Interview, Los Angeles, date unknown
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, something going on within in the evolutionary process. In the evolution, we have reached up to the human awareness. But there is something beyond that. […]
Interview. Versilia (Italy), August 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, […]
Questions by doctors to Shri Mataji. Ealing, London (UK), 2000
With translations of Hindi comments in italics and brackets
Shri Mataji: So the … which is very tough becomes loose, and the heat is absorbed.
Doctor: Shri Mataji, would the onions as well, they 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. […]
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. […]
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, […]
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? […]
Short Conversation on Marriages, India, Dehli, December [Before 1985].
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 you see, he has still problems with government. I’ve seen with him very frankly: unless and until you fully sort it out, you are not to be married. […]
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 1987
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: Chaitna rupay. A new year starts and I was telling you just now that life is a cycle. If there is no cycle then there is no life and because the cycle starts, […]
The Spirit 1977.
[The 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 need to happen in all parts of body. If you look a such a person with stethoscope, you will see anahat pass thorough many centres. This is beyond the three gunas (Qualities of Ramas/Rajas/Satva). People who come to it, […]
Talk at New Delhi, 10 King George Avenue March 1975.
[This is the first recording in New Delhi.]
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 within you. That means the right of getting salvation is born within you; the mechanism by which you are going to get salvation is also born with you, […]
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”. […]
Sahaja Yoga – A Unique Discovery
by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, 1979
The beautiful article, A Unique Discovery was written by Shri Mataji Herself in 1979, and appeared in a magazine called “Yoga Today”, which does not exist any more. The image shows what it originally looked like in the magazine.
MAN in his search of joy and happiness is running away from his Self, which is the real source of joy. He finds himself very ugly and boring because he doesn’t know his Self. […]
BEWARE, DEAR ASPIRANTS .
THERE IS A JUDAS WITHIN US . BE CAREFUL. HE WALKS WITH US, WORKS WITH US. SINGS THE PRAISES OF THE DIVINE MOTHER, BUT HE IS AN UGLY SERPENT, THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SATAN, WHO IS IN DISGUISE. HE HELPED TO CRUCIFY CHRIST IN A SLY MANNER. HE MAY BE A WOMAN LIKE POOTANA, WHO CAME TO POISON THE CHILD KRISHNA.
LET US ALL KNOW THE ONENESS IN OUR MOTHER’S LOVE. AND TAKE GUIDANCE IN THE BURNING FLAME OF HER DIVINITY. […]
My dear Doctor Raul,
I have already written to you one letter. In this, I will explain to you, why you do
not get electro-magnetic vibrations in the machine. The explanation is more to
make the scientist understand.
Chaitanya is the integrated force of your physical, mental, emotional and religious (sustenance) selves. Science is the analysis of that synthesis. If we have to record the electro-magnetic vibrations of any matter, we have to reduce it or analyse it in such a manner that electro-magnetic vibrations are liberated from the bondage of synthesis. […]
“Today, Sahaja Yaga has reached the state of Mahayoga, which is en-masse evolution manifested through it. It is this day’s Yuga Dharma. It is the way the last judgement is taking place. Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their spirit.”
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi […]
Two quotes (MAHA AVATAR, ISSUE 1, JUL-SEP 1980, PAGE 11)
“The New revolution in your awareness has to take place otherwise all human achievements have no meaning. It would be like arranging all the electrical decorations for the marriage without the electrical current But when the light be ON, you will seethe Bridegroom and the Bride.”
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
“My children, you must know I am beyond insults and Pain. Do you know that when Christ was crucified he was a witness to his pain ? […]
“Nothing is easier than turning on the light in a room. You must press the switch button. But there is a big mechanism that works it out – wires, power houses and the whole process of scientific discovery which mastered the use of electricity, there is a long history behind the discovery of electricity. In the same way there ·is a great dynamic organisation that works out Self Realization, let us first switch on your lamps and in their light we can understand the mechanism much better.” […]
“This. is the era of Enlightenment; One can see and feel the bubbling of new idioms in our creative world of Art, Music and all that is beautiful and joy giving. Integration is the key note of this new regeneration of universal tones. These tones are ripples of the harmonic, dynamic undercurrent music of the Universal Divine Love.”
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi […]
Is there a possibility of this love expressed in the unity of human beings with God Almighty giving a new vision to the apparent diversities?
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi,
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi […]
Human beings have various sources through which he constructs the picture of God Almighty. His ideas about truth are also based on these different sources. Before realization it is .not possible to know what is the real source and which is the imaginary plight. When people construct on their own and write books it gets confirmed by the masses as the authentic version.
For a real seeker it is necessary to open the mind to receive the light of self-realization. […]
Translation of an Old Marathi Letter I. Probably written in London, c.1975.
My dear Modi and other Sahaja Yogis,
Many blessings. Received your letter. I am very glad to know that your Ida Nadi has become clean and I hope, Ida Nadis of all have become clean at least to some extent. Here I had told all, that I would work, while under anesthesia, to clean the Ida channels of all. I worked for 3 days cleaning it by vomiting nearly 50 times every day and it is nice that the cleaning has become possible. […]
Old Letter in Marathi – Meaning of Puja.
My dear Nirmala
Received your loving letter. I have also very much enjoyed Navaratri Puja.
But Puja is also an external offering. Even your heart has said so. But you should understand how you get the reward or blessings of the Puja and its prasad. A Puja or a prayer grows from your heart. Mantras are the words of your Kundalini. But if Puja is not performed from heart or if Kundalini is not associated with recitation of Mantras then that Puja becomes a ritual. […]