Inspire Electronic Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1 - Volume 6, Issue 178
The Prem Rawat Foundation
4/1/2008 - 18/12/2009
Inspire was an electronic newsletter published by the Prem Rawat Foundation on their website from 2004 to 2010. It usually contained a brief story about an Élan Vital event or TPRF charitable or humanitarian activity and a short edited section of one of Rawat's recent speeches which was also available on subscription (after the first 10 issues) as a .pdf file. The stories were reused and published on the web at other sites including Young Peoples' Initiative (a site that was supposedly created by and for young people rather than the majority of Rawat's students who had been initiated in the 1970's and were then in their 50's); Maharaji Blog, The Possibility of Peace Within; The Voice of Maharaji; and were distributed as press releases through PR Newswire though I have never seen one actually used by a newspaper. Most of these websites were no longer updated by 2010. The sections chosen for appearing in these newsletters had an astonishing similarity.
- Volume 1, Issues 1 - 44, 2004 (44 issues)
- Volume 2, Issues 46 - 92, 2005 (46 issues)
- Volume 3, Issues 93 - 115, 2006 22 issues)
- Volume 4, Issues 116 - 138, 2007 (22 issues)
- Volume 5, Issues 139 - 164, 2008 (25 issues)
- Volume 6, Issues 164 - 178, 2009 (14 issues)
All publications of Rawat's organisations display a totally fanciful upbeat message and Inspire was no different in this regard. Much of these published sections contained meaningless permutations of riffs on 'peace', 'feeling','joy', 'heart', 'breath','fulfillment' and 'beauty' with many repetitions of 'real' and/or 'reality'. Prem pontificated in papal pronouncements: everyone has a thirst of the the heart whether they realise it or not, when the thirst is quenched only then can real peace, fulfillment and joy be experienced. However, Rawat only uses the word 'Knowledge' once in all these newsletters quoted from a speech in India in early 2004 and the words 'meditate' and 'meditation' were never used. "Breath comes and it goes. And when it comes, it brings everything. It makes the trees green and the sky blue. And it fills us with the most precious thing there is, called life."
Many thanks to 'Prem Rawat' who made these texts available for publication on the internet.