Divine Light Magazine No 1

No. 1 DIVINE LIGHT June, 1971

published with love by Divine Light Mission

Extracts from Guru Maharaj Ji's satsang to westerners, Vaisaki festival, 1971

You must tell the people they must have an aim in life. Tell them without Knowledge there is no aim.

Why are you existing in this world? What is your aim in life? There is a cause, a reason for life in this universe and you have to know it. Why do you want love? Why do you want to know what love is? If you don't know your aim in life you are like a mad dog surrounded by his eight enemies not knowing which one to fight first. You will just be wandering here and there. Why do you exist? What is the Word in the Bible?

You must have an aim in life. You must know True Knowledge comes only from Satguru.


I can show you God. If you cannot see God, then God does not exist. If I told you an elephant was two inches high, would you believe me? Or if I told you an ant was seven feet tall would you believe me? No. But if I showed you, you would have to believe me. Believe in the practical, not in the theory. You must see God face to face. If you say God exists then show me. I can show you that God exists.

Know why you have come into this world, the use and the cause of your being. You are like a useless creature coming to enjoy a party and not knowing why you are there. It is better to be the guest of honour and know the reason for the party.

The devotee is joined to God by bhakti. All three are in direct combination. The feet of Knowledge carry you to God along the path of bhakti. Bhakti is two things. Internally it is love and faith in God. Externally it is service. Bhakti joins God and devotee like ligament joins muscle and bone.

Guru's disciples get inner rhythm and bliss, they get true Knowledge and bliss. The Word is the Guru, the Guru is the Word. Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross to the other shore.

– Guru Nanak