Evening Program: Arun Apte and students, Talk Ganapatipule (India)

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, boys and girls, take to something which is self destructive? Why? Why do they take to drugs? Why do they take to all these sins which are self destructive?I mean we could blame the parents to some extend, but on the all, there was something them, which was troubling them, which was trying to say that it’s not true, this’ not the thing, this is not the thing that you want. And that’s what made them go into all kinds of various types of rebellion, I should say, against all the accepted truth or accepted goodness or value system. And I just thought that, of course in India the parents are rather strict, I must say, like – but there is one more thing in India, there’s a big outlet for them. And I found that outlet was the talent that they had. They had lots of talents, all of them I felt, when I talk to them, and this and that, I felt that they have lots of talents, but there Read More …

Adi Shakti Puja: The Shakti of Satya Yuga Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi (India)

Shakti Puja: The Shakti Of Satya Yuga 02-12-1995 [Hindi] Today, we are going to do the puja to Shakti in Satya Yuga. Because Satya Yuga has started in this environment, the influence of Shakti has also become more intense. The first form of Shakti is that she is enlightened, illuminated. She is full of intense light. When the Shakti manifests herself in Satya Yuga all the manners of wrong people will be exposed, they’ll come in front. all wrongdoings of theirs will come in front and exposed. All their acts that have been hidden to the rest of the world will be exposed. All wrong actions – they may be illegal or mental, or terroristic or others all these forms of acts which are against Satya, which are against the truth- none of such activities, such an institution can be saved because the light of truth will shine on it. In this light of Satya (truth), you will see its special form. The reason I had already told you before is that Krita Yuga has started and Satya Yuga will follow soon.  I had already said that the sun of Satya Yuga is on the horizon. Soon you’ll get the proof of this, that whoever brings untruth in the path of truth, who is indulging in untruth will be exposed. Even if he is a Sahaja Yogi, if he calls himself a Sahaja Yogi and indulges in wrong activities, he cannot save himself. Till today, truth saved him, protected him and Read More …

Shri Mahalakshmi Puja: The pangs of materialism Kalwa (India)

Mahalakshmi Puja in Kalwa, 1993-12-31, India Tour [Translated from Hindi] 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. Since last three years, I was telling them why they are drinking alcohol in front of Shri Ganesha, dancing dirty, misbehaving, etc. Shri Ganesha is very wrathful. I do not know why He tolerated this for three years. I told them very clearly that if you go on like this, you would face earthquake in Maharashtra. However, nobody listened to me and carried on with their misbehavior in front of Lord Ganesha. Alcohol is available everywhere in Maharashtra. Now, I see that there are two types of people in Maharashtra, one is alcoholic (mlechas) and other are pure and clean like Sahaj community. If you want to save your children and to give them good environment, then try to bring them in Sahaj culture and to accept it yourself. I am receiving everyday ten to fifteen letters from Sahaja Yogis how their difficulties disappeared, their children are behaving good, were saved from accidents, etc. So, I think that the benefits of Sahaja Yoga must reach to others also who are not Sahaja Yogis. Nowadays, many kind of people come Read More …

Evening Program and Talk About Marriages Ganapatipule (India)

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. If you want, you can say no, completely, or you can say “Mother, change it”. Whatever you say we’ll try to do. We have big problems of hights, of education, of culture, and some people say: “We don’t want to marry indians”, or “we don’t want to marry a foreigner”, like that. Whatever it was, we have tried to comply with your desires. But of course we could not get all of you married because there were no proper matches for you, but in any case I’m sure by tomorrow we might be able to organize many more. So there is no compulsion about it, absolutely not, till the end. Till the marriages are being performed you have every right to say no, so I don’t want you to get married now and later on create problems. Whatever it is, if you think I have done anything for you, or Sahaja Yoga has done for you, then please don’t trouble us by thinking about it later on that “We don’t want to marry, we Read More …

Talk Before Evening Program: Enjoy the bliss of God eve of Shri Krishna Puja Yamunanagar (India)

“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. But in Dehradun maybe, it may be colder. Let’s see. So you can see this country has a varied type of climate, varied type of people, different languages. So many things are here and so many people have been accepted in this country: so many different cultures, so many different languages. But one thing is common is that they are dharmic people, they know what dharma is. I always praised you in Hindi language, that you didn’t know so many things about dharma, but the way you have taken to Sahaj is very remarkable, is very, very remarkable, and cannot be really explained. Because Sahaj dharma, in a way, was known to Indians better. But the way you have taken to it and so deep you have gone into it, they themselves are surprised, “Mother, how it has been achieved?” I have only one explanation to give: that in last life you have done lots of good things, many good things, and that’s why all those punyas that you have earned, you are cashing Read More …

Public Program Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi (India)

India Tour, Public Program in Kidwai Nagar, 1993-12-03 Shri Mataji: [In Hindi]: My greetings to all the seekers of Truth! I’ve been told like this, that first speak in English and then speak in Hindi. Do you all agree with this? [English part; From 13:59 to 38:30] I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, we have to know what is the truth and what are we seeking why this seeking has started in these recent years. We have science by which we have overgrown outwardly. We have different devices by which our life has become more comfortable, maybe. But science cannot answer many questions. But science cannot answer many questions. And one of the questions it cannot answer, is, “Why are we here on this Earth?” Also science is amoral. It does not give you any line of action that will benefit you and that will nourish you. Of course, there’s nothing against science as such, but it is very incomplete and takes people into imbalances. There are so many defects which I I’m not going to describe today. But main thing is that it does not give you the idea of reality. It does not give you the totality. Also, it does not give you any ascent in your spiritual life.So much in the West, also in India, not to that extent but, yes quite a lot, we have progressed in science in every way. What do we find? There’s a decline in the Read More …

