Short Story with Business, Temple and Mother Theresa – The Modern Faith Crisis with Hope from Audio Advise & Cute baby girl

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In a small town, a person decided to open up his Bar business, which was right opposite to a Temple. The Temple & its congregation started a campaign to block the Bar from opening with petitions and prayed daily against his business.

Work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and was about to open a few days later, a strong lightning struck the Bar and it was burnt to the ground.

The temple folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till the Bar owner sued the Temple authorities on the grounds that the Temple through its congregation and prayers was ultimately responsible for the demise of his bar shop, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the temple staff and devotes denied all responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons to the bar shop’s demise.

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented:

I don’t know how I’m going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer and we have an entire temple and its devotees that doesn’t.”

nuns-gettting-self-realization at a sahaja yoga meditation public program in BrazilHope you’ve enjoyed the above story. I’ve always noticed a profound change in people of different faiths, I’d say a “refresh” of their faith and an openness towards other spiritual paths after they have their Self-Realization, after their Kundalini is awakened. Because what’s coming next is really a bit sad I’d only mention that a possible Solution to the example below is shown in the above photograph. If only the nuns, the priests, the mullah, the rabi, the brahmins and so on  would also get their Self-realization (= having their Kundalini awakened) then the artificial gaps between various faiths and religions will vanish naturally.

So, we have encountered the faith crisis revealed in so many VIP’s lives, some that appeared to be icons of true faith and great intimacy with God. Only recently somebody reminded me about Mother Theresa and her 4o years of  faith crisis and triggered the present article.

Mother Theresa was saying: “I feel that God does not want me, that God is not God and that he does not really exist. People think my faith, my hope and my love are overflowing and that my intimacy with God and union with his will fill my heart. If only they knew,” she wrote, “Heaven means nothing.”

Other of her intimate thoughts like: “I am told God loves me and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.” Il Messeggero, Rome’s popular daily newspaper, commented: “The real Mother Teresa was one who for one year had visions and who for the next 50 had doubts—up until her death.”

Few excerpts from some newspaper articles are provided below:

..casually to “my darkness” and to Jesus as “the Absent One.” There was one respite. In October 1958, Pope Pius XII died, and requiem Masses were celebrated around the Catholic world. Teresa prayed to the deceased Pope for a “proof that God is pleased with the Society.” And “then and there,” she rejoiced, “disappeared the long darkness … that strange suffering of 10 years.”

Unfortunately, five weeks later she reported being “in the tunnel” once more. And although, as we shall see, she found a way to accept the absence, it never lifted again. Five years after her Nobel, a Jesuit priest in the Calcutta province noted that “Mother came … to speak about the excruciating night in her soul. It was not a passing phase but had gone on for years.” A 1995 letter discussed her “spiritual dryness.” She died in 1997.


.. she observed dryly to Neuner, “I just have the joy of having nothing — not even the reality of the Presence of God [in the Eucharist].” She described her soul as like an “ice block.”Yet she recognized Neuner’s key distinction, writing, “I accept not in my feelings — but with my will, the Will of God — I accept His will.” Although she still occasionally worried that she might “turn a Judas to Jesus in this painful darkness,” with the passage of years the absence morphed from a potential wrecking ball into a kind of ragged cornerstone..

Like everyone, it was pretty shocking first time when I have seen the news.

Mother Theresa if she would have felt her connection genuinely, let’s say through a sahaj meditation where one can experience the bliss any time as a cool gentle breeze in and out, then her void of spiritual life would have been replaced by a generous garden filled with flowers and fruits of spiritually lived moments. 

Journey - Crawford lake- HaltonThis article is only a reminder for any of us: better look inside, meditate and find out who am I.

There is no need to copy others nor to judge others. Showing off and pretending – only will keep me away from my own Spiritual Journey and no one else can walk on my own path. Drop preaching and scolding others; better discipline myself.

First and foremost, let’s get our Kundalini awakened, have the connection/yoga through it, then, consolidate this connection by having Faith. What kind of Faith to start with?!

Faith in my own Self, as Shri Mataji –Mataji actually means respected mother – as a Yoga Meditation teacher and spiritual mother for so many around the world is advising everyone. Sometimes she sprinkles humor in simple wise stories of real life examples as in the 3 minutes audio excerpt below.

Shri Mataji advising: “First, have faith in yourself” 10-11-96 -Listen:


Sahaja Yoga Meditation is all about making our own connection Real; being sincere and genuine about it inside and outside.  There is such a simple -childlike- way to check if we are ‘alright’, simply by responding to this question with open hands:’ do we feel the cool breeze?! ‘


Isn’t this cute and totally Sahaj?

