Evolution - Part 2

"And then when he left this job for me I started going to places and preaching this Knowledge to them and after that I came on my vacations, I came to England just for a visit, just to see what, what goes on in these countries, you know."

Rawat gives an astonishingly prosaic description of his incarnation as the Perfect Master in this interview. He leaves out the details of the voice inside his head telling him more than once that "You are He, you are the one to continue." nor the conversation "about certain matters" he publicly stated that he had with the ghost or resurrected body of his father after Hans Rawat had"left his body" ie died.

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The young Rawat travels to England in 1971, he is 14 years old.
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People might think that I am an Indian so we shouldn't receive the Knowledge. You know, you are not receiving me. If you are receiving me then yes you can have a duality in your heart of, you know, black and white but you are not receiving me, you know, so there is no question of black and white. You are receiving my Knowledge, Knowledge hasn't got any colour.
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Unseen Interviewer: It's a long way from Dehra Dun in North West India to this room in Chelsea but that's how far 13 year old Prem Pal Singh Rawat Singh has come to spend a fortnight in this country. He's a very serious minded boy. He likes to read a lot and to listen to Indian classical music to remind him of home. Do you feel that you have got two separate lives, that you've got the life of a normal 13 year old boy and that of a guru? I mean are you interested in things like cricket or football or the sort of things that, that 13 year olds are interested in?
Teenage Prem Rawat then calling himself Guru Maharaj Ji: No.
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From London Prem Rawat or Guru Maharaj Ji as he then called himself, his bodyguard Bihari Singh, and Mahatma Gurucharanand fly off to the USA.
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There's a great deal of curiosity surrounding the young guru, if nothing else he is a prodigy. Born fourteen years ago in India, the son of a spiritual teacher, he began giving discourses on the nature of truth at the age of two. The city of Portland presented him with a plaque and he was given a garden party reception at the Council Crest home of Henry Hazen soon after his arrival here.
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Merv Griffin Show,
November 28, 1973
(PIP p.193)
Merv: The first time he will be appearing on our show would you welcome 15 year old Guru Maharaj Ji. (There must have been premies in the audience as the applause was quite astonishing.
Merv: How do you pronounce Maharaj?
Marj: Maharaji, Maharaji.
Merv:Maharaji, help me say it, Maharaji.
Marj: Yes.
Merv: I see. Ah, oh, did you go to school in India?
Marj: Yes
Merv: What kind of school?
Marj: St Joseph's Academy, it was a Catholic school. (laughter)
Merv: Are you rich?
Marj: Well the point is I'm absolutely rich, I'm the richest man in the world, probably. Because you don't have to be rich in money to be rich, you have to be rich in heart and that's what really makes ???. (The young Rawat looks up and to the right before answering this question) Merv: That's right, good.
Marj: This world really needs this Knowledge, it's not my Knowledge, you see, it's already within inside of us and it's nothing, nothing in particular that I can take out of my pocket and say "Here, here you go." It's something really that's already within inside of us and it just has to be revealed.
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Now I am here in Tokyo to tell you about this Knowledge.

It is impossible to understand Rawat's career without knowing about his obsession with flying. His demands for luxury in all aspects of his life might have been enough to keep his organisations' financial resources insufficient to bring "peace to the world" but the cost of leasing and flying his private executive jets have ensured it. The rationale for any organisation to have an executive jet is that the executives can work or rest while travelling but Rawat flies the plane himself, thereby having no time for work and arrives needing rest. He began learning to fly in August 1972 as soon as he had a devotee able to teach him.
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It's so beautiful that finally there was this, this, it took a long time like a ??? for a very long time but it started happening and that Knowledge, that most beautiful thing, that most beautiful ???,that most beautiful love that we all want to experience, you know, it's like, now, here, and we have to just jump in. - Hans Jayanti festival, Toronto, Canada, 1974 (Click here to see report or click here to see his speech of November 10)

Prem Rawat's wedding on May 21st, 1974 at the age of 16 to a 23 year old devotee came as a huge shock to 99% of his followers who heard about it through the media. According to DLM publications at the time it was cosmically blissful for all his followers and it was only in 2001 that some inner-group followers were allowed to mention their consternation publicly.
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So I just, you know, for me I just see a beautiful direction, beautiful direction. More people are, are receiving this experience than they ever have, ever! And enjoying it and that's it, that's what I want. I want people to enjoy this and uh to bring that enjoyment in peoples' lives, to bring that beauty in peoples' lives so they can witness it, that's why I do what I do. No other reasons and it's a beautiful reasons. Cause it makes me very happy, very happy.

It's difficult to know if Rawat is just outright lying here or if he really believes that in 1989 "more people are, are receiving this experience than they ever have". By 1989 his organisation in India, Raj Vidya Kender, may have been rebuilt to the point where many Indians were being initiated but numbers could not compare with the numbers "receiving Knowledge" or the millions who had "received Knowledge" he claimed in the early 1970's. In June 1972, he said "Five million people have received it". In 1973 he said "six million people. That's the last counting." In November, 1973 he said "it is given to eight million people" and after he had lost the majority of his followers, when his mother deposed him, in November 1975 he said "There are over a million people who have received this peace. " In just 18 months, between June 1972 and November 1973, he claimed to have 3 million new followers initiated into his Knowledge.



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