TV Interview Noida (India)

TV Interview (Hindi), Noida (India), 14 March 2003. Ques.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. 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. It does not give a solution to human problems.Therefore, those who have come into Sahaja Yoga belong to the technically advanced countries, besides from our own country, and they are very deep. These people from the advanced countries have gone beyond technology and they have derived conclusions that there is nothing special in technology. Their bent and seeking is extremely deep. It’s very easy (sahaja).All our gurus have said to search within. Nothing could be achieved without knowing the power within. The problem is that the people of our country talk about it, sing its songs, but do nothing practical. The people of developed countries know nothing about spiritualism, so they are keen seekers. Their seeking is so intense that in a country like Russia, where I thought spiritualism could not take up, there is a larger number of spiritual people. They are really wonderful because so many atrocities were Read More …

Interview Los Angeles (United States)

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, but there is something beyond that. If so, it is a longing to know what it is, unknown, as to the reason of it, as to the understanding of it. So today I am just going to explain to you why people are seeking.  People think they are not complete, they are not whole. They think, why you are dragged into so many things, for what purpose? For example some people are going to different countries, some are taking to drinking, some are taking to drugs; all these things are not convincing. And they think that, „We have to have something beyond in our awareness, our awareness is not complete.“ This is – can be said that, the nature itself is trying to work it out within us – that we have to evolve more to become complete. Also, it is that desire, that is so strong that we start getting imbalanced, getting into troubles, and taking to things which are not good for our evolution.  So we Read More …

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

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.Mataji, it’s a pleasure to talk to You right in Your home turf, in New Jersey, and tell us … I know last four years ago I met You. It was a great experience, and I want to tell our viewers again what it is all that You’ve been doing, promoting Sahaja Yoga for the last thirty years now all over the world.Tell us again briefly for viewers who don’t know what Sahaja Yoga really means and signifies. What does it do and how do we get that absolute knowledge through this discipline?Shri Mataji: Saha means with. Ja means born. Is born with you the right to get this yoga, is the union with the Divine. So this is your birthright. All human beings have this right to get the awakening of their Kundalini by which they become one with the Divine Power. This is the real yoga.Interviewer: Right, and as I said, even the ancient sages and astrologers, Bhrigumuni talks about it and You’ve written in Your book also, Meta Modern Read More …

Interview Versilia (Italy)

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 Chhindwara nel sud dell’India, quali sono i suoi primi ricordi della sua vita? (“You are born on the 21st of March in Chhindwara, what are the first souvenirs, the first memories of your life?”) Shri Mataji: Even my birth. My memory is very good. Journalist: Cosa si ricorda della sua nascita? (“What do you remember about your birth?”) Shri Mataji: That I was born very clean, and there was not any blood or anything on my body and I was not attached to any ombelical cord or anything, and my mother saw me and she said: “She is absolutely without any spots so she called Nishkalanka” And my father’s aunt was there and she said: “No, that’s a name of a gentleman, so you call her Nirmala, means spotless also means immaculate.” I remember all that. Journalist: Cosa ricorda della sua adolescenza passata in gran parte accanto a Gandhi? (“What do you remember about your childhood, your young age next to Gandhiji?”) Shri Mataji: See, my father had taken all the children to Mahatma Gandhi, and Mahatma Gandhi said: “You have a big team with you.” My father said: “All right, it’s all for your work.” He said Read More …

TV Interview Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Interview at Swiss Hotel. Istanbul (Turkey), 24 April 2001. Translator: How do you reach to all the human beings all over the world? Shri Mataji: You see, there are 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 want to make money out of them. Translator: Why the people prefers your way? Because of your innocence and the purity? Shri Mataji: Yes, you have to have the truth, you see. So, they discard all that is not truth and come to me. Translator: How is Turkish people for Self-realisation? You are coming to Turkey since last 10 years. Shri Mataji: Wonderful people. They are one of the best I have seen. Translator: When you compare with other countries in the world, how do you find Turkish people? Shri Mataji: Very good. Excellent. They are very simple people, innocent. And they don’t accept nonsense much. Translator: There is an economic crisis at this moment in Turkey. Can we overcome this crisis and how can we overcome this crisis? Shri Mataji: By the grace of God, everything can work out. There are so many Realized souls in this country that they will be helped very much. Its most important thing is that you have to become peaceful, joyous and happy. Translator: Minister who is responsible from the finance of Turkey, How do you see him? [Laughter] Lady: His name is what? Translator: Kemal Dervish, his name Read More …

Interview Swiss Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Interview at Swiss Hotel. Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2001. Interviewer: Today in Turkey is Turkey’s National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.  HHSM: I know. Interviewer: And national holiday. Do you have a message for Turkey on this day? HHSM: Oh my God, I was so many happy about it. See what they don’t understand that what we are doing will have an effect on our children are we creating hell for them? Interviewer: We should have not, Mother. HHSM: That’s it. We must think from the children’s point of you. What are we giving them? And today is a great day because I myself I feel that we are really exploiting our children. We don’t think about them and the way we are mad after our own [UNCLEAR], I must say. The way they are going on. But what are you going to give to a children? You have to give them peace. You have to give them joy. Are you doing that? This is only who these elderly people, they have lost their exciting who are caring everyone. You just think of your children they should have a very peaceful, beautiful, joyous country isn’t it? That should be them.   Interviewer: [UNCLEAR] Mother, yes it should. HHSM: These all journey are not going to live forever Interviewer: No this is very true, Mother. Mother, you had been awarded several prices for peace including, if I’m not wrong, the UN peace medal. HHSM: Peace? Interviewer: The peace medal. HHSM: I don’t know Read More …

