Question: What is the importance of receiving Self Realization?

Shri Mataji: In the evolutionary process a human being has come out of a small little unicellular animal called Amoeba as they say in the science. But what is the purpose of this becoming a human being? The purpose of his becoming a human being is that he has to become the spirit. This vehicle of a human body, mind, is to express the spirit within you. Self realization is the epitome of our evolution. …

Art – 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 …

Anger – 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 …

Joy – 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: Youth in Western Europe, in America are looking for a destination or for a destiny…

Interviewer: Youth in Western Europe, in America are looking for a destination or for a destiny, not for a destiny, but they ask… Shri Mataji: Seeking for the beyond, yeah. Interviewer: So doesn’t this also mean that Western philosophy doesn’t offer a proper way for the beyond, for the way there, as more and more get in some case included in Eastern philosophy, if we say in general yoga is Eastern philosophy. Do you see that …

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 …

Question: Shri Mataji, when did you start to create your theory, your yoga?

Interviewer: So can you give me some not private details on your family’s life. I read as well in your bio, that now your daughters are married, and then you started to do what you are doing nowadays. So did you influence them as they were kids? Or when did you start to create your theory, your yoga? Shri Mataji: No, I was quite aware of it from My very childhood. And I took My …

Question: Can you provide the definition of enlightenment?

Question: What do you give, provide the definition of enlightenment? Shri Mataji: Enlightened means a personality, enlightened personality, I can tell you, is a person who is beyond his mind. And he is in contact completely with this all-pervading power of divine love. As a result everything in that person is guided, helped by that divine love. That power is so great that it looks after you, it organizes everything, it thinks, it understands, it …

Question: I don’t understand too much about that subject (yoga and meditation)

Interviewer: I don’t understand too much about that subject (yoga and meditation)  that You as a lady are the teacher, not only the teacher, the founder of a yoga–theory. Is this in common in India, that also women do it? I read that You say that it all comes from Mother Nature and therefore are there many women that were teachers in the case You are, or are You in this sense of course a …

Question: So, which God is for the Kundalini?

Question: So, which God is for the Kundalini? Christ is over here (Agnya chakra). Which God is in the Kundalini? In the triangle? (Sahaja Yogi: What is the God or the deity in the triangular bone, the Kundalini? ) Shri Mataji: Kundalini itself. The Kundalini is your own mother. Your individual mother. And She has tape-recorded all your past and your aspirations, everything. And She rises because She wants to give you your second birth, …

Question: When you depart from this body where does the spirit, where do the energy stay?

Question: When you depart from this body, as this lady was asking, where does the spirit, where do the energy stay? Shri Mataji: Spirit – it’s a very long answer, but I would say, Spirit goes according to its desire, alright. Now, supposing there is a drunkard, who dies, now he wants to drink still, even if he’s dead. He will hang in somewhere in the limbo, I think, he will get hold of somebody …