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THIS IS AN URGENT CALL FROM THE SINGLE HEART WITHIN US
IT ACHES FOR DARSHAN.

AFTER TAKING KNOWLEDGE, MEDITATION SERVICE AND
SATSANG IS THE CERTAIN METHOD OF LABOURING GRADUALLY
TOWARDS OUR GOAL BUT NOTHING CLEANS AWAY ALL IMPURITIES
OF MIND LIKE THE PRESENCE OF THE LIVING LORD. TO BE AT
THE PHYSICAL LOTUS FEET WASHES OUT AIMLESS DESIRE AND
POLISHES THE DULL GEM 0F OUR DEVOTION.

WE HAVE BECOME PARTICIPANTS IN THE DIVINE PLAY OF
HEAVEN AND WE WAIT ON THE SATGURU TO DIRECT HIS LILA.
WHAT ENTREATY CAN WE MAKE TO DRAW HIM NEAR? HOW CAN
WE SHOW OUR GRATITUDE FOR HIS PRECIOUS GIFT?

BY PREPARING THE GROUNDS FOR HIS GAME, BY WORKING WITH
GREAT LOVE AND PERSEVERANCE TO AWAKEN THIS COUNTRY SO
THAT IT MAY SEE IN FULL UNDERSTANDING THE PLAY OF HIS
BRILLIANT LIGHT.

WE ARE ONLY SMALL CHILDREN. WEE NEED OUR FATHER, WE CRY
FOR HIM. BUT REALISE TTHIS: HE WILL COME SOONER IF WE
ASSEMBLE ALL HIS FAMILY OF THIRTEEN MILLION, HE WILL
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COME SWIFTLY IF OUR TEARS ARE MADE NO FROM EMOTION
BUT OUT OF EFFORT, OUT OF DEVOTION TO HIS
BEAUTY RATHER THAN TO THE PROMISE OF LIBERATION OR TO
SELFISH DESIRE FOR ESCAPE FROM HELL. IT IS THE TRUE
DEVOTEE WHO WANTS ONLY THE LORD, WHO CASTS ASIDE ALL
OBSTACLES TO END HIS SEPARATION FROM THE LOTUS FEET.

OFTEN WE JUDGE THE POSSIBLE RESULTS OF OUR ACTIONS BY
PAST SUCCESSES AND FAILURES; BUT GURU MAHARAJ JI HAS
GIVEN US THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON IN THE UNIVERSE:
PURE LOVE. IN THE FACE 0F LOVE, ALLl RESISTANCE
DISAPPEARS. ALL OF AUSTRALIA CAN COME TO HIS FEET THIS
YEAR. CYNICISM, DOUBT, HATRED ARE ONLY FRUSTRATIONS
CAUSED BY THWARTED DESIRES. WHEN MET WITH COMPASSION
AND STRENGTH THEY VANISH BEFORE THE RESPONSE OF THE
SOUL LONGING FOR TRUTH.

TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST RESULT WE MUST COMBINE OUR
FAITH WITH THAT RARE ELEMENT, COMMONSENSE. WE MUST
TELL PEOPLE AGAIN AND AGAIN THAT TRUTH IS HERE AT LAST

DIVINE LIGHT MISSION IS MOUNTING A 'WHO IS GURU MAHARAJ JI?'
CAMPAIGN, SUPPORTED BY TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENTS,
BILLBOARDS, AND A FILM FROM AMERICA WHICH ANSWERS THAT
VITAL QUESTION. AT LEAST THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS WILL
G0 INTO THIS CAMPAIGN, AND MUCH MORE IF BAL BHAGWAN JI
COMES TO PERFECT OUR SERVICE, AND STILL WE HAVE VERY
LITTLE MONEY FOR GURU MAHARAJ JI'S AIRFARE. WHAT CAN
WE DO? IT IS OBVIOUS WHAT OUR COLLECTIVE ACTION IS TO BE;
THE QUESTION MUST BE HONED TO A FINER AND CLOSER EDGE:
'WHAT CAN I DO?' LOOK CAREFULLY, 'HAVE I TAKEN MY LIGHT
OUT TO ILLUMINE ALL AVENUES OF DARKNESS, OR HAVE I
HOARDED ITS WEALTH IN A CORNER OF MY ROOM? WHAT LITTLE
COMFORT HAVE I SACRIFICED TO SAVE SOMEONE DROWNING IN
IGNORANCE?'
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THERE IS NO TIME FOR HESITATION AND FEAR. WE HAVE
THE KEY TO INFINITE BLISS. WE HAVE TAKEN BIRTH AT THE
HOLIEST TIME IN ALL CREATION AND 'GOD WILL COME
TO BE THE PRESIDENT, OR TO BE THE RULER OF
THE WHOLE, ENTIRE UNIVERSE, AND IT WILL BE FAR OUT, SO GET
READY, PREPARE YOURSELVES.'
LETTERS PLEADING FOR DARSHAN SHOULD BE SENT TO:

