Prem Rawat's Teachings about the Knowledge - In His Own Words
Prem Rawat or Maharaji (the Ultimate Ruler) as he calls himself or Guru Maharaj Ji as he called himself until the 1980's says he is the one and only living Perfect Master teaching the Knowledge, the only way to achieve an experience of God, the energy that is keeping you alive, the Creator, the Generator, Operator and Destroyer. He now refers to himself as "the Master" or "the Teacher", vaguer descriptions which are less controversial but there has no been no real change in his teachings about himself and his Knowledge (sometimes referred to as Self-Knowledge) - only in the language he uses. He stresses that this is the same Knowledge that every Perfect Master in the true lineage such as Jesus and Krishna and Buddha and Mohammed and Guru Nanak and Kabir and his own father, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj also taught, the exact same Knowledge.
Once a person knows what the Knowledge actually entails then the reasons for keeping this information secret until the revelation session are no longer mysterious.
At His Incarnation, July 29, 1966
So many times, Guru Maharaj Ji has come to this world. There have been many, many Perfect Masters and each one has revealed the very same Knowledge. You have not understood. Each Divine Incarnation has gone away and still you have not realized the Knowledge he brought. Now, if you want to know the Truth, then get that Supreme Knowledge, because this body will be destroyed one day. You have got to get Knowledge as soon as possible, otherwise the shop will be closed. This Knowledge will grow more and more expensive; it will not remain cheap. Today you people think that Guru Maharaj Ji is not here. Again you have not understood his true form, but I will explain everything to you. If you do not realize God within, then Guru Maharaj Ji, the Perfect Master, will manifest again and again in this world.
Millenium Issue, And It Is Divine Magazine, November, 1973
"Peace Bomb" speech, November 8, 1970
I will give you this peace because it is in my possession and I can give it. I do not need machine guns, I do not need pistols, I do not need a sword, I do not need a spear. I possess such a Knowledge that with it I can control the whole world, from ants to elephants, from men to animals, from birds to mosquitoes, by tying them in the thread of love. I have this Knowledge and to give you this Knowledge I have come to Delhi. The very same Knowledge Krishna gave to Arjuna and Lord Rama gave to Hanuman. With this Knowledge I have come to the citizens of Delhi and just watch, I will give this Knowledge to the citizens of Delhi.
Golden Age, November 1978, Number 49
Hollywood, California, August 11, 1971
My age is so little, my body is so small, I can't serve you as a military officer. I can't serve you as a police constable. The only service I can do is to help you by giving that Perfect Knowledge which you are now seeking in materialism. Every materialistic thing is perishable and after they have perished how will you know the God? You will perish one day, you should know such a thing, that is imperishable, never will perish and that is the Holy Word, the Holy Knowledge of God and that is within you.
Élan Vital, Volume III Issue 3, Autumn 1979
Hollywood, California, August 11, 1971
This is the Knowledge that Jesus Christ gave, that Guru Nanak gave, that Krishna gave, that Ram gave, that Mohammed gave. And I am giving it. Supreme Knowledge. It is sacred. Top sacred! And it dwells within all of us. All human beings. And we are unable to know it without the help of the true Master. That is what I am teaching. Yes?
Élan Vital, Volume III Issue 3, Autumn 1979
Alta Loma Terrace, Los Angeles, August 15, 1971
But now He has taken a form to refine this whole world, from one corner to other corner of the whole world. He has come. And what does He do? He gives people such a technique, such a method, which is perfect, and gets them away from sufferings, the causes of sufferings of this world. God made the mind, but He never made a stoplight. And when He saw that "There is no stop in this mind which I have made," He was very sorry. He had to take a form. The form of Guru is nobody but Himself, the whole that you want to see. The whole power is now in the form of a body. That is the body which is Supremest of all, and its duties, works are not like those of humanity. Humanity does everything for stomach -- selfish purpose. But He is not selfish. He does whatever He does for the good of public, good of people. He came, and He is curing people, giving that technique through which mind will be completely stopped. Where mind will be completely stopped, people will be saved. That's why His first nature is to save people.
Élan Vital, Spring 1978, Volume II, Issue 1
Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 24, 1971
Buddha Bhagwan said, "I would like to have a glimpse of that Holy Knowledge." And thus, Sujata revealed that knowledge. If this knowledge were available without a Guru, then Buddha Bhagwan himself would have kept quiet and would have continued sitting. As soon as he took knowledge, as soon as he was enlightened by Sujata he started making his disciples and he started telling them, giving his agya (command) to them to go and spread this Holy Word of God.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 1972
Once a man realizes Knowledge, he calms down, he's in perfect peace, and he does not oppose anyone, because he knows that Father is all,and He's watching everyone,and He is the judge for everyone, and He knows who should get punishment and who deserves paradise or heaven.
And It Is Divine magazine, Volume 1 Number 7, May 1973
Guru Puja festival in Montrose, Colorado on July 25th, 1972
You can make a man change the direction of his body but you can't change the direction of his ideas. If his ideas are pure then he thinks purely and lives purely and for him there is the kingdom of peace on this earth. But this is only possible if there is a Master who can give this Knowledge which can make us pure and put us on the path of purity. And this is what is happening. It is very easy to have peace in the world and the kingdom is coming. This Knowledge is so much that I can't actually describe it in words. It is a matter of practical experience. If you want real satisfaction it is the mind that has to be conquered; it is the mind that has to be satisfied. And the means to do this is by using a special Knowledge, a special way, a special system, and this is the system that has been described by all the saints.
And It Is Divine magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1
Millenium '73 Houston Texas, November 1973
"Because whatever Jesus taught to his disciples has not disappeared, it's still there. Because that time if those people staying alive is because of the same Knowledge and if this time people are going to stay alive it's because of the same Knowledge. You're alive because of that same Knowledge."
TVTV Lord of the Universe video, 1974
1974 - 1974
If you think I'm really a smuggler, then Lord Krishna was a smuggler too, Jesus Christ was a smuggler too, and Lord Rama was a smuggler too, because they were smuggling the same Knowledge. And maybe I'm a bigger smuggler because I carry it from one part of the world to another. So I don't say I'm a Perfect Master, I say I'm a smuggler.
The sayings of Guru Maharaj Ji, © Divine Light Mission 1974
Jhumri Taliaya, Bihar, India, on 15 April 1975
In the same way, this Knowledge has always been here on this earth, but until a person receives Knowledge, he continues in darkness, he does not experience that peace. But when he realises this Knowledge and begins to meditate on it, and practises meditation constantly, then he is benefited by it. So ultimately, we are left with just one thing to be said, and that is that after we receive Knowledge, we should meditate on it. … I'll tell you one thing. I reveal Knowledge. I have this Knowledge and I don't fool around with it. I have this Knowledge and I reveal it. If anybody thinks I'm fooling around with it, I tell you, he's just not a man. Lord knows what he is. I don't fool around. I reveal Knowledge. This is the same Knowledge for which great sages tortured their bodies, sacrificed everything, and even gave up their lives. Still they could not get this Knowledge. I have the Wealth of all wealths, so I'm rich. I'm not poor, I'm very, very rich. And I'm not a fool, I'm the greatest intellect, because I have the King of all Knowledges. But what I need now is faith and dedication. If you have those, then get yourselves together. And if you don't, then go wear bangles.
The Golden Age Number 21, June, 1975
Calcutta, India, April 23 1975
Same thing with this Knowledge. It was the same Knowledge for those many saints and many people did many things to find this same Knowledge. But they couldn't get it, although they did many things and they went to many places. But still they couldn't easily get Knowledge. This same Knowledge is today easily available to us by the Grace of Shri Guru Maharaj Ji. It's been said that without Guru, Knowledge isn't possible. And realization of the Knowledge isn't possible without renunciation.
