Talk and Marriages Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Talk to Brides I’m very happy to see you all in such a beautiful dresses, and also in a good mood to get married. You must keep up your attitude – all right? You should be happy people, and try to keep your husbands also happy. Your happiness can create happiness for the children. Now one thing I want to warn you: not to tell your husband about anything which was wrong in your past life. That’s not to be done, there’s no need, because you are now Sahaja Yogis. You are changed people and whatever has happened has happened, you need not talk about it or tell him anything about it, but talk of the future and the present – all right? So, be sensible! It’s your sensibility which is going to make a happy married life. If you become insensible, if there’s no wisdom, then marriages will fail. Some girls, I’ve seen, dominate their husbands too much. There is no need to dominate. If you love the husband that’s how the domination is. It’s the best way is to love your husband, look after him, do whatever is needed, because no use showing off that you are from a better society or a better culture or a better family background. It’s only you who can show that you are really a good person and your goodness will win him over. So it’s only the wife who makes or spoils the marriage. And I have to tell you very Read More …

Talks to brides New York City (United States)

Marriages. Canajoharie, New York (USA). 30 July 2001. It’s a great thing to see so many of you looking very happy and looking forward for a very happy married life.I’m to tell you that (it) is the woman who makes the marriage happy or unhappy. She should know how to handle the situation and to understand, because it’s a question of love. If you have love in your heart, you can win over anybody.So first you must think of showing, expressing in a very gentle manner your love for your husband and for his family and try to control yourself in a way that they do not get upset with you, he does not get upset with you.Sometimes you may not like some things. At that moment you should keep quiet and later on you can correct it, but the best thing is how you love your husband, how you look after him, how you suggest that you love him very much. This is not understood sometime. Sometimes the brides think that once you are married, “We can demand this, we can demand that.” There should be no demand at all, no demand of any kind, but only thing if you develop, the love will look after you and give all that is necessary that you want to have.You don’t have to open your mouth and ask, “Give me this, I want this.” No, there’s no need at all. It’s the love that you have shown or given will be Read More …

Shri Ganesha Puja: the sanctity of marriage Campus, Cabella Ligure (Italy)

Shri Ganesha Puja, “Your Innocence Will Save This World,” Cabella Ligure (Italy), 16 September 2000 Today, we have gathered here to do Ganesha Puja. I know very well that Ganesha is the symbol of purity, of sanctity, and worshipping the innocence. When you are worshipping Shri Ganesh, you have to know that He is the embodiment of innocence. I wonder if we understand the meaning of “innocence” or not. Innocence is a quality which is innate, which cannot be forced, which cannot be trained into. It’s just a quality, innate quality, within a human being. When he becomes Shri Ganesha’s disciple, he becomes an innocent person. Maybe you say that innocent persons are attacked by the cunning, by the aggressive, but innocence is such a great thing that it cannot be destroyed. It’s the quality of the Spirit. Innocence is the quality of the Spirit, and when this Spirit within you is awakened, you get the power of innocence, by which you overcome all that is negative, all that is wrong, all that is detrimental to your growth, spiritual understanding. So to be innocent is not possible. You have to be innocent, in the sense that you are innately innocent. This happens after Sahaja Yoga, after realization. And your power to fight all these wrong, negative feelings within you – and without – are absolutely supported, protected, by the Mother of Shri Ganesh. It’s difficult these days to tell somebody about innocence. But you know the life of Christ: He Read More …

Weddings and Talk to Brides and to Grooms New Delhi (India)

Marriages at Birthday Puja: “Talks to Brides and to Grooms”.  Delhi (India), 23 March 2000. I am very happy to see you all here, and you should know you are going for a little different life, that you are getting married in Sahaja Yoga. There’s a difference between the other marriages and Sahaja Yoga marriage in which we understand that marriage has to be a special, as they call yagnya, means a special type of a holy alliance in which you have to lead a very Sahaj life with your wife and to understand her. She is also Sahaja Yogini. So you must respect her and you must love her, and she should really understand that you are her caring, loving, gentle husband. You must show all concern about her because she is a Sahaja Yogini. She is not an ordinary woman, and with that respect I am sure you’ll be able to lead a very beautiful Sahaj married life. As it is, in Sahaja Yoga, as you know we don’t criticize each other. We see the good points of another person and we have a great capacity to forgive. So to forgive is not to tolerate or to suffer, but you forgive just because you are very noble, you are a Sahaja Yogi. So don’t try to find faults with your wife all the time. Also you shouldn’t give her all the time orders – this, do this, do that – but join hands with her. Because in Sahaja Read More …

Haldi, Weddings and Talk on Marriage Vows Ganapatipule (India)

Talk on Marriage Vows at start of weddings, Ganapatipule, India, 29 December 1996 There is a divorce possible, both for the husband, also for wife. But that’s very very rare, extremely rare, so far I have seen is very rare. So one should marry with a very open heart because you are marrying in Sahaja Yoga. Is no other binding force for you but your love and affection and care for each other. Now as you have got a bride and you have got a husband I will tell you one thing that Sahaja Yoga will grow much more now because of you being there as couples who follow Sahaja Yoga, and who will have children of very great spiritual character. There are many saints who want to be born on this Earth. All these saints will be born to you because you are Sahaja Yogis and you are at a level of that great consciousness which we call as Atma Sakshatkar (Self-realisation). Or they call it (Bali?) in their language, (Bali?) or (?) all these words are there depending on the quality. So, with this idea you are doing a great work, great thing to allow these great souls to come on this Earth, but your life also should be absolutely clean, Nirmala. Try to be very kind to each other and nice to each other, is very easy in Sahaja Yoga, because as you know that everything that you think, everything that you do is all Sahaja. So Read More …

Talk on Marriage: The Basis of Society is a Family – You Have to Respect Your Women Very Much (date unknown) Moscow (Russia)

Talk on Marriage, The Basis of Society is a Family – You Have to Respect Your Women Very Much Today we have come here to attend a wedding of our brothers and sisters – Sahaja Yogis. It’s important to understand that marriage is a very important thing in Sahaja Yoga because the basis of society is a family. And our society should have very good families. That’s why we are paying so much attention to these weddings, that they should make good family. But sometimes people are very conditioned and they don’t understand what is a Sahaja wedding. They try to find faults with the partners, and within two or three months they are again out of Sahaja Yoga. In the sense that they want to have their second chance, third chance, fourth chance, then I think that My attention I am just wasting for nothing at all for such people. If they don’t like our first choice they should have their own.  Why to bother us? They should not give us any more trouble. Very surprising things I have seen about the marriages that have been going on. One of them is they’re alright for two or three months, and suddenly god knows what bhoot catches them, one of them, that they just give up on a small excuse here and there. They don’t understand that how important is for them to have a good married life. They can go up to three months, four months – then I Read More …

Advice, Picnic Richmond Park, Surrey (England)

Advice at yogis. Richmond Park, Surrey (UK), 25 June 1995. In the nature one goes absolutely thoughtless. For me it is such a pleasure to meet you all here under the trees. There is a beautiful atmosphere created by these trees. How much they work hard for us – think about that. All is built-in, in them, built in to produce this chlorophyll, this greenery. All that is built in, in them. But see how collective they are. You have to learn a lot from them. Every leaf is allowed to get the sun, every leaf. How they grow, how they are organized, how they behave like this, nobody thinks even – and what is it working it out in them? They haven’t got realization, but how do they work it out in such a beautiful manner? Because they are under the complete control of the Divine – absolutely, they don’t have to worry. Even the animals are, that’s why they are called as Pashu, means they are under the complete Pash. Pash is the complete control of the Divine and Shiva is called as Pashupati, he’s the one who looks after all this. Affectionately and in a very delicate manner. All this is created for human beings. These human beings don’t understand that all this world, which is created, is for the use of human beings, not for abuse – but use. And this is one thing which has to be really felt in this atmosphere, that how they Read More …

Weddings and Advice to Brides and Grooms Ganapatipule (India)

Advice to Brides and Bridegrooms in Ganapatipule (India). 28 December 1993. Advice to Bridegrooms This time we have the maximum number of people who are getting married. Still I don’t know the final number. At the last moment some people come to me that I should tie their dhotis. Different thing in Sahaja Yoga doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, There is one thing I would first again ask. Those who don’t want to get married with the people whom we have selected and you accepted should immediately tell me today. Now there’s still time. If you have any doubts, any one. The purpose of these marriages is this, that we should have international understanding about human beings that after coming to Sahaja Yoga we transcend all the barriers, all the barriers of race, religion, ?? and nationality. We have to create this homogenous world and make it peaceful by removing this disease of national identification or racial identification. We are all created by God Almighty. Our differences are only skin deep. Culturally we are different little bit here and there but basically in ourselves we are all spiritual. And the religion that you have is innate built in within us which is an part and parcel of us. By these marriages we want to achieve a very happy and a very enjoyable married life. In the marriage one has to know, nobody should dominate anyone… that’s a wrong idea. But we have two wheels of the chariot, one is big 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 …

