Maharaji's Message of Inner PeaceMaharaji's Message of Inner Peace

Prem Rawat aka Maharaji claims to have a powerful and unique message - that peace begins with each of us and is within inside of us. This message is about as un-unique as it is possible to be. It is a message probably as ancient as humankind. It is particularly strange that Rawat would make this claim of uniqueness when there are so many famous and well-respected people saturating popular culture with this very message. People who are known by and respected by millions of people thoughout the Western world. There are also hundreds of thousands of unknown yoga teachers, mindfullness meditation teachers, healers, counsellors, authors and all the other anonymous people of many faiths making this very statement. It would only take him 5 minutes on Google to understand. Even his own father taught that message.

Shri Hans Rawat pre 1966
the nature of a sesame seed, peace is within the nature

Shri Hans Rawat
'Addressing the audience at the 'Assembly of Saints' arranged by the Divya Sandesh Parishad at Animadhaula Park today, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj said that the source of real peace is within every human being. Neither national unity nor world peace can be established through materialism. Peace and equanimity are related to Spirit. Peace is impossible for the person whose Spirit is not still and tranquil. Politicians and royalty scoff at this basic fact and this is the reason why the world is still very far from its goal of peace. He said, further that inner peace comes only from experiencing the Divine Light personally. The goal of Divya Sandesh Parishad is to open the Third Eye of mankind and show everyone the Inner Light. 'For the Parishad, national unity is not just a theory, but will occur of its own accord as the Knowledge of the Divine Light spreads. By revealing this Light to people of all castes and creeds, and thus threading them on the string of brotherly love, the Parishad was presenting a practical example of national unity.'

Royal Albert Hall, London - May 28, 1979
But Guru Maharaj Ji can in fact reveal you that peace. Guru Maharaj Ji can in fact reveal you that answer to your question that has puzzled you, perhaps your father, perhaps your grandfather, your grandfather's father's grandfather's grandfather's grandfather, and also on your mother's side the same way. Because it is within your heart, it is there. It can be revealed because it's there. That answer is always with you. That peace is within you. But Guru Maharaj Ji can open up that door. Guru Maharaj Ji can show you the way. And that is why we need Guru Maharaj Ji. That's why we need to go to somebody.

Guru Puja Festival, London, England / June 21, 1979
Because peace is within. That happiness is within. Thai love is within. And in this world, how many times do we look for that offer of satisfaction, for that offer of peace, for that offer of love that we all so desperately want? I mean, we like to think that, yes, we really want that, that yes, we really look for that.

Guru Puja Lingfield England June 21 1979 "This is it, this is peace, this is happiness." No, because peace is within, happiness is within, that love is within

Message Of The Heart 1980
What is peace? I mean to me peace is a very simple stage of being. That peace is within me. Peace is when this river that flows for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of miles, non-stop, day and night and that's not the peace but that's the peace for the river. Flows continuously over the rocks, around the bends, everything, every little obstacle that it has to clear. Great force and then it merges with the ocean and that entire force disappears. It has no longing anymore to run and run and run. It hasn't any longing to go over the obstacles and the hurdles. What happened? What happened? This mammoth mass of water all of a sudden merges from where it actually originated from. And in that process of merging it it's found something, it's become a part, it has realised, it has become a part of what it is. And that to me is like the peace, it's not the peace, it's like the peace that this human being runs and runs and runs and runs and runs, wanting to know, wanting to have an experience.

Nothing Celebrates Life … Like life 1998 there have been those who have said, "Look for your answers within you." Within you is the domain where you will find your peace. My peace is within me. Your peace is within you.

Inspire Electronic Magazine, Volume 1 2004
A lot of people think fulfillment will change the whole world for them. It won't. What it will do is let you know where your true home is. The reality is that peace is within me whether I am a beggar or I'm a king. It doesn't matter to peace. We see such a big difference between the two–a beggar and a king. But think about it. What does the beggar really dream of? Becoming a king. And what does a king dream of? "I wish my life was simple like that beggar."
For many centuries, a voice has been calling out "What you are looking for is within you. Your truth is within you, your peace is within you, your joy is within you." In our hearts, peace is like a seed waiting in the desert to grow, to blossom. When we allow this seed to blossom inside, peace is possible outside. We have to gave peace a chance.
But how? Look at the thirst for peace. If the thirst for peace is within you, then peace is within you. If that want wanders in this world for different things, it is because the want is processed by necessities that are created on the outside. Look at your heart because that is a part of the puzzle.
Peace is inside you. Wherever you go, peace goes with you. When you climb on a bus, peace goes with you. When you are fighting, peace goes with you. When you are asleep, peace is within you. When you are frustrated beyond imagination, peace is in you. No matter what you do, there is no place you can go where peace will not come with you. Because it's within you.

Peace CD 2004
Track 1: "Be excited to know that peace is within you and always will be within you. Be excited to know that this is your opportunity. Be excited to know that

Prem Rawat's Teachings about Begging 2005
A lot of people think fulfillment will change the whole world for them. It won't. What it will do is let you know where your true home is. The reality is that peace is within me whether I am a beggar or I'm a king.

nspire Electronic Magazine, Volume 3 2006
Until we recognize that the real peace is within, we are here but don't know why. We have questions: "Why have I come here? What am I doing here? Am I doing it right?" It's like a driver who doesn't know where he is going. But you are the driver of this bus of life. You have been given the key, and you cannot give it to anyone else. You cannot even give one breath, one moment, to anyone.

