Meta Modern Era



The Most Amazing Spiritual Book of the 21st Century


"Shri Mataji's discovery brings genuine hope to humanity."


-- Claes Nobel, Chairman of United Earth.


All the problems of the 21st century are answered with tremendous love and compassion in this book. Effortless self-realization that comes with Sahaja Yoga meditation enlightens your awareness and makes it possible for you to realize the truth about our man-made problems.


Penned by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and one of the greatest voices on spirituality today - H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - the book provides deep insights on the crises of our modern times and the solutions to their root problems.

From The Preface:


"Actually I did not want to write a book of this kind. I am a person who is in complete joy of Divinity. There is the all-pervading joy of Divine love and I wanted everyone to enjoy it. Specially in the West I have seen that there are many seekers of absolute Truth. There are many scientists who have written voluminous books about consciousness, about awareness. One can give a list of them. But all these books really weary you completely, because they do not emit any knowledge of the ultimate truth. I don't want to criticize them; after all whatever they are doing constitutes honest research. But why not also give a chance to this new discovery which is being made? Why not humble down to see what is beyond this mind which gives you all this artificial intelligence?


It is extremely difficult for me to write about the problems of Western life. It is like an enormous tree which has grown outside. How to be pushed down now to the roots and made to grow inside. It is only by going deep inside that we can find out what the problems of Western civilization are which have kept a Western mind away from truth. [...]


The most difficult part is to convince a human being that in the entire creation, he is the most highly evolved being; that he is capable of becoming a glorious personality, a beautiful, peaceful angel. To tell him about the problems of modern times is not a very good way of convincing him about what human beings truly are. There has been so much demeaning of human being, so much of degradation in their value system that I thought that unless I go to the root of the problems, it won't be easy to explain why they have to break away from their present shackles in order to evolve and ascend. One has to speak frankly about what the problems are and what the real solutions are.


There is no peace within modern human beings nor without. The poor and the rich alike are unhappy. Everywhere people are groping for solutions. At a limited mental level, the intellect can work out certain problems about things that we see around us in jeopardy. But while a few problems may be resolved in this way, others arise. The true solution lies not in the material circumstances outside human beings but inside the human beings themselves. True and lasting solution to correct ills can be found only by inner, collective transformation of human beings. This is not an impossibility. In fact it has already happened. There are so many thousands who have actually achieved this state. The reality of en-masse inner transformation of human beings by self-realization is the most revolutionary discovery of the present age.


[...] This is not my job, this is not my work, but it is a spontaneous desire of the Divine that this should be brought in full light, so that human beings are raised to a higher state of consciousness by which they can realize what they are, so that they can appreciate and glorify themselves.


To me, most of the human beings are like the deities who are still in stone form and who can be transformed, with Kundalini awakening, into angels. I hope that with this book I will not hurt people. On the contrary, I hope to be able to get many more people in this great work of Sahaja Yoga, by which they can achieve the ultimate goal of their search. I have to use humor, because by nature I am very humorous and I see humor in every kind of incident, which people sometimes take very seriously.


It is too much for a Mother to talk about the ills of her children, but unless that is faced, I don't think the children can ever get their benevolence and reach the ultimate goal, which is their self-realization. So I would ask all of you not to get angry with me, but to understand that out of my tremendous compassion and love, I have written this book for the benevolence of the people, with whatever English I can use, with whatever literature I can use, with whatever style I could adopt."


-- Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi






When Sir C.P. Shrivastava moved to London with his wife and family after being elected Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations, this marked a date of particular significance in the calendar of spirituality. This is because his wife started manifesting to the almost lost generation of Western seekers, the redeeming powers of Kundalini awakening and Self-Realization.


This book is the story of an encounter with an extraordinary woman who is a spiritual master with powers of mythical dimension that were revealed in the benign and gracious countenance of someone who appeared to be a diplomat's wife.


The author, then twenty-five years old, spent some unique moments of discovery with Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. The priceless recollection find their value in the many privileged hours spent with this primordial Mother and Master. Her unique method of self realization is now recognized by large numbers of people all around the world.






This book is based on the prophecies of a 12th century Italian mystic, Giacomo Di Fiore, who prophesized that there would be three great ages in the history of religion, the Age of the Father, Age of the Son and The Age of the Mother, i.e. The Third Advent.


The Third Advent is a history of the last 6000 years in which we can see why the great religions, philosophies and economic systems of the world all failed to save the human race.


The book indicates that only through individual transformation mankind can make the changes necessary to save itself and the earth.


Early quotes on the The Third Advent include:


"The Third Advent is an awesome achievement. It is a huge leap forward over what was in The Advent. Fantastically enjoyable and stimulating."


Dr. Bogdan Shehovych, Australia


"Thoughts fade away, inspiration emerges as the deeper truth."


Dr. Udo Szekulics, Czech Republic


"A tremendous feat. Kalbermatten is tremendously learned and has the amazing ability to draw from popular culture, and dig deeper into history and world religions."


Sara Mercurio, Publicity Manager, BloomsburyUSA


"The Third Advent submits a fascinating hypothesis to test: that within us lies the power to transform the microcosm of our consciousness as well as the macrocosm of society. Not only, but that power can now be activated and used by anyone who seriously applies attention and desire to it.


As a social scientist, I marvel at the simplicity and the potential significance of this proposition. If the hypothesis stands up to sound and honest scrutiny, then this book will go down in history as a revolutionary contribution to mankind's learning and development. Interestingly, even if it is not, the mere reflection on the set of observations offered in this book will more than compensate the reader for the investment made.


Given the height of the stakes, it seems hard to justify passing on the opportunity to acquaint oneself with this work and to validate its claims at least in the confined reality of our own life. Future research and the collective experience of readers like you and me will draw the line between optimistic belief and universal truth. In the process, you are in for a treat!"


Maurizio Zollo, Professor of Strategy and Management,
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France







The Saga of Nova Septima becons us to achieve a magical transformation that will take us to the peace and harmony lying in our core.


Asha and her friends make their way from their home in Teletsos to a far off land in the north. This is where salvation lies, both for themselves and their world. Enroute to their ultimate destination, they encounter many marvels and must overcome many hardships. Victory lies in attaining mastery over the self within as well as the enemy without.








"When Jonathan O'Lochan, Counselor at the U.S. embassy in Cairo first saw the small monkey perched on a branch of a nearby acacia tree, he thought that the cute little visitor was pleading for food so he threw it a banana. But, in his wildest dreams, he could never have guessed that the pleasing of this particular monkey was about to change his life."


An action fantasy in which good wars with evil covers ten thousand years of history. Journeying through Africa, Europe, India, and America, it tells of prophecies hidden by the Avasthas, an enlightened race who vanished ages ago.
Jonathan and his friends are in search of the greatest thing: transcending the perceived limits of the human mind.






Recipes that will capture the heart of your loved ones. A sensational and fantastic journey through the spices and tastes of India with a spiritual twist. The recipes of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation, were compiled in a way that make exquisite cooking simple and enjoyable.



LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI – A life of truth in politics






Sir CP Srivastava narrates the story of Lal Bahadur Shastri in this incredibly well written book. Sir CP, who was Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations, describes how Shastri, unlike the modern politician we are used to hearing about today, was an impeccable example of honesty and humility in a field of great responsibility.









Studying the problem of corruption and why India is entangled in it, this book assesses the damage already done and warns of future dangers. A detailed plan of action is also suggested to counter this problem while advising the ethics that need to be pursued in business and society.




For Sufi poetry that brings peace to the soul and fills with love…




We are the flute, our music is all Thine;
We are the mountains echoing only Thee;
And movest to defeat or victory;
Lions emblazoned high on flags unfurled-
They wind invisible sweeps us through the world.






The longest Sanskrit epic of India dwells on the essence of life, the battle between good and evil and having the courage to stand by the good…


"With raised hands, I shout at the top of my voice; but alas, no one hears my words which can give them Supreme Peace, Joy and Eternal Bliss. One can attain wealth and all objects of desire through Dharma (righteousness). Why do not people practise Dharma? One should not abandon Dharma at any cost, even at the risk of his life. One should not relinquish Dharma out of passion or fear or covetousness or for the sake of preserving one’s life. This is the Bharata Gayatri. Meditate on this daily, O man! when you retire to sleep and when you rise from your bed every morning. You will attain everything. You will attain fame, prosperity, long life, eternal bliss, everlasting peace and immortality."  







One of the greatest spiritual books where you will discover the science of self realization…


~ Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free ~







9Written by the great Indian sage Valmiki, this epic tells the story of King Rama, whose wife Sita was abducted by the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. Shri Rama and Sita depict how the Divine play is staged in a way that applies to all times.


“O Lord, wandering with thee, even hell itself would be to me a heaven of bliss.”











By Herman Hesse


The spiritual journey of a boy called Siddhartha, the son of a Brahmin who leaves his home in search of enlightenment.








British poet and mystic whose ideas transcended those of his time, thus making him eternal…


To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.


(from 'Auguries of Innocence')




Lebanese poet and writer dwelling on union with the spirit and the superficiality of dogmatic thought.


Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.




To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold
Have from the forests shook three summers' pride,
Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turn'd
In process of the seasons have I seen,
Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burn'd,
Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green.
Ah! yet doth beauty, like a dial-hand,
Steal from his figure and no pace perceived;
So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand,
Hath motion and mine eye may be deceived:
For fear of which, hear this, thou age unbred;
Ere you were born was beauty's summer dead.


GHANDI – An autobiography


Stories of my experiments with truth


The courages man who confronted a great empire with the weapon of a single word – “satyagraha”.. A firm and non violent standing on truth can win all wars…


In a tribute to this great man, Albert Einstein said, "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a man as this walked the earth in flesh and blood".