TV Interview Noida (India)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0105 TV Interview (Hindi), Noida (India), 14 March 2003.
The question is what is the main source of human ascent and well being? Shri Krishna has said ‘Yogakshema Vahamayam’ meaning the well being of human being is in achieving Yoga with the God Almighty. But with the technical advancement our new generation is going away from spiritualism.
Shri Mataji:
Yes, it’s correct that with the interest in technology, the interest in spiritualism could go down. […]

VOA ITV Interview with Shri Mataji New Jersey (United States)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1006 VOA ITV Interview in New Jersey (USA). 1 August 2002.
Interviewer: … also She was promoted even by Bhrigumuni, the ancient astrologer, in Nadi Granth. And that’s what Mataji talks about all the time: how to get Self Realization, how to get the absolute knowledge and the absolute truth.

Sahaja Yoga, as we know, is the spontaneous union of the individual consciousness with the Divine Power through the awakening of our Kundalini which many times remains dormant in our system.

VOA ITV Interview with Sir C.P. New Jersey (United States)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1006 VOA ITV Interview with Sir C.P.
Interviewer: … me Mr. Chandrika Prasad Srivastava, a retired IS officer who’s had a sterling career in the government of India, he’s been the Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister of India in ’64-’66, Chairman of the Shipping Corporation of India, also he was the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations and has won several accolades. He was knighted by the government of England and he’s won the Padma Bhushan, […]

Interview Versilia (Italy)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1006 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, […]

TV Interview Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1211 Interview at Swiss Hotel. Istanbul (Turkey), 24 April 2001.
Interview, Istanbul (Turkey), 24 April 2001.
[Interviewer]: How do you reach to all the human beings all over the world?
[Shree Mataji]: See, there are so many people in this world, in these modern times are seeking the truth. So there are so many false people also in this world who wants to make money out of them.
[Interviewer]: Why the people prefers your way Because of Your innocence and the Purity. […]

Today TV Interview London (United Kingdom)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0517 Today TV Interview. London (UK).
TV host: Here is something a little more relaxing for you. Her name means mother [earth] and she claims to have the ability to produce a feelings of a blissful harmony. Great grandmother, Shri Mataji has followed us around the world and this week she brought her particular strand of yoga to the capital. Glenn Campbell abandoned the lotus position to bring you this report.
Correspondent in background: Royal Albert hall is usually reserved for pop stars and international performers but last night 5000 people filled the hall to watch the great grandmother perform her own unique style of yoga. […]

Interview Villa Sassi, Turin (Italy)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1006 Interviews, Hotel Villa Sassi, Torino, 11 September 2000.
(Conversations with sahaja yogis in a hotel)
Shri Mataji to a child: I’m talking about you! Ah! One child is enough!
Guido: To change the atmosphere.
Shri Mataji: Absolutely. They try to please you all the time. You should take to small children, then you won’t age much. I think one of the things.
Guido: Vibrations.
Shri Mataji: Vibrations, and also you become like a child, […]

Liberty Radio Interview London (United Kingdom)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1006 Liberty Radio Interview. London (UK), 12 July 1999.
MODERATOR: (speaking clearly and enthusiastically) Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, recognized world-wide for her pioneering work in awakening the natural healing energy that lies within every human being. Apparantly it’s called the Kundalini and we’ll be awakening yours hopefully this hour. Shri Mataji, that actually means Mother, was on GM TV [for a popular morning TV show] only last week and the switchboards were actually bombarded with calls. […]

GMTV Interview London (United Kingdom)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1009 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. […]

Press Conference Vancouver (Canada)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1006 Press Conference. Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver (Canada), 27 June 1999.
QUESTION: My first question to you is what is yoga?
Shri Mataji: Yoga is actually it means that union with the Divine, with the Divine Power which surrounds us. We are not aware of it, but it is described in all the religions that there is an all-pervading power of Divine Love and that is what one has to get connected to. […]

