Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 4 July 2004
It is a great pleasure for me, greatest joy, to see so many Sahaja Yogis for the Guru puja. It’s very gratifying to think that there are so many, so many of you, who are disciples. It was never expected that I’ll have so many, so many people following me.
It is being expected that you all will follow my message of love. I do not have to say anything for love. […]
Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 4 July 2004
Diwali Puja. Los Angeles (USA), 9 November 2003.
Today is the great day of Diwali.
That means today is the great day of putting up (?) lights, lights of your heart together to make a greater light for the world to move in a proper direction. It’s a day of great joy, and those who join in this, are spreading also great joy. But the problems are there, as they say, but for us there is no problem because there is no darkness, […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 13 July 2003.
Today’s Puja is a very great Puja for me, because I suddenly find that my granddaughter is missing, and I got upset with it very much. Look at me, supposed to be Adi Shakti, and why should I get so upset about my granddaughter missing. It was just a human nature which I realised all of us have.
If we have some responsibility and we are not there we get upset. […]
Guru Purnima Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 24 July 2002.
It’s very interesting the way you found out, today is the real Guru Purnima.The Purnima is the day when the moon is full. I knew this, but for Sahaja Yogis we have to arrange Saturday, Sunday, Monday – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Whenever it is, wether it is on the date or not, we have to arrange it. So in that case, this time it was a day, […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 21 July 2002.
(A loud thunder-clap followed by applause)
In India they were all waiting for the monsoons and they are so worried because the rain did not come. So, I was giving bandhan to the rain and it came here (applause and Mother laughs). And now also they have told, on the television, that it is going to rain in India. But first in Italy! (laughter)
I was told that in Italy you needed rain very much and the first rain you had, […]
Guru Puja, “Introspection, love and purity” Cabella Ligure (Italy), 8 July 2001.
You don’t know how your Mother feels to see so many people who have become, really, gurus, themselves. They have been seeking the Truth in very difficult times. They have been wanting to know what is the Truth. And this difficult time, itself, has served to act upon your minds that, what is happening in this world, whatever we are seeing around us, in the whole world also, […]
Guru Puja, “Shraddha”. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 23 July 2000.
Today we are here to know about guru principle. What does a guru do. Whatever you have, all the precious things within you, he discovers them for your knowledge. Actually it is all there – everything. All the knowledge, all the spirituality, all the joy, is there. (little laughter as a dog walks on stage) Right time! (more laughter). It’s all contained within you. Only thing the Guru does (is) makes you knowledgeable about your knowledge, […]
Diwali puja. Delphi (Greece), 7 November 1999.
It is very, very fortunate and auspicious that we are celebrating the Diwali in Greece, specially in Delphi. It has a very ancient history, and as you know Athena resided here.
She was the Primordial Mother. “Atha” in Sanskrit means “primordial.” So this place has been described, has been described even in the Puranas as “Manipur [navel] dvipa [island].” Manipur is the Nabhi. Also in Sanskrit Manipur means the Nabhi Chakra. […]
Diwali Puja, Novi Ligure, Italy, October 25th, 1998
I am overjoyed really today to see you all here to celebrate the Diwali Puja. We were to be in Portugal but it was not so – so we are here.
Diwali Puja is a very small puja but extremely significant. Firstly in Diwali, the first day they buy something for the family. You can – maybe some cooking utensil could be, an ornament for the wife or something like that. […]
Guru puja, “You must learn obedience”, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 12 July 1998.
Today, we have assembled here to do the Guru Puja.
The word ‘guru’ comes from ‘the one which is magnetic’, ‘the person who is magnetic’. The one which attracts the attention of the seekers, is the guru. Also it means ‘the heaviness’ or, you can say: a person who is very steady, who is very deep, who has the knowledge and who can act like the Mother Earth; […]
Diwali Puja. Sintra, Lisbon (Portugal) – 2 November 1997.
Today, we have gathered here to worship Shri Lakshmi.
In Diwali, in India, they worship Lakshmi because a great rakshasa called Narakasura was killed; also that Lakshmi came out of the sea, at the same time, long time back. This is like Her different appearances on the same ??.
Lakshmi is the Goddess which gives us wealth, gives us prosperity. She is very blissful, no doubt. She gives you protection and also She is very humble because She stands on the lotus. […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 20 July 1997.
Today’s puja is very important for us. You all have got your self realisation, you have all the knowledge that is necessary to give realisation to others. You have to know what you have already, that’s very important, because if you do not try your hand and if you do not try to give realisation to others, firstly you will have no faith in yourself – you’ll have no self esteem also. […]
Guru puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 28 July 1996.
