following are excerpts from the book published in 1973 named 'Who
is Guru Maharaj Ji?' published by Bantam Books and edited by
Cameron who is a leading follower of Prem Rawat.
extracts relate to the discourses (satsangs) given by Prem Rawat (then known
as Guru Maharaj Ji) and his various family members.
Further extracts from this book can be found on ex-premie.org.
Guru Maharaj Ji's Satsangs
Little Drops of Mercy
The Perfect One Is Here
Central Hall Satsang
The Philosophy of Consciousness
Satsangs of Guru Maharaji Ji's Family
This Immortal Energy (Bal Bhagwan Ji)
To See God (Bal Bhagwan Ji)
The Goal of Human Life (Hans Ji)
The Lovers (Mata Ji)
A Little More Effort (Mata Ji)
No Light Without Master (Mata Ji)
Satsangs of Guru Maharaj Ji
Little Drops of Mercy
The following discourse was given by Guru Maharaj Ji on
the 5th of August, 1971, by the Pacific Ocean.
The nature of sea is very calm. Very calm. But when the sea shore comes in
front of the sea, it is hidden away back.
And you can see the great waves on seashore. That ocean is filled with
mercy. Kindness is there. And truth is always there. It is so calm that when
a drop mixes with that . . . such satisfaction of mind, such peace, you
can't even think of that. So fantastic.
And that ocean is endless. Endless. This ocean we can see in maps, but that
ocean is endless. And what is this? When a wave rises and falls on human
beings who are trying to bathe, mercy comes over them. Mercy comes. They
feel the mercy of God, they feel the kindness of God.
When a man actually tries to read this nature, he'll find. The beautiful
fruits, beautiful birds, kind green nature, nature, and beautiful sunset,
beautiful sunrise and birds chirping, the blue heaven, with calm and quiet
nature, and the whole thing, the whole atmosphere, so kind, so nice, nobody
can experience that. But when a man just tries to enter ...
Feel a leaf, so smooth, so soft, so kind. It is nature. Smell a eucalyptus
tree. So nice. Smell a rose and try to enjoy the beauty of rose. So nice.
These are the little drops of His mercy that He has filled with sweetness.
Flowers filled with scent. So many. Jasmine, rose, and every one having a
different, different, different. So many colors. Without a brush, without a
tube, but beautiful colors. And changing colors. This is nature.
And, in a little seed, many apples and a huge tree. Hidden in a little seed.
That is its nature. That is little drops of His mercy. And His little drops
of mercy, we can't even imagine them. So how can we imagine that ocean where
it is always mercy? But there are the little drops.
When we are eating an apple, we feel something very nice. Leave it, O.K. But
when there is always mercy, and no end of mercy . . . and I, what am I? Many
big, big saints even can't write His glory,, the glory of that ocean.
This ocean, big huge wave will come and overturn that ship. But in that
ocean, if a ship is overturned, it will be made O.K. That is His kindness. A
saint has said that He has done a very wonderful thing. I can't be a judge
over it, I'm just writing my idea. But over a little idea, He wrote the
whole story. And over the story He made it true. And what a man could
imagine to be a fairy tale, to be a magical thing, He brought it to be the
So this is His mercy. Many many books, big fat books are not able to
describe His mercy or that ocean where the soul has to plunge. How can I
Have you seen beautiful birds? How beautiful they look. Have you seen that
blue sky, blue heaven? How beautiful it looks. These are only little drops
of that ocean.
But even then it looks so beautiful.
The Perfect One is Here
The following discourse was given by Guru Maharaj Ji on
the 29th of April, 1972, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Every satsang is a discussion on one subject, and that is the true Knowledge
which brings peace of mind. Many great saints got fantastic experiences from
this wonderful Knowledge and just wanted to spread it to all people. In
every age a great saint like Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed, and Christ has
taken birth on earth for this purpose, to give this Knowledge to other
people, because, in their time, the truth had declined, spiritual
understanding had been lost. As far as spiritual matters go, they were ages
Now in the same way, an age of darkness is again here and the perfect one
has come on earth again to plant the seed of truth. His presence is most
necessary because of the strength of the opposite forces which are working
in the world, attracting man with his weak and fickle mind. Against truth
there is always untruth. Against love there is hatred. Against peace there
is war, and so on. There are also so many subtle forces working in a man's
mind to make him search for satisfaction in places where it has never
People today are so sophisticated they have become foolish. They cannot
believe that the perfect one is here. Even if they have some religious
feeling, some inner understanding of the truth, they cannot conceive of the
living master. In other subjects they will not be satisfied with something
that is dead, with something that is past. If in India we abandon the
government of Indira Gandhi and start trying to follow Mahatma Gandhi's
ideas, the result will be failure. If you read the scriptures properly you
will see that they all talk about a living master. No scripture exists which
does not talk about true Knowledge, or divine experience, being imparted to
a disciple by a living master.
We read the scriptures without understanding what they are saying. Indian
people read the Bhagavad Gita, and where Lord Krishna, the living master of
his time, said clearly, "Don't recognize me by my external appearance for
this is perishable. My true form has no beginning and no end. And you,
Arjuna, cannot meditate with these external eyes. For how can you see the
imperishable with that which must die? How can you behold the infinite
through the finite? But I can open up your divine eye with which you can see
my divine form."
So how are we going to recognize God as He comes on the earth? Are you going
to ask to see His identity card or passport? See, if it says, "Name ... God.
Occupation . . . Generator, Operator, Destroyer." That is foolish! Or are
you going to recognize Him only if He fits in with your mental picture of
Him, what you have picked up from the scriptures and other impressions, what
you imagine Jesus or Krishna looked like? But even two Christians will have
different impressions of what Jesus looked like. So what will be recognized
by one will not be recognized by the other. But the test of the Perfect
Master will be that which is undeniable to everybody and that is the
experience of himself which he can give, and that is the true Knowledge.
All over the world people follow the same daily routine. They go to work in
the morning and come home in the evening. That's O.K. You have to work to
support yourself. But many people use their daily routine as an excuse for
not realizing anything about spiritual truth. We don't work twenty-four
hours every day. We can always spare a few hours for devotion, but people
spend their spare time on worldly pleasures and when troubled they complain
Believe it or not, the fact is that God is supreme and pure; people are
lying on a bed of ignorance and dreams and doubts. They expect God Himself
to come, they pray for it, they ask for it, they announce about it, but when
He comes they fail to recognize Him. And not recognizing Him in His physical
form, they cannot recognize Him within themselves. People have forgotten
their Creator. What is the Name of your Father? Does anybody here know what
He looks like? There's going to come a time when you are going to be asked,
"Who is your Father?" What reply are you going to give? Nil? Born without a
Every master has said that people should know the holy Name. They advise
everybody to become wise and to recognize how precious their life is. And
that's what I am trying to make this world understand. Know how precious
life is. Know how precious life is, and then know how precious is that which
gives us life. Know that divine language which men did not create but which
the soul always speaks. Every soul speaks the same language. Know that
language of love which swells within the human temple.
It is said in the Vedas, the Indian scriptures, that when the dark age comes
the only thing that can save man is constant meditation on the holy Name. So
we are so lucky to know that holy Word and to have got it at a discount. I
am prepared to reveal this Knowledge at any time so it is up to you to take
this golden opportunity. If you don't seem to make progress with this
Knowledge do not blame Guru Maharaj Ji. You have it in your power to conquer
the egos and doubts in the mind. These are the thorns, but the Knowledge is
I don't mind the difficulties that are being put against me. Whenever he
comes to the world the Perfect Master has to tolerate many difficulties. I
have come to spread this Knowledge and that is what I am going to do.
Understand this and believe it. Are you hesitating to receive this
Knowledge? Why? It is very simple Knowledge. It will give you complete peace
mind. It will give you infinite bliss. Do not complain later on that you
were never told about this Knowledge. Again and again, I do nothing but to
tell you all to take this Knowledge.
Thank you very much.
Central Hall Satsang
The following discourse was given by Guru Maharaj Ji on the 2nd of
November, 1971, at the Central Hall, Westminster, England.
Dear brothers and sisters.
Today I am going to tell you a story about a great saint. He was walking
along and he saw that a scorpion was getting drowned in a lake, and he was
so kind that he tried to save him from that water. He took the scorpion in
his hand, the scorpion took a bite. When the saint felt this pain he let the
scorpion fall. But again he goes into the water and saves the scorpion. And
again it bites and the saint lets him fall. And again he picks that scorpion
up and again he is bitten.
There was a farmer who was observing this process for a long time, and he
said, "Saint, why are you doing this? This scorpion is your enemy. He is
trying to bite you, and every time he bites you, you let him go and then you
go and pick him up again." The saint said, "Dear farmer, he is teaching me a
lesson. It is his duty to bite. It is my duty to save him. He's teaching me
a lesson that even when I am saving him he is not leaving his duty. Due to
whatever you call it, due to love or affection, he's not forgetting his
duty. He is always ready to do his duty, even when I am saving him. He is
teaching me a lesson, and so how can I leave my duty? My duty is to protect
Today I can clearly see the pain of this world. This whole world is drowned
in pain. And why? There is a very clear reason and practically everybody
knows it. See, India cannot walk straight and the western countries cannot
walk straight. Why? Because India has got a long, long spiritual foot but a
very short materialistic foot. Western countries have got a very long
materialistic foot but a very short spiritual foot. And when these two feet
are equal, then there will be the Kingdom of Heaven. just imagine, America
was able to send so many Apollos to the moon, but did she gain peace? Was
America satisfied? If she is satisfied why is she fighting with Vietnam? She
is not satisfied. Why? A rich man came to Christ and asked him, "Sir, can I
know God?" and Jesus Christ told him that it is easy for a camel to pass
through a needle but it is impossible for a rich man to know God. Why? Why
is that? Can we say God is not a good judge? No. He is a perfect judge. Then
why is that? Because as soon as a man gets proud he is completely immersed
in pride. When he gets rich he is completely immersed in wealth. And he has
no longer got time to think about his Father. About his Perfect Father.
We all have come into this world and we have got this beautiful body. And we
are so lucky to be present in this world. We are the fortunate ones to be in
this world now. But then the question arises, why are we so unsatisfied?
What is the thing that is troubling us so much from inside? What is this
mosquito who is biting our mind at every moment, every second? This is our
ego, our ignorance of the holy Word of God.
But this Knowledge is so beautiful that if I am a Christian I can take this
Knowledge and still be a Christian. If I am a Hindu I can take this
Knowledge and still be a Hindu. If I am a Muslim I can take this Knowledge
and still be a Muslim. If I am a Sikh I can still be a Sikh and take this
Knowledge also. The Knowledge is like mercury. If you put mercury into dirty
water and take it out, the mercury is still shiny. It won't get dirty. Put
it in sand. It won't get dirty, it will shine. This Knowledge is like that.
Wherever you take it, into any religion, into any way of life, wherever it
goes it makes a man pure. You have to be pure in heart, pure in deed, and
pure in thoughts. But remember friends, it is very easy to say this, it is
very, very easy to say this-be pure in heart, be pure in deeds, be pure in
thoughts. But how to be pure? Who is really pure in this world? What is the
really pure thing in this world? The holy Word of God is really pure. So
know it. We have to know that holy Word of God which is absolutely pure. And
when we know this holy Word of God we will also be absolutely pure.
We have to be like a lotus flower. This lotus flower is found in India and
in so many other countries also. This flower grows in water, dirty water,
but it never touches this water. It is always away from this water. And if
the water level rises the level of the lotus flower also rises. We all have
to be like a lotus. Maybe this materialistic world is rising but we have to
be even higher than this materialistic world. We haven't to touch this
materialistic world, because as soon as we start touching it, the vibrations
of imperfection start touching us, and make us imperfect.
I have brought something very beautiful, extremely beautiful. I cannot
describe it as being from a place, because I haven't got the idea of
duality, like east, west, south or north. India is not out of the world,
England is not out of the world. They are in the world. I have not brought
this thing from a part of this world, yet this thing is so fantastic, this
thing is so beautiful, that it makes you realize the aim of your human life:
your original aim, why you came into this world.
You must have seen my posters and these posters say "Know the aim of the
human life." Now what is `lie aim of human life? Is it to eat, drink and be
merry? Is it? No. Then what is the real aim of human life? Why does the
human come here? Even if you believe in the theory of evolution, you will
reach the point where man exists. But why does man exist? Only because he
has got a certain aim. He has got a certain thing to do. He has got an aim
in his life which he has to fulfil. And once he fulfills this aim he is a
perfect man. Perfect. So what is this aim? This aim is to realize the holy
Word of God.
If you take the Bible it is written, "In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God and the Word was God." If you take Guru Granth Sahib you
will see it is written that there is a Word, and due to that Word, sky,
earth, sun, moon, everything exists, and this Word is in ourselves. And then
you can take the Koran and in the Koran it is called "Pak Nam," meaning holy
Name. What is this holy Name? If you take Gita, this is written: "A Word
which cannot be described, which cannot be spoken by mouth." Just because
this mouth is imperfect. This mouth is not capable, this mouth is not
perfect enough to pronounce that Name. So this Word cannot be spoken.
Otherwise I would have been glad to speak this Word in front of everybody,
on television, on radios, in movies, you know, and just in everything. But
it cannot be spoken. So we all know that this Word is important. And due to
this Word everything exists. Christ, Ram and just every saint describes the
Word. So how to realize this Word then? Because this is the original thing.
This Word is the original thing.
Now you can see that this was said in the Bible about the Word, in the
Ramayana, in Gita, and in the Koran; and you can imagine about it, about how
original and how ancient this Word is. You can just read the records and you
can find out how ancient, how old, is this Word which is being talked of by
all the saints, the galaxy of saints, and loved by them. But how to realize
this Word? Today you can press a button and the elevator will come. The door
will open. You stand in it. Press the button, the door will close, you go
up, the door opens, you go out. You sit in a car, you push a brake, you put
it in gear, you press the accelerator, your car goes. Today, you take
cameras, push a button, and your film is taken. But this Knowledge is not
like this. You do not put in a coin, press the button and Knowledge comes
So how to receive this Knowledge? This Knowledge is not available in subway
stations or in bus stations as many cigarettes, biscuits and other types of
things are available in boxes where you put in a coin, press a button, and
the article comes out. And this Knowledge is not in books. It is described
in books but it is not in books. Then where to find it? Should we say that
this Knowledge has disappeared now? No. Gita says this Knowledge cannot
disappear. As soon as this Knowledge disappears, the world won't exist.
Then, how to find this Word? We have to find this Word by a teacher, by a
guide. A guide who is perfect, and who can teach this perfect Knowledge to
us. A perfect guide can guide us. You need a burning lamp to light other
unlit lamps. So, in the same way, you need an enlightened Perfect Master to
make you enlightened and perfect also. If the master himself is not perfect,
how can he make you perfect? You need a Perfect Master.
Now, where to find the master? Where to find the master? You know, you can't
find him in theatres. Where will you find him then? Where is he, this hidden
man? Where is he? You have to find him out. And how to find him out? There
is a very easy test. You have to test before you find him out, and the test
is very simple. You have to take his Knowledge and test it. If this
Knowledge gives you peace, well and good, go ahead. If not, immediately
leave it and go out, don't follow it any more. If this Knowledge that he
gives, if the Knowledge that he imparts is perfect, and it gives you perfect
peace, well and good, go ahead. If not, leave it and try to find another
way. People may think that I want to change their religion from Christian to
Hindu but they will be surprised to know that I myself am not a Hindu. I am
not a Hindu. I am not a Christian. I am not 'a Sikh. Then who am I? I
believe in one reality and that is pure religion. Religion as a word started
from the word realization and the realization of God is the pure and the
perfect religion. There is a glorious sun, not the sun that you see in the
sky, but a sun which is brighter, within ourselves. It is much brighter,
much, much, much brighter than the sun you see in the sky. When the sun
comes out it only dispels darkness, but when this sun comes out it dispels
darkness and impurities as well. Both things. It is much brighter than the
sun which shines outside, and it is completely within us. this thief again
searched. He searched under his pillow, under his sheet, under his clothes,
but he couldn't find a single penny. Again he thought, no, no, he is making
a fool of me.