Plus, those that have the patience to come to our classes and learn about chakras will find out that Mother Mary was a divine incarnation of major importance for our Agnya Chakra. The Holy Ghost – and Kundalini energy is its reflection within us– was blowing with full potency and grace through Jesus Christ’s mother – so she was a Source of Divine Cool Breeze, if we talk in sahaj terms! The baby girl Anna Mario was definitely ‘well informed’ by her own Kundalini – acting as Intuition – when she was trying to communicate to Mother Mary and receive blessings = cool vibrations from her ( her statue). Don’t we all want this?! To talk and feel God .. ideally in our own garden.

We can listen again to these words of sahaj wisdom (then please drop a line with your sincere comment) :


This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Monica

    That is so beautiful. The cool breez is just coming out from my hand.
    Lots of love to everybody

  2. adrian

    We can learn so much from children… for their lives are filled with the intuition of life’s simplicity… “truth”… we only need to pay attention a “little more” to their innocence and understanding.

  3. ann

    It is so cool and strong vibrations


  4. armaity bhabha

    The story about Mother Theresa and crisis of faith is so relevant. After our self-realization it is mandatory to meditate to keep our connection on,strong and fixed. From my own experience I can vouch that there have been times when this connection has not been maintained and I have had problems with meditating & it is at that times that I have been racked with problems leading to a state which you can call “crisis of faith”. It is a very painful state and it is once again only my sincere heartfelt prayer to Mother that has helped me come out of this state and get back to a state which we should never ever ideally ever leave. I want to share with others that we all go through this state at times but eventually Mother (Kundalini) helps us overcome it, if we sincerely & truly want to be ever connected to Her, the Ultimate Divine Reality !!

  5. leo

    If you put “mother theresa fraud” in Google, you would get many interesting results, eg:

    of course she was a hypocrite – she was not helping the poorest, she was just collecting money over the whole world for donating it to the vatican, making a “nice” show ………

    But the biggest different is that Shri Mataji is giving realisation to everyone, rich or poor, old or young, educated or not,……
    So everyone gets his/her own key for his/her own rescue and freedom – “mother” theresa made people just dependet.


  6. Tassos

    Her beatification by the Pope seems to be the best proof of the fact that she wasn’t a saint… Sadly, all kinds of funny people are beeing proclaimed to be saints by the Vatican…

  7. Anastasia

    Thank you very much for the article! I’ve also noticed so many times that little children often show the “right way” to adults.

    From my own experience, after getting Self-Realization you have the opportunity to always be “with God” – everything depends on what your attention is put to.

    I would like to quote from the book I have been recently presented with:

    “The ocean of joy was splashing at the infinite calm banks of my soul. I realized that the Spirit of God is inexhaustible Bliss. His body is endless layers of light. My inner radiance was still growing enveloping towns, countries, Earth, Solar and Star systems, gas nebulae and drifting universes… The center of the world was felt as a point of intuitive perception of my heart. Magnificence was radiating from my center into each corner of the universal structure… I heard the constructive voice of God sounding as AUM – the vibration of the Cosmic Engine…

    – I would like to know, Sir, when I will meet God?
    – You have found Him. I am sure you are not expecting to meet some grand emperor sitting on a throne in some sterile corner of the Cosmos… God is constantly renewed joy. It is impossible to exhaust it however much you are meditating: He will make you rejoice with eternal inventiveness…”

    (a quick translation of mine from Russian of a tiny part of the book “Yogi’s Autobiography” (or An Autobiography of a Yogi) written by Paramahansa Yogananda (the book was originally written in English).

  8. Sandra

    Lovely photograph and story of the recognition of Divinity from a todler.

  9. Malcolm

    After getting my self realisation my life changed in an extremely positive manner, although I did not know by how much at that time. The first year was especially amazing and blissful. As time has passed (now year 3) I sometimes let things slip by not being thoughtless in meditation, cutting short the meditation time and losing connection for long periods of time. I have to keep coming back to the question I ask myself – look back and see how you life has totally changed. This helps to reinforce the faith in SY and myself although I know deep down it has stayed with me and its my mind and conditionings that have deflected me at times.
    At the start of writing this email I was thinking about collectivity and not having much of one here in my small community. Just as I was thinking this I got a phone call from someone who was asking about meditation, a local woman, who had been on the SY website and found my name and number for classes that I used to run and have not held for a while. I told her I would be happy and willing to help her and any friends she has that might want to come along and learn more….I will see how that goes. I was amazed at this coincidence – very sahaj don’t you think?

  10. Pushpa Rao

    This was such a beautiful article. Keep putting such articles on the website. I love reading your blogs. Until I read your article I had never realized that Mother Thersa was such a disillusioned person. As Leo has commented, she was certainly collecting the funds from all over the world and her organization still does to fill the Vatican coffers. That toddler’s picture depicts the need for all of us to become the power of Innocence of a child.

