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Freedom and LiberationShri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga, will be 85 years old on the 21st March, 2008. To celebrate this important occasion, there will be screenings throughout the world of an inspiring new film about her amazing life.

Nirmala Devi, Freedom and Liberation tells of Shri Mataji’s early days as a child growing up in a wealthy family in India, her days as a youth leader in Mahatama Gandhi’s Freedom movement, her time as wife, mother and grandmother, her development of a unique method for giving realisation and her founding of Sahaja Yoga.

Since 1970 Shri Mataji has travelled the world continuously, talking to people and giving realisation. Even now, she still travels to meet with Sahaja yogis from all over the world.  

The documentary film, made in Germany, was directed by Carolin Dassel. Combining beautiful music, archival material and interviews with key people, the film provides profound insights into the life and work of Shri Mataji.

For more information about the film, including previews, follow the link:


Information about screening venues and times in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and Romania can be found here:


Originally posted 2008-03-15 18:04:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter



Part of the Cosmos
Part of the Cosmos

I am not my mind.
I am not my ego, so vain.
I am not my body
With all its passions and pains.

I am not my profession,
Nor inspiration, nor art.
I am not all these things –
This I feel in my heart.

I am bathing in Cosmic rays
In Eternal Love of God
I am only Pure Spirit –
Nothing else in the World.

Vladimir Mikhanovsky

Vladimir Mikhanovsky. Hope Faith Love: The Road to God. Pune, India: Nirmal Transformation, 2007.

(Photograph: NASA, Hubble telescope)

Originally posted 2008-12-22 05:43:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


Shri Mataji is happy when we sing collectively and that’s why the more Sahaja Yogis there are singing together, the stronger the vibrations.

I am reminded of an old cassette Subhash and I were listening to some time back. It was one of Shri Mataji’s Puja lectures in India (Calcutta or Delhi). We had listened to this lecture a few times before but would switch the tape off after the lecture. This time the tape continued to play after Shri Mataji’s lecture.

Shri Mataji asked the Sahaja Yogis to sing bhajans and asked if they had a harmonium with them. Although they did not have a harmonium or any other musical instrument, one of the yogis sang a bhajan in praise of Shri Mataji. At the completion of the bhajan, Mother said, “Good! But I would like all of you to sing one bhajan collectively.”

“And I want you all to clap,” She added.

The group had prepared a bhajan in Marathi to sing for Shri Mataji. They sang the bhajan collectively, clapping their hands rythmically three times (clap, clap, clap – clap, clap, clap – clap, clap, clap), the way we clap when we sing Aarti during Puja.

It was so beautiful, touching the heart! The bhajan was “Amhi matajinchya charnasi alo,” meaning, “As we have come to the Feet of Mother, we have been bathed in the Nectar of Chaitanya.” It’s a beautiful, beautiful bhajan. Subhash and I were hearing it for the first time. You can find this bhajan in the Sahaja Yoga Song Book.

At the end of the singing, Shri Mataji exclaimed, “What vibrations! So beautiful!”

She continued, “Because when you clap three times you beat your ego with the three powers of Shri Mahakali, Shri Mahalakshmi and Shri Mahasaraswati.”

This is such deep, Sahaja Yoga knowledge which we had not heard before. I opened my eyes and was so amazed. What did Shri Mataji say?

And we listened to this part again. My husband and I now understood why Baba Mama [Shri Mataji’s young brother] would ask the Sahaja Yogis to clap three times in Cabella when his music group was performing.

So now we clap three times whenever we sing or listen to bhajans.

Divine knowledge is coming to us slowly and so very beautifully. We keep learning all the time, sharing our beautiful experiences and miracle stories.

Manju Dhingra

Originally posted 2007-12-29 04:24:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Ocean of Love

Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji

I’m talking about God, who is the ocean of love, who is the ocean of compassion, who is the ocean of forgiveness. But we do not even understand that ocean, how great it is, how beautifully it cleanses us, gives us a nice bath, beautifully wraps us into nice warmth and takes us to the realm of His kingdom. This is happening en masse now. It is happening in other countries. Especially in India, thousands of people have got Realisation in the villages. And it should happen to all of you here. But if you are not seeking, I cannot force. You can take the horse up to the river, put his mouth in the river, but the horse has to drink the water and enjoy the satisfaction.

Shri Mataji, 1982

Originally posted 2009-07-12 19:01:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Self Knowledge Is the Key

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Today when you see the whole world is busy fighting and they are trying to protect people from wars and creating great, huge, protecting instruments, the whole world seems to be in a mad race of killing each other, of destroying each other, of competition, ambition, leading to fighting and then to greater wars. They’re fighting for a piece of land. So ignorant they are. Can you carry even a pinch of this land with you when you die?

 When you are born, you come with closed fists. And when you die, you go with open hands. What do you take with you? All right, you may not like to take anything, but do you enjoy whatever you think is so great, for which you are fighting? Why is this fighting going on among all nonsensical people? It’s surprising how people give up their peace, give up their understanding when it comes to a piece of land. And the whole thing has moved into a very wrong direction and is going toward complete destruction.

This is the thing that has made human beings so much suffering because of all their ignorance, by which they have all those habits, all those attractions, all those identifications…. They have to take to sense  and … to their self knowledge.

Self knowledge is the key for a saviour to give to people. We have had so many saints. We have had so many Sufis. We had Tao people. We had Zen people. All kinds of realised souls came on this Earth.  They all suffered. They were tortured. Nobody understood them. But now the time has come for you to know the truth, but truth which is not dry, truth which has compassion, truth that encompasses everyone, that brings the complete view of our existence. Why are we here on this Earth? What is our purpose? What should we do? Adi Shakti’s powers are such, of love and compassion, that they make you understand your Self first.

Love, for you, is very, very limited. There’s no awareness of your own being. Just imagine what a great task it is for you, how much you have to be seriously becoming aware of your Self first.

That is extremely important. First you have to be aware of your Self. And now you have the light of your spirit. In the light of that spirit, you can see what you are and you can see how far you are going, how wrong things you are doing, what harm you are doing to yourself and you have a power to cure it, to improve it and to come to your senses.

Shri Mataji, 2001

Originally posted 2009-05-03 05:32:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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