Prem Rawat (Maharaji) and the Buddha Are One And The Same
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) claimed to be the current Perfect Master (Satguru) in a line of Perfect Masters that included Jesus, Ram, Krishna, Mohammed and his father and his father's guru. The following are quotes from Rawat's speeches which mention Buddha. He doesn't actually ever say anything about Buddha, what his teachings are or how own his teachings relate to those of the Buddha except that as Rawat teaches that all Perfect Masters reveal the same 4 techniques of meditation then all current and historical Buddhists must have got things terribly wrong. He only ever uses Buddha's name in the list of Perfect Masters of which he claims to be the unique, current, and most powerful, incarnation. Click here for a more complete list of Prem Rawat's teachings about Buddha.
TRUE MASTER Guru Maharaj Ji answers questions in Boulder, Colorado on August 18, 1971.
Would you speak on the subject of reincarnation?
See, reincarnation means that a realized soul, which is one at a time, comes and reveals that Truth to people. Ram, Krishna, Buddha, Kabir, Nanak, Guru Govind Singh … and also Christ - and there are many. They are all called incarnations. They come to give this Knowledge to people so that they may be done with all the sufferings of this world. Like Krishna says, "When there will be a decline in the true religion, I will come to save it and form one religion." Which he did. And "religion" means realization. "Religion" has started from a word "realization."
THE FINAL GAME Guru Maharaj Ji, Questions and Answers, October - November 1971, London
But the Bible, The New Testament, tells that Jesus is living now.
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. You people, not only you people, I want to say this whole world reads the Bible and tries to understand it through their minds, right? They can't understand it. Spirituality cannot be described and it cannot be understood by the mind. Mind is imperfect. How can it understand? Whatever it understands is absolutely wrong. Absolutely wrong. Because the mind will always project what is false. Mind is a black light. And whatever is projected from it is black. No purity. Nothing pure can be projected from this mind. Just try to see how it really is.
The Perfect One Is Here
Guru Maharaj Ji gave this satsang at Johannesburg during a tour of South Africa in 1972, when he was 14 years old.
Every satsang is just a discussion on one subject, and that is true Knowledge which brings peace of mind. Many great saints got fantastic experiences from this wonderful Knowledge and just wanted to spread it to all people. In every age a great saint like Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed and Christ has taken birth on Earth for this purpose; to give this Knowledge to other people because, in their time, the Truth had declined, spiritual understanding had been lost. As far as spiritual matters go, they were ages of darkness.
Now in the same way, an age of darkness is again here and the Perfect One has come on Earth again to plant the seed of Truth.
The Subject Is Love Guru Maharaj Ji speaking in Denver, Colorado on 20 February 1977.
And premies, today is the time. Today, in our lives, right at this moment we have an opportunity to put that difference, to put that mind aside and really, really experience Knowledge. This is why Jesus came, this is why Ram came, this is why Krishna came, this is why Mohammed came, this is why Buddha came.
The Movie Of Your Life Guru Maharaj Ji's satsang from Guru Puja, Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, 21st July, 1979.
You know it seems so evident that by now everybody would understand, that everybody would understand all the mistakes human beings have made in the past with the Perfect Masters and would not commit the same mistakes again. Too many stories and too many examples. The cost of every living Perfect Master who has incarnated into this Earth. Look at Krishna. Look at Ram. Look at Mohammed. Look at Buddha. Guru Nanak.
What is it? What is the experience?
You know, we think there are so many experiences out there. But every living Perfect Master has come to reveal one experience.