I Challenge This World

Prem Rawat aka Maharaji aka Guru Maharaj Ji High Up In the Astrodome at Millenium '73
Guru Maharaj Ji speaks, Nov. 9, 1973
Millenium '73 festival in the Houston Astrodome

Dear premies and most respected ladies and gentlemen, we have assembled here today in the Astrodome to talk about something called peace. It might sound like a funny word to you, but not to us. The word peace is something that this world needs to realize. As you can see, many people have promised to bring peace, but for some unfortunate reason, they haven't been able to. What peace really is, we have to understand. What the truth is, we have to understand. Something within our hearts tells us to understand it, to recognize it, and to realize it.

Premies, in this century what we really need is to recognize that truth. But how to? That's a really big problem because there are many people saying that they recognize this truth, they recognize this Knowledge. But how to really recognize it? We have to go to a Perfect Master.

Now I would like to put some light on what is Perfect Master. You see, when we go to school, we have all the books that we read from, but still we go to a master. And this master is the person who really teaches us how to get along with those books. Those books are there, but we really do not understand them. A teacher or master tells us how to understand them. And this is when we progress in science, progress in math, this is when we understand.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the point exactly with our lives. We have all these scriptures, but still we have to go to a priest. Why? And the priest has to go to a bigger priest, and then finally there is the Pope. And even the Pope is connected with some higher power. What is that power? That is what we have to actually and practically realize within ourselves. That power is called God, but who is He, anyway? What is that power behind Him which is enabling Him to do everything? What is making Him enough to be called God? This is what we have to understand.

"There is love in this whole world and we are missing it. Can you just believe that? I think it's incredible, because that love is right here. But we have to open it up. And how? By meditating, by being one with that perfect harmony."

Through this human life, we can recognize peace, we can understand that truth, we can understand the perfect love. And to do this, we approach the feet of the Perfect Master - because he is perfect; he's probably not perfect in his body, but he has understood and he can teach us that perfectness that we want to understand, that perfectness that we want to recognize. And this is why he is called Perfect Master.

We have to understand who is the Perfect Master. This is what we have to recognize in this lifetime, because nobody knows what we are going to be next lifetime.

What is that point of life where you are going to actually recognize this Knowledge? In which lifetime? Americans have this saying, "Take it easy." Man, I'll tell you one thing. You shouldn't take it easy in receiving Knowledge. You should really go ahead and receive it. Because you do not know when you are alive and when you are dead. You just do not know. At one point you're riding in the airplane, you are fine. The next thing you know, you are out of your body, you're dead. We have to recognize this Knowledge, now, in this lifetime. And it's quite possible. It's quite, quite possible to be one with that perfect harmony. And this is where we are supposed to be. Undoubtedly, we are supposed to be one with that perfect harmony.

So, ladies and gentlemen, in this world we come and there is a point where we are just completely involved in this illusion. All we think about is money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money. But there is something more superior, something more fantastic than that illusion. And that's this Knowledge, that's that perfect harmony. That's that perfect peace that all the saints have talked about.

No matter who it has been - Christ, Mohammed, Krishna - they have all talked about this perfection, they have all talked about this Knowledge. And it's an individual experience. If I eat food and I say I am going to eat food for Henry and for Jack and they better not feel hungry because I am eating food for them, forget it. It's never going to work. If they don't want to feel hungry, they themselves have to eat. In the same way, if we are to realize that peace and be one with it, it's a practical realization, it's an individual experience.

And whom do we have to be with? He's that Perfect Master, because one who teaches us math, we call him math master, one who teaches us science, we call him science master, and one who can teach us perfectness, we'd better call him Perfect Master. We'd better, because that's what he is, he's the Perfect Master.

Many people get confused, "Oh, how come he's the Perfect Master?" Because he can teach us perfectness, that's all, because he has perfected that subject. If we can understand that little point, that really all humanity is missing that perfectness, oh boy, I'll tell you something. There is going to be perfect harmony in this world and I can bet you that. It's just going to. be beautiful. I can bet you that, no doubt, because I know what there is going to be if anybody realizes this Knowledge, if he meditates on it, if he realizes it more and more.

