For India, today is a very important day because the Sun is coming from the South to the North side. The most important thing in Sahaja Yoga is that you have to change & that’s what you should do to the Goddess with changed heart, full of love, affection and kindness. Therefore, hope you will spread Sahaja Yoga. It is very important – because you know my vision is too big and you have to really work hard to fulfill my vision. […]
Public Program, Teatro Regio, Turin, 12 Septembre 2000.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. All the scriptures and all the masters, real masters, have said that you have to know yourself. They have also said that if you don’t know yourself you cannot know God. But how to know yourself is the problem.
Because they said your Spirit, your Self is within yourself. If it is within yourself, then how to enter inside is the problem. […]
I am grateful for what all you have done for me. I would be glad if you all grow deeper into Sahajayoga. Many of you are good Sahajis.
You must remember that you have to become ideal yogis because you have to transform the whole world. That is what your Mother expects from you, that is my only desire. Everything else is futile, of no value. Then only you enjoy being in the Kingdom of the Divine. […]
Liberty Radio Interview. London (UK), 12 July 1999.
MODERATOR: (speaking clearly and enthusiastically) Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, recognized world-wide for her pioneering work in awakening the natural healing energy that lies within every human being. Apparantly it’s called the Kundalini and we’ll be awakening yours hopefully this hour. Shri Mataji, that actually means Mother, was on GM TV [for a popular morning TV show] only last week and the switchboards were actually bombarded with calls. We wonder if Shri Mataji or Mother will have the same effect here today. […]
Press Conference. Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver (Canada), 27 June 1999.
QUESTION: My first question to you is what is yoga?
Shri Mataji: Yoga is actually it means that union with the Divine, with the Divine Power which surrounds us. We are not aware of it, but it is described in all the religions that there is an all-pervading power of Divine Love and that is what one has to get connected to. That is real yoga. […]
Talk on NGO, Delhi (India), 13 February 1999.
We have started one NGO for destitute women and children; plus, we’ll be having a hospital here. As you know, we have one in… good hospital in Belapur, near Vashi in New Bombay. And this hospital will be in Noida. [Applause]
Today, you’ll be happy to know that we have now got the land in Noida and we are going to start our work there. You… whatever you want to contribute for NGO, […]
Shri Rama Navami Puja, Noida House (India), 5 April 1998.
As compared to Maharashtra, Navaratri of Chaitra month of Shalivahana Shaka (dinasty) from Pratipada to Navami is celebrated with more grandeur in North India. In Maharashtra the birth of Shri Krishna (Shri Vitthala, i. e. Shri Krishna as a King) is celebrated with religious fervour as ‘Gokulashtami’ Shri Vitthala was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He incarnated (was born) at 12:00 midnight. Shri Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, […]
Public Program. Genoa (Italy), 18 June 1996.
(Shri Mataji is greeted by an authority from Genoa, and receives books about Christopher Columbus as a present).
I bow to all the seekers of Truth and Peace. When we talk of peace, we must know by talking we cannot create peace. At a human level, with this human awareness, we have so many complications. We have to evolve little more to achieve our selfhood. Every religion has talked about self-knowledge. […]
Talk to Sahaja Yogis in Malaysia. 14 March 1996.
I’m so full of love and joy to see you all here again, to see it, the number of people came and you all have to look after them with care and concern. I never expected that such a lot of people will come and in one year they’ve grown such a lot. So we have to get them very much rooted in Sahaja Yoga; it will depend on your own handling or managing the whole thing. […]
Public Program, Malaysia, March 12, 1996
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. It has been, it is, it will be. You cannot change it; you cannot transform it. Whatever I’m going to tell you today, you also should not take it for granted, because we’ve had lots of problems with blind faith. If it proves, then this is like a hypothesis before you, […]
Talk on arrival in Kyiv, Borispol Airport, Kyiv, Ukraine, Sept. 24, 1995
I really don’t know how to thank you for this surprise. It’s very kind, all of My dear children, all of [them OR everyone] are here. I have a very great concern for Ukraine.
While coming airplane I was looking at your beautiful land near the river Dnieper. And I felt such a good land you have here and I also know that once upon a time this was a very reach country where the wheat and all this produce were supplied to whole of Europe. […]
Public Program, Basel (Switzerland), 9 July 1994.
[..] We cannot change it. We cannot transform it. We cannot [CAPITALIZE OR CONCEPTUALIZE?] it. We have to know it on our central nervous system. This is what is described in Sanskrit language as Budh or they call it [BODH] from which the word “Buddha”, means enlightened personality. Also, its called as [Veeda?] from where the word Vedas come from. Also, the word “Gna” as “GN” used in Sanskrit language means the knowledge – […]
Public Program. Victoria Hall, Geneva (Switzerland), 8 July 1994.
