Message for Yuva Shakti Pune (India)

I am grateful for what all you have done for me. I would be glad if you all grow deeper into Sahajayoga. Many of you are good Sahajis.
You must remember that you have to become ideal yogis because you have to transform the whole world. That is what your Mother expects from you, that is my only desire. Everything else is futile, of no value. Then only you enjoy being in the Kingdom of the Divine. […]

Birthday Felicitations Talk Kolkata (India)

Birthday Felicitations Talk
So much has been said about me that I really start wondering what is all going on. Actually, I am not at all aware how things are working out. How Sahaja Yoga is spreading all over the world? How you people have come to Sahaja Yoga? It is a very special time. It is the blossom time and I was happy that in the beginning, the ‘Shuddha Vasanta’  was played, suggesting this is the blossom time. […]

Public Program Universiada Hall, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Public Program
I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know the truth is what it is. We cannot cheat it and we cannot conceptualize it. Also unfortunately at this human awareness we cannot know it. There is something more that has to happen to our awareness. Whatever I am telling you today you need not accept it blindfoldedly But you should keep your minds open like scientist. Treat it as a hypothesis and if proved you have to accept it as truth. […]

Public Program Hamburg (Germany)

1993-07-22 Public Program Hamburg, Germany
I bow to all the seekers of truth.
At the very out set we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot conceptualise it, at this human state.
Whatever I want to tell you today, you are not to accept it blindfolded, but you should have an open mind of a scientist and if it works, then you have to accept, as honest people, […]

Advice on Gudi Padwa New Delhi (India)

Advice Given By H. H. Shri Mataji, Gudi Padwa, March 24, 1993, New Delhi, India.
Synopsis, translated from Hindi
First version:
Today is the first day of Satya Yuga (Age of truth).
Nature will tell you that Satya Yuga has started. Sahaja Yoga has brought forth Satya Yuga. You are self-Realized, you should have confidence and faith in yourself. You should have faith in the working of Sahaja Yoga. What work is being done in your enlightened faith? […]

Sitar Concert by Debu Chauduri with Talks of Shri Mataji, Eve Of Shri Vishnumaya Puja Shawnee on Delaware (United States)

Sitar Concert by Debu Chauduri with Talks of Shri Mataji, Eve Of Shri Vishnumaya Puja

I have never studied music but somehow in my family so much of music that only it is an ocean of music so only listening to it you know so much. So now he is going to play to you as you know [darbary dharana]. This raga was composed by a great, a very great musician call [UNCLEAR] and is the majestic raga where you describe the coat say of the goddess or of god or of a king. […]

Conversation with a journalist and yogis after the walk on the beach Ashram in Cairns, Cairns (Australia)

Conversation with a journalist and Sahaja Yogis after the walk on the beach (on cricket, saris, etc.)
Is it…(INAUDIBLE) too much for you? (Unclear)
Shri Mataji: No, I mean we Indians have too much of sun in our body. So we perspire a lot compared to you people.
Journalist: and your next stop from here is where?
Shri Mataji: I think we are going to Brisbane.
Journalist: Brisbane?
Shri Mataji: (Mother nods her head as a yes and cont. […]

Interview with African Magazine Paris (France)

ALL THE SECTS ARE DANGEROUS.
The Indians call her ‘The Great Mother’ and see her as a saint; At a very young age she used to write Mahatma Gandhi’s prayers. She’s been living in London since 1975 where her husband is general secretary of IMCO. She has founded yoga centers in India and in several countries in Europe : England, Switzerland, France, Italy.
Shri Mataji Devi is what we usually call a ‘guru’ which is a rather rare status for a woman. […]

Interview Alibag (India)

Interview
Interviewer: Please, explain the difference between East and West, what can India bring to the west…?
Shri Mataji: In the West, the knowledge that they have, is the knowledge as they call it of the tree – outside. You see the leaves and you see the branches and you know all about it. But they don’t know about the roots, on which this tree is standing. That knowledge is in India. One must know the roots. […]

7th Day of Navaratri Pune (India)

7th Day of Navaratri
[Verses of ‘Devi Atharva Sheersha’ from ‘Durga Saptashati’ were read, where the Devi speaks for Herself. Shri Mataji clarifies and explain in between:]
*When you give joy to someone. The source of joy has to be beyond joy.
* I am the giver of knowledge.
* Without the light of “Atma” without the light of the ‘Spirit’ how can you know anything?
* You see the source is unborn, it can take birth because it is primordial, […]

4th Day of Navaratri Pune (India)

4th Day of Navaratri
[Kavach of the Devi, which was read partly on the third day, got completed today.]
So we have made it short now, just take a ‘bandhan’, it is he same thing as Kavacha you see. Realised souls, if they take bandhan is the same thing. Whatever you have said here is done, yesterdays and todays, everything that has been said, all these Raksha Kari is done in one stroke.
But now we should know how many of us take bandhan before going from the house, […]

3rd Day of Navaratri Pune (India)

