Prem Rawat's Teachings about Faith in Himself - In His Own Words
Prem Rawat or Maharaji (meaning Ultimate Ruler) as he calls himself or Guru Maharaj Ji as he called himself until the 1980's arrived in the West in 1971 testifying to the wonderful effects of meditating on the Knowledge he was empowered to reveal which was the Knowledge of God. He claimed to reveal God within, the Divine Light (that's why it was called Divine Light Mission), the Divine Music, the Nectar and the Holy Name or Word of God which is the energy within inside which is keeping you alive and that just one spark of this Knowledge makes everything it touches perfect, absolutely perfect. He assured audiences that they did not have to accept and receive him only his Knowledge. However, the results of practising the Knowledge were not as speedy and spectacular as initially promised and by the late 1970's and early 1980's he was saying that without faith in him and devotion to him and surrender to him and worship of him, the Knowledge was worthless. But if the Knowledge wasn't giving the results he initially promised how could you have faith in him? Quite a Catch 22.
Yogiraj Param Sant Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, June, 1961, at Prem Nagar, India
Sublime devotion, however, comes from implicit faith and confidence in the Satguru of the time, and it must be clearly understood that only He who can bestow God-vision instantaneously within oneself is the Satguru of the time, and no one else. In reality, He is God incarnate. It is impossible to have unflinching confidence without personal experience of this divine light
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji? Published in November 1973 by Bantam Books, Inc.
Hans Rawat (father of Prem Rawat quoted in Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj)
The Arya Samajists did not believe in the principle of Avatar Vad, while Maharaj Ji had full faith in the principle of the incarnation of God. The unmanifest God can only be realised through the grace of the manifested one. He often used to quote the Gita, "Whenever virtue subsides and wickedness prevails I manifest myself. To establish virtue, to destroy evil, to save the good, I come from Yuga to Yuga." "Fools deride Me in my manifested human form, without knowing My real nature as the Lord of the universe". Such is Shri Krishna's declaration in the Gita on incarnation.
Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj
Durga Ji (Marolyn Rawat nee Johnson), London Guru Puja, June 24 1979
But look at this world. Is this world dying for Guru Maharaj Ji? But we're not together enough for Maharaj Ji to really manifest in this world. Because we're not ready. We're holding him back. He's having to wait for us. For each one of us. One time in Malibu, Maharaj Ji said, "If I just had a handful, if I just had a handful of premies who were really dedicated, who really had faith in me, I could spread this Knowledge. I could spread this Knowledge so fast. If I just had a handful." You know, I feel like we're wasting time. Wasting time. And it's not our time to waste. We waste it like crazy. Every second that we spend that's not in Holy Name is wasted and we'll never get it back. Never. And we know that. And we know that feeling of wasting time. Can't stand to waste time. And that's why we're so jumpy and that's why we're so edgy.
Divine Times - September/October 1979 Volume 8, Number 5
"Peace Bomb" speech, Delhi India, November 8, 1970
You have been blinded and are now lost in the circle of illusion. Love flows from the Lord who has given me wisdom; will He not also give me strength to establish peace on this earth? How will He not give? I have complete faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. And the tears that I am shedding on His anniversary are not because I remember Him, or because I feel sad. They are because of the power I carry with me. Right now, I feel such a power in me, I do not know where it has come from; I feel as if I want to shake the world. … I only need the opportunity. If I have the time, dear premies, what will I not do! I have so much faith in Guru Maharaj Ji and I pray to Him, "O Guru Maharaj Ji! Increase my faith twofold; and increase it threefold in those who do not love you. Increase it for them fivefold so that they too are blessed. Look! I often notice that those people who received Knowledge at the time of Guru Maharaj Ji do not even come now.
Golden Age, November 1978, Number 49
August 18, 1971
As long as we haven't seen God, we can't have faith in that. It is our Father anyhow, but we haven't seen Him. How can we say what His nature is and how can we have faith that He is the Savior of the whole world? We may believe that He is saving this whole world but we can't realize it because our mind is flickering. Until our mind settles to one point, we can't realize how God is saving this world. We can't have faith that "Yes, God is the real Savior."
Élan Vital, Winter 1979, Volume III, Issue 4
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 28 April, 1974
We have to go out and tell this world about something we have received and this is what I mean by shape up or ship out. If you have any faith in this Knowledge, if you have realised this Knowledge, if you think it's going to get you somewhere, if you think it's going to bring you peace, then shape up, and tell people about it. And if you don't think it is, forget it, ship out because there is nothing more.
Divine Times, May 1974
Holi Festival, Florida, March 20, 1977
I was watching a cartoon in Los Angeles, and it was "Bugs Bunny" cartoon. … So premies, let us all really come together, let's really become one in that bond, one in that tie, one in that love, and go ahead. There's no power in this whole world that can stop us from experiencing what we want to experience. Not even mind, if you're strong enough. There's nothing. No power in this world, that can stop us. Just - all we have to do is have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. Have faith in me. I'm here to help you, and I will help you. But sincerely have faith in me. Not in some, not in some way, not in some manner, or particular manner, but just have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, period. And let it all happen, let it all begin.
The Golden Age, May / June 1977, Number 38
London, England, April 19, 1977
I'm just here as your Guru Maharaj Ji. And for those who have realized Knowledge, their Guru Maharaj Ji. And not everybody else's Guru Maharaj Ji, either. But there is a connection that has been made between us, and that connection we have to pursue. Not because I need that connection. Yes, I need that connection to a certain extent. And the only reason why I need that connection is because that is the only reason why I'm here in this world. But you need that connection for your own benefit. And that connection is of, of that connection that we just talked about, that makes us into a garland. That thread; that satsang, service, meditation; that love. You know? That real faith in Guru Maharaj Ji.
The Golden Age, Number 39
On the Phone to Atlanta community, January 7, 1978
This is the way it is! There's Guru Maharaj Ji, and by his Grace we can relieve ourselves from the misery that we are into and by his Grace receive that Knowledge that we really want to receive. The thing that we really want. That bridge between the going-down minus, to the ever-going plus." So premies, it's just so important for us to always remember to just really have that faith.
The Golden Age March 1978 Number 43 and The Divine Times January/February 1978
Marbella/Malaga, Spain, Friday, March 24, 1978
But if you keep on trucking, if you keep on going, and keep that faith, have that faith … because it's not really a faith that that you say, "Okay. You know, it's like imagine something and believe in it." But it's a practical experience. And have faith in Knowledge, have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, have faith in that beauty of satsang, service and meditation. Not because somebody is telling you
The Greatest Magician Video
Philadelphia, August 27, 1978
But when we do surrender to Guru Maharaj Ji, when we have that unquestionable, ultimate faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, then: "It is beautiful. It was beautiful. And it is going to be beautiful. And it will be beautiful." … But that's only, again, when we really have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, not in what Mr. Mind says. Only faith in Guru Maharaj Ji is going to make all the good and bad disappear, and make only what's right come. … And as that battle begins, the things get even more tense. And if that faith is not there, if that faith is not completely in Guru Maharaj Ji, you're going to fall in so many fragments that you wouldn't be able to count them yourself. You will run right out of count. Right out of it. You will go beyond zillions, billions, everything. And so, premies, have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. Have that love. Give that love to me, and you will understand even more. … And just keep on trucking. Keep on doing satsang, service, and meditation. Have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. You can never have enough faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. Have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. And blessings to all the premies.
Divine Times, September/October 1978 Volume 7, Number 6
Guru Puja, Geneva, Switzerland, 10 September 1978
To find this Knowledge you have to go to the Satguru of your your time and then beg him and he will reveal it to you. And premies, now we have to really realise that by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace … Look at it this way, by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace, Guru Maharaj Ji gave us an opportunity to be able to receive Knowledge. And by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace, Guru Maharaj Ji gave us an opportunity, a blessing, a discount, and he gave us darshan, his Grace. And now he is giving us another opportunity to have faith in him. It's an opportunity. I don't know why some people think, "Wow, man, he's really asking a lot." No, it's the world's most wonderful discount that ever could be, to have faith, to be able to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji.