At the very outset I have to tell you that truth is what it is. You cannot mold it, you cannot change it. It is always the same. It has been the same, it is the same, it will be the same. But to say that we know the truth and that we have the truth is really a self-deception. If you had known the absolute truth there would have been no problems and everybody would have said the same thing. […]
Talk to Sahaja Yogis in Taipei (Taiwan) 21 April 1994.
[… various voices – inaudible …]
Shri Mataji: My God, it is very nice in this country, very nice. You can open the door, yes. But that door should be closed because otherwise it is …
Yogi: Yeah, this side.
[ A Chinese voice – some whispering – inaudible ]
Shri Mataji: Now the two ladies, the saris for the ladies. This you should give to the artist because she really learned it better. […]
Birthday Felicitations Talk
So much has been said about me that I really start wondering what is all going on. Actually, I am not at all aware how things are working out. How Sahaja Yoga is spreading all over the world? How you people have come to Sahaja Yoga? It is a very special time. It is the blossom time and I was happy that in the beginning, the ‘Shuddha Vasanta’ was played, suggesting this is the blossom time. […]
Marriages in Moscow (Russia). 14 November 1993.
[Applause] Thank you very much. [Applause] I don’t know how to thank you, Sir, for saying such beautiful things. [Applause] We have some scientists with us but they were never very sure that scientists will ever think of Sahaja Yoga. One scientist started writing a book for the science with the quantum theory and everything. So he said without transformation the scientist will not understand Sahaja Yoga. Just on a mundane level as human beings they cannot crossover, […]
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. […]
Public Program. Bucharest (Romania), 7 September 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 change it and we cannot conceptualize it. It has to be felt, on your central nervous system. As an evolutionary process, whatever we have achieved, we can feel it on our central nervous system. In Sanskrit the word is Bodha. It cannot be understood by mental projections or by reading books. […]
1993-0731 Public Program Day 1, Saint Petersburg, Russia
I bow to all the seekers of Truth.
At the very beginning we have to know that Truth is what it is. We cannot change it or we cannot also feel it at this human awareness. The time has come for all of us to know the Absolute Truth. Unless and until we know the Absolute Truth we cannot understand the different kinds of problems that are existing on this Earth. […]
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, […]
Advice Given By H. H. Shri Mataji, Gudi Padwa, March 24, 1993, New Delhi, India.
Synopsis, translated from Hindi
Today is the first day of Satya Yuga (Age of truth).
Nature will tell you that Satya Yuga has started. Sahaja Yoga has brought forth Satya Yuga. You are self-Realized, you should have confidence and faith in yourself. You should have faith in the working of Sahaja Yoga. What work is being done in your enlightened faith? […]
Talk to Sahaja yogis in Malaysia, 15 March 1992.
You really need now a very big place, if the people yesterday you saw was, more than six hundred people were there and you’ll have to, I don’t know, at least if hundred come that place I don’t know if you’ll be able to manage but he says they couldn’t get a hall. But I was also very happy that Sikhs have started coming because it’s a very stronghold for the Sikh people here. […]
Talk After Film (Henry V). Christchurch (New Zealand), 25 February 1992.
If they take to modern writers, then they are really horrible and they just, very vulgar, extremely vulgar, very superficial. Sadly they are doing Shakespeare like this, [INAUDIBLE] be successful. And you see how he has avoided all the pomp and show of the courts and all that, just focusing on them, with the light and the, Rembrandt style, too much of…
Yogi: Mother, how did You cause the miracle? […]
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, […]
This is the culminating point of our tour, and the sweetest of all, extremely sweet. And the sweetness is flowing so much that I couldn’t help saying something about the children. They have really filled Me with such love and adoration for them. I wish our Sahaja Yogi children also become like this: so nimble, so vigorous, so concentrated, and achieving something that is My dream, I should say. So nicely, collectively they were dancing with such vigor, […]
Talk at end of Music Night
The Truth and Reality are like flowers surrounded by thorns. It’s not easy to accept the Truth- also very difficult to accept the Reality- before you smell the flower. And the flower is the Love, and the fragrance is the Joy. And that you could see the fragrance today. All the thorns have vanished, all the fear of Reality and Truth has vanished, and now the Reality, which is Truth, […]
Talk During Music Night
You are all becoming now poets. I think the hearts are opening and expression is great, and these kind of songs should put a lot of vigor and courage in all of you. I am very happy that all of you are opening your heart and singing such nice songs, and reflecting My desires. May God bless you.
These songs are like Namadeva’s Jogawa which is absolute Sahaja Yoga, nothing else but Sahaja Yoga. […]
Talk after Fishermen’s Dance
…very simple folks, and they are just now singing that, “We are fishermen and we have to catch the fishes, and then the ladies have to take them to the market.” Now, the whole night the fishermen go on their boats and bring the fishes, and the ladies then, in the morning, are ready with all this kind of dress that they wear. They are all very nice-looking, healthy women because they live in the water, […]
Talk before Marriages. Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1991.
