Public Program 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. […]

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, […]

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 Virat, 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, […]

Follow Up to VIP Conference New York City (United States)

Public Program, Follow Up to VIP Conference. New York (USA), 16 June 1999.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. There is so much seeking, people are trying to seek the truth. Perhaps they don’t know, what does that mean. It is unknown, that particular aim, but you know that there’s something is missing in life. Why are we in trouble? Why all these problems? After all, our Creator has created us, and why are we faced with all kinds of turmoil , […]

Conference Central Park, New York City (United States)

VIP Conference in Central Park, New York, USA. 15 June 1999.
Starts at 1:03 on video
Informal talk in an Indian restaurant
[Laughter] That he realized. You see, it is not that you are doing anything, it’s the Divine that is doing, that is doing all the things and once this detachment comes, you don’t get into funny ideas, you see, and this quarrelling business starts with that.
Now we have, you must have heard, that we have Sahaja Yoga working in so many countries. […]

Public Program Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City (United States)

Public Program, with Claes Nobel speech, New York
I bow to all the seekers of Truth.
First of all, I have to say that Truth is what is. You cannot change it, you cannot transform it, you cannot discuss it. It is what it is, it has been what it has been and it will be what it will be. If you accept this fact that we know truths, but we don’t know the absolute Truth. […]

Shri Krishna Puja, Freedom Without Wisdom Is Dangerous New York City (United States)

Shri Krishna Puja. New York (USA), 8 June 1997
Today we have decided to have Shri Krishna Puja in the land of Shri Krishna.
Though this is the land of Shri Krishna, people ask Me why the people are not spiritual. How is it they get entangled into different types of seekings which are not leading to truth? Why is it the people in America are not so alert as to recognize what is the truth and what they have to find? […]

Evening Program, Eve of Shri Krishna Puja New York City (United States)

Day before Shri Krishna Puja, New Jersey (USA), 7 June 1997.
Tomorrow I’m going to tell you about it, but today, I would say, music, dancing, art – every kind of creativity will definitely bring forth the spiritual aspect of American’s life. They have to come to this. Otherwise it’s not going to be appreciated, it won’t be an appeal, people won’t like such music. They’ll try some tricks otherwise – you know that in this country we have all kinds of people, […]

Dance and Shri Krishna Puja, You have to give, and give, and give. Camp Vacamas, New York City (United States)

Shri Krishna Puja. New York (USA), 29 September 1996.
[Video begins with musical evening program footage where a young Indian girl dances for Shri Mataji. She says: “Wa wa wa”. Then: “Now. (Hindi) We are all sitting like a family sitting together.
There should be a show there, eh?…
Done very well. They’re from Vienna? …
A composition which you yourself have made it into dance – … wa wa. Bring her to Cabella” (Shri Mataji laughs). […]

Devi Shakti Puja New York City (United States)

Devi Shakti Puja, “America and Ego”. New York (USA), 8 October 1995.

I am so very happy to see so many Sahaja Yogis are here now in America. And the program we have had the other day showed us clearly that Sahaja Yoga is getting very popular and the way people got their realization in five minutes also showed that now we have touched that area of seekers who are honest and who are of a very high level in spirituality. […]

Public Program New York City (United States)

1995-10-06 Public Program, New York

I bow to all the seekers of the truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it. You cannot transform it. It is to be known through your ascent. Unfortunately, at this human awareness we do not know the truth, the absolute truth. What we know is relative truth and that’s why all the problems there are between human beings between countries and the whole world. […]

Public Program New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City (United States)

Public Program, New York (USA), 16 October 1993.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset I have to tell you that truth is what it is. You cannot change it, you cannot transform it, and you cannot conceptualize it. Unfortunately at this human level with your awareness, you also cannot know it. There’s something more has to happen to us to know the truth. In the evolutionary process, we have come to this stage where we are human beings, […]

Public Program United Nations Headquarters, New York City (United States)

Public Program at United Nations Meeting, New York (USA). 4 October 1993.
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. Truth is to be felt as you can feel hot and cold. Whatever we have had so far through our evolutionary process, at this human awareness, we have known it on our central nervous system. […]

Public Program (SR part on Video) Terrace on the Park, New York City (United States)

Public Program

[note = There are 5 audio tracks out of which 4&5 is realisation which is excluded from transcription here]

Track 1Shri Mataji: 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, but, truth is that you have to feel this all pervading power of divine love on your central nervous system. Another truth is, fundamental one, that you are not this body, […]

Hamsa Puja, The Source of Discretion New York City (United States)

Hamsa Puja. NewYork (USA), 28 April 1991.
Today we have assembled in the area of Vishuddhi. In the Gita, Shri Krishna has described the area as “Kshetra”, and the one who knows the area is called as “Kshetragna”.
“Gna”, yesterday as I told you, “gna” or “gya”, means: “The one to know on your central nervous system”. So the one who is the knower of that area is the Kshetragna.
Today we are going to know about the Hamsa Chakra. […]

Public Program, Collective Benevolence New York City (United States)

Public Program. New York (USA), 7 June 1990.

