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Mataji Nirmala Srivastava (1923 – 2011)


Founder of Sahaja Yoga.
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Mataji Nirmala Srivastava
Kundalini cures you, she improves you, she bestows all the blissful things upon you. She takes you away from the worries of grosser level.
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Self realization is the first encounter with reality.
Srivastava
Now the stage today is to know that self realization gives you experiences and then your faith is established. Not blind but open enlightened faith.




Meditation is the only way you can grow... Because when you meditate, you are in silence. You are in thoughtless awareness. Then the growth of awareness takes place.
Srivastava Mataji Nirmala
You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the power that created you.
Divinity is not a fashion. It is the way of life. It is the need of your being. You have to become that.
Mataji Nirmala Srivastava
Shri Ganesha was created starting from the Earth Mother. Because of those who use black magic, who are fundamentalists or do not respect chastity, He causes earthquakes, but His understanding is such that Sahaja Yogis are not harmed. Just as each animal acts according to its nature, the human beings, who incorporates all the animals, can have behaviours unforeseeable and often very cheap. For example, in India, after a procession with a statue of Shri Ganesha, people started to drink and dance in an indecent way. An earthquake occurred, but the ashram and the yogis were saved. Ganas, who are in us, observe our bad behaviours. They leave us the possibility to be sorry, but Shri Ganesha severely strikes those who want to dislodge Him. [NB: Ganas are soldiers in the divine realm.] ["Through His Innocence, His Softness, He Changes People", translated from the 9 October 1999 issue of the Sahaja Yoga newsletter of France]
Today is such a joyous day for me because we have children and we are dealing with children, most of them are born-realised, they are of a very special category, I've told you many a times. But we spoil them because we were not born-realised, so we don't know how to handle these special children, we spoil them. Not only we spoil them but we interfere with the school, we interfere with this, as if we are the wisest parents. Because we are SYogis we have to be much more sensible than other parents. How can you interfere with any school anywhere? But in SYoga you will! It is because there is no wisdom and no understanding of what is good and benevolent for your child. If you love your child then you must think of its benevolence. You must learn from the experience what happens to children if they are left like that. You cannot spoil your child, you cannot. Because its a special category of children they are. They are not children who can become vagabonds, they cannot become thieves. So you'll make them something funny they are neither here not there, they are born realised and they have to be channelised properly to achieve their complete manifestation of their spirit. So the possessiveness, and the stupid attachment to children must be given-up. There is no force on you , if you want to destroy your child you can destroy. But in an advice. If you are Ganeshas you would have understood it, I don't have to explain so much. What is good for your child, because we have to have beautiful children. They are born beautiful children, I tell you, if they are spoiled is because of you, you have spoiled them. You have ruined them. You are responsible. I know of many of so many children, they are very very sweet, I have conference with them also, and I find them much more congenial, I have a much better report that I can have with you: They never argue, never, they never say no, and they have very good information about all of you. [Shri Ganesha Puja in Cabella 15.9.91]
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It's our duty to see that our children grow as great people. Greater than us. They have to look after the world. (from the book 'Education Enlightened')
Srivastava Mataji Nirmala
Blossom time has come and many ancient seekers are today getting their self realization.
Mataji Nirmala Srivastava
You have to know your Spirit... For without knowing your Spirit you cannot know the truth!




Self realization makes us humble... Replace temper with compassion... The more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be.
Mataji Nirmala Srivastava
Now how can destructive powers be used for transformation ? First of all, when people know that there are destructive powers manifesting, they start fearing. They get afraid. That we'll be destroyed, so we must take to God. That's one of the ways. Secondly, if a person comes to know about any destructive disease like cancer, he wants to find out a method. And there is no method available on a human level. So then he thinks of God and wants to come nearer to God. The fear brings him closer to God. He depends on God more than on his rationality, than on his ego, or superego. And he wants to depend on God's powers to cure him or to save him from this destruction. So today we are going to pray that this force has to transform America through its capacity to frighten people so that they come to Sahaja Yoga. Because when things have reached this stage of ego, then when people say What's wrong? -Like in England when I started talking first, they said this is a Victorian woman, out of date, absolutely useless. I said "alright, I don't say anything. But you'll have such diseases that you'll have to come back". That was the time they pass the law that homosexuality should be allowed, permissiveness should be allowed, and all these things should be allowed. And now you have A.I.D.S. You have AIDS now here already operating. Now the AIDS has given the fear of the Ekadasha. Now have it ! What's wrong ! What about that ? So this awe and this fear is very important. Is an extremely important thing that you must have the awe and the fear that God is Almighty, and we are nothing before him. [17 September 1983, New York City]
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The enjoyment of life is only possible if the world could get connected to the Spirit... You become the Spirit as Christ has said in simple words that you have to be born again.
Srivastava Mataji Nirmala
You are not this body, you are not this mind, - you are the Spirit... This is the greatest truth.
A star is shining within us and that is our Spirit..
Mataji Nirmala Srivastava
So this Vishnumaya shows her strength. She does lots of things by which people are frightened. She can enter into any, any element, she can permeate. Supposing she enters into a water element, she can create a typhoon. She can create a, any kind of disasters, she can enter into Mother Earth and she can create a earthquake. She can do anything because she has a power to enter into anything. You know that she can enter into Mother Earth very well, she can enter into water very easily and when she gets into she becomes a catalyst and all these problems that you are facing today in America are because of left Vishuddhi, because of Vishnumaya.... So all these thundering that are coming from nature, anything, whether it is earthquake or it is landslide or it could be floods or it could be typhoon, anything is the work of this Vishnumaya or we can say all natural catastrophes are brought about by this Vishnumaya, she has this power to ... this is the only way they can shock people, but despite all that shocking people have to relate these disasters to their mistakes they have committed and have, have nicely kept it here not facing." NB: Shri Mataji claims that Vishnumaya (a Hindu Goddess) is one of her aspects. [Vishnumaya Puja, New York, 19 September 1992]
Either you lead a life which is luxurious on the material level or you lead a luxurious life of God's blessings - one of the two you have to choose, the time has come.
Mataji Nirmala Srivastava
Innately, within us resides the Spirit which wants to enlighten you, to give you the peace, the bliss and the joy of our being.
Srivastava Mataji Nirmala
Freedom is when you really get your own powers which are within you. In your central nervous system and in your conscious mind, you must feel the existence of the Spirit.
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