No. 34, November 1976

Let It Change - Excerpts from Prem Rawat aka Maharaji's 'satsang' to the initiators in Denver, 22 August 1976LET IT CHANGE

Excerpts from Guru Maharaj Ji's satsang to the initiators in Denver, 22 August 1976.

Prem Rawat aka Maharaji in Denver, 22 August 1976 And there are going to be various changes brought into the whole system, but I feel that that is really going to help the premies. I don't want to do anything that's not going to help the premies. I want to do something that's definitely going to enhance the premies, and what premies. want, and what I feel is good for them. And since they are my premies, they have invested their faith in me, they need to have more and more communication with me, so I'll be able to guide them in their spiritual life. And that's what all the changes are about.

Sometimes the grace works slow but steady. Sometimes it works so fast that you don't know what hit you. The way that grace works sometimes is that it takes you from one airport to the other airport to the other airport and puts you way off the track to meet somebody. Sometimes you're on standby for the airplane and suddenly everybody leaves and the whole airplane is to yourself. Some explanations are logical and some are not logical, but to me, we shouldn't try to evaluate the grace. Let it flow, and be able to surrender in the way I was talking to you about it. It's a very important part of our life, very important part of our growth - to be able to surrender.

If we cannot surrender, then the grace won't even come to us. What business has it got to come to us? We have to really surrender. And surrender what? You know, sometimes there's a lot of emphasis on worldly things that you cannot surrender. Because first of all you don't own them. What you don't own, how can you surrender? But one thing that you don't own exactly, but are responsible for, is this human life, because it's there with you. With your identification tag on it. You can surrender that - surrender to what is there. But before you can actually begin to realise anything, you have to know Knowledge, to be able to realise it. To be able to realise it more and more every time you have to surrender. To be able to surrender you have to be able to more and more do satsang, service and meditation.

Surrender is the most important thing. Because there is no rational excuse for why God should be there. There's never been, never will be, but you surrender, and only by the means of surrender do you realise that actually it is even there - because you can feel the power, you can feel that energy, you can feel that vibration. But if you don't surrender to it, you just try to find rational excuses for things. Because, you see, it's supernatural. Some of this stuff is infinite-hard to understand, hard to explain-but you have to surrender. But to be able to surrender properly, you have to know Knowledge so that you can do more and more meditation and surrender more. And for that there's the whole process of satsang and service, which you also have to do.

So, everything is beautiful. It's just that we all have to grow out of our old concepts of what there should be and what there shouldn't be, because every con-cept needs an excuse. When you can't find an excuse then the concept becomes a problem instead of helping you. Sometimes they help you and that's why you carry them around with you: they offer you guidelines. Sometimes, if you don't get rid of them, they don't help you any more. They make more problems for you. This is what a lot of people all over the world have. They have concepts about God, they have concepts about Knowledge, they have concepts about different things.

To the African who has the concept that God is called 'Zulu', and to the American whose God is called 'God', and to the Indian whose God is called 'Bhagwan', there's just a lot of difference, and you can work on their concepts as to why they should all be called different things, or you can say, "Wait a minute, why call them different? Understand what it's all about, understand that experience that is behind it. And experience it, because that is the joy."

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*** A cache of tapes, magazines, documents and even some actual films and a projector were presented to some associates of mine in early 2010 by a former premie community co-ordinator cleaning out his attic. There was a slightly expanded typewritten copy of excerpts from this speech amongst those documents:


GURU MAHARAJ JI
"Some of This Stuff is Infinite"
Excerpts from Satsang to Initiators
August 22, 1976
Kittredge Building, Denver

There are going to be various changes brought into the whole system, but I feel that that is what is really going to help the premies. I don't want to do anything that's not going to help the premies. I want to do something that's definitely going to enhance the premies, and what premies want, and what I feel that is good for them. And since they are my premies, they have invested their faith in me, they need to have communication more and more with me, and that I'll be able to guide them in their spiritual life. And that's what all the changes are about.

Sometimes the Grace works slow but steady, Sometimes it works so fast, you don't know what hit you. The way that, Grace sometimes works is it takes you from one airport and puts you way off the track to meet somebody. Sometimes all of a sudden you're just standing by to get on the airplane and all of a sudden everybody leaves, and the whole airplane is to yourself. Some explanations are logical and some are non-logical, but to me, it's like, we shouldn't try to evaluate the Grace. Let it flow, and be able to surrender like I was talking to you about. It's a very important part of our growth -- to be able to surrender.

If we cannot surrender, then the Grace won't even come to

GURU MAHARAJ JI
"Some of This Stuff is Infinite"          2)
Excerpts from Satsang to Initiators
August 22, 1976

us. What business has it got to come to us? We have to really surrender. And surrender what? You know, sometimes there's a lot of emphasis on worldly things that you cannot surrender. Because first of all, you don't own them. So what you don't own, how can you surrender? But one thing that you don't exactly own, but are responsible for, is this human life, because it's there with you. With your identification tags on it. You can surrender that -- surrender to what is there.

But it's like, it's such a meglalis. Before you can actually begin to realize anything, you have to know Knowledge, to be able to realize it. To be able to realize it more and more and progress, every time you have to surrender. To be able to surrender, you have to be able to do more and more of satsang, service and meditation. And so it's just back and forth, and it's just an even cylinder, that's an even growth in everybody's life,

Surrender is the most important thing. Because there is no rational excuse for why God should be there. There's never been, never will be. But you surrender to it, and only by the means of surrender do you realize that actually it is even there, because you can feel the power, you can feel that energy, you can feel that vibration. But if you don't surrender to it, and try to just find rational excuses for things -- because, you see, it's supernatural,

Some of this stuff is infinite, hard to understand, hard to explain, But you have to surrender. But to be able to surrender

GURU MAHARAJ JI
"Some of This Stuff is Infinite"          3)
Excerpts from Satsang to Initiators
August 22, 1976

properly, you have to know Knowledge, so that you can do more and more meditation, and surrender more. And for that there's the whole process of satsang and service, which you have to also do.

So, everything is beautiful. It's just that we all have to grow out of our old concepts of what there should be and what there shouldn't be. Because every concept needs an excuse. When you can't find an excuse, then the concept becomes a problem instead of an ideology, instead of helping you. Because sometimes you have concepts, sometimes they help you and that's why you carry them around with you: they offer you guidelines. Sometimes, if you don't get rid of them, they don't help you anymore, They make more problems for you. And this is what a lot of people all over the world have, they have concepts about God, they have concepts about Knowledge, they have concepts about different things.

It's like, to the African who has got the concept that God is called 'Zulu', and to the American whose God is called 'God', and to the Indian whose God is called 'Bhagwan', there's just a lot of difference. And you can go on, work on their concepts, why they should all be called different things, Or you can say, "Wait a minute. Why call them different? Understand what it's all about. Understand that experience that is behind it. And experience it, because that is the joy."