1974: The Concept Bomb
The thing about this Knowledge that we have to understand is that if we want to realize it in the soonest, in the quickest possible way we will have to concentrate all of our attention and put it at one point.
And this is the reason why for thousands and thousands of years a human being has not been able to realize this Knowledge, because instead of putting all his attention to one point so that all his concentration, all his energy flows to one point, and that is of realizing this Knowledge, he has been completely taking his mind and wandering with it from one point to another point.
And, as a matter of fact, even today its not a very surprising thing you premies are not realizing this Knowledge. Because still your minds are wandering about. But we have to put our total effort at one point. And only then it is possible.
And that is the reason why today some premies have not been successful in realizing this Knowledge. Because still they are thinking, "Oh, why am I doing this for? Oh, what is this? Oh, what is this in this world?" Many premies think it's a very spiritual thing to think, "Why was this world created?" To tell you the truth, you didn't create it, and it's none of your business. And somebody created it, so- called God. If you think He is a fool, so He created it, so it's wrong; if you think He has some power, if you think He has some brains in Him, and He created this whole world, so, there was a definite purpose for it. And He has sent you down here, and there is a definite purpose for it. And you should solve that purpose, you should try to accomplish that purpose.
But there are many people who, instead of really getting into the point, say, "Well, you know, how come, why did God make this world?" "What was the reason?" I mean, if in your whole lifetime, at the last moment of your death, if by any chance you find out why
God did create this world, I'll tell you the truth, it's gonna do you no good at all. Because, He created it, and He has already created it.
What we have to really concentrate on, and what we should be really concerned with, is what is the purpose of us, hu nan beings, being here on this planet. And really now, for premies especially, there is a little thing more that they should consider. That, okay, there is a grace that everybody has, to be on this planet and to be alive and to have this Knowledge within inside of 'em. Everybody has this grace.
But the thing is, what premies must understand, is that they have been provided with one more grace, and that is this Knowledge has been revealed to them. What is the purpose? Why? Why is this Knowledge revealed to them, to the premies? And there is a definite purpose for that. And really this is what we should try to understand now that we have received Knowledge. And tell you what the purpose is - to actually do service.
Because, see, before Knowledge whatever we do is also a service, but it's a service to our stomach, it's a service to our mind. But what service we do after Knowledge, to Guru Maharaj Ji - to spread this peace into this world, to bring that love, to bring that joy that we all have been waiting for - to work in that direction is called service.
And then the second thing comes, agya. Because the mind is so strong, a human being from the beginning is unable to determine if whatever next thing he will be doing, will it be a real service to the spiritual path or not. Because, somebody says, "Maybe just go and start giving Knowledge to people. I think that'll be a pretty fantastic idea. Everybody will have Knowledge." To tell the truth, you'll be confusing those people.
Because it is like giving a diamond to a monkey. What good is it for him? Taking the most beautiful seed, and putting it on the rock. What good is it? So, the same way, this Knowledge which should be only given to the people who have a really guileless heart, and who have
This satsang was given in Denver, Colorado on May 12th, 1974.
opened themselves to this Knowledge. And this is just one example of how premies sometimes confuse themselves as to whether this is true service or not. And that is why the most important thing is agya.
When there is agya, there is no need to be confused. Go and make sure that yes, that is what should be done and what will be helpful.
I'll tell you one thing; when a war breaks out, before the war, if a child takes a brick, or a child takes a glass of water from one place to the other place, it doesn't really matter. When the war breaks out and everybody is being shot, and people are getting wounded, and people are thirsty, that same child living in the same town can bring that glass of water again, and it'll be very, very precious. And even that one glass of water will count to the victory of that country. That single little thing will count towards the victory.
And the same way premies, this is like a victory we have to make over mind. Actually, we are warriors. We always have been warriors. Before we received Knowledge, we were always trying to fight what was really beautiful inside of us. And then there was something. It's like, when we were a little child, we wanted something, we knew we were gonna get it, and we were always fighting that desire within inside of us. Then we grew up a little bit, and there was this Knowledge, somebody told us about Knowledge, somebody told us about God, and a desire came to know God, to see God, to realize God. And then we started fighting for that.
But in the whole, to eliminate this problem from the whole world, we have to fight the mind. And mind has become our enemy. Because he is misguiding us, he is doublecrossing us. He comes in at one point and says, "Ssh-ssh! I love you," and goes to the other and says, "Drop in the hell, I don't care." And this is what it is doing to everybody.
And that is why you cannot judge. This is where you make the mistake, saying, "How can this guy take me to hell?" You know, he just came and said, "Hey listen," but it does. Because it's mind. It's really, really strong. It can play any way it likes.
So premies, what we have to understand, what we have to fight today, is mind. And once we eliminate that mind, that problem, that'll be for once and all. And, it's like, a little service, very, very little service, that I tell you probably what a little kid could do, even counts towards the victory over mind, to defeat the mind. Even that little service.
