Sahaja is effortless

"So you have understood about Sahaja yoga that Sahaja is 'spontaneous', that is born with you and your union is with the divine. So any amount of mental effort is not going to bring forth. I cannot guarantee anything. It has to work out. If it works out, your luck. If it doesn't work out, we will have to work it out later on. But once you get it then you have to respect it. And you have to learn it and you have to become your own masters. Once it happens to you will be amazed at your own powers and then you become the light and the light is not kept under the table but on a pedestal so that you can help others and salvage them."
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 22 July 1988, extract from public programme, San Diego, USA.