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the only truth I know is my own experience

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was a visionary February 25, 2011

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (21.03.1923 -23.02.2011)

She was a visionary willing to share her view of a better world that includes a place for each of us, side by side, as one. She was also the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a worldwide movement in over a hundred countries. The yoga is the practical application of her vision.

The problem with visionaries is that there is a fine line that separates their vision from everybody else’s dream. That line, as fine as it is, is an important one. People will ask the simple question “How do we get there? Unless there is a practical solution, what’s the use?” The gap between the vision and the reality will, for many people, always be unbridgeable.

This was not the case with Shri Mataji. Her experience was deep. From her days in the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi to her nation’s fight for freedom, she showed that she very much understood this world. She knew who we were and where we were going. She knew our culture better than we do, our souls and our dreams.

In short, the key to opening the door, the practical solution that she offered was something very simple. It is Self-realization.

Remember those dreams you had of the perfected society, the harmonious people, the contentment and tranquility? Remember those book you read – Siddhartha and The Prophet – the stories of enlightenment, rumours of the Buddha, inner knowledge and true peace. It is like that.

And why not?

Enlightenment and attainment and vision are not just the property of the distant past, nor the promise a remote future.

One day promises have to be fulfilled. We cannot always live in the realm of future hope.

As Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi would say: It can all happen now.


Text by Richard Payment

Find a beautiful and detailed Press Release on Shri Mataji’s passing here.


Why do my eyes glow? July 22, 2007

photo of axinia’s eyes

Many people notice some special shine, or glow in my eyes. That is not a common thing. Want to know how do I make my eyes glow?

My mystery behind is simple: The glowing eyes is nothing but a pleasant side-effect of getting the Self-Realisation (Kundalini-awakening) and practicing Sahaja Yoga.  

No one knows for sure, but they say it has something to do with the activating of the parasympathetic nervous system at the moments of thoughtless awareness (meditation).

Interestingly, it had been known and described by some spiritual people of the past. Jyaneshwara (12751296), one of the greatest sages of India depicts the phenomenon in his script “Jyaneshwari”, Chapter  VI as follows:

“Kundalini is one of the greatest energies. The whole body of the seeker starts glowing because of the rising of the Kundalini. Because of that, unwanted impurities of the body disappear. The body of the seeker suddenly looks very proportionate and the eyes look bright and attractive and the eyeballs glow.” 

Want to have your eyes sparkle and your face beam? – get your Self-Realisation! J 

LOVE, axinia


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