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August 1976

Divine Times


A Letter To Premies
From Guru Maharaj Ji

DIVINE LIGHT MISSION
INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji aka Maharaji

511 16TH STREET
POST OFFICE BOX 532
DENVER. COLORADO 80201
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
(303) 623-6280

GURU MAHARAJ JI
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

August 21, 1976

Dear Premies,

I arrived in Denver on the evening of August 18th. Coming over it was beautiful. I felt very positive about what I was going to do in Denver.

All things are going to be OK, to say the least. There are a few changes that are going to be brought about which are imperative, and I hope are for the best of all the premies as individuals, communities, and the organization as a whole.

Specifically, I will be looking at the different ways to insure the growth of the communities, reviewing the initiation process, and clearly defining the purpose and role of the ashram. I am also really concerned with developing the communication with all of you.

I would like to point out and remind you of a few things. First of all, we are all brothers and sisters, existing under the great umbrella of the Almighty, and we commonly share the experience of that which is sustaining us. Secondly, that to be able to grow more and more in the path of Knowledge, we have to surrender, not the worldly possessions but that which is the thorn on the path of realization. Also, in not knowing which way to proceed, you heed to the direction of the Master, so that he may be able to guide you through -- so that we may be able to realize the aim of human life.

Therefore, we have to really open ourselves and do satsang, service and meditation, and be coming always from the right place so that we may proceed smoothly on the way of realization. And having experienced it, we have realized the beauty of life which is love and love which is truth and truth that is the source, the source of all existence.

Having realized that, we have all determined to work together so that we can help to help ourselves spread the Word, the Word of God to all human beings who equally have the right to know and experience what we have. We have to really open ourselves to these points, abide by them, so that we can accomplish what we have set out to do.

There are many more things that I have to say to you, so I will get back to you in a second letter.

Keep on doing satsang, service and meditation and there is nothing in the whole world that can shatter you.

Love and blessings to all the premies.

Yours sincerely,

Guru Maharaj Ji

Guru Maharaj Ji