Introductory Videos

Prem Rawat - Maharaji - 25,550 dollars 25,550 dollars [24:11 min] How many days does the average person live? This video addresses the topic with humor, surprise and poignancy, combining infographic-style motion graphics with excerpts from Prem Rawat's talks and "man-on-the-street" interviews.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - 2012 Nordic Peace Conference Address 2012 Nordic Peace Conference Address [14:00 min] A message from Prem Rawat to students, faculty, parents, and two generations of peace makers at the 2012 Nordic Peace Conference.

Today I'd like to talk to you about peace.
Now I know that just about everybody has their own interpretation of what peace is.
But peace for me is something that comes from the heart of human beings, not from the minds.
In this world there is so much greed, and really so much of this stuff that goes on - the wars, the differences.
And we need to look at what is real.
For me the reality exists within us, a simple reality, a simple understanding.
Peace is a requirement for us, each individual on the face of this earth.
Because, when we look at the this world today with all these things that are happening, you cannot but help understand one thing, and that is that people all around are starting to lose their humanity.
And what do I mean by humanity? We need to understand that we are human.
We need to understand that that's good, not bad.
Not mediocrity, but something that is good.
It seems like over the years the word "humanity" or being human has been associated with something negative.
We say, "To err is human." We are capable of making errors, this is true.
But we are also capable of making other things happen in this world.
If we can just remember that we have both things that we can do.
Yes we can create problems, yes we can create wars, yes we can be susceptible to greed, yes, we can be susceptible to anger, yes, we can be susceptible to fear.
But at the same time we have the capacity, we have the ability to have peace, to live in harmony with this world, to invent, to create those things that will help each other, and be on this earth, not as somebody who's just into making errors, but somebody who's there to uplift our own lives, to move beyond certain rationales, to move beyond certain thresholds that have limited us and that continue to limit us.
Those thresholds that we have placed, whether knowingly or unknowingly, they limit us in our perspective.
They limit us in expression of being human, of being here.
Because look at it - you know, single-handedly of all the species that are on the face of this earth, as human beings we are just into destroying the very planet that we exist on.
And yes, there are a lot of ideas, and people have written about it, and people have discussed about it.
But this isn't time for discussion.
This isn't time to just go, "Hmm, wonder what this is." No, this is time to act to be.
And where does it begin? It begins from every single individual.
It begins with us, with us, each one of us.
On the face of this earth, right now, tragedies abound.
And these tragedies are so incredibly unnecessary.
We have lost the ability to see their value of another being on this earth.
Everything has been compartmentalized: good, bad, right, wrong.
In the name of religion, people fight.
That is unconceivable.
How could that be? Because religion is about peace, religion is about wonderful things.
But people have taken that issue and they fight with each other.
Where they should be respecting life, they look at life as something that is trivial.
What happened? What happened that we got to this point where the respect, the basic respect for one another is gone? To see somebody, whether they are Muslim or they are Hindu or they're Christian, and say, "Enjoy.
Enjoy your connection, enjoy what you believe in." What happened, that all of a sudden it's like, "No, you are inferior, I am superior." is this what culture is about? I think there are a wonderful things.
But we are ignoring them every single day.
How long is it gonna go on? I am a voice for peace.
This is a small voice, but when it joins with the voice of all the people who want peace, who want peace, then this becomes a very, very big voice.
It is amazing to see anyone make effort, and to even ask, "What can i do so that we can have peace on this earth in our lifetime?" You know, there are people who are very greedy, there are people who don't care.
