Shri Vishnu Puja: The Basis of Dharma Paris (France)

Shri Vishnu puja. Paris (France), 13 July 1994.
It is such a great day today that the French got their liberation on this day. But what is this liberation for? I don’t know. In no country where they had freedom and liberation, I have seen, it has not worked something very much that was expected. Say in France… So the liberation through anger, when it comes, hatred is the basis of these revolutions and these so called achieved liberations. […]

The Inner Religion Palais des congrès de Paris, Paris (France)

Public Program, “The Inner Religion”. Palais des Congrès, Paris (France), July, the 12th 1994.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I have to say that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot transform it. We cannot compromise with it. It is what it is, it has been what it has been, and it will be what it has been. So it doesn’t change. What is needed is that we have to change. […]

Conversation on Islam Montfermeil Ashram, Montfermeil (France)

Conversation on Islam, Montfermeil ashram, Montfermeil (Paris), France, July 11th, 1994
Indians are ancient people; they travelled all over the world. They went to, even to England.
But the best part is the timing: six hours difference. And this six hours difference comes in with the exact timing in India and here. And another I will tell you, the way they give degrees to the studies, Bachelor of Arts. “Apne a brahmachary tatva”, masters of arts, […]

Dinner with Ayatollah Rohani Paris (France)

Dinner with Ayatollah Rohani, Hotel in Paris, July 1993


Shri Mataji: …About what’s
happening all around the world about Islamic people. And they said
that “Mother we will join you in every way because we will bring
peace.” I was very happy.

Ayatollah: Is it?

Shri Mataji: So they said they have had
lots of conferences and this and that, organisations but
nothing has worked out. And in Sudan, most of them are
Muslims. […]

Spiritual Traditions Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, Paris (France)

Public Program “Spiritual Traditions” Paris (France), 12 July 1993.

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, we cannot transform it. We have to feel the truth. At this human level, we do not know the absolute truth, that’s why there are all kinds of different opinions about everything. Absolute truth is for everyone the same. […]

Shri Mahakali Puja: Within us She creates desires Paris (France)

Shri Mahakali Puja. St Denis, Paris (France), 11 July 1993.

Today we have decided to have the puja of the Devi. This time we are not talking about Adi Shakti, about Kundalini or about Saraswati, Mahalakshmi. We are talking about the Mahakali. That’s the Goddess which is the first one, which comes first and establishes Shri Ganesha in the form of Gauri. She’s the complete form of Mahasaraswati and Mahalaxmi. Out of Her only these energies emit. […]

Shri Durga Mahakali Puja: France is going down and down Paris (France)

Shri Durga Mahakali Puja, Paris (France), 25 July 1992.

[A little child calls loudly: “Mataji! Jai!”. Shri Mataji smiles, Yogis laugh]

Today’s puja we have arranged of Durga or the Kali. That is the destroying form of the Goddess of all the evil and negativity. This we had to do it in France, because I feel very strongly that day by day, in general, France is going down and down and down.

While you people are coming up, […]

All of you were born with a innate faith of divinity within you Salle Gaveau, Paris (France)

Public Program, Paris Gaveau, France. 24 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 think about it, we cannot conceptualize it. Unfortunately at this human level we cannot feel it, we cannot know it. We have to be the Spirit to know the truth.

Whatever I am going to tell you today you have not to believe blindfolded. […]

Shri Mahakali Puja: Purity and Collectivity Centre Culturel Thierry Le Luron, Le Raincy (France)

Shri Mahakali puja, “Collectivity & Purity”. Le Raincy (France), 12 September 1990.

We have had Bhairava puja in Belgium and now I thought today let us have Mahakali puja because yesterday’s experience, last night’s experience, was the work of Mahakali.

She has a double role all the time, she is at two extremes. On one side, she is full of joy, giver of joy, she’s very happy when she sees her disciples are joyous. Joy is her own quality, […]

Guru Puja: Detachment, Silence, Faith Avignon (France)

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, […]

Evening Program, eve of Guru Puja Camping Parc des Libertés, Avignon (France)

Musical program, camping “parc des Libertés”, on the island of Barthelasse, Avignon, France, 07-07-1990

Mataji: Give her a chair.

her a chair otherwise she won’t be able to play harmonium.


you keep it up there? Ah. On that.


can move that.

on. Have a sit there.

Yogi: We would like to present you with a “Bharood”
[Marathi religious
song] by Sant Eknath. It’s a song that, in a style that is designed
to teach people what will happen to them if they don’t behave in a, […]

You develop a balance in life Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 2. Paris (France), 11 July 1989.

It’s only possible because they are Sahaja Yogis. Because it’s a very difficult language. And music is very intricate and the rhythm also is very difficult. It’s surprising you all have joined it so well. If I tell this in India, nobody will believe.

So yesterday we were talking about this power within us, which rises and gives us our Self Realization. This is our own power, […]

We need to ascend and know the Absolute Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 1. Paris (France), 10 July 1989.

Till 7.13 yogis singing Uday ga ambe (Marathi devotional song)

Thank you very much.


I bow to all the seekers of Truth.

It is to be understood that Truth is what it is. We cannot conceptualise it. We cannot achieve it by our human efforts or mental projections. We have to reach into a higher state to know it. To know it.

This song that they sung just now was written in the year in 1600 in India by a very famous poet, […]

Interview with “Afrique Magazine” Paris (France)

Interview with the French “Afrique Magazine”

Afrique Magazine: The Indians call her ‘The Great Mother’ and see her as a saint; At a very young age she used to write Mahatma Gandhi’s prayers. She’s been living in London since 1975 where her husband is general secretary of IMCO. She has founded yoga centres in India and in several countries in Europe: England, Switzerland, France, Italy.Shri Mataji Devi is what we usually call a ‘guru’ which is a rather rare status for a woman. […]

Shri Radha Krishna Puja: The importance of friendship La Belle Étoile, La Rochette (France)

Shri Radha Krishna Puja, “The Importance of Friendship”, Melun (France), 9 July 1989.

I am really over-delighted that in France we have so many visitors as well as French Sahaja Yogis for this Puja. That shows the collectivity, the collectivity which attracts all of you from all over the places, and that you try to enjoy that collectivity.

But the basis of collectivity, the foundation of collectivity is very deep; and the deep understanding can only tell you that the basis of collectivity is detached love. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Intuition & Women Ashram in Le Raincy, Le Raincy (France)

Informal Talk to women, Le Raincy ashram (France), 9 July 1988.
Shri Mataji: So, I hope you enjoy! [Unclear] are so nice! I should go for a wedding.
[A baby is crying] Leave him, it’s all right. Just come along. Why are you crying? You’re all right. Take my hand. All right? Come to take Me up.
Antonio [to the boy in French]: Help Shri Mataji to climb up the stairs.
Antonio. Lunch is ready.
[Sahaja Yoginis are serving food to Shri Mataji at the first floor.]
Shri Mataji: Hello. […]

Absolute truth can be found after Self Realization Maison de la Mutualité, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 2, Paris (France), 8 July 1988.

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

As I told you yesterday that truth is truth, and cannot be changed, or cannot be molded and cannot be organized. And if we are the seekers of truth, we have to keep our minds open about it. Absolute truth you can only find after Self Realization. Because the self itself, your Spirit itself is the embodiment of truth. […]

Eyes can cure Maison de la Mutualité, Paris (France)

Public program, Maison de la Mutualité, Paris (France), July 7th, 1988

[First, last part of Realization process done by a French Sahaja Yogi Michel C.]

[Shri Mataji’s arrival at 10:43]

[Talk starts at 15:20]

I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I would like to apologise for getting late but I think Paris is a place where you can never reach on time, because of the traffic. My visit to Paris has been so many times and I have met really very wonderful people who are seeking the truth. […]

Talk on marriage, Songs, Shri Mataji giving names Ashram in Le Raincy, Le Raincy (France)

Talk on marriage, Songs, Shri Mataji giving names. Ashram in Le Raincy, Le Raincy (Paris-France), November 4th, 1987

It’s nice to see you all here, to meet
you all. Now, we were very successful in these programs and so many
people came. I’m sure they will be coming again.

