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.

Question: Do you have to sit in any special posture while you are doing this (Sahaja Yoga meditation), or can it be done at any time and in any form?

(Public Lecture, Brisbane 5th May, 1987) Shri Mataji: No.  You see in this Sahaja Yoga you become the Spirit.  Then you don’t have to meditate much, about ten minutes or so is sufficient and there’s nothing much particular restriction or anything in it.  You can sit in any pose you like, there is no restriction of any kind.  Because you become the Spirit.  Only thing is you have to get into thoughtless awareness, that’s the first …

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

  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.” …

Question: Have any of your grandchildren or children had the same insight or born with the same insight as you?

Q: Have any of your grandchildren or children had the same insight or born with the same insight as you? SHRI MATAJI: Yes, you see, I have also great-grandchildren. And I’m surprised that they are all born realized. They are born realized, that’s very surprising. And the family is so united, so helpful. And my great-grandchildren also have the vibrations, they understand. I mean its remarkable how the Divine has been kind to me, to …

Question: …is one of the signs of New Age that you are travelling around?

Interviewer: So would you see it as, I mean to come back to the question of the New Age, is one of the signs of New Age that you are travelling around? Shri Mataji: Nothing, this is the New Age I have started. You see, we had a very great artist from India who came here, he is a shennai player. He is a Muslim gentleman. He said, “These are all [Khalists ?], these are …

Q: .. what is the connection, if any, of Sahaja Yoga and Reiki…?

Q: Excuse me, what is the connection, if any, of Sahaja Yoga and Reiki or are they parallel with one another? Shri Mataji: I don’t want to criticize anything, only thing you should see, all these things, what have you gained? First question, what have you gained by doing anything? Have you got Self-Realization? Have you got the knowledge of the Divine? Have you felt the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost? Just like that. …

Question: Is this Kundalini the same like Atman?

Interviewer: So is this Kundalini the same like Atman? Shri Mataji: No, Atma is Spirit in the heart. Now I’ll tell you from the another side, so you will understand. See, we can say that God Almighty is reflected within your heart as Atma, all right? And the Kundalini is the power of God. She is desire that we all should get our Realization. She is reflected in you as Kundalini, as the Holy Ghost. So this Kundalini …

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

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 …

Question: How do we know who is teaching something that’s true or who is being deceptive?

(From Radio Interview 1983 Oct 01, Santa Cruz USA) Interviewer: I have a question that’s important to me and to many people who are searching for something or seeking perhaps, what you call, Self Realization or Sahaja Yoga or something. Some of us don’t know exactly what it is. But we find that there are many teachers. How do we recognize those teachers that you might call fraudulent from the real ones? It’s so difficult …