Maharaji: Minimum In, Maximum Out
Prem Rawat is too lazy, sybaritic, self-indulgent and disorganised to do anything but the minimum required to keep his career going and his core of true believers financing him. During his career his teaching has always been through impromptu though well-rehearsed speeches or at least the same basic repetitive speech that he has regurgitated as it has gradually changed as time goes on ….
But the ancient maxim - GIGO - is still true: Garbage In, Garbage Out.
All his speeches are recorded and reused in as many formats as possible. While the main distribution of his speeches are through tapes, DVDs and streaming media some books and magazines, supposedly authored by Rawat, have been published though they are merely heavily edited transcripts of some of his speeches with fancy formatting, graphics and photos of Rawat to break up the boredom. Edited by the indefatigable Ole Grünbaum they feature the standard Rawatist team use of strong colors and large fonts to accent sections of his teachings that are presumably considered the most important and formatted as "poetry." On the left, Prem signs another copy of Ole Grünbaum's latest book
The word 'adi' means ancient in Hindi. ADI magazine was published in 10 issues beginning in 2007 and each issue was available as a pdf for $4.50. Despite his beliefs in his own Renaissance creativity, Rawat is a very limited story-teller. Therefore he has even had to re-use some of the stories he learnt as a child as a man in his 50's. So he includes the old chestnut, the Sugar Ant and the Salt Ant among others in the TPRF publications the Ancient Wisdom Series.
To further Rawat's claims to be an author and intellectual, philanthropist, artist, top gun, songwriter, poet and internationally recognised Ambassador of Peace, the ADI magazines were cannibalised to create the first Words Of Peace Global published book, The Greatest Truth Of All, An ADI Book.
From 2007 to 2011 the Ancient Wisdom Series was published containing 9 different downloadable pdfs. It consists of some selected stories of Rawat's and feature the standard Rawatist team use of strong colors and large fonts to accent sections of his teachings. Along with the stories are included sections from some of his current speeches. Rawat has had to resurrect some of the stories he used in satsang as a child 50 years ago. He includes the old chestnuts, the Sugar Ant and the Salt Ant and the Magic Stone among others and the versions can easily be compared.