You all have to become Sufis Lütfi Kirdar Congress Palace, Istanbul (Turkey)

Public Program Lütfi Kırdar Congress Palace, Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2002, I bow to all the seekers of Truth. I’m very happy to see you all here to know about the Truth. Whatever is told about your subtle being is not yet known, because [UNCLEAR] in your awareness you don’t have yet that subtleness. That’s the last, the jump into your awareness of collectivity. I must tell you… I must tell you that in this country, that is Turkey, you had  so many Sufis. They called themselves Sufis because they were cleaned and they were spiritually endowed. They talked of Ruh (spirit) but nobody knew about Ruh and when they talked of Ruh they did not know how to explain – they talked of Ruhani life, but they could not explain what is Ruhani (spiritual) life. Ruhani is the life when you are connected with the all-pervading power of Divine love. It is a different area into which you enter. Because they could not explain, they wrote everything beautifully, describing it. But now the time has come for you to get your Ruhani life. Which is a very important thing, because if you are not connected to the divine power, whatever you may try, whatever how so ever you will pray, how much you will read Kuran, it won’t help. Human life is governed with jealousy, with temper, with all kinds of malignant things. And we can see all over the world the problems are just spreading. Once they will Read More …

Easter Puja: You are bound by the religion of love and joy Kilyos, Kilya Hotel Kilyos (Turkey)

Easter Puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 21 April 2002. Today we have come here to worship Jesus Christ and His Mother. It’s such a coincidence that the Mother of Christ came and stayed in Turkey. Isn’t it surprising that She should come here after the crucifixion of Christ and stayed here. I wonder if He also came with Her later on? But they say then He went to Kashmir and She was also there. Quite possible, on their way, they might have gone there. So we are here to worship them. According to Sahaja Yoga, She was the incarnation of Mahalakshmi and She’s the one who sacrificed Her Son for the sake of religion. But unfortunately, nobody understood Her value. Nobody saw that She was such a great spiritual personality. Only through Sahaja Yoga you can understand that She was a very great personality who gave birth to Christ. It is very unfortunate that She was not respected, specially in the Islamic world. Because of that, the women in the Islamic culture have no place. My experience is very sad about them. We have started an organization for the rehabilitation of women who are destitutes and all of them who have applied are Muslim ladies – very sad. While Muhammed-sahib has said that ‘you must look after your mother’, despite that, all these women – some of them have eight children, ten children – have come to this destitute home. Of course, we have to give them place. We have to look Read More …

Kundalini – Desire of God Almighty Lütfi Kirdar Congress Palace, Istanbul (Turkey)

Public Program, Lütfi Kirdar Congress Palace, Istanbul (Turkey),  25 April 2001 I bow to all the seekers of truth. I have been coming to Turkey in the last ten years. And I found this place is so much filled with spirituality.  Perhaps we have had so many Sufis here, must be something in this country is that there were so many Sufis were created. And I have read about them and I have read about Rumi and all others.  And I find they described the qualities of a Sufi the state of his mind, very beautiful. But they didn’t say how created, how to became Sufis. They described of course  very well  and absolutely  truthfully  whatever was the achievement. But nobody could say that how they achieved it. Even in the Koran you see how Muhammed Sahab has described  that he went through seventh heavens  on a white horse.  He was a poet and the whole thing was so poetic. The white horse was this Kundalini.  The more you will know about Kundalini you will see how poetically. He had described all these seven heavens he crossed over. So, unless and until you are self realized soul as he has said “know thy self”. Unless and until you know your self you can not understand any one of this scriptures. They say, all of them say the same thing  in different ways and also in poetry. And it is difficult for common people to understand. In no way there is Read More …

TV Interview Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Interview at Swiss Hotel. Istanbul (Turkey), 24 April 2001. Translator: How do you reach to all the human beings all over the world? Shri Mataji: You see, there are many people in this world, in these modern times, are seeking the truth. So, there are so many false people also in this world who want to make money out of them. Translator: Why the people prefers your way? Because of your innocence and the purity? Shri Mataji: Yes, you have to have the truth, you see. So, they discard all that is not truth and come to me. Translator: How is Turkish people for Self-realisation? You are coming to Turkey since last 10 years. Shri Mataji: Wonderful people. They are one of the best I have seen. Translator: When you compare with other countries in the world, how do you find Turkish people? Shri Mataji: Very good. Excellent. They are very simple people, innocent. And they don’t accept nonsense much. Translator: There is an economic crisis at this moment in Turkey. Can we overcome this crisis and how can we overcome this crisis? Shri Mataji: By the grace of God, everything can work out. There are so many Realized souls in this country that they will be helped very much. Its most important thing is that you have to become peaceful, joyous and happy. Translator: Minister who is responsible from the finance of Turkey, How do you see him? [Laughter] Lady: His name is what? Translator: Kemal Dervish, his name Read More …

Interview Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Interview at Swiss Hotel. Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2001. Interviewer: Today in Turkey is Turkey’s National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.  HHSM: I know. Interviewer: And national holiday. Do you have a message for Turkey on this day? HHSM: Oh my God, I was so many happy about it. See what they don’t understand that what we are doing will have an effect on our children are we creating hell for them? Interviewer: We should have not, Mother. HHSM: That’s it. We must think from the children’s point of you. What are we giving them? And today is a great day because I myself I feel that we are really exploiting our children. We don’t think about them and the way we are mad after our own [UNCLEAR], I must say. The way they are going on. But what are you going to give to a children? You have to give them peace. You have to give them joy. Are you doing that? This is only who these elderly people, they have lost their exciting who are caring everyone. You just think of your children they should have a very peaceful, beautiful, joyous country isn’t it? That should be them.   Interviewer: [UNCLEAR] Mother, yes it should. HHSM: These all journey are not going to live forever Interviewer: No this is very true, Mother. Mother, you had been awarded several prices for peace including, if I’m not wrong, the UN peace medal. HHSM: Peace? Interviewer: The peace medal. HHSM: I don’t know Read More …

Conversation on Quran Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Talk at Swiss Hotel. Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2001 SHRI MATAJI: So, the religion should be inside. That’s Sufizm. “Sufi” word comes from “saf” [clean]. Yogi: Mother, Mr. Emin is teaching at the Marmara University and teaching the interpretations of Holy Quran. SHRI MATAJI: Good. Yogi: Yes. SHRI MATAJI: But, you see, Quran also is very much recent. Sufi : There is a verse in the Quran. It says that if the people were abstain of Allah’s prohibitions and namely, if they followed Allah’s orders, if they did not do so (what they did), they would experience the abundances raining down on them from the sky. That is to say, if they did not break the rules and if they run the orders of Allah. SHRI MATAJI: It’s not that way. You see. Sufi : So I am not sure, Yes if they believed, if they believed and didn’t break the rules Sufi : They would see the gates of abundance in the sky is going to open for them. SHRI MATAJI: To whom? Yogi: To the people. SHRI MATAJI: There’s no doubt about it. But what I feel about the whole thing is that that Koran was written after forty years of death of Muhammad Sahib SHRI MATAJI: and also- Sufi :Not, no, He wrote it in his lifetime SHRI MATAJI: and you cannot remember. But despite that, I find Quran is perfect. But there are many subtler things that are missing. Now, for example, Muhammad Sahib has said Read More …

Shri Mataji on Star TV Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

TV Interview. Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2001. Shri Mataji: you discover your inner energy you will also discover yourself. You will become a very good, peaceful person. Interviewer: Shri Mataji is an Indian yoga master. Millions of people deem Her holy. Among those millions are Americans, English and also Turkish. Shri Mataji, staying is Swiss Otel, came to the hotel just when it had been seized by Chechen terrorists. Just at the first minutes of the siege. Shri Mataji :Nothing happened. Two bullets hit our door. We were not worried. I new that this action would not last long because it was stupid. All night we were listening to the music and watching TV. In any case, nothing happened. Interviewer: Shri Mataji is an Indian yoga master. Millions of people deem Her holy. Among those millions are Americans, English and also Turkish. Shri Mataji, staying is Swiss Otel, came to the hotel just when it had been seized by Chechen terrorists. Just at the first minutes of the siege. Mataji explains the siege as an ordinary event without any excitement. But a little later we understand that this is Mataji’s normal state. Mataji always speaks as if She has departed from the worldly troubles and has passed to a different dimension. Maybe this is what influences those who meet Her. With this thought in mind we ask Mataji what does yoga give to the people. Shri Mataji: This is only Love, pure love.The secret is just love. Interviewer: When we Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis from Africa Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis from Africa, Swiss Hotel, Istanbul, 23.04.2001 Shri Mataji : ……This should not come  to you people because you live with the nature and nature is not, nature is never corrupt. Yogi : Mais ça, ça ne doit pas arriver à vous parce que vous êtes au contact de la nature et les personnes naturelles ne sont jamais corrompues. Shri Mataji : You know, every leaf, you will be amazed, which is on the tree, every leaf , gets the sunshine. Yogi :Chaque feuille reçoit la lumière du soleil. Shri Mataji : Every leaf is different in the world, every leaf. And the way they organize it in such a manner, all of them get the Sun’s light. Yogi :Et donc, tout est tellement bien organisé que chaque feuille reçoit la lumière. Shri Mataji : But in corruption, one wants to have all, everything. Yogi :Mais dans la corruption, il y a toujours un qui veut avoir tout. Shri Mataji : To have. Yogi :Ramasser.  Shri Mataji :  And then he doesn’t know what is the joy in giving to others. Yogi :Et alors ils ne peuvent pas comprendre la joie de donner aux autres. Shri Mataji : You see, that’s how it happens with Sahaja Yoga that you become extremely generous. Yogi :Et ça, c’est ce qui nous arrive à Sahaja Yoga, on devient tres généreux. Shri Mataji : I’ll give the example of my husband or I should say of my father. Yogi :Je donne Read More …

Easter Puja: You Cannot Resurrect Yourself Without Controlling Agnya Istanbul (Turkey)

Easter puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 22 April 2001. Today we have gathered here to do the puja of Easter. In the history of spirituality, it is one of the greatest days when we find Christ rose from the dead. It is very significant and symbolic that in Sahaja Yoga, also what we have done, is to rise from the dead – into life. It is to be understood that resurrection is the message for all of us, for the whole world. We have to resurrect ourselves. There was no need for Jesus to do that. But He was a model, model of a saint, model of a realised soul, model of a person who came all the way from the heavens to save us. So this resurrection is also part and parcel of our lives. It is so symbolic, so very symbolic, that we were, in our consciousness, lost people. We had no control over ourselves as to know the way our mind told us to go. We had no balance with the mind and our physical being, no more balance of any kind in life and used to go at random, whichever way we thought was good. There was no wisdom about it. As it is, Jesus was the incarnation of Shri Ganesha. It’s a very difficult task He has performed. He used to convince people who were absolutely ignorant about spirituality, who just knew about money and nothing else. He came in those days when people had no idea Read More …