But, in my opinion that is a minority.
The majority of the people on the face of this earth want peace.
And if this is true, then peace on earth is a very achievable objective.
People say, "It's not going to happen." Well, let this time belong to those who believe it can happen, not to the ones who say it cannot.
They've tried it their way, and nothing has happened that is good.
Here, today, is the result card, is the report card.
And when you look at it, we are destroying our own atmosphere, we're destroying our own planet, we're destroying our own rivers, we're destroying our own oceans, we're destroying other species that have nothing to do with, you know, contributing thought or contributing ideas.
No, innocent.
And we are, every day, every day, 24/7, destroying, destroying, destroying, destroying.
It is hard for us to create something without destroying something first.
For me, for you, peace is not just a solution to a problem.
Peace is important, peace is necessary for our well being, for the world being of all those that share this planet with us.
It's not just an idea, it is a necessity.
Peace has been talked about for ages.
Yes, wars have existed for ages, people have fought with each other for ages,but at the same time there has been that voice that has always existed, "Let there be peace." With all our technology, with all our understanding, with all our aspirations, why can't we aspire to have peace on the face of this earth? There's a small story, and the story is: there was once an archer, and he would go from town to town exhibiting his ability to shoot an arrow with deadly accuracy.
And as he would exhibit his forte, people would clap, people would applaud, and this would bring him gratification.
One day while he was exhibiting, he heard a voice in the back, and there was a man who used to sell oil, and you know he had his bamboo and a pot of oil in the front, pot of oil in the back, and he would go from village to village selling oil.
One day, while this archer was showing his abilities, he hears from the back of the crowd, "It's only a matter of practice." And this really really made him very angry.
He's like, "Who's saying that?" And after his exhibition was finished, he went back and he looked at the guy, and he said, "Were you saying this thing about where it's only a matter of practice?" and the guy said, "Yeah, it's only a matter of practice." "So how can you say that? You know, I'm so good at what I do and I have trained, and I'm just, I have this natural ability." And the guy who was selling the oil said, "Look, it is still a matter practice." He said, "What do you mean?" He said, "I'll show you." So he took an empty bottle, and he took one of these coins that had a hole in it, put it on top of the bottle, he picked up this huge pot full of oil that he had, and he started pouring the oil through the coin into the bottle without spilling a drop.
And he said, "Now you try it." And of course the archer saw that he couldn't do that.
And so he finally agreed that yes, it is a matter of practice.
I like to quote that story because I think it really is a matter of practice.
If we practice greed, that's what we're gonna get a good at.
If we practice peace, that's what we're gonna get good at.
If we practice anger, then that's what we're gonna get good at.
If we practice differences, then that's what we're gonna get good at.
If we practice looking at each other with compassion - what happened to compassion? Compassion.
- then that's what we're gonna get good at.
When you look at the realm of the people on the face of this earth, it has to be asked: "What are you practicing?" To see people interested in peace, people want to practice peace, people want to practice compassion, people want to practice those things that will bring the humanity back into human beings, is always incredibly admirable.
Thank you.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Introduction by Words of Peace Global Introduction by Words of Peace Global [01:33 min] Why peace?
The world will tell you "This is what the world needs. This is what the world needs."
But 7 billion people on the face of this earth are crying out for one thing, and one thing alone and that is Peace. And peace is not the absence of war.

