Easter Puja: We have to establish our meditation Istanbul (Turkey)

Easter puja. Istanbul (Turkey), 25 April 1999. Today, we are all here assembled in Turkey, in Istanbul, to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and, with that also, your celebration of your resurrection.Christ’s resurrection was a great message for us. He won over the death and came out of that dead body with another body which was living body. The body was the same, but one was a dead body and another one was a body which was living. It’s not only symbolic, it actually happened within. After all, He was a divine child, He was a divine person. Actually it has happened within. It’s not just a symbolic thing that He died and He was resurrected into another person or, you can say, into a living person. For Him, what is the death? For eternal beings, there are no deaths. There’s no death for a person who’s eternal. He may, for the time being, look as if He is dead, but He can never die. Christ was like that, a very, very special incarnation, which came on this earth to be reborn out of the dead. Now we are also, when we are not yet realised souls, when we are not yet enlightened. We are also dead in the sense, our awareness is very, very… I should say, absolutely dull and dead. We can see flowers, we can see faces, we can see buildings, we can see cities, we can see all those things. All these things we see and Read More …

Airport conversation, departure for Ukraine Tolyatti (Russia)

Conversation with Sahaja Yogi at Tolyatti (Togliatti) airport, (Russia), September 24th, 1995 [Shri Mataji speaks in Hindi to Yogi Mahajan] Shri Mataji: Somebody should help him now, he’s alone.Dr Bogdan: He is, we have to wait there’s a special man who’s just come for the purpose of this flight and then I’ll take the baggage, Shri Mataji. An official has just come for the purpose.Shri Mataji: For us?Dr Bogdan: Yes. So, we have still much time, Shri Mataji. We have an hour and 20 minutes.Yogi Mahajan: An hour?Dr Bogdan: An hour and 20 minutes, yes. We got it quite fast still. Still an hour and 20 minutes, Shri Mataji. There is a house, a stadium of sport, Shri Mataji, which is close. They have a closed stadium with probably 5,000 seating, Shri Mataji, inSamara.Shri Mataji: That’s a good one. All right, next time, we should come here in August if there is a .Dr Bogdan: She is asking whether you would also like to come into Tatariya, that’s Sasha’s sister, whether you would like to visit Tatariya.Shri Mataji: How far it is?Dr Bogdan: It’s 500 km, Shri Mataji.Shri Mataji: To go by train or by plane?Dr Bogdan: They say there is an international airport there and planes go there also.Shri Mataji: All right.Dr Bogdan: From Moscow to Tolyatti. Shri Mataji: How many here are from Tatary?Dr Bogdan: Yes, Tatarstan, this is this is where- these were the- it was the Kazan Tatar Shri Mataji. Its special name Tattar is called Read More …

Afternoon, Interview with Hindustan TV station Varikstraat Ashram, Amsterdam (Holland)

Interview with Hindustan TV station, Varikstraat Ashram, Amsterdam, 31st July 1994, English Transcript (in progress) Shri Mataji: If you speak?Interviewer: If you could speak a little loudly, we have the opportunity to have this small conversation for our newspaper for the Surinam Community here in Holland, especially the Hindu Community.Shri Mataji: Very good.Interviewer: First of all, we would like to know the Sahaja Yoga. Tell something, its importance to practice this for the- especially in this society.Shri Mataji: Very much important. Because, you see, this is- all this knowledge is from Indian philosophy. It’s a very ancient knowledge. They used to have, say, Vedas, we can call them. On the right side, they were searching for knowledge outside. And the another one was the knowledge about the worship, that we can call as the pujas and archas and all that. But in the center was the system for awakening your Kundalini and to making you a real Realized soul, that we call is the one who is knowledgeable, who is the Gnostic as they said, ‘gna’. […] Translation from Hindi Q: Shri Mataji, can you give your introduction in short? Shri Mataji: Introduction is such that, I belong to the family Shalivahanas. Both my father and mother were great disciples of Gandhiji. And my father was a member of the Constituent Assembly and also the parliament. My mother was honours in mathematics. I have a brother who is a cabinet minister. But spiritually it was my parents who recognised me, Read More …

Kundalini Gauri Puja Lake Road Ashram, Melbourne (Australia)

Shri Kundalini Gauri Puja. Melbourne (Australia), 16 February 1992. Come inside, you can, all of you can come inside, there is space. Every body, do space for these people, just move. This side.Don’t sit in the sun. [Shri Mataji is speaking in Hindi.] I’m sorry today I have to speak about something unpleasant to begin with, before the Puja. Later on we’ll have the Puja of the Kundalini, the Gauri. All right? The unpleasant things are – I’m sorry to say that about Melbourne- that it has been a very funny experience, in this place, Melbourne, and I really feel very sorry that I’ve brought this Elio to this country. He’s an uneducated, absolutely starving person in Portugal. And he had nothing to eat even. And I told you that I sent lots of ceramic, a truck load to them. They sold it and ate all the money. So that doesn’t matter. And then I paid for him to come here, he got here, married to a nice girl. But I think he was a bhoot from the very beginning, or I don’t know what to say. There is no sense of gratitude, no sense of self-esteem, he didn’t know what he was, and he became really, really a big bhoot, in the sense that he started playing in the hands of Satan.I didn’t know what was happening. He came down to Pratisthan and people said: “Mother, who is this rakshasa who has come?” And he came with Trish. You Read More …

Pre-Christmas Talk Shudy Camps Park, Shudy Camps (England)

Christmas puja, Shudy Camp, England, 12/12/1986 (Probably the correct date is 1987.11.12 or 1988.11.12) Christmas puja, Shudy Camp, England, 12/12/1986 (Probably the correct date is 1987.11.12 or 1988.11.12)  Still there some room here, let’s spread something, back, alright? All of you could come here, this side. Yes, that’s nice about meeting every one can sit together. Alright just move to this side a little bit. Alright? Get some forward, sit forward, some people can come there, some people als o.Still there’s some room here.[Cut in the audio]… The day of our coming or Today I was unclear() something like Sahaja Yoga, first we were coming towards Shudy Camps, then we are going back. Then again, we are coming back. We are moving, you see. Then I just felt, ultimately, we have to find our goal, ultimately, we have to reach that place, that maturity, that life is very different. That is the life of sahaj, when we are one with the Living Force of God’s love. I know it was very depressing, the way one newspaper publish something, or something happens like that, doesn’t matter. These are all temporally things, there are stupid people they don’t know what work they are doing. In a way it’s good that we are going to have a comity to go and talk to these people and tell them. They should come and see us all. We are all thousand times better people than they are.They say that their personalities change, of course, it Read More …

Makar Sankranti Puja: a little advice about the growth within yourself Rahuri (India)

Sankranti Puja (English and Marathi). Rahuri, Maharashtra, India, 14 January 1986. English Transcript – First video Please be sited. Today is a sad day for you people, we’ll be now parting. I may not be able to meet you in Bombay. Maybe for a year this may not happen for some of you, and I would like to give you a little advice about the growth within yourself. It is believed by people that God is helping us and we are in His kingdom. So whatever happens He looks after us. It is true But as you are the instrument of the God you have to also look after yourself. For today’s delay I would like to apologize but the delay comes because from Poona Mr. Kulkarni was to come and see us do this puja. Now I told him- he’s come now- that his wife is a negative lady, and he doesn’t understand his own importance, I would say. As a leader you must understand your importance. And another person who came, he asked, “Why don’t you come with me?” He said, “I have to come with my wife.” And that’s how this delay has taken place because he’s not here. He said he’ll come for puja so the main thing was first to arrive here in time without a negative force pulling him. So we conclude that it is important that first of all we should know that in any way we should not try to have any Read More …

Talk to Sahaja Yogis Brahmapuri (India)

Conversation with Sahaja Yogis at Krishna’s river, Brahmapuri, (Maharashtra, India). January the 28th, 1985. … And the enjoyment, you see, you cannot enjoy life if you become very right-sided or very left-sided and the women who are supposed to be women become right-sided. Now how can they be jealous? Supposing the eyes become the nose, what will happen? [Laughter] That’s the problem the confusion. ‘Rajasik’ [right-sided], you see. The people who are ‘rajasik’ are the people who are futuristic, I should say, are the right-sided people.As Krishna has said, in his Gita, that they have no sense of right and wrong: to them, right is right and wrong is also right. I mean they’re very generous. [Laughter]. Especially to bad people. So, to them everything is right they don’t know what’s wrong. You ask them, they say, “What’s wrong?” Tell them, “Don’t do like this”, they’ll say, “What’s wrong?” Grégoire: Shri Mataji, you have not yet answered the question whether the West is doomed or not?Shri Mataji: No, no. I don’t want to doom it down. I’m going to try my level best to save it as much as possible, and you all should help me. Try now. We should thank our stars that we have so many Sahaja Yogis from abroad, Grégoire. Just think of it.Only a few years back, you were very hopeless. The things have improved so much and such nice people have come this time! Sixty percent are new people, such nice positive people. They understand Read More …

Talk before Sahasrara Puja Day: Heart must be kept absolutely clean Chelsham Road Ashram, London (England)

Sahasrara Puja – Chelsham Road, London (UK), 4 May 1981 …Such a pleasure to come back to you all.  I was looking forward to it.  I received all your letter and greeting and all that you told.  It was so loving and so encouraging to know about your progress here and when I was really working very, very, very, very hard, I used to think of you and I would put this idea into my mind that a day will come when the prophecy of William Blake* must come. I went to Australia and I was amazed the way miracles took place in that country.  It is said that in the Puranas there was a saint called Thrissanku, who committed some mistake, little mistake and he was sent as the Southern Cross hanging in the air and was told that you must create your own heaven.  And really Australia is heaven, no doubt, but it’s Mooladhara.  It is Mooladhara.  The people are of course getting all the ideas, over read, as we are here.  We have accepted all these also wrong ideas quite a lot.  But somehow I feel it still in the heart of heart, they feel that this may not be correct way of life and they still feel that some off the things we do is not absolutely perfect or is not the thing that we really [unclear]. There are all sorts of gurus in Australia, all sorts of people who have got it.  But basically they Read More …

Sahaj treatments Bordi (India)

Conversation with Sahaja Yogis on sahaj treatments – Bordi (India), January 24th, 1981 Mr. Chavan: Of a certain other individual or the individual who has been caught, what to do? So, he is advised in the matter like this, first you put your attention in your own Sahasrara, this is the first thing you have to do. Then while chanting the mantra, put the attention on the chakra of the person to whom you are giving treatment. And also, your attention should be simultaneously on your chakra. Then while chanting the mantra you can give a flow of vibration or you can go on giving bandhana to that chakra. Now by chanting mantra only for a time, may not release the chakra. So you have to repeat the chantings, as you go on increasing the chanting, say 7 times, 10 times, 21 times, like that, and you find simultaneously when your attention is there, you find that the chakra is getting relieved, it is getting opened and the kundalini is making its movement in a proper manner. So, that’s how you have to relieve a chakra while chanting the mantra with the help of mantra. Now, there was another question from Mr. Pitkar. He asked that a number of sahaja yogis who find themselves stuck at certain chakra and they feel they don’t know how to go ahead, what they should do? He says, we want to have certain tips by which we can make quicker progress without getting constricted Read More …

Shri Lalita Puja Paris (France)

Shri Lalita puja, the significance of puja, Paris, 20.04.1980 I have told you before also but again today I want to tell you the significance of puja. The significance is this, that when you do the puja you recognize Me. By your recognition and your surrendering the deities get happy. They’re overjoyed that you have recognized it. You are fully identified yourself that you are understanding Me in My full form, that you are coming closer to them. And I tell the like elder brothers feel happy when the younger ones are coming to meet. So, they start releasing My vibrations with a greater force – much greater force. You have seen that after puja sometimes when you do not absorb the vibrations, I get little tired because the vibrations start coming out of all the chakras and you do not absorb, so the give and take process is not balanced. The identification in the west is very slow because of mental activity. Your attachment to your mental activity and to your rationality is very great. With puja, the vibrations try to detach you from your mental activity, from your rationality and then you are stationed into the realm of divine existence. Anything else, even My lecture, which is really mantra – but even that gives you a mental activity. You start thinking about it. Then by thinking about it, you think, you know about Sahaja Yoga. Then by thinking that you know, you become egoistical. You think you know Read More …

Seminar Day 1, tricks of false gurus London (England)