CNN TURK TV Interview (Turkey)

Shri Mataji has a big following in Turkey. Healthy Life Association members are Her representatives in Turkey. Since 3 years this association is trying to spread Sahaja Yoga in Turkey. Shri Mataji: Everyone has a hidden energy inside. This energy recides in a triangler bone. When this enegy gets awakened, it passes through the six centers in the nervous system and comes out through the seventh center in the head. Then it connects with the Cosmos and with God. Our aim is to awaken this energy. The meaning of Sahaja Yoga is to connect with the Power of God`s Love. The main aim is to awaken the energy called Kundalini. According to Shri Mataji, Turks are very close to spirituel enligtenment. Shri Mataji: Turks come from sufis. First of all, they have to get their realization. If they get realization, they can cope with everything. Shri Mataji says that the only way to understand Sahaja Yoga is to enter into the state of meditation and She takes us in front. The master of meditation says that the holy air that permeates the Universe exists also around the people. According to Her teaching, to feel a breeze is a step towards realization. Shri Mataji: You feel very peacefull with in, absolutely peacefull. Shri Mataji, the symbol of Sahaja Yoga, is leaving Istanbul on Sunday but the Healthy Life Association keeps spreading Shri Mataji`s teaching, giving lessons in their centers in Istanbul and Ankara. Indian Yoga master Shri Mataji came to Istanbul Read More …

A-TV Interview (Turkey)

A-TV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey, 2001-04-01 Dear viewer, now there are the message of happiness from a guest coming from India. Indian Yoga Master Shri Mataji tells those who are sufffering from the economical crisis to have patience/ She gives good news that very soon Turkey will come out of the crisis and adds, do not worry, after all you have a dervish (a member of a Sufi religious order who has taken vows of poverty and austerity) guiding you.  (Name of Finance Minister of that time was Kemal Dervish) Shri Mataji: Dervish mean Sufi. She is a world renowend Yoga Master, the founder of a tecnique called Sahaja. She introduce Herself with the word Sufi meaning Dervish and She has tens of thousands followers. Shri Mataji is now in Istanbul. Shri Mataji: I received an education in medicine in India. In 1970, I discovered Sahaja Yoga. From that day on, I am travelling all over the world to explain it. She promises endless happiness to the people, going to every part of the world, She gives the message of self realization. According to Her, realization means to awaken the hidden energy in the body and to open the way to spiritual growth. Shri Mataji: People who seek the truth come to me. Gandhi was also a Sufi and jelaous people finished him. My mission is to find new sufis and to open the way for them. The reason why Shri Mataji comes often  to Turkey is that Turks are give Read More …

We are not ourselves Istanbul (Turkey)

2000-0425 Public Program, Istanbul, Turkey, Levent Kirca and Oya Basar Theatre, Maçka-Istanbul I bow to all the seekers of truth. These are the days of greatest turmoil. We can see around us all kinds of calamities coming. Also, what we find is human beings are not happy with themselves and with others. That means, there is something basically wrong with us that we cannot live in peace all of us together. We have no joy, we cannot enjoy our life. We are unnecessarily so miserable. Whether rich or poor, whatever may be the condition. People are not very happy. What is the reason? Have we been created for miseries and troubles? To suffer from all kinds of diseases and all kinds of infections. Nature also, the mother earth, everything is not unison with us. The reason is we are not ourselves. It is very important as said by everyone that one should know thyself. But how are we to know. Now the time has come. In the Quran, it has described two stages, one is the Qiyam (to stand up) and another is Qiyamat (Doomsday). We can be saved and can enjoy the Qiyam. Or we can be destroyed and suffer the Qiyamat. So, this is the time of judgement. It is described in all the scriptures. Whatever you may believe, whatever you may think, makes no difference. Whatever place you live, whatever country you belong to has nothing to do with you. Now, how the judgement is going to Read More …

Easter Puja: Purity Is the Basis of Your Existence Istanbul (Turkey)

Easter puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2000. Today we are celebrating the great event of the resurrection of Christ. On the same pattern is your resurrection, that you have risen to the new life of Divine love. You were all in the knowledge that there is something higher that has to happen, that you have to be born again. But, nobody knew how it works? The subtle side of your being was never told to you. The saints only talked as to how you should behave. They only said how you should try to keep a very pure life, sincere life but they didn’t tell you how it will work out. Of course, people knew in India about it, very few of them, very-very few. But, now it’s a world wide knowledge through you people. Now when your Kundalini rises, she is your Mother, she is your individual Mother and she gives you the second birth. That’s how you get connected to the Divine paradise. All this, if it is told without realization has no meaning but people are given great ideas about it and also were promised that one day your resurrection will come. It is the greatest happening for you. It is the greatest event of your life and one must consider it very fortunate that you have been able to achieve it. All this because you desired for it. In many of your lives you have been desiring for the Heavenly paradise. People have been going down Read More …

Shri Mataji on Star TV Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

TV Interview. Istanbul (Turkey), 01 April 2000 Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, 77 years old leader of an Indian teaching namely Sahaja Yoga came to Turkey to share the enlightenment and happiness within Her.Shri Mataji used to lecture all over the world and and her disciples; she called them as my children, they are never leaving her even for a moment.Shri Mataji has millions of disciples all over the world.Disciples declaring that they found the love and happiness in her energy and they are not complainant for travelling with her from country to country.While her name Shri Mataji connotes ” Holy Mother “, her room in Swiss Hotel is flooded by the enthusiasts for enlightenment sessions.Shri Mataji declares that the hurdle is to raise the Kundalini which is the light within us.Shri Mataji: Now I am raising his Kundalini.Shri Mataji while not debarring the Star TV correspondent from her light and stating that Her fundamental message is love.Shri Mataji: I wouldn’t call them students, they are my children. There is no relationship as such, I just give them Love, that’s all, like a Mother.Reporter: Love?Shri Mataji: Love, compassion and love.For reporter Shri Mataji : She thinks too much.In the midst of Indian tunes the disciples who are relaxed with the hands and deep glance of Holy Mother left there in peace and gratitude. Shri Mataji: (Raise you hands) Higher.     

