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 …

Diwali Puja: Wealth & Generosity Nirmala Palace - Nightingale Lane Ashram, London (England)

Diwali puja, London (UK), 14 November 1982. Today we are here, all of us, to celebrate a four day festival called as Diwali. Diwali, it comes from the word ‘dipali’; ‘dipali’ in Sanskrit. The word ‘dipa’ 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. That is the thirteenth day of the moon, “dhanteras’ they call it. [Which] is the real day when Lakshmi was born out of the sea; that’s why She is called as Miriam or Maryam. The word ‘Marie’ or ‘Marine’, also comes from the word ‘sea’. So, She’s born out of the sea. She’s created out of the sea. And the wealth of the sea, so far, thank God, human beings have not yet exploited. But they may, one day, start doing that also. And a lot of wealth is still there, so when people start getting worried about exhausting the Mother Earth, you must know that sea is much more than the Earth is, so nothing is exhausted. Still there is such a lot in reserve for you, and one should not worry [apart, “Thank you”] as to the supply of wealth that can come from the sea. Now, this Lakshmi is the goddess who stands on the lotus. She represents all the well-being, the wealth; the glory of wealth, the Read More …