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MechanicThe author of this personal experience has had an old car for many, many years. Over this time, there have been many occasions when the inextricable happened. For example, on one occasion, the car continued to run for hundreds of kilometres, even though the fuel tank was close to empty. Now, unfortunately, the old vehicle has finally been put to rest.

In this story, the author describes another of these events.

It was time for registration of my car, and I had to find a new mechanic as I had moved. I knew I had to get the brake pads replaced because at the previous inspection for registration I had been told that they would definitely have to be replaced to pass the next inspection. I had also had a safety check that revealed the same thing. I was a bit concerned, as I had experienced dishonest mechanics in the past and it had cost me a lot of money. This time I went thoughtless, as I knew that this was the way to make the best decisions. I chose the closest mechanic.

I had to book the vehicle in for inspection on the same day that a film about Shri Mataji was being shown in Newcastle. The job would take about an hour and a half. I was a little bit worried that I might not make it to the cinema on time. So I said to myself, “Not this thought,” a few times, and the worries stopped. I settled down for the wait.

Only twenty minutes had passed when I saw my car appear from the workshop. I was sure that something major must have been wrong for it to re-appear so quickly. I waited for the bad news. The owner of the workshop called me over, and once again I could not believe my ears.

 The owner told me, “We didn’t replace the brake pads because there is nothing wrong with them.” I blurted out the story of the two inspections. Again, I was stunned as she said, “I remember that you said that. So I got three mechanics to check the brakes and they all agreed there was nothing wrong with them.”

When I recovered from the incredible news, I replied, “Well, I don’t know what the biggest miracle is: the fact that somehow the brake pads have repaired themselves; or that you are honest enough to tell me. After all, you could have just done what I asked you to and I would be none the wiser!”

The owner smiled and told me that they were a family business and would never be dishonest. She asked if I wanted the inspection report needed for the registration, as the car was fine. Of course I agreed, as I still had plenty of time to get to the cinema for the film.

Obviously, I had picked the right mechanic. Once again, I was helped to make the right decision through Sahaja Yoga.

Lisa Barron

Editor’s note: You can find more stories by Lisa by searching for “Lisa Barron”.


A Sahaja Yoga Meditation workshop will be held at Wamuran near Brisbane on Saturday, 21st December, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Workshops are provided free by our experienced team of volunteers, as a non-profit community service.  A meal will be provided after the workshop.

Where:  Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre, 95 McClintock Road, Wamuran Queensland (60 minutes north of Brisbane)


  • Simple and effective ways to help experience the peace of true meditation
  • Balancing the subtle system
  • Deepening your meditation
  • Video talks by founder, Shri Mataji
  • Meditating at home

Getting there

The address is 95 McClintock Road, Wamuran. From the M1 motorway, take the Kilcoy exit and proceed along D’aguilar Hwy until reaching Wamuran. Opposite the IGA store, turn right and then right again into Station Rd. Turn left at the small roundabout into Newlands Rd for approx 3km, and then left into Patane Rd which leads to McClintock Rd. Number 95 is just over the top of the hill on the left.

See Google map .

If you are planning to attend, please email us at [email protected].


“This is very inspiring, nourishing. It’s very important you keep these workshops going.”

“Today was an opportunity to experience a deeper sense of silence.”

“It felt quiet in my mind, and that surprised me!”

” A great introduction to meditation for me. Simple and concise content.”


Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji

Peace is only possible if there is genuine divine love within you flowing; otherwise, a talk of peace is all useless. I have known people who have got a peace award. I don’t know why they got it. They have no peace within.

You must have the peace within, and that peace is only possible when you are transformed, and transformed into a new human being, a new personality, about which all the prophecies are there. All the scriptures have talked about it. All the incarnations and all the saints have talked about it. That transformation is at hand. If you want to have that transformation, it is not at all difficult, but you must know you are capable of getting that transformation very easily and retaining it.

Shri Mataji, 4 December,1997, New Delhi, India

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