It started as a part of a French seminar in the Hangar at Cabella. Our brothers
and sisters from France wanted to do puja and then go to the Castle and offer
a music programme to the Adi Shakti.
When Mother received this request she said they had chosen the day of Guru
Purnima and if there were to be a puja, it would be better if she were present!
At about 5 p.m. this news came from the Castle, and it spread like wildfire.
Telephone calls and SMS messages flew around Italy. Yogis leapt into cars and
set off. The people who were in the hangar still, after Guru Puja, just three
days before, couldn't believe their luck. The French yogis calmly prepared for
At eight p.m. there were nearly three hundred people in the hangar, including
Daglio Camp, and then Shri Mataji arrived. It was so incredible for many of
us who had never been so close to Mother before during puja. She spoke about
this being the real day of the Guru (It was a full moon) but that for the convenience
of the yogis we had performed puja at the weekend.
Also she spoke about fanaticism in religion and how we had to spread Vishwa
Nirmala Dharma, She mentioned the death of Kabir and the miracle of the two
kinds of flowers, then she said there is no place for cruelty amongst us. She
blessed us saying that she was giving those present a boon of being able to
spread Sahaja Yoga.
Shri Mataji spoke of several other subjects, luckily a yogi had the foresight
to bring a video camera, and then she invited the children onto the stage to
wash her feet. At this point every child in the hangar converged on the stage,
there seemed to be even more than during Guru Puja! As there was no age limit
specified there were some rather large children on the stage and it was beautiful
to see the joy on the faces of teenagers who probably had thought they would
never have had such an opportunity again.
After this some presents were given, along with flowers from various collectives,
and then the French Yogis asked permission to start their concert. Already there
was such a lovely family atmosphere in the hangar, and incredibly strong vibrations,
but when the yuva shakti started singing we felt like we were being lifted into
another dimension. This was followed by two beautiful kawalis that had everyone
dancing. The singing was of an extraordinarily high quality and was followed
by flute music and a violin raga, both of which were absolutely wonderful. At
midnight Shri Mataji left us after nearly four truly unforgettable hours.
The French finished a perfect evening by making a delicious meal for all their
brothers and sisters. Many, many heartfelt thanks to them, and thank you, Shri
Mataji, for so graciously consenting to this magical occasion .
WITH LOVE FROM ITALY