Talk of the Evening Eve of Diwali. Noida (India), 10 November 2007.
(Translation from Hindi)
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. […]
Talk of the Evening Eve of Diwali. Noida (India), 10 November 2007.
Diwali Puja. Los Angeles (USA), 9 November 2003.
Today is the great day of Diwali.
That means today is the great day of putting up (?) lights, lights of your heart together to make a greater light for the world to move in a proper direction. It’s a day of great joy, and those who join in this, are spreading also great joy. But the problems are there, as they say, but for us there is no problem because there is no darkness, […]
Diwali Puja. Lake Piru, Los Angeles, (USA) – 3 November 2002.
I wish you a very, very happy Diwali.
To see all of you here, is itself such a joy for me that you all have taken to Sahaja Yoga in such a beautiful way. It’s your own, Self is your own, Spirit is your own, but to take to Self is difficult. It’s only your desires, I think, which is being fulfilled. And that’s how you have got your self-realisation. […]
Diwali Puja. Lake Piru, near Los Angeles, California (USA) 18 November 2001.
It’s a very, very great day today, I should say, where the evil has been suppressed. The evil that spreads its power all over is only because of two factors: one is that you are not knowledgeable, you are still blind, and you follow things which are not right, but you think are powerful. This illusion creates not only problems, but absolute destruction.
So we faced a very big challenge, […]
Diwali Puja. Lake Piru, near Los Angeles, California (USA) – 29 October 2000.
It’s a great day today for the whole world that we are celebrating this Diwali Puja in America. It’s very important. Here, where people have been able to earn money, to have lots of money sometimes, and are also people who are ruined completely because of money.
When we talk of Diwali we should understand that – why on a Diwali day we have all these lights? […]
Diwali puja. Delphi (Greece), 7 November 1999.
It is very, very fortunate and auspicious that we are celebrating the Diwali in Greece, specially in Delphi. It has a very ancient history, and as you know Athena resided here.
She was the Primordial Mother. “Atha” in Sanskrit means “primordial.” So this place has been described, has been described even in the Puranas as “Manipur [navel] dvipa [island].” Manipur is the Nabhi. Also in Sanskrit Manipur means the Nabhi Chakra. […]
Diwali Puja, Novi Ligure, Italy, October 25th, 1998
I am overjoyed really today to see you all here to celebrate the Diwali Puja. We were to be in Portugal but it was not so – so we are here.
Diwali Puja is a very small puja but extremely significant. Firstly in Diwali, the first day they buy something for the family. You can – maybe some cooking utensil could be, an ornament for the wife or something like that. […]
Evening Talk before Diwali. Nova Ligure (Italy), 24 October 1998
So I wish you all a very happy Diwali, and a very prosperous New Year. The whole evening was so full of joy, peace that I don’t know how to describe. The whole event was worked out so beautifully by the French. Especially people from South Africa, from Benin, from Ivory Coast, from Kenya, and also many others who have come from various countries, have shown their talent, […]
Diwali Puja. Sintra, Lisbon (Portugal) – 2 November 1997.
Today, we have gathered here to worship Shri Lakshmi.
In Diwali, in India, they worship Lakshmi because a great rakshasa called Narakasura was killed; also that Lakshmi came out of the sea, at the same time, long time back. This is like Her different appearances on the same ??.
Lakshmi is the Goddess which gives us wealth, gives us prosperity. She is very blissful, no doubt. She gives you protection and also She is very humble because She stands on the lotus. […]
Diwali Puja. Lisbon (Portugal), 10 November 1996
Today, we are going to worship the Maha Lakshmi which I think is very much worshipped in this country where they worship Her as Maria and also there’s a swayambu of Maria, you must have seen. And also there was an apparition of Her. First I never believed that it could be, but then after feeling the vibrations, now I know it was true, that She did appear here in an apparition. […]
Diwali Puja Talk. Istanbul (Turkey) – November 5, 1994.
[This talk was translated to Russian and Romanian as Shri Mataji spoke.]
Today we are going to celebrate the Diwali, which means the rows of lights or, you can say, group of lights.
We need somebody to translate into Turkish also. It’s all right.
This Diwali has been a festival of very ancient times in India. I already told in My previous lectures what are these five days are. […]
Diwali Puja. Moscow (Russia), 12 November 1993.
It is so very gratifying to see so many people from all over the world have come to Russia to worship the Goddess Lakshmi. When you cannot explain everything intellectually then you take course to arts to express yourself; and then you take to symbols to express what you cannot say verbally or cannot express rationally. This is what an artist does, also a poet does that he extends his imagination to such an extent that he creates a symbol. […]
Diwali Puja. Temisoara (Romania), 25 October 1992.
So today we are celebrating the Diwali Puja.
I think you all can try to learn English which is a very simple language and would be better. I just want to say that you all can learn English language, it’s not difficult from my tapes. Of course the language of love is universal for it has no script, that’s the problem (Shri Mataji laughs) and no words, and no words. […]
Diwali Puja. Cabella Ligure, 10 November 1991.
Sorry, I had to say something before entering in, but it is good that it has happened because now I have to tell you some things important in life and that is specially for ladies I have to tell this. I’ve noticed – of course, I am also a woman – that women have certain water powers of crying, weeping and, thinking they’re very miserable and making everybody miserable. […]
Diwali Puja. Chioggia, Venice (Italy), 21 October 1990.
