Divine Light Magazine No 4

Divine Light Magazine No 4

Salutations at the Lotus Feet of Satgurudev

Dear sisters and brothers,

Illusion is the only cause of sufferings. Man recognizes his body as his Self. Always he is conscious only 'of his physical body. By the grace of our Holy Master we have known that we not only possess our bodies but also the power within us which is the sole cause of our life. Man has two selves. One his physical body which is concerned with sorrows and sufferings, pains and miseries, birth and death, health and disease, heat and cold etc., of which man is usually aware. But he has forgotten his real self, the cause of physical self, that self of which the physical self is a result, called the Divine Self, the inner man, the atman or the soul.

The soul is a part of God. This is the reason why man possesses a dual nature. Physical activities of man - eating, drinking, sleeping - are exactly the same but man is not satisfied by these only. No matter that he is very rich and has all sorts of pleasures. The sense pleasures, being transient, are able to give complete satisfaction to the human mind, while animals have this tendency of searching for tranquility much less, even though their need is greater.

Everything in nature is searching towards its infinity. For the river, the sea is its infinite source so its approach to the sea brings it to its rest.

The soul of Master is God, also called supreme soul, or Param Atma. Our soul came from Him. This is why we want God. But the true method has become completely lost. The Spiritual Master shows the world the right path to God realization because he is the living God on the planet earth.

Once a premie asked Guru Maharaj Ji why is this universe made? Maharaj Ji smiled, answering, "Because there is God". When there is object there is shadow. There is positive power causing negative. No negative could be obtained without positive. Positive is donor while negative is acceptor. The world which is His negative is not self-existent while God is. But to think the world as real is called illusion. Once in His satsang He was explaining this illusion as a mirage. In the desert a man who gets thirsty searches for water. The sand of desert due to partial reflection of the sun's rays produces the image like water, so that a man thinks it is water and runs after it. When he searches there he finds no water but the hot sand. He then looks to the other side where he sees again water but it disappears as before. This mirage is called mrig trishna, or illusion. So, doing this he gets more thirsty and loses his life. Similarly, man is searching after the objects of senses to quench his thirst for peace. He desires something, and tries for it, but after getting it he finds no rest in that and searches for another thing. No object is sufficiently powerful and attrac tive to hold the interest of the mind but man does not understand this unreality, the phenomena of mirage. Desires are endless. But if you get the thing which is greatest of all then you come to the stage of being desireless. Only devotional love at the feet of the Spiritual Master makes us liberated from the bondage of all desires and passions. Only complete surrender. Lord Krishna said to Arjuna that only one who is completely surrendered is free of all bondages.

The human form of the Almighty is Satguru. Although God lives within us but remains hidden, Guru is revealer of God. Unincarnated and impersonified God cannot give His Knowledge. But humans can understand the human language so He comes in human form. But we should not think of Him as a man. As Lord Krishna says to Arjuna one who knows me as a man he knows nothing about me and cannot get liberation because I am the Light living in the heart of all. It is also said by Lord Jesus there is no difference in me and my father, those who will follow me will not walk in darkness but see that Light of life. He reveals the mystery of truth from time to time in this world. The aim is not to create a new religion. This Knowledge of Truth which Guru Maharaj Ji is imparting to the world is the monopoly of all the True Masters, irrespective of their time, cast, creed and country wherever they appeared.

He says, "Know your own religion. I am not here to change your religion." Now we have to understand what is our own? Only soul is ours because it never dies, everything is perishable except Him. Religion is realization. This self-realization is our own religion. When one knows his own religion he finds the reality of all religions as Truth. Then all delusions, doubts, confusions and disputes are finished. Then really we know that the supreme doctrines of the Master are completely practical, and not merely intuitive as is usually supposed.

The Master gives Knowledge of God. The goal of Knowledge is devotion. What is devotion? Love, faith and great reverence and service to the Master. Because the supreme soul resides in His body, His body is holy and to be worshipped. His Lotus Feet are the end of all pilgrimages. That is why devotees always bow down their head to His Holy Feet. Even the dust of His Feet is so holy that it can wash all our sins when we really have a great devotion to Him.

Without devotion Knowledge cannot grow. Service to Him is the seed to grow the devotional tree.

Jai sat chit anand, brothers
and sisters
Mohani Bai

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Dear brother and sister devotees,

In old days the real seeker of spiritual truth had to travel many miles for many years, undergo many hardships, crossing rivers, mountains and valleys before he found the Perfect Master who could enlighten him by revealing the Holy Name and Divine Light. Great dangers confronted him and many temptations lay in his way but he who persevered was the one who succeeded. In his search he had to leave behind without regret many people who did not share his understanding that one thing and one thing only was important in life, the need to find the immortal Truth of all Life, which must inevitably lead to the Lotus Feet of the Living Master.

Today the pilgrimage is still the same; it is not a thing of the past. But now the journey is an interior one. The mountain ranges and rivers are pride and ego in their many forms, the pleasant valleys are worldly attachments. Again the qualities needed for success are strength and perseverence, and constant understanding that the Truth does not lie in the physical world, yet that this Truth is the only thing worth searching for and possessing. In some ways it is easier now. Incredible distances can be covered in a short space of time, many colleagues are undergoing the same journey, the physical body of the Lord Himself is here with us, not hidden in some inaccessible Himalayan cave or Yangtze river shack, and far from being a pleasant world to live in, around us we see danger, suffering and selfishness.

The true seeker knows that real peace can never be obtained in the physical world, where all things are perishable or phenomenal. He knows that if any part of one's total contentment and happiness as a human being is dependent on something that will end, whether in three minutes or in thirty years, then that happiness and contentment will also end. And what follows is not a neutrality of feeling, but discontent and unhappiness. Just as daylight becomes its opposite, night-time, with a period of balance, of evening, between the two, so the pleasure of the world, when it ends, will only cross a phase of even-ness before becoming a period of pain exactly even in duration and intensity to the original pleasure. In this way summer becomes winter, joy becomes suffering, physical life becomes physical death. The more attached we become to the world and what it offers us, the more the sense of loss at final parting.

For this reason Shri Sant Ji Maharaj has brought something for us in which we can find real peace, real freedom, real joy, real life. That Light which we visualise within ourselves through the grace of the Perfect Master is self-dependent and self-existent. Not only is its beauty unsurpassable, but its source is itself and hence it is inextinguishable and eternal. The electric light depends for its illumination upon the flow of electricity. Once that supply is cut, then the light must cease. In the same way, the light of the sun shines only because in its centre is a vast store of the highly combustible helium gas. When this store of gas is exhausted, then the sun too will die. But this Divine Light within us is self-effulgent. It is the Light of all life, dwelling in the heart of all of us, and praised and exalted by all saints in all scriptures. To visualise this Light brings great bliss, for we recognize it immediately as our own true nature which we have seen before but have been distracted from by the activities of the world and body-senses. But how to see this Light? We can never see it with our mortal eyes, for the finite cannot behold the infinite, that which is perishable can never see that which lives forever. Only the bestowal of the sacred Divine or Third Eye by the Perfect Master, the Revealer of Light, the Satguru, can enable us to see this Light.

The Divine Light Mission is the tool of our Master, Balyogeshwar Shri Sant Ji Maharaj, in bringing the Sacred Knowledge of Holy Name and Divine Light to the suffering material world in this time of crisis for all humanity. Before long you will see ashrams and centres springing up in all towns and cities so that nobody who wants to know this eternal mystery of life should be deprived by difficulties of distance. An ashram is a dwelling place of our Lord, maintained by men and women who serve only Him with every breath they take, every word they speak, every action they do. A centre is a house where premies - lovers of the Lord - live and sing the praises of Guru Maharaj Ji and His wonderful Knowledge to all who come. All are welcome. The Mission will be accomplished with great speed. Never will such a thing have been seen on the surface of this planet. His saints are now setting forth across the land in this glorious campaign of Truth under the Divine banner of the King of Kings. The Supreme Commander has returned at last to muster His people and set into motion His great plan to lead mankind from its most dangerous predicament into the realm of Light, the golden age of Truth.

Jai sat chit anand
Editor of Divine Light

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NO HUMBLENESS NOT A MAN

Guru Maharaj Ji speaking to premies at
Everyman Cinema, Hampstead,
31st October 1971.

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji

Well, premies, there is a golden opportunity for us all to share and this is that we have got a divine trip to India, to this Holy Land where many saints have taken birth and made it even more holy. You know it is going to be fantastic there because all of the Holy Family will be there to give you satsang. You all have taken Knowledge so you realize the importance of this satsang. Because satsang is the only medium that can take you, that can guide you towards this Knowledge. Satsang is the only way, the only method by which we can realize and be introduced to this Knowledge. So realize how important it is. More and more satsang, more and-more realization. You have realization through Knowledge but realization through satsang is just as important. So, by getting satsang you are being fed, not by food but by satsang, by what is really spiritual. You have seen from many people who have been to India, how progressive they have been, how nicely they have been giving satsang here. And now and you will be also fortunate like them, doing the same thing. Many brothers and sisters are coming from America also to join the Jet.

You know that once we have got the dish our aim must be to get some food. Now when we make this our aim, to get some food, automatically we try for it and we get the food. But when we get the food we have to change our aim. And what is that? After getting the food we have to make our aim to eat it. Not to get more. We have got what we wanted, now we want to eat it. So as soon as we get the food there is a change of aim. We have to eat it. We have to eat it. We have to eat it until we are satisfied, really satisfied. Because there is, as you know, a great hunger in all of us.

And there are some hungry people who cannot afford food so they go to sleep. Same way, there are many people who want this Knowledge but they can't get it so they go to sleep. They are drowned in their own super-ego trips. But once we get this Knowledge and once we start introducing

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this Knowledge to people we really become so holy, because then the rays of satsang pass through us. The holy rays, the holy vibrations of satsang are really strong, they are eternal and internal, and they pass through our bodies, and this really makes us temples of praise and temples of worship.

So realize that first of all your destination, your aim, was to receive this Knowledge, but now once you have received it your aim should be to meditate upon it. And now, because you are always meditating also, now your aim should be to do satsang and service. Because no service no servant, no servant no 'humbleness, no humbleness not a man. And not a man not a disciple. So you cannot be a disciple at all. If you want to be a real human being first of all you have to be a servant. And how can one become a servant? By service. So we all have assembled here just to talk, just to know, just to understand how fortunate we are going to be when we reach in India.

And people who are not going to India should not bother about it because Holy Family will be coming here you know, very soon. And you will be joining them. But I am going to Japan and South Africa and so whatever golden opportunity you are getting now, receive it. Otherwise you won't be able to get it for about eight or nine years. I won't be coming to London or England for eight or nine years probably, you know, because I've got much to do in India also, and much to do in the neighbouring lands around India. So just understand and realize how important this opportunity is, because opportunity is always golden and it is opportunity that you are getting now. So realize it and make it really an opportunity.

