Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

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)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 2002.
Merry Christmas to you all.
According to Sahaja Yoga, Christ is settled on your Agnya Chakra. His whole life is depicting the qualities of a person who is a realised soul. What He has suggested in His own life is that you should not have any greed or lust. The way these days people are greedy all over the world is really shocking. Right from the childhood, our children also learn to ask for this or ask for that; […]

Evening Program Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

2001-12-26 Talk during Evening Program At Christmas Seminar, Ganapatipule, India

Shri Mataji: I have no words to praise this Dance, Drama by these children. Their innocence has given such colour and such a beauty to the whole description a simple song. I am sure all of you enjoyed it …I enjoyed it very much. Our children are growing so well in Sahaja yoga that I am amazed …How could they take to these difficult subjects of spirituality so easily…May God bless them all that they grow as great Sahaja yogis and do the work of Sahaja Yoga. […]

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 2001.
Nice to see so many Sahaja Yogis coming here during the Christmas Puja. Christianity has spread all over the world, and there are so many so-called ‘Christians’ who say they follow Christ – I don’t know from which angle!
Christ was the embodiment of Param Chaitanya, He was Omkara. He was Shri Ganesha. And those who follow Him have to be very different people. But it always happens in every religion that they go at random into the opposite direction, […]

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 2000

[Shri Mataji speaks first in Hindi for about sixteen minutes][Scanned from Divine Cool Breeze – Translation from Hindi to English]

The reason for celeberaling this auspicious day is the birth of the Christ. Very little is known about Jesus Christ because in young age he left his house and after returning he lived only up to the age of thirty year But dunng this short period he did tremendous work After his death, […]

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India, December 25th 1999

Today we are going to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. He came on this earth in a very special way, that He was born to a Virgin. And we can understand as you know as Shri Ganesha was also born in the same way, and as Jesus is a incarnation of Shri Ganesha He had all His powers when He was born, He did not have to bring any outward weapons to show that what powers He had. […]

Christmas Puja: Become Thoughtlessly Aware Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (Maharashtra, India), 25 December 1998.

First, I’ll speak in English and then in Hindi.
Today, long time back, Christ was born. You all know the story of His birth, and of all the sufferings He had to go through. He’s the One who has given us the model of Sahaja Yoga. For He didn’t live for Himself, in no way, but He lived for others, working out the Agnya Chakra.
You may be Divine, […]

Evening Program, Eve of Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Evening Program, Eve of Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (Maharashtra, India), 24 December 1998.

It
is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it, you can
only feel it. It’s something so innate to see that so many of you have learnt
this difficult music and all of you have been enjoying it.

I
went to various places in the West and I felt that, “Why even small little
children, boys and girls, take to something which is self-destructive? […]

Evening Program: Arun Apte and students, Talk Ganapatipule (India)

Arun Apte (and students). Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India. December 1998.

the transcription for the first 12 minutes of the talk:

It is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it. You can only feel it. It’s something so innate, to see that so many of you have learnt this difficult music. And all of you have been enjoying it.I went to various places in the West, and I felt that, why, even small little children, […]

Christmas Puja, You have to be loving, affectionate, kind and disciplined Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 1997.

Translated from Hindi:

Today, we are here to celebrate the birthday of Shri Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ’s life was very short and He spent most of His time in India, in Kashmir. He went back just for last three years and people fixed Him to a cross. It was somewhat destined. To open Agnya chakra He had to offer this sacrifice. So in this way He set up Agnya chakra. […]

Talk after Evening Program on Christmas eve Ganapatipule (India)

H.H. SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI
Talk after Evening Program on Christmas eve
Ganapatipule (India), December 24th, 1997

(Music played on tape; then Shri Mataji says the following … )
I wish you all very Happy Christmas and very, very, very prosperous New Year.
I am Myself amazed at these people who have come to the Academy and have picked up this difficult Indian music so easily.
Some of them have been only for two months. Imagine, […]

Talk on Marriage Vows at start of Marriages Ganapatipule (India)

Talk on Marriage Vows at start of weddings, Ganapatipule, India, 29 December 1996
So one should marry with a very open heart because you are marrying in Sahaja Yoga. Is no other binding force for you but your love and affection and care for each other.
Now as you have got a bride and you have got a husband I will tell you one thing that Sahaja Yoga will grow much more now because of you being there as couples who follow Sahaja Yoga, […]

Christmas Puja: The Mother’s Culture Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 1996.

Today, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus Christ is very symbolic, because he was born in such a manner that even the poorest of poor won’t be born in the stable. And he was put in the bed which was made of dried grass.

He came on this earth to show people that for a person who is an incarnation or who is a highly evolved soul, […]

Talk to the Brides, The Responsibility of the Women Ganapatipule (India)

Talk to the Brides, The Responsibility of the Women, Ganapatipule (India), December, 28, 1995

You are all ready to get married and I bless you from My heart. Now, the duty of a wife I need not tell you, you know it very well. I’ve told you many-a-times that she is responsible to build the society of Sahaj. And as a result, she has [a] very great responsibility. She has to look after the whole family, […]

Christmas Puja: Conditionings and Ego Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 1995.

Happy Christmas to all of you.

It is a great day when Christ came on this Earth and you know about how He was specially created to come down as a human being to work out the salvation of the people.

It is said that He came to India, in Kashmir, and He met there the King Shalivahana. It’s all in Sanskrit, I’ve read that the conversation took place between Christ and King Shalivahana who was a great devotee of the Mother. […]

Evening Program, Arun Apte, Eve of Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Concert before Christmas, Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1995

[The evening before the Christmas Puja a concert is held by Arun Apte and other musicians. After Shri Mataji’s arrival he starts singing but Shri Mataji stops him as Mr. Punjab – maybe some personality or authority – would like to offer Her a garland: “Mister Punjab…”.

Then the concert begins.

During the concert Shri Mataji comments: “Wah”.

At a certain point Shri Mataji interrupts the performance of the Marathi song “Gheyi Chand Makarand” which is being performed to explain its meaning]

[1.05.03] This song is describing a seeker like the beetle which is seeking the honey in the lotus. […]

Christmas Puja: Recognition Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas puja. Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1994.
Merry Christmas and all the blessings for the next year.
Today we are not going to have a very long puja, but there are certain things which we have to understand from the life of Christ. Christ was born in a very poor conditions, just to show that spirituality can live in any circumstances and under any problems. And He had to face so much opposition from His own clan. […]

Sufi Qawwalis Ganapatipule (India)

This is a very…I should say, whatIt is very symbolic song, written by Amīr Khusrau, which I heard (read) it a long time back.And it is very beautiful, and it says that:I have lost myself, by just looking at you.And it is very beautiful song, And it is a song, Which is being sung for years together.But people don´t understand the meaning.It looks romantic, but it means the, what should we say, the sufi style of saying things, […]

Marriage and Advice to Brides and Grooms Ganapatipule (India)

Advice to Brides and Bridegrooms in Ganapatipule (India). 28 December 1993.
Advice to Bridegrooms
This time we have the maximum number of people who are getting married. Still I don’t know the final number.
At the last moment some people come to me that I should tie their dhotis. Different thing in Sahaja Yoga doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, There is one thing I would first again ask. Those who don’t want to get married with the people whom we have selected and you accepted should immediately tell me today. […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Taking care of children Ganapatipule (India)

“Taking care of children”, India Tour, Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1993.
Today I am feeling rather sad [that] had to say something, hard things yesterday and you know [a] mother is like that (Mother is referring to a lecture in Marathi the previous day). You have to correct your children, you have to tell them something, but you don’t like it and you have to really put up yourself to that point, that you can say something to your children. […]

Christmas Puja: Rationality can never make you understand Divinity Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 1993.
Today we are going to celebrate the birth of Christ. At a very crucial time we are doing that, because there are some anti-Christ who have become in charge of the Christian religion and are talking against the birth of Christ. They have no authority, they are not realized souls, they have no idea of the Divine, nothing, and they are saying that it is all falsehood that She was not a virgin and that Christ was not born that way. […]

Musical Program and Talk About Marriages Ganapatipule (India)

1993-12-24 India Tour: Talk About Marriages – After Music Program
I was very happy to learn that this morning the meditation was done very well collectively. My attention was there on you. We are now going to announce the marriages, the remaining ones today. Before that, I’ve to say the same thing which I’ve said many times, that there is no compulsion for anyone, not at all, to marry a particular person who we have suggested. […]

Christmas Puja: Express Christ In Your Life Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule (India), 25 December 1992.

[English translation from Hindi]

Today we are here to celebrate the birthday of Shri Jesus Christ. His incarnation was a very great event. And even in the scriptures (“Shastras”) it has been described that how there will be an incarnation of Shri Mahavishnu in this world and that he will be the foundation of the entire world. As the religions went in opposite (“vipareet”) directions, it went into different-different directions and everything plunged into darkness and ignorance. […]

Talk before Marriages Ganapatipule (India)

Talk before Marriages. Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1991.
Today, the people from all over the world, forgetting their races, their caste, communities, religions, their nationalities, are singing together the praise of God, is My dream has come true today. We have to believe in the totality, in the universality. This universe is one. God has not made them separate. All religions are one; coming from the same Source. So we believe in every religion, we follow every religion; […]

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1991.
Translation from Hindi: 
Today’s Yog [union] is very powerful. On the day of this special Yog [union], which is called ‘Angaraki’- ‘Angaraki Chaturthi’ [fourth day] is the ‘charturthi’ [fourth day of lunar month] of ‘Krishna Paksha’ [waning phase of the moon]. On every ‘charturthi’ [fourth day] Shri Ganesha’s Birthday is celebrated. But if the ‘chaturthi’ falls on a Tuesday, it happens once in a while, sometimes once or sometimes twice or sometimes three times a year. […]

Opening talk Ganapatipule (India)

Opening talk at Ganapatipule, India. 23 December 1991.
Welcome to all the people from all over the world. Again we are back here in Ganapatipule, and very surprising, tomorrow is the biggest day of Shri Ganesha’s Puja; that we should have the Puja tomorrow, it’s Angaraka tomorrow, is Angaraka Chaturthi.
It has been now more than twenty-one years that Sahaja Yoga has started, and when you see the progress of Sahaja Yoga it’s amazing, absolutely amazing. […]

Makeshwarashiva, talk Ganapatipule (India)

Makeshwarashiva. Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1990.
Even in the Bible, in the , it is said that whatever is created by Mother Earth or by sky should not be reproduced by human beings and be worshipped.
For example, even in Mecca, we have got Makeshwarashiva; in our puranas, he’s described as Makeshwarashiva itself. That’s why in Mecca we have a stone which was respected by Mohamad Sahib, you see, this subtle point should be seen; that it was a svayambhu one and it is a Makeshwarashiva itself was there. […]