Guru Puja, Geneva 1978, Divine Light Mission booklet
Hans Jayanti, Monday Evening, November 3, 1978
That's the way you have to go. To have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, to rely upon Guru Maharaj Ji, to understand Guru Maharaj to believe in Guru Maharaj Ji is the way that we have to follow. That's the path And this is not anything new. This is not anything like, yeah, it's 20th century rip-off. But this is the way it has been ever since the Perfect Master has first set his foot on this Earth.
Well, if we let go of ourselves, if we just really believe … have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. That's the key. That's the key. There's plenty of locks, but there's a master key. And this master key can open any lock you want in the whole building. Have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, and that's the master key.
Affinity, January 1979
Hans Jayanti, November 5, 1978
And the only person that can save us from that is Guru Maharaj Ji. And we have to come and pray in our hearts for him to save us from that ordeal. We have to come and understand that Guru Maharaj Ji has to save us and have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. … In fact, what is going to bring us where we want to be is Guru Maharaj Ji, is that Knowledge, is that Grace. And only by having that belief, only by having that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji are we going to be able to cross this crossing. Only by having that trust in Guru Maharaj Ji will we be able to cross this ocean. … And Guru Maharaj Ji says, "I can take you across. Have faith in me." But all of our lives we have faith in something else. And sometimes when you hear that word "faith" … what is faith? What is faith? How do you have faith in Guru Maharaj Ii? What do you have to do to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji? … But Guru Maharaj Ji says, "Listen! I can take you away from the evolution of life and death. I can take you away from the revolution of pain and suffering. I can take you away from the ferris wheel of all this illusion! But only if you confide in me. Only if you have faith in me. Only if you have trust in me. And then I will take you away from this illusion." … And this constant combat happens between us. But if we have that weapon, if we have that faith, then it makes it all an easy, nice-ending war. Just a nice, clean finish. Grace comes. Your faith comes. Your Love comes. It takes about two and a half seconds. It blows up the mind to little bits. And that's the end of it. That's it! But only when we have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji does that happen in our lives, only when we really let go of what we are hanging on to in this world. … And Guru Maharaj Ji can show us who we are, take us away from that roundabout that we always are caught up in in our lifetime. Guru Maharaj Ji can take us out of that. But only if we have that faith, only if we can have that trust. Because as long as we have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji there is nothing in this world that'll become a hindrance to us. … And I think that that's every human being's purpose in this world; to have faith in their Guru Maharaj Ji, to love their Guru Maharaj Ji, to see their Guru Maharaj Ji, to do satsang, service, and meditation, to realize who they are, to become one with that most incredible thing! … But we all have to have that implicit faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. And if we don't have that implicit faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, then this Grace, this bubble, just won't be there. And then what happens? We become vulnerable. We become vulnerable to this incredible world. We fall prey to this incredible world!
Élan Vital, Spring 1979 Volume III, Issue 1
Hans Jayanti, Monday Evening, November 6, 1978
I had doubts about Knowledge. Serious doubts. But I had that faith. By Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace, Guru Maharaj Ji gave me his Grace to be able to generate Grace, for me to be able to not have that mind kick on me so hard and so strong, and to be able to have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji all the time, to be able to experience devotion of Guru Maharaj Ji all the time. Because the thing is that devotion is a tie. Devotion is a connection between a Lord and the devotee. The only way you can ever know the green light, the "annunciator panel" of devotion -- are you a devotee or not? -- is your devotion. As long as there is going to be devotion between you and your Lord, then there is no problem. You are a devotee, and he is your Lord. He is your saviour.