Finally they came to their home and the man who possessed the money took out
his purse, took out five pounds, and said, "Well, these are for you. You may
have them." And the thief said, "No thank you, sir, I don't want a single
pound. But can you answer my one question?" The man said, "Yes." "Sir, I am
a thief," he said, "Now you are quite secure in your home and I am not going
to steal from you any more. I am a thief and I was after your five hundred
pounds and now I know that you have got five hundred pounds because you have
shown me, but can you tell me where did you keep this five hundred pounds
when you used to go to dinner?" The man said, "I used to keep this five
hundred pounds under your pillow!" Before he used to go for his dinner he,
used to take this amount of money and put it under the thief's pillow. But
the thief kept searching under the other's pillow. And he couldn't get a
single pound. So, that's the same condition with the world outside today.
The world is searching for God outside. The world thinks, people think, God
is a man. People think God has got ears, nose, teeth, and he rises daily in
the morning, brushes his teeth and washes his mouth. And he is an old man
and he has a beard. All these things, people think.
But no, God is energy. God is perfect and pure energy. As scientists say,
energy cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. See how they say "In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God" now try to understand
here-"And the Word was God." Isn't it a fantastic sentence! In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Now this is
that Word. It is that perfect and pure energy which has no creation and no
destruction. And this Word, this is God. And He is under our pillow. And if
we search for Him outside, can we get Him? God is inside.
Today people want love. I can truly and sincerely tell you this Knowledge is
overbrimmed with love. I can't explain how much love it contains. There is
so much love that if you take the water of all the seas, the love will still
be more. If we take every human man's weight, add it, then we add the love
of this love, this Knowledge will still be much bigger than any man's
weight. And this Knowledge is love. This is it. This is the love. A thief
cannot take it from you, this love is so much. Nobody can cut this love. You
can experience it whenever you like. This holy Word of God, you can meditate
upon this holy Word of God while you are sleeping also. You can sleep, you
can eat, you can talk, but still your meditation will be going along.
You know, I have seen many people in India talk about the Gita and they talk
about this Knowledge. They say, "This Knowledge is such a thing which goes
on regularly. It cannot break." And then they take a garland and start
counting it. Or they take their rosary and start counting. Then there is the
businessman counting his rosary and a telephone call comes. He takes the
telephone receiver, and the speed of his rosary slows down, because his mind
has been diverted into the receiver. And then he asks, "Yes, what is the
matter?" And his secretary tells him, "Sir, we have gained seventy thousand
pounds!" And he is so overjoyed that he throws his rosary to one side and
throws the receiver to one side and starts jumping. Now where did his
devotion go? Where was his meditation? His meditation was broken. Is that
meditation? No. That can be rosary meditation, I agree, or it can help you
in some physical way, something like that. But is it the perfect or pure
I can do yoga, and I believe yoga can Help me to a limit, but is yoga the
perfect and pure thing? Suppose that today I've got my legs, my hands, my
body is perfect and I am doing yoga. And tomorrow I have an accident and my
hand is broken, my leg is broken, then how will I be able to keep my leg on
my neck? just imagine. And how will I be able to move my hand back? How will
I do that? And you know the perfect meditation should be continuous. It
shouldn't have a break in-between. How will I be able to do that? So realize
such a Word, brothers, that it may regularly go, never stop. This should be
non-stop meditation always going on in you.
Realize who you are, realize the aim of your human life. Today the guitar is
played, we love it. Today, rock-and-roll music is played, you love it.
Today, you know, jazz music is played, you love it. Classical music is
played, you love it. But there is a music going on inside of us also. God
plays that music, and it is such far-out music, so symmetrical and so
beautiful that after one note, man's mind is concentrated upon it. No
question arises that a mind should trickle a millionth part of a millimeter
this side or a millionth part of a millimeter that side. A man cannot move
from this meditation, so perfect is this meditation.
Take a rope by which you would tie an elephant. Now, suppose you try to tie
a little ant by that big thick rope. So suppose you try to tie this little
ant by this huge rope, can you do it? You can't. There would be such a gap
left that thousands and thousands could pass at one time, and if you try to
tie the elephant by the string which you use to tie an ant, can you do it?
The elephant will move and the string will break. So how must you do it? Can
you do it? You need the little string for the ant and the huge rope for the
elephant. And if you use them symmetrically they can solve your purpose.
So, brothers and sisters, you need something to tie your mind down because
it is so small. You know it is the smallest thing in the world, and it flows
very quickly, it has got more speed than electricity, more speed than
anything. You know a jumbo jet, a 747, has got a five hundred and eighty
miles per hour speed. Now suppose this jet is standing before me. Suppose I
am going to fly to India in it and it will take much time. But even though I
am still standing before the jet, my mind has already reached Palam Airport,
India. The jet hasn't even started yet. I haven't even boarded it, my
luggage has not been taken into the plane. My tickets have not been checked
in. But still my mind has gone to India. It has already landed at Palam
Airport, and now my mind is trying to find a taxi to take me back to my
home. This is mind. So how are you going to control it? Take a tank of
water. Not a drop is leaking from it. Give a man an oxygen cylinder and put
him in this tank. Weld it on all sides so that air is neither going in nor
coming out, and neither is water going in or coming out. Now, from this tank
water is not leaking, but man's mind is. It's still leaking. He is either
thinking of the Eiffel Tower, or he's thinking of Disneyland in Los Angeles,
or you know ... the water is not coming from the tank, not a drop, but his
mind is still leaking.
So how to control the mind? Buy a rope thick as an elephant's rope, can you
tie this small mind with it? No. You need Knowledge to control your mind, to
tie your mind up. You know this mind is so small, so tiny, so invisible, and
thus you need this Knowledge. And I am here, and I am ready to offer you
this Knowledge without taking a single pence. Special discount! Absolute
discount! You know not a single penny is being charged. And this Knowledge
is so far out, so fantastic, so .... how should I explain it? Even
scriptures weren't able to explain this Knowledge. Because this Knowledge is
beyond our minds. Away from our brains. The brain can work out how to drive
Apollo, or how to drive a car, but it cannot work out how to explain this
Knowledge. So this brain is very limited. The brain, the mind . . . very,
very limited. Very limited. And this Knowledge is unlimited, so you cannot,
you just cannot make a contract between these two things, the limited and
the unlimited. So just realize: here is this Knowledge, and it is free for
you. No charge at all. And it's so peaceful that when you know it, when you
realize this Knowledge, you'll say, "Oh this is fantastic!"
There was a king, and somebody came into his court and said, "King, I want
to sow a mango seed in this country," and the king said, "What is this
mango?" And the man said, "I have brought a whole box full of mangoes," but
still the king said, "What is a mango?" So he said, "The mango is a little,
or big, yellow thing, juicy, and it is like ..."-he made a picture- " . . it
is like this, and this and this." But the king said, "I can't understand."
And then the man gave some literature to the king, and the king read it and
said, "Well, I still can't understand. What is a mango?" Then the secretary
came and tried to explain, "Sir, I have also eaten a mango," he said, `the
mango is sweet, and it has got color like this, and it tastes something like
that, or something like that, and you have to leave the skin and you have to
eat the flesh part of it, and it's very good to eat." But king said, "I
can't understand what it is." The next secretary tried to explain, then the
third secretary, then the fourth, then the fifth, then the sixth, but the
king couldn't understand. The seventh one was clever. He went away, took a
mango, washed it, cut it up, offered it to the king and said, "Sir, this is
the mango." The king ate it and said, "Yes, now I have understood what a
mango is, now I have realized it myself, so I have understood."
I'm describing the Knowledge. Knowledge is something like this and something
like this, it is far out, it is this and it is that. But you can't
understand until you personally receive it. So receive it and then you will
see how good it is for yourself, how beneficial it is. Only then will you
understand what is the real juice of this mango. Today, many scientists are
trying to discover so many things, but are scientists happy? Are the
scientists really happy? No. Why? Because they can't, they can't get that
Knowledge. They can't get this Knowledge by scientific means. They are
Today, suppose, Mahatma ji comes to me and begs me for food and I give him
some. He'll go away, but tomorrow he again feels hungry, so he comes to me
and begs for food. Again I give him some, and he goes away again because he
has a full stomach, but the next day he will feel hungry again. And if I
give him food again, again he will feel hungry later. But if I teach him a
technique, he won't come back to me again. Today, if people see a beggar
they will take out a penny from their pocket and give it to this beggar. But
he will still beg. If today he is satisfied, tomorrow he will beg. And if
for three days lie is satisfied, the fourth day he will beg. So if you
really want to help him teach him a technique, teach him a technique so that
he is completely satisfied throughout his life. He needs to beg no more.
That is really helping him. The mind is the same. It starts thinking and you
say well, that is better than this, and that is even better, and then your
mind says yes, and your mind is satisfied. But after a few seconds this
process starts functioning again, because you know the mind is so subtle, it
is so, you know, flickery. It flickers, flickers, flickers. And you say
well, this is God and God is very holy and very high, and your mind says,
"Yes, why not," and is satisfied for two seconds, and then again starts
flickering. Flicker, flicker, flicker. And then after a few seconds you say
again, well, God is very high, very holy, and he can kill the mind also, and
mind say, "Yes, why not?" And the mind is satisfied for two seconds more,
then it starts flickering again. It is like that man to whom you are giving
two pence daily; is he being helped? No, not at all.
How to help him then? And how to help your mind? Completely satisfy your
mind so that it rises no more. Because mind is the creation of man and not
of God. Always remember this. The mind is a creation of man. Memory is a
creation of God. Memory is a tape recorder which He has given us; it is a
gift of God. Memory, but not mind. Not mind. Mind has been created because
two things are hitting each other. Your soul tries to hit and come out, you
know. Not come out really, but just to give off this spiritual spark. Your
soul wants to give out this light, this peace inside which the soul has got.
But outside it is very carefully covered with sins, egos, prides and so many
things. So as soon as it tries to come out it hits against these coverings
and something is produced. A holy thing hits against an unholy thing and
another thing comes out, and that is ignorance. A complete vacuum. And that
is your mind. This is it. For if you can once remove all your coverings of
sins, egos, pride, doubts, remove them away from you completely, you will be
satisfied. This Knowledge will, spark out of you.
If you take a stone and throw it up in the sky, it'll come back again. Why?
Maybe because it is due to the center of gravity, but really it is because
this stone is a piece of this earth. See, rivers flow from all over, then go
into the sea. They merge into the sea and then it is completely finished.
Nothing more to do. This river is part of the ocean. Until it again meets
and merges with this ocean it is not satisfied. But when it mixes with the
ocean it is completely satisfied. You bum a lamp and the fire goes upwards.
You burn a fire and the fire goes upwards. Why? Because it is a part of the
sun. Until it goes and meets its sun, fire is not satisfied. In the same
way, soul is part of God, and wants to go and meet with God. It wants to
have a perfect communication with God. But you are stopping it. Why? It is
not because your body is stopping it, it is not your body, it is the
ignorance of your mind. People are so unhappy today they go and commit
suicide, because they think that their body is stopping their soul having
that perfect communication. It is not true. Your body is not stopping your
soul going there. It is your ignorance that is stopping it.
So just try to understand what I want to say. People may think that I am an
Indian so they shouldn't receive the Knowledge. You know, you are not
receiving me. If you are receiving me then yes, you can have a duality in
your heart of black and white. But you're not receiving me, so no question
arises of black and white. You are receiving my Knowledge. Knowledge hasn't
any color. So receive my Knowledge, not me. And this Knowledge is so holy,
so perfect; one spark coming out of this Knowledge is so perfect, so, so
perfect, that whatever it hits against, it makes it perfect. Wherever one
spark of this Knowledge shines up, there is absolute perfection. And I have
got that Knowledge here.
I took this Knowledge from London to America. I passed through the customs,
the customs people opened my suitcase, checked my clothes, you know, and all
my luggage, everything, but I was laughing, you know. These customs people
were very suspicious because I was laughing. I was laughing because they
were checking my luggage but still I was smuggling. And what I was smuggling
was this Knowledge. They were not checking me, they were not checking my
Knowledge. They were checking inside my luggage, and thus I smuggled that
Knowledge, and I distributed it amongst many people, many, many people. And
everybody became satisfied. I have satisfaction. I have love. I have
devotion to give to people, to scatter to people.
You may be surprised why this Knowledge is free of charge. Just try to
understand, a man can live without gold but he cannot live without food. And
food is much cheaper than gold. He can live without I food for a day or so,
but he cannot live without water, which is even cheaper than food. He can
live without water for hour or so, but he cannot live without air which is
absolutely free. So just understand this. Air has been recommended for you,
air is fuel for you. You require it and it is absolutely free. This
Knowledge is also recommended for you. This Knowledge is for you and because
you must understand it, because you must know this Knowledge, you must
practice this Knowledge, it has been made absolutely free for you.
So don't think that it is a less valuable thing than your stereo or anything
like that. This is still most valuable. Once you receive this Knowledge your
heart leaps and is so much filled with devotion and love. Not love towards
this materialistic world, but love towards God, who is your real father, who
you've forgotten and whom you must realize. So don't look at my body and
think that I'm a small boy and what can I tell you. There may be a small boy
who can drive a car and there may be an old man who can't drive a car. So he
has got a skill more than that old man. So don't say this. Our bodies are
short, you know, some of less age, some of more age, but not our memory, not
our skill. Our skill hasn't got any age. So just try to understand what I
want to explain to you about that holy Word of God, about that Knowledge.
We have to be sincere, we have to be pure in heart, and how to be pure? You
know purity is not such a thing where you go into a restaurant and say,
"Please give me a cup of pure tea," and take the tea, drink it, and you are
pure. Purity is not like a soap that you buy from the market, saying,
"Please give me a cake of purity soap," and you take this purity soap and
rub it on your body and you become pure. This purity is not like that.
Purity is obtained through this Knowledge. Through this far-out thing,
through this very high thing. Today, because we haven't got feet to keep us
in balance, we are staggering. People think that we are drunk, but we aren't
drunk. So what should we do about it? We should take Knowledge. And you
won't stagger any more. You will be in perfection. Then you will be guided
by God. Perfect guidance will be given to you. So just realize the perfect
aim of your life, why you have come into this world.
You know, I can tell you, take my hair and put many types of cream into my
hair, many types of oil, many types of scent, but does that bring purity or
peace into my mind, into my hair even? No! Why, why? Because that is not it.
It will do something else, but it will not do that.
I won't refuse to give you this Knowledge. I am always ready to give you
this Knowledge. I am always happy to give you this Knowledge. I don't lose.
I gain. I am a servant of God and I have completely devoted myself to God.
How was I able to do this? Not by going to a place, putting my hand there,
and saying, "Oh God, I am taking the oath that I am your servant," and so on
and so on. And then come out and go to a restaurant and ... you know. I
never did that. So how to become an instrument of God? Just experiment.
Realize what is the thing which is stopping you from being an instrument of
God. I experimented and I was able to realize that it was my mind. I said
"O.K." I took this Knowledge and meditated till all this mind came out. And
when it came out I felt that I was a completely different man. And to
realize this Knowledge even I had to go to a Guru. Guru is a Hindi word and
you may be surprised know that "gu" means darkness and "ru" means light.
That is called Guru. And in English if you translate this it will come out
as teacher, a guide. A guide can bring us away from the darkness of this
materialistic world into the bright light of the holy light.
Now may God bless you all and may He shower His divinity upon you all, to
give all humanity an intelligent mind to develop and to be able to erase
illusion, delusion and pollution from this world. Thank you very much.
The Philosophy of Consciousness
The following discourse was given by Guru Maharaj Ji on the 3rd of
September, 1972, at the Fulham Old Town Hall.
