Divine Times - Volume 4, Number 5, June 30, 1975
A word from Guru Maharaj Ji changed everything. At nine o'clock Saturday night he told Bob Mishler to get on the phone and invite everyone within driving distance, and a few Denver premies as well, to a Father's Day - Welcome Home Party at his home in Malibu.
Of course, we can't really say how many will come. Guru Maharaj Ji said it should be a Latin American festival and that the North American premies shouldn't come, so we are calculating on not too many people - about 1,000 - 1,200 from other countries in LatinAmerica plus 800 or so Venezuelan premies and non-premies - about 2,000 people.
You might say that Guru Maharaj Ji is offering an elementary course in self-knowledge. More basic than an atom is the energy that holds an atom together. And yet Guru Maharaj Ji is saying that he can put you inside that energy. It's possible because the same energy is holding your atoms together. Guru Maharaj Ji puts you inside yourself. He gives you the experience of the energy that keeps you alive. It's called 'Knowledge', because by practicing it you come to really know who you are.
The Treasure We Can't Lose Durga Ji's Satsang Jhumri Talanja, in Bihar, India, April 19, 1975
Guru Maharaj Ji has clearly shown that he is our Father. There is only one Father, and this Father is the Source. There are no other Guru Maharaj Ji's; there is only one Guru Maharaj Ji. There are no other Gurus, there is no one else to follow. Guru Maharaj Ji is the way. Guru Maharaj Ji has shown us that everything else is limited; everything else comes to a stop. But this Knowledge is forever. This Knowledge is infinite. This Knowledge is what we've been searching for forever, and now he's revealing it to us.
Born For Peace Guru Maharaj Ji in Nepal, India on May 2nd, 1975
As Mahatma Sampuranand told you, if even a thousand suns shone in the sky, their light could not compare with that Light inside. What is that Light which is called the Supreme Abode? What is that Knowledge? Brahmanand Ji said that there is a well in the middle of the sky from which delicious Nectar flows. A lame man climbs there without any ladder. Now, how can we think about this? What is this Knowledge? We cannot figure it out. But if we receive this Knowledge, we can experience it in a moment. Therefore, I have come here to offer you this Knowledge. It is not something that I give from my side. It is already within you.
This story is at worst a complete pack of lies or at best an extremely grave distortion of the events that occurred. The truth behind this is revealed in Soul Rush by Sophia Collier the Divine Light Mission journalist who recorded this interview. It is astonishing how she looks into the camera with such "truth and love" shining from her eyes.
The major source of funds in DLM comes from the actual cash earnings and income allocations of ashram members. This accounts for a little more than half of all funds received. The remaining half is split almost equally between our contributions (domestic, primarily, and some international) and sales income from Mission-run businesses. In the future, as more people participate in AMP, we expect the contributions slice of the pie to be the predominant piece.