Affinity, June 1979
Hans Jayanti, Kissimmee, Florida, November 11 1978, afternoon
But what we really need in our lives, unless we get that -- what we really need in our lives, unless we really believe in that -- unless we have all our faith in that instead of in this materialistic world, I can't tell you what's possible. There are possibly no words to say what is in fact possible. Because that Knowledge brings us the reality that we all seek. That Knowledge brings us the Truth that we all want. That Knowledge brings us who we really are. And only the true realization, only by the Grace of Guru Maharaj Ji, is that possible. And so our key, obviously, is Guru Maharaj Ji. And that's where we have to have our faith. That's where we have to have our trust. I mean, how incredible is it? How could it be more perfect than to have this world, to have the burning, to have the suffering and yet have a salvation out of it? Only by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace.
Élan Vital, Volume III, Issue 2, Summer 1979
Ventura, California, 21st January, 1979
So premies, here we are: 1979. I was listening at the residence to the satsang from here, and it was nice. And the whole thing was, that there is a feeling of understanding, a feeling of devotion. There's a feeling of clarity. There's a feeling of Knowledge, of Guru Maharaj Ji, that has to be very, very clear for all of us; that has to be very alive and very present for all of us. … And what is mind? I mean, what is mind? By saying "mind" it's not the "mind" mind that we all think about: brain. (I guess you've seen pictures of a brain.) That's not it. But that darkness, that absence of Guru Maharaj Ji in our lives, of Knowledge in our lives; that absence of clarity in our lives, that absence of Truth in our lives: that's what mind is. … And Guru Maharaj Ji says, "Wait and I'll give you the tool. Have faith in me. Believe in me. And you'll have that experience; you'll have that beauty. All your absence will go away. All your darkness will go away. All your illusions will go away. And nothing but the clarity is what would persist within you."
The Golden Age, April 1979, Number 52
Denver, Colorado, February 25, 1979
You have to have faith in me. I have to have faith in you. Faith is the only transporter between you and me that can pass along that Love, that understanding, that experience. Nothing else. If you don't have faith in me, then I certainly will not have faith in you. But when you have faith in me, I will have faith in you. … Our faith in our Guru Maharaj Ji has to be constant. Our faith in our Guru Maharaj Ji has to be real. Our faith in our Guru Maharaj Ji has to be there. There is no and, if, and but about it. And pray! And just with all your heart, pray that Guru Maharaj Ji, by his mercy, will have faith in you. Because Guru Maharaj Ji has absolutely no necessity of having faith in you. Because remember, there is that prayer. "Oh Guru Maharaj Ji, do not forget me. To you there are thousands. But to me, you are the only one. And if you forget me, then I've had it. Your Love and your Grace is what I depend on. I do not doubt your mercy. And I do not doubt your faith. But I doubt myself. And so give me the strength. Make my effort manifest. Give me the strength so that I may never forget you." … But, premies, we have to have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. … That truth, that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, has to be there constantly. I know for all of us is very difficult. Because our trust, that faith that's supposed to go towards Guru Maharaj Ji, goes into these relentless worldly things that do not by any means deserve that faith. Like Raja Ji was saying, we put our faith in a stupid bus. We put our faith in an airplane. … You have to have that endless faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, in your self, in your heart, in you. Unchanging love, constant love, constant faith. Not the one that goes up and down depending on the weather, depending on the day, depending on what happens in this world. No. No, no, that can't happen. But a constant faith.
Divine Times - Holi Issue, 1979 Volume 8, Number 2
Holi, Miami Florida, April 7, 1979
But only when there is a total faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, only when there is a true faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, only when there is a "let go" to Guru Maharaj Ji, that there is, in fact … See, there has to be a displacement. And when your heart gets filled with Guru Maharaj Ji's faith and love and devotion, then that asks for more space than the mind, in fact, holds. And just because it is stronger than the mind is, it asks mind to just split. And that concept, the craziness, the imagination, and the wildness come out. … So just to surrender to Guru Maharaj Ji, to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, to have that devotion, to have that love -- that's something even Guru Maharaj Ji applauds. That's something to which even Guru Maharaj Ji says, "Alright. Okay. Beautiful. Perfect."
