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APPENDIX I: SOURCES OF QUOTATIONS

This study intended to portray not a codified, static theology, but the worldview of Divine Light Mission members as they pursued their religious practices within their lives. Therefore their views were best illustrated not by quoting Guru Maharaj Ji on how they ought to see the world and "practice the Knowledge," but by quoting their own thoughts and feelings. Many of the quotations came from my own memory from the years I lived with premies, and from the notes, journals, and drafts for articles for DLM publications which I jotted down through the years. These are cited as follows:

- "Personal notes" -- Memories and/or notes of my own personal experiences.

- "Notes" -- Memories and/or notes about others and their experiences, both things I observed and things people told me.

- "Notes for article" -- Notes and/or drafts I had written down in preparation of articles for Mission publications.

- "Satsang notes" -- Memories and/or notes of things people said in "formal satsang."

- "Interview notes" -- Quotations from interviews of premies recorded and transcribed for the purpose of writing articles for DLM publications.

- "Interview notes: Cameron/O'Brien/publications staff" -- Quotations from interviews of premies recorded by other writing staff members and transcribed for the purpose of writing articles for DLM publications.

- "Recorded satsang" -- Quotations from satsangs recorded and transcribed but not printed in DLM publications.

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APPENDIX II: ARATI PRAYER

Jai Gurudev, Maharaj Ji,
Your glory fills the world
Protector of the weary and the weak
You bring the death of attahment
You bring the mind true detachment
Save us from the ocean deep
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Creator, Preserver, Destroyer
Bow their heads and pray to You
All bow and pray to You.
Scriptures sing Your glory
Scriptures sing Your sweet story
Your virtues are ever true
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Chanting, fasting, charity, austerity
Never bring you knowledge of the soul
Will never reveal your soul.
Without the grace of Satguru
Without the Knowledge of Satguru
Rites and rituals won't reach the goal
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

In the river of bondage to Maya
All are swept out to see
All are sinking in the depths of the sea
Guru's boat is the Holy Name
Guru's ship is the Holy Word
In seconds He has set us free.
Jai dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Anger, desires, attachments
Rob us of eternal life
Take away our heavenly life
Satguru gives True Knowledge
Satguru is Eternal Knowledge
The sword that kills our problem life
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Religions harp their own glories
Call me to follow their own path
Welcome me to follow their own way
The essence of all was revealed
The seed of all was revealed
I walk on the true way today.
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Nectar from Satguru's feet
Is so holy and it cleans us of our sins
When He speaks darkness flies away

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When He speaks darkness cannot stay
Doubts removed, new life then begins
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Mine, thine, wealth, health
Give them to the Lotus Feet of Love
Give them to the Lotus Feet of the Lord
Give yourself to Satguru
Sacrifice your all to Satguru
Be united with the blissful truth
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Bible, Gita, the Koran
Sing the glory of Your Name
They all sing the glory of Your Name
Angels sing Your glory
Heavenly hosts sing Your praises
They find no end to Your fame
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Desires have robbed me and left me
In the darkness of the night
Trapped me in the darkness of the night
Guru gives Holy Name and Light
Guru gives Holy Name and Sight
Cross the ocean by His love and light
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Many past forms you have taken
Now we have come in Your control
Again You have come to save the soul
In this time of darkness
To lead Your devotees from darkness
You have come as Hansa the Pure Soul
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Come to the shelter of Guru's grace
Come with your heart and your soul
Bring Him your heart and your soul
Cross the worldly ocean
Cross it by your devotion
And attain the Supreme Goal
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

Jai Gurudev, Maharaj Ji,
Your glory fills the world
Protector of the weary and the weak
You bring the death of attachment
You bring the mind true detachment
Save us from the ocean deep
Jai Dev, Jai Satgurudev.

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You are my mother, and You are my father,
You are my brother, and You are my friend,
You are riches, You are wisdom,
You are my All, my Lord, to me.
You are my All, You are my All,
You are my All, my Lord to me.

Guru Maharaj Ji, my life is within You,
From You I was born, and to You now I go.
Forever I'm Yours, my longing is endless,
This heart of mine aches to be One with You.
Forever I'm Yours, my longing is endless,
This heart of mine aches to be One with You.

Wherever I look, Your face is before me,
Your golden love melts all my troubles away.
I give You my heart, for in You it will mellow,
Maharaj Ji my Lord, my life is Your play;
I give You my heart, for in You it will mellow,
Maharaj Ji my Lord, my life is Your play.


Oh wondrous Lord, my Guru Maharaj Ji,
Your Grace is a river that flows on and on.
You fill my heart with Your love overflowing,
Please let me come home, find my rest at Your Feet.
You fill my heart with Your love overflowing,
Please let me come home, find my rest at Your Feet.