Shri Ganesha Puja: Sahaja Yoga Now At the Zenith Kalwa (India)

Shri Ganesha Puja. Kalwa (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, when you get your vibrations, then you can ask, “Is this Swayambhu? Is this really made by Earth?” Many miracles of Ganesha has taken place in Sahaja Yoga. Especially if you see My photographs, you will be astonished how He has given ‘darshan’ [appeared]. The significance of Ganesha is that He is seated on every chakra. First of all Ganesha was established. Ganesha came in the world to spread chastity. First to make the entire Universe pure. Most important thing is purity. If purity is not there then nothing can be created. Just supposing there is a tree. Its surroundings become polluted, then the trees will die. In the say way to purify the environment of the entire Universe, Shri Ganesha was established. These days in this environment, people cannot understand what is chastity? And what is the meaning of chastity? The same Ganesha later on appeared as Isa Masih [Jesus Christ]. That is the reason Isa Masih [Jesus Christ] has talked more about the significance of chastity. That even your eyes have Read More …

Opening talk Ganapatipule (India)

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. We have to keep to this progressive attitude and spread Sahaja Yoga in every way possible. We have to of course be careful when we are spreading the Sahaja Yoga, that there might be some people who are quite negative, and may try to pose that they are some special type of Sahaja Yogis; I have known such people throughout: to tell people that I have given them some mantras, special mantras and that I’m, they’re very close to Me or sort of, all this kind of nonsense. And people do get impressed by such people who say that: “I’m something special”, and that: “Something special has been done to me”. It’s a very dangerous thing. Whatever is there is all open and for everyone. I have no favorites at all, I cannot have favorites. So anyone who talks like this, you must know that person must be mad and negative, and just shun such a company. Don’t go near anyone like that. Another thing I have to warn you, that by spreading Sahaja Read More …

Shri Ganesha Puja: He’s a giver of wisdom Shere (India)

Shri Ganesha Puja. Pune (India), 15 December 1991. English Talk 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 enjoying it very much. [Applause] Today, being the first puja in Maharashtra, we’ll have to do Ganesha Puja. But one has to understand how it is so important in Maharashtra that people worship Ganesha. As you know, there are Ashtavinayakas, eight Ganeshas are there around this area and this triangle of Maharashtra which has got on one side one big mountain, on the other side we have another mountain which, of course, is not in Maharashtra. And also, on top, we have another mountain. So like a triangle which is made like a Mooladhara, means the Kundalini itself. So, the Kundalini of the whole world resides in this area. That’s why it is called, we should say, as Maharashtra, as the country which is very great, the nation which is very great. But I don’t know how far Maharashtrians realize that they are sitting in the land of Maharashtra. This land, which is vibrated by Shri Ganesha, has its own simplicity, has its own vibrations, a different style, a different type. The best part of Maharashtra is that it gives you a very good attention. With Ganesha so much vibrating, the attention becomes very concentrated and this concentration helps you in so Read More …

Christmas Eve: Talk about Shri Jesus Ganapatipule (India)

Talk about Shri Jesus. Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1990. So today’s the Christmas Eve. Should say tonight is the Christmas eve and we are all here. We have to understand that now we have really, entered into the area of Jerusalem and where you are built in such a way, that we can understand, the great incarnation of Christ. So far, He was never understood because it was a very subtle incarnation and that has made people go much away from Him. From the principle of which he was made the innocence. So today we have to remember how incarnated on this earth. 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 feel 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, how we have not been able to see the Truth, to see the reality. But we repeat the mistakes again and again, because we do not know ourselves, which is the only instrument by which you can know the Divine. And when we do not know ourselves we cannot understand the Divine. Still, it’s such a great thing to see so many of you are there in that subtle area of the Spirit. Read More …

Shri Chakra and Shri Lalita Puja Brahmapuri (India)

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. They dealt with three problems that we have as in Ayurveda. The right side which has got Pitta means bile; left side which has got Kapha means phlegm, and the central part, the problems of vayu means the gases.Now luckily so many western people have taken to Sahaja Yoga and have tried to bring down all the permutations and combinations to the simple reasoning of left, right and centre. But the knowledge of Sahaja Yoga is absolutely basics; even in Ayurveda is one step away from reality, of which it says the fundamentals. So you are dealing with the fundamentals of which a human being is built. And if this knowledge was found out long time back in India should we not accept it?The reason why people went into meditation in those days and found out all these deeper things within ourselves, because they didn’t have to fight the nature. You have seen here nature how beautiful it is. You can spend all your life under a tree, Read More …

Devi Puja: You should have no fear at all Shrirampur (India)

India Tour Puja. Shrirampur (India), 12 December 1990. First I will speak in English and then in Marathi. [Shri Mataji speaks in English] 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 Kruta Yuga, this is the time when the Paramachaitanya has become active. That’s why it is called as Kruta Yuga. At this time this Power is extremely active. They used to torture the saints in this country and every country who were real people, and they used to also make their lives impossible, because they were lonely people: one saint here, one saint there. But in these modern times we are so many, we have so many Sahaja Yogis all over the world. So first of all we are collectively very strong, and secondly the Brahmachaitanya itself has become active. It’s a very great thing, we must realize it within ourselves, that no amount of cruelty, planning against us, any kind of violence of other people cannot harm us. If they ever try to harm us, they’ll be harmed themselves; apart from that, all our work will go all smoothly. But we should not lose even Read More …

