Story Teller, 1997
This Visions International short film was sold on a Video CD distributed at Élan Vital "events" and was produced in 1997. It is part of a series that includes Birthday Gift - 1988", "Evolution - 1989", "Windows In Time - 1989", "I Have This Knowledge - 1996", "Remembrance - 1996" and "Passages - 2001". It is a slideshow of photos of Prem Rawat, mainly from his childhood when he was still cute before over-eating, lack of exercise and puberty transformed him into ugly, flabby obesity. The soundtrack contains a haunting, slightly oriental sounding violin tune with Prem Rawat "telling the story" of the Master (Click here to hear .mp3) and the 'student' and the 'thirst' and the 'heart'. Prem Rawat is the Master he extolls, also the Living Master, the Perfect Master, the Incarnation of God and the Saviour, etc,etc.
"The Master is a storyteller of sorts. And he tells the story of my life, of my existence. But there is a difference. He doesn't criticise it, he doesn't
put it down because he doesn't tell the story of my life of how it has been but he tells the story of my life how it can be.
And this story my heart longs to hear, wants to hear. It is the story that comforts my heart, my soul, my being, my existence.
I can understnd this story like nobody could because the story is true, it is real, it holds the aspiration that I have in my own heart.
It's a true story because it can transform me, it can transform you into this beautiful simple place. It isn't complicated, it isn't strange,
it's not full of fantasy but it's very real. And it's about this one life. To me it always fascinates me how that connection between a Master and a student clicks.
It always amazes me because here are two individuals who are so very different and yet they share something not on the surface but they share
something very deep within and when they step into that realm of the heart, miracles happen.
He's no Master, it's pure fantasy and there is no connection. Worshipping a "Master" who doesn't know you exist is quite common. There are hundreds. Do you really think poking your finger and thumb in your eyes, your thumbs in your ears, concentrating on your breath and rolling your tongue backwards can create a deep connection and miracles of the heart?
Because it is the ultimate acknowledgement of the heart. That thirst is the acknowledgement, then who comes and tells me about that thirst. Voice that is never been heard and yet it is so, so, so, so familiar. Words that have never been heard but completely like you heard them yesterday and day before yesterday and day before yesterday. Yes to the world this would be very strange, how could this be? But it is, it is just that, that touches that home, that touches that heart and that's the only indication any human being has that it's real. The story that my storyteller tells is a very real story, it's a very beautiful story and it's a story about me, about you, about every being on the face of this earth."