See God :
"Guru Maharaj Ji is giving us a better understanding of
to Bal Bhagwan Ji
: "The Word plays its part in the creation by descending
and ascending from latent to potent and from potent to
latent, whereby the action and the reaction neutralise
and exist as essence like the plus one and the minus one,
that is negative and positive electron and positron both
collide to annihilate matter known as anabolic and
catabolic process in metabolism."
Answer to the Big
"Our capacity is small; physics is small. To see beyond
physics, we need paraphysics, or metaphysics......Because
God is doing certain things which we cannot do."
Energy is Immortal
: "Guru is the potential manifestation of the kinetic
energy of the cosmos!" ..."When a devotee, behaving like
an iron piece simply prostrates before the Satguru, the
Satguru, like the magnet, induces spirituality into him,
and he also becomes a magnet, he also becomes spiritually
following discourse was given by Bal Bhagwan Ji in
private. (Who is Guru Maharaj Ji, Page 273)
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
neighbours 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
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 hope.
For there is nothing covered that shall not be
revealed, neither hid that shall not be known. Luke
Today we are in such illusion and darkness, but we still
have the promise of Christ who will send us a
But when the comforter is come, who I will send unto
you from the Father, He shall testify of me. John
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 recognise 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
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 4:3.
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, 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
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 born !
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.
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. John 1:5.
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
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. Matthew 5.48.
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
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
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
Ask and it shall be given you seek and ye shall find;
knock and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew
But are we really finding? Are we really seeking? And
above all, are we really asking ? The reality is - No. We
are doubting. Is it good to start spiritual lessons with
For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that
seeketh findeth; 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 recognise 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.
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, fulfil the above
For ye shall know that truth and the truth shall make
you free. John 8:32.
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
to Bal Bhagwan Ji
is the cause for the individuation of the soul out of the
original one supreme?
Illusion (maya) is the cause for the separation of
the soul from the original one Supreme. The cause for the
darkness is the negation of light. Similarly the
nescience (ignorance) of the knowledge of the atman is
the cause of individuation.
How does it continue from incarnation to
The individual soul has to take births after births
to achieve oneness with the Supreme one which it is
destined for and to achieve the highest goal of
self-realisation. If the negative and the positive aspect
of atma remains and dualism persists, then the illusion
is natural and inevitable and it has to pass through
countless lives. Just as blind is to suffer blindness,
diseased is to suffer disease, similarly individual soul
devoid of spiritual knowledge is to suffer incarnations
in search of it. Just as it is only a good doctor who can
cure the diseased and his blindness too and free him from
the suffering caused by blindness, similarly it is only a
Sadguru who can free the individual soul from the cycles
of births and deaths by the knowledge of Holy Name and
Divine Light, but ah! some devoid of faith and grace
shall continue revolving in the cycles of births and
How does it realize its oneness with the Supreme
The atman realizes its oneness with the Supreme one
when the negative and the positive aspects disappear
through meditation and consciousness of the mind and body
is lost. The atman in meditation attains the state of
perfect bliss called 'turiya' and rises above the mundane
existence. This state of mind cannot he achieved by
leading an epicurean life. This oneness and unity with
the Supreme one is brought through by the Holy thread of
the Word or Sabad Brahm only and cannot be brought by
using narcotics like L.S.D. and hashish or opium. The
atma realizes itself by its own well-directed efforts
with the grace of Guru, and by cutting asunder the
curtain of ignorance becomes one with the Supreme. The
Supreme is itself self-illuminated in the form of Divine
Light and when atman visualises that Divine Light it
becomes radiant and immortal and enjoys the Holy Nectar.
The Supreme is itself everlasting by the heavenly harmony
and music. The Divine Music is the essence of life
manifesting itself as the Word.
What is the history of the Word, that is, in what
state did it exist before the creation of the world?
The Word in its primordial state existed as the soul
of life of the 'Vaishwanara'. The Word is uncaused and is
cause of creation. There was only Word in the beginning
in its latent form. When it manifested in human bodies it
dwelt among us in its potent form. Vaishwanara is God.
