"…to make me dance."

Excerpt from Guru Maharaj It's satsang, Hollywood, Florida USA 13th April 1980

To me, to that question, "What is this? Why am I here?" - because I want to be here Truly, I look forward to festivals. Why? Not because a festival is going to happen. I don't care about any of the festivities that surround a festival. I couldn't care anything about them. And yet, the premies will come. I'll be able to see the premies. Because for me, the premies are necessary. And for premier, Guru Maharaj Ji is necessary. And that's what we have to understand - not any expectation, not that I will do this or I'll do that. But when there is art inspiration …

There is a thing and I wonder a lot of times about it. There is this thing to try to get me to dance. Right?

And everybody goes at it and more at it. And these musicians start playing music and it goes faster and faster and they have all these little songs all worked out. And neither band even plays my beat. Somehow there is this whole thing of Guru Maharaj Ji's dancing based upon this and this and this. Right? No. Because that dancing comes from that inspiration within inside of me that wants to make me dance or wants to make me sing or wants to make me smile or wants to make me laugh.

Because as long as there is that inner connection between you and me, then something will manifest for you and something will manifest for me. Then there can be that love for every one of us in this hall. For every devotee there can be that link to their Guru Maharaj Ji in which they can love their Guru Maharaj Ji and their Guru Maharaj Ji can love them - understood.

It never has to be described, nor ever has to be said vocally Because it's so strange sometimes. Sit there and talk and you even feel something. And that's where it is. As long as that love is there …

I love you, but really I can't say that. Because that love that we are talking about here isn't this one particular

Prem Rawat (Maharaji), Holi Festival, Hollywood, Florida, 1980 Prem Rawat (Maharaji), Holi Festival, Hollywood, Florida, 1980

Prem Rawat (Maharaji), Holi Festival, Hollywood, Florida, 1980 Prem Rawat (Maharaji), Holi Festival, Hollywood, Florida, 1980

thing you can put your finger on and say, "Oh yeah, I held a festival and seven-thousand premies came, so they must love me. Right?" Wrong. "And because all the premies are here, that's why I am here." No.

That's not the way it works. It's because there is an inspiration, there is that love, that is inner-connected between us. That's what inspires me to give satsang to you. That's all. It's not because I have to say something. Oh yeah, I have a lot to say and yet, I have nothing to say. What can I say? And yet, my experience manifesting inside of me and that love manifesting inside of me is what inspires me to come here and to give satsang. And it's that love, it's that thing, that comes when you are devotees.

I don't care. It isn't like I love you because you're such nice folks. No. I don't care if you're nice folks or you're bad folks. That's not the reason. "Oh, because you're so nice and quiet." No. (Not quite particularly quiet right now.) Why? Because you're premies. You want to be devotees. There is something within inside of you that has that love that wants to flow out. And when that is kindled, when that's lighted, then something truly manifests between a devotee and their Guru Maharaj Ji - individually, for every one of us.

So premies, it's been a wonderful festival. And that's the way they start. They start off. You have four days and then on the fourth day, "What happened to them? Where'd they all go? Where'd they all disappear?" And it was wonderful to be able to experience …

I hope you experienced something from this festival. I experienced something from this festival. I hope that experience that you experienced from this festival did you some good and that soon there'll be Guru Puja happening.

I don't know. Maybe even before Guru Puja there will be a world tour happening. It'd be wonderful What we need is a piece of land that can fly. We can have a week-long festival. As we go along to these places we can just pick up all the premies and have all the satsang and drop off everybody in their own cities. And you can go back to work - whatever you guys go back to.

But anyway, again, surrender. Have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. What else are you going to do? Nothing. You have to have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. You have to have that surrender. And so, hope I'll be seeing you soon.