Today, the people from all over the world, forgetting their races, their caste, communities, religions, their nationalities, are singing together the praise of God, is My dream has come true today. We have to believe in the totality, in the universality. This universe is one. God has not made them separate. All religions are one; coming from the same Source. So we believe in every religion, we follow every religion; […]
Opening talk at Ganapatipule, India. 23 December 1991.
Welcome to all the people from all over the world. Again we are back here in Ganapatipule, and very surprising, tomorrow is the biggest day of Shri Ganesha’s Puja; that we should have the Puja tomorrow, it’s Angaraka tomorrow, is Angaraka Chaturthi.
It has been now more than twenty-one years that Sahaja Yoga has started, and when you see the progress of Sahaja Yoga it’s amazing, absolutely amazing. […]
Talk after Marriage Announcements
I would advise that you people should meet each other, talk to each other, find out; and really this is the time you can decide. We’re sorry because so many forms came very late, otherwise we would have declared it in Pune as usual. But this time the forms came till the last. Even here we were receiving some forms. So we couldn’t decide; unless and until you have all the forms for that. […]
I bow to all, all of you who are seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot organise truth, you cannot conceptualize it. Unfortunately you cannot know truth at human awareness. Whatever I’m going to tell you today, you need not accept it blindly but you must have an open mind like a scientist and if I am putting forward before you a hypothesis, […]
Makeshwarashiva. Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1990.
Even in the Bible, in the , it is said that whatever is created by Mother Earth or by sky should not be reproduced by human beings and be worshipped.
For example, even in Mecca, we have got Makeshwarashiva; in our puranas, he’s described as Makeshwarashiva itself. That’s why in Mecca we have a stone which was respected by Mohamad Sahib, you see, this subtle point should be seen; that it was a svayambhu one and it is a Makeshwarashiva itself was there. […]
Talk on Marriages
About this I have to tell you last time we had this Christmas Puja and everybody became so left sided you see, I think they were missing their champagne or something. So I think this time we’ll just have Ganesha Puja, because singing carols immediately you think of champagne I think I don’t know. So they were very left sided and – we have to enjoy, these are your relations these are your brothers, […]
When there is opposition of any kind, or inconveniences, we start becoming subtler and subtler, as long as we accept it as a challenge. Every seed which is sprouted has a small little primule, out of which comes out the shoot and the root. And the root is so delicate and small. At the tip of the root, there is a very intelligent cell and this cell knows how to carry on its journey. […]
Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Singapore Airport, February 28th, 1990
…Otherwise we have lots of people here. People are getting aware of it. I think Chinese will take to Sahaja Yoga very easily, you see, because they’re very wise people to begin with and they have such an ancient tradition. And all the traditional people take to Sahaja Yoga very fast, I’ve seen.
Like in Egypt some people I met, they’ve been calling Me but I said, […]
ALL THE SECTS ARE DANGEROUS.
The Indians call her ‘The Great Mother’ and see her as a saint; At a very young age she used to write Mahatma Gandhi’s prayers. She’s been living in London since 1975 where her husband is general secretary of IMCO. She has founded yoga centers in India and in several countries in Europe : England, Switzerland, France, Italy.
Shri Mataji Devi is what we usually call a ‘guru’ which is a rather rare status for a woman. […]
Conversation in Courtyard, The End of Miracles (afternoon)
Shri Mataji: … shop, little shop, to get these trinkets and he gave exactly the same amount as was needed. So many things are reported now, I mean, I’ve got letters and letters like that. So I’ll have to look into them also for you.
Gregoire: Shri Mataji, one that You may not know because it’s quite recent. The United States, you know Andrea, she has a little girl? […]
Shri Buddha Puja. Barcelona (Spain), 20 May 1989.
So today we have gathered here to worship Buddha.
Lord Buddha, as you know, was Gautama, the one who was born in a royal family, and then, He became an ascetic, because He was very much hurt to see three types of problems from which human beings suffer. And He came to conclusion [that] all these three types of problems are because we have desires. So He said that, […]
Advice to Sahaja Yogis Nagpur, 5th March 1989
It is a special place when it is a village of our own Mother, old memories start to float just in front of my eyes. I always used to feel that Sahaja Yoga should spread in Nagpur city but people in their own homes stay away from mother, they do not see what is around them. The attention of human beings is easily drawn towards something which is far but they ignore what is near them and that is why the work of Sahaja Yoga began quite late in Nagpur.This land was already filled with vibrations because I stayed here in my childhood and quite a lot had already happened in subtle way. […]