We had absolutely wonderful time in LA .... and it is Shri Mataji's blessings
that we could attend both the pujas. The pujas took place about 50km from LA
city. It is a beautiful camping place near Lake Piru. All yogis stayed in small
There were some very wonderful programs organized by hosting collectivity from
UK, Switzerland, African countries and France.
In Her speech during Navaratri Puja Shri Mataji said that we should all have
bhakti and Shraddha. And that these are the only things that will give us wisdom
. She also said that if we have these two completely then the Devi protects
us ( bhaktas ) from all the problems.
She also said that we must clear our left side and that we should awaken Shri
Ganesha within us . She said that we could be careful that we don't do anything
wrong because it is the Ganas that punish us otherwise and that to please the
Ganas we should please ( pray) to Ganapati , who is the leader of all the Ganas.
In between the two pujas all ( yogis) from all over the world went out to give
realization .... it was such a wonderful experience ... because most of them
responded so well and it was like they were all waiting for it ! About 3000
people got their realization and complete enjoyed it doing this only thing during
the day .
By the end of the week everybody was gearing up for the Diwali Puja and it
seemed as if even atmosphere around was being prepared for the festival. For
the Puja yuva shakti greeted Shri Mataji's arrival with candle and sparkles
in their hand ... and a beautiful design made by lighting candles ....
Diwali Puja speech, Mother talked about Self-realization and meditation mainly.
Also She said, we should not worry about the past. The past is finished and
gone. We should be in the present and look forward for the future. Even if we
are in thoughtless for one second, then we can expand it. We should stabilize
If we stabilize in thoughtless then we have done our part. She spoke initially
about the importance of knowing ourself. Diwali does not really mean the lights
that we lit but means inner awakening. Just as bringing one light close to a
candle, enlightens the other.. Also meditation needs to be done everyday morning
and in the evening, its like the oil to the lamp.
She said she can make out who meditates and who does not. Those who does not
meditate, hesitate and are confused.
emphasized on getting thoughtless aware ness. For most of the talk was about
going into the silence of thoughtlessness. She said about candles [which were
lit there, thousand candles] are also meditating. Even one second of thoughtless
awareness is good to get you going and then you can build upon it. Its difficult
for some, but try it and you will get that state. It is worth the try. Even
if you are established and you are not meditating you can fall.
Shri Mataji directly answered so many questions that yogis had. She said that
so many people say that they have problems. She said that it is because we are
not connected and that many do not meditate. Shri Mataji said that we must get
thoughtless awareness during our meditation and that it is the minimum thing
that we should get during meditation.
She also said that all the thoughts that we get are nothing but our own imagination
either from left or right side. Shri Mataji also talked about giving realization
and that we should believe that that how many more can get it through us just
like we all have got it when Shri Mataji started with just one old lady in the
It was wonderful celebrate Diwali in the presence of Shri AdiShakti ..... Hope
to have many more ..
Best was, i could meet some yogis who have completely devoted every thought
of at the Lotus feet of Shri Mataji and i wonder how they have got and wonder
if i could get it.
lots of love,
Ravindra, Alla, Radhika & Niranjana