3rd Day of Navaratri
So many powers Mother has to have to protect her children and to look after them. These powers are all there, working relentlessly all the time-24 hours. So anybody who surrenders to Mother, these powers express themselves and try to help you out of your problems. But first thing is surrendering. If you are not surrendered, if you are not in the kingdom of the God, then this is not the responsibility of the Mother. […]

Eve of Makar Sankranti Puja, Evening Program and Talk to Sahaja Yogis, I know everything Residence of Madhukar Dhumal, Rahuri (India)

Talk to Sahaja Yogis

Then you wont feel the strain, because going back I know what it is to travel. So how was the experience here were you happy— and all the married couples are they happy, you look so nice and so beautiful, now i’ve given quite a big lecture this morning I think and I didn’t talk much about it, but we have to develop personality that’s important. That personality which is of course inside, […]

Speech by Sir C.P. on the occasion of the Birth Centenary of Shri Mataji’s father (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 27, Pages 48–49) Nagpur (India)

Speech by Sir C.P.
Most respected Vice-President of India Hidaytullaji, Hon. and Respected Dy. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Ramrao Adikji and Hon. Shri Tidkeji, Respected Shri Madhulkarji, Shri Gaikwadji, Shri Kishor Kashikarji, Sabi Bhaiya and my dear brother-in-law, my friend and the Central Minister Shri N.K.P. Salve. Sir, may I offer on behalf of the whole Salve family, the large Salve family express to you our deep and profound greatitude for your kindness indeed to be with us here today. […]

Newspaper Interview before the up-coming USA Tour with Stan Bostock published in Zireus on May 1983 London (England)

Newspaper Interview before the up-coming USA Tour with Stan Bostock published in Zireus on May 1983

The aim was to talk to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi about her forthcoming North American tour. What happened was something that is only now, a week later, starting to make sense.
I telephoned the number Shri Mataji’s followers in New York had given me, and found myself, an hour later, knocking on the carved door of a five storied terraced house in London’s classy Knightsbridge district. […]

Birthday Celebrations, Speech of Dr. S. Swaminathan (sister of Shri Mataji) in Marathi (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 25, Pages 36–38) New Delhi (India)

Speech of Dr. S. Swaminathan
Honourable guests, who have graced the occasion of my elder sister’s 60th birthday, my younger brothers and sisters and Sahaja Yogi brothers and sisters. This evening, I consider myself fortunate for getting this opportunity of saying a few words about Nirootai. We call her Nirootai* whom you know as Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Nirootai and myself, we both grew up together and hence I had the privilege of being closely acquainted with her virtues and the dynamism of her personality. […]

Letter to Jeremy, from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 12 (Nov.-Dec. 1982), Pages 23 to 24, 1982 (Location Unknown)

My Dearest Son Jeremy,
Tomorrow morning I am going to New York for four days [October 26 to October 30]. I hasten to write this letter because I would like to inform you in the right time what is happening to you.
I think you are confused between left side experiences and the spiritual experience. Those who are on the left side can sometimes even see my past and show much more awesome respect and love but I know the reason behind it and thus I never encourage them. […]

Welcome Address by Shri K. Subramanyam on the occasion of a Public Address by Her Holiness Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi at FICCI Hall (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 10, Pages 31–32) New Delhi (India)

Respected Mother and Jaswant Singh Saheb,
Today, spiritualism is in a big confusion. It means different things to different people. Anything that is beyond the comprehension of the ordinary man, anything that is strange to the common place of occurrence, passes off as spiritual. Even tricksters and jugglers are called spiritualists. There are no clear cut definitions or criteria for determining what is spiritual and what is not spiritual, what is genuine and what is fake, […]

Warm Tributes to Sir C.P. on his 3rd election as the Secretary General of IMCO (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 3 , Pages 15–17) (Location Unknown)

Dear Members of the Universal Sahajyoga family,
I am very greatly honored and very over­whelmingly touched by the most generous observations which have been made about me and about my work……whatever I can do to deserve the love and affection that you have chosen to shower upon me. You have
mentioned that I have been sacrificing in order that my wife who is Mataji to you would be able to devote her time for Sahaj­ yoga. […]

Welcome Address to Her Holineness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi by K. Subramanyam, Mavalankar Auditorium (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 3, Pages 22–24) New Delhi (India)

Welcome Address to Her Holineness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi by K. Subramanyam, Mavalankar Auditorium (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 3, Pages 22–24)
As the famous German philosopher Schelling remarked once : “ If God would appear to me with the truth in the right hand and the quest of the truth in the left, asking me to choose between the two, I would rush towards his left hand telling him : Oh God! keep the truth for yourself alone.” […]

Extract of Speech by Sir C. P., Sydney (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 4, Pages 10-11) Sydney (Australia)

Extract of Speech by Sir C. P., Sydney (from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 4, Pages 10-11)
Dear Sahaja Yagis and Yoginis and dear little children, dear members of what I call this beautiful universal family. For me this is a very memorable moment, a moment that I will cherish, and this is a moment which fills me with feelings which I may find difficult to describe to you. I’m here amidst members of this universal family, and it is marvellous that in keeping with our desire, […]