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

TV Interview. Istanbul (Turkey), 23 April 2001. Shri Mataji: you discover your inner energy you will also discover yourself. You will become a very good, peaceful person. Interviewer: 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 :Nothing happened. Two bullets hit our door. We were not worried. I new that this action would not last long because it was stupid. All night we were listening to the music and watching TV. In any case, nothing happened. Interviewer: 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. Mataji explains the siege as an ordinary event without any excitement. But a little later we understand that this is Mataji’s normal state. Mataji always speaks as if She has departed from the worldly troubles and has passed to a different dimension. Maybe this is what influences those who meet Her. With this thought in mind we ask Mataji what does yoga give to the people. Shri Mataji: This is only Love, pure love.The secret is just love. Interviewer: When we Read More …

CNN TURK TV Interview (Turkey)

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. Our aim is to awaken this energy. The meaning of Sahaja Yoga is to connect with the Power of God`s Love. The main aim is to awaken the energy called Kundalini. According to Shri Mataji, Turks are very close to spirituel enligtenment. Shri Mataji: Turks come from sufis. First of all, they have to get their realization. If they get realization, they can cope with everything. Shri Mataji says that the only way to understand Sahaja Yoga is to enter into the state of meditation and She takes us in front. The master of meditation says that the holy air that permeates the Universe exists also around the people. According to Her teaching, to feel a breeze is a step towards realization. Shri Mataji: You feel very peacefull with in, absolutely peacefull. Shri Mataji, the symbol of Sahaja Yoga, is leaving Istanbul on Sunday but the Healthy Life Association keeps spreading Shri Mataji`s teaching, giving lessons in their centers in Istanbul and Ankara. Indian Yoga master Shri Mataji came to Istanbul Read More …

A-TV Interview (Turkey)

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.  (Name of Finance Minister of that time was Kemal Dervish) Shri Mataji: Dervish mean Sufi. She is a world renowend Yoga Master, the founder of a tecnique called Sahaja. She introduce Herself with the word Sufi meaning Dervish and She has tens of thousands followers. Shri Mataji is now in Istanbul. Shri Mataji: I received an education in medicine in India. In 1970, I discovered Sahaja Yoga. From that day on, I am travelling all over the world to explain it. She promises endless happiness to the people, going to every part of the world, She gives the message of self realization. According to Her, realization means to awaken the hidden energy in the body and to open the way to spiritual growth. Shri Mataji: People who seek the truth come to me. Gandhi was also a Sufi and jelaous people finished him. My mission is to find new sufis and to open the way for them. The reason why Shri Mataji comes often  to Turkey is that Turks are give Read More …

Today TV Interview London (England)

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. Shri Mataji is an Indian spiritualist who practices Sahaja Yoga, a revolutionary technique that gets individuals to tap into their own energy transforming it into a healing power. Her methods were developed in the late 1970’s and have now attracted a mass following. Shri Mataji: People want to know the truth and they will know the truth also was written. Also you have to know the truth about yourself. Correspondent in background: The great grandmother began teaching in London 30 years ago and has twice been nominated for the Nobel peace prize. Her secret, she claims is tapping into a unique store of energy we all posses based at the bottom of our spines called the divine breeze. Once you tap into that your life will be transformed. It may sound a little outlandish but with devotes in 80 countries across the globe, there must Read More …

Interview Villa Sassi, Turin (Italy)

(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. Singing now. This gentleman, how did he know Me?Guido: He (indicates Aldo) contacted him.Shri Mataji: So what did you tell him?Aldo: I told him all about Sahaja Yoga, but he…Guido: He gave him a leaflet about Sahaja Yoga, so he invited you to come.(….) Interview to Shri Mataji to an interviewer in the hotel. Question: What is love for you?Shri Mataji: Love? Love is the power of divinity. It’s the Divine. And that’s why this whole world was created out of love.Q.: So everybody has an inner instrument, but mostly they don’t use it. Why?Shri Mataji: Because of ignorance. Ignorance, you see, every human being is not equally aware.Q.: Is it possible to change this condition?Shri Mataji: Yes, it has to.Q.: In which way?Shri Mataji: By feeling the vibrations of that person on your fingertips. From the level of spirituality.Q.: Which is your mission in Italy?Shri Mataji: Everywhere, it is not only here. Because Sahaja Yoga is now in 86 countries, alright? And My mission is to create a global unity.Q.: To improve the life? To make life better? Shri Mataji: Of course, of course, what Read More …

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

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 ” Holy Mother “, her room in Swiss Hotel is flooded by the enthusiasts for enlightenment sessions.Shri Mataji declares that the hurdle is to raise the Kundalini which is the light within us.Shri Mataji: Now I am raising his Kundalini.Shri Mataji while not debarring the Star TV correspondent from her light and stating that Her fundamental message is love.Shri Mataji: I wouldn’t call them students, they are my children. There is no relationship as such, I just give them Love, that’s all, like a Mother.Reporter: Love?Shri Mataji: Love, compassion and love.For reporter Shri Mataji : She thinks too much.In the midst of Indian tunes the disciples who are relaxed with the hands and deep glance of Holy Mother left there in peace and gratitude. Shri Mataji: (Raise you hands) Higher.     

