Why Sahaja Yoga had started in 1970? What is the Witness State? Practical Step by Step Sahaj Answers & Definitions with The Powers of Kundalini in a New World!

Why did we come to Sahaja Yoga for?! For Pure Spirituality

“So why have you come to Sahaja Yoga? Give up those nonsensical ideas, try to take to Spirituality. Pure Spirituality. Purity is the word. Purity you must have and purity within is (that) you can easily, easily establish with Sahaja Yoga.” 

The Witness State & Real Knowledge

“Your witness state has to improve. Witness state has to be projected so much that this conditioning and ego of reaction will finish off. You will have no more reactions, but you will just witness. And the knowledge that is real comes always, always through witnessing. If you do not know how to witness, then whatever knowledge you have is nothing but through your ego or through your, we can say, conditionings. It’s not absolute knowledge.”  

The Point of Absoluteness – Be “Nirmala” with the Power of Spirituality

  “So to get the absolute knowledge about anything, what you have to do is to reach the point of absoluteness. To reach the point where you are absolutely clean, pure,  Nirmala. Now, don’t condemn yourself if you have some defects, there has to be, you are all human beings. But all these defects, with your power of spirituality, you can absolutely overcome.”

How & What I have to do?! FIRST is Introspection with Pure Desire

“For that, what have you to do? First is Introspection. First is try to find out, to separate your Self from yourself, and say: ‘Hello Mr., how are you?’ Start with that. ‘Hello, what are you up to?’ And you start seeing yourself outside, and eradicating, removing all that is not your Self. That knowledge of Self comes to you when you want the knowledge. It should be Pure Desire to know about the Self.  You are special people, no doubt… There must be something about you that you have come to this state where you are trying to become the Self.”

Self & Kundalini

“Self is absolutely self-satisfied. It does not need anything to satisfy itself. Actually it is Satisfaction personified. It just sees things, it just watches things, it just witnesses. And while witnessing anything – it knows. It knows, you don’t have to tell: ‘This is this or this is what…’ You don’t have to express too much anything. It is just self-expressive. If, if you are a clean person, your desires are clean, and that you just have pure desire to ascend. So again, I have to talk about Kundalini, that you must have a Kundalini completely establishing itself within you. Completely expressing within you. Completely enlightening your Self. Such a Kundalini should be there, and only possible if you do not put hurdles in her growth. If you allow it to grow, it grows and it works out.”

Why 1970?!

“As you know I have started this work only in 1970. Not because I could not start it earlier, not because there were all bad people in this world, but because I was waiting myself to be deft in dealing with all kinds of Kundalinis. I had to work out all the permutations and combinations that were there. And then I just thought if I could get hold of a way by which all these combinations can be worked out in one line – then only the Kundalini will rise. And it worked, it happened! With the sincere desire. Because I felt very sad about people who are spending their lives in something very nonsensical. They cannot enjoy anything, they have no genuine feeling for anything, they have no genuine love for anything, and they are not even loved, they cannot love, they are not loved and they are in misery. So it was a very deliberate action on my part.  I should say, that I watched human beings, very carefully. Why they do it like this, why they behave like this, why are they not understanding, why are they harsh, why they shout, why they beat, Why they do all these things ?! Because of imbalances within them. But with Introspection, if you start seeing those imbalances, you now know how to cure yourself and you can really work it out. You have to just work on your Chakras. See which Chakra is catching. Where is the problem. You have to respect yourself in such a way that you become your own doctor and you know everything about yourself. ‘This is wrong with me, why am I catching – why am I catching on that Chakra? Why this is happening?’ This is the education you have to give to yourself, which would be only possible if you experience all those catches. ”
( the term “catch” is used in sahaja yoga meditation workshops to name an imbalances felt physically that can be decoded and mapped at the level of the chakras /the subtle energy centres , based on the knowledge of the subtle system schema).

“It is for you to grow now. Grow into great people, great personalities, very tremendous people who have made history, who are respected. All those great saints and all that also were of great calibre, but they didn’t know how to raise the Kundalini – which you know! You have something, special knowledge – how to raise the Kundalini, how to adjust the Kundalini, how to understand where is the problem. Also you know how to tell that person about his problems, very beautifully, with love.”

