TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD
KNOW ABOUT PREM RAWAT
1. When he first came to the west
in 1971 aged thirteen, he was called Guru Maharaj Ji, head
of Divine Light Mission, and worshipped as the Messiah. His
followers called him Lord of the Universe. Since then there
have been several name changes, he became Maharaji head of
Elan Vital and most recently he has redesigned himself as an
inspirational speaker called Prem Rawat of the Prem Rawat
2. Throughout the years he has encouraged his followers
(premies) to line up for darshan to kiss or
touch his feet, also to sing devotional songs referring to
him as my Lord. This goes on to this day.
3. In the 1980s he recalled all magazines and other
materials in order to re-invent his image. He takes no
responsibility for misleading people in the past, instead he
blames his followers.
4. According to eyewitness accounts, he smokes, drinks to
excess, and has used key personnel to procure female
followers for his sexual satisfaction. For many years he has
also kept a long term mistress. This is despite being a
married man with four children.
5. For years he urged his followers to surrender to him and
live austere lives in ashrams. Meanwhile he lived the high
life at their expense. His close coterie was
x-rated and had to promise not to reveal what
went on around him.
6. When he came to the west he had nothing. Now he is
extremely wealthy. He, or businesses he controls, owns
several luxury mansions, land, fleets of expensive cars, a
seven million dollar yacht, and a private jet, all for his
exclusive use. His early followers gave everything,
including their inheritances, directly to him. His followers
are still donating, and Elan Vital is a registered charity,
so the UK government (i.e. British taxpayers) are
contributing a percentage of this as Gift
7. The Knowledge that he claims as his own
consists of four yoga techniques which are taught by many
Indian religious groups. Without proper explanation and
supervision, which he does not give, these techniques can be
8. He has encouraged his followers to believe that
everything they experience is due to his grace and
influence. He teaches them to depend on him for all their
inner experiences for their entire life. This is really a
personality dependency cult.
9. One of his senior instructors, Jagdeo, sexually molested
children whilst working for him. There is compelling
evidence that makes it implausible that Mr. Rawat was
unaware of this. Yet he allowed him to continue in his
service with unsupervised access to children from the early
1970s until 1999.
10. There is a wealth of information about him on the
Internet. One website, which contains his direct quotes,
www.ex-premie.org, was recently targeted by Elan
Vitals lawyers in an attempt to close it down on
copyright issues. Decide for yourself, but be informed.