Even many of us exes incorrectly excuse Maharaji for the crazy hype over Millenium. We all know Bal Bhagwan Ji couldn't shut up about the aliens coming, the Comet Kahoutek, etc. but we're not sure about M. Well here's what he said in a letter to all the premies from Bonn, Germany on September 31, 1973 (Query: Is there even such a date?). The letter's printed in the 'Special Millenium '73 Edition' of the Divine Times, page 2, under the heading 'A Festival for the Whole World':
A LETTER FROM GURU MAHARAJ JI
September 31, 1973
First of all, I would like to tell you about something of great importance to all of us. Because we have realized this beautiful Knowledge which is of great bliss to us all, it is our duty to propagate it to the human race. For it is something they really need.
In the world there is suffering, hatred and dissatisfaction. That fact does not need proof. It is understood by all that the world is passing through a great moment. No one has satisfaction of mind nor can they find the solution to this. The world is looking for the Perfect Master to come and reveal the Perfect Knowledge of God. There is a supreme energy constantly vibrating in everything making it survive and all the Perfect Masters coem to reveal this Knowledge to people. We can attain all materialistic things and still not have peace, for peace lies inside not outside in materialism.
As you all know Millenium '73 is being prepared for now. This festival has been organized by Divine Light Mission each year since 1967, in the memory of the late Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaji on His birthday. This year the most Holy and significant event in human history will take place in America.
I think that Millenium '73 is a point where we can really get together and enjoy the bliss bliss with all of our borthers and sisters who are premies; and also tell the world that we have received and realized the permanent service of Truth, Consciousness and Bliss which all the world is looking for in one way or manner.
To do this I really need your help. I really need the help of all the premies in all respects; physically, financially and all other ways to make Millenium '73 come off. This is a festival not for you or me. It is for the whole world and maybe the whole universe.
I hereby invite you to this Divine Festival of Peace, Millenium '73 and request all premies to help me financially, physically and spiritually to make the program manifest for all seekers of Truth.
Isn't it about time you all get together and help me bring peace to this Earth?
Blessings to you all,
[Sant Ji Maharaj]