Sahaja Yogis must face the issues presented by those who challenge them.

From:  "adishakti_org <>" <>
Date:  Thu Jan 2, 2003  9:47 am
Subject:  Sahaja Yogis must face the issues presented by those who challenge them.
To all my brothers and sisters who are devotees of the Great Adi

i would like to present a scathing letter addressed to all of us
regarding Shri Mataji and Sahaja Yoga:

"It is astonishing that the sahaja yogis, who believe Shri Mataji to
be the savior of humanity prophecied by many religious scriptures,
have not the conviction to promote her to the world openly, honestly
and unashamedly as that. Promotion of the savior will draw more
serious attention from many more people than do the current vague
claims about stress relief and peace of mind. This lack of
conviction speaks volumes and is the same reason they fail to
respond to those who challenge SY. You simply can't be one thing and
then attempt to portray yourself as another - no matter how clever
you are, it shows and people see it very clearly. This is called
hypocrisy. It indicates the vast majority of sahaja yogis are in a
state of denial.

On the premise that Shri Mataji is indeed the Adi Shakti, on what
basis do the sahaja yogis take it upon themselves to discriminate as
to whom is delivered the message of her present incarnation and by
what convoluted process that message is selectively delivered? To
take upon themselves to make such discriminations is an expression
of an elitist, missionary culture motivated by power and authority
over others. The message must be very plain and simple if every
person on the planet is to be afforded the opportunity to draw their
own conclusions about the goddess incarnate. Why do the sahaja yogis
make something so simple so complicated?. Why are they doing so poor
a job in telling the world of Shri Mataji, when as the goddess she
will surely stand and be recognised as the reality they claim she is?

My parting word is that like it or not, Shri Mataji and her sahaja
yogis must face the issues presented by those who challenge them.
Intelligent response is required and what remains to be seen is
whether they are capable of this. The longer they avoid it, the more
SY will be clearly identified to be lacking in credibility and its
members in integrity. The more they will appear to be a cultish
throw-back to the dark ages. I recommend the sahaja yogis today
change their whole approach and start promoting SY as what it is - a
religion focused around a personality who has claimed, and is
understood by them, to be the Adi Shakti, divine mother of the
universe. This is, after all, the year of exposure for SY. 
May truth prevail. 


As far as i am concerned it encapsulates the critical issues that
plagues this organization, issues that i have experienced first-
hand. i will just give one incident.

We had a public program going on and there was a Polish woman who
kept returning every week to attend them. After more than two months
she began to suspect that Shri Mataji was not just any ordinary
human being but far more that what the SYs were telling her, i.e. a
great guru. The reason she felt so was because not only she was
feeling the Cool Breeze daily but Shri Mataji had solved serious
problems at her workplace. (She had meditated and asked Shri Mataji
to help her after her boss made working conditions unbearable.) So
naturally she deduced that Shri Mataji was more than a great guru.

She kept asking "Who is this Shri Mataji?" "Is She divine?" But none
of the SYs answered her persistent questions honestly and were
evasive. i told those in charge of this public program that we
should be forthright and just tell her the truth that Shri Mataji is
the Adi Shakti. However, they replied that they cannot do so as it
would frighten her into leaving Sahaja Yoga! Since i was also quite
new to Sahaja Yoga and a bit intimidated that i should obey those in
charge, i kept quiet. (At that time i still could not believe that i
was my own master .............. in every sense of the word.)

But this Polish woman was persistent and kept asking, "Is Shri
Mataji a Divine Person?" But the standard answer was that She is a
great guru. Fed-up with the stonewalling this new seeker quit Sahaja
Yoga, never to come back again.

i was so disgusted by the whole incident that i stopped coming for
public programs, and will continue doing so until the members of my
collective are courageous enough to declare that Shri Mataji is the
Adi Shakti, the least that is demanded to announce Her message of
the Last Judgment and Resurrection.

Till today Alex's letter continues to prick my conscience. So fellow
SYs, it's time we welcome criticism and work to rectify the problems
instead of putting our heads in the sand and not paying
attention ................... and expecting them to just go away.
The truth is that they just won't and, on the contrary will only
make matters worse.

So we "sahaja yogis must face the issues presented by those who
challenge them." Any feedback from those who have just joined this

Jai Shri Mataji,


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