Weddings Moscow (Russia)

Weddings in Moscow (Russia). 14 November 1993. [Applause] Thank you very much. [Applause] I don’t know how to thank you, Sir, for saying such beautiful things. [Applause] We have some scientists with us but they were never very sure that scientists will ever think of Sahaja Yoga. One scientist started writing a book for the science with the quantum theory and everything. So he said without transformation the scientist will not understand Sahaja Yoga. Just on a mundane level as human beings they cannot crossover, to crossover the mind. After meeting him now I feel so confident. A gentleman of his caliber, if he can understand Sahaja Yoga and also understands the necessity of transformation, I think My job is done now. Because scientists are like Gods in every country. Especially in developing countries, they are regarded as the last word. But the way he has understood Sahaja Yoga and the necessity to have Sahaja Yoga for the betterment of the world is so remarkable, so joy giving. I have no words, you see, to tell you how I feel now. Of course, we have very highly placed people who have accepted Sahaja Yoga. But no scientists of this caliber, and this will really give us such a help that I cannot explain. Especially people think that those who are not scientists are scatterbrains. And in India some people said that this is all blind faith. There’s nothing like Kundalini, there’s nothing like transformation. And, they threw stones at us Read More …

Evening Program and Talk to Sahaja Yogis The Day after Mahashivaratri Puja Glenrock Scout Camp, Newcastle (Australia)

Day after Shivaratri Puja, Talk to Sahaja Yogis, Laguna of Glenrock, Newcastle, (Australia), March 1st, 1992 I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s puja very much. Today I wanted to talk to you about certain matters where people get quite confused. There are certain things we must understand in Sahaja Yoga. First point there is no fundamentalism in Sahaja Yoga. Nobody should use My words or say: ‘Mother said so’, nobody should. That is how all this hierarchies have been built, in the churches, everywhere. Everybody can read, everybody can find out. There is no way of controlling people by saying: ‘Mother said so’. That shows that you are trying to use My Words to tell people off. You are not in charge. If I say something in the program of Sahaja Yogis, I say it because it is heart to heart talk between My children and Myself, you see. And it should not be just sent over through your computers all over the world without consulting, without censoring it by the leader. There’s no haste in Sahaja Yoga. So that should not be done. Now this I have said, definitely. Whatever I’ve said nobody remembers, only they use My Name. Mother said so in 1970. In 1970 I never spoke in English. So all this historical utterances should not be used. We live in the present. That time maybe, the situation was such I might have said something, but today the situation is different. Maybe because Sahaja Yogis were just coming Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: What have I done for God? Sydney airport (Kingsford Smith), Sydney (Australia)

Talk in transit to Canberra, Sydney Airport. 11 February 1992. We had this Ganesha Puja, and I really spoke very nicely on equilibrium. And the rain, expressed its equilibrium, but when they were singing, it was very quiet. And when it stopped for a short time suddenly it came with a complete gusto and sang some songs and went away again. Just for the aarti to start with. It’s very beautiful it was. So dramatic. Very interesting.So all preparations are done for the puja? Maybe some people might come up from abroad, I don’t know. Maybe. Have you written to some leaders or not, about this puja that we are going to have? Yogi: I think yes some invitations were sent out. Shri Mataji: Might have gone out. Yogi: There are one or two people coming. Shri Mataji: They might come. Yogi: Only individuals. I invited a few people at Ganapatipule and they said; ‘Oh, it’s such a long way.’ And I said: ‘But you always expect us to come to yours. Shri Mataji: Yes. They have to move. Columbus could go to America, why not you people go to Australia. Can’t understand. Yogi: And a much more comfortable trip. Shri Mataji: Much more comfortable. They found a much more comfortable place to live in. He was really lost. But in a way thank God, you see. Otherwise there would have been no Indian left in India, if he had come here by chance. So many flowers, beautiful. In Singapore Read More …

Talk before Marriages Ganapatipule (India)

Talk before Marriages. Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1991. Today, the people from all over the world, forgetting their races, their caste, communities, religions, their nationalities, are singing together the praise of God, is My dream has come true today. We have to believe in the totality, in the universality. This universe is one. God has not made them separate. All religions are one; coming from the same Source. So we believe in every religion, we follow every religion; and the whole concept of nations is also mythical. The whole world was made one, with lots of rivers, mountains, and sea. We have divided them. We have made all these differences: higher, lower, east and west. Look at the Sun- It moves in all directions. Look at the Mother Earth- It revolves all the nations; it doesn’t revolve only one nation. It’s our myth, we should get out of our minds so that this dream of Mine will cover the whole universe one day. Today I’m feeling extremely happy to see all of you together to finish all the wars, all the violence, all the immorality, all the deceitfulness, all that is wrong against, is destructive to human beings; and to create complete benevolence in this world. May God bless you all. You go as messengers of peace, love, bliss; and tell them that there is an All-pervading Power. A All-pervading Power- [UNCLEAR] the All-pervading Power- which is everywhere, in every nation, in every person, in every human being, it can Read More …

Talk on Marriages Ganapatipule (India)

Talk on Marriages About this I have to tell you last time we had this Christmas Puja and everybody became so left sided you see, I think they were missing their champagne or something. So I think this time we’ll just have Ganesha Puja, because singing carols immediately you think of champagne I think I don’t know. So they were very left sided and – we have to enjoy, these are your relations these are your brothers, these are your sisters. So must learn to enjoy them, but if you start becoming left sided for those people who are not our relations anymore, then is going to be difficult. Twenty-fifth is the Puja and twenty-eighth are the weddings, and twenty-ninth we all are leaving for Alibag. There’s one more thing I have to tell you all again, I may not be able to say this to you, that once you get married, you are not lost. You are still in Sahaja Yoga. No one consults us, they go so arbitrary in making passport visas this that’s that it’s bizarre sometimes, really bizarre, and some of the girls could not go. Specially England is very difficult, to England because of, this kind of an arbitrary behavior. So you all Indian girls, anyone should consult Yogi Mahajan because he’s in charge these days. If he comes in one piece. Everyday he is out with his file . Even if I’m going to the bathroom I come out I find him sitting with 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 …

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 …

Evening Program and Talk, Brotherly Love Ganapatipule (India)

Talk in Ganapatipule. Ganapatipule (India), 7 January 1988. Today is the parting day. With all the joy and enjoyment of our personalities, it has become a beautiful painting in My memory. But for a mother it is very difficult to understand that everyday I have to think of leaving some of My children somewhere and going to another place. I wish a day should come when all of us should live together all the time. (Applause). In your love for Me you have lived in this partened conditions and have never complained about it. Whatever was possible the Indian Sahaj Yogis tried to organize. But it’s like one brother appreciating another brother and avoiding all the subjects which might hurt each other, which might upset another person. It is that beautiful love and affection among yourselves that has brought forth the success of this Ganapatipule station. I know there have been lots of, lots of, lots of inconveniences to both the parties. But the bliss of love covers everything. So nice to enjoy each other, each other’s company. Whatever may be the circumstances, the discomfort, one doesn’t feel hurt, one doesn’t feel in any way insulted or neglected. It’s such a beauty spread all over. Such beautiful waves of compassion and love among yourselves. It is nothing more I want, but to see all of you so nicely enjoying each other’s company, loving each other, being kind to each other. We have now started in a way that little world Read More …

Talk: Marriage & Nirvikalpa and Evening Program Kolhapur (India)

Kolhapur (India), 30 December 1987. [Talk] After coming from a hectic shopping … have you been able to get your chappels. Yes? Not yet. Even tomorrow morning you can do some shopping if you want and you can go in the afternoon from here. You have reach there at about 9 o’clock or something. Today when I was coming from the shopping, I couldn’t get into the car. One foot was inside, and another would not leave it. So I came out of the car and then I knew that Mahalakshmi’s temple there were bells ringing and the aarti was on. So [INAUDIBLE WORD] Mahalakshmi didn’t want me to get into the car. I had to stand outside ’till the whole thing was over. And then suddenly everything was all right. My foot was completely glued and I couldn’t lift it. First I didn’t know what was happening, then I suddenly [I… del] realized, and I felt that still the place is, despite all the nonsense they do there, still the place has got lots of vibrations, and is still there the Mahalakshmi’s temple. Now, we have to understand, that in the name of religion so many wrong things have taken place. They are doing all kinds of wrong things. It’s all anti-religious activities. For example, in this beautiful temple of Mahalakshmi where there is a swayambhu of Mahalakshmi, which has come out of the Mother Earth, people are using black magic. There are tantrikas sitting. In the back of Read More …

Evening Program with Conversation After Marriages Kew Ashram, Melbourne (Australia)

