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
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. […]
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 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.
Interview, 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. […]
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), April 2000.
I would not call them students.
They are my children.
There is no relation as such.
I just give them Love.
Like a Mother.
Compassion and Love […]
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. […]
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. the vibrated sugar] Take to this and it will cool you down. […]
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. […]
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, […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=86&v=dryz4Z_XbhU)
North Queensland today program.
Presenter: Hello! I am Mel O’Connor
Welcome North Queensland today where we look at who is doing what in North Queensland. […]
I’ve heard that You’ve been [UNCLEAR] in some of very great [UNCLEAR] and myself I was born in – [UNCLEAR – LIFEBERG?]
island in the Indian Sea and have heard that You’ve been to Greece. – Oh, Greece tremendous! Tremendous people – Greeks. You see, they’re very traditional; They’re very traditional people and they understand this, you see, and you had such great philosophers like Socrates, so, I mean, is all in-built within them absolutely and they’re very subtle people also. […]
Press Conference and scientific discussion, Mumbai (India), 13 January 1990.
So we invited you to come this afternoon – I recognize it’s a Saturday afternoon but glad that you took the trouble to come over here today uh.. as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is here in Bombay and we thought it would be a good idea if there was an interaction with the Press.
All of us here, who have been followers of Shri Mataji, […]
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.
Question: [UNCLEAR] about Jung.
Shri Mataji: Jung, […]
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. […]
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. […]
1989-06-15 CKLM Interview, Toronto
Interviewer Edita Frazer: First of all I’ll just talk to you about what it is I’m talking about on the show and then we can do the recording. It should be about 10 minutes.
Shri Mataji: All right.
Edita: And, um, on the show for the past year I’ve been doing it, I keep talking about all these world problems, you know.
Shri Mataji: Yeah.
Edita: Um, The environment.
Shri Mataji: Ah. […]