Prem Rawat, Our 14 Year Old Father

Even though his followers were all considerably older than the 14 year old Prem Rawat (Guru Maharaj Ji) when he first arrived in the West he was called "Father." It was expected and taught that premies would think of Rawat as their father no matter how incongruous or downright weird this seemed. Once Rawat's mother disowned and deposed him she was no longer to be considered Mata Ji, the Holy Mother but it was Rawat's wife in his new Holy Family who was to be Durga Mata Ji the mother of all the premies which was maybe even more incongruous and weirder. Could Prem Rawat ever stop being our Father?

Durga Mata Ji: You and I are one, we're one heart loving our Lord and now He's joined us together in Him. I know this because I feel it so deeply and I know Guru Maharaj Ji loves you so much, more than I could ever, ever tell you and also in this marriage He's made me your new mother. And even though I'm a new mother. I I really don't know how to be your mother. But it's the child, the children that make a mother, a mother.

Prem Rawat's wedding video Guru Maharaj Ji: I mean it's so amazing. If you, if you if you have ever walked with a little bitty child he holds on to that finger and he holds on tight and it's like he's looking around and he's laughing and he's smiling and he has one finger, he says "You know I want that balloon or I want that toy, you know, I mean it's like that, he's very, very hard, he's very, very firmly holding on to that finger and the father takes him on through that big place where he could have gotten lost like in a second. But because he is holding on to that finger, he does not get lost. And it's so beautiful.

Durga Mata Ji: And all this mother has to say is that every child should listen to their father. Because their father is only telling them what is the very best for them. Because He knows. He knows exactly what each one of you need and so whatever Maharaji tells you, this is what you should do because then it will be absolutely perfect for all of us.

Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video

Guru Maharaj Ji: And in this world we come, where there is so much illusion, and so much delusion, and we completely get lost. And here comes our Father, and says, "Hey, sonny, here. Hold on to my finger." You know and if you can just hold on tight, there is nothing, there is nothing in this whole world that can detach you, that can put you back into the same illusion where you started from. But only if you can hold on to that finger.

Durga Mata Ji: So this is what we, we must remember always because our Father know exactly what we need and He's taking us, He's given you the key to the kingdom of heaven and it's up to you to open that door and to walk in.

Guru Maharaj Ji: And so it's like, this Knowledge and the Grace, you know, and the satsang and the darshan is like that finger and if every premie can hold on to it - the meditation, the Knowledge, the satsang, the darshan - then the whole thing is just so beautiful because there is really no way left.

Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video

Durga Mata Ji: And I know by Maharaji's Grace that we're really going to be the most beautiful family and soon this whole world will be one family. The way that it really should be.

Dancing Souls Divine Times - October 15, 1974 Volume 3, Issue 4

He's really our father, in every respect, and he's come to bring us together as a family in every respect." - a sister named Kathy at Guru Puja July 1974

An Antidote to Fear: Golden Age No. 31
Divine Light Mission President Bob Mishler speaking at the Opera House on 19 October 1975:

I remember Guru Maharaj Ji said something a few years back. In 1972 he gave a very strong satsang at a festival where he said things are so bad in this world that if God is really, truly our father, our creator; and he's watching and we're all his children; and things have got to the point where we have the capacity to literally, to completely annihilate life on this planet, don't you think that if he's the father, he's going to do something about it? Isn't he going to take some measure to make sure that that's not going to happen? And in fact, Guru Maharaj Ji stated at the time that he already has.

Down Under (The Lotus Feet) - a history of DUO Australia Divine Times: May 31, 1975

"You are really blessed that you have come to the door of our father. Let thy hearts be purified with tears of repentance and your body, mind and spirit full of devotion to his supremest lotus feet.

"Your humble servant in the lotus feet, Mahatma Padarthanand Ji."

only if you can hold on to that finger Guru Maharaj Ji's satsang in Orland, Florida on November 9th, 1975.