I bow to all the seekers of Truth.

At the very outset, I have to say that Truth is what it is. And we cannot change it, we cannot purchase it, we cannot transform it; also, we cannot know it only at a human level. You have to be something more to know the Truth, and the Truth is that: we are not this body, we are not this intellect, […]

Public Program and Workshop United Nations Headquarters, New York City (United States)

Public Program and Workshop. United Nations, New York (USA), 6 June 1990.

I bow to you all because you are the seekers of Truth.

When we talk of Truth we must understand at the very outset that Truth is what it is. We cannot mould it with our human awareness, we cannot organize it and we cannot change it at all. So what is the Truth? The Truth is that we are not this body, this intellect, […]

Talk after fireworks New York City (United States)

“Talk after fireworks”, New York City (United States) July 4th, 1989


Mataji: And they are completely under fear.

Also, their feelings of frightness give them a very left-sided mood. Secondly, the people are also very violent. Violent people are very few. But the ones who are frightened of them are many more. So because of that, those who are frightened also have another mood of left-side. So despite the- this place is so active, […]

Public Program Day 3 School for the Humanities, New York City (United States)

School for the Humanities. New York (USA), 5 June 1985.

We are today here to know about the truth. Now the main problem as I told you with the East and West is this that in the Western mind it is the outward movement of the attention. And it was necessary to move outward, to grow outward. In the same way, it is necessary to grow inward. These both the things are part and parcel of one being. […]

Public Program Day 2 School for the Humanities, New York City (United States)

1985-06-04 Public Program, Day 2, School For The Humanities, West 18th St., New York, USA
Yesterday I told you how self is more important than anything else at the present state of human awareness.  When you are at the human awareness first thing that should happen to you is to feel your self. As Shri Krishna has said, “Atmane atmane thushtaha.”  Unless and until you reach your atma, your spirit, you are not going to get the satisfaction of achieving anything. […]

Public Program Day 1 School for the Humanities, New York City (United States)

Public Program, 1985-06-03, New York City
I bow to all seekers of truth.  But when we are seeking the truth we have to understand that truth is to be known through our accent and through our awareness that is our central nervous system.  Not through mental projections.  For example what just now has been described to you is the knowledge of the roots.  The west has developed and developed because of extroversion like a tree. It has reached its climax now.   […]

Money, Chastity, Self-Respect & Music New York City (United States)

1984-08-19, Money, Chastity, Self-Respect


So, we were today, I mean I must say I’m really happy, extremely happy and joyous because I think that yesterday’s puja has done wonders. For the first time in the West, vibrations were sucked so well, I had no problems.
Yesterday, when you were doing the puja the Left Vishudhi was just like a stone, you see, and then afterwards, then I said they have no business for the Deities to be here. […]

Public Program Day 3 The Community Church of New York, New York City (United States)

Public Program Day 3

If Rama came to be the greatest example of kingship, of fatherhood and who gave society a tremendous base upon which to establish the quality of dharma and family life, then there had to be a power to sustain. That power was none other than Radha, than Sita. If Lord Krishna came to do the job of establishing within us the potential consciousness that we have to become the witness to the [drama] of life, […]

Shri Ekadasha Rudra Puja, We have to drop out many things Judy Gaddy's Apartment, New York City (United States)

Ekadasha Rudra Puja. New York City (USA), 17 September 1983.

So today is a day, according to Indian calendar, called as ‘Parivartani Ekadashi’. 

Now, today is the eleventh day of the moon. Eleventh day is ‘Ekadashi’. Also, in Sahaj Yoga, you know about Ekadasha Rudra, which is here (forehead); which will ultimately destroy all those things which are not required anymore. That is Ekadasha here, that’s the eleventh. 

But today is a special day where we are going to use the power of Ekadasha to do the ‘parivartan’ means ‘the transformation’. […]

Public Program C.G. Jung Institute of New York, New York City (United States)

Advice given at C.G. Jung Society’s Hall. American Tour, New York (USA), 16 September 1983.

