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.
Yes, it’s correct that with the interest in technology, the interest in spiritualism could go down. But I am seeing that more and more people of technologically advanced countries are being drawn towards spiritualism because there is neither joy nor peace in technology. […]
TV Interview (Hindi), Noida (India), 14 March 2003.
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, […]
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.
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), 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, […]
Interview at Swiss Hotel. Istanbul (Turkey), 24 April 2001.
[Interviewer]: How do you reach to all the human beings all over the world?[Shri 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.[Shri Mataji]: Yes, you have to have the truth, […]
TV Interview. Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2001.
If you discover your inner energy you will also discover yourself.
You will become a very good, peaceful person. You will not suffer. Shri Mataji is an Indian yoga master. Millions of people deem Her holy. Among those millions are Americans, English and also Turkish. Shri Mataji, staying is Swiss Otel, came to the hotel just when it had been seized by Chechen terrorists. Just at the first minutes of the siege. […]
Shri Mataji has a big following in Turkey. Healthy Life Association members are Her representatives in Turkey. Since 3 years this association is trying to spread Sahaja Yoga in Turkey.
Shri Mataji: Everyone has a hidden energy inside. This energy recides in a triangler bone. When this enegy gets awakened, it passes through the six centers in the nervous system and comes out through the seventh center in the head. Then it connects with the Cosmos and with God. […]
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. […]
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. […]
(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, with them, that enjoyment of the children. You cannot get old. Very difficult. They do not have reactions. […]
TV Interview. Istanbul (Turkey), 01 April 2000
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, 77 years old leader of an Indian teaching namely Sahaja Yoga came to Turkey to share the enlightenment and happiness within Her.Shri Mataji used to lecture all over the world and and her disciples; she called them as my children, they are never leaving her even for a moment.Shri Mataji has millions of disciples all over the world.Disciples declaring that they found the love and happiness in her energy and they are not complainant for travelling with her from country to country.While her name Shri Mataji connotes ” […]
Interview in Milan 18th September 1999
SHRI MATAJI: Have you talked to them about Sahaj Yoga?
GUIDO: She’s a yogini journalist, she’ been introducing…..
G.: Also she has a miraculous healing in…..she was in Vashi
S.M.: Good, very good…..so….you’ll be asked questions of….should we do this because…….
G: also two doctors in the hall, they are just coming up if you……..
JOURNALIST (INTRODUCING): She’s the director of a very important review of natural health, […]
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. We wonder if Shri Mataji or Mother will have the same effect here today. […]
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. […]
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. That is real yoga. […]
Shri Mataji, Star TV Interview, Turkey, Shashidhar, 01-04-1999
Yogini [pointing to the bouquet offered to Shri Mataji]: They are from the garden Mother. Collected for You.
Shri Mataji: What’s the name of the flower?
Interviewer: I don’t know.
Shri Mataji: All right. Thank you very much. Please be seated.
Yogini [interviewer’s questions/comments are being translated by a yogini in the video]: He feels different here. The atmosphere feels mystic… He feels very relaxed and comfortable.
Shri Mataji: Very good. […]
News item on Turkish TV – Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey) Saturday 18th April 1998
An Indian Guru who came to Istanbul to teach Yoga is in the focus of attention of the high society. See who kneeled before the Indian Guru wanting to find solutions for their problems. It is sufficient to spectacular welcome ceremony in Istanbul with flowers and songs to understand how popular the Indian Guru Shri Mataji is. The 75-year-old Indian guru came on a wheelchair to avoid getting tired. […]
ATV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey, 01.04.1998
Interviewer: Sahaja Yoga, It’s founder is now in Turkey and speaking only with us. Who is she? Shri Mataji. Listen to what she is saying.
Shri Mataji: All those watching me, if they have a desire, should open their hands like this. Put your right hand on your heart and say inside, “Mother, I am not this mind, this body, these feelings, these conditionings”. I am the pure spirit. We are carrying a feeling […]
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
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. […]
Shri Mataji, Press Interview 07-03-1995
Shri Mataji: Comercial Bank.
Shri Mataji: Alright.
Interviewer: Shri Mataji, how many times you have been to Taiwan?
Shri Mataji: Before I just came on my way to America once, and then I think six times more.Long time back when it was not at all developed, in 63.
Interviewer: What International people Shri Mataji has met?
