If you cannot sit on the ground, then you take a stone, or some marble, or something which is natural, on which you should try to sit. But if you sit on the plastic and do your meditation… I don’t know what is going to help you… the plastic? That’s why I request you always to use natural things. Natural things can absorb your problems very well (1997-0525); Plastic is to be avoided, wherever possible, especially in Pujas (1990-0923)


The artificiality of life… the superficiality of the protocols of… how you eat your food… keep your spoons, knives… all these sophistications… gives you a tremendous pressure… it gives a tremendous pressure on the mind (1984-0118)… things like… wearing tail coats, that do not fit, for those special occasions… or having every sort of special cutlery or types of drinking glasses for each occasion (1989-0619)

– Jai Shri Mataji –

Tape References:

Date/Ref – Title – Qual – mins Natural Things

1990-0923 Navaratri Puja – Geneva, Switzerland good 75

1997-0525 Respect the Mother Earth, Cabella good


1989-0619 Ascent, Mahakali Puja – San Diego – see 1989-0611 good 25 1984-0118 Spontaneous talk – Vaitarna not good 35

– end – 2 Oct 2002