Interview, Los Angeles, date unknown
Shri Mataji: „I find today in this country people are seeking, and they don’t know what they are seeking. It is a problem to them. They don’t understand why are they so restless, why can’t they understand things, why can’t they sleep. All kinds of problems are there, while they should be at peace with themselves. But there’s something going on within in the evolutionary process. In the evolution, we have reached up to the human awareness, […]
I see a mountain from my window
Standing like an ancient sage
Desireless, full of Love.
So many trees and so many flowers
They plunder the mountain all the time.
Its attention is not disturbed
And when the rain pours
Like many pitchers of clouds bursting
And it fills the mountain with greenery,
The storm may come soaring,
Filling the lake with compassion
And the rivers flow running down
Towards the calling sea.
The sun will create clouds and
Wind carries on its feathery wings
The rain onto the mountain. […]
Interview. Versilia (Italy), August the first, 2001.
Journalist: Mi spiace, ma non parlo molto bene l’inglese. (Traduzione di Guido a Shri Mataji: “Sorry, but I don’t speak English very well”).
Shri Mataji: But I do not know Italian, little bit.
Journalist: Allora, Grande Madre, nasce il 21 marzo alle ore 12 a Chindwara nel sud dell’India, quali sono i suoi primi ricordi della sua vita? (“You are born on the 21st of March in Chindwara, what are the first souvenirs, […]
A-TV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey, 2001-04-01
Dear viewer, now there are the message of happiness from a guest coming from India. Indian Yoga Master Shri Mataji tells those who are sufffering from the economical crisis to have patience/ She gives good news that very soon Turkey will come out of the crisis and adds, do not worry, after all you have a dervish (a member of a Sufi religious order who has taken vows of poverty and austerity) guiding you. […]
Questions by doctors to Shri Mataji. Ealing, London (UK), 2000
Shri Mataji: So the venue (mucus) which is very tough becomes loose, and the heat is absorbed.
Dr. Rashid: Shri Mataji, would the onions need to be hot?
Shri Mataji: [Yes, very hot.]As far as you can bear it. As far as you can bear it.
It’s a very simple thing. Especially if you have sinus, don’t travel.
Dr. Rashid: (Hindi: Shri Mataji, we made a list of questions to ask You, […]
GMTV Interview. London (UK).
[..] strange society that we live in today, it really, really is [..] and sometimes you just want to take a break and take five minutes to yourself. The one woman who has found the secrets I think of inner calm is Shri Mataji. She joins me now.
It’s great to see You. It really is. Tell me about this technique, what’s it called and how does it work.
Shri Mataji: Sahaja Yoga. […]
Arun Apte (and students). Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India. December 1998.
the transcription for the first 12 minutes of the talk:
It is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it. You can only feel it. It’s something so innate, to see that so many of you have learnt this difficult music. And all of you have been enjoying it.
I went to various places in the West, and I felt that, why, even small little children, […]
Talk on Marriage, The Basis of Society is a Family – You Have to Respect Your Women Very Much
Today we have come here to attend a wedding of our brothers and sisters – Sahaja Yogis.
It’s important to understand that marriage is a very important thing in Sahaja Yoga because the basis of society is a family. And our society should have very good families. That’s why we are paying so much attention to these weddings, […]
Interview. Moscow (Russia), September 1994.
The Interviewer: Что бы Вы хотели посоветовать россиянам, пожелать им в эту трудную минуту, поскольку сейчас мы все переживаем достаточно тяжелые времена?
Translator: What do you want to wish Shri Mataji to russian people in these hard times? Because we are now in hard times. What do you wish?
Shri Mataji: You see what they have to do is to get their self-realisation.