The Word was with God means that the Word was the soul of
God where the body of God was creation. God was conscious
of the knowledge of the Word and the Word itself was
inseparable from God. So the Word was God. The Upnishadas
believe that the Iswar is immortal. So Word which dwells
among us is immortal and is in the potent form. In its
potent form in the human body, it energises the body and
gives life to the mind and organs. After death it is in
the latent form as it has no body or object to provide
life with. Latent form was the primordial form. We are
not conscious of the latent form because it is not
potent. If man realizes the potent form, he, by practice,
can realize the latent form too.
How did the Word play its part in creation?
The Word plays its part in the creation by descending
and ascending from latent to potent and from potent to
latent, whereby the action and the reaction neutralise
and exist as essence like the plus one and the minus one,
that is negative and positive electron and positron both
collide to annihilate matter known as anabolic and
catabolic process in metabolism.
How does it manifest as the life of living things?
The Word in its potent form manifests as the life of
living things and it is here only that we can realize it.
By knowing it in potent form and meditating upon it we
can know it even in its latent form.
How does it manifest as the Spiritual Master? Are
Perfect Masters incarnations of each other or are they
successive disciples of each previous Master?
The Word is associated with 'Siva' and 'Shakti'.
According to Indian philosophy and religion, it is
believed that 'Siva' and 'Shakti' both have
manifestations and are present in every age The Word
incarnates as the Spiritual Master at the prayers and
intense love of the devotees. Lord Krishna in Gita
declares that when any devotee (bhakta) offers anything
with intense love, then He the Supreme Lord, the Word,
bodies forth by subjugating the 'Prakarti'. Thus the
manifestation of the 'Spiritual Master' is not temporal
but Divine. The Perfect Master manifests Himself again
and again to destroy the evil and enlighten the people on
the path of righteousness.
The Perfect Master's manifestations are same as the
countless images of man standing in-between the two
parallel mirrors. So, to take the jivas out of the
clutches of maya, the Perfect Master can manifest Himself
as many times and in as many forms as He likes. He only
knows what He is.
How does the love and compassion of Almighty Father
manifest itself for the created beings?
The love and the compassion of Almighty Father
manifests itself for created beings in the form of grace,
and Guru is grace. Guru is the living symbol of Universal
love and compassion. In Him resides the soul of all. It
is only by His grace that the true Knowledge can be
attained and knowing is the first step to love. First
know then love.
What happens to the Jivatma (a) when it is imparted
with the Saba at the lotus-feet of Satgurudev, (b) when
the self sees the wondrous Divine Light reflected in the
mirror of a mind made bright by devotion and wisdom, and
(c) when the mind is absorbed in the Name?
(a) When the Jivatma is imparted with Sabad Brahm at
the lotus-feet of Satgurudev, it knows the media to be
one with the Lord and, with practice of the Name and an
indifferent attitude towards the world developed by
detachment, merges in the Word. Tulsi Dass, the mystic
saint and poet, says that it is only through the
meditation on Name that the form of God, that is Divine
Light, is visualised and Vishwarup is seen. Words are
empty to express that form (Vishwarup). Only the devotee
knows the wonder of it.
(b) When the self sees the Divine Light, it overwhelms
him with happiness and finds its true form. The seer and
the seen become one and the same Jivatma gets liberated
and attains perfection. (c) When the mind is absorbed in
the Name, a man rises above opposites and attains
tranquillity of mind and gets immune to worldly
attachments and there is no point of return from that
What is the test of a 'teacher' who is competent to be
a true Spiritual Master?
In fact, a true Spiritual Master needs no test, just
as the sun needs no other object to illuminate it. The
true Spiritual Master is known by the Knowledge He
imparts. Truth bears no testimony, so a perfect Guru too.
As stone walls do not make a prison nor iron bars a cage,
similarly mere outward show does not make for a real
teacher. His crystal-like clear path shows His absolute
truth which cannot be limited by time and space. It is a
law of nature that a true disciple will always find a
True Master. Be true and sincere and lo! - He is before
you. Love Him and He will manifest Himself for you and
will come to you to bless you. Man's intelligence fails
to understand the greatness of such a Guru. It is only
His grace which can unfold Himself on us.
What is the infallible technique which He should
impart to His disciples?
