"A time is coming soon
when this world is going to see a great, strange thing happening. A really
far out thing is going to be happening. The time is approaching; it's very
near. And soon, maybe this world will be able to realize: who is God. Not
only believe in Him, but know God exists."
- Guru Maharaj Ji
Montrose, Colorado, July 26, 1972
1972 - MONTROSE
The festival exploded on Tuesday afternoon. July 25th. when Guru
Maharaj Ji arrived at the site.
Every evening, people wound their way to the huge area in front of the
stage. After singing devotional songs and listening to the message of
mahatmas, the followers were graced with the satsang of Guru Maharaj Ji.
As the sun was setting, the clouds seemed to catch fire, and just as the
brilliant colors began to fade, an opalescent moon made the valley
shimmer. Guru Maharaj Ji touched the hearts of those present with his
simple words about man, and his Lord, and how the two can get together. He
said he had a way, a simple method of Knowledge and devotion to bring
about the absolute fulfilment of human life. Being a devotee of the
Perfect Lord is the most special thing in the whole world.
On a small rise overlooking the valley was a gazebo built by devotees.
On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Guru Maharaj Ji came to sit. Forming
a line over a mile long, devotees filed by to dedicate themselves to Him.
Guru Puja was the first festival in a movement that will grow and grow
as the message of Shri Sant Ji Maharaj is broadcast to the people of the
world. Guru Maharaj Ji offers life lived in fullness and vitality to a
people tired of dullness. Before His sparkling eye, darkness flies way.
Words are barren to describe his radiance. Only the One Word which is
Himself, within the breast of every man, can give to each of us a whisper
of the glory that is Balyogeshwar Paramhans Satgurudev Shri Sant Ji
Reprinted from Guru Puja Magazine, Autumn, 1972.
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