Discourses of Shri Sant Ji Maharaj.
(Maharaji's Early Days' Satsangs)
- Our Treasure Increases : "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." - " He who
wants pleasure will give pain to others; he who wants
profit will think of giving loss to someone else." - "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." - "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." - "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." -"It is
said, 'Who sows thorns for you, sow for him flowers; you
will have flowers upon flowers in return but he will have
- Where Goes All The Sadness :
"Everything in the world is good, but one thing I dislike
beyond description. When people set out for a journey,
first they worry about their arrangements: "Oh, this
thing is left, that thing is left." It is a very bad
habit." - "When we start from a place, at first we should
meditate upon God. Whatever a man does, he understands
that if he does this thing, he will get the best result.
It is a great mistake to think of the result."
- What's The Trouble : "Take refuge in Guru Maharaj Ji. When you have this Knowledge, you will not need to know anything else."- "Just meditate. Because you don't have to do anything, really. Liberation is attained by itself."
Our Treasure Increases
July 29, 1966, Prem Nagar, India
O my brothers, 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 have not 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 soon, 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 recognize 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 would 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 Sahib was a Guru. Do you respect him? He 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 it's worth a penny.' Today, I tell you the same thing but you still do not listen. If you do not value the true realization 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 king draws his sword. Guru Maharaj Ji can be manifested in front of every one 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 for the gods to attain the human body. It is the only temple suitable for spiritual endeavors." To use it properly, we have to know the means which is the gateway to liberation.
First of all, we have to realize 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 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 hall 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 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, brothers, that we must meditate.
Where Goes All The Sadness
This Satsang was given by Guru Maharaj Ji on December 1, 1966 in Dehra Dun, India
Behold, O people! I want to tell you one thing. Everything in the world is good, but one thing I dislike beyond description. When people set out for a journey, first they worry about their arrangements: "Oh, this thing is left, that thing is left." It is a very bad habit.
There is such a type of journey that one will have to go on leaving all things. Therefore, when we start from place, at first we should meditate upon God. Whatever man does, he understands that if he does this thing, he will get the best result.
It is a great mistake to think of the result. Lord Krishna has told that one should do work without thinking of the result. But man cannot remain without thinking of the result. He cares always about his livelihood. However, the stomach of all can be filled up. One has to fill up the heart with Knowledge. The Knowledge has got place that's called "upadesh" (heaven). Countries are many, such as England, Germany, India, but that is not such a country. That country is something different. When that is realized, a man becomes free. Then only can he meditate on God at all times - while awake, sleeping, eating and drinking, sitting and moving - at all times he can remember.
The people say that they chant "Rama, Rama." But I wonder how can you chant it by your mouth while dying? The lips will be closed; its movement will be stopped. Then from where will come the sound? But there is a type of chanting which is never stopped. It is chanted through our life-breath.
People say to me, "Sant Ji, my mind is not set in meditation." It can be, but first you do, then see. Oh! God is omnipresent. He is present inside everybody. It is a false statement that mind is not absorbed in the meditation. In reality, such men do not like to meditate.
You see, there is no guarantee of the body. Really, I am telling you, anything may happen, anytime. But this world is blind. While seeing, it does not see. But who seems to be blind, he possesses eyes in my opinion. He meditates on God in a solitary place, living away from the world. Therefore, I tell it again and again, that one should meditate.
But there is no will in people's minds. I know what is the will of their mind. Do you know? The will of their mind is that they should not meditate. They never do. It is just in the memory. If one says, "My hand is all right but it moves not," you move it, then it will be moved. When you type, then it will be typed. God sent you. Did He send you to die? God has pre-arranged all comforts and happiness for him whom He has sent. He sent nectar for the butterfly. Wherefore do all these mountains, trees, rivers and such come from? I used to think: from where are all these things created? I came to know that God is the only Supreme Being who created multiple things. With the help of these things people are able to live their lives.
Who can know the maya of God? His maya is unlimited. He can do as He likes. When Lord Buddha was born, it is said that even matter (unconscious things) started moving. Plants and trees bloomed and laughed. Waves were rising in water. You see for yourself when a premie comes here, at first his face is sad, but when the premie has remained, then his face becomes cheerful. Where goes all the sadness? This is the love of God.
