A Cloud hides the Sun and also makes it Seen – Explaining the Unreal in a Letter of Infinite Love

A Cloud hides the Sun and Also Makes it Seen



We are sharing with you a letter sent to sahaja yogis in 1975 by Shri Mataji. It was written on May 5th,  precisely 5 years after Shri Mataji experienced the opening of the Crown Sahasrara Chakra at the universal level.

Let’s pay Attention, realize the Maya (Illusion in Sanskrit) and start walking on the Enlightened Path…

Explaining the Unreal in a Letter of Infinite Love

Shri Mataji in India

In 1975, Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – celebrated Sahasrara Day in London with about twenty to twenty-five invited people. On that same day, she sent a letter in Marathi to the Sahaja Yogis in India. Excerpts are provided below.

“I am explaining, in this letter,” She wrote, “what is Unreal. It should be read out to all and assimilated by all.”
“Your name, village, country, horoscope, forecasts, many such things get attached to you or others attach them to you.

Once the Brahmarandhra (the top of the head – fontanel bone area, the core of Sahasrara chakra) is closed, many types of illusory ideas become part of your mind….
Only that attention which progresses, renouncing all that is unreal, breaks all known and unknown bindings becomes verily the Self.

Atma (the Spirit) is never disturbed or destroyed. Only human attention, in pursuit of desires, leaves its inner path.
This is Maya (the Illusion). She has been intentionally created. Without her, the Attention would not have developed.

You should not be afraid of Maya and should recognize her so that She will illuminate your path.”

“A cloud hides the Sun and also makes it seen.”

Photo captured in Burlington, Halton, ON, Canada 

“In the same way, once the Maya is identified, she moves aside and the Sun is seen. The Sun is always there, but what is the purpose of the Cloud? Because of the Cloud, you have an urge to see the Sun, which shines for a moment and again hides somewhere. It gives strength and courage to your sight to see the Sun.”Photo captured around Burlington, Halton, ON, Canada

“Man has been created with such great efforts.

Only one step on his feet and all is successful. But still, it is not becoming possible.

Hence, I have come as your Mother….”

“Attention should always be kept going deeper and deeper within. Forget the outside as much as possible. Have confidence that everything about it is taken care of. There are many instances to prove it. Then, in whatever you do, your attention remains in oneness with the Self. All bindings of sin and merit are snapped. Distinctions like worldly and non-worldly vanish because that wicked darkness, which has created all the discriminations, ends.”

“Everything becomes auspicious in the light of true knowledge, whether it is the destruction done by Shri Krishna or the cross of Shri Jesus.”Photo captured by the Ontario Lakeshore in Burlington (Halton, ON, Canada)

“All this will not be understood by explaining. Just showing the path will not help.

The path will be known only after walking on it….”

Many Blessings and Infinite Love to you all.

Ever Yours,
Your Mother, Nirmala

Ref: Divine Cool Breeze Magazine, Volume 14, Number 4, July-August 2001, page 32

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This Post Has 52 Comments

    1. Mariana

      thank you very much, soo deep,

  1. sanjay dongre

    simply wonderful , thanks !

  2. ornella bollani

    what a real touching moment of joy and reflection, while reading I have seen in few second immages o my life while seeking more light, and now this light with-in has been found it collectevelly trough Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, what a significant true emotion, thanks

  3. adrian

    We choose to see the cloud or not… it is up to us to decide… the sun is always there…

    1. Avdhut

      True brother. And we have to see both in order to give realisation effectively.

    2. Bokwe

      Self-Realisation makes it possible for us to see as it opens the eyes, and at least we can then choose to see or not to see. But it’s all coming together for all of us as we see better, more and more. Thanks to the Source of Light within us…and the Giver of the Eyes..

  4. Paula Erskine

    I loved this talk from Shri Mataji. Every time I have to remind myself, to walk the path, not just talk the path and that puts me right on track again every time.

    Every moment we are being tested, and, we have to recognize that, and stay the course.

