(Excerpt from an Interview with the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on 27 June 1999 – Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, Canada)
QUESTION: My first question to you is what is Yoga?
SHRI MATAJI: Yoga is .. actually it means that union with the Divine, with the Divine Power which surrounds us. We are not aware of it, but it is described in all the religions that there is an all-pervading power of Divine Love and that is what one has to get connected to.
That is real yoga.
The other yogas that people talk of – Patanjali- are for thousands of years, long time back. He started to give this yoga when first the physical thing with this should come…
Then Mental Fitness should come. Then Emotional Fitness should come. How to establish that, was the point. And it used to take a lot of time and the tradition was that only one person needs to get the Self Realization.
The reason may be, perhaps I think, they used to, first of all, evaluate the personality and then give Realization because if you give to anybody else and they might misuse it and try to exploit people. That would be another reason. Another thing was formerly people used to all torture all the saints. Anywhere in the world, if you see the history, saints are all tortured. Real saints, they are all tortured. So maybe they might be afraid that they should be so prepared, so equipped that they can bear all the torture. That might be the reason. But it was the traditional way. They used to give Self Realization (the awakening of Kundalini energy) to only one person.
But when I was born I found out that it doesn’t work if you have Self Realization for one person and time has come to give en masse Realization. So what I did, only thing that I put in as my effort that I worked on the various peoples, personalities and their Kundalini and tried to find out what are the permutations and combinations that torture these people. Why can’t they get Realization?!
And by 1970 I found out the method which it is very easy to raise the Kundalini of all the people. That is how it is working.
So Sahaja Yoga means: «Saha» means ‘with’, ‘ja’ means ‘born’. Born with you is the right .. actually it’s the right of everybody to get this yoga.’
The Poster was chosen for this article to prepare you for soon to come Special Event in Halton with “Sahaj Valentine Day – Heart Chakra: Knowledge and Rhythm” where we’ll learn and experience how the Heart chakra is responding to the beat of the African Drum and Indian Drum (Tabla) with our 2 Special Guests: Omar from Toronto and Ahilan from Oakville. Do not miss this event that will literally speak & sing to your Heart Chakra.. 🙂