Mother Meera


Mother Meera is a spiritual guru who claims to be the living embodiment of the Divine Mother. She’s known for her silent darshans where she “unknots” one’s subtle energetic body and floods devotees with divine light.

This is perhaps similar to what Amma is reputed to do.

Meera was chosen as a young girl by an ambitious uncle whose dream it was to find the Divine Mother in human form. His wife and daughter had refused the role. He was also a follower of another supposed Divine Mother avatar working in Aurobindo’s ashram.

Many report feeling waves of divine energy flowing through them when gazing into Meera’s eyes. Others feel nothing at all.

Teaching in silence

It is often said by gurus that silence is the greatest teacher as words can only be approximations of the truth. A guru who has attained a high degree of spiritual awareness overflows with Spirit and is therefore able to share their experience directly, avoiding the limitations of language. This is possible.

Mother Meera claims to be an avatar

Mother Meera claims to be an avatar

Beware: many fake gurus will take advantage of this technique. Devoted disciples will convince themselves that they are experiencing spiritual bliss at the feet of their masters.

The mind is so powerful that it can create this very experience for you, if you believe in it strongly enough. Conversely, you can also shut yourself down to any spiritual experiences if you believe they are impossible. It’s the same principle at work.

The mother’s views on homosexuality

Controversy arose when Andrew Harvey, a devoted follower, said that she suggested to him that he break up with his boyfriend, marry a woman, and make public claims that Meera had cured him of his homosexuality. He cut ties with Meera and published a book about it.

Akin to leaving a cult, he claims that her followers harassed him mercilessly afterwards, even trying to get him fired from his job.

It’s worth noting that Andrew Harvey’s previous books, full of praise, were the very reason for Mother Meera’s popularity in the Western world. It seems unlikely he would lie about this after spending 10 years with her.

To further his claim, a previously published edition of one of her works, Answers Part II, contained language that spoke out against homosexuality.

When confronted with this, one of her closest aids said it was a publishers’ mistake and that the mother had never uttered such a thing. Avatars don’t make mistakes, apparently. The book was later revised to omit the topic entirely.

The unauthorized biography

Martin Goodman was asked to write Meera’s official biography. His investigation took him to India, where he interviewed people who had known her for a long time.

The reports were not that great. People who had known Meera growing up did not agree with her devotees’ lofty opinions of her.  Goodman wrote a very approachable, human biography of the Mother. While it was not 100% positive, he remained her follower and continued to believe that she was the real deal.

Her staff asked him to destroy the manuscript. They’ve cultivated this aura of divinity around Meera that makes it impossible for them to admit that she could ever make a mistake. The homosexuality controversy is just one example.

Goodman was crushed and followed their order, though he ended up republishing it as an unauthorized biography. He’s cut ties with her and now claims that she’s an occultist.

Questionable, but with a caveat

We rate Mother Meera as questionable. Her claims to perfection are ridiculous, though she may indeed have the capacity to transfer divine light. This does not make her a good teacher, or even necessarily a good person, however. She doesn’t have much of interest to say.

This said, there are so many reports about the experiences she bestows during her darshans that it would be worth checking out. They are free. We wouldn’t travel at great expense for them but do seize the opportunity if she visits a near-by location.

“The divine is the sea. All religions are rivers leading to the sea. Some rivers wind a great deal. Why not go to the source directly?” — Mother Meera.



  1. Where are all the other comments concerning the wonderful Mother? They have disappeared. You are totally incorrect in your assessments by the way. I too had an initial contact that lacked verve, it appeared. I was indifferent to her too, but I would never have judged her so rashly. I have respect for a woman that gives blessings totally free, and does nothing other than yearn to help others. But then, after five years, one day I woke up and saw her beautiful face in front of me. She has since changed my life. Your comments will hurt a lot of disciples because we truly love her! And you show so much disregard and disrespect.

    • I did travel several times to get her Darshan and I would do it again. I believe that for a review to be considered truthful, one must have first hand experience which in this case, is lacking. To the author of this website: Why not go and find out?

      • Hello. I have travelled to Aurobindo in southern India and been to the ashram. My experience was very questionable. However, everyone’s experience can be different. As authors of this site, all we can do is compile the experiences of others to try to discern the worthiness of these professed gurus. Overall, reports indicate that the Mother is very questionable.

