Excerpts from Events


Prem Rawat - Maharaji - A singular focus A singular focus [02:25 min] Prem Rawat speaking in Washington, D.C., USA
The question becomes- Is the focus to have that joy to have that joy in this life. Is the focus to be content and fulfilled? Or is the focus in bewilderment.
What you do entertain as a thought every single day? Gratitude? Or I wonder what happens next! Bewilderment will not bring you gratification. Never has, never will. Knowing, feeling, experiencing- will!
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 - The Pivotal Question The Pivotal Question [01:17 min] Is peace a manifestation of something which is happening inside a human being or is peace something on the outside only and this is where we have to slow down because the definitions are abundant. But what is peace, where does the desire for peace come from? The desire for peace is innate to every single human being on the face of this earth. This question, in my opinion is the pivotal question.
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 Most Amazing Miracle The Most Amazing Miracle [09:01 min] There is something so amazing inside of you, that you cannot comprehend. That there is something so beautiful inside of you, that you cannot compare, because you have never felt anything as beautiful as that. Your imagination can only take you so far, but in the realm of this heart, in the realm of this inner beauty, there is something that is indeed divine. Not by your making, but by its very nature. This life is about the most incredible union of the finite and the infinite. This is where the two have come together. This is where you get to feel the divine that resides within you.
From dust you came, to dust you will go. And the magic of those two things, the beginning of the end is so you can be fulfilled, thats when this is about. That out of dirt, a doll is made and in front of your eyes this doll walks, talks, dances, thinks, thats not a miracle? Thats the most amazing miracle. But of all those miracles there is another miracle that happens, and this is the miracle of the breath which comes into you from nowhere and every time it comes, it brings you the gift of life.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Life is a Voyage Life is a Voyage [03:40 min] Just look at the facts. It seems like we are here to enjoy. Just use a little bit of logic, don't go by saying " no, no, no we are not here to enjoy, because life is so miserable and bla bla." No no.. Use facts- you are given a body, that loves to enjoy, hates pain, loves enjoyment. And you are here! So put the two and two together, and you end up with something- that wants to enjoy. So perhaps the purpose of this voyage is not pain, suffering, but to be able to experience the ultimate experience. What is the ultimate? What is the ultimate? The ultimate is that power that makes EVERYTHING possible- powers it, moves it- in the whole Universe! But the fascinating thing for us is not understanding the Universe but that which also powers the universe, happens to be within us- and this we can EXPERIENCE! Why? Coz this is where you experience the truest, truest Happiness.
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 - Made to Enjoy Made to Enjoy [09:09 min] Who are you? What are you? What is this body all about? You try to make this body comfortable. What do you do when you go buy a shoe? You put them on! And then you walk, WHY? To make sure that these shoes have not been worn before? You walk in those shoes to make sure they are comfortable! So we spend a lot of time, a lot of energy to make sure our body is externally comfortable. Do we also spend that time to make sure that our life, our existence is internally comfortable or do we learn how to live with disparity, with anger and confusion? This is dirt! And you spend so much time making dirt comfortable. Why? Because this is how you are made. It is important for self-preservation of this body that it does not like pain. Something hot, "Reaction", because it does not like pain. What have we done in our lives to make ourselves comfortable within? This dirt moves, it talks, it sees, it smells, it tastes, why? And not only does it smell, it likes to smell that that brings it joy. Seeing- what does it like to see, that what brings you enjoyment. This is how you are. This is who you are. Make no mistake. Your existence wants to be fulfilled. What does your heart want to do. It wants to enjoy and what can your heart enjoy, this is the question.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - The Upanishads The Upanishads [04:09 min] One of these scriptures written a very long ago, and there is one little thing that I came across. There is a definition of what is knowledge and what is not. Here is the definition. That which brings you the knowledge of the self is knowledge, everything else is "non-knowledge". It takes a little while to sink it. But thats how it defines it. It does not dismiss science. But it says, the true knowing is the knowing of the self. Everything else is relative.