Élan Vital, Volume III, Issue 4, Winter 1979
Denver, 8th July, 1975
So realize the Knowledge and the Grace. Because Knowledge has always been there; what we want to realize, our goal, has always been there, but sometimes in this world, two things are missing - Our Lord, our Master, and His Grace. It's like the ship is always there, and the destination of the ship is always there, but sometimes the wind and the skipper aren't. When they aren't, it can't go anyplace. Grace is what blows the wind, and the skipper is what guides the ship.
The Golden Age Number 39
Holi Festival, Miami, Florida, Sunday, March 20, 1977
When is this humanity going to come together? When is this humanity going to pull together, and really recognise the Grace of the Perfect Master? Why does a Perfect Master come into this world? There is a Being that comes into this world to grace us with this Knowledge, with this experience that so many scriptures have described, that so many saints have come and tried to describe it for us. This Knowledge is now available, and now - that same Knowledge, by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace, has been revealed to you.
Golden Age, May / June 1977, Issue 38
Hans Jayanti Festival, Kissimmee, Florida, November 11, 1978, evening
So Guru Maharaj Ji says, "Here. This is the medicine of the Holy Word. This is the medicine of the Holy Name. This is the medicine of the Holy Knowledge. You can, in fact, get rid of that mucus, get rid of that mind."
Élan Vital - Volume III, Issue 2, Summer 1979
Holi, afternoon, 8th April, 1979
In Divine Times, one premie said, "Guru Maharaj Ji is the best part of Knowledge." To me, it's even a little bit more that I have realized. I had to zero in on my Guru Maharaj Ji. I had to zero in on my Guru Maharaj Ji, before he even revealed the Knowledge to me. And the relationship was a little bit more than a shopkeeper. You go up to the shopkeeper to buy whatever you want, then once you have purchased whatever you want, you split. It doesn't work like that. Guru Maharaj Ji gives us that Grace constantly to be able to even practice that Holy Knowledge. Only Guru Maharaj Ji. Not Knowledge.
Holi Festival '79
The Connection video, 1998
"It's a total package. Physically there is a Master so you can connect and internally there is Knowledge so you can connect on both levels. Make the connection."
The Connection video, 1998
Brighton England, June 17 2011
The world is going around in its belief systems. But this isn't about beliefs. Knowledge isn't about beliefs. Knowledge is about knowing – knowing what is real. Welcoming 'known' into your life. Welcoming an experience into your life. Not ideas, not concepts, not, 'Ahhh, more of the same.' … When our celebration begins, we celebrate for the rest of our lives. Those people who have Knowledge, who practice Knowledge, they began celebrating the day that they received Knowledge and they have the opportunity to celebrate every day for the rest of their lives. It's not just one thing – to have Knowledge, to have a master, to have this breath, to have this kindness, to have this love, to have this guidance.
http://www.wopg.org/en/news/ontheroad/1347-brighton-england-june-17-2011-article Words Of Peace Global website, downloaded 22 September 2012
The And It is Divine magazines included the following proclamation in one form or another:
By the grace of Almighty Lord, we bring you the magazine And It Is Divine. You will find this magazine very different from others, because it shows not only the suffering of the world, but also a way out for all humanity.
There has never been a time when the Lord of Creation did not manifest Himself in human form, and come to this planet Earth to do away with evil and spread the True Knowledge. But history is a pendulum which is always in swing. There have been so many scriptures, but still people have never been able to understand Him.
Divine Light Mission wants to bring world peace by sharing the Knowledge which is within us by the grace of Almighty Lord. In this magazine, we hope to give information about the peace which lives within us, which Guru Maharaj Ji reveals.
And yes, He, Himself, Prem Rawat aka Sant Ji Maharaj, Prem Pal Singh Rawat, Maharaji, Guru Maharaj Ji, Balyogeshwar Param Sant Ji Maharaj was the manifestation of the 'Lord of Creation' and his signature was on every print of this manifesto.