SAHAJA YOGA: -"A very simple way to become one with the Spirit"

Every human-being aspires to have God-realisation and, for this pursuit, he wanders in all the spheres of life. He performs all rituals, visits temples, mosques or churches, which are supposed to be the special sanctoria created by man for offering his prayers. But everything is at grass root level only.

All the realised Saints and Divine reincarnations have been advocating that the supreme being resides within the body of Man himself and has to be awakened. This sacred and divine act of God-realisation within oneself is being manifested by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in all the genuine seekers irrespective of one's religion, caste, gender and status in society. The most miraculous thing about her style of Sahaja Yoga is that it works enmasse spontaneously. This living happening takes place by living grace of living God Almighty. And, as all the living happenings are beyond human efforts, this evolutionary stepping up into new awareness is absolutely free and effortless.

This God-realisation helps him to achieve higher stages of transformation and integration of his intellect, mind and soul. He enjoys the supreme bliss of Almighty and leads a new life towards real prosperity in physical, mental and spiritual fields. He encompasses this knowledge of God-realisation and can use it with his creative mind in all the spheres of his day to day activities, and is wonderstruck by the miraculous aspects of this beneficial and benevolent character of his own, expressed through the grace of supreme mother Her Holiness Shri Mataji. Physically thousands have been cured of many incurable diseases, psychologically many people are blessed with proper mental balance and thousands in India and Abroad have got rid of their addictions without any effort.

There is already a world of new enlightened compassionate brotherhood being created in this present atmosphere of Turmoil and Confusion.

We appeal to your good sense to reap the everlasting harvest of dormant qualities of human peace, bliss and joy.

May we invite you to get your realisation after which happiness and joy no longer remain occasional participants but become a permanent part of your life!


Indian Express, Poona, 28-12-89

By A Staff Reporter

COME THE MOTHER CALLS: H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Pune, Dec.27: Mataji Nirmala Devi, the proponent of the Sahaj Yoga, who claimed that she had helped people achieve self-realisation without charging fees, blasted all gurus, whom she described as 'rascals', as well as the members of the anti-superstition committees.

Adressing a press conference here on Wednesday, the Mataji said all gurus and godmen, who earned their living out of people, were fake. Calling Rajneesh alias Osho and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as 'Bilandar' (rascal) and 'Mahachor' (thief), and Satya Sai Baba as a 'liar', she alleged that the gurus exploited their innocent followers. "I have no large following because I do not seek money from my followers," she said.

The controversial Mataji, however, evaded a direct answer to the question as to whether she was ready to accept the challenge thrown by the anti-superstition committee to prove her claim of self-realisation on scientific grounds. She said the anti-superstition committee leaders had not approached her in a 'proper' way. "I will accept their suggestion to express my views on a platform shared by the committee leaders. But they must hold talks with me first. And most of the time, I have a busy schedule since I have to visit different countries to deliver discourses," she said.

Nirmala Devi, who seemed agitated when newspersons questioned her about the challenge thrown by the anti-superstition committee, had called the committee leaders by mames. She said she had spent almost three hours explaining her Sahaj Yoga theory to the leader of the anti-superstition committee, Mr. Shyam Manav. "But he has no brains, even after the three-hour talk, he could not understand my self-realisation theory," she said.

Claiming that her self-realisation theory was no blind faith, the Mataji said even science had limitations; there were many things which were still beyond scientific explanations.


Times of India, dated 28.12.1989. The Times of India News Service

Pune, Dec.27: Mataji Nirmaladevi, who claims to have the power to awaken the "kundalini", today failed to accept a challenge by the Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (superstition eradication committee) here.

samiti has offered her Rs.2 lakhs to prove her powers before a panel of experts.

At a press conference here today arranged by the mataji's disciple, Yogi Mahajan, all she could say to persistent queries from newsmen was that she did not have time at the moment and that the samiti members should approach her formally. She denied having received any letter from the samiti asking her to accept the challenge.

