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.
Shri Krishna Puja (Hindi). Pune (India), 9 August 2003.
[Translation from Hindi to English]
Now we have to realize that Sahaja Yoga has spread a lot and in all corners of the world people respect Sahaja Yoga, but until and unless Sahaja Yoga is completely manifested within us, the people who respect Sahaja Yoga will not continue to do so. That is why it is essential that we look inside of us. The nature of Shri Krishna is that we look inside of us and see what are the things that put us in trouble. […]
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, […]
Shivaratri Puja, Pune, India, 5 March 2000.
First, I’ll speak in English language, because we have so many people from foreign countries, and especially from Madras (Chennai) and also from Kerala, Hyderabad and Bangalore. All these people have come here, and I don’t know what other people are here, who have come from South and who do not yet understand Hindi language.
This Shivaratri has a special meaning, I think. Because there is so much – if you read any newspaper in the morning, […]
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, […]
Shri Kartikeya Puja (Transcript of English talk). Mumbai (India), 21 December 1996.
[Marathi to English Translation]
Today you all have expressed the desire to do a puja to Shri Mahalakshmi, but here in Maharashtra, Shri Mahalakshmi is worshipped regularly and she has appeared here in Maharashtra but I had an immense desire to tell you all about Shri Kartikeya because he took birth in this Maharashtra, he was Shri Gyaneshwara himself, I have not said anything about this until now because Maharashtrians find it difficult to understand it. […]
Makar Sankranti Puja 14 Jan 1996, Pune , India (Hindi/English/Marathi)
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 Shri Ganesha Pooja. Shri Ganesha Pooja is most essential. Because of Shri 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 Mahalakshmi Puja. Kalwe (India), 30 December 1992.
Transcript of English Talk:
I would say those who have been worrying and all that should go into great meditation and understand that you are insulting yourself. You are saints. Why should you worry about what plane you are going to get, what you are not going to get? Shows that your level is very low, definitely. All those who have worried you have come here under My protection and you will go back under My protection! […]
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 Maharastra, we have to do Ganesha Puja, but one has to understand how it is so important 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. For this the Amba who resides in this Mahalakshmi temple arises.Kolasur was killed here and that’s why the name Kolapur. […]
India Tour Puja. Shrirampur (India), 12 December 1990.
First I will speak in English and then in Marathi.
[Shri Mataji speaks in English]
We have come to this place with the idea that we’ll be comfortable in the other place as we were before, but you must have known that there’s a man who is quite devilish, and he has tried to make this funny arrangement just to extract some money from us for doing nothing. […]
Puja in Pune (extracts), India, 3 December 1990.
So, welcome to all the Sahaja Yogis from abroad. So we start from today our Maharashtra Tour, which you can see is full of these hills and dales. Also, the atmosphere is going to be extremely rustic. Of course the comforts of this place have not been up to the mark, but next year it will be much better, I’m sure. We have decided to purchase even this plot of land, […]
Brahmapuri Puja. Brahmapuri (India), 30 December 1989.
I’m sorry what has happened yesterday, but I think the war has begun between the evil and good, and after all the good prevails. In these modern times, evil used to prevail on good but now, in this Krita Yuga, the evil will be completely conquered by good, and not only that, but good will spread all over. The evil has the capacity to go to extremes and then to fall out of the evolutionary process completely. […]
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. […]
Adi Shakti Puja, “Detachment”, Rahuri (India), 11 December 1988.
The Puja has to start when it has to start. I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting, then I realised that today was a very good time according to the calendar; but it is not in the morning, so it had to be the third day of the moon and as the moon is changing its phases in the day time, we had to wait till it started. […]
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. […]
1987-1220 Puja: Attention on Quality, Rahuri, India
[English translation from Marathi] (Sound cloud – Sahaja Library – 1987-1220 Talk 1 at Rahuri (Marathi))
Does having a namesakes, caste and creed have any meaning? Today I am telling you all plainly that you should not (live on) freebies (“फुकटखोरी”). Sahaja yoga is not for such people who are looking for freebies, if you want freebies, you should take another path. Those who want to stay in Sahaja Yoga have to live with self-esteem (“आत्मसम्मान”) and have to show the world that we are self-respecting people. […]
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, […]
Conversation during an Indian music recital, “find the lost American seekers”, 1987-08-06
I am really overwhelmed, really overwhelmed by your love and devotion.May God bless you.
You don’t know how happy I feel to be with you here. And I have been rather very upset about the future of America, the way things are moving. I’ve been thinking what should we do? Should we take all the Sahaja Yogis from here to India and settle there?
Or bring more Sahaja Yogis from abroad to strengthen you here? […]
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, […]
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), […]
Sankranti Puja (English and Marathi). Rahuri, Maharashtra, India, 14 January 1986.
Please be sited.
Today is a sad day for you people, we’ll be now parting. I may not be able to meet you in Bombay. Maybe for a year this may not happen for some of you, and I would like to give you a little advice about the growth within yourself.
It is believed by people that God is helping us and we are in His kingdom. […]
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, […]
04:47 [Shri Mataji] Mr Dayal from Satara
04:54 [Sahaja Yogi] Mr Dayal from Satara please come along, if Mr Dayal is here then come on the stage.
05:30 [Shri Mataji] Dayal if you are present then come front
06:24 [Shri Mataji] James06:27 [Shri Mataji] Is Mr James here06:41 [Shri Mataji] Ray are you here08:09 [Shri Mataji] Now we will have a program presented by Delhi people, how long is that?
08:17 [Sahaja Yogini] Not long it is 45 minutes08:21 [Shri Mataji] Too many things to be done, […]
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’. […]
Talk on the shores of Vaitarna river, India Tour, December 15th, 1985
We have come to the land of Yoga and in Yoga one has to receive the blessings of peace and truth. So this land is the land where peace must reside. And you are the one who are going to create that atmosphere of peace, here and abroad.
The nature in this land, or in any land, is very congenial to the divine happenings. […]
Birthday Pooja. Bombay (India), 21 March 1985.
[English translation from Marathi]
Greetings to all Sahaja Yogis of Maharashtra.
Because of your goodwill (friendly or helpful attitude towards other people or country), we have won the campaign at Australia. Sahaja yoga has spread all over in Australia. Lot of people had come and they were of great quality. In few days Maharashtra has to play a bet with Australia. Such a situation has arrived. The difference between them and us is that we are straight people, […]
Republic day puja, Devi puja, India tour, Pune, India, 26/01/1985 (English/Marathi)
Today we have arrived in a place which is regarded as he holiest of holy cities, in all the Shastras it is described as something very heavenly. So the people who are born here, must be people of great achievements and of great punyas. [Shri Mataji laughs]And to add to all the glory of this place, today is the day of our independence, the Republic day of India.Today the occasion is so great that on this day I should be worshipped because the essence of all the manifestation, […]
Talk about leadership, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India, 22nd January 1985. (English/Marathi)
…and this is the place where my forefathers reigned as kings, and they had a dynasty also. Now, the other place we went to, Musolwadi, is the place where the Goddess first of all hit him with a beam, so it is called as Musolwadi. It means a beam, ‘musol’ means a ‘beam’. So this is a place where [the] Goddess has done a lot of work. […]
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, […]