Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 2003.
Today is a great day because we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. He was such a great spiritual personality, who had to suffer on the cross. This is what many people don’t understand, that why a man of his calibre, of his standing, of his spirituality, should have to go through so many ordeals in life. It is very easy to understand that he was born in a circumstances which was against him, […]
Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 2003.
New Year’s Eve Puja. Music Academy of Vaitarna, Bombay (India), 31 December 2002.
I am very, very happy to see so many of you coming down here for the program. Actually I bought this land at least twenty-five years back and could not do any thing about it, as there were lots of objections and this and that. But then somehow I planned the whole thing & it all worked out. [I am] Happy to see you all here that with all the difficulties, […]
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. […]
New Year Puja, Kalwe, India. 31 December 2000.
Now, we are starting a New Year, and I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.
In this wish of Mine I also wish you a very deep growth in Sahaja Yoga. (Applause)
Now you all are Sahaja Yogis and you all have to become masters in Sahaja Yoga. For becoming masters in Sahaja Yoga I am sure you are doing meditation, introspection and all kinds of Sahaja Yoga rituals, […]
1999-02-20 Public Program in Shivaji Park, Mumbai [translation from Hindi, Marathi]
My Greetings to
seekers of Truth. We don’t give any importance or attention to truth,
what is the reason for that? Why we don’t like Truth and implement
it. It’s not that only this, this World has become like that one eye
is on wrong or false things. For that, I can say that this is the
time of severe (grievous) Kaliyuga. Very bad Kaliyuga, […]
Makar Sankranti Puja 14 Jan 1996, Pune , India
Translation from Hindi:
Today, we have assembled here to perform Pooja of the Sun God on the day of Sankranti. In our country a lot of importance has been given to the pooja of the Sun God and there is a custom to offer Arghya (water offering) to the Sun God and even in the foreign countries Sun has been given a lot of importance. Their astrology and other scriptures is dependent on the Sun. […]
After Concert Talk Nargol 10-28-1995
Shri Mataji (in Marathi): Today, all things have been delayed and we all know the reason why. However, in Sahaja Yoga, we do not look at the clock. And we also do not keep thinking whether some things are happening as per the planned time or not.
Whatever happens “Sahaja” (with ease/without effort), only that gives true joy. Now these songs that were conducted earlier, they were in English, or I would say, […]
1994-12-31 Shri Ganesha Puja Kalwe
Translation of the Talk in Hindi
Today we are going to perform Shree Ganesha Pooja. Shree Ganesha Pooja is most essential. Because of Shree Ganesha only there is holiness spread in the whole world. Today, whatever problems we are seeing is because you have not yet recognised our greatness. And we do not know why we have not recognised its importance. And we do not know as to why we have come in this world and what work we are doing, […]
Shri Lakshmi Puja. Alibag (India), 29 December 1991.
Translation from Marathi:
To this Chalmaal village we have come many times, Mumbaikar also came many times, and many people from all over the world have come here many times. I’m glad to hear that the people stopped drinking alcohol. This is a big thing. There are two troubles in Konkan. One is that black magic is very common, as it is like an industry there, and it is now reduced. […]
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 Mahalakshmi Puja. Kolhapur (Maharashtra-India), Hindi Talk, 21 December 1990.
This way the three and a half shakthi (Kundalini) is residing in Maharashtra, and also the Shri Chakra is residing here.
All of you know that in the central path resides Mahalakshmi and also the Kundalini is awakened in the central path. For thousands of years in this Mahalakshmi temple it is recited (chanted) UDO UDO AMBE to awaken the Amba Kundalini and the kundalini shakthi in Mahalakshmi gets awakened. […]
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. […]
Shivaratri Puja, Bombay (India), 14 February 1988.
