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Glossary published by Divine Light Mission.
"And it is Divine" 1973
Divine Light Mission Glossary
True dispeller of darkness and revealer of light.
English equivalent of Satguru. A Perfect Master is one who teaches the
perfect Knowledge, the knowledge and love of God. Christ and Buddha were
Perfect Masters in their own times.
Guru Maharaj Ji:
Guru in Hindi means Teacher, Maharaj Ji means Great King. Guru Maharaj JPs
disciples usually call him Guru Maharaj Ji, though his full title is
Balyogeshwar Paramhans Satgurudev Shri Sant Ji Maharaj:
Balyogeshwar means Born Lord of Yogis. Paramhans means Highest Soul. Shri
Sant Ji Maharaj indicates the present Guru Maharaj Ji.
In Hindi, Maha means Great and Atma means Soul. A Mahatma is a great soul
who is empowered by Guru Maharaj Ji to reveal the Knowledge. An Apostle.
Knowledge is the heart of Guru Maharaj Ji's teachings. In a Knowledge
Session, a Mahatma reveals the four techniques of inner meditation, known as
Divine Light, Divine Harmony, the Word and Nectar. However, to know the
techniques without having the Grace of the Perfect Master is quite useless.
The blessings of the Perfect Master. The power which allows us to practice
meditation. "Knowledge without Grace is like a car without petrol." says
Guru Maharaj Ji.
Literally, satsang means the company of truth. Satsangs are spiritual
discourses about the Knowledge and in praise of the Perfect Master. To tell
someone about Knowledge is called "giving Satsang."
Selfless actions performed out of love for the Perfect Master and compassion
for the sufferings of humanity. It is not considered to be service if you
mow your neighbor's lawn while your neighbor's house is burning down with
his children inside. Similarly. the first service any disciple of Guru
Maharaj Ji has is to inform people that the Perfect Master is here, offering
them the gift of eternal life.
Concentration of mind. True meditation is meditation upon the endless source
of energy which is within us all, and which underlies all Creation. It is
this meditation which Guru Maharaj Ji teaches to His disciples.
Coming into the presence of the Perfect Master or a member of His Holy
Shelter. To live in Guru Maharaj Ji's shelter. Hence, a place where
disciples live together in service of their Perfect Master. For they have
discovered that His service actually is perfect freedom.
Literally, a lover of God. One who has taken Guru Maharaj Ji's teachings
into his heart. A disciple.
A greeting between premies. Literally. All victory to Truth, which is the
consciousness of bliss. Roughly, I salute the True Self within you.
Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai!
All praise and honor to the Perfect Master!