PMT #022: Guru Maharaj Ji (aka Prem Rawat) Guru Puja Festival, Amherst Massachusets, 6/7th July 1974
This page contains three excerpts of Maharaji's speeches from the weekend of 6/7th July 1974. I believe the first one is from his speech on the 6th and the other two from his speech on the 7th which was actually made on the 8th as it didn't start until after midnight. As the 16 year old Perfect Master, Satguru and Lord of the Universe had luxury accomodation nearby and no need to travel to work he showed his usual disregard for the difficulties he created for his followers.
Guru Maharaj Ji
Well dear premies we have all gathered here, we have gathered here for this function Guru Puja and it's like 10,000 12,00 premies are here and people who have just come to see what's going on maybe they will never or maybe they will understand the importance of this function because this function has got to do something which is undescribable by these words. It's got something to do with some pure love, with something that is so beautiful and that love has been formed now, is there now between me and the premies. This Knowledge is what has brought it, meditation is what has brought it together and today we're trying to scream, we're trying to tell the whole world that what we have is something for you, that what we have is the most beautiful thing for you. As Marilyn was just telling you that story, tell you, it's, it's true, it's really true because in this world we are there but the thing is the darkness is also there and it's like we are covered, we are completely covered with the darkness and then somebody comes along and show us the proper bond, the certain method of actually living in this world.
Guru Maharaj Ji
I mean in Copenhagen when we went there there were so many premies from so many different countries and there were like, they were confused because they were saying "Oh maybe we'll have darshan, or not" and I was, I was talking to all the premies from, all ashram premies from uh different countries and it was like premies were asking all these silly questions, I mean all these silly questions, "Should we do this? Should we do that?" I said listen because you don't meditate, I mean, the thing is, people put blankets over them and say "Oh yes we are meditating." People come and say "Wow, that's so fantastic, everybody's meditating." (Laughter) Do one thing, lift one of those blankets up and see what they're doing. (Laughter) Some people are carving their beragons, some people are sitting down with their eyes going like this, some like this, some people are saying "Ah let's, let's get over this." And I mean, this is what they are doing and I tell you when I said this to premies they were like "You got us" they were like, really you know that "You got us" and this is what they really do and I mean it's like a man says "Okay I have to go to Kennedy International Airport" and he sits down in his chair and this man says "Oh listen, it's gettin' late, you better get goin'." He says, "Yes, I'm already there." Then he comes again and says "Listen, I don't know if you're already there or not but I think you are in Amherst and you better start getting' ready and leave." And he says "No. I've taken the taxicab out of the airport already." And he is sitting there imagining all things and he thinks this is how it is all going but it's not that. So premies, the thing is, I tell you all these stories and you get a laugh out of it and that ain't so bad but the thing is you should try to understand what I'm trying to tell you. This is, I mean, I joke sometimes but this is not a joke, it's a fact and you know (Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai) I mean it's nice if you get a laughter out of it but you should try to understand this is what happens and we shouldn't do that because this Knowledge has been given to us you know and we have-until we meditate how are we going to ever understand this Knowledge? Now we couldn't understand it because Knowledge was already within inside of us, we could never understand the day we were born from and we're feeling so many things we couldn't understand and like it has been revealed to us now but we have to meditate and then we will be able to understand.
Guru Maharaj Ji
And so it's like this Knowledge which is there, which is making this whole world go round is to be known and that's why it's Knowledge because it has to be known, it has to be revealed to us and that is why they Perfect Master comes from time to time, I mean it's like, man is like a big surprise, you know, people are talking about surprises but I think Perfect Master is the biggest surprise. I mean people make a concept of a Perfect Master, he is gonna be like this and he's gonna be like this and he's gonna be like this and then when he comes he is completely different and as a matter of fact surprises the world so much, surprises the world so much that they don't think he is and that is like, I mean, today people are trying to stop the errors. They say "Okay this thing was done before and this was the result of it so we should stop this thing, we should correct out error" but has anybody thought in this world, I mean there's such a huge population and so many religions, has anybody thought in this world that one error that we have been committing each century, each time a Perfect Master comes, to correct that one?
Because if a Perfect Master come we haven't gotten, see that that's the thing because He is perfect, He can come in any form He likes and because we are imperfect we figure out a form for Him and we expect Him to come in that form. I mean it's it's it's it's common sense, you know it's it's complete common sense like if I tell you listen there's gonna be a motorhome turn right in front of us and everybody says oh that little bitty thing, that little bitty thing that littler than a Mini Cooper, that's about this big, this high and all that stuff" and we sit down "Oh yeah" so everybody gets up at the back because they won't be able to see it and when it comes they start "And hey, get that big thing out of here, let the motorhome come in front" but that is the motorhome and you keep shouting "But this is the motorhome" and they say "Come on, you've got to be kidding" and this error, I mean look at that history we go to schools, we go to classes and besides that we go to churches and every family in this whole world follows a particular religion, a definite religion, some are Muslim, some are Christian, some are Hindu, some are that and besides doing that history we go, we hear from these different preachers these stories about the Perfect Master what was done to them.
Have we done anything to correct it? I mean if a Perfect Master comes, its gonna be a big huge surprise, he's gonna come we're gonna say "Beh! You're not the Perfect Master. How can you be the Perfect Master? Ask his identity." Same old thing. We're gonna give him the same old rap and then he's gonna say "Okay." I mean I came, I came, I came for good and uh (cheering, clapping, Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai) and so it's like listen, listen what always happened the identity of a Perfect Master try to understand the identity of Perfect Master. It's like, if you are thirsty and somebody brought a glass of water to you and he said "This is water" you say "Ah let me try it" but who says that for the Perfect Master? I mean if ????? says "Yes here I am and I have the Knowledge for you." They say "Come on, beat it." (Laughter) They don't say "Okay, let's try it to, let me try it. Maybe it's good, maybe it's nice, maybe it's beautiful." No because see then one again because see that same old problem comes because of the same old thing, the mind and if the mind can be taken away then we will be able to see clearly.
(Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai)