Question: Mother, some questions about who You are; who were You as a child; what people influenced You…

(From Radio Interview 1983 Oct 01, Santa Cruz USA) Interviewer: Mother, today there are many, many things said about Sahaja Yoga, about Your philosophy, and very little is said about who You are as a person. [Shri Mataji laughs] And, I thought it would be good to start out with some, some questions about who You are; who were You as a child; what people influenced You; what brought You to the place You are …

Question: Should I search for the material or for the spiritual?

Question: I have a search for the material and a search for the spiritual, but while I am young should I use it for the search for the material or the search for the spiritual? Shri Mataji: If you get the Spirit you get the material automatically. The whole material is controlled by the Spirit. Is very surprising how you get it. Is you enter into the realm of God. You’ll be amazed that in England, …

Question: Is your Spirit one with your mental and physical being or is it separate from it?

(Public Lecture, Brisbane 5th May, 1987) Question: Is your Spirit one with your mental and physical being or is it separate from it? Shri Mataji:  It enlightens all that.  Now can you say that this light that is enlightening us, is it one with us or without us?  You see light, the light is separate, the Spirit is separate from us, no doubt but is integrates everything.  The reason is we see, now for example, …

Question: Shri Mataji, what is Sahaja Yoga? I mean, what is the main idea of it?

Interviewer: Shri Mataji, what is Sahaja Yoga? I mean, what is the main idea of it? Shri Mataji: Sahaja, Saha means with, Ja means born. Born with you. That is spontaneous. Yoga means Union with the Divine. Now, many people in the modern times won’t believe there’s anything like Divine. But supposing I say, “There is,” with an open mind of a scientist you must accept it as a hypothesis to begin with. Now, we …

Questions: Is it fair to say that the Kundalini in you arises and meets your mother energy coming from above?

Questions: Is it fair to say that the Kundalini in you arises and meets your mother energy coming from above? Shri Mataji: It is all pervading power all right. When the Kundalini rises what she does, she enlightens our subtler side of our nerves, our brains and everything. She enlightens and by that we start feeling it. Is the enlightenment that we get because of her connection with the all pervading power. It exists, already it …

Question: …you refer to the Kundalini as ‘she’, is that because you are a woman?

Question: In your discourse you refer to the Kundalini as ‘she’, is that because you are a woman? Shri Mataji: No, no, ‘she’ is the female side. See ‘she’s’ the shakti, ‘she’s’ the female side. That’s why the quarrel about women and men is all falsehood. There’s nothing like that, they exist together. Is like the moon and the moonlight. Is like the sun and sunlight. Is like the God and the Kundalini. Is like …

Question: What is there that you wish to share that has not been said this evening?

Interviewer: We are about at the end of the (radio) interview and what I want to do now, Mother, is give you a chance to say what’s in your heart to say. What is there that You wish to share that has not been said this evening? Shri Mataji: I have to say that America is a great country in the universe. It has the place of the Vishuddhi Chakra, which is the center of responsibility …

Question: What can you say to them about how to become a realized soul, how to achieve this Cool Breeze?

Interviewer: The listeners who will be tuning in to this program on the radio won’t have had the experience of being in Your presence. Some of them may have who were in this room. What can you say to them about how to become a realized soul, how to achieve this Cool Breeze that comes from…  Shri Mataji: At the beginning of My lecture, if you tell them that they should put their hands towards …

Question: What’s the role of the artist in this work, this Sahaja Yoga?

Interviewer: What’s the role of the artist in this work, this Sahaja Yoga? (An artist, artistic work like music… ) Shri Mataji: Oh, great, great! Tremendous it is! You see, those people who have been realized souls have created eternal art. Like we can say, Michelangelo was a realized soul. So his work is eternal art. And, they produce art which creates vibrations. You can feel vibrations from him. In the whole church if you …

Question: Mother, can you describe what You mean by “Service and sacrifice are a myth, or is a myth.”

Interviewer: Mother, this afternoon You said something very interesting in response to a question by a woman. And, the response that You gave was, “Service and sacrifice are a myth, or is a myth.” Can you describe what You meant by that? Shri Mataji: Yah. You see, when I said that, when you become a saint, in the sense when you become a realized soul, you find that you are collectively conscious. Then what happens …

Question: What you should know about Yoga & Meditation

What is Yoga? Yoga literally means ‘union with the universal soul’, Most people today associate yoga with the modern version which can only offer postures and breathing exercises. Traditionally, those practising ‘true yoga’ aim to have that union between their individual soul and the universal soul – the supreme spirit. A ‘true yoga’ leads one to this union by awakening the inner Self through special knowledge and meditation. What is Meditation? Meditation is the personal …