Bordi Seminar Final Talk, Maya Is Important Bordi (India)

Bordi Seminar Final Talk, Bordi (India), 9 February 1985. On this occasion when you are all leaving me, is rather hard to listen to these qualities described in your beautiful song. My words are so loaded with a feeling of extreme sadness, plus the exuberance of new ventures, some ideas that I have to do much more to establish whatever you are describing me. So many rakshasa are to be killed as you have described Me. All the disparities are to be removed from this world. All the ignorance, the darkness, the chimera has to be removed, as you have described me. It is very easy to destroy this world and it was easier to destroy the demons and the devils, but today the time is so precarious that all these have entered into the brains, the Sahasrara of many seekers. So, it’s a very delicate task to remove those horrible influences to save the seekers from the clutches of these devils. You have been very kind to understand that it is a very delicate thing and we cannot do it with harshness, with bluntness, with straightforward statements. We have to take them round because there are hard rocks and make them understand through compassion, love and complete concern. Discretion is the only way we can manage and one has to use all kinds of methods of discretion to save these people. Once a maximum number is saved, the rakshasas can be destroyed. As it is they are so much Read More …

Bhajans on the Evening of the Weddings Bordi (India)

TRANSCRIPT OF BHAJANS ON THE EVENING OF WEDDINGS BORDI, INDIA 8-FEB-1985 Shri Mataji (in Marathi): Come here, you please come. Please sit. Take this. [Inaudible]. [Sahaja Yogini recites Shri Durga Chalisa in the name of Shri Nirmala Mata]. Namo Namo Nirmal Sukh Karani, Namo Namo Nirmal Dukh Harani (I bow to you O Goddess Nirmala, the bestower of all happiness! I bow to you O Goddess Nirmala! Who ends all miseries.) Nirakar Hai Jyoti Tumhari, Tihun Lok Phaili Ujayari (Your radiance is unparalleled and you shed light on the three worlds.) Shashi Lalat Mukh Maha Vishala, Netra Lal Bhrikutee Vikarala (Your visage resembles the moon and you have a large mouth, Your eyes glow red sparking fear and fright.) Roop Matu Ko Adhika SuhavE, Daras Karat Jan Ati Sukh Pave (Mother Nirmala, your sight is extremely pleasing, and just seeing you fills devotees with extreme happiness.) Tum Sansar Shakti Lay Kina, Palan Hetu Anna Dhan Dina (All the powers of the world repose in thee and it is you who provide food and wealth for the world’s survival) Annapurna Hui Jag Pala, Tumhi Adi Sundari Bala (Like the feeding mother Annapurna you nurture the whole universe and you are the one who appears like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty). Pralaya Kala Sab Nashan Hari, Tum Gauri Shiv-Shankar Pyari ( At the time of Dissolution it is you, O Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved consort of Lord Shiva, Gauri (Parvathi). Shiv Yogi Tumhre Guna Read More …

Devi Puja: The Culture of Universal Religion Bordi (India)

“The Culture of Universal Religion”. Bordi (India), 7 February 1985. Today is the second day of our new journey into the battlefield. We have to win people with love, compassion, affection and dignity. When we say it’s a Vishwa Dharma, it’s a Universal Religion we belong to, first and foremost thing, the essence of that, is peace. The peace has to be within, to begin with. You have to be peaceful within yourself. If you are not peaceful, if you are playing tricks with your ego, if you are just satisfying yourself saying that you are peaceful, you are sadly mistaken. Peace is to be enjoyed within yourself. It is to be felt within yourself. So do not give wrong satisfactions to yourself, do not give false notions to yourself. Don’t cheat yourself. Peace has to be felt within yourself, and if you are not feeling that, you shouldn’t come and ask me, “Mother, why I am not feeling it.” Because I am not going to tell you that something [is] wrong with you. You have to work it out that you should feel peaceful within yourself.It is not that if you have too much of silence outside, you feel peaceful. The peace has to be within yourself. You have it. Your Spirit is absolutely peaceful, ‘avyagra’, without restlessness. There is no restlessness in your Spirit, absolutely peaceful and steady.It is for you to feel it. It is not for anybody else to certify you. This is one thing. Secondly, Read More …