You are disciples now. You have received the shelter and now you' are afraid of nothing in this world. You have received the shelter of such a thing, you are wearing a bullet-proof coat, such a coat that even when bullets come to you they won't harm you. Egos come to you, they cannot touch you. So you are completely sheltered and completely protected. But now I will only say this to you, only tell you this, only give this caution to you. Always try to be in the shelter. Always try to be in the shelter. Don't, don't go out of the shelter. Otherwise this ego is ready, you cannot see the clouds of ego but you can feel the rain of ego . And this ego is always raining. As soon as you go out of the shelter you are completely drowned in egos. And you must have received the terrible experiences of these things, of egos, of suffering.

How does suffering exist do you know? Many people ask me, if God is good from where did evil come, and what is evil first of all? Evil is nothing. Evil is the ignorance of our mind. Evil is the ignorance of our mind. That is, we are ignorant of what is good. So now what is the opposite of good? Bad. And when we are ignorant of good, automatically we 'are known to bad, and bad is evil. Bad is evil. So naturally we are immersed in evil. But once we realize, once we catch a hand of Satguru, nothing now. We have got that communication which cannot break. Wherever we go, under the sea, on the moon, on the sun, on all the planets, it cannot break. This is a strong communication. Wherever we go we can just talk into this walkie-talkie and call Satguru from any distance we want. Because God is omnipresent there is no problem in calling God from anywhere you like. You have just to speak into this walkie-talkie, and everybody has got a walkie-talkie. This walkie-talkie is fixed into us at the beginning, and this is our heart. Whenever we want to call God we speak into our heart and the message is conveyed to God and God Himself comes. Whatever we say is answered.

So remember that you have to be all united, you have to be all united under one thing. Now many people just don't come to Divine Light Mission because they think that Divine Light Mission is nasty, Divine Light Mission is rude, but just understand that Divine Light Mission is not a man. Divine Light Mission is not a banana. Divine Light Mission is not an orange. Divine Light Mission is not a snake. Divine Light Mission is just nothing. If you are not there Divine Light Mission never exists. It is because you are there that Divine Light Mission exists, and if you are rude then Divine Light Mission is rude. If you are calm Divine Light Mission is calm. You are whatever it is, you know. If the sea is very rough, high tides are coming. And what are tides? Tides are nothing. Tides are just brilliant waves that are coming from the sea, that's all. The tides themselves are nothing. Divine Light Mission stands upon you. If you miss, Divine Light Mission will fall, you know, because Divine Light Mission is just a word which you speak, spell or write. But what is it really? It is unity. That's where to keep ourselves.

Remember, whenever you go, in any corner of the world, speak into your walkie-talkies and you will get the reply. But remember also your antenna must be fully stretched. If your antenna is not stretched you won't get any answer. You should be high in meditation. That is your antenna. If your antenna of high meditation is not stretched fully you won't get any reply. And the second thing is this. Before you speak into this walkie-talkie you must press the button. And the button is service. If you don't do service, if you don't press yourself by doing service, you won't be able to speak in your heart. And you must switch on

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this walkie-talkie before you press the button and you do this with satsang. If your three things are going on, satsang, meditation and your service, you can and you will just go so smoothly. Like you are sitting in a hovercraft and the hovercraft is moving. No jolts at all.

So just try to understand what is the importance. Don't think that you are western people, don't think you are eastern people, don't think you are western people or anything. Don't think you're a southerner, northerner, easterner or westerner. You are human beings. Just understand, try to understand you are human beings, that's all. So behave like humans. Once you are a human you are really children of God. You know there are many types of flowers, some flowers have got a bright colour, some have got a dull colour, some have got a black colour. Same way, some people have got a bright colour, some have got a dull colour, some have got a black colour. That is not a problem. It is only the colour, and colour does not make any difference, does it? If I take a Rolls Royce car and paint it black what will happen? Will you discard it? Will the price go down? Will it? Will there be something wrong with the mechanism? No. There will be nothing wrong. It'll go on. If I paint it white, will something happen to it? No. Again the same thing. If I paint it dark, will something happen to it? No. Nothing will happen to it. It will again go smoothly. Just try to understand what I'm saying.

What is Truth? What is that existence which is making everything exist in this world? Everything is existing today because of something, so what is that something? That something is everywhere. And that something is beyond nothing. And that something is always. And that something is something. But what is this something? This is the Holy Word of God that we all have received. And if we have received it, what should we do now? We should be always obliged to him who has given it to us. Because we wouldn't have been able to get this Word by ourselves. It is by somebody's Grace that it is given. So try to oblige him. Try to be always under his guidance.

I can teach a horse how to be in rein. I can make a hole in his nose and put a rein there. And I can take that rein in my hand or I can leave it alone. Now if I leave it the horse will go wherever he likes. But if I keep that rein in my hands I won't let this horse go anywhere he likes. I will only take him on the road, on the path. I won't take him on the rocks where he will be damaged, where his body will be damaged and the chariot will also be damaged. So you've got this rein, and if you hand this rein to me I will guide you. I am ready to guide you. But if you are not ready, keep it with you. It's not a problem. Keep it with you. And don't think that this will be a problem for me, this is not a problem. If you want to give your pride to me, give. If you want to give your ego to me, give. I am ready to receive it. If you don't want to keep it with you, give it to me. I can make some utilisation of it. And what is that? I'll again convert it to something then I'll give it back to you. It will help you.

So whatever extra you have got, give it to me. And the extra thing you have got is your mind. Give it to me. I am ready to receive it. Because your mind troubles you give it to me. It won't trouble me! Just give it. And give your egos to me because egos trouble you but they don't trouble me. Give them to me. So whatever extra you have in your mind, or your mind itself even, give it to me. I can bear it. Guru Maharaj Ji has given me so much, so much resistance that I can resist everything that is bad for me. It won't effect me. So just fry to be holy and try to be a good devotee, a perfect devotee of that Guru who is Himself perfect, who is really perfect.

So, I think you all understand what I want to say and I hope that you will all come with your friends to that satsang which is going to take place in the Central Hall, Westminster, and if you are going to join that Jumbo Jet just see how you enjoy it. You will just notice in the Jumbo Jet how you are enjoying it. Because it is going to be really fantastic in the Jet and I would like to say something to you that is really important. And that thing is this. Please, if you are going on the Jumbo Jet or not, try to be neat and tidy. Try, try to be as neat and tidy as you can be. Because you have got this temple and it should be as neat and tidy as you can keep it. Because it is a temple. If it was a little box you could keep it dirty. But it is not a little box. It is a very precious thing, you know. And this is the thing which you have given to me. Now I will be concerned with you. I will order to you to keep it neat and clean. And you know, this is something where you know the result practically of being neat and clean. If you are neat and clean it will impress all of us in India. And how will it impress? Just be neat and clean and see how this impresses people in India. If you are neat and clean this Knowledge will sparkle out of you. This Knowledge will sparkle and when it sparkles out of the windows of the Jumbo Jet people will say, "Yes, a divine thing is coming". If not, the crowd will only say, "Oh, a 747 is coming! What is there in the 747? Nothing. It's only a 747". But if you want to make it a divine trip, be divine. How to be divine? Be clean. You are clean from the inside, so just be clean from the outside. That's all.

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And just see how it effects, how it works out on Palam Airport, because we expect about a million people in Palam Airport, which is in India, to receive you in reception and more than a million people will be there later to listen to satsang. Then you will be joining the other satsang programme also, in which we expect one million and five lakhs people. That is in the other satsang in Bihar State. And we have booked three grounds. They are such big grounds that each and every ground we could make into an airfield. They are such big grounds. And these grounds are booked just so that people can stay in them. They will only stay in these grounds. Just imagine what a festival it is going to be. And just be patient for that time because I cannot describe it. It is a practical thing and I cannot describe it by my mouth or by words because these words are not divine. Words are not perfect, but this is going to be something perfect. You just be tidy so that it will be perfect.

So I hope you all are doing meditation and if not please do. Because this good is before you. If you don't eat it, I won't miss anything. If you don't do meditation you will make a loss for yourself, not for me. Just so. If you do meditation you will gain for yourself, not for me. If you are doing meditation, far out. If you are not doing meditation, that is far out also. Because it is for you to use it, not for me. Not for me. You are doing it for yourself. So I'll just advise again, do meditation, do meditation, do meditation, do meditation, and as much as you can. Just do meditation. Then you will realize what is the point to reach; and how I was able to get to this point by meditating. I was doing meditation, meditation, meditation. And I was able to get here. Do meditation and you will elevate. The more meditation you do the more your speed increases for elevation. And the more your speed increases, the more quickly you are elevated to the supreme point of perfection. So just try to increase your speed by doing meditation. And be calm with your nature. If you cannot be calm with your nature don't be calm, but do meditation. Meditation will automatically make you calm, in your nature. Do so, and co-operate with us to hand out these pamphlets for the November function, because it is quite near now. It's quite near now, you know, and you should all co-operate and hand out these leaflets so that many people can come into that hall and listen to me, and you know it should be perfect.

So, I think you have all recorded what I have said in your minds, well not in your minds, in your hearts probably, and try to remember what I have said because then we will only be meeting in India or probably after eight years or nine years. So just record in your minds what I have said. And my blessings are always with you but if you want to take them you must have a carrier for them. My blessings don't go around on a tray. They need a special carrier and this carrier is your service. If you will do service my blessings are always with you. If you don't do service they will again come back to me. So try to do as much as you can.

And there is one point more. People who will be left behind have got a very good service to do. People who are staying here should co-operate as much as they can with the ashram. And make the ashram more progressive. See, because Mata Ji will be coming. Probably in January, Mata Ji will be coming. So it is going to be very good you know. Raja Ji is also coming, Bole Ji is also coming. probably Bal Bhagwan Ji is also coming. Probably the whole family is coming. So just make it run faster. You'll have experienced slowness. Earth moves slow, but if you work fast it will start moving fast. People say why do you want to work so fast. I want to work so fast because the time passes so fast. If the time passes so fast then the Kingdom of Heaven will approach nearer, the faster it passes. So be active, work as fast as you can, so that the Kingdom of Heaven will approach nearer and nearer with greater speed.

