24th March, 2003, Monday, Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India
Grand Public Programme in Her Divine Presence amidst 60-70 thousand seekers in the sports stadium The evening seemed quite warm in the stadium as the crowd gathered. New faces seemed restless and places serious as if to receive something their long felt desire.
Sahaja Yogis were in great numbers with brightened faces to catch up once again the glimpse of our beloved Mother after the Birthday Puja. Everyone had an excitement in heart until it was 1930 hrs when Mr. Channa addressed the gathering with the essence of Sahaja Yoga through explanation of the subtle system and the various plexuses and Chakras in Human being. Also, the benefits of practicing Sahaja Yoga were being told to the seekers.
Shri Mataji blessed all the seekers with Her Holy arrival in the stadium at 2015hrs. Mother seemed to very happy and pleased with the number of seekers waiting to receive their Self Realization before Her Divine presence. Mr. Nalgirkar and the Local MLA, Ms. Kiran Walia, welcomed Her.
Shri Mataji blessed the seekers with Her brief and short speech in Hindi with the words.... "Heart gets filled with complete Joy (Anand). What is to be and not to be said...here, I find most of you are Sahaja Yogis". With complete humility and compassion She continued ...."You have put your all-hard work and labour in getting the Sahaja yoga uplifted and nourished' . She reminded the seeker that they should be proud of their great traditions and the rich cultural heritage. They should not only speak to others with pride but also keep their self-esteem high as the spirit of the Nations lies in them. When one comes in Sahaja Yoga their lifestyle changes and it transform to a beautiful life as Spirits resides in them and they only speak of the universal Love. There have been many intellectuals born in Sahaja Yoga and they have realized the truth through this. People from various spheres of life and religions have received the self-realization through Sahaja Yoga. It should never be kept, as personal possession instead, should be shared with others. As much as one shares it grows in its own way. One who receives it must share with others. Just to share itself gives the joy.
Mother also said that people from the rural background who even do not enjoy any great position in the society understand this Sahaja Yoga so well and like to share with others too. Speaking on the propagation and sharing of Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji praised people of Delhi. She said She is so happy and pleased to see people of Delhi have taken Sahaja Yoga to such great heights by their sheer hard work and dedication. There is no confusion regarding the fact. They have taken it to people of all spheres of life and Religion.
Speaking on patriotism Mother spoke of the sacrifices in the great freedom struggle in India. She urged people to pay respect to those who brought freedom to our nation and also be proud of the national heritage. People tend to adopt the western culture, but they should not forget their own rich culture and age old traditions are the plinth of this great Nation that it stands so firm today. One should also realize the turmoil that this great Nation has surpassed in the recent past and is currently undergoing. One should not forget the pain that our patriots had undergone to give us freedom by sacrificing their own precious lives. Thus, one must respect the nation and it should also be worshipped. Our good deeds should surface up always and we should always pay enough respect to our country.
Sahaja Yoga does not only mean the greatness but also speaks about the tradition and cultural heritage. Everyone should know about his own nation and also tell others about it with pride. The ultimately, self-respect comes from respecting his own country. Mother said, when you are in Sahaja Yoga your lifestyle should speak for itself and reflect the same in all aspects of living. In fact lifestyle of a Sahaja Yogi is very beautiful as Spirit resides in them and speaks for love. She said Sahaja Yoga is based on realizing the truth and is eternal.
In the end Shri Mataji urges the new seeker to come forward while requests the Sahaja Yogis to make way for them and go back for the realization. Everyone feels the breeze, which grows cool gradually. The Public Programme draws an end with singing the Bhajan Mahamaya Mahakali....at 2130hrs. Shri Mataji we are grateful to You for Your such compassion and love for us. Thank You Shri Mataji for what we have received today by Your Holy grace.
Subsequent to the Public Programme conducted in the Divine presence of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, two days Follow Up Programmes were also organized across all the Centres in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Gaziabad and Faridabad"on 25th March and 26th March at 6:30 PM.