Maharaji's Gospel in 1971

The words of the Supreme Master and Guru Maharaj Ji, Maharaji, are always sublime pearls of infinite wisdom and an ambrosial nectar to soothe man's soul. But sometimes they are distilled more perfectly when the audience is receptive to the glory of the Master. In 1971 some of these auspicious days were August 15 at Alta Loma Terrace in Los Angeles, November 2nd at the Central Hall in Westminster, London and December 25th, the anniversary of the birth of another great Perfect Master, at Patna, Bihar when he spoke the perfect truth before a million Indian devotees. Beware. Do not attempt to read all these quotes in one sitting. It is said that those who try to dive too deeply into the ocean of truth see too strongly their own imperfections and drown in their despair.

Click here to read a smattering of facets of his 1972 brilliance

India, April 12 1971
Now, I meant to say this, that Guru is that true Almighty Power who makes us see God face to face. That action is your goal. So I say, "Don't believe in Krishna, don't believe in Ram, don't believe in anyone. See God face to face. That's all. This is the aim of your life."
Guru Maharaj Ji Picture Book - 1975

Maharaji teaching about the Almighty

Los Angeles, USA, 17th July, 1971
I will open that third eye which you require to be opened and you will see the Light, the same Divine Light. You will realize the same Word which the Bible, St. John, has described. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." What was that Word? You will be able to realize that Word. And so, I will finish off, and I have made some mistakes and I beg your pardon for them
And It Is Divine Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1

Maharaji Teachings About the Divine Light

Questions & Answers, San Francisco, August 6 1971
See, there was a devotee of my father in Delhi, and he used to do meditation. And he became very perfect in it. He made it in such a way that even the glass of water, you see, had to rise and come before his table. So he became very proud of himself. So he invited Maharaj Ji to have a dinner at his house. Maharaj Ji came. He was sitting, and he said, "Maharaj Ji, sit down there in the chair." Maharaj Ji said, "Okay, I will sit down there. Don't bother. But why are you feeling so proud of yourself? The thing for which you are feeling proud will dispel now." And he went away. And after that, nothing happened for that man. Then he came to Maharaj Ji; that rich man had turned into a beggar. And then he has died now. These are called ridhis and siddhis, but magics and all these things, are not true. And it is said, "Where this Knowledge is, no evil can come near that."
Élan Vital, Spring 1979, Volume III, Issue 1

Maharaji Teaching About Begging

Questions & Answers, San Francisco, August 6 1971
Krishna says that you can have Knowledge by all means, but you will have to go to a Satguru, to a true Master, with a beggar's heart.
Q: What do you do before that?
That is what I am telling you. Prepare for it.
Q: How do you prepare for it? Do you prepare for it by meditating?
I'll tell you. Listen to me first. Go to a true Master with a heart like a beggar. Go to him, request him, and beg for that Knowledge. When he is pleased with you, he will give you that Knowledge, he will reveal that Truth to you.
Élan Vital, Spring 1980, Volume IV, Issue 1

Maharaji Teaching About Begging

San Francisco, August 6, 1971
Evolution is something from the ideas of man. The theory of evolution does not fit with God, the Creator, because the theory of evolution says that everything was made by itself. But God has created them. So I do not believe in the theory of evolution. People say, "First man was monkey. Then ultimately he went back to the point where he was a small reptile." From where was the reptile created? Who created that? Somebody must have put it here. And the man who put that thing there was the Creator. He was the real Creator.
Élan Vital, Spring 1979, Volume III, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Creator

Hollywood, California, August 11, 1971
This is the Knowledge that Jesus Christ gave, that Guru Nanak gave, that Krishna gave, that Ram gave, that Mohammed gave. And I am giving it. Supreme Knowledge. It is sacred. Top sacred! And it dwells within all of us. All human beings. And we are unable to know it without the help of the true Master. That is what I am teaching. Yes?
Élan Vital, Volume III Issue 3, Autumn 1979

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Jesus

Hollywood, California, August 11, 1971
My age is so little, my body is so small, I can't serve you as a military officer. I can't serve you as a police constable. The only service I can do is to help you by giving that Perfect Knowledge which you are now seeking in materialism. Every materialistic thing is perishable and after they have perished how will you know the God? You will perish one day, you should know such a thing, that is imperishable, never will perish and that is the Holy Word, the Holy Knowledge of God and that is within you.
Élan Vital, Volume III Issue 3, Autumn 1979

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Knowledge

Alta Loma Terrace, Hollywood, California, August 15, 1971
Guru is that man that gave you the key for hidden treasure. Hidden treasure, that you were searching from time immemorial. Today we just read book and ask questions about that. But remember that His every second, every quarter or half of a second, is precious. Because can you think of something higher and holier than God? And He is Himself everything. He is God. Say, "You are Creator of whole universe, you are Destroyer of whole universe, you are kindness, you are Peace, you are Light, you are everything for me." The giver -- only Guru.
Élan Vital, Spring 1978, Volume II, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Creator

