Diwali Puja: The Need for Sincerity Los Angeles (United States)

Diwali Puja. Los Angeles (USA), 9 November 2003. Today is the great day of Diwali.That means today is the great day of putting up (?) lights, lights of your heart together to make a greater light for the world to move in a proper direction. It’s a day of great joy, and those who join in this, are spreading also great joy. But the problems are there, as they say, but for us there is no problem because there is no darkness, we don’t see any darkness anywhere, we see lights, and lights, and lights. Then what is the thing missing, missing is our sincerity. We have to be very sincere with ourselves, because it is not just a borrowed love or a borrowed joy, but it is from within the source, it’s flowing, flowing and flowing. So that is to be awakened, and that love should flow, and our small petty things like jealousies and competitions and all those things which spoilus must be washed away. And it can be washed if your heart is full of love. Today is a day of spreading love, light of love, so that everybody feels enlightened and happy and forgets these petty problems. I am happy that you have been able to get some hall, it’s all luck that we got it, people were so much worried about getting a hall. But it has just happened, so you should know also that our destiny is all also guided and looked after. You Read More …

Navaratri Puja: Birthday of Shri Gauri Nevele Grande Resort Hotel, Ellenville (United States)

Navaratri Puja, Birthday of Shri Gauri, Ellenville, New York (USA), 12 October 2003. Today we are going to celebrate the puja of Gauri. She came on this earth many-a-times, to kill the people who were doing wrong things, who were trying to kill good people. She has done Her level (best) to do that, and today we are celebrating Her birthday. You all know so much about it, that I need not tell you, but what you have to know is that She came on this earth to save you from all kinds of troubles. For Her you were important, very important, because you were doing Devi puja and so we are celebrating today this Devi puja, with all our heart, because whatever ill people did to you, She came to destroy them. So today is a very great day for you to thank Her; thank Her for Her protection and for Her understanding as to what you have been tortured for. I’m happy you are all here to celebrate Her birthday, and to be surrendered to Her so that She can always, always protect you, and give you Her blessings. So may God bless you all, your children, your families, and that you bring great joy or protection. It’s very kind of you to have come today, so far away. I’m very happy to see you. Moreover, you have got tomorrow also that you can celebrate. Today we are not going to have any questions and solutions, we are Read More …

Diwali Puja: The Importance of Meditation Los Angeles (United States)

Diwali Puja. Lake Piru, Los Angeles, (USA) – 3 November 2002. I wish you a very, very happy Diwali. To see all of you here, is itself such a joy for me that you all have taken to Sahaja Yoga in such a beautiful way. It’s your own, Self is your own, Spirit is your own, but to take to Self is difficult. It’s only your desires, I think, which is being fulfilled. And that’s how you have got your self-realisation. It cannot be forced, as you know very well. It has to work out only with your desire, only with your surrendering. No use talking about it. No use convincing about it. What works out is your desire, simple as that. The power of desire within you works it out. There are many, who are not here, who have got their realisation all over the world. I remember all of them, and all of you should remember them. Today is a nice day when we can think of all those who are enlightened in this world. That’s the real Diwali: the enlightenment of human beings. It’s not candle, it’s not some lamp, but it’s human beings. If they are enlightened, then there’s no problem any more left. The problems come with the people who are not enlightened, because they are in the darkness. They are groping in the darkness, and some of them don’t know also that they are completely ignorant of realities. Once you come to Sahaja Yoga, Read More …

Navaratri Puja: Develop Wisdom Through Meditation, Bhakti & Shraddha Los Angeles (United States)

Navaratri Puja, Wisdom Through Meditation, Bhakti & Shraddha, Los Angeles (USA), 27 October 2002. Today, we are going to worship the Goddess. That’s the, first the left side programming is with Her, but later on, at Sahasrara, She’s the Adi Shakti.And, on the left side, whatever She does is already written, as you must have seen, because She’s the memory and that She’s the wisdom and, that She protects you, is shown when She uses Her power over the Ganas.There are Ganas that are, as we know, responsible for all kinds of corrections in you.These are the Ganas which act through the left side. As we know very well that cancer is caused by the problems of the Left side. And, on the left side are these Ganas, which are completely in unison with the Devi’s powers.She doesn’t have to tell them, She doesn’t have to guide them, they are already built up like that. And these Ganas are the ones which, I should say, target, they target the diseases and cure you.We have cured many cancer patients and many left-sided people through the Ganas.But Ganas won’t listen to anybody else.And Ganapati is their leader, I should say, their controlling power.So, if your Ganapati is alright then problems are less, but if the Ganapati is not alright, then all kinds of problems can come up and they can torture you. This is one of the things I am so particular about, that we must get our Ganeshas corrected.The other day Read More …

Interview Los Angeles (United States)

Interview, Los Angeles, date unknown Shri Mataji: „I find today in this country people are seeking, and they don’t know what they are seeking. It is a problem to them. They don’t understand why are they so restless, why can’t they understand things, why can’t they sleep. All kinds of problems are there, while they should be at peace with themselves. But there’s something going on within in the evolutionary process. In the evolution, we have reached up to the human awareness, but there is something beyond that. If so, it is a longing to know what it is, unknown, as to the reason of it, as to the understanding of it. So today I am just going to explain to you why people are seeking.  People think they are not complete, they are not whole. They think, why you are dragged into so many things, for what purpose? For example some people are going to different countries, some are taking to drinking, some are taking to drugs; all these things are not convincing. And they think that, „We have to have something beyond in our awareness, our awareness is not complete.“ This is – can be said that, the nature itself is trying to work it out within us – that we have to evolve more to become complete. Also, it is that desire, that is so strong that we start getting imbalanced, getting into troubles, and taking to things which are not good for our evolution.  So we Read More …

You are a spiritual personality New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City (United States)

Public Program. New York (USA), 22 August 2002. I bow to all the seekers of truth. Actually, we are all seeking the truth. So many of us, but so far, so many couldn’t find and they are lost. But what is the truth? What is the truth about yourself? The truth is that you are not this body, you are not these emotions but what are you? You are the spirit. All the great saints and incarnations have said that you are the spirit and what we are trying to find out is our selfhood. We are after that research about ourselves. We’ve done lots of mistakes also by misguided people but I must say that there is a built-in arrangement within us, every one of you, which will take you to that selfhood, which will give you that self-realization. It’s very surprising that they have not talked about Kundalini so far. There is a power within all of you which is the Kundalini, which is three and a half-coiled energy in your, I should say, behind your triangular bone, or it is inside it and is waiting for that moment when it can be awakened and it can pass through the different centers piercing through your fontanel bone area. And that’s how you get your self-realization, that you feel cool breeze coming out of your fontanel bone area. It’s an actualization. It is not My lecture or reading or anything. It’s actualization which has to take place. If you don’t get it, doesn’t matter. Read More …

Shri Kubera Puja Talk: Give up from your heart Canajoharie (United States)

Shri Kubera Puja, Canajoharie (USA), 18 Agosto 2002 Today we are going to worship Shri Krishna as a very great personality. And you know why He came on this Earth to establish, this is the new form of, not Virat, not Virata, but a form by which this country became so prosperous. And by His advent only He created a beautiful mentality among the people, how to develop this culture with dharma. And you had very great leaders, who followed Him and who worshipped Him in a way and created a new world of this America.But, unfortunately, as the time passed on, His form vanished from the minds of the people. The reason was Krishna was represented here by very, very wrong type of people, who had no idea about Shri Krishna, thatHe was a great master of wealth, that he knew how to use the wealth and how to create the wealth with dharma, not with adharma.They all forgot about it, completely and gradually started using maneuvering powers, all kinds of, all kinds of adharmic things, cheating, grabbing money, spending their money in absolutely useless things.He’s Kubera. He doesn’t need any money, of course. He achieves money and not only that, He lived in money.They said that He created a golden house for Him, absolutely made with gold in Dwarika, but it’s submerged in the water, in the sea and nobody believed that it is true. But now they have found out His house under the waters, very deep Read More …

VOA ITV Interview with Shri Mataji New Jersey (United States)

