Maharaji - Take Me
"You can start going around and taking examples and taking stories and taking everything. Or you can just say one straight thing: 'Guru Maharaj Ji, take me!'"
somehow you could pick out the DC-9 that was flying over that had premies in it, and the one that didn't have premies in it. Nobody ever found out whether that was true or not. But you go out and: "Yeah, that must he full of premies." Or, "No, just going by."
And it's an incredible experience. But if you let yourself go by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace, and enjoy by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace ... A lot of us have our concepts. A lot of us have theories. We have heard a lot of stories; we have been accustomed to hearing a lot of stories. But premies, now is the time to jump into the practical river. And it's called, stop beating around the bush and come to the center point, and the main point, and the focus point, of where we should he really at.
I mean, you can start going around and taking examples and taking stories and taking everything. Or you can just say one straight thing: "Guru Maharaj Ji, take me!" And that's it! That's where the seed is. And you can say it on foil balloons, the ones you saw in Rome go up in the middle of the auditorium. You can say it in a foil balloon: "Guru Maharaj Ji, we love you." Or you can say it in a card. You can say it in a letter. And it's all really beautiful. Just say it in one place where it hits home. Say it in one real place where it really makes meaning, where it really makes sense, where it really needs to he said - not verbally, not on a card, not on a foil, not on a big billboard, not to somebody but to yourself, in your own heart: that place where when you say it, it'll really, really hit home. And that's where you have to make that determination. That's where that verb has to come out and manifest all throughout your body, and say, "Guru Maharaj Ji, take me." And just surrender. And just let go!
Yesterday I was saying, "What is there to hang on to in this world, anyway?" This is something that I'm saying and it's very, very straight. And it's just like, why? Why did we even feel what we felt today? What was the purpose? What happened? Why didn't we feel the same thing that we felt in the darshan line today, the day before yesterday when we were still coming to London? The day before yesterday, when we were probably still coming to London, you would have all probably felt the miseries of London: You miss your bus here, or you come into the terminal and you don't know where to go, and what's happening and what's not happening, and so on and so forth.
It's just like I was saying in Rome, and this is really true, because a lot of premies went back to their places, wherever they are, and the boss got mad at them and they got fired and so on and so forth. I'm pretty sure you're familiar with that scene. It is really like that: the "botheration," this and that.
And yet when that person was going through the darshan line, he couldn't care less about anything. Why? And it's really something that we have to see, we have to realize; not analyze, not look at it, not play with it like a toy. But just to see what brings that. And why can't we be always in that experience? Why do we have to always have a tea party and invite Mr. Mind in? Why can't we just quit having parties and just tell mind to take a long vacation somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle where it can get lost - hopefully.
And premies, it's just so beautiful. So, I guess I'll see you tomorrow then. And it's just incredible. I just want you to really do meditation. And I just really want you to experience. I really want you to do service. I really want you to listen to satsang, and not just come here, and not just ...
You know, I understand when you clap. I understand that, well, it does mean you approve of it. And it doesn't really matter to me. I'm talking about my experience whether you approve of it or you don't approve of it. I'm pretty sure there's a lot of people here who don't approve of that experience at all. And I couldn't care less about it. Because I'm just here and I'm going to say what I feel like!
This is not a - you know - memorized lecture or something like that, that I'm giving, where some editor is sitting on top with the TV monitors and saying. "Cut. He said it wrong. Take two." This is just what I feel, what I'm saying.
And just let go of that mind. Forget about it. Just flow in the river of that satsang. Don't sit there and go, "Aw, Mr. So-and-so's satsang is a little better than Mr. So-and-so's satsang." Or, "Yeah. I don't know, maybe now that Mr. So-and-so is giving satsang it'll be a nice time to go outside and have some fresh air." That does happen. doesn't it'? And a lot of times, with a lot of people.
And it you want fresh air, you're always going to get fresh air. As a matter of fact, those people who were buried in that graveyard, and got washed down the hill, had nothing but fresh air for a long, long time! Fresh airs you want: Become an Indian. Not Eastern Indian; American Indian. Then they'll bury you outside on a little ramp, and you'll get plenty of fresh air.
What you want is satsang. I think they have vents in this hall. So if you arc thinking about getting suffocated. you won't. Just sit. Let go. And just merge into that satsang that's really going on. Merge into that flow, and realize it for yourselves.
You know why? Because it doesn't do any good to that initiator. That initiator gives satsang for his own he gets his own experience. It's not like the more people that hear it, the better it'll become. No. That is his own experience. It's already there. He doesn't have to make it up. And that's the way it is. It's You who have to benefit from it. And here is an opportunity to just let go of everything .. .
Because you are already in London. And if your boss is going to get mad at you or not mad at you, you're going to find that out on Monday. So as long as you've got Saturday and Sunday, you might as well enjoy yourself and get into satsang, service and meditation. And you can find out on Monday if he's really mad at you or not. But you'll have plenty of time for that.
I see a couple of premies going like this (gesture) because their bosses arc going to get mad at them for coming. It's all okay, so far the greatest Boss doesn't get mad at us, little bosses can always get mad at us!
So thank you very much and I hope I'll see you tomorrow. I love you all. Thank you.
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