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 …

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 …

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 …

Kundalini connects us to the all-pervading power of truth Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles (United States)

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. Now I would like to refer to all the great books on religion, about truth. They all have said that, “You have to know yourself” – knowing yourself is the point – and that you have to become the Spirit. It’s said in all these religions but though we can find that these religions are not really doing that. They are not yet able to give you the truth. And that’s why there is so much of conflict, so much of fights going on. They are all real religions no doubt, and the essence of every religion is the same. Despite all of that they are fighting in the name of religion. How can that be? It can be explained very well, that if we have lost our way we can go into opposite directions. So, when we know, we have to know ourselves. And that is our goal of life. That is how we are going to improve on our life as such. Read More …

The Subtle Side Of Islam Los Angeles (United States)

2000-05-28 Persian Public Program in Los Angeles I bow to all the seekers of truth. (Can’t hear me). I am very thankful to this association for inviting me to talk to you people. I went to Iran for the first time it was Iran I visited after I wanted to start Sahajayoga and at that time I found that Iranians were very open minded and wanted to know what is the secret of Islam, what is the beauty of Islam is, what is the subtle side of Islam is today the way (today the way) we see Islam we get frightened. Specially these are the days of your matam and I know about it everything, what had happened to Hasan and Hussain. You all have done a lot of penance for them and are still doing it. But now the time has come for all of you to know that,  their sacrifice, their kurbani has been completely fulfilled. After all, what did they want? They wanted whatever their father Ali wanted them to do. Also their mother Fatima. But we don’t know who they were? what incarnations they were? what was their job?  Mohammad Sahab has also said that, you have to know yourself. Also he has said that at  the time of Kiyama, the resurrection time, that’s the assurance he gave, your hands will speak. If that is not happening then means, we have not fulfilled the promise of Mohammad Sahab. How long are we going to have matam. Read More …

Public Program Los Angeles (United States)

1999-0701 Public Program Los Angeles USA. I bow to all the seekers of truth.  When we are seeking the truth we must know what we have to seek, what we have to have. There are all kinds of shops around where they talk of giving you the truth. But first of all, we must know what you have to achieve, what you have to get if you are seeking the truth. Many great Saints, Sufis, Poets have mentioned about it that you have to seek your Spirit you have to become spiritual. But nobody has been able to achieve that maybe the circumstances are not like that. Now when we talk of truth we have to know that the truth is very simple to understand. First, we must know the instrument of truth. That is you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, these feelings, these thoughts but you are the pure Spirit, you are the pure Spirit and that has to happen to you that you become the Spirit. As our heritage has been very sadly we are carrying out many qualities, instincts of the animal stage. And that’s why we find in people having jealousy and operation, aggression all kinds of horrible things. Also, the worst part is that man can think and in his awareness in his thinking he can also justify through his nationality to whatever he is doing. So it’s a blind end. Once you start justifying to whatever you are doing, it’s a Read More …

Thinking takes you nowhere Los Angeles (United States)

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, in the name of God, as if all of them are blind and don’t know what to [do]. So the absolute truth, whatever I tell you, you are not to believe it, because I am telling you. But you have to experience it. If you experience and still you are not been able to settle yourself, with yourself, then no one can help you. But as you are the seekers of truth, you have every right to know it. And at the very outset, I have to tell you, you can’t pay for it. You just can’t pay for it. Those people who are making big money here, in the name of God, in the name of truth, in the name of spirituality, don’t know that you cannot sale it. At least you must know that none of the Incarnations, who came on this Earth like Christ anyone they didn’t charge any money. This is a simple thing which you let you know that what is the truth Read More …

Your Hands Will Speak Los Angeles (United States)

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. So it was postponed for today, and I am booked to go tonight to New York. So I’ll be quite short in my speech. So to begin with, I bow to all the seekers of truth. First of all, you must know that you are seekers, and seekers of truth and not of untruth. So one has to know what is the truth. Whatever I’m telling you, you don’t believe in Me. No! Because blind faith has really created great problems today. If people didn’t have the blind faith and if they were enlightened, there would have been no problem whatsoever.  So first of all, the truth is that you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, this ego, but you are the pure spirit. Is not only I’m saying! It’s said by Abraham, Moses, by Christ. Also it has been said by so many people who were saints in India. Apart from that, Mohammed Sahib has said very clearly that if you do not know yourself, you Read More …

