Inauguration of Vaitarna Music Academy (India)

Inauguration speech for the opening of the new Music Academy (transcr. only English part). Vaitarna (India), 1 January 2003.
I’m sorry I spoke in Hindi language, because to talk about My father in any other language is very difficult, though he was a master of English language and he used to read a lot. He had a big library of his own where I also learned English, because my medium of instruction was Marathi. I’d never studied Hindi or English. […]

Mahashivaratri Puja Pune (India)

Shivaratri Puja, Pune, India, 5 March 2000.
First, I’ll speak in English language, because we have so many people from foreign countries, and especially from Madras (Chennai) and also from Kerala, Hyderabad and Bangalore. All these people have come here, and I don’t know what other people are here, who have come from South and who do not yet understand Hindi language.
This Shivaratri has a special meaning, I think, because there is so much – if you read any newspaper in the morning, […]

Christmas Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Christmas Puja. Ganapatipule (Maharashtra, India), 24 December 1998.
First, I’ll speak in English and then in Hindi.
Today, long time back, Christ was born. You all know the story of His birth, and of all the sufferings He had to go through. He’s the One who has given us the model of Sahaja Yoga. For He didn’t live for Himself, in no way, but He lived for others, working out the Agnya Chakra.
You may be Divine, […]

Shakti Puja (India)

Shakti Puja. Kalwe (India), 31 December 1997.
Hindi part
Today we have gathered to do Puja of the Shakti. Shakti means all the Shaktis and not any one special Shakti. All these Shaktis are situated on all our chakras and without these Shaktis no work of the Devtas can be carried out. Like you know that the Shakti of Krishna is Radha and Ram’s Shakti is Sita, Vishnu’s is Laxmi. So in the same way the abode of the Shaktis is with the devtas. […]

Shri Ganesha Puja (India)

1994-12-31 Shri Ganesha Puja Kalwe
Today I’m talking about Shri Ganesha. Now we’ll be parting we will be going to our own country and I must congratulate you the way you have come up to the expectations of Shri Ganesha. I’m very happy with you people. I wish Indians would learn a lesson from you that you are the people who don’t have this tradition; you don’t have Shri Ganesha established there. Still somehow you have come up to such a level that I feel very proud of you and all of them should learn a lesson from you. […]

Mahashivaratri Puja, Surrender (India)

Mahashivaratri Puja. Delhi (India), 14 March 1994.
It’s a great pleasure that from all over the world people have gathered to worship Shiva. Actually we should say it is Sadashiva that we are going to worship today. As you know the difference between Sadashiva and Shri Shiva. Sadashiva is the God Almighty and He is a witness of the play of the Primordial Mother.
The combination between Sadashiva and the Primordial Mother Adi Shakti is just like a moon and the moonlight or the sun or the sunlight. […]

Puja, Who is the God and Who Is the Goddess Ganapatipule (India)

Puja at Ganapatipule. Ganapatipule (India), 7 January 1990.
I’m sorry today for being late, but actually I was ready and all this police case, this, that, I tell you, unnecessary waste of time. It had to be this time.
In India we believe that God Himself takes incarnations with His Vishnu principle, whenever there is the decline of righteousness, and tries to elevate. Every incarnation has done lot of work – [ Shri Mataji speaks aside in Hindi] – and have done also work within ourselves. […]

Sahaja Culture (India)

Sahaja Culture
Now you see the western culture is coming so fast on your head and also another thing is that today low-level creations are coming, do you understand that part like dramas, like cinemas, like books so many also newspapers, very low level they are. Now what should we do about it, one way is to criticize them, but we don`t want to take that position (risk). Then what should be our attitude? What can we do? […]

Puja (India)

Puja Talk, Brahmapuri (India), 20 December 1988.
Place, which we call as Brahmapuri here called, perhaps, may be because here Shri Ramadasa, the guru of Shivaji Maharaj, in these deep waters found the statue of Shri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanumana together. Then they were carried from here and put in a temple called Chapar, the place where I saw that also. And there we have Hanumanas. Eleven Hanumanas came out of the Mother Earth to say that he was the incarnation of Hanumana. […]

Puja talk, How We Earn Our Punyas (India)

Puja Talk at India Tour. Pune (India), 17 December 1988.
So now welcome to you all for this Puna place. In the Shastras is described as Punya Patana, meaning the city of Punyas. That’s the reason I wanted to stay in Puna, thinking that people are very auspicious and full of punyas, and I am sure I’ll find them very soon, all those who have come to this place will be there available for Sahaja Yoga. […]

Adi Shakti Puja, Detachment (Rahuri)

Adi Shakti Puja, “Detachment”, Rahuri (India), 11 December 1988.
The Puja has to start when it has to start. I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting, then I realised that today was a very good time according to the calendar; but it is not in the morning, so it had to be the third day of the moon and as the moon is changing its phases in the day time, we had to wait till it started. […]

Birthday Puja Mumbai (India)

Birthday Puja, Mumbai (India), 21 March 1988.
I have told them, in Marathi language because most of them are Maharashtrians here, that in every part of the country one has to work hard and one has to spread Sahaja Yoga with complete dedication and understanding. That today is the day for us to achieve that power, to absorb that power by which we are going to spread Sahaja Yoga all over the world.
It’s you who can enlighten other people. […]

Puja Talk, God is Satchitanand (Marathi talk not on the video) Ganapatipule (India)

Puja Talk, India Tour. Ganapatipule (India), 6 January 1988.
It is said that God is Satchitanand. He is truth, He is attention and He is joy. In Sahaja Yoga, first you have discovered the truth. Discover the truth on your fingertips. The truth that you can discover on your central nervous system is the truth. First you discover the truth and you can tell about it, talk about, explain about it but you cannot give it to others unless and until the other person gets Realization. […]

Being Bandhamukta – A free personality and Evening Program Ganapatipule (India)

Ganapatipule Seminar, India Tour. Ganapatipule (India), 5 January 1988.
From yesterday’s programme, and all these days, you must have realised that to get your Kundalini working out, to get Her rush towards the Sahastrara and to widen your Sushumna Nadi it is not necessary that you should sit for meditation for three to five hours. Of course, you must meditate for a short time because that is at a point where you are alone, one with your God. […]

Yuva Shakti Starts and Evening Program (Ganapatipule)

Idea to start Yuva Shakti, Ganapatipule (India), 4 January 1988.
Mr. Pradhan is a very humble person. He didn’t tell you, that we have started a, I mean, he actually brought the idea to start a, another subsidiary you can call it, or whichever way you may say, another parallel movement, called as “Yuva Shakti”. Which is meant for the young people in Sahaja Yoga. For their guidance, for their expression, and for their dedication. And, […]

A Sinless Life (Ganapatipule)

Talk on New Year’s Day, Ganapatipule (India), 1 January 1988.
Happy New Year to you all!
May God bless you this year with all His divine powers. May all the choicest flowers of joy and happiness be showered upon you. May God give you wisdom to become great Sahaja Yogis, so that a new world can be created beautifully out of you.
Very happy to meet you all today here. First day, I am sure there must have been lots of inconveniences. […]

Puja, Complete Your Realization (India)

Puja in Aurangabad (India), 19 December 1987.
English Part
I’m sorry I was dealing with some newspaper people, journalists, and they came very late, whatever it is. I found them to be very sensible and very understanding.
All of us have come to Aurangabad, and it seems this place is full of vibrations. Maybe here Shalivahana has ruled in this area, but also there have been many saints who were born on this side of Maharashtra, […]

Welcome Talk at India Tour (India)

Welcome Talk at India Tour, Alibag (India) 13 December 1987.
Welcome to all of you. This is a great country, it is also passing through a crisis. Nowadays I feel there are so many things that are happening which you could never dream before and at this time you all have arrived bringing peace and joy to all of them. So I thank you for that.
The strife and the pain which is on human beings is perhaps because they are not yet worthy of God’s blessings, […]

Shri Nirmala Devi Puja, The Duties of a Guru Ganapatipule (India)

Talk to yogis, Ganapatipule (India), 3 January 1987.
Today is the third day of the Moon. Third day of the Moon is Tritiya, is the special day for the virgins. Kundalini is the virgin desire. It is virgin because it has not yet manifested itself. And also, on the third center of Nabhi, the virgins appear as shaktis of Guru.
As we have got ten Gurus which we regard as the main Gurus they all had either their sister or daughter as their shakti. […]

Evening Program, Beauty must have auspiciousness (Ganapatipule)

Evening Program, Beauty Must Have Auspiciousness
God almighty created this universe, in a very beautiful manner. I have told you many a time the story of creation, and how the evolution took place.
The mirror, is made to see your face, and God almighty could not see himself. His qualities, His greatness, His generosity, His magnanimity. Like the sun cannot see itself. Moon cannot see itself. Like the gold cannot see itself. A pearl, how can it go inside itself and see itself? […]

Innocence and Ganesha (Ganapatipule)

Talk about Innocence, Ganapatipule (India), 2 January 1987.
Today, in this blessed place of Mahaganesha, we have all assembled to go deep into our own beings, to enjoy our own glory. One has to remember that the very first thing God created on this earth was Shri Ganesha because He could emit holiness. He exists as chaitanya and this chaitanya exists in the atom and molecules as you know very well, as vibrations – symmetric and isometric. […]

Makar Sankranti Puja Rahuri (India)

Sankranti Puja (English/Marathi). Rahuri, Maharashtra (India), 14 January 1986.
English Part:
Today is a sad day for Me because we’ll be now parting. I may not be able to meet you in Bombay. Maybe for a year this may not happen for some of you, and I would like to give you a little advice about the growth within yourself.
It is believed by people that God is helping us and we are in His kingdom. […]

Devi Puja (India)

Devi Puja
(Transcriber’s Note: A Sahaja Yogini is singing a bhajan to Shri Mataji.)
Shri Mataji: Waa. [UNKNOWN INDIAN WORDS]. I’ll give her. May God bless you. There’s a Sari [UNKNOWN INDIAN WORD].
Shri Mataji speaks in Marathi / Hindi.
(Transcriber’s Note: Shri Mataji begins in either Hindi or Marathi. She then speaks in English but it seems that in is not the beginning of a sentence.)
Marathi language because Poona is a very, very important; […]