And so premies, it's like, it's up to you from now on. It's like, I have taught you how to drive. And you know the instructor is not always gonna sit on your right seat or left seat when you drive. And you know that. You know that one day it's gonna be a day when you are gonna be on your own. The instructor is just gonna give you a license, and a pat on your back, and say, "Well, sir, there you go. You are on your own now." And that day is approaching.
It's like, I have trained you; I have given you this Knowledge. I have told you, and I am telling you a lot of times to do meditation. And then, you're on your own. You do meditation, come listen to satsang, have darshan, and I mean, everything you ever need is right there. Everything you ever wanted, is right there. Every love, every speck of love you ever want.
I mean, it gets to one point where love gets so strong in you that when you are walking down the street, people just say, "Wow! What's, what's happening? Who is this person?"
I mean, I'll tell you this story that happened with Shri Maharaj Ji. There were a few premies, and they said, "Maharaj Ji, you cannot function without us," you know, "We helped you a lot." And he said, "Oh yeah? That's what you think? I'll tell you," he says, "All of you stay here. And let me go out."
So he took his doti and kurta, and he took his tilak, and he looked beautiful, gorgeous. And he walked right through the streets of Jwalapur. When people saw him, they just flipped out. And they said, "Wow," you know, "This is just what we have been looking for."
When he reached the ashram again, there was a crowd of seven to eight hundred people who had followed him, just followed him back.
And it's like, how Guru Maharaj Ji's grace works, in which ways it works, you know, you can't even describe. Because grace is right behind you every time. It's like your little body guard. And you never know, and you are doing this, and it's just sitting there, just waiting.
And whenever you call for Guru Maharaj Ji's grace, (snap!), it comes zooming by and helps you right on the spot.
It's just so beautiful! I mean, that's the way it has always worked with me. In the ways that are so subtle, I could never think of, and then they are, you know. And this is the grace that I want you to also experience. This Knowledge, this love that is within inside of us, for you to also experience.
It's completely different. It's a different love than what we think of today as love. It's not two people kissing, it's not two people hugging - it's different from all that. It's just pure and perfect love. Love, that is love which brings all these other loves that we want, which brings peace and harmony in our mind, which brings peace and harmony in our heart. And there is that peace and harmony that we are looking for, and that love that we are looking for.
Everybody is shouting, "Love, love, love." But because they have different conceptions of love, they don't even understand what love is gonna be like. So when they even receive love, when the love even comes to them, they cannot figure out if it's love or not.
And premies, there are three ways to understand things. If somebody you respect tells you something, you'll say, "Okay, since you
are saying it, I'll believe it." Second way, is that, "This is what my concept is, so I'll believe it." But the third way is a very independent way, which is called, "Seeing is believing." That you see, that you feel, you realize practically, without anybody's concept, without any points of actually like being, you know, into this, or into that, or calling things by different names, but actually be able to realize it completely, completely independently. And then feel it. And actually be able to see it.
And this is what I beg of every premie to do. Instead of following a bunch of concepts down the line, see this Knowledge, believe this Knowledge, - by yourself, independent of any concepts, any thoughts, any ideas. And then you will be able to actually see that yes, there is something like that, and be able to appreciate it more, because it is out of an independent thing. Not that it was handed over, "Listen, mister. This is your property. Better take care of it, you know, believe in it, or otherwise you are gonna be dead." No.
Or, "If you don't do this, and if you don't do this, and if you don't do this, you will be in hell." Or, "If you do this, and if you do this, you are gonna be in heaven." I mean, heaven and hell, they are not two spots, and they don't have a door saying, "This is heaven," and "This is hell." This is a man's concept. And then continuing in that concept, heaven is like something where it's just, everything is so mellow, everything is so beautiful. And if this is what it is, then I have got that experience that people describe of heaven, right now. I have got it in this lifetime. So I can definitely say I am in heaven.
It's like, how do you judge if you are sitting in a car or not? Well, you see around, you are moving, and you know, and then it's like different things, and you say, "Yeah, I am sitting in a car, alright." And like, what is hell for a person is ununderstanding - to not understand something, to still keep the whole world as a mystery is hell. And to get out of that point, and be into that perfect harmony, is heaven.
And that is why it's said, "Kingdom of heaven which we want to go to is on this earth." And we have to just enter that. And it's by Guru Maharaj Ji's grace, by
Knowledge, by meditating on this Knowledge, that kingdom of heaven, which everybody looks to, who cares where the hell is? If you want to go to the hell, then you should care about it. If you don't want to go to the hell, don't even care about it, and make your whole aim to go to heaven. And I tell you, it's very, very easy to go there.
Because the requirements are very few. They are pretty strong, but there are very few. And like, in hell, you don't require anything. You can just go free there, without doing anything. But in heaven, all it takes is to get this Knowledge within inside of us, and that mystery, which is such a mystery to us, is solved. And that itself becomes a heaven.
And that, when it becomes a heaven, when that peace and that harmony becomes one to a heart, then there is incredible love, there is so much, so much love, that it's completely indescribable.
So premies, realize, understand; it's completely up to you. Thank you very much.