Guru Nanaka Jayanti Noida (India)

Guru Nanaka Jayanti, Noida residence, India, 13/11/2008 They didn’t talk of Kundalini, that is the only trouble. And they all, that time they were all fighting. Because of that fighting nature nobody had the patience to tell them: “Baba! You don’t fight now, it’s a bouddism [unsure].” Because when there is fight going on, you can’t talk to them!But with Sahaj Yoga [cut in the video]And there was no fighting.Sahaj Yoga is given you a complete freedom but as Sahaja is a complete-Shri Mataji [to a girl]: Darling?Girl: Surein? Surein is not coming.Shri Mataji: Come here [inaudible. Hindi]Baba [Hindi] Ha.Girl: Surein?Shri Mataji: [Speaks in Hindi] Shri Mataji: There have been very great gurus.Girl: Yes.Shri Mataji: Very great.But that time, everybody was quarelling. Nobody was listening and they were all fighting. [Hindi]So they never talked about basic, is the Kundalini. This is the trouble. And then, above all this, they were not friendly with each other. This is the problem, that’s why they faught. And now, they didn’t talk of Kundalini and Self-realization. They were all very eminent, but because of this gap, the problem became wider and wider. None of them talked of Kundalini, can you imagine? They said it is- some mentionned about it in Sanscrit language, but have not seen everything. So they all knew the same thing but they didn’t say. So, so many got separated. And there was a big rift within each other. Because the truth was, there is a Kundalini. And this was not Read More …

Guru Puja: How To Become A Guru Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja, “How to Become a Guru”, Cabella Ligure, Italy, 20 July 2008 Today is a very great day for all the sahaja yogis. Because Sahasrara opened in you, you could feel the existence of God. By saying there is God that was not sufficient and to say that there is no God also was wrong, very wrong and people have suffered who have said like them. Only after getting realisation you know that there is God and there are vibrations. It’s a very big opening all over the world. Today I say that’s why is one of the greatest days for you. Many of you have felt the cool breeze on your hands and out of your brain. Some have grown in  Sahaja Yoga, some have not. Some are still carrying on with old catches. But now I have to say that quite a lot of you can become gurus, means teachers, and you should act as teachers. To act as teacher you should know Sahaja Yoga, the theory and the practice of it, thoroughly well and then you can become a guru. It’s a very responsibility, lot of understanding for a guru. You should not have any ego, first; you should not have any of your chakras catching; you should be absolutely clear all the time and there the vibrations should be flowing in both the hands. If they are moving in one hand and not in another you cannot become guru. So you have to be a Read More …

Guru Puja: Follow My Message of Love Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 4 July 2004 It is a great pleasure for me, greatest joy, to see so many Sahaja Yogis for the Guru puja. It’s very gratifying to think that there are so many, so many of you, who are disciples. It was never expected that I’ll have so many, so many people following me. It is being expected that you all will follow my message of love. I do not have to say anything for love. Love is [an] absolute gift, gift of just feeling others. There is no talking about it, discussing about it – nothing. Just you feel that love. To feel the love I would say one has to have a heart. But how can you have a heart? It is not your own doing, it’s all there. So it is something is already gifted to you, you have it, that you can feel that love. It’s so much joy-giving, peace-giving. Love has its own qualities and one of the qualities is that love understands. Its understanding is not in words, not in thought, but [it] understands within. It can feel within, which is very important. This is the most important part one has to realise, that love, you can only feel it. You cannot talk about it, you cannot show about it, but it is within and you can feel it. And that is why today is your celebration of the Guru. It’s the celebration where you can feel that love for Read More …

Guru Puja: A very big responsibility Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 13 July 2003. Today’s Puja is a very great Puja for me, because I suddenly find that my granddaughter is missing, and I got upset with it very much. Look at me, supposed to be Adi Shakti, and why should I get so upset about my granddaughter missing. It was just a human nature which I realised all of us have. If we have some responsibility and we are not there we get upset. Thank God there are very few children here, most of them have gone, but we are all children the way we worry, the way we are anxious. Today I would like all of you to say that a new year has come, and in this new year we all should have a new proposal about ourselves and that proposal is very difficult for people to make out, that we are not responsible for anyone. We are our own and we live with ourselves. It’s very difficult. Of course those who have no children are very happy people that way, but those who have, those who have certain responsibilities and commitments they are still hanging in the air, they are nowhere near Sahaja Yoga I must say. Our main responsibility is ourselves, is to know ourselves and to depend on ourselves. It is a very big responsibility because now as we will be having big functions and we might feel that we are lost in it. Please try to remember that you Read More …

Guru Purnima Puja: What is our duty? Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Purnima Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 24 July 2002. Guru Purnima Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 24 July 2002. It’s very interesting the way you’ve found out. Today is the real Guru Purnima. The Purnima is the day when the moon is full. I knew this, but for Sahaja Yogis which we have to arrange Saturday, Sunday, Monday – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Whenever it is, whether it is on that date or not, we have to arrange it. So in that case, this time it was a day, I think two days before we arranged it, so it doesn’t matter. After all, moon is there for us and we are for moon, so it cannot be something that would have very wrong in it. I have already told you such a lot about the Guru principle. In the Guru principle, we have seen people who came on this Earth. They were all mostly all born realised actually, and they never gave realisation to anyone to – a very big difference. They were all born as realised souls and they became as Sufis and they’re called by different names, but they were not given Self Realisation, they had it, and because of their Self Realisation, as they had, they have so much of knowledge and that is what they try to impart to people.They knew all about Chakras – everything they knew, somehow, must be in their last lives achievements that they knew it, perhaps some of them were disciples of other very great people. I don’t know how they had full ideas to what Read More …

