Prem Rawat's Teaching about the Scriptures - In His Own Words

The young Prem Rawat or Maharaji (Ultimate Ruler) as he became in 1966 was 8 years old when he became the Perfect Master on the death of his father (Hans Rawat aka HRH Yogiraj Param Hans Sadgurudev Sri Hans Ji Maharaj ) and so he was ignorant of the practical and theoretical spiritual and religious knowledge ordinarily found in a guru of his Sant background and lineage. He had picked up a smattering of his father's stories and parables but had none of the indepth knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita and Sant Mat poetry that Shri Hans had. Hans Rawat, himself, had been heavily criticised for his lack of knowledge of the Vedas and Upanishads. Prem Rawat openly proclaimed, even boasted, that he had never read a scripture though he used a store of syncretistic quotes during his early career in the West. His followers nightly sang that "Scriptures sing Your glory, Scriptures sing Your sweet story" in the devotional hymn, Arti. Rawat used the scriptures to bolster his credibility early in his career in the West and often said that all scriptures talk about the Knowledge he reveals though the connections were fanciful in the extreme and are not accepted by religious experts and leaders. He spoke of scriptures both positively and negatively as it suited him but as his ideas evolved he began to mention them more negatively, as being useless in providing a practical experience of 'God' (later 'peace') in contrast to his revealing of the Knowledge as a living Master. Mention of the scriptures has continued to diminish into the 21st century. In fact, he claimed they were harmless for the hoi polloi but would certainly be confusing to those who sincerely searched for Truth and God.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Teachings - Scriptures

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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.
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Shri Sant Ji Maharaj, July 29, 1966, Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India
Today, you have got this human body. It is most difficult to get it. The scriptures say, "With great luck we are born in human form. It is difficult even for the gods to attain the human body. It is the only temple suitable for spiritual endeavors." To use it properly, we have to know that means which is the gateway to liberation. First of all, we have to realize why we have got this human form. We have to know why we are alive. We should not arouse Guru Maharaj Ji's anger because we want only to see him all the time. When you are in the presence of Guru Maharaj Ji, time stops, death does not exist. Guru Maharaj Ji is the creator of the whole universe. Still the world gives him pain and will keep giving him pain. He said, "Let me rest at least for two days." You did not let him rest, but called him back to you. I feel that Guru Maharaj Ji is here and is giving satsang through my body. After all, what is in me? I have only flesh, nerves, blood and bones. My body does not have anything more. But I have got the same soul as Guru Maharaj Ji. Guru Maharaj Ji is within me. He is in everyone. He is present in everyone and also in me. So realize that Guru Maharaj Ji is himself speaking. Do not look only at my body.
And It Is Divine, Millenium Program, 1973 and The Golden Age, November 1978, Number 49

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Shri Sant Ji Maharaj, October 29, 1966, Delhi, India
The Ramayana sings the praises of satsang. Can such a great scripture be wrong? If the Ramayana is wrong, then the whole creation is wrong and the Creator is wrong. God Himself is wrong. And if God is wrong then Guru Maharaj Ji's wrong. No. That can never be - I am confident of that. You may read where the scriptures have so much praise for satsang yet even though it's praised in the scriptures so much, people still don't appreciate it.
Divine Times, November, 1979

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Hunter College, New York City, October 8, 1971
This Knowledge - there is a description of this Knowledge in the scriptures, but this Knowledge is not in the scriptures. I can give you a wonderful explanation: "Oh, water is like this; water is like this; water is like this; water is like this …" but it won't take away your thirst. I am in a desert, and I am feeling thirsty, very thirsty, and I haven't got water to drink. Some people come to me and say, "Well, friend, see, this is the book I've written about water. Read this book." And I read that book, and it says, "Water is in Ganges, and water is created when H, and 0 are combined." I read that, but my thirst never goes away.
Élan Vital, Volume I Issue 2 Winter 1977

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Central Hall, Westminster, London, England, November 2, 1971
So how do we control this mind, by a rope, thick like an elephant's rope? This small knot can tie it?. No. You need a knowledge to control your mind, tie your mind up, because this mind is so small, so tiny, so invisible, and thus you need this knowledge, and I am here and I am offering you this knowledge without taking a single pence. A special discount, an absolute discount, not a single penny is being charged, and this knowledge is so, so - how should I explain it - even scriptures weren't able to explain this knowledge because this knowledge is the topic, the subject beyond our mind, beyond our brain. The brain can't think how to operate the mind to this knowledge. This very empty brain - mind is very, very limited, very limited and this knowledge is unlimited.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

