Memories of our Divine Mother: 3. THE FIRST PUJAS

The Great Adi Shakti Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
1) Pat Anslow said:

We had no idea about pujas

We had no idea about pujas. She had to bring a brahmin in to do the pujas. Mother would give him Realization and would ask him to do this, that and the other, but we would just sort of sit there while he went through the mantras and do everything. And when the time came for the aarti, we didn't know it, so we had this record of this Indian movie and it had a picture on the front of an Indian girl smoking a cigarette and it was about some Indian girl who had gone to America. She had got lost and had then realized the error of her ways and had sort of come back to being an Indian. And we would solemnly get out this record and put it on the record player and play it and clap while it played. It was the music of"Sabko Dua Dehna," but it was the original aarti. That was a puja. We didn't know how to do pujas. We didn't know how to do anything.

Pat Anslow

2) Malcolm Murdoch said:

Mother used to teach those protocols

Mother used to teach those protocols, you know. She used to tell us which hand to do, how, you know, when we were to put this on. So She would lead the puja, wouldn't She?

Malcolm Murdoch

3) Gail Pottinger said:

She would be directing the whole thing.

She was always stopping people and saying," No, the mantra's said like this and you got the pronunciation wrong.”So throughout the pujas, She would be directing the whole thing.”And we'll have water now. We'll have this now, We'll have that now.”And really, if Mother hadn't been there directing the puja, we'd probably never have completed it, would we?

Gail Pottinger

4) Djamel Metouri said:

Can you just come over we'll have a puja?

My first puja was a Guru Puja [in 1977] and I remember once I was at work and then suddenly Jane [Brown], Gavin's wife, phoned me and said can you just come over. We'll have a puja. I didn't know what a puja was. So I came down. We were something like eight or nine people and there was a pujari, an Indian pujari. His name is Satpal. We haven't seen him for a while now. Anyway, this puja was" " I didn't know what it was" " this was the first time that I was seeing a puja. I just sit down and, for someone that is coming from an Islamic background, I guess it all feels and looks quite new to us, you know.

Djamel Metouri

5) Pat Anslow said:

The first Guru Puja

You know that Guru Puja? That was the first Guru Puja, in Gavin [Brown]'s flat. There is a picture of Mother with some roses, holding some roses. I remember giving Her those flowers and saying," Mother, be careful, there are thorns in them.”And She said," I have to take the thorns, too.”And She took them and then She said," Can you tape record this, My talk?' And that was the first time I remember Her giving a formal talk. And I remember thinking," What is the point of taping it? We are all here.”Shows you how aware we were of what was going on.

Pat Anslow

6) Djamel Metouri said:

I remember it was my first Guru Puja in 1977

We had a large piece of paper with"Charlie Chakra"drawn and we were offering this rice and flowers to each of the chakras, saying mantras on each, for each chakra, you know. And that puja, interestingly enough, was just a small puja, in a way, because we were only nine or ten people, but there is a picture of Mother who is holding the flowers between Her Feet.

I can't say it was the first, but I remember it was my first Guru Puja in 1977 with just ten people as opposed to two thousand or three thousand today. And this was just happening in the lounge of Gavin Brown's house.

In fact, in a way, that puja was done differently from the way we do it today, which is we do the puja directly to the Goddess and we wash Her Feet. At that time, we did wash Her Feet, but at the same time we were actually using this"Charlie Chakra"chart, actually doing offerings to the various chakras.

But, in any case, there were other pujas which took place during that summer. One of them was in my house, when She came to St. Albans. It was a Shri Krishna Puja and we washed Mother's Feet and we had a puja the way we do it today, but with perhaps not all the ingredients, you know. We were not" " it was not a fully fledged puja, as we see today.

Djamel Metouri

7) Maureen Rossii said:

We just didn't have a clue

At Her house [near Oxted in Surrey, England, there was a puja]. At one stage She took us outside in the evening, into the garden and we had a havan outside and She was trying to clear us and trying to clear us and we all stood there and suddenly She said something like"That's it.”And this huge wind came up and disturbed all the leaves and you just felt like the disciples gathered around Christ. She worked so hard all the time on us" " no matter what. She tried everything to try and clear us out.

Maureen Rossi

8) Djamel Metouri said:

That was more like a real puja with the amrit

And later on we had another puja in Her house, and that was more like a real puja with the amrit and all the elements and so on. That took place during a seminar that we had in Her house around September 1977. That was in Hurst Green in Oxted. And I remember very well because, even Kevin, which is Pat's son, was there. He was quite young.

Djamel Metouri

9) Pat Anslow said:

Mother had to do everything for us

There were just half a dozen of us at that first puja. Kevin, my son, was there. He used to misbehave and I used to get furious with him and Mother used to take him away from me and calm me down and look after Kevin. No, Mother had to do everything for us. We just didn't have a clue.

Pat Anslow

10) Kevin Anslow said:

Closeness and intimacy

The house in Oxted that Shri Mataji had" " I remember things attached to landscapes and environments quite a lot. I remember in Oxted, the sort of closeness and intimacy, Her relationship with the early Sahaja Yogis. It is something that the earlier Sahaja Yogis talk about quite a lot. For example, we would have ajwan and She would get under the sheet with everybody and all the Sahaja Yogis would be coughing and spluttering and She would say," What's wrong?”She would be completely unaffected.

Kevin Anslow

11) Marilyn Leate said:

I remember feeling clueless

The first puja to Shri Mataji which I ever attended was Guru Puja 1978. It was performed at a hall in Finchley, North London. Resident Indian people did most of the preparation. They were touchingly hospitable and I remember feeling clueless in the light of their humble Indian hospitality and culture. She called all of us very new people to do Her puja and put the born-realized at the front. This included a little Dutch boy and myself. She told us that ours was a double responsibility. Then we did Her puja with the other new people behind us. They put their hand on our shoulders or upper arms, so we were all connected. We didn't really know what we were doing and Shri Mataji instructed us step by step through the foot washing, the amrits, the kumkum paint, the sandal oil and the flowers. At the end, people came rushing through, trampling over us and stepping on our hands to get their photographs of our Mother.

Marilyn Leate

12) Linda Williams said:

One moment of glory for a gallant flower

One year Mother stayed in London for Christmas. It snowed on Christmas Eve and Mother said it was because Kevin [Anslow], Pat's son, had wanted a white Christmas. We had planted a sunflower outside the kitchen window at Chelsham Road [ashram] and, as the months went by, it got taller and taller, but never seemed to form a flower. As December approached, I began to wonder because sunflowers are frost- tender and are usually dead by October or November and this was in 1980 or '81, before the greenhouse summers and climate change had started. By mid-December the plant still wasn't dead and started forming a flowerhead" " again quite extraordinary in the dark, cold depths of the English winter. On Christmas morning it blossomed, even though it was snowing. We picked it and put it on the top of the Christmas tree in the room where Mother came for the Christmas Puja" " one moment of glory for a gallant sunflower. Mother had often passed the flower when it had been growing, as in those days She would come to Chelsham Road once a week or so.

Linda Williams

13) John Glover said:

She was reading us so deeply

I remember there was this Christmas Puja and it was early on because I came at the end of '79 and this might have been '80 and Mother gave a lot of presents. I can remember that the puja at that time was quite a difficult and often painful business. The spirit loved it, but everything else screamed and squealed and stamped its feet. I remember She gave these presents and somehow, when I went up there, it was as if She could only see vibrations. She was so lost. She was in such an amazing state, She was looking at people and it was almost as if She didn't know who they were, but She knew much more than who they were. And She was reading us so deeply. And She gave me three presents, three presents, and I was amazed, but what do you do? They were just handed to me. And I remember walking home from there, back to where I lived, quite late at night and feeling Her love. She had given me these things which were somehow so symbolic and, of course, I still have them.

John Glover

14) Douglas Fry said:

She was looking at the vibrations

There was a Christmas Puja, which was one of the early ones. It was at the Temple of All Faiths in Hampstead and Shri Mataji, for myself, She gave me a picture and some of the other older Sahaja Yogis, She had different things. But what She had done" " there were a lot of Mr. CP's old" " and I say"old"In inverted commas" " ties and She had wrapped them all up. And they were all wrapped up in exactly the same way. They were all different, but they were all wrapped up the same way, so there was no way of knowing any one from the other. So Shri Mataji was giving these packages out. And She gave one to somebody and then off he went and She gave a couple more out and then She said," No, don't take that one. Give me that one back, please.”And then She gave them to this other fellow. And then She gave him another one and he opened it up and it matched the suit he was wearing exactly. So it is amazing, Shri Mataji wasn't looking at the person, She was looking at the vibrations and She knew that the vibrations were incorrect, so She put them right. That's the way it worked out.

Douglas Fry

15) Douglas Fry said:

Reading the praise of the Goddess

One time when we had a puja, the puja sort of started in the morning and went on through the whole of the day. And one particular puja, one of the very early pujas, we had a havan outside and we had this book of the thousand Sanskrit names of the Goddess. This was, I believe, actually the first puja in praise of Shri Mataji and was at Her house at Parklands, Hurst Green. We were sitting round there putting stuff on the havan and Shri Mataji was actually reading the names of Herself. As She pointed out, She said," This is very strange because you've got the Goddess reading the praise of the Goddess, which is rather unusual.”Because She was the only one who could read them. But whilst we were there" " and it was really cold outside, it was late in the year" " and the whole sky opened up like a great big halo above us. The sky was quite dark, but there was a whole light patch above where we were because the vibrations that were given out had sort of caused the sky to open.

Douglas Fry

16) Linda Williams said:

I thought there was something wrong with the camera The first puja we had at Chelsham Road was the Bhoomi Puja, the puja to bless the house. As the housewife, I was honoured to be called to actually offer the different items to Mother in the porch of the house. I was heavily pregnant with my second child at the time. Mother stood in the doorway and I offered the rice and other things to Her Feet. Everyone else crowded round in the hallway and garden. After we had finished the short puja, Mother told us to bury the offerings on the right of the doorway, between the door and the window.

About a year later I was taking some photos of the children who were sitting on the front door step in one photo and standing on what was then a little lawn in front of the window by the door in the next one" " the strange thing was that when the photos were developed, there was a bright light coming out of the ground where we had buried the offerings. At that time, we did not know about miracle photos and I thought there was something wrong with the camera.

Linda Williams

17) Kay McHugh said:

Like it was a feast

We used to give, really, very poor meals to Mother in those days [at the the pujas in England] and She was so gracious. She ate everything.

Kay McHugh

18) Linda Williams said:

She always said how nice they were.

Linda Williams

19) Kay McHugh said:

Yes, She did. And I used to think," Really?”because it would be gluggy old grey rice and She'd act like it was a feast.

Kay McHugh

20) Linda Williams said:

Their hearts and chakras were clean

We had a puja. Before this I had one of the first of many lessons. The [Chelsham Road] ashram was a bit of a tip and I got everyone running around cleaning it up. When Mother came, She took me aside and was not pleased. She said it was just the supraconscious bhoots in me that were making everyone run around and tidy up and that" " whereas I was clean outside" " my chakras were filthy inside and, although the Sahaja Yogis' ashram was a bit untidy, their hearts and chakras were clean. But maybe one good thing can be told. After the puja, we would all take turns to go up to Mother. One by one we would kneel in front of Her with our forehead on Her Feet and She would often work on us. As I knelt at Her Feet at that first ever puja, She told me that I would one day give Sahaja Yoga to many, many others. That promise, which has indeed come out, sustained me through all the hard times that came later.

Linda Williams

21) Djamel Metouri said:

She saw our conditioning

When you come to Sahaja Yoga, and it happens to almost everyone, you tend to bring your own religion with you. And you want to sort of shift Mother's attention towards your own religion because somehow you want to be patted on the back and you want Mother to say to you," Oh, how nice of you to talk to Me about your Islam"And so on.

