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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: Is God reflected within us? How can man be one with God?

Public Lecture (Miami USA '90)

Shri Mataji

Question: God and Spirit.. Is God reflected within us? How can man be one with God?
Shri Mataji: God and Spirit. Is correct. That’s correct. Very correct. God Almighty is reflected in your heart as Spirit. But without this connection you cannot feel that Spirit. Because I have not talked about the Spirit that’s why you must be thinking, but at the very outset, I said “You have to be the Spirit, first thing.” And, secondly I have also said that you have to feel this all-pervading Power. So, this connection when it is established, then only you start feeling your Spirit. And, the Spirit manifests through you. Is correct, what you said is absolutely correct. God is within you.

Quetion: So how do we go about experiencing this?
Shri Mataji: That’s what we are going to do, but if that is the point then I’m very happy, because you are a real seeker, I must say.

Question: Shri Mataji, what is Sahaja Yoga? I mean, what is the main idea of it?

TV Interview ORF (Vienna, Austria ’88)

Interviewer: Shri Mataji, what is Sahaja Yoga? I mean, what is the main idea of it?

Shri Mataji: Sahaja, Saha means with, Ja means born. Born with you. Shri MatajiThat is spontaneous. Yoga means Union with the Divine. Now, many people in the modern times won’t believe there’s anything like Divine. But supposing I say, “There is,” with an open mind of a scientist you must accept it as a hypothesis to begin with. Now, we have the Divine power, very subtle power everywhere, but we can’t feel it. With our human awareness we cannot feel it. With human awareness we also don’t know the absolute truth, we live in a relative world. So there has to be a breakthrough. And the breakthrough has to take place in our evolutionary process. And Sahaja Yoga is the method which gives you that breakthrough.

Spiritual evolution

Interviewer: How does it do this?

Shri Mataji: Now, within us is placed – is a energy which we call as Kundalini in Sanskrit language, which is a residual energy in the triangular bone called as Sacrum also means sacred bone, so maybe the Greeks knew about it. It rises like a primule in a seed, passes through six centers and pierces through the last one here and gives you what we call as the Self Realization or real baptism – real. Continue Reading »

Question: How do you make the Kundalini stronger?

Public Lectures (Australia '92)

Shri Mataji: Ahh that’s a good question. First you’ll get your Realization, then you go to the collective, and the Kundalini will rise by itself and there are people, Sydney specially is a very good place, for becoming a master of Sahaja Yoga. It’s very good place. So we have already arranged they are very anxious, they’ll do it all free of charge. It’s not like one introduction is free and then come along give the money nothing of the kind. All free, they will work it out. They are not even aware, that they’re doing all…It’s all right for Me, but what about them? They are doing all this work for taking no money. These Sahaja Yogis are not even aware of that. I might be the only One, crazy One doing that, but what about them? They are so anxious to work it out. They know how to raise Kundalini they know how to strengthen Kundalini. They know how to detect your problems and they are there to help you, out and out. All right? May God bless you.

Question: Is Gorbachev is a walk-in, which means that is he from some other place which is advanced soul?

Public Lecture (Vancouver Canada '90)

Question: Is Gorbachev is a walk-in, which means that is he from some other place which is advanced soul?

Gorbachev_Lincoln_GandhiShri Mataji: He is a realized soul, no doubt, he is. That’s why it’s working out. He knows me very well. He is a realized soul. That you recognized him, I’m very happy to know that. He is and look at them, how lucky they are to have him there. And, he is a very sensible man, no doubt. Even Lenin was. Lenin was a realized soul, you will be surprised, but he was forced by all his party members. He was alone, you see. And, all of them forced him to take a course of line which was really proved later on. But whatever was his state, talked about stateless state and all that was his dream and that’s coming true. He was also a realized soul. But he went onto a wrong line and it took so much time for them to come back and they had horrible despotic people, no doubt but the way the Gorbachev is doing is great and I have a rapport with him and he is a very great man, I must say. And he has tremendous respect for me. Because we are of the same style, you can say, the same line, that’s why.

You, too, had in America. You had, say, Abraham Lincoln was a realized soul, no doubt. And, we had Mahatma Gandhi. We had many people, but they were singled out. They couldn’t give realizations to others. They were singled out and they had to fight, but now you all can become realized souls. We have to have many more to get peace, to get joy, to get what we deserve.

Question: What is the sensitivity of the children?

Public Lecture (Brisbane Australia '87)

Question: What is the sensitivity of the children? If they are sensitive, how would the children be guarded against being hurt by others?

Sahaja YogisShri Mataji: They know themselves.  They are very clever and they are to be told how to take a guarding thing around their body and all that and they do it.  They are very sweet.  Even little, little things they do with their hands, raising of their Kundalini (through Sahaja Yoga meditation), very sweet and they put immediately as soon as they see a horrid man, they just start doing like that.  They are very active.  Must say they are very good. (Public Lecture, Brisbane 5th May, 1987)

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