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Cultural benefits

“You are the people who are Realised souls

and you have got the fragrance to spread..
and bring forth what you call The Unity of Love…”

HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Shri Adi Shakti Puja, June 2007)

“When the Kundalini rises, a new life process starts in the human awareness, resulting in the growth of spirituality. This spiritual life growth is a new state into which a human being starts growing is his innate divinity.

This living process is very clearly described in Indian scriptures since ancient times. There are 108 Upanishadas in the Sanskrit language which have exposed the knowledge about Kundalini awakening and the spiritual ascent. Also it is indicated in other scriptures of other countries.” Chapter 1, p. 3, Sahaja Yoga, Sahaja Yoga.

The culture of Sahaja Yoga is an amalgamation of all that is good in all the cultures of the world as taught by all the great incarnations that took birth in the many different countries. It takes particular care to acknowledge the birth and teachings of divine incarnations and masters that correspond to the twenty-one chakras and the three channels of the subtle system.

The great master and yogi, in the form of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who is the founder and sole teacher of Sahaja Yoga, is acknowledged as the master of Kundalini because She is the one who has been able to intergrate the teachings of all these past incarnations and make it available to the masses. She has been able to give en-masse self realisation through a very simple and profound technique that anyone can use.

“This culture makes a person automatically very soft natured. …He is a normal person, leads a very dignified and serene life. A Sahaja Yogi is not at all a lazy person. He doesn’t go to the Himalayas, he doesn’t give up his work but he stays where he belongs. He tries to imrpove the conditions around him, and he tries with his willpower of divine love to bring blessings on the people who are dependant on him, and also he works for his country and for the world. He becomes a personality that is now ready to give to others, not to take from others.”

“Sahaja culture is to enjoy everything in its pure form. We have to respect our elders, our parents, … respect children. Teachers must also respect the children….”

The home of a Sahaja Yogi should be warm and welcoming and the heart should be like a pink lotus flower “…showing a very hospitable, sweet, joyous temperament..” The speech of a Sahaja Yogi should be such that “…another person feels the joy of oneness.”

There is no hierarchy and there is no organisation as such in Sahaja Yoga but the common spiritual leanings bring about a community. Chapter 3, p. 31-32, Sahaja Culture, Sahaja Yoga.

“Say I am You.” Rumi