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She Dedicated Her Life to Humanity

Shri_Mataji_23Feb_Memory_Sahaja_Yoga_MeditationShe was a visionary willing to share her view of a better world that includes a place for each of us, side by side, as one. She was also the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a unique meditation technique and a worldwide movement in over a 100 countries. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is the practical application of her vision.

Unlike many other visionaries, Shri Mataji had a practical solution to turn her vision into reality. Her experience was deep. From her days in the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi to her nation’s fight for freedom, she showed that she very much understood this world. She knew who we were and where we were going. She knew our culture better than we do, our souls and our dreams. In short what she offered was something very simple. This something is Self-Realization.



In 1970 Shri Mataji discovered a technique to trigger the awakening of the primordial Inner Energy within each human being. Since then, She traveled extensively to educate and enlighten people all over the world. Her unique discovery has already transformed millions of lives and many more transformations are to come.


Shri Mataji’s humanitarian and spiritual work draws admiration not only from countless individuals across the globe who have personally benefited from her teachings, but also from governments, dignitaries, educational institutions and organizations. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice and received The UN Peace Medal, in addition to having a large number of other international awards and recognitions.


Accepting award from Claes Nobel

Enlightenment, attainment and vision are not just the property of the distant past, nor the promise of a remote future.

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One day promises have to be fulfilled. We cannot always live in the realm of future hope. As Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi would say, “It can all happen now”.

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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Spirituality, Uncategorized


Sahaja Yoga to Be a Part of BRICS Summits


8th BRICS summit 2016, New Delhi

At the 8th BRICS summit 2016, a world conference of leaders for international relations and security, a participant Sahaja Yogi had a chance to read the following article about the Islamic State from a Sahaja perspective- Why ISIS. After it was read, the BRICS committee was so impressed that they have included Sahaja Yoga to be a part of all their future summits and conferences. BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Below is the Sahaja article from the latest book written by Yogi Mahajan and Pragya Pradhan, that was read by Pragya Mishra at the 8th BRICS Summit about the crisis of Islamic fundamentalism and it’s spread:


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Young boys in front of “membership office” for ISIL, Al-Bab, Syria; photo credit:

“A country’s youth is its greatest wealth because it is its most precious potential. But the glitter of gold also attracts thieves. Thieves like ISIS are stealing it. In the past they stole over 3000 young men and 500 European girls. The youngsters joined ISIS not because they were Muslims or subscribed to its ideology, but because they were sick of their robotic lives and sought adventure, or they were disillusioned teenagers trying to find purpose and score a goal inside their head. Mind you these were highly educated youth in high profile jobs! Not just that, the ISIS propaganda machine is engineered by smart tech-savvy young brains produced by the top American Universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton etc. It belies the myth that education makes a man, or smartness is akin to wisdom. Yes, education is an essential element but it has failed to provide safety valves to protect the world’s most precious gold.

Something has to happen in our awareness for the safety valves to open. It was thought that religion was the answer, but it also attracts thieves; fundamentalists have split the human race in the name of god. According to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga, “After self-realization it is easy to perceive the truth that all these religions were born on the same tree of spirituality, but that those in charge of each religion plucked the flowers from the living source and are now fighting each other with dead flowers of merely partial truths.”


But why seek the safety valve elsewhere when it is placed within us since our creation. Socrates said, ‘know Thyself’. The self is the universal being within us. Chinese philosophers Confucius and Lao Ste described it as an energy ‘chi’. This indwelling energy is also described as the cool wind of the Holy Ghost in Christianity, Ruach in the Hebraic scriptures and kundalini in the ancient Indian texts. As we connect with our kundalini she opens this safety valve. Intuition flows through the valve and enables us to recognize the wolf in the lamb’s clothes. But wait, the intuition not only protects us but also expands our awareness into collective consciousness. The light of collective conscious helps us to integrate.

As we integrate it becomes possible to understand who we are inside, and hence realize that we are no different from everyone else. We are cells in one cosmic body, and if one cell has cancer it spreads to the whole body. The late President Roosevelt said something similar; poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere. As we integrate, we no more have to imagine ‘all men are brothers’ but it is a living experience because we feel unconditional love for our global family on our central nervous system.

Today the human race is once again bonding as thousands of youth who are enjoying the peaceful vibrations of their kundalini are spreading those vibrations to others. Apart from transmuting the vacuum in their lives their kundalini also transcends their attention to a new Gandhian- Lincoln high, and hence they don’t have to ramp up any other dose. Thus, our kundalini is not only the catalyst for bonding the human race but also provides modern solutions to the age old problems of terrorism, fundamentalism, fascism, racialism and immorality. We cannot solve modern problems with worn out tools; we need a baggage – free postmodern youth with open minds and ignited spirits.

