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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.

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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

Didis' Kids Party

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)

Feb 6 - Sir CP's address at Sydney public program (22mins)