Devi Puja: A very important task Pune (India)

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, but as you know we have a land on top, there on the hill at the top. That’s one of the highest peaks in this area. That land we have already purchased, and we are going to have an Ashram there, and this will be the place used for parking. I hope you like the atmosphere here and the surroundings, the nature. People in Maharashtra are blessed by great saints and people who were Naths, like Gyaneshwara; and that’s why they have a tremendous base of spirituality. But still they are to be guided to get their Self Realization. As you know that without spirituality, the life is very much in, is in imbalance. It does not have a totality of enjoyment. I don’t know if there is any enjoyment otherwise also; because if you just live with your machineries and materialism, they cannot give you joy. And that’s what you have discovered, the emptiness of life. And that’s the reason you want spirituality, to give a complete expression to your Read More …

New Year Puja: Mother depends on us Sangli (India)

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. And then I would request you to know that, the evil and the good, always has to struggle and fight. Formerly in this great country of Maharashtra all the saints were tortured to such an extent that it is amazing how despite all that they kept the banner of spirituality so high. They are still existing, the same people, who have tortured the saints and I think they are the same people who have behaved in such a bad manner towards you all. This kind of ego-trip builds up in everyone – even in among sahaja yogis, it does build up. And they (the evil ones) are all the time on a different scene. This is like Hitler’s style of behavior that you pick up some sort of an issue. An issue could be anything, like they are saying that “we are trying to remove all the blind faiths”. I mean, I’ve done this for eighteen years, what can they do more than that? Read More …

How We Should Behave Pune (India)

Conversation with Sahaja Yogis, India Tour, 1989-12-27 [English Transcript] Today, it was again a busy day, sorting out things for you. And 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. And the joy has no value. We cannot evaluate in any human terminology nor can we describe it as to how we feel the joy of oneness together. This togetherness is very much felt in Ganapatipule. I see the leaders from all over the world have become great friends – there’s no jealousy, there’s no quarrelling, there’s no fighting, there’s no domination, there’s no shouting, nothing. Such beautiful brothers and sisters such a beautiful family we have created out of this beautiful universe. Now we have to maintain the beauty individually and collectively. Some people think that individually if you do something that is alright, but if it is not related to the collective it cannot be sahaj. Anything that you do has to be related to the collective. Now to be individualistic is a trend in the modern times and in that how far we have gone into nonsense that we know very well. Read More …

Christmas Puja: You Have Christ Before You Pune (India)

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. He was the eternal child, and is so sad that when we talk about Christ and Christianity we feel that Christianity has gone just the other way round on the other side of Christ. If one is construction, the another is destruction, and if one is innocence another is cunning. If you see the Christian nations its very surprising where we have got Christianity in its practice is very surprising that innocence has no place, no respect, chastity has no place no respect, which was the essence of Christ. He was made of it. It is sometimes shocking how these so called Christian nations have maligned Christ to that extent, and how they have ruined so many people with their stupid ideas of allowing people to indulge into all kinds of filthy things. And the second point is very important to see how he was born in a very humble abode, he lived in a very humble way, he was a son of a carpenter so he lived like a carpenter. But, Read More …

Devi Puja talk: About the Indian Sages Aurangabad (India)

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, who wrote the great epic of Ramayana, lived here and when Sita was taken away from Her house and when She was pregnant, there was another ashram of his in Nepal where She stayed and then She was brought here. That’s why you see a kind of a culture of Maharashtra going to the hills and also to Nepal through Her and Her children who went down – one to Russia and another to China. The name of one who went to Russia was Lav and the one who went to China was Kush. So they are called as slavs and was mostly called as lave. And those who went to China are called as Kusha. So they lived here from their birth, till they became about say twelve years of age when Valmiki composed Ramayana and taught them how to sing that song of Ramayana. So then they went to Ayodhya and there they started singing the song. With that singing, Shri Rama was very much touched. They challenged Him in a way Read More …

Devi Puja: Nothing to discuss in Sahaja Yoga Alibag (India)

First puja of India tour ’89, Alibag (India), 17 December 1989. English Transcript 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. [Shri Mataji laughs, laughter] So now we have all arrived here and we are going to start this pilgrimage of travelling together. The journey is of a very subtle nature and, if we realize why we are here, we’ll understand that all this Creation is watching you all and it’s trying to help you that you should ascend and that you feel your depth and thus enjoy your Self. The travel may not be very comfortable. The roads are so very filled with speed-breakers and [Shri Mataji laughs] all kinds of obstructions. It’s a journey like of our ascent I felt, that our speed has to be brought down. In the West we have become very speedy, no doubt, and to bring down this speed we have to use meditative process that we feel our peace within ourselves. Also the thoughts are bombarding our minds and we react very fast to others and to these thoughts. So one has to be aware, one has to be knowing what is happening within yourself, that the thoughts Read More …

Devi Puja: Leadership and Responsibility Alibag (India)

Talk on leadership and responsibility, next day (after marriages), end of India Tour, 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. I do not know if you have felt that way, but should have, so many of you must have felt that within yourself there’s some sort of a dynamic happening. This has come because now the attention of Sahaj has gone beyond the realm of only few collective Sahaja Yogis and when you open your heads to this new dimension, then suddenly you start thinking about all the problematic things you have to face. So far you have been like Brahmins, you see, keeping away from non-Brahmins, in the sense, keeping away from people who are not Realized, keeping your society away from them, keeping your vibrations all right. And trying not to expose yourself to these people who are, according to you, maybe half-baked or maybe they are not yet in Sahaja Yoga. But I think now you are quite capable. Now, you’ve reached a stage where nothing can harm you, nothing can catch you. Now you Read More …