And I think once when Rustum [Bujorjee] was in the Middle East, whenever he came back, he used to say," Why don't we do namas at the end of the puja or something?”And then Mother said one day," All right, it is good to want to do namas, but namas was something that you did when you didn't know God.”You know, you had to do some practice" " something that would probably bring you closer to God because you didn't know God.”But now you know God. God is in front of you. You don't need to do namas any more.”

This is not to do with what Mother said in the very early days. It was something that She said much later on, maybe 1984, 1985. She started talking about it. Maybe She talked about it. She didn't insist on it in the beginning. Why I say this is because certainly events happened several years later, then they relate to a whole period of time where She might not say anything.

She saw us for many years in Sahaja Yoga and, in a way, She saw our conditioning. She saw our attachments to various bits and pieces here and there. She saw how we try to bring various bits and pieces from our own country.

Djamel Metouri

22) Felicity Payment said:

You could feel Her presence

Later on we started to have pujas at institutions, you know, proper, like hotels or conference places. But in the beginning, in those first two years when I came [1979 and 1980], most of it was in people's houses. I know we had a lot of pujas in Brighton in Pamela [Bromley]'s house and I can remember being in the house with Shri Mataji. It didn't matter if Shri Mataji was upstairs or in a different room, you could feel Her presence, that She was in the house and it would make you" " you would become much more conscious of your behaviour of what you" " I felt myself" " of what you said or even what thoughts you allowed to pass through your mind. Sometimes you would feel it wasn't right to have a certain thought, it was most dangerous for you because you were in the presence of the Goddess.

Felicity Payment

23) Chris Marlow said:

It was just recording

After the Ganesha Puja in Brighton, there was quite a big gathering and Shri Mataji was working on somebody and She wanted some honey to vibrate for clearing people's Agnya. And someone had a very posh pot of honey, which had been bought in a nice health food shop.

Chris Marlow

24) Vicky Halperin said:

The reason why I remember it so strongly was that I bought the acacia honey. I bought the food that was used for the catering from Paul [Winter]'s house and we had been to the wholesalers and various places and the honey was acacia honey.

Vicky Halperin

25) Chris Marlow said:

Shri Mataji said," No, this is no good. This is acacia honey and acacia is the tree that Christ was crucified on and it's also this horrible spiky thorn thing.”

Chris Marlow

26) Vicky Halperin said:

When Shri Mataji made this comment about the honey and the acacia, I had the most extraordinary pain through my foot, really sharp like a nail going through my foot. And She said," What's the matter?”It was like the crucifixion, like a nail in my foot. I somehow didn't feel guilty. It was just recording.

Vicky Halperin

27) Chris Marlow said:

So I nipped out the back and went down to the local corner shop and got a pot of Gale's Honey, brought it back and that got presented to Shri Mataji and She said," Oh, this is fine.”

Chris Marlow

28) Ray Harris said:

Just to get heart out of them

I don't know why this was. I ended up in the front being dressed as an Indian in a dhoti and She had this material She wound round and round and round me and I ended up with these big trouser type things. What are they called? Just dhoti, yes. She was showing us how to do it.

She spent ages and ages with us because in those days, although there were less people, it was less formal. Pujas were quite short. Although the pujas we did ourselves are very long, the pujas She did were actually quite short and they still are. But She used to spend whole evenings with us, just trying to get us to entertain ourselves and that, I think, was one of the things She used to do. She used to do all kinds of funny things to make us laugh, because we were quite miserable all the time. That was one of the things, dressing people up, making them do things, just to get heart out of them.