There are certain powers in the world. Now man has got one power, and of
course you know how he is utilizing it, and the other power God has got. Now
by God I mean capital `G' and I also mean small `g'. Two types of God:
gods-small `g', and God-capital `G'. Now power is such a thing that cannot
be created and cannot be destroyed. Everything we see, everything we feel,
everything we touch must be created. We can't see air, but we can feel air
so air has got creation, air is made. And you can make air artificially by
chemicals. But the problem is, what is that thing, that energy that was not
created? This is the question. This is the thing that scientists are trying
to discover. Scientists know that energy can never be created and can never
be destroyed, because they believe in practical things, and only in those
things to which they can give definitions and names. So they define energy
as never being created and never being destroyed. Energy is present, energy
is always there. And one energy belongs to man, and one energy belongs to
God. God utilizes His energy, sometimes He even utilizes it to destroy. But
the difference is that we men constantly use our energy to destroy, and He
So you see, there are two powers. One is the power that He activates for the
good of the world, and one is the power we have created out of what He has
given us. Out of those things that He has created, we have created a power
which will destroy us, which will destroy the human race. So what is the
difference between these powers? The difference is a very small one, but it
is very important.
Now suppose the sun comes up, we wouldn't be able to see it because there
are curtains between us and the outside. We are not able to see any stars
because of those curtains, but the stars are still present. Now suppose
there are no curtains; suppose it's an open-air satsang and we are sitting
outside in a field and it's a cloudy day. We still wouldn't be able to see
the sun or the stars. Or let's take the example of today. Some parts of
London were sunny today and the other parts of London weren't sunny. Some
people weren't able to see the sun, but that doesn't mean the sun is
finished, it doesn't mean the sun is dead, it doesn't mean that the sun
doesn't exist any more. No, the sun still exists, but to see the sun we have
to go beyond the clouds; then we can see the sun. And the same thing is
going on in the human race today. There are so many religions. Religion has
become like a football for us. One man picks up a religion today, and
tomorrow he throws it away. The next day he picks up another religion and
throws it away again. Then He picks up a fourth religion and throws it away
the next day.
This is what a man is doing today. But what is the real religion? Real
religion is the realization of God through this Knowledge. This is the one
point that I want to make everyone understand. These days it is my main
point. People come to me and they talk about `your' Knowledge, and I say,
"It is not my Knowledge. It's God's Knowledge and it's your Knowledge,
because it's in you, it's inside you. It's present within every soul, and it
has to be understood." Why has it to be understood? Why have the lamps to be
lighted? Because if the lamps aren't lit, we won't be able to see anything
at all. Even though things are present here, we wouldn't be able to see them
if the lamps weren't lit. If the wind didn't blow, then the clouds wouldn't
disappear. And if the clouds didn't blow away, we wouldn't be able to see
the sun, and the benefit of the sun would never come to us. Maybe we are
farmers with crops on our farm which have to be dried up, or if there is any
other reason why we need the direct rays of the sun, we won't be able to get
any other benefit because those rays are not reaching us. And to get the
other benefits of the sun, besides just light, we have to get the direct
rays of the sun. So at this time, the farmer requests God to let the sun
shine on his crops. The sun comes up, but the clouds come up with it, and
the farmer doesn't like that. Why? The sun has come up every day, but the
clouds come as well, and he doesn't want clouds.
So this is the difference. Some men have only got indirect experience of
God, and we have got direct experience of God. We can see God without
To see God directly, there are appropriate techniques we can use. Now I am
not criticising the indirect ways of experiencing God, I'm just telling you
a direct way, because man is really losing himself in these other things.
It's as if he's trying to connect the wiring in a car and you know how
complicated that is, he just freaks out because he can't do it. Man today is
like a small boy, a small kid who just knows that two wires run into a bulb
and they make it light. He just knows that, nothing more. But then he takes
a tape recorder, or even takes a computer, and starts disconnecting all the
wires, and then tries to connect them again. Of course he doesn't know how
to fix it. He doesn't know where the wires go, because the only thing he
knows about electronics is that two wires are sticking into the bulb, and
they make it light up. So in the same way, we are ourselves getting confused
because there are so many questions coming before us which we can't answer,
so that we just don't know what it's all about. Our own brains are filled
with so many prophecies and ideas that we have just been jumbled up.
What was the reason for Christ being crucified? One reason, of course, was
that the Roman people did not like the ideas he was teaching. But what was
the real reason? Why, even though there were so many spiritual people at
that time, did only twelve people really follow him? What was the reason for
this? The real reason was because people were so bound in prophecies and
ideas. Jesus would stand there and some people would say, "Well, according
to this prophecy we must believe in him" And others said, "No, he is not
that, he cannot be. He is not Christ. He is not the Lord. He is not God."
And others said, "No, here it is written that God is going to come like
this, so we believe in him." But others said, "No, it can't be, it simply
can't be." What happens is, it all becomes just a melting pot. Prophecies
are in it, intellectual ideas come into it, and it becomes a melting pot, it
becomes a pudding. It becomes a mixture of milk and custard powder, and then
it becomes heated, because they are arguing, and it becomes so thick that it
is impossible to pour it down through the small hole of their understanding,
because understanding is very sensitive. A man's understanding is very, very
sensitive. I have been studying algebra and to understand algebra, if you
miss one line, if you miss one word of what the master is saying you won't
understand it, you won't understand what he is doing. So you just have to
pay your full attention and see how he solves all the problems. And I have
seen that sometimes he explains once and many boys understand, but other
times he explains for two or three days the same thing and they still don't
understand. So our understanding is very sensitive, very, very sensitive and
this pudding in the melting pot is impossible to pour out through a very
small hole because it is so thick.
And that's why we need something practical. We have to see a practical
light, we have to realize a practical thing. We have to get beyond this mind
and practically experience what is there. This adventure is beyond our
thoughts. So this is why we can think of God, and still do not experience
Him, because God Himself is not God. The word God is not God. It might sound
like God, it might pronounce like God, but God is something else beyond G
and 0 and D. Because we ourselves created G and 0 and D, but we never
created God; God created us. We created Rolls Royces and Mercedes, we
created Toyotas and all these cars, but we didn't create God. So what is
G-O-D? G-O-D is an adjective, it's not a noun. So still we have to find out
what the noun actually is, because until and unless we know the noun, we
can't define the man. If we go into a school and say, "Where is the master?
Where is the teacher?" People will say, "Which teacher do you mean, which
teacher do you want? There are so many teachers in this school." If you come
into Divine Light Mission and you say, "Where is Mahatma Ji?" They'll say,
"Which Mahatma Ji do you mean? There is Mahatma Guru Charnanand Ji, there is
Mahatma Rajeshwaranand ji, there is Mahatma Adharanand Ji, there are so many
mahatmas. Which mahatma do you need?" And he just says, "Oh, Mahatma Ji."
Nobody understands him. If you go into a shop and say, "Where is the man?"
"Which man?" they'll say, "Which man do you mean?" They won't understand
you. You've got to have a noun. You need a noun. If you say Mr. Ashokanand
Ji, then I'll say, "OK, there he is." Or I'll say, "He is not there." So you
have to find out what is the noun. What and who is God? OK? What is His
name? Find that out so you can define Him, so that you can understand Him,
so that you can know who He is. You can really dig it, you know, who He is.
But how to understand it, how to realize it. Not through chemicals, not
through biological experiments, not through geology. What are the methods?
What is the technique?
One doctor came to me, he was from India. He was the director of the Indian
Medical Institute. He came to me and said, "Maharaj Ji, I don't believe in
God any more." And I said, "Why not?" And he said, "Because I haven't seen
Him, and I operate daily and see so many X-rays of a man's chest, and I
don't see God. Because if God is present, He is in our heart. And if
anything is in our heart, even if a small pin is in our heart, it will shine
out through an X-ray. So if God is in our ribs, if God is in our stomachs,
if God is in our brains, we would see Him, the same as we would see a small
pin if it was there. But I never see God there. I can only see darkness, and
of course I can see those curliewurlie things, and they are ribs, they are
not God. So who is God? That's why I don't believe." And I said, "Doctor,
can you see water anywhere in this room?" And he said, "No, I can't see any
water." And I said, "So go and tell people in the schools, go and tell
everyone that water doesn't exist because you can't see water in this room."
Could he do that? It was impossible for him to do that. He agreed; he said,
"Well, water isn't in this room particularly." And I said, "Why not? Dig a
hole right here and water will come out. If you start boring a hole in this
room water will come out, because water is beneath the earth and after
you've bored down a few feet you'll find water."
So you have to dig to find the water. And in the same way, you have to dig
inside to find God, to understand God, to see God. And how to dig? You can't
take a spade, you can't take your scissors. Because we're talking about the
internal self, and only the internal self can look at the internal self.
Externally somebody else can see us, but internally, no. Internally we must
look on ourselves, because that's our own consciousness. We know what is in
our heart, but other people don't know what is in our heart, because our
consciousness lies within us, and their consciousness lies within
themselves. So to look within, to be able to look inside, we have to look in
ourselves first. We have to see what really is within ourselves, and so that
we can see inside, we need an inside eye, and the inside eye is the third
eye, and this is the Knowledge. This is the true, true Light. The Light that
man has been searching for years and centuries. That's the Knowledge, and
people who've understood this Knowledge, they practice it, because
practicing is the main thing.
This is the thing that people keep asking me, they say, "How have you
experienced it at such a small age?" And I say, "It's quite easy. There is a
city, right? It's four miles, right? Four miles long and four miles wide. Or
let's say it's four square miles in area, all the way round. And one man is
twenty-five years old and maybe I am only four years old. And if we are both
taken to the top of the hill, really to the top, I mean to a really high
altitude, I will also be able to see that city that is four miles in area.
And the guy who is twenty-five years old will also be able to see the whole
city. Our age does not matter." This is a very simple explanation. When we
reach that high altitude we can see it, no matter who we are, no matter how
old we are. We have to see it, no matter who we are, no matter how old we
are. We have to see it because we have reached an altitude, and we have got
the elevation of the whole set-up, of the whole thing. So no matter who we
are, we can really have it. The question is of reaching the altitude. If we
aren't at that altitude we won't be able to see it no matter how old we are.
So learn how to reach that altitude. It's in our own hands, because we have
to take our ship and go up. We have to take our airplane and go up, and when
we reach that certain altitude, we'll be able to see the whole thing, we'll
be able to see the whole set-up, exactly how it is. And this ship is within
us, it's inside us. It has been built in within us, it's factory built. It's
not optional, it's standard. With every man it's standard, it's within every
man. It just has to be fueled. And what is this fueling? This fueling is the
Knowledge. And when we are fueled we are ready to go, we are ready to take
off. We've just got to switch on our engine. And who can guide us? That man
is called a guru, that man is called a Perfect Master, because he teaches
you perfection, he guides you into perfection. The man who teaches you math,
you call him a math master. The man who teaches you physics, you call him a
physics master, and the man who teaches you perfection, you call him a
So go and understand what this is that I am talking about. It is not a
religion I'm talking about, it is not a philosophy that's so hard to
understand. No, it's the same thing that all the saints have given. It's the
universal philosophy. It's the philosophy of consciousness. How to
understand, how to feel that consciousness within us. It's not a thing that
I have to pump into you. No, it's already within yourself. I have just to
tell you because you have forgotten. Man has forgotten that something is
existing within him that is making him alive right now.
We can't drive blindfolded for too long. We have to open our eyes and see
where we are going, otherwise we're going to crash somewhere. A pilot who is
driving his airplane in daytime doesn't need any meters because he can see
whether his plane is unbalanced or not, or whether it is going in the right
direction. But if he is blindfolded, how does he know what's going on until
he crashes on the ground or falls off his seat? You have to understand these
things and how important they are for you. It's important that you
practically see them and test them. So this is for you, it's for your
benefit. It's not for me. I've got my benefit. I meditate. I'm as happy as I
can be. I'm extremely happy. Now you have to be happy too. And for your
happiness you have to do the same thing I did, and that is to do meditation,
and I can make other people realize this happiness also because I have
mastered the subject. And how did I master it? It was when I practiced it
more and more and more and more that I mastered it. So you practice it more
and more and you will reach a very good level, a very far-out level.
And it's for the good, it's for the benefit of people. You see there have
always been these times when there's been a downfall of the human race. It's
very clear that in the history of civilization there is a time when it goes
up, and there's a time when it goes down, and now we can see it's going
down. Civilization is going down, understand? I read an article and it
explained all these things, and it was a very beautiful explanation. It said
when human man first came he was wearing skins, right? He used to wear
skins, simply skins because he had nothing else to wear. And then what he
used to eat was meat. Nothing else because that's all he used to get. And
what happened? Man got quite civilized. And now something has happened again
today, and we're back to the beginning again.
How did this happen? Man has been creating pollution and man has been
destroying nature. Man has not been preserving nature. You can't call him a
sustainer of nature. Man has always been a destroyer of nature. But there
were times when the killing, when the destruction, was not as much as it is
now. Now it is much more than it used to be. There are many police around
now. Military police are there, and police are there, and armies are there,
and they are all fighting. All these things are going on and man has come to
a downfall. Even man's language is all mixed up. He hardly speaks
appropriate language as they used to speak in the olden days in England, in
Britain. I know this because I have seen it in movies and on television, and
the language that they used in those days, it was very good English. But now
it's getting more and more slang, it's getting lower and lower, but in those
days it was high.
So everything is going down and down and down and down. And it's going to go
down more, because there's one time for going up and there's one time for
going down. And now we're back to the beginning. But there is one thing that
we can do. We can make it go up again. It has been going down like this, and
now we can make it go up like this. We can make it go up again. Maybe we can
put it up there and not let it come back. Maybe we can lock it up there. But
how can we do this?
Again I come to the same point. We have to realize the realization. So if
you want to understand this Knowledge, you meditate. And if you have not
taken this Knowledge, then try to take it because this is something that's
actually inside you now. There are so many fruits here on the stage, so many
oranges, pineapples, apples and bananas, and which of them is sour and which
of them is sweet? Can you tell me? It's very hard, isn't it? Because you
haven't tasted them? Look at these oranges. Actually oranges are supposed to
be quite sweet, but sometimes they turn out to be very sour. Apples too,
sometimes they turn out to be very sour. So it is pretty difficult for us to
say if they are sweet or sour until we taste them. And it's the same with
this Knowledge. This Knowledge is lying down here, inside; you just can't
imagine it. You have to practically realize it, and then you will know. When
you practically realize it, then you will know what it is.
Why has God made you so able? It is because there is a particular purpose
that you have to fulfill. You aren't just lying around. You're not just here
to lie around. You have got a particular purpose to fulfill. That's why you
So man is man, and I don't know what he is trying to do because he is all
puzzled up. You see how man is?
If this Knowledge was being preached, let's say forty years ago, people
would have understood it much better. But today people don't want to change.
Do you understand? It's as if they don't want to change gears, and that's
why they made an automatic car. They don't want to open their windows, so
they've made an automatic window. They don't want to go round locking all
the four doors of the car, so they make an automatic lock. You just press it
and all the locks go down and you press it again and all the locks go up.
And now they don't want to go all the way back with their keys to open the
trunk, so they press a button and the trunk opens. They don't want to open
the side window, so they have ventilators. So that's what man is doing these
days. He has become so lazy that it's just incredible.
So how idle man is going to become, I don't know. Because still he is
automating everything. He doesn't even want to work. Peoples' philosophy
nowadays is, "Why should you work? You should get money, but you shouldn't
work." That is the theory nowadays. And everyone is believing in this
theory. "Why should we work? Why shouldn't we just get money?" And so people
are developing all kinds of things, and I just don't know what's going to
happen. There's going to come a time when everything will be so freaky that
it will just ... just incredible. It's getting very incredible these days
and it's going to get more incredible, I guess.
But to control this is in our own hands, and we have to control it. So
understand this, then broadcast this to people. You understand it first,
really understand it, and then broadcast it.
So this is all I wanted to say. If you have received this Knowledge then go
ahead and meditate and understand it more clearly. If you haven't received
this Knowledge, come on, receive it and understand it. Because this is
something that you ought to have. I am only a messenger and what I can do is
simply bring two cords together and connect them. That's all I can do. I am
just a switch. I am a switch in-between. I can switch on the line. I . can
connect the lines and switch them on. I just say, "OK, come on, look back."