The infallible technique which He should impart to
His disciples should be the universal one, supported by
the earlier Masters and experiencable instantly within
oneself. Every Master and religion believes that God is
within us. If God is within us, then it is logical to say
that His Name and Form is also within us and, therefore,
the infallible technique is the technique of meditating
upon His Name and Form. The Guru must give us the
practical experience of it and the Knowledge of the Name
and the Light is thus the only technique which is
perennial and infallible.
Answer to the Big
Bhagwan Ji, Guru Maharaj Ji's eldest brother, gave this
satsang in Los Angeles, April 27 1973.
I shall first of all tell you a small anecdote so that
you can understand better the situation of the world:
what actually is happening in the world, what we have
achieved, what we have acquired, and in what state we are
Once there was a city, and in that city there were many
many mice. Actually, that city was a city of mice. And
every day a cat used to come and eat the mice. So they
had this fear, they had a very very big problem. Like we
have a problem of pollution, and we have a problem of
accidents and robberies and so many things, so this was
the highest problem in that city, that the cat was coming
and eating all the mice. This was the burning issue in
So they had a big convention called the 'World Mice's
Convention,' a very very big convention; all the mice
attended. Many intellectuals were there, and they were
discussing this problem and they were tackling it from
different angles. When they could no longer think, they
utilized all the computers to get some answer, some
Ultimately the solution was that they should tie a big
bell around the cat's neck so that, when the cat came,
the bell would ring like a like a fire-brigade engine,
and they would know that the cat was coming. They were
very very happy, and they said, "Yes, we have found a
solution, and we are satisfied. We all understand that
this is the only solution to the problem."
One old mouse was sitting and watching the whole thing.
He said, "My dear fellows, your solution is that you will
tie a bell around the neck of the cat. And the solution
is a very good one, the answer is very good. But the
thing is, who is going to tie it? Who is going to go to
the cat and tie that bell?"
This same situation we can see in the world. People hold
the Bible and say, "Read this book and you'll get peace."
"Bring Christ into your heart and you'll have peace."
This is what they say. But how can we bring Christ into
I have studied the Bible, and I was overjoyed to read
that Christ promises us that He is going to come before
us again, here, in this world. He says, "I'll come, and
before I shall come I'll send you a comforter, and after
the comforter I'll come again." Now you people have
houses, and if any guest is coming, if your brother is
coming, if your sister is coming, if your husband is
coming, you decorate your house, you decorate your room,
you put some furniture there, you put a bed there. If
your guest is coming, then you arrange certain things for
Now if Christ is going to come, what have we arranged for
Him? I have been to so many churches, and I have not seen
even a chair for Christ. Yes, He is going to come,
surely. But where is He going to sit? How are we going to
receive Him? Yes, everybody says He is coming, but to
what depth do we believe in it? Do we really believe in
this, or do we just simply repeat like a parrot? A parrot
says so many things, but he doesn't understand.
Once there was a sage who taught a parrot to say: "The
bird catcher will come he'll throw the net, and he'll try
to catch you, but don't eat what he throws in that
So when the bird catcher came, he saw that the parrot was
speaking: "The bird catcher will come, he'll throw the
net, he'll throw the food there, but don't eat the
food..." And the bird catcher was surprised - what is
Then the seer said, "Throw your net, he doesn't
understand what he's speaking." When the net was thrown,
and the food was thrown in, the parrot was tempted by the
food, and he stopped talking and simply ran into the net.
So what do we say? We don't always understand.
Once I met a priest, and I said that in the Bible Jesus
Christ says, "Blessed are those pure in heart for they
shall see God." "They shall see God" is very important,
because God is our Father, and the duty of a worthy son
is to see his father first of all, to know his father. So
I asked him, "But can we really see God? If we can, then
how?" So he told me, "No, no, you cannot see God. Only
after death can you see God." I said, "After death how
can we see God? If we can see after death, then that is
not really death because we would still have eyes to see.
And that is living; that is not death. How can we see
when we are dead?" The real answer is purity of heart: if
we are pure in our hearts then we can see God.
The question is, how to be pure? For instance, I have a
coat. And this coat is made up of one-hundred percent
cotton, so the company says this is pure cotton. Pure
cotton means one-hundred percent cotton.
So purity means that if you know yourself one-hundred
percent, who you are, what you are, then you are pure. So
actually, Jesus' saying to be pure in your heart means to
know yourself completely. This is why Socrates says,
Jesus also says, "Love thy neighbor as you love thyself."
