Excerpts from Events


Prem Rawat - Maharaji - The Balancing Rod The Balancing Rod [09:16 min] This is an excerpt from an event held in Tokyo, Japan.

Last night I was thinking that eventually, one of the fates that we all have to go through is that this existence comes to an end and when this existence comes to an end, what actually comes to an end, that ends it?

Its actually a very simple and a very profound process. And the three things that dance in this balance, the breath, the consciousness and then nothing. You see, in truth, we are this breath, we are this consciousness. If this is taken away from us, we are nothing, nothing.

Some people say, that this life is like walking a tight rope, and this is the one I like. Tight rope, point A, point B, just a rope. Go from here to here. Whats here? Whats here? Whats on this side? Whats on the other side?

Now, thats what I like to talk about. So, a person finds themselves in ignorance and they yearn knowledge. Thats the other side. A person finds themselves in the doubt, person yearns clarity, thats on the other side. A person finds themselves in pain, then they yearn joy. You see its no mistake, its not a mistake.

And when we feel the pain, thats the reaction. Get me out! Away, not into, but away from the pain. That is wisdom. You want to know what wisdom is, thats wisdom. Its the wisest thing that is, that you suffer and you want to come out of the suffering.

What am I made out of, these atoms, these molecules running around. Do you think they are any different than an egg plant? Do you think so? No! Some came together made that egg plant, some came together made me. Now you think there is a difference between me and the egg plant. Thats the great mystery. Because some people are walking egg plants. These egg plants can talk, and these egg plants can walk. But there is no difference. They came empty handed into this world they are going to leave empty handed in this world. They do not know the difference between joy and sorrow. They do not know the difference between knowledge and ignorance. They do not know the difference between darkness and light. And like the silly dog that tries to chase its own tail. Like the silly dog that looks at the mirror and barks at its own reflection. Thats the way they are.

Not passing judgement. So, be it, choice has been given. You can be a walking egg plant. It is perfectly acceptable. Whether it is acceptable to your heart? Whether it is acceptable to your nature? Thats out of the story. And you have to feel in your life, the urge to walk this rope.

But if you do decide, get a balancing rod, cause you gonna need it. Something to balance. Why? Because the gravity is going to be saying, "You down here." Your heart is saying, "Me over there." And gravity will say, "You down here."

To overcome, you need the balancing rod. To stabilize you. Why? Because you will make mistakes. And when you do, this balancing rod will take the mount. When you start to lose your balance, you can lean with this balancing rod and it will help bring your balance back in. However, each step that you take must be precise and deliberate.

You are not left without the tools. To create the urge, you have been given the thirst. To push you along this journey you have been given a heart. And to take each step, precisely, so you may do that, you have been given consciousness. And if you do decide to take this little trip, then there is no greater balancing rod than this knowledge. Because this knowledge is the most beautiful, most stable balancing rod there is. And so take it.

There are people who want to give you scenarios, why you should do this. The real master will tell you, how you can do this.
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 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 - Craftsmanship Craftsmanship [07:56 min] This is craftsmanship, to make a moment, and never two alike. To make a second and never two alike. To make human beings and never two alike. To make the trees and never two alike. To make a snowflake and never two alike.
When it pours and pours and pours rain, remember, the magnificence that you have been blessed with. Remember, what the possiblities are. Remember that you are a part of it. You are not some abstract, good for nothing that just happened to be. When the craftsmanship is so good, then every bit needs to be looked at and admired. Nothing is frivolous. Not a grain of sand is out of place. Not a leaf, not a snowflake, not a raindrop is out of place. If you accept that then you must also accept that you are not out of place.
The admiration, the ability to admire is one of human being's greatest achievents. Your admiration is unique. Your gratitude is unique and it is not out of place. When you feel the gratitude, it'll be you, who will be touched. When you admire, it will be you, who will be filled with incredible bliss. This is how it is. You know that. I know that. You forget that. I know that.
You see a day, you see your problems. You wonder what will happen to you after you die, but you never wonder what will happen to you whilst you are alive. See, you have asked the questions, but the wrong ones. See the reality, you know why? Because it is more beautiful than anything else. It is so easy to chew what the world has fed you up to now. When will you stand on your own feet and say, I want to know! I need to know!
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Leicester event with Prem Rawat in 2008 Leicester event with Prem Rawat in 2008 [04:53 min] Speaking at Leicester Maharaji said,
“So here we are in the spring of 2008 and the tussle is on. On one side, the winter does not want to let go of its hold. On the other side, the summer, the warmth wants to break in.

On the ground are all these delicate, beautiful little plants, they are very delicate, they are fragile. Last year during the fall, they took a gamble and their gamble was, Winter will come and to survive the winter, we would need to shed our leaves, so they did.

But the true gamble was not the winter. The true gamble was that Summer will come again. And once summer comes we will be able to get on our leaves, and once again be complete.

So now they have been ready, prepared and the slightest hint of this summer coming has spurned them to start putting those leaves up.
I don’t know if you have noticed the same. But these delicate leaves, ready to make that commitment to being complete. If you have observed this then my question to you is simply this,
If spring were to come, are you too ready to bloom? Are you prepared to bloom? Are you ready for the spring in your life?

Because if you are, prepared, if you are ready, then I have some very good news for you and the news is,

Spring indeed has come!.”
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - At Oxnard, California- Moments & Birthday At Oxnard, California- "Moments & Birthday" [04:05 min] Prem Rawat, commonly known as Maharaji, questions what the source of inspiration is in this life, suggesting that there is more, and that more is beautiful. You can actually look forward to it. Birthdays are something you look forward to. Though the meaning of birthday is that certain number of years in your life are over. But is it about mortality, or there is more? A moment just went by, and it means more than all the years, because all the years that went by, came as the moments called now.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Take Advantage Take Advantage [05:26 min] I just want you to take full advantage of every single day. It's an effort, but try. You won't succeed everyday, but you must try. Be conscious, be aware of this existence, be aware of this breath. Be aware that you are alive. Thats what it is, to know yourself. Thats what it is, to know that fundamental inside of you. Thats your potential.
So, I'll bring you very good news. In this day and age, when you look at the newspaper, and it is not nice. And the news is that you are alive and within you shines the sun of joy and peace and tranquility so bright that it can make any darkness go away. Open these windows of understanding.
I have nothing to sell. It is not for sale. People have said to me, "Oh you must sell this." I can't. It's free. It's too precious, too valuable to charge for. It's free because it comes from a heart, it is a gift. For all those people who have this gift, enjoy it. Make that effort everyday.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - The Promises You Made The Promises You Made [08:53 min] Prem Rawat talks about the wants we have had since we were children and the promises we made to ourselves to fulfill them. “Have you kept them?” he asks. “Look within you for the thirst,” he says, “because it is the thirst that will lead you to water. Understand what you have been given because it is magnificent.”
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - What is the Source of Your Inspiration? What is the Source of Your Inspiration? [03:44 min] In this clip, Prem Rawat known commonly as Maharaji questions what the source of inspiration is in this life, suggesting that existence itself should be the inspiration in a persons life. TPRF has setup free food for poor children in Oxnard
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Stating the obvious Stating the obvious [04:17 min] Everything that I am stating is obvious. What is the obvious? That you are alive. This is obvious. That peace that you look for is inside of you. That is obvious. Everything else, in a moment's notice, can change. The only thing that doesn't change is your strength, your beauty, your joy. You, after all, are a human being.