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Excerpts from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Excerpts from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi


(excerpts from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi : Arrival Speech. Ashram Melichargasse, Vienna (Austria), 25 July 1989).

“The other day I saw a thesis written by a Sahaja Yogi though he was taken out by his parents and he had suffered from Rajneesh and then he came to us and all that. It’s a beautiful thesis he has written: What is the symbol of all kinds of auras we see around Mother Mary.

Now, if such a thing is available now you tally it with auras that you have, you see or you have seen with the photographs. There are many which won’t be there, of course, because there are auras, there are all kinds of movements of lines, there are “AUM” written, then sometimes you find a, a sort of a light coming from somewhere, I mean, it’s endless. But somebody can sit down and write down how many types of things, of lights we have seen it, Mother.

Now, you can find the symbolism in some books like that. So, what I am saying now on a research, whatever I have said can be researched and found out. Like there was, I told about carbon and they found out about carbon what I said. Once I told about these souls we see in the air hanging, dead souls. So there’s a doctor, I told him that this soul is within us on our – placed in front of us, and in the front of the chakras and it feeds, you see, all these chakras, our soul, like that, and this soul actually is – is the Brahmanadi within us, you see, which is continuous. Inside is the Brahmanadi and outside it goes like that and is reflected in our every cell. Outside when you are Realized Souls you can see them hanging in the air. You can also see, I can now see lots of these vibrations as chak, chak, chak – like that, which are like little commas if you can steady? But if you can just bring down your eyes a little, then you can see those souls that I am talking about also.

Now, now they have discovered under microscope that there are, there are loops of the same kind in every cell on the receptor. If they can go further they’ll find a person who is sick, who – mentally sick, who in his cell – an element called dopamine is secreted, they’ll find out, that those loops are doubled. Because when there’s a baddha that comes on the back side, some other soul and feeds on our awareness. Because the awareness is, is connected with our soul. And that’s how what happens that we get out of control or disoriented from ourselves when there is a baddha or you become schizophrenic or say you become mad.

So all these things whatever I have said it, can be verified, can be found out. Not that you are doubting them, but you are supporting them. So, that would be a very constructive way of looking at things and working it out. There are so many things one can discover, even in Architecture you can discover, you can discover in so many other things that the mundane style or the every day-to-day style of things that we have, is, has got many dimensions which we can enter into and find out the solution.

So this one is the continuation of the Guru Puja only, I’m just telling you how to improve our knowledge and to be able to give it to others. Because we should not sound some sort of slaves of Mataji, but should be very knowledgeable people.

May God bless you all! “


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Talk to yogis. Chelsham ashram, London (UK), 9 August 1981.

 “God is so kind, who is bliss, who is joy, who has created this whole universe so beautifully. They miss completely because they do not know what is auspiciousness is. Auspiciousness comes from pure heart. With your pure heart, then it works faster that’s why I asked for these children forward. You can sit with them along. Then auspiciousness also comes from surrendering, who are surrendered. Those who are surrendered to the power of Sahaja Yoga, Sahaja Yoga is a system by which you really suck in God’s grace. That you know for definite. So for the people who are surrendered absolutely, through their body, their mind and their intellect, they are the people who bring in the auspiciousness, those who try to stand out with their illusions – the so called – are obstructed.

If you realize the importance of auspiciousness in married life – in Sahaja Yoga, you would have respect for that married life, praise for that married life – in relation to Sahaja Yoga, of course, no doubt.

So after marriage one has to know that you have been married in My place. It’s something so great – very great, I mean, out of question for you anyone who has done no punyas, a special place, I think so that it could happen that such a marriage could happen. All right.

But with all that understanding, we have to understand our background. Unless and until you understand your background, you can never build a real Sahaja Yoga marriage. This is your only other job. Background must be understood – both backgrounds must come in and get married. You are all western, all of you are mostly western. And the western people have, I don’t know what sort of ideas – but surrounding the atmosphere I am sure there are entities, bhoots who are anti-marriage. Of that I am very sure so to say. I mean – anybody who comes to this place can break his marriage; I mean anybody can come from anywhere, even from Timbuktu. So, it is the bhoots that give ideas about marriage. There are anti-marriage bhoots here, so you have to be careful. Absolutely anti marriage. And under these circumstances marriages cannot work out. Unless and until you have your own opinion about it, you have your own personality about it and the way you want to work it out. So, Sahaja yogis, who are getting married have a special responsibility to behave in such a way that they stabilize marriages in this country”.



Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Talk to yogis. Chelsham ashram, London (UK), 9 August 1981.

In the same way vibrations are coming, they are radiated. What you have to do is to expose yourself to it. The best way is not to put in any effort. Don’t worry at what point you have a problem. Say, many people during meditation, I have seen, if they catch somewhere they go on looking after it. You just don’t have to worry. You just let it go and it will work by itself. So you don’t have to put in any effort. This is what meditation is. Meditation means exposing yourself to God’s grace.

Now the grace itself knows how to cure you. It knows how to mend you, how to settle down itself to your own being, how to keep your Spirit kindled. It knows everything. So you don’t have to worry as to what you have to do or what name you have to take what mantra you have to do. In meditation you have to do absolutely effortless, expose yourself fully and you have to be absolutely thoughtless at that time.

Supposing, possibly, you might not be thoughtless. At that time you have to just watch your thoughts, but do not get involved into them. You will find gradually as the sun rises, darkness goes away and the sun’s rays go into every part and makes the whole place enlightened. In the same way your being will be completely enlightened but if you put in an effort at that time or try to stop something within you or try to give it a bandhan it will not.
Effortlessness is the only way into meditation, but you should not be lethargic about it – should be alert and watch it. The other side could be that people just dose off. No, you have to be alert. If you dose off, nothing will work out. That’s another side of it. If you are lazy about it, nothing will work out. You have to be alert and open, absolutely aware, completely effortless, absolutely effortless. If you are absolutely effortless, meditation will work the best.

Don’t think about your problem at all, whatever charkas you have, anything, just expose yourself to the vibration. See when the sun shines all the nature exposes itself to the sun and receives the sun – the sun’s rays start acting. In the same way the all-pervading power starts working. You are not to manoeuvre it, you are not to do anything about it. Just be effortless, absolutely effortless. Do not take any names (mantras). Do not bother if your Agnya is catching, this is catching, that is catching. It is working out.

It will go on working as long as it can and it will do the miracle that it has to do. You don’t have to worry about it. It knows its job. But when you put an effort you actually create a barrier for it. So no effort is needed, be absolutely effortless and say ‘let it go, let it go’ – that’s all.

No mantras are to be chanted. In case you find it’s impossible then you can take my name, but there is no need even. When you put your hands toward me that is the mantra, it is sufficient, this gesture itself is mantra. You see there is no need to say it more, but the thought in the mind the emotion, is what we spread our hands to that and it should work.

When this emotion is absolutely complete, there is no need to say any mantra – you go beyond it. So one has to be absolutely effortless, absolutely effortless.

Meditation is for your own ascent, is for your own capital gains that you have to have. But once you got it, you also achieve your powers. Like if you become the governor, you get the powers of the governor. At this time you don’t have to think about anybody else. You are not put your attention towards anybody else but just receive, just receive it. Do not think about any other problem, but that you have to be absolutely effortless. It would work the best on the people who are just receiving it.

You have problems, that’s why you are here, but you cannot solve them, they are to be solved by divine power. This must be understood fully, that we cannot solve our problems. So leave it in the hands of divine power and expose yourself effortlessly, absolutely effortlessly. “

(from Nirmala Yoga Nr. 16 – August 1983)

The Spirit is the most precious thing that we have within ourselves. The preciousness of your Spirit is immeasurable and that is why it is called the thing of eternal value. Because it is infinite, we cannot measure.

Now, God the Almighty we say is ‘Sat-Chit-Anand’. Sat () means the ‘Truth’, The truth, we understand, in human terminology is relative. But the ‘Truth’ I am telling you is the absolute, from where all the relations start. Example, I will tell you, how to understand. This Earth has got oceans and rivers and all kinds of waters you can say. But the earth is enveloping all of them. If the mother Earth was not there, there could not have been any of these existing. So we can say, that the mother Earth is the support, of all the things that exist on earth. She is enveloping us. In the atoms, she exists, in the big mountains, she exists, because the elements are part of that Earth.

In the same way is God Almighty. The ‘Sat’ part of Him, the ,Truth’ is the support of all the things that are created or not created. Another example; you try to understand. How, the ‘Sat’ is the ,Purush’, is the God who does not take actual part in the creation itself, but is a catalyst. The example can be like this. That, I am doing all the work I am creating every thing, but I have a light in my hand. Without the light, I cannot do anything. Light is the support of my work. But the light does not in anyway do anything about what I do. In the same way, God Almighty is just the witness like a light.

But His another quality is the Chit’, It is Attention’. When it is excited (in Sanskrit there is a very good word for excited, it is ( ) i. e. the pulsation) or when it is pulsated His attention or when it pulsates, then through His attention He starts creating.

