Introduction

The sections that follow are from discourses that were given by Vimala Thakar during the period of 1989 to 1996.

Sahaja means the spontaneous or the natural. The natural is that which is unforced or that which flows easily. Like music playing or like the flowing of a stream. This was Vimala’s approach to life.

Vimala was not promoting an ideology or a philosophy. Nor was she interested in metaphysics or soteriological concerns. She was interested in life itself and how the human being can live freely and fully in natural relationship with the cosmos as a whole.

In the discourses that follow, Vimala draws extensively on the songs of the Upanishads in order to express an inner outlook and a way of approaching and relating to life.