Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File); May 18, 1975; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1986) pg. A2
Guru Maharaj Ji received an appeal from his family to give up his fight to retain control of the Divine Light Mission and patch up his feud with his mother. "The best thing for Maharaj Ji is that he should come to his mother, express regret for all he has done and ask for a pardon," said the guru's oldest brother, Bal Bhagwan Ji, in an interview. Bhagwan Ji, who has been proclaimed by his mother as the new spiritual leader of the mission, said: "If he surrenders himself to Mataji (mother) he can be absolved of all sins by her grace. We will accept him as a member of our family again, but not as guru or spiritual leader of the Divine Light Mission. He's a fused bulb, a fused spiritual light which can no longer give off spiritual enlightenment."