    I love the comparison of the clouds and sun, it makes you really appreciate the sky, and it’s vastness,and how we can find sahaj lessons in nature from the tiniest flower to the waves of the ocean. Thank you for this beautiful inspirational message!

  5. Malti Menon

    Thanks for forwarding this beautiful message from Mother. It came at a time when I need it most. As Mother says “Forget the outside, it is taken care of, maintain connection with self and go deeper and deeper………


  6. Bhola Sharma Pokhrel

    Thanks a lot for forwarding this beautiful inspirational message “Forget the outside,………….. maintain connection with self and go deeper and deeper………”

    And this is what I am trying to do since before long time.

    Bhola Sharma

    1. adrian kraayeveld

      Allow the inside to become the outside…

      Then you will truly… enjoy this experience called Life.

  7. Hitesh


    1. Rakesh

      Thanx! for posting this letter.

  8. True, so many instances around us to prove sahajayoga working with our attention!
    Congrats Sahaja Yoga, HALTON
    We conduct free programs on Stress Management, hope to conduct one at HALTON….!

  9. Irem Cam

    This article is exactly what I needed to remind my self these days. Everything will be taken care of….The sun is always there…

  10. Sonia Batra

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful message!

  11. Rajeev Mehta

    .. what an authentic assuring letter which is truth itself coming from truth itself

  12. Kishore

    Thanks for sharing the great message.

  13. K.Subbi Reddy

    Thanks for publishing and it vibrates the attention of readers who reads it

  14. ann

    Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of the gift of Light. We strive for the light of the sun and surrender to the clouds as they come and go. They are the powerful reminders of how far we have come and how far we deeply desire to go.

  15. pramila rao

    Even if i say thanks then too it wouldn’t be enough as these materials of Mother’s words and knowledge are beyond the word thanks and to thank the person who helps in sharing it is also not enough. I think JSM would definitely be in-line to share my joy with the person who shared this with the rest of the yogies of the world.
    Pramila Rao

  16. Ravinder Reddy

    THanks for nice message. I found many answers for my doubts.

  17. Sunil Gaonkar

    Thank you for this letter from divine. Truly, as mother says “The path will be known only after walking on it”. Today, after reading this I felt really blessed. Once again Thank You very much Ioana.

    1. adrian

      You are walking on the path all the time… it is a question of … “are you aware or not”!

  18. Brijesh Rajput

    Thank you for such a great message ” The sun is always there, the cloud hides it for a moment” So I will always remember it and wait for the clouds to pass by in my life. Please keep sending more such reviving thoughts.
    Thanks also to Ashok Kumar Mishra for making me aware of Mataji.

  19. vishal

    nothing like it ……..real bliss

  20. Smita Joshi

    Really the feeling after reading this is unexplainable…I cannot put it in words.

    Thank you..thank you very much

  21. Amanda

    Sometimes it seems that the veil of illusion or Maya is cruel and that it leaves us wandering around in a dark forest with no way out. But when Shri Mataji puts it like that – a short glimpse of the sun behind the cloud urging us on to discover the light of reality – then it makes a lot of sense and encourages the seeking for truth. <3

  22. Avdhut

    It’s all about perception, all in the mind, the biggest illusion. In meditation the light of love that manifests as vibrations from the heart that is identified with God, ‘marries’ with the Kundalini, Nirmal Shakti, the gate to heaven is opened by the Lord of Light, Sri Jesus, for them, who are now one, to sit in their thrones, and heaven and earth become one also.

  23. Cindy Reddy SA KZN


  24. chandra

    “Everything becomes auspicious in the light of true knowledge, whether it is the destruction done by Shri Krishna or the cross of Shri Jesus….”

    THIS is what I want to practice (everything becomes auspicious).
    Now Shri Mataji said so, I am sure it becomes easy for me to practice.
    Ioan, thank you.

  25. Debbie

    We need both the sun and the clouds – they play an important role in the universe and symbolically in our daily lives.

    Lots of love always.

