The young Prem Rawat (Maharaji) declares his Divinity after his father dies and he becomes the new Perfect Master, Guru Maharaj Ji in 1966.
"Dear Children of God, why are you weeping?
Haven't you learned the lesson that your Master taught you?
The Perfect Master never dies.
Maharaj Ji is here, amongst you now.
Recognise him, obey him, and worship him."
Guru Maharaj Ji, August 1, 1966
As printed in The Golden Age, No 49, November, 1978, the official magazine of the Divine Light Mission, Australia