Sankranti Puja 印度Kalwe 1990年1月14日
Today’s auspicious occasion is being celebrated everywhere in India. The reason is that the Sun which has left us, has left India, and had moved towards the Tropic of Capricorn, has now returned. And along with the movement of the Earth and the Sun all the vegetation, all the crops, fruit and other things are growing. The time has come for their growth. And all those trees whose leaves were completely removed in the cold weather, appeared as if they have completely died, all those trees are again awakened and started to become green. And that’s why, the significance of this time is that the Earth will again become green, and activities will start again everywhere. Especially in Northern India, where it gets very cold, it is a very special festival, that the sun has arrived and all the work dependent on the Sun will be completely fulfilled now.
So today I transmit best wishes to everyone here. And on today’s auspicious occasion, I could meet you all here. This is also a great joy for Me, I feel. As we consider Sun’s appearance as a very great thing, it is much more important, that the Sun of Sahaja Yoga comes on this Earth. Because whatever creativity is in this Universe, the creativity is nourished by the Sun. The Sun gives it the energy, and the creative power of the “Paramchaitanya”, its aspect of action, has got activated through Sahaja Yoga. Till now Paramchaitanya was not successful in any task. The reason was, that the Sun had not yet appeared in its courtyard. But now this Sun has risen in the courtyard of Paramchaitanya. And because of that you all have the light of it within you. Because of that light, your Kundalini has awakened, and within you, the field of creation has fully blossomed. And this field of creation you all are developing, in a way that the whole world can benefit from it. And it’s a very great and divine thing. This could not take place earlier. In our country many sages have expressed many ideas about, that such a day will come, when collectively this creation will get awakened.
That creation has awakened now. And that’s why this is not only an occasion for Earth’s creation but a great occasion for Sahaja Yoga’s creation also. This year specially is considered to be a very important year for Sahaja Yoga, and the light of Sahaja Yoga will establish very deeply in the people. When something starts to establish deeply, then we must understand that along with it, some other important events also take place. Like those who are evil and want to destroy the world, and those who are creating terror, destroying the best things of the world, all such people are consequently destroyed. As soon as saplings start blossoming and if they carry truth within them, they will wreck havoc in the place they cannot blossom and they will destroy everything. In the same way, all the evil temperaments, all the devilish forces, will be destroyed. Like after the Sun appears, all the gloom, all the darkness, is destroyed.
Similarly when the light of Sahaja Yoga emerges then the darkness of ignorance and wickedness, is totally destroyed. So today we are at the brink where we have to take a very high flight. And in this flight we have to understand that we should give up all the burdens within us. We have many types of beliefs, we have many types of wrong faiths, and also there are all types of ignorance within us. We should renounce all this ignorance and with a complete detachment, we should take this flight. And those who cannot detach from ignorance, those who do not get rid of it, such people will not be able to take this flight.
All of you know the significance and divinity of Sahaja Yoga; you are not ordinary people. And that’s why I want to say that those who want to fly higher and want to raise higher, should give up the burden of the many shackles of traditions. Similarly within us, ego and vanity are like a very big mountain. We should destroy this mountain completely too. And we can accomplish that, through meditation, and by completely immersing in Sahaja Yoga, by completely surrendering to it. The person who doesn’t surrender to Sahaja Yoga, is still incomplete, and it’s possible to be left behind during this flight, to go to the same hell where others are going. So it’s important that everyone strives thoroughly. All those who put efforts and try half-heartedly, I want to tell them, “Please renounce this half hearted effort”. Because of this half hearted effort, you cannot achieve anything. Then how can you achieve that great state for which people used to cleanse by penance for thousands of years?
There is no need to belittle or punish yourself, but we must understand that today we are facing a mirror, and we have to completely remove all the defects visible in us. When you observe yourself from outside then you will understand that you have to destroy all these things. By this happening, you will notice that you receive many blessings from God. And receiving those blessing human beings will think that, “I have achieved everything”. This is also a great fascination, that I have received this or that, all the worldly things. And like this, when we want to get something, at the periphery of this there are some things which can also mesmerize. But we shouldn’t stop there. We have to achieve a great speed. This is the result of good deeds of your many lives and you have to achieve it completely. And we have to renounce those small, petty desires within us, and become completely surrendered and give full contribution to Sahaja Yoga. Only the one who will do this, will achieve it. The one who will not do it, because of any reason, I can tell you openly, that there is not much place in the kingdom of God. Those who want to go there, should think, if they really want to reach there that they have to get rid of all the burdens.