I challenge all the intellectuals of this world, I challenge all the scientists of this world to see if they can comprehend with their finite brains what this Knowledge is, to see if they can understand what I am talking about. I just challenge them to, because they just can't. It's an individual experience and they have to realize it themselves. And then it's just fantastic, it's just far out.

And this is that thing that I am talking about: that light that shines without the sun, that light that is self-effulgent within inside of us, that primordial vibration that is sustaining us in this human body, what is it? To understand it, to comprehend it, I challenge all the people of this world, except premies because they have understood it, they have recognized it. I can't challenge them, I just can't. They'll answer me back and I'll lose my bet.

But the people who haven't, l can bet them because they don't know what I'm talking about. It's just too far out for them. They say, "Wow, ain't that fantastic, but I guess it is too far out for me." Listen, if it is, why don't you understand it? Why don't you realize it? Why don't you feel it within inside your heart?

"This is that thing that I am talking about. That light that shines without the sun, that light that is self-effulgent within inside of us, that primordial vibration that is sustaining us in this human body, what is it?"

There is love in this whole world and we are missing it. Can you just believe that? I think it's incredible, because that love is right here. Those eight million people who have understood this Knowledge can really feel it within inside their hearts, they can really dig it. And people who haven't, forget it. For them it's a dash, dash, dash and a big question mark. But listen, it shouldn't be a question mark, because the answer is right here. That love that we want to feel for everybody is right here. But we have to open it up. And how? By meditating, by being one with that perfect harmony.

Our minds are unfocused, they are completely scattered into this world. We just cannot comprehend, we just cannot focus on that perfect love and perfect harmony. But when we are focused on it, oh boy, it's really beautiful. It's just really, I can't describe, it's really gorgeous, it's incredible. And because it is and people have recognized it, then they understand more and more of it till they reach to a point where there's just completely perfect harmony and their tongues just stop, their ears get blocked, their eyes just completely are shut off, and you know what happens after that. Premies know what happens after that, and they are just completely in harmony with that perfect, perfect vibration.

Well, I told you something very important right now and premier who have received this Knowledge understood what I was talking about. It's far out, beautiful. And this is what you have got to get. It's inside of you, and understand it, because if you are going to look toward the future in this world, I can assure you of one thing: forget it. Our future is within our hearts. It's toward the Perfect Master who can guide us to the most beautiful place in this world.

Now I'm not telling you who he is. I can just tell you one thing: if you want the Knowledge you can come to me and I can give it to you. I'm not saying I am Perfect Master. I'm your godfather. You come to me and I'll give you the Knowledge that you need, that you want to understand. I can give you that. I can make you the richest possible man in this world.

You want to become rich? It sounds pretty funny, but do you want to become rich? I can make you the richest possible man in this world. I am the richest possible man. Mind you, I don't have the currency of dollars and pounds. I have the perfect currency which is called Knowledge. I am rich in that, and that's all that matters to me. Because that's going to last for ever and ever, and it's going to grow and grow. Pounds go down and dollars go down and all the currencies go down, but this currency that I deal with never goes down.

This Knowledge, it's beautiful, it's fantastic, and you know something? You'd better receive it, you'd better get hold of it, and as soon as possible. And I'm telling that to you for your own good. It's going to help you, it's going to make you rich. Want to become rich? Rich in anything? It's going to make you rich. It's going to make you fantastic, it's going to make you blissful. It's going to make you lovely, it's going to make you just everything you want to be and even more than you can comprehend. lt's beautiful. And understand it.

So, ladies and gentlemen, this is the time. Just imagine me as a cowboy with guns pulled on you telling you to receive Knowledge. And you'd better. Imagine me like that, okay?

Many people say, "You are a fake. You are antichrist." You know what I do? Give 'em a big smile. Because, man, when antichrist comes on their heads, they won't know. He's going to be too professional.

All the people who say that I am fake shouldn't bother about me, maybe I am fake. Forget about me. Talk about Knowledge. Take this Knowledge. Understand it. It's beautiful. Why do you have to consider me? Many people say, "Oh, you are fake." Man,the only thing I can do is to just give 'em a big smile. I can't cry at that because what they are talking about, they don't know. It's like a cloth merchant is showing you all the cloth for your suit and you say, "Oh, I like you as the cloth." He won't give you a big smile. More like, he'll think, "I better call an ambulance and send you to the mad hospital. I am not a cloth, I'm the one who's showing you cloth." And that's the exact condition here.

