Sahaja Yoga Meditation… Questions & Answers

Sahaja Yoga Meditation… Questions & Answers

H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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 are Her response to the questions.

Shri Mataji, should we use any technique to train our attention?

Yes, there are many techniques, as you know, in Sahaja Yoga. As Naam Deva has said, “A boy is flying a kite in the sky and he is talking to everyone. He is listening to everyone. He is playing with his friends around, but his attention is on the kite.” Try to put your attention to your Spirit – simple. In everything, if you try to just put your attention to your Spirit, now you …

Shri Mataji, could You say something about maintaining our attention so that it stays where it should?

The best way is to learn how to watch yourself. Just now, sitting here, just put yourself into a position from where you watch yourself. “Now what am I doing?” This is the abbhyas. This is the study. Apart from mantras, apart from anything, the abbhyas is the practice, the practice of becoming a witness. And the witness is the spirit state. There attention will not go. I mean you will see everything…. That is …

Mother, perhaps You can see the beauty because You are the artist.

I am the artist and I am the art. But what about you? Who are you? You are the one who is created and you can create and you can become the artist. That is what I am saying, that you are not only the light, but the light that will give light to others. And also you will sustain that light, which you have given. This is the difference now between you and other …

How is an artist, who is a Sahaja Yogi, by what means are they to create a piece of art?

The piece of art must emit vibrations. If it does not emit, that means there is something wrong. Go for some higher subjects like Kundalini, like the expression of Kundalini. The colours of Kundalini intrude into another world. You have to move into that world. You can see we have so many artists – for example, you can say Blake. And for a Sahaja Yogi, it should be a kind of a beautiful integration of …

When we get angry, is our anger just our tendency to react?

If you get angry within yourself and if you are sure that you are not doing anything wrong, for a Sahaja Yogi there is no need to say, “outside you are angry.” There is no need. That anger itself is a power and you should do your bandhan and anything that you want to do, but you should not show that you are angry. You should be absolutely silent because you can be. You are …

Could you explain the difference between joy and happiness?

Oh, very simple, you know. Joy does not have a double thing like happiness and unhappiness. Joy is singular, absolute. It is absolute. It is thoughtless. It is fulfillment. Happiness is always shadowed by unhappiness. It is the double-coined stuff, double faces of a coin. Happiness will be followed by unhappiness, unhappiness by happiness. It is a relative terminology. But joy is absolute – absolute. It is beyond thought. It is bliss. It’s more like …

‘108 Questions’ Book By Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

The ‘One Hundred and Eight Questions’ Book is a compilation of questions directed to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi with Her responses. A selection of those questions are included on this website. At public programs, informal gatherings and media interviews, Shri Mataji often invited questions – from Sahaja Yogis, seekers, journalists. She satisfied our curiosity, our concerns. And calmed our confusions. Some those 108 of those questions, some naive, some misguided, but mostly insightful, rich and relevant have been included on this website. Each one is answered with love and patience.

Question: Shri Mother, what are we doing here? What is the purpose of life on earth? What are human beings walking around on this planet for?

(From Radio Interview 1983 Oct 01, Santa Cruz USA) Interviewer: Shri Mataji, what are we doing here? What is the purpose of life on earth? What are human beings walking around on this planet for? Shri Mataji: You are specially made by God. You are specially chosen by God to be human beings and you are here with a very great purpose. The first purpose of God is that you should become the vehicle of …