That's all. That's all I'll tell you. It's as if you people are Ali Baba and
the forty thieves. Have you read this story? Ali Baba goes out and he says,
well, he has to say, "Open Sesame!" But he forgets it, lie forgets the word,
and he says all types of things, and I just come out and shout at him, "Hey,
it's Sesame!" And you just say, "Open Sesame!" And it opens up. And you get
your gates open and you can just get out of there before you're killed.
We are progressing at a very high speed and I am very pleased about that.
The Knowledge is spreading quite fast. And I guess we will be able to just
make it, just make it before . . . before . . . you know, just before! OK,
thank you very much.
The following discourse was given by Guru Maharaj Ji on
the 17th of September, 1971, at Boulder, Colorado.
Today people are trying to find peace in books and peace in nature. But
nature itself is a part of peace, and so is your soul. Your soul is also
natural, it is not artificial. Your body is also natural, it is not
artificial. Ha! Maybe your way of living is artificial, but your body is not
artificial. It is real, it is natural, like a tree. And you have to realize
what is the mystery of that nature that is working within your body. Because
God made that nature, He made so much nature, so much.
So realize that constant thing. Today we buy a certain thing-we love it.
Tomorrow it is destroyed-where has our love gone? Where does our love go? We
know that our love should be always constant.
But it isn't. That's why there are so many opposites, that's why so many
people are confused. They go into their churches and marry, and tomorrow
they divorce each other. Because the love that we do externally is not
constant. External things are not constant. But always when the true master
has come, he has guided the people and shown them the true light and told
them to follow this true light. Then only can you reach the true destination
that you ought to reach.
I went to Aspen and I saw huge mountains. I was seeing the snow falling the
whole day. From where does this snow come? Is there any refrigerator in
God's heaven that is putting out snow? What is that thing that is making it
snow? What is that nature? What is that thing that is making you alive? Is
there any cell in your pocket, that is putting current into you and you are
moving? This is the mystery of nature, that there is hidden light in
everything, and you have to realize what is that hidden light, what is that
hidden thing, what is that hidden current in you that is constant and can
never die. These are the teachings of all the saints on record. That thing
that is making things alive is the most constant thing in the world because
it is the power of God, and this is making everything alive.
This is the body, this is a frame. One day something will go out of it and
the whole body will become like a plank of wood. You can lift the body now
by just holding the legs, but what is that thing that went into this form,
and made it alive, and then went out of this form? That secret you should
People ask why did God create evil. If God did create evil, He also created
the way to get rid of it. He created a pistol for it with four bullets and
we have to shoot, and shoot, and shoot and shoot, and when we have shot all
four bullets, we really have killed our ego, we really have killed it. Our
pistol is meditation, and the bullets are the four noble truths which kill
the devil in us. Buddha said that knowing the four noble truths, you will
know something eternal. So what is that eternal thing? Know that. This is
your aim in coming into the world. We haven't come into this world to eat,
drink and be merry. Remember, the plant that you are loving today, to which
you have given so much water, will finish one day. Why? Because the plant is
not constant. In nature you see so many things coming up and so many things
dying, like man. Nature is not constant. So what is the constant basis of
all life, knowing which we are made constant?
Some people think that God is a human being, but He is not. God hasn't got
ears like us, nose like us, eyes like us, mouth like us, teeth, tongue,
lungs, chest, bones. He isn't like that. These eyes only see in a limited
way, but God's eyes can see everything. His eyes are different from these.
Same way, His Word is a different word, a third eye. This is the mystery.
Jesus Christ said, "People will be able to look into the Kingdom of Heaven
with one eye." He never meant, "Take a stick and put out one eye and become
a blind person or become half blind with only one eye." He never said that.
So how to make one eye out of two eyes? The only way is to take a stick and
put out one eye? Is that the way? Jesus said get one eye but he did not take
a stick and put out eyes. There is some other way that is an internal way,
it is the source of all nature and it is all the bliss that you can
experience, all the bliss that you can experience. This is the cause of snow
falling on this earth, this is the cause of everything you can see, feel,
touch and think about. People try to think about God with their limited
minds. I've told you so many times, you cannot think about God with your
limited mind. God is unlimited and your mind is limited. It can only think
about limited things. But when we enter nature, when we enter the heaven of
God, then we realize what is the heaven of God.
I'll tell you a story. Once there was a queen. She went to take a bath, took
off her necklace and hung it on a hook. A crow came and flew off with it.
When he saw that it was not edible, that it was only a necklace, he let it
drop down. The necklace fell from the sky and dropped onto a tree. Under
that tree the river was flowing in which all the dirt of the city was
flowing. Very dirty. When the queen came out of her bath she saw the
necklace was missing. She cried, "A thief has taken my necklace." Was that
crow a real thief? She never knew, but still she said, "A thief has taken my
necklace and until I get it back I won't take food." So nobody could find
the necklace and the king ordered that whoever would find that necklace and
bring it to him, he would give half his kingdom. Some travelers were going
by, and they stopped under that tree to take some shelter and looked into
that dirty river. "Oh there is the necklace," they cried, "Now let us jump
in the water and take out the necklace."
So they all jumped in the river and swam deep, but they could get nothing.
They came out and again saw the necklace was there. So they again jumped in
but again they got nothing. Again they came out and again they jumped in.
When they came out they still saw it. When they jumped in the necklace
disappeared and when they came out the necklace was there. And so they
thought, "That thief is very clever. Whenever we come out he shows us the
necklace but when we jump in he takes it and hides it. He is very clever."
After some time a huge crowd gathered, and later the king was passing and
said, "What is the matter, why are so many people there by that river?" The
people said, "There is the necklace, king." The king said, "Yes, that is the
necklace, I should go and jump in and take it." But his Prime Minister said,
"O.K., king. I am going to jump in and get this necklace for you." Then the
king thought, "If the Prime Minister gets the necklace for me, then half the
kingdom will be his, so why should I lose my kingdom? These clothes are very
fine, but they are not as expensive as half the kingdom." See, the king was
very cunning. "I will jump in the water," he said. So he jumped into the
river with all his clothes on, into that dirty river. He searched all around
but he couldn't get that necklace. He came out and said, "Well, the necklace
is there and as soon as I jump in it disappears. Why should this be?"
Just then a guru, a man who knew this Knowledge, was passing by, and he
said, "This is neither a fasting day nor a holy day. What is the matter? Why
are so many people gathered around here?" And they said, "Sir, this is the
matter. The necklace is there and we want to take it out." He said, "Can't
you find it in the water?" They said, "No." He said, "O.K. Wait." Then he
climbed the tree, took the necklace down and gave it to the king. Because in
that river there was not the real necklace. The necklace was up there all
the time but they could only see the reflection.
Moths fly around bulbs and lamps and think, "This is the light." So they fly
in there and what happens? There is fire inside, they burn and die. They fly
in and they die. They thought something was there but nothing is there. So
many people have come into this world and so many people have died, but what
have they gained? Life, then death. They think there is a mystery of life
that they must search for, but where to search? They think the mystery of
life is in materialism, but it is not there. Materialism is the reflection.
You can see the sun, the moon, so many beautiful things-they are the
reflections of this mystery-and they think, "Oh yes, here it is." And they
jump into that mystery, but they find nothing. There are some people, even
in India, who don't want houses or possessions or anything materialistic.
They just want to live with nothing. T hey just stay in caves and say, "We
don't want to be near materialistic things." But can they find real truth
there? Can they find real peace there? No, because they are only touching
nature, they are not touching the mystery of nature.
What is materialism? To have a beautiful car, to have so many things around
you, this is materialism. Sometimes the car breaks down, then you pay money
for it to be repaired. It is a fine. Sometimes a television breaks down and
you pay money for it to be repaired. It is also a fine. Really it is a fine.
You are being fined. So why do you have things for which you will be fined?
We must put ourselves on the middle path in this world, not too low, not too
high. Should the temperature of your body be 0 degrees centigrade or should
it be 140 degrees centigrade? No, it should be 98.6, it should be normal.
There are three levels. One is the most materialistic and one is the most
natural, but neither materialistic living nor natural living can help you.
The level that will help you is the middle one. And when you know this
Knowledge you know the secret of being in the middle.
Today, people remember the name of Rama and say, "Ram, Ram, Ram." But what
was his name before he was born? Was it baby? So why don't we say, "Baby,
Baby, Baby?" What was the name Rama's father meditated upon? What was that
secret? What was the mystery of the light? We have to know that mystery,
because that is the main source, that is the spark plug. The white part of
the spark plug is not beautiful. There are two things only which are useful
in the spark plug. That little pin there and that little pin there. The
spark goes between them, so they are the most useful, not the plug. The car
is so expensive, but without this spark it is useless. Same way, this body
is so big, but the thing that is making it go is so small, so very small.
You cannot look at it through microscopes, not even through atomic
microscopes. A microscope will not help you know that mystery. For that you
need a third eye, you need to make both eves into one eye. When you have
that one eye you see what is the mystery of mysteries. And you will say,
"Yes, it is really far out." But you cannot see so you do not know.
There are two toads. I think you understand the meaning of toad, they go,
"Trrr, trrr, trrr," in the night, you know? And these two toads met. One
toad belonged to the sea and one toad belonged to the well. And the sea toad
said, "I am very far away from my ocean, so you had better give me shelter."
He said, "O.K., come into my well," and he took him into his well. When they
were there they both started talking. The toad who lived in the well said,
"How big is the ocean?" And the other one said, "Huge big, big, big, huge."
So the toad who lived in the well made a circle and said, "This big?" And
the other said, "No, huge, much bigger." So he drew a bigger circle. He
said, "Bigger than this?" "Yes, bigger than this." Ultimately, he reached
the boundary of the well. He said, "Bigger than this?" The sea toad said,
"Yes, bigger than this." He said, "It is impossible. Nothing can be bigger
than my well. This is the biggest thing." The other said, "Brother, be
patient, wait a little."
In the morning they both rose and the sea toad took the other one to the sea
and all he could see was water, water, water and not an end to it. Maybe you
think these are just bare words which you listen to with your ears. But
there is something beyond them, there is something beyond that which you
think is limited, it's like the toad.
There were two ants, and one ant loved salt and the other loved sugar. When
they met, the salt ant said, "My salt is the sweetest thing, the most
beautiful thing." And the other said, "No, my sugar is sweeter." They said,
"O.K., we are both tired today, we will rest and in the morning we will
meet." And the salt ant said, "I will come and taste your sugar in the
Morning came, they both rose up, and the salt ant said, "Probably there
won't be any salt near that sweet thing, so I had better take some along."
So she took some salt in her mouth and went to where the other ant lived.
"Yes, I have come," she said, "where is the sugar?" "Here it is, taste as
much as you like." The salt ant tasted some and then she said, "Well, this
is just like my salt, your sugar is just like my salt." She took another
bite, "Yes, it's just like my salt." Because she had a piece of salt in her
mouth, she could not taste the sugar.
The same thing is with us. In our minds there are egos, confusions, and so
many things, so when we go to something we say, "Oh, this is just like our
confusions." Because we are really confused, we get more confused. But once
our confusion is removed we really will face the sweetness. And then the ant
said, "Open your mouth," and the salt ant opened her mouth and, yes, there
was a piece of salt there. The sugar ant said, "Take this out. Wash out your
mouth and then come." So she did, and then she came and tasted the sugar and
then said, "Oh, yes, this is beautiful. This is sweet."
Same thing with humans. People come to me, saying, "Oh, this is confusing."
But when I say, "O.K., what are your questions, what are your doubts?" they
tell me those questions. I give them the answers, and what happens? The
salt, the confusion, comes out of their mouths. "O.K.," I say, "Now go and
wash out your mouths, go and listen to satsang," and then I say, "O.K., now
come and take the Knowledge," and I give the Knowledge to them and they are
You won't be able to understand my Knowledge by these bare words, because
the Knowledge is a matter of practical experience and I think God will bless
you to know this Knowledge. If you can't get this Knowledge outside, come to
me and I will give it to you. I have got this Knowledge. I have given it to
many people and they are all satisfied. So if you want it, come to me and
I'll give you this Knowledge, because this Knowledge is a bank account I
have got. It is not money that is in my bank account, it is the most
precious jewel, it is a diamond which I am giving to everyone.
There was a farmer in the desert and he saw this piece of glass shining so
he picked it up. He said, "Oh this is not precious," and he threw it away
and went on his way. And after some time a jeweler came and he took it, and
he said, "Oh it is a diamond, how lucky I am." So he put it in his pocket.
So they both came, they both picked up that diamond, but one was clever
enough to know its value and the other was ignorant and left it. This is
confusion. This Knowledge is supreme, just supreme, and you cannot take it
with your mind, which is what you are wanting to do. I am very sorry, but
you cannot have it like that. You cannot think this Knowledge in your mind.
You cannot imagine this Knowledge. So if you have any doubts and confusions,
ask me and I will remove them and I'll ask you to go and wash your mouth,
and that means "listen to satsang." When you are ready I'll come and turn
your battery on. When a car is ready, still one more thing is needed, and
that single thing is the ignition. I can switch on your ignition. At this
time you haven't even got an engine, you have only got a body, a chassis.
But ultimately, satsang, by removing doubts, does many things and it will
place an engine there, a big, huge, powerful engine. Everything will be
fixed. You will become eager, but you have no battery and no ignition
switch. You cannot turn yourself on. But when you are given this Knowledge
you become ignited, and then to go forward you do your service and your
meditation, and then you will go onto that highway that is the fastest
highway in the world. It never goes crooked, it goes straight to God,
straight to God, and it is a very short highway. Your car has got no
steering wheel because there is just one direction, straight. It has got no
tires because it flies, it flies straight to one point and that is God. Only
then do you become a real part of God, only then are you a real human being.
Up till now you are only human, not yet beings, but then you become beings,
human beings. And then you become perfect, you become part of God and part
of the Son of God.
So now I am here again, speaking to you, giving you my satsang. Some of you
will be like a strainer, and all the precious water will drain out, and only
the tea leaves will remain. But other people will be like combine
harvesters. They will take out the hay and keep the grains inside them. So
let's see who is like which. If you are like a tea strainer, the water will
leak out and you will not be able to use the leaves again. But if you are
sincere you will be like a combine harvester and you will really be part of
God. So let's see which you are.
So now you know why you have come to this world. Look at your watches and
you will see how fast the second hand is running; so fast, extremely fast,
and your precious moments are being wasted. You know the proverb, time and
tides wait for no one. Time and tides wait for no one. And time won't wait
for you. It's passing by like anything and there is no certainty in your
life. Suppose you are going out and your car slips on some ice and it
crashes into a bridge or something and you die. So there is no certainty
about your life and there is a heart-attack disease that is very popular.
You are sitting there and you don't know when you will die and suddenly you
So know why you have come into this world. Take this full opportunity that
you have got, that God has given you, take full opportunity of it, otherwise
Dogs bark but the elephant carries on. When an elephant passes in India, all
the dogs come round and bark, bark, bark. The elephant never even sees them.
The elephant isn't aware of what is happening around him. If you don't
realize why you have come into this world, if you don't use every single
moment, then you are like an elephant, having nothing to do with Knowledge
and having nothing to do with time. Everything is saying, "Know, know, know,
know me," but you aren't interested. Realize why you have come into this
world, why God placed you in this human frame, why God made you so handsome,
why God graced you with that most intelligent brain. Why did he do that?
Know. Only know.
And when you know it, meditate upon it, start walking on that way, start
climbing up that ladder, and if you do not know the way, if you do not have
that ladder, come to me and I will give you the Knowledge. You are always
welcome. My Knowledge does not have any religion, it does not have any way
of life. If you want to cut your hair, cut your hair, my Knowledge won't
affect that. If you are growing your hair, grow your hair, my Knowledge
won't affect that. My Knowledge is like a river. Let a lame man come, it is
the same water, let a rich man come, it is the same water, let a beggar
come, it is the same water, let a king come, it is the same water, let an
enemy come, it is the same water, let a friend come, it is the same water.