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Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 24, 1971
You have a physical form. You need a physical body to realize it. Now, if you have a formless God then you require a formless Guru to give you this knowledge. Because you have a form, you require a form of Guru to give you a form of a devotee. You require that. For that you take the help of Guru; not only Guru - Satguru. "Sat" means truth and "Gu" means darkness and "Ru" means to light a thing for us. I think that now you have understood, probably not wholly, then part of what I wanted to explain to you. Have you? I think so. Let's proceed further about it and let's go to the scriptures. Now in the Essene Gospel it is clearly written that you need practical knowledge. Scriptures are dead. They cannot give you the practical knowledge. You need alive for alive. A doctor needs a moving devotee, a patient who is alive. He cannot give medicine to a dead person. A king needs the people alive, not dead; and people need the king alive, not dead.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

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Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 26, 1971
Now, this Name. I am going to tell you something about this knowledge, or this Name. This Name is the most ancient thing. It has been described in all the scriptures, and whenever we define it by our tongue, by worldly words, we define it as "energy," because energy is the only thing which cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. This knowledge is the perfect and the pure energy, and thus, with it every human being, every living thing is alive. What is the means that will give us the satisfaction for which we are searching in the woods, in the rosary, chanting mantras, going to temples, mosques, and many other places? What is that religion, according to the many scriptures? According to the many scriptures, the word "religion" has been established from the word "realization." So, if this is the realization of God, that is why we have religion. Only realization of God can give us that peace, that satisfaction which we are searching for. That is the only thing there is.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

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Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 27, 1971
You have been hearing about this ancient goal, this ancient mystery of life, the definition which summarizes all the definitions of all the scriptures, the Gita, the Ramayana, the Bible. This is the definition that the mystery of life, of the human life, is the cosmic unspoken Word which dwells amongst all the human beings. The Word which dwells amongst all is the most cosmic and ancient one. Through this Word we are able to survive. We are able to be alive because this Word is fully functioning in us and this Word is vibrating us in a direction, in a way, and thus we are alive. In the same way this Word vibrates in the earth, sky, air, and it is said by Saint Guru Nanak that this whole earth and this whole universe is entirely fixed upon the Word, upon the Shabdh, or upon the unspoken Word.
Of course, for those of you who have come from outside, these are our ideas which we have placed just now before you, and you can compare them with any of the scriptures. Because this is not new knowledge which is being broadcast throughout the world, but is the most, most, most ancient knowledge that is being broadcasted now. The most ancient knowledge. And this has been fully described in all the gospels, in the Bible, in the Gita, in the Ramayana, in all the scriptures. So if you are interested in this knowledge, contact us. And every premie who stays here should sit and do meditation. O.K.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

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Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th April, 1972
If you only read the scriptures properly you will see that they all talk about a Living Master. No scripture exists which does not talk about true Knowledge, or divine experience, being imparted to a disciple by a Living Master. We read the scriptures without understanding what they are saying.
So how are we going to recognize God if He comes on the Earth? Are you going to ask to see His identity card or passport? See if it says, "Name … God. Occupation … Generator, Operator, Destroyer." That is foolish! Or are you going to recognize Him only if He fits in with your mental picture of Him, what you have picked up from the scriptures and other impressions, what you imagine Jesus or Krishna looked like? But even two Christians will have different impressions of what Jesus will look like. So what will be recognized by one will not be recognized by the other. But the test of the Perfect Master will be that which is undeniable to everybody and that is the experience of Himself which He can give, and this is the true Knowledge.
The Golden Age, Issue 54 and Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?, Bantam Books

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Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 15 June 1972
So now, if you are really interested in this Knowledge come to me. I have got it for you. You can take it by all means. People come and ask me, "Oh, we can't receive this Knowledge, because we aren't into any spiritual scriptures and so on." But it doesn't matter. I say, "You don't need to be. If you haven't read, it's OK, because supposedly there was a time when those scriptures were not there, yet still people were being given Knowledge. Now, which scripture did they used to read before they could receive Knowledge? So, it's just OK. If you haven't read any scriptures, it's OK, still you can receive this Knowledge." What are people trying to do today? All the scriptures indicate towards one God. … All the scriptures indicate God, so people started going on the scriptures.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 3, December, 1972