But first of all, to love, we must know whom we are
loving. So before loving ourselves, we must know, who are
we? Actually, who are we? If we know who we are, then we
can love our inner self.
You see, people think that we are body, but that's not
correct. There was a great sage in India who wanted to
renounce the world and become a saint; he wanted to
meditate on God. So he brought his family together and
told them, "I'm going to leave the world now. You take
what you want from all my kingdom and all my property. I
want to distribute everything that I have, and I'm going
to a jungle and meditate there."
So the wife and children and servants said, "No, no, we
are not going to leave you. We love you so much."
He said, "No, that's not correct. You say that you love
me. What am I? I say that I love you. But actually, if
you were to die, I would lift your body, take it to a
graveyard, and bury you there. So when I say that I love
you, actually the secret hidden meaning of that sentence
is that I love that thing which is in your body. Because
when that thing which is in your body departs from your
body, I take your body like an envelope, and throw it
When you receive letters, you take the letter out and you
throw away the envelope. So this body is the envelope.
Inside this body is the letter which is spirit which is
God, which is soul. And actually we love that soul. But
many people love soul without knowing soul, and that is
the sign of impurity, because we don't know what it is
one-hundred percent. What is it? Just saying "soul" will
not make us realize what is soul. You must understand
So to understand soul one-hundred percent is the first
goal to achieve in purity. That is why Guru Maharaj Ji
gives you a method, He gives you the means, gives you the
technique to become pure.
How to become pure? For instance, my hands are dirty, and
if I want to wash my hands, I will not go to muddy water
and wash my hands, I need pure water. So to wash my
hands, I need pure water; similarly, to wash my heart, to
make it pure, I need something which is already pure. And
what is it? The Knowledge of God is the purest thing on
earth, and by receiving that Knowledge, by coming in
contact with that Knowledge, we can also become pure.
The effect of Knowledge is like a magnet. An iron piece
goes before the magnet, the magnet runs over it, and by
coming in contact with that magnet, the iron piece also
becomes the magnet. When a man comes in contact with this
Knowledge, when he experiences this Knowledge, he also
becomes divine; he also becomes perfect. He becomes pure.
And when you become pure, then Jesus Christ says that you
shall see God.
So that is why Guru Maharaj Ji says that we must
meditate. We require food for the body - every noon and
evening we eat because food is essential for the body. In
the same way, meditation is essential for your spirit.
Jesus says, "Those who are born of flesh are of flesh,
and those who are born of spirit, are of spirit." And, "a
man can never never enter into the Kingdom of Heaven
unless he is born again." So all of you have to take a
second birth, and a second birth is the birth of baptism.
We must be born again: we must be born again to enter the
kingdom of heaven.
Many Christians say, "Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be
What is "thy Name? " "Hallowed be thy Name?" What is that
Holy Name? We are speaking of it, but we don't understand
The whole situation is like this. I ask an unmarried
girl, "Please sit down and meditate on your husband." Now
how can she sit down and meditate when she doesn't know
which boy is going to be her husband? She doesn't know
that, so she cannot meditate. I say that I have a
beautiful house in India, "Please sit here and meditate
on it." How can you do that? You have to see the house
first, and after seeing the house, then you can meditate
on it. People say, "meditate on God." How can you
meditate on God without knowing God? You have to have
Knowledge of God.
In the Bible the apostles give us four definitions of
Cod. They say God is spirit, God is love, God is the
Word, and God is light. So these are the four definitions
that we get of God from the Bible. Now, understand one
thing. Any man who says that God is light, any apostle,
whether Saint John or anybody else who says this, why
does he write that God is light? Why doesn't he write
that God is darkness? Why doesn't he write that God is a
candy? Why doesn't he write that God is a microphone? Why
only does he say that God is light?
The answer is that he realized it; he experienced it -
but not after death. He didn't die and then see God and
then write that God is light. No. Saint John was living
in the time of Christ, and when he was living he wrote
that God is light. So how did he know, how did he see,
how did he realize, how did he experience that God is
light? That we must understand.
This is what Guru Maharaj Ji tells, us how God is light.
And you can see light. Many people tell me that light is
understanding. "Light is understanding. Go is light, and
in Him there is no darkness."
So they explain that God is not light; God is only
understanding. But if I say that you should shine this
light, it doesn't mean to switch on understanding. It
doesn't mean that. The first meaning of light is light,
Also it is written in the Bible that "When thine eye be
single, thy body shall be full of light. " That actually
means that when your eyes are single, your body will be
full of light. Because we have these two eyes, and these
two eyes are attached to the retina, and the retina is
attached to the optical nerve. And all those optical
nerves meet at a point, at a junction. And that junction
is exactly behind the third eye, the inner eye. So
actually man has two eyes: one is the spiritual eye, and
the other is the material eye.
So we must know the technique to make our eyes single.
Jesus says in the Bible that if your eyes be single, your
body shall be full of light. So the problem is how to
make our eyes single. This is revealed by the man who
knows that secret. And he is called the Guru, because "g"
means darkness, and "ru" means light. The man who reveals
the light from the darkness is Guru.
Actually, as science is expanding, many many truths of
religion, many many truths of spiritual things are borne
out. For instance, many people say, "Oh, science doesn't
prove God." Science has a limit. Anything which comes
under a microscope, the microscope sees. But anything
which cannot come under a microscope, the microscope
There was a scientist who opened the Britannica
Encyclopedia and read that whales and sharks live in the
sea. So he took a test tube, went to the sea, and filled
it with seawater. Then he examined it, trying to see
where, where are the sharks and whales inside that
Similarly, our capacity is small; physics is small. To
see beyond physics, we need paraphysics, or metaphysics.
"Meta" means beyond; beyond physics. Today people have
discovered that the smallest particle contains the
greatest amount of energy, that is, an atom. Such a small
particle, try to think, such a small particle, and
containing such a huge amount of energy! Where is that
We look at an atom, and we say, oh, the center is the
nucleus, and around it all the electrons are revolving.
But the question comes, what makes them revolve? I am not
making them revolve, you are not making them revolve.
Then who is making them revolve? And that pulsating
thing, that thing which is making them revolve, you say
is God. Because it is doing certain things which we
But to understand God, you must have Knowledge of God. As
Saint John in the Bible says, "In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
What is that Word which was God?
If I go to a hospital and ask a nurse to please tell me
thc doctor's name, and she says "doctor," I know that he
is "doctor." But I want to know his name. Many people
ask, "What is the Word of God?" And somebody says, "The
Word of God is God." I also know that the Word of God is
God. But what is that Word actually? What is the meaning
hidden in that? Guru Maharaj Ji reveals that Word.
Because, what is word? I am speaking words, and all these
words, ultimately, if you examine them, all these words
are the vibrations of your vocal cords. The Word which
was in the beginning, the Word which was with God, and
the Word which was God: that Word itself is the
primordial vibration. There was no mouth there, and there
were no vocal cords, but there was a primordial
vibration, which we call breath. Now that primordial
vibration must be understood.
For instance, we start from New York and want to go to
L.A., but we stop in Denver. If we stop in Denver, we
won't go back to New York and start our journey. We have
stopped in Denver, so we'll start from Denver. Similarly,
according to the theory of transmigration of soul, it is
said that people have many many lives. And ultimately the
human being has achieved a certain point where he has
flesh, where he has consciousness, where he has capacity
to be conscious of God.
So we have all achieved this state. And after this state,
we mustn't go back; we must go forward. It would he
foolish to go back to New York and start over. No. We
must continue forward, walk forward, and try to
understand what is beyond everything.
So dear premies, we have this wonderful opportunity to
understand, to be conscious of our own consciousness. In
this world we are conscious of this microphone, we are
conscious of these chairs, we are conscious of this body,
we are conscious of so many things. But are we conscious
of consciousness? No. That man is perfect who is actually
conscious of his own consciousness. Guru Maharaj Ji
actually gives you that secret, He reveals that secret to
you. What is that secret?
Once a man asked Guru Maharaj Ji, "Are you God?" He said,
"No, I'm not God, my Knowledge is God. " And actually
this knowledge is God because this Knowledge is the
Knowledge of the Word. The Word which is God.
See, we all believe that God is omnipresent, that He is
everywhere. So if God is everywhere, He is also inside
out hearts. And if God is inside our hearts, can we
really experience Him there? Have we experienced Him?
