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, […]
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. […]
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 She’s the wisdom and, that She protects you, is shown when She uses Her power over the Ganas. […]
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, […]
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, […]
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? […]
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? […]
Wiltern Theatre Public Program, Los Angeles USA. 1 June 2000.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset I have to say we should know what is the truth. Everybody is seeking the truth but they have no idea as to what they should find. There is an urge within us because these times are special, and we are seeking. But still we don’t have a clear cut idea as to what we should seek and what we should achieve after our seeking. […]
Public Program. Los Angeles (USA), 16 June 1997.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, we have to know what truth is. Absolute truth cannot be changed, cannot be described, cannot be transferred. It is, it will be and it was. So whatever I am going to tell you today, you need not accept it with blind faith. This blind faith has done so much trouble in this world. People are fighting in the name of religion, […]
Persian Public Program, Los Angeles, 25 Sept. 1996
Shri Mataji: They all understand English?
Sahaja Yogi: Yes, yes.
Shri Mataji: Is all right? [Good] Of course, I can’t speak American English [well].
I’m happy tonight you have been able to come back again and it’s a great
pleasure for Me to see you here, because last time I was quite in a hurry, and
same thing is happening today.
The program was arranged actually day before but you had some festival. […]
Public Program. Los Angeles (USA), 24 September 1996.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I have to tell you very frankly that truth is what it is. You cannot change it. you cannot transform it also you cannot describe it. At the most you can tell what it is. But whatever I am going to tell you here, you should not take it for granted, because as you know we have had lots of problems with the blind faith. […]
Public Program, Los Angeles (USA), 29 September 1994.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot transform it, we cannot describe it, we cannot purchase it. It is, it has been and it will be.
I’m so very happy to see so many seekers of truth in Los Angeles. So whatever I’m going to tell you today, […]
Persian Public Program, Wednesday, September 28th, 1994
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to understand that truth it what it is. We cannot change it we cannot transform it, above all at this human awareness we cannot know it. This is the main reason that we have different ideas, ideologies because we don’t know what is the absolute truth. To seek the absolute truth one has to know that something more has to happen to our awareness. […]
TV Interview, “real women”, part 1, Los Angeles (United States), October 11, 1993
[Voice off]: Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the most important spiritual figure in the world today. Please join us on a special program of “Audrey Hope’s real women”
Interviewer: My name is Audrey Hopes and welcome to ‘Real women”. It is a great honour to be in the presence of the most important spiritual figure in the world today, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. […]
1993-10-09 Persian Public Program, Los Angeles (USA)
I bow to all the seekers of truth. I’m very, very happy to meet you people from Iran. Because the first country I visited was Iran at the time of Shah (King) and I found there were many people who were seeking the truth and they had freedom to do that and we had very few people because I was staying with my brother and we didn’t have a program like this. […]
1992-0915 Persian Public Program, Ashram, Los Angeles
I am very happy to see you all here. I went to Iran in the year 1971, and I was surprised that the people there were just prepared to get their realization; and at that time, you had this king ruling there. We had a program in some hall and many people got their realization. And after that, all these problems came in and I couldn’t keep contact with them at all; […]
1991-04-24 Los Angeles, Public Program
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot organise it, we cannot change it, we cannot conceptualise it. Unfortunately, at human awareness we cannot feel it. I know it. We have to become a subtler being.
This is the third time I am in Los Angeles. And I’m in search of the angels. Now whatever I’m going to tell you or whatever he has told you about this, […]
Music and Conversation on Sainath of Shirdi
[Somebody is playing guitar, a Marathi song]
Shri Mataji: Hai, Mathe.
Sahaja Yogis: Hai, Mathe.
[End of the song]
Shri Mataji: Wow, beautiful, very beautiful, very, very beautiful, beautiful.
A Sahaja Yogi: Thank you, Mother.
Shri Mataji: Hmm, just tremendous. How did you do it?
Shri Mataji: Marathi kaha se aa gaya?
Sahaja Yogi who was singing: Ma, English main likha hoga, translation Madhuri [unclear].
Shri Mataji: Marathi is a very difficult language to pronounce, […]
About creation, problems of Americans
So, we’ll not go too far with the creation, but we have to start it from some point, that first it was just Parabrahma, and when this energy Parabrahma was in silence, then nothing was there, just silence. From that [too] it was awakened that a human being can sleep, in the same way it was sleeping. Then the desire was awakened that there should be creation. So, the desire was emitted out, […]
Sahaj Behavior, Seminar Part 1, Los Angeles (USA), 1985-05-28
So, that’s a very good stanza if you can remember it by heart, I’ll say it again: [Sanskrit stanza from Adi Shankaracharya] “Pratah smarami hridi samsphura ta twam Satchitsukham paramahansa gatim turiyam” The second part of it: “Yat swapna jagara sushupta mavaiti nityam Tad Brahma nishkalamaham na cha bhuta sanghaha.”
So, the second part is – So, the first part, as I told you, is the Spirit which we must bow to, […]
Another Mozart, Lincoln, Gandhi?
Shri Mataji: Actually, in the West, I must say, it was unsolved, another unfortunate thing that you never had good kings. All horrible kings were there. And also, the people who came here, invaded Indians, and all those people were very cruel people. And that time aggressiveness was regarded as a very courageous thing. So, the aggression is still on. But we had people like Abraham Lincoln in this country. Think of it. And but for Abraham Lincoln you would not have been even knowing about freedom. […]
Miracles In Sahaja Yoga
Please stop, we cannot [unsure].
That we had such miracles in India when I was doing up My house. I had made a staircase in India. We put up in the banisters that they call it banister, that’s the place I’ve measured and think about it, entirely thought. And we have one Sahaja Yogi, [Pradhan] who is a carpenter, who was trying to put it up. So, I said, ‘All right, I’m resting now, […]
The role of men and women in a couple, how to speak to new comers
Shri Mataji: The Anglo-Saxon’s brain won’t accept that you say you should not pay any money for Sahaja Yoga. I said, “For this high-level people there is no Sahaja Yoga.” They can’t understand that you can give Sahaja Yoga without paying any money. So I said, “Really? Then, you tell Me from your Anglo-Saxon’s brain how much should I charge them?” He said, […]
TV Interview “Success stories with Janet Turner”. Los Angeles (USA), 1983.
Reporter: What she calls as “Self Realization” Stay tuned! I think you are going to find it very interesting. Her name is Shri Mataji.
Reporter: Did I say that correctly?
Shri Mataji: Yes. (laughter)
Reporter: It’s actually longer than that but we are not even gonna try that. (laughter again)I just got to ask, was Gandhi anything like the actor who portrayed him in the movie? […]
Public Program. Los Angeles (USA), 27 September 1983.
Dr. Warren has already talked to you about the different centers that we have within ourselves, and you can see how beautifully they are placed and how gradually when the Kundalini rises, how She enlightens the innermost core of the centers. There are three channels in the central channel, and the innermost channel is used by Kundalini to pierce through for the first time. You can imagine Kundalini to be made of many strands of energy tied together just like a rope, […]
Public Program Day 2
I bow all the seekers of spirit.
The seeking of spirit has been described by so many people from ancient times. It is nothing new that I’m telling you that a human awareness reaches a point where it starts seeing that there has to be something beyond and at that time the seeking starts. And the person starts looking forward to something that will make that person the spirit, as all this scriptures have described and talked about it. […]
Interview Radio KFI, Los Angeles (USA), 25 September 1983.
Broadcaster: Good morning. We hear a lot about gurus and various spiritual leaders these days, and a lot of times it’s hard to tell real ones from phony ones. And recently there was a segment on a news program – Sixty Minutes – talking about some false guru and today, to talk about that and a lot of other things, we have a woman who has many names – […]
1983-0924 Public Program Day 1, LA
I bow to all the seekers of truth. Today they have decided that I should give you a general idea about Sahaja Yoga and after that on Monday and Tuesday I’ll speak to you about all the details of the mechanism. I have come to America to give you a great message of the salvation of human beings. Everybody is trying to frighten us that there is going to be a doomsday and we are all going to be doomed. […]
TV Interview, Los Angeles, USA, 1983
Interviewer: Joining me right now is Shri Mataji and She is known throughout the world as a saint. And that’s the first time that I have been able to meet a saint. And you’re also a faith healer or psychic healer, I guess some people call you.
But when asked in a recent interview as to whether or not you were a saint or considered yourself to be a saint, […]
Shri Krishna Puja, Los Angeles (United States), September 18th, 1983
First time when I came to United States, I came to Los Angeles first. Because, it’s a place of angels. Actually, I thought that it must be a very holy place to come down. First of all, in this great land of United States.
Now, as you know that United States or America, the whole of it, is the Vishuddhi chakra. Out of which, we have three sides to the Vishuddhi chakra. […]
1981-1016 Public Program Day 2, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ
Yesterday we talked about the center which is called as the Nabhi Chakra, the one that manifests the solar plexus in a gross way, and how the incarnations of the primordial masters, the principle of the primordial masters, the Adi Guru, are guiding it.
Also one has to know that if somebody is your guru then that guru cannot live like a parasite on your money. […]
1981-10-15 Public Program Day 1, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, Los Angeles (United States)
Yesterday I told you that we have within us two very important powers. The first power is the one by which we desire, called as “iccha shakti” in Sanskrit language and another power which is called as the “kriya shakti,” the power of action. These two are really gross powers which are expressed outside as Left and Right sympathetic nervous system. The central path is called the “Sushumna Nadi,” the channel of our ascent. […]