Christmas Eve Talk: Purity and Holiness and Evening Program Ganapatipule (India)

Purity and Holiness. Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1998. Happy Christmas to you all. May God Bless You. [Applause] 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. Now as you know very well, that Ganesha’s principle became the principle of Christ at the Agnya Chakra. And that’s a very important centre that we have within ourselves which has given us a new dimension to our personality, that we can resurrect ourselves as Christ resurrected Himself; so the message of His life is resurrection. So from His birth He got His resurrection done, in the same way you are born again when you get your Resurrection, or you become Sahaja Yogis. On the same principle it works. But He had to physically pass through all the penance, as we say that He died for us, for our sins; but now as He has done that for us, the Agnya Chakra is absolutely at our command, that we can open it out whenever we like, if we are Sahaja Yogis, and we can enlighten that Chakra also. This is the Chakra always caught up by people who Read More …

Health Advice to Western Yogis Sangli (India)

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. So I think that you people do not wash your hands properly. After going to the toilet I had told you to use water all the time – it’s very important. But you people stick, still, to the Western style. That’s very dirty, I tell you. It’s a very dirty style of living – is not to use the water. It’s very unhygienic also. That’s why you find in the West [that] most of the people are sick. Not here. You have seen yesterday how the boys were dancing – so quick and fast. So that’s one thing one has to remember is to wash your hands after coming out of the toilet, before food. Yesterday I smelt their hands and I was amazed. Smelling awfully bad! So that’s not an Indian custom or anything, but it’s a hygienic system. So I hope you have got lotas (jugs). Have you got lotas there? You had it. But still you keep to Read More …

Devi Puja Talk: How We Earn Our Punyas Pune (India)

Puja at India Tour. Pune (India), 17 December 1988. Translation from Marathi – MISSING English Transcript 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. Yesterday you must have seen there were so many people who had come for Sahaja Yoga and were very much impressed by your beautiful music, and the rendering in Marathi language and what we call is they felt the kautuk. Kautuk is the, there’s no word in English, but what a father or a mother when she sees the talents of her children feels, you see, that feeling is a kautuka, and that’s what they were all feeling very much enamored that how these people have taken to Marathi language, and they were very happy about it. I could see on their faces writ large their joy and a kind of a fondness for it, such an endearing thing for them. First of all is the language, another is the music because, you know Maharastrans are very fond of Indian music so they were very much surprised how you could sing in such a beautiful way the tunes and the different talas that you use. They were very Read More …

Adi Shakti Puja: the steadiness of the mind is very important for the marriages Residence of Madhukar Dhumal, Rahuri (India)

Adi Shakti Puja: Detachment, Rahuri (India), 11 December 1988. Puja has to start at the time when it has to start. I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting, then I realised that today is 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 it’s phases in the day time, we had to wait till it started. I think, all these things have happened, of the theft and everything has happened, perhaps, to delay the Puja up to the point where it should start. So, in Sahaja Yoga we all go beyond time and we don’t have to worry about the timing. Only when it’s a formal function or something, because the people are formal, they don’t understand our styles. So we have to be present there at right time, otherwise we should just allow the time to take its own course and we should move in our own way. Now for our travel and this tour, we have to realise that we are here to achieve a certain amount of height in our detachment. We have to rise into the realm of our state, while the circumstances around us, they’re surrounding us and they should not make us unhappy, or biased, or we should not react to them. On the contrary we should try to rise above that. If there are no events of mishaps, then you Read More …

Conversation with Sahaja Yogis, Mooladhara and the qualities of Indians Aurangabad (India)

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. Tapasya means you have to climb the Himalayas without any water, with dehydration getting thinner and thinner, no food, nothing, that is Tapasya. Or stand on your one foot for 12 years. Sahaja Yogini: “We are getting Joy.” Sahaja Yogi: “We enjoy collectivity.” Shri Mataji: “That’s one of them. Correct. That’s one of them.” Sahaja Yogini: “To be in thoughtless awareness all the time.” Shri Mataji: Yes. You see there are really many things about this Indian tour, specially of Maharastra. To begin with, Maharastra is the country where I would say the Ganesha principle is very strong. Because there are 8 Ganeshas which have come out of the Mother Earth. And all the three powers are represented by the Mother Earth also here Mahakali, Maha Lakshmi, Maha Saraswati. So the whole place is very vibrated. And the Mother Earth is very much vibrated. Now, if you have any problem of Mooladara, for example, on this land if you sit down on the ground and put My photograph in front of Read More …

Puja Talk, Ascent Vaitarna (India)

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. They are not seeking as you people are seeking. This is their big problem. Because they think that they know everything about God and they don’t have to bother, while you are really seekers of Truth – no doubt about it. And the way you are seeking, the way you have jumped into the ocean of joy and the way you are dancing today has really filled My heart with tremendous gratitude towards you. Even to receive the blessings, you have to have people with open hearts, with wisdom, with love, with feeling of collectivity and humanity. Unless and until you are of that quality, it’s impossible to make you work-out Sahaja Yoga in this way. My own experience of you all is this that you people are growing very fast. And that’s how Sahaja Yoga is manifesting even faster sometimes through you, people. And when you tell Me what miracles you have met and what all the good things have happened to Read More …

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, and is always a fixed date because it’s a, it has something to do with the sun. This is the only date which is fixed in the Indian calendar, because they have to deal with the sun. But this time, I don’t know why, what has happened that they have put it on the fifteenth of this month – it’s always the fourteenth. Now today is, they are changing, I would say that the seasons are going to be changed. We’ve got six months when this moves, sun moves towards the southern hemisphere and makes it warm, and it comes to the northern hemisphere from tomorrow. So today is the last day, which we say that is the day which is the coldest day, according to Indian understanding. After this the heat will start growing and all the – we can do anything that is auspicious, any auspicious things can be done after this puja is over, during the summer-time. Read More …

Devi Puja Talk: God is Satchitanand (Marathi talk not on the video) Ganapatipule (India)

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. So, the truth has to be tested. One has to test on the fingertips the existence of truth. Otherwise all kinds of descriptions are of no weight. No one can understand what you are talking about when you tell them that you can feel the All-pervading power of Gods’ love around you. And then you start experiencing your attention. You start feeling that there is somebody, some force, some power, some organization is looking after you. Gradually you find your own attention becomes active. Today I am happy to say that I can tell you all these things openly, so clearly. But can you believe that 20 years back even in India nobody could talk about it because something Agamya, not to be known, not to be understood because your attention has become enlightened. With your enlightened attention you are listening to Me that’s why you are understand what I am saying. You attention itself has become active now and it baffles you sometimes Read More …

Talk: Being Bandhamukta – A free personality and Evening Program Ganapatipule (India)

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 Sahasrara 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. But otherwise in the collective, when you merge into it, then the Kundalini rises the same way. It’s a very discreet way of understanding what happens. In the collective when you are, you compensate each other, complement each other, and a subtler side of the cosmos starts manifesting in you. Then if you could really merge there’s a word ’emerge’ in Sanskrit language or in Marathi language is very good is ‘ramamaana’. I don’t think “merging with joy” but there is no ‘with’ you see, merging into joy. So if you can merge into the joy of anything that is sahaj you can become a meditative personality, you can achieve that meditative mood within yourself. With that mood, with that force, new subtler dimensions start breaking out within you. Your different kind of conditionings which are like shackles, binding you down, just open out and you become a free person – bandhamukta. With that force everything breaks: your ego breaks, your conditioning breaks and you become one with the joy of life, Read More …

We should have patience, sweetness and genuineness, Evening Program Ganapatipule (India)

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 Sushumna 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 Sahasrara fully drenched with blessings of Shri Ganesh. As you know Sahaja Yoga is a very subtler happening within us. It’s a very subtler happening and this subtler happening gives you sensitivity to Divine joy. When you start getting the Divine joy you don’t care for any comforts, you don’t care for all worldly type of pleasure giving things. To you, this becomes the most important thing and the only thing. Apart from that you start seeing the truth as it is. When I say you start seeing the truth many people can misuse this word. I’ve seen many people saying that they can decide things on vibrations and they have decided certain things on vibrations. But they commit mistakes. That means they have not yet grown up to that state where they can decide on vibrations. So nobody should arbitrarily decide but consult the collective, especially your leaders to find out if whatever decision you have taken, whatever you have thought of, is it all right or not. Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: We Are Here For Our Ascent Pune (India)

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, as if they have taken some sort of an opium or some sort of a drug. You should see, all the Indians are alert, especially in Maharashtra. They’re very alert people. And the alertness you have to achieve — not to just roam about here, roam about there, stand there. Everybody has to go and call. We are doing no work here at all. They are doing all the work. I’m sorry I have to say that. They are the ones who are working out the thing. We have just to move from places to places. But there also the movement is so slow sometimes that it is impossible how to get round you, like small children to call this one, call that one for anything. It has to be a fast movement, it has to be a quick movement. You have to work it out in a very quick manner. Everything has to be done in a very smart way, as they call it. But on the contrary, I find that Read More …

Devi Puja: Attention on Quality Rahuri (India)

1987-1220 Puja: Attention on Quality, Rahuri, India [English translation from Marathi] (Sound cloud – Sahaja Library – 1987-1220 Talk 1 at Rahuri (Marathi)) Does having a namesakes, caste and creed have any meaning? Today I am telling you all plainly that you should not (live on) freebies (“फुकटखोरी”). Sahaja yoga is not for such people who are looking for freebies, if you want freebies, you should take another path. Those who want to stay in Sahaja Yoga have to live with self-esteem (“आत्मसम्मान”) and have to show the world that we are self-respecting people. Why take contributions, means what? Should Shri Mataji pay for you all? I have paid for the food for people in Pune. This kind of begging attitude will not work and such beggars are not required in Sahaja Yoga and those people who cannot (use their hands to) work should leave Sahaja Yoga. Your collective state can never improve because the vibrations flow through your hands. When you use your hands to work only then your collective state will improve. Today you have built a temple, tomorrow you will build something else, there you need to use your hands to build them. How many of you came to Pune to work with me? You need to use your hands to work. You need to use hands for hard work. The big people who have come from UN Agriculture (department) have taken shovel and spades in their hands to do the work, but no one came from Read More …

Tour Introductory Talk Alibag (India)