Interview Milan (Italy)

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….. S.M.: Alright 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…….. S.M.: alright JOURNALIST (INTRODUCING): She’s the director of a very important review of natural health, she is the director G.: she is the director of a magazine which is treating health and nature. J.: Riza Psicosomatica, well known G.: It’s a very well known magazine, there were also articles before about Sahaja Yoga J.: She is of Marie Claire, a magazine of Mondadori, the best in feminine magazine S.M.: ah…….this gentleman there? There are all Sahaj yogis? g.: yes, there are all Sahaj yogis J.: he is not a Sahaja yogi, public relation with journalists and magazines, public relation man with many journalists G.: public Relation man S.M.: This lady? J.: the wife S.M.: who’s behind? A.: Sahaja yogis, all Sahaja yogis S.M.:alright, so have you talked to them about Sahaja Yoga? G.: She spoke J.: yes, they know the name of Sahaja Yoga, they know…..do you want to ask to Shri Mataji….. S.M.: ask it in Italian and he’ll translate for me G.: She’s asking whether they can record……they’re asking whether they can record S.M.: All this G.: she’s asking whether, even by mistake, Sahaja Yoga Read More …

Liberty Radio Interview London (England)

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. Keep it on Liberty for a spiritual awakening in a few moments time. (WEATHER REPORT AND SONG.) MOD: Now my next guest, we’re very honoured to welcome to the studio today. Her name is Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Shri Mataji actually means Mother and She is recognized worldwide for Her pioneering work in awakening the natural healing energy that lies within every human being. She travels throughout the world at Her own expense, teaching this life-changing technique to millions of people and apparantly we don’t have to part with a penny. On GM TV, only last week, the switchboard was flooded by viewers who’d all experienced strange phenomena whilst listening to Her. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi joins me now. Welcome to the show. Shri Mataji: Thank you. MOD: It’s a pleasure to have you here. Now, you studied medicine and psychology in your home country of India. Is that right? Shri Mataji: I did. MOD: And now, you travel the world Read More …

GMTV Interview London (England)

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. Right. Journalist: How does that work? Shri Mataji: Sahaja,  Saha means with, Ja means born. Born with you is this opportunity, or eh, a kind of a blessing that you can become one with the Divine. Journalist: Right. Shri Mataji: You are born with it. Journalist: We’re seeing examples here, and it’s all ages – anybody can do this? Shri Mataji:  Of  course. Journalist: Yeah, Anyone at all. Of course. Shri Mataji: Everybody has it, all over the world. Everyone has that. Journalist: Little tiny ones, (3 of them –unclear) and she’s doing it (unclear). Shri Mataji: They are raising the power within you which is dormant in the triangular bone and by raising it they passing through six centres and when they pass through six centres, you see,  the connection is established then with the All–Pervading Power of Love. So that’s what it’s about, that’s what it’s about. And do you think people, I mean people don’t just take the time out do they, just to sit down for 5 minutes and Read More …

Press Conference Vancouver, Sutton Place Hotel (Canada)

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.The other yogas that people talk of Patanjali are for thousand s of years, long time back. He started to give this yoga when first the physical thing with this should come, one thing. Then mental fitness should come. Then emotional fitness should come. How to establish that was the point. And it used to take a lot of time and the tradition was that only one person needs to get the Self Realization. The reason may be, perhaps I think, they used to, first of all, evaluate the personality and then give Realization because if you give to anybody else and they might misuse i ÿt and try to exploit people. That would be another reason. Another thing was formerly people used to all torture all the saints. Any where in the world, if you see the history, saints are all tortured. Real saints, they are all tortured. So maybe they might be afraid that they should be so prepared, so equipped that they can bear all the torture. That might be the reason. Read More …

Star TV Interview Ataköy Marina Hotel, Istanbul (Turkey)

Star TV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey,  01.04.1999 [Note: One Yogini did a live translation into English, but the questions are different from the original questions of the journalist in Turkish language. So, in the subtitles, only the original Turkish questions are translated. Some of the Turkish questions are not heard in the video, just the English tranlations can be heard.] Correspondent: They are picked from a garden, not bought from the florist.   Yogini [pointing to the bouquet offered to Shri Mataji]: They are from garden Mother! They are from garden. Collected for You. Shri Mataji: Thank you, very kind of you. What‘s the name? What’s the name of these flowers? Sahaja Yogini: She is asking what the name of the flower is? Correspondent: I don`t know Shri Mataji: Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you very much, thank you. Please sit down. Correspondent: Here, the atmosphere here is talismanic as feeling like inside a lantern, for maybe this is psychologic or the natural ambiance of the environment. Sahaja Yogini (translates): He feels himself different here, different atmosphere maybe because of the mystic looking, he feels very relaxed and comfortable, very.      Shri Mataji: Very good, absolutely good idea. Sahaja Yogini. This is a very good thing that you feel this! Correspondent: I wonder where Madame is coming from either the depths of Indian Ocean or pinnacles of Himalayas. Sahaja Yogini: He is wondering whether if You are coming from the bottom of the Indian Ocean, or are You coming from Read More …