How to achieve the higher state of consciousness? Los Angeles (United States)

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. So whatever I’m saying is proved, then, as honest people, you have to accept it. Because it is for your benevolence, it is for the benevolence of your family, of your country, and the whole world. What I am going to tell you is about the higher state of consciousness that you have to achieve through your evolution. So far with your evolution we have not paid anything, we’ve taken for granted. Don’t have to pay for it. That’s one thing one should understand that it is spontaneous, sahaja. Sah’ means “with”, ja is “born with you,” this right to be evolved, to be the Spirit. So what is the truth? The truth is that you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, this ego, but you are the pure Spirit of which you are not aware maybe. Now you see here – they have put it at My back, but you see – these beautiful flowers. We take them for granted; we never Read More …

Public Program Los Angeles (United States)

Public Programme,10 October 1995, Los Angeles, United States of America Please be seated, all of you. Please be seated. I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, we have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it, you cannot describe it, and you cannot pay for it. The truth is that at this human awareness, we do not know the truth, the absolute truth, we only know the relative truth, because if you had known the absolute truth, there would have been no arguments, no fights and no wars. Because we don’t know that the truth has to be achieved.  You have to feel it on your central nervous system, which we call in Sanskrit language, a “bodh”, from where the word “Buddha” has come, enlightenment.  It means you should feel it on your central nervous system, that means in your evolutionary process, you have to rise to that state where you can feel the all-pervading Power of divine love. So the truth is that there is a power which is doing all the living work. We are not aware of it, we have never felt it. But we don’t think, see the beautiful flowers you have here, it’s a miracle how these beautiful flowers have come out of Mother Earth at different times, with different sizes, with different fragrance and shapes. Who has done this job? We never think. Now, if you ask a doctor, ‘who runs your heart’?  He will Read More …

Think about your benevolence Los Angeles (United States)

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, you are not to take Me for granted, nor you have to believe Me blind-folded. We have had lots of problems because of this kind of blind-folded faith. But whatever I’m telling you, you have to know that this is just a hypothesis I’m putting forth. If it is proved, then you have to believe in it as honest people because it is for your benevolence, it is for the benevolence of your family, it is for the benevolence of this city, it is for the benevolence of your country and it is for the benevolence of the whole world. It is important that now we have to think about our benevolence. We have had lots of fun, pleasures, all kinds of enterprises in our life. But what do we seek in those enterprises is joy, anand. Whatever you want to have, you want to have it because you think by that you will feel satisfied and you’ll have joy. But it is not so. Today we want to have, say, for example, a Read More …

TV Interview, Reel Women, Part 3 Los Angeles (United States)

1994-09-29 Shri Mataji, ‘Reel Women’ Interview, P3, Los Angeles, USA The most revolutionary breakthrough of this age is the collective inner transformation of the human being. This is the next stage in our evolution. The forth to mention that will awaken us to become highly evolved human beings with the ability, to have no more personality, that can save ourselves and save our world …I am [unclear/Audrey Hope] and it is an honour to present Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, world spiritual leader and founder of Sahaja Yoga. Please join us a reel women for the forth to mention of evolution.It is time now in our evolution to introspect deeply into the problems of modern human being and to find an answer and a solution for inner and global peace…If we are to avoid our own self-destruction, in a cleric world then we must limit the Science, rationality, religion, power and money has left us wanting all of us …Rich, Poor, Black and White …And we have looked for truth in all the wrong places But these are special times …The Blossom Times! That has been prophesied in all the ancient texts. It is the last judgement, the age of Aquarius & is the profound opportunity to enter the fourth dimension Where we can become highly evolved spiritual beings and to know on our central nervous system And we can prove God like a science. I am Audrey Hope and this is reel woman and it is a deep honour to Read More …

Penetrate into the depth of reality Los Angeles (United States)