In this world we come, where there is so much illusion, and so much delusion, and we completely get lost. And here comes our Father, and he says, "Hey, sonny, here. Hold on to my finger." If you can just hold on tight, there is nothing in this whole world that can detach you, that can put you back into the same illusion where you started from. But only if you can hold on to that finger. This is how it has happened. Every time the people have really been into this illusion of this world, every time, the Perfect Master has come to save them. This Knowledge and the Grace, and the satsang and the darshan is like that finger


Durga Ji's satsang, Orlando, Saturday llth November, 1978

You know we really don't have to be afraid any more. Because Guru Maharaj Ji is here, and he is our father.

Brotherly Love: November 1974

Guru Maharaj Ji is our Father.

Marolyn Rawat - Brotherly Love: August 1975

Each one of us is Maharaj Ji's child, his very own special child. We're his babies. Now he has come, he is our Father, and he is here. He is here to save us, because each one of us is so hungry and so thirsty for that love that he has to give us.

Guru Maharaj Ji has clearly shown that he is our Father. There is only one Father, and this Father is the Source. There are no other Guru Maharaj Ji's; there is only one Guru Maharaj Ji. There are no other Gurus, there is no one else to follow.

Active Membership Program: Divine Times October 15, 1974

Bob Mishler: Guru Maharaj Ji is our father and we're all brothers and sisters. We are all his kids and we have to learn to get it on together. It takes a while to work it all out and that is the job of Divine United Organization.

Divine Times - Volume 4, Number 5, June 30, 1975

Durga Ji's Satsang Jhumri Talanja, in Bihar, India, April 19, 1975: Each one of us is Maharaj Ji's child, his very own special child. We're his babies. Now he has come, he is our Father, and he is here. He is here to save us, because each one of us is so hungry and so thirsty for that love that he has to give us.

Guru Maharaj Ji has clearly shown that he is our Father. There is only one Father, and this Father is the Source. There are no other Guru Maharaj Ji's; there is only one Guru Maharaj Ji. There are no other Gurus, there is no one else to follow. Guru

Divine Times - January/February 1979 Volume 8 Number 1

Durga Ji 11-10-78 Hans Jayanti: You know we really don't have to be afraid any more. Because Guru Maharaj Ji is here, and he is our father.

Divine Times - May/June 1979 Volume 8, Number 3

Premie Satsang: He is pure in love, pure in faith. He is the only one who has unshakable faith in the power of love. He sees what we truly are and can bring us to be what we truly are. He is our Father, here to bring us to our true home.

Elan Vital Fall 1980

Guru Maharaj Ji / Boulder, Colorado / August 28, 1971: [God] saw that all the people were suffering. He couldn't bear that. For we are His sons and He is our Father, and it is impossible for our Father to bear it when we are suffering. And He came onto this Earth to protect us.

Guru Puja, Geneva 1978 booklet

Durga Ji's Satsang at Guru Puja, Geneva 10th September 1978: None of us could ever take care of ourselves the way Guru Maharaj Ji takes care of us. Can any of us say that Guru Maharaj Ji doesn't take care of us? That he doesn't give us everything, everything we need, and even more than that, even what we want? It's just really too much. Because he is our father.

Service Of Love The Golden Age Number 17 January 1975

Julie Collett: If we think Maharaj Ji is our Master, is our Father, is in our hearts, we have to accept that Maharaj Ji knows where we are and what we need. To have Maharaj Ji give us what we need makes everyone of us, wherever we are, the most fortunate person.

Don't Look Back - Marolyn Rawat's Speech on November 10 1978

You know we really don't have to be afraid any more. Because Guru Maharaj Ji is here, and he is our father.

PMT #017: "I Am A Road" Boulder Colorado, 28th August 1971

Prem Rawat: God created sufferings. But He couldn't, He couldn't see, He couldn't bear, when He saw on this plane how the people were suffering. He Himself created suffering, but when He looked, when He peeped through, He saw that all the people were suffering. He couldn't bear that for we are His sons and He is our Father, and it is impossible for our Father to see that we are suffering and He came into this Earth to protect us.