Kundalini – The power of the saint is in every human being Istanbul (Turkey)

Public Program. Levent Kırca and Oya Başar Theather, Maçka, Istanbul (Turkey), 26 April 1999. I bow to all the seekers  of truth.We are at the time bond, is very important. At this time there is so much of turmoils, so much of problems, so many wars, all kinds of interrogation has taken place in our value system. And we are quite shocked about that, very much shocked. What is the problem? Why this is happening? We should try to find out. And if there is a solution we should try to achieve it. The problems are there because human beings do not know themselves. Either they think too much of themselves, they have too much of Ego or they are very much conditioned. There is no condition that we can say  is not troublesome, because they blindly accept all the nonsense. Now we  see the problem, say we are born in particular religion and we just start following everything that is told to us. I ask people if they have read Quran Sharif. Very few have really read it and is completely, sometimes, I find is represented. That brings bad name to Islam, also to  Muhammad Sahab. According to us prophet Mohamed was a very, very great soul. We call him as Adi Guru, means one of the primordial masters who got birth on this Earth. Now such a great soul like him would not say he is divine. I can not believe that, but I think he did not Read More …

Easter Puja: We have to establish our meditation Istanbul (Turkey)

Easter puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 25 April 1999. Today, we are all here assembled in Turkey, in Istanbul, to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and, with that also, your celebration of your resurrection.Christ’s resurrection was a great message for us. He won over the death and came out of that dead body with another body which was living body. The body was the same, but one was a dead body and another one was a body which was living. It’s not only symbolic, it actually happened within. After all, He was a divine child, He was a divine person. Actually it has happened within. It’s not just a symbolic thing that He died and He was resurrected into another person or, you can say, into a living person. For Him, what is the death? For eternal beings, there are no deaths. There’s no death for a person who’s eternal. He may, for the time being, look as if He is dead, but He can never die. Christ was like that, a very, very special incarnation, which came on this earth to be reborn out of the dead. Now we are also, when we are not yet realised souls, when we are not yet enlightened. We are also dead in the sense, our awareness is very, very… I should say, absolutely dull and dead. We can see flowers, we can see faces, we can see buildings, we can see cities, we can see all those things. All these things we see and Read More …

Star TV Interview Ataköy Marina Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Star TV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey,  01.04.1999 [Note: One Yogini did a live translation into English, but the questions are different from the original questions of the journalist in Turkish language. So, in the subtitles, only the original Turkish questions are translated. Some of the Turkish questions are not heard in the video, just the English tranlations can be heard.] Correspondent: They are picked from a garden, not bought from the florist.   Yogini [pointing to the bouquet offered to Shri Mataji]: They are from garden Mother! They are from garden. Collected for You. Shri Mataji: Thank you, very kind of you. What‘s the name? What’s the name of these flowers? Sahaja Yogini: She is asking what the name of the flower is? Correspondent: I don`t know Shri Mataji: Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you very much, thank you. Please sit down. Correspondent: Here, the atmosphere here is talismanic as feeling like inside a lantern, for maybe this is psychologic or the natural ambiance of the environment. Sahaja Yogini (translates): He feels himself different here, different atmosphere maybe because of the mystic looking, he feels very relaxed and comfortable, very.      Shri Mataji: Very good, absolutely good idea. Sahaja Yogini. This is a very good thing that you feel this! Correspondent: I wonder where Madame is coming from either the depths of Indian Ocean or pinnacles of Himalayas. Sahaja Yogini: He is wondering whether if You are coming from the bottom of the Indian Ocean, or are You coming from Read More …

A gift from the divine Istanbul Military Museum, Istanbul (Turkey)

Harbiye Military Museum, Şişli-Istanbul (Turkey) 20.04.1998 I bow to all the seekers of truth. First of all we have to know what is the truth. Truth is that, you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, conditioning but you are the pure spirit. The spirit is the reflexion of God God Almighty in your heart. So you have to seek the spirit which resides in your heart. The spirit is the source of peace, of joy but when you achieve that you get rid of all your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems.  Especially your country is very much blessed by so many Sufis you have. The word Sufi itself comes from saffa, cleanliness, cleansing.  How will this saffa will express. To begin with, Prophet Mohammed has said that you must pray and surrender yourself to the Divine. By praying you will keep your attention on the Divine seeking. But it doesn’t work out that way. It was human beings have so many weaknesses. They do not know the straight path but they go astrayed. That is why you have to have your ascent to reach the spirit state.  To reach that spirit state, there is within us the power which can give you that great state of spirituality. Already it is existing in all of you. Whatever religion you may follow, it is there. It is a gift from the Divine that you can achieve your ascent which is call as miraj (ascension) in the Quran.  This miraj, Read More …

Easter Puja: You Can Spread Sahaja Yoga Only Through Love and Compassion Istanbul (Turkey)