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. Through our evolutionary process we have to achieve a different higher awareness. This consciousness or this seeking has been there since long everywhere. But now in this modern times it has become very serious. But unfortunately people don’t know what to seek and they are mislead. First of all whatever I am going to tell you, you don’t have to take it for granted. Because we have had big problems with this blindfolded faiths. So whatever I am going to tell you, you have to take it like a scientist with an open mind. I am putting forward you a hypothesis. And if this hypothesis is proved then it is better we accept it because it is for the benevolence of your being, for the benevolence of your country, for the benevolence of the whole world. It has been promised in all the scriptures that such and such time will come when people will achieve their self-knowledge, their self-realisation. But unfortunately, human being are so Read More …

How are we to know who is the master and who is not? Los Angeles (United States)

Public Program in Los Angeles 11-10-1993 Mother speaking in English: 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 conceptualize it, unfortunately at this human awareness, we cannot know it also. Whatever I am going to tell you today; please do not accept it blindfolded, we have harmed ourselves very much by accepting everything blindfolded. But if it is proved, then as honest people you have to accept. The truth is, that you are not this body, this mind, this ego, these conditionings, emotions, but you are a pure spirit and the second truth is, there is a all-pervading power of divine love which is called by many names which does all the living work. For example, you see these flowers here, they are so beautiful, but it’s a miracle, the way our heart runs we never ask who runs our heat, but if you ask the doctors, they will say it is autonomous nervous system, but who is this auto. We accept everything for granted. Also, if you see all the problems of this world, most of them come from human beings most of them.So, we ask, what to do to solve these problems of human beings. All these problems come from these centres, which are placed within us, these centres, if they go into jeopardy, then we have problem of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual Read More …

TV Interview, Reel Women, Part 1 & 2 Los Angeles (United States)

TV Interview, “real women”, part 1, Los Angeles (United States), October 11, 1993 Part 1 [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. Shri Mataji is a world leader and has travelled the globe many times over to give Self Realization to thousands.Self Realization is the pure connexion with our spiritual nature and is the only hope for a stable society. Today is that day prophesized by the saints.Once you may have needed to travel to the Himalayas or to meditate on a mountain for twenty years, but now, through the grace of Shri Mataji, there is a simple way to achieve that connexion and that is through Sahaja Yoga. Shri Mataji founded Sahaja Yoga as a method for human beings to experience the truth within and to become your own master. Shri Mataji is a mother and a grandmother, a true role model for all human beings.Shri Mataji was a spiritual guide for Mahatma Gandhi. She accepts no money for Realization and she says the truth cannot be paid for.She joins us after her fourth visit to the United Nations and before her journey to Washington DC.Shri Mataji is known all over the world. She Read More …

Public Program Los Angeles (United States)

Public Program, Los Angeles (United States), October 10th, 1993 [Starts at 13:45] Sahaja Yogi: You would try?Shri Mataji: Doctor Wells for a while.Sahaja Yogi: All right.Shri Mataji: I am requesting doctor Wells to- not working?Sahaja Yogi: Yes.Shri Mataji: I am requesting him to say a few words about Sahaja Yoga because he has done a lot in the research and he is in charge of seven hospitals in London. I hope there re some doctors here so it would be interesting for the doctors to know the value of Sahaja Yoga from the medical point of view. Sahaja Yogi: Doctor Wells is a clinical psychologist working in London.[Applause] Doctor Wells: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Actually, I am not a clinical psychologist, I am a psychiatrist. But I forgive my brother. It is not an unsusual mistake.… Thank you Shri Mataji.[Applause] [Shri Mataji’s talk starts at 24:35] I bow to all the Seekers of truth. The truth is that we cannot [problems in the mike] that you cannot change it. You cannot transform it and you cannot conceptualize it. Also, at this human awareness, you cannot know it. In the evolutionary process, we have come to this stage as human beings. But as we see the problems of the world, we realize that most of the problems are coming from human beings. And all these problems, if you analyse them, come from the problems of these centres which are within us, because these centres cater to your physical, mental, emotional, Read More …

Qiyamah is the Resurrection Los Angeles (United States)

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. But at least 20 people came to my brother’s place and got their Realization.After that, you know what happened in Iran and I lost completely contact with them. But even now there are some people who are in Iran and who have got their Realization. So, I think Iran is a very old country of great culture and before it becomes Islamic, it had Zoroastrians living there who had great philosophy also. Then these Islamic people also took to Islam in a very serious way. I don’t know but before Islam came the people used to make art with human figures and after that, they started making things of describing were there were only flowers or cubes or geometrical drawings. It happened that I went to Shiraz and I went to Metropolis also. So all the places is full of Divine vibrations. That means there have been even before Mohammad five times Zoroaster came and then came Hazrat Mohammad who did such a lot of work for all of us. But Read More …