Ray Harris

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The fulfillment of the promised divine eschatological instruction
“The original meaning of the word ‘apocalypse’, derived from the Greek apokalypsis, is in fact not the cataclysmic end of the world, but an ‘unveiling’, or ‘revelation’, a means whereby one gains insight into the present.” (Kovacs, 2013, 2) An apocalypse (Greek: apokalypsis meaning “an uncovering”) is in religious contexts knowledge or revelation, a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities.” (Ehrman 2014, 59)
Shri Mataji
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011) was Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage, and Paraclete by duty.
“The Paraclete will come (15:26; 16:7, 8, 13) as Jesus has come into the world (5:43; 16:28; 18:37)... The Paraclete will take the things of Christ (the things that are mine, ek tou emou) and declare them (16:14-15). Bishop Fison describes the humility of the Spirit, 'The true Holy Spirit of God does not advertise Herself: She effaces Herself and advertises Jesus.' ...
It is by the outgoing activity of the Spirit that the divine life communicates itself in and to the creation. The Spirit is God-in-relations. The Paraclete is the divine self-expression which will be and abide with you, and be in you (14:16-17). The Spirit's work is described in terms of utterance: teach you, didasko (14:26), remind you, hypomimnesko (14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into truth, hodego (16:13), speak, laleo (16:13, twice), declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15). The johannine terms describe verbal actions which intend a response in others who will receive (lambano), see (theoreo), or know (ginosko) the Spirit. Such speech-terms link the Spirit with the divine Word. The Spirit's initiatives imply God's personal engagement with humanity. The Spirit comes to be with others; the teaching Spirit implies a community of learners; forgetful persons need a prompter to remind them; one testifies expecting heed to be paid; one speaks and declares in order to be heard. The articulate Spirit is the correlative of the listening, Spirit-informed community.
The final Paraclete passage closes with a threefold repetition of the verb she will declare (anangello), 16:13-15. The Spirit will declare the things that are to come (v.13), and she will declare what is Christ's (vv. 14, 15). The things of Christ are a message that must be heralded...
The intention of the Spirit of truth is the restoration of an alienated, deceived humanity... The teaching role of the Paraclete tends to be remembered as a major emphasis of the Farewell Discourses, yet only 14:26 says She will teach you all things. (Teaching is, however, implied when 16:13-15 says that the Spirit will guide you into all truth, and will speak and declare.) Franz Mussner remarks that the word used in 14:26, didaskein, "means literally 'teach, instruct,' but in John it nearly always means to reveal.” (Stevick 2011, 292-7)
Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity   
“F. Robert Kysar, John, the Maverick Gospel 
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology
George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament In Spirit and Truth, Benny Thettayil
Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17 Marianne Meye Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John
Eric Eve, The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles “D.
Michael Welker, God the Spirit Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament
Tricia Gates Brown, Spirit in the writings of John Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit: pneumatology and Pentecostalism
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John: Charting the Fourth Gospel John F. Moloney, The Gospel of John
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith Robert Kysar, John
Robert E. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament 
“The teaching of the Paraclete, as the continuation of Jesus' teaching, must also be understood as the fulfillment of the promise of eschatological divine instruction.”
Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity

“Jesus therefore predicts that God will later send a human being to Earth to take up the role defined by John .i.e. to be a prophet who hears God's words and repeats his message to man.”
M. Bucaille, The Bible, the Qur'n, and Science

“And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been.”
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost

“The Paraclete has a twofold function: to communicate Christ to believers and, to put the world on trial.”
Robert Kysar, John The Meverick Gospel

“But She—the Spirit, the Paraclete...—will teach you everything.”
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ)

“Grammatical nonsense but evidence of the theological desire to defeminize the Divine.”
Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything

“The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15... are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree.”
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel

“The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus.”
Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology

Bultmann calls the “coming of the Redeemer an 'eschatological event,' 'the turning-point of the ages.”
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament

“The Paraclete equated with the Holy Spirit, is the only mediator of the word of the exalted Christ.”
Benny Thettayil, In Spirit and Truth

“The divine Paraclete, and no lessor agency, must show the world how wrong it was about him who was in the right.”
Daniel B. Stevick , Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17

Stephen Smalley asserts that “The Spirit-Paraclete ... in John's Gospel is understood as personal, indeed, as a person.”
Marianne Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John

“The Messiah will come and the great age of salvation will dawn (for the pious).”
Eric Eve, The Jewish context of Jesus' Miracles

“The remembrance is to relive and re-enact the Christ event, to bring about new eschatological decision in time and space.”
Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda, The Johannine Exegesis of God

“The Spirit acts in such an international situation as the revealer of 'judgment' on the powers that rule the world.”
Michael Welker, God the Spirit

The Paraclete's “Appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed.”
Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament

“While the Spirit-Paraclete is the true broker, the brokers they rely on are impostors.”
T. G. Brown, Spirit in the writings of John

“The pneumatological activity ... of the Paraclete ... may most helpfully be considered in terms of the salvific working of the hidden Spirit.”
Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit

“The pneuma is the peculiar power by which the word becomes the words of eternal life.”
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John

“The gift of peace, therefore, is intimately associated with the gift of the Spirit-Paraclete.”
Francis J. Moloney, The Gospel of John

“This utopian hope, even when modestly expressed, links Jesus and the prophets to a much wider history of human longing.”
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith

“Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-times—the eschaton—are already present.”
Robert Kysar, John

“They are going, by the Holy Spirit's power, to be part of the greatest miracle of all, bringing men to salvation.”
R. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary

“The Kingdom of God stands as a comprehensive term for all that the messianic salvation included... is something to be sought here and now (Mt. 6:33) and to be received as children receive a gift (Mk. 10:15 = Lk. 18:16-17).”
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament

“But today is the day I declare that I am the one who has to save the humanity. I declare I am the one who is Adishakti, who is the Mother of all the Mothers, who is the Primordial Mother, the Shakti, the desire of God, who has incarnated on this Earth to give its meaning to itself; to this creation, to human beings and I am sure through My Love and patience and My powers I am going to achieve it.

I was the one who was born again and again. But now in my complete form and complete powers I have come on this Earth not only for salvation of human beings, not only for their emancipation, but for granting them the Kingdom of Heaven, the joy, the bliss that your Father wants to bestow upon you.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
London, UK—December 2, 1979

“I am the one about which Christ has talked... I am the Holy Spirit who has incarnated on this Earth for your realization.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
New York, USA—September 30, 1981

“Tell all the nations and tell all the people all over the Great Message that the Time of Resurrection is here. Now, at this time, and that you are capable of doing it.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Cowley Manor Seminar, UK—July 31, 1982

Guest: “Hello Mother.”
Shri Mataji: “Yes.”
Guest: “I wanted to know, is the Cool Breeze (Pneuma) that you have spoken about, you feel on the hands the Cool Wind of the Holy Spirit, as spoken about in the Bible?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes. Yes, yes, same thing, same thing. You have done the good job now, I must say.”
Interviewer: “Is it the Holy Spirit?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, of course, is the Holy Spirit.”
Guest: “Aha... I am feeling it now on my hand through the [not clear]”
Shri Mataji: “It’s good.”
Interviewer: “Did you want to say anything more than that?”
Guest: “No, I just... That’s all I wanted to know because I...”
Shri Mataji: “Because you are thoughtless now. Enjoy yourself.”
Guest: “Thank you.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Talkback Radio 2UE, Sydney, Australia—March 31, 1981
(The guest experienced the Cool Breeze [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] of the Spirit through the baptism [second birth by Spirit/Kundalini awakening] given by the Comforter Shri Mataji over the radio. )

Second Guest: “I just want to ask Mother about a quotation from the Bible.”
Interviewer: “Yes, what’s that?”
Guest: “It says, ‘But the comfort of the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in My name would teach you all things.’ I would like to ask Her about that.”
Interviewer: “Could you just repeat the quotation again?”
Guest: “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things.”
Interviewer: “And that’s from where?”
Guest: “John chapter 14, verse 26.”
Shri Mataji: “I think you should take your realization and then you will know the answer to it. Because, logically if it points out to one person, then you have to reach the conclusion, isn’t it? That’s a logical way of looking at things. But I am not going to say anything or claim anything. It is better you people find out yourself.”
Interviewer: “Does that answer your question?”
Guest: “Is the, is the Comforter on the Earth at the present time? Has the Comforter incarnated? Mataji should be able to tell us this because She said that through these vibrations on Her hands, She ...”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, She is very much here and She’s talking to you now. Can you believe that?”
Guest: “Well, I feel something cool [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] on my hand. Is that some indication of the ...?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, very much so. So that’s the proof of the thing. You’ve already started feeling it in your hands.”
Guest: “Can I?”
Shri Mataji: “Ask the question, ‘Mother, are you the Comforter?’”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Ask it thrice.”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Again.”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Now, what do you get?”
Guest: “Oh, I feel this kind of cool tingling [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] passing all through my body.”
Shri Mataji: “That’s the answer now.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Talkback Radio 2UE, Sydney, Australia—March 31, 1981
(Another guest also experienced the Cool Breeze [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] of the Spirit through the baptism [second birth by Spirit/Kundalini awakening] given by the Comforter Shri Mataji over the radio. )