I travel, not because I like to travel. I travel so I can say this "What you are looking for is inside of you, and you should be in peace"

Prem Rawat has been traveling for forty years inspiring people around the world to find peace within.

I go and I talk to people, and I present them with the possibility of themselves.
Discover the peace that lies within you.

Because when you are in that peace
You look beautiful
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Peace Begins with You Peace Begins with You [01:38 min]
The truest nature of a human being
is to be in peace
to seek contentment
to evolve
to gain knowledge.
Every single human being
on the face of this earth
has the fundamental right to feel peace
and the source of peace is in you.
It is time
for the citizens of the world
to open their eyes
and become active participants
in seeking peace.
And what is that effort we have to make?
We need to look at ourselves
as the source of peace.
If we take that approach,
then peace will come.
There is a place of peace within the heart
of every single human being.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Peace and War Peace and War [01:37 min]
War begins in the minds of human beings.
Conflict does not begin on the outside.
Conflict begins inside,
and the resolution to the conflict
is also on the inside.
Conflict doesn't just happen between borders.
Conflicts can happen inside a country,
inside a town,
inside a house.
Do you know what it is like to stop in the middle of your wars
and understand, that peace
that dances within you?
Have you felt that feeling, when you are
in sync with your existence?
Discover it.
Feel it.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - National Dong Hwa University National Dong Hwa University  [10:04 min] In April 2014, more than 400 students and faculty of National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan packed a small auditorium to hear Prem Rawat deliver the prestigious Sayling Wen Chair lecture, an honor that has been afforded to sixteen Nobel laureates since 2007.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Asia Pacific BrandLaureate International Lifetime Achievement Award Asia Pacific BrandLaureate International Lifetime Achievement Award [18:29 min]
Asia Pacific Brands Foundation BrandLaureate International Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award
Prem Rawat, founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation, recently accepted the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation BrandLaureate International Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts on behalf of world peace beginning with individual peace.

Prem Rawat received the award at a forum called "7 Billion Reasons for Peace" held in conjunction with a United Nations International Day of Peace 2012 observance in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He became only the fifth individual to be given the award, which recognizes individuals for their work to positively impact the lives of people around the globe.
Previous recipients are
  1. former South Africa President Nelson Mandela
  2. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  3. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981-2003
  4. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria
The award was formally presented by HRH Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, Regent of Perak, Malaysia's largest state, and Dr. KKJohan, President of the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation. "Prem Rawat," Dr. Johan said, "is a man worthy of our admiration for teaching us that peace is possible. His is an optimistic and empowering message that touches the heart of the people. We offer you our support and say 'yes' to peace."

Prem Rawat said he was accepting the award "on behalf of every single voice that stands for peace," noting that the conflict that needs to be addressed begins in the minds of human beings.

"There is a war," Prem Rawat told an audience that included royalty, business leaders, diplomats and delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the U.S., Britain and Australia, "not necessarily with guns and bullets, but going on here"-in the mind-"because that's what we have gotten to.

"It is time to practice peace," he said. "It is time to practice consciousness. It is time to practice kindness. It is time to practice embracing each other. If we forget the human being in humanity, if we cannot get along, then heaven help us. Unification begins with each one of us."
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Rotary International, Rotaract division- Malmo, Sweden Rotary International, Rotaract division- Malmo, Sweden [07:59 min] Prem Rawat was keynote speaker at the Rotaract club of Rotary International Convention- Malmo, Sweden. Rotaract is Rotary International’s division for people 18 to 30 years old.
182,000 members of Rotaract in 140 countries further a global effort to foster peace and International understanding. This effort starts at the community level, yet knows no limit to its outreach.
You will find the second part of this video below.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Dignity Peace Prosperity Dignity Peace Prosperity [11:04 min] The Prem Rawat Foundation strives to address fundamental human needs so that people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace, and prosperity.
Founded in 2001, TPRF works to extend the outreach of Prem Rawat’s message of peace throughout the world. TPRF also provides aid for people in urgent need of life-sustaining resources like food and water, especially in areas where funds from larger foundations may not be available.

When people are in need of essentials like food and water, TPRF partners with local and international organizations to help provide the needed aid directly and efficiently. The aim is to give people a second chance in life while respecting their dignity and their local culture. As Prem Rawat expresses it, "Our objective is to help people through the rough times without interfering with the beautiful things that exist in their culture, their beliefs, or their religion. When we offer a hand of help, it is on equal ground, with respect for each person as a human being."

The efforts of TPRF are funded by the generosity of donors from over 50 countries. Most of the Foundation’s staff, including the Board of Directors, are volunteers. The Board of Directors covers over 50% of total non-program costs. One hundred percent of donations designated for a specific program are allocated that program.
Prem Rawat - Maharaji - Now Now [01:07 min]
This is your reality:
Not your past, not your future
The moment called now
It's not contemplation, it's not a projection

It's Real.

It is our time to be in that joy, to be in that peace.

And the time is NOW.