God can never make some people available to religion and others not Los Angeles Ashram, Los Angeles (United States)

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; but they must be somewhere, all of them who got their realization at that time. Also some people were cured with Sahaja Yoga. Now the time has come for us to be awakened. All these problems of fundamentalism, which have not only troubled you – they have fundamentalism everywhere, the whole world – there are Christians who are fundamentalists, there are Jews who are fundamentalists, all kinds of things they are doing. As you have seen that, how so many Muslims were killed in Yugoslavia, and now many Muslims are killing. It’s going on between this and that area. Nobody has business to kill anyone, but it is happening. The reason is that it has gone into their heads that they are perfect, they have got everything. This is the worst thing that has happened in the name of God. God can never make some people available to religion and others not. These are all great saints, seers, prophets, incarnations, born on the same tree of life. Only people pluck those Read More …

Divine Love Ebell of Los Angeles, Los Angeles (United States)

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, you have to keep an open mind. Blind faith is not going to help you at all. But a scientific outlook — that whatever I’m telling you here, if it proves, and you do feel the all-pervading power of divine love and that if you get your Self-realization, then you have to accept the truth if you are honest people. Now when we start discussing about our problems, human problems. In every walk of life, we have problems. And what is the solution for this problems is, can be only found in the mistakes that human beings have committed. Human beings are responsible. For all these problems we are responsible. So, what is the solution? That to realize, that so far, we are not at that point where we know the absolute knowledge, nor are we capable of knowing the absolute truth. When it is the absolute truth, like you see me standing here, you cannot see it. It’s the truth Read More …

Music and Conversation on Sainath of Shirdi Los Angeles (United States)

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? Everybody’s laughing.  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, but you did well.  Sahaja Yogi who was singing: Yes… I made a lot of mistakes at first. Shri Mataji: We have the most difficult language. Beautiful. But I feel Marathi is a very integrated language.  Sahaja Yogi who was singing: Yes.  Shri Mataji: It’s a very integrated language. It doesn’t have only one style or one type of things. It is very direct and very subtle, very, very integrated language. I mean, even the jokes and things, there is no vulgarity at all. Maharashtrians don’t know vulgarity. All the time they are laughing. And people can’t understand so why they are laughing. Every word, you see, has double meanings and this and that, very happy people. Very integrated language, I must say.  Like my husband who have come with Me, he used to come with me to see some Marathi places, and to translate it at that instant, I mean instantaneously, was so difficult for Me. I said, “This language has a big tradition behind it, history behind it. How to translate it that fast?” One day, it Read More …

About creation, problems of Americans Los Angeles (United States)

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, out of the being, all around, and so we have two powers created. The first one is the power of God Almighty what we call, is the power of desire of God Almighty and God Almighty Himself. So the first was the Adi Shakti, power of God’s desire. Now this Adi Shakti who is the power of God, was, was the Adi Maya, is the first one.  So, the Parabrahma became divided into two parts. One was the God Almighty, Sadashiva, and the Adi Shakti. So, the first power was created. Then the Adi Shakti was asked to create. And so, if you read My chapter on creation which I’ve written down, you’ll see how Omkara was created and all that. But we’ll go further with it. That it took three shapes. Before becoming the three shapes, Adi Shakti herself had to assume the ego, cause She had to create. With human beings is the other way round. When they do something, they develop ego. But God has to have ego to Read More …

Sahaj Behavior Los Angeles (United States)

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, which is the “sat chit ananda”, the one which gives you truth, the enlightened attention and the joy and which takes you beyond the fourth dimension [turiya]. “Yat swapna jagara sushupta mavaiti nityam”: which is awake under the three conditions of our consciousness. There are three conditions of our state, of our consciousness. The first is the sleeping condition, when we are sleeping. Another is the awakened, and sushupti is beyond, beyond the sleep. In all these states of consciousness, it is awake, that Brahma, that All-pervading Power. I am that [prap] All-pervading Power that Brahma, not the combination of five elements. I’m not just the combination of five elements “bhuta sanghaha”. But I’m that All-pervading Power, that Atma which connects you to that All-pervading Power, and I’m not just this reflector which is the combination of five elements.  Just when you think like that, early in the morning, you just rise above and then you do not start with mundane ideas about life, but you start your ideas Read More …

