Effort And Grace

This 1995 Visions International short film was sold on a Video CD distributed at Élan Vital "events". It includes pictures of flowers unfolding and colorizing as a somewhat obvious metaphor for the effects of Prem Rawat's "Knowledge." There a some black and white clips of Rawat, with moustache, walking, apparently in India by his clothing and some of him, in colour and colourful shirt, at Ivory's Rock Conference Centre in Australia, his cult headquarters there. His daughter, Dayalata, sings a song while Rawat speaks about "the Heart", "the magic", "the Master", "the Truth" etc.

Over the past 30 years Maharaji has addressed millions of people around the world.
Responding to requests for him to speak in over 50 countries, he travels most of the year.
As a result of his efforts, hundreds of thousands of people have received Knowledge.

Over the past 30 years Maharaji has addressed millions of people around the world. Responding to requests for him to speak in over 50 countries, he travels most of the year. As a result of his efforts, hundreds of thousands of people have received Knowledge.

Prem Rawat, or "Maharaji" or Ultimate Ruler as he calls himself, probably has spoken before millions of people because any Indian Godman can have an audience of hundreds of thousands, even a minor one like Rawat. In the West he has a core following of maybe 10,000 who come to hear him speak again and again and again. He probably has taught hundreds of thousands his so-called "Knowledge" in India but only a few thousand in the West where people apostasizing from his religion and new adherents number much the same.

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The only thing that remains real is the heart. Untouched by human beings, ever since time. And that is where … the Truth exists. Truth. THE Truth. The only place where it's pure.

This is a clip of Rawat (with moustache and in slow motion - it makes him look more spiritual) walking while this speech is voiced over.


And that is the only place where the real love resides.
The only place.
And that is the place where the Master comes to take you to.
And the magic happens again and again and again on the face of this earth.
There is one that brings the promise alive.
There is one that brings out the cry of the heart.

This clip shows a flower unfolding and colorizing and Rawat (with moustache) walking while his speech is voiced over.


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Song: Effort and Grace
When I feel the power of life inside me
Everything changes
Feel the celebration from my heart
Love is a restless bird crying out for the sky
Time gonna let this bird take flight
Take flight

Don't you know this love has wings he said
Don't you know this love has boundless innovation
Don't you know that there's a secret there
Everyone was borm to share

And he said How many storms is it gonna take
Until you bring your love back home?
You've been in this hungry state too long
Love's gonna wrap you up ntil the darkness fades
Just as sure as the night will turn to day
To day

Don't you know this love has wings he said
Don't you know this love has boundless innovation
Don't you know that there's a secret there
Everyone was born to share

(This is a clip of Dayalata Rawat singing a jazzy, uptempo song at Ivory's Rock Conference Center)


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Life.
The existence of each breath - in this instrument.
And each breath that comes, plays the instrument.
It's a divine instrument. An instrument that plays - day and night. Never ceasing - plays and plays.
Playing a rhythm for you.
Have your heard it?
Have you heard it? Have you gotten to a point in your life where that matters to you?
It is important, what is taking shape inside of me.
It is important that I am in touch with this magic of life that is beating, pulsing inside of me.

The clip shows Rawat at Ivory's Rock Conference Center walking while his speech is voiced over.


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In this life, there is an incredible balance.
There is ignorance and there is Knowledge.
There is darkness and there is light.
There is a mind, and there is a heart.
You - in your life - in YOUR LIFE - have to choose it.
To understand this dance of life and allow it to overwhelm you.
To seek joy and to find it. To seek truth and to find it.
To seek consciousness and to find it.
There is one that brings the promise alive.
There is one that brings out the cry of the heart.
And something from within reaches out and says,
"Yes, fulfill this promise.
Fulfill this destiny.
Fulfill this life, fulfill this existence…"
Because such a show, such a drama will never play again.
Never.

(This clip shows Rawat walking (in slow motion - it makes him look more spiritual) while his speech is voiced over.)


You are alive and the Master is alive.

It is the living thing that is taking place.

Be a part of it.

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