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, Cabella Ligure, 13 September 2003.
Public Program. New York (USA), 22 August 2002.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
Actually we are all seeking the truth. So many of us, but so far, so many couldn’t find and they are lost. But what is the truth? What is the truth about yourself? The truth is that you are not this body, you are not these emotions but what are you? You are the spirit.
All the great saints and incarnations have said that you are the spirit and what we are trying to find out is our selfhood. […]
Public Program. Lütfi Kirdar Congress Palace, Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2002.
I bow to all the seekers of Truth. I’m very happy to see you all here to know about the Truth.
Whatever is told about your subtle being is not yet known, because in your awareness you don’t have yet that subtleness. That’s the last, your jump into your awareness of collectivity.
I must tell you in this country, that is Turkey, you had so many Sufis. […]
Mother’s Day. Cabella (Italy), 13 May 2001.
[Sahaja yogis go to Shri Mataji’s apartments to make offerings and pay their respect on Mother’s Day]
I have never enjoyed a bliss as now I am enjoying… (…) sahaja yogis could be so well… (poor quality audio)
[“Mother” is] a very special institution (She tells a sahaja yogi aside to translate into Italian), especially in this country [Italy] – They have such respect for their mothers. […]
Navaratri puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 17 October 1999.
Tonight we have gathered here to do the Puja to the Devi, that is Mahakali –we can call Her, or Durga. So many types of forms She has taken, to kill the negative forces that are trying to trouble or to obstruct, or even to grow the people who were gentle and good.
Her forms are of different types – that we know about, that She destroyed so many rakshasas, […]
VIP Conference in Central Park, New York, USA. 15 June 1999.
Starts at 1:03 on video
Informal talk in an Indian restaurant
[Laughter] That he realized. You see, it is not that you are doing anything, it’s the Divine that is doing, that is doing all the things and once this detachment comes, you don’t get into funny ideas, you see, and this quarrelling business starts with that.
Now we have, you must have heard, that we have Sahaja Yoga working in so many countries. […]
Birthday puja (Hindi). New Delhi (India), 21 March 1999.
Hindi Part (for subtitles)
(Translation from Hindi:)
After seeing this love, my heart is filled. And thinking that love is such a big power by which so many people are attracted and become happy. This is such a surprising thing. In this kalyug, no one would have seen this greatness of love. I think that after seeing this, all of you should learn to increase your love. […]
Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (Maharashtra, India), 25 December 1998.
First, I’ll speak in English and then in Hindi.
Today, long time back, Christ was born. You all know the story of His birth, and of all the sufferings He had to go through. He’s the One who has given us the model of Sahaja Yoga. For He didn’t live for Himself, in no way, but He lived for others, working out the Agnya Chakra.
You may be Divine, […]
[Shri Mataji speaks at the end of the marriage ceremony]
Shri Mataji: You hear?
Shri Mataji: It was such a joyous and a beautiful occasion that we all enjoyed it thoroughly and all the brides and bridegrooms look so very happy. It gives Me great pleasure and I bless you from My heart.
Only I would say that after marriage try to make a loving successful marriage. It is very important.
For example, we saw from one country there were six to seven girls who misbehaved and took a divorce. […]
“Materialism, Nature and Balance”, Evening before Navaratri Puja. Cabella (Italy), 4 October 1997.
[During the evening program, after some musical performances and a play by the English, the Swiss sahaja yogis acted in a play where they openly denounced the Swiss bank (about its money laundering etc.). Ultimately they recited the “litany for the doom of Materasura”, the demon of materialism:]
“Litany for the doom of Materasura”:
This is a world that feeds the Swiss Banks’ Octopus. […]
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). […]
1996-09-01 Shri Krishna Puja, Sahaja Culture, Cabella Ligure, Italy
Today, we are going to worship Shri Krishna. See how cold it was about 3 o’clock. Now the reason is this, that Shri Krishna did little mischief with Indra. Indra, who is a God, or you can call semi-God, for looking after the rain. So, Indra got very angry.
