Arun Apte (and students). Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India. December 1998.
the transcription for the first 12 minutes of the talk:
It is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it. You can only feel it. It’s something so innate, to see that so many of you have learnt this difficult music. And all of you have been enjoying it.
I went to various places in the West, and I felt that, why, even small little children, […]
Arun Apte (and students). Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India. December 1998.
Mahalakshmi Puja in Kalwe, 1993-12-31, India Tour
[Translated from Hindi; last part of the talk in English]
In today’s world we are facing so many difficulties and while facing all these difficulties, we are thinking that one day all the human race will disappear. It will not. And to think like that is quite normal as we are facing natural calamities all around. In Maharashtra, there was a very big earthquake and people were so afraid of that. […]
1993-12-24 India Tour: Talk About Marriages – After Music Program
I was very happy to learn that this morning the meditation was done very well collectively. My attention was there on you. We are now going to announce the marriages, the remaining ones today. Before that, I’ve to say the same thing which I’ve said many times, that there is no compulsion for anyone, not at all, to marry a particular person who we have suggested. […]
“Enjoy The Bliss Of God”, India Tour 1993, Yamuna Nagar, India
I am sure you are all enjoying the cold of this place! You are not missing your country at all!
I think you all have been enjoying the food. In Delhi I was enquiring and I was happy to know that you all were happy with the food and all the arrangements there. (applause)
For the second part, it’s going to be not so cold. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Kalwe (India), 31 December 1991.
Translation from Hindi:
Today, first to do the puja of Shri Ganesh then Devi puja, we have assembled here. The belief in Shri Ganesha especially in Maharashtra, is very strong. Because here, Swayambhu [created by Mother Earth] Ashtavinayak [eight Ganeshas] is located. Now people can say that there was nothing like Ganesha. Also they can say that the Swayambhu is not Ashtavinayak. But once you get your Self Realisation, […]
Opening talk at Ganapatipule, India. 23 December 1991.
Welcome to all the people from all over the world. Again we are back here in Ganapatipule, and very surprising, tomorrow is the biggest day of Shri Ganesha’s Puja; that we should have the Puja tomorrow, it’s Angaraka tomorrow, is Angaraka Chaturthi.
It has been now more than twenty-one years that Sahaja Yoga has started, and when you see the progress of Sahaja Yoga it’s amazing, absolutely amazing. […]
Shri Ganesha Puja. Pune (India), 15 December 1991.
Today we are really sitting in very close relationship with the nature.
The whole thing, as you can see very clearly, is done by villagers and in a very simple way and I’m sure you must all be enjoy-ing it very much.
Today being the first puja in Maha-rastra, we have to do Ganesha Puja, but one has to understand how it is so impor-tant in Maharastra that people worship Ganesha. […]
Talk about Shri Jesus. Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1990.
The innocence, the auspiciousness which was filled by Adi Shakti to begin with when She started to create this universe, that He was the embodiment of all that which was so necessary before the creation started. It’s hard to understand how people could not feed Him. They all have suffered so much. Whatever it is, for the Divine they do not suffer and they come on this earth to show how stupid we are, […]
Shri Lalita and Shri Chakra Puja, Brahmapuri near Satara (India), during India Tour 1990/91, 17 December 1990.
The knowledge about Kundalini has been expressed in many Sanskrit Shastras since long and also in Ayurveda it is described, not only that but the books which are for curriculum talk about Kundalini and the chakras, because Ayurveda is very, very close to Sahaja Yoga. Even in the western medicine to begin with, you should see the history they took to -dealt with three doshas. […]
India Tour Puja. Shrirampur (India), 12 December 1990.
We have come to this place with the idea that we’ll be comfortable in the other place as we were before, but you must have known that there’s a man who is quite devilish, and he has tried to make this funny arrangement just to extract some money from us for doing nothing.
What I have to tell you, that we should remember that when we are doing right in this Krita Yuga, […]
Puja in Pune (extracts), India, 3 December 1990.
