Chapter 4

DOING SERVICE

Meditation in Action


"So realize that first of all your destination, your aim, is to receive this Knowledge, but now once you have received it, your aim should be to meditate upon it. And now, because you are always meditating also, now your aim should be to do satsang and service. Because no service no servant; no servant no humbleness; no humbleness not a man. And not a man not a disciple. So you cannot be a disciple at you want to be a disciple at all. If you want to be a real human being, first of all you hare to be a servant. And how can one become a servant? By service."

- Guru Maharaj Ji


Everything you do can be service if you understand that it is service to Guru Maharaj Ji. Service is action performed while meditating, actions performed in the consciousness of Truth and in the consciousness of who we are serving Actions which arc performed without love, without the understanding and dedication which comes from meditation, are not the actions of the servant. Because the essence of service is consciousness, our true service is spreading love.

Divine Light Mission is a Vehicle for Service


"My mission in this world is to establish peace, but I need the cooperation of all. We are very, very fortunate to have received this Knowledge. and now it is our duty to spread it throughout the world. The way in which to do this is through Divine Light Mission because Divine Light Mission is the mission that has been created for the purpose of spreading this Knowledge."

- Guru Maharaj Ji

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more direct connection with service to Guru Maharaj Ji. It is to fulfill the need for service that Divine Light Mission was created. Serving the Perfect Master, channeling all the energy we gain from meditation back into meaningful work to help this world, is a privilege which cannot be understood or realized quickly. It, like everything else, takes time and practice.

Divine Light Mission is not an organization separate from premies. It is the premies who make it what it is, and its effectiveness is always a reflection of the clarity and dedication of the premies.

Our Real Service — Propagation

Propagation is being done wherever there is a premie who is communicating his or her experience to others, through satsang. Since sat-sang means being in the "company of truth," it is not only our words, but also our actions that communicate this experience of Knowledge. And only a strong base in meditation can communicate this truth. Guru Maharaj Ji said once that if every premie brought just one other person to Knowledge over the course of a year, propagation would really take off. So, your role in an overall propagation effort is actually very simple, and down to earth. You don't need to be part of a large community, or have plans to blanket a city with thousands of leaflets and posters, to propagate this Knowledge. The only requirement is that you share your experiences in the most natural way, and in a way which is complementary to the situation you are in. Whether it is because you are an "example" to your co-workers which initiates a person's interest, or it is because you are verbally giving satsang, from the very start, your being in meditation will eventually do the trick, and enable Guru Maharaj Ji to work through you to bring others to a life of meditation, satsang, and service.

Doing Propagation Through Divine Light Mission

The following is a letter which Guru Maharaj Ji sent out, specifying in what manner he wants our propagation efforts to proceed:

Dear Premies:

To facilitate the proper growth and expansion of Divine Light Mission in America, it is necessary that all those wishing to do service in spreading Knowledge have channels of communication through which direction can be given so that we all can work together. Therefore, everyone arranging any activities in either my name or in the name of Divine Light Mission must contact Headquarters by telegram, telephone, or telex, for approval of any proposed activity such as

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arranging any big programs, satsang tours, contacting public officials, etc.

By establishing this communication, all activities can be approved and supported by the Divine Light Mission, and any special proposals will be able to come to my attention for approval before implementation. In this way, everyone will have the opportunity to cooperate in doing service of spreading Knowledge with maximum effectiveness under my direction. Now is your opportunity to work really hard to establish peace in the world.

Blessings to you all.

Sant Ji Maharaj

If you feel you would like to take a more active role in propagation other than word of mouth type of satsang to friends, associates, etc., and there is no Divine Light Mission ashram or center already established in your area, you should write to:

Communication Department
International Headquarters
Divine Light Mission
P.O. Box 532
Denver, Colorado 80201

You will then receive direction on how to proceed.

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