And It Is Divine, Volume 2, Issue 8, March 1975
Every Heart Is Full
Durga Ji's Satsang, Chevron Ballroom
November 26, 1974 in Sydney Australia (Actually October 26th, 1974)
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone here in Australia. It's wonderful to be here. Yesterday when we arrived, it was just a beautiful feeling. I don't know how Australia is all the time, but it was just so blissful. It was so high. All of you have waited so long for Maharaj to come, and we could feel it so much that now that Maharaj Ji is finally here, every heart is full. Yesterday, being my birthday, I received so many beautiful cards and flowers and gifts, and I'd like to thank all of you. Because today I was so overwhelmed with the love that you have. I feel like, "They love me so much." You know, it was just so beautiful, and it was such a beautiful lesson for me. I see how much you love me. And I see that love being manifested in you. That's the most beautiful thing that I could ever see - to see his children so full of love that they love so fully and so beautifully.
A mother always learns from her children - always. Probably a mother learns from her baby more than any teacher she could ever go to. And the same with you. If I can teach you anything, I don't know if it would be anything compared to what you can teach me. And that's just the love of Maharaj Ji. That's the most beautiful thing that any of us can learn.
Maharaj Ji is this tree of life, this tree of love. Each one of you now has been given this tree of life, this tree of love. Each one of you now has been given this seed. You should treat this seed, this seed which is love within you, as the most precious gift that you'll ever receive. Because it truly is. You should guard it with your life, and give your whole life to this seed. Let it become your life, so that you are that seed, and so that when the wind blows and spreads all of you into different parts of the world, you will be exactly what that tree gave forth - a perfect replica of that tree, which is the tree of love.
We've been shown the reason for this life. We know how precious it really is. If we don't know how precious it is, we should find out. We should find out through the way that Maharaj Ji's given us, and that is this Knowledge, that's by doing meditation and service and satsang. Then we'll find out how precious this life is. Because it's more precious than any of us will ever know - any of us.
Sometimes Maharaj Ji will give us a glimpse. It's so powerful that you just weep. It's too much. It's just too much to comprehend. It's too beautiful. So he takes it away from you, because to leave you in that place, you'd just completely fall apart. It's so precious and so beautiful that it hurts. And that hurting is the most beautiful pain you'll ever experience. Because that's the reason we're here; to know that love that is infinite.
And now, having Maharaj Ji's darshan here, it's like no one can even understand what darshan is. You know, living with Maharaj Ji every day, it's just -I can't even begin to tell you; I can't even begin to understand it. It's just way above anything. I know that we are the most fortunate, the most lucky people in this world, in this universe. And we can't understand that.
Now that Maharaj Ji's here, he's giving us so much. All we have to do is empty ourselves out so that he can give us more. It's really important that you do that, because like he said, if you take the bucket that's already full and put it under the faucet, what are you going to get? If you're so afraid to let go of what you have because you're attached to it, or because these concepts - even if they're not material things, even if they're just concepts of things - you have to let that go. Just give your whole life, as it is. Trust, and you won't be disappointed.
It's when you keep holding out that maybe you're not getting what you would like. Because you're still holding on to something. Then you think, "Oh, this Knowledge isn't so great," or, "It's not that great, because I'm not feeling so much." But if you give it all out, and you empty yourself completely so that he can fill you up again, you'll know. I mean, there's just no denying it at all.
This experience has to be experienced by each premie - by all of us. What have you taken this Knowledge for? It's a total thing. It's the most beautiful total thing that could ever be.
And so now that Maharaj Ji is here, and he is gracing us with his darshan, I just hope all of you can somehow empty yourselves of all your ideas and concepts and just really let him fill you. Really experience that. Because there's no denying it.
Maybe people of the world will say, "Well, you people are crazy. What do you see in that boy?", and, "He's this, and he's that." It won't matter. You've experienced something that's so pure and so real that no one can ever take that away from you.
There's really nothing else to say. There's a lot to say, but there is really nothing else to say. So now I think the best thing to do is to have everyone come up and have the darshan of Guru Maharaj Ji, to do pranam at his feet, and realize what he's truly giving us in this moment. Because, really, as you go to do pranam you're the most fortunate human being in this world. Thank you.