Today we have gathered here to do Guru puja. This system started long time back in India, I think even at the time of Patanjali, maybe even earlier, when there were great seekers. And their gurus were sitting in the jungles, where they used to get permission to go there and then they would get their realisation, very few of them, one or two. So we had many rishis and munis in the olden times in India. […]
Guru Puja, “Watch Your Mind and Attention”, Cabella Ligure, July 16th, 1995
It is a very important Guru Puja today because we have completed twenty-five years of Guru Puja.
(Hindi: “Please put the fan in the rotating manner”.)
Also, it is extremely beautiful to see so many Sahaja Yogis who are, really have become, very great. It’s a question of understanding what Sahaja Yoga is.
Is a very unique discovery, I feel now, that people who were seeking the Truth have found it and have now got it absolutely on their central nervous system. […]
Shri Rajalakshmi Puja, Nizamuddin Scout Ground, New Delhi (India), 4 December 1994.
[Shri Mataji (in Hindi: Sorry I am late, my granddaughter is a little sick and I stayed back to make her better. First I will speak in English and then in Hindi].
Today we are going to worship Rajalakshmi, means the Goddess which rules the kings. It’s a very important thing today to understand that something has basically gone wrong in the working of our political systems and why the people have lost their sense of justice, […]
Diwali Puja Talk. Istanbul (Turkey) – November 5, 1994.
[This talk was translated to Russian and Romanian as Shri Mataji spoke.]
Today we are going to celebrate the Diwali, which means the rows of lights or, you can say, group of lights.
We need somebody to translate into Turkish also. It’s all right.
This Diwali has been a festival of very ancient times in India. I already told in My previous lectures what are these five days are. […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 24 July 1994.
Just sit down. Ask them to sit down on the ground. Please. You, two ladies, sit down because they cannot see from the back. Today you all have gathered here to worship Me as your Guru.
I must say that I lack many qualities that a guru should have, in the sense I cannot be strict with you, I cannot be stern with you, and I really don’t know how to punish you for doing wrong things. […]
Shri Raja Rajeshwari Puja (Hindi). Hyderabad (India), 20 January 1994.
Today we are going to perform the Puja of Shri Raja Rajeshwari. Especially in the south of India, the Devi is recognized in many forms. The reason is that here there were many Devi bhaktas (devotees of the Goddess), like Adi Shankaracharya, and they established the religion of Shakta Dharma. Shakta Dharma means the religion of Shakti (God’s power). Two kinds of religions started simultaneously. Ramanujacharya established the Vaishnav religion, […]
Guru Puja, Cabella Ligure (Italy), 04 July 1993.
Today we are going to have Guru Puja.
I am supposed to be your guru but I feel sometimes that the idea of a guru is very different from mine. Normally, a guru is a very, very strict person and has no patience of any kind.
Even, say [in] music: there are gurus who teach music in India; so all the disciplines have to be absolutely followed. I know about this great musician, […]
Diwali Puja. Temisoara (Romania), 25 October 1992.
So today we are celebrating the Diwali Puja.
I think you all can try to learn English which is a very simple language and would be better. I just want to say that you all can learn English language, it’s not difficult from my tapes. Of course the language of love is universal for it has no script, that’s the problem (Shri Mataji laughs) and no words, and no words. […]
Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 19 July 1992.
Yesterday, you had asked me for the status of a Guru. It’s a state, It is not a status because status is external, can be bestowed upon anyone, and anybody can say that, “This is your status.” For something external merit, or something, you can give a status to a person. It is a state. ‘State’ means the innate being, evolved to that level that you become the master. […]
Shri Raja Rajeshwari Puja. Madras (India), 6 December 1991.
Today we’ll be having Shri Ganesha Puja, followed by Raja Rajeshwari.
So many names have been described of the Goddess: specially Adi Shankaracharya called Her Raja Rajeshwari, meaning She’s the Queen of all the Queens. Also for Mother Mary they have used this title in the West. These ideas have come from the pagan religion, as I have told you before, and that they didn’t come by the description of Mother Mary in the Bible. […]
Shri Adi Guru Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), July 28th, 1991.
Today, you are all here to worship your Guru. It is a common practice, specially in India, that you must worship your guru, and the guru has to fully be in control of his disciples. Guru Principle is extremely strict, and the strictness made many people could not conform to the ideals of a disciple. In those days the guru had to be, absolutely, the authority and it was the guru who would decide which disciples he’ll have. […]
Shri Bhavasagara Puja, Brisbane (Australia), 6 April 1991.