          • Fully agree, thought it was all rubbish and it not true that she does it for free, paid a lot of money to see her in London.

          • I completely agree – She is working for the darkness – She is an avatar of… ??? She is running a ‘spiritual’ business – There was absolutely no chance that any god’s avatar survived on earth at the time she was born – Sorry to write that for people who believe she is a good person – Her teachings are just stupid, with no answer at all to any questions – Her time on earth is almost over as the real light is coming.

    • Mother Meera is very Pure
      Please disregard the negative comments made by the Darkside

  2. I’ve only met her once, when she came to Colorado in 2018. The experience was very positive. I like the idea of seeing God as a woman…as the Divine Mother. I’m 100% straight. But I doubt Mother has any serious issues with homosexuality. We in the West forget that her teachings are not only for us but also for people like the uneducated and simple people of her village where she was born. I can see how they might be confused and start thinking that Mother’s teachings are especially for gays. As for the criticism that was coached by Mr. Reddy, all of the teachers I admire had teachers who helped get them on their feet. We in the West who grew up Christian cannot help but hold Jesus/Yeshua as the standard. But what if those Bible stories we take as gospel are not as accurate as we were taught? What if Jesus needed teachers too and we just never heard of them? I think Mother Meera is the real deal. I think she teaches in silence because we’ve already heard enough words and philosophy and new age nonsense to fill a library! And I think she seems aloof because she knows we want her to acknowledge us personally and say something like: “Oh! At last you have come!”, and she’s not going to stroke our already over-stroked egos. Instead she wants us to be humble. We’re so filled with self-importance.

    • What teachings ? There is absolutely nothing in her books. She is nothing more than an illusionist (able to use psychics) – She is also a false prophet. About vaccines for instance, she recommends them.

  3. “What if Jesus needed teachers too and we just never heard of them? ”
    then Jesus would not be God and you are speaking of a different Jesus than Christians know

    • I guess I am. For one thing, Jesus was a Jewish guy named Yeshua, not the light skinned, blue eyed Anglo guy in a white robe. Joseph Campbell was asked by a Catholic nun if he believed that Jesus was the son of God. He said: “Not unless we all are”.

  4. “All truth agrees with truth…while falsehoods, half-truths, and speculations must squabble endlessly amongst themselves.” Perhaps it is a bit of a shame that we create endless disagreements/arguments by neglecting to preface every one of our comments/remarks/expressions/opinions/perspectives with such disclaimer as this: “Though I don’t know with absolute certainty (as my current awareness is limited by the limits of my personal human experience and/or exposure)—and I dare not stake my eternal soul on any observations/perceptions/deductions/conclusions/expressions I may offer here or elsewhere—yet as another offspring/extension/reflection of the Wholey Real Omniscient Timeless Unicity Reality (as all and every one of us are), I do best by beginning my expression with supplication to this infinite innate everherenow omni-presence/essence that at least some significantly portion of these, my words, contain at least a flavor or scent of wholey truth which may assist in guiding our thoughts deeper into Wholeyness, and further from distracting, entrapping, and divisive (if not mutually destructive) thoughts/ideas and B.S.(Belief Structures). Let us unite our mindwaves in a singular ocean/notion allowing us to consider that the actuality/Reality of All is…infinite, and indivisible, aka, in a perpetual state of infinicity. (Clear thinkers may more immediately recognize and conclude that the Reality of Infinity and the Reality of Unicity/Oneness are inseparably ONE and the very same, beyond conceptual distinctions. Real Unicity immediately connotes Infinitude, as the Reality of Infinitude likewise is synonymous with Unicity.) Consider the foundational rationality of the idea that no one is separate or apart from this Wholey Unicity…there is no possibility of being apart from, or “other than” this Wholey Real Omni-conscious Essence. While the temporally deluded “separate” fabricated individuated ego construct has the prerogative to believe, and to therefore perceive, itself as separate from this essence’l Wholeyness, this in no way affects, limits, nor diminshes the actuality of the timeless/”eternal” ever-present Reality of the pervasive underlying Infinicity.
    Higher teachings emphasize that all our perceptions and expressions are naught but our own projections, ergo, if my perception is separate/limited, then all that I see around me will be the reflection of my cognitive limitations. Alternatively, as my filters of perception are cleansed of superficial, separative distractions and beliefs, the Wholey everherenow all-pervasive numinous Unicity/Omni-presence is recognized ever supreme and abiding…the essence’l true primary identity in and behind all temporal displays. Thus…Namaste.

    • Your post is exactly why some people prefer the quiet company of someone silent.

  5. Please pardon above typos—mostly errors of punctuation, and one unedited incorrect word form: ‘significant’ should replace ‘significantly’—I intend to attribute these errors to both my impatience before hitting SEND, in addition to challenges of composing in the narrow visual field of my phone. 🙂

    • I went to see Mother Meera many years ago in 1997, more recently watched her online out of interest. For people who have never experienced anything other worldly, she can open people’s awareness… But caution! She’s an energetically very subtle, very clever. While praying to beings like Nityananda who didn’t even identify with having a body, brings immediate love, just love, praying to Mother Meera comes with a big dose of headache as well as other positive things. Also, she says things which an apparently full Divine person should know better not to say. A rather obvious one is in 2020, to make people feel OK and calm them about the pandemic, she said in a video that things would get back to normal in the new year or 2021. But it was pretty obvious to anyone with a brain that that wouldn’t be the case, and it isn’t the case. When I visited her in 1997 a woman forgot to bow before sitting back to gaze at her, and some crazy minder dude pushed that woman’s head down really hard. Crazy uh? I’ve heard other tales of utter rudeness and abruptness from minders, “protecting” their Divine comfort. So seeing her is free, but I would be cautious. I know a devotee who’s devolved all self will to direct their own life, and insist on only praying to Mother Meera… Because that’s the only advice she has on offer.

        • The crazy thing, is what the guy did by pushing that poor woman’s head down was technically assault. If someone was standing behind a person at a counter, and didn’t like the fact that the person in front hadn’t said “Thank you” to the cashier, then proceeded to ram their head forward, the police would be called and an assault charge would be issued. I was much younger then. Now, I would have walked or even shouted at the person ramming that woman’s head forward. Welcome to the world of Divine love. I feel sorry for people who lose the plot over her. There should be better spiritual education. In Buddhism and the Vedas, even the gods aren’t free. Just because humans with no experience encounter something they can’t comprehend doesn’t make it good or even right. People get carried away by psychic experiences and the like.

  6. I had very positive experiences with her and when I repeat the jappa meditation of “Mother Meera, Mother Meera,…” in my head I have the feeling that my whole system gets more focused on my heart or that my heart chakra opens.

    I went now 4 times to Darshans in Berlin and would go everytime again! I always come out there with a very alleviated feeling!

    Also, she is not in silence anymore. There are youtube talks of her now. She basically says it’s ok, don’t be afraid, go on with your life ;).

    • Sad to hear that so many people visited her – She is just like Sai Baba – a magician working for Satan – a fat woman – real god’s avatar won’t need to eat or go to the hospital will teach truths – not wind – by the way, at the time I am speaking she is probably already dead

  7. She is not the Mother and has not real links to the Divine Mother.
    Just go to her website and look at her answers.
    When did Mother adviced people to go see a physician? Even once?
    When did Mother asked people to just “pray” and say that’s the only thing we can do? That we should submit to the governments’ will and wait for scientists to find a vaccin? When?

    Mother and Sri Aurobido believe in the Divine Work (and they are still at it). They want us to invoke the Divine, the Supramental Consciousness, the Supreme, submit to Him, to enlight our body and transform it, so we can be actors of our own evolution. When she was embodying Mira Alfassa, she never sent anyone to a physician, and she never gave vague answers like the ones you can find on Mother Meera’s website.

    Mother Meera is nothing more than a priest with powers. She has no clue of what she is talking about.
    It’s a comedian, a puppet. In the same way Sri Aurobindo’s ashram became a business, “the Mother” became a business.
    She may have powers alright, but anybody can have powers.

    • Thanks for your comment, ALEXANDRE. We were also disappointed when we visited the Ashram. It’s just a business now.

      • I’ve been practicing Sri Aurobindo’s yoga for some time now, and while I do not have any Powers (which is intended), I felt the direct presence of the Mother a few times.

        Some months ago, while I was attempting to remove some etheric implants and was starting to see beautiful colors, I invoked the Mother and asked Her to watch over me (because I didn’t know what I was getting into). A eye appeared in front of my closed eyes and an unspoked message, a vibration came to me: “I’m always watching over my children”, or something like that. It was an idea, a feeling. Not words.

