Talk held in occasion of Shri Ganesha’s Jayanti. Pratishthan (India), 10 February 2008.
Today is a very important day for all of us Sahaja Yogis, because today Shri Ganesha was born. Shri Ganesha is whom we worship and because of whom we got our realization. However much you may remember Him, until you know His special qualities, you cannot attain Him. His special quality is that He is the embodiment of purity (shuddha swaroop) and complete Master of the Universe. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Cabella Ligure, 13 September 2003.
[Shri Mataji invites the children to come and sit on the stage]
Now we are facing little children. They are the ones who are incarnations. They are the ones who are going to lead humanity into some great advancement – the humanity has to be looked after. They are tomorrow’s humanity. And we are today’s. And what are we giving to them for them to follow? What is their aim in life? […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Frankfurt (Germany), 27 September 2002.
It’s so nice to come back after such a long time. And whenever I came, you always had gathered in a very big hall. We met, and that’s how the Sahaja Yoga started growing. It’s very important for you people from specially from Germany, Austria. These are the people who were in the war. And now you are in the war with Me. We have to fight, fight the evil. […]
Shri Ganesha puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 14 September 2002.
Today we have gathered here to worship Shri Ganesha. Shri Ganesha is the deity of innocence. When we are born as children, it is Shri Ganesha who is acting and we are very innocent, and it is such a powerful thing that, with this innocence, children survive under many circumstances. And we love them, because they are innocent. We enjoy them, because they are innocent.
Once we start growing, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Cabella Ligure, 22 September 2001.
Today we have assembled here to worship Shri Ganesha. Shri Ganesha who is the Lord of Innocence. He is the ocean of innocence. And though’ he is such a young, little boy, he can fight the whole world, he can destroy all the negativity. That’s the sign of innocence.
There have been stories that children who have fallen from a very great height were completely saved, nothing happened to them. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, “Your innocence will save this world”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 16th September 2000
Today, we have gathered here to do Ganesha Puja.
I know very well that Ganesha is the symbol of purity, of sanctity, and worshipping the innocence. When you are worshipping Shri Ganesh, you have to know that He is the embodiment of innocence.
I wonder if we understand the meaning of ‘innocence’ or not. Innocence is a quality, which is innate, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. “We must respect the Mother Earth”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 25 September 1999.
Today we have gathered here to worship Shri Ganesha.
You all know what a powerful Deity He is. His power comes from his innocence. When we see small children we’re automatically compelled towards them and also we want to love them, kiss them and be with us. And very innocent they are, extremely innocent. And when we worship Shri Ganesh we have to know if we have been really innocent or not. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, “Ekakarita”, Cabella Ligure, 5 September, 1998
[Shri Mataji is welcomed upon Her arrival by the sahaja yogis singing “Nirmala, Kiti Varnavi Tujhiga Sthuti”]
Today we are going to worship Shri Ganesh.
I think I have told you a lot about Him and His nature, but still so many of us have not yet realized what are His powers, and what He wants.
First and foremost thing is that to respect Shri Ganesha is to understand the importance of chastity. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 7 September 1997.
Today we are going to worship Shri Ganesha.
It is said about him, that He is the first deity that was created on this earth by Adi Shakti. And about his creation, you know the story. And also you know how an elephant´s head was attached to him. Today, I am going to tell something more subtler about him, Kundalini and the Mother Earth. He was made out of the Mother Earth, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 15 September 1996.
Today, we are going to worship Shri Ganesha. It’s a very opportune time today, I feel, where the innocence, especially in the European and American countries, is under attack. There’s no respect of the innocence, no value for the innocence. They don’t understand how important it is for human life to have innocence being respected within themselves and also without.
The human life is different from that of animal life. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 10 September 1995.
With all the Ganapatis sitting around me and you all the ganas sitting in front of me, I don’t know what to say. It’s remarkable, very remarkable, because most of you come from a culture which has never shown any respect of Shri Ganesh. They never realised how important it was that, without Shri Ganesha’s qualities, we cannot achieve anything in our life.
