May 5th is World Realization Day

May 5th is World Realization Day

May 5, 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the momentous beginning of the Sahaja Yoga movement, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923 – 2011). Sahaja Yoga is a simple, spontaneous experience of meditation which triggers the spiritual dimension within the human being, leading to harmonious integration of the individual’s emotional, physical and mental aspects.

A fully enlightened person from birth, Shri Mataji had total mastery over the workings of the subtle energy centres and channels within human beings, knowledge chronicled by great souls and sages throughout the ages. When endowed with this divine knowledge, the individual becomes empowered to overcome obstacles preventing their growth into a higher, spiritually-evolved being.

Shri Mataji aspired from a young age to discover a method for bestowing spiritual awakening en masse to human beings and enable them to understand the subtle knowledge of the spirit. On May 5, 1970, while meditating on the shores of Nargol, India, Shri Mataji, through Her command of the primordial energy known as the Kundalini, awakened mankind’s collective energy centre of the Sahastrara.

As a result of this happening, it became possible for spiritual seekers to receive from Shri Mataji the divine blessing of Self-Realization—the awakening of the Kundalini energy, previously dormant in the sacrum bone at the bottom of the spine. When awakened, the Kundalini energy rises along the spinal column and pierces through the Sahastrara Chakra in the limbic area, connecting the human being to the all-pervading power. The seeker’s sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems become relaxed and balanced, producing a natural state of meditation marked by thoughtlessness, alertness, a profound sense of peace and bubbling joy within.

Shri Mataji travelled around the world for over 30 years bestowing the experience of Self-Realization, never with monetary charge, to audiences often large enough to fill stadia. She maintained that it was every person’s birthright to receive their Kundalini awakening and cautioned against the dangers of false gurus preying on honest spiritual seeking. Today, established practitioners of Sahaja Yoga in over 100 countries continue to spread the experience of Self-Realization to seekers searching for the answer to their thirst for spiritual enlightenment.

Each year, on May 5, the Sahaja Yoga movement honours Shri Mataji’s historic discovery of Sahaja Yoga, Her dedication to humanity and tremendous legacy. More information on Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga, and our free meditation programs worldwide can be found at and

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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  • shailja
    May 5, 2014
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    I have been practising sahaj for almost two years now. The outlook to life has changed tremendously…there is a sense of balance,…..have become more positive…worry less…..Thats really amazing. Mother nourishes, loves, protects, guides….. Thank you Shree Mata ji for this gift you have bestowed on mankind….love you mother…



  • Reo
    Jul 4, 2014
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    I have just started meditation course in Sahaja Yoga and in a short while my completion/outlook in life has changed::anxiety reduced,calmness of spirit mind is the order of my life. Shri Mataji is a God sent to His children.



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