1 A Divine Union - Guru Maharaj Ji Marries
2 Report From Copenhagen
2 Guru Puja Residence (Australia)
2 Mahatma Ji on tour
6 Trust The Source
8 Urban Explosion
9 Utopia UK
10 People Who Found Peace
11 Play Your Pawns Carefully: Q & With Maharaji 11 Follow The Master 11 Peacemeal 11 Satsang Centres
12 Independent Order of Paradise Seekers
For his devotees Maharaj Ji has acted as a bridge to cross all barriers that separate them from realizing perfection. Through marriage he has perfectly reconciled the conflicting
traditions of East and West, and raised the consciousness of his followers onto a new and higher level of understanding.
- Divine Times, London
Very important news of another sort is the co-operation we have been experiencing, both within Divine Light Mission International and from the outside world. Guru Maharaj Ji's Love is really flowing through the city of Copenhagen, weaving everyone that we come in contact with together in a knot of friendship and understanding.
All there is is the misunderstanding of people. They cannot see, they cannot understand. And that's why there is one reason why some premies do not want to co-operate - they do meditation, they want everything, but sometimes they just don't want to co-operate. To some people it becomes a little problem for some people to understand this. But see, I am a person of my own. I do not lean on concepts that are fed into me. By Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace, I want to go out and do Satsang, and do things for which I am Graced and I just want to do that. I never wanted to be completely tied down in the ropes of concepts, of ideas told to me, taught to me, and come up as straight as sugarcane. I never wanted to do that.
"If we follow this road, there is no way out. Our cities cannot survive in their present form. The dynamic cities of the present are being led towards their destruction" concludes Doxiadis.
In Australia we have nothing to compare with Calcutta, yet our cities, too, are beginning to strangle themselves A reflection of each individual's values and desires.
This report sounds too bad to be true and fortunately, it was too bad to be true.
Already in the United Kingdom, Utopian ideals are beginning to manifest practically within Divine Light Mission. From overseas a report:
This report sounds too good to be true and unfortunately, it was too good to be true. When David Lovejoy was sent to manage the DLM in the UK shortly afterwards he found a morass of uneconomic activities and wasted energy and downright looniness centered in "Mahatma" Ashokanand. The UK mission has never recovered from Lovejoy's necessary pruning with a chainsaw. The "Palace of Peace" became, once again, a derelict hulk and after much nagging Prem Rawat even agreed to have his British Rolls Royce sold and his chauffeur fired.
"I started working for my father but after much searching I got a job in a stockbroking firm because it seemed to give the greatest financial reward for the least amount of effort. It was during this period that I was introduced to the drug marijuana which was added to my other vice of drinking scotch. As time went on and the market crashed I lost interest in my job. My obvious preference for arriving late and leaving early with long lunch-hours in between was my downfall, so when things became slack I was fired."
"But slowly and surely things got worse and worse until at times I was too scared to walk or go swimming by myself. I thought that imaginary creatures were trying to kill me. I was really going crazy."
An Address given by the Chairman of the Independent Order of Paradise Seekers (IOPS) at a recent Extraordinary General Meeting of the Order