Just You And Me

Prem Rawat (Guru Maharaj Ji)
Holi Festival Miami Beach, Florida / April 7, 1979

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) with Wife Durga Ji At Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master

So dear premies, it's a wonderful experience just watching the whole thing happen from the stage. There were these guns and their consumption was -- I don't know, it always keeps changing -- but approximately 500 gallons per minute. And it was such a sophisticated system. For every thousand gallons of water there was a gallon of paint. What a setup. Premies had been working and working at that stage. (Maybe someday it'll be right.) I think that we were able to play Holi for approximately three hours. That was, in itself, quite an achievement.


Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master

Everything happened and the whole thing had such a buildup. We had everything squared away: different designs and how to work it out and what to do and what kind of a system to put into it, the way the color system would work, and all those different factors. And then finally today was the day. All those balloons went up. (And that was a little bit too early -- when the balloons were let go. So obviously a premie just asked to find out who the person was who was in charge of the balloons, and before you know …) I was downstairs under that walkway when all of a sudden these balloons just took off. And it was really beautiful.

You have come here from so many miles away. There's one premie that I know of that has come from India, and there are premies who have come from South America, premies who have come from Australia -- what have you. And we all got together in this one Orange Bowl stadium to play Holi, something that maybe doesn't even have any specific value, something that maybe doesn't have any specific meaning to you in terms of what you have been taught for however old you are: Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, or ninety years of what you believed in, what you saw, what you thought, what your concepts were all about and then the Holi begins. And it was like "whaaa?"

Last night I turned on the weather radio and the guy was saying, "And there's a 35 per cent chance of rain, and it's going to be cloudy." And last night when we were driving it was getting cloudy. I said, "Wow. Tomorrow it just has to be right for Holi."

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master


Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979 "When your heart gets filled
with Guru Maharaj Ji's
faith and love and devotion,
then that asks for more space
than the mind, in fact, holds.
And just because it is
stronger than the mind is, it
asks mind to just split."

And I got up this morning and I peeked out of the window and it was crystal clear. And I said, "I can't see a cloud in the sky."

I mean it was really beautiful. It was cold. Of course I have realized one thing. It always feels colder when you have your shirt on, because I had my shirt on and it was cold. And I took it off; it wasn't so cold. Has to be some physical law or something. Your shirt sits there all wet and the wind slaps it and it's like air conditioning.

Anyway, these guns turn on, thumbs up, and here comes the pressure. And the way it was working was that there were 40 pounds of pressure coming from the city, and then there was another pump, an auxiliary pump, that was pumping it up to so many hundreds of pounds of pressure. And then the Orange Bowl pump was pumping it to a certain pressure. And the maximum pressure it reached was about a hundred and sixty pounds per square inch. That's when you guys all the way at the back got it.

Nevertheless, what I'm trying to say is that there were so many premies around that stage. There were premies right next to the stage; there were premies all over the place. And then there were premies who were just sitting way back there, who didn't want to get wet. And I know on the sides there were premies who didn't want to get wet. And every time the shower, the spray, would go over that way, they'd run. (And I think some of them really got it, too.)

But nevertheless, what I'm trying to say is that in this world this is exactly the way it is. Everybody becomes very thirsty. Everybody in this world is not knowing, and yet very thirsty for that Creator, for that Perfect Master, to come -- to come and to bring that peace and to bring that joy, to bring that happiness, to bring that tranquillity that we all need. And we don't know that. You know, we don't know that that's what a Perfect Master is going to bring us. But a Savior, obviously knowing the necessity of being saved …

I remember once hearing that Guru Maharaj Ji sends his devotees first before he comes, so there can be some devotion which can bring him down, which can bring him into this world.

And so the devotees come in this world first. And then comes the Perfect Master. And maybe those devotees who come first aren't really devotees yet, but are destined to be devotees. And when the Perfect Master comes into this world, it's just like two great big magnets. The attraction becomes faster and faster and faster and then "klunk." It happens.


Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master

And what an opportunity, what a setup, what a stage is then, in fact, created. We all come. All the devotees get together and with that sincere love, pray to Guru Maharaj Ji, pray to that Savior, pray to that Perfect Master to help us.