Alta Loma Terrace, Hollywood, California, August 15, 1971
But if I want to go to Guru, if I go to Guru and beg Him, He says, "Okay, take God!" That's why he said that if you go to God, He will give you some wealth and some ordinary pleasures, but if you go to Guru, He will Himself give you God. Guru is that man that gave you the key for hidden treasure. Hidden treasure, that you were searching from time immemorial. Today we just read book and ask questions about that. But remember that His every second, every quarter or half of a second, is precious. Because can you think of something higher and holier than God? And He is Himself everything. He is God. Say, "You are Creator of whole universe, you are Destroyer of whole universe, you are kindness, you are Peace, you are Light, you are everything for me." The giver -- only Guru. Taker -- we are. How can we become Guru? What is that thing -- that why don't we become Guru? Why can't we become Guru? You were not able to become a general; how can you become a Guru? People have said, "Okay, we want to be Guru." Guru said, "Okay, you want to be Guru? Okay. Take it. Be." People felt it, said, "No, we don't want to be Guru." They begged at His Lotus Feet. Why do people surrender themselves? Why do people do pranam? Indication that they want to surrender themselves. One pranam, and one year's whole karma out! And do more and more pranam, and more and more karmas out. People will say that "If you are God, if you are Guru, why don't you say?" If I will say, then people will kill me. How will I be able to give this Knowledge to more and more people?
Élan Vital, Spring 1978, Volume II, Issue 1

Maharaji Teaching About Begging

Alta Loma Terrace, Hollywood, California, August 15, 1971
So see, search in God; you will find that Guru is the Supremest of all. It is said that "In a day I should bow many thousands, thousands, thousands, thousands, millions, millions and millions of times to Satguru." Such a high thing, such a high power, has come. "I was seeking for God, but God has come in body! What can be higher and holier than that?" We think that God is the highest and holiest thing. But listen: God has come in the form of human man, form of you and me! What can be higher than that? Such a high person took the same form as the lowest thing. No shame at all! For our benefit.
Élan Vital, Spring 1978, Volume II, Issue 1

Maharaji Teachings - His Incarnation

Alta Loma Terrace, Los Angeles, August 15, 1971
But now He has taken a form to refine this whole world, from one corner to other corner of the whole world. He has come. And what does He do? He gives people such a technique, such a method, which is perfect, and gets them away from sufferings, the causes of sufferings of this world. God made the mind, but He never made a stoplight. And when He saw that "There is no stop in this mind which I have made," He was very sorry. He had to take a form. The form of Guru is nobody but Himself, the whole that you want to see. The whole power is now in the form of a body. That is the body which is Supremest of all, and its duties, works are not like those of humanity. Humanity does everything for stomach -- selfish purpose. But He is not selfish. He does whatever He does for the good of public, good of people. He came, and He is curing people, giving that technique through which mind will be completely stopped.
Élan Vital, Spring 1978, Volume II, Issue 1

Maharaji Teaching About Coming Into The World

Alta Loma Terrace, Hollywood California, August 15 1971
How much, how much, how much, how much, how much He has given this humanity, nobody can tell. So much, you can't put a full stop. Kabirdas said that "If I convert this Earth into paper, whole Earth, and ocean into ink, all the woods into pen, and then start writing, the ink will finish, the paper will finish, of all the woods nothing will be left, but even then, much, much and much and much and much will be left to describe about Him." … How can I describe His praise when great intellect can't describe? I am not qualified. I am uneducated. How can I describe His Grace, His glory? Tulsidas was not able. Many and many people were not able to describe just His glory. Just glory. So much glorious! … He is the Savior of whole world. He has to save. He will save us. So remember, we can't describe it; we have got very small intellect. We just sing some glorious songs about Him, and some words, some words, few words, and we think that is the glory that we have sung. Not at all. That is not it. We can't sing His glory at all. The writers, when they just thought about Him, they left their pencils, paper, and just -- they were amazed to see His glory in this world. So much glorious! … How many people want Knowledge? (many raise hands) Yes, okay. So you have understood the glory of Guru?
Élan Vital, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About His Own Glory

Alta Loma Terrace, Hollywood, California, August 15, 1971
Is there in reality anything other than God?: This maya.
But maya is illusion, right?: Created by?
Ignorance.: It has been created by God, not ignorance. It is looked at with ignorance, through ignorance. This has been created by God. We look at it through ignorance.
But that still sounds as though it were a dualistic thing, God creating maya.: What is maya? What is maya? The illusion -- the attachment and attraction to the illusion. This is the thing: Bend your desires in, which are going outside, and this whole world will become okay. This whole maya -- you will realize what this maya is.
Élan Vital Magazine Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 1978