Translation of Marathi Letter from London London (England)

My dear Sahaja Yogis,
The programs which you have arranged at Baneshwar will certainly be very successful. Our attention is there. All God’s work will now have a new dynamism. Sahaja Yogis of Pune have given fulfilment to the ‘Punya’ of Pune. There is nothing special of mine in it. Whatever is with you has been discovered by you and accepted. This is the source of joy.
Sahaja Yoga is evolving as Maha Yoga. Baneshwar seminar will manifest that. […]

Two quotes from “The Origins of the Nervous System” dated 1993-1106 (Location Unknown)

It must be mentioned that Sahaja Yoga is not for curing people but for achieving Self-realization. Thus as a by-product one gets physical, mental and spiritual well-being in totality.
The Spirit is reflected in the heart but the seat is above the fontanelle bone area.
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi […]

Quote 1 from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 13 (Jan.-Feb. 1983), Pages 23 and 25 (Location Unknown)

Magnanimity of mind is very pleasing and it attracts others. This magnanimity lies within human being and is awakened by Kundalini. But how can those people have this joy of spontaneity who are living in artificial atmosphere ? Although Kundalini has been awakened and She has pierced Brahmarandhra yet heart must be pierced. But some Sahaja Yogis have hearts like stones, absolutely devoid of love; they use sarcastic words while talking to others and want to show that they are great. […]

Letter to London Sahaja Yogis from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 4 (May-June 1981), Front Back Cover (Location Unknown)

My dearest Children,
Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers you sent me. They remind me of you all. I missed you very much all those days of separation.
I hope you get my tapes from Australia, I have said lots of new wonderful things.
I am coming back very soon to enjoy your joyful and sweet company.
Yours as ever,
Your loving mother Nirmala
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi […]

Letter in Marathi II from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 14 (March-April 1983), Page 11 (Location Unknown)

Letter in Marathi II
I have received letters from all of you but have not been able to write because now in London Sahaja Yoga work has started with great drive.
Delhi Sahaja Yogis write very few letters but most of them are happy. Sahaja yogis of Bombay are alright, Sahaja Yogis of Rahuri are enjoying. Sahaja Yogis of Bombay have great responsibility and therefore had to face many attacks. The first attack came when I was in U.S.A. […]

Ego and Superego, from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 5 (Sep.-Oct. 1981), Page 4 (Location Unknown)

Man is still in a transitional stage. Little more he has to jump and he becomes that, for which he has been created. Human brain and heart are the most evolved things. Human heart also has to be correlated with the brain. From our stomachs fat rises into our brains passing through all the centers, evolving to be cells of the brain. The fat, to become brain, has to evolve, i.e., to achieve certain amount of charges of human awareness. […]

Letter to Dr. Raul, from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 8 (Mar.-Apr. 1982), Page 23 (Location Unknown)

My dear Dr. Raul,

I received a very detailed letter from Damie. It was a very wise step on your part to have met Shri Gagan Gadh Maharaj. What he says about the miracle of Sahaja Yoga is absolutely true. The reason why this great sanctuary never manifested in reality was that whenever Adishakti descended as incarnation (She) did not have all the chakras integrated through Sahastrara The complete harmony and unison merged into an integrated instrument of her personality is bringing forth these fantastic results. […]

Quote from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 12 (Nov.-Dec. 1982), Page 25 (Location Unknown)

Quote from Nirmala Yoga
All should clean their inner beings. You should think “why have we come to Sahaja Yoga ? What benefits have we got and what can we get? Where do we go wrong ? What should we do further ? Where are our pitfalls ? What have we left and taken for our growth?” I find, even after coming to Sahaja Yoga, in most of our wakeful time, we think of external things. […]

The Essence of Sahaja Yoga, from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 19, Jan.-Feb. 1984, Pages 28–32 (Location Unknown)

In today’s talk I will dwell on the essence of Sahaja Yoga. I am sure that it has been explained to you before. Besides, most of you are from Sahaja Yoga itself. So I need not go into details.
First of all we need to understand that we are passing through an extremely serious time pregnant with unpredictable consequences. When we look at life we do not seem to understand that if we miss this opportunity which has come our way, […]

Advice to Western Women from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 20 (March-April 1984), Pages 33–38 (Location Unknown)

Advice to Western Women from Nirmala Yoga, Issue 20 (March-April 1984), Pages 33–38
Now, this is in the West. Now, the women are intelligent and the women of the west being intelligent and educated have developed a kind of a very complex situation around themselves. These things have made them a kind of a man without manliness, and that is why their whole behaviour becomes extremely odd. Sometimes I just don’t understand, but now I’ve started understanding, […]

Poem by Shri Mataji at the age of 7 (India)

Poem by Shri Mataji at the age of 7
I want to be smaller, Like a dust particle.
Which moves with the wind
It goes everywhere, can go, Sit on the head of a king
Or can go
And fall at the feet of someone.
And it can go
And sit everywhere.
But I want to be a particle of dust That is fragrant, That is nourishing
That is enlightening.
Nirmala Salve
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi […]