And the point is that Guru Maharaj Ji can reveal Knowledge, an inner experience of Light, Music, Word or pure energy vibration, and Nectar, which brings peace of mind under all conditions. When each individual has peace, the whole planet will he peaceful.
The Guru Puja festival is held as an expression of love for Guru Maharaj Ji and as an example of the enjoyment and harmony possible in a large community that can meditate on the spiritual Knowledge revealed by the Perfect Master.
People take drugs because of dissatisfaction with their normal condition. It is the same principle behind a weekend drink and a daily injection. When one achieves serenity and contentment within oneself through natural means and not through introducing external things into one's body, then naturally the need to take drugs disappears. This is why true followers of Guru Maharaj Ji never take drugs.
When he was four years old, Guru Maharaj Ji was giving discourses in his mother tongue (Hindi) and at six he gave his first discourse in English. When he was eight and a half years old, he proclaimed to the world that he was the Light of the world who can reveal the Light of God to every individual and establish peace and love on this planet. His appearance in the West was not until 1971 when on June 17 he arrived in London for the first time. Since then many thousands of people have received his practical initiation called Knowledge, a gift which justifies his claim as the Guru - because this opens to an aspirant the inner light and primordial vibration (Holy Name Revelations XIX:12).
"Devotion is more important than liberation. Devotion brings liberation from worldly suffering whereas the path of liberation does not guarantee devotion. One possible reason for this is that the devotee who does not recognise his Master as being worthy of unlimited devotion is not going to recognise Knowledge as being worthy of unlimited effort. By the same token, the devotee who recognises his Master as Lord not only knows his search to be at an end and plunges into meditation with great determination, but is also able to mix freely on the manifest world, knowing that he has a manifest God to relate to."
The true Bhakta's love is this burning madness, before which everything else vanishes for him. The whole universe is to him full of love and love alone; that is how it seems to the lover. So when a man has this love in him, he becomes eternally blessed, eternally happy. This blessed madness of divine love alone can cure for ever the disease of the world that is in us. With desire, selfishness has vanished. He has drawn near to God, he has thrown off all those vain desires of which he was full before.
"Why do you think he is Perfect Master? Well, according to them, those people who say that I am Perfect Master are trying to say that I am perfect. But the point that they are not realising is what is the real meaning of Perfect Master. Why do they call me Perfect Master?
And as a matter of fact, I am the Perfect Master because I can reveal them this peace. I'm not saying that I am bodily perfect, I am not perfect because of this reason or that reason, but because I can reveal them this Knowledge, which is perfect."
On his fleeting visit to Australia, Mahatma Satyanand Ji made a remark that has had cosmic repercussions throughout the premie community. Soul City Sites. He suggested that Hans Nagar (Soul City) could be built in Australia. Naturally enough, enthusiastic attempts have been made in all directions.
None of Prem Rawat's satsangs about, or premie ideas for, a "Premie city" ever came to fruition. Any organisation that uses the majority of it's resources to fund the luxurious lifestyle of one person will have great difficulty making such a large and complex investment. Rawat has been able to use donated funds to create "Amaroo", a sort of very superior camping site, in South East Queensland where he holds meetings of the faithful who pay exorbitant sums for the privilege of going there.
"By his Grace and the power of meditation my life has changed greatly: all my previous existence, excursion into exotic drugs, seem like lame flights of fancy compared to the beauty of this Knowledge. All the intellectual understanding I sought and gained is dwarfed by the learning experiences inspired by meditation. At last I can serve mankind in a practical manner. I can now see how my mind's pretensions towards Truth were devoid of all humility and a complete farce on the actual, spiritual reality. At last I can look into other people's eyes and see the love that shines within us all."
It took 30 years for Michael McDonald to realise that his beliefs about Prem Rawat (aka Guru Maharaj Ji) and his so-called "Knowledge" were the lamest flights of dreary fantasy and wishful thinking. Better late than never!
Places where you can regularly hear satsang from disciples of Guru Maharaj Ji