The Greatest GiftWhat Is The Greatest Gift?

Students of Maharaji are often puzzled by which of Maharaji's multifarious gifts to them are the greatest gift of all. Here are a few points for discussion:

Charananand I had a wonderful life with Shri Maharaj Ji for almost 17 years and I enjoyed myself to the fullest. His kindness, love and Knowledge have an imperishable significance in my life. I hold him very dearly in my heart and revere him with deep love and gratitude. And now I am extremely thankful to Maharaji for allowing me to be the recipient of his never ending love and encouragement. I continuously rejoice in practising Knowledge, participating in his activities and watching his boundless glory and magic unfold. He is the dearest one to my heart. By his constant efforts and grace, so much has transpired over the last 30 years. He has spoken to millions of people and bestowed the highest gift of Knowledge upon hundreds and thousands thereby transforming their lives. - Charnanand, Rememberance and Thankfulness

Mohani Bai Omnipresent omniscient, omnipotent. And the most wonderful and perfect creation is this human body, the greatest gift given to us. Even He Himself incarnates in human body, for example Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, Lord Jesus etc. Guru Maharaj Ji says that by having His first grace, the bestowal of human body, man is standing at the gate of salvation. He should know the purpose of this human life. When there is a downfall of mankind and an increase of evil, Truth is covered by ignorance. Then our savior God manifests Himself in the form of the Perfect Teacher, to show the path of perfection through the Knowledge of Truth, and to unite all religions into one reality which leads to God realization. - Mohani Bai Mohani Heitel was a Bai - a lady Mahatma - before the young playboy was deposed by his family and his father's senior Indian followers. She is married and lives in Germany and no longer calls herself a Bai and refuses to speak about her days as a Rawat mouthpiece.

This is the path of devotion. If we strive to love Guru Maharaj Ji and follow his direction, everything becomes easy. We have only to relax and enjoy that which the Master places before us. His greatest gift is darshan, his physical presence. Only through darshan do we reach the goal. Only through darshan does true understanding and realization of God come. That is the Knowledge: the gradual growth of spiritual experience. - The Golden Age Number 4

Julie Collett The name of the game is awareness; consciousness, not semi-consciousness. When you start to become conscious in meditation and see what is happening there, when you really start to meditate instead of thinking, it's amazing how clearly you can see everything around you, it's amazing how you really begin to feel alive, really begin to feel like a premie should feel, really begin to have incredible love for Maharaj Ji. Because this to me is one of the greatest gifts we can have, really feeling that love for Maharaj Ji. To me it is worth anything to have that connection. - Julie Collet

Marolyn RawatIt's like - what I call devotion is the greatest gift Maharaj Ji's ever given me, and yet I feel like I'm still so, still so narrow in it, you know. I just need to really just open up, and really experience devotion. - Durga Ji Rawat (wife) Denver, Colorado

Timothy Gallwey Devotee of Prem Rawat (Maharaji) 1982 Ten years ago, when Maharaj Ji was only 13 years old, W. Timothy Gallwey of Los Angeles heard him speak. Gallwey, then 33 and later to be celebrated for his books ("The Inner Game of Tennis," "The inner Game of Golf?' and others), remembers "feeling that a boy would not easily be able to deceive me and might even have something more to offer than philosophy." "I trusted Maharaj Ji's sincerity and asked for his Knowledge because doing so required nothing of me that violated my integrity?" he says. "Surprisingly, exactly as I needed them less, my external pursuits became easier for me and I flourished inside and out. I realized that I had been given a gift of inestimable value - one that could make me truly free."
From the Élan Vital pamphlet People from all walks of life pursue Happiness…

Michael Dettmers and Prem Rawat He did say, always in the third person, that Maharaji's darshan was the greatest gift that can be bestowed upon a devotee. - Michael Dettmers

"It's very exciting and very inspiring working with aspirants. They're so open to learn", says Charanand, who has been an instructor for 41 years. "Maharaji has developed such a simple and beautiful process now for helping people prepare to receive the gift of Knowledge, which for me is the highest gift of human life." - Connect magazine, Issue 1 1998