Talk to Sahaja Yogis: The need to go deeper Burwood Ashram, Sydney (Australia)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis: Questions and Answers, Burwood Ashram, Sydney, Australia, 6 May 1987 I am happy that you all were meditating here, and were trying to develop your depth. You all have depth, a very deep personality within yourself. But we have to touch that, that’s very important, because you see, we sing, have music, that’s a very good thing; we enjoy each other’s company, also is very good and that’s a nice thing. But we have to enjoy our own company also by meditating, going within yourself. Now, ‘What is the use?’ one may ask. ‘Mother, now we have got realisation, we have a nice life, we are enjoying ourselves, we are doing so well.’ The deeper you go, the deeper you touch the essences of all the things, like all the elements – when you had finished your meditation, you saw how the rain fell down, how the rain came suddenly. So rain has felt your depth, or you have felt the depth of rain. Now you know that if you light one little candle and put your finger towards it with My photograph there, it acts, it reacts and it gives you a flame which burns, sometimes gives you smoke, sometimes it gallops. So you have noticed that there’s a reaction, even in the fire. So all elements have got an effect: if a saint wants to have an effect. But first of all you must reach your own essences. Once you reach your own essences, Read More …

Daily Telegraph Interview Sydney (Australia)

Daily Telegraph Interview Sydney Australia 06-05-1987 Shri Mataji: Suddenly become little cold, isn’t it? What about him, did he have tea?Reporter: Yup. Don’t mind our photographer is just sitting here, getting some photographs.Yogini: Would you like a cup of tea or coffee? Shri Mataji: A little loudly?Yogini: Would you like a cup of tea or coffee?Shri Mataji: Yes, I don’t mind. What about him?Photographer: I’m all right, thank you, thank you.Yogini: He preferred not to take.Shri Mataji: All right.Yogini: Cup of tea?Shri Mataji: Cup of tea.R: So, how was the tour going? Your tour in Australia going so far?Shri Mataji: So far?R: Yes.Shri Mataji: It was very good in Brisbane, except for the reporter who came and could not get his Realisation, and he was very disappointed.R: Can you just explain to me, it’s quite a basic question, what exactly Self Realisation is?Shri Mataji: I will explain. You see, we have reached a stage of human awareness now. But that’s not the absolute. If it was absolute, then there would have been no problem. All the human problems come in -it’s all right, all right. Never mind. Because we have not yet got to that stage. Now, that stage which I’m talking about is Self Realisation, where you become the Spirit. That in your awareness, the light of spirit comes in. The light of spirit comes in. Without that light we have no discrimination and we have selfishness, temptations, habits, all kind of dominations on us. But when you become Read More …

2SER FM Radio Interview Sydney (Australia)

2SER FM radio Interview with Shri Mataji, Sydney (Australia) May 6th, 1987 Question: What is Sahaja Yoga? Shri Mataji: Sahaja: ‘saha’ means with, ‘ja’ means born.  Born with you is sahaja. Yoga means union with the Divine, that is, spontaneous union with the Divine. Question: And is it for all ages? Shri Mataji: Yes; for all ages; for everyone. It is an evolutionary process which ends up with your ultimate goal, and that is to become the Spirit. And so it is meant for everyone. Question: And how does it differ from other forms of yoga? Shri Mataji: Other forms of yogas are leading to this one so that you are purified to receive this spontaneous yoga. But there is no need to do anywhere of these; you can get your realisation without doing anything, any one of them. Question: What is Self-Realisation? Shri Mataji: Self-Realisation is that, so far the Spirit – which is in your heart, which is witnessing your activities, but does not come into play, into your actions nor into your intelligence, nor into your attention – but once you get self-realised then the Spirit, the light of the Spirit shines and that’s how your whole attitude towards life changes. You become a transformed personality. Question: Are You the only person that can give Self-Realisation? Shri Mataji: No. There are many Sahaja Yogis who can give Self-Realisation to many people. Question: Shri Mataji, it’s written in the publicity that I read that, You can actually give Read More …

Meeting with Sahaja Yogis Sydney (Australia)

1987-05-06 Meeting with Sahaja Yogis., Sydney, Australia.    Starts at: 0.21.39 [Shri Mataji is listening to a pre-recorded interview where Sahaja Yoga is being explained to a reporter by two Australian Yogis – Stephen Taylor and James Blackley. Yogis applaud when it ends.] Shri Mataji: Very well done. I was thinking, there’s one point which you can tell them that, you see, human awareness is not at its best, is not at its absolute. So the – what is the evolutionary process is working. And because of that natural evolutionary process, the time has come for many to break through, then that goes into their head, I think is better. That is one point. And I was thinking why not have Rustom for tomorrow’s interview – Rustom and [unclear/him] for tomorrow’s 8:30 interview. You can say that: there’s a psychiatrist coming all the way from Viard and all that. So you could have them for the interview tomorrow, [replying to someone aside: 8:30. Yes, of course.] Sahaja Yogi One: Excuse me Shri Mother, between Your radio interview tomorrow and the television, there is one and a half hours and if it would be possible, we could take You to the man himself in that one and a half hours. Shri Mataji: One and a half hours between My interview… Sahaja Yogi Two: Between the ABC interview at 10 o’clock and the Ray Martin show at 12 o’clock. Shri Mataji:  Yes, that’s true but there’s one 8:30 which… Sahaja Yogi One: Read More …