Translator: Понимаете, то, что вы должны сделать – это получить вашу самореализацию. […]
Ardha Matra Volume 2 Interview Translation from Hindi
Reporter: Through Kundalini awakening we can achieve our Self-realization. In various ancient scriptures too, it has been described. The founder of Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has given experience of self-realization through Kundalini awakening, to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. Sahaja yoga is gaining popularity in more than seven countries as of today. Ardha Matra had an exclusive meeting with Shri Mataji about the Kundalini power and Sahaja yoga. […]
I bow to all, all of you who are seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot organise truth, you cannot conceptualize it. Unfortunately you cannot know truth at human awareness. Whatever I’m going to tell you today, you need not accept it blindly but you must have an open mind like a scientist and if I am putting forward before you a hypothesis, […]
Sahaja Yoga – The Essential Medicine
Sahajayoga and essential medicine Shri Mataji Nirmaladevi- grandmother, scholar and freedom fighter. As a child she lived in Gandhiji’s ashram, as a student she studied medicine and as cry for freedom swept India she fought for her nation’s independence. The year 1970 was about her most important role. The discovery of development of sahajayoga, a movement which is now spreading in worldwide. Sahajayoga is a science of integration which results in man’s mental, […]
1990-0300 Hum Sab Hindustani Hai (We all are Indians)
[Hindi to English translation]
We all are Hindustani [Indians] and are living in Bharat [India]. We are nurtured from the grains and water of this land. This land is supporting our livelihood and will continue to do so in the future. For our children, for our future generation, our message should be – “Love our country. We should have a lot of affinity towards our country”.
I have seen abroad and it’s very surprising that in every country, […]
Now you see the western culture is coming so fast on your head and also another thing is that today low-level creations are coming, do you understand that part like dramas, like cinemas, like books so many also newspapers, very low level they are. Now what should we do about it, one way is to criticize them, but we don`t want to take that position (risk). Then what should be our attitude? What can we do? […]
TRANSCRIPT OF MARRIAGE COUPLETS JANUARY 19, 1985
Shri Mataji (to someone): I vibrated some water for you; I hope it helps your nabhi.
(in Marathi): So, is it done? Who? Taught them? Whom?
“ Nava ghya” (Literally take the name – also called “ukhana”, this is an old wedding custom of the Maharashtrian community in India to subtly announce the name of your spouse. Married couples recite rhyming couplets after the ceremony and later on, during festive gatherings, […]
To be a dust particle
I want to be like a dust particlewhich 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 on a little flower,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.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, aged seven and as narrated by Herin Dhulia, […]
Short Conversation on Marriages, India, Dehli, December [Before 1985].
Dr Warren: (inaudible) (I think we just needa little more time?)
Shri Mataji: Now, you see the thing is, how many are really settled for marriage? Raise your hand.
Sahaja Yogi: It’s Chandra and Matti.
Shri Mataji: Not yet.
Sahaja Yogi: Not yet.
Shri Mataji: Not yet. That’s not yet settled, because told you, if he has a problem, is a problem. I am telling you very frankly: unless and until you fully sort it out, […]
Ekadasha Rudra Swayambhu Shilanyas (Marathi translation )
Sahasrar it’s so beatuful 1 it’s Trigunatmika here.Beautiful!see
1,2,3 Can you see Trigunatmika. This is Agnya here. Beautiful When I
say that it is even more. (while worshiping main Swayambhy Herself,
Mother saying to yogis nearby as a part of worship) “break the
coconut etc. here.
things which saints and holy people says nobody else is able to say
so. Now these are the holy and saintly people are here to tell you
Conversation, 1982, India
…Coming down here to convert people. It’s a question of democracy, you see? Because in a democratic country, if there are more majority of the Muslims or Christians, then will become the, sort of the rulers, you see? So this move is you have to purchase people, convert them, and they are worried about it. I told them Sahaja Yoga is the only way by which people will settle down into themselves.
You see, […]
Translation of Her Holiness Mataji’s speech in Marathi, wherein She has explained the meaning of Her own name Nirmala. (From Nirmala Yoga, 1982). This text is very similar to the translation of the Talk at Rahuri, 31-12-1980.
It is good that all Sahaja Yogis have come together. When we meet like this, we can discuss many things of mutual interest and tell even small details about them to each other. The other day I told you how to clean yourself as your Mother’s name itself is Nirmala and it contains many powers. […]
Letter translated from Marathi. London 1979.
My dear Sahaja Yogis,
Received your loving and beautiful letters and messages of greetings. Here, I am busy in the work in London and could not write. Once I told you that Sahaja Yoga is beginning from Navaratri this year. That is, Satya Yuga, for which you were so far preparing, will now be seen. As a tree has to sprout first in the earth and then its sapling peeps out, […]
Letter translated from Marathi, 1979.
Human chitta has many illusions. When they are removed, human chitta becomes enlightened and blissful. Many of your illusions have been removed by Kundalini awakening.