In India we have a saying, “If age could, if youth knew.” What if the youth knew from an innate source within? What if it empowered them? What if it opened their eyes of discretion to decipher truth from untruth – then there would be no ISIS.”

By Yogi Mahajan & Pragya Pradhan

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Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Uncategorized


Enlightened Music


Today is a Birthday of the great Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), who was truly the master of western classical music.

Born Realized, he showed prodigious musical ability from the age of three. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. The phenomenally talented child became the object of scientific research in London.

Mozart’s music activates the central channel of the human subtle system. In his opera The Magic Flute, he express the qualities of the seeker of truth through the characters of Tamino and Pamina and those of the Adi Guru through the character of Sarastro (Zarathustra).

Shri Mataji about Mozart:

“… so many here who were realized souls. Even in other countries, who were realized souls, never went to any college, never went to any university but wrote such great things. If they are born realized, like Mozart, from childhood they are geniuses.” (Public Program. Geneva, Switzerland, 13 June 1985)

“When I listen to music of Mozart, I cannot think. I feel only the joy of its creation that’s flowing in My being and
enriching Me.” (Public Program Day 3. Vienna, Austria, 6 September 1983)

Let’s enjoy together his timeless and ever flowing Symphony no. 40

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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


Yoann is The Voice!

Yoann Freget, a 25 year old Sahaja yogi, wins The Voice 2 of France on May 18, 2013. The talent from the Garou team, beat his competitors in the public voting. Yoann has won realization of his first album and the hearts of the big audience. He prevailed at the end of the final stage where he performed hits like “In Another World” by Celine Dion and “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson. In his duet with Zaz, Yoann reprized the song “I Want” together with his coach Garou, and sang “Amazing Grace” by Elvis Presley.


His sensitivity, his soul, his heart and his generosity have captivated the audience. In his backstage interview to the MyTF1 Yoann said about the message he wanted to deliver, “Always and forever: Love… for the final show I wanna give love…”, the leader of the famous American hip hop band Black Eyed Peas, who sang that evening with all the four finalists, announced that he will create a single for the winner of the Voice 2. So it is Yoann who will be working with, and his upcoming new single will be the first part of’s concert in Paris in December.

Enjoy the video of the “Earth Song” performance by Yoann at the Voice grande final.
“Amazing Grace” (Elvis Presley)
“Free” (Stevie Wonder)
“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (James Brown) sang by Yoann at the semifinal.

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Posted by on June 3, 2013 in Art, Culture


The Power of Innocence

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation, always focused on the power of innocence, which is the quality of the first energy center – Mooladhara. All children are born with the strong Mooladharas, and that’s why they are innocent.


“Innocence is such a great thing that it cannot be destroyed. It is the quality of the Spirit. It has all the wisdom of the world, all the understanding of the world; and when anybody tries to harm the innocence, the world, the whole world – which may not have cared so much for innocence, might not have worshiped innocence so much – they all stand up against anybody who tries to harm the innocence. You can see in your own lives around you, when anybody tries to trouble children – all of the them, whatever they are, whatever they are coming from, whatever maybe their nationality, they all jump, all jump to control and to safeguard that child. What is it? What is it within us that makes us so very conscious to protect the innocence? It’s really a shame, a great shame for us, when we find in this world that innocence is under attack. Anything else can be tolerated.

Innocent people who have done nothing wrong, those who have no malice, who are living like little children, I should say, if they are attacked by anyone – we cannot bear any innocent person or ‘innocent being’ being harmed. We don’t realize that within us there is the ocean of love and ocean of understanding for children. Why? Why should it be? Why should we feel like that, especially for children? Especially for innocence? There are people who are always attacking innocent people, innocent children, there are. But no-one wants to support them. No-one thinks that it’s proper to ill-treat children. And those who have done this have to suffer…

But human beings have been given freedom to choose their ascent, to choose the right, to choose the truth. Only through innocence they can achieve that. Only the innocence is the source of joy. Without innocence you cannot enjoy anything fully.”

“This innocence never gets destroyed because it is eternal. But it may happen that it will get covered with some clouds by our mistakes that we commit. But once you get your realization, your innocence is re-established, it manifests. And you become innocent, your attention becomes innocent.”

-Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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Posted by on June 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


Motherhood is the Highest Thing!

Shri Mataji said, “We are mothers and we should be proud of our motherhood. Motherhood is the highest thing a woman can achieve… And I think that is the greatest thing that can happen to a woman is to be a mother… It’s much worse that you have to tell your children something to be done, and you love them so much that you don’t want to say that, then you have to play some little sweet tricks with them to bring them round… It is such an interesting and a beautiful life to be a mother, we should be proud mothers.”