Some of them are such that they may not
have light, a particular statement of mind or maybe something like
that. Because one lady came and asked Me: “How do you say that
Hitler was the disciple of Dalai Lama?” […]

Divine love doesn’t expect anything Maison de la Mutualité, Paris (France)

1987-11-03 Public Program Day 2 Paris France

[FRENCH] I was just, Shri Mataji, explaining a bit the chakras. So I explained, I explained the different two sides

Shri Mataji: Two sides

SY: The right and left side, the centers of energy and that’s all I’ve told.

Shri Mataji: All right. Thank you.SY: I think [that’s it] for introduction before.Shri Mataji: All right.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. The truth can be realized if you love someone. […]

Power that comes with your second birth Maison de la Mutualité, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 1, Paris (France), 2 November 1987.

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

At the very outset, I apologize for being late because you know my plane could not leave London somehow. But that shows that you people have real patience, and you want to know the truth. One has to know that truth is what it is. You can not have a concept about truth. Truth is reality which is beyond human concept and is beyond human endeavour. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Criticism, Ego, Rightsided Dangers Ashram in Le Raincy, Le Raincy (France)

Talk to Yogis, ashram in Le Raincy, Paris (France), 17 August 1987.

So first of all, on behalf of my husband I want to thank you because he told Me he wants to thank all the French for giving such a nice time to him. But let be [inaudible] because you’ll feel embarrassed later on.
All right. Come in.
And I must say I was really amazed how in such a short time you could arrange such a nice program and such nice music, […]

Shri Krishna Puja: The 16 000 Powers of Shri Krishna Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France)

Shri Krishna Puja. St Quentin (France), 16 August 1987.
Shri Mataji: What’s that?
Sahaja Yogi: Little Ganeshas, a gift.
Please be seated.
Shri Mataji: What is shaking?
Sahaja Yogi: It think it’s the stage.
Shri Mataji: What’s shaking here? It’s the energy?
Sahaja Yogi: It think it’s the stage.
It was very beautiful of children to come and receive me, in this beautiful manner. This can take you back to the days of Krishna, when in his childhood, […]

Shri Krishna Puja Evening Program Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France)

Shri Krishna Puja Evening Program, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), 1987-08-16

[Sahaja Yogis sing “Swagat. Agat. Swagatam” to welcome Shri Mataji]

6:35Shri Mataji: Thank you very much. Thank you very much, thank you.

[Conversation in Hindi]

They can come here [on the stage]. It would be better. [Shri Mataji asked the musicians to come on the stage in Hindi]Would you like him to play tabla?Sahaja Yogis: Oh, yes. [Laughter, applause]Shri Mataji: Ah, what is this?Sahaja Yogi: This is the list of the children, […]

Talk and Shehnai Concert by Bismillah Khan, Eve of Shri Krishna Puja Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis the day before Shri Krishna Puja.
It’s very nice to see you all here assembled in such happy mood and the nature is also very happy with you.
I’ve tried to learn French but I think it’s a very difficult language.
When I came first to France they told me, Mother you should never say that you are a happy joyous person. I think I practised to myself — Now the idea was that, […]

Spirit is the reflection of God Almighty Within Us Universite Paris Diderot Paris 7, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 2. Medical College, Paris (France), 21 May 1986.

[partial transcript]

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

As it is, at length, Gregoire has told you about the chakras and about the three nadis which are within us. But what is the purpose of the mechanism within us? What is the purpose of getting self-realisation? People have been talking about the self, about the Spirit. But what is it? Spirit is the reflection of God Almighty within us in our heart. […]

A living force of God has to work through you Universite Paris Diderot Paris 7, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 1,
University Paris Diderot, Paris (France), 1986-0520

I bow to all the seekers
of Truth.

In these modern
times, a new wave of
consciousness is working. People are trying to seek, perhaps many of
them do not know what to seek. The atmosphere is filled with this
idea that there are a special category of human beings who are
seekers. And with this demand, there’s a market now established to
give you the truth. […]

Devi Puja: The sincerity is the most important Dourdan (France)

Devi Puja, French seminar. Dourdan (France), 18 May 1986.

Today we have gathered here in this beautiful place to work out something very deep. There are certain things of which we are not aware, which are in the history, and some things in the atmosphere, they affect us very much because we are the product of five elements out of which the Mother Earth is the left side within us. The Mother Earth changes its atmosphere, […]

Talk Before Shopping, You have to become Kingsley and Ruth Flint's flat, Strasbourg (France)

Talk to yogis. Strasbourg (France), 10 October 1985.
How many are the new Sahaja Yogis in Strasbourg please? Are there any new ones here? From Strasbourg. Yes, that’s true you are, I know that. Is there someone there? Good, it’s beautiful people.
The responsibility on the new Sahaja Yogis is much more because the load of the truth they have to bear on one side, load of the truth they have to bear on one side to the Sahaja Yoga and another side to the other people. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Kingsley and Ruth Flint's flat, Strasbourg (France)

Informal talk with Sahaja Yogis after Public Program , in Kingsley and Ruth Flint’s flat, Strasbourg (France), 1985, October 9th.

[Sahaja Yogis say the three great mantras]

Om twame wa sakshat Shri Mahalakshmi, Mahasarasvati, Mahakali,Trigunat mika Kundalini sakshatShri Adi Shakti MatajiShri Nirmala Devi namoh namaha

Om twame wa sakshat Shri Kalki sakshatShri Adi Shakti MatajiShri Nirmala Devi namoh namaha

Om twame wa sakshat Shri Kalki sakshatShri Sahasrara swamini moksha Pradahini MatajiShri Nirmala Devi namoh namaha

Shri Mataji: May God bless you all.May God bless you all. […]

The knowledge of the roots has to be such that you get new enrichment to the nerves Strasbourg (France)

Public Program, Strasbourg, France. 9 October, 1985.

nb. no video exists due to technical problems.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. You are the lovers of truth and you have been seeking in these modern times. It is a special category of human beings who are seeking, beyond materialism, beyond power, beyond emotional enterprises, because the times are such that we have reached the epitome of our evolution and the breakthrough has to be found. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Like a Drama (Arrival) Kingsley and Ruth Flint's flat, Strasbourg (France)

Talk to yogis. Strasbourg (France), 9 October 1985.

Like a drama it is that you have to reach a climax point, otherwise … I’m saying it is like a drama that it has to reach a climax point. And I see the game has started now this way creating an expectancy and little suspense, and then ultimately you arrive on the scene. Yesterday it was said that there’s no chance at all, so I wondered, “What’s happening now?” […]

Departure (to Belgium) Talk Charles de Gaulle Airport, Roissy-en-France (France)

Departure Talk, Charles de Gaulle airport, Roissy-en-France (France)Monday, July 1st, 1985

[All the attempts that have been done to create a trade by Sahaja Yogis for Sahaja Yoga have failed, but the ones that exist before]…Established shop is alright, like she has, but otherwise.

So everybody must take up a job and should go on working on his job, not to change, it’s ego, absolutely ego that: “I’ve given up my job.” It’s ego, 100% it’s ego. […]

Inauguration of The Advent Palais des Congrès de Versailles, Versailles (France)

Inauguration of “The Advent”. Versailles (France), 30 June 1985.

Sir C.P: My dear Sahaja Yogis, Sahaja Yoginis, my very dear friends. First of all I would like to express my profound gratitude by the great honor you have done me today by allowing me to participate in this beautiful function. [Excusez-moi. Je ne parle pas le Francais. Je parle l’Anglais]. It’s totally/wholly wrong to come to France and not to speak French but I do apologize. […]

Guru Puja: You Have To Respect Your Guru Château de Chamarande, Chamarande (France)

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. […]

The true master will tell you that you have to seek your Self Musée social, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 2, Musée social, Paris, France, 1985

[Introduction to Sahaja Yoga in French by Patrick. Short resume to Shri Mataji about what he said.]
[Talk starts at 23:35 on video.]

