Guru Nanaka Jayanti, Noida residence, India, 13/11/2008
They didn’t talk of Kundalini, that is the only trouble. And they all, that time they were all fighting. Because of that fighting nature nobody had the patience to tell them: “Baba! You don’t fight now, it’s a bouddism [unsure].” Because when there is fight going on, you can’t talk to them!
But with Sahaj Yoga [cut in the video]
And there was no fighting.
Sahaj Yoga is given you a complete freedom but as Sahaja is a complete-
Shri Mataji [to a girl]: Darling? […]
Guru Puja, “How to Become a Guru”, Cabella Ligure, 20 July 2008
Today is a very great day for all the sahaja yogis. Because Sahastrara opened in you, you could feel the existence of God. By saying there is God that was not sufficient and to say that there is no God also was wrong, very wrong and people have suffered who have said like them. Only after getting realisation you know that there is God and there are vibrations. […]
Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 4 July 2004
It is a great pleasure for me, greatest joy, to see so many Sahaja Yogis for the Guru puja. It’s very gratifying to think that there are so many, so many of you, who are disciples. It was never expected that I’ll have so many, so many people following me.
It is being expected that you all will follow my message of love. I do not have to say anything for love. […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 13 July 2003.
Today’s Puja is a very great Puja for me, because I suddenly find that my granddaughter is missing, and I got upset with it very much. Look at me, supposed to be Adi Shakti, and why should I get so upset about my granddaughter missing. It was just a human nature which I realised all of us have.
If we have some responsibility and we are not there we get upset. […]
Guru Purnima Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 24 July 2002.
It’s very interesting the way you found out, today is the real Guru Purnima.The Purnima is the day when the moon is full. I knew this, but for Sahaja Yogis we have to arrange Saturday, Sunday, Monday – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Whenever it is, wether it is on the date or not, we have to arrange it. So in that case, this time it was a day, […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 21 July 2002.
(A loud thunder-clap followed by applause)
In India they were all waiting for the monsoons and they are so worried because the rain did not come. So, I was giving bandhan to the rain and it came here (applause and Mother laughs). And now also they have told, on the television, that it is going to rain in India. But first in Italy! (laughter)
I was told that in Italy you needed rain very much and the first rain you had, […]
Guru Puja, “Introspection, love and purity” Cabella Ligure (Italy), 8 July 2001.
You don’t know how your Mother feels to see so many people who have become, really, gurus, themselves. They have been seeking the Truth in very difficult times. They have been wanting to know what is the Truth. And this difficult time, itself, has served to act upon your minds that, what is happening in this world, whatever we are seeing around us, in the whole world also, […]
Guru Puja, “Shraddha”. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 23 July 2000.
Today we are here to know about guru principle. What does a guru do. Whatever you have, all the precious things within you, he discovers them for your knowledge. Actually it is all there – everything. All the knowledge, all the spirituality, all the joy, is there. (little laughter as a dog walks on stage) Right time! (more laughter). It’s all contained within you. Only thing the Guru does (is) makes you knowledgeable about your knowledge, […]
Guru puja, “Assimilating the Absolute Knowledge”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 1 August 1999.
Since we have come to Cabella, it is the ten years completed! So you can imagine how, in these ten years, we have been able to progress in Sahaja Yoga.
Now, today, we are going to have a Guru puja. As I have said, you are all gurus and you want to worship me as your Guru – is alright – but the main thing one should understand [is] that you have become guru, […]
Guru puja, “You must learn obedience”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 12 July 1998.
Today, we have assembled here to do the Guru Puja.
The word ‘guru’ comes from ‘the one which is magnetic’, ‘the person who is magnetic’. The one which attracts the attention of the seekers, is the guru. Also it means ‘the heaviness’ or, you can say: a person who is very steady, who is very deep, who has the knowledge and who can act like the Mother Earth; […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 20 July 1997.
Today’s puja is very important for us. You all have got your self realisation, you have all the knowledge that is necessary to give realisation to others. You have to know what you have already, that’s very important, because if you do not try your hand and if you do not try to give realisation to others, firstly you will have no faith in yourself – you’ll have no self esteem also. […]
Guru puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 28 July 1996.
Today we have gathered here to do Guru puja. This system started long time back in India, I think even at the time of Patanjali, maybe even earlier, when there were great seekers. And their gurus were sitting in the jungles, where they used to get permission to go there and then they would get their realisation, very few of them, one or two. So we had many rishis and munis in the olden times in India. […]
Guru Puja, “Watch Your Mind and Attention”, Cabella Ligure, July 16th, 1995
It is a very important Guru Puja today because we have completed twenty-five years of Guru Puja.
(Hindi: “Please put the fan in the rotating manner”.)
Also, it is extremely beautiful to see so many Sahaja Yogis who are, really have become, very great. It’s a question of understanding what Sahaja Yoga is.
Is a very unique discovery, I feel now, that people who were seeking the Truth have found it and have now got it absolutely on their central nervous system. […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 24 July 1994.