We say that television waves are everywhere, but can we
see those waves? You are sitting there, and in this room
there are many many television and radio waves, but can
you hear them? Can you see them? No, you cannot see them.
You can see them when you have a television, a picture
tube; then only can you receive those waves. Similarly,
we can understand that divinity inside us only when we
have a receiver, when we have a technique to receive it.
And this technique is revealed to us by Guru Maharaj
George Harrison wrote a song, "My Sweet Lord," in which
he has a beautiful Sanskrit hymn: "Guru Brahma, Guru
Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara, Guru Sakshat Param Brahma,
tas mai Shri Guru Vai Namaha." It means that Guru is
Brahma the Creator, because Guru gives you the second
baptism. And by giving you the second baptism, baptism of
soul, He actually creates you. "Guru Vishnu" - Vishnu is
the God who sustains you, because by taking care of you,
He sustains you, He looks after you like a mother. So
Guru is like Vishou "Guru Devo ,Maheshwara" - Maheshwara
is Lord Shiva who destroys. He destroys all evil, He
destroys darkness, He destroys our doubts.
But Guru is even more than these things. Guru is Sakshat
Param Brahm, which means that Guru is the manifestation
of the Divine secret. And what is that? The Bible also
says the same thing; it says that W0rd turned into flesh.
That Word which was with God, that Word which was God:
that Word was turned into flesh. This is not what I'm
saying, this is what the Bible says. This is what Saint
John says. So the Word turned into flesh, and only that
flesh can reveal that Word to us. Nobody else. If you go
to many many gurus, if you go to anybody else, they're
not going to reveal that Word to you. Only that flesh
which was made from the Word can reveal that Word and can
reveal that divine harmony to us.
So that is why we have to choose and look, look, look;
search, you see. Unless you search, you cannot find.
Saint Kabir says, "I wanted some pearls, and I sat on a
beach. Other people who wanted pearls dived in, and they
got pearls. But I was sitting on the bank and never got
anything." So to search for pearls, to get pearls, you
have to dive in. People who want to acquire something,
who want to get Knowledge of God, must dive deep into
their hearts. And there you can find the pearls of golden
So dear premies, you who have been given this Knowledge
have a wonderful opportunity to meditate and to do
service. Ahead of us is the Millennium Festival in
Houston, and Guru Maharaj Ji has given us this
opportunity to serve Him. Millennium, as you know, is
going to be celebrated in the Houston Astrodome, and it's
a very very big place and a very wonderful place. Rennie
Davis says that he's going to have a pilgrimage. For
instance, 1000 cars will start from Philadelphia, and
they'll go toward Houston, so it's like a Mecca, you see,
a journey to Mecca. Soul Rush '73.
America was founded on a gold rush, but we are going to
have a Soul Rush '73. That means, second baptism; rush
for that. And let's see how many people experience the
flow of Soul Rush, the flood of Soul Rush. Do they really
want soul, or do they want gold? The choice is between
gold and soul. Jesus said that you cannot serve two
masters at a time. You cannot serve God and mammon; you
must choose between two. So let us see how many people in
this 1973 make a decision whether they want God or gold.
This must be decided first of all, and then we can go
So dear premies, tell people about the Knowledge you have
received. If we hesitate to speak about God, then God
will also hesitate to receive us. It's vice versa as you
sow you shall reap the same thing; as you sow you shall
reap. So if you hesitate to talk about God, then God will
also hesitate to receive you, He won't say that you are
his, He won't claim you! So we must open out hearts and
speak to the world. Tell them frankly about what we
experience, and tell them and write to them that they
should also have this experience that we have. This is
not a matter of talking. This is a matter of experience,
because before they had the Bible, they were not reading
the Bible. The New Testaments were written after Christ.
At the time of Christ they had the experience, they had
the experience of Pentecost. And that same experience is
given to us. I think now someone will sing a song. Thank
you very much.
Energy is Immortal
discourse given in the West by Shri Bal Bhagwan Ji,
eldest brother of Guru Maharaj Ji, Denver, July 1972.
Dear devoted premies,
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 lives.
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.
