I think this Knowledge which I have to offer this world, free of charge, is the answer. For if everybody can understand that everybody is a brother and sister, and this world is a gift, not a human-owned planet, and have the true understanding of such, we'll definitely bring peace, tranquillity, love, and Grace which we need so badly. I urge this world to try. I do not claim to be God but do claim I can establish peace on this earth by our Lord's Grace and everyone's joint effort.
Mahatma Ji's quality of being equally open, equally loving to all brothers and sisters has been such a lesson. It's something that has helped to open my heart and calm my mind which sometimes likes to feel closer to this one or want to be with this one more. In being with Mahatma Ji, I've seen what it means to do selfless service. Mahatma Ji never designs his own schedule, it's done for him. I've never seen Mahatma Ji knock back a request for help; he's come to every call day or night.
And it's very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we do selfless service. Seeing Mahatma Ji in his service is just a continual push for us all to surrender our ways of working things out and our ways of giving, so that Maharaj Ji can work through us according to whatever needs to be done.
Guru Maharaj Ji has told Bob Mishler to outline a projection of DLM for 1975. This involved meetings with all department heads and ashrams. Questions are asked - what are your priorities? Does your service interfere with your realisation of the Knowledge? Soul-to-soul discussions were held for a week between executives and premies. Stored emotions were released, problems discussed and love regenerated.
When did you find out about Guru Maharaj Ji's meditation?
When Guru Maharaj Ji first came to America, it was the summer of '71, and I was really interested in spiritual things at that time. I was just really turned on by Guru Maharaj Ji.
Did you receive Knowledge straight away?
The next day I asked Guru Maharaj Ji for Knowledge and three or four days later I received it.
Part of your service is also Information Services. Do you think WWA is going to apply to a propagation drive?
Yes, WWA is going to be the propagation. It's so wrong now, it's just so wrong to stuff a leaflet under somebody's nose that it's just almost a sin. And yet you can see that by having a Satguru as a Master, how he's changed our course just in time and other groups are still doing it, and they're blowing it you know. And World Welfare is definitely good.
Satsang Given By Guru Maharaj Ji At The Cosmopolitan Hotel In Denver, May 6, 1974
"Because, in this life where we are completely lost, in these clouds in which we are completely lost, it's nice to have somebody standing at a point who can look over the whole scene and give us proper directions, proper instructions, and lead us out of all these temptations, lead us out of all these crazinesses that our mind has.
You see, that is why many people want to go and read scriptures. Because they think they will get something out of there. I think as a matter of fact, if you read scriptures, you might end up getting confused. And it's very true - it's really really true."
WWA, under the expert guidance of Graham Swift, is developing well. Such activities as playing sport in a reformatory and chess at a mental home, a relief concert for Darwin, serving Christmas and New Year dinner for 100 pensioners, and a WWA camp are stimulating people into this very acceptable form of service.
To ease the unemployment situation Neville Ackland has taken out a contract with the Blue Army which supplies him with plentiful cleaning jobs, which premies do for lucrative contract rate
On December 10, Guru Maharaj Ji celebrated his seventeenth birthday on the Queen Mary. He was treated to a surprise party by the Los Angeles premies whose repertoire included the usual spate of cream pies. Every picture tells a story.