Élan Vital, Summer 1979 Volume III, Issue 2
Holi, Miami Florida, April 8, 1979
And in the same way, when we surrender to Guru Maharaj Ji, when we accept Guru Maharaj Ji, when we try Guru Maharaj Ji, automatically Knowledge starts pulling through for us. But when it's only Knowledge and no Guru Maharaj Ji, it just doesn't click. And to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, to believe Guru Maharaj Ji, and to have that devotion towards Guru Maharaj Ji, is to me the most ultimate experience of this Knowledge. … You have to have that endless faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, in your self, in your heart, in you. Unchanging love, constant love, constant faith. Not the one that goes up and down depending on the weather, depending on the day, depending on what happens in this world. No. No, no, that can't happen. But a constant faith. … And so that is why that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, that love for Guru Maharaj Ji, has to be real. Because Guru Maharaj Ji's love for you is real. Give me any reason for anybody in this hall why Guru Maharaj Ji should love them. As far as Premlata is concerned, as far as Daya is concerned, as far as Hansi is concerned, they call me "Daddy" and that's what I am. I'm not their Guru Maharaj Ji yet. They're my children and maybe they are here and they love me and so on and so forth. But that's a worldly relation. That is about as good of a relationship that if I upset them, then it's like, "Okay Daddy, ciao. Good-bye." … You look at the craziness of this world. Yes. Everybody has to really have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. … And Guru Maharaj Ji says, "Have faith in me now, and I will give you peace now".
Divine Times - May/June 1979 Volume 8, Number 3
Holi, Miami Florida, April 8, 1979
You just get goose bumps almost to let go to Guru Maharaj Ji. And have that faith. When that faith is there and you know you're letting go to Guru Maharaj Ji, there is not a greater joy in this world. There isn't. There just isn't. Period. … Because when you let go -- you see you can only let go if you have faith. You cannot let go if you don't have faith. How can you? First of all you have to have faith to let go. And when you have that faith then you can let go and then that moment arrives when you do let go. God, it's just outrageous! There is no description. Really, I can understand what it means to have no heat, no cold. No sun, no moon. No day, no night. It doesn't matter! Irrelevant! And as a matter of fact, so irrelevant that you don't even know about it. It's all weird; it's all absurd. The existence then really becomes infinite. That's when you get first born into Guru Maharaj Ji's world. … There's only one thing Guru Maharaj Ji's asking of you. He's just saying, "Have faith in me." And how difficult possibly do you think it can be to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, who has revealed us everything?
Holi Festival '79
Guru Puja, Miami Beach, Florida, Saturday, 21st July, 1979
Guru Maharaj Ji is the Source and he lines up those individuals who are keen to receive what the Source has to offer. And when that's all lined up he makes, through devotion, that ultimate joint happen; through that love, he makes that ultimate joint happen. He, through that love, through his mercy, through his blessings, connects the two individuals so that he can reveal to those who are fortunate, those who want to know, those who need to know, the essence of their life. The Truth. Because there has to be faith. If there is no faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, if there is no faith in Perfect Master, then how do you suppose the Knowledge is going to work? How do you suppose the cables can link up? What Guru Maharaj Ji has to reveal to you is so sacred.
The Golden Age, October 1979, Number 55
Kissimmee, Florida, September 3, 1979
Because you have to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. If you don't have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, then when Guru Maharaj Ji does extend his hand, will you grab it? Certainly not. It'll be that resistance. "No, no. How can I?" Only when that faith is there, that, "Yes. It doesn't matter." When you have that faith so implicitly in your heart that it doesn't matter, that you know - and it's above and beyond knowing. Then really something, an experience in our lives, does manifest. … This is your opportunity to take that determination, to have that step available to you. And it is to just really let go to Guru Maharaj Ji, to really have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, to really understand the meaning of satsang, service and meditation and to really do satsang, service and meditation. … Because Guru Maharaj Ji is there. Guru Maharaj Ji's mercy is there. Guru Maharaj Ji's love is there. You just have to try. You just have to give it a chance. You have to have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. And it will manifest for you. It will happen for you.
