Prem Rawat at University of Colorado, Boulder, USAMaharaji addressed a standing-room-only audience faculty, students and guests.
The university was founded in the 19th century to advance and impart knowledge across a comprehensive range of disciplines to benefit people by educating them in the accumulated knowledge of humankind. The University of Colorado at Boulder is a national comprehensive research university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 150 fields.
Brief excerpt from the event:
Whether playing golf, flying airplanes, or thinking about frying chilies—whatever we do is made possible by the courtesy of this thing called life. We can do very little if life is not there.
In this journey of life, we pick up a lot of luggage, and walking becomes miserably slow. Someone comes along and says, “Maybe you don’t need to carry all of that. Look at the simplicity of your existence.”
What is calling us? What is the aspiration of every single human being regardless of who they are, where they live, what they do, and what they think? What has our heart been saying through all the good and bad things that have happened?
We have had a thirst, a desire, since we were very young. And no matter how old we get, that child is still there with the same thirst. Hope is within the heart of everyone wanting the same thing—to feel peace, joy, contentment. “Show me a way to turn within and feel for myself. Not some theory or nice words, but feel for myself, as real as feeling water in my mouth when I am thirsty.” Theory is great, but someday it has to become real.
Could it be that we go along in our lives looking at our future and our past, not paying attention to the present? Yet we are stuck in the moment called now, and this is where we will be for the rest of our lives. All our tomorrows will come as now. We can only go one step at a time on this journey.
We have the most priceless gift—breath. All the money and technology in the world can’t touch it. We cannot give it to someone else, steal it or borrow it. Breath comes freely, day and night. Because it does, we can dance, look, talk, dream—all the things we do. Some people ask why. But to the thirsty person in the desert, it doesn’t matter who built the well. All that matters is water and quenching their thirst.
For those who are thirsty, I can help. It is your journey. I cannot make it faster or slow it down. I can offer you a mirror so that when you want to see your self, you can. Someday you may feel a need for a joy. And when you do, look me up. I can help.
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