So a person who has a Sahaja culture is not only spontaneous, but is inspired, is a inspired personality. A person who is of that kind, an inspired visionary, then other people get impressed by such a person that, "See, there's a man who's inspired, who talks in an inspired way, in a way that is something very different from others." Something new he says, new that is nourishing. Such a personality - like the other day, you see, we heard the lectures of so many people, and when the New Zealand Prime Minister [David Lange] was coming C.P. said, "Now let's go back, because we'll have a little tea or something." I said: "No, you listen to this man. He's a realized soul."
He said, "Really?" I said, "Yes, you listen to him."
... Within two minutes he captured everybody's attention, you see, and he was bubbling with everything, so beautifully, and he spoke all the points so much different, and so much new and so much better. C.P. was amazed. He said, "How do you know?" I said, "I know, because when I was in New Zealand I told them he's a realized soul."
And our own Prime Minister [Rajiv Gandhi] is also a realized soul. You'll be surprised, after our Prime Minister finished his lecture and all that, after two or three lectures he was to go; then he turned round and went to this New Zealand Prime Minister, only him, went and congratulated him, congratulated him. Congratulated and said something very close to him. And the fellow again, you see, flew up into joy. We see it's all there. And then he came away. Why? Because one realized soul understands another realized soul, and everybody was amazed: why did he turn to this man alone, and went and congratulated him? So such a large country like India represented by our Prime Minister, goes down all the way to a little country like New Zealand which is nothing compared to India, and congratulates. And that's a developed country, this is a developing country. Is something people did not understand. And the whole joyous atmosphere both of them shaking hands created.
This is Sahaja culture, in which you recognize a realized soul, the dignity of a realized soul.
(H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Talk on Sahaja Culture, 26/10/85)
David Lange (1942-2005) addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations at its 40th anniversary session in 1985, when he and Rajiv Gandhi (1944-1991) were the only speakers from countries outside the permanent membership of the Security Council.