A somewhat embarassing teaching. My impression of Mataji is that she naive rather than a fake. Sahaja Yogis claim that all that is required to achieve self realisation (or at least this is what they said when I visited one of their centres many years back in the early 1980s) is you put your hand over various chakras and say "Mother, forgive me" a number of times. This, they claim, activates the Kundalini. At the end of all that you should feel a cool breeze over your crown chakra. If you feel that, it means you're now an Enlightened Being. Yes, well....
I do not know whether Mataji herself goes along with her devotees
claim that she is the avatar
of this age. She comes across as a compassionate individual who may
have attained some level of higher consciousness.
(note: all of this was written before I found out some of the sordid details of the movement from an ex-disciple!!!)
An ex-disciple replies to what I have written here - worth reading!
But consider the following behaviour by Mataji's disciples and come to your own conclusions:
Sahaja Yogis Threaten Violence
Reality Test for Sahaja Yogis
and here is a story that takes the cake:
Shri Mataji's Bid for the Nobel Peace Prize
Sahaja Yoga - Union with the Supreme - an essay by Chandra R Talware, basic overview. Nice animated gif.
Sahaja Yoga: - Facts and the Truth - a very well presented critique
Is Sahaja Yoga Good or Bad? and a mailing list about Sri Mataji's Sahaja Yoga
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