VOA ITV Interview in New Jersey (USA). 1 August 2002. Interviewer: … also She was promoted even by Bhrigumuni, the ancient astrologer, in Nadi Granth. And that’s what Mataji talks about all the time: how to get Self Realization, how to get the absolute knowledge and the absolute truth.Sahaja Yoga, as we know, is the spontaneous union of the individual consciousness with the Divine Power through the awakening of our Kundalini which many times remains dormant in our system.Mataji, it’s a pleasure to talk to You right in Your home turf, in New Jersey, and tell us … I know last four years ago I met You. It was a great experience, and I want to tell our viewers again what it is all that You’ve been doing, promoting Sahaja Yoga for the last thirty years now all over the world.Tell us again briefly for viewers who don’t know what Sahaja Yoga really means and signifies. What does it do and how do we get that absolute knowledge through this discipline?Shri Mataji: Saha means with. Ja means born. Is born with you the right to get this yoga, is the union with the Divine. So this is your birthright. All human beings have this right to get the awakening of their Kundalini by which they become one with the Divine Power. This is the real yoga.Interviewer: Right, and as I said, even the ancient sages and astrologers, Bhrigumuni talks about it and You’ve written in Your book also, Meta Modern Read More …

VOA ITV Interview with Sir C.P. New Jersey (United States)

VOA ITV Interview with Sir C.P. Interviewer: … me Mr. Chandrika Prasad Srivastava, a retired IS officer who’s had a sterling career in the government of India, he’s been the Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister of India in ’64-’66, Chairman of the Shipping Corporation of India, also he was the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations and has won several accolades. He was knighted by the government of England and he’s won the Padma Bhushan, and has won several awards from different countries – Norway, Italy, Germany – for his service in the Maritime Organization as an administrative officer. Also, of course, above all he’s the husband of Shri Mataji Nirmala Deviji, whose name is synonymous with Sahaja Yoga these days, and he will tell us all about His journey, his transformation, from a skeptic to a believer in this discipline of Sahaja Yoga. Mr. Srivastava, it’s a pleasure to talk to you as well in the ashram in Ridgefield Park, in New Jersey, in Sahaja Yoga. Tell us – your wife, your consort, your spouse has been a proponent of this technique of Sahaja Yoga for over thirty years now and I believe, according to Her as well – because She told me, not on this interview but before that – that you were never really a big believer of this discipline. Tell us how this transformation took place, because I’m sure there are a lot of viewers who may relate to you Read More …

Diwali Puja: Soldiers of Divine Love Lake Piru, Ventura County (United States)

Diwali Puja. Lake Piru, near Los Angeles, California (USA) 18 November 2001. It’s a very, very great day today, I should say, where the evil has been suppressed. The evil that spreads its power all over is only because of two factors: one is that you are not knowledgeable, you are still blind, and you follow things which are not right, but you think are powerful. This illusion creates not only problems, but absolute destruction. So we faced a very big challenge, no doubt, and it was easily solved. It was based on all wrong basis just to create a problem. [The] problem was created with a purpose, and nobody could imagine that it would be solved so easily and so quickly. My desire was to get over it before Diwali. That has happened. Due to ignorance, also, people do lots of things. Anybody who follows some religion or some sort of a thing. It’s only because they’re not aware of the truth, they are ignorant about achieving the truth, and they cling on to the fact that they know everything. With all this happening, there have been so many fractions, so many stupid people, who are getting completely ruined by ignorance. Now you are coming to Sahaj Yoga, you know all the knowledge, very subtle knowledge; very subtle. It’s not superficial knowledge. It is very subtle. And because they don’t know this subtle knowledge, they fall into the wrong path of, I should say, ignorance, and then they try Read More …

Talks to brides New York City (United States)

Marriages. Canajoharie, New York (USA). 30 July 2001. It’s a great thing to see so many of you looking very happy and looking forward for a very happy married life.I’m to tell you that (it) is the woman who makes the marriage happy or unhappy. She should know how to handle the situation and to understand, because it’s a question of love. If you have love in your heart, you can win over anybody.So first you must think of showing, expressing in a very gentle manner your love for your husband and for his family and try to control yourself in a way that they do not get upset with you, he does not get upset with you.Sometimes you may not like some things. At that moment you should keep quiet and later on you can correct it, but the best thing is how you love your husband, how you look after him, how you suggest that you love him very much. This is not understood sometime. Sometimes the brides think that once you are married, “We can demand this, we can demand that.” There should be no demand at all, no demand of any kind, but only thing if you develop, the love will look after you and give all that is necessary that you want to have.You don’t have to open your mouth and ask, “Give me this, I want this.” No, there’s no need at all. It’s the love that you have shown or given will be Read More …