Talk After Marriages in Kew Ashram. Melbourne (Australia), 16 March 1985. SRI MATAJI: Beautiful, beautiful, is really. It comes from the heart. The whole tune, everything so beautiful. Beautiful, absolutely. Is all the description, isn’t it? I don’t know what has happened to Christians now, where have they gone. Singing all these songs, feel so lost with them. It’s rather heavy, better take it out here. DR. WARREN: No, no, I want to show you… PETER COX: We wanted to show you Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji: What? WARREN: something special. Shri Mataji: Ah ha. How did you get it that way, uh? Beautiful, Oh that’s fine really. Very beautiful. Yes, may God bless you. It’s beautiful. WARREN: Ray went to all these little details. Shri Mataji: I tell you, Ray is the limit. I don’t know how he managed, really. And these little, little photographs we get, and all such problems there. RAY: Peter, are you going to do “Awake, Awake”? Shri Mataji: Hmm? PETER: We’re going to do just the song without the poem. This is the next one, Shri Mataji (handing sheet). CHOIR SING: “POLORUM REGINA” Shri Mataji: Really, they are based on Indian melodies, something like that. Very much is it. And in our, also in our, ah, villages and all that, specially in the Bengal side they have songs made like this, you see, in the -what you call – in the villages, people sing, you see, with this kind, but this very difficult to sing Read More …

Marriages Kew Ashram, Melbourne (Australia)

Marriages in Kew Ashram. Melbourne (Australia), 16 March 1985. Shri Mataji: … ask all of them to stand at the back so all the people have to stand at the back so the girls can stand up. And bring their garlands and you have to … one garland to the boy. [too much background noise to hear Shri Mataji] They should all stand up and move back. All of you will have to stand this side. All right. Should we ask them to get up now Warren? Have you given them numbers or something? Make them stand in that way … They are standing now better stand … way. Now, yes. We have to start. Get the garlands. This light has to be brought in here. I’ve not seen … shining before I think. May God bless you. No, no, the children have to be in front of them, with the flowers in the hand. Can you break off the petals for the children in their hand? Warren, you have to take the flower petals for them, for the children. In the hand … like this you make and give to the children. The boys have come, or not? They should come now. Warren, I think the girls better stand there because the boys will come here now. Can they come that way? Let the girls stand this side. Now you take your lights this side, I’m sorry to say. Is better. Take the lights on this side. All right. Read More …

Talk to Sahaja yogis before Marriages Kew Ashram, Melbourne (Australia)

Talk Before Marriages, Kew Ashram, Melbourne (Australia), 15 March 1985. Tomorrow we have decided to have the weddings in the evening time so, there are, how many people are getting married? Can you give Me the list of people? Yes. So many people are getting married. Now tomorrow, as the time is very short, as we have, they’ll be arriving tomorrow morning and they’ll be all be sleeping off, all the brides and bridegrooms, and I don’t know… Nine of you, so there are still seven coming. All right, how many girls, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, where’s the ninth? Who? Sydney, all right. So we have nine. So what I’m saying, that you have to have, choose your own, one man has to have one brother, younger, one of the younger boys, you can have one little boy as the brother or one unmarried man. Then you have to have girls who are flower girls. All right. Then you have to have one, uncle, of yours, some uncle has to be there. So this is the relation we need, is for girls to have father and mother and the boy to have either a uncle or mother, one of the two. All right. Do you follow that point? So out of you nine at least you decide now, who will you have, and the boys, little boys will be the brothers of the wife, so you select brothers of the wife, and the girls will be Read More …

The Sahaj marriage Founex Ashram, Founex (Switzerland)

Pre-wedding talk, Founex Ashram, Switzerland, August 24, 1984 Shri Mataji [to the children]: Ah! All the beautiful people are here? Good! All the little children are, let’s see!Hello, come along, come along. Now.Arnaud: Should I ask, Shri Mataji, if I could translate, maybe.Shri Mataji: Yes, yes.Arnaud: Not so many. Should we translate?Shri Mataji: Yes, yes.Arnaud: OK. Shri Mataji: Now today, especially, we meet here for a very special, joyful program. Now the first thing is that we had, in Switzerland, a very important function: Guru Puja. This is the proof of your achievement to have such a great puja over here. Second is to have Shri Ganesha Puja itself is another great, very great blessing. This puja can only be performed in a place which is very pure. And the mountain that we have seen is such a pure symbol of that purity. Maybe the innocence in that country is flowing through that mountain. And the whole place is filled with vibrations, I could see. So, to have a puja there is a very big privilege and also will definitely help this country to achieve their lost innocence. So, now, I am looking forward to that puja. But the most joyous thing that should happen in this country, is the marriage of twenty-four persons.[Applause] Oh, twenty-four couples! Now she got a fright, poor child. Oh, no, no, no, no. It’s all right, you should also clap. You should also clap. Poor dear, you should also [Shri Mataji smiles] She’ll get Read More …