It was such a surprise to see you all in that procession. Actually I was waiting and waiting, and I thought, “Why these people are not coming to call Me for Puja?” It was a beautiful surprise, it’s very joy giving. The joy was dancing in your eyes. I could see the lights in your eyes and this is the real Diwali.
Diwali word comes from two words: ‘dipa’ and ‘awali’. […]
Diwali Puja. Montecatini Terme (Italy), 29 October 1989.
Yesterday was such a nice time we had together, and we really enjoyed Diwali, I think. I’ve never seen such a joyous ocean, absolutely going in a tempest. We have achieved the purpose of Diwali Puja, I think, only yesterday: it’s to feel the joy of God’s love.
But “diwali” word is from “deepa wali” means the “rows of lights”. It was celebrated firstly because thousands of years back, […]
Diwali Puja, Shudy Camps (UK), 13 November 1988.
Today we are here, all of us, to celebrate the Diwali, that is dipavali, meaning the rows of lights.
In the darkness of Kali Yuga when you find from every place confusion of the worst type creating the darkness which cannot be penetrate into, and which looks like a solid mountain around us, and which can never be covered, as we feel, by the grace of God. And even with the grace of God it would never melt. […]
Diwali Puja, “Power of Innocence”. Lecco (Italy), 25 October 1987.
First – we bow to Shri Ganesha because Shri Ganesha is the source of innocence within us. So actually we bow to innocence within us. And this innocence is the one [that] gives you the enlightenment. As I told you yesterday the light has innocence, but this is innocent without knowledge. But your light is innocent with knowledge. We always think that the people who have got knowledge can never be innocent, […]
“The light of love”, Evening before Diwali Puja, Lake of Como (Italy), 24 Ottobre 1987.
Today we have come here to celebrate a great festival of Deepavali, meaning the rows of lights, or the Festival of Lights. It was to celebrate the coronation of Shri Rama also, that is to say symbolically to celebrate the establishment of a kingdom which has a benevolent administration.
Today I find all of you here as the lights sitting before Me and with these lights I feel the Deepavali really celebrated; […]
Diwali Puja (Hindi/Marathi). Pune (India), 1 November 1986.
Ask them to stop bursting the firecrackers, otherwise how can I talk?
[English Translation from Hindi]
On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, we have arrived here at this Punyapatnam (Pune). Since time immemorial, the festival of Diwali has been celebrated in our country. However, the ‘Deepavali’ (arrangement of lamps) of Diwali started with the beginning of Sahaja Yoga. The lamps that were lit during Diwali used to get extinguished in some time. […]
Diwali Puja, Tivoli, Rome, 17 November 1985.
Today we have assembled here to celebrate the Diwali, the Deepavali. Actually, only after Sahaja Yoga started, the real Diwali is taking shape. We had many beautiful lamps, and we had lot of oil to burn, but there was no spark, to enlighten the deepas. And the wick, as you call it – is called as bati in Hindi language- is like your Kundalini, so the Kundalini had to meet the spark. […]
Evening before Diwali, Tivoli, 16 November 1985.
You see only I am understanding and we are understanding from Maharashtra and this is to be done by many people so it’s different type.
But a here they are saying that you should surrender to the Mother, that you have been to Kolhapur to the temple of Mahalakshmi. And you know the Mahalakshmi is the central path of Sushumna and there they go and pray to the Kundalini Ambe. […]
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. […]
Diwali puja, London (UK), 14 November 1982.
Today we are here, all of us, to celebrate a four day festival called as Diwali. Diwali comes from the word ‘dipali’; ‘dipali’ in Sanskrit. The word ‘deepa’ means ‘the lights’, and ‘ali’ means the ‘line’, the ‘rows’. Now, there are many things that have happened during these four days and that’s how it is celebrated with such a great enthusiasm.
The first thing is the day of the Lakshmi’s birth. […]
Diwali Puja. Chelsham Road Ashram, London (UK) – November 1, 1981.
Today I told you about the importance of Lakshmi principle within us and the three processes through which we pass. First is the Gruha Lakshmi. Actually, this is celebrated mostly on the thirteenth day of the moon, where they say that the housewife has to be given some present. And the best thing she can have is a some sort of an utensil. So people give her some utensils, […]
“The Mahalakshmi Power,” Diwali Puja. Hampstead (London), 9 November 1980
…English, in the sense that we sat down together and translated Sanskrit puja into English and tried to make it more understandable by you people.
It’s the day of Mahalakshmi puja they say, not only of Lakshmi Puja. There’s a difference between the two.
Mahalakshmi is one of the powers of the three powers, main powers, of Adi Shakti. As you know: Mahalakshmi, […]
Diwali Puja. Dollis Hill ashram, London, England. 20 October 1979.
….On the 14th day, he was killed by Shadanana, Kartikeya, was the son of Parvati and Shankar who was a very powerful expression of Rudra Shakti, is that He is the killing power of God. And He was created specially for this purpose, to kill Narakasura.
Then the – this one was, this rakshasa, was such a menace and he had ruined so many people’s lives. […]
Translation of a Hindi letter, 21 October 1976.
My dear Sahaja Yogis, my dear children,
Let this Diwali enlighten you with light of love. You yourself are the lamps which burn high and don’t get pressed by the cover. They become much more powerful than the cover. It is their own asset. When they are hit upon, they are disturbed and extinguished.
Why are our lamps disturbed ? You should think over it. Is there no transparent sheath around them ? […]