The Golden Age Number 30, June 1976
"As you know, people really don't have the right consciousness about Divine Light Mission. They think it's a cult or a religion. But what do we really teach you? Still, those things confuse people because there are some similarities to be found. Anything that's becoming a burden in the path of Knowledge, I'm just going to eliminate that."
There are four billion human beings in this world and thirteen million people in Australia of which about 1,000 are actively supporting Guru Maharaj Ji through Divine Light Mission. Therefore one person in Australia out of every 13,000 has been revealed the means to realise the aim of their life. It is our responsibility to see that the other 12,999 are given the opportunity to experience the aim of their life, and - more importantly at present - to see that those who have been revealed Knowledge realise the experience for themselves.
John Macgregor explained in his presentations that as Legal Director it is his job, in 1976, to lay DLM's legal foundations. The primary aspect of John's work is to incorporate or register the Mission in the six states and to make them legally responsible to one central body (NHQ): in other words DLM's legal structure will reflect its current organisational nature. John will then set about organising the many tax exemptions available to us around the country.
And I feel so much like Guru Maharaj Ji's just saying, "Go to the heart of that treasure and you'll fmd the treasure of treasures." And that's the Perfect Master. To me, Guru Maharaj Ji is that treasure of the treasure, but how can we know that Guru Maharaj Ji is the treasure of that treasure unless we dig into the treasure, unless we really experience it?
If you receive Knowledge, and then you don't do meditation, that's really bad. It can really be very, very bad. And I'll tell you why. Vegetables are very good for you, very healthy, very natural. You can go and buy about three truckloads of vegetables and put them into a room. But if you don't eat them, you know what'll happen? They'll start rotting. And when vegetables start rotting, they make a big mess. Though they are beautiful, they are good, if you don't utilise them in the right way, in the right time, they can be very, very bad. So it's the same way with Knowledge. Knowledge is very beautiful, and it is what you want. But if you don't do meditation, it'll rot, it'll start rotting inside of you and it'll be very, very bad. You'll be confused, and that's the way it is.
We can already see that in the past, the way the whole thing has been propagated has led people to believe that we are a cult, we are a religion, we are recluses doing some very peculiar things. And Guru Maharaj Ji said that anything that is going to stand in the way of propagating Knowledge, he is going to take it out of the way. Whatever Maharaj Ji wants will happen in good time, and if we are meditating then no matter what he wants to call anything, it won't make any difference.
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Well, relative to 1973, I think we blend in very nicely and we're getting better all the time, but it won't be until everyone is really experiencing the Knowledge that our external manifestation will be widely accepted. You see, it's not that there's anything wrong with the Knowledge or the changes that take place within us but it's the useless mumbo jumbo that we create that alienates people. Self-righteousness, fanaticism, dogmatism, rigidness, and intolerance are manifestations of the mind, not of Knowledge. Confusion, depression, ignorance, lack of sensitivity and tact, nervousness and feeling ill at ease with normal people are limitations imposed on us by the mind.
All we needed was a little understanding