Volume 1, Issue 1, And It Is Divine Magazine

'And It Is Divine' was the name of this colour magazine published by Divine Light Mission in the USA from November 1972 until the late 1970's when it was replaced by 'Elan Vital'. Before 1974 every copy carried a signed manifesto by Sant Ji Maharaj stating "There has never been a time when the Lord of Creation did not manifest Himself in human form, and come to this planet Earth to do away with evil and spread the True Knowledge.

Proclamation

Dear Reader

There has never been a time when the Lord of Creation did not manifest Himself in human form, and come to this planet Earth to do away with evil and to spread the True Knowledge. But history is a pendulum which is always in swing. There have been so many prophets, so many scriptures, but still people have never been able to understand Him."

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Dawn At The Age Of Truth.

"Then I puzzled over the voice. Thirteen days later, I was doing pranam to my father's ashes and bones. You know, in India, they burn the bodies and thirteen days later you go and collect the ashes. I bent down to touch the ashes, the voice came, 'You are He, You are the one to go and give this to the world.'"

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In the Beginning The first discourse by Shri Guru Maharaj Ji in America, Los Angeles, July 17, 1971.

"Yet if all politicians worked in harmony and cooperation with the great Spiritual Master and with the Truth, then world peace would be obtained in one millionth of a second. A second, not a minute. I issue this challenge! I am not a political leader and have no right to talk about or criticize politicians. True Spiritual Knowledge is my subject and this is the highest Knowledge. From this Satguru obtains His authority. Once you know the Name there is nothing left to know."

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Ultimate Battle.

Guru Maharaj Ji commissioned this article to show people the nature of the war-making consciousness, not to terrify them, but so that they might understand the way to peace. … The most important section of the article, however, is the first section - a message of peace from Guru Maharaj Ji.

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Why Are You Fighting?

"No politician has ever brought peace to his country. Even now many wars are going on in the name of peace. Yet if all politicians worked in harmony and cooperation with the great Spiritual Master and with the Truth, then world peace would be obtained in one millionth of a second. A second, not a minute. I issue this challenge! I am not a political leader and have no right to talk about or criticize politicians. True Spiritual Knowledge is my subject and this is the highest Knowledge. From this Satguru obtains His authority. Once you know the Name there is nothing left to know."

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Twameva

You are my mother, 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.

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Living Grace

Guru Maharaj Ji, by His grace, is revealing the same remembrance, the same devotion which all great souls and divine Incarnations have revealed in their own times. Guru Maharaj Ji asks us to meditate and surrender constantly. Today, people's meditation is not constant.

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See First, Then Believe Denver Ashram, September 18, 1971

"Yes, yes, He was a Perfect Master. See, what is the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is the same spirit as God. But when It has to take a human form It comes into that Holy Spirit. When God takes human form He is Perfect Master. Perfect. Because, except for God, nobody's perfect. So when He is the Perfect Master, He is Himself."

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Guru Puja

To a disciple of the Satguru, there is no other day as special as Guru Puja. A disciple has seen that without the shelter of his Perfect Master he is like a rudderless boat on windy seas. The disciple is tired of living an individualistic life. He wants only the path of truth: the path back to the One, away from the many. Guru Maharaj Ji's disciples know Him to be the dispeller of darkness, the revealer of light. They seek to dedicate themselves to Him exclusively. Only singleminded devotion is powerful enough to burn away the desires and attachments to limited things which bind men to the cycle ofbirth and death. Guru is Lord; "puja" means worship. A devotee's whole life is puja. Once a year, however, on the full moon in July, a day has been set aside by the devotees of the Perfect Master to express their devotion to Him who has released them from the world.

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