I know that a lot of people here used to kneel down by their bedside every night and pray to God. "0 God, help me." I very distinctly remember that every morning at school we used to assemble; "Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done … I didn't understand a word of it. "Our Father" -- but it was such a slang: "ahm" Father, "ahm" Father. It was just like "ahm" sounds like the word for mango (amm) in Hindi. "Ahm Father, Who art in heaven, hello to be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thine will be done." The whole scene was that after a little while I guess all the organizers, the principal and these other guys who got together, decided that they should have these prayers in the morning outside the classes instead of inside the classes. And so everybody would get together outside, you know, and, "Ahm Father …"

And so the kids would come late. And they'd come running in with their bags and drop their bags and mumble real fast, not understanding a word of it.

And that happened every morning except holidays, or if you were late. And then all of a sudden, I read the poem, I read the prayer, and it made a little bit more sense than just saying it in a rut. "Our Father," -- you know, that has to manifest. That heaven has to be in this world. Here! And your wish … "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done."

And it's like the prayer of the devotee, "O come, save us, save me in this world." And Guru Maharaj Ji then comes. Okay, maybe there are some aspirants here and when I say Guru Maharaj Ji you might directly look at me and say, "He's talking about himself." But no, I'm talking about Guru Maharaj Ji.

What does Guru Maharaj Ji mean? Guru -- the revealer of Light. Gu -- darkness; ru -- Light. One who takes us away from the darkness and brings us to Light is "Gu-ru." Guru Maharaj -- maha: the ultimate, raj: the ruler. The ultimate ruler. Guru Maharaj. And Ji is like the expression "sir."

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji

And you look at it, and by that I mean Jesus was Guru Maharaj Ji. He was! Didn't he take people away from darkness and bring them to Light? So he was Guru Maharaj Ji. Obviously he was Guru Maharaj Ji.

Have you heard of the word Issa-Masi? And if you haven't, that's what Indians call Jesus Christ: Issa-Masi. And if you tell that to very staunch Christians, they'd go, "What? Never heard of this thing, Issa-Masi." But that's how you refer to Christ in India.

And there is a very particular definition. The word Guru Maharaj Ji does not fall into any category of noun, because it is not noun. Anybody may not become Guru Maharaj Ji, period. It is not like Michael. Anybody may be called Michael. Anybody may be called Marilyn. But that is definitely not the case with Guru Maharaj Ji. Anybody is not Guru Maharaj Ji. Anybody just cannot become Guru Maharaj Ji. It is Guru Maharaj Ji himself that is Guru Maharaj Ji.

And the word is a title for an action. Guru Maharaj Ji will only be called Guru Maharaj Ji, Guru Maharaj Ji will be only called Guru Maharaj Ji, when he actually does what the word says: reveals the Light and takes away the darkness. Only then. And can you sincerely call Guru Maharaj Ji, Guru Maharaj Ji? Before that it's not Guru Maharaj Ji. It just isn't. And when that reality becomes real, Guru Maharaj Ji becomes real. But when you can in fact say Guru Maharaj Ji and it is right, it's because something has happened to you. You have been taken away from that darkness. And the Light has been shown to you. In yourself. And then the one who has done it is automatically Guru Maharaj Ji!

And premies, Guru Maharaj Ji comes into this world, every time. Jesus came. Mohammed came. Guru Nanak came. Shri Maharaj Ji came. Guru Maharaj Ji. For his devotees, everything. God is a myth. Guru isn't. Because in the whole realm of God, there can be people who believe in God and people who don't believe in God. But in the case of Guru Maharaj Ji, it isn't like that. Like I said, it isn't a word.

It's like when you're thirsty and you see water. And there's nobody there so you don't have to pronounce it: "water." You don't have to say "water" to anybody, because there's nobody to hear you. But then only two words come, "yuk" or "aahhh," and nobody has to hear this. That happens naturally. When that water tastes good, fulfills your thirst: "aahhh." It's like a burp. When it comes out, it comes out. It may not be induced. It need not be induced.