Just sit down. Ask them to sit down on the ground. Please. You, two ladies, sit down because they cannot see from the back. Today you all have gathered here to worship Me as your Guru.
I must say that I lack many qualities that a guru should have, in the sense I cannot be strict with you, I cannot be stern with you, and I really don’t know how to punish you for doing wrong things. […]
Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 04 July 1993.
Today we are going to have Guru Puja.
I am supposed to be your guru but I feel sometimes that the idea of a guru is very different from mine. Normally, a guru is a very, very strict person and has no patience of any kind.
Even, say [in] music: there are gurus who teach music in India; so all the disciplines have to be absolutely followed. I know about this great musician, […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 19 July 1992.
Yesterday, you had asked me for the status of a Guru. It’s a state, It is not a status because status is external, can be bestowed upon anyone, and anybody can say that, “This is your status.” For something external merit, or something, you can give a status to a person. It is a state. ‘State’ means the innate being, evolved to that level that you become the master. […]
Shri Adi Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), July 28th, 1991.
Today, you are all here to worship your Guru. It is a common practice, specially in India, that you must worship your guru, and the guru has to fully be in control of his disciples. Guru Principle is extremely strict, and the strictness made many people could not conform to the ideals of a disciple. In those days the guru had to be, absolutely, the authority and it was the guru who would decide which disciples he’ll have. […]
Guru puja. Avignon (France), 8 July 1990.
In Sahaja Yoga the Guru puja has a very different significance from any other guru puja. When you worship your Guru you are also worshiping the Guru within you. This is not in any other guru-disciple system because, in you, the Guru, the Master has been awakened. And so, when you are worshipping your Guru, then this Master within you is also worshipped, you respect it, you glorify it, […]
Guru Puja. Lago Di Braie (Italy), 23 July 1989.
Today we have had to spend a little more time than normal to get to the stage where we could really worship the Guru. When we worship our Guru, we have to know actually we are trying to awaken the Guru Principle within ourselves. It’s not only that you are here to worship your Guru. You may worship many-a-times, maybe the vibrations would flow, Maybe that you might get filled with that and you feel elevated, […]
Guru Puja, The Gravity of Guru Principle, Ansalonga, Andorra, July 31st, 1988
Today we have all gathered here for worshipping your Guru. As you know that the principle of Guru resides in the Void. This is the principle which gives you balance, which gives you a gravity. The gravity that we have in the Mother Earth is expressed through your Guru Principle.
The first point of gravity is that you should have a personality, a character and a temperament [such] that people would see that you are a personality who doesn’t get dissolved into worldly things. […]
Guru Puja. Shudy Camp (UK), 12 July 1987.
Today, it’s a great day that you are here to worship your Guru in the realm of the Heart of the Universe. If we can do that in our domain of the heart, we don’t have to do anything else.
Today, also, I feel I have to tell you about Sahaja Yoga and its value, which is related to other Yogas which were accepted in the olden days all over the world. […]
Guru Puja. Gmunden (Austria), 6 July 1986.
Please be seated.
I’m spell-bound to see all this beautiful expression of your love. Such attention and creativity. I must be the luckiest guru to get the outside nature reproduced here so beautifully. After seeing this, no guru can escape complete melting of his heart.
Actually, My disciples are very clever people. They can neutralize any guru. So that guru’s staff which is used for disciplining the disciple also melts away into a lotus. […]
Guru Puja, Paris (France), 29 June 1985.
(Gavin Brown reads out prayer to Shri Ganesha in English at beginning of puja)
I believe you all say these things, and you listen to it, and you say it from your heart.
Only the one who are united with God can worship Shri Ganesha. And Shri Ganesh worships your Mother.
First of all, one must understand that there’s a combination of a Mother and a guru. Because guru is a very hard task master. […]
Guru Puja, Leysin (Switzerland), 14 July 1984.
I bow to all the sahaja yogis of the world. It is very heartening to see so many of you assembled here to do the Guru Puja.
To worship your Guru in person is regarded as the highest blessing. But in My case it’s a very different combination that I am your Mother and your Guru.
So you can understand how Shri Ganesha worshipped his Mother. You all are created in the same image of Shri Ganesha who worshipped His Mother and then He became the Adi Guru, […]
Guru Puja, Houston (USA), September 20th,1983
[Shri Mataji talks aside to a Sahaja Yogi.]
Shri Mataji: …Then you can say the 108 Names of Shri Vishnu, or Guru’s, have you got Guru’s names?
Sahaja Yogi: Yes. It’s next door…
Shri Mataji: Guru’s. For Vishudhi, Guru’s names are better. It’s a good idea. All ten Guru’s names …
So today first we have Ganesha Puja because Ganesha is innocence and we have to establish Him in any place where we’re going to start a work or do anything about it, […]
Guru Puja, “Awakening the Principle of Guru”. Lodge Hill (UK), 24 July 1983.