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. So today you saw that how Indians got their realization without any problems, without any questions. And such a magnet life, one gentleman who was a district judge of the state, so very humble and soft and sweet person present My lectures, some of them and he pointed out what is interesting in the lectures and also said what is so special about Sahaja Yoga and then what is so special about it. It’s very remarkable how people are humble and for them it is important that if a saint is there, then there must be a [guest ?]. Because they were just sitting there, we have just come from the house directly and I was sitting there, people were coming and bowing to Me, and told him you can go in if he wants, because it will take some time. He said, “No, no I am perfectly all right, how can I go before you haven’t.” In that humility he was sitting there all the time. Now we have to understand that we Read More …

Devi Puja Alibag (India)

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, still as God has created them He tries to do His utmost to see that human beings are kept comfortably all right on this Mother Earth. He creates all kinds of beautiful things that you see and the whole cosmos is in unison and working out something very great today. This new revolution that has started, very, very silently, today it is taking its shape and is providing a new future for all of us. You see those big, big trees, that are on top of your head and as long as you are sitting here no fruit will fall upon you. It’s not because I am here but because this Mother Earth knows that there are such great saints sitting here and She is not going to disturb. This place was called as Shrigaav [gaav means village – SG] I was told, means the village of the Goddess and this fruit is called as Shriphal [phal means fruit – SG] meaning the Read More …

Devi Puja: Commitment and Dedication Paithan (India)

“Commitment and dedication”. Puja Talk, Paithan, Maharashtra, (India), 11 January 1987. You must have felt the vibrations of this place: they are tremendous. And that we should come here after so many years is really very much surprising. This place has a great connection with me, as such, because my forefathers ruled in this place. And this was the capital of Shalivahanas. It’s called as ‘Pratishathan’ but then they made as easier as ‘Paithan’. There were rulers here for thousands of years and they are the ones who started this Shalivahan dynasty. Actually they called themselves as ‘Satvahan’ [which] means ‘seven vahanas’. They represented the seven vahanas of the seven chakras. It’s surprising how Sahaj. After that there was a great poet as you know about him – Gyaneshwara. He came here and he was born very close to this place. He was here for quite some time. And there was one fellow, who was a very supra-conscious person, who challenged him. His name was Changdev. So he said that, “What do you have with you to show that you have got God with you?” And there was a male buffalo with him which was just walking on the road, and Gyaneshwara made that buffalo say Veda mantras. And this Changdev tried to show some tricks. And Gyaneshwara, with his brothers and sister, were sitting on a broken wall and made the wall to move with all of them in the air. And then he realised, Changdev, that this sort Read More …

Shri Mahalakshmi Puja: A temperament of a peaceful personality Sangli (India)

Shri Mahalakshmi Puja Date 31st December 1986: Place Sangli Puja Type [Marathi to English translation] Sahaja Yoga is spreading slowly in Sangli district. But the thing that spreads slowly gets established firmly. And any live process takes place slowly. Hence we should not expect that it will suddenly grow on large scale. If we need to produce plastic flowers then a machine is sufficient for that. But to create live flowers, it takes time. It needs to be cultivated, effort has to be taken. Many people still do not have any idea about Sahaja Yoga. And those who know have only misconceptions. We have many cults, sects which are already active since long time. But we have not benefitted from these cults and sects.  “We have been going to Pandhari (Pandharpur) for so many days, have been worshipping Tuljapur’s Bhavani for so many days, have been visiting Mahalakshmi temple at Kolhapur. We did everything that is possible. Performed fasts and religious ceremonies. Despite doing all this Mataji, we did not get anything.” On the top of it, after growing up your children will ask you – you have spent so much time, spent money, took efforts and at end you did not gain anything. Means there is no God. If you wish to go to Sangli then take a road leading to Sangli. If you take opposite route then you will not reach Sangli. So after so many years, you did not reach Sangli. It means that you were walking Read More …

Devi Puja by the Krishna’s river: unless and until you love each other, I do not exist within you Brahmapuri (India)

Puja by the Krishna’s river, Brahmapuri (India) 1986-12-27 [English Transcript] This is a special month in India and it is nice that we are organizing this program during this month. It is called as the Margashirsha, means where Marga means the road and Shirsha is the head, which leads (sounds like) you to the, to the epitome. That is the month and in this month they worship Guru because of his birthday Dattatreya and also they worship Mahalakshmi. That means this is the month of Sushumna, where the people get out of the bondages of smaller hankerings and enter into a new path of seeking of spirituality that is Sushumna that is Mahalakshmi. Also on this, there are lots of, (eh) pujas they do for four Thursdays, the puja of Mahalakshmi because Mahalakshmi is worshipped on a Thursday as it is the essence of the Guru principle. The Gurus have to satisfy the Mahalakshmi principle, which is just pure seeking of God, or what do you call the pure desire (“Shuddha Ichcha”). Today is a Saturday as I enquired and the puja was done in Poona (“Pune”) was also (Shri Mataji is enquiring with someone in Marathi – “it happened on Friday or day before on Thursday?”) on Thursday. Thursday puja was the thing of the Mahalakshmi’s puja had started. The day we did puja in Mahalakshmi, there you saw all, how the water was giving away its exuberance by putting up miraculous fountains and they became the clouds I Read More …

Christmas Puja Pune (India)

Christmas Puja, Pune (India) 25 December 1986. [English Transcript] 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, in a warmer month, not so very cold, maybe this much as you see; so maybe that the climate of today is quite significant, with the climate that He must have felt. As for you people, you don’t feel any discomfort in this climate, nor in these surroundings nor in the Spartan living. He never felt any discomfort, nor His Mother. When our attention is on our Spirit, then we do not feel the discomfort of nature or of worldly things. This is the first sign when a Sahaja Yogi starts complaining about comforts, then the first sign is that he is not a Sahaja Yogi as yet. To begin with you just get absolutely acclimatized with the climate and enjoy the style, the speed, the way it is molding you. There’s no friction between the nature and the body because the Spirit which is synchronizer, helps you to become one with this nature and enjoy the best part of it. The way you are enjoying it shows that you are Read More …

Puja: About ego Dr Sanghvi's House, Nashik (India)

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, a part of the empire was very close to this place. She came down to entice Shri Rama. So Shri Rama smiled at her He said that, “It is not possible with Me because I have a very nice wife” in His own sweet ways and He is known for His formals, formal is not the word but for a sweet formalities, and we call it Sankocha. He said, “You better try your hand on My brother”, because He knew His brother is a terrific fellow. So this is all rakshasi, it’s all qualities of rakshashas that women who are rakshasinis try to entice men. Men who are rakshasas try to entice woman. It’s a quality of rakshashas not human beings. And of course not of the Devas. So this rakshasini wanted to try her luck. With her ego she went down to Lakshmana and she told Him that you are now living without your wife for 14 years and this 14 years are going to be very heavy for Read More …

Shri Mahadevi Puja: Steady yourself with meditation Chalmala, Alibag (India)

Welcome Puja Mahadevi Puja Talk, Chalmala, Alibag, Maharashtra, India, English part, 21 December 1986. [Shri Mataji explains that She will first talk in English then in Marathi] [English talk] I bow to all the Sahaja Yogis.In these beautiful 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 joy and satisfaction and a kind of a completion of His desire.“Why God has created this beautiful universe?” has been a question asked for thousands of years. The reason is very simple to understand: this beauty that is created cannot see itself. In the same way, God, who is the source of beauty, cannot see its own beauty. Like a pearl cannot enter into itself to see its beauty. Like the sky cannot understand its own beauty. The stars cannot see their own beauty. The Sun cannot behold its own brilliance. In the same way, God Almighty cannot behold His own being. He needs a mirror and that is how He has created this beautiful universe as His mirror. In this mirror He has created now beautiful things like the Sun, then the Sun has to see his own reflection also. So, He has created these beautiful trees to see that when he shines, they come up so well and look so green.Then He has created those birds who rise early in Read More …

Talk To Western Leaders: A land for a school Rahuri (India)

Conversation with Western leaders, “A land for a school”, Rahuri, India, January 12, 1986 Shri Mataji: We have now got the land at Vaitarna, which is a school land. It is a big land, forty-two acres, [inaudible]. It is a land with natural slopes and things, you have seen it. The first problem is would you like Me to bring it one level or better keep it natural. Sahaja Yogis: Natural. Shri Mataji: Natural. Sahaja Yogi: In keeping with your whole philosophy Mother, it should be as natural as possible. Shri Mataji: I think to the first point, [inaudible/comfortable] way – when you plan it out, I thought, we should have a circular road. One circular road. If you [inaudible], a circular road from which a car can go. Inside should be all natural. Sahaja Yogi: A perimeter road. Shri Mataji: That would be better, like a bandhan. Now another thing is that, a big problem. It could be a big problem with the [inaudible/disciplines]. Should we have the houses – modern, or ethnic or traditional? Sahaja Yogi: [Inaudible/probably difference between traditional and ethnic]. Shri Mataji: Traditional would be rather elaborately done, like the French (?), which are city. And the ethnic would be like stone walls and roofs, more hut like? Sahaja Yogi: City? Sahaja Yogi:  More hut like. Shri Mataji: More hut like? Sahaja Yogi:  Mother, the rainfall in that area. Shri Mataji: For the rainfall, that is the best. See, all styles develop according to the problems Read More …

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. But for your information now somebody has donated Me one acre of land free, free of cost, next to the sea on the other side. It’s beautiful. And you should all send him a letter of thanks for that. So for next year I’m sure we can organize something much better, in a much more collective way. Now the next tour is going to be, as you know, via Pune, Rahuri, Akluj. And these places are of more importance to us, because Rahuri is a place where My forefathers ruled, so it’s a very powerful place, because they were great Devi bhaktas. Also all the Naths, like Machindranath, Gorakhnath, all these great evolved souls called as avadutas who were incarnations of the great Primordial Masters, worked in that area. They are the ones who talked of kundalini to begin with, openly. Then Pune, as you know, is called as Punyapattanam, is a very holy place since ages. And then you’ll be going to a place called Nira, which is a river named Read More …

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, optic lobe, as they call it; and it is the giver of innocence to the eyes. When He incarnated as Christ – which is in here, in the front, at Agnya – He said very clearly that “Thou shalt not have adulterous eyes.” It’s a very subtle saying, which people don’t understand what is the meaning of the word ‘adulterous’. ‘Adultery’ means impurity in a general word.  Any impurity in the eye “thou shalt not have”. It’s very difficult. Instead of saying that you get your realization and clear your Back Agnya, He has said it in a very short form, “Thou shalt not have adulterous eyes”.  And people thought “It’s an impossible situation!” Because He was not allowed to live long – actually His public life is limited to three-and-a-half years only – so whatever He has said has a very great significance, that your eyes should not be adulterous. When there is innocence there is no adultery. It means there’s no impurity. For example, with our eyes, Read More …

First Night, Christmas Carols Brahmapuri (India)

1985-12-25 India Tour 1985/86: First Night in Brahmapuri [Recording of choir performance on December 25]. Shri Mataji: Thank you very much. Beautiful. (Applause). [Mother is conversing with Sahaja Yogis in Marathi and Hindi. Sahaja Yogis are inaudible]. Shri Mataji: Yes? Not that. I have not got any money. Is that so? Tell them we will get it to their home. Is he their brother? Whose? It is so, that nothing has been agreed about the money yet. Tell him we will come to their house and give it. How much? Sahaja Yogi: [Inaudible/Fifty thousand]. Shri Mataji: Fifty? That is too much.  [Other Sahaja Yogis have arrived]. Shri Mataji: Where is Nima? Come on, let everyone come. Call the wife, the mother, it has to be given to them. Sit, sit, but the dance (program) is over.  (To the dance performer): Come, nice, excellent. Very nicely performed. Keep growing in the future. Concentration is good. You are also good. Whom did you learn from?  Now, please accept these “phoole tar phoolachi pakli” (Marathi saying, “petals in lieu of a flower”, meaning a small token of appreciation). Such a beautiful program. Infinite Blessings to you. (Applause).  (Addressing all in Marathi and English): After this, should we have music program? Have you got your harmonium here or not? Then place a harmonium and tabla. Send them. So now, you people have to organise, I will be sitting here comfortably. You have to be on the stage. Country-wise, should we start it?  Sahaja Yogi: Read More …

Evening Program on Christmas Eve Pune (India)

1985-12-24 India Tour 1985/86: Christmas Eve – 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, place of, we can say the, it is the city of holiness, and here to celebrate the birthday of Jesus is something so sensible, so correct, so proper because He was nothing but punya. He was nothing but holiness, and that His birthday should be celebrated here is absolutely so sahaja that I started feeling, going back in the history, if Christ was born in Poona, what [could/would] have happened? But then I thought, supposing He was born here, then people all over the world would not have accepted Him because He had to be crucified. If He was not crucified, the sadist won’t be happy. If they are not happy, they won’t allow Christianity to spread, in the real sense of the word, I mean the Christianity. With all understanding, He was born in Jerusalem. [Was/So] a humble place Jerusalem, very humble place, and He was born in a very humble place, in a, as you know, in the company of the cattle, around him. Read More …

Shri Bhoomi Devi Puja: The Land of Yoga Vaitarna (India)

Puja on the shores of Vaitarna river, India Tour, December 15th, 1985 English Transcript We have come to 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 one 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. First they told me that in this place it will be very cold and all of you will have to wear sweaters, but when I came here I was really perspiring. So how nature has also welcomed Me! In India, it being a very unsophisticated, simple and ancient country, the vibrations are felt with great ease and it has maintained its holiness. But the people from this country, who believed in the holiness of the atmosphere, by leading a holy life, have taken to many things which may not keep the same level of holiness. Never, in the history of this country also, so many saints have opted on this holy land.Today you all have come here to enjoy the gift, the warmth of the love of the Divine, and also to emit and manifest that love in your own country. I have to request you for one thing, that the culture of this country is bound by the spiritual consideration, by the consideration that ultimately, we have to ascend. Of course, now Read More …

Bordi Seminar Final Talk, Maya Is Important Bordi (India)

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. All the disparities are to be removed from this world. All the ignorance, the darkness, the chimera has to be removed, as you have described me. It is very easy to destroy this world and it was easier to destroy the demons and the devils, but today the time is so precarious that all these have entered into the brains, the Sahasrara of many seekers. So, it’s a very delicate task to remove those horrible influences to save the seekers from the clutches of these devils. You have been very kind to understand that it is a very delicate thing and we cannot do it with harshness, with bluntness, with straightforward statements. We have to take them round because there are hard rocks and make them understand through compassion, love and complete concern. Discretion is the only way we can manage and one has to use all kinds of methods of discretion to save these people. Once a maximum number is saved, the rakshasas can be destroyed. As it is they are so much Read More …

Welcome Talk Ahmednagar (India)

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, in my life also, that it’s our republic day, we got our independence on the 15th of August, but we celebrate 26th as the republic day and as you know that my father, my mother, all my family sacrificed everything that they had to achieve this freedom. Even I, as you know, I have done my bit in this respect, and I have been a great leader of young students at that time. So, it is such a great thing to see this dream come true that without getting your freedom, your political freedom, you cannot ask for your spiritual freedom. Today, we don’t have Mahatma Gandhi with us, but if he was here, he would have supported Sahaja Yoga out and out. [Clapping..] As Mr Pankay has pointed out that it is our heritage of our culture which has kept us together, in this diversity, the unity is expressed because we have set certain basic fundamental ideas which are common, whatever religion, whatever race we may have. One of the Read More …

Makar Sankranti Puja: Let us be peaceful within Suryavanshi Hall, Mumbai (India)

Makar Sankranti Puja in Suryavanshi hall at Mumbai (India), 14 January 1985. [Starts at 9:13] 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, now during the summer time we have the harvest, and we look forward to the rain and so many things that happen in every country. The sun falls at right angles in this country during the summer season and so we welcome the sun. We eat something – that you must have eaten already – what we call as til and jaggery. It is to prepare your body and your mind to give it sufficiency to receive the sun. Because if you are living in the cool season, then all your body, mind becomes lethargic and you become also sometimes very lazy about things in the sense, that the day is so small, that you cannot achieve many results. So the body has become cold as we call it. We take these things, which give us heat so body is prepared to receive the heat of the sun to welcome. To overcome the inertia setting by the cold weather and also to invigorate the body’s Read More …