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Montrose, Colorado, 25 July 1972
God is only subject to the Knowledge and to realize Him we need to know this Knowledge, we need to know this divine Word. I am not talking about a word that I take out of my pocket and I am not talking about something which is unique and new, but I am talking about that thing that has been written about in the Bible, that has been written about in the Koran, and that has been written about in the Gita. In all the scriptures something called the Word has been described. What is that Holy Breath that vibrates in us and makes us alive? What is that Word?
Light Reading, 1980

Montrose, Colorado, 26 July 1972
You know, I, I get this, what is satsang? Satsang is a high dose which is not given through that capsules, is not given through capsules but is directly given through injection. And it immediately acts without any delay or anything, immediately acts. Now you might read scriptures which are like tablets, then you might read a key to the scriptures which is maybe more like a capsule, but satsang is a high dose. Guru Maharaj Ji or anyone can give you satsang really can inject it into you ??????. But Guru Maharaj Ji will give satsang, he knows how to give the dose, he gives it so beautifully he doesn't give you pain ????? and perfectly. He just pushes and goes up, up and up and then the perfect meditation.
Satguru has Some, Divine Light Mission Film, 1973

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Tokyo, Japan, on October 3, 1972
Now, I think most of you understand that Truth is the only way. This is not a new thing - you might have read it in scriptures. But the problem is, how to get the Truth? You cannot find it in the stores. There are no shops for Truth, so how are you going to find it? You need a man, you need someone who can give you the Truth, who can preach to you the Truth. When you want to learn math, you need a math master. When you want to learn physics, you need a physics master. And when you want to learn perfection, you need a Perfect Master. When you approach this Master, He reveals you the secret, the Truth, that is within us.
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 9, July 1973

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Questions and Answers, Delhi, India, 1972
Is it possible to know God without the help of a Perfect Master?
The problem is that God is infinite, human beings are finite, and a finite thing is not able to deal with the infinite. Until the finite becomes infinite, it is quite impossible because a relationship between God and a human being is impossible. But a Guru or Perfect Master -- what is the meaning of Perfect Master? The man who teaches math is called a math master. The man who teaches physics is a physics master. The one who teaches us perfectness, we call a Perfect Master. He is the one who is both finite and infinite at the same time. He is the bridge that can take us from our finite condition to an infinite one. But today, the whole world is stuck. The scriptures say "God exists," but people are stuck on the point that God exists. When a scripture says "God exists" it means God exists! Realize Him. He is realizable. His existence is provable. Prove it to yourselves. Know it for yourselves. Understand it for yourselves. No matter what religion a person believes in, he must understand that God is realizable now, in this century, in this age of darkness. So this is the whole process to know God. Once we approach the proper source, it is not at all difficult because Perfect Master knows what to do. We just give ourselves into his hands.
Light Reading, June 1979

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Millenium 73, "The Most Holy and Significant Event in human history" Houston, Texas, November 10, 1973
We can use all our imaginations, our minds, our books, our scriptures, our talks, or spiritual discourses, to make you understand that there is something like that and you must get it. You must get it. You must get it. But finally, when you realize, all of these stop. Because they just go to one point. … But when we reach to that point, when we hit that point when God is with us and when we are one with God, there is no more. And it's just completely Perfect and just completely beautiful. See? So that is why we have to understand people are becoming too attached to this materialistic world. But how we have to be in this materialistic world is like a lotus flower, which is born in the dirty water, it's sustained by dirty water, but still it does not touch the dirty water. It's beautiful. It's far above that dirty water you think about. And this is how we have got to be to live in this world, to be sustained by this world. You still have food and everything, but still be like a lotus flower, still be away from it, far, far away from it. Because you can be. You can be like a lotus flower. And isn't a lotus flower beautiful? I think it is. I think it's very beautiful. And this is what we have to be. And now, it's like different, different ways of explaining that one Perfection that all these scriptures have described. Because it has been said in different words by different saints. They say the exact same thing of this realization, of this Perfectness. Because it is within inside of us all. But it's only that we have to realize it. We only have to see within inside of us. And then once we see it -- I just told you, there is no question about it. Then you are with Him. That's within inside of you.
And It Is Divine, Summer 1977, Volume 4, Issue 2