There is one thing more. A very important thing. That is very important. Just listen to it. You know, on this Jumbo there is going to be no smoking. No smoking at all in the Jumbo Jet. Do you understand? No smoking at all in the Jumbo Jet. Otherwise it won't be a divine trip. Then it will be a smoky trip. You want it to be a divine trip. So no smoking at all in the Jumbo Jet. Let us see how much you can keep control of yourself. Try. It will be a very good test for you. How much you can keep yourself in control. So let us see. No smoking at all. Not at all. Just keep this thoroughly in your mind - no smoking at all! We don't want it to be a smoking trip, we want it to be a divine trip. Make it a divine trip not a smoking trip. And you will need money in India. You know Divine Light Mission hasn't got a money-producing machine, otherwise we could give you all you need, but unfortunately we haven't got a machine which can produce pounds otherwise you would have got them given to you. You just bring your money with you because you will require it. At least you must have twenty pounds. Two-o pounds. Twenty pounds. You can make it up. That is not a problem, you can make it up. Try. Where there is a will there is a way. We had so much trouble to get this Jumbo Jet but there was a will. And everything went smoothly. You took so much trouble everything was O.K. So where there is a will there is a way. If you want it good, it will be good, O.K.? O.K.!

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THE PRICELESS GIFT OF HUMAN BIRTH

Satsang by the beloved Holy Mother of our Lord

Mata Ji - Mother of Prem Rawat

Dear Premies,

There is always a contradiction of ideas amongst people which is the cause of dispute amongst them, but you have known that Light and have become the ruler of your mind by knowing that power within you. For what purpose does man come into the world? Even animals are better than man because though they might fight in order to eat and drink, they do not then fight unnecessarily. This is because they are free in these matters and regard the whole world as their own. By performing no karma their food comes to them automatically.

Therefore, O people of the world, know who you are! Saints and seers of Truth can reveal to you that very greatest thing, the essence of all scriptures. You should know that. A jeweller,

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because he deals in the business of diamonds and has been under the training of an expert dealer, knows the value of the diamond and how to test it. Otherwise the diamond could have been sold at the cost of glass.

Similarly the sadhu or saint knows the Sabda or Holy Word. What is the test of Sabda? There are many words but what is that Word which is the essence of the whole world, from which all words have their origin? Why does a farmer grow a harvest of sugar cane with such great labour? For the juice of the -sugar which we get from it, only for that does he work so hard. Similarly the essence of all scriptures is the Holy Word of Truth. O people of the world, listen. This message of Truth is delivered by those great saints who always come into this world and fight against the evil of society. They do not need weapons to fight. Weapons are used only by ignorant people, but our weapon is this True Knowledge and with this we win the hearts of men. The company of such great saints is called satsang, and the greatness and importance of satsang in our lives is beyond description. It is a gift given only for the use of man. In the Ramayana, it is said:

Sath Sudharai Satsangat Paie
Paras Paras Kudhatu Suhai

This means that the wicked man can become a gentle man by the power of satsang. Only satsang can bring a man to real life. A man ignorant of the Knowledge is like a dead man. Only when a man knows God by the grace of the living Satguru can he be called alive in the real sense, because this Light and Holy Word are the life of all things. Only after knowing them is one really alive.

So take a bath in the holy river of satsang. It is the only pilgrimage that makes you whole, it is the only baptism which makes you pure. Other pilgrimages and bathing in rivers are not true pilgrimages. They make the skin of the body clean but this river washes the inner dirt of your heart. Your soap is the Holy Word. Rub it over the cloth of heart, and all your sins will be washed away.

This human birth is the gift of God. It is not the result of our good karma. God bestows this body upon you because He is merciful towards you without any motive or cause. Lord Rama says in the Ramayana:

Bade Bhagya Manus Tan Pawa

This means that we are greatly fortunate to have been bestowed with this human body by God and we have only received it after many births. He forgave us all evils and made us human, because this is the gateway to salvation. If you miss this gate, if you miss the opportunity to escape through it, you will enter the cycle of Chaurasi which is a countless number of non-human bodies. Guru Nanak said, "All men have received the human birth by completing this journey of many million animal bodies, so now seek Truth in this life and remember the Holy Name of God. Otherwise you are very close to falling down again."

Therefore think and understand, for whom is Guru Maharaj Ji doing all this? Is He doing it for Himself only or for the people, for the welfare of the world? When the incarnation comes in His time people do not recognize Him without Knowledge. Look at Rawan. He was so intellectually powerful that he knew all Vedas and scriptures by heart, but without the Knowledge of this Truth he could not recognize Lord Rama. Evil thoughts came into his mind due to his big ego. He thought he could do everything, and this lead to his complete destruction. To escape this fate saints urge men to know who they really are.

Whatever else you are doing besides fulfilling your true human purpose of self-realization can be done in animal bodies more freely than in human bodies. As many times and in whatever bodies you take birth in this world all these things — eating, drinking etc. — will be eternally with you, so it is not fitting for a man to lose himself in the enjoyments and pleasures of the world. Those who have not understood this will understand it many times very deeply.

Guru Maharaj Ji is sending mahatmas with His Knowledge from door to door. They are giving warrants to you from Him. If you will not listen to their message and will not practically follow what they say, the cycle of suffering and wandering in different bodies is closer than you think. You should be aware of this. By grace of Guru Maharaj Ji they have decided to devote their lives to Him so they can work for the spiritual welfare of mankind.

At this present time men have forgotten the Truth and fight against it instead of fighting against evil. To hide their sins and guiles people do many things. But at the last moment they have to repent of all of them. They will say, "False teachers wasted our priceless life. We would not have followed them but we did not listen to our real saviour." There are many such false dealers of religion who tell you to meditate on God and you will obtain liberation, but when we are ignorant about who and what God is, where should we concentrate our minds in order to meditate on Him? First we should know by the True Knowledge of Guru Maharaj Ji what is His appearance, then we can meditate. No peace can come by chanting Christ Christ, Ram Ram or Krishna Krishna. God lies within you and you are trying to reach Him by practising external techniques. The wound is inside and you are bandaging

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yourself on the outside. How can you be cured? How can those who have no speech speak mantras? How can those who cannot walk go to temples and churches or go on pilgrimages? How can the blind read scriptures? No. The realization of God is the result of a devotional heart accompanied by Knowledge. Even a dumb and blind cripple can practice devotion by the inner technique which is the True Knowledge of the True Master.

As you probably know only the human body is praised, not that of a dog or a donkey. So why only man? There is a great mystery there. Here is a map of the Satyalok Ashram. For whom does Guru Maharaj Ji make such a large ashram? Only for you. This ashram includes a very large hall in which thousands and thousands of people can sit and all religions are united into one reality. Today men think that God is in the church, that Allah is in the mosque, that Rama is in the temple. We have to make them understand that the abode or residence of God is not in temples, mosques or churches, but in man's own heart.

It is said that God is living in every heart, but only people with one eye recognise Him. Now you all have got two eyes looking outwards. But what is meant by that eye that sees God inside the heart? That is the Knowledge of Satguru. Without knowing that you will leave your body thirsty for peace. You come into the world with arms folded and leave it with them open. What do you bring with you at your arrival and what do you carry away at your final departure. You notice this well enough in your own families. Is there any family where nobody has died? Is there any such family? Where is your grandfather, your uncle, your grandmother? Where are they to whom you were very close at one time? Will they come to you again? Will they love you again? This is why Divine persons always make you aware that the same situation will come to you. This world is not your permanent residence. Idleness is the greatest enemy of man. It is a man's death. So leave your enemy behind. Follow the good, always reject the bad. You should not be concerned with bad.

Lord Krishna told the Kausawas not to fight. It only brings destruction, He said. But they did not obey the great advice of Lord Krishna and went ahead and fought and were destroyed. Man should always follow the Divine Teacher otherwise destruction is very certain.

Surdas, a saint, said in one of his songs that a very dangerous time of unhappiness will come to all men when it will be difficult for a man to save his life. Who said this? That power which said this from within the heart of Surdas is also within you. He is also present within you. So surrender your life before that power in the living form of Master. Also, said Surdas, only he who remembers the Holy Word of Guru Maharaj Ji will be saved. This is showing itself to be true. All around the world unhappiness and unrest is prevailing. The people are so worried by their own anxieties that only the life of a devotee is successful. The rest of the people are taking birth like plague of a locust and dying at the same rate. There is no record of worldly people. If you become firmly attached to worldly things they will become the cause of your destruction. This Knowledge is to detach you from everything leaving you attached to His Name only. You should always be ready to obey such a master because when Guru Maharaj Ji becomes pleased with us everything is. well. Otherwise you can not have any peace. He is the ruler of the mind. If you do not obey Him then your mind has no place for rest.

There were three disciples of Guru Maharaj Ji. One day pieces of broken glass were spread on the road and to know the disciples' devotion He ordered them to go through them and to come back again. One of them ran towards the road thinking that if he did it quickly Guru Maharaj Ji would be more pleased with him, and he would be proved the most obedient. So he walked over the glass and wounded his feet badly. The second also went quickly taking long jumps like a very expert soldier jumping from one horse to another. By jumping high his leg was broken. The third disciple thought that on the one hand there is the path of hard glass pieces and on the other hand is the agya (order) of Guru Maharaj Ji. He thought, "The only reason I have a body is to serve Guru Maharaj Ji and if I am wounded this body would not be able to fulfil the purpose for which Guru Maharaj Ji has given it. Likewise if my leg is broken I could not come to satsang and would be unable to obey His agya in future." So He picked his way slowly, avoiding the glass pieces with his feet and thus crossed the path of obstacles, obeying the command of his Master and saving his feet. The third one was the real devotee. The former two were showy and intellectual, lacking the real feeling of devotion. So Guru Maharaj Ji said the third disciple is my real devotee. So we should understand the mystery of agya and the importance of obeying it. Then Guru Maharaj Ji will be pleased with us.

So he who is the faithful servant or devotee of the Lord is he who does the service of his Master's lotus feet. The fruit of His service is infinite, because it is to please Him, and if. He is pleased with us we are free from the bondage of death. So, those of you who know it always remember that Holy Name and those of you who do not know it should receive the Knowledge and practise it throughout your lives.

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I'M GOING TO MAKE YOU PERFECT

Answers from Guru Maharaj Ji, London October — November, 1971.

Any questions you would like to ask?

Guru Maharaj Ji, what advice can you give us concerning the scriptures! The Koran, the Bible, the Buddhist scriptures?

See, these are scriptures. And when you say scriptures you mean scriptures. And what is the meaning of scriptures? Scriptures are dead. You know that? Scriptures are dead. Probably you think that there is an Essene gospel somewhere around here. Look in an Essene gospel. It is clearly written there that these scriptures are dead and we need a living master for living Word.

But can it not help us to read the scriptures if we know God?

Well your eyes can help you to read the scriptures and the scriptures can help to take your memory back to an age in history but this is only a little bit of help. And probably somebody can't read the scriptures, then? How will he be helped? They give information really but it is not important information.

