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 your Spirit one with your mental and physical being or is it separate from it?

Public Lecture (Brisbane Australia '87)

(Public Lecture, Brisbane 5th May, 1987)
Question: Is your Spirit one with your mental and physical being or is it separate from it?
Shri Mataji:  It enlightens all that.  Now can you say that this light that is enlightening us, is it one with us or without us?  You see light, the light is separate, the Spirit is separate from us, no doubt but is integrates everything.  The reason is we see, now for example, you are sitting in an enlightened way but supposing you are sitting in the darkness, you’ll be rushing each other, you will not know how you stand with each other.  There’s no integration.  So the light on the physical, mental, emotional side of our life is complete and completely integrated.  That’s a good question.

Question: When a person is enlightened (through Sahaja Yoga) can you give it to someone else?
Shri Mataji:  Of course.  Of course.  When you are enlightened you can enlighten another person, that’s the power you get.

Question: How does it happen?
Shri Mataji:  It happens because you become that.  Supposing there’s one candle, now this candle is not enlightened, all right.  Now I enlighten this, then with this candle I can enlighten any other candle.  So simple as that.  It is so simple.  You see everything that is divine is simple.  Everything that is human is complicated.  Take it like that.  Is extremely simple.

Question: How can you compartmentalize?

Public Lecture (New Delhi '83)

Question – How can you compartmentalize? What happens when a person is a realized soul? What is the state? When he is a realized soul, what happens to a man?

Shri Mataji: See, the first thing is to say that “how can we compartmentalize it?” because is the ego and super ego is on two sides. Actually, have you not noticed in our body, everything is a compartment. You see even a cell is a compartment. Everything has a boundary. It’s not some sort of a … even the blood has to pass through the channels. It has to go through these arteries. Everything is a compartment. There’s nothing like something just left there like a pulp. If it becomes the pulp, you won’t exist. So, everything is in compartment. Sahaja Yoga - Subtle bodyIt’s ego and super ego are like balloons and they are two balloons which can press each other, which can flow on one side.

Now see the , is placed like this on the left hand side more, and this one on the right hand side is the super ego. Still the ego when it increases in size it starts moving on the right hand side and the super ego, when it starts moving, it starts moving this way. So everything is in a compartment in our body. You are sadly mistaken if you think there’s anything is in a pulp, nothing. Or something like a air flowing in. Nothing like that. Everything has a channel. Everything is in a compartment.

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: What can you say to them about how to become a realized soul, how to achieve this Cool Breeze?

Radio interview (Santa Cruz USA '83)

Interviewer: The listeners who will be tuning in to this program on the radio won’t have had the experience of being in Your presence. Some of them may have who were in this room. What can you say to them about how to become a realized soul, how to achieve this Cool Breeze that comes from… 

Shri Mataji: At the beginning of My lecture, if you tell them that they should put their hands towards the radio. Just on the radio. They might feel the Feeling the Cool Breeze If they don’t feel it, then tell them to put the right hand first till they feel the cool breeze, and left hand up as if ventilating out. And, then the left hand towards the radio and the right hand up. It might work out because it has worked in Hong Kong. [laughter]

Interviewer: I’ll tell You something interesting. I interviewed Danny and Doug (Sahaja Yogis) before You came so that listeners would have a chance to come here. And, one of them called me and said that he went into meditation in the afternoon and felt the Cool Breeze just by hearing them talk.

Shri Mataji: See, if Sahaja Yogis can do it then when I’m talking it should happen. [laughter]

Question: Shri Mataji… How much are you influenced by Christian ideas?

TV Interview ORF (Vienna, Austria ’88)

Interviewer: How much are you, I mean, I said my last question half an hour before. (Laughter) How much are you influenced by Christian ideas? Shri Mataji: You mean Christianity or Christ? Interviewer: Yes. I don’t know – define it, I mean, whatever is important for You. Shri Mataji: Christ is very much there, no doubt, but Christianity I don’t know, it’s like all other religions, it has diverted. Shri MatajiThere was a book recently which I read Gnostic, which was – you might have also heard about it, when Saint Thomas on his way to India wrote this thing and put it in a jar in Egypt. It was found out about 48 years back. Gna in Sanskrit means ‘to know’. And in that whatever he has written challenges all our Christian ideas. First is that we must suffer, that God wants us to suffer for Him, and all these ideas of Christianity – we should confess our sins, and all that is being challenged. So about Christianity – I was Myself born in the Christian religion. And I was quite surprised the way we are following Christ. Because if we had followed Him properly – the first thing He has said is that, “You have to be born again.” And when He said that again we branded ourselves ”we are born again”. Just like so many people brand themselves as “Brahmins” or anything. But you are not born again, because a born again person has powers, has powers of raising the Kundalini. So, like that, Christ has said that, “You are to be born again,” meaning you have to have your Kundalini awakened. It‘s very clearly given in our Shastras, that a bird is called as a dwijaha, means born twice and a Brahmin is called also a dwijaha, means born twice. Means the Brahmin has one birth as a human being and second birth as a Brahmin when he knows the Brahma, means the All pervading power. In the same way a bird is born as an egg and then is reborn as a bird. So this is what is clearly given that you are to be born again, means that you have to get your Realization. Christ has said so many things, like He said, “Thou shalt not have adulterous eyes.” Now tell Me Christians what do you think about their eyes? Why Christianity has failed? Why has it failed everywhere? The problem with them is that they have not followed Christ as they should have. And it’s all diverted. The whole thing is so diverted. Now also I don’t understand why Paul is in Bible. Paul has nothing to do with Christ. He was epileptic. He was the one who killed Stephen. He was the one who killed so many Christians. He just had the supra-conscious experience of a cross and finished. He is an organizer. And do you know now the Protestants are going so far to say that Christ was a human being – finished. Because they can’t go anywhere near Him. So call Him a human being. They are even going up to the point to say that He was homosexual, what do you say to that? I mean, they go on saying every sort of thing about Him, who was the only Son of God.

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