Practice Peace Pamphlet
In 2014 my daughter was handed this pamphlet at a market. She knew I was interested in Rawatism so she kept it rather than dropping it in a garbage bin on the way out. The bins were already overfilled.
I don't think I'm revealing any secrets by divulging that the models pictured in this pamphlet are not your average follower of Prem Rawat. So are followers of Prem Rawat young, vibrant, beautiful, exotic and astonishingly good dancers? I conducted a quick experiment. On the right are the first 15 People Who Like Prem Rawat on Facebook (2014) who provided full face images of themselves. They seem to be perfectly normal citizens of affluent democracies except they're pretty well all in their 60's but then that is normal for followers of Prem Rawat. I don't mean to disparage them in any way except for their terrible taste in gurus. They certainly don't look anything like the people portrayed in the pamphlet. Rawat's PR is getting even further from reality and more dishonest than it was. Actually the 15th randomly selected follower of Maharaji is beautiful but she was even more beautiful when she first began to meditate 40 years ago as I well remember.
I would like to introduce the possibility of peace. How does one go about that when peace should be in the heart of every human being? Peace should need no introduction. It should already be understood that each one of us needs peace. It is not just something that would be nice to have. We need peace. Let me define what that need is.
Our need for peace is like water is to the desert, like wind is to the sailboat, like flowing is to the river. If the river doesn't flow, it becomes clogged and dirty. It needs to flow to keep itself clean. That is how much we need peace in our lives.
What happens is that we become so familiar with the complexities of this life - all the good and the bad that happens everyday. Our focus turns to trying to decipher what is good, what is bad, what is right and what is wrong in our life. Life becomes more and more intricate, more and more complex, more and more difficult.
What is it that we want? What is it that we are all looking for - not as a universal thing, but as each one of us as an individual? What does this heart of ours want? It wants joy, it wants peace but not the type that is temporary in nature.
Peace is by nature the most accessible to us and yet the most missed by us. It is so right there, and yet so unknown. All we have to do is begin with a simple introduction to ourselves. You have been introduced to a lot of people, except for one.
You have never been introduced to you!
You are beautiful. Why? You are beautiful because you are alive, not because of what you have accomplished.
You are beautiful because this breath comes into you, unchallenged, without judgement of good and bad, right or wrong. Every day, every moment it comes into you.
It is a possibility that is real. This is about peace in your life, in your existence. If nothing else, understand the importance of this - you must have peace in your life. It cannot be any other way. It is not a question of good or bad, right or wrong.
You owe it to yourself to be fulfilled.
If you can do nothing else for yourself, do this.
You owe it to
to be fulfilled.
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There is a peace that lies in the heart of every human being on earth today regardless of what they believe in or what they do.
There is a very practical way of getting in touch with the peace that already exists within each person.
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