Volume 1, Issue 9, And It Is Divine Magazine July 1973

'And It Is Divine' was the name of this colour magazine published by Divine Light Mission in the USA from November 1972 until the late 1970's when it was replaced by 'Elan Vital'. Before 1974 every copy carried a signed manifesto by Sant Ji Maharaj stating "There has never been a time when the Lord of Creation did not manifest Himself in human form, and come to this planet Earth to do away with evil and spread the True Knowledge.

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Guru Maharaj Ji reportedly examined the July issue of AIID (the two women on the cover whom the reader was to take to be lesbians were actually celibate ashram premies) with great disgust, saying "This is divine?" The cover photo of the August issue, which was to show a premie dressed up as a Palestinian guerilla, was scrapped in favor of a picture of a little girl licking an ice cream cone; the editorial content was correspondingly changed to sugar-'n'-spice pablum. The Divine Organization of Women was disbanded.

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Beyond the Measure of Man - Bal Bhagwan Ji, Prem Rawat's eldest brother and successor, Denver, Colorado, May 6, 1973.

And Maharaj Ji said, "To bring water you have to have the glass, because a glass can contain water. Similarly, the realized person contains Knowledge. He has that Knowledge, and you cannot have that Knowledge unless you have that glass, unless you go to a realized person. unless you go to an experienced person, unless you go to a Satguru. Sat means Truth, and unless you go to the Satguru you cannot have that Truth."

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The Shepherd, The Werewolf, And The Baal Shem Tov
Israel ben Eliezer, who came to be known as the Baal Shem Tov, or Master of the Good Name, was born in eastern Europe, in the small town of Okop, at the turn of the eighteenth century.

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Women Together Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

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The Safe Place Is In Your Heart Shri Mata Ji, Mother of Guru Maharaj Ji, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 11, 1972.
Actually, there were many people who were very bad, evil men, and who later became great saints. For example, Ratnakar was a pickpocket, and before he started searching people's pockets, he used to cut their necks! Then there was Angulima I, at the time of Lord Buddha. And Billumangal was a very had man. But all these people were completely changed by the company of saints. They came to the Lotus Feet of the Perfect Master of their time and changed; they became very good for their society, and the whole society was changed as a result.

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Perfect Master Plan Tokyo, Japan, October 3, 1972.

The greatest problem all around the world today, whether in America, Japan. China. Russia, India, or anywhere else in the world, is that people are not in peace. People want peace. Today, if two people fight, the government is supposed to settle them down. But when governments fight, who is going to settle then down? The only one who can settle the governments down is the Perfect Master, the incarnation of God Himself, who comes to Earth to save humankind.

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What Is A Mango? Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 1972.

So understand how subtle the mind is, and how subtle this Knowledge is which every Master has been revealing in His own time. Jesus did not preach Christianity. Krishna did not preach Hinduism. They preached the true Knowledge of the self, they gave self-realization to their devotees. Rama did not preach Hinduism: He gave self-realization to His devotees.

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