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Sahaja Yoga Meditation… Questions & Answers

Welcome… Here you’ll find a compilation of Questions and Answers (Q&A’s) relating to the Sahaja Yoga meditation technique and its philosophy, as taught by its founder, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. These Questions have been posed to Shri Mataji at various events, such as public lectures and interviews. The answers below are Her response to the questions. Each event is grouped using the Q&A Categories feature (on the right sidebar). New Q&A’s are regularly posted on this page.

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Question: …you refer to the Kundalini as ‘she’, is that because you are a woman?

Radio interview (Santa Cruz USA '83)

Question: In your discourse you refer to the Kundalini as ‘she’, is that because you are a woman?

Shri Mataji: No, no, ‘she’ is the female side. See ‘she’s’ the shakti, ‘she’s’ the female side. SunlightThat’s why the quarrel about women and men is all falsehood. There’s nothing like that, they exist together. Is like the moon and the moonlight. Is like the sun and sunlight. Is like the God and the Kundalini. Is like the word and the meaning.

Question: Could you please tell us a little bit more about the left side of the body the feminine side?

Public Lectures (Australia '92)

Shri Mataji: You want to know everything today only is it? You will know everything all right. But there’s, for God, there is nothing like feminine and masculine. That’s our quarrel. The Power of God is the Feminine. Without the Feminine, God is just a Witness. So it’s like the moon and the moonlight. Do we differentiate between the two? It’s only human error that we differentiate like that. Between God and His Power there’s no differentiation.

So this problem of feminine and masculine is our mental problem. Comes from both sides. But after Sahaja Yoga you know what it is. It’s nothing, it’s just a myth. India we don’t have this problem, at all, much. Of course there are some men who are very oppressive and all that, but the girls are taught how to handle these men also. Because you see men are like children really, and women have to be, more deft in handling household because they are the preservers, they have to preserve the society, they are responsible for the society. There’s nothing wrong if a husband says do like this or do that. You see it’s all right just like a child, after all, doesn’t matter.

But the way things are now is, we don’t know how to handle them, and now we are lost a little bit. Doesn’t matter. In Sahaja Yoga you’ll learn everything. Such nice relations we have, beautiful families, beautiful children. You’ll be amazed to see this society. Once in a while of course there could be a divorce, once in a while there could be something wrong but mostly, mostly, they are wonderful people. Very loyal, very family loving, beautiful people. This problem gets solved because it’s out of ignorance, we feel that way. All right?

Question: How do we become aware of chakras (enegry centes) and do we correct them?

Public Lecture (Brisbane Australia '87)

Question: You talked about the imbalances or blockages in the chakras. How do we become aware of them and do we correct them?

Shri Mataji: That’s what you will have to learn. Is very simple. You see once you get your Realisation you’ll have to come to our (Sahaja Yoga) centres and they Raising of the kundalinitell you how to do it. It’s very simple. There are few methods by which you can just clear them out. But you have to come to our centre, you see. You have to respect your Self Realisation and you have to little bit pay attention to it because people, you see to them is like a buying Coca Cola in a bar shop, is not Realisation. Is the epitome of your evolution. Is the highest thing and has to be respected that way. They come to my lectures all right. But they don’t try to work out their Realisation. You have to work it out and you have to become masters. You have to become you own gurus. All of you can.

(Editor: Click here for a list of all Sahaja Yoga meditation centres around the world )

Question: Shri Mataji, would you say that every person being interested in Sahaja Yoga is mature to get this Realization from You?

TV Interview ORF (Vienna, Austria ’88)

Interviewer: Okay, now would you say that every person being interested in Sahaja Yoga is mature to get this Realization from You?

Shri Mataji: Not necessary. He can give Realization. He can give it, they are all doing it, not Me. In the beginning I gave it to some. And now they are doing it. It’s like one light which is enlightened can enlighten many. But to begin with it was Me, all right. (Shri Mataji laughing)

Question: Is there any special position or place to meditate?

Public Lectures (Australia '92)

Shri Mataji: No, nothing of the kind.
Question: How do you control the flow of thoughts as they keep flowing.
Shri Mataji: Yes that is what you don’t have to do, your Kundalini will do it. Your Kundalini will create that situation for you, you don’t have to do it.

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