This is powerful. Because then, Socrates echoes the same thing, "Know Thyself." Today, "Know Thyself" has become a little thing they teach in the university. So, they can be tested and you can write an essay from it. The phrase from the Upanishads, hardly anyone knows it. But knowledge as it relates to knowing of the self and the value and the importance of knowing of the self is still alive today. It is being talked about, and being presented as the most important thing and people agreeing with it. Not one or two but hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - The Ultimate Question The Ultimate Question [06:22 min] The Ultimate Question, How are you? You get that question too many times, so you do not think about it. But become patient, you want to be learned? You want to become knowledgeable? Ask that question to yourself. How are you? And listen to the answer, don’t think. When you have to say to someone, who asks you the question of, how are you? You say, I am fine, thank you. Thats easy to say. It does’nt matter. You can be tired. You can be miserable. Somebody comes over and says, how are you? You say, I am fine. In reality, that's stupidity. But also, do you really want to explain your troubles to an unknown person? That would be stupidity too. The question, in my opinion. How are you, is meant for you and you should ask that to yourself.
So, How are You? Are you thankful?
Are you in that state of bliss?
Are you enjoying that gift of knowledge?
Is your desert, in full bloom? Three hundred and sixty-five days per year, seven days a week, full bloom. That beautiful aroma in the perfume of fresh flowers. Does it really permeate your life? Do you feel blessed? Do you feel content? Accept, and let that grace bring the rain to your desert. Grace to me is just that, those big billowing clouds coming. Grace is that wind, that turned and where it is dry, brings that moisture and then it can begin to rain. To feel blessed, because you are. So, you should feel blessed. You should feel graced because you have grace in your life.
Be patient and the troubles, they come and let the wind of grace sweep them away. Is that upto me? Yes. Don’t hang on, let go. Hang on to that column, hang on to that garland, hang on to that pillar of breath that comes in and out of you. If you do, nothing can break that link. Enjoy, because you have been given so much to enjoy. Learn, because so much is being taught to you. And above all, be patient and then watch this dance of life unfold. It will unfold. It is going to unfold. Oh, you will see things you have never seen before and hopefully this cup of this heart will get larger and larger and larger. That is its nature. Let it be filled more.
The Ultimate Question, How are you? You get that question too many times, so you do not think about it. But become patient, you want to be learned? You want to become knowledgeable? Ask that question to yourself. How are you? And listen to the answer, don’t think. When you have to say to someone, who asks you the question of, how are you? You say, I am fine, thank you. Thats easy to say. It does’nt matter. You can be tired. You can be miserable. Somebody comes over and says, how are you? You say, I am fine. In reality, that's stupidity. But also, do you really want to explain your troubles to an unknown person? That would be stupidity too. The question, in my opinion. How are you, is meant for you and you should ask that to yourself.
So, How are You? Are you thankful?
Are you in that state of bliss?
Are you enjoying that gift of knowledge?
Is your desert, in full bloom? Three hundred and sixty-five days per year, seven days a week, full bloom. That beautiful aroma in the perfume of fresh flowers. Does it really permeate your life? Do you feel blessed? Do you feel content? Accept, and let that grace bring the rain to your desert. Grace to me is just that, those big billowing clouds coming. Grace is that wind, that turned and where it is dry, brings that moisture and then it can begin to rain. To feel blessed, because you are. So, you should feel blessed. You should feel graced because you have grace in your life.
Be patient and the troubles, they come and let the wind of grace sweep them away. Is that upto me? Yes. Don’t hang on, let go. Hang on to that column, hang on to that garland, hang on to that pillar of breath that comes in and out of you. If you do, nothing can break that link. Enjoy, because you have been given so much to enjoy. Learn, because so much is being taught to you. And above all, be patient and then watch this dance of life unfold. It will unfold. It is going to unfold. Oh, you will see things you have never seen before and hopefully this cup of this heart will get larger and larger and larger. That is its nature. Let it be filled more.