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Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colorado, May 6 1974
Because they cannot proceed any further than that. It's just, that's the way it is. And many people who are really - I mean, he would just like to read story books, and have happened to pick up a scripture because they like the story books and they start reading it for that purpose, they won't be confused - but a person is sincerely seeking this Knowledge, he will certainly be confused. Because like all their build-up is correct, it's truthful, everything is okay. But where does it go? Where does it end? Where does it last? Where is it? I mean, there is all this knowledge knowledge knowledge, Word Word Word, Holy Word, Holy Breath, holy this, and holy that. Where is it? It's just not there. And that build-up that you have in your heart, reading all these beautiful things about it, and really getting excited, and really getting blissed out about it, then you come to a point - which is the last page of the book unfortunately. And it has a big full stop on it.
Golden Age, No. 17, January 1975

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Teaching About Scriptures

June 1974
People who just like to read story books and happen to pick up a scripture and start reading it only for that, they won't be confused. But a person who is sincerely seeking Knowledge of God, of Truth, he will certainly be confused. Because the build-up is correct, it's truthful, but where does it go? Where does it last? There is all this Knowledge, Knowledge, Knowledge … Word, Word, Word Holy Word, Holy Breath, holy this and holy that … but where is it? It's just not there, not in words
And It Is Divine Magazine, Volume 2, Number 1, June 1974

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Public Program, Hans Jayanti Festival, Orlando, Florida, Afternoon, November 9th, 1975

There are so many scriptures, there are keys to scriptures, and there are so many people who love God, who want to talk about God. They have not necessarily ever seen God, but they want to talk about it. They are sincere people, they are good people. They know that the power exists, and they want to bring a portion of humanity to that understanding so that they can realize God. They want to give them a little start, a little lead. Now what we are trying to explain is that we know that we have a fantastic experience. We have something which is Knowledge; we have something which is meditation. And meditation is the lead, the cable, that connects the two things, God and us, together.
And what our approach is, what we are trying to do, is bring that Knowledge to you that all the scriptures talk about, through which peace can be with you all the time. Because it is within inside of you. That Lord, that power that we are all so desperately searching for, we also call it "omnipresent." And I am pretty well aware that all of you understand the meaning of omnipresent. "Omnipresent" means present everywhere. So, when it is omnipresent, why go look for it outside? We are also a part of Him. That power is also within inside of us. Because it's everywhere, it's also within inside of us.
And It Is Divine, Volume 3, Issue 1, March 1976 and Light Reading, 1980

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Argentina, 7 January 1976

A lot of people come to me and say, "Guru Maharaj Ji, what about reincarnation?" My answer is, "Look I don't know, because I have never died and come back again. I don't know, I am living right now, and that's about all I know. And what the Scriptures say, I don't say, because I don't know. I haven't written them, and I am not going to guarantee what they say. I can guarantee Knowledge, but I cannot guarantee anything about reincarnation." So, why don't we just forget about reincarnation? Knowledge is not going to hurt you. We all need salvation, we all need this Knowledge anyway. Whether or not we are going to be reincarnated, we all need this Knowledge - in this lifetime, now. And so let's do that.
And It Is Divine, Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 1976

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London, England, April 19, 1977
I just want to say that it is so beautiful to be able to come together to understand something far greater, far more superior, something so fantastic, something so beautiful which the Lord Himself comes - time and time again, on this Earth - to reveal. I mean. there has to be something worthwhile for Lord to come again and again. You have to look at it that way. Christ came. There had to be a reason. Krishna came. There had to be a reason. Mohammed came. There had to be a reason. Ram came. There had to be a reason. And of course, logically, we can try to look at every reason why but we can't understand even one reason why God is there. We can't understand that yet. People are still working on that. And there's different theories, different scriptures, and different things being written about it. And you leave it to people and they keep writing more and more about it. More scriptures, more scriptures, and more scriptures. "Why is God there?" And is not the question to ask. "Why is God there?" is not a question, because we're not supposed to ask it. We're just supposed to merge in that most beautiful Being that is there, that we realize in one way.
Light Reading, Volume II, Issue 1, June 1979