Guru Puja: First you must have development of your left side Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 21 July 2002. (A loud thunder-clap followed by applause) In India they were all waiting for the monsoons and they are so much worried because the rain did not come. So, I was giving bandhan to the rain and it came here (applause and Mother laughs). And now also they have told, on the television, that it is going to rain in India. But first in Italy! (laughter) I was told that in Italy you needed rain very much and the first rain you had, few days back, and now this is the second one. Because all the understanding of the problems of our farmers is there.  And the rain, you see, is so kind that it works at the right time. I am surprised at the quick behaviour and obedience of the rain. Today is a great day, for all of us, because we are celebrating the Guru Puja and remembering all the great Gurus who came on this earth to teach the world about the truth. So many of them were [there]. And they tried their level best to explain to humanity what is spirituality. But it’s such a disparity that people never understood that spirituality is the most important thing we need. That we have to be one with the Divine Power. All their endeavour have been in the wrong direction. First of course they were very intelligent, more than animals, and started seeking, not the truth, but some sort of a self-emancipation I should say, or, Read More …

Guru Puja: Introspection, Love & Purity Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja, “Introspection, love and purity” Cabella Ligure (Italy), 8 July 2001. You don’t know how your Mother feels to see so many people who have become, really, gurus, themselves. They have been seeking the Truth in very difficult times. They have been wanting to know what is the Truth. And this difficult time, itself, has served to act upon your minds that, what is happening in this world, whatever we are seeing around us, in the whole world also, there’s something definitely very wrong and we have to go beyond. In the seeking, one thing is very important: that the person should have a great devotion about it. And also untold miseries you have to go through. Seeking is when within yourself also you are struggling and outside also you find nothing satisfactory. This is how the seeking has a double edge. In that seeking, when you are trying to get to the Truth, it seems [that] it’s a very difficult thing. But you can’t help it, because you are not satisfied with what exists around you. See the world today – it’s full of strife. All kinds of strifes are there. People are fighting for nothing at all, for land, killing human beings. Land, can it create human beings? They are fighting in a very collective manner, thinking they are doing very great service to humanity. The thinking today, of human beings, is not at all deep, it’s very superficial, and that’s how you find this world full Read More …

Guru Puja: Shraddha Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja, “Shraddha”. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 23 July 2000. Today we are here to know about guru principle. What does a guru do. Whatever you have, all the precious things within you, he discovers them for your knowledge. Actually it is all there – everything. All the knowledge, all the spirituality, all the joy, is there. (little laughter as a dog walks on stage) Right time! (more laughter). It’s all contained within you. Only thing the Guru does (is) makes you knowledgeable about your knowledge, about your own spirit. Everyone has the Spirit within himself. Everyone has the spirituality within himself. There is nothing that you get from outside. But before getting this knowledge, you are dealing, or you are living in ignorance. In that ignorance you do not know what treasure you have got within yourself. So the guru’s job is to make you know what you are. That is the first step. That it starts, that awakening within you by which you know that you are not this outside world, this is all an illusion. And you start getting enlightened within yourself. Some people get full light and some people get it gradually. Essence of all the religions is that you should know yourself. Those people who are fighting in the name of religion, you have to go and ask them, you have to enquire from them, “Did your religion make you know yourself?” If all the religions have said one thing [it’s that], you have to do Read More …

Guru Nanak Birthday Puja Noida House, Noida (India)

[English translation from Hindi] Anniversary of Guru Nanak Birthday, Noida House (India), November 1999. Today is the birthday of Guru Nanaka. It is being celebrated through-out the world with so much of zeal that I have not seen in India. For the first time it has been advertised in so many papers and by different means.Guru Nanaka always talked of Sahaja Yoga. Everything else, He said, is just showing off. About religion He said that observing fasts, going on pilgrimage, etc., are just meant to show off. Now you have to discover the power that is within you and establish it. Guru Nanaka kept on repeating the same thing again and again. He never talked of rituals: But when Guru Teg- Bahadur came, tomorrow is his martyrs day, He was also of the same opinion. But when there was the last Guru, war was being fought. So, he prescribed Kada (iron bangle), long hair (not to cut hair) etc. All this was prescribed by him. But Guru Nanaka always talked of the spirit. Everything else is of no value, He explained it very clearly, but no one heeded what He wrote. They will just put a finger on the couplet and read it out. Could we understand him this way? If we go through His writings properly and absorb it, then the whole Shabad-Jalam (confusion), in which most of the people are caught, will come to an end. See the condition of Sikhs! They are not looking within themselves, which Read More …

Guru Puja: Assimilating the Absolute Knowledge Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru puja, “Assimilating the Absolute Knowledge”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 1 August 1999. Since we have come to Cabella, it is the ten years completed! So you can imagine how, in these ten years, we have been able to progress in Sahaja Yoga. Now, today, we are going to have a Guru puja. As I have said, you are all gurus and you want to worship me as your Guru – is alright – but the main thing one should understand [is] that you have become guru, no doubt, because you have the knowledge. You have the Absolute Knowledge, and so we can say you have become gurus, no doubt. But one has to understand that you have reached a state where you can raise the Kundalini, you can give Realisation to others. Also you know what is the Absolute Knowledge. To know the Absolute Knowledge is very important and to assimilate is even much more important. Though we know the Absolute Knowledge, we cannot assimilate it that well. That means we cannot go deep into it. What is the reason for that? We have to realise that we have all come out of the heritage that was the animal kingdom. From the animal kingdom you have evolved. So, there are so many things of the animal heritage [that] linger in us: the aggressiveness, the domination, peevishness, fear, grabbing. All these are our inheritance and they are within us, lingering. We want to grab things of others; not you people, of Read More …

Guru Puja: Humility & Complete Obedience Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru puja, “You must learn obedience”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 12 July 1998. Today, we have assembled here to do the Guru Puja. The word ‘guru’ comes from ‘the one which is magnetic’, ‘the person who is magnetic’. The one which attracts the attention of the seekers, is the guru. Also it means ‘the heaviness’ or, you can say: a person who is very steady, who is very deep, who has the knowledge and who can act like the Mother Earth; for the power of magnetism in the Mother Earth also is called as ‘magnetic’, but in Sanskrit is ‘gurutwa karshan’, means ‘the attraction of the heaviness of the Mother Earth’. But actually it is a power of the Mother Earth that makes us stand properly on our legs when it is rotating with such a tremendous speed. Otherwise we would be all thrown away with that velocity that She is moving. [If] we are still attached or we are one in our balance, it’s only because She has gravity. This gravity has to be in a guru. Gravity means a kind of a serious understanding of oneself and one’s own responsibilities. So, a guru has to be very steady. In these modern times people are very mobile, all the time agitated, all the time getting disturbed. With small things happening here and there, they get disturbed. They meet people who are not of any quality then they get disturbed. These disturbing qualities come from our deficiency in our gravity. A Read More …

Guru Puja: A Guru Should Be Humble And Wise Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 20 July 1997. Today’s puja is very important for us. You all have got your self realisation, you have all the knowledge that is necessary to give realisation to others. You have to know what you have already, that’s very important, because if you do not try your hand and if you do not try to give realisation to others, firstly you will have no faith in yourself – you’ll have no self esteem also.The second part is that, you try giving vibrations to other persons but don’t get involved with that person. I’ve seen some people get too much involved . If they give realisation to one person they think they have done a great job and they start working on that person, his family, his relations and this. So, so far as you must have learnt, that one may be related, one may be closer to one person but not necessarily he will have that much of a chance of self realisation. Only way to grow is to be collective, there’s no other way out. If people think that by staying away from ashrams, alone living somewhere, they will achieve much, that’s not the way Sahaja Yoga is meant. Formerly people used to go to Himalayas and most of them were separated and only one or two persons were chosen for spiritual growth. Here it is not a question of spiritual growth, it is a question of your collectivity growing in you. That Read More …

Guru Puja: Criteria To Introspect Yourself Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 28 July 1996. Today we have gathered here to do Guru puja.  This system started long time back in India, I think even at the time of Patanjali, maybe even earlier, when there were great seekers. And their gurus were sitting in the jungles, where they used to get permission to go there and then they would get their realisation, very few of them, one or two.  So we had many rishis and munis in the olden times in India. So this system of guru started. Also one of the reasons is that, that there is no organised religion in India.  There’s no popes, there are no priests, nothing like them.  They have priests just for worshipping in the temples. But for giving realisation, for talking about higher life, they all had to go to very great realised souls.  And it was absolutely the freedom of the guru, whom to accept whom not to accept.  And everybody was tested thoroughly by the guru if they are capable of achieving Self-realisation or not.  And this test was so hard, so difficult, and also to a point of cruelty, that very few could pass through that test. It’s not like Sahaja Yoga, everybody is a Sahaja Yogi, it’s not like that.  That, of course, made it a very narrow margin for people to achieve their realisation and these gurus never used to leave their own seats, they call it takiya (meaning: pillow). They would be there in Read More …

Guru Puja: Watch Your Mind and Attention Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja, “Watch Your Mind and Attention”, Cabella Ligure, July 16th, 1995 It is a very important Guru Puja today because we have completed twenty-five years of Guru Puja. (Hindi: “Please put the fan in the rotating manner”.) Also, it is extremely beautiful to see so many Sahaja Yogis who are, really have become, very great. It’s a question of understanding what Sahaja Yoga is. Is a very unique discovery, I feel now, that people who were seeking the Truth have found it and have now got it absolutely on their central nervous system. Yes, in some places it’s difficult to explain how it has happened, how it has worked out and how, in these twenty-five years, we have been able to achieve this expansion of Sahaja Yoga. The main thing, I feel, is that you all should know that as the tree grows, the roots have to grow much deeper and they should spread also. If it doesn’t happen, the tree cannot be sustained only by Mother Earth. So the roots are in your own life, in your own heart. When we say we have become our own Guru, we should really try to find out with our introspection: Are we our Guru or not? Because, before this your mind was on one side and your heart was on another side and your attention was in another dimension. So, these three things were creating confusion within you. If you understand a human being, then you will be surprised to see how Read More …

