birthday004_0001 Aston Martin: Birthday Film 1976

Prem Rawat, or Guru Maharaj Ji as he called himself in 1976, claimed to be permanently in God-consciousness. While no ordinary person knows exactly what this means (if it means anything at all) most of us now have some concepts about what this might look like. Words like love, happiness, realisation, bliss, truth, lucidity, patience, humility, enlightenment, serenity spring to mind. We may not be able to define it but we think we'd know it if we saw it. Greed, selfishness, desire for opulence, materialism, anger, ranting, raging, complaining, dissatisfaction, obesity, venality are the sort of indicators we'd consider to be counter to God-consciousness. We'd nearly certainly expect that person in permanent God-consciousness to show these extraordinary qualities, well ... permanently.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji - the Ultimate Ruler) as he now calls himself he claimed that he can enable that experience of permanent God-consciousness to be constant with his premies: "not just a one time shot but to be constant with you, to be there with you all the time." How can they repay him, he tells them: "gather everything in this world, everything that there is in this world and multiply it by 10,000,000 times it won't even be worth a grain, one piece of grain, one piece, one piece of penny" to what they owe Guru Maharaj Ji.

Here we have some captured images from scenes of Prem Rawat on his 19th birthday on the 10th December, 1976 watching crowds of his devotees, those who believe he's permanently in God-consciousness, arrive at his luxurious Malibu Mansion for his birthday party. He is biting his lips as people do when nervous.

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Here we have some captured images from scenes of Prem Rawat giving a speech to 3,000 of his U.S. devotees 9 days later at a gathering in Atlantic City. Looks awfully like ranting.

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Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981

Here we have some captured images from scenes of Prem Rawat finding his 19th birthday present, an Aston Martin, from his premies. It can't have come as a complete surprise either, as his wife had requested donations for the Aston Martin during a "secret" telephone link-up between herself and the the major North American Divine Light Mission centres in late 1976. Durga Ji (the name of a Hindu destroyer goddess), a title bestowed upon her by her husband, did a phone feed to the North American premies asking each of them send $10 so she could buy this $30,000 car (in 1976 dollars) that he "really loved and couldn't stop talking about." Is the desire for an Aston Martin really what realised souls permanently in God-consciousness talk about?

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981

It really, really looks like Rawat is blissed out by getting that Aston Martin, but he pretends, he wouldn't care "if there would be 100,000 Aston Martins" if he was dead. And he said: "I haven't just taken the Aston Martin and put it in a garage. I have involved that in the process of Knowledge." And it's not just in a garage, it's in an 18 car garage, it's part of his fleet of over 50 cars, it's part of the process of Knowledge, premies can do service, washing the Aston Martin, keeping it in perfect condition. As he drives down the freeway Rawat imagines himself in his Aston-Martin as 001, Bond, Prem Bond, dashing devil-may-care, irresistible to ladies Secret Agent of the Universe, Lord of MI5 with a licence to save all of humanity.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981

Rawat returns after the test drive, one lucky premie gets to do pranam. Mahatma Jagdeo, the notorious paedophile who escaped to India once his crimes were revealed, is close to Rawat as befits his high status. He was head of the Initiator Development Program at the time with a special interest in the Unity school.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981 Prem Rawat (Maharaji) The Perfect Master 1981

"And it's almost an identical situation because none of that really came from what you would say my pocket, it's just all the effort of premies putting together but the way world looks at it, it is there and well it is there, there's no doubt about it, there is a 2 door, green Austin Martin sitting there and there's no doubt about it, I've driven it, that's what it is but there's a lot more story involved behind it, sometimes people don't understand but the point being having that car and I have 2 kids, that's the common thing, 2 or 3 kids, I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl, that's just beautiful. I have a lovely wife, that's beautiful (applause) a house, a car, kids, I have a lot of premies there who people would look at as servants, a lot of people come there who haven't received Knowledge and they say "Whoa, you have a lot of servants here, do you pay them, I mean do you do this or do you - they don't understand that, it's just really odd for people to understand. But the point is that I have all that and it like, it is all there and to me everything is there because of one thing and the way this world would look at it. It's working backwards. Cause I don't see things as world sees them, I see things as that they're there because something is sustaining them, without that, they wouldn't be there. I am there because something is sustaining it and if I am enjoying it the credit doesn't go to the item, or me, it goes to the thing that is sustaining me because without that thing that is sustaining me I wouldn't be here. If I wouldn't be here, who cares if there would be 100,000 Aston Martins, 3,000 jets or 500,000 houses you got. What difference does it make? You're gone, so I don't give the credit to either of those things, I give the credit to the thing which is making me come alive, which is making me here, which is bringing all of us together, which is making everything possible in this world." (applause)

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"And really when you take the slide away of Knowledge from between me and this world and this materialism, everything is just a big carcass"


Inside out and all around,
You never let your true lovers down
To us you're giving
Life we are living
No wonder we're singing
The praises of the Lord

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no river wide enough
To stop your love from growing
To stop this world from knowing
The feeling that's flowing
From within your heart.

Oh Maharaji
What can I say?
I just really love you
You've shown me true love's ways
Oh Maharaji
What can I do?
I feel so helpless
I just need to be with you
My whole life through

Cause you've shown me
That there's only one love
Only one life
Only one lesson to learn
Live it in love
Live it in peace
Live it in harmony
You've shown me
That there's only one life
Only one Love
Only one Lord

Captured here in time and space
Where would I be without Your Grace
I'm feeling and finding
Your love's so shining
More than that it's blinding
Reminding who we are

Oh Maharaji
What can I say
I just really love you

repeat






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