        Earlier today, while I was reading the Mother’s agenda, I pictured myself as one of the ashram kids asking questions to the Mother, and just said: “Thank you”. Some unknown fire came to me and made me cry, like she just sent me her love in return.

        What I’m trying to say is this: I do not feel anything of the sort about Mother Meera.
        I do not have anything against her, but she is not who she pretends to be, that’s for sure.
        For now, I don’t need gurus, because when I’m lost, when I’m in doubt, when I’m in trouble or when I fear for my life, I call for the Mother, along with Sri Aurobindo and Satprem to enlight my path. I trust them. I have faith in them. They do not have an ego anymore that can be corrupted, unlike most gurus.

        • Always trust your own intuition and inner-warning-signs when it comes to fraudulent gurus. But you are on the wrong website, the web-host here (gururatings) doesn’t care about your experience, only insofar as it disproves all other gurus apart from Marhshall Vian Summers. Frankly, they give zero shits about how valid or invalid any other guru is.The entire point of this website is to promote Marshall Vian Summers.

          • You may be right, I had that intuition it was not the most partial website. I just found this website randomly and felt the need to clarify something about this fake Mother.
            As for the Marshall guy… never heard of him. Actually, anything outside Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s Yoga is pretty much unknown to me and I’m not interested.

    • i totally agree!…and did you see in her website, in the news section, she encourages people to be vaccinated for covid 19! she is evil!

      • You my friend sound like one of those ( Not so bright and Definitely NOT so Spiritual trump loving NUTS !

  8. Mother Meera is nothing more than a magician (more exactly: a psychic) – David Copperfield too but at least he does not serve the dark side. She is just part of a large business (material and spiritual/energetic). Her teachings are just empty. Everyone who is a bit spiritually evolved knows that we do not need a guru but the opposite: our sovereignty trough our consciousness/inner life. For instance, she says that hell exists. Yes it did for a long time at the time people like her and the ‘lords of karma’ were perverting the law of karma, which is not possible anymore since the return to the golden age has come (in 1986 – more precisely the current stage is now the diamond’s age). God is pure love and would never admit such a ‘punishment’ or torture (which evil beings feed from and appreciate the same way a serial killer enjoys destroying life) – God does just gets rid of corrupted souls or spirits by disintegrating them and this cleaning process has started a few years ago (as a necessity and act of love for the preservation of life). Mother Meera knows exactly what her future is: to become a cosmic dust like each deeply corrupted spirit or soul who decided to serve the involution forces.

  9. These fake gurus are everywhere! They are promoted by the evil globalist to mislead to innocent seekers.
    She runs a Foundation where money is moved ,hidden and tax free. Ie Bill & Melinda Gates, Soros ,Clinton foundation.
    I true guru would never promote the Mark of the beast. She is just a puppet for the elite.
    Her teachings are empty. She speaks like a politician simply avoiding details.
    She has no guru liniage and has been groomed to mislead, particularly silence so not to give the game away.
    I have personally had two Darshans in Germany. If only she knew how to smile!

    • Thanks for your comment, Brad. Yes. One has to wonder why these fake gurus are often shielded and harbored by the government.

  10. This website provides a wonderful service, but there is a danger in giving too much credibility to one or two criticisms. In other cases where teachers receive multiple, mutually confirming criticisms, the evidence is stronger.
    In the case of Andrew Harvey and Mother Meera I would like to share the following.
    I have received darshan from Mother Meera many times and been with her personally but am not a follower or disciple. I was also a friend of Andrew Harvey at the time of Mother Meera’s first visit to the U.S. and was in the car with him and Mother when she made the allegedly homophobic comment. At the time I felt that it was not homophobic at all but an innocent or unformed comment by a teacher whose personality had been shaped growing up in a small rural Indian village. Teachers can be ignorant and ignorance about homosexuality is not necessarily homophobia.
    One can decide for oneself is Mother Meera is an incarnation of the Divine Mother, or if it is worthwhile to spend time with her (I found it is). But it is another thing to reject a teacher based on the criticisms of one former disciple.

    • Thank you for your comment, Alan. One should never rely on one point of information or one person’s perspective. However, we have compiled quite a long list of questionable direct experiences with The Mother, here, on this Blog.

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