This is not a day of merry-making because the night of the 19th, at three o'clock, Guru Maharaj Ji left his body. But I feel that Guru Maharaj Ji is alive and always will remain alive.
So many times, Guru Maharaj Ji has come to this world. There have been many, many Perfect Masters and each one has revealed the very same Knowledge. You haven't understood. Each Divine Incarnation has gone away and still you have not realized the Knowledge he brought. Now, if you want to know the Truth, then get that Supreme Knowledge, because this body will be destroyed one day. You have got to get Knowledge as soon as possible, otherwise the shop will be closed. This Knowledge will grow more and more expensive; it will not remain cheap.
Today you people think that Guru Maharaj Ji is not here. Again you have not understood his true form, but I will explain everything to you. If you do not realize God within, then Guru Maharaj Ji, the Perfect Master, will manifest again and again in this world and you will see him in the form you like.
When a Perfect Master comes, he cannot be bound by the rule of government, but we know that if we have to explain this to the world, people will not understand. Even when people of this world see a true saint, they do not recognise him. Every time the Perfect Master comes, some people think that he is true, some think that he is false.
If a man sends his son to steal, that man wants to benefit himself and harm another. If a person thinks that his own nation and government are good and others are evil, he will kill people for that nation. That is why saints are not ruled by this world or by its governments. He who wants pleasure will give pain to others; he who wants profit will think of giving loss to someone else.
Who is there who can give happiness to all? There may be people here who have not received Knowledge. What does Guru Maharaj Ji give when he gives you the Knowledge? Who can tell me the meaning of the Word? He who cannot tell me its meaning, I do not consider him to be learned.
These days, so many people are following different religions. But a day is going to come when all of the religions created by men are going to finish and only one true religion will remain. These days religion has become a play. In the name of religion, people create confusion and spread falsehoods, but remember! If a man had brought something with him to this world, then he could have taken it back with him. But no, he did not bring anything with him. He did not bring that Knowledge with him; what Knowledge did he have at the time of birth?
If man had brought the Knowledge with him, then he would have taken the Knowledge and gone directly to the Kingdom of Heaven. But no, a man must find that Knowledge of God. This is the highest religion. Time should not be wasted.
Saint Kabir said, "You spend the night in sleeping, and the day you waste in eating. This life is priceless but you are spending it as if worth a penny." Today, I tell you the same thing but still you do not listen. If you do not value the true realisation of God, then how can you say that Maharaj Ji should come back? Guru Maharaj Ji has left his body of five elements and the time will keep passing.
At this time, how many premies are there that think that Maharaj Ji is only in the form of a photograph? But for me, it is not that way. I understand that as quickly as a king draws his sword Guru Maharaj Ji can be manifested in front of you. He surely can be manifested, but you are like a hot iron which will not let the blacksmith take rest. When Guru Maharaj Ji comes, then the sword will be made.
You can all see Guru Maharaj Ji sitting in front of you in the form of a photograph, but you should understand that he is even more near to us. He is omnipresent. He is present in this photograph and he is within you in your own heart. Guru Maharaj Ji is present in this body.
I want to ask the Pandits, these hypocrites, if they chant mantras while asleep. Guru Maharaj Ji has revealed to us the Holy Name, that is like air inside and outside of us. Now, Guru Maharaj Ji has dissolved himself in the air. That Word, that Name disappears in the air and you bring that air into you when you breathe, waking or sleeping.
Today, Guru Maharaj Ji has to take your test. However you see me, I accept it. Guru Maharaj Ji has to take your test; even I have to take it. All great saints have suffered your test. You should not waste time. And how should you not waste time?
Today, you have got this human body. It is most difficult to get it. The scriptures say, "With great luck we are born in human form. It is difficult even or the gods to attain the human body. It is the only temple suitable for spiritual endeavors." To use it properly, we have to know that means which is the gateway to liberation.
First of all, we have to realize why we have got this human form. We have to know why we are alive. We should not arouse Guru Maharaj Ji's anger because we want only to see him all the time. When you are in the presence of Guru Maharaj Ji, time, stops, death does not exist.
Guru Maharaj Ji is the creator of the whole universe. Still the world gives him pain and will keep giving him pain. He said, "Let me rest at least for two days." You did not let him rest, but called him back to you. I feel that Guru Maharaj Ji is here and is giving satsang through my body. After all, what is in me? I have only flesh, nerves, blood and bones. My body does not have anything more. But I have got the same soul as Guru Maharaj Ji. Guru Maharaj Ji is within me. He is in everyone. He is present in everyone and also in me. So realize that Guru Maharaj Ji is himself speaking. Do not look only at my body.
In the body, there are bones, flesh, blood, nerves, veins and such; what else is there? The same thing is in a dog; the same thing is in a cat. If you see only my body, then I am a dog, I am a cat. The cat meows. So, likewise, I keep speaking. And if you call me a dog, then I am a dog. When I speak loudly, then I bark very loudly. Dogs keep barking.
If you call me a snake, I am also a snake. When a snake bites, it hurts. To some people, my preaching is hurting like an arrow and to some it is not hurting.
Today, listen and listen properly. If you will not listen, then you have nothing to do with us. If you have nothing to do with what Guru Maharaj Ji is speaking, then you may go.
So the thing is that after coming into this world, you and I have to meditate and peace will come from that meditation. All seers, all saints, all Masters have gotten peace by meditating upon the Holy Name. But I want to ask the people of today why they do not want to worship God. It does not cost even a penny.
We have nothing else to know but one thing. Sit in a peaceful place and do meditation. Eat and meditate and listen to satsang. You cannot meditate when on one side the child is calling to you, "Mother, mother!" So we should do meditation in a quiet place. You can get peace only through meditation. If there is a battery-powered toy, until you put the battery in the toy, it cannot move. If a toy car has a key, it will, not start moving by itself. The main thing is the key. So when we wind the true thing in ourselves, then we move. The child is born; if the mother does not give him anything to eat when he is hungry, then he will remain hungry. Only when he is four or six years old will he start eating by himself.
Our work is to do meditation. How to do meditation? (He sits in meditation and demonstrates how.)
If you don't know where the shop for toys is, then how will you buy toys? The toy shop is here. It is in this hail and the only salesman is Guru Maharaj Ji. You take from him and the price is only that when meditation is shown to you, you must do it.
I want that whatever faith you have, you should take care of that faith. In this age, what do the Christians do? They have very big halls where they go and pray. Christ spread the Knowledge of God in his time; what was that Knowledge?
In many places, temples have been constructed,
but in each temple the worshippers see the statue of only a single Saint. When they come and listen to satsang, then we say to them, "The God you worship is our God also."
When Knowledge of God is spread through the whole world, there will be one religion. The Knowledge will be spread through mahatmas, because, without these great souls, it cannot be done. You cannot prepare the lamp without oil. Without oil, it will not burn. The spreading of the Knowledge is beneficial for all. That is why we should not waste time. We have to give even our last breath for the sake of others.
You can practice propagating this Knowledge and see for yourself. When Guru Maharaj Ji was here, what did he do? He spread the Knowledge to everyone and such work he did that it will never end. Everyone kept taking from his endless treasure. He told me, "I came for this purpose only. Now you have to do my work."
I will unite all religions. I only need the grace of Guru Maharaj Ji. We will become such a multitude that we will fill every hall and every temple.
Guru Maharaj Ji is in front of us. I have got in me the God who is omnipresent God. Guru Maharaj Ji is within my heart and is everywhere. It is truly said that, "In this world, meet everyone with great love. You never know in what form God comes to meet you."
And it is said, "Who sows thorns for you, sow for him flowers; you will have flowers upon flowers in return but he will have only thorns."
Our treasure will keep increasing. But if you have got the true thing then it does not mean that you have to become a Guru yourself and start giving Knowledge to others. It means that you should bring people to the mahatmas. See, if the straws are joined together, the stick is made. In the same way, if all are unified then how much strength will remain.
So brothers, my meaning is that the Name which Guru Maharaj Ji has revealed to you should be meditated upon. I did not really want to say anything. I only know this, that we must all meditate.
As printed in The Golden Age Issue 49, the official magazine of the Divine Light Mission, Australia