Talk to Ladies Pimpri, Pune (India)

Talk to Ladies. Pimpri, Pune (India), 10 February 1984. [Shri Mataji speaks in Marathi] For your good luck, you should say let us say for your good luck, SoubhAgnya for your good luck. Is given to the ladies, always given to the ladies. Because in India the women are regarded as the Shakti and women who lead a married life and who have been mothers, who have been daughters and also wives and things like that are respected very much as only it is believed that only the respectable women when they exist in any country the Gods also reside there. If they are not respectable the Gods don’t reside there. See the glamour is not very much respected in India. The glamorous nature is regarded as something like a sophisticated prostitution [not sure]. In India, glamour is a sign of a effect or a kind of inferiority complex in a women or maybe a cunning to be glamorous. See so its not very much respected in this country. If they find any women getting very glamorous then she’s little bit pulled down in the society and people try to pass remarks on her and make fun of her or sort of she’s brought down. [Its?] not regarded as a very great thing but a traditional… a women has to be traditionally dressed up. As a married women she has to wear a certain ornaments. She has to wear certain things as a married women. She has to wear certain 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 …