  11. Shashidhar

    This article reinforces my belief that Mother has truly liberated me from so much dogma, ignorance – the case of Mother Teresa is just one instance – and connected me to the Absolute Truth. What a bliss it is to be able to Know for oneself without the shackles of blind faith, religion etc – so beautifully illustrated by the photo of the child above…

  12. axinia

    What a great post, thank you so much!

    Unfrotunately to find out who is a fraud and who is not is only possible using vibratory awarenss, it is not possible at all when we use only our mind.

    Recently one friend fo mine sent me a list of quotations of “great people” (also Mother Theresa among them)and 7 out of 10 were false ones!! – I mean how can poor people find out who is false and who is true, if they only used to realy on the three-dimetional thinking?
    We can move to the 4rth dimation now and see the things in the light of Truth, unsing our vibratory awareness. That is the only thing that works.

    But I am sure that also globally people will come to understanding that.

    1. adrian

      Interesting what you say Axinia about those who believe they speak the truth, only to discover that they have deceived themselves. Our awakening to the “cool breeze” truly leads us into the path of knowledge and wisdom for the self.

  13. philippa

    I also did not know before that Mother Theresa had herself admited she was a fraud. I suppose the first point of honesty has to be with ourselves. It is a shame that people live a lie for so long and that others believe them. For me, the feeling of security and peace that comes with daily sahaj meditation is such a joy. I cannot imagine life without it.

  14. Yoganathan

    Another enlightening moment listening to the divine words of Shri Mataji. It is indeed amazing that unlike the pseudo spiritual people, we can actually feel the authority and power of God flowing in our life, especially when we speak about Sahaja Yoga and it is so comforting to realize that it is directly proportional to the faith.

  15. K.Subbi Reddy, Hyd.A.P.India

    I showed this article to my friends and they surprised to know the details. Many people, even educated are busy in their every day routines and they will take it grated that whatever people think and understand in general is the truth. Excellent article on faith and truth.

  16. Claudia

    Anyone or anthing can be judged or analyzed ~ for what need ?

    Let’s celebrate and share the goodness within each one of us, wherever we may be.


  17. mark callaghan

    Hi, regardless of how accurate these comments about ‘mother theresa’ are, I’m not sure how useful it is to run a series of critical articals. Some people say things about Sahaja Yoga and unless one has the detailed information to refute them, it’s very difficult to do so. This type of comment often finds its way into the public domain. It seems to me that it takes the focus away from what really matters that is , the spirit,. and puts it on to secondary things that shouldn’t be ignored but shouldn’t be made an issue of either. Mark

    1. avi

      heyy but maybe its important that people know what they are getting cheated by right. People with blown out public image do create mass hysteria.
      ya but the article minus the reader comments and additions on theresa would hav been quite balanced.

  18. Noreen

    I was blown away by the mother Teresa story. It really shed light on the reality that inner peace is a struggle and that when one associates themselves with a certain spiritual path, it does not mean their soul is now protected from the harsh realities of life and most importantly, the inner constant turmoil of soul recognition. The journey of life to become enlightened is tough for all, and at times I feel the leaders (nuns, imaams, rabis) have the toughest job. Maybe that is why they are in those roles….to alleviate their internal imbalances. Thanks for the great post! Riveting and enlightening!

  19. chandra

    Rejoice, Heaven is coming to our Earth.

  20. leo

    There are so many seekers of truth in the world.
    Truth is what it is…. and the truth is that we all are the Spirit.

    So many Sahaja Yogis do enjoy BEING the Spirit every day and they do feel it really.

    We are so happy for having reached the end of our seeking – it is not easy to describe it in words, but it is soooooooooo joyful.


  21. Prakash S

    Excellent post once again!!! Each time your posts deliver a message with a new dimension. Faith is everything in our spiritual ascent. To narrate how powerful faith is, a small story, which all of us may know already…

    In a drought hit village, the village chief decided to have a collective prayer and requested all of them to attend without fail. The whole village turned up for the prayer with only a small boy who had come with a umbrella on his hand. That is the kind of faith one should have with the Almighty..

    That is faith. As Mother says, our faith towards Sahaja Yoga should unfathomable.

    Keep up the good work.

  22. Debbie

    Let’s look within ourselves first – there is no room to judge others. We can become connected with the divine if we just look within and have the pure desire. Everyone’s journey will be a little different but if we are willing and surrender, we will end up on the right path of righteousness.

    The innocence of a child and their wisdom and natural connection with Mother Kindalini is just so amazingly beautiful.

    Lots of love always.

    1. adrian


      Thanks for those thoughts.


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