Pre marriage talk Bordi (India)

Pre marriage talk Gavin: All the beautiful sarees and kurtas, they are all nicely piled up and looking very beautiful. Shri Mataji: Alright good idea. Gavin: They have just started. Shri Mataji: You better do it. Gavin: No they will first here you mother. Shri Mataji: no I am not going to speak today. Ok, a little bit for five-ten minutes. Gavin: Shri Mataji will talk to us for five-ten minutes. Shri Mataji: It is really wonderful the way they have done it, it is a real marriage arrangement. Isn’t it? It is beautifully done. And we must give a hand to Bombay Sahaj Yogies for organizing it. And now I have to also bid goodbye to all the people who are getting married because they are going to become different people. Today is a special day for us because as per the custom in India, before your marriage you see the bride’s party and the bridegroom’s party have to give the things they have brought. And they also come with a band which thinks that whatever you have promised you better give us. So that is the day we enjoy the most when people pass their things to others. And as I have told you many times that matter has only one value that you can put your love into it. And you can pass it over. It is an expression of love. It has only one value that you can give to others. All other things you cannot Read More …

A New Era – Sacrifice, Freedom, Ascent Bordi (India)

A New Era – Sacrifice, Freedom, Ascent. Bordi (India), 6 February 1985. I am immensely joyous to see you all here. I do not know what to say from my side. The words get lost, they have no meaning. So many of you are aspiring to ascend to that state where you would have complete joy, bliss and peace. This is what I could give you. And a mother is only happy when she can give whatever she has to her children. Her unhappiness, all her restlessness, everything is just to achieve that end – to gift all that she has. I don’t know how much to thank you people to go through all this to get to that treasure that you have within yourself. ‘Sahaj’ is the only word I could think [of] when I started to manifest Sahasrara opening. That’s easily understood by everyone so far. But you have realised that it is today a different style of yoga where first enlightenment is given and then you are allowed to look after yourself. It was never done before. It’s just a venture of your Mother which has worked out. Otherwise, in the olden times the concern of Divine was to get people enlightened and It did not know how to work it out. No incarnation ever tried to work it out in this fashion. But whenever they tried, they tried to have a very severe hardship for the seekers – very severe hardships. I wonder how many of Read More …

Talk To The French Sahaja Yogis Bordi (India)

Talk To The French Sahaja Yogis, Bordi, 1984 End of seminar after weddings; each group of countries was taken apart Shri Mataji: Only for the French. Only for the French, only the French. Now, I’ve told about the French you see. The problem with the French is that they are very individualistic. Can you translate?Sahaja Yogi: Yes.Shri Mataji: And they can’t bear leadership. In your country, you know how many times you changed your President. That your President, Tito [President of old Yugoslavia], had to say and say that: “if you keep me for 5 years I’ll stay, otherwise I’ll not stay.” That’s French mind.Because everybody thinks they are very clever and very intelligent. And they know how to outwit others, they always see the defects of another person.Now first we had Marie as our leader there. All the French were against her. She’s the one who arrange- [Hindi] No, it is only for French.All of you who are not French should go that side a little bit.Tell him. All of you should go.Stop the music please. Now, the basic problem that lies with every country we must fight. Now the thing is, when we had Marie as the leader, every body was at her throat. They could not see a single good point in her. [Hindi]Now, as a result of that, I asked that: “Can you replace her?” She was intelligent, educated, generous. Only thing she was not so dignified, perhaps. But now, how can you get a perfect Read More …

Talk to the English Sahaja Yogis, Day prior to Marriages Bordi (India)

Talk to the English Sahaja Yogis, Day prior to Weddings, Bordi (India), Tuesday, February 14th, 1984 Shri Mataji: [Hindi]Did he get the set? Please have a look. This is for the commissary.Sahaja Yogini: Yes.Shri Mataji: if there is a mistake, that they will know.[Packing things]Yes, that’s a good quality.Sahaja Yogi: We‘ve got a message, it’s closing time on Friday.Sahaja Yogini: On Thursday, in fact… [Chat between Yoginis]Shri Mataji: That’s it, that’s it. Oh, beautiful! Very beautiful, excellent.[Conversation with a Yogini about a recipe for a cake.]And thank you very much. I am very happy, I’ve solved my embarrassment.[Laughter]You see what I told him, I did not know what to say because when to him, I just told him that, you see, [Unclear] I said: “I’m not going to take any sweet” he said: “Why?”Because[Laughter]It’s a lie but must not be a complete lie. Shri Mataji: This man has an extremely […..inaudible]You see, because unless and until you are an agriculturist, you cannot get in agriculture at all. And we are not, I mean, as far as the-Sahaja Yogi: Technically.Shri Mataji: Technically we are not agriculturalists, you see. So he asked the question, also we had to say how many agriculturalists are there and this and that [unsure]. So we worked it out. He said: “Put some of the names and we’ll do very fine, he said, “put some other name also with it so that there’s no harm in putting it” [Laughter].I said: “All right, we have so many agriculture, Read More …

Marriages Bordi (India)

Marriages, Bordi, India 14-02-1984 It is that you apply a mixture of turmeric and oil and all that to the body to the boy first and then is applied to the girl. They feel better on the body and on the face, they feel soothed down. Its a kind of a jubilant thing, now they are in for marriage, now painted for marriage you can say. They are not supposed to talk to anyone They have to keep to themselves and to be very very quietly settled down. This function has to be done. For the girls who are to be married, will you please get up and come round here. The girls who are to be married, all the girls Now, this thing is a turmeric, another thing mixed together. And this may spoil your sarees a little bit, so Bring one towl and were very simple clothes, you see, you may just wear a saree and a blouse, you may not have the inner clothes. You can just come down there, and someone will apply this to you, or you can sit there at one side Then you have to go for a bath, to arrange for the bath now Where are you? Just come this side Now You first go from here so we will have to apply this to the boys first. Now those boys who are going to get married, should come forward. With great courage. Now all your clothes are going to be spoilt Read More …

Devi Puja: What is expected of Sahaja Yogis and Where are we, Advice to Brides Bordi (India)

“What is expected of Sahaja Yogis and where are we?”. Bordi (India), 13 February 1984. [A Sahaja Yogi reads the mantra “Pasayadan” written by saint Gyaneshwara and Shri Mataji translates it.It is the last hymn (Ovi) of the “Gyaneshwari” (or Dnyaneshwari), which is an interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita written in Marathi by Saint Gyaneshwara (or Dnyaneshwara).] [Video and audio start here] Sahaja Yogi: “Ata vishwatmake deve yene vagnyajne toshave”.Shri Mataji: Now it says that all of you, who are one in your Spirit – this all description of Sahaja Yoga today – is the future, the present that you will get it, at this time what is going to happen. It is so beautifully shown, you’ll be surprised, that you all will become one in the universe. The Spirit of the universe will be satisfied with the ‘yagnyas’ they are going to do, with the fire ceremonies you are going to do. How it is appropriated! He said it 3 hundred years back.Sahaja Yogi: “Toshoni maza dyave pasayadana he”.Shri Mataji: And then you should give us the milk of your blessings by getting the complete satisfaction from us.Sahaja Yogi: “Ze khalanchi vyankati sando”.Shri Mataji: That time all the horrible evil people will be ruined and their plans will be spoiled.Sahaja Yogi: “Taya satkarmi rati wadho”.Shri Mataji : And people will take to righteousness. This is the description [??] GuptaSahaja Yogi: “Bhuta paraspare pado maitra jivantche”.Shri Mataji: At that time there will be a tremendous friendship of the Spirit among Read More …

Talk to Austrian Sahaja Yogis Bordi (India)