Divine Times, November 1979 Volume 8, Number 6
Milwaukee Wisconsin, Evening, October 10, 1979
We surrender to everything. Can it really be that hard to surrender to Guru Maharaj Ji? Can it really be that hard to have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji? Can it really be that hard to love Guru Maharaj Ji? Can it really be as hard as we make it sometimes for ourselves to have devotion for Guru Maharaj Ji? I mean, aren't we humans? And isn't it all for us, to have faith? And we can. It's just that we have to get on the right track.
Affinity, February 1980
Hans Jayanti Festival, November 10, 1979
Have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji so that you can trust Guru Maharaj Ji. Because the tendency of the mind - if you can just imagine the mind being this great wind - you're standing out in the middle of this incredible, huge, gigantic field and this monstrous wind starts blowing. And you feel it. You feel that this wind is going to take you away, this wind is going to shatter you. What can you do? What do you need at that moment? Oh, of course it would be wonderful if the wind just stopped blowing. It'd be wonderful if the mind just stopped. But what you need at that moment is something to hang on to. And faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, trust in Guru Maharaj Ji, is the very pole to which you can cling and be saved. Having trust in Guru Maharaj Ji, having faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, to me, proved every time to be this wrench that could pull me out. Faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, to me, is - if I keep walking into the sand pile, the faith is the wench, this link between me and Guru Maharaj Ji, which can pull me out. Because if I lose faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, then truly I have lost faith in myself. And if I lose faith in myself, how can I even go on? How can I even continue?
Divine Times, Volume 9 Number 1 January/February 1980
Holi festival, Miami Florida, April 10-12 1980
Nobody is saved. We have to be saved, yes. We can be saved, yes. And we should be saved, yes. We should find that Master, yes. Because Guru Maharaj Ji makes it so simple and we make it so sophisticated. Every single time the Master comes, open His arms and says, "Let me in. Let me in. You know, it reminds me of that song, you know, that the Lord becomes a beggar and it goes in this, in front of this devotee's house and knocks on the, on the door and the song is just going, you know, saying, "Oh devotee, you know, your fortune is really come, your, your, your luck, your, your destiny is unfolding now. The Creator, the Giver of everything is at your door begging from you. From you." That has created, that sustains, that destroys, that holds this ultimate, this holds this universe in the palm of his hands has come to your door, do not refuse. Which Master didn't come to everyone of these human beings and come to me open up. Regardless of our confusion, regardless of our concepts. But anyway, you know, again, surrender, have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. What else you gonna do? Nothing. You have to have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, You have to have to have that surrender.
Holi 1980 video, Élan Vital Inc., 1980
Holi Festival, Miami Florida, 11th April 1980
But anyway, you know, again, surrender, have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. What else you gonna do? Nothing. You have to have that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji, You have to have to have that surrender. And so, I hope I'll be seeing you soon, you know, I really want to see propagation happening and that's something that everyone of you gotta get into is propagation, that's what we all gotta do is propagation. Not sit there and have donuts and coffee every morning. Some mornings, get out there, have some satsang, you know and you know get those communities together so people can come and people can hear satsang and and and and you know there can be a place where there can be those ashrams, can be a place where there can be those, don't go out and get a hall, you know, buy a hall. No, get some propagation going so you use the hall, then you can rent a hall, you know or whatever it takes to get a hall, whatever it takes. But I'd really like to see some propagation happening. America has been a little sleepy, believe it or not, America has been sleepy. Ha ha, stars and stripes, stripes are getting a little squiggly and stars are doing a thing a little bit, but you guys gotta wake up, you know, start that propagation and when that's you gotta carry Guru Maharaj Ji's word for it. That's, that's one of the things a devotee does, believe it or not. … What you gotta hide about? What? You know, what is it, what is it that you're shy about? About Guru Maharaj Ji? Why, you, you don't you have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji? Don't you believe in Guru Maharaj Ji? Don't you believe in Knowledge?