A TV Interview (Turkey)

A TV Interview, Istanbul, Turkey, 18.04.1998 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  of guilt inside.  But it is harmful to this center here.  Now stretch your right hand towards Me like this.  and put your left hand above your  head.  And see carefully if you feel a cool or a hot breeze  You can close your eyes if you like.  Now stretch your left hand towards Me.  and check with your right hand above your head.  Do you feel a cool or a hot breeze?  You can move your hand slowly up or down.  Now raise your both hands.  And ask one of these questions from your heart.   Mother, is what I have felt the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost?  Or Mother, is this the Spirit?  Or Mother, is this the all pervading power of Divine Love?  Now look at Me but don’t think.  And you will feel a cool or a hot breeze on your hands.  also  you can feel it above your fontanel bone area.  This is the moment when your spirit starts to grow.   Interviewer: How Long Read More …

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

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. Devotees welcomed their Guru kneeling down before Her. Some had tears in their eyes. Not only Turks came to Sahaja Yoga conference in Istanbul. Guru’s disciples came by busses even from Malaysia and Russia. Shri Mataji continuous to receive the high society in Her hotel room in Istanbul. A concrete example of the interest shown to Her are the shoes letf in front of the door. The devotees, knowing that Shri mataji likes flowers, they decorated the hotel room with flowers. There is a strong smell of  flowers and incence in the room. One of the Shri Mataji’s visitors today is from an old Turkish family of Eczacıbaşı. Nükhet Eczacıbaşı expressed her respect by offering  flowers to Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji had a conversation with Nükhet Eczacıbaşı who was sitting on her knees before Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji asked her if she fulfills her family duties. Shri Mataji:  but you were a daughter, you looked after the parents, Nükhet Eczacıbaşı: I tried my best and Yoga helped Read More …

Conference, TV interview Tolyatti (Russia)

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, хотя и говорят, что это индустриальный город, но люди весьма весьма духовны в нём. The Interviewer: Это очень приятно слышать, спасибо Вам большое за это. Translator: We are very pleased to hear that Shri Mataji Shri Mataji: Also in the whole of Russia. Vasiliev: А также во всей России Shri Mataji: May be the river Volga or whatever it is, these beautiful forests. People are here are very very… God-oriented Vasiliev: Я не знаю из-за чего, может из-за реки Волги, возможно из-за этих прекрасных лесов, которые вас окружают, но люди здесь весьма весьма ориентированы на Бога. Shri Mataji: they do not have fixed ideas about anything Vasiliev: У них нет каких-то фиксированных идей в отношении религии. Shri Mataji: It’s easy to talk with them. Vasiliev: С ними очень легко говорить. Shri Mataji: There are (many) places, but Togliatti is very famous now in the whole world. Vasiliev: Есть много мест, но Тольятти одно из самых известных сейчас во всём мире. Shri Mataji: India is all right, because from ancient Read More …

TV interview by Santo Biasatti Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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. Now this work I have been doing for the last 25 years. And I feel that a global transformation has started. Once you become the spirit. In the light of the spirit you can solve all the problems. So most essential thing today is to become the spirit. Because with these mental projections you cannot solve the problems. Mental projection is linear and after some time it recoils. And effects the person or the society or the collectivity, everything is effected. All over everybody has different ideas which are fixed. But when you become the spirit it radiates on all sides. And you become a subtler personality. And you develop a new dimension called as collective consciousness. Then you can feel another person on your fingertips. All our problems comes to us through our energy center within us in a subtle. So you would call mental, emotional, spiritual. But in us is placed an energy, which is in the triangular bone of which we are not aware. But its a very ancient secret knowledge Read More …

Press Interview Grand Hotel Taipei, Taipei (Taiwan)

Shri Mataji, Press Interview 07-03-1995 Shri Mataji: Comercial Bank. Interviewer: Yeah.  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. He was Secretary-General of UNCLEAR organization. So I met all of them, most of them. That has nothing to do with Sahaja yoga.  Interviewer: Ok the Press is here.1989 You got a Peace Prize?  Shri Mataji: Yes.Alright.I in that way you see, say Canada also they gave ME, Mayor gave me a Special award and also. The best is, St Petersburg University, and then the Russian Government as a ‘Philosopher and a Scientist’. Now in Russia, all Gurus and all religions are baned, they are all baned. Even the UN..they gave Me the award. In Brazil, the Mayor of Brazilia brought the king of Brazilia at the airport and gave it to ME. UN CLEAR In peaceful now.Very peaceful.  Interviewer: How do you feel about Taipei?  Shri Mataji: Very nice place.Very Peaceful. But you see, they are so much seeking that they have any say. Especially young people I feel.  Interviewer: They have lost?  Shri Mataji: Not so much. Because last time two people who came and they said now Read More …