Another Mozart, Lincoln, Gandhi? Los Angeles (United States)

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. But can we produce one Abraham Lincoln again? We can only have Reagan the actor.  Sahaja Yogis: Yes. Shri Mataji: [Hindi] So this is what we have to understand. We had Mahatma Gandhi in India. Can we produce another Mahatma Gandhi? We had Shivaji in Maharashtra. Can we produce another Shivaji? As if they are all legendary people. We had Maxim Gorki. Can we produce another one like him in Russia? Or even Lenin? We have had in England people like Shakespeare. Can we have another one to replace him?  Art. We had Michelangelo. Can we have another one nearer him?  Music. We had Mozart. Can you replace him today? Anybody can beat him? In the West, I am talking. We had Garibaldi. Can we have another Garibaldi? We cannot. So, the quality has gone down definitely. And no hope. So, this is the only hope we have, that we’ll create out of Sahaja Yogis all these great people again. All right? [Hindi] Let us Read More …

Miracles In Sahaja Yoga Los Angeles (United States)

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, here, just try.” And when I got up after half an hour it was still unfit. I said, “What happened?” “Mother, it cannot be fitted. It’s too long. Otherwise how can I fit?” “It cannot be fitted?” “No. How to cut it? Because if we cut it the pattern is not. How we’ll manage?” “I said, “Very simple.” I asked him, “Just hold it, this way, that way, just hold it and cut it with it.” See the wisdom part how it has fitted.” I’ve got it paid in India and measurement was not that I’ve taken like that, I’ve made up, you see. Second thing that happened that we were, you see, we had to put some marble on the ground floor, the basement, and that can be of some sort of a style that cannot be put by anybody. And three, four Sahaja Yogis had come from Rome. And they said, “Mother, you must tell us something to be done. After all, everybody has worked and we want to do Read More …

The role of men and women in a couple, how to speak to new comers Los Angeles (United States)

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, “Millions.” I said, “Really? That’s it. Then you think millions will do compensating for what I give them?” Then he started thinking of it. That’s an ego trick going on, you see. They talk. I’ve seen them, in the other life of Mine, where I see in the parties and all that. “Oh, have you been to that guru?” “No, it’s rather expensive.” “Try. It’s good.” It’s like trying on a horse. Very superficial. Try something new, you see. New, new should be tried. A new wife, new clothes, new style, new everything, new cars, new things. You shouldn’t have anything of permanent nature. Everything should be tried new. Everything should become a junk within one year’s time. Sahaja Yogi: It’s terrible. Shri Mataji: How will they like something that is eternal, that is the Spirit? Changeless. The houses are built in these days, buildings are built in these days in such a manner that it is easy to dismantle that. That’s the basic. Sahaja Yogi: It’s prefabricated everything they have. When Read More …

Success stories with Janet Turner Los Angeles (United States)

TV Interview “Success stories with Janet Turner”. Los Angeles (USA), 1983. Reporter: The Academy award-wining Movie about Gandhi, made many Americans aware of the great work this man accomplished in India. My next guest worked with Gandhi but she is here in America now to help us find what she calls “Self-realization” Stay tuned! I think you are going to find this very interesting. Her name is Shri Mataji.Reporter: Did I say it OK?Shri Mataji: It’s good. [laughter]Reporter: It’s actually longer than that! But we are not even going to try that. [laughter]I just got to ask, was Gandhi anything like the actor who portrayed him in the movie?Shri Mataji: Oh! Very much. Very well done. The only thing was the style of talking of Gandhi was rather more Indian. This fellow was over brilliant, I think.Reporter: Over brilliant?Shri Mataji: And he would answer everything in such an alert way, and Gandhi ji was a very slow speaker. That’s it.Reporter: It took little longer to come out.Shri Mataji: Yes. That’s it, you see.Reporter: But they portrayed him so perfect like a saint. Is that true?Shri Mataji: Yes, you see, they have done it very well. And the lady who has worked it out, I know her very well. She is a very intelligent lady who did all the dress up and all that. She is very intelligent woman. Reporter: They chose her well. Wasn’t there anything that ever got him angry or?Shri Mataji: No, he used to be very angry. Read More …