Love is The Message of the Spirit

“So the message of your Spirit is that you should love each other. If you do not love someone, then what’s the matter? Why don’t you love? What is the bad thing about a particular person? If he’s a Sahaja Yogi, and a great Sahaja Yogi, is it out of jealousy? Is it out of greed? Or is it out of lust still you are like that? Then the oneness in the whole world of brotherhood is something to be really enjoyed. Enjoyed so beautifully.”

Love creates Harmony -> The Garden of Eden

  “See all these things you have here, there is so much harmony among them. So much harmony, because it is done with love. If you do anything with love, it is very harmonious, it creates such harmony among people. You see, the enjoyment of each other’s company, the enjoyment of each other’s achievements is ‘so much’ joy-giving that I cannot describe it in words. It is impossible. Words cannot communicate to you that feeling that you have; as I told you, you feel as if you are in the Garden of Eden.”

Know Thy Self  ->Beauty & Fragrance & Truth  in an Absolutely Unique Personality    standing for Ideals

“That sort of a feeling should come into you when you, your Self you know. Because when you know your Self, actually you know your own being and you are so happy that your Self is so beautiful, that you are so beautiful, that you are so joyous, that you have all these things. To know that within you, is really, really very much fragrant with enjoyment. That state you must have. I see sometimes when you are overjoyed to dance and sing and do… that’s something really very good. But all the time your Spirit should dance, at the smallest things. At a little thing that is made, say something artistic you see; something you see – a gesture of kindness, a gesture of gratitude – you feel that depth of that feeling. For example today I saw the (Indian)  flag. Independence, when we got it, we made this flag. I’d seen this flag put up when the other flag (the colonial British one) was brought down. I cannot tell you what was the feeling that governed me. Such a feeling that the truth has, somehow or other, overcome the untruth. That justice has been shown over the injustice. That feeling is still so much – I can’t even see the flag. If I see it, I remember the whole history, the whole thing: how many people sacrificed, how many martyrs there were, how much people have fought for it – that flag stands for that. And you stand for all that! You stand for all those ideals. You stand for all those sacrifices, and you stand for all that is to be achieved for bettering human beings. You have to achieve a great deal for others. You have to work within yourself what you can do for others; what you can achieve for others; what is the best way to imbibe those qualities within you that you become an absolutely unique personality.”  

Qualities of Great Souls

“As I told you, there have been many great leaders and many great people who are remembered by many people. Now what you should see –what made them so great? Why so many years, people still remember them? I have given you the statue of Shivaji Maharaj. Now he was another soul – a great soul – who had such principles and such a beautifying life, in his language, in his attitude, in everything. With all that, he was a very brave person. Once you have this, you will not deter from doing anything that is important. You will have no fear of any kind. You will not go round and round, but you will know how to find a solution and how to work it out. This will happen to you; if you really know yourself you will have such  powers of courage. You will not be a daredevil, but with wisdom. Courage with wisdom, you will have. And that is what is your Self which will give you lots of wisdom and lots of courage. It’s not a ‘fighting spirit’, it’s not a ‘violent nature’, it’s not a ‘fool nature’, but it’s a very silent, beautiful, courageous attitude.  There’s a story about one Chinese saint – that when this Chinese saint was asked by one king that he should teach how to fight to his cocks – they were having cock-fights. So the Chinese saint said: “Alright, bring your cock here, I’ll teach him how to fight.” And the Chinese saint must have put some wisdom into the head of the cock! Can you imagine? And when they took them for that fight, what they found – that cock was just standing! It would not attack, it would not retreat but just stand! And all the cocks ran away from the field. Because in that standing was the power of wisdom and power of courage. Courage is silently very powerful. You don’t have to bomb anybody, you don’t have to kill anybody..

but you have to stand up with courage! 

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 “And that is another quality, which you’ll express. It is very polite, very sweet, you will be standing with that courage. I know so many of you are like that. There’s no struggle, there’s no fight, just standing with courage and doing whatever is right. And that is quite possible because you have now the connection with the Almighty. You have the connection with the Param Chaitanya, and that will work out everything. I’ll be very, very happy to say that today I am seeing so many of you are such good Sahaja Yogis, so many of them. And if you find anyone who is not, ..Please tell me. 🙂  Please find out if there is anyone who is trying to be very oppressive and who is trying to control everything, who is trying to make money, who is trying to have lust and greed being expressed.”  