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Kansas City, January 22, 1978
But for a change, when we all come together and talk about our own experience - because what I am saying right now, I've never memorized it. I didn't go like, "la-la-la-la-la-la, I got to say this and I got to say this right, and this is the way it's got to be." It's like, what is happening here is so contradictory to people. "Guru Maharaj Ji." And then they read some satsang where I have said that I have never read a scripture. And they say, "Guru Maharaj Ji! This guy is trying to teach people Truth, and he hasn't read a scripture yet?" And I mean - that's the way it is! (applause) It's like, scripture - again, it's the same thing. Scripture is a finger that's pointing; it's saying. It's a proof. It's a description of God, that there is something. It's like saying that there is a something. Because, in one way and I've said this a lot of times in satsang in one way they're not so good, the scriptures, because people create a whirlpool around them. And when people create a whirlpool around them and you go towards that whirlpool, you get caught, you get locked. And that's it. And yet, in one way they're nice, because if they were never to be there, then I guess people would have kind of a hard time relating to Knowledge. Or maybe they wouldn't. Again, maybe they just would be flat and simple. They wouldn't be all tied up into their concepts about what is God.
The Divine Times January/February 1978

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Holi, Miami Beach, Florida on Thursday, 6 April, 1978
And there's a lot of people who have ways with words. And I'm pretty sure I'm not one of those guys. But they have all these ways with words, and they get into them, and they call this a mystery. You look at Bible. and you look at Gita, and you look at Ramayana, - and you look at all these scriptures. (Not that I've read any of those.) But just the quotes that get thrown around back and forth are all these descriptions of this one thing, of this one most mystical, most fabulous thing. And here we are, granted that opportunity to be able to unfold that greatest mystery.
The Golden Age June/July 1978 Number 46

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Holi Festival, Miami Beach, Florida, April 8, 1978
Christ came in this world. And I guess I haven't read the whole Bible, and it's just very debatable what happened. And yet they say at the end of the whole thing that he came here to save us, to give us salvation. He crucified himself. Why didn't he do it the first day? I mean, if that's the way you're going to look at it. Okay, maybe there was a reason why that whole thing happened, but there is a lot that happened in between that that was completely incredible, that was completely beautiful. And he saved those lives, he saved those souls, he gave the Light, he gave the Knowledge, he gave the Word, he gave that Water that those people were looking for, that those people wanted.
The Golden Age November 1978 Number 49

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Guru Puja Festival, Tucson, Arizona, Friday, July 14, 1978.
Because there is a whole significance of Guru Puja to all the premies. And the manifestation of Guru Puja - when does it really become alive in our lives? Because let's look at it this way: Whenever there have been people on this earth, there has been a Perfect Master. And the whole thing is, where, in history, has there been a justification of that Perfect Master? Where has there been an overabundant response to that Perfect Master by the people of that time? Yeah, later on it's all great, it's all fantastic. And yet, you look at it: People read Bible. And Bible is about Christ, about the satsang he gave, about the things he said to his disciples, to his people in that time. Because he was the Perfect Master. But you look at it and it's really something, because there was a meaning to being there at that time, most definitely. Because that is the only reason why we even want to read some of those scriptures, some of those things that were not directly written by Jesus, but were written later by John and Luke and Matthew and all the saints
Because I know there are people here who have come who maybe don't experience Knowledge. To them; yes, yes, of course. There's Guru Puja and I'm their Guru Maharaj Ji, and so on and so on and so on. And then there are people who experience Knowledge in their lives, and I am their Guru Maharaj Ji, and they have come to Guru Puja, and there are no, "so on's and so on's and so on's." It becomes very definite in our lives. Because this is not a theory. Nobody's trying to preach a theory to you. Those examples taken from Shastras or taken from scriptures and taken from here and taken from there are just simply to try to give you an example. But this is not a theory. This is a practical experience.
And this is the most surprising and amazing thing. All these guys get up there and say, "Okay, man, give donations. Go to the holy places. Bathe in Ganges. Have spiritual rituals and you will go to heaven. Read the scriptures and you will go to heaven." And in Gita itself, which is regarded as a scripture, Krishna is explaining to Arjuna that doing all these things, you don't get me. You get me only by the true devotion. So premies, with all these controversial things, they call me controversial! Of all things that there are in this whole entire earth, I, as Guru Maharaj Ji, have an experience for you, as premies. And when you receive that experience, when you feel that experience … nobody tells you to, but you feel that bliss, you feel that harmony, and that's the way it is. There are no ands, ifs, and buts about it. You don't have to read the big scriptures, you don't have to read anything!
Because look how many scriptures that have been written. How many Perfect Masters have been on this earth? And yet it had to be an individual, person-to-person basis. I mean, if that Perfect Master wanted, he could have consolidated Mohammed, Jesus, Krishna, Ram, every one of them, in one format; John, Luke, Arjuna, Hanuman, in one format. And there'd be just two people, and they'd just come down, and that would be it. But no, that's not the way it is.
The Golden Age, Volume 48, September/October, 1978