At the very outset I have to confess that I have no academic interest in philosophy and I don’t know anything academically. Neither have I known much of Jung till he died, and there was a report about him in one of the Indian journals and I felt that there was a great soul who has gone away. Now you are all great scholars and great intellectuals, […]

Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Creation, Incarnation New York City (United States)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis on Creation, Incarnation, New York,USA, October the 29th, 1982
Shri Mataji: They may be quite shocked when I tell you all these. [Laugh]
But you will, can find out on the Kundalini whether it is true or not, you see. The thing is, the Kundalini the only One, which is going to tell you that whether it is true or not. So now, we, to begin with, let’s see, when God Almighty, […]

Public Program Day 2, Chaitanya and Collectivity Institute of New Age, New York City (United States)

1982-1028 H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Self Realization at Public Program in New York, USA

Introduction by Mr Patrick Radican:

We have with us a very distinguished member of Sahaja Yoga Dr Rustom Pukhari (?). Dr Rustom, we call him and he’s, he’s going to introduce Mother tonight. Rustom is a psychiatrist, he’s trained at Oxford and Cambridge; he’s practised in England, Germany and in India. He’s originally from India and now lives in England. And, […]

Public Program Day 1 Institute of New Age, New York City (United States)

Public Program, New York, (US) 26th October 1982
Shri Mataji: (unclear)
Yogi: I said that if you are a scientist you know that …
Shri Mataji: Scientific?
Yogi: Yes scientific introduction that if you are a scientist you know that there is something that proceeds the creation of the universe. What is this thing we must seek.
Shri Mataji: America is a country which has attracted many people to come down to talk about spirit, about God, […]

Public Program Day 7, I am the Holy Ghost New York City (United States)

Public Program Day 7 (Declaration: “I am the Holy Ghost”). New York (USA), 30 September 1981.
…Believe that how this people are reborn and crucified Him again. And again and again they are crucifying. The crucifixion is not the message of Christ. That’s why I also don’t like people to wear the cross, I can’t see the cross. He’s not, cross of course is very helpful, because if the bad spirits see the cross they run away. […]

2nd Day of Navaratri, The Heart Chakra New York City (United States)

Navaratri Puja, New York (USA), 29 September 1981.

“It was so pre-planned today by the Divine, I should say, that today is a very great day. In the first advent of the Holy Ghost came on this Earth this day. That was about fourteen thousands years back. And today is the day that is celebrated as the first advent. And there are nine advents She has had, before She came as the Mahalakshmi. So first, today I will be telling you about it –how She is placed within us, […]

Public Program 6, Vishuddhi Chakra East West Center, New York City (United States)

Public Program Day 6, during America Tour, “East West Center, 141, 5th avenue”, New York (USA), 29 September 1981.

[First Warren introduced Sahaja Yoga]

Doctor Warren has clearly told you about these subtle bodies within us. And we should think why this subtle body was created? What was the need to create this body within and how it was created?
These, all these centers are the milestones of our evolution. And as we started growing, higher and higher, […]

Public Program 5 New York City (United States)

Public Program 5, New York (USA), September 28th, 1981

Yesterday I gave you the history of the seeking of human beings, how in three different lines we have been seeking.

The first one as I told you on the right-hand side, where they were doing something about exciting or awakening the deities of the elements, more in Greece and all these places they did these things, much more than they did in India. Also in India we had the Vedas, […]

Public Program 4, God Has Created Us For Some Purpose New York City (United States)

Public Program Day 4. New York (USA), 27 September 1981.

Yesterday as I told you that we are going to have a series, one after another, and yesterday I explained to you the introductory part of Sahaja Yoga. As I said, ‘Saha’ means ‘with’, ‘ja’ means ‘born’. Is born with you. It is inborn. Is spontaneous. Is living. Whatever is born with you is living. For, your fingers, hands, everything is living. And this system is born with you. […]

Public Program 3, Are We Master Of Ourselves? New York City (United States)

Public Program Day 3. New York (USA), 26 September 1981.

It’s nice to see so many people who have got realization and who are in New York.
New York is a very pivotal place in the history of spirituality. It is absolutely the centermost point, of a very important chakra, which is the Vishuddhi chakra.
You are stationed at this point. That’s why Americans talk of very big things, of universal things, of universal consciousness, they talk of solving the problems of the world, […]

Public Program 2 New York City (United States)

Public Program Day 2. New York (USA), 21 September 1981.

It’s really unbelievable isn’t it? It sounds so fantastic. I have been here about nine years past and I told them that, “It’s within you, there’s a simplest thing, is a living process; it works out, for nothing at all. It’s your own.”
But what I found, that Americans were still busy guru shopping; they wanted to go through that, they wanted to do all that. […]

Public Program Day 1 New York City (United States)

Public Program Day 1. New York (USA), 19 September 1981.
It’s nice to come back to America. I know there are lots of seekers in this country; lost. They are frantically seeking, no doubt. They are genuine seekers, I have no doubt about it. I came back after 9 years; it was unfortunate because I was busy with other parts of the world and I knew I’d find them again when I came back.
It is for us to know first of all that if you are seeking reality if you are seeking the truth, […]