  26. patrice

    simply tanks for.it’s wonderfull.

  27. Marcos (from Brazil)

    Beautiful message, thank you very much!

  28. Perviz Mavalwalla

    Thanks Ioana for sharing this article.
    It couldn’t have come at a better time. It gave me a 400 v jolt. Mataji has summed it all for us in a few short sentences. We should now try to implement it.

    Have a Sahaj Day!

  29. Rita

    Thank you for this wonderfull message.

  30. Marcos (from Brazil)

    Thanks, brothers and sisters.
    Thanks Shree Nirmala Devi.

  31. Shalini Singh

    Wow! very inspiring. I have just come back from a collective meeting. Had a small thought in my mind, got cleared after reading the letter. Thanks for sharing. JSM. S

  32. Sujata

    Great speech , thanks to Mother for Her guidance…

  33. Chandra Sekhar

    “Forget the outside as much as possible. Have confidence that everything about it is taken care of”.

    Ma, bless us all to be so.

  34. shiva



  35. medi

    Is this article which arrives at this very moment in my sky a cloud to see the light that “I” is?
    Who is the seer of the Real, of the Truth? Shouldn’t he/she be above the Truth to realize the Truth? “I” is the cloud. “I” is the sun. All is how the Truth can realize the Truth. God desired to see itself, the universe appeared. Love, Peace and Joy are the parfum that the seekers feel in their soul when making all their efforts to go deeper and deeper. They don’t mind, which direction to go as at that level there is no mind and no direction. Real and unreal join and become one in that one that is not.
    ” Give me your sins, take my innocence if that you see
    Give me your pain, take my peace if that you see
    Give me your suffering, take my joy if that you see
    Then maybe in you I will see “I” that I am looking to see.”

  36. Rajendra Tosawar

    thanks for sharing,very good differentiation between reality and illusion.

  37. Shivangi

    “The path will be known only after walking on it….”

    Mother, we are trying to walk on that path holding your hand. It’s a beautiful journey.

    Thank you for sharing.

  38. Sunaina

    Thank you Ioana.

  39. Antoinette Wells

    Thank you Ioana, beautiful!


  40. Angie

    Thank you for posting this letter!

  41. Maria

    Beautiful message, thank you for sharing this in writing!

  42. Panna

    Thank you! This was so beautiful! ❤️

  43. Kathleen

    What a beautiful heartfelt letter from a mother to her children. Yes we shouldn’t be afraid of Maya because it helps us recognize that we slip off the right path and brings us back in. Sometimes it can be in a form of small or big crisis in our lives, shook us and gives that awakening to reestablish our attention back to our spirit. I give gratitude to both Maya and the Light , and to a loving mother JSM.

  44. Colleen

    Yes, we can talk the talk but until we walk the walk we don’t really “know”, “The path will be known only after walking on it” just as Shri Mataji says. Something changes within us, we don’t think, we just do. We follow the flow of God within. We can see the sun as much as we choose, and when the clouds appear and we realize they are only there as lessons for us to learn from we can appreciate it all. Always bring it back to gratitude within and that will always lead us to joy and happiness. Beautiful, thank you.

  45. Paula

    Just this morning the student on the subway with a sahaja yoga book came into my attention during my meditation. I had not opened this article or seen it for a long time. But this enlightened website has an effect in the ether, and enters into the collective consciousness of our beings. And here I click and to my delightful surprise reappears the article I read and commented previously. How the collective consciousness, the awareness becomes so connected and expanded that the new reality is shown. What an opportunity it was and continues to be, to share the wisdom of sahaja yoga in the newspaper to the journalist who was curious about Shri Mataji on the cover of the book, to all the people who read the newspaper and were reached out to, to this article, that shares this moment to thousands more seekers all over the world. Hereon afterwards, are imprinted the comments of many enlightened souls who have witnessed the transformation of their entire lives. The effects of Shri Mataji’s words are infinite wisdom of the ages for modern times with eternal value to human kind.

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