Prem Rawat's Teachings about Only One Perfect Master - In His Own Words
Prem Rawat or Maharaji (Ultimate Ruler) as he calls himself or Guru Maharaj Ji as he called himself until the 1980's had no compunction stating he was the one and only living Perfect Master. There is only ever one true guru or Satguru or Perfect Master, one living Master alive on the planet at any time and all the rest of the so-called "spiritual leaders" are just weeds blocking the way to his glorious tree. Prem Rawat didn't continually reiterate the point that he was the only real teacher because amongst his followers, it was understood.
Raja Rawat, elder brother of Prem, Porchester Hall, London, W2., 5 Jan 1972
In the same way we have to believe in Guru Maharaj Ji and follow Him. Guru Maharaj Ji's Knowledge is God, and Guru Maharaj Ji is explaining God to us, so we should believe in Him and, in the same way, give Him great respect. Now that Guru Maharaj Ji, our Saviour, is here, we should respect Him very, very much, as much as we can, because the Knowledge He's got, the Light he shows us is everything we need. … There is only one Perfect Master and we can't compete with Guru Maharaj Ji. Just as there is only one principal in a school, so in the same way Guru Maharaj Ji is the only one. There can't be two principals in a school, if they had two there would be something wrong. Guru Maharaj Ji is perfect and if we try to compete with Guru Maharaj, well …
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 6, March 1973
Questions and Answers, October / November 1971, London, England
What is the purpose of all the other teachers that are on the earth now? When there is a tree, besides that tree there are many weeds. Right? And these weeds are unnecessary. What do they do there? They are just there. And when this tree is really going to be something it is going to abolish these weeds. Then you will find no sign of them.
Is there no purpose at all then? None at all. None at all. They are unnecessary. They're just wasting one's time. People go to them, then it takes five years for them to decide no, no, he is not a true master, let me look for something else. And then they go to somebody else and they waste their time again. They waste five years unnecessarily. There is no use in this. To waste five years of your time. It is always unnecessary. If there is only one master, you know, everybody can rush to Him. But because there are these weeds they are stopped from coming.
Affinity, June 1979
Questions and Answers, October / November 1971, London, England
So Jesus is living, right! Jesus is living. Ram is living now, Krishna is living now, Buddha is living now, but they all have been united. All their powers have been united into one very, very, very, very powerful power. And then this power spreads it's hand, you know, like this, something is going to happen. All this, all the things that are going on wrong in this world are going to be abolished.
Will it be very long?
Very shortly. He is starting to move His hand now, you know. Try to understand.
Affinity, June 1979
Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
it is said, "Go to Shri Guru Maharaj Ji, under whose Lotus Feet Lord Ram, Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna are all prostrated. He will give you the Truth, and you will know devotion to Lord Ram, Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Guru Nanak, Shankaracharya, Saint Kabir, all at one time." It is said again and again, "If you go to a Teerath (a kind of holy place), you will find one fruit. If you meet a saint, you will get four fruits. But when you meet Satguru Maharaj Ji, you will get countless fruits." If you have the desire to find countless fruits, then you will have to go to the Lotus Feet of Shri Guru Maharaj Ji. Shri Guru Maharaj Ji is the one and only shelter for you.
Élan Vital magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 1977
Guru Puja, Montrose, Colorado, July 27 1972
To spread the Knowledge, one special doctor, special scientist, special man, superman, is sent by God. Jesus was a superman. Krishna was a superman. Rama was a superman. All these people were supermen. They came and did miracles, but actually miracles were not the important thing, because Jesus says, "Who is he who wants to judge the Perfect Master by miracles? Even mighty devils can perform miracles."So that's not it. The way to realize the Perfect Master is through this Knowledge. Receive this Knowledge. … Mind has got an automatic acceleration on it, and you can't control it. Only one man can control it, who built it, who has mastered it, who is a doctor on it! Only one man can control it because he's knows where is the acceleration screw to loosen it up just take it out, so all the proportions of the mixture will be set.
Perfect Master Tape #003 and and It Is Divine, Volume I Issue 8
Questions and Answers, Delhi, India, 1972
Is it possible to know God without the help of a Perfect Master?
The problem is that God is infinite, human beings are finite, and a finite thing is not able to deal with the infinite. Until the finite becomes infinite, it is quite impossible because a relationship between God and a human being is impossible. But a Guru or Perfect Master - what is the meaning of Perfect Master? The man who teaches math is called a math master. The man who teaches physics is a physics master. The one who teaches us perfectness, we call a Perfect Master. He is the one who is both finite and infinite at the same time. He is the bridge that can take us from our finite condition to an infinite one. … No matter what religion a person believes in, he must understand that God is realizable now, in this century, in this age of darkness. So this is the whole process to know God. Once we approach the proper source, it is not at all difficult because Perfect Master knows what to do. We just give ourselves into his hands.
Light Reading, June 1979
Interview by John Wood of the Boston Globe, Newton, Massachusetts, August 3, 1973
Wood: Do you think that there is only one Perfect Master?
Maharaj Ji: You see - here I want to be very frank - people come to me and ask me about this, and they say, "What's your opinion about a Perfect Master? Is there one, is there two?" I tell them my opinion, that there is only one Perfect Master. Because perfectness is one, not two, not three. So, there is one Perfect Master in this world. And because he is perfect, that's it. He is perfect. You just can't divide perfect. I think it's funny saying that; it's just as funny as saying that the car had tires on top, and car had tires on the bottom. That's just like saying there are two Perfect Masters. You are just dividing perfectness into two - you can't do that. There has to be one Perfect Master, because perfectness is infinite, you just can't divide it. It has to be one.
