Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Guru ?

“Guru means one who dissolves the darkness and reveals all truths. A Spiritual Guide.
They volunteer to come back to this earth plane for many different reasons, each with their own special work to perform. They are there to spread unconditional love, peace, truth and light to all who are ready and willing to receive.”
From The Truth Eternal
By Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma

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Does one need to have a living Guru to progress spiritually ?

True Guru’s are beyond the restrictions of death. Their teachings , their light and unconditional love are eternal. Their work does not stop once they have passed from this earth plane. Far from it. Both the legacy they leave behind and their ability to continue to help us from beyond continues. Mata Yogananda often told us she would be able to help us even more once she had passed from her body and this we have found to be so.

What is Pure Meditation ?

“Pure Meditation has a comprehensive D.I.Y. (Do it yourself) Kit to fulfil all your needs. Handed down through the voice of the Masters, always at a time when this earth plane is in great need, it is a spiritual way to find your true Self, Self Realization and God Realization. Also incorporating Raja and Kriya Yoga, the teachings are on all aspects of life. We need these teachings in our life now as never before. It is a Jewel in the Crown of the Infinite Beloved.”
From The Truth Eternal
By Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma

What is a Raja Kriya Yoga ?

The ‘royal’ or highest form of Yoga – incorporating a timeless, scientific method of in-depth meditation, advanced breathing and concentration techniques handed down by the Masters (spiritual scientists) to still the mind and body, enabling us to find true inner peace and progress to Self Realization. It is taught on the Pure Meditation Course and Pure Meditation Refreshers to all who are ready to receive this sacred spiritual gift.

How can I find a Pure Meditation teacher ?

We hold Pure Meditation Courses around the world, with teachers in many countries and the course available in many languages. If we do not have a Pure Meditation Course available in your particular country or area, we will find a way to make it possible for you to receive this most valuable in-depth meditation. Find a Pure Meditation Course teacher who will welcome your inquiry here.

What do you mean by the word 'spiritual' ?

That which is pure loving energy of the Infinite energy, God. Our spirit is part of that – part of the ONE divine spirit.

Is this a religion ?

No it is not. These teachings are universal, for people of all religions or no religion. For all seekers of truth and happiness. If you do have a religion you can practice Pure Meditation in the knowledge that it will help you even further in your particular faith. If you do not subscribe to a religion, know that Pure Meditation will help you to self-realization and a deeper understanding of your Higher Self. Find out more about our philosophy, beliefs and aims.

Is this a cult ?

Most definitely not. The only desire of Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma and the Self Realization Sevalight Centres worldwide is to help people find their true self. The Pure Meditation and all Mata Yogananda’s teachings are there to empower us to find our own way forward on our individual path to self-realization. We need the wisdom of a Guru – a Self Realized Master – to help us get there.
A cult is all about someone else having power over us. Mata Yogananda’s teachings are here to help us reach our true potential. Thus finding true freedom, the freedom to be who we truly are.

What is the Sevalight Centre's philosophy ?

Our philosophy is very simple. Our Philosophy is unconditional love for all. Read more about our philosophy and the Beliefs and Aims of the Sevalight Centres here.

What is available online? Are any of the courses and seminars available online ?

Many of our courses/seminars/ workshops/events and Satsangas (spiritual gatherings) are available online. You can also go to our Associates Directory and find a Pure Spiritual Healer, Intuitive Counsellor or Sevalight Hatha Yoga teacher who provides their services online.

Can I have healing or counselling online ?

In this day and age and the current world situation, healing and counselling are needed more than ever. It is to meet this need that many of our Pure Spiritual Healers and Intuitive Counsellors now provide their services online. Distance and travel restrictions place no barrier to receiving the help you may need. We encourage you to reach out. Click here to go to our worldwide Directory of Healers and Counsellors