But many of them are beautiful writings.

Why not? They can be beautiful writings. There are beautiful essays about dogs even. Arenlet there! Beautiful essays about dogs! (ha, ha). So, anything else? You understand now?

Yes

Scriptures are beautiful I agree. And I read them and I like them, but only to a limited level. That's as much as I like them you know. Then I close them and keep them, that's all. They can help me to understand how saints were helping the people previously. But I can't apply those methods completely here. This method has to be completely new. Knowledge is the original thing, you know that. I can't change the Knowledge but the way, the method, to bring it to people, that should be absolutely changed. Because now people haven't got so much time. They haven't got so much time. They haven't got time to read the newspapers, so how can they have time to stay in an ashram for two or three years and then … you know all that. You understand!

But if one wants to read the scriptures, should one?

Please welcome. Nobody can refuse you. Anything more? Yes?

Guru Maharaj Ji, what is that precise thing that a devotee does that pleases the Guru absolutely amongst worldly things?

Service.

What kind?

Well the first thing is to be in His agya. This is the most pleasurable communication. Now, this wire of agya is so thick, you know, that Satguru Himself can get inside it and come to you. Because you always have to be in His presence and you always have to be in His communication. When you die there will be a new agya. This is the best, best, best thing. Forever. I am talking to you personally now. This is the best thing. Nothing can be more than this that I am recommending. It is the most recommended thing. You understand?

Some people say if you really want something you won't get it, if you don't want it you will get it.

That is the case with them. They hate Knowledge, and they hate God, so they are not getting it. See? I wanted to see God, I tried for it, I got it.

Sometimes when I try to do things it makes me upset, but when I try not to think of anything except the Name and try not to do a certain thing, then it seems much more peaceful.

Yes, because you are doing nothing there. You are just idly sitting down there. You like to rest, so don't do anything, just sit down and try to remember the Word, it is really comfortable! But the thing is this, a man has to get into practice with this thing. And then that is more comfortable than sitting around. There are many people who can't sit idle. They sit idle and they get sick. So, just try to remember the Holy Word, no don't try to remember it, just remember it, you know, don't try to remember it. You know it is the most essential thing. You should be always with the Word. There is no question of trying. It must be

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there. It is a must. And once you are remembering that Holy Word all your work will be carrying on very nicely, you know, very beautifully.

Does this mean I should have no desires.

No, wait, you know that you must have desires. Because God has created a computer which will create desires. But this computer should not be used for other things. It just should be there. To listen to satsang, to give satsang, you know, to help a man, and so on. But desires which are extra shouldn't be there.

Oh, there are two types of desire?

Yea!

Guru Maharaj Ji, why did the people kill Jesus Christ?

You know, I never killed Jesus Christ. They killed Him.

Why did they do that?

You also did that so you ask yourself! You did that purposely because it had to happen. If Jesus Christ wasn't crucified nobody would have respected him. Everybody can remember Jesus Christ because he was hanging up on the cross. And that was the crucification, and if that crucification had not taken place nobody would have respected Jesus Christ.

Are they going to respect you?

Yes, I'm going to be strict about it.

What is the purpose of all the other teachers that are on the earth now?

When there is a tree, besides that tree there are many weeds. Right? And these weeds are unnecessary. What do they do there? They are just there. And when this tree is really going to be something it is going to abolish these weeds. Then you will find no sign of them.

Is there no purpose at all then?

None at all. None at all. They are unnecessary. They're just wasting one's time. People go to them, then it takes five years for them to decide no, no, he is not a true master, let me look for something else. And then they go to somebody else and they waste their time again. They waste five years unnecessarily. There is no use in this. To waste five years of your time. It is always unnecessary. If there is only one master, you know, everybody can rush to Him. But because there are these weeds they are stopped from coming.

Why are people doubtful, why are people so doubtful when we give satsang, when we speak to them?

They think that this is external soul, because the world is becoming so artificial today. They think, no, no, no, this is not the real thing. But when you give them more and more satsang and when they see real reality, then they will realize "Ah, he means it". So eventually they come to their point. You know you take the iron, hammer it, and you won't put it in shape. But make it hot, red hot, and then beat it, it is easily put into its right position. So these people are crazy! First they must be put in the fire, then they must be hammered. When they are just this narrow, then give them dirt satsang to get rid of their dirt and this dirt satsang makes them feel so jealous, and all the jealousy that's in their heart comes out. And they are pure. Pure for one second. And this purity for one second lets in the satsang that you have been giving. And they think about it. So they accept it after all this. But their jealousy should come out first. And it comes out as you give satsang. Yes!

Guru Maharaj Ji, both the Buddha and Jesus Christ spoke of coming again, I don't know if other Gurus did as well. What did They in fact mean?

The thing is this, did the man who was writing the Bible talk about coming again or did Jesus Christ himself say it? Jesus Christ has written no Bible. Try to remember that. Jesus Christ wrote no Bible. But He will come again. The thing is, people make mistakes about the words.

What does that mean?

He will come again! It really means that He will again come to this western world, and He'll be laughing. He'll again come to this western world with the bright Light and He will shower this upon humanity. He means it. On this western world He probably meant. And whether it's true or not, nobody knows it. Nobody can guarantee that. But Christian people sort of try to conflict themselves, try to constrict themselves by the sentences. First of all they say He will come. But if somebody has

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gone out of this house only then can he come back in. If somebody is already in this house how can he come back in? Eh? So they say He will come, and then they say He never died.

Oh, but doesn't that mean that He will come back in the flesh?

Yes, He will come back again. And how will He come back? In which flesh will He come, or in which Light will He come? That is not described. This sentence hasn't got an introduction to it, it is an incomplete sentence. So be on your own. You be on your own. Try to see that which is living, not dead.

But the Bible, The New Testament, tells that Jesus is living now.

So Jesus is living, right! Jesus is living. Ram is living now, Krishna is living now, Buddha is living now, but they all have been united. All their powers have been united into one very, very, very, very powerful power. And when this power spreads it's hand, you know, like this, something is going to happen. All this, all the things that are going on wrong in this world are going to be abolished.

Will it be very long?

Very shortly. He is starting to move His hand now, you know. Try to understand. You people, not only you people, I want to say this whole world, reads the Bible and tries to understand it through their minds, right? They can't understand it. Spirituality cannot be described and it cannot be understood by the mind. Mind is imperfect. How can it understand? Whatever it understands is absolutely wrong. Absolutely wrong. Because the mind will always project what is false. Mind is a

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black light. And whatever is projected from it is black. No purity. Nothing pure can be projected from this mind. Just try to see how it really is.

Guru Maharaj Ji, how can you help us through this game we play on this planet?

I'm going to supervise you, and stop you wherever you play wrong. That is all. I'm going to give you this Knowledge, I'm going to make you perfect in this game. And it won't be a qualifying game any more, it will be the final game. Now people are about to play a real game and this is the final. So I'm going to make you perfect for that. Just have some patience and see what happens! Just see, how far out this game is going to be, how far out will be the things that happen! Have some patience in your head, and you'll see how this little room is going to be on the other side of the river. How this world is going to float over this ocean of materialism and inhumanity and all that is here. All this world is going to float over it, and go to the other side where there is purity, purity, purity all the time. And you're going to see how it goes. Like a hovercraft but faster!

Guru Maharaj Ji, I was carrying a bill board with the poster about the ant and elephant, and this guy came up and he read it alright, and he comes up to me and he says, "I see God in everything", and I don't know what to say.

You should have congratulated him. Just congratulate him, and he'd have walked two steps away and would have said, "Well, I wanted to make a fool of him and he made a fool of me". He would just think and come back again to you.

I didn't want to make a fool of him.

You don't want to make a fool of him, but actually you are making a fool of him. Because he is telling a lie.

Making a fool of himself.

Himself, right. He is telling a lie and you are congratulating him on this lie, so he says, "I tried to fool him but he has fooled me. I should go back and probably I should apologize". Then he comes and listens to you and he's a very subdued man now and he's very good! Nothing is wrong anymore. You are all pagal, pagal. You know?

What's that?

It means mad, crazy! But really in Hindi it means Ta Liya. You've found out the great secret, that's the meaning of pagal. Just found out the great secret. Anything more you want to ask now?

Guru Maharaj Ji, there's a rumour going round that you're going to fly the Jumbo Jet.

So I'm going to fly the Jumbo Jet, why not? I planned the Jumbo Jet and now the Jumbo Jet is flying, because I planned it. I planned it, you know. Yes?

Is it possible to contact the bodies of those spirits that are Dead?

You want to contact them? Take a walkie-talkie and start contacting them. Say Mr. so-and-so so-and-so, I am talking with you. These are not things that you should do. When you try just to think about these things, even then you are simply wasting your time, because these are not proper things to do. People study and experience things within witchcraft, but are just simply wasting their time. They get nothing out of it. There is nothing. People try to read books about spirits, about how ghosts come and disturb men. They get nothing out of it, so it is simply wasting their time. And at the same time serving God or searching Truth will be helped by the Knowledge about seven times more than they are being helped by studying witchcraft and all that. See?

So that is why I say this world is crazy. The world is blind, To whom should I explain? Kabirdas says that this whole world is blind, to whom should I talk? Everybody is blind. They cannot see what is the real face, what is the real feature of God, so what should the real do? Today people take a small thing and think this is God. People today go to some place and think this is God. People try to make money from God. It is life.

Once, what happened? There were four blind people and they wanted to see an elephant. And they sat beside the road to see the elephant, and a man came with elephant and he asked them "Why are you sitting here?" and they said, "We want to see an elephant;', and he said "O.K, here is the elephant. Now you can see". And they all started touching it. One took the trunk of the elephant and experienced the trunk. Then he left the elephant. Another went to the foot and he experienced that. Another went to the tail and experienced that. Another went to the tusk and experienced that. The last one went to the ear and he experienced that. They said "Thank you very much, we have seen the elephant now you can go", and the elephant man went away. And they all started discussing the nature of the elephant. One said "The elephant is a long, thick branch".

He was the one who experienced the trunk.

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Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji in 1971 Another said "No! the elephant is a long, thin branch". This one had experienced the tail. Another said "No! You are both wrong; the elephant is like a tree-trunk". This one had experienced the foot. The other, who had experienced the ear, said "No! You three are wrong, the elephant is like a banana leaf". But was the elephant a trunk, a trunk of a tree, the branch of a tree or a banana leaf? No, it was not. The elephant was something else altogether, but because they had only touched that thing they could only say that the elephant was that.

