May I just take this moment to address an outrageous and mean-spirited show of aggression against something infinitely precious.
For the past few years, a handful of individuals and a couple of fundamental religious organizations have been zealously feeding scandalous, misleading information to the public about Sahaja Yoga and its founder, H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Through the mixing of half-truths and confusing lies, these people (some of whom I once knew personally) have managed to paint a dark image of something that is as close to pure light as anything can get. (At least five of them are using this smear campaign as a platform to build personal followings.) Unfortunately, this misinformation has become easily accessible via the Internet (several private websites, but also in Wikipedia), and in some cases has turned innocent persons against that which may have greatly benefited them had they not been previously misled.
I’ve been involved on a daily basis with this amazing, grassroots phenomenon of Sahaja Yoga (spontaneous, inbuilt union) for over twenty-six years – not just subjectively and locally, but objectively and globally. I’ve become close friends with hundreds of persons from all walks of life and religious backgrounds in over thirty countries, all of whom are gratefully and freely involved in this, and I have had the great privilege of meeting and traveling with Shri Mataji and seeing and feeling the effects of her spiritual generosity. My wife and I thoroughly enjoy sharing with everyone we meet the joy and love we experience every day as a result of Shri Mataji’s incredible work. We have a son who attended Sahaja Yoga international schools for many years, and is a balanced, dynamic and much admired model citizen.
I did experiment with many damaging forms of knowledge in my youth, and I know better than many what is harmful and what is beneficial to one’s health and stability. The things that happen in cults and sects are extremely dangerous and should be exposed. I was so lucky to find Sahaja Yoga, through which I was actually able to diminish and eventually remove all the internal damage done by previous detrimental practices. It’s a simple, natural process available to anyone free of charge, and Shri Mataji, from my experience, is the most sincerely loving and self-sacrificing personage one could ever hope to meet.
Sahaja Yoga is a transparent, benevolent phenomenon, and it is high time that the truth prevails about it. It can only be known clearly within, and not through distorted media.
History shows us the long trail of malicious assassinations and attempted discrediting of anyone/anything revolutionarily good and holy. Let’s hope that trail comes to an abrupt end on the hope-filled landscape that shines before us.
(p.s.- I don’t know about you, but I’ve got an old mom back home who’s a kind, loving person that’s influenced a lot of people positively in her long life. She’s not perfect, but I would be totally pissed off if someone started dragging her name through the mud with unfounded accusations or twisted facts. There are spiteful human beings out there who would do anything to publicly paint their hateful opinions over the canvases of others’ lives.)
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Justice Rules In Favour of Sahaja Yoga in Belgium
The Belgian High Court has condemned, in a substantive judgment, the Belgian State to pay compensation to the Sahaja Yoga Association, which has been wrongly considered as a sect in an official act dated March 2005 (as announced on Friday, April 25, 2008 by the De Morgen, De Standaard and Le Soir newspapers in Belgium). The Information and Advisory Center on Harmful Sectarian Organizations (CIAOSN) had issued a defaming report on this meditation movement. The justice had already condemned the public organisation in a provisional judgment in June 2006. The substantive judgment now confirmed that the CIAOSN lacked objectivity and has damaged the honour and the reputation of the association.
An Austrian Sahaja Yogi (and professional martial arts trainer) shares self-realization – kundalini awakening – with the Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah. Dubai, May 2008
Two shopping mothers enjoy the cool ‘vibrations’ emitting from their babies’ heads after self-realization. Vienna, May 2008
Police officers meditating at a Sahaja Yoga program in Bodhgaya, India (where Buddha once attained his self-realization). May 2008
A German Sahaja Yogi raises the kundalini of his neighbour at a fair in Innsbruck. Later, when a passerby asked this man who the lady – Shri Mataji – was in the photo at the crowded adjacent stall, he replied smiling, “Ich glaube Sie ist Liebe” (I believe she is Love). May 2008
Letter of felicitations from the Prime Minister of Canada for Shri Mataji on her 85th birthday. March 2008
Letter of felicitations from President and Michelle Obama for Shri Mataji on her 86th birthday. March 2009
Shri Mataji, May 2008