The samiti spokeswoman, however, confirmed that a letter had already been submitted to Yogi Mahajan yesterday. The samiti has set up a panel of five experts from various fields for the scientific examination of any claims of supernatural powers. The panel comprises the managing director of "Sakal", Mr. Prataprao Pawar, the vice-chancellor of Yashwantrao Chavan Open University, Dr. Ram Takawale, the director of the National Chemical Laboratory, Dr. R.A.Mashelkar, the renowned thinker, Mr. Laxmanshastri Joshi, and the former chief justice of the Bombay high court, Mr. B.N.Deshmukh.

Mataji Nirmaladevi claimed during the press conference that she had cured thousands of patients of heart or other diseases in the country and abroad through awakening of the kundalini. She contended that the kundalini rising was, however, not possible in case of every person. One had to have a balanced personality and one had to be a true seeker to achieve self-realisation, she said.

She cited examples of some well-known industrialists like Mr. Rahul Bajaj and Mr. B.R.Malhotra and also presented two persons suffering from blood cancer who she said were cured by her.

Mataji, who stays in London at present and who is the wife of a U.N. official, has a number of foreign disciples who were present at the press conference.

She wondered as to why she could not be accepted in her own country when she had a large following abroad. The Maharashtrians particularly were too critical, she declared.

Displaying total contempt towards the work being done by the Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti and its members, Mataji said that she did not consider them important enough to accept a challenge from. She was, however, evasive over the question of coming face to face with the samiti experts. "I do not understand why they are after me when I am doing so much for the welfare of the people. What good are they doing for others," she questioned.

Mataji, who travels all over the world for her preachings, discarded other gurus such as Maharshi Yogi, Rajneesh and Satya Sai Baba as a 'hoax'.

At her public preaching here yesterday, Mataji also criticised some newspapers for publishing reports against her. The members of the samiti held silent demonstrations at the venue.



Kandrap: I want a job as engineer in your company.

Manager: But you are only a 15-year old boy, doing your S.S.C! What would you know of engineering?

Kandrap: Well, Sir, I was chief engineer in a reputed company in my previous existence, and I remember everything about my past life, so what's the use of learning everything all over again?


By our Staff Reporter

Spokesman of the Osho Commune International has claimed that Nirmala Devi was a formal disciple of Osho Rajneesh and she had left him out of personal ambition to become a spiritual leader but she has no spiritual powers.

Swami Chaitanya Keerti, spokesmen of the commune, in a statement issued on Thursday referred to Nirmala Devi's remarks criticising Osho Rajneesh during a press conference recently. He produced a copy of a photograph of Nirmala Devi attending a meditation camp addresssed by Osho then known as Acharya Rajneesh, in Nargol, Gujarat in May, 1970.

He quoted Osho's discourse of 1981, in which Rajneesh had said, "There are so many fools in the world. Many indians can find disciples. It is not a problem at all. One of my disciples, Nirmala Srivastava, has now become a great spiritual leader. Now her name is long: Her Holiness Jagatjanani - the mother of the whole world - Mataji Nirmalaji Srivastavji."

Swami Keerti has claimed that Nirmala Devi's anger towards the ASNS (superstition erradication committee) shows she is frightened of being investigated. "Her claim that she does not charge money for awakening people's spiritual powers seems strange, because how is she able to travel around the world and live so comfortably without money." he has remarked.

"I encourage ASNS to thoroughly investigate this woman's so-called spiritual powers, which are sure to be proved bogus," Swami Keerti said.


Sir, For last few days lot of statements have been made in press regarding this subject. It is well known scientific fact that energy cannot be seen; only its effects can be felt. Its manifestation can be proved by controlled experiments through certain laws procedures which it obeys.

This is the case with all sorts of energies like heat, sound, electricity, magnetism etc. These energies can neither be seen nor caught by human beings in order to prove their existence. This is also true for Kundalini which is nothing but a form of energy. Mataji Nirmala Devi has described Kundalini and its controlling procedures.

Lot of patients including scientists, doctors, engineers, architects etc., have been able to cure themselves and others by following awakening techniques promulgated by Mataji. I, a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and a scientist of strategic defence projects have benefitted and have been instrumental thru her photograph and printed discourses to cure incurable diseases of few other scientists of eminence even before they had met Mataji in person.

