Friends by Theatre of Eternal Values (Austria)

FRIENDS

Written by

STEVE JONES

In
co-development with

VANESSA PAYER

and

EVA MARIA
NEUBAUER

Along with
additional creative input from:

REINHARDT
WINTER

FRIENDS

Scene 1 – the ego and
super-ego behind the curtain

The play starts in
darkness. In the middle of the stage is a yogi meditating.

A LIGHT shines against
a paper/linen wall revealing TWO shadows – the EGO and the SUPEREGO.

The ego and super-ego
are dressed in BLACK , with bathing-hats corresponding to the colours
of the right and the left channel, […]

Talk and Treatment at Vienna Airport Vienna (Austria)

Talk at Vienna Airport. Austria, 10 July 1996.

In Bucharest, there were equal number like you people are here, and I didn’t know how to take out My attention away from them, it was so much touching to see people so much full of love. It’s a very powerful centre we have I think, Bucharest is, because we have some very great musicians there, as you are here. Also, they have, they told Me twenty-one doctors who are practicing Sahaja Yoga. […]

Be aware of your pure desire Vienna (Austria)

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. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Vienna International Airport, Vienna (Austria)

Speech at the airport Schwechat. Vienna (Austria) 18 July 1994.
I’m very happy to see you all here. It’s really nice to meet you all like this, because in Cabella I never get a chance to talk to anyone. I’m sorry I’ve had some very bad reports which I must tell you. It’s very important. I always used to praise Austrians very much that they are so many and so good, very good Sahaja Yogis. But the reports I have are horrible. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis After Diwali Vienna (Austria)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis After Diwali
I’m sorry it was so such a late time I had to come here. I had to make the food and just after dinner I came and I think the ashram is also very far away.
I have to just tell you that we have had a very, very successful tour of South America. And as you must have seen the people of Romania, the people there were extremely surrendered, […]

Reality has to be known by ascending to another state of Spirit Hofburg Palace, Vienna (Austria)

Public Program. Vienna (Austria), 27 July 1992.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot imagine about it, think about it or conceptualize it. Also unfortunately, at this human level we cannot feel it. We have to become a subtler being to feel our subtle being. We have to be the Spirit. Otherwise whatever we think about it is not reality. […]

The Age of Aquarius Palais Kaufmännischer Verein, Linz (Austria)

Public Program. ‘Festsaal’ of the Palais Kaufmännischer Verein Landstraße 49/Bismarckstraße 1-3, 4020 Linz, (Austria), 26 July 1992.

Shri Mataji: I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot think about it and we cannot conceptualize it. And at this human awareness we cannot feel it. So to know the reality we have to become a subtler personality, […]

Informal gathering Vienna (Austria)

TRANSCRIPT OF VISIT TO AUSTRIA INFORMAL TALKS 1991-1025

[Transcript starts from 1:12:00. A few unclear informal exchanges from start to 45 minutes. Mother and Sahaja Yogis may be working on chakras and catches. Sounds of people and children moving in the background. There is a sitar instrumental performance playing from 45 minutes to 1:10:00].

Shri Mataji: What do you say?

Sahaja Yogi: Mother, I feel both the Vishuddhi, both the Agyna, Nabhi, Central Heart, Swadishthan.

[Long pause in conversation]. […]

Visit to Austria Programme and Departure Vienna (Austria)

Informal talk, visit to Austria, departure day, Vienna, 25/10/1991
Sahaja Yogi: Shri Mataji ist so glücklich, dass Sie heute mit uns sein kann. [Shri Mataji is so happy that she can be with us today]
Shri Mataji: It is Hamid, you see, who managed everything.
[Applause]
You see, he said that: “Mother, I have come here, but I feel for all the Austrians that have not met you, they will have to meet you.” So I said: “It’s not easy; […]

The power which achieves the state of Spirit Vienna (Austria)

Public Program Day 2. Vienna (Austria), 6 August 1991.

Shri Mataji: May God bless you!

I bow to all the seekers of truth. I’ve told you yesterday that truth is what it is. We cannot conceptualize it, we cannot imagine it and we cannot know it with our human awareness. So we have to become a subtler being that we have to become the Spirit. Only when we become the Spirit then we will understand that this whole creation is looked after by a very subtle power of love of God Almighty. […]

How to understand the Absolute Vienna (Austria)

Public Program Day 1. CA-Tent, Vienna (Austria), 5 August 1991.

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot conceptualize it, we cannot change it, it is beyond human awareness. That means, at human awareness we cannot know the absolute truth. This is the reason why we have different theories which go against each other and we fight. Absolute truth can only be known if you become a higher person. […]

Evening Program, Shri Ganesha Puja Lanersbach (Austria)

1990-08-26 Talk during Evening Program, Lanersbach, Austria,

Shri Mataji:Hello, This is the raga as called as ‘Meeya ki Malhar’.’ Meeya’ is the person, very well known in the history of India. His name was ‘Tansen’ Actually I don’t know what his real name was but this was a kind of an honour name given to him by Akbar the great Who ruled in our country. And he was a very cosmopolitan man. He had married a Hindu lady also Jodha Bai, […]

Shri Ganesha Puja: The Glow of Shri Ganesha Lanersbach (Austria)

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. […]

Welcome Talk before Shri Ganesha Puja: Fundamentalism Lanersbach (Austria)

Talk before Shri Ganesha Puja 1990-0826

So we have all gathered here today in this country of Austria, which in Sanskrit we call it 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 Hindu  any kind of fundamentalism operating in this country. Which is a very, very, very rare thing. […]

Interview about Sickness Meli Ashram, Vienna (Austria)

[Interview]

Interviewer: And one question still please, is sickness. For me, it is very difficult to understand, what is the sense of sickness for one who.. I don’t know, what’s the reason, that… and how it can be healed with Kundalini.

Shri Mataji: You see, sickness comes to you as I told you, through our centers getting exhausted. As this is one center, all right, on the left side, left sympathetic, and right sympathetic, and they join together, […]

The giver of the absolute truth is the Spirit Vienna (Austria)

Public Program Day 2. Vienna (Austria), 19 June 1990.

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

Yesterday I told you that we have to know the absolute truth. Absolute truth is the truth which cannot be challenged and cannot have a second opinion. But the giver of this absolute truth is the Spirit. The Spirit resides in your heart. Before Realization your Spirit is a witness of what you are doing. But after Realization the energy of Kundalini ignites the flame of Spirit in such a manner that your attention gets enlightened. […]

Adi Kundalini Puja: The Advent Of Primordial Kundalini Moedling (Austria)

Shri Adi Kundalini puja. Mödling (Austria), 19 June 1990.

Today we have assembled here to do the Kundalini Puja. Once we had done it in India long, long time back and this is the first time we are doing this puja here in Austria.

This is the puja of the Adi Kundalini, is the Primordial Kundalini. [speaks aside] You must have seen in the hand of Athena, who is the Primordial Mother, there is a power which is a snake in the left hand. […]

A subtler consciousness Vienna (Austria)

Public Program. Vienna (Austria), 18 June 1990.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the outset we should know that truth is what it is and we cannot change it, we cannot organize it. And the truth cannot be known only at the human awareness. It requires a subtler consciousness to know the truth. So what is the truth? The truth is that you are not this body and you are not your mind, […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: On Films Vienna (Austria)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Austria, Viena, 26-07-1989

Yogi: I don’t know Shri Mataji.

Shri Mataji: The one you have used for your posters I have not seen that before. I don’t know who has done it. Maybe some Austrians. Austrians are very good, enlargement is so good you know. Very beautiful, as if it feels like you are sitting there. Do you have very good cameras or

Yogis: I think the reason is Unclear(heart) Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji: Or a very good heart. […]

Arrival and Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Whatever is recorded should be accepted Meli Ashram, Vienna (Austria)

Arrival Speech. Ashram Melichargasse, Vienna (Austria), 25 July 1989.

It was a wonderful time that we had in Italy when we went to that lake and I’m sure you all must have enjoyed it. But all these seminars and tours and all that are for our understanding of the spiritual urge within us and that exists in others. It is more meeting the other Sahaja Yogis together to know about other Sahaja Yogis from other countries and to enjoy the Spirit, […]

A space between the thoughts Vienna (Austria)

1989-07-25 or 26th Public Program Day 2 in Vienna

I bow to all the seekers of truth. I asked them to play this music, because the thoughts were too much [in the minds?] And this music has no words, it doesn’t give you thoughts. And that’s how thoughts can be removed very easily. One thought rises and falls off. Another thought rises and falls off. And we are jumping on the cusp of the thought. Either we are thinking about the past or about the future. […]

Mental projection does not know how to keep the balance Vienna (Austria)

1989-07-24 Public Program Day 1 in Vienna 1989

I hope you are enjoying the Indian music. Now I have asked them to sing a song which was written in the 12th century by a very famous poet called Namadeva. This is a folklore now sung in the villages of India for all these years where he has described the joy of Self-realization. So he says that “I have given up everything, my anger, my temper”, all these things which are my relations because he sings like a lady as if there’s my husband, […]

Conversation and Dinner with Shri Mataji Gleißenfeld (Austria)

1988-06-10 Dinner, Gleissenfeld Austria

Shri Mataji: …. poor line all that. which is has got regular very artistic 

Yogi: But this Shri Mataji it is also very freshen again in Europe. We are going back with the two handles with old style…

Shri Mataji: Because they are not so complicated. 