Easter Puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 19 April 1998. Today, we are celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. That is the greatest message of Christ life, not the crucifixion. Anybody can be crucified and killed, but this dead body of Christ was resurrected from death. Death itself died and He overcame it. It’s a miracle for ordinary human beings, definitely, but not for Christ, because He was a Divine person, He was Shri Ganesha, He was Omkara Itself. So, He could walk on the water, gravity would not affect Him, and also He got resurrected because death could not affect Him. Such a great Divine personality, specially created for human beings that people should recognise Him. But they did not recognise Him, they killed Him, in a very brutal manner. And even now they think [the] cross is a great thing because Christ died on a cross. It’s a very cruel idea of human beings to respect the cross. What does it show? It shows that people liked all the cruelties done to Him, symbolising cross as the one that represented His death and these atrocities, the way He was tortured. So, it was a very sad time when He was crucified. But when He got resurrected it was the most joyous, most auspicious and most beautiful time. The resurrection of Christ is very symbolic for Sahaj Yoga. If Christ could be resurrected, then if human beings also can be resurrected, because He came as a human being with all powers and He Read More …

A TV Interview (Turkey)

A TV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey, 18.04.1998 Interviewer: Sahaja Yoga, It’s founder is now in Turkey and speaking only with us. Who is she? Shri Mataji. Listen to what she is saying. Shri Mataji: All those watching me, if they have a desire,  should open their hands like this. Put your right hand on your heart and say inside, “Mother, I am not this mind, this body, these feelings, these conditionings”. I am the pure spirit.  We are carrying a feeling  of guilt inside.  But it is harmful to this center here.  Now stretch your right hand towards Me like this.  and put your left hand above your  head.  And see carefully if you feel a cool or a hot breeze  You can close your eyes if you like.  Now stretch your left hand towards Me.  and check with your right hand above your head.  Do you feel a cool or a hot breeze?  You can move your hand slowly up or down.  Now raise your both hands.  And ask one of these questions from your heart.   Mother, is what I have felt the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost?  Or Mother, is this the Spirit?  Or Mother, is this the all pervading power of Divine Love?  Now look at Me but don’t think.  And you will feel a cool or a hot breeze on your hands.  also  you can feel it above your fontanel bone area.  This is the moment when your spirit starts to grow.   Interviewer: How Long Read More …

Shri Mataji on Star TV Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

News item on Turkish TV – Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey) Saturday 18th April 1998 An Indian Guru who came to Istanbul to teach Yoga is in the focus of attention of the high society. See who kneeled before the Indian Guru wanting to find solutions for their problems. It is sufficient to spectacular welcome ceremony in Istanbul with flowers and songs to understand how popular the Indian Guru Shri Mataji is. The 75-year-old Indian guru came on a wheelchair to avoid getting tired. Devotees welcomed their Guru kneeling down before Her. Some had tears in their eyes. Not only Turks came to Sahaja Yoga conference in Istanbul. Guru’s disciples came by busses even from Malaysia and Russia. Shri Mataji continuous to receive the high society in Her hotel room in Istanbul. A concrete example of the interest shown to Her are the shoes letf in front of the door. The devotees, knowing that Shri mataji likes flowers, they decorated the hotel room with flowers. There is a strong smell of  flowers and incence in the room. One of the Shri Mataji’s visitors today is from an old Turkish family of Eczacıbaşı. Nükhet Eczacıbaşı expressed her respect by offering  flowers to Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji had a conversation with Nükhet Eczacıbaşı who was sitting on her knees before Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji asked her if she fulfills her family duties. Shri Mataji:  but you were a daughter, you looked after the parents, Nükhet Eczacıbaşı: I tried my best and Yoga helped Read More …

Evening Program, Eve of Easter Puja Istanbul (Turkey)

Evening Program At Easter Puja, Istanbul, Turkey, 1998-04-18 (From 2:07:52 speech starts) I never expected such a beautiful pandal you have raised and the way you have organized the stage as if you are all experts on stage arrangements. I can’t understand how beautiful it was all done. Now I don’t know what to say about all the programs that you have arranged. One better than the other and it shows such a capacity you have or you have developed to organize such beautiful entertaining, continuous programs. I used to do the same when I was young. I used to arrange many programs and I know the difficulties and hurdles we had. Because the people who did that were not Sahaja Yogis. You are all Sahaja Yogis so you are also combining and you are helping each other, so beautifully. There is so much of harmony, no problem of any kind. This is something to be seen and to be felt the way it has been done. I was really surprised the way, they had the Turkish dance also. These people are beautiful dancers and they can be paid very heavily. If somehow I could introduce them to some Serena people from India. They used this kind of dance very much and but it is very difficult. I don’t know if you understand there is a myth patterns of those people who danced here and who are so fast. My husband used to always tell me that Turkish people are Read More …

The time has come to prove the existence of God Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey)

Third Public Program, Istanbul, Turkey 1995-07-29 Interpreter: Do you hear the speech of Shri Mataji? Audience:  Yes, Yes Shri Mataji: Can you hear me?Sahaja Yogis: yes.  Shri Mataji: I bow to all seekers of truth! We have to know that the truth is what it is.You can not change it, you can not transform it, you can not describe it.  And you can not pay for it.  In every religion it is said that you have to find yourself, especially in Koran it’s written that if you do not know yourself, you are not a human being. All “Namaz” and all those prayers are just to ascend, to know yourself.  In every religion, it is said so.  But as you know the religions have become now power-oriented and money-oriented.  And in the name of god they all are fighting.So people saying that there is no truth in God.  But the time has come to prove the existence of God and oneness, unity of all the religions.  There is nothing to fight in the name of God.  Actually, they are not fighting for the truth but fighting for money, for land or for some power.Dr.  Khan has already told you, what do we have within our self  or also in Kuran, this Kundalini is described as ‘asas’ [base, foundation]. and also this All-pervading Power of divine love is described as “Ruh”.   Names may be different but they all talk of the same thing. You can not call any religion, as Read More …

