Prem Rawat (Maharaji) and Krishna Are One And The Same
See, reincarnation means that a realized soul, which is one at a time, comes and reveals that Truth to people. Ram, Krishna, Buddha, Kabir, Nanak, Guru Govind Singh … and also Christ - and there are many. They are all called incarnations. They come to give this Knowledge to people so that they may be done with all the sufferings of this world. Like Krishna says, "When there will be a decline in the true religion, I will come to save it and form one religion." Which he did. And "religion" means realization. "Religion" has started from a word "realization." - Élan Vital, Volume 4, Issue 1, Spring 1980
So Jesus is living, right! Jesus is living. Ram is living now, Krishna is living now, Buddha is living now, but they all have been united. All their powers have been united into one very, very, very, very powerful power. - Affinity, June 1979
Krishna traditionally appears dressed in a specific iconography and it was this that the Rawats copied. This was not just a clothing style for the Rawats, they claimed to be incarnations of God in the identical way that Krishna had been. Krishna had been the Perfect Master of his time, Prem Rawat was the Perfect Master of his time. Click here to see the teachings of Prem Rawat about Krishna.
Prem Rawat's father, Hans Rawat (Satgurudev Param Sant Shri Hans Ji Maharaj), also claimed to be the Satguru of his time and an incarnation of Krishna.
From the beginning of his career as Perfect Master (Satguru) in 1966 the young Prem Rawat was already being dressed as a mini Krishna.
In his "Peace Bomb" speech before 1 million people Prem Rawat then an 11 year old guru said "In the Bhagavad Gita, the Lord says that whenever religion becomes corrupted and evil increases, He takes a human body and manifests in this world to destroy evil and to protect His devotees. … So He has now come to reveal the lost Knowledge and to restore true peace. The Lord, the True Saint, the True Guru Maharaj Ji has incarnated in this world."
At the anti-climactic climax of the Millenium '73 festival Prem Rawat dressed as the Supreme Lord, Krishna.
When Prem Rawat could no longer get any publicity he began dressing as Krishna again, a fat Krishna who had his wife kiss his feet in public.
Prem Rawat began to wear it more and more especially after he began dancing on stage in and after the late 1970's. Rawat seemed very happy when posing as Krishna.
Five years later, Prem Rawat aka Maharaji was still having his wife kiss his feet in public.
I have to realize in my life what I want. If I ignore that, then the idea of Knowledge, the idea of what Kabir said, the idea of what Krishna said, the idea of what Tulsidas said - the very idea of being saved - is negated. The concept of peace is thrown out the window. The understanding of joy is chucked.I have to realize in my life what I want. If I ignore that, then the idea of Knowledge, the idea of what Kabir said, the idea of what Krishna said, the idea of what Tulsidas said - the very idea of being saved - is negated. The concept of peace is thrown out the window. The understanding of joy is chucked. - Prem Rawat, Long Beach California, December 5 1997