Guru Puja: Mature and Achieve the State of A Guru Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 24 July 1994. Just sit down. Ask them to sit down on the ground. Please. You, two ladies, sit down because they cannot see from the back. Today you all have gathered here to worship Me as your Guru. I must say that I lack many qualities that a guru should have, in the sense I cannot be strict with you, I cannot be stern with you, and I really don’t know how to punish you for doing wrong things. This may be because, normally I think the gurus have problems with their disciples, who are mostly not realized souls. As they are not realized souls, the gurus find it difficult to communicate or talk to them about the subtle problems that they have. I know of many gurus even in modern times who’ve been really very, very strict. And also they told Me that they have achieved their realization by working very hard and by suffering under the strictness of the gurus. Sometimes I was really filled with great compassion for such disciples who haven’t yet received their realization. They had gurus who were really realized souls and they never had their realization, and the guru was extremely strict with them. There was one gentleman I met in Kolhapur, and he got realization in one minute. So he told Me that his guru had “told me to go for fast every month at least for eight days.” All right. “Then he asked me to Read More …

Guru Puja: Gurus who belong to the collective Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 04 July 1993. Today we are going to have Guru Puja. I am supposed to be your guru but I feel sometimes that the idea of a guru is very different from mine. Normally, a guru is a very, very strict person and has no patience of any kind. Even, say [in] music: there are gurus who teach music in India; so all the disciplines have to be absolutely followed. I know about this great musician, Ravi Shankar. We had been to Maihar where he came and my father was very much respected by his guru, Allauddin Khan saheb. So he asked him, “Why don’t you play something?” So he didn’t tell him anything [at] that time. Then he showed a big bump here. He said, “Sir, do you see this?” He said, “What?” “My own tanpura he broke on my head, because I was a little bit out of tune.” Otherwise, he was a very nice man, I must say; I knew Allauddin Khan saheb. But when it came to teaching… It’s a tradition I think, that you have to put all kinds of disciplines on the students but still the students stick on to the guru. They look after all the time. They are bothered with the guru. If the guru, he wants this thing, they’ll run, if he wants this, they’ll do. A guru goes on taking different types of tests of the disciple. Like Shivaji’s guru asked him that, “I would Read More …

Guru Puja: Gravity Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 19 July 1992. Yesterday, you had asked me for the status of a Guru. It’s a state, It is not a status because status is external, can be bestowed upon anyone, and anybody can say that, “This is your status.” For something external merit, or something, you can give a status to a person. It is a state. ‘State’ means the innate being, evolved to that level that you become the master. Of course, you have to be your own master to begin with. No doubt about it. If you are not even your own master then how you can achieve that state? Now as I say it is innate; then one starts thinking, “If it is innate, in a Sahaj way, how do we achieve it?” There are certain faculties which we have to develop to begin with. The first faculty is if we can become thoughtless. In meditation you can become thoughtless for a short time. Gradually this short time should go on increasing – that you are without any thought. This happens also as we can say is a state, but how do we achieve that, again? Because human beings cannot understand that anything can happen spontaneously it has to be done some…something has to be done. For that, in Sahaj, we have something very, very simple, that you have got a mantra as ‘nirvichar’. So now you watch anything saying the mantra, “Twameva sakshat nirvichar,” then you’ll start seeing that, witnessing Read More …

Guru Puja: Four Obstacles Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Shri Adi Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), July 28th, 1991. Today, you are all here to worship your Guru. It is a common practice, specially in India, that you must worship your guru, and the guru has to fully be in control of his disciples. Guru Principle is extremely strict, and the strictness made many people could not conform to the ideals of a disciple. In those days the guru had to be, absolutely, the authority and it was the guru who would decide which disciples he’ll have. And one had to go into great tapasya, to great penances, to even become a disciple. And this hardship was the only way the guru used to judge. Gurus would always live in jungles and they would select their disciples, very few, very, very few and they had to go and beg food from the neighboring villages, and cook food for their guru with their own hands, and feed the guru. That sort of guru business is not in Sahaja Yoga. That basically we must understand that the difference between those styles of guruship and that we have now is this, that very few individuals were given the chance to become the guru, very few. And these few also were selected out of quite a lot of people and they felt that they were something really special that they are being selected, chosen, and that whatever they will have to go through is all welcome. With this idea, they became the disciples. Read More …

Guru Puja: Detachment, Silence, Faith Avignon (France)

Guru puja. Avignon (France), 8 July 1990. In Sahaja Yoga the Guru puja has a very different significance from any other guru puja. When you worship your Guru you are also worshiping the Guru within you. This is not in any other guru-disciple system because, in you, the Guru, the Master has been awakened. And so, when you are worshipping your Guru, then this Master within you is also worshipped, you respect it, you glorify it, you awaken it, and you manifest it. This we have to realise that – in Sahaja Yoga – if you are a Sahaja Yogi. Now, the quality of Guru, first and foremost, is that he makes you meet God: means he raises the Kundalini and establish the relation between the All-pervading Power. And as your Guru is Adi Shakti, you make that person meet, also, the Adi Shakti. So you have a double advantage that, at the same time, when you give them Realisation, not only that you make them feel the union with the Divine Power, but you can make them meet the Divinity Itself, the source of Divine Power. So your responsibility, as Sahaja Yogis, is very great because in you is there is the Guru. Now in our mantras we say that, “Mother, I am my own Guru.” But, saying that, do we realise that: if I am my own Guru, this “I” and “my Guru,” between the two, what have I achieved? Where am I? Can I guide myself? Have Read More …

Guru Puja: Creativity Lago di Braies (Italy)

Guru Puja. Lago Di Braie (Italy), 23 July 1989. Today we have had to spend a little more time than normal to get to the stage where we could really worship the Guru. When we worship our Guru, we have to know actually we are trying to awaken the Guru Principle within ourselves. It’s not only that you are here to worship your Guru. You may worship many-a-times, maybe the vibrations would flow, Maybe that you might get filled with that and you feel elevated, nourished. But this nourishment has to be retained within ourselves, So always remember then, whenever you are worshipping any principle outside, you are trying to worship your own principle within yourself. Within us as you know, in all of us there lies the principle of Guru. It’s very interesting to notice the Guru Principle being drawn beautifully round the Nabhi Chakra. We never see any chakras connected with the Guru Principle. You see Nabhi, and around is the Bhavasagara. So this Bhavasagara which is the Ocean of Illusion cannot be the Guru. So there are hidden chakras within this Bhavasagara within us, which are to be awakened and to be brought to light, to be manifested. As you can see that the limits of this principle are done by the movement of the Swadishthana Chakra. Swadishthan is the chakra which gives you, first and foremost thing, is the creativity. A person who is a guru has to be creative by nature. If you are not Read More …

Guru Puja: The Gravity of Guru Principle Camping Borda d'Ansalonga, Ansalonga (Andorra)

Guru Puja, The Gravity of Guru Principle, Ansalonga, Andorra, July 31st, 1988 Today we have all gathered here for worshipping your Guru. As you know that the principle of Guru resides in the Void. This is the principle which gives you balance, which gives you a gravity. The gravity that we have in the Mother Earth is expressed through your Guru Principle. The first point of gravity is that you should have a personality, a character and a temperament [such] that people would see that you are a personality who doesn’t get dissolved into worldly things. It’s a personality which doesn’t get ruined by the skirmishes of life. Is the personality of a guru which sits down deep into his being and is not easily disturbed or dissolved by any solvent whatsoever. This is the first principle of the Guru – is the gravity. As I told you, it is something which cannot be dissolved into anything. It settles very deep down into a personality. So it doesn’t float in the water. Now, you see in the countries which are developed very much, we think that we have a very great power of individual attainment, that individually we are absolutely free [and] we can do whatever we like; and that’s why individual freedom becomes the goal of all democratic countries, neglecting the collective. Of course, [the] individual is important, and it has to become all right to nourish the collective. But if the individual does not have the gravity, then Read More …

Guru Puja: Sankhya & Yoga Shudy Camps Park, Shudy Camps (England)

Guru Puja. Shudy Camps (UK), 12 July 1987. Today, it’s a great day that you are here to worship your Guru in the realm of the Heart of the Universe. If we can do that in our domain of the heart, we don’t have to do anything else. Today, also, I feel I have to tell you about Sahaja Yoga and its value, which is related to other Yogas which were accepted in the olden days all over the world. They called it, one, as the Yoga – not Sahaja Yoga, Yoga. It started with various types of practices of ‘Ashtanga’ [Sanskrit/Hindi meaning ‘having eight stages/parts’] Yogas – eightfold yogas – with a Guru. And one had to go through lots of hardships. Nobody who was married was allowed into that Ashtanga Yoga, and they had to give up their families, give up their relationships. They had to become absolutely without any attachments, to go to a Guru. All their property, all their possessions were given up. Not to the Guru as is done in modern times, but given away. And this was called as Yoga. The another style was called as Sankhya. Sankhya is where all your life you have to gather things with detachment, and then to distribute them completely and take to a Guru, in a way completely surrendered, and then get realization. Sankhya was the left-sided behavior. And the Yoga was the right-sided. Where the Gayatri Mantra was used was the Sankhya. Because they were left-sided, Read More …

Guru Puja: Cosmic Consciousness Gmunden (Austria)

Guru Puja. Gmunden (Austria), 6 July 1986. Please be seated. I’m spell-bound to see all this beautiful expression of your love. Such attention and creativity. I must be the luckiest guru to get the outside nature reproduced here so beautifully. After seeing this, no guru can escape complete melting of his heart. Actually, My disciples are very clever people. They can neutralize any guru. So that guru’s staff which is used for disciplining the disciple also melts away into a lotus. Every time it’s such a beautiful surprise to see how Sahaja yogis are getting one with the Divine. The expression of their joy, the conception of the Divine you can see very clearly. This is how I want you all to sit in the Kingdom of God as I am sitting today. We have to realise that we are now the part and parcel of that cosmic consciousness itself – the Brahma. The One that creates, which coordinates, which plans into all the details and the One that loves through its creation, through its expression is that cosmic consciousness. We are not only in it, but we can handle it. We can regulate it, we can use it, we can work it out. This is the state when we are in we are the guru. Guru means a thing which is higher than the gravity of the earth, or stronger than the gravity of the earth. What is the gravity of the earth? Superficially when we see that we Read More …

Guru Puja: You Have To Respect Your Guru Château de Chamarande, Chamarande (France)

Guru Puja, Paris (France), 29 June 1985. (Gavin Brown reads out prayer to Shri Ganesha in English at beginning of puja) I believe you all say these things, and you listen to it, and you say it from your heart. Only the one who are united with God can worship Shri Ganesha. And Shri Ganesh worships your Mother. First of all, one must understand that there’s a combination of a Mother and a guru. Because guru is a very hard task master. He doesn’t allow any liberties to be taken, and Mother is very kindly. Well, you don’t have feelings for the Mother, do you? Is it all a lip service, that you listen, goes into your head and you think you have become the surrendered sahaja yogis? Like all Islam, people believe they’re surrendered to God, like Christians believe they’re surrendered to God. It’s just a lip service that you are this, you are that. How do you know what is said is a fact? Have you not seen the Sun in My hands? What more proof you want? Anybody who misleads you is of course is sinful, no doubt, but to fall a trap to such a person! If you had told a child that The Mother is coming, he would have fought, “I’m going!” Would have cried and wept. What about your vibrations? You don’t use your vibrations? You have come all the way from Guru Puja here, who is your Guru? Whom are you going to Read More …

Guru Puja: The State of Guru Grand Hotel Leysin (Leysin American Schools), Leysin (Switzerland)

Guru Puja: The State of Guru  Guru Puja, Leysin (Switzerland), 14 July 1984. I bow to all the Sahaja Yogis of the world. It is very heartening to see so many of you assembled here to do the Guru Puja. To worship your Guru in person regarded as the highest blessing. But in my case, it’s a very different combination that I am your Mother and your Guru. So, you can understand how Shri Ganesha worshipped his Mother. You all are created in the same image of Shri Ganesha who worshipped his Mother and then He became the Adi Guru, the first Guru. He is the primordial essence of mastery. Only the Mother can make the child a master. And the motherhood in any Guru – whether male or female – can only make the disciple a Guru. So, first, you have to become the prophets and develop that motherhood within yourself, then you can make others also prophets.  Now, to become a Guru, what do we have to do after our Realisation? Guru word means gravity. Gravity means a person who is grave, who is deep, who is magnetic. Now as you have learnt in Sahaja Yoga that realisation takes place in complete effortlessness. So normally a Guru tries to make his disciples effortless, which is called as prayatna shaytilya – means ‘relax your efforts’. Without doing anything you got your prayatna shaytilya, otherwise Kundalini would not have risen. Then the second stage is ‘vichara shaithilya’ – the thoughtless Read More …

Guru Puja: this finger has to be strong Houston (United States)

Guru Puja, Houston (USA), September 20th,1983 [Shri Mataji talks aside to a Sahaja Yogi.] Shri Mataji: …Then you can say the 108 Names of Shri Vishnu, or Guru’s, have you got Guru’s names? Sahaja Yogi: Yes. It’s next door… Shri Mataji: Guru’s. For Vishuddhi, Guru’s names are better. It’s a good idea. All ten Guru’s names … So, all right. So, today first we have Ganesha Puja because Ganesha is innocence and we have to establish Him in any place where we want to start a work or do anything about it. Because He’s innocence and innocence was created before everything else was created. It’s the most powerful power, I should say, innocence. And then we’ll do the Guru Puja which is actually the Adi Guru, the Primordial Master, who incarnated on this earth many a times. And, as you know as Dattatreya, He was born, as Janaka, Nanaka and many others. That principle is within us and that is very important that we should develop the principle of Guru Nanak or Janaka or anyone of these primordial masters within. Because if the Spirit is the master, we have to become the master of ourselves. And the power of the masters are, that they are the essences of the innocence of the Creator, of the Sustainer and the Destroyer. They are the innocence of all these. Out of them, this great personality, innocence of these three personalities, was created this great incarnation.And their innocence is shown by their detachment to Read More …

Guru Puja: Awakening the Principle of Guru Lodge Hill Centre, Pulborough (England)

Guru Puja, “Awakening the Principle of Guru”. Lodge Hill (UK), 24 July 1983. Today you all have gathered here to do the Guru Puja. Your Guru is a Mother first and then a Guru and that has given Me a greater help. We have had before also many Guru Pujas, mostly in England. And you should wonder why Mother always somehow is doing Guru Puja in London. The time falls in such a way that it is in Guru Puja, I am here, during that time I have to be in London. So many years we have been doing Guru Puja in England. All things happen if according to Ritambhara Pragnya then there must be some reason why Mother is here in England for a Guru Puja. It is stated in the Puranas that the Adi Guru Datattreya worshipped Mother along the banks of the river Tamasa. Tamasa is the same as your Thames and He himself came and worshipped here. And the druids, those who had the manifestation of the Stonehenge and all that, are originated from that time in this great country of Shiva, of the Spirit. So, the Spirit resides here as in the heart of human beings, and the Sahasrara is in the Himalayas where Sadashiva exists at the Kailasha. This is the great secret of we having so many Guru Pujas here. To culminate it today and to this special type of Guru Puja in the year of the sixtieth birthday of your Mother is, Read More …

Guru Puja: Guru Tattwa Brompton Square House, London (England)

Guru Tattwa Puja. Brompton Square, London (UK), 18 August 1982. You see people have very wrong ideas in Sahaja Yoga that, “We are people who are higher, we are higher people and we should try to control the lower people.” And the lower people have even worst ideas because they think that, “These people are trying to boss us, are trying to control us and trying to tell us, and they are sort of taking away our freedom to do things ourselves and they are impressing upon us.” You see this is the thing, and this is a very important principle of Guru Tattwa is, very important. Because in Guru Tattwa is a ten petal thing and inside is the Nabhi chakra, you see, the ten petals are, they’re to be balanced. There has to be a complete balance so that they go through the Nabhi chakra upwards. If there is no balance, Nabhi chakra gets closed. And this is the thing people don’t understand that nobody is higher and lower as such. That’s that way. Only thing that they’re all part and parcel of the same, if there is an imbalance on one side, then it has to be raised. If there is an imbalance on one side, the other side is affected in any case. So those who are creating imbalances should not feel that in any way they are dominated or anything, on the contrary they are lowering or tilting the other side. So one has to Read More …

Guru Puja: Establishing the Guru Principle and Havan After Puja Nirmala Palace - Nightingale Lane Ashram, London (England)

Guru Puja, “Establishing the Guru Principle”   Nightingale Lane Ashram, London (UK), July 4th, 1982 Shri Mataji: Please, be seated. Who’s going to translate Me? Yogi: Gregoire. Shri Mataji: Why don’t you take one of these, Gregoire? Warren: Mother, that is the public address microphone – they won’t be able to hear You. This is for the recording on the tape. Shri Mataji: Then how will they hear him? Will it…? Warren: Mother has to have this one… Gregoire: Should I hold it and sit here, Mother, in front? Shri Mataji: Yes, yes. Then – how will you translate? Gregoire: In French, most of them… Shri Mataji: But loudly. Gregoire: Yes, Mother. Shri Mataji: I think, why don’t you stand up,  and see there – you can stand up there. (Gregoire: “Near there?”) Yes, there. (Gregoire: “OK”) And you can talk loudly, that’s a better idea. Be careful about that. There’s a flame there. Yogi: Just excuse me, Mother. Shri Mataji: I’ve got a problem (unclear. Maybe with the microphone). (To a little girl:) May God bless you. Yes, yes! Oh, thank you, thank you. Aradhana has come. Go and see them. There, there! In the most auspicious time that is called as Krita Yuga, we all have assembled here to understand the ways and methods of establishing our Principle of a Master. Krita Yuga. “Krita Yuga” means the time when you have to do something – “krita: when it was done.” So you are the channels of that doing, doing Read More …

Guru Purnima Chelsham Road Ashram, London (England)

Guru Purnima, (Guru Puja), Chelsham Road Ashram, London (UK), 19 July 1981. Put your heart into it [Sahaja Yogis were singing Jerusalem]. And then you must say “Amen” after that. You see, it shows how William Blake* thought of you people; and he represents that hope for England in this poem that I had about you people. As I had told you that: England is the heart; and the heart has to be first of all established, otherwise Sahaja Yoga is not going to be established. Now the people who live in this country are least believing, I think, in William Blake as you all do. (Inaudible) [This poem shows] Very clearly what hopes William Blake had. He could see the vision very clearly and he said that England has to become the Jerusalem. In Sanskrit language it’s called as “tirtha”. Tirtha means a pilgrimage place, a place where pilgrims come in. And this indication here, of this poem, which is so beautifully written by William Blake, shows that he saw the vision of Sahaja Yoga prospering in England in this beautiful manner. But, as it is, this heart is so materially bound. There’s so much of materialism that has come into our veins even. And we have to realize that we have to get it out of our mind, out of our body. It has gone into us so much, the materialistic approach towards life, that we have to really take a strong action against it. It’s so much Read More …

Guru Puja: Detachment And Sharing Cambridge (England)

Puja. Cambridge (UK), 5 July 1981. Many now, many of us are there and we are increasing in number. And we are going to increase more and more, no doubt about it. You have to realize that you have become something. Not that an organization is developing but every person inside this has got something, something very great that has a transformation power. And hence it is necessary for us to know that we have entered into the kingdom of God. And the laws of kingdom of God are very different from what we know of. They operate in a different way. Unless and until you really understand the operation of these laws, you cannot grow properly, you have to grow. All of you have to grow. If you cannot grow in sahaja yoga, you will be wasted. So it is very important that we should try to understand the divine laws, how they operate. And whatever we have been doing so far has been responsible for our non-growth. So we have to give up so many things which have been detrimental to our progress. A small thing like comfort and sharing. In sahaja yoga I have found people they worry too much about comfort even after realization. They want to find their own comforts. They want to have their own individualities and they want to show that they are different. They are not the same as others are. If comfort becomes more important for some people you can never Read More …

Guru Puja: The Statutes of the Lord Temple of All Faiths, Hampstead (England)

Guru Purnima Puja 1980-0727 “The statutes of the Lord”, London (UK) Today you have arranged this worship of your guru, that is your Mother. Perhaps you are very unique people that have a guru who is a Mother. Why this puja is arranged? One has to know that it is very important for every disciple to worship the guru, but the guru has to be a real guru, not a one who is just exploiting the disciples and who is not authorised by God. The puja is arranged because you have been initiated into the statutes of the Lord. You have been told what are the dharmas of a human being. For that actually you need not have a guru. You can read any book and you will know what are the statutes of the Lord. But [the] guru has to see that you practise them. These statutes are to be practised, to be brought into your own life, which is a difficult thing. And without a guru, a correcting force, it is very difficult to follow these statutes of Lord; because there is a gap between human awareness and Divine awareness, a very big gap. And that gap can be only fulfilled by a guru who himself is complete. Today is a purnima day. “Purnima” means the complete moon. The guru has to be a complete personality to talk about these statutes and to elevate his disciples to this level of understanding, by which they imbibe those statutes. He Read More …

Guru Puja: The Declaration of Shri Mataji London (England)

