Sahaja Yoga Australia - Sydney Town Hall Public Program, Monday February 6, 2006
Who would ever have imagined Sir CP addressing a crowd of over 1,600 seekers at Sydney Town Hall and referring to Shri Mataji as the Goddess as She sat before them?…
Who would ever have imagined Sir CP addressing a crowd of over 1,600 seekers at Sydney Town Hall and referring to Shri Mataji as “the Goddess” as She sat before them? Who would have imagined a public crowd of this number sitting still and respectfully accepting a three-hour program dedicated to the lives of Our beloved Shri Mataji and Sir CP? Certainly, we would not have expected it here in Australia and yet this was the situation.
Shri Mataji graced Sydney with Her first appearance at any public program within two years. Having been unable to bless Australia with Her presence for ten years, the Sahaja Yogis held nothing back in honouring Her and Sir CP with the most moving public tribute to their lives as we have ever seen, at least in this country.
Sir CP spoke about Shri Mataji and Her life and pointed to the fact that She has been traveling the globe for thirty years, spreading the message of world peace. He declared that She has done Her job, and then implored the audience to take up the work of Sahaja Yoga. There was, it seemed, little difference in the way He addressed this audience and the way He addresses Sahaja Yogis
As usual, Sir CP brought many yogis to tears with the beauty of His speech. Listening to Him and witnessing this public celebration of 25 years of Sahaja Yoga in Australia, created a great sense of relief, as if finally the majority of the public are beginning to accept the greatness of Shri Mataji and Her life and work. It was this sense of relief and longing in Sahaja Yogis which made some of us quite emotional during Sir CP’s speech. One has to conclude that only the Divine is capable of enabling a man to speak so eloquently every time He stands before a crowd
Shri Mataji did not speak during this program yet the powerful presence of Shri Adi Shakti was palpable, the vibrations confirming that in deep silence the all pervading presence of Almighty God was there for all to see.
It was not a program in the ordinary sense. Shri Mataji normally delivers the program for an audience. This time, it seemed that the Sahaja Yogis and even the audience were playing their part in holding this program for Her, in Her honor and in recognition of Her life. Such a public recognition of Shri Mataji and Sir CP has never been seen here before. A long list of politicians had written to send their respects to Our Holy Mother and Our loving Sir. These politicians included such great names as Gough Whitlam, former Prime Minister of Australia.
It appears that Sahaja Yoga in Australia has touched new heights and one cannot help feeling that Shri Mataji has a plan for the Australian political arena. For us however, the simple fact that the ordinary public are putting aside their doubts, and receiving Shri Mataji with love is almost enough! If we imagine how a simple seeker might feel after being spoken to with such love, respect and dignity as Sir CP manifests, we can’t help feeling that it would have been almost impossible for anyone to leave that hall without knowing that they had really been in the presence of two genuine living legends.
The program built in momentum until the penultimate moment when the seekers were asked to place their hands before the Goddess and to receive Her darshan, an incredible few moments passed when the audience was in total silence, nothing stirred, rapt attention upon Shri Mataji as the attention was absorbed into the powerful, silent present moment. The vibrations were amongst the strongest felt at a public program, the cool breeze blew all about confirming that for a few moments the Goddess and Her supplicants were as one.
The program ended with the request for the seekers who had felt the cool breeze upon their hands or above their head to raise their hands to confirm the reality of the experience within their being, it is hard to describe a more moving or beautiful sight than the see many hundreds of up stretched arms of the newly realized : that was the moment when a day divine dawned in Sydney.
Full transcript of Sir CP’s speech is available here.
Apr 14 - Farewell to Shri Mataji & Sir CP
Apr 7 - [New] Sir CP’s 59th Wedding Anniversary Speech
Apr 7 - 59th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
Mar 31 - Shalivan New Year Celebrations
Mar 22 - Kalpana Didi leaves Australia
Mar 21 - Birthday Puja Speeches
Mar 21 - 83rd Birthday Puja
Mar 18-21 - [New] Birthday Puja Celebrations at Balmoral
Mar 20 - Feedback page added to site
Mar 14 - Holi Celebrations
Mar 11 - Collective Bhajans at Burwood
Mar 11 - [New] Harmony Day Celebrations
Mar 8 - [New] International Womens Day
Mar 5 - Childrens Party at Burwood
Mar 4 - Spontaneous Bhajans at 2.00am
Feb 27 - Shivaratri Puja & Seminar Weekend
Feb 11 - Sahaja Yoga 25th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner
Feb 6 - Sir CP Srivastava's Speech
Feb 6 - Sydney Town Hall Public Program
Feb 5 - Webcast of Public Program in Sydney
Feb 4 - Sadhana Didi’s birthday celebrations
Jan 31 - Sir CP: Spiritualism and other isms are not holding back India
Jan 26 - India Republic Day & Australia Day Music Program
Jan 26 - Republic Day Celebrations at the Indian Consul
Jan 22 - 25th Anniversary Program
Jan 20 - Sir CP Srivastava's address
Jan 19 - First 24 hours in Australia
Jan 15 - Picnic in Burwood to celebrate Shri Mataji's arrival in Australia
Jan 14 - Airport Welcome Speech
Jan 14 - Shri Mataji arrives in Australia!
Jan 14 - Burwood finally completed
Departure of Shri Mataji and Sir CP from Sydney Airport
Spontaneous Caterers Volunteers Evening
Shri Mataji and Sir CP's 59th Wedding Anniversary
Shalivan New Year Celebrations
Music Night Farewelling Sadana Didi
Birthday Puja at Darling Harbour
Music Night of Birthday Puja Seminar
First two days of Birthday Puja Seminar
Holi Celebrations at Burwood
Childrens Party at Burwood
Spontaneous Bhajans at Burwood
Shivratri Weekend Seminar & Puja
Sahaja Yoga 25th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner
Sadhana Didi's Wedding Anniversary
25th Anniversary Public Program
Sadhana Didi's Birthday Celebrations
Images of Shri Mataji's First 24 hours in Australia
Images of Sir CP Srivastava's Address
Shri Mataji & Sir CP tour the Burwood garden & kitchen
India Republic Day Music Concert
Feb 6 - Highlights of Sydney public program, in the presence of Shri Mataji & Family (8 mins)