Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)- Sirifort Auditorium
Prem Rawat addressed a group of distinguished guests at Sirifort Auditorium in New Delhi, India. The Young Leaders Forum of the Indian Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce invited Maharaji to address a distinguished audience of 1,850 business and government leaders. Maharaji talks about the one-year-old that is still within us with the same request and wish it always had, to be fulfilled.
Today, everybody is interested in peace. For the peace that I want to talk to you about is the peace that we need even when there is no war. I am here to tell you remove the word "war", let's talk about of peace. Peace resides in the heart of human beings, not in the mind. For you to see your reflection in water, the water must be still because if the water is moving you will not be able to see your reflection. Your heart should be still. The very nature of mind is to escape any imprisonment.
Kabir das ji said,
Kehat kabeer suno bhai saadho,
guru bin bharam na jaasi.
Mohe sun sun aawe haansi."
He thinks its humourous because a fish that is surrounded by water is thirsty. I agree. I conquer, I think that is so. That this fish is looking for the very thing that is inside.
Within you is that joy that you are looking for. Within you is that peace that you are looking for. Within you are the answers, not the questions.
You know the right tool for the right job. Right spices for the right food. And when it comes to the subject of inner contentment we try to pick the most sublime. Try to understand the most sublime, the most incredibly tender and the most incredibly infinite, with the most finite tool we have(points to mind). Let me figure this out. How am I going to pick it up, how my mind is going to grasp. People tell me, don't tell me my mind is finite. Oh, but it is. Let me remind you, it is the same mind that had people believing that earth was the center of the universe and everything went around it and people actually believed it.
Peace is not absence of war. The war needs to be stopped within each one of us. That is good; it is much better when you stop fighting with yourself.
If you want peace look no further than yourself. Accept the fact that what you are looking for is within you. If you have the thirst and you need water, I can help.