Shri Mataji:(Laughing)My goodness, it’s too much. I have met all of them because of my husband’s job. […]
1994-09-29 Shri Mataji, ‘Reel Women’ Interview, P3, Los Angeles, USA
The most revolutionary breakthrough of this age is the collective inner transformation of the human being. This is the next stage in our evolution. The forth to mention that will awaken us to become highly evolved human beings with the ability, to have no more personality, that can save ourselves and save our world …I am [unclear/Audrey Hope] and it is an honour to present Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, […]
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. […]
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. But spiritually it was my parents who recognised me, […]
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, […]
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. […]
1993-10-11 Shri Mataji, ‘Reel Women’ Interview, P2, Los Angeles, USA,
Interviewer – Welcome Shri Mataji!
Shri Mataji – Thank You.
Interviewer – What is human evolution? What it is the next step in human evolution?
Shri Mataji – Next Step is to become the spirit which you are. You are the pure spirit, you are not this body, mind, ego, all your conditionings but you are the pure spirit and that’s what you have to become. In evolutionary process, you have become a human being, […]
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, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. […]
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), 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, […]
Short Interview on TV, Athens, Greece, 1993-04-27
Sahaja Yoga means: “Saha” means “with”; “ja” means “born with”. So it is a right; every human being has got to be in union -that is Yoga- with the Divine Power. And it’s within yourself “Sahaj”, born with you spontaneous.
[Cut in the video]
Journalist: Explain to us what is Kundalini?
Shri Mataji: Kundalini, as I told you, is the reflection of the Primordial Mother within us. And she is individually everybody’ […]
1993-0310 Press Interview
Shri Mataji: See born with you is the right achieve is yoga. This is yoga is the union with the all-pervading, Divine love. So first you have to take it as a hypothesis. But keep your mind open. If it exists there is power. Which has come to us, this knowledge has come to us from ancient times [UNCLEAR], and it stays right from Markandeya, Adi Shankaracharya.
Shri Mataji: Then we had 13th-century Dnyaneshwara, […]
TV Programme Brasil, 15-10-1992
In a hotel room:
[inaudible, Shri Mataji speaks with yoguis inside hotel room]
[inaudible, Shri Mataji takes a car with yoguis, recorded from inside hotel room]
[yoguis watching TV Programm]
[in the TV Programm [yoguini translating Shri Mataji’s interview]:
Presenter:—What is Sahaja Yoga?
Shri Mataji:—Sahaja Yoga is a spontaneous happening within us, which is the last breakthrough of our evolution, by which you ascend into a new awareness, that you become the Spirit. […]
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?
(and what is it? […]
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 ?
Shri Mataji: Just the centre of India. […]
Yes, it’s not necessary. [MARATHI] [MARATHI] – You can hear Me otherwise, can’t you? – Yes, Mother. I wanted to thank you all for coming to the airport. I know you would not stop coming whatever I may tell you and everywhere is just the same but when I left the people in Canberra, I was sad because after a year I’ll meet them but then to see you all here again, I felt alright. […]
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.
Shri Mataji: Practically every year. Sometimes I missed one or twice.
Interviewer: And what is the main emphasis in your teaching?
Shri Mataji: To convey that within us lies a power which we call as Kundalini in the triangular bone and when awakened, […]
Media interview. Brisbane Airport (Australia), 5 April 1991.
condition like Queenstown’s Gorbachev – Ah?
He is a realized soul. He’s born a realized soul. It’s a, it’s a state of mind which is spiritual and where your spirit is in your attention. So in that light you see wisdom. You’re compassioned and you’re very sensible and dynamic and you do not [UNCLEAR – DETER?] for using it. Apart from that it gives you a great concern for the masses and you don’t mind rectifying anything that is wrong and also you feel very, […]
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. 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. Whatever you want to know you can know on your fingertips. […]
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, 20 March 1990.
Shri Mataji: You ask them to bring My spectacles.
Lady interviewer: Yeah, I, I came along for about now last night
Shri Mataji: Little loudly.
Lady interviewer: 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?
Shri Mataji: No, […]
The Power of kundalini (Interview) Shri Mataji with Stephen Taylor, Friday, March 16, 1990
Stephen Taylor: Shri Mataji, what is Sahaja Yoga?
Shri Mataji: Sahaja. Saha means ‘with’.Ja means ‘born’. So it is born with you.’ The right’ to become ‘united,’ which is the yoga with the Divine.
Stephen Taylor: And this Sahaja yoga is something that everybody can have, is it? Is it something, everybody can practice?
Shri Mataji: Of course.
Stephen Taylor: And how does this connect with the divine take place? […]