I bow to all the seekers of truth.
The day before, I told you, that eventually, one has to understand what a seeker has to find out. He has to find out himself, his own Spirit, the idea of having some sort of a new venture into the style of seeking comes because people want to make money out of you. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Why We Are Not Growing? (Evening) Ashram in Le Raincy, Le Raincy (France)

1985-04-23 Talk To French Sahaja Yogis in Le Raincy ashram, Paris, France.

Talk 1
Audio starts here

Shri Mataji: So we’ll call her Gauri, all right? Gauri.
Sahaja Yogi: It’s a boy’s Mother.
Shri Mataji: It’s a boy?
Oh, it’s a boy! Boy, what happened! So we can have the Gauri Kumar. It’s a name of Ganesha. Son of Gauri Kumar. He’s smiling. Acha, he looks like a boy, I was thinking-
Gauri Kumar. […]

Conversation with French Sahaja Yogis, denounce the false gurus Ashram in Le Raincy, Le Raincy (France)

Conversation with French Sahaja Yogis, Ashram in Le Raincy, Le Raincy (France) April 23d, 1985

[Audio and video start when Marie is translating into French: “The so-called Guru told them that, “By December – that was last year – “by December the world would be destroyed”. When Shri Mataji went there, it was in September. “And that everyone had to try to come before the world gets destroyed.”]

Shri Mataji: And he is buying – he is just buying Rolls Royce’s and he has got three airplanes; […]

This is the Last Judgment. You are judged by yourself Universite Paris Diderot Paris 7, Paris (France)

Public Program Day 1, Paris, 1985-04-22

[Patrick is introducing Sahaja yoga]

Shri Mataji: I’ll stand, it will be better. Better take out my shoes.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. These are exceptional times. There are thousands and thousands people born on this earth who have been seeking the truth for many lives. It is a very special category of personality. As a result of this, people started the seeking in various ways of the unknown. […]

Arrival Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, Roissy-en-France (France)

Arrival, Charles de
Gaulle Airport, Roissy-en-France (France), April 22nd, 1985

[Shri Mataji says hello from far. Starts at 4:10]

Shri Mataji: How are you? All right? We have two
American ladies, all right? And there’s a little gift from America. And Paul,
you know him very well. Guido!

How can I meet these people around?

Sahaja Yogi: There’s a space over there.

[Conversation with the French coordinator

Shri Mataji: [Inaudible]. It’s
better. Because otherwise they’ll start thinking, […]

8th Day of Navaratri: What We Have To Do Within Ourselves, Talk After the Puja Complexe sportif René Leduc, Meudon (France)

Ashtami Puja, Eighth day of Navaratri, Meudon, Paris (France), 30 September 1984.

Today is the eighth day of Navaratri, and it is great day for Sahaja Yogis because it is the most important time, period. That is, the seventh centre, we have crossed, and we are on the eighth centre. We need not think about the Goddess what She did on the eighth day, we have to think today what we have to do within ourselves. […]

Whatever is our genuine faith, why doesn’t it manifest in our life? Paris (France)

Public Program. Paris (France), 29 September 1984.

[About the mike] Just have to test it a bit.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. Now, we talk of truth, we have heard about it, and so many of us think that we know the truth. But truth is only known on your central nervous system. Supposing, sitting down in London, I believe that Paris is like this or like that, I do not see the truth. […]

Radio Enghien Interview hold on telephone Marie Rouger’s flat, Paris (France)

Interview on Radio Enghien, Marie Rouger’s flat (175 avenue Ledru-Rollin 75012), Paris (France), September 29th, 1984

Interviewer [speaks in French]: She is known in India as the greatest woman of these days. She comes to propose to Westerners as well as to Orientals a new stage in their conscience which was promised by Jesus-Christ himself. We can ask Shri Mataji how to achieve this new state of conscience and what will it bring to us?Marie: The question is how to reach this new state of consciousness and what will t bring us? […]