Importance of Dharma in Sahaja Yoga for Self (Perfection)

“Unless and until you are dharmic, you cannot have any achievement in Sahaja Yoga.. Also in India, we have problems of dishonesty. There are dishonest people. This is our special temperament :-), I think, we have very corrupt people. India has become  so corrupt. I can’t believe it. I was here about thirty-five years back, we had never heard of corruption. Now they have become so corrupt, and that’s what enters – that also enters into Sahaja Yoga. When that enters into Sahaja Yoga, they will be just found out and will be punished – not by me, by you, but by their own Kundalini. So every country has its own speciality [Mother laughs] as far as doing something wrong. We are not here to do anything wrong. We are not going to express ourselves as wrong people, but we are here to prove that we are perfect! We are wonderful people. That is what is the Self, that we are perfect. We don’t have to go according to what we were. It’s a new realm we have reached, it’s a new area we have reached, and let us enjoy that great. I think all of you understand me that today I am a little worried about people who are dragging Sahaja Yoga down. And they should understand that I understand everything. .. It is obvious that they are nowhere near Sahaja Yoga.  Sahaja Yoga purifies you every day. You see one experience, you see one person, you see some events, and it purifies you. That’s the sign. Supposing I see somebody, a dishonest man, immediately I start finding:’ I hope I am not doing any dishonesty myself!’ Just imagine that you are the one who is the curator, correcting influence on yourself. Where do you stand? Do you stand on the correction point, or on getting finished with it?”  

Love & Women’s Special Capacity & The New Personality

  “Yesterday’s lecture everybody liked very much, but this is the extension of that lecture that I am telling you. That you are very great people, you can save the whole world! I must say I never expected all this to happen in my lifetime, and it has happened, and I see you as very great, very great people. Especially ladies have to work it out more, because I am a woman and women have a special capacity to love, and to bear. I expect all of you to become beautiful, beautiful Sahaja Yogis, and that nothing can convince the whole world but your work, your abilities and also your power to love. So many things I have seen, experienced about you people, and when I think about them I really feel very happy. I have seen people, how they have managed and looked after so many things which were difficult, and have worked it out. So now we are in for a new world, and in that new world, a new race of Sahaja Yogis have to show their results, they have to show their powers and their courage and their understanding. It is not serious, it is not frivolous, but it is joyous! It is just joy that you have to feel about yourself. I am telling you all this because this is within you, within your power. It is all the time residing within you, and that you have faced it also.  

So I wish you all a very, very happy Birthday, so that you people have a New Birth and New understanding, and a New Personality.  Try to accept that personality, try to respect it – that personality is your Self.  May God bless you!”  

 (India, March 21, 2003 – all the above are excerpts from Shri Mataji’s Birthday Speech to sahaja yoga meditation practitioners gathered together from all over the world for a 3 days meditation seminar and birthday celebration with lots of artistic performances, diverse workshops and “the best Meditation” while making new friends, listening to great yoga=connection experiences, and More!) 

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. hala sukarieh


    Thanks a lot for this elating and pure sharing, may we all fall at the feet of her DIVINE LOVE!!!!!!!!!

  2. Joe Docherty


    It seems self evident that you have a strong appreciation and sound understanding of what real Yoga is all about, and your work is much appreciated. May all practioners of Sahaja Yoga share a similair understanding one day, and may thay all come to treat each other with the love and respect of which Shri Mataji speaks.

  3. paula

    It is very much about looking in the mirror. Before Sahaja Yoga I did notice that when I was going through a phase of judgement and anger towards others, that my emotions became out of balance to the point that I had to put the attention back on my self-humble down and judge myself FIRST…it was a bit of a roller coaster trying to stay in the neutral but happy zone…but every time I hit a low point, I would reflect on how I got there, and realize I had no right to judge others,
    and that I was being somehow “corrected”. But I judged myself at my low points very harshly before Sahaja.

    After Sahaja Yoga, I discovered how to find the path of joy-collecting. Now I am more aware of how I view others…the first step, as Shri Mataji says, is to look in the mirror and work on improving every action, every word spoken, and strive towards what is for the good of your self and others. Second step, not to harbor guilt, to let it go, and that was a huge evolutionary step for me. And a chance to start fresh again, learn my lesson, do better next time. It literally refreshes my brain.
    Awakening Kundalini is the ever-flowing refreshment for the spirit…life experienced and enjoyed with our 6th sense is beautiful and humbling.
    Thank you for these wonderful words of wisdom.

