2 Effort In The Right Direction Guru Maharaj Ji Frankfurt Germany, 29 November 1976
On 29 November 1976, during the conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Guru Maharaj Ji held a program for the local premie community. After satsang and arti, Maharaj Ji pulled his chair to the edge of the stage and the audience gathered around him for "casual" satsang.
How do you explain to Miami Beach officials that you want one of their parks in order to spray water over 7,000 people? This was one of the "obstacles" faced by the coordinators of the 1977 Holi Festival at the Miami Beach Convention Centre and Flamingo Park on March 18, 19 and 20. - Michael McDonald
During her "second time around" tour of the East Coast, Julie helped 24 brothers and sisters make the transition from aspirant to premie. Three Knowledge sessions - the first in Australia for almost a year - were held. In the first, six Melbourne aspirants were revealed Knowledge; the second, in Sydney, gave the community there I I new premies, and Newcastle and Canberra two each; the third, for three aspirants, was held in Cairns.
Here are some excerpts from a letter written recently to the North American community coordinators by Bill Patterson. Bill, who coordinates the Mission in North America, is also an initiator. His satsang to the IHQ staff was printed in the last issue of The Golden Age.
Yes, it's true. National Headquarters has finally found a new home. During recent weeks, activities at No. 14 Wentworth Avenue, Darlinghurst, Sydney gradually drew to a close as the Magic Carpet taxi truck boys removed, piece by piece, four years' worth of accumulated furniture, files, and bits of paper, and transported them across the harbour to their new location on the second floor of No. 3 North Cliff Street, Milsons Point.
This interview with initiator Padarthanand was recorded on 9 February 1977 in London by Tony Wade, a premie from Perth who recently visited England.
Durga Ji's satsang at Atlantic City, New Jersey on December 18, 1976.
We must really give our everything to Guru Maharaj Ji, and he's here in physical body so that we can focus our minds on him. Spiritually, within, we have Knowledge, we have meditation, we have satsang, we have service - and we have Guru Maharaj Ji externally. Mind wants to say, "Well, what's he doing? That's not right. Look what he's doing here! How come he's doing that? Why is he doing that?"
19 That Unsmiled Smile Guru Maharaj Ji speaking in Portland, Oregon on 30 January 1977
And it's just like, I don't know, but maybe it feels like I've just been a little too strong. But to me, the time is running out. You know? You might be frozen in your little apartment in New York by the time the next satsang program comes along, who knows? But the time is running out, it sincerely is running out. We all don't have time to just sit around and think about it
28 The Subject Is Love Guru Maharaj Ji speaking in Denver, Colorado on 20 February 1977
That Knowledge, that experience makes you premies and makes me Guru Maharaj Ji, because I impart that Knowledge to you and you experience that Knowledge. And today, my role in this world is to do, to impart that experience which I have imparted to you to everybody else who exists in this world. This is why I feel I am here - and there's no other purpose.