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How Sahaja Yoga helped me as a student

I was very much a loner in school, I had no friends, I was scared of teachers, I could not understand all that I was studying and every one of the teachers commented: “She is capable of performing better if she worked harder.”  It didn’t make any sense to me except that I felt real bad inside. 

I met Shri Mataji for the first time when I was in fifth grade.  The moment I saw Her I felt my heart fill with Her love.  I don’t know exactly what happened but the sadness within me disappeared.  Immediately after, my class ranking rose to fifteenth!  Not impressive, I agree, but it was the best I had ever managed and somehow this gave me a lot of confidence and, for the first time, I felt interested in the subjects I was studying.  Lessons began making sense, teachers started showing me a little love and now I had friends.  I knew that Shri Mataji had changed my environment – but in retrospect, was it my environment that changed or had I? 

I transferred to high school and for the rest of that academic year, my ranking varied between first and tenth.   I was elected as monitor for two consecutive years and was nominated for House Captain.  I had lots of friends and the teachers loved me.  I now enjoyed studying.  Circumstances changed, and much later, I found myself talking to the Dean of Management at the London School of Economics.  I told him that even though there’s no reason to admit me to the Management program, I wish he would, because I wouldn’t let him down.  So, he promised me admission, provided I completed a year of Diploma in Business Studies with credit.  Pure miracle!  

While studying, I meditated regularly and tried to put my attention at Shri Mataji’s Feet as much as possible.  I used all the techniques taught in Sahaja Yoga to clean my Chakras to get in balance.  When I found it difficult to be attentive I would give vibrations to my liver.  When I found it difficult to memorize, I would recite “Smriti Rupena Samsthita” mantra.  I ended up completing the Diploma with merit (better than credit).  As a result, I ended up studying for an M.Sc in Management at LSE. 

A few years later, I found myself in Mississippi where I couldn’t officially work as I didn’t have a work permit.  So, I joined a college to study for a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems.  I ended with 4.0 GPA and Wall Street Journal Award for Academic Excellence.  My professors at University of North Alabama poured their love and compassion on to me, my co-fellows offered their friendship.  Unquestionably, my practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation changed my attitude to learning completely and I now thoroughly enjoy learning.


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Matt Darnell // Jul 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Wow:) Thats Amazing! Jai Shri Mataji!

  • 2 Aparna Das // May 25, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Joy sreemataji,
    Very beautiful experience.whole world sahajogi help to you.

  • 3 arnav sahay // Jan 10, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Hi. Thanks for sharing your experience,I am feeling so motivated right now, can you please share on how you meditated,I mean how many times you meditated in a day I am asking this because I am a medical aspirant and right now I am having difficulty in concentrating in studies,negative thoughts and anxiety are disturbing me and I am loosing my self confidence so please help …..

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