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. …

Question: And what is this technique (Sahaja Yoga Self-Realiszation) about?

Interviewer: And what is this technique (Sahaja Yoga Self-Realiszation) about? Shri Mataji: It’s a very – depending on a person. Now see, we will take your case for example. (Shri Mataji laughing) You are a very busy person, one thing. Interviewer (laughing): How do you know? Shri Mataji: and you are very futuristic Interviewer: Yes. Shri Mataji: and you plan a lot, you think a lot. Such a person we call as a right-sided person. …

Question: Individually, is the purpose of the soul to be separate or collective?

Question: Individually, is the purpose of the soul to be separate or collective? Shri Mataji: Collective is the purpose of your soul. You have to become collective, but it’s not the collective, artificial one, but like your hands are collective with the whole body. If there’s a pain here the whole body will feel it. But who is the other? You can feel everyone within yourself. And that is what happens to you. So the …

Question: Most people say that from their previous experiences they find that it is not possible to have a moment or so where there is no thought.

Shri Mataji: Is true.  You cannot till the Kundalini is awakened, you can’t have.  You see one thought rises and falls another thought rises and falls.  There’s a little space in between which we call in Sanskrit as Vilumba, very little spaces.  Now what happened with Kundalini awakening, both these thoughts become elongated and this Vilumba increases.  So you will automatically have that.  You won’t have to worry about that. (Public Lecture, Brisbane 5th May, 1987)

Question: I have tried to go into spiritualism in the real sense of the word.

Question: I have tried to go into spiritualism in the real sense of the word. Shri Mataji: Some gentleman has done spiritualism in the real sense of the word, and his health is deteriorating. I have told you already what is the reason for that is – you take to spiritualism out of ignorance. There’s no spiritualism. There is no “ism” with God. Spirit cannot be “ismized”. So, you take to Sahaja Yoga. Become your …

Question: How do you communicate with people who are bound by their dogma and are rigid in their beliefs?

Shri Mataji: See love can melt anything isn’t it? And there is a way. First you have to, logically talk to them. Divine logic is very convincing, but if somebody’s a stone, there is no need to break your head with the stone, but logically you can explain, and if they have dogmas they will melt, because you can ask them a simple question: ‘What did you get out of it? What powers did you …

Question: How do you feel about people asking for money for spirituality?

Question: How do you feel about people asking for money for spirituality? Shri Mataji: Is correct, you see that’s a very correct question you asked me, that how do I travel because most of time my husband pays but now these people (Sahaja yogis) are feeling ashamed of themselves that how he should pay for your salvation so they pay to the airfare not to me, all right? To the  what you call the travel …

Question: Why is it that with Sahaja Yoga you can come to self-realization so fast?

Q: Most saints spoke of self-realization coming with the lifetime of practicing the education and commitment. Why is it that with Sahaja Yoga you can come to it so fast? Shri Mataji: Why, because the need is so much. It’s the need of the Divine. Divine now is fed up with human beings and it wants to have a very short thing. You see formerly, to go to even to New York was very difficult. …

Question: I have this friend with allergy problems, is there anything that you can base the chakras on?

Shri Mataji: Yes it is curable. This is due to liver, it’s a liver problem, allergies are due to liver. But also it’s triggering from the left side and so it can be cured, we have cured that. It can be cured, all right? Some people take more time, and some people take less time, but I’ve seen most of them get cured, most of them. You may write to Me if you have any…

Question: Is the Kundalini awakening good for the children?

Question: Is the Kundalini awakening good for the children? Shri Mataji: Excellent. They are the best. Children are the best. I mean they have no complications, you see. We are complicated. We are on the left side or the right side, we have complications. They are such balanced things. They are the best. Children are the best. The more the merrier. I told them to bring all the children here, I would have been so …