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Saturday, 26 August, 1978
Hanuman was asked, "What do you want? Would you like liberation?" Ram said, "I'll give you anything that you want." And he said, "I don't want liberation. What I am going to do with liberation? I want devotion." Because when Hanuman could have merged with Ram, then it would have been above and beyond any best situation. It's just like that one example where they were building a bridge. (Now when I say this, there's no certification behind it. It's just, that's the way it goes in Ramayana. And I haven't read that.)
Élan Vital, Volume II, Issue 3, Fall 1978

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Geneva, Switzerland, September 8, 1978
And the thing is that there is this door. And beyond this door we know that there is something called peace, tranquility, Knowledge, I mean, what has been described in scriptures. The ultimate thing. The Yoga of all the yogas. The Knowledge of all the Knowledges. The most divine Truth. In Bible; that "Word." In Koran … I mean, in all languages, that incredible perfection, that beauty, the thing that we all ought to know, lies behind the door. But we know that we need a key.
The Golden Age, December 1978, Number 50

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Royal Albert Hall, London, May 28, 1979
The thing is that I'm not here to teach a policy. I'm not here to preach a philosophy. I'm not here to teach scriptures. I'm not here to make scriptures. But, in fact, I'm here to provide a solution. And the only reason why I want to even offer the solution to anybody in this world is simply because it has worked. Time and time again it has worked. It worked a thousand years ago, ten thousand years ago, twenty thousand years ago, thirty thousand years ago, forty thousand years ago and for time immemorial. In fact, it has always worked.
Light Reading, 1980

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Guru Puja, Miami Beach, Florida, Saturday, 21st July, 1979
But because in our concepts, by reading all these scriptures, we get a concept, "Okay. This is what the Perfect Master is going to reveal to us. This is what a Perfect Master is going to give to us. This is what Knowledge is." … How do you know what Truth is? By reading scriptures you can find out what Truth is? What are we doing here? Ninety degrees outside. What were we doing in Lingfield? Raining, cold, windy, muddy. But Guru Maharaj Ji is there and he lines up … 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

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 10, 1979, Evening
Guru Maharaj Ji comes in this world. First of all, why does Guru Maharaj come into this world? There is absolutely no reason why Guru Maharaj Ji should ever come into this world. In scriptures it's very clearly said that Guru Maharaj Ji is the Creator, is the Sustainer, and is the Destroyer and is that One who will take us away from the darkness and bring us to Light - controls all the elements in this universe.
Affinity, February 1980

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Teachings - Scriptures

Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 30, 1980
And time and time again a solution to every one of our questions - a solution is offered by a Perfect Master. And the solution that is offered to us is beyond - completely beyond - what we can think of. We can read. We read the scriptures. We can read scriptures. But the scriptures point out to us, "Yes, there is an existence of something that is incredible. Yes, there was a time when Jesus came into this world. Yes, there is something like incarnation. Yes, there is something like peace and happiness. Yes, there is something that's called bliss."
Affinity, June 1980

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Teachings - Scriptures

Shri Sant Yogashram, New Delhi, Vaishakhi Celebrations (Evening Session), 13th April, 1991.
"It is with great good fortune we secure this human body. It is rarely attained even by gods, as scriptures say. It is actually the means to practice Knowledge and the gateway to salvation …"
… man is likely to forget being lost in the infatuation of this world. And what does he forget? That how the Master saves us. As has been said: "I was being carried away in the tide of the Society and Scriptures. But the Satguru rescued me and gave me thee lamp of Knowledge. And through that lamp he showed me the true object. On my own, I could not have reached my true destination, even after millions of births. But my Maharaji escorted me there within the twinkling of an eye."
'Life Force', Volume 7, Issue 4 October-December, 1991