Talk to Austrian Sahaja Yogis, Bordi (India), 13 [or 14?] February 1984. Now Austria is very strategically placed in Sahaja Yoga, it’s a bridge. It’s a bridge between the left and the right. Austria is a bridge between the left and the right or we can say that now all the Western Europe is becoming “leftish” because of the influence of alcohol and frustration from aggression and they’ve done their level best, now they are fed up with themselves. It’s a sort of, they have given up. And on other side is the German side, you can say the Russian side, those who are still trying to progress and develop and conquer and fight. So Europe is divided unfortunately into two types of people now. The left-sided people are committing suicide and the right-sided people are still busy with aggressiveness and aggressive ideas. So between these two, the bridging thing is Austria, is a very important place. (To Gregoire: Now translate.) Sahaja Yogi: [Grégoire speaks in German] Who does not understand English? Shri Mataji: No, no, no. Better tell them [inaudible: as that-?]. Gregoire: They understand Shri Mataji Shri Mataji: They understand. All right.  So this is a very strategic place where the left and right are bridging you see, and the swing always moves from left to the right and right to the left. So there is a possibility that some of the Germans may try to take to the left-sided base. But when the right-sided person goes to Read More …

Havan conducted by Shri Mataji Bordi (India)

Havan in Bordi (India), February 12th, 1984 Now I will explain to you what is the principle of Havanis. You see, the principle of havan comes from the basic quality of the fire. The fire is the one that consumes everything. So, for the consumption of everything that is bad in us, or defective in us, or cold within us or that is making us lethargic, making us anti-God or any such things which we do not want to have in Sahaja Yoga, is to be consumed by fire. Now for that, we have to use something to extract. And to extract it, what we do is to take the name of the Goddess. So She, in thousand names, the thousand powers within us are awaken. And by every power, you try to cleanse one of the nadis that you have. Actually, we have sixteen thousand nadis within us, only on the Vishudhi chakra. But the main one thousand nadis which are of the Sahasrara, if they are cleared out, then all the nadis can be cleared out. So, what we are doing, we are taking the names of the Goddess, by which we are expressing or we are trying to innovate or awaken a particular power of the Goddess, by which we try to use the – what you call- for the consummation power of the fire. So, the power, that is the Mother’s power, liberates and cleanses a one of the Sahasrara, one of the, you can say, Read More …

Sahaj treatments Bordi (India)

Conversation with Sahaja Yogis on Sahaj treatments, Problems of Sahaja Yoga, Bordi, India, 24 January 1981 Mr. Chavan: Of a certain other individual or the individual who has been caught, what to do? So, he is advised in the matter like this, first you put your own attention in your own Sahasrara, this is the first thing you have to do. Then while chanting the mantra, put the attention on the chakra of the person to whom you are giving treatment. And also, your attention should be simultaneously on your own chakra. Then while chanting the mantra you can give a flow of vibration or you can go on giving bandhana to that chakra. Now by chanting mantra only for a time, may not release the chakra. So you have to repeat the chantings, as you go on increasing the chanting, say 7 times, 10 times, 21 times, like that, and you find simultaneously when your attention is there, you find that the chakra is getting relieved, it is getting opened and the Kundalini is making its movement in a proper manner. So, that’s how you have to relieve a chakra while chanting the mantra with the help of mantra. Now, there was another question from Mr. Pitkar. He asked that a number of Sahaja Yogis who find themselves stuck at certain chakra and they feel they don’t know how to go ahead, what they should do? He says, we want to have certain tips by which we can make Read More …

Powers Bestowed upon Sahaja Yogis Bordi (India)

Powers Bestowed upon Sahaja Yogis, Bordi (India), January 27th, 1980 I had told you yesterday, that we have to know about the powers that we have, and the powers that we can get. First of all we should know what powers we have got, and also we should know how we are going to preserve those powers and what more powers we can very – very easily achieve. The first power that you get after Realisation is the greatest power on Earth. This is the power of Shri Ganesha. It is only He can do this job that you people are doing today, and that power is of raising the Kundalini. No one so far in the history of spirituality has ever raised the Kundalini in such a short time as you people are doing. It moves under your fingers; it is absolutely Shri Ganesha’s power which is given to you. At the time when you are giving the Realisation, even if you are caught up in any one of your chakras, or you have any problem, even if you are little bit possessed, even if you are not such a good Sahaj yogi, even if you are not that much surrendered to Mataji, even if you don’t have much sense of obligation about Sahaj Yoga, still the Kundalini rises under your fingers. This Ganesh Shakti is given to you by Shri Ganesh Himself within you; to give you the confidence, to give you the confidence that you can raise Read More …

Transformation, Morning Advice at Bordi seminar Bordi (India)

Transformation, Morning Advice at Bordi seminar, Bordi Shibir (India), January 27th, 1980 Everybody was feeling very nice when they came here, happy, and they felt their vibrations were all right, but it was not so. You should be on the alert. Ask each other to check you. Be humble about it. You must go on checking. Unless and until you check yourself, how will you know what’s the thing you are catching? Ask others to check you and be humble, very humble about it and do not take things for granted because, unless and until we transform ourselves, Sahaj Yoga has no meaning to you. You see, it would be a very material way of expression of Sahaj Yoga; like this radio or this transistor or this loudspeaker are just radiating.  We have to know that Sahaj Yoga is not just to pass energy through us like all other material things are passing energy. This mic is passing the energy, this transistor is passing the energy, and all other such things are just passing the energy. Nothing goes into them! Like an artist is singing and nothing passes into the radio. In the same way, if our power starts flowing because somehow the Kundalini has been connected to the mains, it has not done its job, neither you have done any justice to yourself. So you have to absorb that flow of the Ganges within you and assimilate it and transform yourself. The Ganges would be flowing, but if it Read More …

Advice at Bordi Shibir (English part) Bordi (India)

Advice at Bordi Shibir (English part). Bordi, Maharashtra, India. 22 March 1979. You develop a hypertension, you become very agitated, you start dancing and doing all kinds of things.  These things can happen – that you may start dancing, jumping, shouting, doing all kinds of things, getting into licentiousness, permissiveness. Because that’s how you are let loose. The control on your being of the wisdom is lost, and then you just get into it. And you don’t feel the pinch of your conscience. The pinch of the conscience is no more. You just go arbitrary and you just shoot off. It can happen to people even without feeling this. Even without feeling this some people can get into that kind of a mood. That’s how they become alcoholic and they become all these things where they have no control. (Break in recording.) …eventually he was absolutely on [his] deathbed because he got cirrhosis of the liver and he was going to die. He had left Sahaj Yoga, he wanted to do it on his own and all that, and he just lost it, poor thing! Within three months he started showing results. And he was so badly off and I brought him home. My husband had gone abroad and when he came back, he said, “What’s this? You have got a dead person in the house! They are going to prosecute us; we are all going to be in jail. He’s going to die next moment the way he is. Read More …

Chitta KI Gaharai, False Gurus Bordi (India)

Public program, ‘chitta’ (Hindi-English), Bordi (India) 24 March 1979 You all have come in Sahaja Yoga. Some are there since a long time, some are new. Slowly the number of Sahaja Yogis is going to increase. There is no doubt. The truth always establishes itself slowly. Truth takes time to get established [within ourselves]. Some people came in Sahaja Yoga and took 8 to 9 months to get their realization. To achieve the truth, we should have depth inside us and the most important thing is we have to be pure inside. If we have been to many gurus, our chitta [attention] becomes impure. Secondly, when we are living in today’s society, due to many distractions outside, our chitta [attention] is always directed outwards [towards the physical world]. We get impressed by all these distractions and also we have been brainwashed by society that these things are important for us. Hence, we put our attention to the things which are not at all important and neglect those which are necessary. Therefore, we go on collecting the things which are useless for us which we call ‘junk’ in English. So, our mind becomes heavy with all the ‘junk’ it collects inside. Our minds can’t carry this burden. It gets tiring. When people get together in the society, they can’t talk to each other for a long time because their mind is so heavy with the thoughts that they are tired. Even while talking to each other, they need to do something Read More …

Seminar Day 2, Attention and Joy Bordi (India)