Shri Mataji on Star TV Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Transcript – Version Date: 2017-0423 News item on Turkish TV – Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey) Saturday 18th April 1998
[Transcription starts in the hotel room 2:42 ]
Shri Mataji: But you were a good daughter, who looked after the parents…
Nukhet Eczacibasi: I tried my best, I tried my best. And Yoga helps me very much.
Shri Mataji: But be careful about your health now. It’s important.
Nukhet Eczacibasi Yes, I will be.
Shri Mataji: [RE. […]

Conference, TV interview Tolyatti (Russia)

Transcript – Version Date: 2018-0309 TV interview. Togliatti (Russia), 23 September 1995.
The Interviewer: Уважаемая Shri Mataji, скажите пожалуйста о цели своего сегодняшнего визита в Тольятти.
Translator: Much respected Shri Mataji, can You please tell us about the goal of your current visit to Togliatti?
Shri Mataji: I think Togliatti is… some very spiritual place
Translator (Vasiliev): Я думаю, что Тольятти – одно из самых важных духовных мест.
Shri Mataji: Because I found though it’s an industrial town… people are very very spiritual
Vasiliev: Потому что, […]

TV interview by Santo Biasatti (Argentina)

Transcript – Version Date: 2017-1119 TV interview by Santo Biasatti
Interviewer: It is difficult on this time to talk about the spirit?
Shri Mataji: That’s most essential at this time. We are in a chaotic world, because we don’t know that we are the spirit. All this restlessness is because we have to still become the spirit. Without that we are still at the human level. And we live in a relative world while we have to be in the absolute.  […]

Interview Moscow (Russia)

Transcript – Version Date: 2018-0312 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, […]

Afternoon, Interview with Hindustan TV station Varikstraat Ashram, Amsterdam (Holland)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0130 Interview with Hindustan TV station, Varikstraat Ashram, Amsterdam, 31st July 1994, Translation
Q: Shri Mataji, can you give your introduction in short?
Shri Mataji: Introduction is such that, I belong to the family Shalivahanas. Both my father and mother were great disciples of Gandhiji. And my father was a member of the Constituent Assembly and also the parliament. My mother was honours in mathematics. I have a brother who is a cabinet minister. […]

Interview Kolkata (India)

Transcript – Version Date: 2017-0731 1994-03-21 Interview with H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Question: The first question i want to ask you is what is your concept of meditation?
Shri Mataji: Meditation you cannot do, you have to be in meditation, it’s a state of meditation. Like some people say that you can sit like this prink like this and with that you will go into meditative state, you cannot, because always your mind is jumping on the crests of your thoughts, […]

TV Interview, Real Women, Part 1 Los Angeles (United States)

Transcript – Version Date: 2018-0410 TV Interview, “real women”, part 1, Los Angeles (United States), October 11, 1993
[Voice off]: Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the most important spiritual figure in the world today. Please join us on a special program of “Audrey Hope’s real women”
Interviewer: My name is Audrey Hopes and welcome to ‘Real women”. It is a great honour to be in the presence of the most important spiritual figure in the world today, […]

Radio TV Interview St. Petersburg (Russia)

Transcript – Version Date: 2017-0916 1993-0801 Radio and TV Interview, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Your country had such great Saints and the blessings of the Saints are there. You can see in the Russian people, the heart. I read Tolstoy and many others and I felt its a very introspective country. When I came with My husband here I felt that the human material is of a very great quality, very evolved. Tolstoy’s novels always had the sense of introspection and also idea of resurrection that human beings can change and transform. […]

Interview on a Greek TV with Vagianatos Athens (Greece)

Transcript – Version Date: 2017-0108 Interview on a Greek TV with Vagianatos, Athens (Greece), April 27th, 1993
Interviewer: Good evening, it is very strong feeling that so many times we are in another country although we are in this country. Tonight we have the opportunity of really make a long travel. A long travel in wisdom, in distance, in space, in our hearts, in truth. This is all the elements that are concentrated in the presence of a Holy Mother that we have invited here, […]

Arrival & Interview Tolyatti (Russia)

Transcript – Version Date: 2018-0214 Arrival & Interview. Togliatti (Russia), 5 August 1992.
Interviewer : Вы хорошо живете?
(Do you live well? Are you pleased with your life?)
Shri Mataji: Very Much! Now I am 70 years of age.. Interviewer: А что это значит для вас хорошо жить?
(And what does it mean for you to live well?) Shri Mataji: To do good to others
(делать добро другим людям)
Interviewer: А в чём это проявляется? Вы можете сказать? […]

