Interview on Channel Nine Channel 9, Sydney (Australia)

Interview with Ray Martin on TV Channel Nine (from the original tv broadcast). Australia, 8 May 1987. Interviewer: Welcome back. I guess Indian gurus have been in vogue over recent years in the West –The Beatles introduced us to the Maharishi, the Orange people blindly followed the Bagwan, but there have been others for more credible and far more respectable. My next guest is a Bombay lady whose following is growing around the world.  She says that you have the power to deal positively with every problem from con men to cancer. All you have to do is know how to tap into it, to tap into that power. Would you please welcome the lady acclaimed as India’s greatest living saint, the Mother of Sahaja Yoga – Shri Mataji. [applause] Welcome. Welcome to Australia. I know it’s very difficult for You, for anyone to sum up one’s religion, but is it possible to say what is Sahaja Yoga? Shri Mataji: Now, Sahaja- saha means with, ja is born with you. This is born with you. Within us is the power which can give us the status of a Spirit. We are not yet the Spirit. We are at a human level, and in the evolutionary process, we have to now have the breakthrough to become the Spirit. That’s very essential and is absolutely eventually, the all possible natural thing that has to happen. It should happen to all of us and the time has come for you to get to Read More …

1st Day of Navaratri, The Discipline Hampstead Town Hall Centre, Hampstead (England)

Navaratri Puja, London Hampstead (UK), 23 September 1984. [Conversation with a Yogi about the mike.]Sahaja Yogi: They’ve gone out to get some batteries for the mike.Shri Mataji: All of them should come and sit in front, all the children, the girls, or at the back in the chair.[Cut in the video] Today is a great day for all of us – Can you hear me there? – that we are celebrating Navaratri today and all of us are meeting after such a long time of My tour.When in Italy, I said that England is the heart of the universe, they would not accept it. They were very shocked at this statement. They couldn’t believe that England could be the heart of the universe. One of the reasons was that they felt that the English people were invaded once by Romans, and Romans at that time also had felt that English were very bumptious people. They would not even accept the defeat with the grace of a person who is lost. Even if they were lost, they used to be bumptious. So they could not believe how could it be that the English is the heart of the universe? If this is the heart, what’s the situation of the universe? And then they described to Me at length the bumptiousness of the English, and then I felt I have known something like that Myself. Now, when we are celebrating the greatest of greatest, this Navaratri, there must be something special about Read More …

Diwali Puja: Become The Ideals Temple of All Faiths, Hampstead (England)

Diwali Puja, “Becoming the ideals”. “Temple of all faiths”, Hampstead, London (UK), 6 November 1983. With today’s vibrations, you can see, when you are prepared for a puja, how much you get. Today you can feel it. So the Divine is very anxious to act, only thing you have to prepare yourself. And all these preparations are going to help you tremendously. As we are now Sahaja Yogis we have to know that we have become something different from what we were. We are Yogis, we are higher people than others. And as such we have to understand one thing, that we are not like other human beings who say something and do something, who can live with hypocrisy. That’s why all the problems have arisen out of all the religions. A person who says he’s a Christian he is absolutely anti-Christ; who says who is Islamic, he is absolutely anti-Mohammed; who says who is a Hindu is absolutely anti Shri Krishna. This is the main reason why all the religions have failed so far, because human beings talk big of ideals. They all say that we have this ideal, that ideal, but they are not those ideals, they cannot live with those ideals. The ideals are not in their lives, they are outside. But they go about saying that these are our ideals, they become fanatics, but they are not the ideals. By Sahaja Yoga now you have the method, you have the possibility, that you can become the Read More …

Mother Earth and Mahalakshmi Puja Surbiton Ashram, London, Surbiton (England)

Mother Earth and Mahalakshmi Puja, Surbiton Ashram (England), 21 August 1983. Some of you who cannot sit on the ground can bring some chairs from inside. You can get a chair for yourself. If you people cannot sit on the ground, go and get some chairs for yourselves. Sit down. (Shri Mataji speaks in Hindi) Shri Mataji: Today, we have to know something about the connection of Sahaja Yoga with this Mother Earth. It is very important, that we must understand the value of the Mother Earth. She has been very kind to all of you. She has been sucking your vibrations. She has been, otherwise also, She has given you everything that you see around. So today, we have to understand the connection and the symbolic expression of the Mother Earth within ourselves. I’ve told you before also that Kundalini, which is in three and a half coils is placed within the triangular bone. Now this abode of the Kundalini is called as Mooladhara and is represented in the universe as this Mother Earth or in the puja it is represented as the Kumbha. I don’t know if you have made the Kumbha or not? Sahaja Yogi: Yes Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji: Have you? The Kumbha is sitting here So far, in the movement of our consciousness, we have been trying to understand the God Almighty and all other five elements that we call as important. Shri Mataji: What is it? Sahaja Yogi: I think the mic is not Read More …

From Heart to Sahasrara Guildhall Theatre, Derby (England)

“Heart, Vishuddhi, Agnya, Sahasrara – Becoming the Knowledge”,Public Programme, Derby (UK), 11 July 1982. I’m happy that Dr. Warren could explain to you those chakras about which I told you yesterday, because in one short lecture you can’t cover all these points. And if you get your Realization and you progress well, then you can listen to My tapes which are in hundreds, and you can understand the knowledge is vast like ocean. As I yesterday told you that when you get enlightenment, you become the knowledge. It’s a very confused statement; people don’t understand what does it mean to “become the knowledge.” The other day a gentleman came to Me and he told Me that “My guru has already given me the knowledge.” I said, “How?” “Because he told me, ‘I’ve given you the knowledge.’” I said, “But still, how is it, it is knowledge? How do you believe that he has given you the knowledge?” So he said, “No Mother, he touched me on my forehead and I saw a light.” I said, “Then still, you can see the light otherwise also. How is it you have got the knowledge?” So he started thinking about it. He said that “What should happen If I get the knowledge?” I said, “See, this is another person sitting next to you, he is a Sahaja Yogi. He knows what Kundalini is; also he knows how to raise your Kundalini. He knows what is your problem, what your chakras are catching. He Read More …

From Mooladhara to Void Guildhall Theatre, Derby (England)

Public Program, “Mooladhara, Swadishthan, Nabhi, Void”. Derby (UK), 10 July 1982. I thank all the Sahaja Yogis from Derbyshire and Birmingham for giving Me this opportunity to talk to the seekers of this place. We have seekers in the modern times, is something very unique. We never had seekers before, at least not so many. There used to be people who would seek money, as there are many who are seeking these days, who would seek countries after countries, the power. There were (not) many who were seeking these few pearls of bliss of God, very few. The reason was the awareness, the collective awareness of human beings did not think themselves perhaps capable or perhaps needing some seeking. But today it’s such a beautiful combination that there are seekers of very high quality born on this earth. Those who are seeking are in masses. They are not one or two here and there sitting on top of a mountain, cave or something and trying to meditate, but there are so many who are seeking, who feel dissatisfied with themselves, with whatever they have. They think there must be something beyond. Those who feel that they have not yet found their meaning, those who feel they have to find the purpose of their life, those who feel that there has to be something higher than what they are into, all such people are seekers, not of today but of thousands of years. At the time of Christ there were none, Read More …