Guru Maharaj Ji speaking to premies in Stockholm, Sweden, on 30 May, 1976
It's really fortunate that this opportunity has been made available for us to come together and listen to satsang, because satsang has an importance in all our lives, despite the fact that we have already received Knowledge. Knowledge is the thing that we're trying to reach, that we're all focused on; it is our destination. But it has parts to it, little subsidiaries that we have to follow through. If you're unable to follow through with the things that are essential to realise Knowledge, then Knowledge becomes ineffective in your life.
Knowledge is perfect, but we ourselves are very, very imperfect. It's like one thing which is completely infinite is trying to reach, trying to communicate with something which is completely finite. I understand there are a few people here who cannot understand English, and I can't understand Swedish, but if I started talking to you in Hindi, it would become virtually impossible for you to understand what I was trying to say. Even though there would be communication, still it wouldn't be right, it wouldn't be happening the way it's supposed to, because something wouldn't be getting through. In the same way, between Knowledge and us there is a gap and we have to fill that gap ourselves, with satsang, service, and meditation. That is why it becomes very essential to follow through with satsang, service, and meditation in our lives.
As human beings it would be very, very hard for us to completely plug into Knowledge just as we are. The only way we'd be able to do it would be if we had a lifetime of about 15 or 16 thousand years in one body. Even then we would have to take one subject and just work on it step-by-step; then take one more subject, and one subject after another, and work on them until we have completely cleared our head away and have completely merged with something. But still I cannot guarantee you that you would be able to be completely one with Knowledge in 15 or 16 thousand years. But if you are doing satsang, service, and meditation, then it is guaranteed that you can be one with Knowledge, that you can, in fact, in this lifetime, in this age, in this body, realise the essence of Knowledge.
This is what I was trying to explain, that without doing satsang, service, and meditation it's completely impossible for us to even get near to Knowledge, to even approach Knowledge, because there is a very big gap in between. And though it might not seem so big, yet it's the gap between something which is finite and something which is infinite, and how much of a gap is there in between those two? It's an enormous gap, it's a gap that would take us centuries and ages to fill up. But with satsang, service, and meditation, it's possible, and this is why I say it's lucky for us, it's very fortunate for us to be able to come and listen to satsang. To understand, to gather the information that we get from satsang, to be able to get even the glimpse of the experience of Knowledge that we have had, would take us centuries, would take us I don't even know how many years of being destroyed and created again on this earth. How many years would it really take for us to be able to get through to that?
Can you imagine if we had to sit for centuries, for ages, to realise Knowledge? Or even if we received Knowledge when we were six or seven months old (which would be pretty hard to do), and then we realised it just before we died - if just a second before we died there was the glimpse of Knowledge, and that was it? I'm pretty sure not very many people would even think that they should receive Knowledge. They would just think it was something that somebody was trying to push on them. I mean, it would be completely irrelevant to them, like, "How can I wait all my lifetime just hoping that in the last second before my death I'll be able to have the perfect glimpse of Knowledge?" Man wants everything now. His patience runs out in everything. At one point it was amazing when somebody flew from New York to Paris. It was like, "Wow, somebody has flown, somebody has made it from New York to Paris very, very quickly." And now today, we sit in jets that go 560 miles per hour and some even more, like the Concorde. Yet we complain, "Gee, it takes seven hours to get from one place to another place."
It's really fortunate for us, but, why should we even understand how fortunate it is? Why should we even make that a factor? It's like, "Okay, we have received Knowledge, and so, that's fine. Why should we even try to understand the importance of Knowledge, why should we even try to understand the importance of satsang, why should we even try to understand the importance of meditation and service?" Well, to a person in this life, everything has to mean something before he can really grasp it, before he can really use it. A meaningless thing is just a meaningless thing. If you take a newspaper after you have read it, and it's meaningless to you, it has no further use, you crumple it and throw it in the wastepaper basket. But if a person comes along who has no money, who cannot afford a newspaper and he picks it up, it becomes very important to him. To that first person, there was no use for it, there was no meaning to it, and he wouldn't do that. That newspaper would be completely useless to him. But at First, what he had to do was aimost create a meaning in order to understand what the importance of that newspaper was to him. And then he saw, "Yes, this newspaper is, in fact, important to me." This is just the way man works. Maybe you can put your finger on it and maybe you can't, but that is just the way man works.
There was one point in our life when we realised that we needed something, that, in fact, what we thought happiness was, really wasn't happiness. We realised that we just simulated happiness, we just tried to create an environment, and actually if you look around the world, a lot of people are doing that for happiness and peace. They have tried to create an atmosphere around them which will make them think that they are happy, that they are in peace. A lot of people think, "If I have a nice car, if I have a very, very nice house, if I have a beautiful wife, if I have beautiful children, and if I have a very nice job, then I am happy." This is really what many people think. And maybe, to different people it's different. Maybe to an extremely young person who has rejected the idea of living that way, to him it's a nice cave, in a place where it's nice and warm, with a lake right next to it. Man completely tries to simulate his happiness, but then we get into the problem that happiness is not something that you can just simulate. It's really not like that. Happiness is happiness. You cannot create an environment and sit in the middle of it and say, "Yes I'm extremely happy." But people try to do that.
It's like, what are lights? Today we have these lights and you can't say these are candles. I can understand people making a fire to cook their food on, and making a little light around their campsite, but
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you wouldn't exactly call a light worth 50,000 candle lights a candle. So right there man has simulated the light of the sun; it has been simulated to serve the purpose of light, to solve the problem of light. And it's okay to do it that way. People have a flash gun for their cameras, but what is a flash gun? It's just a burst of light that takes away the darkness and you have simulated all the light you need right in a flashgun. Well, those things are okay, those things might be meaningful. But happiness is a little different. Happiness is just not that simple.
Or take a tape recorder recording a sound. It's simulating what I have said in exactly the same words, the same tone, same everything. It has recorded it on a piece of tape, it has simulated it, and that's okay. The same with cameras. Of course, there was a problem with a lot of Indians in America when they first came out with a camera. They would take a picture of an Indian, show him the picture, and he would completely freak out. He'd say, "You have taken my soul away." That was their belief.
So man has simulated everything since he came from the cave, and he is just developing, developing, developing, developing. There's a lot of difference between a cave and this hall, though it provides the same thing: a shelter with walls all around and openings. But look what man has done today.
Then man thinks, "Well, if I can do everything, maybe I can also simulate happiness." He starts looking, "Well, what will really make me happy? At that point, he doesn't really know if he's making the decision or if his mind is making it. He really doesn't know that. And at that point, mind says, "Yes, if you have a car, that'll make you very happy," or, "If you have an airplane, that'll make you very happy." And the man goes, "Yes, if I have an airplane, that'll make me very happy." So he goes out and buys an airplane. Then his mind says, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no. This is not what makes you happy, you need something that's got four jet engines on it." So he says, "Yes, that's what will make me happy." And so, man goes out and does that. At that point, he is not making his own decision about happiness, he is not really asking from his own conscience, "Am I really happy because of these things? Or am I just being fooled hy them?" That is a very tricky question. There's not very many people in this world who have enough courage inside of them to stand up and say, "Wait a minute, these things aren't really making me happy. I'm just fooling myself. These things are just trying to fool me." But when we do; it snaps into us, and then we listen to our first satsang, where boom! the magic happens, and after that we want to realise Knowledge.
At that point, it's like, "Yes, everything is unstable. If I'm relying on this source for my happiness, then, is it really going to last?" If you know a person is a liar, and all he ever does is just speak lies, how many people would really rely on him to go out and evaluate a situation? Not very many people would trust him because they know that he tells so many lies, and if he goes out he will just tell them a bunch of lies. It's like that when it clicks in us that, "Yes, everything is unstable. And if the source from which my happiness is coming, if that source itself is unstable, then my happiness is also unstable." How many people really want unstable happiness in their life? There are not very many people who want that. So then it's like, "Okay, then what is the stable source of happiness?" So now if you look back on the whole thing, we have to realise that yes, at one point in our lives we felt the importance of being happy. Then we proceeded to take an action which would then make us very happy. And from that point we went on and on and on. So if you look, were we sincere with ourselves at the time when we decided that we wanted happiness or were we joking with ourselves? If we were just completely joking with ourselves, then we're really not going to end up doing meditation, we're really not going to end up realising Knowledge, we're really not going to end up doing satsang, service, and meditation. Because then the reason we received Knowledge was not because we wanted peace, was not because we wanted truth, was not because we wanted satisfaction, but just that we wanted to know what Knowledge was. We were a nosey person who happened to see a poster and just wanted to step in the hall and find out exactly what was happening. And then, for the purpose of a joke, or just for saying, "Oh, yes, yes, yes, I'm a member of Divine Light Mission," that somebody received Knowledge. Then to him everything is going to be very limited, because, you see, Knowledge has to do with inside of us, Knowledge has to do with our lives, not with what we think of things.
