Thine To Thee - Anand Band

This 7" 45 RPM EP Record - Shri Guru Maharaj Ji/Anand Band - Thine To Thee was recorded in 1972. It included 3 songs by the Anand Band and a section of Prem Rawat's speech at the Montrose Guru Puja festival in June 1972. It came in a very fancy fold-out sleeve. This is some of the earliest music recorded by premies in the West though 'Lila' is the only song on it that I heard sung regularly when I first began going to satsang in Sydney, Australia in late 1973. It includes a brief recorded section of the young Guru Maharaj Ji predicting that soon everyone on earth will know I am God. Well, at least that's what all his followers there thought he was saying and they greeted his prediction with clamorous acclamations of "Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai!" Events would demonstrate that this was one of his stupidest and most ridiculous predictions - no matter how you interpreted it. However he soon lost his fearless ignorance and even tried to weasel his way out of the prediction when questioned about it on January 21st, 1974. The expense of producing this EP, with it's graphics and intricate foldout sleeve, must have been quite high for the fledgling English DLM and demonstrates the beliefs among its administrators that the future was limitless for Divine Light Mission and that nothing but the best would do for the guru who, after all, was revealing "the shining eternal Light of God."

Thine To Thee - Anand Band
Thine To Thee - Anand Band
Thine To Thee - Anand Band
Thine To Thee - Anand Band
Thine To Thee - Anand Band

SHRI GURU MAHARAJ JI

While the world's scientists were busy inventing the atom bomb the greatest scientist, the Saviour of the Universe, Shri Paramhans Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj came down from the Himalayas in northern India and started giving the antidote to nuclear warfare and material craziness. Whoever went to Him and followed Him became a dedicated disciple attaining everlasting peace.

When the number of followers increased to several thousand, Paramhans Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj founded the Divine Light Mission. Ever since its inception the Divine Light Mission has dedicated itself to propagating the tenets of universal love and the brotherhood of man. Above all, the Mission has spread the knowledge of peace to millions of men and women all over the world. This same knowedge is now being revealed by Paramhans Satgurudev Shri Sant Ji Maharaj - Guru Maharaj Ji.

Guru Maharaj Ji started revealing the practical Knowledge of Divine Light and Holy Name (the Word of God) at the young age of eight and a half years old. He is now fifteen years old and is the spiritual head of Divine Light Mission. He is the Satguru, the True Revealer of Light and the Remover of Darkness, the Perfect One destined in fulfillment of all prophecies to enlighten the world.

SIDE 1

1. Satgurudev Shri Sant Ji Maharaj - Guru Puja Montrose, Colorado USA. 26th June, 1972

2. Lila - Anand Band

SIDE 2

1. Sweet Bird of the Morning - Anand Band

2. Walking Satsang (We Are Your Voices) - Anand Band

Thine To Thee - Anand Band
Thine To Thee - Anand Band
Thine To Thee - Anand Band

SWEET SOUL MUSIC

This record is just a small token of the love that we feel in our hearts for our Lord, Guru Maharaj Ji. For He has shown us such a Light. He has revealed to us such a Knowledge, that our searching for truth has ended, and with it our fears, anxiety and ignorance. To meditate on that Light, that Nectar, that Vibration, that Music within us, to which our inner senses were previously closed, is to recognise our true nature, our true identity, our source from which we came and to which, by His Grace, we are now returning - — the shining eternal Light of God. We can now do nothing but spend our life and our energy singing the praises of Him who revealed this inner beauty to us — He whose personality is perfect and radiant Light, our Lord and Father Guru Maharaj Ji. Before He opened our hearts, we did not know love at all. Now, by His grace we are able to know true love for God and all mankind.

So listen to this record. Before the music begins, hear the voice of Guru Maharaj Ji Himself, speaking at a mammoth open air peace festival held in His honour high up in the Rocky Mountains. Then hear the beautiful song "Lila". Lila means game and the song tells how the whole world was created by Maharaj Ji as a game. We forget this and begin to take it seriously, letting things worry us. So He keeps coming time and time again to let us know who we really are, and to let us treat life (are again as the lila it is.

Then turn the record over. Let "Sweet Bird of the Morning" soften your heart and ease your mind. Listen to "Walking Satsang" — satsang, company of Truth, which you begin to feel when you come into contact with the disciples of Guru Maharaj Ji.

When the record ends, the external music ceases, but for the true lover of God the inner music never ceases. Always it plays for those who have the ear to hear, for us to dance the dance of life in praise of our Lord Guru Maharaj Ji.

Produced for Akashic Records by Shri Hans Productions

Printed by Shri Hans Publications, 80 Mildmay Park, London N.1.


1. Satgurudev Shri Sant Ji Maharaj - Guru Puja Montrose, Colorado USA. 26th June, 1972. See slightly different edit on video from the film "Satguru Has Come."

And all premies must understand, it's a very important point I am making. I know many press people are also here and television people are also here and I it's a very important point. I must explain to everyone in America, I'm not scared of telling to them this point even because it's true, it's a true point, there is uh going to be uh soon, the time is coming soon where the world is going to see a great, strange thing happening, really far-out thing happening. (Guru Maharaj Ji's voice is drowned out by shouts of Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai) The time is approaching, it's very near and soon, there will world is able to realize who is God. Not only believe on Him but know God exists. Blessing to all the premies. (long periods of shouting chants of Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai)


Lila      Click here for definition of Lila

He is our own Satguru
And we should love him.
He's brighter than a thousand seas
Shining in the sun.
He is pure and fresh
As the early morning dew.

I'd wish I was a little bird
Flying high in every tree.
But then how would I see
Guru Maharaj Ji?

Chorus:
He is lila, lila,
And his game has just begun.

I'd wish I was a little stream
Flowing down to the sea.
But then how would I see
Guru Maharaj Ji?

Chorus

For we are all like little streams
Flowing down to his ocean.
And all the Earth combines
His love and pure devotion.

Chorus

He is our own Satguru
And we should love him.
He is brighter than a thousand seas
Shining in the sun.
He is pure and fresh
As the early morning dew.

He is lila, lila,

Sweet Bird of the Morning

Sweet bird of the morning
She sat upon the highest tree
And she sang so sweetly
At my Lord, Guru Maharaj Ji
Guru Maharaj Ji

Gentle dreams of water
Flashed through the trees
And she whispered so softly
Of my Lord, Guru Maharaj Ji
Guru Maharaj Ji

Walking Satsang (We Are Your Voices)

Walking satsang, sitting satsang
Any old satsang will do
Just turn off your mind
???
There's nothing else you can do
Guru Maharaj Ji You are our Master
Guru Maharaj Ji We are your voices

In the street or at your work
Spread the Knowledge of the Word
It's worth ???? to hear such peace
For all humanity will be relieved
Guru Maharaj Ji You are our Master
Guru Maharaj Ji We are your voices

Tell you mother, tell your brother
Everybody must know
About this beautiful bright light
That Satguru will show
Guru Maharaj Ji You are our Master
Guru Maharaj Ji We are your voices

Listen everybody now, our dear Satguru is here
To give us love and eternal peace
And free from us all out fears
Guru Maharaj Ji You are our Master
Guru Maharaj Ji We are your voices