Talk and Quawalli of the Evening, Eve of Diwali (India)

Talk of the Evening Eve of Diwali. Noida (India), 10 November 2007.
(Translation from Hindi)
Happy Diwali.
I wish you all a very happy Diwali.
You have seen these different types of dances; understand one thing from them, that whoever has written it or said it, they are all saying the same thing. The greatest thing that they said was that the Paramatma is One.
They had incarnated in different forms, avatars, but the Paramatma is One. […]

Adi Shakti Puja, You Have to Become Fragrant Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Adi Shakti Puja, Cabella Ligure, 24 June 2007.
 
It is very nice to see you all again here. I think this is the first Puja that we are having in this place and I hope you are all comfortable and convenient for you to come here.
 
Today is really a very great day. It’s an Adi Shakti, to celebrate Adi Shakti and what is the origin of this Adi Shakti. I’ve never talked about it. This is the first time I’ll tell you that Adi Shakti is the Primordial Mother, […]

Easter Puja, Be Peaceful House in Pratishthan, Pune (India)

Easter puja. Pratishthan, Pune (India), 8 April 2007.
Shri Mataji: Today is a very important day.
[Mic is changed]
Hello
Sahaja Yogis: Hello Shri Mataji
Shri Mataji: Better, is it?
Sahaja Yogi: Yes Shri Mataji.
I’m saying that today is very important. This is a new starting for you, for you all. Try to understand that you have worked very hard so far and you wanted to do much more than you have been able to do. […]

Sahastrara Puja, Continue To Live A Life of Reality Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Sahastrara puja, “Continue to live a life of Reality”,. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 9 May 2004.
Today is a very important day in our lives as Sahaja Yogis. This is the day when Sahastrara was opened out, which was clearly a very charismatic thing that happened.
I never expected that in my lifetime I’ll be able to work it out, but it has been. And so many of you have got your Sahastrara opened. Without that, you could never have known what is the Truth. […]

Adi Shakti Puja, You Must Develop Humility Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Adi Shakti Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 21 June 1998.
In Russia the people, somehow, are very open-minded, not only that, the Scientists especially, are very open-minded and were suppressed very much. So they tried to find out the subtler things; not only finding out about chemicals or about some physical properties of the light, but, they wanted to go into the subtler side and they had found out already a great deal of knowledge about the auras – auras around the hands, […]

Sahastrara Puja, Blessing of Divine Pours Only If Sahastrara is Open Complete Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Sahastrara Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 10 May 1998.
Today, it’s a great day because Sahastrara day and Mother’s day have come together. It’s a very Sahaj happening, I think, and that is what we have to understand, how Sahastrara and the motherhood go together.
Sahastrara was definitely opened and Mother had to do it, because formerly those people who came on this earth tried to teach people about dharma, to bring them to the central path, […]

Shri Krishna Puja, Shri Krishna and the Paradoxes of Modern Times & short talk in Marathi Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Shri Krishna Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 28 August 1994.
Today we are here to worship Shri Krishna. As you know Shri Krishna is the incarnation of Vishnu. And Vishnu is the one who is the preserver of this universe. When this whole world was created it was necessary to create a preserver also because this world would have been destroyed and completely if it is left alone without a preserver, then the way human beings are, […]

Sahastrara Puja, Mahamaya Swarupa Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Sahastrara Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), May 8 1994.
Today is a unique combination of Mothers’ Day in many countries and Sahastrara Day for Sahaja Yogis. I think this is the most important day in the history of human evolution because all other events, incarnations and ventures in the spiritual atmosphere have been of no avail. On the contrary, they have gone into a kind of a cocoon which has no door, banging themselves against the walls, […]

Shri Krishna Puja, Dharma Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Shri Krishna Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 15 August 1993
Today we have gathered here to do Shri Krishna Puja. We have to understand clearly that Shri Krishna is a very, very important deity within us because He is the Vishnu, who resides in the Void, in the Nabhi. He is the one who generates dharma within us.
When you got your realization I didn’t tell you, “Don’t do this. Don’t do that.” I never told you that “This is not good. […]

Easter Puja Magliano Sabina Ashram, Magliano Sabina (Italy)

Easter Puja. Magliano Sabina, Rome (Italy), 11 April 1993.
We all have today gathered here on top of this beautiful mountain to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
It’s very significant for Sahaja Yogis to understand the great event of His resurrection by which He showed that the spirit does not die. He was — He was the Aumkara. He was the Logos and He was the Spirit and that is why He could walk on the water. […]

1st Day of Navaratri, 10th Position Nirmal Temple, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Navaratri Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 27 September 1992.
Today is the first day of Navaratri. And when I found that the rain was there and all kinds of problems, and Vishnumaya was suggesting some things, I just consulted the calendar, and you will be amazed to know that in the calendar it is written that till five forty-five it’s not auspicious – it’s inauspicious. After five forty-five only the right thing starts, so just imagine, by calculation how it was correct that five forty-five we had to have this puja, […]

