PMT #021: Guru Puja '74 Festival, Amherst Massachusetts, 7th July 1974

This is a transcript of the tape without the speech made by Guru Maharaj Ji (Prem Rawat). The transcript was made from a copy of the original audio tape sold by Divine Light Mission and was marked PMT021 (Perfect Master Tape). An edited version of Maharaji's wife of seven weeks (who was titled Durga Ji - a Hindu goddess by her 16 year old husband), the 23 year old Marolyn Rawat's speech was printed in the "And It Is Divine" magazine. The magazine includes large scans of the photos of the guru dressed in a colourful and remarkably flamboyant fashion as Krishna being worshipped by his wife of 6 weeks. If those jewels are real he is balancing the wealth of mighty empires on his head.


Guru Maharaj Ji and Durga Ji at Amherst Guru Puja 1974 Song: We've Been Waiting So Long
Chorus

Oh Lord we've been waiting so long (repeat)
We thought You'd never come.
But You have

The middle of the summer of seventy one
Few of us knew that the Lord had really come,
But The Truth can't remain a secret for too long
Cause He's gonna turn the whole world on, very quickly,
He's gonna turn the whole world on .

CHORUS

Ants aren't 7 inches tall,
And elephants are never known to be 2 inches small,
But, you know, all through this day and all through this night
There's such a light inside us all, keepin us alive,
A light inside us all.

CHORUS

Who is as old as the age of the sun
And who will be young when the sun cycles run?
Only this Perfectly Realized One
And He's gonna turn the whole world on, with His Love
Yes, He's gonna turn the whole world on, we've gotta help Him

CHORUS

Material things must all pass away
The same way that night always follows the day;
You'll always have such a price to pay
If you put your trust in these things .
Oh, don't you put your trust in these things.

(Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai! Shouting, cheering, chaos)

Song: I Can See Clearly Now
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.
I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I've been prayin' for
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Look all around, there's nothin' but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin' but blue skies

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

(Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai! Shouting, cheering, chaos)

Guru Maharaj Ji
A transcript of Guru Maharaj Ji's speech is available here.

(Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai! Repeated with Shouting, cheering, chaos)

Durga Ji (Mrs Marolyn Rawat)
Dear premies, really there's, there's nothing to say after Maharaji's satsang, and like Maharaji says, there comes a time when there's absolutely no words to say because it's all within us and I think we all we all realize this.

But there is one thing. I would like to make one request while I have the opportunity and that's since I've been with Maharaj Ji, I've had, I've had the grace to read a lot of the letters that come in to Maharaji and these letters are so beautiful, I could never tell you how beautiful they really are because at this time when premies are writing letters to Maharaji, our Lord, they're pure love letters and it's a time when, when premies are the closest Maharaji, they're really, really connected to Maharaji. And what is coming forth is really Guru Maharaj Ji is coming on that, that paper and these letters are so, so pure.

But the problem is that our family is really, really growing now. It's so huge. And what's happening is that thousands of letters are coming to Maharaji and, and because of the busy schedule that Maharaji has and, and that I am having with him, it's, it's becoming impossible to read all these letters and because they're so precious, it's something that when you feel to write to Maharaji, you should. It should be done, because this is such a beautiful time, it's something that every premie, when he feels that, that need to write to his Guru Maharaj Ji, to go ahead and do it. But the request that I would make is that, when you write these letters, save them. Put them away, put them in a drawer, put them in a file, and keep them yourself. Because they are satsang, they're satsang, pure satsang. And at one time you may really, really need this letter or just to uplift you because when you read it again, say a week later or a month later or a year later, you'll realize how Maharaji's really taking you so close to him and another reason for this is that some problems that premies have is something that they cannot make a decision for themself, something that only Guru Maharaj Ji can decide. And when volumes and volumes of love letters come to Maharaji, a lot of these other letters are set aside until maybe too late of time to do something about it and so, premies who really have a problem, who really need Maharaji's decision on something, should write "Urgent" and letters that premies just want to thank Guru Maharaj Ji for what he's done, and tell him how much they love him, they should keep these letters and maybe bring them to satsang and read them, because they are very pure, they are very beautiful letters.

