Spontaneous; natural. Etymologically, it derives from saha, meaning “together,” and ja, meaning “to be born.” Therefore, the direct translation is “born together” or “emerged together.” It suggests that Liberation is not “something” (an energy or a reality) external to us. Liberation and our being “come into existence” or “get born” together. On the other hand, sahaja suggests that samsara (the manifest world) and nirvana (the transcendent reality) are “born together” and therefore there must be a common underlying background from where they originally came and where they coexist.