So, this is the grief of people today. They think ah, this is the situation so we will do that; but no, this is the situation so they will do this; and no again, this is the situation so they will do that. So it is like the elephant. They are blind people and they see God in the sea then say this is a feature like God and they start experiencing that. Many people today have got photos of Jesus Christ in their houses and they pray to them. Many people today have got photos of Krishna today in their house and they are praying to these photos. But tell me, is that the photo of Jesus Christ, or Krishna, or Rama or anybody else, eh? There was no photographer at the time of Christ or Krishna or Ram who would take the photos and develop them. It is just artistic imagination that they are exercising in the photos of Ram, Krishna and Jesus Christ. No-one knows who was like Jesus Christ, what were his features. Today we see a photo and we believe Jesus Christ was like that. Was Jesus Christ really like that? It is artistic imagination, artistic inspiration, that is all. And that is why we have started believing that God is like a human man, and you want to see him in a form. But. God is not like that. God is divine, God is pure. God is energy. Energy which cannot be created, which cannot be destroyed. Which dwells amongst all. All dwells amongst him. It is that energy, and we, our souls, are broken parts of that energy who have eventually to go and reunite with that energy. It is the energy which was never created and which will never be destroyed. On the basis of that energy, this world is existing. And on the theory and formula of that energy everything has been created. This is the supreme and primordial vibration that was, and from that primordial vibration everything is coming out. Why don't you think what you can see is a vibration? This is a vibration; my hand is a vibration, my body is a vibration and whatever you can see is a vibration. It is a bad vibration because of the primordial vibration. And it is that primordial vibration that you have to realize. Once we have realized that we have to vibrate in the vibration.

Does evil come from our mind?

Right! Exactly. Do you know, the devil is the son of man that comes to mind, through mind, from mind.

Then it is not real?

Not at all. The thing which is real is so glorious, so glorious, it cannot be explained. After all it is real, that is why it cannot be explained. It has got so much truth in it that wherever it drops in, man is completely intoxicated there. Not with wine, not with rum, not with beer, but with that alcohol which has been created by God. That is the alcohol which Jesus Christ used to take and be intoxicated by all day and this is the alcohol that is within us. That is the alcohol which makes us intoxicated and whatever devil is within us we forget him and he goes out. It is just anti-dote to that alcohol which we drink here. We just forget who we are when we drink the alcohol of the world but in this alcohol we know who we are. We forget everything outside but we know who we are. And this is divine intoxication which all the saints have taken and all the disciples take. If they do not take this intoxication they won't be existing for very much longer.

How can we completely overcome the illusion of mind?

Illusion was not created by God so it can be very easily fixed, by meditation, by service and by satsang. These three are anti-dotes. They are anti-

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tablets to the other three — illusion, delusion, and pollution. Whatever you call it. Same thing. If you want illusion taken away from you very quickly try three things at a time, meditation satsang and service. If you can do meditation, it is more than enough to carry your illusion from you, but it takes some time. But if you do meditation and service, all the illusion, delusion and pollution will be all carried away. Because these are the things that make the windows very misty.

Have you any questions to ask? Yes!

Is it bad to feel sad about things?

Yes. Because sadness was not created originally. The origin of anything was happiness, and sadness was created by man when Adam and Eve had to betray God. That's when sadness was created; and Adam and Eve became sad then because they had to separate from God. So why should man be sad? People are sad because somebody dies but why be sad? They aren't out of the world, they are in the world somewhere. They are not just out of something. They are in the world. Probably they are getting rest. So nobody should be sad; everybody should be happy. There is no cause for anybody to be sad within the world.

You see I was thinking when children are violent in front of you it is very difficult not to be affected.

See, when fire burns, everything is affected. Only those materials which are fireproof are not affected by fire. Why shouldn't we be sadproof? Then 13 sadness can come and touch us. We should all be sadproof.

When meditating is it possible to defeat all illness?

Why do you take Knowledge? Why do you do meditation?

To find, to find what God is.

You want to attain peace, right? So, suppose I know that this particular car can solve my purpose to take me from this place to that place. If I make it an aeroplane and if I take it to the runway and put it at full speed so that it will run and take off, can it serve the purpose of an aeroplane? So meditation is for peace; it is not a medicine to take away our illnesses. Why is illness created? Illness is created because it is a punishment given to us hand to hand. If I take my bath in a warm water and come out into cold I will have a fever, right? So that is a .punishment. It is to tell us, to indicate to us, that this absolutely wrong, that this is out of law. It shows that it is illegal in the eyes of nature to do this. But if we stay like a human being as we are supposed to stay no illness can come towards us. If we stay neat and clean, tidy, pure in heart and pure in body no illness can come to us. But because we don't stay like human beings illness just runs towards us. I don't think illnesses should come to us but they do come because we aren't pure in hearf and we aren't pure in body. That's all. And so it is good to have a punishment; welcome it because it will teach you a lesson. But once you know the lesson you shouldn't commit the mistake a second time. Understand

Sometimes when you get illnesses you don't know your mistakes.

What do you mean?

I'm an epileptic. As I'm an epileptic I have epileptic attacks and I don't know the reason for it.

There are passing diseases which are passed from one man to other. If a man is not careful of himself then the disease is passed to him, that is all. A man is well today and tomorrow he gets ill. Not because he has done anything wrong, but because it is a passing disease which has come him and it came to him because he was not careful with himself. If you are clean, inside and out, you cannot look dirty. You have today these modern clothes, you have seen these. They look like dirty clothes. Because they . . . there aren't really patches in them but they have been made on the design of patches and very dirty clothes. True? When a man wears them if you look quickly he will look very dirty and untidy, but when you stop and look more carefully you will find it is only a pattern. It is only a design and the clothes are not really dirty. See? It is the same way with us. We shouldn't be ill and if we are even then we should prevent ourselves. So this body is a temple of God. It is the greatest gift that God has given us. It really is the most useful gift to us practically. Through this gift we can do several things. And through this gift today mankind has been able to reach the moon, to dive under the suface of the sea, to go to many places. So we should look after this temple carefully, so that it may not be dirty or have something wrong with it.

Guru Maharaj Ji will you tell us the story of love.

Story of love? There is no story of love. Love is something which cannot be put into stories. Love is not a story. Love is such a thing it can enable you to communicate with anything in the world. It is the most perfect communication. Even if you want to communicate with God you will have to have this love. But what is love? Love

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should not be selfish. Today mankind loves that thing only which can satisfy his selfish purposes completely. A man will only love those things which can give him something in return. If a cow is giving milk the man will say 'oh my cow, oh my cow'. But the next day the cow stops giving milk. Because he is selfish he will first of all kill the cow. So all these loves that human man transmits through his body are selfish loves. But the love towards God should not be selfish. Real love should not be selfish. In America if you go out today you might see a pair, a couple, who will come out of the cnurch and get in the car; they both are married and they both are very happy. They go in their house, they play the grammophones or their radios and they are very happy. They go to the pictures and so on. And after a week or so the husband gets angry with his wife and they both divorce each other. And the couple finishes. This is only selfishness. Because when the husband was getting some calm and satisfaction out of his wife, he was loving her. But as soon as she got angry they were divorced. So, this is human man. He shouldn't have this type of love. Love should be permanent, consistant. Prize it. It should not descend it should ascend. It should be non-selfish love. This the main story of love. Yes?

Sometimes I get an incredible amount of emotion, you know, tears. What is that and how should I deal with that?

You see, crying is good because all the bad water in your eyes comes out. Very good. Gopies always were crying. You know who the gopies were? If you saw gopies, they were always crying. Gopies never laugh, gopies never have time to laugh. Gopies were meant to cry. They were meant to cry, that's why the Lord of the Universe leaves them, you know. The Lord of the Universe leaves them. First of all He makes friends with them, you know, saying, "Oh, gopies, oh gopies, oh gopies!" And then they become quite a friend of His and then He says, "Well, I'm leaving you" and off He goes. So what can they do now? They recognized that He is the Lord of the Universe, and He is just everything and He is their friend, and they are all happy. And now when they see that He is leaving, how can they say to their eyes, "Don't weep"? They just start weeping; the gopies were meant to weep. And that's why they always weep. When Krishna was there, when they saw the lilas of Krishna, they used to cry in happiness. And when Krishna left them they used to cry in sadness. And you know this a very beautiful description.

One day I was sitting in my room, in my office, in Dehra Dun and this is at a great height, 16 very very cool, and fresh air comes, from Mussorie, or from the Himalayas, and I was sitting there. It was night time, and I had a blue light in my room, it was a very beautiful blue light. And the whole room was blue and I was writing a book. And I wrote that these gopies were standing here in the shade of a tree, of a big tree, and they were talking about their Krishna, saying, "Ah, well Krishna will be there, and Krishna will be . . ." And they were weeping, and they were talking about their Krishna, they were saying, "Oh, Krishna will be doing this," and "Krishna will be doing that, there will be discourse going on". And they ultimately come to a point when they say, "Well, Krishna likes us", and they start weeping like anything. And then they see that a chariot is coming. And all the cows, who were also weeping, all these cows go and stop and gaze at this chariot, and it looks like the tears which were rolling down from the eyes of the gopies have stopped. Just to see whether Krishna has come or not. And these tears meant to say, "Let us stop on the cheeks and just see if Lord Krishna has come. If Lord Krishna has come let us drop down for him, then it will be O.K. But if we drop down without Lord Krishna it will be nothing to us".

And these gopies just stand there on this balance. Sometimes they are filled with joy that Krishna has come, for the chariot seems to be same thing. And sometimes they are sad saying, "Oh no, Krishna hasn't come", and again two tears roll down from their eyes and they are very sad. And when they think Lord Krishna has come, they are so happy. And they have this conflict - what will be their luck, what will be their fortune? Will they be happy, or will they be sad? And ultimately when they see, when they really see that after all this is not Krishna they cry, they cry, they cry like anything. They couldn't help themselves. They say, "No, if this is not Krishna, then He is so cruel that we wouldn't have loved Him."

Just so, you know. Gopies were always meant to cry; they were always crying throughout their lives. Sometimes in happiness, even then they cry. And sometimes in sadness, even then they cry. It's a really beautiful story about gopies. The real, sincere love they had towards Krishna. It's rare to find such a love. You'll find any other love today. You find boys kissing girls right in the middle of the market. But you can't find the sincere love that Krishna and the gopies had. It was a real communication that they had between them. It was so firm and beautiful, what they had. It was filled with such sincerity that it seemed that this was the only love that could exist in their lifetime. The love these gopies had used to flow out from them without stopping. This was real love,

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EVERLASTING PEACE THE AIM OF HUMAN LIFE

Satsang at Jaipur of Shri Bal Bhagwan Ji.

