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Category Archive for 'It began in India'

Only a Mother’s job

This is a story from 1973-4. My mother was just recently introduced to Sahaja Yoga and to Shri Mataji. She was at the early stages of experiencing vibrations, experiencing within herself. At that time my parents were living in Ambanath, which is a suburb of Mumbai, and one day  someone rang the doorbell and my […]

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Bring her along!

The first time I saw Shri Mataji was in Her house at Jeevan Jyot, Mumbai, in about 1971 or ’72. I was a schoolgirl of about eleven at the time. Shri Mataji used to invite people to the house. My mother went to see Shri Mataji quite a few times before I was taken. I […]

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This is Nirmal Vidya

Shri Mataji would explain how we have to remain in the collectivity and behave as Sahaja Yogis. She always gave and is giving importance to meditation. She made all of us meditate and one by one put attention on all the chakras. This Mooladhara and then you go upwards and so on. “This is nirmal […]

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There used to be a special training program and during the Navaratri days we used to go up to the terrace of Mother’s building. Mother would come there and give us a lecture and further training. Sometimes we used to leave there at four o’clock in the morning, sometimes even 6:30 in the morning. Around […]

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Slowly it Settled

Shri Mataji opened the Sahasrara at Nargol in 1970. I am not one of the initial eleven disciples, out of which hardly one or two are living now. I was one of the second batch, so to say, in 1973. In those days we had programs every day. We used to meet every day at […]

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You are fortunate you saw Me

Shri Mataji used to stay at Jeevan Jyot in 1970 and was known as Nirmala Srivastava. I asked some girls where Nirmala Srivastava stayed and went up. Shri Mataji opened the door and said, “Are you looking for Me?” She held me by hand and took me inside very politely and asked me to sit […]

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