So, welcome to all the Sahaja Yogis from abroad. So we start from today our Maharashtra Tour, which you can see is full of these hills and dales. Also, the atmosphere is going to be extremely rustic. Of course the comforts of this place have not been up to the mark, but next year it will be much better, I’m sure. We have decided to purchase even this plot of land, […]
New Year Puja, Sangli (India), January 1st, 1990
Yesterday’s experience was that the whole day I had to spend it with police people explaining to them. And now I feel that in Maharashtra, there is a rule of Mafia. And that, it is for us to face it and we have to prove it.
I am sorry some people were hurt so badly and I’ll think after Puja they’ll take you to the hospital. Here there is a very nice hospital where we have very good doctors. […]
1989-12-27 India Tour – How We Should Behave
It was very interesting I was thinking about you all and about the people who have done so much for Sahaja Yoga. It is impossible really to say how many have worked for Sahaja Yoga with such interest and dedication. And this dedication is directed by divine force that’s why I think you people are not even aware how much you have worked so hard without getting any material gain out of it. […]
Christmas Puja. Pune (India), 25 December 1989.
Today we have assembled here to celebrate the birth of Christ. When you think of his birth one knows that he was born in a very humble place and all his life he lived in a very humble way.
Also as Sahaja Yogis you know that he was the incarnation of Shri Ganesha, which is in a sense his innocence and he was crucified due to the stupid understanding of blind people. […]
Talk to yogis (India tour). Aurangabad (India), 18 December 1989.
So now most of you are here and it’s a nice place for all of you to be here from different countries. Aurangabad has a special significance in My own life because My forefathers came from a place very near from here called as Paithan but originally known as Prathisthan.
I think about two years back we were there. And this is the place where Valmiki, […]
First puja of India tour ’89, Alibag (India), 17 December 1989.
Welcome to you all. It has been little bit delayed but just now they have informed Me that the plane is delayed even much more so I thought it’s better to have the puja now, though the English had told us that they would like to attend from the very beginning. They always get many more pujas, that may be the reason!
So now we have all arrived here and we are going to start this pilgrimage of travelling together. […]
Puja in Alibag (India), 30 December 1988.
So we have come to the end of our tour and you all will be going to your countries in different directions. Now we have to look back and see what did we learn in this tour and what did we understand. There has been less talking from Me, I don’t know about you people, but there was a tremendous dynamic force which was working the movement, organization and the correction part of it. […]
Purity and Holiness. Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1998.
Happy Christmas to you all, May God Bless You.
The birth of Christ is celebrated all over the world and it’s nice that we are celebrating here at Ganapatipule. His birth, as you know very well in Sahaja Yoga, we have realised that the principle of Christ was Shri Ganesha, so this is the right place to celebrate the Christmas and the Birth of Christ is the absolutely coincides today and I am very happy that you have chosen Ganapatipule for that. […]
Health Advice to Western Yogis & the problems with Australia, Sangli (India), 21 December 1988.
I have heard that you have been all very sick. I think I got sick because of that, myself. Now I hope you are all better. Still there are sick people? How many?
Guido Lanza: About seventy.
Shri Mataji: Seventy are sick in bed? Where are they?
Now there’s something I must tell you, that the other day these girls were making me wear ornaments and I felt a very funny smell from them. […]
Puja Talk at India Tour. Pune (India), 17 December 1988.
So now welcome to you all for this Puna place. In the Shastras is described as Punya Patana, meaning the city of Punyas. That’s the reason I wanted to stay in Puna, thinking that people are very auspicious and full of punyas, and I am sure I’ll find them very soon, all those who have come to this place will be there available for Sahaja Yoga. […]
Adi Shakti Puja, “Detachment”, Rahuri (India), 11 December 1988.
The Puja has to start when it has to start. I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting, then I realised that today was a very good time according to the calendar; but it is not in the morning, so it had to be the third day of the moon and as the moon is changing its phases in the day time, we had to wait till it started. […]
Talk to yogis at India Tour. Aurangabad (India), 7 December 1988.
Sahaja Yogi: “Our ascent Mother.”