You see, all such semi-Gods are very sensitive people, at the smallest thing they get angry and irritated and they start using their powers to express their anger. […]
Talk the day before Shri Krishna Puja
[Three Indian musicians are playing together, a lady playing violin, a gentleman playing flute and another gentleman playing tablas. During their performance at a certain point they say they are going to play a music piece – bhajan – whose lyrics were written by Babamama, but Shri Mataji comments in Hindi that it was written by somebody from Switzerland. The bhajan is “Isi Liye”. Then after this musical piece Shri Mataji speaks on the microphone]
Adi Shakti Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 9 June 1996.
Today, we are going to worship the Adi Shakti and the reflection of Adi Shakti within you, is the Kundalini. We can say this is the worship of the Adi Shakti and Adi Kundalini. If you understand that all this, whatever is created on this Universe and in many Universes, is the work of the Adi Shakti. Now many people believe that there is one God – […]
Concert before Christmas, Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1995
[The evening before the Christmas Puja a concert is held by Arun Apte and other musicians. After Shri Mataji’s arrival he starts singing but Shri Mataji stops him as Mr. Punjab – maybe some personality or authority – would like to offer Her a garland: “Mister Punjab…”.
Then the concert begins.
During the concert Shri Mataji comments: “Wah”.
At a certain point Shri Mataji interrupts the performance of the Marathi song “Gheyi Chand Makarand” which is being performed to explain its meaning]
[1.05.03] This song is describing a seeker like the beetle which is seeking the honey in the lotus. […]
Advises on how to talk to new comers. Bangkok (Thailand), 16 March 1995.
Shri Mataji: Can I have my spectacles?
Shri Mataji: Please be seated, please.
Come here in the front. Why don’t you come here?
Sahaja Yogi: [about the mike]
Shri Mataji: [Unclear]
I’ll have some tea?
Shri Mataji: [Unclear]
Now, we had lots of people, I should say for the program. By the time I started the program, there were many people. […]
Address to Tunisian women. Tunis (Tunisia), 13 November 1994.
Shri Mataji: You can’t see? You can come here.
Yogi: … ladies, Shri Mataji, they all say that they have got used to You, and they love You very much…
Shri Mataji: Thank you.
Yogi: … and they want You to stay in Tunisia (Shri Mataji laughs), they want You to buy a residence – they want to buy a residence for You, so You can come more often (applause). […]
Navaratri Puja, Cabella Ligure, (Italy), 9 October 1994.
Today we are going to do puja for Navaratri. Yesterday you saw, beautiful description of Navaratri and how the Mother Goddess has created all kinds of powers within you. It’s not that only She has the powers, but you all have the powers, and you can all work it out, you can all find out whether these powers are there or not.
With us, the realisation is very important, […]
Public Program. Vienna (Austria), 19 July 1994.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
At the very outset, I have to say that truth is what it is. You cannot change it, you cannot transform it, and it cannot compromise with you. It is, it has been, it will be the same. Whatever I have to tell you tonight you need not accept it blindfolded. We have had already very big problems with these blind faiths. […]
Adi Shakti Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 26 June 1994.
Today you all have decided to have the puja of Adi Shakti. There’s a difference between doing the puja of Kundalini Shakti or Adi Kundalini and Adi Shakti. The difference is like this: on one side the Kundalini is reflected in you by Adi Kundalini; the second side is the power of Adi Shakti which is Paramchaitanya. So in totality, if you see, it has two sides. […]
Easter Puja. Sydney (Australia), 3 April 1994.
I’m happy to know so many of you have come here – and I feel this is a very important Puja, not only for Australia but for the whole world, because it has the greatest message which we have actualised now in Sahaja Yoga.
We have to understand the message of Christ. There are many people in this world who try to show off that they are very great rationalists and that they have a right to pass any remark they like about Christ. […]
Mahalakshmi Puja in Kalwe, 1993-12-31, India Tour
[Translated from Hindi; last part of the talk in English]
In today’s world we are facing so many difficulties and while facing all these difficulties, we are thinking that one day all the human race will disappear. It will not. And to think like that is quite normal as we are facing natural calamities all around. In Maharashtra, there was a very big earthquake and people were so afraid of that. […]
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 Virata Viratangana Puja. Los Angeles (USA), 10 October 1993
Today, we are going to celebrate the puja of Virata and Viratangana.
North America and South America, as you know is the Shri Krishna’s center of Vishuddhi. And it is very important to know also that all the communications, all the relationships with the whole creation has to be established through this center of Vishuddhi. Vishuddhi, as you know is the most important center in your ascent, […]
19930904 Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Warsaw
Shri Mataji: Those ladies who didn’t get present should get it.
