How does Sahaja Yoga compare to Kriya Yoga?

Shri Mataji : Oh no, not at all, it is akriya. What kriya can we do? You see ? What kriya can we do? People take out their tongues in Kriya Yoga, cut their throats, push it back. By mechanical things can you do living things ? Can you? Supposing you have to sprout a seed.If you stand on your head or cut your nose, is it going to sprout? No. There’s no kriya, it’s akriya. We have not to do anything. Sahaja: saha means 'with', ja means  'born', and it’s spontaneous. For all living things we don’t do any kriya, we don’t read anything, nothing of the kind. Supposing our breathing, if we have to do some kriya for it, none of us could exist ! If we have to read some books how many would exist if we have to know by reading how to breathe? It’s all spontaneous within us.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 23, 1983   Public Program Day 1   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia