Tue, 13 Jul 1999
Allow me to comment on what you already have about Mataji:
Difficult to say, she is certainly aware of her numbered Swiss bank accounts.
A somewhat embarassing teaching. My impression of Mataji is that she naive rather than a fake.
Cool breeze in the hands is also enough. Sometimes, just another Sahaja Yogi feeling the coolness above your head is enough even if you can't feel it. Then you are realised without realising it ;-)
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 some years back) is you put your hand over various chakras and say "Mother, forgive me" a number of times. This 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....
It is her claim. my reply She is quoted in the 'SY:Facts' website mentioned on the leaflet.
I do not know whether Mataji herself goes along with her devotees claim that she is the avatar of this age.
Again see the SY:Facts website. She can be very cruel for the most petty of reasons e.g. breaking up families if she takes a dislike to the wife.
She comes across as a compassionate individual who may have attained some level of higher consciousness.
If she really does believe that she is the Goddess, she may think that it is quite right that her followers enrich her.
But consider the following behaviour by Mataji's disciples and come to your own conclusions:
Alan: then she is either a gross egotist or incredibly ignorant of what enlightenment is - but there are many sincere but misguided people who are grossly stupid and ignorant. I am not saying Mataji is one of them - but i have met sincere misguided people in the New Age scene
Simon's reply: There is also the possibility of some kind of personality disorder.
Remember, she doesn't claim enlightenment,
she claims to be the Supreme Goddess who created the universe. Enlightenment
is knowledge of her.
Reality Test for Sahaja Yogis
Sahaja Yoga page