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011): Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage and Paraclete by duty.
The Paraclete and the disciples (vv. 25-26): The theme of departure (cf. vv. 1-6; vv. 18-24) returns. There are two "times" in the experience of the disciples: the now as Jesus speaks to them (v. 25) and the future time when the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in the name of Jesus, will be with them (v. 26). The Paraclete will replace Jesus' physical presence, teaching them all things and recalling for them everything he has said (v. 26). As Jesus is the Sent One of the Father (cf. 4:34; 5:23; 24, 30, 37; 6:38-40; 7:16; 8:16, 18, 26; 12:44-49), so is the Paraclete sent by the Father. The mission and purpose of the former Paraclete, Jesus (cf. 14:13-14), who speaks and teaches "his own" will continue into the mission and purpose of the "other Paraclete" (cf. v. 16) who teaches and brings back the memory of all that Jesus has said. The time of Jesus is intimately linked with the time after Jesus, and the accepted meaning of a departure has been undermined. The inability of the disciples to understand the words and deeds of Jesus will be overcome as they "remember" what he had said (cf. 2:22) and what had been written of him and done to him (cf. 12:16). The "remembering" will be the fruit of the presence of the Paraclete with the disciples in the in-between-time. In v. 16 Jesus focused on the inability of the world to know the Paraclete, but in v. 26 the gift of the Paraclete to "his own" is developed. As Jesus was with the disciples (v. 25), so will the Paraclete be with the disciples in the midst of hostility and rejection (v. 16). As the story has insisted that Jesus' teaching has revealed God to his disciples, so will the Paraclete recall and continue Jesus' revelation of God to the disciples (v. 26).” (Harrington 1998, 412)

“This is the transformation that has worked, of which Christ has talked, Mohammed Sahib has talked, everybody has talked about this particular time when people will get transformed.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Chistmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India—25 December 1997

“The Resurrection of Christ has to now be collective Resurrection. This is what is Mahayoga. Has to be the collective Resurrection.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Easter Puja, London, UK—11 April 1982

“Today, Sahaja Yaga has reached the state of Mahayoga, which is en-masse evolution manifested through it. It is this day’s Yuga Dharma. It is the way the Last Judgment is taking place. Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their Spirit.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh

“The main thing that one has to understand is that the time has come for you to get all that is promised in the scriptures, not only in the Bible but all all the scriptures of the world. The time has come today that you have to become a Christian, a Brahmin, a Pir, through your Kundalini awakening only. There is no other way. And that your Last Judgment is also now.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh

“You see, the Holy Ghost is the Mother. When they say about the Holy Ghost, She is the Mother... Now, the principle of Mother is in every, every scripture — has to be there. Now, the Mother's character is that She is the one who is the Womb, She is the one who is the Mother Earth, and She is the one who nourishes you. She nourishes us. You know that. And this Feminine thing in every human being resides as this Kundalini.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Radio Interview, Santa Cruz, USA—1 October 1983

“But there is a Primordial Mother which was accepted by all the religions; even the Jews had it... In India, this is called as Adi Shakti. In every religion they had this Mother who was the Primordial Mother.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
TV Interview, Los Angeles, USA—11 October 1993

The Paraclete Shri Mataji (1923-2011)

Total number of Recorded Talks 3058, Public Programs 1178, Pujas 651 and Other (private conversations) 1249

