Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji aka Maharaji Nothing To Think About
This satsang was given by Guru Maharaj Ji at Unitiarian Church in Los Angeles, November 24, 1974.

Finally you have come to that love, finally you have come to that truth, finally you have come to that bliss experience that you wanted to realize all your lifetime.

Well, it's really nice to see all you premies. There's not as many premies as there were in Toronto, but otherwise it seems to be the same. The main thing is that every premie has to understand. Because I understand it'll not be very often when many, many premies will be able to see me or there'll be a lot of satsang programs. So every premie has to realize this Knowledge.

See, what we can think is not what is to be thought about. Because we can think it, because it's in our capacity, we can always figure that out. We can always think that out. But what we can't think is what's to be thought about. It's like, there are so many premies who sit and think about service and they think about meditation; they think about this Knowledge. They think about many, many things. But really, there is nothing to think about that. It's already figured out. It's got it's own pace and it's already figured out.

What's not figured out is what we have to realize, is what we have to understand, is what we cannot comprehend, is what we have to really, really realize, is what we cannot even think about. When we start thinking about it, we just go round and round and round and round in circles.

It's like, what does one drop mean? Nothing. If you see a faucet leaking and dripping one drop, second drop, you don't even care about it. I mean, if it was running all the way through, you would go and shut it off. But it's just dripping one drop. Maybe it's too noisy, so you put a bucket in there. When you get up early in the morning, you find that it's overflowing. That drop, when it combines with other drops, makes the whole bucket of water completely overflow.

Premies, what can one premie do? This is everybody's question: "What can I do? How much can I come up with? How much can I really afford to do service? How much can I really go into doing service? I am just one premie." But, when all these premies combine and start doing service, and start realizing this Knowledge, that comes to a very, very large scale. That becomes extremely big. This is our potency; this is what has made so many premies realize this Knowledge.

The first few premies could have said, "Well, look, I am Mr. Gary Girard," and, "My name is so-and-so," you know, "What can I do?" He could have said, "Oh, I'm goin' off to my house," and he could have fled away. Well, he did as a matter of fact. And then there was Sita Ram, and he did the same thing. But when that effort at that one time was combined … It's like, I was cleaning the points of the white Mercedes, and really, it's so strange. You have the points in one room, and the distributor in one room, the eight pistons in eight rooms, and have the block in the storeroom. It never makes any sense. It never does.

But for the mechanic, he just sits, and thinks, and thinks, and thinks, "Yeah man. I got the distributor; I got my points; I got my pistons; I got my block; got everything." From that nothing, which still exists (Because what doesn't exist in this world? Right down from darkness to the truth, to infinity, and to nothingness, what doesn't exist in this world?), we have to just pick out the parts and combine them. Then it all starts making sense.

It's as if instead of speaking sentences, I just started speaking alphabetical words. Say if I was going to say, "You," but I just said, "Y-o-u." I could say it, and I would say exactly the same combinations as if I was going to speak in a sentence, but it would never make any sense to any premie. But when all these letters are put into one sentence, all combined, it starts making perfect sense.

Lately, I have been looking, and it's so blissful. I went on that tour from L.A. to Australia and back to L.A., and to Toronto, and it was so beautiful. We went to Fiji, and we wanted to have a nice time and not have people flocking all around. But one by one, people started coming. They said, "Oh, you are Indian." Then Bihari Singh started giving them satsang. First there was one person. Then he figured out, "Oh, this must be Guru Maharaj Ji." He told the other premies. In a day, they had arranged a satsang program there. So we went and gave satsang.

Then later we went to New Zealand. It was really cute in a way, because you could see these young premies, and they were just exploding with happiness. They were really, really meditating, and they just really wanted to realize this Knowledge.

It was so beautiful. All these premies came together at the program. It wasn't a big hall like this, but it was a reasonable size hall. It was really a lot of premies, and all these premies had questions. You could see that in one second there was a big question mark, in the next second they were smiling, and in the third second they were completely blissed out. Then everything starts coming together.

There are so many premies who sit and think about service and they think about meditation; they think about this Knowledge. But really, there is nothing to think about that. It's already figured out.

Then we went to Australia, and there it was just so beautiful. There were so many premies who had never seen me, but I had been to Australia before, so there were a few premies. It was so beautiful, because they all came together, and you could really see all the premies combining themselves in Australia, and then in New Zealand. Then when we came back to Fiji, boy, there were a lot of premies there. There ended up being a big satsang program. We didn't plan it. It was not even on our tour.

When we started leaving Fiji, all these premies started calling. "We have heard that Guru Maharaj Ji is here." They traced me down, right down to the hotel and the room number. So it was like, "Okay," you know, "You know it. So, when we come back, you can have a program."

Then we went to Toronto. And then everything started happening. There were premies from Australia, premies from New Zealand, premies from Fiji, Indian premies, premies from England - I mean all kinds of premies - and everything started happening. It was like this big orchestra. First the guy starts out with the flute, and it's beautiful. Then another guy starts out with his guitar, and that's beautiful. Then, the whole band starts out, and that's even more beautiful.

It just made me realize that really in the West there was never anything like it before. We did tours like that, but we then went back to India. But when this was done in the West, it was so beautiful; it was 'really, really so beautiful. You could see every premie; you could see the garland; put into one thread, combined. It was the most beautiful garland; it was the most beautiful flower there could ever be.

This is what every premie has to realize. I'm not saying sit before the mirror and start admiring yourself, how beautiful you look. But the thing is, there is a beauty inside every premie, because you have realized the source of beauty; you have realized the source of love.

Maybe due to crazy reasons - very, very crazy reasons - a person likes to withold it. Now, just ask yourselves the question, "Is that worth it?" You have realized, after all this time, all this search. Finally you have come to that love, finally you have come to that truth, finally you have come to that bliss experience that you wanted to realize all your lifetimes, and

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji aka Maharaji

What can one premie do? This is everybody's question. But, when all these premies combine and start doing service, and start realizing this Knowledge, that comes to a very, very, large scale.

now because of some crazy idea, some freaky situation, you're trying to withhold it. Now, just ask yourselves the question, "Is that worth it?" You have realized, after all this time, all this search. Finally you have come to that love, finally you have come to that truth, finally you have come to that bliss experience that you wanted to realize all your lifetimes, and now because of some crazy idea, some freaky situation, you're trying to withhold that. I mean, it's just not worth it.

And premies, as I said before, in this world you can make an eight cylinder car, or a six cylinder car, or a four, or a two, or a one. It's completely up to you. As a matter of fact, you can make it so miniaturized. You know, those engines that they use for model airplanes, they are engines! They work exactly the same way as a real engine does.

Then you can make a big cylinder engine - but one. And then you can make a two cylinder engine, and three. And you can build an eight. You can even build a twelve cylinder engine. It's completely up to you! You can take one step, you can walk two steps, you can walk three steps. It's always up to the person.

In this world, it's so beautiful, because we are little kids. And we have been given the choice of good to bad, and we have to go and pick. But we need somebody to tell us, to make us realize what good will feel like, and what bad will feel like; to make us realize when we do get in touch with that goodness, with that very beautiful thing we are looking for, what it will feel like, how it will look. And that is Guru Maharaj Ji. That's his only job, really, to tell you that, "Look, that experience is like this." He reveals to you that experience. Then, you, of course, have a choice to pick it up and really just merge into it, and be one with it, and be just completely beautiful, and be completely in that love that we all want to experience, that we all want. And it's so beautiful. I mean, it's so beautiful.

You see famine happening, you see people dying, you see people being born, and you see the whole world getting freaked out. I mean, it's the whole situation. It's like when the whole Watergate situation was coming. It really got heavy at one time. As a matter of fact, at that time there was a sat-sang in Washington. I was there, and it was big; everybody was into that thing, Watergate. It was so funny. Because a man comes into this world, does his little play, and goes off. And if an actor only has to be on a stage for one second, or one minute, if it's only a one minute skit, how much energy will he really put into it? I mean, it's only one minute, you know.

But this actor doesn't realize this, that it's only going to be one minute of the showing. Not that he doesn't know it - he knows it - but somehow in his consciousness he forgets it. He gets dressed up, and he is there just working, years and years and years, and he finally makes it to the stage. I mean, he's all dressed up, and there it is. There's the big moment.

The stage director says, "Okay! Five more seconds to go." One, two, three, and he is going to come up at five. He comes, and all his skit is, is that he just makes funny faces. That's all his skit is! He comes, he does that, and he goes away. His only time is one minute. If he stays more than one minute, there is going to be the stage director on one side and probably a cop on the other side saying, "Get outa here!"

So he goes out, and he sits and he realizes: "Boy! What have 1 done in this lifetime?" I tell you, there are many, many people in this world that are very, very old, that are extremely old. They look at things they did in their lives, and they want to be very, very proud of it. But somehow they cannot establish that real pride. They cannot establish that real feeling that, "Yes. I have accomplished it, whatever I wanted to accomplish."

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji aka Maharaji

It's so beautiful, because you have been given a role in the movie. But don't forget: if you don't perform this good, you going to be edited out. And that's it.

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji aka Maharaji If you hear people, they just say, "Oh yeah, man. Well, there was one time I had a Cadillac and there was one time I was a sergeant, and there was one time I became a lieutenant, and that's good enough for me." I mean, this is it. Man starts escaping from the truth. That actor sits and thinks, "Did I practice for that many years for that one minute of skit? Which I didn't have to even do?"

See, this is a very, very funny situation, but it's so fantastic because it does happen with everybody. And that's what makes it very, very interesting. He sits, and he thinks, and he thinks, and he thinks for one minute, and suddenly something happens in him and he says, "That wasn't worth it."

Then he starts changing in his head: "Come on, man. It was worth it. No, it wasn't worth it. It was worth it." He com pletely, completely changes, and there is a big struggle going on in his head. Isn't this what is happening in this whole world? They are realizing that all this lifetime that they have been given, they come up with this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this - for one minute of skit. And that's one lifetime.

When they get at the verge of dying, I tell you, when people's death starts happening, when people start dying of a natural death, and they know, I know it's a very, very painful experience. At that moment you are running at the speed of mach five point five. You're mind is running at the speed of mach seven point nine. You're just going "Phhoooo!" Your whole life is being repeated. And it's pointless.

But premies, it's so beautiful, because that actor - this is perfect, you know, this is so beautiful - that actor comes to the stage. And he goes out. When he goes back stage, this guy walks up to him and says, "Hi. How are you? You did a great show. Would you like to do another show? And a big one this time?" That's Perfect Master.

The man is done with, and the man is like this, "What can I do next? What am I going to do next? What can I do next?" He almost feels like all he did all his lifetime has just gone to waste, has just all gone in the wastepaper basket. Then this person comes and says, "Look. It's okay. You are a great actor. I'm gonna give you a part in my movie." This is the most wonderful thing that can happen to that guy. Because here he was, just for one skit, before ten people, and here he is, going in a famous movie where people are going to watch him, and watch him, and watch him, and watch him. And it becomes extremely beautiful.

So, no matter what we have done in the past lifetime, or what our intentions are, if we can find that one person … That is also one of the problems; because the person is one. That makes it really hard to find. In this whole world, you have to find one person. And that person can help you.

Then it's so beautiful. Because you have been given a role in the movie. But don't forget: if you don't perform this good, you are going to be edited out. And that's it. You are not going to get anything out of it. You're just gonna be a piece of film about this big, don't know where it went. So realize when we have the time to realize, when we have been given the opportunity to realize.

To be continued in next issue.

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