GURU MAHARAJ JI or BAL BHAGWAN JI
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
RACE STREET
DENVER
COLORADO
U.S.A.

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FORGET ABOUT 1984…
FORGET ABOUT 2001…

1973 IS HERE AND NOW

Buy your car in '74…
Build your house in '75…
       but
SERVE THE LORD IN '73
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MILLENIUM '73

"Guru Maharaj Ji recently compared Divine Light Mission
to an airplane that has started down the runway and is
quickly picking up speed. During this time of lifting
off, the throttle, the mixture and the props must be
pushed full forward and the airplane's full amount of
power must be applied. But when the airplane lifts off
ground, slowly the throttle, mixture and the props
are pulled back, and less and less power is needed as the airplane
begins to ascend into the sky. Then, finally,
as the airplane reaches the correct altitude, very little
power is needed to maintain the proper height and speed,
and going becomes very easy. Guru Maharaj Ji said that
this airplane will be lifting off the ground in
November during Millenium '73."
-- Charter Flight Manual

On November 8, 9 and 10th of this year in the Astrodome
in Houston, Texas, over one hundred thousand devotees of
Guru Maharaj Ji will meet to give the world a practical
example of what Divine Light Mission is doing.

The Astrodome is the largest enclosed area in the world.
It will be the perfect platform for our Lord.

Between now and then the question to end all questions
- 'Who is Guru Maharaj Ji?' - is being spread
throughout the world. The question will be answered
at Millenium. As our Lord predicted, 'Divine Light
Mission will manifest in '73'

Everyone should be aware of how important it is to be
there and anyone who is able to find $535.00 should
spend it on a ticket. As for ashram premies they have
given all material wealth to the Mission and are in His
care. If a relation or friend wants to pay for your
ticket accept without hesitation. Any other means of
making money is impossible unless you leave the ashram
and that's not recommended.

Details

The Qantas flight 530 leaves Sydney on Monday 5th
bound for San Francisco where UAL charter 5842 will
take us to Houston. We will be met at the airport and
taken to our hotel. Everything will be arranged for us.
On Monday 12th after a week of indescribable bliss UAL
5842 will leave Houston for San Francisco where Qantas
flight 533 will take us back to Australia.

Money

Total cost is $535 Aus. An extra $25 should be taken for
unforseen expenses. A deposit of one third ($177.00)
should be paid immediately to make sure you get a seat.
Deadline for deposits is Sept. 15th. The seoond and final
amount of $368.00 must be paid by Oct. 1st. Only two
payments can be made. Only certified cheques or money
orders can be accepted. For information about transport
to Sydney, obtaining passports and visas, see your
regional Millenium Co-ordinator now! What an incredible
cosmic adventure this holy pilgrimage will be!

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EDITORIAL

The general purpose of a newspaper as stated in most
mass media courses is to provide information. However,
divine publications fulfil two roles: information, and
to sing the praises of the Lord. They are the living
scriptures of this age. One function must not override
the other; elaborate eulogies built on rumour only
undermine our credibility and both purposes are lost.
The difference between probable and real must be
established in honest, reliable communication.

Unity in propagation is the first aim. This
newsletter cannot become a newspaper unless everyone is
prepared to contribute. We can only begin to dispel
ignorance with information and there is no information
without a source. We have the source of all information
and activity; along with verbal satsang it must be
utilised in the form of the written word.

              NEWS

INTERNATIONAL

Jacques Sandoz of Shri Hans Productions, California,
mentioned in a letter that Guru Maharaj Ji may come to
Australia in September….Jeff Brigford, ex-drummer for
Bee Gees, is playing with Blue Aquarius …. A new Ashram
established in Barcelona, Spain…. Divine Sales International,
England, is importing oils, incense and so on and selling
them in the Common Market with other toiletries under the
name of 'Mother Nature Products'.