1. You have realised that Kundalini is not an imaginary but a living power in man.
2. This power is within every human being and its awakening takes place spontaneously in a normal person.
3. This awakening does not take place by any act. But, if a person has committed bad deeds, […]
Our Understanding of Sahaja Yoga, London, 1978
Today if you ask me one or two questions it would be better and I will give you the answers because this is between us – those who have had the experience and those who are practically there, and there are very few new people here I see. But those who are at least acquainted with the vibrations and all that, should ask me questions to begin with, because then otherwise I will be tackling new persons later on. […]
Letter to Delhi Sahaja Yogis, London, May 1978.
Dear Sahaj Yogis of Delhi
Your loving letters put me in the same plight as after
worship, every pore of the body oozes out the chaitanya. It gives me
great pleasure to learn that you all are engrossed in your sadhana.
A mother only wishes dear children should stand on their own and that
her acquire their own wealth. So long as this dies not happen, ou
life will have no fulfillment inspite of (in the midst) all achievments. […]
New Year’s Day talk before havan, January 1st 1978
Shri Mataji: What else?
[Transcript starts at 5:33]
Sahaja Yogi: So, the All-pervading Devi will constantly preside there with senses with all beings and governs all the elements. Salutations again and again to Her who is pervading this entire world abides in the form of consciousness.
Shri Mataji: Chaitanya rupe. [Cut in the audio]
A new year starts and I was telling you just now that life is a cycle. […]
The Spirit 01 Jan 1977.
Spirit is] the most precious thing that we have within ourselves. The
preciousness of your Spirit is immeasurable and that’s why it is called as a
thing of eternal value – because it is infinite. You cannot measure [it].
Now God, The Almighty, we say is Sat-Chit-Anand. Sat means the Truth. The Truth we understand in human terminology is relative. But the Sat I am telling you [about] is the Absolute from where all the relations start. […]
Talk, India, 1975-03-13
Those for whom it has to happen it will happen. Some people have badhas [problems/issues]. This is such a new thing and it has to happen. Kundalini needs to rise. The pranav that happens in heart needs to happen in all parts of body. If you look at such a person with stethoscope, you will see anahat passes through many centres. This is beyond the three gunas [qualities of tamas/rajas/sattva]. People who come to it, […]
[This is the first recording in New Delhi.]
Talk at New Delhi, 10 King George Avenue March 1975.
When we say ‘spontaneous salvation’, it implies that salvation has to click by itself. The translation of word ‘spontaneous’ is ‘sahaj’. ‘Sahaj’ means: ‘saha’ means ‘with’, ‘ja’ means ‘born’. It is ‘born with[in] you’. That means the right of getting salvation is born with you; the mechanism by which you are going to get salvation is also born with you, […]
1975-0101 Dharm Va Adharm [Hindi] City Unknown (India) 40min
Part 1 – 30 mins
First line (Unclear). In Kalyuga, for human beings, there are no other means except forgiveness and more the power of forgiveness is with you, more you will be powerful. Forgive Everyone. Only those who are big can forgive, how can a small person forgive. Today morning I said, know the Dharma, know the Dharma which is inside you. We are standing on Dharma. A person who is standing on Dharma is so powerful. […]
Letter to Sahaja Yogis
My dear Sahaja Yogis,
I left you with a heavy heart and the silent sorrow in your expression made me feel helpless. How rich you are in your feelings ! As if the sea of Love was rising and its every crest wept in your hearts. 1 could feel the tempest of my Kundalini. How can words express the sorrow which was witnessed by us in silence.
The three months passed away so fast. […]
My Dear Children,
What are you searching?
Why are you aimlessly and listlessly running about?
The joy that you have searched in material gains, the joy that you are looking for in power, the joy that disappeared in the words of books–the so-called knowledge–is all lost in yourself, and you are still searching and seeking!
You can pay attention to everything outside yourself! You are lost in your thoughts, like babes in the wood! But there is great hope that you can rise into the Heaven of “thoughtless” […]
My dear Sahajyogi,
The human mind is beset with many a distractions.
When relieved of them, knowledge enables us to attain immense joy. Due to awakening of Kundalini, your mind is free from many distractions :
(1) You have to become aware that KUNDALINI in man is a ‘living- power’. It is indeed a reality.
(2) Every human being is endowed with this power and it is easily awakened in innocent and simple minded persons.
(3) This awakening of Kundalini is not achieved as a result of any “Karma”. […]