Guru Puja, “The Declaration of Shri Mataji”. Dollis Hill ashram, London, England. 2 December 1979. A month back, I told Rustom that, “You must have a puja arranged, this Sunday. It’s a full moon day”. And he asked Me, “What should you call it? Is it a Guru Puja? Or is it a Puja for Mahalakshmi, or Ganesha’s Puja?” So, I told him, “Call it a Guru Puja”. And he asked Me later on, much later, when I was going to India, that, “Why not also have the Christmas Puja over here?” Today is a very, important day. Because, long time back, when Christ was just a child, He read from the Scriptures, and declared to the multitudes, that He was the Advent – the incarnation, who is the Savior. They believed that a Savior is going to come. Today, long time back, on a Sunday, He said, He declared that He was the Savior. That’s why today is the Advent Sunday. He had to live for a very, very short time. So, at a very young age He had to declare that He was the Advent. Now it is remarkable to see, that before this, no incarnation said publicly, that, they were incarnations. Rama of course, had forgotten that He was an incarnation. In a way, He made Himself to forget, played His maya upon Himself to become a complete human being – Maryada Purushottama. And Shri Krishna also only told, one person Arjuna, just before he was to Read More …

Guru Puja: Gravity Point London (England)

Guru Puja. Dollis Hill Ashram, London (UK), 8 July 1979. Today is the day of Guru Purnima. It is a full moon day, that’s why it’s called as purnima. The guru has to be like a full moon: means completely grown, completely matured. There are sixteen kalas, or the phases, of the moon, and when the complete purnima comes in, the full moon day, all the sixteen kalas are completed. You also know that in the Vishuddhi chakra there are sixteen sub plexuses. When Krishna is described as Viraata, He’s called as the Sampoorna: the complete incarnation of Vishnu’s aspect. Because He’s got the sixteen phases completely done. So today’s number is sixteen. Six plus one is seven. Now we have to understand the importance of guru. Why should we have a guru when we have God? We have got shakti, then why should we have a guru? What is the need to have a guru? ‘Guru’ means the weight, the weight. We get our weight from the magnetic forces of the gravity of the Mother Earth. So guru means gravity, the gravity in a person. Why do we need a guru? Because to know God is easy, specially in Sahaja Yoga, to be one with Him. As soon as you get your Self-Realisation in Sahaja Yoga, the modern Sahaja Yoga, immediately you become entitled to give Realisations to other people. It was said that guru is the person who makes you meet the Divine. But it’s not true, because Read More …

Guru Puja: Your own dignity and gravity Finchley Ashram, London (England)

Guru Puja, “Your own dignity and gravity” Finchley Ashram, London (UK), 21 July 1978 …the worshipping of your guru, not of your Mother, but of your guru. The guru establishes the dharma, the sustenance, in the disciples. He gives all clear-cut ideas about what is the sustenance power for the disciples. He may preach for the whole world but for his disciples, he gives very clear-cut instructions. Most of the gurus, when they do it, they actually chisel out every disciple. First they weigh what is the urge of a disciple, how much a disciple really can receive, and then they accept somebody as a disciple after verifying if the disciple is really capable of receiving even the instructions about dharma. But not in Sahaja Yoga because your guru is a Mother. So she initiates you without finding out what is your urge, what is your capability and what quality of a personality you have. It’s a very different style of guru that you have which looks after your body, looks after your mind and looks after your problems and then bestows upon you the blessings of Kundalini awakening. But normally the gurus do not do [this]. The reason is: they are only gurus, not mothers. When you do the Guru puja, what do you do really? You must understand that. That means you worship the principle of guru in you, by worshipping me. The principle is within you: which is to be awakened, which is to be blossomed, by Read More …

Guru Puja: “The promises you have to make” London (England)

Guru Puja, “The Promises You Have To Make” Today is the day of worshipping your guru: that is your Mother. And as I told you, it’s a very unique happening that Mother, Herself, has to become your Guru. And also you know that it is a very difficult task for a Mother to be a guru, because her love is so overflowing that it is difficult for Her to give any discipline to Her children. She cannot discipline her own love, how can she discipline her own children? Being [like] that, the responsibility on the disciples is much more. If the guru is a person who can discipline you without feeling anything hurting to him, he is much more capable, and he can do it. But for a Mother it is a very, very, very difficult, I must say, a very difficult job to be the guru. She does not know how to balance, and She is extremely forgiving because She is the Mother. While the guru, from the very beginning, does not forgive. But mother, till the end, she’ll go to the last end. Even if the child has forsaken her, even if he has beaten her up, even if he’s willing to kill her, still she will be saying that, “My child, are you hurt?” Then the responsibility of the disciples is much more, to see that they do not hurt Her, and they do not take my love for granted. For they must know that they have Read More …

Guru Purnima: Sahaja Yoga a New Discovery Mumbai (India)

Guru Purnima Puja. Mumbay (India), 15 July 1973. Dear People,Sahaja Yoga is a New Discovery. In reality how does the discovery take place for that which is placed, that which is? Just as Columbus had started a journey to find India, then was India not there? If it was not there then what would he be finding? Sahaja has been there from before. It has been found out only now. Sahaja Yoga is the own way of the Supreme Essence. This is the way of the natures own method. This is the only way where mankind can through evolution be taken to that dimension, by which mankind can be acquainted with that consciousness, can be absorbed with that consciousness, by the support of which this entire creation and the heart of man is moving. Much has been written about this. From ancient times the seeking for it has been going on. Man is seeking something all the time; whether he is seeking after money, or whether he is seeking after power, or he seeks after love; he is running after one or another seeking. But what is the thirst behind that seeking, he perhaps does not know. Behind this is only the seeking after Bliss. In his search after happiness he thinks that if he collects a lot of wealth he can be happy. But there are many countries that have attained and gained a lot of wealth and are extremely unhappy. Thousands are killing themselves. Behind all this seeking Read More …