Shri Krishna Puja: Ananya Bhakti New York City (United States)

Shri Krishna puja. Nirmal Nagari, Canajoharie, New York (USA), 29 July 2001. Today we have gathered here to worship Shri Krishna, the One who was Virata, who fought all kinds of evil without entering into the arena. Shri Krishna’s life, in itself, is a very beautiful, creative and loving thing, but to understand Him, it is not easy. For example, in Kurukshetra, where the war was going on and Arjuna became depressed and he said that: “Why should we fight, fight our own kith and kin, fight our own close relations, friends and our gurus? Is it religion? Is it Dharma?” Before that, in Gita, Shri Krishna has described a personality which is a sage. We can call him a Saint. Or He called it a Sthita Pragna. So, when asked what is the definition of the sthita Pragna, the description He gave was about a person who is absolutely at peace with himself and at peace with his atmosphere. It’s very surprising. All this knowledge He gave in first place in the Gita. That is—that is the best, that He called as the Gnyana Marga. That is Sahaja Yoga, by which you get the subtle Knowledge. But at the same time, when you see Him advising Arjuna, it is very surprising that here He’s talking only of spirituality, of complete detachment and there He’s telling Arjuna that: “You go and fight. They are already dead people. Whom are you fighting?” This conflict is difficult to understand, that how could Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis, first response to falsehood Los Angeles Ashram, Los Angeles (United States)

Talk at Los Angeles Ashram. Los Angeles (USA), 3 December 2000. I’ve been here for now quite some time, I think. And, I want to really tell you something important that Los Angeles is a very, very important area. And, compared to all other counties and states, Los Angeles has not taken such a big stride the way it started. And especially when I had a program here, very few people came in after that. What is the reason for that? I tried to find out. First of all, you must realize your own personal responsibility, that you all have got Sahaja Yoga absolutely free; but you have a certain debt and that debt is that you have to give Realizations to others. If you just have it for yourself and leave only to your leaders to work it out, it will never work out. How many people have you given realization? You have to count it. Because after a certain state of your achievement, you become very creative, extremely creative. At this age also I am working, but what I find, once you get your realization, you are settled down with yourself and you become like a monk. We don’t want to have monks and priests. What do we want to have? Sahaja Yogis who will talk about Sahaja Yoga to people, who will develop Sahaja Yoga and create more Sahaja Yogis. So you have to count how many Sahaja Yogis you have created. Yesterday, you saw Anand. Anand Read More …

Diwali Puja Los Angeles (United States)

Diwali Puja. Lake Piru, near Los Angeles, California (USA) – 29 October 2000. It’s a great day today for the whole world that we are celebrating this Diwali Puja in America. It’s very important. Here, where people have been able to earn money, to have lots of money sometimes, and are also people who are ruined completely because of money. When we talk of Diwali we should understand that – why on a Diwali day we have all these lights? What is the combination of lights and the Lakshmi who was born in the water, who stands in the water? Why this combination is there? She was standing in the water, as we know, a symbol of prosperity; that is built in the human awareness that he can prosper. Animals don’t prosper. They all have their maryadas, trees have their maryadas. Only the human being can prosper. But if they have no sense of their own maryadas then there’s very ruinous, and ruinous for the whole world. So the lights are there that all the people who have Lakshmi’s blessings must enlighten themselves, must have lights, and they should enlighten others also. But actually, as soon as they get the Lakshmi, so-called, they become absolutely blind, and they forget what is behind the blessings of the Lakshmi. First of all, as we see, how this symbol of Lakshmi represents, I have told you before also, that a person who has Lakshmi should be very generous. [With] one hand she’s giving Read More …

Weddings Canajoharie (United States)

