Excerpts from Events


Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Prem Rawat at Santa Monica, US in March 2010 Prem Rawat at Santa Monica, US in March 2010 [10:03 min] Maharaji launched his 2010 world tour at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, where he was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 2,250. Although he was speaking to an audience of thousands, he began by making it clear that his words applied equally to each individual. "What is this message all about? Really, it goes back to what this life is all about, what this existence is all about," he said. "Even more so, it goes back to this little story that is yours. Your story."
His words profoundly touched many of his guests. Jennifer Edwards, actress and mother, commented, "I feel the utmost hope when I listen to him. I feel senses and nerve endings I never even knew I had. When I see him live, there’s a connection, an energy," she said. "I’ve never been an unhappy person. I’ve been able to make myself happy on the outside, but I always knew something was lacking. When I first heard Maharaji, what he said made total sense to me. I thought, Ah, that’s what I’ve been looking for."
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 - Excerpt from event in Atlanta, Georgia Excerpt from event in Atlanta, Georgia [09:45 min] This is clipping from event held in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 8th, 2010.

If you're on a boat in survival situation in the middle of a hostile ocean, you don't wanna be on that boat with enemies, you wanna be with friends. And even if they're your enemies, start making friends. Do you understand what I'm saying? Because if you don't, guess who's life is going to be miserable. Not just their's, your's too. And that's what happens.

We don't understand what it means to be alive and therefore what is the significance of a human life. The causes are greater than the dignity and integrity of a human being. "You think like this therefore, Out you go!"
But this comes from the lack of understanding of who you are. It shows the lack. Because we truly doesn't understand the value of each moment that we have, whilst we are alive; till it is too late.

I want you to know, and I want you to understand that value. Not based on a belief system. This is what is incredibly cool of what I talk about. It's not a bunch of speculation. It's is not "Well, you should believe this. Close your eyes and believe this." No. Feel this! Feel peace in your life. Not just think about it. Have gratitude in your life, not because somebody told you have gratitude, but because you have gratification. If you have gratification, my friend, gratitude is automatic. You don't have to make any attempt. It will happen.

And what is gratification? Look it up. Look it up if you want to; Fulfillment!
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Interesting story- at University of Malaya Interesting story- at University of Malaya [09:43 min] Maharaji narrates an interesting story about the thief. The funny story has depth of his message behind the words. Maharaji addressed his message and his work, to the heads, lecturers and young students of Malaya University (Kuala Lumpur).
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 Pot and the Gardener The Pot and the Gardener [09:28 min] Speaking in Brisbane Australia, Prem Rawat, known by the honorary title Maharaji, and around the world as the ambassador of peace, narrates a touching story of a pot and a gardener in context of the obvious.
What you're looking for, in your life, is already there. What does it mean to be alive? You got today, it's almost over. God-willing, you will have tomorrow. But what does that mean? Do you look at it, as I'm alive today. Or do you look as if you don't care?
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Universal Forum of Cultures, Barcelona invites Prem Rawat Universal Forum of Cultures, Barcelona invites Prem Rawat [09:21 min] The Chief Executive of the Universal Forum of Cultures, Barcelona invited Maharaji to address the prestigious forum. He expressed that we understand peace from a political or socio-logical perspective, but Maharaji has a very unique perspective on peace!
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - The Grand Illusion- Maya The Grand Illusion- Maya [09:21 min] This is not about the books, this is not about the explanations. The people who are caught up in the explanation are going to need more explanations. Am I wrong? You think all the explanations that have been written 200 years ago, 300 years ago, 2000 years ago would have been sufficient. You think that is sufficient? People are still writing them. People are still interpreting and trying to figure out, what was 'really' said! Do you think its going to stop anytime soon? No. People will go on explaining to you, what was really meant when the word was used. And you, you want nothing better than a predigested package- feed it to me! This is how most people are! There are a lot of people who're going to buy the new iPhone. But they're never going to read the manual. And for years they're going to go around, till they find somebody else who has an iPhone and has also read the manual, and go "How do you do it?"

Whoever can explain to you this, of how everything happens, is not telling the truth. Because; it cannot be explained. We forget our very humanness, that we are human beings. So many have come before us. We are tantalized by technologies, 'oh its different now'. Is it? What has all this technology got to do with your humanness. Your humanness has nothing to do with it. Your sorrow, your joy will not be affected by all of this. This was dubbed long time ago, there was a word given to it- Grand Illusion 'Maya'. People still don't understand on how could this be an illusion. They even make jokes about it being illusion. It is an illusion because it is here today, and gone to tomorrow. What seemed to be forever, is gone. And where? No one knows. Right in front of your eyes, a day is gone, the biggest magician plays his grand effects. A day is gone, and a life is gone- and nobody applauds of how wonderful that little illusion was. Because this is not an illusion, because this is not an illusion. What is gone- is not coming back. Thats why you need to be conscious in this life.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Come a little closer Come a little closer [09:20 min] This evening we have an opportunity to listen about a simple reality, because you exist. It is so easy to conjure up all the ideas and concepts that exist in this world. It is almost impossible not to be affected by all the hearsay that go around. And all of a sudden, a simple reality gets ignored.

What is this reality? You're alive. That within you in-fact, is the divine. Within you are the answers that you seek. Lot of people go, "If that's the case then how come I don't see the divine?"

I've an explanation for that. If you were to go way out, into the outer space. First you'll just start to see a little bigger picture. You can see more, more, and more. Right? No! Not entirely true. The further out you go, Even though you can see more, the resolution drops. So all of a sudden you don't see human beings any more. If you go few light years, you won't even see the blue sphere!

So, what's the trick? The trick to see that which is really there, is beautiful. What is it? Come a little closer.

Peace is inside of you. And people say they don't see it. Feel it. Why? Because you're so far away from your own self. And the answer- Come a little closer. And keep coming closer, closer, closer till you see it.
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.