Letters

"…Guru Maharaj Ji also needs something before giving
this Holy Knowledge; what He needs is:- only a little,
very little faith and a guileless heart, a child's heart…"

…People who are not yet aware of the truth,
they presume they are in peace and happiness but they do
not know that they are in the mortal world and its nature
is: to have night after day, to have sorrows after
happiness…

with much love,
your brother
Baldev Sachdeva
P.S. Don't forget, please, to say my loveliest Jai
Satchitanand to Mahatma Padarthanand Ji."

Prom Nagar Ashram,
Hardwar, India

ARTICLES

Wastage

Waste is the medium by which our society functions. For
years we have been conditioned to buy our satisfaction at
the expense of our higher consciousness, our bodies and
the planet we live on.
People who live in the ashrams of Guru Maharaj Ji are still
exploiting their surroundings unconsciously. Local Resource
Officers should co-operate in their areas to ensure that
waste is kept to a minimum. Become aware of how much we
are still motivated by our previous habits. A few simple steps
can help rectify this:

1. no plastic packaging
2, no aerosols
3. heating - put on a sweater instead of the heater. We
are approaching a world energy crisis; get used to
saving watts.
4. switch off lights when leaving rooms.
5. water - fill a basin to wash your hands. Don't leave
taps running while you wash or clean your teeth.

7. bulk toothpowder instead of waste-making tubes.
8. olive oil or vaseline can be used instead of skin
cream for housemothers' hands.
9. paper - do not use packaged tissues. Toilet paper
should be white; coloured toilet paper contains
dyes which are really bad news for anything living.
In offices try to write both sides of paper. Use
scrap paper, computer printouts. One large Aimerican
company found in a survey that its staff wasted
thirty million dollars worth of stationery a year!
Use old newspapers as padding in parcels.
10. food - there is a world food shortage looming
ahead, along with present acute shortages of crude
oil, steel, wood, paper, textiles and all raw
materials. So eat up on good organic food. Waste
can be composted.

Conclusion - Please become aware of how much time,
energy and resources we waste. Guru Maharaj Ji has
given us a beautiful garden in which to play out
his lilas with Him. As this garden is now in great
danger of turning into a swamp, we must set an example
to our brothers and sisters. Respect and cherish what
He has given us, tend this garden with care
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" The Hidden World has clouds and rain, of a different
kind…made apparent only to the refined, those not
deceived by thecompleteness cf the ordinary
world." -- Rumi, Mathnavi

"As the drops of dew in contact with the sun's rays
disappear, so all theorizings vanish, once one has
obtained Thee." -- Rahulabhadra

I am of water the sweet taste, of resplendence I am
the sun. I am the lustre of sun, moon and stars; I am
the music of the spheres…I am Knowledge and realisation.
Nothing whatsover exists without me or beyond me."
-- Sri Krishna

"WHEREIN is the strength of the devotee? He is a child of
God and his devotiona1 tears are his mightiest weapon."
-- Sri Ramakrishna

         NATIONAL NEWS

Administration.

National Headquarters established in Sydney and a national
structure set out;
General Secretary - David Lovejoy Public Relations -
                                      John Perry
Treasurer - Ray Millikin W.P.C. - Neville Ackland
Divine Sales - Derek Harper
Mobile Satsang Team - Kim, Lindsay, Trevor
State Secretaries -
New South Wales - David Ransome Victoria - Julie Collett
South Australia - John Macgregor
Queensland - Vic Marsh A.C.T. - Lindsey Stockdale
Western Australia - Faith Healy Tasmania - Peter Edge

To provide funds for expanded national services a gross
income levy of 10% is placed on each state…. Neville
Ackland appointed Millenium '73 co-ordinator …. Printing
press acquired for all publications….Weekly report
system introduced for Administration, P.R., Finance and
W.P.C … As Divine Sales will be financially independent of
regional headquarters, reports will be sent to Divine Sales
Headquarters …. Mahatma Padarthanand Ji is asking everyone
to listen to at least one month's Satsang before receiving
Knowledge, and for those who have had previous gurus or
practives, two months….Mahatma Ji travels from Adelaide
(August 31) to Perth (Sept 2) Melbourne (Sept 3) Hobart
(Sept 5) Sydney (Sept 6) Auckland (Sept 10) and possibly to
Brisbane (Sept 15) and then to Sydney…

Public Relations

'Who is Guru Maharaj Ji?' campaign takes shape in conjunction
with 'Second Coming' programme to announce the Lord's
imminent arrival. Sites for billboards, 60" by 4011 and 20'
by 10', are being chosen in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Adelaide. Leaflets and posters prepared to announce
Maharaj Ji's and Bal Bhagwan Ji's programmes.