If we just try to simulate reality in our lives, then believe me, reality is not going to come in front of us the way we want. Reality is going to stay reality, and that is why there is so much dissatisfaction in this world, because people want to simulate satisfaction, people want to simulate that great happiness they once experienced in their lifetime. That is why they go off doing whatever they do in this world, to have that power they think is happiness. No, no, no. Power is not happiness. Maybe I think if I own everything, that is happiness; or maybe I think if I just leave everything, then that is happiness. But happiness is happiness. And we have to realise the way happiness comes, that there is a certain pattern to it.
That pattern - which is satsang, service, meditation, and our effort - is not going to happen, it's really not going to take place, until we have evaluated our lives, "Do we really want happiness, do we really want peace, that inner peace, do we really want satisfaction?" And if we want satisfaction, then, yes, it all begins for us, right from that point. But if we are just a comedian or an extremely nosey person who just wanted to know what was going on in that hall that night, then I don't know at what point we're going to end up, I really don't know. But I know that if you have sincerely told yourself and really do believe that you want happiness and that you want satisfaction, then you are going to dedicate that step in doing so. And then, if you have made that decision, not because, as I said, you were just a nosey person or a comedian, but because you really wanted to do so, then it's going to start snapping in your life. Then you're really going to dedicate yourself to satsang, service, and meditation. And the true dedication is going to start happening. We can go on from that point, but first we have to realise the importance of Knowledge, that, "Yes, this is what I want." Then we have to understand the three parts: "Well, what is satsang? What is the importance of satsang? What is service? What is the importance of service? What is meditation and what is the importance of meditation?"
Why should we even understand all this? As I said, that was the first question. People think, "Boom! Knowledge, and
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boom! everything, and finished." You don't have to do anything else in your life. But there were people who had to do service for all of their lives, so that at one point Knowledge would be revealed to them. It was like, yes, if you have made the master very happy by doing your service, by doing your daily routine, and if in fact you are worthy of it, if he thinks you are, then you will receive Knowledge. He has the perfect right to say, "No, you're not worthy of it because that day you didn't happen to take a shower," or at that point he can say, "Yes you are," and then you could realise Knowledge. I mean it was really very, very difficult for people to receive Knowledge. But in this age, it's not so difficult; it's very simple and very easy.
What are the requirements of receiving Knowledge? You have to be really interested in it, you have to have a little dedication towards it, and then you can receive Knowledge; it's that simple. But the part that follows later is very, very difficult. And that is why if you're not strong in the first part, then you're just going to break down completely, it's really not going to hold up in your life. If you don't understand the importance of service, if you don't understand the importance of meditation, if you don't understand the importance of satsang … That determination to be able to do satsang, service, and meditation has to be extremely strong, and if you just don't understand the importance of it, then first of all, those three things are not going to manifest in your life, which is going to then prevent you from actually having Knowledge manifest within you. And so, it's just going to break down very, very easily.
This is in fact what happens with a lot of premies, and this is why I'm doing this premie tour, explaining to the premies why satsang, service, and meditation are so important. See, a lot of premies just think that if you have received Knowledge and if you are doing meditation, then that should be it, because this is what Mr. Joe Blow said, or this is what Mr. Book says, that if you just do meditation, that's about it. But if you look at any of my satsangs, what I'm saying is, do satsang, service, and meditation. You have relied upon me to help you understand this Knowledge, to actually help you realise, and this is what my job is, this is what I'm trying to do, and this is why I'm going around on this tour.
They're just put in three words: satsang, service, and meditation, and they're boom! boom! boom! said like this and it's very hard for some people to even accept the idea that satsang, service, and meditation should make any difference in their life. But listen, if you are not doing meditation, first of all you're not going to realise Knowledge. And if you're not going to realise Knowledge, then you're not going to get what you are in pursuit of. So first be clear in your head that you want peace, that you don't want an apple pie - if you want an apple pie you better go somewhere else. You have to first be clear up in your head here, that yes, you want peace, that you want that inner peace, that you want satisfaction, and then you have to say, "Okay, well, Guru Maharaj Ji says that I should do satsang, service, and meditation."
If there is a person who's really, really sincere, who really wants to know, and who's really going to try hard for it, then he's going to ask himself this question, "Well, what is the importance of satsang? What is the importance of meditation? What is the importance of service?" Why? Because he wants to be able to dedicate himself, he really wants to do it. So before he can really do it, instead of just doing it like a mad dog, he wants to really know, so he can really dedicate and inspire himself to do so and really put all he has into it, so he can really successfully do it, so that he can successfully receive Knowledge and realise Knowledge.