TV Interview, Reel Women, Part 3 Los Angeles (United States)

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, world spiritual leader and founder of Sahaja Yoga. Please join us a reel women for the forth to mention of evolution.It is time now in our evolution to introspect deeply into the problems of modern human being and to find an answer and a solution for inner and global peace…If we are to avoid our own self-destruction, in a cleric world then we must limit the Science, rationality, religion, power and money has left us wanting all of us …Rich, Poor, Black and White …And we have looked for truth in all the wrong places But these are special times …The Blossom Times! That has been prophesied in all the ancient texts. It is the last judgement, the age of Aquarius & is the profound opportunity to enter the fourth dimension Where we can become highly evolved spiritual beings and to know on our central nervous system And we can prove God like a science. I am Audrey Hope and this is reel woman and it is a deep honour to Read More …

Interview Moscow (Russia)

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. Shri Mataji: By that all the creativity will start manifesting. Translator: Благодаря этому, вся ваша творческая способность начнет развиваться. Shri Mataji: All their capacities in the brain will start manifesting. Translator: Все ваши качества мозга начнут проявляться. Shri Mataji: And they will have balance and peace. Translator: Вы будете иметь равновесие. Shri Mataji:You see it depends on how the personality is. Translator: Вы понимаете, это свидетельство того, что вы являетесь личностью. [correct translation: это будет зависеть от вашей личности] Shri Mataji: So in this hard time also they can be very joyous people. Translator: Поэтому, и в это трудное время вы можете быть очень радостными людьми. Shri Mataji: And they could be the witness of the whole thing Translator: И вы можете быть свидетелем всей этой вещи, всей этой драмы. Shri Mataji: Moreover it is a very constructive mind that develops. Translator: Более того, очень развивается созидательный склад ума. Shri Mataji: So a new race is formed Translator: Поэтому, формируется новая раса. Shri Mataji: Where they have no fights Translator: Read More …

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

Interview with Hindustan TV station, Varikstraat Ashram, Amsterdam, 31st July 1994, English Transcript (in progress) Shri Mataji: If you speak?Interviewer: If you could speak a little loudly, we have the opportunity to have this small conversation for our newspaper for the Surinam Community here in Holland, especially the Hindu Community.Shri Mataji: Very good.Interviewer: First of all, we would like to know the Sahaja Yoga. Tell something, its importance to practice this for the- especially in this society.Shri Mataji: Very much important. Because, you see, this is- all this knowledge is from Indian philosophy. It’s a very ancient knowledge. They used to have, say, Vedas, we can call them. On the right side, they were searching for knowledge outside. And the another one was the knowledge about the worship, that we can call as the pujas and archas and all that. But in the center was the system for awakening your Kundalini and to making you a real Realized soul, that we call is the one who is knowledgeable, who is the Gnostic as they said, ‘gna’. […] Translation from Hindi 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, Read More …

Interview Burwood Ashram, Sydney (Australia)

1994-0406 Interview Burwood Ashram Sydney Australia Interviewer: Shri Mataji, can we start at the very beginning, ‘what is the need to achieve self-realization?’ Shri Mataji: If you see the problems of this world today, you can easily find out that most of them are because of some sort of a problem which is existing among human beings. Some are aware of it, and some are not. You take the physical, you take the mental, spiritual, social, political, religious. So, that shows one thing that we have not yet known the Absolute Truth. We have Unclear (know, no) yet that light in which we can see the Absolute Truth. And if there is a method by which you can advance in your evolutionary process, and have a break through into reality then these problems can be solved. And that’s why self-realization is eminent for us and is already planned by the Divine.  Interviewer: So, what kind of system, what kind of subtle system do we have that enables us to achieve the self-realization? Shri Mataji: There is a system within us which we can call as the mechanism which achieve this happening through a connecting chord or the premule of our seed which we call as Kundalini. So, the Truth is that we are not this body, this mind, this social life that we lead or the ego that we have or the conditionings but we are the pure Spirit. And another truth is that there is a all-pervading power of Read More …

Interview Kolkata (India)

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, they come from the future and the past, and you cannot think of the present, you cannot come to the present, and when you are in meditation then you are in present you don’t think, it’s called as “Nirvachara Samadhi” Question: This concept which you have evolved, what is the kind of response that you have received to this? Shri Mataji: You see the world is full of, these day, full of strife and all kinds of problems, and this is the time predicted already that people will start seeking the truth and there are seekers all over the world who are trying to seek their peace with in themselves. Now the problem is that there are many other institutions, organizations and individuals who have claimed that they can give you peace and you can get this type of [UNCLEAR], see that’s the big problem. But actually within us is a power which if it is awakened it connects you to the all-pervading power of divine love, which we call as “Brahma Chaitanya”. You can call it by other Read More …

Surabhi TV Report (India)