Prem Rawat's big brother Bak Bhagwan Ji

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When the great procession in honour of Shri Guru Maharaj Ji was held some people were surprised, thinking why such a great amount of publicity and propagation was being done. Yet, in this city of Jaipur, see how much publicity is being produced even for little things. Wherever you go, you see posters and pictures advertising the cinema. This is just rubbish being impressed on people's minds. When the propagation of such a useless thing is allowed to happen and people do not question it, no wonder the mind becomes dull, and having a dull mind, modern people prefer all this rubbish rather than spiritual Truth.

But it is this Truth that should be publicized and spread as much as possible, because it is the same Truth that all great saints have spoken of in the simplest language and which they revealed to those who sincerely desired it. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna said to Arjuna, "Arjuna, I am giving that Knowledge which I also gave to the sun in the very beginning, before the universe was made. Even then this Truth existed, and this Truth was the only foundation of the whole creation."

We too can have that Truth revealed by going to the shelter of the Perfect Master with a childlike and guileless heart filled with great reverence. And remember the subject of spirituality is not only theoretical but is also absolutely practical. We can see God face to face. As we reap the wheat and then eat the same seeds that we sow, so the technique of True Knowledge must be so close to God that we start with God and by following it we are also led directly to God.

Today people say that before getting Knowledge there must be some social progress. Arjuna was a coward in the fight against misconduct and evil. But when Lord Krishna revealed the True Knowledge to him, he became strong in his fight. In the same way we can only be fully victorious in our fight against the evils of society and reach real happiness and peace of mind, when we have the True Knowledge.

You have read in scriptures that Kabir went to Ramdas and Surdas went to Bhalabhacharya. What was it they received from them? True Knowledge. Swami Dayanand Ji once went to Guru Maharaj Ji to take Knowledge: It was night time and the door was firmly closed. So he knocked loudly and from inside came Guru Maharaj Ji's voice. "Who is knocking?".

Dayanand Ji replied, "If I knew who I was there would be no need for me to come to you."

Many techniques are available in this world books, scriptures and practices. The same things were also available to Dayanand Ji. But to know who he was all these techniques were of no help to him. That's why he had to go to the shelter of Satguru. The same with Arjuna. He had all the Vedas, all the shastras, but when the crucial moment came all scriptures were useless in explaining to him the Knowledge of Truth and devotion. Many people have known and know the scriptures by heart, but to know the real mystery of what they are saying we need True Knowledge from the True Master.

So for practical Knowledge we need Satguru. Our first and foremost duty is to fulfil this, the purpose of our life. This life is so short. Suppose a man lives for eighty years. Thirty of them are spent in sleeping. Of the rest ten years are spent in childhood, ten years in youth, ten years for old age, and ten years for sickness and other things. So only ten years are remaining. In this short time we have to achieve that Knowledge and practise it, otherwise the life is wasted.

Everything a man does is directed towards obtaining peace. If a man rises up to the throne of a king and yet has not been able to sleep for many nights, he would say, "Take away all this. I will not be a king. Only let me sleep peacefully." This is the desire for rest and peace. Even a man who commits suicide is doing it because he thinks he will have some peace and comfort, some release from his unhappiness, by doing this. But peace can never come through materialistic things, because the power of consciousness, communion with which bring deep and real peace, lies within these materialistic objects; they are just a reflection of it and hold no peace in themselves.

Rama means that which dwells in the heart of all. It is one thing in the heart of everybody and there can only be one Knowledge of it for everyone. Other techniques and practices are useless. Direct experience of it can only be had when Knowledge of it is obtained.

Only love, faith and reverence are needed to please God, and when one comes with these qualities to Guru Maharaj Ji He will bestow upon you the True Knowledge. He will reveal to you the target for which you are aiming, but you must then direct yourself towards it. Just as if the rifle of a soldier moves when he shoots, he will always miss the target, so if the mind is not controlled during meditation you cannot have the vision of Light. So we must be able to control our minds in order to concentrate on that Light, and for that nothing is good except Perfect Knowledge. By knowing that we can have everlasting peace which is the goal of all men.

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SHRI GURU MAHARAJ JI AT CENTRAL HALL

Our Lord's discourse at the Central Hall, Westminster, on 2nd November 1971.

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji in 1971

Dear brothers and sisters.

Today I am going to tell you a story about a great saint. He was walking along and he saw that a scorpion was getting drowned in a lake, and he was so kind that he went and tried to secure him from that water. He took the scorpion in his hand, the scorpion took a bite. When the saint felt this pain he let the scorpion fall. But again he goes into the water and saves the scorpion. And again he bites and the saint lets him fall. And again he picks that scorpion up and again he is bitten. But he again picks up the scorpion. There was a farmer who was observing this process for a long time, and he said, "Saint, why are you doing this? This scorpion is your enemy. He is trying to bite you, and every time he bites you, you let him go and then you again go and pick him up." The saint said, "Dear farmer, he is teaching me a lesson. It is his duty to bite. So thus it is my duty to save him. He's teaching me the lesson that even when I am saving him he is not leaving his duty. Due to whatever you call it, due to love or affection, he's not forgetting his duty. He is always ready to do his duty, even when I am saving him. He is teaching me a lesson, and so how can I leave my duty? My duty is to protect him."

Today I can clearly see the pain of this world. This whole world is drowned in pain. And why? There is a very clear reason and practically everybody knows it. See, India is limbering, India cannot walk straight, and the western countries cannot walk straight. Why? Because India has got a long, long spiritual foot but a very short materialistic foot. Western countries have got a very long materialistic foot but a very short spiritual foot. And when these two walk they can't walk straight. They just limber up. When these two things are equal, then there will be the Kingdom of Heaven.

Just imagine, America was able to send so many Apollos to the moon, but did she gain peace? Was America satisfied? Now if she is satisfied why is she fighting with Vietnam? She is not satisfied. Why? A rich man came to Christ and asked Him, "Sir, can I know God?" and Jesus Christ told him that it is easy for a camel to pass through a needle but it is impossible for a rich man to know God. Why? Why is that? Can we say God is not a good judge? No. He is a perfect judge. Then why is that? Because as soon as a man gets proud he is completely immersed in pride. When he gets rich he is completely immersed in wealth. And he has no longer got time to think about his Father. About his Perfect Father.

We all have come into this world and we have

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got this beautiful body, we all have got this beautiful body. And we are so lucky really to be present in this world. We are the fortunate ones to be in this world now. But then the question arises, why are we so unsatisfied? What is the thing that is troubling us so much from inside? What is this mosquito who is biting our mind at every moment, every second? This is our ego, our ignorance of the Holy Word of God. This Knowledge is so beautiful that if I am a Christian I can take this Knowledge and still be a Christian. If I am a Hindu I can take this Knowledge and still be a Hindu. If I am a Muslim I can take this Knowledge and still be a Muslim. If I am a Sikh I can still be a Sikh and take this Knowledge also. The Knowledge is like this. It is like mercury. If you put mercury into dirty water and take it out, the mercury is still shiny. It won't get dirty. Put it in sand. It won't get dirty, it will shine. This Knowledge is like that. Wherever you take it, into any religion, into any way of life, any sort of thing, wherever it goes it makes a man pure. You have to be pure in heart, pure in deed, and pure in thoughts. But remember friends, it is very easy to say this, it is very, very easy to say this - be pure in heart, be pure in deeds, be pure in thoughts. But how to be pure? Who is really pure in this world? What is the really pure thing in this world? The Holy Word of God is really pure. So know it. We have to know that Holy Word of God which is absolutely pure. And when we know this Holy Word of God we will be also absolutely pure.

We have to be like a lotus flower, like a lily. This lotus flower is found in India and in so many other countries also. This flower grows in water, dirty water, but it never touches this water. It is always away from this water. And if the water level rises the level of the lotus flower also rises. We have to be all like a lotus. Maybe this materialistic world is rising but we have to be even higher than this materialistic world. We haven't to touch this materialistic world, because as soon as we start touching it, the vibrations of imperfection start touching us, and make us imperfect. I have brought something very beautiful, extremely beautiful. I cannot describe it as being from a place because I haven't got the idea of duality, like east, west, south or north. India is not out of the world, India is in the world. London is not out of the world. England is not out of the world, England is in the world. I have not brought this thing from a part of this world, yet this thing is so fantastic, this thing is so beautiful, that it makes you realize the aim of your human life, your original aim, why you came into this world.

You must have seen my posters and these posters say "Know the aim of the human life".

Now what is the aim of human life? Is it to eat, drink and be merry? Is it? No. Then what is the real aim of human life? Why does the human come here? Even if you believe in the theory of evolution, you will reach the point where man exists. But why does man exist? Only because he has got a certain aim. He has got a certain thing to do. He has got an aim in his life which he has to fulfil. And once he fulfils this aim he is a perfect man. Perfect. So what is this aim? This aim is to realize the Holy Word of God. If you take the Bible it is written, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God". If you take Guru Granth Sahib you will see it is written that there is a Word, and due to that word sky, earth, sun, moon, everything exists, and this Word is in ourselves. And then you can take the Koran and in the Koran it is called Pak Nam, meaning Holy Name. What is this Holy Name? If you take Gita, this is written: "A Word which cannot be described, which cannot be spoken by mouth." Just because this mouth is imperfect. This mouth is not capable, this mouth is not perfect enough to pronounce that Name. So this Word cannot be spoken. Otherwise I would have been glad to speak this Word in front of everybody, on television, on radios, in movies, you know, and just in everything. But it cannot be spoken. Then how to realize this Word? So we all know that this Word is important. And due to this Word everything exists. Christ, Ram and just every saint describes the Word. So how to realize this Word then? Because this is the original thing. This Word is the original thing.

Now you can see that this was said in the Bible about the Word, in the Ramayana, in Gita, and in the Koran, and you can imagine about it, about how original and how ancient this Word is. You can just read the records and you can find it out. How ancient, how old, how, you know, how far out is this Word, which is being talked of by all the saints, the galaxy of saints, and loved by them. But how to realize this Word? Today you can press a button and the elevator will come. The door will open. You stand in it. Press the button, the door will close, you go up, the door opens, you go out. In a car you sit, you push a brake type of thing, you put it in gear, you press the accelerator, your car goes. Today, you take cameras, push a button, and your film is taken. But this Knowledge is not like this. You do not put in a coin, press the button and Knowledge comes out.

So how to receive this Knowledge? This Knowledge is not available in tube stations or in railway stations as many cigarettes, many biscuits and many other types of things are available in boxes where you put in a coin, press a button, and the article comes out. And this Knowledge is not

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in books even. It is described in books but it is not even in books. Then where to find it? Should we say that this Knowledge has disappeared now? No. Gita says this Knowledge cannot disappear. As soon as this Knowledge disappears the world won't exist. Then, how to find this Word? We have to find this Word by a teacher, by a guide. A guide who is perfect, and who can teach this perfect Knowledge to us. A perfect guide can guide us. Like Mahatma Gurucharnanand just told you, you need a burning lamp to light other unlit lamps. So, same way, you need an enlightened Perfect Master to make you enlightened and perfect also. If the master himself is not perfect, how can he make you perfect? You need a Perfect Master.