And that's what Guru Maharaj Ji … I mean that's a terrible example. But it's like Guru Maharaj Ji is that fresh, cool water that takes that burn away, that takes that thing away from us and gives us that tranquillity. Just out of that pleasure, we go, "aahhh." And that's what Guru Maharaj Ji is -- that "aahhh!"

Yes, of course, we can always say Lord Buddha was


called Siddhartha. But now maybe, there's not too many people who know that. Even in Taiwan, in China. But they know him as Buddha.

And Guru Maharaj Ji is that "aahhh" in our lives. Because he gives us that.

Going back to the example at the Orange Bowl, it's just so obviously clear: why were those premies who did not want to get wet sitting where they were? Simple question. The answer is very simple. They knew that the gun wouldn't reach there. The water wouldn't reach there. And therefore if they wanted to be dry that was a safe place to be. But if they knew the water could reach there, what would have been the purpose of them being there?

It's the same way in our lives. (I'm not saying anything like those premies who didn't get wet were naughty premies. That's fine. If you don't want to get wet, that's okay. But it's an example.) We know that Knowledge, we know that Guru Maharaj Ji is only going to manifest if we make that effort. And if we don't, we're safe. It won't get us. And we sit way up there where we know that's not going to happen, missing that joy and the bliss of those premies who are in fact getting wet. Missing that. Knowing that. And maybe out of the whole thing this one guy finally got up and said, "I might as well go down there. It doesn't matter," and walked in there and enjoyed himself.

But that's what happens to us. Guru Maharaj Ji comes into this world. There are devotees. Because tell me, is there ever a situation where people need


not be saved? That is not a phenomenon. That is impossible. People of this world always need to be saved from their minds, from their egos, from their hesitation, from their confusion, from their trips. After all, look at this world. How many kinds of trips are there? And what man has created …

Look at the theory of Adam and Eve. I remember in India, when I was still in school, we went to see this movie. The whole school went to see the movie. It was the social thing to do, because of this particular movie. The school that I went to happened to be a very Catholic school. And so everybody went to this movie. The name of this movie was The Bible. It was outrageous. All the teachers were sitting in the balcony and all the kids were sitting down where all the regular seats were. And the movie started. They showed Adam and Eve. And the whole hall just went crazy. All these kids were just whistling their heads out.

To me, all that didn't make sense. Because, it's kind of hard to capture all that in a movie. All of a sudden you've got thunder and crackling and all that and, "Pop goes the weasel." Out come Adam and Eve. It just didn't make sense in the movie. It just didn't.

But anyway, looking at Adam and Eve -- poor little creatures, didn't know what's going on. And that's the way it was. They didn't talk. They looked at each other. From that, to this, is obviously something to think about. You have Russian, Chinese, Hindi. Every state in India speaks a different language. I cannot understand the native language of people who are three hours away by plane. It changes completely. You can't understand a word they're saying. And then you have Arabic. And you have English. Then you have French, German -- all these languages that have been created.

And if somebody knows twenty-four languages or has travelled the world or has done this or has done that, he's great. Why? What for? And it's like all this that we have created seems to us quite normal. But is it? Or is it in fact obscene? Or is it in fact really, really, really obscene?

Imagine Adam wanting to kill Eve. (Clutch her throat.) Or imagine the concept of divorce. "I don't want to have anything to do with you. I'm going back."

I mean what is it all? You look at this Creator, you look at this world, you look at this creation and it's so baffling, so baffling that this Creator made this Earth. The mountains and trees and stars and

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master

the sun and the moon and the rivers, water, every insect, every life, us, everything. Absolutely everything. And yet still no limit to the entire universe. Absolutely not. Venus. Mars. Jupiter. What is it?

The things that people could not imagine, the vast, vast, vast space, is so baffling to us. And yet there is a space within inside of us that's greater, that's greater than that. It's greater than the distance between this Earth and the moon and the stars and the sun and everything.

I saw some pictures of Mars. And it was so incredible. It didn't look like red soil, it just looked like the Grand Canyon. But wow, man. That energy that's making that soil stick is the same exact energy that's pumping you right now.

And what a great distance. And yet everything from that distance to here, and to eternity, unmeasurable space … the same energy, same thing. Same Creator; same creation. And how closed off we are not to understand that. Not to open up. Not to surrender ourselves, but instead to find limits to Guru Maharaj Ji. After all, what is Guru Maharaj Ji going to do? You think Guru Maharaj Ji will come and pick me up if I completely don't even have faith in him, don't surrender to him, don't meditate, don't do satsang, service or meditation? Experiments.

I think that premie is still around. In one of the conferences this premie talked about an experiment he wanted to do with his life. And to me it's outrageous. Experiment? God! Who are we to experiment? Who are we to squeak? Who are we to even make a little noise like that? Nobody. Our effort has to be maximum all the time. Because look at the odds against us. Look what we have to fight. And it's not the greatest help when you look at those things.

Guru Maharaj Ji comes into this world. And Guru Maharaj Ji doesn't say, "You have to get me the dust from Mars and I'll give you Knowledge." I know that a lot of times this example is given that oh, what if Guru Maharaj Ji said, "You have to do service for forty years and then come to me and then if you do, if I think that it's okay, I will in fact reveal you Knowledge." What if, in fact, that were the scene? How many of us do you think would make it? Really.

Because Guru Maharaj Ji says, "Look, just do satsang, service and meditation," and we have a hard enough time with that. The mind just takes us on that boat ride. And it's not a matter of up and down and up and down. But it's the matter of even turning around in those waves and just getting completely wet, sogging wet, and doing all these things. And Guru Maharaj Ji's saying, "Look! Come in. It's okay." Waiting at the edge of the dock for the whole of your lifetime isn't going to get you across the river. Certainly not; definitely not. Where is your effort? Guru Maharaj Ji makes an effort. He has come in this world. When Guru Maharaj Ji comes in this world, isn't that an effort? What is it if we were to translate it to our standards?

You know, let's say that to walk a hundred miles is ten points on a hundred-point scale. And then to walk a thousand miles is maybe thirty on a hundred-point scale. To go to the moon is maybe seventy on a hundred-point scale. And if we bring it down, the effort Guru Maharaj Ji has made, then where would it fit on that scale? It would just fry that hundred, just like that.

Because we are the ones who lose ourselves. We are the ones who make ourselves completely get lost and be allowed to be lost. Guru Maharaj Ji doesn't take us and throw us away. And yet for every individual in this world, Guru Maharaj Ji has come.

You know, they sell a million records and they receive a gold record. Or they sell ten million records and they get maybe a platinum record or something like that. And that's a beat that they have, a rock group or something like that which perks up a beat; they just sell so many records and they get a gold record.

Guru Maharaj Ji reveals us a beat, shows us a beat, that is within every human being in this world. And if for one million people -- if one million records sold equals one gold record -- then how many gold records would you consider giving Guru Maharaj Ji for every individual -- including the deaf who don't go out and buy records -- who has that rhythm inside of him? If that's the kind of comparisons you get into, it's just phenomenal. Yes, and maybe this is what you can get into. And yet Guru Maharaj Ji is saying very simply, "Look, you don't have to." Guru Maharaj Ji's saying, "Look! What you need to be is a devotee. What you need to have is faith. What you need to practice is Knowledge in your life."

Close to this Convention Center, there's a party going on. (Well, at least there was when I came in.) I saw all these people there, dancing, eating -- you know, "having a nice time." Saturday night, right? Enjoying themselves. Enjoyment. And you look at that kind of enjoyment …

I remember at Christmas time, Alka Seltzer was putting ads on prime time television. "Plop-plop; fizz-fizz. Oh, what a relief it is!" Because they know. The Alka Seltzer people are very smart.


They know that all that happiness and enjoyment is going to turn into an upset stomach -- sickening. And it will hurt. And they know that when it happens you need: "plop-plop; fizz-fizz." I mean, they're cashing in on that. They're cashing in on your happiness that turns sad, to make it happy again.

They have this commercial about Pepto Bismol where they show this guy. Indigestion and too much eating. This guy just sort of waves and becomes huge. And then they show how you drink Pepto Bismol and this pink stuff goes in your stomach and makes you feel good. (I mean, that's what's going to happen out there. Too much cake.)