Today you all have gathered here to do the Guru Puja.
Your Guru is a Mother first and then a Guru and that has given Me a greater help.
We have had before also many Guru Pujas, mostly in England. And you should wonder why Mother always somehow is doing Guru Puja in London.
The time falls in such a way that it is in Guru Puja, […]
Rutumbhara Pradnya – part II, Guru Purnima Seminar of Lodge Hill (UK), 23rd of July, 1983.
Sahaja Yogis sing (Marthi 4) Bhaiya kay. taya to Shri Mataji
Bhaya kāy. tayā prabhu jyāchā re (x4)
When we belong to God, what is there to fear?
Sarv. visarali prabhu may. zhāli (x2)
We forget everything in the Divinity
Purna jayāchi vāchā re (x2)
And we become completely lost in God
Bhaya kāy. tayā prabhu jyāchā re (x4)
When we belong to God, […]
Rutumbhara Pradnya part I, Guru Puja seminar, Lodge Hill (UK), 23 July 1983.
It is my immense joy to see all of you here from various parts of this world. When your heart is so full the words are too poor to carry the intensity. I wish you could understand that intensity, through your heart.
It’s all been arranged, I think, by the Divine, that we should meet here all of us in such a wonderful surrounding, […]
Guru Tattwa Puja. Brompton Square, London (UK), 18 August 1982.
You see people have very wrong ideas in Sahaja Yoga that, “We are people who are higher, we are higher people and we should try to control the lower people.” And the lower people have even worst ideas because they think that, “These people are trying to boss us, are trying to control us and trying to tell us, and they are sort of taking away our freedom to do things ourselves and they are impressing upon us.” […]
Guru Puja, “Establishing the Guru Principle” Nightingale Lane Ashram, London (UK), July 4th, 1982
Shri Mataji: Please, be seated. Who’s going to translate Me?
Shri Mataji: Why don’t you take one of these, Gregoire?
Warren: Mother, that is the public address microphone – they won’t be able to hear You. This is for the recording on the tape.
Shri Mataji: Then how will they hear him? Will it…?
Warren: Mother has to have this one… […]
Guru Purnima (Guru Puja?). Chelsham Road Ashram, London (UK),19 July 1981.
Put your heart into it (yogis singing Jerusalem) and then you must say amen after that.
You see, it shows how William Blake thought of you people; and he represents that hope for England in this poem that I had about you people. As I had told you that: England is the heart; and the heart has to be first of all established, otherwise Sahaja Yoga is not going to be established. […]
“The statutes of the Lord”, Guru purnima, London (UK), 27 July 1980
Today you have arranged this worship of your guru, that is your Mother. Perhaps you are very unique people that have a guru who is a Mother. Why this puja is arranged? One has to know that it is very important for every disciple to worship the guru, but the guru has to be a real guru, not a one who is just exploiting the disciples and who is not authorised by God. […]
Guru Puja, “The Declaration of Shri Mataji”. Dollis Hill ashram, London, England. 2 December 1979.
A month back, I told Rustom, that you must have, a Puja arranged, this Sunday. It’s a full moon day, and he asked Me what should you call is it a Guru Puja, or is it a Puja for Mahalaxmi, or Ganesha’s Puja. So I told him call it a Guru Puja. And he asked Me later on, much later – when I was going to India – that why not also have the Christmas Puja over here? […]
Guru Puja. Dollis Hill Ashram, London (UK), 8 July 1979.
Today is the day of Guru Purnima. It is a full moon day, that’s why it’s called as purnima. The guru has to be like a full moon: means completely grown, completely matured.
There are sixteen kalas, or the phases, of the moon, and when the complete purnima comes in, the full moon day, all the sixteen kalas are completed. You also know that in the Vishuddhi chakra there are sixteen sub plexuses. […]
Guru Puja, “Your own dignity and gravity” Finchley Ashram, London (UK), 21 July 1978
…the worshipping of your guru, not of your Mother, but of your guru. The guru establishes the dharma, the sustenance, in the disciples. He gives all clear-cut ideas about what is the sustenance power for the disciples. He may preach for the whole world but for his disciples, he gives very clear-cut instructions.
Most of the gurus, when they do it, they actually chisel out every disciple. […]
Today is the day of worshipping your guru: that is your Mother. And as I told you, it’s a very unique happening that Mother, Herself, has to become your Guru.
And also you know that it is a very difficult task for a Mother to be a guru, because her love is so overflowing that it is difficult for Her to give any discipline to Her children. She cannot discipline her own love, how can she discipline her own children? […]
Guru Purnima Puja. Mumbay (India), 1 June 1972.
Sahaja Yoga is a New Discovery. In reality how does the discovery take place for that which is placed, that which is? Just as Columbus had started a journey to find India, then was India not there? If it was not there then what would he be finding? Sahaja has been there from before. It has been found out only now. Sahaja Yoga is the own way of the Supreme Essence. […]