Surabhi, TV report on Sahaja Yoga 17-02-1994 Hindi: Anadil kaal se Maanam satya ki khoj mei parvato ki barfili chotiyo se lekar sadan vano mei kathin parishram karta raha , Bharat ki paawan bhumi satya saadhko ki yog bhumi rahi hai. Unhone paya ki saare Bhrahmaan ko chalane wali aganit shaktiya ek para shakti ka ansh hia is parashakti ko unhone Adi Shakti ka naam dia. Adi Shakt Prabhu ke prem ki aseem shakti hai jise maanav apne jeeevan mei har pal mehsus karta hai. Prabhu ke prem mei aatma vibor hokar , maanav prabhu ke prati purna tarah samarpit ho jata hia .Prabhu ke saath ekaarita ko hi yog kehte hia. Nichiketa tatha Markhende ne kathin tap kar es divya gyaan ko balyakaal mei praapt kia.Yog ke har vidha par diya gaya Bhagwaan Shri Krishna ka gyaan aaj bhi maanav ko staya ki saadhna karne ko prerit karta hai. Manav jis anand evam shanti ke khoj mei laga hai wo satya use kewal saatvik shradha se ki praapt ho sakta hai. Es baat se kadhapi inkaar nhi kia ja sakta ki Prithvi par jitne bhi avtaran hue jitne bhi dharm bane panth bane jitne bhi sant peer hue wo ve matra sathvik shrada ke avishkaar the. Karmkaand se pare , riti riwajo se hath ke avam ruriyo se uth kar in sab ki seekh jis shakti ki aur sanket karti hai wo shakti keval mavata ka pratik hai Yahi mul tatva hai jo har dharm granth mei ,sant sahitya Read More …

Ardha Matra Volume 2 Interview (India)

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. We are presenting excerpts from the same interview… Reporter: In Ramayana TV serial, we watched Sage Valmiki giving knowledge of Kundalini power to princes Luv and Kush. Kindly tell us in details about this happening and Kundalini power. Shri Mataji: Kundalini power does reside within us. If Valmiki told about this, then it must be true because he was a great man.  He knew that no matter how much knowledge one attains but until unless self-realisation is achieved, one remains incomplete. Now about this power… in our country many people knew about this for ages and they were called Gurus..masters [sadguru].  These people had attained this knowledge through very hard penance. A power names as Kundalini resides in our triangular bone. And we call it Kundalini because it’s sits in the shape of three and a half coil. It is very surprising it that even Greeks knew about this. Because the triangular bone where Kundalini resides, they call it “Sacrum” (means sacred) bone. It means there is this sacred Read More …

TV Interview, Reel Women, Part 1 & 2 Los Angeles (United States)

TV Interview, “real women”, part 1, Los Angeles (United States), October 11, 1993 Part 1 [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. Shri Mataji is a world leader and has travelled the globe many times over to give Self Realization to thousands.Self Realization is the pure connexion with our spiritual nature and is the only hope for a stable society. Today is that day prophesized by the saints.Once you may have needed to travel to the Himalayas or to meditate on a mountain for twenty years, but now, through the grace of Shri Mataji, there is a simple way to achieve that connexion and that is through Sahaja Yoga. Shri Mataji founded Sahaja Yoga as a method for human beings to experience the truth within and to become your own master. Shri Mataji is a mother and a grandmother, a true role model for all human beings.Shri Mataji was a spiritual guide for Mahatma Gandhi. She accepts no money for Realization and she says the truth cannot be paid for.She joins us after her fourth visit to the United Nations and before her journey to Washington DC.Shri Mataji is known all over the world. She Read More …

Radio TV Interview St. Petersburg (Russia)

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. People always introspect. When I came here, I saw the people in general were extremely sweet, beautiful and respectful.I am surprised the way Sahaj Yoga is accepted in your country. I must thank Gorbachev for changing the country’s national policy that I could come here and talk about it. It is all Divine’s help that this country could get Sahaj Yoga. Now I find that Russians are much more spiritual than even Indians. They are very deep, not all, they have grown very fast. People in the West get Self-realization, but it takes time. They rationalize, etc. Here they just jump into it. In a way it was such a clean state. They were not materialistic. Most of them were just ready for it.The tantrikas in India are the perverted class of people. They talk of Kundalini but do all kinds of Black Magic. It started in the 6th century. People used them for mesmerizing. Even Hitler, Dalai Lama used them to brain wash Read More …

Interview on a Greek TV with Vagianatos Athens (Greece)

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, and we are very grateful that we have You… Shri Mataji: Thank you… Interviewer: … all the way from one of the oldest civilizations. You know, we are very proud that we are members of a very old civilization… Shri Mataji: Good. Interviewer: … And very rarely we realize how other old civilizations shine in other places on the world. So we do welcome You here along with the truth You carry for us. We would like to ask You about this truth, and the way You see in this same world, this other country which is every country which is our heart. Shri Mataji: We have to know one thing, what is the truth is. The truth is actually we are not this body, mind, intellect, emotions, ego, but we are the Spirit. And in our evolutionary process we have reached the stage of human awareness, and beyond this there’s a little breakthrough by which we have to become the Spirit. That’s very simple and can be done very Read More …