In recognition of Her strength, love, devotion and compassion, many people call Her “Mother”. She treated everybody as Her own child. Personal care and attention were hallmarks of Shri Mataji’s programs.

Being a mother for thousands, Shri Mataji always emphasized the importance of mother’s role for the prosperity of the whole society, “Motherhood is the highest thing. I tell you, the race, any race which does not have superior mothers cannot exist. Any country which doesn’t have mothers of a great quality cannot exist. It will perish, no doubt about it.  The mothers have to look after the preservation, not only of their own children, but of the whole race, of the whole nation. It is a very important thing. Wherever the mothers have failed, the nations have failed.  So try to understand that it is the mothers’ duty to do this… Everything passes through the mother to the children.”


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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Culture


May 5th World Realization Day

May 5th Declared World Realization Day in Honor of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation

The Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga World Foundation proclaimed the May 5th as World Realization Day, also known as Sahasrara Day, in honor of the work and vision of the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. The date marks the day in 1970 when Shri Mataji managed to transcend significant cosmic barriers through her deep meditation under a Bilva tree on a remote beach in Nargol India, and open the seventh Chakra known in Sanskrit as the Sahasrara.

•Recalling Her unique experience Shri Mataji explaines: “That was the day I told myself: ‘Somehow or other, I must open the last chakra…’ So the whole night I sat under a bilva (bael) tree near the seashore. I was just thinking, “How will I manage this en masse realization?”… I was all alone and felt very good… I felt that the time had arrived… At that moment, I noticed that the Kundalini rose like a telescope within me, opening [the chakras] one after the other, traveling upwards. I felt that whatever energy was above suddenly entered within me like a cool breeze from every direction. I saw a big torrential rain of breeze flowing through my head all over. I felt that I was lost, I was no more… There was only the grace…”

By effecting this momentous change, Shri Mataji opened the door to a new era of universal emancipation through spiritual growth, and most importantly, She enabled the opportunity for large numbers of people to receive their spiritual enlightenment quickly and easily. Instead of having to retreat to mountaintop austerity, anyone could energize the vital Kundalini energy inside of them and become connected to the cosmic spirit through yoga meditation.


Shri Mataji made this process, called Self-Realization, into the root of a form of yoga meditation she called Sahaja Yoga. Uniquely among practices of this kind, the key is ‘thoughtless awareness’, which elevates through mental silence, rather than through using visualization or other kinds of mental focus. This form of meditation has grown massively over the past 40 years and is now practiced in over 122 countries. Practitioners come from all walks of life and cultures, and typically discover the kind of peace, satisfaction and general well being that modern society tends to degrade.

Shri Mataji, who as a young student worked with Mahatma Gandhi in the non-violent struggle for India’s independence, was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received the U.N. Peace Medal in 1989. She spent more than 40 years traveling the world to spread her message of peace and unity through her soothing form of meditation. Uniquely among the so-called gurus of the time, her key message was that every person carries the seed of their own mastery inside themselves. They can in effect become their own guru, without need to resort to dogma or ritual. The meditation would provide all that anyone needed to unlock the reality behind this material universe, and help them find purpose and enjoyment in their existence once more.

public program, 4 August 1995, Budapest HungaryShri Mataji passed away in 2011, but Her legacy lives on in the lives and community work of her followers around the world. She repeatedly explained that every person has the right to obtain their Self-Realization, and the process of giving Self-Realization to anyone who asks for it, free of charge and with no obligation, carries on today as strongly as when this extraordinary personality was alive.

The tree on the beach in India which was the only witness to the cosmic breakthrough has now been designated Nirmal Tree, named after Shri Mataji, and is officially recognized as a place of deep spiritual significance. It is hoped that the 5th May, a date which one day may rank as the most important anniversary in the history of mankind, will serve as a universal and suitably loving memorial to the guru of gurus and teacher of teachers, who brought tangible, meaningful spirituality to a world lost in fear and confusion.

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Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Spirituality


Earth Day Every Day

“If we do not know how to respect the Mother Earth, we do not know how to respect ourselves,” says Shri Mataji. “Mother Earth teaches us balance. If she was not in a balance, we would have been all finished. She teaches us gravity… Without any expectations she gives us; whether we respect her not, whether we’ll treat her not, we give her.”

“It is the Mother Earth which provides the flowers and the fruits and other bounties… She creates beautiful flowers, beautiful trees, everything for us with out any grudge. And moreover that She nourishes us despite the fact we are doing so many sins against Her.”