And also, when premies want Maharaji to come to an ashram or a community, something like this, then maybe the whole community can write one letter to Maharaji, and have everyone sign it. Or send a telegram. Because the volumes of letters just can't be opened on time or, or at this time. There are just thousands of them now and it's like when, when you are at this state, you're really reflecting Maharaji's love. In fact you're all mirrors just reflecting that love.

So we all know that our Guru Maharaj Ji has given us something so precious. It's like we're all in the desert, and we're all so thirsty, we're all dying of thirst and Maharaji has come to us and not only just handed us a glass of water, of cool refreshing water, but has shown us a well within ourself. He says, "Anytime that you are thirsty, you always have this" and what's so beautiful I know some of you, especially here in Amherst have been so hot. You know what it's like when you're just so thirsty that all you can think about is getting a drink of water. That's all you want. It's just like, it's so much that you feel like you could drink an ocean of water. You're just so thirsty. And then when you take that water and you drink it, there is nothing like it, there's just nothing. It's so, so fulfilling and that's what Maharaji has done. We're so thirsty for love, we're so thirsty for fulfillment. And now, he is really, really giving us that fulfillment. He's given it to us. And it's like the thirstier we get, the more we drink. But the more we drink, the thirstier we get. And this goes on and on. But it's so beautiful to be thirsty and then have that thirst quenched.

So premies, when you all go back to your communities and ashrams,the one thing that Maharaj Ji requests at every satsang, his primary agya, is to do meditation. If you do meditation, the service and the satsang will come naturally. The meditation brings this. When you meditate, you really start to know Guru Maharaj Ji. The more you know him, the more you love him. And the more you love him, the more you want to serve him. And the more you serve him, the more you know him. This goes on, continuously, forever.

And so premies, today in the darshan line it was just so, so beautiful to see all of you having the holy darshan of our Lord. And I want you to know that every day, when I am with Maharaji and I do pranam, it's for all of you. It's for every one of you. Because you and I are one. (Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai. Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai) And so now premies, I ((Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai. We love you Durga Ji) I love you too. (Embarassed giggle.) Premies, I think now something maybe after a song I think uh we're going to be able to do arti in front of Guru Maharaj Ji in front of our Lord. (Cheering) Thank you.

(Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai! Cheering, chaos, shouts of "we love you", "thank you" etc)

Durga Ji performs Arti to Prem Rawat the Lord of the Universe Shortened version of Arti
Oh, wondrous lord, my Guru Maharaj Ji,
Your Grace is a river that flows on and on.
You fill my heart with Your Love overflowing;
Please let me come home, find my rest at Your Feet.
You fill my heart with Your Love overflowing;
Please let me come home, find my rest at Your Feet.

Twameva Mata, chaa pita twameva
Twameva bhandu chaa sukha twameva
Twameva vidya dravinam twameva
Twameva sarvam muma deva deva
Twameva sarvam muma deva deva
Twameva sarvum muma deva deva

You are my mother, and You are my father;
You are my brother, and You are my friend.
You are riches, You are wisdom;
You are my all, my Lord, to me.
You are my all, You are my all;
You are my all, my Lord, to me.

Loud Indian voice leads chants of Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai! Various shouted messages of love

Rocking Rock Song
I was drowning in a sea of illusion …

Maharaji and Durga Ji dance at Hans Jayanti 1974 Maharaji and Durga Ji dance at Hans Jayanti 1974

Maharaji and Durga Ji dance at Hans Jayanti 1974 Maharaji and Durga Ji dance at Hans Jayanti 1974

These 4 pictures were taken at the Hans Jayanti festival, November 1974, Toronto Canada but are similar to the scenes at Amherst.