This is the first time we are having a puja in Brisbane, and I’m happy so many have come here from various places.
You know that by puja, you excite the chakras within Me and you get lots of vibrations, and you achieve, suddenly, a height in your awareness. You do achieve that, but after some time they say that: “Mother, again we come down.” Also, they were saying that: “When we go to India we are all right, […]
Diwali Puja. Chioggia, Venice (Italy), 21 October 1990.
It was such a surprise to see you all in that procession. Actually I was waiting and waiting, and I thought, “Why these people are not coming to call Me for Puja?” It was a beautiful surprise, it’s very joy giving. The joy was dancing in your eyes. I could see the lights in your eyes and this is the real Diwali.
Diwali word comes from two words: ‘dipa’ and ‘awali’. […]
Talk yo yogis. Ganapatipule (India), 27 December 1988.
Rajesh Shah: So here today amongst us we are so fortunate that we have been nurtured in the love and the compassion of the Adi Shakti Herself and today we have in our midst on of the most eminent Indians that are there, one of the senior most persons in our country and we thank you very much Sir once again for being
with us and would request you, […]
Shri Fatima Puja, St Georges, Switzerland, 14 August 1988.
Today we have gathered to do the puja of Fatima Bi, who was the symbol of Gruha Laxmi, and so we are going to have the puja of the Gruha Laxmi principle within us. As the housewife has to finish every work, everything in the household, and then she goes for a bath, in the same way this morning, I had to do lots of things and then I could come for your puja, […]
Guru Puja. Shudy Camp (UK), 12 July 1987.
Today, it’s a great day that you are here to worship your Guru in the realm of the Heart of the Universe. If we can do that in our domain of the heart, we don’t have to do anything else.
Today, also, I feel I have to tell you about Sahaja Yoga and its value, which is related to other Yogas which were accepted in the olden days all over the world. […]
Guru Puja. Gmunden (Austria), 6 July 1986.
Please be seated.
I’m spell-bound to see all this beautiful expression of your love. Such attention and creativity. I must be the luckiest guru to get the outside nature reproduced here so beautifully. After seeing this, no guru can escape complete melting of his heart.
Actually, My disciples are very clever people. They can neutralize any guru. So that guru’s staff which is used for disciplining the disciple also melts away into a lotus. […]
Diwali Puja, Tivoli, Rome, 17 November 1985.
Today we have assembled here to celebrate the Diwali, the Deepavali. Actually, only after Sahaja Yoga started, the real Diwali is taking shape. We had many beautiful lamps, and we had lot of oil to burn, but there was no spark, to enlighten the deepas. And the wick, as you call it – is called as bati in Hindi language- is like your Kundalini, so the Kundalini had to meet the spark. […]
Guru Puja, Leysin (Switzerland), 14 July 1984.
I bow to all the sahaja yogis of the world. It is very heartening to see so many of you assembled here to do the Guru Puja.
To worship your Guru in person is regarded as the highest blessing. But in My case it’s a very different combination that I am your Mother and your Guru.
So you can understand how Shri Ganesha worshipped his Mother. You all are created in the same image of Shri Ganesha who worshipped His Mother and then He became the Adi Guru, […]
Diwali Puja, “Becoming the ideals”. “Temple of all faiths”, Hampstead, London (UK), 6 November 1983.
With today’s vibrations, you can see, when you are prepared for a puja, how much you get. Today you can feel it.
So the Divine is very anxious to act, only thing you have to prepare yourself. And all these preparations are going to help you tremendously. As we are now Sahaja Yogis we have to know that we have become something different from what we were. […]
Guru Puja, Houston (USA), September 20th,1983
[Shri Mataji talks aside to a Sahaja Yogi.]
Shri Mataji: …Then you can say the 108 Names of Shri Vishnu, or Guru’s, have you got Guru’s names?
Sahaja Yogi: Yes. It’s next door…
Shri Mataji: Guru’s. For Vishudhi, Guru’s names are better. It’s a good idea. All ten Guru’s names …
So today first we have Ganesha Puja because Ganesha is innocence and we have to establish Him in any place where we’re going to start a work or do anything about it, […]
Guru Puja, “Awakening the Principle of Guru”. Lodge Hill (UK), 24 July 1983.
Today you all have gathered here to do the Guru Puja.
Your Guru is a Mother first and then a Guru and that has given Me a greater help.
We have had before also many Guru Pujas, mostly in England. And you should wonder why Mother always somehow is doing Guru Puja in London.