Some premies, as I said, just don't even care about satsang, service, and meditation. Some premies who do care about satsang, service, and meditation walk into the ashram, clean the floor (about one inch by one inch of it), say, "Jai Satchitanand premies," sit down, listen to satsang, (of course they fall asleep while in the middle of it) and then they sit in meditation, and of course fall asleep in the middle of that, and they say, "Satsang, service, and meditation. Boom! That's it, I've done those three things. I can mark in my log book that I have done satsang and I have done service and I have done meditation." And if somebody is not going to really look under your blanket, then that's what the person is going to say, "Yes, technically, you did clean one inch by one inch of the floor, and that is service. And technically, you did sit down for meditation, and technically, you heard satsang, and you definitely heard it in this ear and let it go out of that one."
So if you do that, it's really not going to happen for you, but we all have to first realise why does Guru Maharaj Ji even say that? Why does Guru Maharaj Ji insist upon satsang, service, and meditation? Before we received Knowledge we asked ourselves, "Why do I really need Knowledge?" It's just a matter of becoming really clear that, "Yes, this is the reason why I need Knowledge." Then it's just a matter of becoming clear again that, "Yes, this is why I need to hear satsang, this is why I need to do service."
As I was explaining, why? What is the necessity? Okay, if you don't do meditation, it's not going to happen to you. Knowledge won't be able to work, that gap won't be able to be filled. Then what is the reason for satsang, what does satsang really do? Isn't it just like a lecture? Well, technically, it might be, because one person sits or stands on the stage, has a microphone in front of him, and is trying to convey his message to you, so maybe in that sense it is. And to a person who is just coming in from the street, just sitting there, maybe to him, it is that, but really there is a difference. To a premie who has received Knowledge, who has realised Knowledge, there is a vast difference between somebody just going chit-chat and somebody giving satsang, because satsang is really enhancing, it's really giving him that information that he needs to hear. Satsang is the experience of somebody who has realised Knowledge, who is doing meditation; it is his experience and he can tell you that. And again, satsang has to be from a person who is doing meditation, because satsang means the company of truth, and there is a very simple way to distinguish between the satsang of a person who is doing meditation and a person who isn't. A person who is not doing meditation will walk on the stage, take the microphone, say, "Jai Satchitanand, premies. How are you today? Isn't it a nice day out? And gee, really, I don't know what to say to you. Ah, by the way, um, when you're walking out, will you read the bulletin board? And thank you very much, I don't really have much to say," and he will walk out. Because there is no inner experience. What is he going to tell you, what can he really tell you if he isn't experiencing anything inside of him? But if a person is really doing meditation, then when he gets up, he's really going to speak from his inner
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I can say for myself that when I'm giving satsang, okay, whatever information you are collecting from it or how much you're hearing it, that is up to you. But to me, it does wonders, to me it's really beautiful, because at one point I'm giving satsang to myself, because I've got ears and I can hear what I am saying. So at one point that experience which is flowing starts helping me. This is the way it really happens with everybody. It's such a beautiful experience. And because there is that experience and because it just starts flowing and it just starts building, we can really see what that does. This is why it is important to me, because it helps me more and more in the steps of realising Knowledge.
If you do the same thing, if you listen to satsang and really store it, not just hear it in one ear and let it out the other, and try to give satsang, it's really beautiful because that experience really flows through you and then you can really understand, and it improves you. It's not your verbal communication, but what is inside of you. And that's satsang.
So all those three things are revolved around Knowledge and they all three help us accomplish our purpose. If we take one away, it's like trying to make a chain with one link missing, like trying to put on a bicycle chain that is missing a whole link. It'll be really impossible to put on the chain. It won't even be a bicycle chain any wore because of just one link. And this is what it is: not just Knowledge, but around it is satsang, service, and meditation, and if you take one away, it's not going to manifest, it's really not going to happen.
Finally, what does service do for you? Well, first of all, to be able to even do service, first you have to surrender: surrender to Almighty, surrender your ego, surrender not out of inferiority or out of superiority, but surrender to the Lord to whom you are already surrendered. It's like you don't realise it, because you think, "Hey, man, I'm everything. I can do anything I want." But when you get out there and there's the whole mind to fight, you find out that you really can't do anything much, and in surrendering to the Lord, we find that we have already surrendered to Him. We are his puppets but it's just a matter of realising, so we can really, really surrender to Him, so we can really be in His plan, at such a point where we are coming from a completely clear place.