Marriages, Canajoharie, United States, 03-07-2000 Talk to Bridegrooms: (13:46) After you have [UNCLEAR – each] listened to my lecture yesterday, you have to now understand one thing that the basic problem in this country is that the women are not respected as [UNCLEAR]. They are respected as career women or running some sort of a show or maybe working in offices – anything. Such women are respected. As a result of that, it’s a basic problem that the children are neglected. They are not groomed properly. They don’t know what is their worth, [UNCLEAR] their value, and they take to all kinds of bad things like drugs or bad gurus, then drinking. They take to all kinds of bad things. And for this I think the father is responsible because he does not respect his wife, he does not understand her value, and he doesn’t look after her. Now the solution in this country, what they have done, they have made a law that if a husband tortures or is not very happy and doesn’t respect and all that, then they can have a divorce. And this law also goes against the women in a way because they forget their responsibility as mothers. Because it’s money they are looking for, [UNCLEAR] and they think it’s better to divorce the husband and get the money. And children are not only neglected but also tortured and murdered as a result. So now for you, it is a great responsibility as Sahaja Yogis first Read More …

Adi Shakti Puja: Emotional Intelligence Nirmal Nagari, Canajoharie (United States)

Adi Shakti Puja. Nirmal Nagari, Canajoharie, NY (USA), 2 July 2000. Today we have come here to do the Adi Shakti Puja.I have already told you about the Adi Shakti, how She had to work out so many things in this world —first to create and then to create human beings through evolutionary process. After that, to comfort. Then to counsel.So many people here came on this Earth just to do the counselling. They told what was wrong, what was right, what should we do, what we should not do, what is self-respect and what is the duty of a human being as a superior-most creature. So many of Them came on this Earth. One after another, in every country, They came and Their counselling formed religions. Of course, you see the mess of the religions and that’s how Their life was wasted, that They formed religions after religions, by which only human beings were divided, divided to such an extent they hate each other. Hateful, somebody’s born in an X religion, he hates the person who follows the Y religion. While Those who came as counsellors talked about complete unity, complete oneness of human race, despite that, human brain, in its freedom, did all kinds of wrong things and created a country or, you can say the whole world, full of lots of problems arising out of religion. How can it be that religion makes you hate somebody? Religion is there to understand love, imbibe love and compassion.So the Read More …

Have you been able to know yourself? New York City (United States)

Public Program, New York, United States of America, 16-06-2000 “…together they have been seeking, seeking, seeking, but what? And what are you supposed to get out of that seeking? You know very well in the scriptures, all of them, it is written: you have to know yourself. You don’t know yourself, that is the main point. First of all, you must know yourself. With all your seeking, with all your spending, doing all kinds of acrobatics, have you been able to know yourself? We must ask this question. Just because sometimes you feel very nice, you feel you are very peaceful, or you feel you are flying in the air – all these things, these are all gimmicks. These are all gimmicks and we have been doing all this all these years. I do not know what happens to our thinking and to our understanding of the Divine; the Divinity which is within you and what should happen to you, by which you know (first of all), you know yourself. This country is full of seekers, I know. And what I find that, being a capitalist country, they think even Divinity can be bought, even the Gurus can be bought. If you can buy somebody, if you retain somebody, they are your servants; how can they be your masters? One has to go into it and see for yourself: what have you got so far, or you got complete conditioned into it without knowing yourself. Today, at the very outset, Read More …

Thoughtless awareness explained Berkeley (United States)

Public Program, Berkeley (USA). 5 June 2000. I bow to all the seekers of truth. I do not know how to thank the mayor of Oakland and mayor of Berkeley for being so kind to give this certificate to Me. I must say this is a wonderful country where people recognize something that is doing good work. Really remarkable it is. I had been here before, to Berkeley, because everybody tells Me that there are lots of seekers of truth in Berkeley. This is the thing that attracted Me very much. But first of all we should know what are we seeking all these days. Once you start seeking it goes on like a rat-race of seeking. Or have you been able to find something? So what do you have to find in your seeking? As you know, in all the scriptures it is been told that you have to know yourself. You don’t know yourself, you don’t know what problems you have within. People get into diseases without knowing until it develops into a very serious trouble. Also they go on hurting others, being jealous with others, being in tension and stress. All kind of problems come to them, and they don’t know why it happens, why, what is the reason? So today I’m going to tell you how you have to know yourself. First of all you must decide that you have been seeking, seeking, seeking and this is the place known for its seeking. It’s high time Read More …