Rawat's speech at the "Court of Love" meditation retreat at Reeders, Pennsylvania on September 5, 1977
This a brief ecene in the 2001 video "Passages" but it records an an important event in the evolution of 1970s Divine Light Mission and the degradation of its members.
The Divine Times of September/October 1977 is devoted the the event and it's interpretation by the premies.
"And so what is the purpose of this human life? Just to fight a fight that is never going to be won. You know and it's just like flying over here you can see all these gravestones and you can see all these graveyards and you can see all these headstones on the graveyard. And these obviously these people they have done for such a long time just fighting. For sort of an endless reason and then there they are, 6 feet under the ground with little slabs saying born in 18 something and uh died in 19 something and umm he was a good guy. And you know that's about it, that's the result of your whole fight, that's the end of your fight, that's the beginning of your fight, that's the, that's the motive of your fight. And yet there is so much in a greater purpose in our life, that we can realise, that we can understand, that can manifest within inside of us. And that's what we have to concentrate, that's where we have to motivate ourselves for."