Now, the Guru Puja Festival is coming, and all the
premies are joining up together for the noble cause, for
the noble satsangs that we are going to hear from Guru
Maharaj Ji. I am also here. 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 acquiring 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.
That is why the great saint Sankaracharya said, "Guru
Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo-Maheshwara, Guru sakshat,
Param Brahma, tas mai Shri Guru vai namaha."
This is a Sanskrit mantra which means - Guru Brahma; now
Brahma is said to be the Creator, like we have the Son in
Christianity. We say the Father, the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, amen. The Son is representing Brahma - Brahma the
Creator. Now He says Guru is the creator because Guru is
giving spiritual birth to the people who are in material
bondage. Guru is our Mother, Guru is Brahma, Guru is
Vishnu, the Preserver, the Sustainer. Now this is the
Father because, you know, the work of the father is to
look after the family, to look after the children. So
Vishnu's work is to sustain, to preserve. Then there is
the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, known as Lord Shiva, the
Destroyer. So there is only difference in words, but the
fundamental idea is the same, because you know, in Hindi,
for water we say "pani", in English we say w-a-t-e-r. But
you see, the empirical H2O, the formula, is the same. You
may have different words for one thing, but the empirical
water formula remains the same.
Similarly, the idea, 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 synchronised 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. Similarly, the target of our
life, the goal of our life, the aim of our life, is God.
Now if our mind, just like the gun, shakes, trembles, we
lose the target, we miss the target. So the gun should be
held very steady and the bullet goes to the target and
hits the target.
This 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.
Now we are having the Guru Puja Festival and you should
work for it, because by the grace of Guru Maharaj Ji, we
have collected together and now through this festival we
can see how many devotees we have. We can also see how
much power we have and we can have certain improvement in
the Divine Light Mission so that this Knowledge will go
to the common man. This Knowledge is for the common man,
this is for everyone.
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
St. 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 the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Now you see, in the beginning was the Word. There are
many, many explanations given to this, but I will explain
the whole thing to you in the way I know it 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 house has a
beginning; this house will have an end. This body also
has a beginning, and you will see the end.
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 Atman, or the Brahman, and say that Soul is immortal.
Spirit is immortal.
What is Soul? Soul is a four letter word, s-o-u-l. Now,
"S" stands for subject, "O" 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
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 cannot reveal the Bible to you. That is
impossible. Only 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 100 per cent iron, no carbon, then
it is pure. If this cloth is 100 per cent cotton then it
is pure cotton. If this pencil contains 100 per cent
carbon, then it is pure carbon. For anything, the sign of
purity is 100 per cent of what it is. If you know your
soul 100 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, 100 per cent pure.
I have talked to many priests, many, many fathers. Once I
spoke to a father. I said, "Please tell me what is the
Word that St. 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. He declares Himself to be
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 pronounced in
you. 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 a 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 Satguru, 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
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 un-derneath 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
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
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 materialism, when you break the barrier of
material limit, that light comes out.
Now, by the knowledge of science, I know that your body
contains billions and billions of atoms. 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;" he 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 "Vergo Devashya Dhimahi," meaning
"Light, O 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 20
cycles and 2000 cycles, you have the audio range. After
that you go to radio waves. After that you go to micro
waves. After that you go to X-rays, 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. [t 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 duty,
perform our worldly obligations, and at the same time we
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
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
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
I am very, very happy to see you. I came from Delhi, a
very long distance. It was the longest journey I ever
had. I didn't sleep for a day and a night, and it had
some effect on my health. But never mind, I will just be
cured. Know that you should move for the service of the
Lord. That is very, very important in your life, for how
can a soldier fight if he is in his home? Impossible.
Fight like a soldier, day and night, ready for service.
Mata Ji has told me to convey Her blessings to all the
premies here. She is very happy, and very often she used
to tell me about all of you. When I came to Frankfurt, I
was told there are seven ashrams in Frankfurt and about
400 premies there. Then I came to Paris, I was told there
are 4 ashrams there. I came to London, and 3000 premies
there. You see, the number is growing very fast and to
observe discipline, we should have some planning, family
planning, so that the whole thing works very easily.
Everything is being prepared for the cosmic plan and we
have to move about as God wants us to move. Blessings to
you. Maharaj Ji is coming shortly. So we will have a song
now, a devotional song.