And we have to take just one path, our full efforts should be in one direction, that we should somehow march in this direction and keep progressing. Every year you need to introspect and see how much you have progresses since last year. Are we making excuses and thinking that “we have to do this”, “this is important, that is important”, or from our heart we want to ascent? And many people also think that through Sahaj Yoga, they will get rid of illness or will get their problems solved, that this will happen, that will happen… They should know that there is only one solution for all the problems, that we should reach that state which is absolute. Then all the things get solved by themselves. You don’t need to do anything. So today I have shared with you my opinion. But I want that you should also take a resolution in your heart. What I am saying appears to be very simple, but the temperaments and activities of human beings are so strange that I am also not able to understand them. They say “If you can understand Him, then how can He be God?” but I say “If you can understand him, then how can he be human?” Because human beings are so complicated, so complicated, that to understand them is very difficult. I request all of you that if you have to achieve divinity, the complicated nature should be completely reprimanded, and it should be renounced to. And you should say that you want to achieve that divinity by which anything that you touch gets nourished, vibrated and beautiful. Your life will also become very beautiful very ideal, very joy giving, full of love, and of a very high level.
Infinite blessings to all of you.
[The puja begins.]
Shri Mataji: You don’t sit this side… (continues in Hindi or Marathi)… leave this side.
Leave this side… (Hindi or Marathi)
Yogi 1: All the children have to come forward. All the children, please.
Yogi 2: All the children till the age of five.
All the children till the age of five please come. Five to twelve.
Yogi 3: We take the mantra of Shri Ganesh four times.
[Shri Ganesha’s mantra is recited, then Ganesha Atharva Sheersha]
Yogi: Sanskrit page 11. (Other yogi: “Ganesha Sthuti”) Yes. [Bhajan: “Ganesha Sthuti”]
Yogi: Sanskrit page 13. (Aside) “Jai Ganaraya”. [Bhajan: “Jai Ganaraya Shri Ganaraya”]
Yogi: English page 1. [Bhajan: “Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha”]
Another yogi: All leaders. All leaders please come. All leaders to please come for Puja.
We’ll start the Devi Puja now with Mahalakshmi Stotram. We’ll start with Saraswati Vandana.
Yogini sings “Saraswati Vandana”:
“Yā kundendu tushāra hāra dhavalā
Yā shubhra vastrā vrutā
Yā vinā vara danda mandita karā
Yā shweta padm’āsanā
Yā Brahm’āchyuta Shankara prabhṙutibhir
Devaihi sadā pujitā
Sā mām pātu Saraswatī Bhagavati
Yogi: Sanskrit page 2. (Bhajan: “Ai Giri Nandini”)
Yogi 1: Hindi page 5.
Yogi 2: Seven young girls please, seven girls, unmarried girls – from age twelve to sixteen. Twelve to sixteen – twelve girls.
(Bhajan:” Tere Hi Guna Gate Hai”)
Yogi 1: Fourteen married ladies who have not done Puja before. Married ladies. (Hindi)
Yogi 2: Hindi 39.
Yogi 3: Can you sing the Marathi song… Hallo.
Can you sing the Marathi song we sang yesterday, “Tujhya Archaniye”. (Somebody: Tujhya Pujani). That was sung yesterday night, “Tujhya Archaniye”. (Somebody: “Tujhya Pujani”. Lady: “Tujhya pujani”)
Yogi 4: Marathi 36.
Yogi: (Hindi) All those who got married in Ganapatipule, all those who got married in Ganapatipule, also to please come, the ladies. Musicians – any song on the Goddess, Ambaji, or Shri Durga.
Musician: Durga, Durga, Durga – Durga.
Yogi: Hindi 33 (Bhajan: “Durgati Harani Durga”).
Yogi: (Hindi) Mrs. Ubadyaye will sing one – two songs of the Goddess.
Now Sahaja yogis may like to sing “Ude Tu Ambe Bai Ai – Ude Tu Ambe Bai”.
Yogi 2: Marathi page 20. (Bhajan:“Adi Maya Amba Bai”)
Marathi page 11: “Hasata Ali”.
Yogi 1: “Namostute”.
Yogi 2: Marathi page 1. (Aside) “Namostute”.
(Afterward, bhajan “Sarva Mangala” is sung)
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