Maharaji's Gospel Teaching About Illusion and Maya

Alta Loma Terrace, Hollywood, California, August 15, 1971
Q: To whom should we give our devotion? GMJ: Guru.
Q: Shouldn't we give our devotion to God? GMJ: What is God?
Q: Well, Guru is a personification of God in this Earth, right? GMJ: I told you yesterday: Who is Guru? The highest manifestation of God is Guru. So when Guru is here, God is here, to whom will you give devotion? I want that the general should sign some papers. I needn't go to his office when he is sitting in my home. Is it necessary to go in his office when he is sitting in my home? When God has come here, then what is the need to give devotion to God there?
Q: What would happen to a person who has realized this Knowledge that you have given to them? Is he still your disciple? Or one with you? GMJ: When he will get this Knowledge, he will have permanent Peace all that life. Understood? First of all, that devotion is such a thing -- if you are a devotee, and your devotion is actual, real, wherever Guru goes in the world, in any corner of the world, South Pole or North, America or India, it follows Him. Devotion will follow Him. If you are not a real devotee, you can't have a real devotion, and your devotion can't follow Him.
Q: You must follow Him? Or your devotion follows Him? GMJ: No, your devotion will follow Him. You see, you can't see devotion. When real devotee calls me, from real heart, then it comes.
We have to give our whole devotion to Satguru, because He Himself is full. … Satguru is divine. Guru is divine. The most divine.Is it not true that the Satguru is within us all, within our hearts? God is within your heart. Guru is outside. God is within us all, but His highest manifestation takes place outside.What is that that brings God from heaven till here? Devotion. What is devotion? The internal call from heart, the internal love. You can't -- you try to give this, but give it to only One who has given you so many things. … So, see, you can never repay Satguru ever in your life. But there is one method that you can repay -- give devotion. I was telling you yesterday that Guru will take devotion and multiply it and give it to God. Remember, I was only saying that for your mental satisfaction. Guru is Himself God! Look at Him; what is God, you will see in Him. Look at Him first. See in Him, and you will find God. The full power of God that you have seen in Light, that you see in Light. So that kind Master only wants love, nothing else. … Whenever a Satguru has come, He has asked for devotion. He is very hungry; He just wants devotion. Devotion, devotion, devotion. Water of love, and food of devotion. He wants that, and that's all.
Élan Vital, Spring 1978, Volume II, Issue 1

The Gospel of Maharaji

Alta Loma Terrace, Hollywood, California, August 15, 1971
But if I want to go to Guru, if I go to Guru and beg Him, He says, "Okay, take God!" That's why he said that if you go to God, He will give you some wealth and some ordinary pleasures, but if you go to Guru, He will Himself give you God. Guru is that man that gave you the key for hidden treasure. Hidden treasure, that you were searching from time immemorial. Today we just read book and ask questions about that. But remember that His every second, every quarter or half of a second, is precious. Because can you think of something higher and holier than God? And He is Himself everything. He is God. Say, "You are Creator of whole universe, you are Destroyer of whole universe, you are kindness, you are Peace, you are Light, you are everything for me."
Élan Vital, Spring 1978, Volume II, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Time Immemorial

Questions & Answers, August 18 1971
When I go to a true Master and I beg him for Knowledge and he reveals me the Truth, I have perfection in my heart. I feel that creation and nature and Light and peace. Because if you have read the scriptures, then you must also have read what a true Master will give.
Élan Vital, Winter 1979, Volume III, Issue 4

Maharaji Teaching About Begging

Boulder, Colorado, August 18, 1971

What is the difference between a Satguru and an Avatar?
Same. What is the difference between H2O and water? Some people say "Mercy," "Lord of Mercy." Some only say "Lord," some say "God," some say "Lord Christ." Same thing.
Élan Vital, Winter 1977, Volume I, Issue 2

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Creator

Denver Ashram, Colorado, 18 September 1971
See, that Knowledge is infinite, perfect and very easy to learn, and omnipresent and is in everybody. This Knowledge is in everybody. Like God. Where God is, this Knowledge is with Him. You cannot separate your name with Him. Can you separate your name from you? Have you left your name in your cupboard? Wherever you will follow, your name will follow you. God is like that. Wherever God will follow, the way, the method to reach God, will follow Him. This is the way: attached to God always. Perfect
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 1972

Maharaji Teachings About The Infinite

August 18, 1971
As long as we haven't seen God, we can't have faith in that. It is our Father anyhow, but we haven't seen Him. How can we say what His nature is and how can we have faith that He is the Savior of the whole world? We may believe that He is saving this whole world but we can't realize it because our mind is flickering. Until our mind settles to one point, we can't realize how God is saving this world. We can't have faith that "Yes, God is the real Savior."
Élan Vital, Winter 1979, Volume III, Issue 4

