Shri Mataji opened the Sahasrara at Nargol in 1970. I am not one of the initial eleven disciples, out of which hardly one or two are living now. I was one of the second batch, so to say, in 1973. In those days we had programs every day. We used to meet every day at Bharata Vidya Bhavan in the evening and then slowly it spread.
We went to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, where Mataji was giving Realization to a very few people, about ten or fifteen. We both of us sat there and, this being a very early stage of Sahaja, Mataji was Herself working hard to give Realization and raising our kundalinis. To my great surprise, when She touched my fontanelle, on my head, there was a flash and I saw — not knowing it was the Agnya chakra — a Christ crucified. It was for five or six seconds, just a flash. I myself wondered why I — myself being a Hindu and a great hater of Christianity — should get a vision of a crucified Christ. But I didn’t say anything at that time. I started enjoying it. I just closed my eyes and Mother said, “You got Realization at the very first sitting.”
In those days we had programs every day. We used to meet every day at Bharata Vidya Bhavan in the evening and then slowly it spread.
And then we used to have a program in Pune, at Mr. Rajwade’s place. Shri Mataji gave Realization to many people there. Mr. Rajwade was a staunch brahmin and to begin with was against all these things and refused to come, but he allowed a discourse at his residence. He would be sitting in his room. But then one day after half an hour or so he came trembling in front of Mother and said, “I never realized you are the Devi.” And then he got his Realization, in 1973. And later on he was a strong supporter and he spread Sahaja Yoga in Pune. Pune, being full of brahmins, intellectual people, they opposed this tooth and nail initially. But slowly it settled.