Diwali Puja: Shri Lakshmi and Money Sintra (Portugal)

Diwali Puja. Sintra, Lisbon (Portugal) – 2 November 1997. Today, we have gathered here to worship Shri Lakshmi. In Diwali, in India, they worship Lakshmi because a great rakshasa called Narakasura was killed; also that Lakshmi came out of the sea, at the same time, long time back.  I mean, I should say, this is like Her different appearances on the same [unsure].geog region.  Lakshmi is the Goddess which gives us wealth, gives us prosperity. She is very blissful, no doubt. She gives you protection and also She is very humble because She stands on the lotus. She is very light, [which] means She does not put Her pressure on anyone. These are symbols of Shri Lakshmi. But also She is a part of Mahamaya in the modern times only.  When people get Lakshmi, the money, they don’t understand that She is their Mother firstly, and She is to be respected.  When this kind of a perverse idea of Shri Lakshmi comes in such countries, such people meet their last end and destruction of the worst type ever. So this Lakshmi has to be used with a big balance, like standing on a lotus and not get into the pond, where there are all kinds of creatures to eat you all.  You have to stand on the lotus: that means that you are above all the lures of this Maya.  Also in Sanskrit and in our languages, we call Lakshmi as the Maya. If somebody gets lot of money, they Read More …

Evening Program, Eve of Diwali Puja Lisbon (Portugal)

Talk before Diwali Puja, Sintra, Lisbon (Portugal), 1 November 1997 [After the play by Sahaja yogis] (02:02:38) Shri Mataji: Actually Gyaneshwara always brings tears to my eyes, because he suffered so much. And he has talked about Sahaja Yoga. His dream (2.02.52) was nothing but Sahaja Yoga and it’s better to understand what it means, because it was in Marathi, so I would like to translate. [Shri Mataji translates from Marathi the Pasaydan, the epilogue to the Gyaneshwari by Saint Gyaneshwara:]He says: “O, the Spirit of the whole universe, for you I have composed this dream of mine. After hearing this, I hope you feel satisfied. It’s more than satisfaction. And then you give me a blessing of vibrations. ‘Pasaydan’ is vibrations. Now he describes that, “All the cruel people should give up their cruelty and there should be love between each other.” See how he is describing Sahaja Yoga!He says that, “Those who are away from Truth, removed from Truth, their darkness should go.” That’s what he is demanding. “And the whole world should see the sun of Self-realisation.” Can you imagine? “And whatever then one wants, he’ll get it.”He says, “Everywhere is the flow of auspiciousness and great saints will be there.” That is you all, you see, he is describing.And: “Such people will be very much in number and they will be respected. And it will become impossible to control themselves when you meet all the people whom you have created.” You see, all Sahaja Yoga, he’s Read More …

Diwali Puja Sintra (Portugal)

Diwali Puja. Lisbon (Portugal), 10 November 1996 Today, we are going to worship the Maha Lakshmi which I think is very much worshipped in this country where they worship Her as Maria and also there’s a swayambu of Maria, you must have seen. And also there was an apparition of Her. First I never believed that it could be, but then after feeling the vibrations, now I know it was true, that She did appear here in an apparition. She appeared before Me, also, you must have seen, in a photograph. This is the principle by which you have risen to this state. The central path of your ascent is created by Maha Lakshmi power for the Kundalini to rise. In the temple of Maha Lakshmi in Kholapur they always sing the song of “Ude, Ude, Ambe.” So I asked the people there, “Why do you sing Ambe’s song in Maha Lakshmi’s temple?” So they said that, “We don’t know why we do it, but is it wrong?” I said, “No, because only in the Maha Lakshmi channel Kundalini can rise and Kundalini is the Umba.” That’s how, you see, they understood and they were really amazed that I explained it very well ’cause from ancient times this song has been sung there and they never knew why this song is sung. Coming to the point of Maha Lakshmi, we have to understand what does it do, what it’s help is that this Maha Lakshmi channel or the Maha Lakshmi’s Read More …