Now, where to find the master? Where to find the master? You know, you can't find him like a servant. You can't find him in theatres. Where will you find him then? Where is he? This hidden man. Where is he? You have to find him out. And how to find him out? There is a very easy test. You have to take a test before you find him out and the test is very simple. You have to take his Knowledge and test it. If this Knowledge gives you peace, well and good, go ahead. If not, immediately leave it and go out, don't follow it any more. If this Knowledge that he gives, if the Knowledge that he imparts is perfect, and it gives you perfect peace, well and good, go ahead. If not, leave it and try to find another way. People may think that I want to change their religion from Christian to Hindu but they will be surprised to know that I myself am not a Hindu. I am not a Hindu. I am not a Christian. I am not a Sikh. Then who am I? I believe in one reality and that is the pure religion. Religion as a word started from the word realization and the realization of God is the pure and the perfect religion. There is a glorious sun, not the sun that you see in the sky, but a sun which is within ourselves, and which is much brighter, much, much, much brighter than the sun you see in the sky. When the sun comes out it only dispels darkness, but when this sun comes out it dispels darkness and impurities as well. Both things. It is much brighter than the sun which shines outside, and it is completely within us.

In India people used to go out from their homes to earn and later to come back. So there was a man who went outside to foreign countries and he earned quite a lot, he had five hundred pounds. And he was going back to his home and a thief saw him, and saw that he had five hundred pounds, so he came up to him and said, "Sir, may I accompany you, where are you going?" And the man said: "Well, I am going back to my home," and he told the name of the place. The thief said, "Well sir, I am also going there. Would you mind if

I accompany you?" and he said, "No, come along", and both these travellers started walking. They went to an inn and the man who possessed the money went down to take his dinner and this thief started searching. He started searching for the money. He searched in his pockets, he searched on his bed, under his pillow, but he couldn't get a single penny. He thought, this man is making a fool of me. He hasn't got a single penny, he just says he has got five hundred pounds. They were again walking and he said, "Sir, how many pounds have you got?" And he said, "Well I've got five hundred pounds." And they again went to an inn, and this man again went down to take his dinner and this thief again searched. He searched under his pillow, under his sheet, under his clothes, but he couldn't get a single penny. Again he thought, no, no, he is making a fool of me. But finally they came to their home and the man who possessed the money took out his purse, took out five pounds, and said, "Well, these are for you . You may have them." And the thief said, "No thank you sir, I don't want a single pound. But can you answer my one question?" The man said, "Yeah." "Sir, I am a thief," he said, "Now you are quite secure in your home and I am not going to steal from you any more. I am a thief and I was after your five hundred pounds and now I know that you have got five hundred pounds because you have shown me, but can you tell me where did you keep this five hundred pounds when you used to go to dinner?" He asked him that, "Where did you keep this five hundred pounds when you used to go downstairs to eat your dinner?" The man said, "I used to keep this five hundred pounds under your pillow!" Before he used to go for his dinner he used to take this amount of money and put it under the thief's pillow. And the thief never searched under his own pillow. But he kept searching under the other's pillow. And he couldn't get a single pound. So, that's the same condition with the world today. The world is searching God outside. The world thinks, people think, God is a man. People think God has got ears, nose, teeth, and he rises daily in the morning, brushes his teeth and washes his mouth. And he is an old man also and he has a beard also, all the things that people think.

But no, God is energy. God is perfect and pure energy. As scientists say, energy cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. And this Knowledge of the Word of God; see how they say "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God" - now try to understand here - "And the Word was God". Isn't it a fantastic sentence. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Now this is that

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Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji in 1971

Word. It is that perfect and pure energy, which has no creation and no destruction. And this is Word, this is God. And he is under our pillow. And if we search for him outside, can we get him? We can't get him. This is a very practical thing I'm putting before you. It's a very, very practical thing. People try to search for God outside. But how can they get him? God is inside.

Today people want love. I can truly and sincerely tell you this Knowledge is overbrimmed with love. This Knowledge is, you know, I can't explain how much love it contains. There is so much love that if you take the water of the whole seas around and on one side we put this love and on the other side we put the whole sea, the sea will be small, the love will still be more. If we take every human man's weight, add it, then we add the love of this love, this Knowledge will be still much bigger than any man's weight. And this Knowledge is love. This is it. This is the love. A thief cannot take it from you, this love is so much. Nobody can cut this love. You can experience it whenever you like. This Holy Word of God, you can meditate upon this Holy Word of God while you are sleeping also. You can sleep, you can eat, you can talk but still your meditation will be going along.

You know, I have seen many people in India talk about Gita and they talk about this Knowledge. They say, "This Knowledge is such a thing which goes on regularly. It cannot break." And then they take a garland and start counting it. You know, like that. Their rosary they take and start counting. Then there is the businessman counting his rosary and a telephone call comes. He takes the telephone receiver, and the speed of his rosary slows down, because his mind has been diverted into the receiver. And then he asks, "Yes, what is the matter?" And his secretary tells him, "Sir, we have gained seventy-thousand pounds!" And he is so overjoyed that he throws his rosary to one side and throws the receiver to one side and starts jumping. Now where did his devotion go? Where was his meditation? His meditation was broken. Is that meditation? No. That can be rosary meditation, I agree, or it can help you in a physical way, or something like that, something like that, or something like that. But is it the perfect or the pure meditation?

I can do yoga, and I believe yoga can help me to a limit, but is yoga the perfect and pure thing? If, suppose, today I've got my legs, my hands, my body is perfect and I am doing yoga. And tomorrow I have an accident and my hand is broken, my leg is broken, then how I will be able to keep my leg on my neck? Just imagine. And how I will be able to move my hand back? How will I do that? And you know the perfect medi tation should be continuous. It shouldn't have a break in between. How will I be able to do that? So realize such a Word, brothers, that it may regularly go, never stop. This should be non-stop meditation. Always going on in you. Realize who you are, realize the aim of your human life. Today the guitar is played, we love it. Today rock-and-roll music is played, you love it. Today, you know, jazz music is played, you love it. Classical music is played, you love it. But there is a music going inside us also. God plays that music, and it is such far out music, so symmetrical and so beautiful that after one note man's mind is concentrated upon it. No question arises that a mind should trickle a millionth part of a millimetre this side or a millionth part of a millimetre that side. A man cannot move from this meditation, so perfect is this meditation.

If you take a rope by which you would tie an elephant and suppose you try to tie a little ant by that big thick rope. You know that this big thick rope is much expensive isn't it? So suppose you try to tie this little ant by this huge rope, can you do it? You can't tie. There would be such a gap left that thousands and thousands could pass at one time, and if you try to tie the elephant by the string which you use to tie an ant, can you do it? Elephant will move like this and the string will break. So then how must you do it? Can you do it? You need the little string for the ant and the huge rope for the elephant. And if you use them symmetrically then can solve your purpose.

So, brothers, you need something to tie your mind down because it is so small. You know it is the smallest thing in the world, and it flows very quickly, it has got more speed than electricity, more speed than anything. You know a Jumbo Jet, a 747, has got a five-hundred and eighty miles per hour speed. Now suppose this Jet is standing before me. Suppose I am going to fly to India in it and it will take much time. But even though I am still standing before the Jet, my mind has already reached Palam Airport India. The jet hasn't even started yet. I haven't even boarded it, my luggage has not been taken into the plane. My tickets have not been checked in. But still my mind has gone to India. It already has landed at Palam Airport, and now my mind is trying to find a taxi to take me back to my home. This is mind. So how are you going to control it? Take a tank of water. Not a drop is leaking from it. Give a man an oxygen cylinder and put him in this tank. Weld it on all sides so that air is neither going in nor coming out and neither is water going out or coming in. Now, from this tank water is not leaking, but man's mind is. It's still leaking. He is either thinking of the Eiffel Tower, or he's thinking of Disneyland in Los

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Angeles, or you know … the water is not coming from the tank, not a drop, but his mind is still leaking.

So how to control this mind? Buy a rope thick as an elephant's rope, can you tie this small mind with it? No. You need Knowledge to control your mind, to tie your mind up. You know this mind is so small, so tiny, so invisible, and thus you need this Knowledge. And I am here, and I am ready to offer you this Knowledge without taking a single pence. Special discount! Absolute discount! You know not a single penny is being charged. And this Knowledge is so far out, so fantastic, so … , how should I explain it? Even scriptures weren't able to explain this Knowledge. Because this Knowledge is beyond our mind. Away from our brain. The brain can work out how to drive Apollo, or how to drive a car, but it cannot work out how to explain this Knowledge. So this brain is very limited. The brain, the mind … very, very limited. Very limited. And this Knowledge is unlimited, so you cannot; you just cannot make a contract between these two things, the limited and the unlimited. So just realize; here is this Knowledge, and it is free for you. No charge at all. And it's so peaceful that when you know it, when you realize this Knowledge, you'll say "Oh this is fantastic!" Then you'll really feel it.

There was a king and somebody came into his court and said, "King, I want to sow a mango seed in this country." and the king said, "What is this mango?" And the man said, "I have brought a whole box full of mangoes." but still the king said, "What is a mango?" So he said, "The mango is a little, or big, yellow thing, juicy, and it is like …" he made a picture - " … it is like this, and this and this." But king said, "I can't understand." And then the man gave some iiterature to the king, and king read them and said, "Well, I still can't understand what is a mango." Then the secretary came and tried to explain, "Sir, I have also eaten a mango," he said, "the mango is sweet, and it has got colour like this, and it tastes something like that, or something like that, and you have to leave the skin and you have to eat the flesh part of it, and it's very good to eat." But king said, "I can't understand what it is." The next secretary tried to explain, then the third secretary, then the fourth, then the fifth, then the sixth, but the king couldn't understand. The seventh one was clever. He went away, took a mango, washed it, cut it up, offered it to the king and said, "Sir, this is the mango." The king ate it and said, "Yes, now I have understood what is a mango, now I have realized it myself so I have understood."

I'm describing the Knowledge. Knowledge is something like this and something like this, it is far out, it is this and it is that and it is that. But you can't understand until you personally receive it. So receive it and then you will see how good it is for yourself. How beneficial it is. Only then will you understand what is the real juice of this mango. Today, many scientists are trying to discover so many things, but are scientists happy? Are the scientists really happy? No. Why? Because they can't, they can't get that Knowledge. They can't get this Knowledge by scientific means. They are unhappy.