World Peace Corps

The ever-expanding structure of the W.P.C, now reads as
fol1ows: Propagation Officer Programme Organiser
Purchasing and Resources Officer Security Transport
Maintenance Publications Sale Flowers and Altar
Arrangement Musicians Nursery Recording Lighting
Electronics Street Theatre

Divine Sales

Tne Sales International wheel symbol chosen as national
logo…National cheque account opened.,.Record graphs of
sales takings, customers and jumbling introduced…

Letters

"Welcome into the kingdom of heaven and congratulations
on obtaining the highest goal in this material world.."
"Australia is waking up all over…"
"The ultimate ashram is that temple which has been
given us through the infinite mercy and compassion of
the Lord of all creation…"
"As each of us is a part of the whole of creation, then
by our own effort, by effecting our own change, then we
can change the face of creation. We are all members of the
only real political force, the only real political
force, the only real economic and sociological force
that has a positive direction, so we should realise our
position, our vital importance in the change which
Guru Maharaj Ji is bringing about…"
"The point is that Guru Maharaj Ji has come in this
present age to reveal Knowledge to everyone who asks
humbly with an honest heart. No sincere seeker is ever
turned away from His great shelter."
"We depend upon Guru Maharaj Ji for our life force. He
is our Lord of Lords, King of Kings. He is so full of
Love and we are His concern. Isn't that just so
fantastic?!! To be at His Feet like helpless little
children as we are is enough to make the W.P.C.
Commander cry."
"As a devotee who experienced the subtle power of this
Knowledge by not practising it, I suggest to all
doubtful brothers and sisters that they check out what
is going on."
"Jumbling is very selfless service, especially when we
have to miss the bliss of Satsang - but then we get the
bliss of jumbling."

STATE

New South Wales

Highly successful parents' satsang held… Divine Light
Mission registered as a charity and ashrams divorced
from state financial system… Bulk food co-operative
established on firm basis … Sydney acquires new
factory to house printing press, art team, photography
dark room with motor repairs downstairs.

Victoria

Second Divine sales shop opened in Greville St,
Prahran…Jumbling up,to 400 houses per day … Stall
operating at Monash University every Friday selling
food, plants, magazines..Foof Co-Op set up…

Queensland

Fifteen ashram premies living in two houses, one in West End
one in Hill End….Eleven premies living on Gold Coast, six
at mountaintop farm in North N.S.W….Malcolm Davey, director
Satsang Cinema, has worked out propagation tour of ten
Northern Rivers towns

Western Australia

Large ashram set up in West Perth ….Premie gets job in
licorice factory… T.V. interview arranged….Divine
Light Mission attends Ananda Marga potluck party

Tasmania

Ashram established in Macquarie St, Hobart…. Donation of
Morris Oxford car …. 63 Salamanca Place is site of satsang
and information stall … lectures on religions of the world
at progressive high school….Programme at university…
Contact with Director of Children's Theatre… Interview
with Channel 6

Letters

"Through the infinite Grace of our Lord, we are flowing
along very nicely.."
"Divine Grace pouring in on us, drowning us in an
intoxication of Love and Light and Supreme Bliss.
Need I continue?"

SATSANG

Nothing More to Know - Shri Guru Maharaj Ji, November 1971

We are now coming up to a completely new era, which is emerging from the past era of darkness, illusion and mis-directed power. What is going to happen in this Kaliyuga would never have been possible, not even in imagination, in any other age. This age is so materialistic that people are grabbing everything possible from the material side of life. And not only material things, for people are receiving the True Knowledge so quickly that one can hardly believe the speed of its progress. That is why it is said that in Kaliyuga things will happen so fast that you will not even have to wait to get to God. You just have to know that Name and meditate on it. Only by immersing your concentration in that Holy Name will you achieve liberation from the phenomenal world.

This is the mystery of the Word. Saints have said that the Word is the sky, the Word is everything and the Word is light. So all the universe is resting on one single sound, the Word. See people sleeping, how they still remain alive.