First we surrender, and as soon as we surrender, we become a servant of the Lord. When we become a servant, that is the only time we will be able to do service. If we're not a servant, we won't be able to do service; if we haven't surrendered, then we won't be able to be a servant; and if we're not doing meditation, then we won't be able to surrender; and if we won't be able to surrender … It keeps on going and goes all the way to Knowledge: if we don't realise Knowledge, then what we're looking for is just really not going to happen.
So if we haven't surrendered, then really, we won't be able to do service, and that is like taking a link out. To be able to do service is a matter of really surrendering ourselves. And of course, I'm not talking about just taking one inch by one inch of the floor, cleaning up and saying, "Here, I've done service," but service from your real heart. And then, of course, I'm not even talking about people who sit down and say, "I'm doing service, don't bother me, you mind your own business, I'm doing service." But I'm talking about doing service from your real heart - that you actually do service and do meditation and do satsang which makes the whole chain complete, which then will make you able to realise what Knowledge is.
But then, we always have to be coming from the point where, yes, in fact, we want to receive Knowledge, in fact, we want to understand what Knowledge is, in fact, we want to have that peace, that truth, within inside of us. Because, you see, it doesn't matter how complete a man thinks he is, or how full he thinks he is, he's always missing a part of something, and this is what happens to people. People sometimes do end up with a nice car and do end up with a nice house, which is supposedly an ultimate dream of any person - a nice wife, a nice house, a nice family, and a nice, nice, nice paying job. They think that they're got it made, that that's it, and then they drive around in a Cadillac. That's what happens to people. Some people get to that point because they work so hard, they really, really work so hard, they're really dedicated.
You know, I'm not criticizing the fact of having a car and a nice house and a nice family. That's okay. But then the person turns around and kids himself. He tells himself a lie, and he says, "I'm happy." When someone comes up to him and says, "Are you happy?" he says, "Yeah, I'm happy. I'm fine, I'm in great shape." That's what he keeps telling everybody, "I'm Fine, I'm happy, I'm happy, I'm happy, I'm happy." It's so strange because sometimes I've talked to people and I ask them, "Are you happy?" and they say, "Ya, ya, ya, I'm happy." But if you just pose one more little question to them, "Do you really think you're happy?" they completely turn all red, almost violet, and say, "Yes, I am! What do you mean, do I know if I'm happy or not?"
But they are really not happy; they're just trying to cover up something and when somebody starts lifting the covers from it, they get completely mad, they get completely violent. Then at one time in their lives they turn around and look at themselves, and they really realise, "Well, wait, I'm really not happy. But, if I go now and tell my wife that I'm not happy, what is she gonna think about me? And if I go and tell my children that I'm not happy, what are they gonna think about me?" So, they're caught in their own trap. You can't tell anybody that you are not happy, otherwise what are they going to think about you? And if you don't tell somebody that you're not happy and you don't proceed towards a step of being there where you want to be, then you're not happy, so you're caught both ways. That is when you have to take hold of the sincerity within inside of you and really do it.
And so, I hope you understand the message I'm trying to convey to you, that to realise Knowledge, it's really important to do satsang, service, and meditation. If you want to realise Knowledge, then this is what you will have to do. If you don't want to realise Knowledge, you don't have to worry about any of those things, just sit back and have a cup of coffee and that's about it. And that'll be the leading of your life from then on: it'll just be nothing.
It doesn't matter how complete man is what he has done, or to what point he has reached. Since the time of the Romans, there have been so many ships. And now they're going to have this thing in New York where all these big old sailing ships from all different
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countries are going to come. There's going to be a parade, and they're going to sail into New York for a few miles, and all these new modern ships will be standing there. They're going to just sail by them, like a salute. It just clicked in my head that, "Look how far man has really come from putting up sails. I've been in a sailboat and you come to a point when you have no wind and you almost feel like going, "Whhh," at the sails, trying to blow them to go somewhere. Today it's a sport and it's fun, but at one point it wasn't a sport - that was the only thing there was, otherwise you had to take your little oars and row from New York all the way to Sweden. That was the only thing they had, but today, man has everything, everythingthing he wants. He can fly with a Concorde, he has the option of going on a.big ship, on a beautiful big ship, and today, you're not concerned about how your winds are, you're considering whether there's a swimming pool full of water in the boat. It's so changed, but today, man is still not happy, man is really, really not happy.
