On World Yoga Day, we speak to Sh. Pradeep Chauhan, Vice President, The Life Eternal Trust Delhi. Chauhan explains to us the aspects of yoga unknown to many, that is to say through the awakening of Kundalini. He adds that Sahaj Yoga is the greatest gift to humanity and thousands of people around the world have benefited from it. Excerpts from an interview.
- Mr. Pradeep Chauhan, you have practiced Sahaj Yoga for many years. How do you see your transformation?
Sahaj Yoga is nothing but the awakening of Kundalini which is the reservoir of power and a primordial Mother. As a primordial mother, she gives you self-realization, she nurtures you and you get the state of thoughtless awareness. Sahaj Yoga is His Holiness Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi’s greatest gift to humanity. Personally, I have seen a complete transformation in myself and daily we observe how people from all walks of life benefit from Sahaj Yoga.
- How can one achieve self-realization? What is the process?
Sahaj Yoga is a universal religion. We have Kundalini which is ours and personal and She is our primordial mother or we can say mother for centuries. She knows everything about us. For enlightenment we don’t have to do anything, we just have to ask the God we worship (from any religion or country) to give us self-realization and we will get it instantly. After that you are in the state of Nirvichar Samadhi or thoughtless awareness. Once we are in the state of mindless awareness, we are connected to all omnipresent power of God. Then he takes over and this is the beginning of spirituality.
- In the first question you answered that it was the gift of His Holiness Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi. She was Indian and a follower of the Hindu religion. Can a Muslim, a Jew or a Christian follow him without hesitation?
Look, like I said, it’s a universal religion. We have our own Kundalini and this Kundalini passes through our 7 chakras. These chakras have evolved through different stages of human evolution and represent different deities. Universally, the human being is one with one Kundalini and seven Chakras. The bifurcation of religion has occurred at different stages of human life and we have never consolidated our religious knowledge to understand that every region is the same. But the time has come when we should take this forward and use it for our benefit and that of the whole world.
- How can the world benefit from Sahaj Yoga?
Sahaj Yoga gives you peace, compels you to automatically love another person. When you are peaceful and want to love another human being, where is the fight? Today we fight for our territorial rights, airspace, waterways and the disruption of other lives is the main objective. All over the world, security agencies fund different people to create disruptions. But they gain nothing. Sahaj Yoga is the only solution for world peace, inner peace and emancipation of the human being.
- I have read that it also cures mental and physical illnesses. Can you elaborate that?
Once the Kundalini is awakened, the first thing to do is that we become one with the divine and the divine takes over. The immediate impact is that the mind becomes peaceful and the human being comes into balance. Your nervous system reacts positively to this awakening. With this peace, you can sleep better, think better and behave positively. All three are important parts of human life and they affect your home, your society, your country and the world. Inner peace is an important prerequisite for world peace.
- You said it was a universal religion. Is it practiced only in India or in the world?
Sahaj Yoga is practiced all over the world. Over 100 countries follow Sahaj Yoga and we have thousands of Sahaj Yogis. In India alone we have 1200 Sahaj Yoga centers and almost five million people following it. They spread this message of love and peace all over the world. This year is the year of celebrating the 100th birthday of His Holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi and the celebrations have already started. His name is Shri Adi Shakti Janam Shataabdi Mahotsav Varsh. During this we will talk to people about the awakening of Kundalini and all over the world we will go out in public to tell them about this hidden power within us. And on March 19, 2023, we will do a big public program in Delhi with thousands of people and we hope millions will get their self-realization. Today is an important day when India celebrates Yoga Day. We take this opportunity to let people know about this beautiful gift of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi to humanity.
- Is it free or do you have to pay?
It is an immediate process and happens instantly provided you have pure desire. The practice of Sahaj Yoga and the awakening of Kundalini is absolutely free and easy. Sahaj Yoga tells you the importance of community and one day you realize that you have a much bigger world where there is no Indo-Pakistani, Indo-Chinese or American-Russian tension. Sahaj Yogis from all countries meet with love and stay together for days. They meditate to achieve a common goal. To find out more, you can visit our website – www.nirmaldham.org or visit our centers which are running across India and the rest of the world.
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