Message Of The Heart
This 18 minute long 1981 video, copyright Elan Communications 1981, contains some brief extracts of Rawat's speeches in North and South America in 1981 with some backstage and city scenes. Rawat looks considerably different from his 1970's appearance. He has cut his hair, dieted (there's still a lot of fat) and his moustache has finally thickened up. He is in a transition phase giving what appear to be "introductory satsangs" ie speeches to audiences in which there will be some people who are not already devotees. If these excerpts are representative samples of his speeches, he is still calling himself the Perfect Master but he is altering his vocabulary and calling himself the less explicit "Master". He still speaks of "revealing God" which he later replaces with "revealing inner peace" in his public speeches. His delivery is loud, full of bluster, grammatical errors and non sequiturs.
Prem Rawat (Maharaji - the Ultimate Ruler) modestly shouts that he is able to impart eternal peace from an infinite source, the ultimate knowledge from which all scriptures come. Prem Rawat is the Perfect Master, a human being whose soul is enlightened, full of that Knowledge, that is full of that joy, is full of that bliss, who knows something timeless. Prem Rawat says he has seen God face to face closer than he sees you, he has felt God more than he can feel you, he has touched God more than he can touch you. Prem Rawat has tranquality and an unbiased love not based on factors. He can put you directly in touch with God, the real thing and you yourself can experience who that Creator is (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). He is the opposite of religions which say you must believe first but can deliver no experience. Everybody in the world needs saving and so Prem Rawat is going everywhere in perfect glory to save them.
The background music is "Message of the Heart" a Kim O'Leary (formerly Kim Field) of One Foundation song:
"Sometimes love seems to be so far away
When you search the whole world over but you just can't find a way
We want to just to be in love, mumble, mumble"
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.
(Applause) Peace is eternal. Peace is within you and me and nothing more that an experience of who I am and what I am and nothing more than the experience of that supreme thing itself is going to bring me peace and not until every human being is in peace with himself will he be within peace with anybody else either. Cause he has no necessity to. And yet I see that that Creator creates us with such love, such care, such tenderness to bring us, to put us here, give us an experience and what is demanded? No more than to just open up, no more to go that Master, to go to that teacher, to go to that one who has got that realisation and to ask and then that realisation is imparted to us.
That energy that's keeping me alive right now is not bound by time. And this is what's outrageous, simply outrageous, because as of man what man knows, he doesn't know of anything that is not bound by time and I do. And I'm not even a scientist. But I know of something that's timeless.
There are no more doubts to be remained when somebody can come to you and say I have seen God face to face closer than I am seeing you. I have felt God more than I can feel you and I have touched God more than I can touch you. Super good stuff. And that's where it is. Because that's, in that we can have a beautiful, beautiful experience. In that it can all become real for us. Then makes no theory, it's the real thing. To believe in that, to aspire, to believe, to trust, to know, to have that faith becomes all very simple.
I'll be leaving pretty soon, go to Sao Paulo, also there, people need to be saved there too, Brazilians aren't any better than anybody else, you know, they need to be saved, everybody, everyone, every human being, the ones that are saved, that think they're saved need to be saved, the ones that don't think they're saved they need to be saved, the ones that don't know about being saved, need to be saved, the ones that think they're too much saved they need to be saved, everybody needs to be saved, everybody's heart needs to be touched with that glory, with that perfection, with that experience. So with that thank you very much and good night (applause).