Dollis Hill Seminar Day 1, “the tricks of false gurus”, London (UK) 27 May 1979.Audio (TM, False Gurus, Industrial Revolution, Christ) [Text of audio 1, 2 and 4] Shri Mataji: It’s all right for you to say, because he is just there, you see. He was just to be ripen, he came to Me, he got it. [clapping with hand].Sahaja Yogi: I found he got it very easily. The minute I saw your photograph, I gave [inaudible] I mean, I was [inaudible] TM.Shri Mataji: Really? Then, I wish all of them have even that much of you it will work out.Sahaja Yogi: Well, since then, I spoke about [inaudible]Shri Mataji: Yeh.Sahaja Yogi: And within twenty-four hours, [inaudible]Shri Mataji: Hmm.Sahaja Yogi: It’s a sudden wave of vibrations [inaudible]Shri Mataji: We have to save them. You see, with TM, my attention is very much there, very much there. Last time we solved the problem of that “Divine Light.” That “Divine Light” is out now. Only have his brother, you see. I went to Geneva. I wanted to see TM also, but he, you see, it was starting raining and all that, in night, we didn’t go. We could have gone up to that place, it would have been better, but doesn’t matter. So, he, the brother, drove Me down to the center in Geneva, and said, “He is the one, you know”. I said, “All right, I put a bandhan”. Within a week’s time, he’s out in jail now. And now fourteen Read More …

Easter Seminar and unknown Public Program Finchley Ashram, London (England)

Easter seminar, Finchley Ashram, London (England), Sunday, March 26th, 1978 Today is Easter and all of you celebrate it. It’s rather surprising, you see, there are people believing in science and everything, these days they offer you an egg. But they should believe in Christ or they should believe in his Resurrection. It’s absolutely unscientific but we accept it without asking “why?” and “how?”.You never question Easter. But certain things, when they appear new to us, we start questioning and want to bring it to the science, to the reality of it. But certain things we just accept: his Resurrection. Now, we have for Easter the thing that we give, an egg on an Easter day. Now, why do we do it? If you are that rational, you must think about it: why do we give an egg?We never think about it we just do it because it’s a custom of the great grand-mother and the grandmother did it and the mother will do and the child does it. So, we just do it just as an accepted thing. You are not bothered to find out “why?”. Why are we to give an egg and not something else? What does it show when there is no mention of an egg in the Bible, as far as I know? But there is a mention in this Devi Bhagavatam about an egg and Christ. And everybody is doing it without understanding what does that mean. How did we get that symbol, from Read More …

Talk in Stockwell London (England)

Talk in Stockwell, 1977-12-01 Shri Mataji: Again goes it down, again comes up, again goes down like that, you see, settle there like clouds, but sometimes when it pierces it with a force, then you get this kind of an experience, it’s a very, very exciting experience, I should say. (Shri Mataji is laughing) Yogis: [UNCLEAR] Shri Mataji: better, better be seated with some questions, because we’ll give him Realization to begin with. He’s the only one who has not got, who else has come for the first time here? Newcomer: My first time. Shri Mataji: First of all let’s give them Realization, and then we will see, you come here, can you sit on the ground for a while? Newcomer: Yes.Shri Mataji: Alright, alright. Please sit. And who else?She’s all right there, She (?) where do you stay. You see, they do a particular thing in a particular manner, to your Kundalini, and that [to] any chakras.And what – I have to do this to master the map of curing (?with), you see.Every time I find a new Guru, now this time yours, this Guru Rajo is absolutely a new fellow, But I will manage that also. Newcomer: Mataji, I’ve been doing good things to the chakras as well.Shri Mataji: It’s terrible, it’s all wrong, absolutely wrong, what is wrong, I will tell you, very simple thing, that sex has nothing to do with God. Sex is not meant for achieving your higher needs, you know, that’s for baser Read More …

Unidentified Talk after Evening Program, eve of Shri Ganesha Puja (India)

Unidentified Talk Eve of Ganesha Puja Maharashtra India. [Gopa] saying please take me across this ocean of  illusion, this [pandurangara] is requesting Shri Krishna – Panduranga is Shri Krishna in Maharashtra is called as [unclear] Also there’s a big story about it but I’ll tell you later on. So he says he is requesting please take me across and this is what I wanted.. But the way he sang it  with such devotion, sincerity and honesty. It’s really just stirred up all the vibrations I know and you are feeling all that. You see we Maharashtrans are very lucky people, that we had such saints who were realised souls. They knew about chaitanya. They knew about vibrations. They knew about the higher life and all the time whatever they have sung is the hope that everybody will get realisation, or they have described that state of realisation. I mean I must say the Maharashtrans are the luckiest people. I don’t know if they understand it or not but they are the most blessed people because there are so many saints who were realised souls.  They are Nathas who were realised souls and all of them have sung the song and the place of this higher state of life. And this one you can see now. This song also says same thing that let me go beyond this. But I must say one thing, congratulating all these Sahaja Yogis from the west that they never had heard about these things, never. They never knew about Read More …