On this Earth Day let’s make sure we don’t upset the delicate balance of Mother Nature.

Enjoy the beauty of our amazing Mother Earth with the blissful meditation music.

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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Nature


Eternal Attraction of Mona Lisa

Leonardo_da_Vinci_Sahaja_Yoga_Meditation_ArtToday we are celebrating the birthday of the great polymath of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452). Born-realized, with his Inner Energy awakened, he is one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Among his paintings, the Mona Lisa is the most famous, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied portrait in the world. Let’s see what stands behind such brilliant artwork.

In the course of the talk, Shri Mataji mentions many times that people who get their Self-Realization are able to identify real art easily because they can feel the cool vibrations it emits. “So those who become higher persons have higher aesthetics, higher values and higher type of compassion. The higher aesthetics come with the feeling of these cool vibrations. Like Mona Lisa is a beautiful painting because she emits vibrations.”

“…those who get Realization start feeling the knowledge which is absolute. Seeing the knowledge, knowing the knowledge… The whole aesthetics are worked out through vibrations. All the beautiful things, as I told you last time, of the world, real beautiful things have vibrations. Like Mona Lisa I told you the other day, if you go and feel her vibrations, she has vibrations. Now the one who has made her has put his joy into her and she emits vibrations. And that is the thing that gives joy to you because you are at a level where you can feel those vibrations.”

“When you see a beautiful picture, say you see a Mona Lisa, you think this Leonardo Da Vinci what he must have done, how much it will cost, this, that, all those things. But a realised soul does not think, he just looks, looks at it without thinking. The joy of the creation of that beautiful painting absolutely is reflected in his mind like in a ripple-less lake; all that is surrounding it is completely reflected. That’s how the sense of beauty and aesthetics change absolutely. And we have had so many great people who were born-realized before.”

Unveiling The Mystery of Gioconda’s Smile

Leonardo da Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa in 1503 or 1504 in Florence, Italy. The woman in the painting is Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The portrait is also known as ‘La Gioconda’, which means “jocund” (“happy” or “jovial”), or literally “the jocund one”.

Mona_Lisa_Leonardo_da_Vinci_Spirit_Art_Sahaja_Yoga_MeditationShri Mataji explained the story behind Gioconda, “I’ll give an example of Mona Lisa. If you see Mona Lisa – I mean I don’t know, she cannot be an actress, she cannot win any beauty contest, I think. She… her face is very serene, very motherly, very pure her eyes. And why is it that she’s eternally so much appreciated?”

The reason is in the pure principle in her. Shri Mataji said, “She’s a mother, and the story about that one is that this lady had lost her child and she would never smile, she would never cry. And one little child was brought to her, and when she saw the child then the smile that came on her face of that love for the child is being depicted by this great artist. And that’s why people are appreciating it.

And you have seen in the West, though the people don’t show much interest in the mother-child relationships, anywhere you go, is the mother and child theme is the best… They have to have mother and the child principle acting otherwise that picture is not regarded as something great… I haven’t seen any picture, as such, of those days where these principles are not there. Even Picasso has used it. Even people who have been quite modern had to use this principle to popularize… Despite the fact people have lost their morals, but still they would like to have Rembrandt, they will have to have Leonardo da Vinci, they would like to have such artists who have done mother and child…

So this principle is the most pleasing principle, is the most pleasing principle for human beings to see the children, to play with them, to enjoy their company. Why? Because it has that sweetness of a child. It’s really, I should say, tickles joy within you when you see a child. Immediately, the face becomes different.”

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Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Art, Spirituality


Ancient Indian Legend

Indian_legend_Kundalini_Shri_Mataji_House_Heaven_door_Sahaja_Yoga_MeditationAccording to an ancient Indian legend, there was once a time when all human beings were endowed with divine powers, but they abused their divinity so much that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found. Where to hide it was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide.

“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods.

But Brahma answered, “No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.”

But the Brahma said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.”

But once again Brahma replied, “No, that will not do either because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity.” Then the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.”

Brahma thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring — searching for something already within themselves.


As Shri Mataji said, “Now we all have realized by this time, that within us lies the peace, the beauty, the glory of our being. There’s an ocean of all that. We cannot seek it outside, we have to go within, what they call in the meditative state, you seek it, you enjoy it. Like when you are thirsty, you go to a river or you go to a ocean, and try to quench your thirst. But even the ocean cannot give you sweet water. So how can anything that is spread outside give you that deep thing that is within you? You are trying to find it outside, where it does not lie. It is within us, absolutely with in us. It is so simple because it is your own; it is within your reach, just there…”

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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Spirituality