This part was spoken in Hindi
Today we are all come together to celebrate the Shiva Tattwa Puja. Nowadays, in Sahaja Yoga, what we have achieved is by the Grace of the Shiva Tattwa. Shiva Tattwa is the ultimate goal (establishment, completion) of pure desire. When the Kundalini gets awakened in us, pure desire takes us near and keeps us at the Shiva Tattwa. Beyond Shiva Tattwa is the safe refuge of the Atma. […]
1987-12-22 Sangamner Public Program (Marathi)
Translation of original Marathi speech to English
I humbly bow to all true seekers, followers of divine power of god almighty. This gives me an immense satisfaction with the kind of visible progress noticed in Sahajayoga within very short span of time at Sangamner. Kundalini science & charkas have been secret sciences. King Janaka gave self realization to Nachiketa only, Lord Indra had to accomplish self realization himself, and these are one or two examples of bygone ages. […]
Welcome Talk at India Tour, Alibag (India) 13 December 1987.
Welcome to all of you. This is a great country, it is also passing through a crisis. Nowadays I feel there are so many things that are happening which you could never dream before and at this time you all have arrived bringing peace and joy to all of them. So I thank you for that.
The strife and the pain which is on human beings is perhaps because they are not yet worthy of God’s blessings, […]
Translation Birthday Puja 1987-0321
Mataji (in English): The way you have greeted Me today, it is beyond
words to express the joy of a Mother. Today you have celebrated it in
a Western way and I am very happy about it. All over the world, your
brothers and sisters are celebrating My birthday. You all have to
think about them.
the way we are sitting on a chair, on a Puja day is a very novel
Makar Sankranti Puja. English part and Marathi part, Rahuri (India), 14 January 1987.
Today is the day where we celebrate the change of the axis of the Sun and that He moves towards the tropic of cancer. Tropic of cancer is the one which represents the motherhood, the motherhood of the earth. This tropic of Cancer has passed through quite a big area of land while the tropic of Capricorn has not. And the area through which it has passed, […]
Talk to yogis, Ganapatipule (India), 3 January 1987.
Today is the third day of the Moon. Third day of the Moon is Tritiya, is the special day for the virgins. Kundalini is the virgin desire. It is virgin because it has not yet manifested itself. And also, on the third center of Nabhi, the virgins appear as shaktis of Guru.
As we have got ten Gurus which we regard as the main Gurus they all had either their sister or daughter as their shakti. […]
Seeing the work of Sahaja Yoga in Satara district, I am feeling extremely joyous. It has also been a very great work of establishing 15 centres in Satara district. This is the land of Shri Ramdas, who was the incarnation of Shri Hanuman. The fruits of his flower-like work are seen now in the fact that there are 15 centres over here.
There were many saints in this Maharashtra and all the things they said can be seen by us in Sahaja Yoga. […]
Christmas Puja, Pune (India) 25 December 1986.
Today we have all been waiting to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. There’s so much significant that we are in a place here, the same type of a hut Jesus had when He was born, and the wind was blowing from all sides and it was difficult to keep the room very warm, though if it is correct He was not born in the month of December, […]
Welcome Puja at Chalmala, English part, Alibag (India), 21 December 1986.
Shri Mataji explains that She will first talk in English then in Marathi.
English talk starts at 7:43
I bow to all the Sahaja Yogis.
In this beautiful surround, surroundings, many of you are wondering why God has created these beautiful things. Because you people had to come on this Earth and enjoy the beauty that is one of the reasons. And now God feels very much fulfilled with the joy and satisfaction and a kind of a completion of His desire. […]
Diwali Puja (Hindi/Marathi). Pune (India), 1 November 1986.
Ask them to stop bursting the firecrackers, otherwise how can I talk?
[English Translation from Hindi]
On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, we have arrived here at this Punyapatnam (Pune). Since time immemorial, the festival of Diwali has been celebrated in our country. However, the ‘Deepavali’ (arrangement of lamps) of Diwali started with the beginning of Sahaja Yoga. The lamps that were lit during Diwali used to get extinguished in some time. […]
1986-10-05 Navaratri, Shri Gauri Puja (Hindi/Marathi)
First, I will talk in Hindi and then in Marathi language. All of you should try to learn Hindi as it is our national language.
The name of Pune is famous in the Vedas, Puranas and many other such places. It is called as Punyapatnam. The river which flows in this place is called as Mula river. It has been flowing here for thousands of years and is making this place full of punyas. […]
Mahashivaratri Puja (Marathi). Pune (India), 8 March 1986.