Holi 1980 Video
Ashram Satsang, Rome, Italy, 25th June 1980
We have to understand that what we have to do is what Guru Maharaj Ji wants us to do not what our stupid mind tells us to do. There's a big difference in it. You know, if our faith in Guru Maharaj Ji is not there then obviously the mind's gonna win every single time. You know and I just see this whole act has to clean up, has to come to a point where the propagation can really begin to happen. Where there can be that demonstration, where there can be that "Yes! Knowledge! Yes! Guru Maharaj Ji!" Where people can see, like I said in the satsang, you know, people are gonna look at me, then they're gonna look at you, and if they see something there, then they're gonna look at me again and say "Can I have your Knowledge?". When people look at me, then they look at you, and they don't see anything, they're gonna look not look at me either. Why should they? There is nothing there.
Rome 1980 Ashram Satsang Video
Ashram Satsang, Rome, Italy, 25th June 1980
When in my life, I see that yes my focus and my attention, you know, and then of course what is satsang, service and meditation can bring is that love for Guru Maharaj Ji. What do they bring is that faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. When my faith in Guru Maharaj Ji grows, through satsang, service and meditation, through my own understanding, through the through which I can see "Yes, this is where I want to be, this is where I need to be, unconditionally. Then nothing can waver my faith. When I have found my everything, when I believe in that, is that, then slowly I can let go of myself.
Rome 1980 Ashram Satsang Video
Miami Florida, Christmas Day 1980
And to me somehow it's no more sophisticated than that because I, if I have that faith in my Guru Maharaj Ji which I know every minute of the life I live, I need to have that faith. Here, it's not a matter of a self made man, it's not a matter of self-reliance, it's not a matter of having faith in myself because what will faith in myself bring? What good is it for me? Will I be able to go to a cliff and say, "I have faith in me that I am not going to get hurt if I jump off." And jump off and get hurt and say "My faith's all wrong." What good is that? But the faith in Guru Maharaj Ji somehow I know, brings that faith in me to be just that devotee because that experience is flowing. That experience is coming from him. I don't have to fumble with my intellect and I don't have fumble with my books and I don't have to fumble with anything. Just have that solid faith in Guru Maharaj Ji. And why? For my own good. Because that is my vision, through that I can see Guru Maharaj Ji. And Guru Maharaj Ji comes in this world.
Miami Florida, Christmas Day 1980
Guru Maharaj ji takes me to this garden and says, "Now open your eyes of faith and look at it. That's all you need is faith in me." Because when you see that garden, you will have faith in yourself automatically. But open your eyes, the only thing stopping you from this most miraculous, incredible experience is just that simple vision and you have the vision within you. Open those eyes, open those eyes of faith and look at me and I'll show you that garden that you can never, never imagine.
Eyes of Faith, © 1981 Elan Communications video
Miami Beach, Florida, January 16, 1981
Guru Maharaj Ji comes for human being, he doesn't come for Himself. Guru Maharaj Ji comes for human being again and again and again and we are the human beings. So have that trust, have that faith. It's a gift.
