Below are some quotes from the founder of Sahaja Yoga Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
"You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the power that created you."
"A star is shining within us and that is our spirit."
"Either you lead a life which is luxurious on the material level or you lead a luxurious life of God's blessings - one of the two you have to choose, the time has come."
"The enjoyment of life is only possible if the world could get connected to the spirit... you become the spirit as Christ has said in simple words that you have to be born again."
"Self Realization is the first encounter with reality."
"Divinity is not a fashion. It is the way of life. It is the need of your being. You have to become that."
"Blossom time has come and many ancient seekers are today getting their Self Realization."
"You have to know your spirit...for without knowing your spirit you cannot know the truth."
"Now the stage today is to know that Self Realization gives you experiences and then your faith is established. Not blind but open enlightened faith."
"Self Realization makes us humble...replace temper with compassion...the more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be."
"Freedom is when you really get your own powers which are within you. In your central nervous system and in your conscious mind, you must feel the existence of the spirit."
"Innately, within us resides the spirit which wants to enlighten you,to give you the peace, the bliss and the joy of our being."
"Kundalini cures you, she improves you, she bestows all the blissful things upon you. She takes you away from the worries of grosser level."
"Meditation is the only way you can grow..because when you meditate, you are in silence. You are in thoughtless awareness. Then the growth of awareness takes place."
"True and lasting solution to present ills can be found only by inner, collective transformation of human beings."
"Sahaja Yoga is the spontaneous union of the individual consciousness with the All-Pervading Divine Power..."
"..the self-knowledge that I am talking about is concrete, verifiable and is tangible like science itself and completely understandable in rational terms."
"The truth which can be actualized after Self-Realisation is that you are not this body, this mind, this conditioning from the past, this ego, these emotions, but that you are the Pure Spirit."
"Only after Self-Realisation, and only then, is there a direct experience of the Spirit. It then manifests its powers in the human personality, and it's light enlightens the consciousness into a new awareness. The divine intelligence of the Spirit radiates on all sides."
"The Spirit is like the firm axis at the very centre of a wheel. If our attention reaches the immovable firm axis at the very centre of the wheel of our existence (which is constantly moving), we become enlightened by the Spirit, the source of inner peace,and reach a state of complete calm and self-knowledge."
"After Self-Realisation it is easy to perceive the truth that all these religions were born on the same tree of spirituality, but that those in charge of each religion plucked the flowers from the living source and are now fighting each other with the dead flowers of merely partial truths."
On the feminine aspect of the Divine: "It is one of the main teachings of the profound traditional wisdom of India, that the Primordial Mother is the origin of all things and everything tends to flow naturally back towards her."
On the darkness that is still prevalent in modern times: "..what impresses one is not a simple and unassuming statement of the truth, but superficial showmanship and display."
"These are the times described in the Holy Bible as the "Last Judgement" and in the Koran as "Kiyama", the Resurrection time. Astrologically it is also called the Age of Aquarius, the time of rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth."
"...this is also the age of science and technology in which human beings have progressed beyond the stage of blind faith..."
Faith "...one need not, and should not, believe blindfolded in whatever is said about ascent or salvation, but should treat it like a hypothesis, and observe the facts with an open mind like a scientist."
"In the unspoilt state of innocent childhood, practically every human being has a natural and direct feeling for the existence of God Almighty. But as time passes, this faith may be deflected and people start believing in other powers - political, economic or social."
"Pure faith in the benevolece of the Divine can also degenerate into destructive forms of religion like othodoxy, fundamentalism, sectarianism, fanaticism, black magic and witchcraft."
Rationality On the possible dangers of rationality: "..if the beginning of the thought or theory is not rooted in reality, the end or the final results of such a thought or theory could well be disastrous in practice."
On the West "In the West, people pride themselves on being the defenders of democratic rights and the champions of freedom. But if the Western world really cares for the benevolence of the whole world, it will have to turn to introspection."