A New Era in The Worldwide Advancement of Sahaja Yoga
As many of us had already heard, Shri Mataji has been progressively forming,
over the last few months, a "World Council for the Advancement of Sahaja
Yoga". The Council has now come into being and is made up of a broad cross
section of Sahaja Yogis from every corner of the earth.
The Guru Puja in Cabella this year was the most auspicious occasion of the
inaugural sessions of the fledgling "World Council". The excitement
and sense of great moment was of course immeasurably increased by the marvellous
and stunning announcement that Shri Mataji had also created a "World Trust
of Sahaja Yoga" (of which the newly created World Leaders on the World
Council are to be the Trustees) and a "Sahaja Yoga World Centre",
which, as we all now know, will comprise our Mother's own home, the beloved
Palazzo Doria in Cabella, together with the Puja Hangar and the adjacent land
and buildings, as well as the house at Centrassi. All these She has most graciously
and generously donated to us, Her grateful children, to act as a focal point
for our global efforts for the advancement of Sahaja Yoga worldwide. The Centre
will also house the Secretariat of the World Council.
The keynote of the three informal sessions of the Council, which took place
over the weekend of 2nd to 5th July, was expressed in different forms again
and again by the various Members: we affirm that our collective desire is that
we should all act as "one body" and that we should always be bound
together by strong bonds of Love and by our shared dedication to the task of
fulfilling our most Holy Mother's Divine Vision. It was with humility and awe
that the Members acknowledged their gratitude to Shri Mataji for placing Her
trust in Her children, now in these difficult times, to carry Her great work
forward into the future through the medium of the three new bodies created by
our Mother: the World Council, the World Trust and the World Centre.
Again and again the Members stressed their sense of humility in relation to
our most Holy Mother and, of course, in relation to our fellow Sahaja Yogis.
The deep feeling amongst Members of the Council was that, of course, we are
no different from other Sahaja Yogis, that we are all the same in Her sight
and that our first task, as our Mother has always reminded us, is to cleanse
ourselves and to strive constantly to keep our collective attention on Her Divine
On a practical note, work will be undertaken by several Committees, which members
of the Council have formed and whose tasks will be to coordinate and further
our collective activities on a global scale. The Committees will seek the advice
and consult the expertise of fellow Sahaja Yogis who are encouraged to come
forward with their insights and ideas wherever and whenever appropriate.
At the formal inauguration of the WCASY on Monday 5th July 2004 Shri Mataji
most graciously blessed the Council.
Jai Shri Mataji