And He has third quality which we call ‘Anand’, Anand is the feeling of ‘Joy’ that He gets by His perception, by His creation, the joy that He gets. All these three things ‘Sat Chit Anand’ when they are at a zero point where they meet, then they become principle of ‘Brahma’. When these three things are one, where there is complete silence nothing is created and nothing is manifested but the ‘Joy’ is one with the ‘Attention’ because the ‘Attention’ has reached to merge into ‘Joy’ and ‘Joy’ has become one with the ‘Truth’. This combination of three qualities separate and create three types of phenomena. ‘Anand’ the joy inwards merged with His creation and with the ‘Truth’. When ‘Joy’ starts moving with the creation, the creation starts, moving down from first, the ‘Sat’ or ‘Truth’ stage to Asat’ i.e. ‘untruth’ to ‘Maya’ i.e. ‘Illusion’. And that time, the creation starts on working out and when it starts working out, the ‘Joy’ which is on the left hand side the emotional side of God also starts becoming grosser and grosser, till they reach a stage where there is, we can say, a complete darkness of Tamoguna, the complete cessation of the creativity and the complete, sleeping of the joy.

Is it clearer? You will understand now Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati. That is why Christ said, ‘I am the light.’ Because He represents the ‘Sat’ the light of God. And when the light of God becomes absolutely gross, dormant or dead, then it reaches the second stage of creation. Ail these things go deeper and deeper and become grosser. That is one part of the paraboli.

Now the another part of the paraboli starts when you are attaining back to God Almighty. That process now gradually starts becoming higher and higher, subtler and subtler and finer and finer. In that refinement ultimately the light works for the evolutionary process. Gradually the grosser parts start becoming enlightened.

You find the lower animal is not much enlightened as the higher animal. Gradually even the ‘Joy’ starts becoming subtler and subtler. We can call it beautiful. Human joys are much more beautiful than that of animals. So the Joy also start changing their manifestation. In the sense, you start more and more and wider range of ‘Joy’ comes into your hands. For example, to a dog beauty has no meaning; decency has no meaning. So at a stage when you reach, when you are a human being, to that extent you develop your Sat’ which is awareness; to that extent you also develop your ‘Joy’ and to that extent you also develop creative action. Now you see how the ,creativity’ of God passes into the hands of Man, when he turns out; how the Joy of God passes into the hands of Man and how His ‘Light’ comes into the heart of Man as Spirit’.

It is beautiful. I have just touched, when you have become a human being, people say human beings have a soul, not that others do not have, but light starts burning in a human being only.

Because of that ‘light’ we talk of religion, we talk of God and we talk of eternal things. But it is really a precarious stage, that is, to be human being. Because at this stage, you have to jump only a little bit that side, while you start jumping this side and that side. Because this jumping is not possible unless and until the awareness reaches that stage, where you become independent and in that independence, you find your own course. This is the position. Because your ‘Self’ cannot be yours until and unless you are independent. As long as you are slave or under bondage or something that is gross, how can you enjoy that eternal joy that is within you? So it is for you to expose yourself more to that joy by opening out your ‘Self’ more and more and getting subtler and cleaner; so that you feel that ‘Divine’.

Once you know this point that, after getting self realisation, unless and until these three things start merging together, you cannot feel that you have established yourself. The Joy within you, must be felt through your awareness, otherwise you cannot see it. Suppose you have no eyes, then how can you see ? If you were not aware to see me, how will you see me ? If you are not aware to hear me how will you understand me ? And once that awareness comes to You, then only the ‘Joy awakens within you. Because only through these subtle feeling of the awareness, you are going to absorb the Joy.

Just now you felt, you said “what a beautiful thing it is!” You felt very happy. You are feeling the joy of creation at this stage and Man is the summit of creation. But only the ‘crown’ part is such a little thing. Very little it is. Very little distance it crosses in no time, but only thing is that, three things have to be combined. And that is why you find even if you get Self realisation, you do not feel the silence. Because you have not become the ‘Light’. You do not feel the ‘Joy’ because you have not become the ‘Anand’. That is the left side of you. In everything, there is ‘Joy’ as a human being, you start seeing ‘Joy’ in patterns. You see a key box, you open it out. You see the patterns. You call it the veneer. You call the roughness and things, the smoothness and the harmony of it. You start feeling the matter, the Joy of His creation. But after realisation, you start feeling the ‘Joy’ of creation. The summit of creation is the human being and that is why for a Sahaja Yogi he must realise, if he tries to be friendly or interested or involved in a person who is at a lower level, he can never get the Joy’ from that person. Only thing what he can do is, to raise that person higher to his own level and make him also feel the same ‘Joy’ as you are getting.

Supposing a man who is an artist marries a blind girl. What is the use? She cannot enjoy the Arts created by this man. In the same way, if you are interested in your family people, in your relations, in your friends, the first thing and the finest and greatest thing you can do is to give them Self realisation which means the ‘Joy’ of your Spirit. Expose them to the joy of their Spirit, which is the most precious thing. And this is the reason, why people flicker and they fiddle and they feel uneasy and they lose their joy very easily at small things that has parts of it and finished.

It is like the ocean before you, where I am there and I want you all to come into it and enjoy. It is all for you. Whole thing was created for your enjoyment. You have to become subtler and subtler. You are wasting lot of time here on very gross things, you have noticed.

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