Yogi: Those ladies who didn’t get present.
Yogi: Sahaja Yoginis.
Yogi: Not new people.
Yogini: Shri Mataji, can we give them afterwards?
Shri Mataji: All right. She will give you afterwards.
How many they are?
And also for men, we have.
You can give them the rings [Inaudible]
All of you. Let them give among them.
And the chains. […]
1993-07-22 Public Program Hamburg, Germany
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
At the very out set we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot conceptualise it, at this human state.
Whatever I want to tell you today, you are not to accept it blindfolded, but you should have an open mind of a scientist and if it works, then you have to accept, as honest people, […]
Shri Adi Shakti Kundalini Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 6 June 1993.
Today we are all going to worship Me – first time. It has always been the puja of an aspect of Me or a part of Me. Now, one has to know very clearly what is Adi Shakti.
As we say, it is the Pure Desire of God Almighty, of Sadashiva. But what is the pure desire of God Almighty? If you see your own desires, […]
Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 1992.
I must have said lots of things about Christ before, and how Jesus Christ is related to Shri Radhaji, that he is the incarnation of Shri Ganesha who was the son of the Adi Shakti to begin with but then he was given to Shri Radhaji and Shri Radha created as Mahalaxmi, as Mother Mary this great incarnation of Christ.
Now for the western mind it is impossible to understand how there can be a immaculate conception because they have no sense at all, […]
Shri Vishnumaya puja. Shawnee, Pennsylvania (USA), 20 September 1992.
Today, we have decided to have a Vishnumaya Puja. In this context, one has to know who is this Vishnumaya and what is Her – you can call it mythological [Shri Mataji laughs gently] – but a historical relationship. I have told you that America is the country of Shri Krishna and He’s Kubera, as well as He’s Yama. Because He’s Kubera, people have got their affluence, […]
Shri Vishnumaya Puja, Ashram Everbeek (Belgium), 4 July 1992.
Talk starts at 17:44 on video
It’s a unique opportunity today to do Vishnumaya Puja because She entered into this house [Shri Mataji laughing], we have to worship Her.
First we should know who is Vishnumaya. It’s very important to know because in the Devi Mahatmyam She is only described as the Incarnation of the Goddess: “Vishnumaya iti shabdita” [chant 5], She is called as Vishnumaya.
But let’s see who is She? […]
Public Program, First Evening, Artemis, Amsterdam, 1st July 1992
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset one has to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it. You cannot conceptualise it. You have to accept it as it is. Unfortunately, at the human level you cannot know the truth. You have to become the Spirit. It is not just saying that you have to be the Spirit, but you have to become. […]
Easter Puja. Magliano Sabina, Rome (Italy), 19 April 1992.
This is a great day for all of us to rejoice and to enjoy this Resurrection of Christ. The Resurrection of Christ took place to open our Agnya center because it was a very subtle center as you know, very complicated with the ideas people had from their conditioning and from their ego, were so much clogging the Agnya Chakra that Kundalini could have been impossible to pass through. […]
Public Program, First Evening, The Koningszaal, Artis, Amsterdam, 1st August 1991
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset I have to say that truth is where it is. It is what it is. We cannot change it, transform it or conceptualise it. Also, unfortunately, we cannot know it at the level of this human awareness. We have to become that subtler being which we call the Spirit. Otherwise it is not possible to feel the truth. […]
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. […]
Public Program. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia, 12 April 1991.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. As I told you yesterday, that truth is what it is. We cannot understand it, you have to feel it. We cannot conceptualize it, and you cannot feel it also at this human awareness. We have to become a subtler being, as described in all the Scriptures, that you are to be born again and that you have to become the Spirit, […]
Shri Gauri Puja, Auckland (New Zealand), 8 April 1991.
Gauri is the mother of Shri Ganesha and She produced Shri Ganesha because She was having a bath, and to protect Her chastity She created Shri Ganesha.
In the same way, Kundalini is the Gauri and we have got Ganesha sitting in the Mooladhara Chakra. So we have Mooladhara as the abode of the Gauri, of Kundalini, and the protection of the Kundalini is done by Shri Ganesha. […]
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. […]
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, […]
Easter Puja. Eastbourne (UK), 22 April 1990.
Today we are here to worship the resurrection of Christ and also to thank Him for giving us an ideal life of a saint who has to work for the benevolence of the whole world.
We talk of Christ, we sing of Shri Ganesha, we say we believe in Him, specially Sahaja Yogis feel that He is the eldest brother that they have and a tremendous surrender I find among Western Sahaja Yogis specially for Christ because they were born in Christian religion perhaps maybe or maybe that they found Christ’s life a very special one. […]
Makar Sankranti – Shri Surya Puja, Kalwe (India), January 14th, 1990
Today’s auspicious occasion is being celebrated everywhere in India. The reason is that the Sun which has left us, has left India, and had moved towards the Tropic of Capricorn, has now returned. And along with the movement of the Earth and the Sun all the vegetation, all the crops, fruit and other things are growing. The time has come for their growth. […]
Puja at Ganapatipule. Ganapatipule (India), 7 January 1990.
I’m sorry today for being late, but actually I was ready and all this police case, this, that, I tell you, unnecessary waste of time. It had to be this time.
In India we believe that God Himself takes incarnations with His Vishnu principle, whenever there is the decline of righteousness, and tries to elevate. Every incarnation has done lot of work – [ Shri Mataji speaks aside in Hindi] – and have done also work within ourselves. […]
Public Program, San Diego (USA), 18th of June, 1989
But you have to keep your mind open like a scientist to understand we have not yet found out the absolute truth. We live in a relative world and that’s why we have problems. So many problems we face today, ecological problems are there, drug problems, sickness, this, that. And as if we feel there is a kind of a destructive force that is working and we are really bothered, […]
Puja in Alibag (India), 30 December 1988.
So we have come to the end of our tour and you all will be going to your countries in different directions. Now we have to look back and see what did we learn in this tour and what did we understand. There has been less talking from Me, I don’t know about you people, but there was a tremendous dynamic force which was working the movement, organization and the correction part of it. […]
Navami, ninth night of Navaratri, Pune (India), 19 October 1988.
Today is the last day of Navaratri. This should be the culminating pint for all of us, as you see, within us, as you know, that there are seven chakras for you ascent and two above it. That should be your destiny. But if you people go only on the agnya move on agnya, you cannot rise any higher. People have been lost on that chakra. […]
“The Role of Women”, Seminar day 2, 19 June 1988, Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire, UK
Yesterday, we have had a nice meditation, and we all felt the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost, and I told you that we have to understand that this is the greatest moment in the history, while you are born, and you are doing the highest work, that is of God, here. And you are specially chosen for it and how you must know that you are a saint. […]
Radio Interview. Ashram Vienna (Austria), 9 June 1988.
Interviewer: I am here for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation.
Shri Mataji: Yes, he told Me that. I am sorry, he told Me 5:30 you’d be here, so I’m a little late, you
don’t mind, I was a little late to come here.
Interviewer: Oh, never mind, it’s okay. So I will place this here if you don’t mind (ed: microphone).
Shri Mataji: It’s all right.
Interviewer: Okay. Yes, […]
Public Programme in Hotel Krasnapolski, Amsterdam, 9th October 1987
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
As I have been telling before, we cannot conceive the idea of truth. It cannot be a conception of human beings. It has to be felt on your central nervous system. As you can see me with your eyes and can feel me, you should be able to feel the truth. There are many wrong ideas prevalent about the truth. […]
Talk to Sahaja Yogis, with questions/answers, St.Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London (UK), 8 April 1987.
Some of you can come in front, Come along there’s room… (laughs) Come along, there’s room here. Come in …there’s room here (looks at prasad)… all full of sweets. Oh God… I didn’t see all that (laughs).
[From now on video and verified transcript begins]
I’ll have some water… Thank you (indistinct… and bring My purse here.)
I’m just watching all the beauty (She laughs). […]
Interview with a journalist. Madras (India), 14 October 1986.
Interviewer: [UNCLEAR] has the root connection of the Patanjali yoga?
Shri Mataji : Of course. I mean it’s the ancient thing. No doubt. Patanjali used the same thing. But he used a gradual method because that was a slow method.[ in Hindi- like use zamane mein bailgadi use karte the na.- in those times bullock carts were used] Now we are using motor cars. So that is the but the time has come. […]