Excerpts from Events


Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Do you find Coffee Trendy? Do you find Coffee Trendy? [08:21 min] This is excerpt from Event in Portland, US; a city of coffee enthusiasts.
Everywhere you go here, you find Coffee shop, coffee shop, coffee shop! Portland's best coffee, smoothest coffee, best smoothest coffee. Don't take me wrong, not like I hate coffee, but give me a break! Why? it's a trend!

Who needs the trend? Those who cannot think for themselves, needs others to think for them. And then merely copy if it suits them or if enough people are doing this, "I want to be normal".

I'm an avid coffee drinker too. And it all started one day. I din't used to drink coffee. That was in San Francisco. I was in Studio in morning and it was freezing cold. Because when they turn on the lights it gets warm, so they set the AC to really cold temperature. So I'm standing there shivering. Finally one of the producers walked by, looked at me, and said "Why don't you drink some coffee, at-least it is hot. That's when it started."

So for me, it's not a question of trends. Knowledge has never been trendy, never. It's been amazing. And I'll tell you something. Take it for what it's worth. I'm trying to push anything, but this is how it is. Within you is the Kingdom of heaven. It almost starts to sound like somebody read one book and everybody said "Great!". Except, nobody read this book, because it comes from the heart. That is it's beauty. It's not a trend, it's true. So many things become trendy, but this breath doesn't become trendy, this is the real thing. When has breath become trendy? But not once did it make "The 10 best list"!
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Winning the War Winning the War [07:00 min] There are going to be many battles. But there's only going to be one war.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - The Miracle Is Existence The Miracle Is Existence [06:49 min] Prem Rawat talks about the miracle of life. “The most beautiful miracle is: from nowhere comes this breath and brings the gift of life to you. This is your story. One breath at a time. That’s your beat. That’s your rhythm. Do you understand what a miracle this is?”
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Prem Rawat in Miami, Florida, June 2010 Prem Rawat in Miami, Florida, June 2010 [02:16 min] This event was held in June 2010 at Miami in Florida, US. Using various examples, Maharaji spoke about advice and understanding where it comes from; about how to follow the heart in order to make the best decisions; and what it takes to embark on the road to peace. Throughout, he returned to his main themes: what it means to be truly wealthy; to be fulfilled; to be content; to be full of joy. What it means, in short, to be alive.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - A State of Being A State of Being [05:30 min] "In the pursuit of prosperity," Prem Rawat says, "we ignore the formula set forth a long, long time ago: peace, then prosperity." Though we have different resources, the same ambition drives every human being, he says, "and at the top of the list has always been the need to feel contentment, to feel peace."
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - This Is Your Life This Is Your Life [07:13 min] Prem Rawat asks, “Is there something more to you than the sum of all that you see? Is there something more to you than the sum of everything you project?”
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Prem Rawat at Tel Aviv, Israel Prem Rawat at Tel Aviv, Israel [09:48 min] Everybody that is here goes through their little routine, little ideas, little journeys, and most of us in this world are trying to make sense of it. What does this mean. Come what may, all the changes in this life. You get to a point in your life where you hate changes. You don't want them. Will changes happen? Of course they will happen. Every second, every minute, you are changing.
This breath is not just a breath. Ram says, that this body is the vessel to cross this ocean. What is this ocean? That's a whole another topic.. whether you call it ignorance, whether you call it darkness. The coming and going of this breath is my blessing. Do you want to feel blessed? Everytime that this breath comes and goes. This is God's blessing to you. What else could this breath be! And its coming and going is the blessing of your God on you.
It is the most suttle and it is the most divine and it is the most powerful. Cannot take two, cannot take four! One at a time. This breath brings the gift of life.
Is it not truly a blessing? The coming and going of this breath is my blessing. Then he goes on to say, what you need is a master with strong arms who can row this boat across one shore to the other. To emerge the victor, that's why I am here, today in Israel.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Coming and Going of Breath Coming and Going of Breath [05:41 min] You want to know how to recognize the miracle, then understand that today is the miracle, and tomorrow when it comes will be a miracle. Your breath is a miracle. If you don't know what you have, how will you know what is lost? You need to know what you have. And you have so much.

Path to inner peace begins with just that- opening your eyes, and looking. And seeing things as they are. Not how could it. Not how it should it. But as it is.

So much, so much goes on. So many ideas come. And you little boat is sailing down the river. I say to you "Captain, wake up!" This is not the time to dream my friend. Wake up. Look, look where you're going. If you don't, disaster is inevitable. Thats not what you need to have in your life. Everyday should be a celebration.

Have you ever seen a sunflower? A sunflower does not have GPS, or maps, or big instruments. But somehow this flower turns at night, and is ready for the sun. Will it be a cloudy day? Don't know, it's just ready. It's facing the right direction for the sun to come. And whether sun is visible or not, it just follows and follows the sun. All the clouds don't stop the sunflower. Because ultimately, its not the clouds that are permanent. It is the relationship with the sun. And the time comes, clouds clear. And once again the sunflower is tracking the sun.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia- Closing address Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia- Closing address [09:41 min] Closing address by Prem Rawat, at Griffith University in Brisbane Queensland Australia, followed by a vote of Thanks by the President of The Institute of International Affairs of Queensland.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - The blooming called peace The blooming called peace [02:47 min] Prem Rawat speaking in Milan, Italy
Every human being is a seed. I'm not a philosopher. Because a philosopher would talk about the potential of the seed, I talk about the realization of that potential. I'm not a philosopher, I'm much closer to a gardener. Prepare field of your understanding. And then take this existence that you have and sow it in this field. Give it the water of knowing, not believing. Give it the light of clarity. And watch this seed bloom! This blooming is called Peace.