Raksha Bandhan and Maryadas Montague Hall, Hounslow (England)

Raksha Bandhan and maryadas. Hounslow, London (UK), 11 August 1984. After the great tour of UK I feel very confident that Sahaja Yoga is taking its roots, and you can see some of the plants coming up. It’s surprising, when I declared that it may be the last tour I’ll be doing of UK that things have started working out. Everywhere we went it was very good and successful, specially certain places it was very miraculous. You must have heard about the lady who would not go out of her house, was suffering from agoraphobia, and the press challenged us that she should be cured because she can’t go out of the house. And only on her photograph and treatment she got cured, and now she’s walking about, and they have given a big report saying that ‘The Guru fulfills Her promise’. This is one of them and there are many things have happened of this kind, of which you should get the report. I must say I found all the sahaja yogis very cooperative, very alert, very helpful and extremely progressive. And I was happy that they are trying to come up and improve themselves, build themselves up, and are doing much better than what I had expected, really. I was very, very enamored by all of them, and I hope that by the time it is 12 years, we’ll be all absolutely top class sahaja yogis of the world. Now today is a very great day of Raksha Read More …

Devi Puja: What is expected of Sahaja Yogis and Where are we, Advice to Brides Bordi (India)

“What is expected of Sahaja Yogis and where are we?”. Bordi (India), 13 February 1984. [A Sahaja Yogi reads the mantra “Pasayadan” written by saint Gyaneshwara and Shri Mataji translates it.It is the last hymn (Ovi) of the “Gyaneshwari” (or Dnyaneshwari), which is an interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita written in Marathi by Saint Gyaneshwara (or Dnyaneshwara).] [Video and audio start here] Sahaja Yogi: “Ata vishwatmake deve yene vagnyajne toshave”.Shri Mataji: Now it says that all of you, who are one in your Spirit – this all description of Sahaja Yoga today – is the future, the present that you will get it, at this time what is going to happen. It is so beautifully shown, you’ll be surprised, that you all will become one in the universe. The Spirit of the universe will be satisfied with the ‘yagnyas’ they are going to do, with the fire ceremonies you are going to do. How it is appropriated! He said it 3 hundred years back.Sahaja Yogi: “Toshoni maza dyave pasayadana he”.Shri Mataji: And then you should give us the milk of your blessings by getting the complete satisfaction from us.Sahaja Yogi: “Ze khalanchi vyankati sando”.Shri Mataji: That time all the horrible evil people will be ruined and their plans will be spoiled.Sahaja Yogi: “Taya satkarmi rati wadho”.Shri Mataji : And people will take to righteousness. This is the description [??] GuptaSahaja Yogi: “Bhuta paraspare pado maitra jivantche”.Shri Mataji: At that time there will be a tremendous friendship of the Spirit among Read More …

Marriage: understand the real value of Sahaja Yoga Solapur (India)

Talk on marriage, India I have to talk to you about few things. Sit down. Firstly about marriages, [And/as] in Sahaja Yoga there is no force on anybody to get married, not at all. If you don’t want to get married, you don’t get married, at all; there’s no need. You see, this is a very ego-oriented attitude towards things. So watch it. Be very careful. Nobody is [asked/urged] to get married, nor anybody can [be indulged/forced] into that, all right? One thing should be absolutely clear. Now, there is no force on anybody to marry a particular person, of any kind. Because ego-oriented people, if you tell them that, “According to vibrations and all that, that this person will be better for you,” mostly people get upset. So I am not going to decide for you. But sometimes people say, “Mother, unless and until You decide, we don’t want to decide; we don’t want to marry.” [Unclear] I mean, you put that thing on Me. Of course, I am not here for match-making or [something or anything]. What is the My ultimate interest in your marriages? What is My interest? My main interest is this, that there are many great souls who want to be born on this earth. And as Sahaja yogis, as their parents, they’ll be very happy to be born here. I am not interested in you, to be very frank, as far as marriage is concerned. So this ego business, because you think that you Read More …

Marriages and Talk, Marriage is meant to give joy Temple of All Faiths, Hampstead (England)

