Definition - What does Sahaja mean?

Sahaja is a Sanskrit word that translates to “spontaneous” or “naturally born together." This term is widely used in Buddhism and has particular importance in Tantrism.

Additionally, Sahaja yoga is a form of meditation which was devised by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970 and has become popular all around the world. Since its inception, this type of yoga has been practiced by hundreds of thousands of people in more than 90 countries.

Yogapedia explains Sahaja

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi says that Sahaja yoga allows an awakening to occur in each person, which, on a larger scale, will help achieve a global unity of mankind. She also claims that this practice lets each person become their own spiritual guide.

For those who mediate for the purpose of achieving liberation or a spiritual awakening (moksha), this is a form of yoga that offers an intense meditative practice to that end. The goal is to expand one's awareness until it is capable of discovering the eternal truths of the universe and human existence.

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