Inspire Electronic Magazine, Volume 4 2007
I go from place to place reminding people of the most important things in their lives. Simple things–not complex things. I see wars in this world. I don't like wars. And I know it has been said many times that the poor soldiers that have to actually fight are the ones that detest it the most. Nobody likes wars. And yet, wars happen again and again and again. And every time there is a war, there is a call for peace. Is that an accident? No. The call for peace has been there. We look everywhere, and sometimes we forget to look within ourselves for the thirst that we have. The thirst is within us, and the well is within us. The quest for peace is within us, and the solution for peace also lies within us. This is who we are. We are human beings striving in our own ways to reach the same goal as anyone else. At the end of the day, maybe some people have more resources and others very few, but the driving force is exactly the same for everyone.
I go from place to place reminding people of the most important things in their lives. Simple things–not complex things. I see wars in this world. I don't like wars. And I know it has been said many times that the poor soldiers that have to actually fight are the ones that detest it the most. Nobody likes wars. And yet, wars happen again and again and again. And every time there is a war, there is a call for peace. Is that an accident? No. The call for peace has been there. We look everywhere, and sometimes we forget to look within ourselves for the thirst that we have. The thirst is within us, and the well is within us. The quest for peace is within us, and the solution for peace also lies within us. This is who we are. We are human beings striving in our own ways to reach the same goal as anyone else. At the end of the day, maybe some people have more resources and others very few, but the driving force is exactly the same for everyone.

3 Brothers Found Gold
Whatever happens in your life, whether you search for peace or you don't search for peace - remember one thing: Even if you're not looking for it, peace is within you. Even if you don't want it, even if you hate it, peace will always be within you. Wherever you go, you carry peace in your heart.

ADI magazine 2007
Peace is within you. The thirst for peace is within you. Good news! What does it mean? It means you don't have to go search for it. So many people used to come to me – and still do – and say, "I'm searching." And, of course, I say, "What are you searching for?" If you really are searching for peace, you won't find it. Why? Because you already have it. How do you find something you already have? How do you find something you never lost? How do you find something that has been tailing you every day of your life? It lies in the realm where breath comes and goes and brings the gift of existence to you. This, my friends, is the miracle of miracles.
This is the story of your life. Maybe it is nothing new. Actually, this is ancient, and, wow, is it exciting! Be excited to know that peace is within you and always will be within you. Be excited to know that this is your opportunity. Be excited to know that the greatest of all miracles has taken place. You are alive. Alive.
You might ask, "If peace is within me, how do I get to it?" First, truly understand that it is within you, because all this time, one thing you have been trying to avoid is accepting the possibility of peace being inside of you. When you want to cross a bridge that is made out of rope, what do you do? First you put your foot on it and make sure that it will hold your weight. You don't just bounce on it. The search for peace is no different. It begins with understanding that what I am looking for is truly within me. And then – and then alone – can I embark on the process of accepting peace in my life.
Learn who you are. Understand that peace is possible and that peace is within you. Celebrate that you exist. Don't wait for your birthday. Celebrate every breath that comes into you, every day you are given. Find peace in your life.

ADi magazine #2 2007
Whatever happens in your life, whether you search for peace or you don't search for peace – remember one thing: Even if you're not looking for it, peace is within you. Even if you don't want it, even if you hate it, peace will always be within you. Wherever you go, you carry that peace in your heart.

nspire Electronic Magazine, Volume 6 2009
The need for peace isn't just social. It is to find the root of who truly we are. If you understand that peace is within you and the thirst for peace is within you, you have just taken the biggest step toward realizing peace in your life.

The Greatest Truth Of All 2013
Peace is within you. The thirst for peace is within you. Good news! What does it mean? It means you don't have to go search for it. So many people used to come to me–and still do–and say, "I'm searching." And, of course, I say, "What are you searching for?" If you really are searching for peace, you won't find it. Why? Because you already have it. How do you find something you already have? How do you find something you never lost? How do you find something that has been tailing you every day of your life? It lies in the realm where breath comes and goes and brings the gift of existence to you. This, my friends, is the miracle of miracles.

ADI #12, Your Moment 2014
Portable? Yes. Goes wherever you go. You want gratification? Turn within. There it is. Does it work in war zones? Yes! Because when you recognize the self, peace is there. Your peace is within you. Always has been and always will be. Call it whatever you want. It doesn't matter.
That's all I have to say. Whatever you do in your life, always remember: you carry the peace in you. And not just a little bit. The whole ocean of peace is within you.
Relationships are broken because of doubts. Families are destroyed because of doubt. People fight because of doubt. Children fail because of doubt. We doubt that peace is within us. "Oh, it's not possible." Some doubt one thing. Others doubt the other. But the end result is that we doubt and we doubt and we doubt. And our whole life is spent doubting.

Pranam Bai was one of the first group of Western "Mahatmas." Her role was not to travel the USA talking about the "KNOWLEDGE" and initiating people but to be Rawat's housekeeper in His gigantic, luxurious Malibu mansion. She oversaw a large staff of other unpaid servants and was universlly respected by all. Eventually she became disllusioned with Rawat as would nealry everybody who saw him up close and personal over time and left him. So she finally did learn the truth that truth and peace are within ourselves but have no relationshi[p to Prem Rwat.

Pranam Bai Divine Times - 9/75
And yet even the love and bliss that surrounds this beautiful place can only be experienced when we are experiencing the completeness that is inside us. However incredibly, heartbreakingly beautiful it can be here (and it can be …), anyone with concepts about living in Guru Maharaj Ji's home will learn one lesson; the same lesson tha twe learn over and over again - that ultimately Truth is within ourselves, peace is within ourselves, and within ourselves is the only place we can always be close to Guru Maharaj Ji. Each of us is equidistant from love, and each of us has an equal chance to reach it.