Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Meditation has been described by many saints, prophets and enlightened souls. Their words could describe the state but they could not describe the process by which it was achieved. It was a mystery, the great unknown and the secret to the happiness and peace in life. In 1970, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, opened a gate for all of us to experience what meditation really is ourselves. No longer do we need books describing what it is - anyone can experience the state of meditation through simple and natural techniques. It has now become easier to evolve spiritually in a heart of a metropolis than in the jungles of Himalayas.
Meditation can only be achieved through the process known as "self-realization". Self-realization is the awakening of our own pure energy that lies dormant within us - unknown and unsuspected. So what is this energy and how does it happen
Sahaja Yoga was established by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970 and has since spread all around the world. Self-Realization is the key to self-knowledge, and occurs when a dormant energy at the base of the spine is awakened and travels through the subtle energy centres within the body. When it pierces the fontanelle bone area it results in a cool breeze flowing out of the top of the head and on the hands. One feels very relaxed, and experiences a very peaceful meditative state known as thoughtless awareness.
In this state one is able to bypass the constant bombardment of thoughts in the brain. In addition one begins to feel sensations on the finger tips and feet which correspond to energy centres in the body. These sensations could consist of heat in the case of a problem in an energy centre, or coolness when there are no problems in that centre.
If you are able to attend one of our centres we can help you to cleanse these energy centres and to show you how to do so yourself. In this way you become your own master and are able to keep yourself in a balanced state.