This punya nagari is called as Pune but in our scriptures, it is known as Punyapatnam. The Punyas of the entire world are flowing through this Punya nagari and you all are the carriers of those punyas. It is a great divine coincidence that you are having the puja of Shri Shiva who is the source of Punyas in this place.
Unless and until a person gets the Shiva Sthiti (state of Shiva), […]
Shri Mahalakshmi Puja. Sangli (India), 6 January 1986.
I hope you all enjoyed your stay in Ganapatipule. The problem was that we could not arrange the cooking nearer your stay when you were here to walk a lot. But that walking was, I think, quite nice and must have helped you. It’s good for diarrhea and other problems that you have.
Actually, I had seen the place but I hadn’t seen the, all the hostels and residential places. […]
Shri Mahaganesha Puja. Ganapatipule (India), 1 January 1986.
Today we all have assembled here to pay our respect to Shri Ganesha.
Ganapatipule has a special significance because He is Mahaganesha. The Ganesha at Mooladhara becomes Mahaganesha in the Virata, that is the brain. That means it is the seat of Shri Ganesha. That means Shri Ganesha governs, from that seat, the principle of innocence. As you know very well, it is placed at the back, in the region of optic thalamus, […]
Devi Puja. India Tour, Brahmapuri (India), 27 December 1985.
Shri Mataji: Ask her. Nathalie, come here. Join hands with Danya.
Are you all right, Ray, now?
Put kumkum to everyone. Just take that, see, you can leave that here. All the ladies, put it on.
[Cut in the video]
Yesterday one boy stood up and asked Me a question, that: “When we are such a yoga bhoomi, we are such a holy country, why is it that all the discoveries in the science are made in the West?”
“Very good question,” I said. […]
1985-12-25 India Tour 1985/86: First Night in Brahmapuri
[Recording of choir performance on December 25].
Shri Mataji: Thank you very much. Beautiful. (Applause).
[Mother is conversing with Sahaja Yogis in Marathi and Hindi. Sahaja Yogis are inaudible].
Shri Mataji: Yes? Not that. I have not got any money. Is that so? Tell them we will get it to their home. Is he their brother? Whose? It is so, that nothing has been agreed about the money yet. […]
Puja in Dr. Sanghve’s Garden, Nasik (India), 17 December 1985.
This place Nasik has a special significance. Long time back, say about eight thousands years back, when Shri Rama went away for his exile, he came to Maharashtra and he passed through various places and he settled down in Nasik, this place, with his wife.
And here a lady who was actually the sister of Ravana, called Shurpanakha, she tried to entice Shri Rama. Now this quality of enticing men or enticing women are really demonic and that is how people call them ‘rakshasas’. […]
Transcript and Translation of Havan Nasik, 1985-0119
[Note: Transcription from a two-part audio recording of the Havan. There are some breaks and duplicate recordings in the first 8 minutes].
[Side conversations. Sahaja Yogis start by chanting the three Maha mantras. Shri Mataji is giving instructions on the Havan offerings].
Om Twameva Sakshat Shri Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswati, Mahakali Trigunatmika, Sakshat Shri Adishakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namo Namah.
Om Twameva Sakshat Shri Kalki Sakshat Shri Adishakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namo Namah. […]
Makar Sankranti Puja in Suryavanshi hall at Mumbai (India), 14 January 1985.
[Starts at 9:13] Today we are celebrating here a special day called Makar Sankrant.For the information of the foreign Sahaja Yogis, I will explain to you what it means. [Shri Mataji explains that She will speak first in English then in Marathi]. It means the day, today is the day the sun crosses over from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer. […]
Transcript Translation Public Program Pune Day 2 1984-1205
[A musical session and recital of popular Marathi songs have started before the address. Shri Mataji is seated on the dais]. [Sahaja Yogini sings a “bhaktigeet” (devotional poem, “Deva Bola Ho Mazhyashi” (Please God, talk to me)]. [First Verse, Chorus] “Deva Bola Ho Mazhyashi Tumhicha Mazvar Ruslyavarti Bolu Mi Konashi?” (Please God, talk to me, If you are offended with me, With whom can I talk?)
