The World of Knowledge video - 1997
This short (17 minutes) 1997 video is basically a montage of his travels in 1996 with a few short excerpts from his speeches and some songs. It begins with a scene of a line of people in Japan which devotees of Rawat can recognise as a darshan line where his followers pass before him and bow and kiss his feet as he sits in a raised chair. Such displays of Indian religious fervour are kept secret but a keen eye can see that the head of one person goes down on Maharaji's feet at the right side of the screen. There is a quick clip of another darshan line in Kaohsiung later in the video and there is one in New Zealand and another in India. There are shots of the large crowds at his "events" though this is mainly the same crowd in different places on the same continent.
In the midst of this falsely positive view of the "growth" in Rawat's followers (the graph even shows less event attendance in 1992 compared to 1991) is a clip of him telling his followers to remember him so that when they are dying they will think of him as well. They applaud as they ordinarily do when he makes statements alluding to his divinity. He then attributes this to Krishna talking to Arjuna thereby reminding them of his early teachings that he was, in fact, Krishna, he was Jesus and he was every (Perfect) Master.
MJ: Welcome to the world of Knowledge. Come and see for your self.
Song: (sounds like) Senor du lac lalaloo (or something similar but turns out to be) Senor de la Clara Luz (Lord of the Clear Light I'd guess) … Senor mi corazon (Lord I love you? … muchos clapping)
MJ: Welcome to the world of Knowledge. Experience for yourself. Be fulfilled for your self.
MJ: So much has been done, a tremendous lot has been done this is an ongoing effort, this is that time when Knowledge has left India and come and it is the first time in the history of Knowledge that it is in every part of this world (applause) and when you look at it it happened rather quickly but it's only a start. This is by all means the first generation.
MJ: First it has to begin with a want and enthusiasm and a sincere wish, the sincerest wish you can have to be part of it. (Kuala Lumpur participation meeting)
MJ: From having no Knowledge Centers, all of a sudden it's two Knowledge Centers, one in Australia and one in Nepal. You have to realize that as long as knowledge has been given there was never a place actually ever built so you could do it there. The one in Australia is quite a showcase, it's magnificent. Of course just because it has mostly windows and you look out and there's this incredible view, gorgeous, gorgeous hall. The same thing, the same kind of thing in Nepal, there was this the hall, the new knowledge center that had been built and I had already seen it but you know they they wanted to do an official ribbon-cutting ceremony whatever have you (applause). It was so sweet, so sweet and they were just like "I hope you like it, I hope this is good." (Amaroo participation meeting)
MJ: This presentation came uh balong as uh basically I started to look at some figures of what was happening around the world and even though the figures are quite impressive it's not so much the figures as it is to just grasp of how everything has grown (applause).
MJ: That which you worry about the most, that which you think about that the most is what you are going to think about in your last moments. So the solution, think about me! Remember me! (loud applause) That's what Krishna says to Arjun a long time ago, (applause) long time ago and in my remembrance you will remember all that that you need.
Sounds like a torch song - (Which Rawat Daughter?)
It's no use worrying about where we went wrong
cause there's you to help us through
and in turning I give my heart
and my soul to you
in my heart I know I need you
in this life I need direction
sometimes it's hard to carry on
in the world that fallen out of love with life
Will you please help me realize your love
how blessed we are to be here with you
it would be so hard in this life
not knowing of you
so I yearn for you, I'll follow you, I love you,
I love you you're the only one for me
MJ: This is where the ignorant become knowledgeable and so is the magic of this beautiful, wonderful world of Knowledge.
MJ: I was working on the schedule for the rest of the year. It's pretty extensive, it just makes you tired looking at it, you don't have to actually do it.
Song: You're my Pilot
You're My Pilot Lord
I'm flying with you Lord and I'm staying with you Lord
you're my pilot yeah and I'm flying with you Lord
give me the strength to carry on
help me to make my decisions day by day
guide my hand that I may never hurt nobody
give me the song to heal my heart
because you're my pilot and I'm flying with you Lord
you'll be my light in my hour of dark
you will be my guide to all this
give me a sign so I may never be disturbed
you got to love I got the patience
for your my pilot and I'm flying with you Lord
Pictures on right are from a darshan line.
Premies will understand but others won't.
MJ: Everywhere I mean just the last tour I I had done knowledge session in Abidjan then From Abidjan I went to uh Benin, thenfrom Benin I went to Brazil and then from Brazil I had a knowledge session in Brazil and then went to Chile, from Chile to Uruguay or something like that and so many places same beautiful experience. This Knowledge so universal, so universal, (whispers) accept it, welcome it. (loudly) Every day welcome it into your life. Scenes from a darshan line as premies line up to kiss Maharaji's Lotus Feet. Film of the actual bowing and kissing hasn't been released since the early 1980's.
MJ: Came from New Zealand, landed in Brisbane, drove out to Amaroo. As soon as I got there there was only one thing I could say "this is going to be very hard to leave here." It was so beautiful, so beautiful.
MJ: India: I've got 8,000 people waiting for Knowledge in India. People who are too poor it was the first time in India doing a Knowledge Session, one in Delhi and one in the South. The people who had been listening for a long time, were too poor to travel, this time they'll be able to receive the Knowledge in the South.
MJ: There was uh 40,000 new people that came at the event and about we hadn't heard before so it's been an interesting time one month in India talking to people, a lotta people.
MJ: And so if I need to be in awe then I should be in awe of that blessing that pulses through me, that makes my existence possible, that is my reality, the simplest and most sweetest profound reality of this life. It is the wissdom (sic) that I cannot be without. It is the element that I need in my life, my life itself depends upon this (music begins softly, swelling) and if I can only accept it as the blessing then my God here is a miracle unparalleled taking place within me.
Song: Dance, Dance, Dance
Your breath is the life of all mankind
Without you we are completely blind
Your presence sends our hearts out of control
Please Maharaj Ji our souls are your dance floor
Won't you dance, dance, dance
Our hearts long to see you dance
It seems we've waited for ages
Turned countless pages
We can't wait much longer
The music's getting stronger
So please dance, dance, dance
Our hearts long to see you dance
When your feet move the mind shakes
The world in our soul wakes
We can dance on for ever
Nothing else matters
So please dance, dance, dance
Maharaj Ji gather us in your dance
Hear Rich Neel's 1978 songs
and read lyrics and see released audio tape
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