Today, suppose, Mahatma Ji comes to me and begs me for food and I give him some. He'll go away, but tomorrow he again feels hungry, so he comes to me and begs for food. Again I give him some, and he goes away again because he has a full stomach, but the next day he will feel hungry again. And if I give him food again he will again feel hungry later. But if I teach him a technique he won't come back to me again. Today, if people see a beggar they will take out a penny from their pocket and give it to this beggar. But he will still beg. If today he is satisfied, tomorrow he will beg. And if for three days he is satisfied, the fourth day he will beg. So if you really want to help him teach him a technique, teach him a technique so that he is completely satisfied throughout his life. He needs to beg no more. That is really helping him. The mind is the same. It starts thinking and you say well, that is better than this, and that there is even better, and then your mind says yes, and your mind is satisfied. But after a few seconds this process starts functioning again, because you know the mind is so subtle, it is so, you know, flickery. It flickers, flickers, flickers. And you say well, this is God and God is very holy and very high, and your mind says, "Yes, why not", and is satisfied for two seconds, and then again starts flickering. Flicker, flicker, flicker, flicker. And then after a few seconds you say again, well, God is you know, God is very high, very holy, and he can kill the mind also, and mind say, "Yes, why not?" And the mind is satisfied for two seconds more, then he starts flickering again. It is like that man to whom you are giving two pence daily; is he being helped? No, not at all.

How to help him then? And how to help your mind? Completely satisfy your mind so that it rises no more. Because mind is the creation of man and not of God. Always remember this. The mind is a creation of man. Memory is a creation of God. Memory is a tape recorder which He has given us; it is a gift of God. Memory. But not mind. Not mind. Mind has been created because two things are hitting each other. Your soul tries to hit and come out, you know. Not come out really but just to give off this spiritual spark. Your soul

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wants to give out this Light outside, this peace inside which soul has got. But outside it is very carefully covered with sins, egos, prides and so many things. So as soon as it tries to come out it hits against these coverings and something is produced. A holy thing hits against unholy thing and another thing comes out, and that is ignorance. A complete vacuum. And that is your mind. This is it. For if you can once remove all your coverings of sins, egos, pride, doubts, remove them away from you completely, you will be then satisfied. This Knowledge will spark out of you.

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji in 1971

If you take a stone, throw it up in the sky, it'll come back again. Why? Maybe because it is due to the centre of gravity, but really because this stone is a piece of this earth. See rivers they flow from all over, then go into the sea. They merge into the sea and then it is completely finished. Nothing more to do. This river is part of the ocean. Until it again meets and merges with this ocean it is not satisfied. But when it mixes with the ocean it is completely satisfied. You burn a lamp and the fire goes upwards. You burn a fire and the fire goes upwards. Why? Because it is a part of the sun. Until it goes and meets its sun, fire is not satisfied. In the same way, soul is part of God, and wants to go and meet with God. It wants to have a perfect communication with God. But you are stopping it. Why? It is not because your body is stopping it, it is not your body, it is the ignorance of your mind. People are so unhappy today they go and commit suicide, because they think that their body is stopping their soul having that perfect communication. It is not true. Your body is not stopping your soul going there. It is your ignorance that is stopping it.

So just try to understand what I want to say. People may think that I am an Indian so they shouldn't receive the Knowledge. You know, you are not receiving me. If you are receiving me then. yes, you can have a duality in your heart of, you know, black and white. But you're not receiving me, so no question arises of black and white. You are receiving my Knowledge. Knowledge hasn't got any colour. So receive my Knowledge, not me. And this Knowledge is so holy, so perfect, that one spark coming out of this Knowledge is so perfect, so, so perfect that whatever it hits against, it makes it perfect. Wherever one spark of this Knowledge shines up, there is absolute perfection. And I have got that Knowledge here.

I took this Knowledge from London to America. I passed through the customs, The customs people opened my suitcase, checked my clothes, you know, and all my luggage, everything, but I was laughing, you know. These customs people were very suspicious because I was laughing. I was laughing because they were checking my

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luggage but still I was smuggling. And what I was smuggling was this Knowledge. They were not checking me, they were not checking my Knowledge. They were checking inside my luggage, and thus I smuggled that Knowledge, and I distributed it amongst many people, many, many people. And everybody became satisfied. I have satisfaction. I have love. I have devotion to give to people, to scatter to people.

You may be surprised why this Knowledge is free of charge. Just try to understand, a man can live without gold but he cannot live without food. And food is much cheaper than gold. He can live without food for a day or so, but he cannot live without water, which is even cheaper than food. He can live without water for hour or so, but he cannot live without air which is absolutely free. So just understand this. Air has been recommended for you, air is fuel for you. You require it and it is absolutely free. This Knowledge is also recommended for you. This Knowledge is for you and because you must understand it, because you must know this Knowledge, you must practise this Knowledge, it has been made absolutely free for you.

So don't think that it is a less valuable thing than your stereo record-player or anything like that. This is still most valuable, it possesses much value. Once you receive this Knowledge your heart

26 leaps and it is so much filled with devotion and love. Love not towards this materialistic world but love towards God, who is your real father, who you've forgotten and whom you must realize. So don't look at my body and think that I'm a small boy and what can. I tell you. There may be a small boy who can drive a car and there may be an old man who can't drive a car. So he has got a skill more than that old man. So don't say this. Our bodies are short, you know, some of less age, some of more age, but not our memory, not our skill. Our skill hasn't got any age. So just try to understand what I want to explain to you about that Holy Word of God, about that Knowledge.

We have to be sincere, we have to be pure in heart, and how to be pure? You know purity is not such a thing where you go into a restaurant and say, "Please give me a cup of pure tea," and take the tea, drink it, and you are pure. Purity is not like a soap that you buy from the market, saying, "Please give me a cake of purity soap," and you take this purity soap and rub it on your body and you become pure. This purity is not like that. Purity is obtained through this Knowledge. Through this far out thing, through this very high thing. Today, because we haven't got any feet to keep us in balance we are staggering. People think that we are drunk but no, we aren't drunk; it is our . . . you know. So what should we do about it? We should

take Knowledge. And you won't stagger any more. You will be in perfection. Then you will be guided by God. Perfect guidance will be given to you. So just realize the perfect aim of your life, why you have come into this world.

You know, I can tell you, take my hair and put many types of cream into my hair, many types of oil, many types of scent, but does that bring purity or peace into may mind, into my hair even? No! Why, why? because that is not it. It will do something else, but it will not do that.

I won't refuse to give you this Knowledge. I am always ready to give you this Knowledge. I am always happy to give you this Knowledge. I don't lose. I gain. I am a servant of God and I have completely devoted myself to God. How I was able to do this? Not by going to a place, putting my hand there, and saying, "Oh God, I am taking the oath that I am your servant", and so on and so on. And then come out and go to a restaurant and . . .you know. I never did that. So now to become an instrument of God? Just experiment. Realize what is the thing which is stopping you from being an instrument of God. I experimented and I was able to realize that it was my mind. I said "O.K." I took this Knowledge and meditated till all this mind came out. And when it came out I felt that I was a completely different man. And to realize this Knowledge even I had to go to a Guru. A Guru is a Hindi word and you may be surprised to know that 'Gu' means darkness and 'ru' means light. That is called Guru. And in English if you translate this it will come out as teacher, a guide. A guide who can bring us away from the darkness of this materialistic world into the bright light of the Holy Light.

So, I am talking to you now. To my disciples I am talking to them like a Guru, but to those people who are not my disciples I am talking like a human talking to another human. And I'll say it again. I've got something for you here. If you want to receive it you'll be given the address. And please try to come tomorrow because we are leaving tomorrow. Tomorrow evening we are all leaving, three-hundred and fifty-three people are leaving in this 747 plane we have chartered from here to India, and three-hundred and fifty-three brothers and sisters are going in this plane filled with divinity. Not because it is Air India's, but because everybody who's going is filled with divinity. Everybody who's going in this plane is filled with the Knowledge. So this is a Divine Flight, we all are going in it, and we think we all are very, very fortunate because this is the first time, this is the first plane, which is flying to India with so many passengers for a spiritual purpose.

And then there is a very Jumbo function in Delhi and one million and five lakhs people will come there. That's fifteen lakhs of people who are expected. And then after that there is again a function in Bihar, in Patna, where we expect the same amount or even more people. And for that we have booked three big grounds and in each of these grounds, if you wanted, you could make an airport. They are such big grounds. And people are going to stay in these grounds and they are going to experience this divine bliss.

So if you are interested in this Knowledge please come tomorrow from nine onwards, or ten onwards, and you will be able to realize this Knowledge. The door is always open for you, never closed. Always open for you. And so you can come and share this Knowledge, free of charge, with us. People drink wine and they say 'cheers'. But then when you share this, this divine wine, this divine nectar it really is cheers. It is really something to be very cheery about! Because this divine nectar, it is nectar you know … So I am now, I'm trying to finish because people have to go a long distance and it is quite cold outside.

If a man is crazy you must say, "Please put your left foot forward first and then your right foot, then your left foot, then your right foot, keep your nose directed towards me, and then walk, left, right, left, right," till he comes to you. But if he is clever I will just beckon him and he will come to me. So I have given you all the hints that I wanted to give about this Knowledge and if you are interested you are welcome. If not you are most diswelcome. And if you want it you are most, most, most welcome. For this Knowledge is for you. Now . I have received it and it hereby becomes my duty to participate, to share it with you people. Unfortunately this Knowledge cannot be spoken by mouth otherwise it would have been my pleasure to tell all you people here. But it is not like that. So I can't tell you. But if you want me to reveal to you this Knowledge come there, where I am staying. The number is 567-6142, so come there. The address will be given to you and you can talk to me if you have any questions. If you have any doubts they can be very easily erased from your minds. And if you want to receive this Knowledge then you can even receive it.

Now may God bless you all and may He shower His divinity upon you all to give all humanity an intelligent mind to develop and to be able to erase illusion, delusion and pollution from this world. Thank you very much.

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God will come Himself to be the ruler of the whole universe and it will be far out. So get ready, prepare yourselves. That's why Guru comes at this time, the Holy Master comes at the time when there is decline in the true religion, to save people. And He saves them, He saves them. That's why He comes. I don't declare that I am a Perfect Master, that I am Krishna, or I am Ram, or I am Jesus Christ. I'm nothing. I am just a humble servant, and I have brought this peace for you. If you want it, take it. If you don't want it, don't take it. My point is just this; TAKE THIS KNOWLEDGE. That's all. If anyone else can give it to you, go there and take it. But if they can't give you this Knowledge, come to me.

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