The proper perspective :
"GOD made two things, two cars - one automatic, one
manual. One who has devoted his whole life to Guru
Maharaj Ji (read the Ashram
as written by Maharaji), they are in manual
condition. It is in my hand to put them in gear. No
Other is automatic. Gear is there. Gear has to be
shifted. Those who have not yet devoted to me for all
life. Powers you have that create desires. Those desires
can be good or bad. You must see what to do with desires
that are good, and those that are bad.
In manual, I shift to gear after gear, but automatic does
what it likes. Gears have been put, now there is only an
accelerator. You will have to be like this premie, to
devote your whole life to me.
Agya is the only accelerator. If you want to be in
manual, there has to be a clutch. When you press it, the
car is free from all the gears. Not just mahatmas are in
manual. Is this premie Mahatma ? No. But he is in manual.
I am the clutch freeing him from the gears or putting him
To be in clutch, leave all, and come here. If you are
still in automatic, clutch and brake are combined. In
automatic, only the Agya is the accelerator.
To be in manual or automatic is not up to you. It is your
part to play. I am the gear box.
In first surrender, there are four gears. In second
surrender, there are only two gears.
That depends on me what gear I want you to work.
Everything depends on me. Not even a leaf moves a
millimetre without my wish." (Maharaji - March 13,
"Q: Guru Maharaj Ji, I read a satsang you gave in
London and you were saying you had given us two forms of
transmission - automatic and manual.
Ans: Yes, I have offered two types of transmission
- automatic and manual. For people who have dedicated
their whole life to me, it is manual. For people who
haven't dedicated their whole life to me, it is
automatic. I explained it last night also, did you hear
Q: I wasn't here last night, sorry. All I really
want to know is; if I desire, can I have manual
Ans: You see, people who have dedicated their
lives to me know I have to guide them. They are on
manual. But those people who haven't dedicated their
lives, have to go automatically. When I give someone
Knowledge, they now have to meditate and carry on with
their daily time-table. But the people who have dedicated
their whole lives to me, I have to take over their gears.
I have to tell them what to do.
Q: Is it possible to go from automatic to manual
Ans: Yes, of course.
Q: Is it possible to go from manual to automatic
Ans: From manual to automatic ! That's very
Q: Does the car make the choice ?
Ans: The car makes only one choice, to be manual
or automatic. The choice is, do you dedicate your life or
Q: What kind of service can we do if we have
Ans: First of all, use your spare time. When
people get spare time they get into the habit of reading
comics and story books. So in that time, try to give
Satsang, the people who know this Knowledge, try to give
Satsang. For the rest of the time, go along as you are
going along. This is the Service I expect. And keep in
contact with the Ashram and help the Ashram to run.
Q: Guru Maharaj Ji, when we do that kind of
Service, are we on automatic or manual ? I mean just
keeping contact and giving Satsang ?
Ans: You see, you are thinking which has got more
value, automatic or manual. Automatic or manual have both
got values. They have got equal value, remember. In
automatic and manual you have to pray to one Lord, so
what is the difference ? I don't see any difference. One
is just dedicating his whole life, while the other is
doing what he has to do."
(Published in 'The Sayings of Guru Maharaj Ji' - Part
III - Divine United Organization, Shri Sant Yogashram,
Hans Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi - 110030 - Phone: