Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati

Ma Yoga Shakti (Mataji) is a source of inspiration and a symbol of strength and enlightenment in today’s world. Mataji pledged her life to serve humanity to restore the faith of man in God and goodness. As a spiritual teacher (Guru) her all-embracing wisdom, love and compassion were beyond human limitations. Apart from her spiritual power, the mere human aspects of her life are enough to make her an exemplary Master. Mataji (as she is affectionately called) worked for the upliftment of seekers looking for spiritual guidance.

To be Yogic is to be disciplined, religious and self-transcendental. Mataji travelled the world, carrying the message of Yoga to people everywhere. Her deep knowledge of Yoga, both in its scientific and experimental aspects, her modern outlook and her infinite love and compassion for all who came in contact with her, earned her the devotion of a huge following of disciples of Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. Her teachings explained how spiritual salvation lies in following one or more of these paths according to one’s inclination and abilities. It is here that her vast knowledge of Yoga, her experience of human nature and her deep spiritual insight enabled her to become a true guide, philosopher and friend to the aspirant in his or her quest for spirituality.

With characteristic determination, effort and dynamism, Mataji played many roles in life, a devoted housewife, an enlightened educator and a political reformer. Mataji was born (on April 6th 1927) and brought up in the holy city of Benares. She did her M.A in Political Science, and was the founding Principal of a women’s college at Bihar. In her youth Mataji was fascinated by higher ideals and heard the voice of the Divine. She founded the Annie Besant Lodge of the Theosophical Society at Chapra in 1956. In 1961 she renounced her wordly life and entered the holy order of Sanyasa. She was designated Shakti Sant Shiromani at the Ujjain Kumbha Mela in 1969 and accorded the title of Maha Mandleshwar during the 1974 Kumbha Mela at Haridwar. Educationalist, reformer, philosopher, saint, and Guru, Mataji was all of these; but above all she is Mataji-Mother, and she showered her Divine Grace, her compassion, her all-embracing love, on everyone who came to her.

Ma Yoga Shakti (Mataji) is a source of inspiration and a symbol of strength and enlightenment in today’s world. Mataji pledged her life to serve humanity to restore the faith of man in God and goodness. As a spiritual teacher (Guru) her all-embracing wisdom, love and compassion were beyond human limitations. Apart from her spiritual power, the mere human aspects of her life are enough to make her an exemplary Master. Mataji (as she is affectionately called) worked for the upliftment of seekers looking for spiritual guidance.

To be Yogic is to be disciplined, religious and self-transcendental. Mataji travelled the world, carrying the message of Yoga to people everywhere. Her deep knowledge of Yoga, both in its scientific and experimental aspects, her modern outlook and her infinite love and compassion for all who came in contact with her, earned her the devotion of a huge following of disciples of Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. Her teachings explained how spiritual salvation lies in following one or more of these paths according to one’s inclination and abilities. It is here that her vast knowledge of Yoga, her experience of human nature and her deep spiritual insight enabled her to become a true guide, philosopher and friend to the aspirant in his or her quest for spirituality.

With characteristic determination, effort and dynamism, Mataji played many roles in life, a devoted housewife, an enlightened educator and a political reformer. Mataji was born (on April 6th 1927) and brought up in the holy city of Benares. She did her M.A in Political Science, and was the founding Principal of a women’s college at Bihar. In her youth Mataji was fascinated by higher ideals and heard the voice of the Divine. She founded the Annie Besant Lodge of the Theosophical Society at Chapra in 1956. In 1961 she renounced her wordly life and entered the holy order of Sanyasa. She was designated Shakti Sant Shiromani at the Ujjain Kumbha Mela in 1969 and accorded the title of Maha Mandleshwar during the 1974 Kumbha Mela at Haridwar. Educationalist, reformer, philosopher, saint, and Guru, Mataji was all of these; but above all she is Mataji-Mother, and she showered her Divine Grace, her compassion, her all-embracing love, on everyone who came to her.

Mataji opened ashrams in India, America and the UK, and was instrumental in the spread of Yoga throughout the west. She believed firmly that Yoga helps man to face and bear the stress and strain of modern life. Yoga is a practical art because it makes one a master of his soul, mind, body and senses. Mataji spread this enlightening philosophy, irrespective of the barriers of caste, color, religion or nationality, with an aim to forge a greater human universal brotherhood.

Mataji bore the mark of magnetism, saintliness, mysticism and radiance born of Yogic discipline. She saw the people of the world as one — as children of God. Her dominant character was her motherly love, a love stronger than one’s own. She transformed the lives of her students and devotees by her silent and unconscious influence. Her natural dignity, motherly nature and broad mindedness revealed the highest spiritual quality. Her teaching was the eloquent speech born of insight. She is a highly evolved spiritual soul and a figure of international renown.

Mataji opened ashrams in India, America and the UK, and was instrumental in the spread of Yoga throughout the west. She believed firmly that Yoga helps man to face and bear the stress and strain of modern life. Yoga is a practical art because it makes one a master of his soul, mind, body and senses. Mataji spread this enlightening philosophy, irrespective of the barriers of caste, color, religion or nationality, with an aim to forge a greater human universal brotherhood.

Mataji bore the mark of magnetism, saintliness, mysticism and radiance born of Yogic discipline. She saw the people of the world as one — as children of God. Her dominant character was her motherly love, a love stronger than one’s own. She transformed the lives of her students and devotees by her silent and unconscious influence. Her natural dignity, motherly nature and broad mindedness revealed the highest spiritual quality. Her teaching was the eloquent speech born of insight. She is a highly evolved spiritual soul and a figure of international renown.

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