Radio Interview Hong Kong (China)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0328 Radio Interview in Hongkong 1992 March 6th
Interviewer: Shri Mataji, from the information I’ve read about You, You were born in India, a Christian. How was that ?
Shri Mataji: I was born a Christian, that’s all.
Interviewer: There can’t be many Christian families in that country.
Shri Mataji: There are lots of Christians. Apart from that I was born a Christian.
Interviewer: Which part of India do you truly come from ? […]

Press Interview Melbourne (Australia)

Transcript – Version Date: 2018-0416 1991-0411 PRESS INTERVIEW, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Interviewer: Is this your first visit here?
Shri Mataji: Oh no.
Interviewer: No?  How many times have you been here before?
Shri Mataji: Beg your pardon?
Interviewer: How many times have you been here?
Shri Mataji: I haven’t counted.  Must be how many times?  From 1974.
Interviewer: Right.
Shri Mataji: Practically every year.  Sometimes I missed one or twice.
Interviewer: And what is the main emphasis in your teaching? […]

Sahaja Yoga – The Essential Medicine (Location Unknown)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0122 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, […]

Press Conference Sala Palatului, Bucharest (Romania)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0411 Press Conference. Bucharest (Romania), 17 October 1990.
[BEGINNING MISSING] …and in our body also everything is controlled. Our nose grows to a certain point, eyes grow to a certain point. So it regulates, organizes. It’s the most efficient organization. Sitting down here you can feel the vibrations of any person whether dead or alive. Because it is the causal of the subtle of ether also and we ourselves become like a computer. […]

Press Conference Sheraraton Hotel Balkan, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1009 Press Conference. Sofia (Bulgaria), 25 July 1990.
Shri Mataji: They have to ask the questions, then I’ll answer, is that the way we are?
Translator: Just a few words about your life, your teaching, then they will ask the questions.
Shri Mataji: All right.
I bow to all the seekers of truth. Yesterday, in the hall I felt that in Bulgaria there are people who are very depressed about life. I think I’ve come here at the right time, […]

Press Interview with Canberra Times Canberra (Australia)

Transcript – Version Date: 2017-1227 Shri Mataji Press Interview. Canberra (Australia, 19 March 1990.
Electricals where necessary.
[UNCLEAR] you ask them to bring My spectacles. – Yeah, I, I came along for about now last night – Little loudly – Oh, sorry. I came along for that now last night. There were just a few things that I want to clarify with You. – Umm, this is Your fifth time here in Australia, is it right? […]

QTV Interview Cairns (Australia)

Transcript – Version Date: 2017-1103 Interview for QTV. Cairns, Queensland (Australia), 9 March 1990.

Part 1: QTV Program Behind the scene, Cairns
[ Preparation for the interview going on. Mataji talking to yogis, every body happy and enjoying. Some sections of part 2 is also included in this video.]
Part 2:  1990-0309 QTV Program On Shri Mataji, Cairns (
Archive video: H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi speaking in an Interview in Cairns (Australia).
more at:
North Queensland today program. […]

TV Interview Geneva (Switzerland)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1009 TV Interview. Geneva (Switzerland), 10 August 1989.
Question: What is a seeker, please.
Shri Mataji: Seeker is a special category of human beings which are born in this modern times – whom William Blake has clearly described and he said that men of God at this times they will be born and they will know divinity, and they will have power to make others also – very clearly said, William Blake. […]

Radio interview, A question of Belief L B C, London (United Kingdom)

Transcript – Version Date: 2015-1009 L. Spicer (presumably LBC interview). London (UK), 30 July 1989.
For many years now there’s been a growing interest in this country what are commonly known as the Eastern Mystical Religions and they aren’t very well understood, today in the studio with me is Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmaladevi, now she is the leader of the Sahaja Yoga movement, Mataji welcome to the studio, let’s take of by looking at the beliefs of the Sahaja Yoga movement. […]

Interview with African Magazine Paris (France)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0317 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)

Transcript – Version Date: 2016-0317 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. […]