Satsang of Durga Ji, Denver, October 12, 1974
I'm really, really glad that we got to have this program. Very glad. (someone in audience:"We were waiting!") We were waiting too. It was just that this isthe perfect time to have it. There's something really important to be said now.
It's important now to realize that we are really a family. Different than any other group, organization, anything. We're really a family. And we have something to do. We really have a purpose. We have a goal.
Look at all the other organizations in the world. Some of them are seemingly doing good, and some of them are seemingly doing nothing. But really,they're all doing nothing. They're going around in circles.They don't really have a goal.
But we do. Maharaj Ji's shown us that goal. And like he said, it's not in 1975 or 1976; it's right now. So it's really important to get strong, to get really, really strong now. This family has a father and a mother and many, many beautiful children. These children, everyone of them, have to be strong. Not just some of them. It won't work that way. It just won't work.
This is the opportunity for everyone, for each one of you. Maharaj Ji's plan is so perfect. It's like, the perfect master can come and just go boom! okay, everyone has Knowledge. But that's not the way it's going to be this time. Maharaj Ji's letting you do it. And that's just - you can't even understand it. It's too beautiful to be able to have that opportunity that he's given you,to go out and bring this Knowledge, bring this peace, bring this love, to every human being on this world. And to really make a complete family of this world.
That involves completely giving yourself - completely. Not just 'kind of giving yourself. Or giving a little sometimes. Then you'll never experience what you are here to experience. And there's definitely something to experience with this Knowledge. When you completely give yourself, Maharaj Ji completely fills you up again with his love,so that you can completely give that love out again.
That giving comes through commitment,and dedication. With everything that you have. When you're giving everything you have, you are experiencing exactly what you are supposed to be experiencing. It's like, when we breathe, if we didn't give all that breath out, how would we be filled again? It feels sogood to get that full breath, but only to give it back out again. And Maharaj Ji will completely keep filling us up.
Guru Maharaj Ji is an endless well,an infinite well. We have the opportunity to go out and bring that water to the world that is dying of thirst.That's such a beautiful opportunity to have, to be able to do that. It's upto each one of you. Premies sometimes feel like, "Well, l can do this much, but it'll still keep going. The Mission'll go along." But Maharaj Ji's making it to where it'supto you, it's really up to you. You can do it by his Grace. He'll completely let you do it. That Grace is there.Butalso your effort needs to be put into it. When we put this effort forth, then everything can happen.
Premies, we sometimes have a way of saying, "Well, Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace will do everything. We'll just let Maharaj Ji's Grace do it." Maharaj Ji's Grace is everything. But if we're sitting down, you can't just say Maharaj Ji's Grace will make me walk. You stand up, you move. You know that.
And so there are some premies that are completely dedicating themselves. Butthereareother premies who are just 'kind of.' Really, you're losing, if that's the case. It's when you totally, totally give of everythingthatyou totally, totally gain.
I know you've all heard the saying, "It is in givingthat you receive." It's true. It's really what you have to experience. That experience alone will convince you. That's why people of the world think,"What is this Mission?" "What is Guru Maharaj Ji?" "Whatare all these people doing?"They don't understand. No one can understand until they really experience it and they know that this whole world is just going nowhere,that really we are the only hope in this world.
But it's up to you to bring it about. It's upto everyone of you. And you can do it. Maharaj Ji'sgiventhejobto you, and he knows what he's doing by giving it to you.
So it's time that we all realize what our purpose is; what your real purpose is in this world. It's notjustto take it easy, and sit back. There's reallysomething to be done. And it'ssuchGracethat you havethe opportunity to do it. It's really just Maharaj Ji's love.
I think most everyone understands that it's time to really, really get strong. I don't know what the future holds for us, but I know that we must really get strong now. It's just so important. This is the way you tie yourself to his feet. And that can never be broken, if you completely prostrate your everything at his feet and just say, "Keep me there."
You know, when I was struggling along after I received Knowledge, I heard people talk about, "Oh, l only want to be devoted. I just want to be devoted. I just want to be a devotee." I didn't even really understand what that meant yet. But slowly, slowly, you start understanding that that's really where it's at; just to be a devotee.
It was like, "Oh, never let me go, Maharaj Ji. Never let me go; never leave me." But, we have to hold on to him, you know. He's holdingonto us,but healsogives us the choice to let go at anytime.Anyone of us can just let go and turn our back on Maharaj Ji. So it's important to bind yourself so close that nothing can shake you, nothing can distract you, nothing can pull you away.
That's the only thing that you should be attached to.
Maharaj Ji's shown you what he wants you to do. So now this is what we must do. lt should be very, very clear that this is what he wants. I know each one of you in your heart really, really wants this. I know it. Sometimes it's difficult. Things get in the way. But not unless you let them. You can let them distract you, let them lure you, let them make you think that something else is important, or you should give your energy into something else.
There's nothing that you should give your energy to but what Maharaj Ji set out. Then everything will be taken care of perfectly. Then the satisfaction, and the contentment, and the fulfillment that comes with fulfilling what you're to do, what your purpose, what your goal on this earth is, is complete. You knowthat this is what you're here for.
Even if the rest of the world wonders, "What are we doing?" or, "This is all just a bunch of baloney," or, "They're crazy," they don't understand what we're doing. But we'll make them understand. We'll show them that we really have something tosharewith them, and bring it to them.
I think this is basically what I wanted to say. We're really so glad that we're here and seeing all of you. It's such a beautiful feeling to be with premies, just so beautiful. It's nice to be together, isn't it? It's really nice. We should do this more often! So now is the time to really tie everything in together, and really unite. I think you understand that. Blessings to all of you.