Collective Growth in Sahaja

Early Morning Meditations – 21 Day Diwali Challenge

Hosted by the various Australian States
Wednesday 20th October to Tuesday 9th November 2021
Every day at 5:30am ~ 6:30am (Sydney time)
More about the 21 Day Diwali Challenge.

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Recordings of daily sessions

Week 1: DAY 1 to Day 7 | Wednesday 20th to Tuesday 26th October 2021.
DAY 1: Morning Meditation - Hosted by QLD (Wednesday 20th October 2021)
DAY 2: Morning Meditation - Hosted by NSW (Thursday 21st October 2021)
DAY 3: Morning Meditation - Hosted by ACT (Friday 22nd October 2021)
DAY 4: Morning Meditation - Hosted by VIC (Saturday 23rd October 2021)
DAY 5: Morning Meditation - Hosted by TAS (Sunday 24th October 2021)
DAY 6: Morning Meditation - Hosted by SA (Monday 25th October 2021)
DAY 7: Morning Meditation - Hosted by NT (Tuesday 26th October 2021)
Week 2: DAY 8 to Day 14 | Wednesday 27th October to Tuesday 2nd November 2021.
DAY 8: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Western Australia (Wed 27th October 2021)
DAY 9: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Queensland (Thur 28th October 2021)
DAY 10: Morning Meditation - Hosted by New South Wales (Fri 29th October 2021)
DAY 11: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Australian Capital Territory (Sat 30th October 2021)
DAY 12: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Tasmania (Sun 31st October 2021)
DAY 13: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Victoria (Mon 1st November 2021)
DAY 14: Morning Meditation - Hosted by South Australia (Tue 2nd November 2021)
Week 3: DAY 15 to Day 21 | Wednesday 3rd to Tuesday 9th November 2021.
DAY 15: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Western Australia (Note: 9am start time on this day. Wednesday 3rd November 2021)
DAY 16: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Canberra (Note: 9am start time on this day. Thursday 4th November 2021)
DAY 17: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Queensland (Friday 5th November 2021)
DAY 18: Morning Meditation - Hosted by New South Wales (Saturday 6th November 2021)
DAY 19: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Northern Territory (Sunday 7th November 2021)
DAY 20: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Victoria (Monday 8th November 2021)
DAY 21: Morning Meditation - Hosted by Tasmania (Tuesday 9th November 2021)

About the Morning Meditations – 21 Day Diwali Challenge

During November, we cerebrate Diwali – the festival of light. During Diwali, we celebrate the enlightenment of human beings through Kundalini awakening and Self Realisation, and the joy of God’s love by worshipping of our Divine Mother, Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, in Her aspect of Shri Lakshmi.

What is the 21 Day Challenge?

To help us prepare for this auspicious event, we invite the collective to participate in our national 21 Day Diwali Challenge of early morning meditations which commence each day at 5:30am, Sydney time.

The first session will start Wednesday 20th October 2021.

The daily meditations will be presented by different Yogis from each Australian State on Zoom and YouTube.

Recordings for different time zones

Each session will be recorded on YouTube, so yogis in other time zones will be able to participate in the challenge by watching the day’s recording at 5:30am, in their local time zone, or earlier.

Benefit of early meditations

Shri Mataji has often spoken about the importance of early morning meditations for our spiritual growth and has highlighted the depth of some country collectives can be attributed to their commitment to their early morning meditations.

During Shri Mataji’s Bhavasagara Puja in Brisbane 1991, She described how Austria and Germany have achieved great heights in Sahaja Yoga because of their early morning meditations.

An extract of Shri Mataji’s talk is below along with links to the video and full transcript.

Bhavasagara Puja Brisbane 1991 – Meditation will protect you

“So, for the “antar mana”, it is important that you all should meditate, morning and evening, every day. Is all right even if you do not brush your teeth, but you must meditate is an important thing. That is the reason I find that in the West people go on catching, again cleaning, again catching. Every time I come… find somebody is suffering from either… for some sort of a conditioning, or say, some sort of a badha, or sometimes it’s ego or something. It comes and goes. It is not something that is detached permanently. As we have to take our bath every day, we have to wash ourselves every day, in the same way we have to wash ourselves within. So meditation is the “antar mana tapaha”, as you can call it, but it’s not such a “tapaha” [pain] even. You don’t have to go to Himalayas and sit there. You have to just do this meditation early in the morning.

In the Sahaja Yoga system, I would say the best that is working out is in Germany and in Austria, these two; and also England, but not to that extent. I would say these two are working out the best; and thirdly, in Rome.

They too have ashrams of the same kind, but for them, it is very important to achieve the heights of Sahaja Yoga. Absolutely. Nothing is more important.

Invariably, in all these ashrams, I’ve seen people get up at four o’clock. I also get up every day at four. Then I may sleep later on, but at four o’clock I am up. They take their baths, get ready for the pujas, and then sit down and do about five, ten minutes puja of the photograph, and then meditate. Then they go and have some breakfast or something. Then when they come home from work, also they sit down together to meditate, that’s the collective part of it, or discuss whatever is to be done, what, how are we to propagate Sahaja Yoga.”

H.H. Shri Mataji Bhavasagara Puja: Meditation will protect you – Brisbane April 6th, 1991
Full transcript, audio & video