Therefore, one should meditate. We have our attainment only in meditation. If you did not meditate on God, you did nothing. I went to Prem Nagar and went to the top floor. I became very sad. I thought that God has provided us with everything except a school. I had wished for one and as you can see the wish is being fulfilled now. God fulfills the desire of all.
Certainly we are examined. We should not remain uselessly before Maharaj Ji. One should be open-minded, should not be silly. He should say something to Maharaj Ji. Even if he commits a mistake, it does not matter. One should depend upon God wholeheartedly.
Therefore, attainment is the meditation of God. We have to reach across the ocean and go to that island. To attain that we have to be released from here. We have to be rescued. We have to attain salvation. We have to depend upon God only. Angadh told that he would cross the ocean by jumping, but would not be able to come back. Hanuman Ji didn't speak anything, but jumped across the river and came back again. What I mean to say is have faith in God and meditate upon Him.
What's The Trouble
September 22, 1967, Prem Nagar, India
Dear premies, it's really sad to see people celebrating religious holidays without understanding the significance behind them. They don't understand the message that every saint or prophet has brought, and yet they celebrate their birthdays as festivals.
Have you ever really known the purpose of man's existence? It is to know God. But where can God be found? He can't be found in trees or buildings, in religious assemblies or temples. We say that God is everywhere, but if we haven't seen Him first within ourselves, we can never see Him elsewhere. Only one who has seen and known God within himself can see God in buildings, temples, books, rosary beads, and so on.
Some people call Him "Ram," but they don't know His true form. What is the meaning of "Ram?" He who resides in every atom is "Ram." People haven't known Him within themselves, and yet they say, "He's here; He's there; He's everywhere!" What is His true form? Aren't we all eager to know His true identity?
It is said, "My form is such, that even the brilliance of one thousand suns can never equal it." If His form is so magnificent and if we have such a desire to know it, what's the trouble? Know Him. Know His Name. Even though God is One, He pervades everywhere. So what is His real form? If you want to know His true Name and want to see His true form, then take refuge in Guru Maharaj Ji. When you have this Knowledge, you will not need to know anything else. You will know why this human body has been given to you.
If someone wants to know something, he will consult someone who already knows about it. For example: if some electrical work needs to be done, you will go to the person who knows how to do it You will get hold of an electrician. You won't go to just anyone. Those who seek God will have to go to someone who already knows the true Name of God. So, leave your arrogance and indignation behind. You sing hymns and listen to sermons every week, but what do they tell you? What do all the great saints say? They tell us whether this world is true or false, and how God pervades it. So think about it and find out the answer.
And all premies should practice meditation. Guru Nanak said, "Meditate upon the Holy Name yourself, and inspire others to meditate also. In this way, you will definitely attain liberation." A student first completes his own studies. Only then does he become a teacher, and teach others how an~ what to study. First he must acquire his own skill and certainty. In the same way, Guru Nanak tells us, "First you should meditate. Do not feel ashamed, just meditate. Because you don't have to do anything, really. Liberation is attained by itself."
When a boat is at sea, it faces many dangers - it may get caught in a strong current and sink. But if the boat reaches the other side successfully, whoever is sitting in the boat also reaches his destination. It is the same with this human body. We have to take advantage of it and do what we have to do with it. So we have to protect it and take care of it. If it is destroyed before the right time, our life is wasted. We have to make maximum use of this body. And how are we to do this? "Do meditation yourself, and inspire others to meditate, too."
First you meditate, and then when you're strong and firm in it, you will have no trouble getting others to meditate, too. That's it - it's not necessary to do anything else.
If a man has an orange, he doesn't eat the peel, he eats the juicy fruit inside it. Yet this whole world is busy trying to find pleasure in external things. So what does Guru Maharaj Ji do? He eliminates the anger, malice and pain that this world is full of. When a man gets bitten by a poisonous snake, someone must suck the poison from his body. In the same way, Guru Maharaj Ji comes and gives satsang, and all the poison inside us is removed.
So remember to practice meditation. My blessings to you all.