Shri Mataji: “What?”
Sahaja Yogi: “Our ascent.”
Shri Mataji: “That’s very general.”
Sahaja Yogini: “Enjoy tapasyas.”
Shri Mataji: “Enjoy what? Chapathi?”
(All Sahaja Yogis laugh)
Shri Mataji: “Enjoy What?”
Sahaja Yogini: “Tapas.”
Shri Mataji: Tapas! Is it any tapas in this? Doesn’t seem to. No, no, no, no, no, no. We are all having a nice time I think. Tapasya doesn’t mean this. […]
Puja Talk, India Tour. Vaitharna (India), 3 December 1988.
This program has been arranged by Vaitharna and Bombay Sahaja Yogis to welcome you all to India. Give them a hand. (Applause)
All the way you all have travelled to come to this Holy Land, I should say, for your spiritual growth. Every country has been blessed by God Almighty, it’s not only that India is a specially blessed one. But the people in India are definitely are very much blessed that they are even blind to seeking. […]
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, […]
Puja Talk, India Tour. Ganapatipule (India), 6 January 1988.
It is said that God is Satchitanand. He is truth, He is attention and He is joy. In Sahaja Yoga, first you have discovered the truth. Discover the truth on your fingertips. The truth that you can discover on your central nervous system is the truth. First you discover the truth and you can tell about it, talk about, explain about it but you cannot give it to others unless and until the other person gets Realization. […]
Ganapatipule Seminar, India Tour. Ganapatipule (India), 5 January 1988.
From yesterday’s programme, and all these days, you must have realised that to get your Kundalini working out, to get Her rush towards the Sahastrara and to widen your Sushumna Nadi it is not necessary that you should sit for meditation for three to five hours. Of course, you must meditate for a short time because that is at a point where you are alone, one with your God. […]
Talk to yogis, India Tour. Ganapatipule (India), 3 January 1988.
I hope you are all very comfortable now and that you are enjoying the food as well. [Applause] Also we are approaching the fag end of our tour. This tour was arranged, as you know, like a journey through your Shushumna Nadi. At different, different points different, different Chakras in the same way we have passed through various places and now we have reached Ganapatipule where we have to get our Sahastrara fully drenched with blessings of Shri Ganesh. […]
We Are Here For Our Ascent, Pune
You have come for your ascent, for a pilgrimage, and certain things have to be borne in mind — that we have to see that our thinking has to go down first. I don’t mind suffering, but my suffering doesn’t help you much. So I have to request you not to say, “I thought.”
Then I’ve seen people go on lingering about. There’s no movement, very lethargic movement, very slow movement, […]
Attention on Quality, Rahuri (India), 20 December 1987.
I’m sorry what has happened about the boys who came here and who created a problem, and there’s another problem with us. So I would like to tell you again that next time when you are coming, please see that you don’t bring anybody who has not done Sahaja Yoga for six years? six months? at least. The first one is correct, because in six years also they can be quite stupid. […]
Tour Introductory Talk. Alibag (India), 14 December 1987.
We have to prepare ourselves properly for anything that we do in life, there is something called preparation, and that preparation has to be done religiously in the sense that you have to take a vow about it, because, so many people, so many times come to India and do not achieve much. They say that we have got a little bit of………, which has benefit, that’s all. […]
Welcome Talk at India Tour, Alibag (India) 13 December 1987.
Welcome to all of you. This is a great country, it is also passing through a crisis. Nowadays I feel there are so many things that are happening which you could never dream before and at this time you all have arrived bringing peace and joy to all of them. So I thank you for that.
The strife and the pain which is on human beings is perhaps because they are not yet worthy of God’s blessings, […]
Puja Talk. Paithan (India), 11 January 1987.
You must have felt the vibration of this place that tremendous and that you come here after so many years nearly when you were surprise.
This place has a great connection with me as such because my fore-father’s ruled in this place and this was the capital of Shalivahan called as Pratishatha and they made as easier as Paithan.
