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Peter Hewitson
Talk by Shri Mataji



A Sahaja Yoga Experience
By Peter Hewitson, Brisbane, Australia
The Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Founder of  Sahaja Yoga
How Sahaja Yoga changed my life
I guess I'd always wondered what "Truth" was. I'd heard this term bandied about quite often but never had I heard an explanation that seemed right. I'd read so many books but I still didn't understand what "Truth" was.

Then one morning I was walking through the park, still thinking about "The Truth". I was so irritated about not knowing that I said out loud, "What IS this Truth thing anyway?" Then I looked around to see if anyone had heard me!

I didn't have to wait long however, when a few days later I saw a poster on the notice board of a shopping centre advertising free meditation programmes. There was a picture of an Indian lady which was very striking and underneath the words, "You will never know the truth unless and until you are connected to the power which created you."

Wow! "This looks interesting!" I thought. The next week I went along to the programme which was held in a youth "drop-in" centre. The room was covered in graffiti and garish posters. In the corner was a small table with a photograph of the same Indian lady which I had seen on the poster. A candle was burning and the smell of incense filled the room. Everything seemed so peaceful and serene.  It was amazing that in the midst of all these horrible scrawlings such peace was being emitted.

A lady called Linda introduced herself and we started the programme. We watched a video of Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga. I knew my search for the truth was over when I heard Shri Mataji say, "I bow to all the seekers of Truth." (That's me, I thought) and "The Truth is, you are not this body, this mind, this ego and these conditionings, but you are the Spirit." and "You have to be born again."

I received my Self-Realization that evening and felt the Cool Breeze of the Kundalini on my hands and head.  I had never felt so peaceful and so thoughtless! Just pure meditation.

Well within one week I had given up alcohol completely. I couldn't meditate after drinking and I was enjoying the meditation much more, so it was goodbye to drinking!

Since my introduction to Sahaja Yoga, my life has just flowed. All my problems seem to have been dissolved into the ocean of bliss. Not that I haven't had small problems, but they have all been  completely resolved through the power of Kundalini.

Through Sahaja Yoga I have met and enjoyed the friendship, brotherhood and sisterhood of thousands of people from around the world. I've married my dear wife from Russia and together we have travelled the world.

I can thoroughly recommend Sahaja Yoga meditation for anyone of any age, country, religion or race. If you would like to experience the bliss of self-realization, I suggest you follow the links on this webpage to find out more about where you can attend programmes in your city or country.

All this has happened through the tireless work of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi who has brought this knowledge and experience to the common people of the world.

- Peter


"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall." - Mahatma Gandhi