Yogi: Yes, we can easily very pears

Shri Mataji: That’s why I thought the two things that can be declared and also I think I unclear() they have eternal values. […]

Kundalini has to be awakened University of Graz, Graz (Austria)

Public Program, Graz (Austria), 10 June 1988.

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

This song that you have heard has been composed in the year of 1600. And in this song the poet has sung for the rustic people, in their language. That, “Oh Mother, give us our Realization!” “Jogawa” means the yoga, the union with the Divine and the Sahaja Yoga means spontaneous. It fills My heart to see how since long the seekers have been asking for this union with the Divine. […]

Arrival and Talk about music, photographs & false gurus Gleißenfeld (Austria)

Talk with yogis. Gleissenfeld (Austria), 10 June 1988.

Shri Mataji: There are so many following you, they are coming now. Beautiful!

So they have to sit down. Sorry we were late. In the ashram we were solving all the problems also.

Yogini: Shri Mataji, do You want to have a cup of tea?

Shri Mataji: What?

Yogini: A cup of tea?

Yogi: Maybe first lunch, Shri Mataji?

Shri Mataji: All right.

(to a baby) You see? […]

The Story of Markandeya Vienna (Austria)

Conversation with Sahaja Yogis, Ashram of Vienna, (Austria), 9 June 1988.

You know the story of Markandeya or not? I tell you the story of Markandeya. You see, his father had no children and the father and mother were unhappy. So they prayed to Shiva and they said that we want to have a son. Shiva said, “I’ll give you the son, but I will have to take him back after eight years. So he’ll only exist till he is about eight years of age.” […]

ORF Radio Interview and Workshop Vienna (Austria)

Radio Interview and workshop (untranscribed) . 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 OK. So, I will place this here if you don’t mind (ed: microphone).Shri Mataji: It’s all right.

Interviewer: Ok. […]

The science of the roots Austria Center Vienna (Kongresshaus), Vienna (Austria)

Public Program. Kongresshaus, Vienna (Austria), 9 June 1988.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
Yesterday I was happy that so many of you have felt the Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost. This is the All pervading power of God’s Love about which all the scriptures have written. But in modern times because we never felt this Breeze we have even denied the existence of God. But once you get connected to this Divine force, […]

Radio Interview with Molden Vienna (Austria)

1988-06-09 Radio Interview Vienna Austria

Shri Mataji: Hello, all of you, sorry for being late, but they never told me.

Yogi: Sorry Shri Mataji, but I didn’t want to disturb your breakfast.

Yogi: This is Mr. Molden Shri Mataji, the young man who would like to make the unclear (shrine work) on the Celestial press

Shri Mataji: Good, good, great, please sit down.

Unclear()

Yogi: Shri Mataji, the first question I would like to ask you is its one of the facts that are known here in Austria about you, […]

We are all part and parcel of the Whole Austria Center Vienna (Kongresshaus), Vienna (Austria)

Public Program, Vienna (Austria), 8 June 1988.

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

Today we find in the whole world a great inner movement to seek the truth. This movement has come because we feel that so far whatever we have tried we have not been very successful. We are not being happy, satisfied. All kinds of ideologies, religions came into being. But they have failed to give what they promised about it. This failure for every honest and thinking man has opened a new era of seeking. […]

Shri Ekadasha Rudra Puja: Ekadasha Principle is built-in the Void Moedling (Austria)

Shri Ekadasha Rudra puja, Moedling (Austria), 8 June 1988.

Today is a very important day in the history of spirituality. The Ekadasha Rudra Incarnation has been prophesised by every prophet, that the Ekadasha Avatara will be coming and it will destroy all the negativity, all the anti-God activities.

Ekadasha Principle actually is built-in [the] Void because when the saints wanted to cross the ocean of illusion through their meditation they were hindered, troubled, tortured, and slaughtered by negative forces. […]