The same water is flowing for everybody. External things do not affect this
Knowledge because it is internal. So know why you are following the crooked
paths of this world, and turn away from them to the straight path of this
Knowledge. In the mountains in India there is a leaf, and if you touch it
will give you an electric shock. Your fingers will feel tingling as if
thousands of spiders are there; but nearby you will find a plant, a small
plant, and if you take the leaf of that plant, you can rub it on your
fingers and you will be cured. So where God has created evil he has created
good also. But people who look at evil cannot look at good, they don't know
where goodness is. The toads who live in the well don't know what the sea is
and the toads who live in the sea don't need to know what a well is. So live
in that ocean, live in that ocean of mercy, know where that ocean is and
make your life a golden life, a precious life, a good life, a marvelous
life. And I've got a way, I've got a technique ...
People who have received Knowledge, my blessings are always with them and
they should carry on and build an ashram here where many people can come and
receive Knowledge. You are not building the ashram for my benefit, you are
building the ashram for your benefit. You will reap what you have sown,
everybody knows that. If you sow mangoes, you won't reap berries. You will
reap mangoes. If you build an ashram, many people will come and take
Knowledge and they will bless your soul. It will be a wonderful thing. I
will come where there is love and unity for I love and I love unity. I want
this whole Universe to unite in the Name of God so that very soon the
Kingdom of Heaven may come on this earth, so that very many people can take
advantage of it. I am working for that, I am working very fast and I need
your constant cooperation. What I want is to bring forth the Kingdom of
Heaven quickly. And I can bring it forth by this grace.
Remember, Jesus prophesied that there will be famine and thunders before the
Kingdom of Heaven comes; but remember at the same time that God is very
merciful. He is complete mercy. And probably, if He has mercy on you, the
world won't explode, and I am working for that. I am increasing this
Knowledge like anything to stop the bombs from destroying the whole world
and I need your cooperation. If you don't cooperate with me, O.K., then let
the bombs explode. They won't wait for me, but if you want real peace,
cooperate with me and really, I will bring it along, very fast, because God
is merciful, all merciful. He is complete bliss and if you pray to Him,
maybe He will protect us from the thunder, the famine and the bombs and
change those bombs into flowers.
You don't think this can happen, but this can happen. Meera was a princess
who devoted everything she had to spreading this Knowledge, and her husband
and father both thought this is evil. So they took a basket and put a snake
in it and gave Meera this basket. They said, "Meera, these are flowers, this
is a garland for your Lord." So Meera took the basket to her Lord and placed
her hand inside and what came out was a garland.
With this Knowledge, thieves and robbers are converted into peaceful men, so
no one would think that once they were thieves and robbers. So I need your
cooperation. God is cooperating with me from that side but you must
cooperate with me from this side. You'll have to spread this Knowledge like
lightning and you know what is the speed of lightning. Even faster than
that. That's why you are devotees, that's why you were made disciples. Why
are your names written as disciples of Guru Maharaj ji? To do something, and
that is to spread this Knowledge. You don't kill the egos, you bring them to
me and I will kill them. So cooperate with me, give people satsang and do
what else you can. I have devoted my whole life. If I have done it you can
also do it very easily, very easily. There are no problems. If I have
devoted my whole life to this purpose, and I have, then so can you. Sow it
now and then reap what you have sown. Sow apples and you will reap apples,
sow thorns and you will reap thorns. That's all.
On Guru Maharaj Ji's fourteenth birthday, the western
premies held a fancy dress fantasy party for him. A Mexican tradition was
copied, where a huge colored paper fly (called a Pinata is filled with
sweets, suspended and moved around, wile the birthday child, blindfolded,
chases it, then beats it with a stick until the sweets fall out. Guru
Maharaj ji gave the following discourse on the 10th of December, 1971, at
the Prem Nagar Ashram, India.
This fly was broken; in the same way, the mind has to be broken. First of
all, man has to close his carnal outer doors so that he may concentrate his
heart on his devotion. Devotion is the stick, and with his devotion and
meditation he has to kill this crazy damn fly. In the same way, mind, too,
is strong; it is very big. To a man it seems very pretty, but of course it
is a fly.
In the same way, our minds in this age of darkness are very strong. The will
of this world is so strong. Really it is something that you cannot bear.
When the holy man leaves, you are lost. And then these evil powers start
acting upon you, and this illusion, which is itself darkness, comes and puts
a black sheet over you. Now, where to go? Where to go? Where is the path?
You light the torch, O.K. You light the torch, the torch is O.K. But you
have got something tied on your eyes, you cannot see where the light of the
torch is going. You are standing on the path, O.K. But you cannot see the
path because your eyes have been tightly tied up. Where to go now?
In the same way, when Satguru comes, by his satsang this illusion is broken,
and man is only attached to one thing. Now his destination is one, and that
is to meet with the sea.
The rivers flow from all sides to merge with their source, and that is the
sea. Sea was their source. And from the sea they were taken up by the sun
into the clouds, and they eventually went to the mountains, then showered
the rain, and now they are so great, so fast, they are running to meet and
embrace their source. Nothing in the world can stop them. They topple over
their edges, they go into the houses, with one purpose only-just to meet
with the "whole" who was their source, who is their source and who will be
their source; who exists, who was existing and who will exist; who never
dies, who has never died, and will never die; who is forever, was forever,
and who will be forever; who was complete, is complete and will be complete.
He is perfect, He was perfect and He will be perfect. Nothing in the world
can touch His personality and break it into pieces. Anything you take from
the world-illusion, this darkness-is too thin for Him.
His personality is great. His rays are so strong, they cross bones, they
cross skin, and they shine out. His light, which is His personality, is so
powerful that it crosses the whole world, but it can't be broken. His divine
divinity is so strong; His divinity is so strong that I've got no words to
describe it. A devotee is sitting in America, Guru is sitting in India, but
both have a very powerful connection.
So remember. We have to find that God, that person who is perfect; He is
ours and we are His, and we have to find Him. To whom do we belong? We have
to find Him, and get together and be one with Him, because if we are two we
have got duality. Wherever there is duality there is darkness. Wherever
there is darkness there is frustration. Wherever there is frustration there
is ego. Man is completely surrounded by it and he is put into prison by the
chains of his mind.
So remember: we are part of Him who Has manifested Himself as a Guru and who
has come into this earth, and now we have to be one with Him. We have to
completely merge and make our souls one with Him because He is perfect, and
once we merge with Him we will also be perfect.
Nothing is in the world, whether it is our mind, or the darkness of
illusion, that can stop it. We will be like the river Ganges. It flows,
flows, and has no regard for its importance. The Ganges doesn't stop because
cows are drinking its water.
Have you seen when men take the horses and put two leather strips before
their eyes? On the side, they cannot see. They can just see their road,
which is their destination. It is their path on which they have to run, run
and run, till their master stops them. They are not allowed to see anywhere
else. In the same way, we have to be tied into the one cord of love.
Because, you see, there are flowers in the garden, there is string to tie
the flowers, there is everything, but there is no garland. But once the
flowers come and are united on a string, they form a garland.
There is an autobiography of a flower written by Kalidasa, and this flower
says, "0 Lord, ever since you made me I have had one wish. That is that you
should please unite me with all my friends into one string of love and put
me around your neck so that I may be most fortunate to feel your divine
personality." This is the autobiography of that flower.
So remember, we have to be united in one string of love. Mind is so strong,
but don't be frustrated by it because if the Lord is true and the Knowledge
is true, then nothing is there. There is only a black shadow, cast by the
moon, which itself is taking light from the sun-and only for six hours.
After a little while it will go off and there'll be no darkness.
So remember, that we all have to unite in ore cord. Not two or three or four
or five. And all the human beings that have been created and are living in
this world, or on any other planet, have to be united in one cord, only one
cord. This cord is of love, and that perfect love is only given by the
Perfect Master of the time. No one else is able to give that love to you.
You think that your wife, your husband, your children will give you love?
No. It is the love of selfishness. Baby loves mother because mother gives
milk, not because they have a connection. No. Just because of selfish love.
In the same way, you love everything because of selfishness. But we love
guru without any selfishness. It is pure and perfect love, it is that love
which cannot be disturbed by mind at all.
So be perfect, be in love, do meditation, run smoothly, have a good life,
enjoy yourself, be one with Him who has created you, who had created you and
who will create you. Because this is what you have to find in the world.
There are many paths. Many, many paths. One is blue, one is red, one is
green, all seem beautiful. But there is one path which we can hardly look at
because it is so bright. People who are people, people who are really
humans, walk on it. And people who are not humans walk on the green, red and
yellow paths. But the man who walks on that bright, shining path always
becomes brightness. And God touches him and he touches the Lotus Feet of
Whenever the Lord comes, He is hungry for love. Nothing He wants. He has
created diamonds, He has created the whole of nature. Nothing is a surprise
to the Lord because He has created it. But the only thing that can be a
surprise for Him is your love. Love that is sincere, that is from your
heart, it comes right from the depths of your heart. It shows light,
affection, devotion and real love. It is perfect. Perfect, and so it will
So that love God requires. Nothing else. God created love, no doubt. But He
distributed it. And no love is left. And God is only hungry for one thing
now. He wants to collect love, love, love, and love. That's the only thing
He wants. But those people are only able to give love who are determined to
shed their forehead on His Lotus Feet. Nobody else. People who have become
proud go to that imperfection from where they never return. But the one who
is determined to shed his forehead on the Lotus Feet goes to that perfection
from where he never returns.
So brothers, unite into one love, be one, be perfect, be accurate. Accurate
for the love, attentive for the satsang, active for the service, and this
will make you perfect. Because perfection is what imperfection wants.
Imperfect are you, and you need your Lord because He is perfect. Perfection
never looks for imperfection, but imperfection looks for perfection every
So one devotee, he prays to the Lord and says, "Lord don't forget me. For
you, we are many, but for me, you are only one. If I get lost, you have
others who can give you that much love. But in my life, if you get lost, you
are the only one who can give me love. So Lord, please attach me so firmly
that the sun may break, fire may break in pieces and the sky may be
disturbed, the earth may be moved from its orbit, but this cord of love may
not be moved and may be strong forever and ever and ever. Even if the sun
breaks, no matter. But this cord of love should be forever."
All the saints of India, Jesus Christ and Mohammed also, have emphasized
love because love is the greatest cord in the world. It can unite you and
communicate you with the Lord. And the Lord is perfect, perfect for all. To
him who goes to Him and asks Him for His love, He never hesitates to give
it. Maybe he is the lowest person in the world, maybe he is the highest
person in the world. Because the Lord is the embodiment of love and you must
realize Him. Not only realize Him, but be one with Him because He can create
you as many times as you like.
So be careful about the golden opportunity He has given you. And don't be
confused by the hypnotic shadows of the mind which are making you
frustrated. Once you get frustrated, you will not be able to return again.
Don't be frustrated. Don't look anywhere, just look at the destination which
you have to reach. Don't look anywhere.
Don't be confused. Confusion is for those who don't know this Knowledge. But
once a man has known this Knowledge, he has nothing to be confused about.
Because this mind came, it can also go away, but only if the destination is
there. The horse is hungry, the grass is on all sides, but he can only look
at his destination. Maybe there is green grass filled with clover, but horse
does not look at that, he looks only at his destination and runs there. He's
hungry, but it doesn't matter.
So today, in the frustrated darkness of the world, only the Perfect Lord is
the bright, shining sun. And if you have known Him, far out. Nothing can be
more than that. It is the endless limit if you have known the Lord of the
time. So what I have told you just now, I think it is important. Maybe it is
not for you, but it is very important for me. And only through this
principle, only by following this basic outline of how to be one, can you be
one. For this solid thread of love has been carried over from centuries and
centuries and ages and ages.
And my guru also taught me first of all this thread of love. And then I was
able to realize the importance of guru, this embodiment of love. He is
white, but if you wear blue glasses you won't be able to see Him. In this
world, everywhere there is darkness. You can only get white glasses by
knowing that white, bright, shining Light. So if you go to Him, ask. Ask and
it shall be given, knock and it shall be opened unto you. So if you have
asked for Knowledge, very good. Otherwise, if you know the Knowledge, go
ahead and meditate. This is the only thing which increases your love. And
love increases you and makes you one with whom you have to be. It is so
beautiful, it is so fantastic to be one with one who is perfect, because you
are your own no more, no more are there weights on your hands, no more are
there weights on your shoulders, there is no burden to carry, no weight on
your hands to carry, you are free.
When you have been united to the Lord, you are the most free person. Water
cannot be in one place, it does not rest. It runs, runs, runs, and runs to
be one with Him, one with the sea. Maybe the sea is salty, it does not
matter. The water has to go and be united. So meditation is the only medium
through which you increase your love, and love will spring forth, will make
you one, and finally everything will be organized.
So I hope you will pay close attention to whatever I have been saying. It
holds value for all devotees. Because, first of all, of any line of
spiritualism, that spiritualism which opens Knowledge of God is the only
thing. But if you don't know the topic of love, then it is like owning a car
which is perfect, but without an engine. I want to find out if you know, if
you are really eager to go towards the destination. But without love, you
are a car without tires. So can you go?
So realize it and be one with it because this is the aim of human life which
has to be completed. It has to be completed. This is it. This is the aim of
human life. It should be there. It must be there. There can be no excuse for
this. Because ultimately, if you don't get there, you'll find yourself
living in great darkness, ignorance and suffering. But once you have
realized it, then everything is good for you.
Thank you very much.
Satsangs of Guru Maharaji Ji's Family
This Immortal Energy
The following discourse was given by Bal Bhagwan Ji, Guru Maharaj
Ji's eldest brother in July, 1972, at Denver, Colorado.
I am here by the grace of Guru Maharaj Ji, and now I am speaking to
you, giving satsang, the thing for which we have gathered together.
Satsang has a very significant and a very great role to play in our
I have come from such a long distance and you also have come here
from very far places. The whole thing is just like a tributary. There is
a tributary and there is a distributary. Now this tributary is where all
small streams, canals, brooks, and rivers join with the main stream, so
this is a meeting point for us. So all these small streams join with the
main stream and flow towards the sea. Our efforts, our small services,
are joining together and flowing towards Guru Maharaj Ji, our Source.
In India, Guru is said to be the highest manifestation of the Supreme
Authority. He is said to be a manifestation of the Supreme One. He is
the potential manifestation of the kinetic energy of the cosmos. I will
explain these things to you.
What is kinetic energy? The energy in motion, the energy which has no
position. When a body is moving, when a body is falling, the body is
said to be aoquiring kinetic energy. In science, we study this.
Similarly, when the ultimate reality is latent, it is said to be
absolute and also in the kinetic form. But in the kinetic form, we
cannot comprehend it. When that kinetic energy takes a potential form,
it takes a position, and that position is called the Guru. For instance,
take a coin and place that coin here just above the earth. When you
leave that coin, that coin due to gravity will fall towards the earth.
That falling is due to kinetic energy. When that coin just simply rests
on the earth, simply stays on the earth, it is stationary there. Then
that coin is said to be acquiring potential energy because it holds a
position. Similarly, that supreme authority, omnipresent everywhere, is
in ourselves also. When that supreme authority takes a manifestation,
that manifestation is called a potent manifestation with all potential
powers and is called Guru.
The fundamental idea of God and His Knowledge in Hinduism and in
Christianity is the same. There is no difference.
Guru is everything, because Guru gives you spiritual birth, Guru
gives Knowledge of the spirit. And how does he give it? Because he is
the potent manifestation of the kinetic form. So by this Knowledge, by
his wisdom, we realize him, we see him.
We have two eyes. Now these two eyes are connected with our optical
nerve and they meet at a connection point. Those optical nerves join the
retina and the brain at a single point. That is why when you see an
image by these eyes, they are synchronized together. Now similarly, to
see the worldly phenomena, you have got two material eyes; actually,
they are not two, they are one, because the optical nerves meet at one
point. And for seeing spiritual phenomena, we also have a single eye
which is called the third eye. That is why in the Bible it says, "If
thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." That means,
if you single out, if you concentrate by Knowledge, by the technique of
spiritual insight, then your body shall be full of light.
So, how to concentrate, how to synchronize the eyes? Now, that is
called Knowledge. One thing I will tell you, concentration in meditation
is a must. Like this man is taking my picture with the camera. Now, if
the camera trembles in his hand, the picture will be blurred, won't it?