What is going to be the extent to which he goes before he realises he is not happy, and what is in fact going to happen to him when he realises that he is not happy? What's he going to do? It's a very interesting question. Because, man is going day after day, day after day, day after day, day after day, day after day. I'm pretty sure when they came out with the can opener, everybody was saying, "This is beautiful, because you don't have to take your screw driver and pound on the can; you just take this can opener and open up the can and that's really nice." But today you take your can and you put it up to this electric thing and it goes "bzzzzzz" and just cuts the whole can up. It's just going so far, it's just going on and on and on and on, and of course, it's all in pursuit of happiness, though maybe man doesn't consciously know it.
But then, if one day, Ford Motor corporation, General Motor corporation, everybody in the world who's trying to do more and more and more things, comes to a point and says, "Wait a minute, this is not really happiness," then what's going to happen? All that is really going to happen is a big shock, because there is so much momentum behind everything that in just an instant nothing will be able to stop. And then, it clicked in my head, "Well, wait a minute, what if all that is there that moment is causing the destruction of mankind and then man realises that he's destroying himself and that though he's doing it in pursuit of happiness, this is not in fact the way to happiness? Is it going to be too late for him to stop, and is he going to end up in the ditch or not?" To that question there is only one answer: do meditation, do satsang, and service. Get your share together. Forget about other things; if they happen, they'll happen; let them come the way they will. You can't really do anything about them, but if you're strong within inside, then maybe that dream, that idea of this whole world really having peace, might be able to come true, because it all comes from us premies.
And then it'll all be really possible and I really hope that you understand what I'm trying to say, because to some people it's like, "Yes, we have heard a lot about satsang, service, and meditation." It's "too much" for some people. But really, premies, it's very, very, very, very important. It really is very, very important for us, if we want to realise Knowledge in this lifetime, to do satsang, service, and meditation. And it's just so beautiful, because it's all growing. Everything is becoming clearer and clearer for people, and what used to be just a big dream for a lot of premies, is starting to manifest now.
It's really happening. A lot of people are really understanding Knowledge, they're really plugging in and it's just happening. It's at this point where if you're not coming from a clear place then you're going to miss out on a lot. You won't be able to complete your purpose in this lifetime and you'll also miss out on everything that is really happening, because everything which is happening is really beautiful. I mean, it's not just vaguely beautiful, but it's really, really beautiful. More and more premies are coming to Knowledge, more and more people are understanding what is happening. And so I hope you understand and try to grasp what I'm saying because this is my experience, and if you are interested in my experience, then you should try to grasp it.
I can go on and on and on, but it is for you to understand. So I hope you understand and maybe I'll be back in Sweden someday - the weather is nice here. But irrespective of whether I end up back here again or not, you have to be on your feet and growing, because if you're not, then believe me, I won't be back here. I'll give you another example. At the beginning of my tours I was scheduled to go to Athens, Greece, but a very strange thing happened there. Because premies were not really coming from a clear place or really, really doin6 satsang, service, and meditation from a clear point, nobody was together, there was a lot of friction, there was a lot of conflict between people, between premies. And so when Marino and Jos went there to make sure everything was okay, nothing was together, nothing was really, really together. It was not like those two tried to complain about anything, it was just that nothing was really together. There was so much friction because nobody was coming from a clear place. And then what did it end up as? To me, it was just one less place, but to the premies, I didn't end up there, I didn't go there, not based just upon the facts they gave me, but because the premies weren't clear. And what did the premies really do then? They just fought over nothing, because they were not coming from the right place.
This is an organisation which is made of love and we have to be really, really together, and the only way we can be together is if we can become strong in our common factor, and our common factor is Knowledge: satsang, service, and meditation. If you're strong in that, then you will really be strong, for yourselves and for the premie community.
And so, whether I end up here or not, as I was saying, just be strong, because if you're strong, that'll help you. Of course, right now, I'm making this tour and I'm giving you satsang and you will have satsang for two days, but really there's going to be a time in your growth when you will always need satsang, and at that point it won't be like a phone booth system that you'll just go to a phone booth, put a dime in, dial a number, pick up the receiver, and there's a satsang going on. But we have to be strong. I'm not talking about strong like muscles, no, that's for physical exercises. If you want to do that, that's great, but I mean strong within inside of us; And if we are, then nothing can really shatter us, then mind is under our control. What we're really trying to do is to control something that has been controlling us, so that we can be coming from a clear place.
So premies, I hope you understand, and thank you very much.