But to just sit there and listen to satsang doesn't upset your stomach. Don't need Alka Seltzer. Don't need anything. Just experience that love flow. Just experience that love manifest -- beautifully, humbly, and at your pace, at every individual's pace in this hall. It's not like the way the drummer beats his drums out there, where everybody hears it in the same way. As he goes "dunk" it goes throughout the hall. But satsang is at your own pace for every individual to experience that Love. Because that love is not being shot upon you, but it's manifesting from within inside of you. You open up. And not open up to a great big meal or anything of this world that you would consider is going to make you happy. But open up to that perfect Love, to know that you are a devotee. To know.

I know what the most "applaudable situation" is. So "applaudable" that Guru Maharaj Ji applauds it. Devotion. Devotion is such a powerful thing that even Guru Maharaj Ji has to give way for it. Because that devotion is true, it's real. And it is all for Guru Maharaj Ji. And it comes from his devotees. And Guru Maharaj Ji has to give way to it

That's how ultimate that devotion can be. That's how incredible that devotion can be. In Shri Maharaj Ji's satsang he said that he locked himself in the room one time and said, "Guru Maharaj Ji, if you are really real, come and give me darshan." And so Guru Maharaj Ji did.

One time Guru Maharaj Ji left to go somewhere for satsang. And Shri Maharaj Ji just felt completely lonely. I mean, to him, everything had gone and he just completely felt lonely. Very sad. And he said, "0 Guru Maharaj Ji, come back." And Guru Maharaj Ji came back.

And that is from devotion. That only manifests from a devotee. And premies, for every one of us here right now there is an opportunity to be a devotee. Never take that opportunity as granted. Never. If you do, then you are mistaken. Because remember, it's not one hand that claps, it's two. Guru Maharaj Ji has to give you that opportunity. And only then will you be a devotee. Only then will you become a devotee, not whenever you feel like it. Not, "Oh, how about today? Today seems like a good day. How about me becoming a devotee?"

And yet when Guru Maharaj Ji gives you that opportunity, there are no ands, ifs and buts about it. Can't be. That's it. It just has to click in us that we are not in this world for what we do in this world. It is not question of being here so we can do whatever we think we should do. This world isn't for us and we aren't for this world. It's not

"And it's us, in this world.
Just you and me. … No
days; no nights. No hot; no
cold. No nothing. And that's
it. Just you and me."

like that. Somehow, somewhere, and from some crazy place, people get a notion, "Oh, this is my world. I belong to it and the world belongs to me." No! It doesn't. Of course not. What belongs to you in this world? Does the world belong to you? No.

It's like that song, "In this world, life is only a whole festival of two days." You come in this world, you see all the things, you enjoy yourself and then it's all over. King for a day. This is it. Here is your chance; here is your opportunity. Okay, you are made the crown of creation, be it for a day, two days, three days, four days, five days, six days, seven days, eight days -- whatever. Nobody knows. There are people who live for a hundred years and then there are babies who never are alive. Outrageous. I mean, that should teach somebody something.

What is it? I mean, what is it? What is it all about to be alive? What is it to be alive? What is life? What is it all about? What is your life? I mean, what is it? You get born, you go to school. Your recollection of those memories -- is that your life? I mean, come on. What is it? Is my life that billboard that sat over the front gate of Saint Joseph's Academy? Is that me?

Those of you sitting here who have been to college -- is that you? Are you Harvard? No. Who are you


Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979and what are you?

They used to have that show. "Mr. So-and-So, this is your life. And when you were blah-blah-blah, you had this and then that. And blah-blah-blah." It's crazy. All the concepts, everything fed into our little brains from when we are very, very. little. Obviously it's all fed into us: normal, abnormal. Did God come in this world and say, "This and this are abnormal, and this and that are normal"?

On the contrary. The things that people thought were absolutely abnormal, the Lord showed that that was quite normal. To rise after people thought Christ had been dead is abnormal, wouldn't you say so? If you were walking along and all of a sudden everybody popped up from a graveyard, what would you say? What would you do? You'd probably just stand still and two minutes later a wind would come and knock you down. And even today that is considered abnormal. But that was normal. Lord, the Creator, showed us that we are not our concepts. Only our true realization -- only the Truth -- should be and can be the leader of this life. Not whatever we think.

Jesus could have picked a hundred zillion thousand billion trillion ways to be born. He could have just popped down here. Just popped down. That star could have been the vessel carrying Jesus. Why did he have to be little baby? And why come through a woman who was supposed to be virgin? Believe me, Mary's husband thought that was very abnormal. And that's why he went to the rabbi and said, "What's going on? Mary and I promised that we were going to be faithful to each other. And now she is pregnant. What's up?"

He goes back and all of a sudden he wakes up and this voice speaks to him and that's Gabriel telling him, "Look, it's okay. This is the Lord. The child that is being born through Mary is the Savior."

So you look at things like that. And not only what he did, but what he did to the devotees. Don't you think that everybody there thought that was abnormal? And crazy? Following him wherever he went. Talking about love and peace and Truth. Isn't that it? Isn't that enough -- to show any blind man or woman or child that only the Truth in this world can be our leader, not our concepts?

Our realization of Guru Maharaj Ji, which is Truth, and our obedience to Guru Maharaj Ji, who is Truth, is the way this life should be led, not the way we think this life has to be led.

I know that people carve their concepts about Divine Light Mission. I have never seen Divine Light Mission. Never ever. What is Divine Light Mission? Have you seen Divine Light Mission? I have never seen Divine Light Mission, except on printed material. What is it? And people take this to be "Divine Light Mission": that is, everyone from that person sitting in that chair to that one over there, from that corner of the hall to that corner, premies who are behind me, and premies who are at the residence, and the premies who are in India, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York, Canada, South America, and Europe, are "Divine Light Mission." Now to me, that's the cuckoo-est thing you can ever think of. That's not Divine Light Mission. That is absolutely not Divine Light Mission. How can it be Divine Light Mission? What is Divine Light Mission?

We sit on stages and talk for hours and hours, "Listen, what is the name of Ram? It is not Ram. It is the same name that existed before Ram was even born. Now what is that name that Ram was, before Ram was even born? Look, people of this world, and blah-blah-blah." Carry on for hours.

We are who we are! And most of all, and be proud of it, we are devotees -- not of Divine Light Mission, but of Guru Maharaj Ji.

And what is Guru Maharaj Ji? You know, Guru Maharaj Ji really doesn't exist. Guru Maharaj Ji only exists for premies. Because they're the only


ones who can call him Guru Maharaj Ji. Period. They're the only ones entitled, the only ones who know what it means, and the only ones who know who he is, who to call Guru Maharaj Ji. That's all. Otherwise Guru Maharaj Ji is totally non-existent.

What is it? There is that power, yes. It's true. But people don't know how to relate to it. People don't know what to do with it. You walk down the street and walk into a shop and people go, "Man, you really have good vibes." But that's it.

And it's us, in this world. Just you and me. Not the fifth, and the sixth, and the twelfth, and the hundredth, and the hundred-and-fourteenth thing. Just you and me. No days; no nights. No hot; no cold. No nothing. And that's it. Just you and me.

You have to do your part now. Guru Maharaj Ji has already done what he can do, what he wants to do. He wants to see you take those steps. And yet Guru Maharaj Ji's still constantly giving, still constantly showering that Knowledge upon us, that understanding upon us. And we are those people who say, "Look, I know the gun can't reach here. I know the water can't reach here. So this is a safe place."

Okay, it's true. If you don't make any effort, Guru Maharaj Ji is going to be there, but you will have to sincerely say, "Guru Maharaj Ji, help!" And not verbally. From your heart. "Guru Maharaj Ji, help!" And when you say that, only then is Guru Maharaj Ji going to come and pick you up, not when you are still fidgeting with your mind in yourself -- back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth. And really, our understanding about Guru Maharaj Ji has to be so clear. Our understanding about dedication has to be so clear. Our understanding about that affection has to be so clear. Our understanding about that effort has to be so clear.