Marriages (poor audio) Istanbul (Turkey)

Marriages and Talk after Russian Award. Istanbul, Turkey. 6 November 1994. [Main audio] Today, people have come here to attend the weddings of their brothers and sisters [unsure].It’s important to understand that marriage is a very important thing in Sahaja Yoga because the principle established in [inaudible] and our society is [inaudible] so it’s very good to have it. That’s why [inaudible] and that you should make good marriages. But sometimes, people are very cunning [unsure] and they don’t understand what the marriage is. They try to find fault with the partner. And within two, three months they are going out of the marriage. In the sense that they want to have their second chance, third chance, fourth chance, [unsure].Then I think that my attention has been used for nothing [inaudible]. If they don’t like their first choice, they should have their own. Why to bother us? They should not [inaudible]. Very surprising those things that have been going on. One of them is, they are all right for two, three months and suddenly Gods knows what [inaudible] that they get divorced on a small issue.They don’t understand how important is for them to have a good marriage. They can’t go after three, four months. I don’t know what happens to them. And they even harm the women [inaudible] and still they don’t understand how sinful it was. In their own land country, they are doing like that. They’ll be punished, not only punished but they’ll have to bear a Read More …

Shri Mataji’s answer to award Istanbul (Turkey)

Professor Voronov’s talk and Shri Mataji’s acceptance of the award, Turkey, 1994 [Audio 1994-1105 Talk After Diwali Puja Istanbul Source NITL] [No sound. Abu Bakr?] killed two more Khalifas and became Khalifa himself. And the last Khalifa before him was killed and his liver was eaten by his mother (her name was Hind bint ‘Utbah), mother of this Abu Bakr (Shri Mataji means Mu’awiyah- first Khalifa of Umayyad Caliphate). What a horrible fellow he was! And just to become the Khalifa, he did this. By that time, nobody had written Bible of this Koran (Koran, as a word means to gather, to bring together, pages brought together). Because it was not written down anywhere. It was remembered by heart because Muhammad Sahib did not know how to read and write. So, this fellow went round all the people who were the sons of the people who had learnt or who had remembered by heart, who had carried this for forty years. After forty years, Koran was edited by this horrible fellow Abu Bakr and he did according to the way he was. He was something like our great mister Paul. But he hated women, he hated women and that is why he did a lot of nonsense in that – actually, how much of original Koran is there? One doesn’t know.But he made it like this, that Koran is the last word and whatever is in the Koran is all right. But just see, despite everything, how the truth has Read More …

Diwali Puja: Lights of Pure Compassion Istanbul (Turkey)

Diwali Puja Talk. Istanbul (Turkey) – November 5, 1994. [This talk was translated to Russian and Romanian as Shri Mataji spoke.] Today we are going to celebrate the Diwali, which means the rows of lights or, you can say, group of lights. We need somebody to translate into Turkish also. It’s all right. This Diwali has been a festival of very ancient times in India. I already told in My previous lectures what are these five days are. After killing Narakasura. Diwali was celebrated when it was the darkest night of the year. So now, it is very symbolic of these modern times because the worst time, as far as morality is concerned has been in these modern times. We call it the Ghor [???] Kali Yuga — Ghor Kali Yug, the worst modern times. That means a complete darkness and, as you see around, you’ll find out that there is complete darkness as far as morality is concerned, but that’s why there are all kinds of crises. Because of that, also, there are many who are seeking the light, the truth. In the dark age of ignorance, people have no knowledge as to what they should do, why or they are on this Earth. As you know very well, that thousands and thousands of real seekers who are born at this time, that is why this job was given to Me is to create Diwali in this dark ages of ignorance. It’s not an easy job because, on one Read More …

All Genuine Religions Are Spirit Oriented Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey)

Public Program, Istanbul, Turkey, 1994-07-01 I bow to all the seekers of truth, at the very [UNCLEAR] we have to know the truth is what it is. We cannot change it. We cannot describe it. It is, it has been and it will be. Only thing is that we can feel it on our central nervous system, when you become the spirit. It has been said in all the scriptures that you are to be born again, that you have to become a wali and [UNCLEAR] in the Quran. Kundalini is God’s ascent. My father has translated Quran in Hindi and sometimes [UNCLEAR] there are many misinterpretation in every religion. Because any religion if it becomes money oriented or power oriented, it loses its power. But all religions are spirit oriented.  You had a great leader Ataturk, Mustafa Kemal Pasha who was a realized soul. And I read his life [UNCLEAR] twelve years, I gated mad. But people don’t understand him sometimes. For all saints and Sufis who were real Sufis, it is very difficult to explain what they are enjoying. We had a saint in India Kabir, he was Muslim. And He said how am I to explain everybody is blind. And this blindness is there because there is general ignorance. This ignorance can be removed through this Kundalini awakening.  Now the truth is that you are not this body, this mind, this [UNCLEAR, intellect], ego, conditioning. But you are pure spirit. And the second truth is that there Read More …

Departure Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul (Turkey)

(Yogis sing: Mataji Mataji bolo) Shri Mataji: Inaudaible Starts at Soundcloud on TC 8:12 Yogi: Passport there giving it one minute Passport just one minute She is making this trip (to Paris?) Shri Mataji: What aobut your passort? Yogi: They are there.They are there. Yogi: (Hindi) Guido: I have the passport. I have. I have. Yogi: Ah, you have it. Please give (inaudible) Don´t worry Yogi: Ok Shri Mataji! The are all there. (Yoginis Sobbing) Shri Mataji: I am coming back. I am coming back. You must know, also there are so many baybies there also. May God belss you. Flowers are really (pleasant?) Come along. (The other one was so crying?) (inaudible) So crying. Yogini: such a amiracle, Mother. Shri Mataji: Really. I dont know their names even Yogi: (Kati?) Shri Mataji: Write to me, or to her. Airort personell: Come in side. Shri Mataji: Really! Can we? All right, Baba Yogi: Shri Mataji, I can not… Shri Mataji: I know. Yogi: Thank you so much, Mother. (Inaudible) Shri Mataji: I am sure they (inaudible) (years back)

Shri Fatima Puja: Women are responsible for the society Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey)

Shri Fatima Puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 18 May 1993. 00:03:00(It’s all right. I hope you can hear Me all the way, can you? Come forward a little bit, perhaps.) 00:04:10Today is a very joyous that all of us are here in Turkey, to celebrate the Puja of Fatima’s. As you know about Her that She was the daughter of Mohammed Sahib and was married to Ali, and She had two children, Hassan and Hussein, who were ultimately killed in Karbala by the fanatics, who were that time called themselves Sunnis. All this happened because there were fanaticism, and the fanaticism that makes person thinks always that they are on the right and they have every right to be angry, to persuade, to convince another party, another person. And these fanaticisms grew since long – it’s not a new thing. It is so obvious now that our main problem in this world is of fanaticism. Fatima lost Her two children, and She was the embodiment of Gruha Lakshmi. She resides in our Left Nabhi. So for all the diseases that are connected with the spleen, all the problems that are connected with your Left Nabhi can be only corrected by Fatima. So you have to keep Fatima awakened within yourself. That we are here in the Islamic culture, we can say this is place of Islamic culture; and in the Islamic culture a housewife was given a very, very important place. At the time of Mohammed Sahib there were struggles and fights Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Istanbul (Turkey)

Talk to Yogis, Istambul, Turkey, 01-11-1989 American Yogi: Thank you. Shri Mataji: Fine, great. American Yogi: That’s not all. Shri Mataji: That’s not all. American Yogi: No. Shri Mataji: [UNaudible] American Yogi: We have been inspired by your shopping Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji: Huh? American Yogi: We have been inspired by your shopping. So this is for Bridgetta. Shri Mataji: Who? American Yogi: Bridgetta. Shri Mataji: Let me see, oh! Beautiful. Turkish Yogi: Beautiful. American Yogi: Shri Mataji this is for you from America, got it printed here in Turkey. Shri Mataji: [UNaudible] Yogis: Wow, nice. Shri Mataji: [UNaudible, thank you] Now, so, too much. [laughter] Yogini: Can I open it? Shri Mataji: Yes please. Now you see, there should be some room we need to take things also, isn’t it. Shri Mataji: [UNaudible] Yogini: [ UNclear] Open that window. Yogis: Wow. Shri Mataji: Yes, so beautiful. Turkish Yogi: From where? (Aunty Kay?) Yogini: The bazaar, the Grand Bazaar. Yes, a handy craft place. Shri Mataji:Tremendous, beautiful. Thank you. Yogi: I have something too, Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji: [unclear] funny, you’re not yet married. Yogi: Something simple but… It’s from Greece, its candles! Made out of 100% pure Ghee. Shri Mataji: Ahuh. Look [how] wonderful they’re. Yogi: They take like twelve hours for one to burn. – Shri Mataji: Is it. Yogi: Very good to put on overnight and then for fires. Shri Mataji: Very nice for Pujas. Greece has some very miraculous things. All right, thank you very much. Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis before a Dinner Istanbul (Turkey)

1989-1030 Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Istanbul Turkey DP-RAW I have you got those [UNCLEAR], you see, New York, you got those Chinese, tremendous people. He wants Me to go to Taiwan? Yogi: Wow. Shri Mataji: I’ll go in February, I said. March, March, March. Poor Australians, very very unhappy. [laughter] It was such a short time, must have fallen and then they had to know, there was a strike, a strike of the, you could call those pilots. So, going from one place to another, take a four, five days and it was such a schmuck. Can you close the [window]? As it is, so, they were very disappointed. Then they wrote to Me, Mother, something wrong with us. Why did you come? Nothing, nothing wrong [UNCLEAR]. But I mean, I am not free, I was fixed up again. Guido: You belong to the whole, to the whole of humanity now, Shri Mataji. You belong to the whole universe, to the whole of humanity. Shri Mataji: That’s true. And this Devi Puja was in Perth and in Perth it was going to be. And then we said that, now it’s not, I’m not travelling, this that. I just forgot about it completely that Devi Puja is there. Just forgot. And suddenly it came into my head, there must be some Puja very close by. Just a feeling coming in. So I told David, I said ‘David there is some sort of a Puja we have to have?’. [He said] ‘What Read More …

Two Interviews Istanbul (Turkey)