“Marriage is meant to give joy”. Hampstead, Temple of all Faiths (UK), 29 November 1981. Marriage is an auspicious occasion, is the most auspicious occasion in the life of human beings. It is auspicious, that’s why its joy giving and the vibrations flow with that auspiciousness all over the world. The joy of Sahaja Yogis today in England, London should spread all over the world. Marriage is meant to give joy, is meant to give cheerfulness, happiness and all the blissful things that we can think of achieving through our combination with two human beings, we can say. It’s a very close and private relationship which has to be respected. It is not to be in any way dishonored or indiscreetly squandered away. Those who cannot respect their partners in life will never be respected anywhere else. Those who ill-treat or in any way try to spoil the image of their partners are harming themselves. Try to understand each other, decorate each other, not correction, but decorating. Like an ornament, when added to a personality decorates that person, in the same way, try to decorate another person. So the decorum and decency of life comes from this auspicious relationship. That must be maintained. Marriage is the bondage that keeps the society in its own beautiful bondage of Mother’s grace. Give up all your old ideas, all your so-called modern methods by which we have ruined our married lives. If you cannot enjoy your own wife or your own husband, there’s Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Establishing your Marriage Chelsham Road Ashram, London (England)

Talk to yogis. Chelsham ashram, London (UK), 9 August 1981. God is so kind, Who is bliss, Who is joy, Who has created this whole universe so beautifully. They miss completely because they do not know what is auspiciousness is. Auspiciousness comes from pure heart. With your pure heart, then it works faster that’s why I asked for these children forward. You can sit with them along. Then auspiciousness also comes from surrendering, who are surrendered. Those who are surrendered to the power of Sahaja Yoga, Sahaja Yoga is a system by which you really suck in God’s grace. That you know for definite. So for the people who are surrendered absolutely, through their body, their mind and their intellect, they are the people who bring in the auspiciousness, those who try to stand out with their illusions – the so called – are [obstructed ?]. If you realize the importance of auspiciousness in married life – in Sahaja Yoga, you would have respect for that married life, praise for that married life – in relation to Sahaja Yoga, of course, no doubt. So after marriage one has to know that you have been married in My place. It’s something so [great ?] – very [great ?], I mean, out of question for you anyone who has done no punyas [– good deeds – ed.], a special place, I think so that it could happen that such a marriage could happen. All right. But with all that understanding, we have Read More …

Shri Gruha Lakshmi Puja: Marriage is very important in Sahaja Yoga Sydney (Australia)

Shri Gruha Lakshmi Puja, Sydney (Australia), 7 April 1981 Today is the anniversary day of the wedding, and I have allowed them to celebrate it because marriage is very important in Sahaja Yoga. It is one of the most important things for Sahaja Yoga, that one should get married. Firstly, marriage always gives you a balance of understanding, if you have proper ideas about marriage. If you have funny ideas, and if you are just marrying for fun’s sake and you do not understand the value of marriage, then it is just a joke, it’s not a marriage. But in Sahaja Yoga you really understand the value of marriage first of all, what it means. And then, luckily today we are going to have some Sahaja Yoga weddings, in which you will see how we try to conform to the divine laws of marriage, and get married under those laws. Here I find, in Australia, as well as in other countries, that marriage has lost its sanctity. People don’t understand that by doing sin against the marriage they are committing such great sins that many generations will have to suffer for this kind of a thing. One has to understand that fidelity is the basis of marriage. If there is no fidelity marriage has no meaning. If you are not capable of being fidel (sic), that means you are not yet a human being. A human being has to be a fidel animal. In marriage we confirm that the problem Read More …

Felicitation for third re-election to IMCO Ashoka Hall, Mumbai (India)

Shri Mataji praises the marriage, Sir C.P. praises Shri Mataji, Ashoka Hall, Mumbai (India), December 30th, 1980 [First, third and fifth audio, Shri Mataji] It is very heartening to see all this drama. I just can watch a sudden spark, a sudden blow up which is opening a new dimension into the hearts of all the people who are thinking about the future of humanity. It’s a very dramatic movement for them. And how it works out its beauty is even more dramatic. I would say, you can see that it’s very delicate and very beautiful.The words my husband has said about Me, I’ve heard them many a times in the bedroom. [Laughter] But to hear them in the public is most embarrassing. [Laughter]He’s been a very, very kind husband to Me, extremely kind. And as you know I’m bit too independent, and all my ideas are based on a very independent experience of my own. He’s always tried to understand that and to encourage Me. Though, it’s rather difficult, as you know, to understand your Mother, it’s not an easy thing, but he has tried to very much understand Me and my work, which is just my nature. He knows that it’s my nature, and that I can’t help it. The first and the foremost thing I wanted to do was to establish the married life prestige. It’s the most important thing. Unless and until married life is accepted as the base of human evolution, we cannot go further Read More …

Advice, Marriage and Collectivity Chelsham Road Ashram, London (England)

