The best way to be with your spirit is to forgive.

If love is killed, joy is lost. You cannot have joy without love.

If you want to know the reality, you have to become the spirit.

There’s only one pure desire and that is to be one with the Divine.

The enjoyment of life is only possible if we could get connected to the spirit.

Spirit is the source of peace. It is the source of joy. It is not a duality of happiness and unhappiness, but singular joy.


Birth: Nirmala Srivastava was born on March 21, 1923 in Chindawara, India to Christian parents, Prasad and Cornelia Salve.

Realization: She says that she was born self-realized. Nirmala Srivastava says that while in Nargol, on May 5, 1970, she witnessed the rising of the Primordial Kundalini. Later she described the experience as follows: “I saw my kundalini rising very fast like a telescope opening out and it was a beautiful color that you see when the iron is heated up, a red rose color, but extremely cooling and soothing.” She has stated that the potential for all humanity to gain spiritual self awareness was realized at this time, which she characterizes as a “historical process of en-masse self-realization and inner transformation”.

Death: Alive

Teaching Style: Nirmala Srivastava traveled through out the world spreading her teachings. During her travels, she gave numerous public lectures, pujas, and interviews to newspapers, television and radio. She continues to give talks to her devotees and allows them to offer her puja.

Fame: Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a new religious movement. She has proclaimed that she is the complete incarnation of the Adi Shakti, and is worshiped as such. She was involved in the Indian independence movement; as a young woman she was a youth leader, and participated in the Quit India Movement. She launched the ‘Youth Society for Films’ to infuse national, social and moral values in young people. She discovered a historical process of en-masse Self Realization through which thousands of people could get this connection to their Spirit and thereby their inner transformation.

Legacy: Nirmala Srivastava declared herself to be the complete incarnation of the Adi (Primordial) Shakti or Holy Spirit to her devotees. She was born with her complete Self Realization and knew from a very young age that she had a unique gift which had to be made available to all mankind.


The truth is, first one, that you are not this body, this mind, these conditionings or ego but you are pure spirit. And the second truth is that there is a all-pervading power of divine love which works out all the living work. Before knowing the truth, if you depend on your intelligence, you can be misled completely. Intelligence that is without the spiritual insight is your own ego. After Realization, the truth that comes to you is the real, pure truth and is not your ego.

I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot think about it, we cannot conceptualize it. Unfortunately at this human level we cannot feel it, we cannot know it. We have to be the spirit to know the truth.

Now the best thing is to put attention to your spirit. If you start putting your attention to spirit, the sweetness of the spirit itself will make the whole thing very sweet and beautiful.

So to overcome the problems of personality the best thing is to witness, practice witnessing everything: before talking, practice witnessing, before giving any comments, just start witnessing. It’s a very, very satisfying attitude.

Once you start growing in your self-realization, you develop such a personality that you see the whole world as one. When we are not realized, we are moving on the periphery, like a wheel and we are disturbed. But a realized soul is on the axis, which is silent. So he has the peace within himself.

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