Interview with Nilay Karman 1989 – 1030 Two Interviews, Istanbul, Turkey. Interviewer: Hello nice to meet you. Shri Mataji: Good Morning. Interviewer: Good Morning.  Shri Mataji: Nice to see so many lady journalists. Journalist: For now, there is in Turkey I am afraid there are more lady Journalists then men. Shri Mataji: Really. Interviewer: Yes, because lady journalists are not paid well. Shri Mataji: They are not paid well? Interviewer: Not really. Shri Mataji: Unclear () and you know that but its nice that ladies as journalists you see. They will be subtler than men in anything. Interviewer: So, You came here yesterday? Shri Mataji: Yesterday. Yes. Interviewer: Directly from London? Shri Mataji: No no no no, we came from Rome.  Yogini: Shri Mataji is travelling a lot {Discontinued video}  Shri Mataji: Infrareds actually here Unclear () from there we broke down and took the plane and then  Interviewer: You were staying in Rome? Shri Mataji: Yes, we have gone for a seminar. Were seminar about eight hundred people in there.  Interviewer: So, I assume you travelling around. Shri Mataji: Quite a lot. Interviewer: Quite a lot, giving seminars. Shri Mataji: Yes, they have allowed thirty-six nations who are doing Sahaja Yoga. Interviewer: Thirty-six nations?  Shri Mataji: Thirty-six, so I mean you have to travel.  Interviewer: I assume You last time check this… Shri Mataji: Long time back?  Interviewer: in the seventy’s Shri Mataji: Yes seventy Interviewer: Have you been travelling in the educating… Shri Mataji: Yes, first I went Read More …

Welcome Talk Istanbul (Turkey)

Welcome Talk, Istanbul (Turkey), October 30th, 1989 [Poor sound] Akbar: … Very far, for the first time. And I knew when he phoned that they found it out. [Unclear]Shri Mataji: You know because I asked her, “What is the temperature? Just find out. Because I just really got shocked”. We saw all the people very nicely going about without much on them. [Laughter]Hello!Lady: What would you like to drink?Shri Mataji: I mean, something cold: Coca Cola?Lady: Coca Cola? Akbar: This is Yilmaz [unsure], Shri Mataji, he’s an engineer, mechanical engineer,Lady: This is cherry juice, OK? Shri Mataji: May God bless you.Man: How are you?Shri Mataji: I’m so happy to come here to meet you all.Man: Nice to meet you.Shri Mataji: I was so anxious to meet you. Akbar: Another great Sahaja Yogi in Islam.Shri Mataji: Really?Akbar: This is Nowal, another engineer, mechanical engineer,Shri Mataji: Oh, I see. God has given the engineers here, engineers, you see, God’s ways.Man: No Economist. Economist.Shri Mataji: Great. Economic. Architect?Man: Economist.Shri Mataji: Economist. Ah, economist.Hello, how are you?Man: Fine thank you. And you?Shri Mataji: May God bless you.So, she’s here for us. Good. Beautiful flowers. It’s all right, it’s all right. She doesn’t want to give because maybe of the horns.[Cut in the video] Akbar: Mary is the wife of a doctor. She couldn’t come because she said- the husband said that she had three patients, she has to cure their teeth, so she couldn’t come.Shri Mataji: [Laughter] Akbar: Her husband. She couldn’t come.This is Read More …

Shri Devi Puja: The Essence of Self Respect Carla's House, Istanbul (Turkey)

Shri Devi Puja, “The Essence of Self-respect”. Istanbul (Turkey), 27 May 1989. I’ve been desiring all the time that I should go to Turkey or Tunisia where there could be an entry into the Islamic world, because they have been promised that they will be resurrected, and that resurrection has to take place. For that I have to venture and give them their resurrection which is promised by Mohammed Sahib, I mean that’s My duty; and not only duty, but I’m bound by it, that I have to tell them about their resurrection and to save them. They deserve it, no doubt. When all the religions prospered in a very funny manner, I would say, separately, everyone thinking they are the best, the chosen ones, the highest ones, the greatest ones, believing in themselves, they started going down and down and down. The reason is, there is no respect for each other. And the respect is not there because there is no respect for oneself. If you respect yourself, you respect others also; but when you have no respect for yourself, you cannot respect others; but you should bombastically say that “I’m this, I’m that, I’m that” – any religion. Then your ego works, and ego makes you a person who does not know about yourself. If somebody has respect for oneself, he will never push forward, he will never try to be something prominent, he’ll never try to show off. On the contrary such a person would be hesitant Read More …

Public Program Istanbul (Turkey)

1989-0527 Public Program Hotel Hilton, Istanbul, Turkey. This morning I saw the beautiful sea that is surrounding this beautiful place of Istanbul and the nature so beautiful all around. But problem is with human beings only. If you go in the forest you’ll find forest is a very, very clean place. There are tigers. There are other animals but it’s absolutely clean and there is no bad smell or anything anywhere. But if some human being go and live there then you will immediately know. The reason lies with us that we have not yet achieved our absolute  being which is so glorifying and so beautiful. As it is we have evolved much more than animals. You can see if you ask a dog to pass through any dirty lane he can do it very easily, no problem. And you see even a horse doing the same thing. But human beings cannot. They cannot bear the dirt  and filth. So we have evolved. We have evolved to the state where we are human beings. But still l may tell you whatever we may believe into, whatever faith we may have, still we are not powerful people because we give way to wrong things very easily. Now it was said, Mohammed Sahib had said that one should not drink alcohol. It was for our good because it goes against our human awareness. But I don’t blame people who drink because they are not saints. Say if they are in  the yard Read More …