PMT #022: Guru Puja '74 Festival, Amherst Massachusetts, 6th July 1974

Marolyn Rawat: … now we have to understand that this world is our ashram because Guru Maharaj Ji is in the world. He is our father we have nothing to worry about so now we have the mood in the world, Ago where we have to go we have to do what we have to do, whatever way we want is fine.

Berkeley Barb Volume 17 No. 16 Issue 40 April 20 - 26 1973

It was Rennie in the Lion's Den--Pauley Ballroom. Through the darkened windows behind him loomed Sproul Plaza, site of so many historic rallies, speeches, movements. In the foreground, on a linen-draped altar, a huge blowup of Guru Maharaj-Ji, the divine child prodigy that Rennie believes is God the Father here to lead us all to salvation. He looks more like a young Oriental Mussolini.

Guru Maharaj Ji's fatherhood of everyone in the world was sung about:

Guru is the Father of All

Guru is The Father of all
The Creator of love
The Lord of the Universe.
Guru is the Light in us all
He will come when you call
If you open your heart.

The Lord of the Universe

The Lord of the Universe
Has come to us this day
And He's come to show us Light
And He's come to show us Love
And He's come to show us the Way
Back to our Father.

Gathering Up

Well it's the gathering up of the children of love
With the return of the father
Maharaji You can take us back where trouble will lead us no further
Take us home lead us through the world around that's burning
Nobody else can show us where to go

Teach Me Devotion

If you want to wander and roam
Go on, go on
Till you're tired and you want to come home
Come home, come home, back to Maharaji
Maharaji holds the key

Our father has come to lead us along the path of perfection
He's come to make us understand why we're alive

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Teachings - His Embodiment Durga Ji (Prem Rawat's wife), Holi Festival, Miami Beach, Florida, Sunday, 9 April, 1978
We have no idea what kindness and mercy are, really. But I know that Guru Maharaj Ji is that embodiment of it, just as he is the embodiment of Love. And this is just what we have to realise: like Maharaj Ji said, going beyond just knowing it, but actually realising it, seeing the real reality of this life, and just knowing that that Giver and that Sustainer of our life is the embodiment of mercy, is the embodiment of kindness, is the embodiment of Love, is the embodiment of Grace, is the embodiment of Truth, is Guru Maharaj Ji. Our Father. Our Lord.
Divine Times, May/June 1979, Volume 8, Number 3
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Teachings - His Embodiment Satsang of Loring Baker, Initiator
But I can tell you what I know for sure. Guru Maharaj Ji is the embodiment of that love that is within us. He is the giver of love. He knows us in the deepest way that we can be known. He loves and sees us in a way that we could never love or see ourselves or one another. He is pure in love, pure in faith. He is the only one who has unshakable faith in the power of love. He sees what we truly are and can bring us to be what we truly are. He is our Father, here to bring us to our true home.
Divine Times, May/June 1979, Volume 8, Number 3
Maharaji's Teachings About Jesus Boulder, Colorad, August 28, 1971 And so, even now a Holy Master has come here to give you something. If you want something from me, I can give it to you. Krishna says, "Receive this Knowledge, by all means, but have a guileless heart. Have a heart filled with a keen desire to know it, filled with real love to know it." God created sufferings. But He couldn't bear it when He saw how the people were suffering on this plane. He Himself created suffering, but when He looked, when He peeped through, He saw that all the people were suffering. He couldn't bear that. For we are His sons and He is our Father, and it is impossible for our Father to bear it when we are suffering. And He came onto this Earth to protect us.
√Član Vital magazine, Fall 1980. Volume IV, Isssue 3

the Guru Maharaj Ji gave himself a Father's Day party The New York Times, May 22, 1975