Public Program Day 2 Madras (India)

Public Program. Madras (India), 7 December 1991.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
Yesterday at the very outset, I told you that truth is what it is. If we have not found the truth we should be humble and honest about it, because truth is for our benevolence, for the benevolence of our city, of our society, of our country and of the whole universe.
This is a very special time you are all born, […]

Shri Raja Rajeshwari Puja Madras (India)

Shri Raja Rajeshwari Puja. Madras (India), 6 December 1991.
Today we’ll be having Shri Ganesha Puja, followed by Raja Rajeshwari.
So many names have been described of the Goddess: specially Adi Shankaracharya called Her Raja Rajeshwari, meaning She’s the Queen of all the Queens. Also for Mother Mary they have used this title in the West. These ideas have come from the pagan religion, as I have told you before, and that they didn’t come by the description of Mother Mary in the Bible. […]

Public Program Day 1 Madras (India)

Public Program. Madras (India). 6 December 1991.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
If we are the real seekers of truth, we have to be honest about it and sincere, so that we are sincere to ourselves, and we have justified our own existence in this world. There are so many sadhakas, morning till evening they are working out some sort of a ritual, some sort of a meditation, some sort of a bhakti, […]

Public Program Day 2 Štvanice, Prague (Czech Republic)

Public Program. Prague (Czech Republic), 18 August 1991.
[Hindi]
They have done three songs, have they? One more … one more …
[Hindi]
[Yogi asks about taking of photos during Shri Mataji’s talk.]
But when I am talking, one should not.
You have to sing one song more, smaller one. Hamid, My spectacles. My spectacles.
[Yogi explains to Shri Mataji that they have already spoken about chakras, etc.]
I bow to all the seekers of truth. […]

Public Program Day 1 Štvanice, Prague (Czech Republic)

Public Program. Prague (Czech Republic), 17 August 1991.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I have to tell you that truth is what it is. We cannot conceptualize it or we cannot change it. Unfortunately we cannot also know it with this human awareness. We have to become a subtler being to know the truth; that is, we have to be the spirit. For that one has to understand that it’s a evolutionary living process. […]

Shri Buddha Puja, You must become desireless Brielpoort Deinze, Deinze (Belgium)

Shri Buddha Puja, “You must become desireless”. Deinze (Belgium), 4 August 1991.
Today, we have assembled here to do puja to Buddha.
As you know Buddha was a son of a king. And one day He was shocked to see a very poor man, thin man, walking on the street, very unhappy person, and He felt very sad about it. Then He saw one person who was very sick and about to die. Then He saw a man who was dead and people were carrying him to the cremation ground. […]

10th Day of Navaratri, The deities are watching you Geneva (Switzerland)

Navaratri Puja, “The deities are watching you”. Arzier, Geneva (Switzerland), 23 September 1990.
According to the calendar, this year there are ten days of Navaratri, not of nine. Nine are the days, in the night, when the Goddess had to fight the demons and to save Her children from the effects of negativity. On one side She was ocean of love and compassion, and on the other side She was protecting them like a tigress; because the times were such that nobody could meditate, […]

Shri Hanumana Puja, Electromagnetic Force Schwetzingen, Schwetzingen Palace (Germany)

Shri Hanumana Puja. Frankfurt (Germany), 31 August 1990.
You can sit here also, some of you, it’s good… I think you can come here, there is room. Some of you can move here so that they can also come here, so it won’t be a problem. You sit in front here. They are better, you see. Good. Open this door, would be all right. It’s all right, you can open the door if you like. It’s all right. […]

Birthday Puja, Sincerity Curzon Hall, Sydney (Australia)

Puja for the 67° Birthday, Sydney (Australia), 21 March 1990.
What enthusiasm all over the world! The whole of Sydney, I think, has been drenched of all their flowers. And such nice things to say, the cards and the letters and the beautiful poems, the children are singing beautifully. Words fail to express the feelings of such jubilation and such sincere feeling of happiness.
You needed a Mother to look after you, to care for you and to be able to transform you with lot of wisdom. […]

Seminar Day 1, Introspection and Meditation Shudy Camps Park, Shudy Camps (England)

Advice, “Introspection and Meditation”. Shudy Camps (UK), 18 June 1988.
This year we won’t be having I think, public programs in UK, because also there are certain circumstances. But whenever there is a circumstance which, somehow or other, changes our programs, we must immediately know that there is a purpose behind all that change, and we must immediately accept it with an open heart that Divine wants us to change. Supposing I am going on a road and people say, […]

Makar Sankranti Puja Mumbai (India)

Makar Sankranti – Shri Surya Puja. India Tour, Bombay (India), 10 January 1988.