  4. Debbie

    Spirituality, love, joy, pure knowledge, unity…this is how we grow and blossom in Sahaja Yoga. Let our intentions be pure and Mother Kundalini will help us work it out. But be very weary, if we have a hidden agenda, rest assured, she will send you a message loud and clear.

    Lots of love always.

  5. Rabi

    No one on earth …no incarnation spoke so far and explicitly revealed about secret about the power that created us. The compassion, love and the truth that it beholds within each of us.

    Shri Mataji as the greatest spiritual Master tried to instill that higher awareness from where human consciousness had to catapult to a greater height in evolutionary ascent. The only path to recognize our roots and understand the power of Love.

    The Kundalini energy as the primordial Mother who is the pure desire within each of us needed to be awakened at this stage of human evolution to take humanity to achieve the ultimate truth.That was a secret till now until Shri Mataji tried and enabled human to take this leap forwrad with higher awareness. And some of us in humanity were thus blessed.

    May others also who seeks the ultimate truth be blessed and privileged to enjoy this bliss of union with God as thousands of us who are enjoying and spreading that love . That knows no barriers but loves like the fragrance of flowers that is unconditional whether a flower likes it or not. It goes to everyone. Thank you Ioana for such a wonderful article, specailly at the time when we are trying to worship in collective that ‘Primordial Power’ as Shri Adi Shakti(as spelt in Sanskrit).

  6. Rabi

    Every day when I browse my internet and look into my email inbox , I have to candidly confide here that my quest becomes to seek the knowledge and absorb the love, that is emitted from my brothers and sisters in this media across the globe. In this quest it drives me into a state of meditation even while working. I feel re-charged everyday – what we call as our ‘Realization’ – is so inherently realized and makes me feel relaxed as we become so connected. I must also confide that it’s all profound love for each other to share – that is emitted through this powerful medium. It may be accredited to the all-pervading medium of ether that is so active these days and brings wonder and miracle everyday within me with newer understanding in my awareness- It simply enlightens my awareness. . This blog on the other hand is indeed very powerful to carry forth our love and feelings and understandings and also the compassion to understand and rectify our own actions in every walk of our lives while we comment or Ioana compiles her articles for all of us.

    Every day indeed seems to be our new birth experience. Each day as we get connected we experience a newer dimension when our attention and awareness gets enlightened with these messages overwriting the mundane dry messages from gross world thoughts. . It must be the profound love of God.

    Today, as usual while coming down to my work place (before reading this article by Ioana) I was intently listening to one of Shri Mataji’s speech (I generally plug in my tiny system, which holds a hundreds of Mother’s lectures and listens to them whenever I travel). Mother was saying at one point of time and reference … “Why human beings takes everything for granted and claim all along especially when in misery, that God should save him? What have they done for God and why should god save? But the fact is God is all compassionate and loving. In Her own creation of love, she looks after every one in spite of man’s quest to do all nonsense day in and day out”. So I felt it was a fact what are we doing for God excepting seeking our daily needs and gross materialistic objectives?

    This article is so profound and love giving that I could not hold myself sharing my own introspection as part of comment in this thread over this compilation. I feel we should all seek on this day the blessings of Mother who is ever compassionate to accept -the new personality that is born within us- when we love and share the unconditional love for the creation of God. Therefore brothers and sisters come let us all take this resolution to this day to share our potential love that is so profound and residing within our hearts. Let us unleash it to give it to all around us. Human needs love to transform. ‘Let us do our best and God does the rest’.

    Let us spread our colourful wings of love and fly like a butterfly to give the spectrum of joy whoever comes across which should be able to transform everyone on earth. Let us celebrate our new collective Birthday of our enlightened awareness and understandings as taught by Shri Mataji on this 21st March which also is the birthday of our most beloved Mother- Shri Mataji as we grow together with new personality within us. It is so joy giving and so nourishing as we grow together to be a powerful family- the beloved children of Mother God within us.

    1. Lainey

      The truth just shines tohrugh your post

  7. nonek

    You are all amazing!

  8. Anjali

    Shri Mataji through this talk and through example of Shivaji made me feel that we can really become great warriors of truth. By putting so much faith in us Shri Mataji is encouraging us to believe in ourselves that we can transform this world into a beautiful place by awakening our true self.by taking the second birth. Thank you for this wonderful read.

  9. Jolanta

    I highly recommend reading the story about the Chinese saint and the cock that Shri Mataji tells (referenced in this article).

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