“What are they awaiting but for the Hour to come upon them suddenly? Its Signs have already come. What good will their Reminder be to them when it does arrive?” (Qur'n, 47:18) “As the above verse indicates, God has revealed some of Doomsday's signs in the Qur'n. In Surat az-Zukhruf 43:61, God informs us that 'He [Jesus] is a Sign of the Hour. Have no doubt about it...' Thus we can say, based particularly on Islamic sources but also on the Old Testament and the New Testament, that we are living in the End Times.” Harun Yahya

Good News (An Naba) of Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah): Videos 3474, Audios 1945, Transcripts 3262 and Events 2413

“Concerning what are they disputing?
Concerning the Great News. [5889]
About which they cannot agree.
Verily, they shall soon (come to) know!
Verily, verily they shall soon (come to) know!”

surah 78:1-5 An Naba (The Great News)
5889. Great News: usually understood to mean the News or Message of the Resurrection.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n
Amana Corporation, 1989

[Moderator]: “Any other questions?”
[Audience]: “Pardon me for asking this question, but, earlier you talked about the Resurrection and you mentioned about the scriptures, where like in the Hindus scriptures they talk about the Kalki Avatar who will come for the Resurrection, and for the Christians, I know they talk about the return of Christ and all the religions talk about this Resurrection and the belief in the coming of the Messiah. So I just want to know since you say you are going to give the resurrection to us, what is your station?”

Shri Mataji: “In Russia?”
[Audience]: “And are you the promised Messiah? Shri Mataji, are you?”
Shri Mataji: “I see now I am not going to tell you anything about myself, to be very frank. Because see Christ said He was the Son of God, and they crucified Him. I don't want to get crucified. You have to find out. When you become the Spirit you will know what I am. I don't want to say anything about myself.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Toronto, Canada—October 5, 1993

“Jesus then goes on the offensive against the scribes and Pharisees, pronouncing seven woes against them (Matt. 23:1-36). The final woe identifiers them with all those in Israel's history who have murdered and opposed the prophets. From Abel to Zechariah, all the blood of the righteous will come on them as they typologically fulfill this pattern in the murder of Jesus (23:29-36). They are the wicked tenants who think to kill the son and take his inheritance (21:38). They are seed of the serpent, a brood of vipers (23:33). Their house (the temple?) is desolate, and they will not see Jesus again until they bless him as he comes in the name of the Lord (23:37-39). Somehow, through the judgments Jesus announces against them, salvation will apparently come even for the people of Israel. As Olmstead puts it, Matthew "dares to hope for the day when many of Israel's sons and daughters will embrace Israel's Messiah (23:39), and in that hope engages in a continued mission in her.”” Hamilton 2010, 377

“It is the Mother who can awaken the Kundalini, and that the Kundalini is your own Mother. She is the Holy Ghost within you, the Adi Shakti, and She Herself achieves your transformation. By any talk, by any rationality, by anything, it cannot be done.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi

“She is your pure Mother. She is the Mother who is individually with you. Forget your concepts, and forget your identifications. Please try to understand She is your Mother, waiting for ages to give you your real birth. She is the Holy Ghost within you. She has to give you your realization, and She's just waiting and waiting to do it.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Sydney, Australia—Mar 22 1981

“The Kundalini is your own mother; your individual mother. And She has tape-recorded all your past and your aspirations. Everything! And She rises because She wants to give you your second birth. But She is your individual mother. You don't share Her with anybody else. Yours is a different, somebody else's is different because the tape-recording is different. We say She is the reflection of the Adi Shakti who is called as Holy Ghost in the Bible.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Press Conference July 08 1999—London, UK

The Great Goddess is both wholly transcendent and fully immanent: beyond space and time, she is yet embodied within all existent beings; without form as pure, infinite consciousness (cit) ... She is the universal, cosmic energy known as Sakti, and the psychophysical, guiding force designated as the Kundalini (Serpent Power) resident within each individual. She is eternal, without origin or birth, yet she is born in this world in age after age, to support those who seek her assistance. Precisely to provide comfort and guidance to her devotees, she presents herself in the Devi Gita to reveal the truths leading both to worldly happiness and to the supreme spiritual goals: dwelling in her Jeweled Island and mergence into her own perfect being.” (Brown, 1998, 2)

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