It is a very unique opportunity, I think, for Me to meet you again in Bombay when you are all leaving this country, and this kind of a special type of a puja that we are having today. This is the puja done to the sun, and is called as Makar Sankrant. “Makar” is the tropic of Capricorn, Capricorn is Makar. So now the sun is moving from the tropic of Capricorn towards the tropic of Cancer, […]

Makar Sankranti Puja, Carry The Sun With You Residence of Madhukar Dhumal, Rahuri (India)

Makar Sankranti Puja. English part and Marathi part, Rahuri (India), 14 January 1987.
Today is the day where we celebrate the change of the axis of the Sun and that He moves towards the tropic of cancer. Tropic of cancer is the one which represents the motherhood, the motherhood of the earth. This tropic of Cancer has passed through quite a big area of land while the tropic of Capricorn has not. And the area through which it has passed, […]

Shri Ganesha Puja, Establishing Shri Ganesha Principle YMCA - Camp Marston, San Diego (United States)

Shri Ganesha Puja, “Establishing Shri Ganesha Principle”. San Diego (USA), 7 September 1986.

Today in the land of Shri Krishna we are celebrating the birthday of Shri Ganesha.

Is something very unprecedented and of a very significant value that you should be celebrating the birthday of Shri Krishna’s Son in His own land. You know that Shri Ganesha incarnated on this Earth as Mahavishnu and He was the Son of Radha, who incarnated as Lord Jesus Christ. […]

Shri Bhoomi/Dhara Puja Shudy Camps Park, Shudy Camps (England)

Shri Bhoomi/ Shri Dhara Puja, Shudy Camps (UK), 3 August 1986.
Today we have assembled here to do the puja of the Mother Earth. We call it as the ‘Bhoomi Puja’, ‘Shri Dhara Puja’. She’s called as ‘Dhara’. As you know, ‘dha’ means ‘sustain’. Ra-dha – the one who sustains the energy is Radha. And Dhara, which is the one which is sustenance itself, She sustains us. On Her we live.
As you know this Mother Earth is revolving with a tremendous speed, […]

Shri Kartikeya Puja, Woman Is A Woman Munich (Germany)

Shri Kartikeya Puja. Grosshartpenning, Munich (Germany), 13 July 1986.
I’m sorry for being late. I did not know that this program is in a beautiful place like this. And here you see a beautiful painting of Michelangelo expressing the desire of the Divine, your Father, to save you, to help you out and its working out.
In Germany we have had very great aggressive happenings. And that brought forth a devastating effect on the Western Life, […]

Shri Mahalakshmi Puja, Ascent Is The Main Attention Sangli (India)

Shri Mahalakshmi Puja. Sangli (India), 6 January 1986.
I hope you all enjoyed your stay in Ganapatipule. The problem was that we could not arrange the cooking nearer your stay when you were here to walk a lot. But that walking was, I think, quite nice and must have helped you. It’s good for diarrhea and other problems that you have.
Actually, I had seen the place but I hadn’t seen the, all the hostels and residential places. […]

Shri Mahaganesha Puja Ganapatipule (India)

Shri Mahaganesha Puja. Ganapatipule (India), 1 January 1986.
Today we all have assembled here to pay our respect to Shri Ganesha.
Ganapatipule has a special significance – because He is Mahaganesha. The Ganesha at Mooladhara becomes Mahaganesha in the Virata, that is the brain. That means it is the seat of Shri Ganesha. That means Shri Ganesha governs from that seat the principle of innocence. As you know very well it is placed at the back in the region of optic thalamus, […]

Shri Vishnumaya Puja, chastity and humility Southlands College, London (England)

Shri Vishnumaya Puja. Wimbledon, London (UK), 1 September 1985.
Today’s Puja of Vishnumaya, who was the sister of Shri Krishna, was not scheduled as such in an international pujas that we do. But they say for the love of God when all the devotees assemble, God also has to break many rules, and that’s how this puja has been accepted to be done. At least once it should be done, I think, was a good idea. […]

Shri Ganesha Puja, The Importance of Chastity Brighton Friends Meeting House, Brighton (England)

Shri Ganesha Puja. Brighton (UK), 4 August 1985.