Now, if your mind wavers, the spiritual experience will be blurred,
giving no pure experience. So your mind should be as steady as the
camera. If not, you can't have the spiritual experience. To have the
spiritual experience one should have a steady mind.
For instance, I give you a gun and there is a target. Now one thing
remains, and that's to shoot. You have to aim the gun at that target. If
your gun shakes you miss the chance, you miss the target. So the gun
should be held very steady and the bullet goes to the target and hits
The mind is the bullet, and that mind from your self goes to the
supreme self, cosmic consciousness, and stays there. So I mean that one
must steady his mind so that it unites with truth.
People think the Divine Light Mission and Christianity are different.
No, there is no difference. The Divine Light Mission is making
Christianity universal. We are giving a universal appeal, a universal
explanation to Christianity, to all religions. If the truth is in
Christianity, very well. If it is in Buddhism, very well. If the truth
is in any religion, any way of life, we have to worship that truth, and
that's our aim.
Now for instance, I tell you there was a saint known as Saint John.
He was the last apostle that witnessed Christ, and what he wrote is
very, very important to us. If you read his gospel, you read, "In
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God." Now you see, in beginning was the Word. There are many, many
explanations given to this, but I will explain the whole thing to you by
the grace of my Guru.
He says, "In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and
the Word was God." Now, first of all, we take one sentence, "In the
beginning was the Word." In the beginning of what? In your beginning?
Before my beginning, before the beginning of the entire creation, there
was the Word. Now remember before your beginning, before my beginning,
there was the Word. Not words. It is singular. That means one unit. Each
and every word is a vibration, the words I am speaking are also
vibrations. So "In the beginning was the Word" means that in the
beginning was the cosmic vibration. All the cosmic vibration, all of
ourselves, our soul, which is part and parcel-all these consciousnesses
have come out of that cosmic consciousness. So, in the beginning was the
Now any vibration in action has energy, so it means, in the beginning
was Word. That shows, that signifies, that in the beginning was the
power to create the creation, and power was with God. Because God,
without the power to create, cannot create anything. Like, this is a
great hall. Without bricks, without mud, how can you make this hall?
Impossible. Without colors, how can you make a painting? Impossible.
Without the power to create, you cannot create. You have to have the
power to create and God; there is no difference between the two. Like I
have got power, I have got power to speak, I have got power to see, I
have got power to understand. There is no difference between my power
and my own self. They are one and the same. Similarly, God has the power
to create and there is no difference between the power to create and
Him. So the Word was God.
Our mother source is the Word, which was in the beginning. That soul,
the Word, never had a beginning but was before the beginning. Lord
Krishna says, and it is a universal fact, that anything which has a
beginning has an end. You see, you see a film, and you see the beginning
and you see the end. This body also has a beginning, and you will see
But one thing for sure is this-that Word never had a beginning. What
is that Word? We study chemistry and by the knowledge of chemistry we
know that there is a law of conservation of energy which states that
energy is neither created nor destroyed. Anything that is neither
created nor destroyed is immortal. Now this energy is immortal. By the
knowledge of science, we know the sum total of all energy remains the
same-is constant. Scriptures call it "soul," scriptures call it
"spirit," or the "at man," or the "Brahman," and say that "soul" is
immortal. "Spirit" is immortal.
What is "soul?" Soul is a four letter word, s-o-u 1. Now, "S" stands
for subject, "0" stands for of, "U" stands for universal, and "L" stands
for life: "Subject Of Universal Life." And it is really the subject. It
is really the subject that you have to perceive, that you have to know.
There is no difference between science and religion because religion
is defined as realization, as experience. It is said that true religion
begins where philosophy ends and it is very, very true. Like, if you are
talking of water, you cannot drink water. If you are talking of food,
you cannot eat food. And when you eat food, you cannot talk about it.
You cannot do talking and eating together. Similarly, when you
philosophize something, you cannot experience it. But when you stop
philosophizing, when you stop the talking, then you come to the
experience. It is said that the devils can quote the scriptures to you.
But I say the devils cannot reveal the scriptures to you. Only a
Satguru, a Perfect Master, can reveal the scriptures to you, and not the
devils. Like a tape recorder. A tape recorder can also recite the
scriptures. A tape recorder can also recite the Bible, but it not reveal
the Bible to you. That is impossible. On an enlightened soul, a perfect
soul, can reveal the perfectness to you. I have also read the Bible, and
one thing I read-that Jesus said in speaking to his disciples, "Blessed
are those who are pure in heart, for they shall see God." That means we
can see God. It is possible to see God. Jesus Christ is saying that we
can see God. Now he said this because he himself saw God. He himself
perceived, visualized God. He was enlightened. That is why he was
talking of the possibility of seeing God. And he was telling people to
be pure in their hearts. Be pure in heart and then you can see God.
And how to be pure? That is the question. Now this is a microphone.
There is metal in it. If this metal is iron, and if this metal is one
hundred per cent iron, no carbon, then it is pure. If this cloth is one
hundred per cent cotton then it is pure cotton. If this pencil contains
one hundred per cent carbon, then it is pure carbon. For anything, the
sign of purity is one hundred per cent of what it is. If you know your
soul one hundred per cent, then you are pure. Purity can be signified by
total knowledge of anything that we are talking about. So that means, if
you know your soul, you are completely, one hundred per cent pure.
I have talked to many, many priests, many, many fathers. Once I spoke
to a father. I said, "Please tell me what is the Word that Saint John
was talking about." He said that the Word is Jesus Christ. I said, "Very
well." Jesus Christ said that I am the Son of God. And if you substitute
Jesus Christ for the Word, then the whole thing reads as: "In the
beginning was Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ was the Father and Jesus
Christ was God." So I said, "I have a doubt there." And he said, "What
doubt?" I said, "How can the Son be born before the Father? It is
impossible. The Father comes first, then the Son comes afterwards. So
now, what we are saying according to you is that the Son comes first and
the Father after him."
He was puzzled, he said, "Then what do you say about it?" I said,
"the Word is something else."
That Word is the Word of God. In China, that Word is called Tao. Tao
also means holy Word. In the Upanishads, it is called the Brahmanic
Word, the Manifestation of God. It is called a dumb word, d-u-m-b. Dumb
means you cannot pronounce it, it is already being uttered in you.
Unpronounced Word, for which you don't require a tongue, for which you
don't require a vocal cord. It is actually-it is you, actually. So that
is the empirical outline of life.
So one thing for sure is that we must have Knowledge of the Self, and
that will be given to us by Satguru who knows everything, who knows what
we are. Enlightenment is called "Buddhahood." There was a boy called
Siddhartha and then he got wisdom. He was said to be Buddha. So,
Siddhartha plus wisdom equals Buddha. What is that wisdom? If that
wisdom is added to you, you also become Buddha, which is enlightened. So
that wisdom will be given to us by the Wise One and that is Guru Maharaj
So we should go towards the Guru. One thing I will tell you, in the
Indian philosophy, scriptures, they tell of the proper way to approach
Satguru. Now they say if a devotee should go to a Satguru, he should
humbly prostrate before the Lotus Feet of the Satguru. Now why is this?
The Western mind can question about this. By the knowledge of science,
we know that in order to magnetize an iron piece, we first of all put
that iron piece horizontally. Now that iron piece is kept horizontally
and a magnet is brought and that magnet is simply kept in touch with the
iron piece by being revolved over it and thus kept in touch. By that
movement that magnet induces magnetism into that iron and that piece
also becomes a magnet. Now, when a devotee, behaving like an iron piece
simply prostrates before the Satguni, the Satguru, like the magnet,
induces spirituality into him, and he also becomes spiritually
enlightened. That is a scientific phenomenon, a phenomenon which we can
comprehend. A devotee also prostrates before the Guru because he knows
that his life is a dust particle. He knows that he is from a very low
level and only the Guru can elevate him.
The work of the Guru is to give salvation to the people. What is
salvation? Salvation is a ladder which joins manhood to Godhood. You
climb this ladder, you go to God. So this is the connecting ladder, and
Satguru is the source. And another thing: in order to fill a bucket,
will you put the bucket on top of the tap, or underneath the tap?
Naturally, to fill the bucket, you place the bucket underneath the tap.
Similarly, to get Knowledge from the Guru, you place yourself underneath
the Guru, and this is the whole idea behind the Indian philosophy,
explaining the way to approach the Satguru. That is why we prostrate
before the Satguru, in order to be infused with spirituality.
We will discuss many things later on, because there are countless
things to see. Guru Maharaj Ji has provided, has given, this
opportunity, and I believe that the day will come when all of us will
get this Knowledge and collect together, because, you know, the Spirit
is One. "Soul," the "spirit," this "atman," is neither Christian nor
Hindu nor Muslim nor Buddhist. Soul is soul. And God is neither
Christian nor Hindu nor Muslim nor Buddhist. So our point is, our idea
is, that we must connect this soul to God and to nothing else. The whole
purpose of life is this.
God is omnipresent, but where do we connect? How do we connect? You
have a Denver radio station. Now, this radio station at present is
broadcasting a radio program. But can you hear it? No. Why can't you
hear the program? Because you don't have a radio. Those radio waves are
omnipresent, they are everywhere, but we cannot tune in without the
proper receiver. That receiver is the Knowledge. It is the technique of
spiritual insight. By that technique one hears the omnipresent harmony
that is being sung by God. And that is God.
My idea is this, that we must know our essence. See, I'll give you a
question. The question is this, "What is the difference between a living
man and a dead man?" If you subtract a dead man from a living man, what
is the difference? The difference is soul, and that difference is to be
realized. Because the difference is the essence in us, so one thing for
sure is this, you must have Knowledge of the Soul. That is why Socrates
said, "Know Thyself." One must know that which we are.
I will tell you one thing, I saw a dollar note, and on the back of
the note it was written, "In God we Trust." There are two persons, one
man I know, the other man I don't know, and if you say, which man will
you trust? I will choose the man I know. Without knowing a man, how can
I trust a man? It is impossible to trust in a man without knowing him.
So in the saying "In God we Trust," how can you trust in God without
knowing God? The Knowledge of God is compulsory then, because without it
you cannot speak about trusting. Trusting is a thing which you have to
do in practice. It is not a talk. It is not a lecture. It is not a song.
It is a practical thing. So similarly, if you trust in God, you must
know who God is, and that you know by the Knowledge.
And I will tell you one thing: all the scientists are in quest of
truth, and in the search they have taken an atom. An atom is a very
small thing. Now this atom they took, and they disintegrated this atom,
and what came out? Light. When they disintegrated the atom, light came
out. This means the light was inside the atom, because only if light was
inside the atom could it come out. Only if light is inside can it come
out. So when you break the barrier of material limit, that light comes
Now, by the knowledge of science, I know tha your body contains
billions and billions of atom
Now all these atoms must contain the light. So that is our actual
form, our real form is light. And that is why all the scriptures say
that God is light. That is why Moses, on top of the mountain, saw
Jehovah, and Jehovah said, "Close your eyes;" lie closed his eyes and
saw a huge flash of light before him. Mohammed Sahib, the prophet of the
Muslims, also saw the light. You go to the Vedas, in the Vedas you find,
"Light, 0 Light, I worship you." That is, all these things are pointing
to one thing, that God is light.
Now one thing I tell you, if you take a particle and vibrate that
particle, if the vibrations are between twenty cycles and two-thousand
cycles, you have the audio range. After that you go to radio waves.
After that you go to microwaves. After that you go to Xrays, where the
particles are very fast in vibration. Then, after that there comes
light. This vibration is from the cosmic vibration and it is the Word.
"In the beginning was the Word."
In this creation the only difference between solid and liquid is that
in solid the particles are jammed together and in liquid they are moving
free. It is the vibration that is causing the difference. If you simply
block the particles, jam the particles of water, the water will turn
into ice, and it will become solid. It is the vibration that is causing
the difference. If you understand this vibration and go in harmony with
this vibration by the Knowledge of God, by the Knowledge of your Self,
then you can tune yourself to God.
Now, if there is a house and a thief knows that there is a diamond
kept in the house, a very precious diamond, then what happens to that
thief? He will have no sleep day and night, for he will be thinking and
planning how to steal that diamond. Each second he will be spending in
order to plan how that diamond might be stolen. Similarly, if you know
in your heart that you contain a very precious diamond, the divine Word
of God, then, to know that Word you will be thinking day and night.
There will be no sleep if you are a very, very true, very genuine seeker
of this Knowledge. Because there is curiosity and there is sincerity,
and there is a difference between the two. Any man who is passing by can
see these lights lighted up in the church. He can come here, to see out
of curiosity, but he has no sincerity. We want sincerity and not
curiosity. God wants devotion, He never wants curiosity. He reveals
Himself only to people who are sincere, people who are devotional.
There is action, meditation and satisfaction. Karma and Knowledge,
"karma" and "gyana", are very, very important. "Karma" means action, "gyana"
means Knowledge. Now both are very, very important. There is a bird, and
a bird has wings. If you cut one wing the bird will not fly. Similarly,
"gyana" and "karma," (Knowledge and action) like the two wings of a
bird, are very important in life. We have to work together, because work
is worship, and Knowledge is divine. And by applying those two wings, we
can fly over this ocean of materialism. Not without the two wings. So we
must do action, perform our worldly obligations, and at the same time,
we must meditate.
A car running without a driver will crash. Our lives, unsecured,
unguarded, uncontrolled by the Supreme Authority, will crash. We need
somebody to guide us, somebody to guide our souls, to secure our soul.
For that purpose, Guru Maharaj Ji has come to the western world.
Now the time is coming, the time is fast approaching when religion
and science will come together. Einstein, who was a great scientist,
said, "Religion without science is deaf, and science without religion is
blind." You see, the blind man and the deaf man are together in
worshipping the same truth, but without this Knowledge they cannot
visualize, they cannot receive this ultimate reality.
So, one must do service, one must be humble and one must be devoted
to the revealer of the ultimate reality. Once Jesus Christ was sitting
at supper and a lady came to the Lord and she brought very good perfume.
She took the perfume and by the perfume she was washing the holy feet of
the Lord. And there were many, many persons who criticized and objected,
"Why is she spending such a huge amount of money just washing the feet
of the Lord?" Then the Lord said, "You can have money after I go, but
now you can use the money in my service." Service to the present master
is very, very important. That is why this is a beautiful opportunity for
all of you. You must do your best to take the benefit of this
opportunity to serve Guru Maharaj Ji.
Now I'll tell you, I'll give you one example. Have you seen the bees?
If you study the bees, you will know there is a mother bee, called the
queen mother, and there are her workers too. Now all these bees fly
around and collect honey and store that honey in their hive. Bees are
collecting, collecting, collecting, working day and night just to store
that honey. And there is the queen mother bee in the hive controlling
everything. We have to resemble nature. Maharaj Ji is the queen mother
bee and we should, like bees, go on collecting, go on working for this
mission, go on spreading Knowledge, clearing people's doubts, and
encouraging the true meditation. That is our duty. So we must realize
our position in this nature.
To See God
The following discourse was given by Bal Bhagwan Ji in private.
Why are we not united? It appears that people who claim to understand
the Bible have not actually understood it. That is why today we find
different denominations with their own versions of the Bible, each
claiming to be the way, and believing in one God, or Jesus Christ. Our
disunity reflects the fact that we have not the proper understanding to
understand God. History tells us that great massacres have taken place
under the name of holy crusades, and that the great churches have not
remained as churches but have become political tools for the exercise of
power and wealth. To sum up, there is no evil which has not befallen us
in the name of religion.
Jesus, our Master, gave us the commandment to "love our neighbors as
we love ourselves." Why then is there enmity and antagonism between
Catholic and Protestant, and why today are they waging war in Belfast,
shedding the blood of innocent people, who are like puppets dancing to
the strings of religion? How would Jesus Christ feel today, to see his
children piling up the same wealth which he himself told them to
distribute to the poor?
Such deeds clearly show how much we understand Christ, and how much
we have followed his way. But even in this desperate state, we have room
For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, neither
hid that shall not be known. Luke 12:2.
