Question: Shri Mataji, who do you consider to be the right person for yoga (Self-Realization)?

Interviewer: Who do you consider to be the right person for yoga (Self-Realization)? Is there a group of people that’s easier to be caught by yoga or is it for everybody, or is it a question of the personal education of the mind?

Shri Mataji: No, education is not at all required. The simpler you are, the better it is. Sometimes education can be a barrier, because you see you miss the point, as I would say, if you are too overeducated, could miss the point but if you have that intelligence and that innocent intelligence, which is so sharp, it sees the point very easily. But a person who is over-intelligent, can be ego–oriented, you see, and a person who could be say very much conditioned and has ritualistic who has faith, blind faith in things is also difficult. 

So you have to have a very simple person who is an open-minded person. Scientific in outlook, I should say, would be better but most of the people I meet are – such kind – are mostly in the villages in India or say places where not so much of so called artificiality, sophistication is gone, they’re normal human beings, and they live down to earth.

One Response to “Question: Shri Mataji, who do you consider to be the right person for yoga (Self-Realization)?”

  1. Cheryl on 23 Jan 2008 at 3:04 pm

    seems these days one can not get anywhere without some kind of diploma. I think real spirituality has to be simple to do and simple to understand as well as available to people from all walks of life. Sahaja Yoga is just that. Thank you Shri Mataji!

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