The idea of everyday, […]
1994-12-31 Shri Ganesha Puja Kalwe
Today I’m talking about Shri Ganesha. Now we’ll be parting we will be going to our own country and I must congratulate you the way you have come up to the expectations of Shri Ganesha. I’m very happy with you people. I wish Indians would learn a lesson from you that you are the people who don’t have this tradition; you don’t have Shri Ganesha established there. Still somehow you have come up to such a level that I feel very proud of you and all of them should learn a lesson from you. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Moscow (Russia), 11 September 1994.
Today we are going to worship Shri Ganesha.
Shri Ganesha resides in Mooladhara, on the chakra, Mooladhara chakra. And not on mooladhar.
In the mooladhar is placed the Kundalini. She is the mother of Shri Ganesh, we call her Gauri. Yesterday you saw the picture, the drama, how Shri Ganesha got his head of an elephant. All these things have happened in another world. There are many worlds of which we know of this world, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Chhindwara (India), 18 December 1993.
I’m sorry I was delayed. We’re supposed to see the collector and the thaisindar [tax officer?] as they call him. They have done so much for us, so much they have organized, all the way in the – officially they have done so well that I had to wait for them to thank them very much. I think it’s not very much hot for you. See the wind is blowing, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Delhi (India), 5 December 1993.
Today we are going to perform Puja to Shri Ganesha. We are starting the tour, and it is important to begin it with a Puja to Shri Ganesha. Especially in Delhi, Ganesha Puja is very necessary. Though we know very little about Shri Ganesha, in Maharashtra there are eight Ganeshas (Ashta Vinayaka), and there is Maha Ganesha in Ganapatiphule. And that is why they worship Shri Ganesha a lot. […]
“Ritualism is not innocence”, Shri Ganesha puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy) – September 19, 1993.
Today we have gathered here to do Shri Ganesha puja.
The first Deity that was created by the Adi Shakti was Shri Ganesh because it was necessary first to create the Deity of principles. The deity of principle in the sense that whatever is created, whatever is there as called ‘bhava’ – whatever has been so far created – up to human level. […]
Shri Ganesha puja. Berlin (Germany), 21 July 1993.
Today we are going to worship Shri Ganesha.
As you know in the whole of Europe, America, England, they have lost faith in Shri Ganesh; nor do they care for His powers and for His blessings. As a result, all His blessings are not on these countries.
The first blessing of Shri Ganesha, which is, I think is the highest, is the wisdom; that we learn what is good for us and what is bad for us, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Cabella (Italy), 30 August 1992.
Last time you had asked Me for Gurupada, and you should know that the essence of Guru is Shri Ganesha, the innocence. You must be knowing the story of a very devoted wife, faithful wife, of a sati. Her name was Anasuya, and she was so religious and so dedicated that they say that the wives of all the gods, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesha, got very jealous of her. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Perth (Australia), 9 February 1992.
It is so joy giving to be back in Australia. When I wanted to come here in this month, Stephen told me that Perth would be scorchingly hot (Laughter) and, “I don’t think you should go to Perth first, you can go later.” So I said, “That part you leave it to me! The rest is alright!”
Now you have seen how it rained and rained and rained, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Kalwe (India), 31 December 1991.
Translation from Hindi:
Today, first to do the puja of Shri Ganesh then Devi puja, we have assembled here. The belief in Shri Ganesha especially in Maharashtra, is very strong. Because here, Swayambhu [created by Mother Earth] Ashtavinayak [eight Ganeshas] is located. Now people can say that there was nothing like Ganesha. Also they can say that the Swayambhu is not Ashtavinayak. But once you get your Self Realisation, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Pune (India), 15 December 1991.
Today we are really sitting in very close relationship with the nature.
The whole thing, as you can see very clearly, is done by villagers and in a very simple way and I’m sure you must all be enjoy-ing it very much.
Today being the first puja in Maha-rastra, we have to do Ganesha Puja, but one has to understand how it is so impor-tant in Maharastra that people worship Ganesha. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 15 September 1991.
Today is the happiest day for all of you, for the whole universe, because Shri Ganesha was created. He was created to emit auspiciousness through His ‘Chaitanya’ [Hindi/Sanskrit meaning Divine Vibrations]. First, the whole cosmos was filled with this ‘Chaitanyasrishti’ [Hindi/Sanskrit meaning creation of Divine Vibrations]. Then Brahma Deva came into play, and He created all the matter. But the greatest blessings of the Divine Power was to symbolize ‘Chaitanya’, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Canberra (Australia). 14 April 1991.
This will be the fifth puja in Australia, and I thought that this is the land of Ganesha, we should have the Ganesha Puja. Is very important also, very helpful. We all should have Ganesha Puja, it’s very important. And so today there will be Shri Ganesha Puja. Have you got the hundred and eight names of Shri Ganesha?
So we have now requested John Fisher to be your leader in Canberra. […]
Shri Ganesha puja. Lanersbach (Austria), 26 August 1990.
Today we are celebrating the birthday of Shri Ganesha. You all know the story of His birth and I need not repeat it. But, as He was created by the Mother only, by Adi Shakti, in the same way you are all created after Him.
So, you are on the path of Shri Ganesha already. Your eyes sparkle the same way His eyes sparkle. You all have the beautiful glow on your face as He had. […]
Talk before Shri Ganesha Puja 1990-0826
So we have all gathered here today in this country of Austria, which in Sanskrit we call Astra. Astra means: The divine weapons. And the greatest credit, I would give to Austria is this: That you don´t find any fundamentalism of any kind, whether it is Islam, or whether it is Christian, or any kind of fundamentalism operating in this country.
Which is a very, very, very rare thing. Right from Russia to England you find everywhere there is a subtle fundamentalism existing. […]
Raksha Bandhan. Los Angeles (USA), 7 August 1990.
So, this day is extremely important in a way for Sahaja Yogis to observe and I’m happy that I am here because it’s very important also for America. As I told you that, I have already talked to you how the war between Alexander and Poros was finished because of a sister’s intervention. And also how Shri Krishna whose sister was Draupadi, Vishnumaya was born as Draupadi and how He came to save Her chastity by rushing all the way from Dwarika. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Les Diablerets (Switzerland), 8 August 1989.
Today you have come here to worship me as Shri Ganesha. We have been singing the praise of Shri Ganesha before every puja. And we have such tremendous respect for Shri Ganesh, because we have found out that unless and until Shri Ganesha, who is the symbol of our innocence, is not awakened within us, we cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. And even to stay there and to enjoy the blessings of Shri Ganesha, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Madrid (Spain), 6 November 1987.
So today we have come here to Spain and there are so many other Spanish Sahaj Yogis here and you all have met them, by that they are very much strengthened in Sahaja Yoga that they feel that they have brothers and sisters all over the world, because in Spain there are very few Sahaj Yogis and they feel quite lost, because they are so few; but by your coming here it is a kind of a one hand helping another hand. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Auckland (New Zealand)
… So I turned around and I saw, there is a Shri Ganesha sitting there, nicely! In stone. Not carved, nothing. But in the form of Shri Ganesha. And I was surprised at it, that Shri Ganesha was sitting there. Because, but then Gregoire went and got a photograph of that. it’s very surprising.
Alright. This all because coral is the, you see, stone of your place. Coral. That’s why I wanted to take [UNCLEAR something]. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, “Establishing Shri Ganesha Principle”. San Diego (USA), 7 September 1986.
Today in the land of Shri Krishna we are celebrating the birthday of Shri Ganesha.
Is something very unprecedented and of a very significant value that you should be celebrating the birthday of Shri Krishna’s Son in His own land. You know that Shri Ganesha incarnated on this Earth as Mahavishnu and He was the Son of Radha, who incarnated as Lord Jesus Christ. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Brighton (UK), 4 August 1985.
Today we have gathered here on the right occasion and very auspicious day to worship Shri Ganesha. Shri Ganesha is the first Deity that was created so that the whole Universe is filled with auspiciousness, with peace, bliss, and spirituality. He is the source. He’s the source of spirituality. As a result of that all other things follow. Like when it rains and is windy you feel a coolness in the atmosphere. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Rome (Italy), 19 May 1985.
It’s a great day for Me to come to Italy to celebrate Ganesha puja. The nature which we see around is the blessing of the Ganesha only because he is the one who prays to the Mother Earth that she should grant her blessings upon human beings. 3:26
It is he who moves all the elements of the nature and move them to create life. As you call them, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Riffelberg (Switzerland), 2 September 1984.
My Joy knows no bounds when we have come to worship this holy mountain which we have named as GANARAJ. Sometimes the words are not sufficient to hold the outpour of your Joy.
I come to you as a symbol of your Mother, but the first son who was created was Shri Ganesh. And then, when the Mother Earth was created as a symbol of motherhood, She created many Shri Ganeshas in this universe. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Borivali, Mumbai (India), 15 January 1984.
It is so Sahaj today that the day of celebration has fallen onto the birthday of Shri Ganesh. Every month they celebrate the fourth day of the moon as the birth date of Shri Ganesh, and today is that date. Luckily, we are here for the Puja of Shri Ganesha on His birthday.
I’ve said a lot about Shri Ganesha and His importance in our life.
He is the giver of wisdom, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja, Vancouver (Canada), 6 October 1983.
(TRANSCRIPT Partial; 7 minute video transcribed. Transcript does not contain the recitation from Devi Mahatmyam, Divine Essence of the Prayer by Warren. Also not transcribed yet: Soundcloud Track 2) Transcribed: Vlad/Svetlana (Romania) Proofed: Madhukar (USA)
(Shri Mataji instructs on raising Kundalini) Now raise your Kundalini. All of you raise your Kundalini and tie it up so that it’s up there. Just raise it like that. No. This way. This way you should do it. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja During 3 Day Seminar for new People, Seminar Day 2, Santa Cruz, California (USA). 2 October 1983.
When you are all meditating and inside I also find it difficult to be outside.
So today you have arranged to have this puja here. Just before that you have to prepare yourself physically and mentally. Physically you must give yourself a bandhan and a bandhan is nothing but, you give yourself a protection to your aura. […]
Shri Ganesha puja. Tivoli (Italy) 11th September 1983.
Today we are celebrating the Birthday of Shri Ganesha, because it is a very important thing for all of us that we should celebrate His Birthday; and yesterday we did the Havana. But yesterday we had many new people so I could not talk to you very clearly about Shri Ganesha’s deeper manifestations. You know that He resides within us.
[Shri Mataji speaks in Hindi]
We have a very great asset within us that we know about Shri Ganesha, […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Perth (Australia), 1 March 1983.
I think it is the quality of wisdom which is still manifesting in many Australians, which many have lost because they have taken to the gross side of materialism. Shri Ganesha is the tremendous purifying power, because it cannot be contaminated by anyone, whatever you may try, it cannot be contaminated. Only thing is, it may recede back, it may not manifest, but whatever it is, it is in its Absolute Form. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Nasik (India), 18 January 1983.
Please be seated …. (May God bless you …. It’s all right) …. [Marathi]
It is such a fortunate day today that we should come on the birth of Shri Ganesha – today is Vinayak Chaturthi, today – that we should celebrate this puja. Also, it is so fortunate to have people like Dr Sangavi, his wife and his son, his daughter-in-law, who are so much dedicated to Sahaja Yoga. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Rahuri (India), 7 January 1983.
You have come here to learn something, to go deep into your experiences of the knowledge of your roots. Shri Krishna has said that this is a tree which is upside down, the roots are upwards and the leaves are outwards. In the same way, you know that Kundalini really, when it rises in the Sahastrara or above Sahastrara, then you start getting the feeling of Kundalini.
Puja in Sholapur (India), 4 January 1983.
We talk to you directly about things and though you know I’ve been looking after you very well…
And I didn’t have so much time but you know I have to work very hard and when you have only one program, I have three or four programs and I’m working very hard for them. And you see, I’ve told you that Maharashtra is going to be very fast movement and we have to move very fast. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Troinex, (Geneva, Switzerland), 22 August 1982.
Before the Talk:
Is there somebody here who can translate?
A mature person.
You can sit here.
But has he not come?
He should come for the puja, you know.
Everybody should come in.
When they are all here, then I will start.
Now, come forward. There’s room here.
Those who can sit on the ground can sit in front.
You like it? Color is all right? […]