Today we are in such illusion and darkness, but we still have the
promise of Christ who will send us a comforter.
But when the comforter is come, who I will send unto you from the
Father, He shall testify of me. John 15:26.
In this verse the word "He" shows the comforter is a person; and
further on, Jesus Christ himself says,
Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I
go away, for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you,
but if I depart I will send Him unto you. John 16:7.
As Saint John the Baptist came as the predecessor of Jesus Christ, so
will be the comforter of the second Christ. The whole world is waiting
for the Christ to come, but the question is, once Christ came, he was
crucified. If he comes a second time as he has promised, will there be a
second crucifixion? The Jews and the Rabbis who were devoted to their
scriptures, read from them that Christ would come. He came and he went,
but the world didn't recognize him. The same cause (whatever it may be),
will also keep the Christians, who read the Bible and the prophecies of
the Second Coming, from the Christ who will appear again. Because if you
put your attention to this verse you will understand a new meaning.
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh, this is the spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard
that it should come; and even now already it is in the world. John
Have we accepted that Christ is come in the flesh? If we have, then
we are of God, and if not then we ourselves are antichrist. Imagine how
many antichrists believe that Christ is still not come in the flesh. Do
we include our name in the list? And if we believe that Christ is
already in the flesh, then where is he, and what is his address? And if
we do not believe that he can come in the flesh, then the Bible condemns
us as antichrist, and we ourselves are the Devil, no matter if we may
imagine ourselves to be the most devoted Christians. And as the Bible
declares, even now the world has antichrists, for there are people who
still do not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
Saint John writes of the Word turning into flesh, the Word which was
in the beginning. That Word is God, and God is the one for whom Jesus
Christ said, "Thou shalt serve the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou
serve." What is the Word which was in the beginning? Some say that it is
Jesus Christ. But Jesus Christ declares himself to be the son of God,
and if he is the son of God, then how can the son be born before the
Father, who is God?
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the
Word was God. John 1:1.
Some people say the Word is the Bible, and if it is, then was Genesis
an illusion? Because in Genesis there is no mention of the Bible being
before the entire creation. Imagine: How could St. John, Matthew, Luke,
and the people who wrote the Old Testament have existed before they were
So the Word is something else. It is a reality beyond the conception
and imagination of the mind. And here Guru Maharaj Ji reveals the
Knowledge of the Word to us. If someone helps and guides us to know and
to love God, if someone reveals to us the holy Knowledge of the Word,
and if someone shows us light in our hearts, do we not owe our reverence
to him? What Guru Maharaj Ji is doing is not taking us away from our
Lord Christ or the Bible; he is giving us a better understanding of the
scriptures. To us he is hope in desperation, and light in the darkness.
He is the Word turned to flesh which raises itself to speak about the
glory of the Word. Who else can reveal the Word to us except that flesh
which is the Word, or the Word which is turned into flesh?
The light of the body is the eye. Therefore, if thine eye be single
thy whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22.
This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare
unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John
That was the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into
the world. John 1:9.
We have all come into the world. What is the light that has lighted
us? How can our eyes be single, so that our body shall be full of light?
What is that light which is God, for in Him there is no darkness? Surely
that light is not sunlight, for there is darkness in the night. How can
we be true Christians without understanding the above quotations, which
are the central theme of the Bible? Why can't we accept him, he who has
come to give us the understanding to understand the Bible and answer all
the questions above?
Nobody can deny the fact that life demands satisfaction. Whether we
are atheists or orthodox, satisfaction is a must that we have to
achieve. Satisfaction is God's gift to man. Life remains a vacuum
without God, and thus remains a question. To people who know
satisfaction, life is an answer.
Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all
these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.
First of all one should have Knowledge from Guru Maharaj ji and
afterwards all the accessories will be added to him.
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Matthew 22:32.
There are many prophecies about the Lord and daily we pray that Thy
Kingdom will come on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus Christ himself
makes it clear that the Kingdom of God never comes with observation.
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or lo there! for, behold, the
Kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21.
In the Bible it is said that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and
when the time really comes we turn away our faces and reject him who
comes to us and for us. Sincere and true seekers have the never ending
desire to know God.
Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it
shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7.
But are we really finding? Are we really seeking? And above all, are
we really asking? The reality isNo. We are doubting. Is it good to start
spiritual lessons with a doubt?
For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh ndeth; and
to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8.
But what happens to a man who doubts? Nobody can even imagine. Many
people who want to recognize Christ by signs should be aware of the fact
that no signs will be given to this generation.
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this
generation seek after a sign? Verily I say unto you, there shall be no
sign given unto this generation. Mark 8:12.
It is written in Revelations that Jesus Christ will come as a thief.
I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I
shall come upon thee. Revelation 3:3.
So we should prepare ourselves in advance to receive him when he
comes as a thief.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:5.
If we have seen God then we are pure in the heart. Seeing God is the
sign of purity, and if we have not seen God, then how can we lay claim
to purity of heart? We should at least try to find out how many of our
Christian brothers who go to church daily have seen God. The question
that troubles my heart is this. If these noble men have already seen
God, then why do they confine themselves and the people to rituals? For
there are many who believe that God cannot be seen, and the rest believe
that if you see God then you cease to exist. Here comes the
contradiction-for Jesus says, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they
shall see God."
Acquiring purity in heart and also living are both necessary if we
are to see God, because we can only see while we are alive, and not when
we are dead. And if it is true that we cannot see God, then why did
Christ ever make this statement?
That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of
the spirit is spirit. John 3:6.
God is spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit
and in Truth. John 4:24.
The worship of God can only be done through the spirit, and Guru
Maharaj Ji reveals the Knowledge of the spirit to us. For even Jesus
says, "And who so shall receive one such little child in my name
receiveth me." (Matthew 18:5.) People who receive Guru Maharaj Ji who is
fifteen years old and is a little child, fulfill the above verse.
For ye shall know that truth and the truth shall make you free.
For 2,000 years we have been showing the Lord's death, but while we
live, our Lord is of the living and not of the dead. He has come to give
eyes to the blind, for it is his Knowledge which makes us know what he
is. For it is his light which makes us see him. Let us now all join
together to receive him and to understand him through his Knowledge.
Think-he who comes as a thief and goes away will have nothing to lose.
We will be the one who loses the golden opportunity, like the rabbis did
1,973 years ago. Let us remember our past to better our future, and
receive the one who has come for us.
You know truth is bitter, very bitter when it comes to taste. But
that's the way we have to accept things. People thought that Jesus
Christ would come as a king and when he came as a carpenter's son, only
those truly of him received him with love. Let us now see how many
people stand up to receive him who has come for them. As the sun rises
from the east to the west, may he bestow his grace on you and give you
courage to accept the divine Knowledge.
The Goal of Human Life
The following discourse was given by Yogiraj Param Sant Satgurudev
Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, Father of Guru Maharaj Ji, in June, 1961, at Prem
On this whole planet, man is the only rational being. Because of this
quality of rationality, human birth is superior to all other births. In
all other bodies, instincts alone are working to guide actions. They are
devoid of discrimination and do not have the power of invention. They
can neither grow nor prepare any kind of food, but they can
instinctively devour it when it is prepared and offered by man.
Non-human births are bestowed to suffer the fruits of actions-good or
bad-performed with egoism and ignorance of the true self during human
life. Even the most laudable actions performed with egoism and in the
darkness of ignorance, bestow at best the life of a lion to reign over
the kingdom of the jungle or that of an elephant to adorn the palace of
In human form„ on the other hand, a man not only enjoys or suffers
the fruits of actions performed in egoism and without devotion in
previous lives, but he is also free to choose his present line of
actions by which he can direct his future life. But human birth itself
is not obtained because of the merit of previous actions. It is due only
to the extreme grace of the Almighty. Of the graces by which salvation
is obtained, human birth is the first and primary. With extreme
kindness, but without any consideration, God gives human life at His
Only in human life can the individual soul throw off the veil of
delusion and realize its true self. Only in human life can it lose its
seemingly separate identity and become completely immersed in the
Obtaining a human birth is the greatest fortune of the soul because
here alone is self realization, or God realization, possible.
The great saint Kag Bliusundi, who attained Knowledge, immortality,
and perfection because of his extreme devotion, said, "There is no life
like human life. All souls in both movable and immovable bodies aspire
to it. Human life is a staircase which leads to hell, heaven and
salvation. Only in human life can one obtain Knowledge, detachment, and
It is thus for man himself to discriminate and choose which path to
tread on. The individual soul itself is nothing but a fragment of the
cosmic soul, but having fallen under the influence of delusion it has
lost control over the mind, and mind with its unsteady, turbulent, and
tenacious nature has been causing untold suffering. But when through the
grace of God, the soul obtains human life, a divine opportunity is
opened to it to pierce the veil of delusion, to destroy the ignorance
from which sprouts all sufferings, and to realize as a consequence its
true self, which is satchitananda: its existence, its life-force, and
Having realized its true self, it can fix its mind on the divine
light and by constant meditation acquire unity and tranquility, from
which come untainted joy and eternal bliss, the inherent qualities of
the soul. When the individual soul reaches this stage it is called
salvation, which means deliverance from all miseries and sufferings. So
salvation is only obtainable during human life, and salvation cannot be
obtained without God realization, which is the only goal of human life.
True wisdom, therefore, lies in taking full advantage of this divine
opportunity to achieve salvation. It is the state of pure joy that a man
is trying to achieve from birth to death. But because of delusion and
ignorance, all his efforts are misdirected. The way to find pure or
permanent joy is unknown to him. Usually a man believes it might be
found in material prosperity and therefore undergoes hardships in order
to acquire immense wealth, position or fame. But lie soon becomes
bewildered, as fear of losing these acquisitions becomes an obsession
which robs his mind of peace and happiness, instead of bestowing them.
In fact, instead of finding perpetual joy, he finds perpetual anxiety.
Material prosperity in its many forms can never provide constant
satisfaction, for matter itself is subject to decay; hence any
satisfaction it gives must inevitably be lost. Man is in reality divine,
free, and one with the supreme, but he forgets his true nature and
identifies himself with matter, which is only an illusory appearance.
And this is the real cause of man's bondage and suffering.
There cannot be any liberation in a state of multiplicity. The state
of complete oneness with God is the only goal to be aspired to, and
towards which the entire creation is slowly moving.
Happiness is dependent on peace, which is a sublime faculty of mind,
and peace comes from evenmindedness. This is only achieved through
devotion, achieved by submersion of the mind into the ever-existent
divine light within oneself and by constant meditation on the holy Name
of God. This Name cannot be written or spoken, yet it provides
life-force to all movable and immovable beings. Realization of this
divine light and Knowledge of the holy Name brings love for God-and from
love for God will come selfless service to Him and obedience to His
commands. Hence the prerequisites for sublime devotion are first, God
realization; then, supreme love for Him; and lastly, submersion of the
mind into His Name, which automatically leads to selfless service and
God is both with form and without form. Butter still in milk can be
said to be without form, and when it is churned out, with form. In the
same way, the divine Light which is self-existent in all beings is God
without physique, whereas the Satguru of the time, or the realized soul,
is God with the physique. Submersion of the mind into the divine light;
obedience and service to Satguru together with supreme love for Him;
consecration of body, mind, and all activities to Him; together with a
great anguish for the slightest forgetfulness of Him, constitute sublime
devotion. Hence perpetual peace, eternal bliss and salvation within the
lifetime are ensured. There is absolutely no other way to achieve them.
This is universally substantiated and experienced by every saint, no
matter where and when he lived. It is written in the scriptures, "One
who desires to have happiness without Bhakti (devotion) is a great fool.
To reach real happiness by other means is like trying to cross the ocean
without a boat. Bhakti is a most precious diamond. One who has this
diamond in his heart knows not even the slightest misery."
Lord Krishna said, "He whose mind is detached from external
enjoyments achieves through meditation that pure joy that is the
inherent quality of the soul. Such a man who has realized God within
himself, and has completely identified himself with the divine, enjoys
Sublime devotion, however, comes from implicit faith and confidence
in the Satguru of the time, and it must be clearly understood that only
He who can bestow God-vision instantaneously within oneself is the
Satguru of the time, and no one else. In reality, He is God incarnate.
It is impossible to have unflinching confidence without personal
experience of this divine light. All scriptures and all saints
unequivocally proclaim that God is omnipresent: He is present in all
places and at all times. He is Satchitananda: ever-existing life force
and absolute bliss. He is existent as divine Light in all beings.
Realization of this creates absolute confidence in Satguru, without
whose kindness and help it is never realized.
Lord Krishna said to his disciple, "Arjuna, being pleased with you,
through my own power I have shown you this supreme, primal, and infinite
universal divine Light, which cannot be seen in any other way. Neither
by reading scriptures nor by many acts of worship can I be seen in my
immortal form as divine light."
Therefore, to realize the divine light within, the kindness of the
Satguru of the time is absolutely indispensable. At this time only does
it become possible to dedicate body, mind, speech, and all actions to
the Satguru, which will then give rise to Bhakti, the devotional source
of all happiness and peace. So this is like a circle. First, humility
and service to the Satguru will obtain his pleasure, and only then will
he bestow God-vision for realization of divine light. And after God
realization, faith and confidence in Satguru will lead to service,
dedication, and devotion. Hence is achieved eternal happiness and
salvation which is the' ultimate goal of human life. It should therefore
be the first endeavor of a human being to find the Satguru so that in
the end this goal of human life can be achieved.
The following discourse was given by Mata Ji, Mother of Guru
Maharaj ji, on the 19th of May, 1972, at Concord, Massachusetts.
When by our Lord's kindness we are brought into this world, He gives
us four blessings. He doesn't send us into this world helpless, He gives
us four great diamonds, so we can pass through this world rich and safe.
First there is this human body. No one can obtain a body like this by
any effort of his own. It comes to us by grace. And then He gives us the
scriptures. He sends us all the scriptures of the world, books which
open up the hidden treasures of reality, so that we can have guidance, a
path to follow. His third gift is that He comes Himself as Satguru, and
this is the greatest of blessings, that He Himself comes in person to
lead us. And the fourth blessing is our own effort. When we have
accepted the first three blessings, the benefits of our own efforts will
be waiting for us.
The only thing He asks for in return is our mind, our wandering mind
that is all over the place. He says, give me your mind, and all these
things are for you. Why does He take back our minds? Because He wants to
give them some discipline, He wants to put them in their right place.
Maharaj Ji has given you so much, and you promised you would return your
mind to Him. Are you resting your mind in the peace He has provided? Do
you use the Knowledge He has given you, or are you just sitting around?
Flowers are so lovely. When they are growing, their life is full of
fragrance and vigor and beauty, but when you cut them they start to
wither. The flower is still there, but the life force has gone. The
flowers begin to lose their fragrance, to fade, to fall apart. They
become dead. In the same way, if we fall away from our Father we become
dead. As long as we are in touch with Him, the life force flows and we
get everything that a human being could possibly require, all the
fragrance, the intelligence, all the power, all the beauty. But the
moment we are cut off from the source, we wither. We die; we become
lifeless; we become absolutely nothing.
Nature is there, and you can learn from watching it. The various
plants and flowers come in their own seasons; the daffodils come up,
they bloom, and then they fade. And we are the same way, we come and go,
come and go, we bloom, and then we fade. That's the way of nature, life
and death, life and death. But the people who never forget their
connection with their Father, for them it isn't a matter of coming and
going, for even when they die, even when they are born again, they
remain alive forever in the eternal soul. And they become great souls,
great teachers, so that people afterwards revere them, and build statues
to them to worship them, because they can see the beauty of their
ideals. Such people are immortal.
The seed never dies. People try to bring the universe crashing down,
they often want to ruin the whole thing. The power of evil actually
wants to be so strong that everything is ruined, you know. But the seed
can't be harmed. No power can touch that seed. Evil comes like the
coming of winter, of autumn. The petals and leaves fall, and then the
flower grows again. Because the seed is there. If there was no seed, the
new creation, the new revolution, the new life could not come.