There were rulers for thousand of years and one who started this Shalivahan Dynasty as they called Satvahan (i.e Seven Vahanas and they represented as seven vahanas as Seven Chakras); […]
Shri Mahalakshmi Puja. Sangli (India), 31 December 1986.
I have been telling them, now they have to face the other people around. You have the same problem a little more sophisticated and the problems are not sophisticated because we don’t have organized religions. Thank God for that also, but because you have organized religions we have to face them in an organized way. For example, now here we have a custom that all the people who have to go to Vital, […]
Puja at Brahmapuri. Brahmapuri (India), 27 December 1986.
This is a special month in India and it is nice that we are organizing this program during this month called as the Marga Sheersha, means where Marga means the road and Sheersha is the head, which leads you to the Epitome, that’s the month. And in this month they worship Guru because of His birthday of Dattatreya and also they worship Mahalakshmi. That means this is the month of Shushumna, […]
Christmas Puja, Pune (India) 25 December 1986.
Today we have all been waiting to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. There’s so much significant that we are in a place here, the same type of a hut Jesus had when He was born, and the wind was blowing from all sides and it was difficult to keep the room very warm, though if it is correct He was not born in the month of December, […]
Puja in Nassik at Dr. Sanghvi House, Nassik (India), 23 December 1986.
So now we have here one of the most ancient places called Nasik. I think you must have heard about what happened when Shri Rama and Sita were staying here, why this place was called as Nasik that I will tell you in short. This is the place where Shri Rama and Sita and Lakshmana were staying and the sister of Ravana, because Ravana’s some of the empires, […]
Welcome Puja at Chalmala, English part, Alibag (India), 21 December 1986.
Shri Mataji explains that She will first talk in English then in Marathi.
English talk starts at 7:43
I bow to all the Sahaja Yogis.
In this beautiful surround, surroundings, many of you are wondering why God has created these beautiful things. Because you people had to come on this Earth and enjoy the beauty that is one of the reasons. And now God feels very much fulfilled with the joy and satisfaction and a kind of a completion of His desire. […]
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), 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, […]
1985-12-24 India Tour 1985/86: Christmas Eve Puja – with Music and Bhajans, Pune
Sahaja Yogi: May we wish You, [Mother,] a Happy Christmas. For all the existent [unclear].
Shri Mataji: Same to you all. Happy Christmas and very happy New Year. Please be seated. Please be seated. [Mother speaks in Marathi.]
Today it’s a great day for Me to celebrate the Christmas Eve in Poona. Poona is called as Punya Patanam in our ancient books. That means this is the place which is very holy, […]
Talk on the shores of Vaitarna river, India Tour, December 15th, 1985
We have come into the land of Yoga. And in Yoga, one has to receive the blessings of peace and truth. So this land is the land where peace must reside. And you are the ones who are going to create that atmosphere of peace, here and abroad.
The nature in this land, or in any land, is very congenial to the divine happenings. […]
Bordi Seminar Final Talk, Bordi (India), 9 February 1985.
On this occasion when you are all leaving me, is rather hard to listen to these qualities described in your beautiful song. My words are so loaded with a feeling of extreme sadness, plus the exuberance of new ventures, some ideas that I have to do much more to establish whatever you are describing me.
So many rakshasa are to be killed as you have described Me. […]
Welcome Talk 1985 01 25 Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
Mr Pankay, the administrator of Municipal corporation of Ahmednagar, and other officers who are being very kind to host you to this beautiful function. And all the public from Ahmednagar. From all the Sahaja yogis abroad who have come all the way here, also the Sahaja yogis who are Indians, I would like to Thank administrator Mr Pankay for his kind invitation to this gracious occasion. [Clapping..]
Tomorrow is a great day, […]
Makar Sankranti Puja in Suryavanshi hall at Mumbai (India), 14 January 1985.
Today we are celebrating here a special day called Makar Sankrant. For the information of the foreign Sahaja Yogis, I will explain to you what it means. [Shri Mataji explains that She will speak first in English then in Marathi]. It means the day, today is the day the sun crosses over from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer. It is a very big day for us because, […]