Prem Rawat's Teaching about the Divine United Organisation - In His Own Words
At the beginning of 1973 Maharaji (the "Ultimate Ruler") was not content with just getting everyone in the world high, the 14 year old decided he'd have to feed them as well and so he created the Divine United Organisation (DUO) as his vehicle for achieving that modest goal. He already had his World Peace Corps which provided bodyguards, ushers and something for his brother Raja to do. He was working on creating a a Divine City and he intended entertain the sick and old through his World Welfare Association. These immodest goals have not yet been achieved but Maharaji is only in his fifties so there is still time.
- DUO article and satsang from Divine Times
- DUO Proclamation
- Golden Age magazine publishing DUO proclamation
- Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji? book contains DUO proclamation
Los Angeles' Embassy Hall, USA, June 17 1973
So really, first, before you can really get into service, you have to understand to whom you are doing that service, and then you can really do the service. Then you will understand, and you do the service. And there are different types of service, it's not necessary for people that they have to do service in a particular way; it depends. Some people cannot move into ashram and do a service of twenty-four hours. Not important, not necessary, it doesn't make a difference. They can do service while staying in their houses.
And now we are coming with the new thing, and that's the DUO (Divine United Organization). Because I guess Divine Light Mission was getting very confused with the other things, like Divine Sales and, you know, so many, so many things there are, and people were confusing Divine Light Mission with those things when they have nothing to do with Divine Light Mission, of course. Divine Light Mission is a separate thing, and Divine Sales is a separate thing. So we brought up DUO to just take a thread and make a garland of Divine Sales and all those things, so each could be a separate thing, doing its function, helping Divine Light Mission to spread this Knowledge.
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 10, August 1973
DUO Proclamation 1974
Whereas, the one universal belief of all people hold to be true, is the belief in life itself; and yet due to ignorance of the aim of human life, the world continues to be filled with misery; and Whereas, even with the advancements of the technologically expanding twentieth century, humanity has continually failed in all efforts to find a solution to misery and suffering; and Whereas, Knowledge of the aim of human life is being revealed to all people of the world by the living Perfect Master and spiritual head of Divine Light Mission, Paramhans Satgurudev Shri Sant Ji Maharaj, thus eliminating the cause of ignorance and misery; Therefore, the people who have experienced the Knowledge of Shri Sant Ji Maharaj, with full awareness of the difficulties of living without knowing the aim of human life, are compelled to reach out to the rest of the struggling humanity to spread the solution to strife and suffering by a commitment to work in all fields of endeavour for the elevation of humanity, manifesting an exemplary alternative to be known as the Divine United Organisation or D.U.O. -- Guru Maharaj Ji
The Golden Age, No. 4, Thursday, April 24, 1974
DUO Proclamation 1974
This is the organisation which is going to help the whole world to get out of misery and suffering. And I challenge this to the whole world, that by Divine United Organisation, and by the grace of Almighty Lord, and the power of Knowledge, the bliss of the Knowledge, peace in the world can again be established, in the same way as people have dreamed of And the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth will be possible, and is possible if you work together, with cooperation and in the manner of Divine United Organisation that I have explained to you. Everyone will have shelter, even a small ant, and then lions and goats will drink water in the same pool and will be satisfied.
The sayings of Guru Maharaj Ji, © Divine Light Mission 1974