Dawn of the Age of Truth
Balyogeshwar Param Hans Satgurudev Shri Sant Ji Maharaj was born December 10, 1957 at Prem Nagar ashram near Hardwar, India. He is the youngest son of the previous Satguru. At the age of two and a half, Guru Maharaj Ji was giving spiritual discourses on God Realization inspiring His father's disciples to meditate. When he was six years old, He gave His first satsang in English which so moved His father's devotees that they wept for joy.
On July 19, 1966, Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj left His body. Guru Maharaj Ji relates the events of that time:
"When I was a little boy, I was just like every other little boy going here and there playing. When I was six, my father gave me Knowledge with Bhole Ji, Raja Ji, and Bal Bhagwan Ji in the same room there. I was given Knowledge and I didn't realize it right away. I realized it was my duty and I began to meditate and in about a month I realized it. When I was eight, late Maharaj Ji left his body. He was very sick in Delhi. There were all these telephone calls. I was at home and it was time to go to school, so I went to school and I was sitting in the classroom and the driver from Delhi came and called the teacher out to tell her about Guru Maharaj Ji. The madame came back into the class and said to me, 'Go.'
I went home and everyone was weeping. I was just sitting there not weeping and something began to happen to me. I began to feel that I am not this body: that I could not move these lips - I always thought that the soul would leave by the mouth, but my mouth was shut. Still I felt like I was leaving my body and my soul was everywhere going out. And this voice came to me saying:
'You are He, You are the one to continue.'
Then I puzzled over the voice. Thirteen days later, I was doing pranam to my father's ashes and bones. You know, in India, they burn the bodies and thirteen days later you go and collect the ashes. I bent down to touch the ashes, the voice came,
'You are He, You are the one to go and give this to the world.'
I didn't want to be Satguru. I would have been satisfied to he a mischievous little boy. I didn't understand why it is me. I would have been satisfied to be the humblest servant of the Satguru and not to be one myself. It was not my desire. But the late Maharaj Ji had left the one letter when He was away. He sent His love to His oldest three sons and complete prostrations to His youngest. So they crowned me with the crown of Rama and Krishna and put the tilak on my forehead, and again the voice came:
"This is the last I will tell you. You are He, you must take this Knowledge out to the world.'
Then for the first time I did not give satsang. The satsang just came and I began to speak."
On August 1, 1966, Guru Maharaj Ji stood up in front of the thousands of devotees present at His father's funeral to speak:
"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. Recognize Him, obey Him, and worship Him."
November 8, 1970, before a million devotees gathered at India Gate, Delhi, Guru Maharaj Ji exploded the Peace Bomb by revealing His plan to spread the Knowledge of God throughout the world. After weeping for one hour, He spoke:
"These tears are not because I am remembering my father, but because I am feeling so much power in me. They are tears of strength. I have come so powerful. I have come for the world. Whenever the great come, the worldly oppose them. Again I have come and you are not listening. Every ear should hear that the savior of humanity has come. There should be no chance for anyone to say they haven't heard of Guru Maharaj Ji. Those who come to me are already saved. Now it's your duty to save others. Shout it on the streets. Why be shy?
Give me your love, I will give you peace. Come to me, I will relieve you of your suffering. I am the source of peace in this world. All I ask of you is your love. All I ask is your trust. And what I can give you is such peace as will never die. I declare I will establish peace in this world. But what can I do unless men come to me with love in their heart and a keen wish to know peace and Truth?"