Light Reading, published June 1980
Denver Colorado, February 15, 1974
Actually, both are wrong because you have not consulted, you have not gone to the Perfect Master and sometimes people think, as a matter of fact there is a, a book I just saw the title cover of it and it says "How to choose a, choose your guru" and you see that is the absolutely wrong. I don't know how to say it really 100% wrong title cover because he does not even know what is the meaning of guru. Guru is one, not a selection of them you can go choosing them but you see for him, he thinks "Hey that's, that's, that's right" but this guru is only one and that one guru you have to go to and realize that Knowledge … there was only one Perfect Master who was there who was alive and who we should respect and that is, that is the answer right there that look if guru's gonna be a guru he's not gonna be a chicken you know and that doesn't mean that uh that doesn't mean that he's gonna you know stand on top of building and say "Look, you wanna know I'm a guru or not and you wanna know I'm not a chicken" and you just start jumping from the building that's not the point. The point is that when he has to face that truth you know he goes there and faces, faces it.
Perfect Master Tape 011: "The Missing Link"
Chicago USA, 18th February 1974
It's like see there can be as a matter of fact there are you know thousands and thousands of aeroplanes flying around this world right is only one aeroplane from one place to your destination. It's like I do not know how many 340s were flying today in this whole world, I do not know, I guess hundreds but there was only one 340, 4 Golf Mike, that was able to take me from Kansas to my destination Chicago. The same way, if somebody came from Los Angeles to Chicago there were so many jets, there are so many, there are jets in England, there are jets in America, there's jets in Russia, there's jets in India, there's jets all over the place but there was only one jet that was able to provide you, to benefit you the ride from Los Angeles to Chicago. In the same way it's like there might be thousands and thousands of people talking about this Knowledge, just unlimited amount of 'em but there is only one person who can actually benefit you, actually benefit you of this Knowledge and this is the person that we exactly are looking for and it's like this Knowledge, when I use the term 'Knowledge', this Knowledge many people don't even understand what I'm talking about it because maybe it's just like a who knows what.
Perfect Master Tape #019
London, England, April 20, 1977
You see, a saint says, "O my Lord, to you, there are thousands of me. There are to you, my Lord, thousands of me. But to me, there is only one of you."
Think about it and you will understand what I mean. He says, "Lord, to you there are thousands of us to choose from, to perform your task, to perform your duty. To us, to have your agya and to do the job that you want us to do, Lord, you are only one and only one." And that's the way it stands.
Élan Vital, Volume I, Issue 1, Autumn 1977
Kansas City, January 21, 1978
We look to this world for peace, for satisfaction, for that thing. And it's there! Because Guru Maharaj J'is in this world, and that's why it's there. So there is a real fire hydrant that has real water in it, and it's ready to go. But then also this world has created another way of satisfaction, another way of peace. And that way of peace is -- instead of saying two fire hydrants, there's just multiple fire hydrants. And there's only one real fire hydrant.
The Golden Age, April 1978, Number 45
Olympia, London, Guru Puja 23rd August 1980
Because there is only one interface because there is only one God, there is only one Almighty and only one Almighty will have one gravestone. I could never understand the fact and this is very common statement, you know, because God is One any road will take you to Him. That doesn't make sense to me at all. Because God is One any road will take you to Him? What do you think? God's God's sitting in a universe that's shaped like an earth so even if you are in the North Pole one foot way from God and you start walking backwards you will go through the South Pole and end up at the same place? No. It's an experience. That is not the fact that you take any road it'll get you there and believe me all roads do not lead to Rome. There's only very particular roads marked 'Rome' that lead to Rome. Otherwise you end up in the wrong place and that's it for you. To me that Creator is One. My way to approach that Creator is One. Has to be one, because there is one interface to Him, because there is one experience there is this one human being just like millions and millions on this earth.
Olympia, London, Guru Puja video
Lima Peru, 7th February 1981
A destiny that happens every second and every millionth of a second that's taking place and yet that destiny in this play that he makes that destiny that's, that's his script and He is the director, this is His play, we are the actors and he has made a script for us and he directs it and He comes in this world he says "Look, I am the one who can change your destiny. I am the one who can change the script that you have to read, that you have to memorize." To us we sometimes get so involved in this play that we lose the slimmest, tiniest, the most beautiful sight of the most beautiful play and the most beautiful director who comes to direct this play. We don't have to bother anything. This is the, this is the script, the destiny that we don't have to memorize. It automatically is happening. It's beyond even, beyond even our, our reach that whatever we try to do we can't even alter it and yet we know that there is only one person who originally wrote the script who originally wrote that play for us, the one who can alter it. He is the one who can make it better for us.
Lima Peru, 7th February 1981 audio tape
It was 7 November, 1971, when I had the great good fortune and grace to have received Knowledge. I had been involved in the practice of yoga. It was during these moments I said: "Please reveal yourself to me. I know in my heart you are here on earth - reveal yourself to me, please." About a week later, in a local newspaper on the second page was a photograph of Maharaji.
I was taken aback. I knew in my heart, this was the one and only Master. I called Hunter College where Maharaji was speaking and they told me he had gone back to India.
- Angelo Malfitano
Study of other religions and "New Religious Movement" gradually convinced me that no DLM phenomenon - neither the Guru's claims and charms nor the meditative
experience - was unique. If we were not unique, then how could GMJ be the one and only Living Perfect Master; and if he were not the Living Perfect Master then what other of his claims might be false? And if he were false, what might he do to my life? And why couldn't I just as well go ahead and meditate and attain realization without having to believe in him?
- Lucy DuPertuis Ph.D
There will be times when trouble appears
and darkness seems to be all around them.
But they will always turn to You
for You are their one and only Saviour.