“Deha Vahila Tuncha Payi
Jeeva Shiva Chi Asha Nahi
Kani Padtil Bol Prabhuche
Asha Hi Cha Urashi” […]
Public Talk (in Marathi). Dr Antonio De Silva High School. Dadar, Bombay (India), 26th Nov 1984.
I bow to all of you who are the seekers of truth. TODAY’S SUBJECT IS “PRAPANCHA” AND ‘SAHAJ YOGA’. FIRST OF ALL LET US SEE WHAT IS THE MEANING OF WORD “PRAPANCHA”. ‘PRAPANCHA’ , “PANCHA” MEANS ‘FIVE’(CINCI), THE FIVE ELEMENTS THROUGH WHICH OUR EVOLUTION TOOK PLACE. BUT “ PRA ” WORD IN FRONT OF IT CHANGES ITS MEANING. IT MEANS THE LIGHT OF FIVE ELEMENTS “ PRAPANCHA”.( PRAPANCHA ALSO MEANS MARRIED FAMILY LIFE) “ Avghachi Sansar Sukhachakrin” ( I shall make the whole world joyous) this joy we should get in Prapancha. […]
Puja for the 61° Birthday (Be sweet, loving and peaceful), Juhu, Bombay (India), 22 March 1984.
[Translation from Marathi]
I bow to all Sahaja Yogis, saints. It is no longer birthday after the age of sixty years, but a reminder that life span is shorter by one year and hence the progress (in Sahaja Yoga) should also be correspondingly faster. It is a matter of joy that you have celebrated my birthday with so much enthusiasm. […]
Transcript and Translation Havan, Rahuri, India – 1984-0226
[First minutes. Sahaja Yogis are getting ready for Havan. Mother is guiding Sahaja Yogis, instructing on seating arrangements, mantras and other Havan protocols]. Shri Mataji: Sit, sit. Come on. [INAUDIBLE, Side conversations and preparations for Havan in the background]. Come, the Havan has to be done. (Preparations continue). Shri Mataji: Those who came for the Puja in the morning, all Indians. The people who had come for Puja in the morning, […]
Music, dance, Public Address at Vaitarna Temple (Marathi/English). Vaitarna (India), 18 February 1984.
[ The first 15 minutes of this recording covers Sahaja Yogis on India tour and locals preparing for Shri Mataji’s arrival at Vaitarna (a small picturesque village situated at Vaitarna river near Mumbai, which is also a source of water to the city). This is followed by a 30-minute video of a public procession with Sahaja Yogis and the locals of Vaitarna village. […]
Puja in Satara: Shivaji the Anchavatara. Satara (India), 7th February 1984
It is not proper, but He was not just a mere king, you see He was a Devi bhakta and an ansha avtara and His Mother was also an ansha avtara. What is the sign of an ansha avtara is that they have extra powers over themselves and over others, and they have no temptations, no mistakes.
[Shri Mataji speaks in Marathi to the sound technicians about the sound system problem.]
Devi Puja, January 26, 1984 Rahuri, Maharashtra, India
Shri Mataji : Who forgot the bag to be brought in ?
Sahaja Yogi: Magda
Shri Mataji: Magda. You should be careful.
Talk starts at 2:38
Rahuri has a special significance in the history of the Goddess, that when the horrible rakshasa, called Rahu, started ruling this area and devastating it, the whole suffered, all the God-fearing people. Then the Goddess took Her incarnation here and She killed this man, […]
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.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Translation of Old Marathi Letter – ( Letter Nirmal Yoga 15-1)
Man wants peace, wealth, power, etc., but God is the origin of all these. Then why should there not be the desire for God? Why should there be no aspiration and ambition to meet God?
We should pray to God for peace, and keep the desire to meet God who is peace itself.
This should be the difference in satisfaction of a common man and that of a Sahaja Yogi. […]
Transcript and Translation from Marathi – Procession Before Public Program in Paud 1982-1222
[Before the procession. Shri Mataji is walking with Indian and foreign Sahaja Yogis, handing out guava fruits to all. Paud locals and several school children dressed in their school uniforms are also part of the crowd. Paud used to be a small village near Pune in Maharashtra, now grown due to proximity to a hub of international schools].