Interview Athens (Greece)

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’ mother. Now, she is anxious to give you your second birth. When she is awakened in the sacrum bone she rises upward and crosses through six centres, pierces through your fontanel bone area and reaches a point where you get connected to the All-pervading Power. It’s like, you can say that it’s like a cord you have to connect to the mains. So unless and until you are connected to your mains, you do not know what you are. Once you are connected then you start knowing that you are the Spirit. [Cut in the video] In the same way, it rises when it is awakened, very simple. But for that, you have to have somebody who has the authority to raise it, a spiritual authority. Supposing tomorrow, if you get your Realization, you can do it also. [Cut in the video] Journalist: What is the relationship between Kundalini and Goddess Athena and Mother Mary? Shri Mataji: Now “ata”, “ata” means, in Sanscrit language, “primordial”. So, according to us, Athena was Read More …

Press Interview Pune (India)

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, who described [UNCLEAR], then we had Kabira, Janaka, Namadeva all of them all these saints sung the Sahaj Samadhi. It needs awareness, the Samadhi means where it is united with all-pervading power. This is our heritage. This cannot come from the British. They’re still primitive as far as our spiritual life is concerned. It’s so primitive that recently there was a big quarrel. Whether the women should become the priest or not. I mean in India women is regarded as Sakthi. So I mean as far as the spirituality is concerned they do not have much ideas. Now this is our heritage from ancient times it has been with us Shri Mataji: We had three types of, you can say, Search by people. Three institutions, you can say or three types of people were searching the truth, perhaps our country is so good that we can live in a forest See in India if you have to go out of the house takes half an hour to dress up yourself we have to Read More …

TV programme Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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. Presenter:—And how one practices Sahaja Yoga? Is it like the commom Yoga ? Shri Mataji:—No, it is not. It is something internal. There is a power within us. It germinates, and gives you this connection with this all-pervading Divine power.It is the Yoga. Presenter:—…a connection with a power that exists within us, which is Divine, isn’t it? And how can we get in contact with this power? Shri Mataji:—It is just like a living process. Like we plant a seed in the Mother Earth and it sprouts. In the same way, it just happens.You have to come to My programm and it will all work out. [laughs around with unkown reason… Shri Mataji looks at Her side for a few seconds] Shri Mataji:—Yesterday we had about two thousand people in Brasilia and everybody turned their hands up that they had felt this cool breeze of the Holy Ghost.They have got this Connection. Presenter[staring at Shri Mataji’s bindi]:—What is it in Her forehead? Shri Mataji:—This is a sign of a married lady in India. Read More …

Arrival & Interview Tolyatti (Russia)

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? what do you mean by this?) Shri Mataji: It’s a long story (Об этом можно очень много говорить) Interviewer: В 2 словах можно?(Just In 2 words for them) Shri Mataji: You see you have to ascend you to higher realms of spirituality (Люди должны всё время расти духовно)( actual translation: Вы должны подняться на более высокие планы духовности) The tape is cut… Shri Mataji: And it is a source of knowledge(И именно это и есть источник знаний – духовность) Source of pure love(Это источник чистой любви) A source of pure blessings(Источник чистого благословения всем людям) And joy(И Радости) Interviewer: Шри Матаджи, о вас говорят, что вы много знаете наперёд, что вы чувствуете Вы можете сейчас сказать, как вас встретят? Как пройдет этот визит в Тольятти?(People say that you know everything beforehand in advance. Is it possible for you to say that everything here in Togliyati will be ok? That everything will please you can you say it? ( actual translation: Shri Mataji, they say you know everything in advance that you sense things. Can you Read More …

Radio Interview Hong Kong (China)

6 March 1992, Radio Interview, Hong Kong, China Interviewer: Shri Mataji, from the information I’ve read about You, You were born in India, a Christian. How was that? Shri Mataji: I mean, I was just born a Christian, that’s all. Interviewer: There couldn’t be very many Christian Indian families in that country. Shri Mataji: No, there are lots of Christians. Apart from that, with purpose I was born a Christian. Interviewer: Which part of India do you truly come from? Shri Mataji: Just the centre of India. Absolutely the central point. Interviewer: Is there anything specific, do You think, about this being the central point? Shri Mataji: It is the central point because I have to be in the centre to do My job. And that’s why I was born in the centre of India. Interviewer: When You were a child though, being born in the centre of India, did that mean anything to You, as a young girl, say? Shri Mataji: I didn’t know that it was the centre or anything to be discussed about it, because I just knew what My mission was, what I was to do. I knew I would be born at the right point, where I had to be born. So I took all these things for granted because I knew this was to be so. I knew this very well. Interviewer: How old were You when you realised that You had this mission? Shri Mataji: All My life. You see, it’s just like Read More …

Compass ABC TV Interview Canberra (Australia)

TV Interview, Canberra, Australia, April, the 15th, 1991 Shri Mataji: Yes, it’s not necessary [about the mike]. [Marathi] You can hear Me otherwise, can’t you? Sahaja Yogis: Yes, yes, Mother. Shri Mataji: 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 all right. It always happens like that specially for children; They grow so much in one year and still they remember Me very well. You have to be careful about them and look after them well. They’re all very sweet and beautiful. I’m going to see this preschool year how it is working for small children. I know the atmosphere in Australia is not very congenial for children’s growth. Firstly, is this drug business, it’s too much. So, you’ve to be very careful with your children. You must talk to them, you must look after them, you must know what they are doing, where are they going. Keep company with them, make friends with them. You should find out what are their friends are like – not to curb down their freedom or their sense of self-respect should not be challenged. But you can tell them that you are Sahaja Yogis and you are great. Also, you should warn them about Read More …

Interview at Sydney airport Sydney (Australia)

Interview, Sydney Airport (Australia), April 14th, 1991 [No sound for 18 seconds]Shri Mataji: … Austria, England.Someone: And India.Shri Mataji: Of course![Unclear conversation about the girl.] Interviewer: I’ll keep asking questions. I don’t know anything about Sahaja Yoga at all. Is it like a religion or is it like an exercise?Shri Mataji: It is an evolutionary process. It’s the last breakthrough.Interviewer: It’s the last?Shri Mataji: The last breakthrough of our awareness.Interviewer: No further to go?Shri Mataji: No. Then you grow them. After that, you just grow into spirituality.Interviewer: You just grow it.Shri Mataji: Into growth.Interviewer: You grow it.Shri Mataji: Yes. First, you have to be connected to the All-pervading divine Power, which we have never felt so far. We have heard about it. But this power does all living work, all living work, which we take it for granted. Interviewer: If is this is this power, that you are talking about, that does all the living work, do you have a name for it?Shri Mataji: I beg your pardon.Interviewer: This power that you’re talking about that does all living worksShri Mataji: Yes.Interviewer: Do you have a name for it?Shri Mataji: Name is called as the power of Holy Ghost or this is All-pervading Power of divine love.Interviewer: So, does Sahaja Yoga take into account the process [unclear]-Shri Mataji: Yes, Sahaja Yoga is. Sahaja; ‘sahaj’ means ‘with’; ‘ja’ is born, born with you. It’s this right to be in ‘yoga’ means the union with this divine Power.‘Sahaja Yoga.’Interviewer: Right. Sahaja Yoga, what Read More …

Press Interview Melbourne (Australia)

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? Shri Mataji: To convey that within us lies a power which we call as Kundalini in the triangular bone and when awakened, it passes through six subtle centres through our spinal chord, our brain, ultimately into limbic area and pierces through the fontanel bone area which was the soft bone in our childhood.  This is the actualization of baptism, actualization.  And this power within us is the reflection of the Holy Ghost.  Thus you get your second birth, that’s how you are twice born. Interviewer: Oh I see. Shri Mataji: Yes, born again. Interviewer: And everyone has this? Shri Mataji: Beg your pardon? Interviewer: Everyone has this? Shri Mataji: Everyone everyone has. Interviewer: And how do people find it? Shri Mataji: I knew about it since my birth I think. Interviewer: And what about the people you teach? Shri Mataji: Beg your pardon? Interviewer: The people you teach, how can they find this power? Shri Mataji: (Unclear)  They feel themselves, the cool breeze on top of their heads.  And they feel they are connected with this power because they Read More …

Media Interview Brisbane Airport, Brisbane (Australia)

Media interview. Brisbane Airport (Australia), 5 April 1991. Interviewer: …condition like, for instance Gorbachev…  Shri Mataji: 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 are compassionate and you’re very sensible and dynamic and you do not get ruffled easily. 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, I should say, powerful – the power of love.  Interviewer: Right. Do You think Gorbachev…  has all these qualities? Shri Mataji: I think he has many.  I’m going to meet him this time when I go there. I mean, I’ve been missing him and he’s been missing Me – it’s like that but he has seen the point quite alright, that this kind of an extreme regimentation of communism doesn’t help. Also he sees the point what’s wrong with democracy, so he doesn’t want to go to that extent of democratic life like America is, where it’s complete abandonment and they have got so many problems because of this kind of freedom which is just licence. So he’s a balanced person and he’s very righteous in his own character – extremely righteous man. Like a, you see, I should say that, Socrates has described that, “We should have benevolent kings,” you see. So he believes in benevolence Read More …

Press Conference Bucharest, Sala Palatului (Romania)

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. Even if you have ten children who are realized souls, you tie up their eyes and ask them,“What’s wrong with this gentleman?” They will say, all of them will say the same finger, this is the finger for it. Now, this finger relates to your this center, on the right hand side. If you ask the gentleman, “Are you suffering from throat trouble?” He’ll say, “Yes, how do you know?” So, it’s a universal truth you know, because Spirit is a universal being within us. And so we develop a personality which is universal. This personality does not record any conditioning of a race, or country, or religion, or anything – transcends. Above all, this all-pervading Power is compassion and loves you, and the Spirit that shines in your attention makes you really dynamic. Every chakra you see here has some specialty. For the second chakra, which we call as Swadishthan, is the chakra for creativity. Many artists who have come to Sahaja Yoga are today world famous. Read More …