The time falls in such a way that it is in Guru Puja, […]
Rutumbhara Pradnya part I, Guru Puja seminar, Lodge Hill (UK), 23 July 1983.
It is my immense joy to see all of you here from various parts of this world. When your heart is so full the words are too poor to carry the intensity. I wish you could understand that intensity, through your heart.
It’s all been arranged, I think, by the Divine, that we should meet here all of us in such a wonderful surrounding, […]
Nabhi Chakra. Delhi (India), 31 January 1983.
The music was very fine and elevating to all of you. The effect of music in Sahaja Yoga is tremendous, and if a Sahaja Yogi sings the song it’s so great that it acts like a mantra upon My being. So I’m very thankful to Mrs. Venogopalan for singing such a beautiful song today. It stirred Me completely. Then Gavin Brown was very sweet. He’s an Englishman, very gentle and a very steady Sahaja Yogi. […]
Public Program, “Mooladhara, Swadisthan, Nabhi, Void”. Derby (UK), 10 July 1982.
I thank all the Sahaja Yogis from Derbyshire and Birmingham for giving Me this opportunity to talk to the seekers of this place. We have seekers in the modern times, is something very unique. We never had seekers before, at least not so many.
There used to be people who would seek money, as there are many who are seeking these days, who would seek countries after countries, […]
Guru Puja, “Establishing the Guru Principle” Nightingale Lane Ashram, London (UK), July 4th, 1982
Shri Mataji: Please, be seated. Who’s going to translate Me?
Shri Mataji: Why don’t you take one of these, Gregoire?
Warren: Mother, that is the public address microphone – they won’t be able to hear You. This is for the recording on the tape.
Shri Mataji: Then how will they hear him? Will it…?
Warren: Mother has to have this one… […]
Diwali Puja. Chelsham Road Ashram, London (UK) – November 1, 1981.
Today I told you about the importance of Lakshmi principle within us and the three processes through which we pass. First is the Gruha Lakshmi. Actually, this is celebrated mostly on the thirteenth day of the moon, where they say that the housewife has to be given some present. And the best thing she can have is a some sort of an utensil. So people give her some utensils, […]
Guru Purnima (Guru Puja?). Chelsham Road Ashram, London (UK),19 July 1981.
Put your heart into it (yogis singing Jerusalem) and then you must say amen after that.
You see, it shows how William Blake thought of you people; and he represents that hope for England in this poem that I had about you people. As I had told you that: England is the heart; and the heart has to be first of all established, otherwise Sahaja Yoga is not going to be established. […]
Talk to yogis. Paris (France), 20 June 1981.
Like this room has got the atmosphere which is clean, so when the sun rises the light shines very well inside. Spirit is unchangeable, cannot be in anyway made impure nor can it be destroyed. But the attention, if not clear, you may not see the Spirit at all. We can say the lampshade, we can say, is the liver which contains the space which is the attention. […]
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, […]
Public Program, New Delhi (India) 7 February 1981.
Please sit very comfortably that’s very important. There should be no strain on a particular part of the body. For example, when you are sitting sometimes your feet might feel little bit numbed down, you can change the posture. You need not carry on with any extreme effort or any discomfort to yourself, that’s first thing you must remember. Moreover some of the people go into tense postures also by stretching their hands too straight or sometimes going very straight or pushing their head behind. […]
Guru Nanak’s Birthday Puja, “You are to become Prophets”. Hampstead Temple, London (UK), 23 November 1980.
Today is a special day of Guru Nanaka’s birthday. We have celebrated one Guru puja and, as you know that, Guru Nanak was also the incarnation of the Primordial Master. The same Spirit came on this Earth. And he’s the one who tried to re–establish the work of Mohammed.
Mohammed was the incarnation of the same Spirit – the Primordial Master. […]
“The Mahalakshmi Power,” Diwali Puja. Hampstead (London), 9 November 1980
…English, in the sense that we sat down together and translated Sanskrit puja into English and tried to make it more understandable by you people.
It’s the day of Mahalakshmi puja they say, not only of Lakshmi Puja. There’s a difference between the two.
Mahalakshmi is one of the powers of the three powers, main powers, of Adi Shakti. As you know: Mahalakshmi, […]
“The statutes of the Lord”, Guru purnima, London (UK), 27 July 1980
Today you have arranged this worship of your guru, that is your Mother. Perhaps you are very unique people that have a guru who is a Mother. Why this puja is arranged? One has to know that it is very important for every disciple to worship the guru, but the guru has to be a real guru, not a one who is just exploiting the disciples and who is not authorised by God. […]