Everything would be finished. But nothing can touch the seed. It is
always there. And that is the power and love of the Lord.
Diseases, tortures and disasters have come, and people are always
suffering. Why? Because we forget. The moment that men forget the rules,
the moment we forget our Father and His power, we suffer. And if you
bear that in mind in your own life, you will avoid sufferings
completely. The roots exist, but we forget to keep up our connection.
When you pick a blossom off a large tree, a new flower appears the next
day. It's because the roots are still there. As the roots are still
there, they can produce a new flower. In the same way, we surrender our
bodies at the moment of death, and the next moment we sprout up again.
We keep on sprouting up because the roots are there.
Many times you have had this life and wasted it. Please understand
this time, and return to your roots. Make your connection with the Lord,
so this whole creation can be green, full of life and spring. Your
mother and father will be closer to you. Your children will be more
obedient. Your marriage will be deeper. Your friendships and
relationships in society will all be nice and green. Everything will be
full of new reality, if you only return to the truth.
Look back in your own life, and ask yourself if you have ever
experienced such peace of mind. Never. Your mind was always restless.
You may have had money, friends, or so-called security. But admit it,
you never had any peace. Confess now, did you ever have such peace
before? And why not? Because the mind didn't know how to rest itself.
The mind is even more powerful and uncontrolled than the wind. The
elements, the wind and nature you can control, but you cannot control
your own mind. It takes something more powerful than the mind to control
the mind, and that means the Lord. He is stronger than your mind because
He built it. You weren't the one who created it. The mind is beyond your
control. But the Lord can control it, and He does. It is by His grace
that you are allowed to enjoy this peace of mind. Because His grace is
what you are receiving.
When you are sick, you go to your family doctor, and he refers you to
a specialist. And in schools the same thing happens. First you enter
primary school, and then the next, until finally you rise to the top. In
the spiritual life too, there are many knowledges that you pick up, but
they are all there to help you climb up still higher. And when you reach
the top, the highest Knowledge, you find the Lord, the Perfect Master.
He is the topmost teacher in the whole of spiritual education, and His
teaching is the most divine, the most supreme. You cannot find it in
these other things. He's the unique one, the principal, the head, the
perfect. He can give you that Knowledge. So when you finish all your
other classes, you come to the head and say, "Here I am, now I'm ready
for you." Those other teachings all help you to climb, but they cannot
bring you up to the height where Maharaj Ji is standing.
What price is there for this most important, most valuable, most
spiritual Knowledge? Divine love. That's the price. Absolutely perfect,
undiluted, pure, honest, divine love.
There were two great lovers named Majnun and Laila, and they were
both of royal birth. But Laila's father kept her locked up in his
palace, and kept her from seeing Majnun. He suffered. And he just
wandered around the streets like a beggar, because of their separation.
Because his love was so genuine, so real. And one day Laila went to her
father and said, "Father, if you wish to keep me from seeing Majnun, so
be it. But think also of Majnun. I know he is unable to eat for love of
me, and that he roams the streets, as one who has no home. At least for
his sake, make free milk available to him at every milk stall, so that
he may drink it and live." And the King said, "My daughter, for your
sake I will do this." And there were many milk stalls all around the
city, and it was announced that if Majnun came, he could drink freely of
The result was that everyone became a Majnun, just for the sake of
the milk. Many thousands of Majnuns appeared, and at last the milk
supply was exhausted. Finally the shopkeepers banded together and told
the King, "0 King, we can't tell which is the true Majnun, for so many
come, and now we have all run out of milk."
The King said he found the whole affair very difficult, but his
daughter said she could find the true Majnun. "How?" asked the King. And
Laila told him, "You should set him a test. You should build a very high
pillar, and heat it, so that it becomes very difficult to climb. And
then you should put a statue of his Laila on the top, and tell the real
Majnun that he may marry his Laila if he manages to climb the pillar."
So the King announced that he felt Majnun had suffered enough, and that
all he had to do was to climb the pillar and he could take Laila for his
The false Majnuns saw that the pillar was very dangerous to climb,
and since they loved the free milk, and not Laila, they all faded away.
But the true Majnun said to himself, "Even if death takes me, still I
shall attempt this climb." And he climbed to the top. And so he proved
that he was the real Majnun, the true lover.
Anyone can say, "O, I love God, I love Guru Maharaj Ji." But the
question is, whose love is genuine, and not based on selfish motives?
There will come a test, and we will have to prove that we are the true
Majnun, that we love our Guru Maharaj ji, that our love is honest.
In any case, the father said, "Majnun, you have won. Your love is so
genuine, so honest and so real that my heart has melted. You can marry
Laila now, and you shall be the King in my place."
So reality and honesty have their proof. There are many marriages,
many husbands and wives, many lovers and their beloveds. But Laila and
Majnun became unique, immortal. Even in school, the children hear
stories of Majnun and Laila, they are so beautiful. Because they loved
each other so deeply that Laila used to see Majnun in every leaf, in
every flower. And Majnun used to see Laila everywhere. They were one.
And if a human being can see and love another human being like that,
why should we not be able to see and love God in the same way, Who has
created us? We can. We can fall in love with God. We can see Maharaj ji
everywhere. And Maharaj ji can see us everywhere. It's just like Laila
and Majnun, we can love our Lord, He is our lover, and we are His
beloved. We can be like Laila and Majnun, it is possible. God has made
all things possible for us. That's why He gives us this ideal. Otherwise
there would be no ideal to live up to, there would be no story.
A Little More Effort
The following discourse was given by Mata Ji, Mother of Guru
Maharaj Ji, on the 19th of May, 1972, at Concord, Massachusetts.
There was once a yogi who lived a very strict life in the forest,
living on berries, and having no possessions of his own. He was just
sitting there, hoping to find God. Forty years passed, and still he was
sitting there, but still God didn't come. You see, there is a way to do
everything, and this yogi didn't know the way to find God. And so God
didn't come. The yogi had let his hair grow very long, and his
fingernails too, and he had smeared himself all over with ashes, and he
looked like nothing on earth. He had almost lost consciousness of his
Finally he became tired of that way of life, because the birds used
to come and nest in his hair year after year, because that was all he
was good for. He was a fine place for birds to bring up their children.
So finally he got bored of just sitting around, and said to himself,
"This is no good. I'm going back, and I'm going to get married. Even if
I can't see God, at least I can enjoy bringing up some children of my
He was on his way back from the forest to live in the world, when he
ran across a famous dancer who was rather short of money. She said that
she was going to dance in the palace of the king in a nearby town,
although people told her that the king was a miser who wouldn't give her
a penny. She told the yogi that she was sure he would give her something
if she danced well enough and long enough.
So the yogi, the sadhu, thought that this would be a splendid way to
be introduced to worldly life: he would go to court and watch this
famous dancer dance before a king. And he went to the palace, and milk,
and not Laila, they all faded away. But the true Majnun said to himself,
"Even if death takes me, still I shall attempt this climb." And he
climbed to the top. And so he proved that he was the real Majnun, the
She danced until the first light of dawn crept into the courtyard,
but still the king threw her no gold coin, tossed her no purse: and at
last she became tired of waiting, and sang to her husband,
"We won't grow rich by standing here.
I think we'd best be gone, my dear."
But her husband, who was playing the tabla, sang back to her,
"We've done so much,
there's not much more to do, let's not stop here,
let's see this business through."
Now this yogi was a naked yogi, and his blanket was the only cover he
had. But he was so overwhelmed by this verse that the husband sang, that
he forgot all about his nakedness, and took his blanket, and threw it
across to the dancer. And the king's daughter threw her diamond earrings
across to the woman, and the king's son took off his ring, and threw
The dancer was very satisfied, more than satisfied, by this
unexpected turn of events. But the king was very angry about it. And his
reason was this: in that part of the world it was the custom that the
richest man present would be the first to give a gift. So the king was
very angry, and he asked the sadhu, "Why did you do that? Why did you
give her your blanket before I had made my contribution?" And the sadhu,
the yogi, said, "0 King, I had nothing else to give her, so I gave her
my blanket. If I were the emperor, I would have given her all my lands,
my palaces and slaves, because she and her husband just saved my life.
When her husband sang, "We've done so much, there's not much more to do,
let's not stop here, let's see this business through," I suddenly
realized that God was giving me one last chance. I have been meditating
and trying to see God for forty years, but recently my mind has been
beginning to trick me. It has been persuading me to give up my attempt
to see God, and to go back into the world and get married instead. But
when I heard that verse, I understood something. I saw that if I made a
little more effort, my whole lifetime's search would be rewarded. But if
I gave up now, I would have wasted my whole life. So I was simply
overwhelmed that they should give me such good advice, especially as
they didn't even intend it for me; and I gave them my blanket, because
that was all I had to give them in return."
So the king turned to his daughter, and asked her why she had given
her diamonds to the dancer, and she replied, "0 Father, what can I say?
I was just going to commit a terrible sin. Every time I have asked you
to arrange a marriage for me, you have said, "Okay, I will arrange it
soon." But you were so stingy that it never occurred to you that I was
slowly growing old, and you never did anything about it. So I finally
got very impatient, and tonight I was going to run away with the Grand
Minister's son. But when I heard that verse the dancer's husband sang, I
realized that if I had managed to wait this long, I might as well be
patient a little longer. And when I saw that that little ditty had saved
the reputation of our whole family, I just gave them my earrings. It was
the least I could do."
And then the king turned to his son, and asked him why he had given
away his ring. And the son replied, "Tonight would have been the last
night of your life, if it weren't for the dancer and her husband.
Recently I have become completely fed up with your miserly ways. You
refuse to marry my sister, although she keeps asking you to find her a
husband, and you are completely reluctant to allow me any power,
although I am your son and heir, and a grown man. Tonight I was going to
kill you, and then I would have given my sister's hand to a worthy
husband, and ruled the kingdom to the best of my ability, because
everyone was getting completely tired of you and your hesitations. But
when I heard that verse, I said to myself, "I have waited this long.
Perhaps I should be patient a little longer." So that poem saved you
from death at the hands of your son; it saved me from killing my own
father; and it saved our land from the rule of a murderer. That little
ditty worked wonders for us all. And that's why I gave my ring to the
pair of them."
At this point, it dawned on the king that something marvelous had
happened. He appointed his son to rule his kingdom, married his daughter
off to a brave and gentle prince from a neighboring state, sent lavish
presents to the dancer and her husband, and then went off himself with
the yogi in search of God. And all because of a little poem that said,
"let's not stop here, let's see this business through."
So this is the point that I'm trying to get across, dear people: have
a little patience, practice this meditation, and you will all live
happily ever after.
No Light Without Master
The following discourse was given by Mata Ji, Mother of Guru
Maharaj Ji, on the 12th of March, 1972, at Panespo, Neuchatel,
A devotee of Satguru, of God, when he liquidates himself, or
dissolves himself, or effaces himself on the Lotus Feet of the Lord, he
makes the Lord agreeable in all respects. There is such a relationship
between Lord and devotee that is so pious, that is so emotional, that
when a devotee weeps he compels the Lord to weep. When a devotee cries
for his Lord, the Lord is so kind that He is compelled to come before
His devotee. The pleasure and pain, success and failure, sent by the
Lord are just like gifts for the devotee.
Brothers and sisters, today is Sunday. Today you are free from your
office and home, and each of you according to your faith and according
to your belief goes either to the temple, or mosque or church. You pray
there according to your belief, but the use and utility of religion is
to give perfect peace and bliss to the mind. From your infant age, from
your boyhood, you continue to go to temple, mosque, and church. You do
prayers, but your mind is not controlled, your mind is not steady. You
don't enjoy perfect peace and bliss. Why? You have to consider the
reasons for this. The condition of your mind is the same as it was
twenty years, thirty years before. If a boy goes to school, a primary
school, and if he continues to go for twenty years, twenty-five years,
staying in the same class, and if he does not progress, the parents
would certainly say something to that boy. After so many years, after
such a long time, he should have attained the highest qualifications,
the highest degree in the university. So isn't it strange that a man, in
the name of religion, goes to a temple, a mosque or a church, yet the
condition of his mind continues to be the same? There is no change. Why?
Today we have to consider this question.
When human beings forget the religion of humanity, the Supreme Lord
incamates. He takes a body and comes on this earth to teach us not a new
religion, but one and the same religion that is the religion of humanity
which is the same for all human beings. And what is the religion of all
human beings? It is the religion of love. But how will we learn to love
all human beings? Only when we come to know practically the one and only
source of love. What is that one and only source of love? God is the
only source of love. There is one God for the whole creation. This whole
creation is created by one God, and the way to realize this one God is
one and the same for all. And realization of God within oneself is the
only religion, for all human beings. We should consider why human beings
have become scattered in the name of religion, divided in the name of
religion. What is the reason? It is because we don't know how to realize
the divinity, how to realize that one God who is within all of us. This
one and the same God is sustaining the whole world, He is sustaining the
entire universe. Whether we are black or white, whether we are small or
big, whether we are wealthy or poor, the God which is within us is one
and the same for all. When human beings forget this one way, then our
Lord, who is the Lord of the whole universe, comes in human body to give
us practical Knowledge, the practical way of realizing Him, and that is
called real religion.
So, my children, the Supreme Master does not create a new religion.
Rather, He gives us the most ancient religion. This is the religion of
humanity. And now the time has come when that realized God who is within
us from the beginning of creation is here. The same Lord came as Vishnu,
Ram, Krishna, Jesus Christ and Buddha. They preached and gave practical
Knowledge of God. They spoke of one way. But, most ironically, we don't
appreciate the Lord when He comes in His human body on this earth.
If you are a patient, only a living doctor can cure your disease. A
photograph or statue of a doctor who is dead, who has passed away,
cannot cure your disease. A king who is present and who is pleased with
you can give you wealth or any position. A king who is dead, who has
passed from this world, can give you nothing. Similarly, a Satguru, a
Perfect Master, a Supreme Lord who is existing in the present time, can
give you the practical Knowledge of the real thing, the true Knowledge
of God, Knowledge of truth. Because truth is one, truth is eternal,
truth is all-pervading, truth is indestructible, and truth is the same
for the whole world. So, brothers and sisters, only a living master,
only a living Perfect Master, is able to enlighten all human beings.
A practical Knowledge of divinity is Knowledge of one's own self.
What is the form of God according to all Holy scriptures? The form of
God, the form of the Master, is light, and that light is self-effulgent
Light. From that light, this whole universe gets Light: the sun, moon,
stars, and fire all get light from that supreme light that is called
Divine Light. And that supreme light, the light of God, is within all of
us. But we don't know that light, we don't know that divinity, and
therefore our mind is unsteady, our mind is fickle. So when the Perfect
Master comes on this earth, he gives us practical Knowledge of that
light. The same light, the same Knowledge, has been referred to in the
Bible as white stone. Jesus used to distribute this white stone. What is
it? White stone is the same light, the self-effulgent light, which is
within us. When that supreme power comes in human body He is called
Satguru. And Satguru, only Satguru, is able to give practical Knowledge
of that light. What is the meaning of Satguru? In Hindi, "gu" means dark
and "ru" means light. One who dispels darkness by giving us practical
Knowledge of light, is called Satguru.
So, my children, if you don't go before the Supreme Master, you can
never get light, you can never get that supreme Knowledge. In India,
there was a Satguru, a Perfect Master called Lord Kabir. In a poem he
says, "Everyone knows it is good to have a purpose, a destination, and
work towards fulfilling it. But man, do you know your destination? Do
you know your goal? First, know your destination. And then walk. Then
your life will be fulfilled." Similarly, human beings don't know that
light, human beings don't know that soul, human beings don't know that
spirit. They read of the spirit, they talk of God, they read of God,
they hear of God, but they don't know God. So God Himself comes to give
practical Knowledge of His divinity, of His inner self, which is
selfeffulgent light, eternal light, all-pervading light. That light of
God has engulfed the entire universe and the same light, since that
light is all-pervading, is within us. And the Supreme Master, the
Satguru, gives practical Knowledge of that light, irrespective of caste,
creed, color, religion or sex, to those human individuals who bow before
him with reverence, with love, and with faith. May God bless you.