Guru Maharaj Ji gave very touching satsang explaining the importance of Knowledge, and how satsang, service, meditation and darshan are all part of the practice of Knowledge.
Meanwhile, Guru Maharaj Ji's brother, Raja Ji, has been touring in North America. In Los Angeles, The public program was full to capacity with 150 guests and 450 premies attending. The premie program was powerful. Everyone's satsang was right in synch with the others, and Raja Ji's words hit their target in many premies' hearts.
On New Year's Day, Ira Woods, Guru Maharaj Ji's first western Initiator to visit Australia, arrived in Sydney For two weeks we experienced the clarity and power of his satsang. With amazement turning to delight we watched as he showed us the limits our minds had been placing in our experience of Knowledge, and turned us back towards the understanding we need and want constantly - that the love we're seeking lies within our own hearts, and that one hundred percent surrender to our Guru Maharaj Ji's guidance is the only means to reach that goal.
"We've seen the footage and Maharaj Ji is really shining. We got good sound and image quality. It's the best reproduction we've ever seen of his skin colours, his hair. It's just really beautiful. The satsangs look good - really powerful, strong - and we can really do a number with that."
"We have an energy. We have something that we have experienced and realised in this lifetime, but it's all scattered. All we have to do is bring it together and it'll be one energy. The potency, the power of that energy brought together by the premies, by premies just getting together, would be so incredible that I assure you it would make my work in this world, in this lifetime, three quarters easier. And it all depends on premies."
- Guru Maharaj Ji, Orlando, 9 November, 1975.
Durga Ji's satsang at a surprise visit to the Sunday Community Meeting at the Denver Indian Center inDenver, Colorado - 7 December, 1975
"Maharaj Ji has made this creation. He doesn't need it, but he's made it. This is his play, and he's chosen us to be a part of it, to share it. If we can be that place where we can realise that we are his pinballs, his puppets, and that he's directing us, and just be completely submissive, completely surrender to whatever he's doing, then how beautiful it is. Because he's going to win. And he's going to win with us. We're going to be the thing that he's going to win by."
Maharaj Ji's satsang at a surprise visit to the Sunday Community Meeting at the Denver Indian Center in Denver, Colorado - 7 December, 1975
"I was just imagining how beautiful it would be when the whole world would be like this, when the whole world would understand what we are talking about, when the whole world would really have that Knowledge that we have experienced. We have worked so hard to make this whole world realise what we have experienced, because this world does not understand, definitely does not understand what we have realised within our hearts, what we have experienced within our hearts, what we have really known, what we have waited for. You know? And it's hard. But we are trying to make it easy for this world."
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When the time came for Divine Sales to close down, Adelaide was delighted that premie Neville Ackland was able to buy the business.
The shop has been renamed "Gee-Em's Recycle and Scrubbed Furniture Shop"… and there are no prizes for guessing what Gee-Em stands for!
The twelve year old boy looked around the room at the crockery cupboard, with its stained glass windows and odds-and-ends drawers, the simple wooden table and chairs, the lace tablecloth and the delightful promising pantry with the grandfather clock standing guard near its door.
Boy it's good to be alive!
"Meditation should be with you always, 24 hours. This is what you have to get to. When you are walking, when you are sitting, when you are doing anything whatsoever - you are always one with it."
- Guru Maharaj Ji