Kundalini is made of many strands of energy tied together just like a rope Hollywood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles (United States)

Public Program Day 3. 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 twine together just like a rope, and as the chakras start opening more strands start getting awakened and they pierce through these six centers; but if a person after Realization just thinks that he has got the Realization, then he doesn’t have to bother about it, may lose it for the time being, for quite some time I should say, and he’ll have to work much harder to re-establish his Self Realization. I’ve seen many-a-times when we give Realization to people they say, “Yes, we have felt it.” They did feel it, everything happens, and then they loose it because they have not established their Realization properly, for which luckily in every place wherever I go I see to it that we already have a center established, then you can go to that center and you can learn from them how to establish your Realization. That is a very, very important time which must be taken into consideration. There was a lady who had Read More …

When the spirit manifest within us, what should happen? Hollywood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles (United States)

Public Program Day 2,Hollywood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, (USA), September, 26th,1983 I bow all the seekers of the 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 the scriptures have described and talked about it. There is no amount of talking is going to improve on that because Spirit is within us it resides within us in our heart. Now as it is, you must have heard many people talking about it that, “You have to be Spirit that you have to get your Self-Realisation, you have to have self-knowledge, you have to know yourself”. But in Sahaja Yoga, today, what one has to do is to establish that to actualize that, make it an experience of your own. And this is a very big gift I think a very unique discovery that has come to us that we can actualize it. Now we have to understand one simple think that when this Spirit manifest within us, what should happen on the very gross level, what should happen? Firstly, it must be invigorated, means you must get more energy in the body, you must feel physically better. By going to any process or any Read More …

Radio KFI Interview Los Angeles (United States)

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 – and You’ll have to let me know which – what You prefer to be called. But You’ve been called Holy Mother, Founder of the Sahaja Yogi Movement – is that the right way to say it? Anyway, You’ve also been called a faith healer, a saint, a Goddess – so many different names! Anyway, I’d like to welcome Shri Mataji. I’m not very good at Indian names. But anyway, You were born in India, were active in India’s struggle for independence from England, and personally knew … Shri Mataji: No, not from England, in India only. Broadcaster: OK. And personally knew Mahatma Gandhi and now You’re a grandmother and married to a United Nations diplomat in London – so many different roles. Welcome to Los Angeles. Shri Mataji: Thank you. Broadcaster: I can’t wait to hear a little bit more about what You’re doing and how You feel about things. Well, with so many descriptions of Yourself, how do You prefer to be known to Americans? Do You have a … particularly, Read More …

I have come to America to give you a great message of the salvation of human beings Hollywood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles (United States)

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. But the one who has created this universe has some worry about His creation also and that He is not going to allow this creation to be destroyed. Not only that but He is extremely anxious that this creation should be saved, that human beings must be saved and they should enter into the kingdom of God to enjoy the realm, the glory and the blessings of their Father, the God. It is hard to believe in those days of turmoil that any such thing can happen to us. But perhaps we are not aware that we are fantastically made great instruments of God’s powers. The only thing needed is that we should be put to the mains. Unless and until we have connected to Him we do not understand the value of this instrument which has been created with great care, love and tenderness. We just believe that this body has come to us, we take it for granted and we actually do Read More …

TV Interview Los Angeles (United States)

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, you had a very unusual answer. Are you? Shri Mataji: Actually, you cannot certify yourself isn’t it as anything? The quality of a saint is that he can make other saints. If he can make others saints, then he’s a saint. Otherwise, it’s just self-certification. Interviewer: Can you make other people saints? Shri Mataji: I think so, yes. Interviewer: How would you define a centre? What would another person become that would make him a saint? Shri Mataji: The person who becomes a saint develops a new awareness as a result of a living process of evolution that he becomes the Spirit as described by Christ that: “You are to be born again”. And in that, the awareness becomes: it’s actualization. It’s not just mental projection but actualization, that you become a person who is Collectively Conscious. Interviewer: You mentioned Christ and yet you are from an Eastern country being from India. Do you believe in Jesus Christ? Shri Mataji: Of course, of course! He plays a very big role in your evolution. He is the Read More …