The techniques of Kundalini awakening as told by Mataji have been verified on our/others bodies similar to other scientific experiments. Since Kundalini exists in human beings only, it cannot be shown through dead materials. The effects of Kundalini awakening can be observed or seen if one honestly follows the techniques told by her, similar to other scientific experiments.

R.R.Singh, E-13/3, Armament Colony, Pune 7. Dec.30, 1989.


Courtesy: Maharashtra Herald, Pune - 5.1.1990.


This has reference to the letter written by Mr. R.R.Singh (MH, Jan.2) about Kundalini awakening.

Perhaps he has not read all the statements published in press and statements made in press conference by Mataji Nirmala Devi.

Even though Nirmala Devi failed to accept the challenge thrown by Superstition Eradication Committee, it is seen from Mr. Singh's (Mataji's disciple) letter than he can prove the power to awaken the Kundalini and its effects, on scientific grounds.

I raise some questions which he may like to answer.

If the techniques of Kundalini awakening have been verified on scientific experiments, why is there no reference of kundalini in any recognised medical books, journals? Why it is not taught in schools and colleges if it is so helpful?

If Kundalini is an energy like heat, electricity, magnetism, etc. is there any research paper published in any scientific magazine? If it has, has it been recognised by the scientific authority?

Why is there no reference of word "Kundalini" in encyclopaedias?

If he has cured incurable diseases, will he be able to cure a few patients, suffering from incurable diseases brought by the Superstition Eradication Committee? Medical experts will check up patients before and after cure.

There are references in the Gyaneshwari (Chapter 6, Statements 269) about the effects of the Kundalini awakening. Will he be able to prove it?

I am sure that Mr. Singh will take up this challenge to prove the concept of Kundalini on Scientific grounds and convince us, the scientific community, where-in all of us are working on purely scientific terms.

T.B. Khilare,

139, Shitalanagar, Dehu Road, Pune. Jan.3


P.K. Varma,

557/41 Kha/A-1, Om Nagar Pulia, Alam Bagh,

Lucknow 226 005 (U.P.)

Congradulations on the eve of coming New Year. I wish every success in your tedious task undertaken by you. Today received your Indian Skeptic Dec.89 issue, really fantastic.

22nd January 1990

Tushar J. Swadia,

38, Sunder Mahal, 141 N.S.Road,

Bombay 400 020.

I am enclosing herewith a small news item which appeared in Indian Express dated 17th December 1989 giving details of our President's visit to Saibaba's Ashram. It is surprising the head of the State pays visit to such Ashrams and the media gives wide publicity.

I hope the news item might interest you on which you can write your views in the "Indian Skeptic".



ARDE, Armament Post, Pune 411 021.

I strongly support the views of Mr. Purushothaman TK who has stated in "Indian Skeptic" (Dec.89) that the articles in the back issues of Skeptical Inquirer may be published in the issues of Indian Skeptic. Or else it may be compiled in a book as it is done in "Science, Non-science & Paranormal".

Your Dec.89 issue was informative and timely. Especially your article on "Kundalini Yoga" was helpful to us. Mataji Nirmala Devi had been to Poona City. I am sending herewith the paper clippings of the related news. Whenever you publish any book, kindly send one copy to me. I came to know that your program was in Delhi through your letter. I felt I missed something. Kindly inform us whenever your program in Bombay or any other places in Maharashtra.

I have read in one issue of Indian Skeptic that the advertisements on "Tabe Treatments" has been banned. I am enclosing herewith one ad. on "Tabe Treatment" which appeared recently. Also kindly comment on the paper clippings of "Kundalini Awakening" by R.R.Singh and "In Search of Answers", the reply given by me.


Shivendra 'Vijay', President,

Uttar Pradesh Magicians Organisation,

2/273, Khatrana Street, Farrukhabad (U.P.) 209 625.

I read about "Indian Skeptic" in the Magic Update of Sri Sam Dalal. I am very happy to know that you are exposing the miracle workers. I have also challenged "Satya Sai Baba" of A.P. through "Blitz" Weekly in 1976, and many other Babas too.

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