Eyes of Faith, © 1981 Elan Communications video
Rome, Italy 1st November, 1981
In a spur of a moment we want that grace to just come and fill us. Never, ever deserving it, never even doing one thing to deserve it that we want it there just waiting for us like a chauffeur. If I ever get tired I'll just hop in the car of grace and it'll just fly me away. I wish it would work like that, it doesn't because Guru Maharaj Ji gives us ever single ingredient that we need, we could ever need, ever could want and yet asks to have faith and is it that terrible to have faith in something that's real? Is it that impossible? I have faith. I have faith in my Guru Maharaj Ji, completely and you know why I have faith in my Guru Maharaj Ji because I have seen that that faith, that faith is the rope. If I let go of it I don't even know where the bottom is. It's gonna be an endless, endless, endless, endless, endless, endless, endless, endless fall. And that faith is for me, not Guru Maharaj Ji because Guru Maharaj Ji doesn't need to have faith in me. He already has that. Do you realise that? We say "Guru Maharaj Ji, it's hard to have faith in you" and Guru Maharaj Ji has faith in everyone of the premies. Impeccable faith, too. Do you ever think of that? No questions, yes. You can do it. Is that faith? If Guru Maharaj Ji didn't have the faith in you, would you be premies right now? For so many people it's like can I even have that experience of this Knowledge in this life? They don't have that faith. Yet the Creator has that faith, the Creator has given the life, makes us alive, sustains us and that faith is there. I'm the one who is missing the faith and I need the faith. I need the faith to make that bond even stronger. I need the faith to make that bond even stronger. I need the faith because that's the only thing I'm holding onto. ??? What else is there? It's a sheer cliff. There is not even a little nook or a cranny, not even a little crack in which I could slip my toenail and say "I have some place to rest." It's a sheer cliff and yet I have to climb all of it. And Guru Maharaj Ji is saying "Hold on and I'll pull you up. I know you can't do it. I even know that much I even know that. I even have that much faith in you that you just hold on and I'll pull you up." Again and again that's the faith I feel towards my Guru Maharaj Ji. That's the grace I feel because that's real. I've experienced it. I don't talk about it just because it's nice to talk about it. It's wonderful to talk about it but I've experienced it myself. It's real in having faith in me all I can do gosh is turn around and say "Yes." Because what is my power, I have ego. I have ego in me and you look every human being having that ego in them and they're saying "But you say this but I don't hear. Who am I not to hear? Who am I, who is any human being not to hear? When that word comes down "Have faith" that's it, that's the bottom line, have faith, you better have faith, goodness, who are you? You know because for us you know maybe we could continue on and maybe it's not even real, the whole thing maybe isn't even real.
Rome 1/11/81 video
Melbourne, Australia - March 23, 1982
Hey, if Guru Maharaj Ji doesn't, if Guru Maharaj Ji can't love then why is Guru Maharaj Ji here at all? There is that love, there is that love for every single premie, it's true. And this is why I come out and I try to help every single premie, this is what I want to do. Every human being cause that love is really there. Without it, it wouldn't work at all. The grace is there, the love is there, Guru Maharaj Ji is there, you are there, you got all the little pieces. Nothing more is needed. Everything can be taken care of. Cause when it comes down to it, so many times, neither do we have faith in Guru Maharaj Ji nor do we end up with any faith in Knowledge or do we ever end up with any faith that Guru Maharaj Ji loves us. And why not? Do we even try to ??? a reason why not? Why don't we have that faith because it's not a faith in which you even have to blindly just put your faith in but because it exists, to believe, to have, to know.
Miami Florida, 31st July 1982
because one thing is for sure every time he comes, that Lord comes in this world, he never ever has yet asked anybody to have blind faith in him. He is always revealed something through which you will have proof positive about him, his identity and the light. This is exactly what happened to Kabir. This lady asked him you know, "Now you have given me experience, now you have given me this knowledge, now I know the Perfect Master, why didn't you just tell me you were Perfect Master before? ??? Save you a lot of hassle and time, save me a lot of hassle and time." And Kabir says, "Listen, if I would have told you I was it, would you have believed me? And now you know and you are saying it yourself. You have an experience of Sat and it's all very simple and logical and straightforward." It's always that way, we are human beings and believe me we have shortcomings (screaming) and that Creator, if anybody knows our shortcomings that Creator does. And believe me, he's going to make it very, very simple for us to experience him. Not complicated, not sophisticated but always beautiful and always joyous. So rejoice, be happy. The power to dispel the doubts, the darkness, is in you. Rejoice. There is no other thing to do except to rejoice, be happy. Sad, tears, crying oh you've done that for awfully long times.
The Keys FAQ
Does this have something to do with religion?
No. The practice of Knowledge is independent of but also compatible with any religion. There is nothing to worship and no system of faith or belief associated with this practice.
http://www.wopg.org/en/exploring-the-keys-intro/keys-faqs Words Of Peace Global website downloaded 1st April 2012