Shri Mataji (in Marathi): You all are giving coconuts. […]
Shri Mahakali Puja, Lonawala, Maharashtra (India), 19 December 1982.
(A hill station on the road from Mumbai to Pune)
So welcome to you all, Sahaja Yogis, to this great country of yoga. Today, first of all we have to establish our desire within ourselves that we are seekers and that we have to achieve our full growth and maturity. Today’s puja is for the whole universe.
The whole universe should be enlightened with your desires. Your desires should be so intense that they should emit out the pure vibrations of Mahakali Shakti, […]
Shri Durga Puja. Rahuri (India), 1 February 1982.
Today is a special day. There is a combination of two things happening.
Adi mai English maday bolte pan Marathi boliye (meaning: First I will speak in English then Marathi)
Today is first in the morning time, at 8:50 in the morning, was a very important day that started at 8:50 in the morning, called as Ratha Saptami – is the seventh day. And it is said that Sun travels with his seven forces, […]
Ekadasha Rudra Swayambhu Shilanyas (Marathi translation )
Sahasrar it’s so beatuful 1 it’s Trigunatmika here.Beautiful!see
1,2,3 Can you see Trigunatmika. This is agya here. Beautiful When I
say that it is even more. (while worshiping main Swayambhy Herself,
Mother saying to yogis nearby as a part of worship) “break the
coconut etc. here.
things which saints and holy people says nobody else is able to say
so. Now these are the holy and saintly people are here to tell you
Nirmala Vidya (excerpt), Rahuri (India), 31 December 1980.
It is the special power by which we do All Divine work, even forgiving. When you say, “Mother, forgive us “, the technique by which I forgive you is Nirmala Vidya. The technique by which I love you is also Nirmala Vidya. The technique by which all the Mantras are manifesting themselves and are effective is also Nirmala Vidya. ‘Nirmala’ means ‘pure’, ‘Vidya’ means ‘knowledge’. Nirmala Vidya is purest knowledge or the knowledge of this technique. […]
My dear Sahaja Yogis,
The programs which you have arranged at Baneshwar will certainly be very successful. Our attention is there. All God’s work will now have a new dynamism. Sahaja Yogis of Pune have given fulfilment to the ‘Punya’ of Pune. There is nothing special of mine in it. Whatever is with you has been discovered by you and accepted. This is the source of joy.
Sahaja Yoga is evolving as Maha Yoga. Baneshwar seminar will manifest that. […]
1979-02-23, Seminar at Ahamad Nagar: Kundalini Shakti and the Seven Chakras, Ahmednagar
The people of Ahmednagar sent us an invitation with lots of love – we are all very grateful for that. And furthermore I feel Ahmednagar district to be very special. Because the work that began in Rahuri and which kept spreading – that made me realize that there was some special divine work that happened over here in the past. Likewise, Maharashtra is a spiritual area. […]
22nd January 1979 – YMCA Hall, Andheri (A talk about ‘Avdhootas’)
Some of our sisters have started the work of spreading the knowledge of Atma in this area. And we are seeing here – that a person(Mother seems to be referring to some person) who praises the avdhootas and is a devotee of lord Dattatreya, he has supported this effort. This is indeed something special. Ultimately, Avdhootas are our children as well. Although, they have a different state – their efforts are different, […]
Talk in Marathi at a Sahaja Yoga seminar in Kalwe, Maharashtra (India). 19 January 1979.
To come from London to Mumbai, it feels very relaxing – because there is a lot of hustle and bustle in that city. It is very mechanical. And in general, the mentality of the people out there has also become the same. So then, to come from Mumbai to Kalwe feels even better. Because seeing the state of mind and devotion of the people in city, […]
Letter translated from Marathi, 1979.
Human chitta has many illusions. When they are removed, human chitta becomes enlightened and blissful. Many of your illusions have been removed by Kundalini awakening.
1. You have realised that Kundalini is not an imaginary but a living power in man.
2. This power is within every human being and its awakening takes place spontaneously in a normal person.
3. This awakening does not take place by any act. But, if a person has committed bad deeds, […]