Dear brothers and sisters,
Please find the International Puja Schedule for 2013 taking into account
the last feedbacks we received on the subject. We have already answered on
another occasion questions about how we proceed and, for the sake of
transparency, we would like to share with all of you that we responded
along the following lines.
After the departure of our beloved Mother from Her physical body some of
the things She used to do Herself must now unavoidably be done by
ourselves. Among these are the puja schedule and the marriages. That is
how, also on request from the Foundation, the CC faced the task of
organizing the puja schedule and ecessarily the divine perfection was
replaced by the human limitations.
What we can assure to the sangha is that we tried our level best in order
to accomplish this task in the best possible way. We consulted the lunar
calendar, we took into account the practices that Shri Mataji had adopted
lately regarding differences from that calendar and, finally we consulted
the opinion of people who used to be near Shri Mataji when She made the
puja calendar. Their input concerns notably the schedule of the Shri
Krishna puja that was not corresponding to the lunar calendar to facilitate
the festival in Cabella; the CC did not change this practice.
We interact with countries. This process is inclusive and results are
announced this year earlier than ever before. In America or Asia, a
regional consensus was arrived at through a dedicated preparation process.
In Africa, the request originates from the country. In Europe the focus
remains on Cabella.
Obviously we follow common sense criteria such as the willingness and
capacity of the hosting country, cost and practicality or the subtle
relationship of the country or continent with the deity that is worshipped.
We find a balance between these criteria in the light of existing options
and vibrations' guidance. We cannot always have an ideal proposal but Her
blessings, as we well know, can flow even through imperfect circumstances
With respect to the most important country of India, we can only plead
with our sisters/brothers in India to agree on the proposed schedule for
this country in 2013 but you must be familiar with a situation, which
remains delicate. Indian sahaja yogis have the last word on this matter and
we expect with some hope that they are speaking with one voice for the
enclosed 2013 schedule.
Of course we do not claim to have done a perfect job. Nevertheless, who
could have done this job in a flawless way? And in the case we did not do
it, each country would choose a different date with serious risk of loss of
vibratory resonance and lack of unity.
We also feel it is important to recognize the universal dimension of the
sangha and we welcomed in this spirit the celebration of an international
puja in Ukraine in 2012 or the interest expressed by the UK or South Africa
to host a puja next year.
By bringing these joyous festivals closer to people who do not have the
resources to travel to India or Cabella we facilitate the vibrations of the
sahaj celebrations to be widespread among different countries. In
connection to this, we also refer to the various occasions when Shri Mataji
permitted such events during the period when She was in Her physical body.
We do use vibrations and other faculties God has given us in this process,
and of course, we humbly seek the guidance of the Paramchaitanya. However,
we do so in the way we have learned directly from Shri Mataji and as we
have always done during Her lifetime. Therefore, we do not automatically
conform to specific methodologies or procedures that were introduced more
recently in some corners of the sangha.
Again we do not claim to be above mistakes. Your constructive criticism is
most welcome. Please join our efforts of preserving the most precious
legacy of Shri Mataji: a united world sangha, a really universal
brotherhood and sisterhood of enlightened people!
Puja Schedule 2013
Jai Shri Mataji!
Your Sister and Brothers and from the Central Committee