You cannot take a chance -- absolutely not -- of having your lens dirty or out of focus. It all has to be in place and has to be literally perfect. And then devotion clicks in. Believe me, it's all automatic once you've got to that point: devotion clicks in, love clicks in, effort clicks in. Everything just goes click-click-click.

It becomes very obvious. Why? Because a total surrender happens right at that moment. A total surrender. No "this, that, mine, me, you, I." Literally, everything in this world falls into place. And the only thing that remains is you and Guru Maharaj Ji. Life becomes purposeful, meaningful. Life becomes a reality, not a concept, not a drama, not a movie, not a screen, not a theater, not a piece of film, not an image, not a reflection, not a shadow. It becomes real, becomes true. When all those clouds are moved out, when the mind really does go away, the experience is incredible.

Today at the Orange Bowl premies had this huge balloon. This huge balloon was supposed to be mind. And I know that they kept hanging on to it. And they let go of that balloon, and I hit it with the gun, and it vectored off a little bit, was picked up by a draft and just moved right out of there. Man, if I were you, I just wouldn't do that. What if it falls back on you? Who is going to take that chance?

And all those premies who were holding on to the balloon, let it go and took the chance. What if that balloon just landed fifty feet away from them, where other premies were? What if that were really mind? What if that really were mind? Do you think it's that simple? For Guru Maharaj Ji it is. But not for you. And so don't underestimate it by making it into a balloon and letting it go.

They had drawn an ugly face of a shark on it. A shark is a handsome thing compared to mind. It has a gorgeous set of teeth compared to what mind has. And it's so obvious when a shark attacks. Is it ever obvious when mind attacks? At least a shark has a fin. Does mind have a fin? At least a shark has a beginning and has an end. Does mind have a beginning and an end?

The only way I would ever do that is to let go of the mind and hide under Guru Maharaj Ji. Period. Not just sit there going, "Oh, look at this. Look, mama." And do you know something? That balloon will explode. At certain altitude it's bound to explode. And do you know what will happen when it explodes? The debris will fall right back. And maybe in some respect the balloon was really like what mind is. Maybe you think you have got rid of it. Maybe you think, "Yes, it has gone away. Now I can't see it anymore." You're walking around and a big piece of it falls on your head.

And then what? Premies, I will tell you one thing. I don't know how many descriptions of mind you have heard in your life. Let me tell you this one thing: none of them are right. Mind is almost indescribable. Because it's manifestations are individual. Its manifestations are so clinching. It's manifestations are so devastating. Mind is that difference between hitting the golf ball and hitting your ankle with a golf club. If you hit one, you will make that connection. And if you hit the other, you will go to the hospital.

And the only way you can fight that mind, the only way you can prevent that balloon from just hopping along the hall and falling on every premie's head, is to let it become prey, let it become victim, to the water gun, that gun of Grace. The Grace …


Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master

Surrender. And it'll hit that balloon and push it. Just push it. And at the same time that it pushes it away from us it will ensure that it doesn't fall on somebody else.

I know that there are a lot of premies who have tried to get rid of their minds. Not only haven't they got rid of their minds, but they also have confused other premies. What do you say to that? That's how tricky that mind can be.

But only when there is a total faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, only when there is a true faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, only when there is a "let go" to Guru Maharaj Ji, that there is, in fact … See, there has to be displacement. And when your heart gets filled with Guru Maharaj Ji's faith and love and devotion, then that asks for more space than the mind, in fact, holds. And just because it is stronger than the mind is, it asks mind to just split. And that concept, the craziness, the imagination, and the wildness come out.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Showers Premies Holi 1979

So just to surrender to Guru Maharaj Ji, to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, to have that devotion, to have that love -- that's something even Guru Maharaj Ji applauds. That's something to which even Guru Maharaj Ji says, "Alright. Okay. Beautiful. Perfect."

And so, premies, it has to be our effort. We have to do it. Nobody's going to do it for us. And so I hope I'll see you tomorrow. Thank you very much.


Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Holi 1979
Prem Rawat aka Maharaji the Very Flabby, Fat And Jowly 22 Year Old Guru Maharaj Ji and Perfect Master