Hans Jayanti Satsang Excerpt - November 9th, 1975
Excerpt from Guru Maharaj Ji's satsang at the public program during the Hans Jayanti Festival in Orlando, Florida, on November 9th, 1975:
I have said this before, and I am going to say it again. Through the Lord's Grace, you give me love, and I will give you peace. This has been done a lot of times. There are over a million people who have received this peace. It sounds so impossible; it sounds so terribly impossible. And I can understand.
You see, my father used to go and give satsang. He was the Perfect Master of his time, and only by his agya, by his order, by his Grace, am I carrying on his job. There was a point in my life when I had not received Knowledge. I was a very little kid, I was in third grade, and we used to have opportunities to go and listen to his satsang, to go and listen to his discourses, Well, he used to talk about peace, and he used to talk about this Knowledge. Being in the environment that I used to be in around him with everybody talking about peace, and everybody talking about that perfect energy, it occured to me that there had to be something like that, or otherwise all these guys were bongos. But I knew one thing. I had love. I had faith, I had trust in my father, and I wanted that Knowledge. Because I knew it existed. I wanted that peace, because I knew it existed.
Now, as I was saying, when I started getting into the fact that there could be something like peace, believe me, it was very, very difficult. I can understand the situation of some of the people who have not received this Knowledge yet, or who are aspirants. Because see, the first question that I asked myself was, "I am takin' a gamble. I am going to go, and I am gonna ask him for this Knowledge. and I am going to know this Knowledge. Well, what is it gonna be all about? Why do I even need peace? What is the purpose, what is the necessity? Why, why should I even need peace?"
You have to understand my situation. I was very little. To me, my happiness was my toys, my laughter, my smile was playing around, going around, and running around the house. I gave this a lot of thought before I realized that yes, really I want peace. I want it. Without that, I am food without salt. I am a glass without water. I ant the ocean without fish. There is no beauty in me. I ant the plant that doesn't have any greenery. I am the mountain which is barren. I am the sky that's pale. I am a man who is not a human being. I really realized that. I "I" that in myself, I needed a colouring. I needed something, I was missing something. There was a missing link. And I also knew that something had to be done about it. And there was one thing that I did about it. Because I knew, I had heard my father say, my Guru Maharaj Ji say, my Perfect Master say, that he can reveal peace to anybody who comes with an open heart.
First when I even got into the idea about deciding if I should go ahead and receive peace, do I even need pea at that point it was a big gamble for me. I didn't want it. I didn't want to take that chance. I didn't want to take the gamble. But then when I really looked at myself (I didn't go up to a mirror and look at myself, but I searched inside of me), I felt inside of me that I am definitely missing something. When I finally pinned it down, it was like, "I am missing something. Great. I am missing something. Oh well, forget about it. I'll do that later. Let me turn on my toy right now," or "Let me go play," or "Let me go and have my snacks and I'll think about peace later. I am fine and dandy without it." But then when I really searched, when l really looked, I really found that no, I was not dandy without it. I thought I was. I was making a fool of myself. I thought I was okay. I was not okay. I really needed that peace.
I went to my Guru Maharaj Ji, Maharaj Ji called us, and he revealed this Knowledge to us. And then it was beautiful. Then everything was so clear, everything was splendid, everything was great. Can you imagine putting together a puzzle of 5,333 pieces and only having 5,332 pieces, having one link missing from it? And that very link sits right in the heart of that puzzle? Doesn't matter that you put the whole thing together; it is not worth going and showing it to somebody and saying, "Look, I put the puzzle together." He's gonna say, "Oh yeah? Well, what's that hole in the middle?" And that's what happens.
So premies, and ladies and gentlemen, we have something. We offer it to you, free of charge. We want you to have it. That is the very reason why we offer it to you. Otherwise I could have been sitting in a college. Well, not today I wouldn't have been, because today is Sunday. But I could have been sitting in a college and learning, getting my degree and whatnot, and if somebody came along and said, "Well, do you want peace?" I would say, "Are you kidding? I got a nice degree goin' for myself; I got a wife, I got a nice, beautiful daughter. What do I need peace for?"
But see, it's altogether a different story now, because I have found that missing link. As soon as I found that missing link, I became one with everything. And therefore I became everything. Not as an individual, but by merging into that infinite thing which has no beginning, which has no end, which cannot be created, which cannot be destroyed.