“Marriage and Collectivity”, advice at Chelsham Rd. London (UK), 5 December 1980. ….Marriage where you marry and next day you are running away with another man. It should be genuinely done. That means you must respect but genuineness should be there, there should be no deception nothing. You are partners for life. Now one more point I want to tell you, that always I have seen in Sahaja Yoga marriages fail on one point, which is very important, is the point where collectivity clashes. When there is a clash of collectivity, Sahaja Yoga marriages fail. Now you are marrying under Sahaja Yoga you are not marrying in a way that others marry. And that’s why one must understand that collectivity comes first. But you must love each other, you must understand each other, be sweet to each other, be kind, considerate, be conscious and aware that you have a wife or a husband. But first thing is collectivity. Now I have specially given presents to Jane and to Linda because they have produced two Sahaja Yogis of a very high value. In the same way I am going to give you presents when you do that. But, but this is a beginning from the child that you develop you must learn (?)…it’s not that my child, my husband, my house what should I do about this house, my house, my children, my house, my children. You have got a child to expand, the love that you get for your child Read More …

Advice on marriage: The Joy of Life & Wedding Abbey Lodge, London (England)

Advice on marriage on the occasion of Tony (Cooly) Paniotou’s  wedding at Hesta Spiro’s mother’s house, Abbey Lodge, London (England), 4 July 1980. For today, specially I am very happy with Cooly (Tony Paniotou), Cooly  is such an ardent Sahaja Yogi, and Dawn has done so much spreading of Sahaja Yoga, brought so many people from Brighton. Both of them are great Sahaja Yogis. You all have to be really thankful for all these great occasions. Because of her people have Sahaja Yoga and because of him many have stayed in Sahaja Yoga and consolidated it. So it’s a very great day for us to feel very proud. Moreover, I think this marriages seldom have been performed before, where so many realised souls have attended a wedding! So the grace of God has descended on this earth in such a beautiful way. It has many dimensions of beauty and joy [that is] very hard to express beyond this feeling, understanding. It’s really great. My only advice is that, we must learn to enjoy, this capacity we have lost. That’s the only thing we have lost is the method of enjoyment, everything [else] is there. Just you have to try to find out ways and methods of enjoyment so you will not get into arguments, will not try to criticise, will not try to find faults with each other. Just try to enjoy each other. Enjoyment comes out of whatever is good. Say, if a fruit has got some part which Read More …

The Value of Marriage Dollis Hill Ashram, London (England)

“The Value of Marriage”. Dollis Hill Ashram, London (UK), 8 March 1980. That Sahaja Yoga is first to start your germination, then it grows. In that growth, you have to become a wider personality and a wider personality. With the marriage you become even a better person, and you develop a better personality. Now, why marriage is necessary for Sahaja Yogis? First and foremost thing, it is the most normal thing to do, is to marry. God has given you this desire to be married for some purpose. But, the same desire, if you do not use it for the purpose it is given, it can become a perversion, it can become a nasty thing. It can be very detrimental to your growth. So one should understand this desire within us to have a marriage. Marriage means wife, who is a part and parcel of your being. A wife on whom you can depend. She’s your mother, she’s your sister, she’s your child, she’s everything. You can share all your feelings with your wife. So it is important that the wife should be such, that she should understand that this is the need of a marriage. Now, in Sahaja Yoga, as you have seen, all of you have problems either of the left or the right. Now, when these marriages will take place, mostly spontaneously, it will happen by the nature’s plan itself, that you will marry a person who is a complementary personality to you. Because, supposing you are Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Bala's house, Birmingham (England)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis. Bala’s, Birmingham (UK), 16 June 1979. Shri Mataji: Are you better now? So all the centres which are in you or in anyone, are reflections of the centres of the Primordial being. Alright? Supposing that Primordial Being takes a Human form, ?? That the completion of that was done when Krishna came ?? Sampurna?. But still for human beings it was necessary to be resurrected so his son was Christ, his own son, that was why he was called as Christ, from Krishna, Christ. And he came on this earth to show you how to fulfil the description about Divine Power that was given to us by Krishna, that it cannot be killed by any weapon, it cannot be blown by any strong winds, it cannot be cut, it is immortal. That’s why the embodiment of that immortal principle of Brahma was Christ, came on this earth. That’s why ? and Krishna placed him higher than him, if you read the Devi Mahatmayam that you find ? the incarnation of Mahavishnu he called him Mahavishnu, his own son was called as Mahavishnu and that was Christ, ? I have been with all of them, and with Krishna ? And now I have come as a Mother as only a Mother can do this job, it’s a very difficult job it requires a lot of patience Krishna can’t do it, he is not ? Though he plays tricks with you. So I had to come and Krishna Read More …