Today we have gathered here on the right occasion and very auspicious day to worship Shri Ganesha. Shri Ganesha is the first Deity that was created so that the whole Universe is filled with auspiciousness, with peace, bliss, and spirituality. He is the source. He’s the source of spirituality. As a result of that all other things follow. Like when it rains and is windy you feel a coolness in the atmosphere. […]

Public Program Day 1, The Truth Has Two Sides Geneva (Switzerland)

Public Program. Geneva (Switzerland), 11 June 1985.
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
But the truth has two sides: the illusion that we see can look like truth, and the essence of the illusion also may appear to be truth. But the other side is absolute and has to be felt, has to be experienced on your central nervous system. It’s not a mental projection that we can think of, nor emotional imagination, but truth is what it is, […]

Devi Puja, Steady Yourself San Diego (United States)

Devi Puja. San Diego, California (USA), 31 May 1985.
May God bless you.
Please be seated. (Just to record, hmm?)
It’s such a pleasure to be in the ashram in San Diego. And it’s such a beautiful place, so much expressing the love of God, the Divine, the way it wants to help you at every step. If you want to have an ashram, if you want to have a proper place, you want to look after your children well, […]

Birthday Puja, Our maryadas Kew Ashram, Melbourne (Australia)

Birthday Puja. Melbourne (Australia), 17 March 1985.
I am very joyous today to see all of you celebrating my birthday as well as having the national programme same day. It’s a good combination we have in the month of March. It’s regarded as springtime in India – madhumas (मधुमास). That’s what you sing, madhumas. And as you know 21st March is the equinox, so it is a balance and also the centre of all the signs you have in the horoscope. […]

Pre-Christmas Talk and Farewell Puja Montague Hall, Hounslow (England)

Pre-Christmas Talk and Farewell Puja. Montague Hall Hounslow (UK), 23 November 1984.
So yesterday was a nice day for all of us, and I said something of a different level. We’ve been talking all the time about the mundane things and these things sometimes are very … are of so much importance, we think. But when I talked to you yesterday, I hope you all realized that we have to now jump into another realm of a subtler understanding of Sahaja Yoga. […]

Public Program Vienna (Austria)

Fourth Public Programme. Vienna (Austria), 30 September 1982.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. In my last lectures I’ve been telling you about these centers which are placed in the lower part of the body. Today I would like to cover the rest of the three centers which lie here, here and here. These are very important centers for human beings. When man as a human being raised his head up, this center established a new dimension. […]

Shri Durga Puja, Mind is just like a donkey Vienna (Austria)

Shri Durga Puja. Vienna (Austria), 26 September 1982.
All of you should take bandhan. It’s better before puja.
Today is the first day we are having this puja in this country of Austria. This country is an historical country with different upheavals it has gone through to learn so many lessons in life. But human beings are such that they do not relate the calamities with their mistakes. That’s how they go on repeating the same mistakes again and again. […]

Shri Ganesha Puja House of Charles and Magda Mathys, Troinex (Switzerland)

Shri Ganesha Puja. Troinex, (Geneva, Switzerland), 22 August 1982.
Before the Talk:
Is there somebody here who can translate?
A mature person.
You can sit here.
But has he not come?
He should come for the puja, you know.
Everybody should come in.
When they are all here, then I will start.
Now, come forward. There’s room here.
Those who can sit on the ground can sit in front.
Come. Nice!
You like it? Color is all right? […]

Public Program, Confusion: the Subtle Slavery Doctor Johnson House, Birmingham (England)

Public Program, “Confusion: the Subtle Slavery”. Birmingham (UK), 9 July 1982.

One has to realize that modern times are the times of confusion. You don’t know what you want. You don’t know what you want to ask. You don’t know whatever you are doing is right or wrong. Confusion is necessary. Without confusion, we are not desperate. Without desperation we do not seek. But confusion is only visible when a person reaches a certain area of awareness, […]

Guru Puja, Establishing the Guru Principle 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… […]

Shri Lalita Puja, Understand your own importance Brighton (England)

Shri Lalita Puja. Hove, Brighton (UK), 15 May 1982.
I am really a proud Mother to see so many sahaja yogis. And one must understand that even if you get few people as newcomers, they may be few, but one has to realize that each one of you is now a realized soul. Each one of you have grown so much that you can create a nucleus yourself. And after growing in a collective way together, […]

Public Program Day 2, Advice on Right Side, You Must Become The Spirit Brighton Pavilion, Brighton (England)

Public Program. Brighton (UK), 14 May 1982.
Shri Mataji: Oh, I would suggest that first let them ask questions today. So I keep myself there…If you have any questions, it’s better to ask me first. So that your mind is at rest. I’m glad to stand…better to see people better. Am I better here or on the ground?
Now, first of all it’s better to ask the questions because yesterday when we started this question session people got little deviated. […]

Public Program Day 1, The Left Side Problems of Subconscious Christchurch House, Brighton (England)

Public Program Day 1, “The Left Side: Problems of Subconscious”. Hove, near Brighton, UK, 13 May 1982.
[First three minutes are without sound]
But as I told you there could be good conditionings. In the way, in the same way, you can have good habits and bad habits. If habits inhibit or obstruct your ascent, they also can help to stabilize you. The conditioning comes to you from the matter with which we are dealing every day. […]