Guru Puja 1978/79 Video Clips

These are excerpts from speeches Prem Rawat made in 1978 - 1979 at the Guru Puja Festivals held in July. 'Puja' means worship and this festival was the annual highlight of Divine Light Mission activities. It was in the period 1977 to 1982 that Prem Rawat openly and continually propagated the myth of his divinity to his followers, reinforcing the concepts of himself as a unique Divine Being incarnated in the lineage of avatars, His Knowledge as revealing God (the energy that is the source of the universe and life) and the only meaning of life being to surrender to Guru Maharaj Ji. During this period his wife, Marolyn Rawat, nee Johnson newly christened as Durga Ji, and his Western "initiators" (the most dedicated of his followers) took an active role in the proselytisation of his religion and the inspiring of his followers. This all ended in 1982-83.

"If you have a Perfect Master you canít do anything but worship him every day of your life. You tell me, if you really have that Perfect Master in your life, what can you do except to worship him every day? Get up and worship him, pray, know, surrender. Every day of your life!"

 

"Guru Maharaj Ji is that Supreme Power.
Is, was and always will be!"

 

Durga Ji, the former Marolyn Johnson, crowns Prem Rawat, then known as Guru Maharaj Ji, and does pranam, kissing his feet, to the shouts of "Bhole Shri Satguru Dev Maharaj Ki Jai" of the blissed-out premie audience.

 

"Guru Maharaj Ji comes again and again and says 'Wait, there's nothing here! Let's go. Let's go my place. Let's go to my world. Where you can live, you can really live, where you can really experience, where you can be away from doubt.'"

 

"This is, this is the whole essence of creation in front of us! What is there more? What can be there more?"

 

"Because Guru Maharaj Ji can show that to us now in this lifetime while we are still alive. Guru Maharaj Ji can give us that love, Guru Maharaj Ji can give us that realisation now. We have to just let go to Guru Maharaj Ji, give ourselves to Guru Maharaj Ji, not in a theory, not in a song, not in an Arti that we sing every night. I give you my heart, for in you it will mellow, Maharaji my Lord, my life is your play. I mean those are pretty heavy duty statements, you know. You are my mother, you are my father. What, what, what are we saying? And yet do we even have an essence of meaning to it? What we sing is right, it's true, it is an expression of a devotee. This is what a devotee would understand of his Guru Maharaj Ji. That you are my all, he doesn't have to go into specifics about your brother, sister, mother, father, cousin, uncle, aunt. And yet in a very humble and beautiful way we are trying to express that you are my all, every relations, you are my all, you are above and beyond. You know, and really the whole essence of prayer is let me really give myself to you, (the song "Always There" joins in the soundtrack) let me surrender to you, you have come singing the glories of Guru Maharaj Ji is what Arti is all about. Oh Guru Maharaj Ji you are my father, you are my mother, you are friend. I see you in those respect, you need to teach me a lesson, you need to give me the fathering, you need to give me that mothering, you need to give me that support and yet you are my all, my Lord to me."

 

Warning: This file is 40 megabytes long and includes scenes of Prem Rawat dancing and some off-key singing
background crowd chanting: "Bhole Shri Satguru Dev Maharaj Ki Jai"

All Night Long

The only thing that I can feel within my heart to play
As long as there is air that I may breathe
Is the praises of my Lord, my everything to me
And the joy of merging in his feet

Chorus:
All night long, Let us stay with you Lord, All night long, Let us play with you Lord
All night long, Let us worship you Lord, All night long, Let us gaze at your Form
All night long, Let us sing to you Lord, All night long, Let us dance with you Lord
All night long, Till we're totally gone

It is said the ???? will always be with us to keep
But precious are the moments you are here
What for is this universe if your devotees wish
And to be with you each precious hour

Chorus:

This hour we have the chance to gaze upon your golden form
And slip beneath your precious Lotus Feet
The time we fill from now until eternity my Lord
And let this night with you never end

Chorus:

 

"Really experience Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace!"
Meditating on Your Love

The world stops when I look into your eyes
Always takes me by surprise
Feels so familiar, like I've already been there
To another world, so still, no place I'd rather be
Feel your gaze just melting me
Bringing me from all my fantasies
Just disappear, leaving me here
Meditating on your love
Me in my place
Meditating on your love
Me in your Grace
I'm riding on the rhythm of I love you
This is no place on earth that you're taking me to
But the heaven in your heart
Keeps me right where you are

So now, I managed to walk away from you
I don't know what drove me to
In a moment I'm miles away
Lost in the wild blue yonder
I it any wonder
That you try wiht all your might
Just to keep me in your sight
Cause you know what's right for me
All through the day, all through the night
Meditating on your love
Makes life complete
Meditating on your love
You make life so sweet
I'm riding on the rhythm of I love you
This is no place on earth

 

"The level of Prem Rawat's incoherence and megalomania cannot be appreciated by viewing the short clips that have been selected to elucidate the most controversial points of his doctrines. The constraints of the Internet and copyright prohibit us from displaying his awfullness in it's true glory. However we have a few longer clips here from the Guru Puja 1979 festival to give you an idea.

 

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