What have I got to say? I just want to make you realize God, I just want you to know who God is. I just want you to be in perfect harmony. If you are, well and good, continue. Why look at me?

Because what I am saying, that's what matters. What anybody else says about me, that doesn't matter. I am telling you the facts. If you want to see the truth, if you want to recognize the truth, if you haven't recognized the truth and if you do want to, come to me and I can show you the truth and I can establish peace in this world. I can. It's very possible. It's just too easy to accomplish peace, just give Knowledge to everybody and do it.

People are saying, "You are antichrist, you are this and you are that." What shall I tell them, yes or no? The only thing I can tell them is, "Brother, look for yourself who is antichrist and who is not. You better treat me as a human, not as antichrist." I am a human. They can see with their two eyes. And if you are human, and if you are a brother, please have some love for me and consider, as a brother, what I am talking to you about, because a brother better listen to a brother.

If you want to know this Knowledge, if you want to recognize it, you are most welcome, ladies and gentlemen, you are most, most, most, most, most welcome. You can recognize this Knowledge, you can realize this perfection and peace in this very lifetime. You can. And if you realize it once and you get into it, I don't even want to say what's going to happen to you next because you'd better figure it out for yourself. It's just fantastic, it's just so blissful.

So understand, premies, what I'm talking about; understand, ladies and gentlemen, what I'm talking about. See, if you think I am a fake, why? Because I take money from you? I don't want it don't give it. I don't want it. What else? What else can I say to you, what else can I tell you? There is nothing else to tell you, it's just gorgeous, it's just beautiful.

So, please, come and receive this Knowledge; it's beautiful, it's fantastic. I'm telling you something. Now. I'm not committing you to anything at all that you might say I am a fake. I'm just offering you this beautiful gift right in front of you. It's within you. The only process it takes is revealing you Knowledge. And it's just completely beautiful.

That point of perfection is all lightened up and waiting for us. We go in there, peek our heads in there and see it. It's light, and light, and light and light, and light and light and light. It's more than I can tell you. Even my words - now I'll tell you something, I'm not graduated at all, I only went until the ninth grade and I can talk pretty good English anyway. But if the most intellectual man in this world receives this Knowledge and tried to tell you in his own words, he wouldn't go more than me. He would probably say the same words I said. Because there is just one mark that comes and that's the mark of infinity, that's all. That's all we can draw on the boards and that's all we can say about it, it's just beautiful.

And that's what we have to realize now, in this lifetime. Otherwise when? Realize it now and be with perfect harmony, because no matter what we have done till now, the greatest sin, it will all be taken away. Because you will be one with your Lord Christ, you will be one with your Lord Mohammed, you will be one with your Lord Krishna, you will be one with that perfect, perfect harmony. You will be one with it. And then, if you are one with it, what matters?

I guess that's as far as I can go explaining to you about this Knowledge. The rest is up to you to understand it. Just try it, please. That's all I say. Just try it once. And please, a fifteen-year-old kid, who's going to be sixteen this December, is just asking you to do one thing, just one thing, for the sake of this whole world. Not for my sake, I am fine, I got it, I am meditating on it and I am beautiful. Everything's fine with me. And once you try it I can bet you 900,000 percent you are going to like it. You haven't got a way out of it. If you really meditate on it you are going to like it. It's beautiful.

That's all I can tell you. Really, it's just fantastic, it's beautiful. It's not my Knowledge, it's Almighty Lord's Knowledge and people who have understood it, they know. It's like a little joke for them. Because what I am saying to you now, I said to them before they received it, and that's the little joke I am playing. For them it's a little joke because I am talking about the same thing that I talked to them about once and they realized it and they all know how fantastic it is. But you also have to know and realize how fantastic it is. So, for my sake, for the sake of Almighty and for the sake of peace on this earth, please, will you realize this Knowledge?

Thank you very much and God bless you.

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