Attention and joy, (2nd Day of 3 day shibir), Bordi (India), 27 January 1977. …wobbling too much and how to fix the attention. Now the quality of attention changes according to the state of your evolution. For example, in an animal… So where is the attention placed in the human being? It is not a fixed point. You can say, attention is the surface or the edge of awareness. Wherever we are made aware, the attention gets diverted to that point. If you can find some analogy, all the files (filings) of iron have got a power to be attracted towards the magnet. Where is that power, you cannot locate – it is all over. Wherever the magnet is placed the files are attracted. Our attention is also like that, that wherever we are attracted, our attention goes there. It is existing in the whole body, in the sense that it can be diverted anywhere, outside the body. Also inside the body, in case if there is any pain or there is any trouble. It floats over the nerves, it floats over the whole nervous system, but there is a controlling centre in the brain. If it is hit then we can remain conscious, but without any attention. Also, if somebody is hit on the Vishuddhi Chakra, it can happen. It can happen even in the lower chakras if somebody is hit. That portion will lose its attention because you cannot feel, in that part. The difference is this, that Read More …

Seminar Day 1, Questions and Answers, Advice to Realised Souls Bordi (India)

Advice to Realised Souls, Bordi (India), 26 January 1977. I’ll try to cover most of the points that you have asked but I must say that I was very happy to hear most of the questions because that shows that your enquiry is getting subtler and subtler; that you already know about the gross side of chakras and now you want to know the subtler forms. Now the first question, which should be taken up first, is the one – “How the chakras come into human beings? What time? What stage of life?” because that should be the first question. This question is something like if we ask, “What time a primule comes into the being of a seed?” is something like that, that, a human being, when he dies – as I have told you before, he does not die fully – only a part of him dies, which is mostly the Earth element, and the rest of the elements remain there. The rest of the body disappears and we can’t see it because it is not a complete human form. It goes on decreasing in size and the Kundalini leaves the body and stays outside, outside the body. And the Atma, what we call the Spirit, also leaves the body, and stays outside the body, which is the remaining body. The constitution of this new body is different from our constitution. A light that is extinguished has all the body except for the light. But the light goes Read More …

Collectivity and Responsibility Bordi (India)

Talk on Attention, Bordi, 26-01-1977 How they work it out. This is the reason why when Mohammad Sahib came in, he preached that you should not bow to anyone, whatsoever. Because bowing he knew that when the real person will come, you will recognize him in any case. But there was a general view, even Nanak Sahib could not change. And Nanak Sahib organized [UNCLEAR a book] just a symbol of wisdom of many great souls that you can only go and bow to that and not to anybody else. Preaching of Mohammad Sahib was just the same, but the followers as usual have committed such blunders that it appears that they are not the followers, but they are the enemies of these great incarnations.It is nice that in Sahaja Yoga when you get self-realization, in the beginning, may not be but little later, you start yourself feeling the pangs of sin, and also of the sinful people. So you avoid the company of sinful people. You have to. If you remain in the company of sinful people then you know you get headaches, you get agnya catching, you get all kinds of complications and you want to run away from such a place. And nobody tells you that you run away but you just run away you can’t bear it, your body has become different. But the best way to strengthen yourself is to be together as Sahaja Yogis. You must attend the programs when there is a collective, Read More …

Public Program Bordi (India)

Public Program, Bordi (India), January 25th, 1973 [Talk in Hindi] So, if there is any trouble in your Swadishthan chakra, you can correct it by using your thumb. Now you have to see your importance as to who you are.You stand up in front of mirror, in this pose; there will be a change taking place in you. You can make it out from the reflection falling on the mirror, what thing you are. You see your own reflection in that mirror. Now you rub your Swadishthan using your hands, like this by pressing it, here also, like this, you will have throbbing on your hand. Here, on your fingers also, here. Press it or shoot it, here. All the disturbances on your Swadishthan will vanish away. The Swadishthan chakra is placed on the thumb. Above that is a place of Manipur chakra, which is on a middle finger. All these (fingers) are not in a line, it is what it is. If there is a burning sensation on your middle finger then you will see that the person, who is sitting in front of, has a problem on your Nabhi chakra. That is why, while eating, we never keep this finger apart. It is always in alignment with other fingers. Many people keep this finger apart while eating. It is a wrong practice. From the yoga point of view, it is wrong to eat with fork and spoons. Because you have vibrations in your hands. But only for realized Read More …