Maharaji's Gospel Teaching About Faith

Boulder Colorado, 28th August 1971
You want to give one dollar. "Okay, Guru Ji, this is one dollar." This dollar-one dollar belongs to Guru Ji. What is to give him? We give him so many things; these all belong to him. He is not for that. He is for our devotion, which is our own personal, which is our own personal devotion. And he is hungry of that. That's all. Everything is hungry in this world. People are hungry of wealth. Mothers are uh people-mothers are hungry for their childrens to see. And good people are hungry of food. Some people are hungry of something and some people are hungry of something. But Guru is also hungry. Guru is also very hungry! He is hungry of devotion. He is hungry of devotion! So what we have to give is devotion to him. … As Sitaram was telling, what, what I say, I won't take you to only the - I won't give you the address of God, but take you to His home. And I challenge, I challenge that I will give you peace if you will give me devotion. Give me devotion and I will give you peace. This is my bargain.
Perfect Master Audio Tape 017

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Devotion

Boulder Colorado, 28th August 1971
As Sitaram was telling, what, what I say, I won't take you to only the-I won't give you the address of God, but take you to His home. And I challenge, I challenge that I will give you peace if you will give me devotion. Give me devotion and I will give you peace. This is my bargain. People say, "You are a shopkeeper. You are a bargainer." Yes, I am a bargainer. (End Side 1 of Tape) One saint has said "[Hindi Quotation] that we are the sellers of this Holy Name." And then he says, "[Hindi Quotation] Some people load uh what you call, gold and some people load dry fruits or something on their horses. But what we do, Lord, is we do, we load Knowledge on our horses and then carry."
Perfect Master Audio Tape 017

Maharaji Teachings - Holy Name

Boulder, Colorad, August 28, 1971 Remember, Jesus came to reveal the Truth - not to write scriptures or not to do anything else, but to bless the people living in these countries, to bless the people of these countries, to bless the human beings existing on this plane. And so, even now a Holy Master has come here to give you something. If you want something from me, I can give it to you. Krishna says, "Receive this Knowledge, by all means, but have a guileless heart. Have a heart filled with a keen desire to know it, filled with real love to know it." God created sufferings. But He couldn't bear it when He saw how the people were suffering on this plane. He Himself created suffering, but when He looked, when He peeped through, He saw that all the people were suffering. He couldn't bear that. For we are His sons and He is our Father, and it is impossible for our Father to bear it when we are suffering. And He came onto this Earth to protect us.
Élan Vital magazine, Fall 1980. Volume IV, Isssue 3

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Jesus

Questions & Answers, Morgantown, West Virginia, August 31 1971, Noon Session
But when Ram came … do you know who Ram is? Ram? No. He was a saint. He was an avatar, an incarnation of his time. He came and after all, he became a king. The whole Ramayana is about him. He is a king and he doesn't say to people, "This is my order, that you all have to receive the Knowledge that I give." He never says that. He says, "I humbly tell you that there is a sacred Name of God that has been made for you." Not like, "No, this is my order! Don't do that, don't do that, don't do that."
Élan Vital, Volume 4, Issue 3, Fall 1980

Maharaji Teachings - Holy Name

Questions & Answers, Morgantown, West Virginia, August 31 1971, Noon Session
What is soul? What is "I"? And what is consciousness? See, you are not "you." Your body belongs to God. The Generator. You are living. You aren't living; you are being inspired to live by the Operator. You are dying. You aren't dying because you are inspired to die by the Destroyer. That's why there are three forms for God. Generator (G), Operator (0), and Destroyer (D). G-O-D, God.
Élan Vital, Volume 4, Issue 3, Fall 1980

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Liberation

Questions & Answers, Morgantown, West Virginia, August 31 1971, Noon Session
In reincarnation, does the soul alternate reincarnating as male and female, or does it stay one sex for awhile? What do you mean, incarnations? After you receive liberation, why would you do that? You never come back again. Liberation. When your consciousness goes to the Supreme Consciousness … When you are going and merging with this consciousness, what are you? What is that? You lose everything! You lose your senses here. In the graveyard. Mind - your "I" - remains in the graveyard. Sleeping. Will you think by yourself, "Yes. This is that; that is this"? In the graveyard your senses will be resting.
Élan Vital, Volume 4, Issue 3, Fall 1980

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Liberation

Boulder, Colorado, 17 September 1971
This is the mystery of nature, that there is hidden light in everything, and you have to realize what is that hidden light, what is that hidden thing, what is that hidden current in you that is constant and can never die. These are the teachings of all the saints on record. That thing that is making things alive is the most constant thing in the world because it is the power of God, and this is making everything alive. This is the body, this is a frame. One day something will go out of it and the whole body will become like a plank of wood. You can lift the body now by just holding the legs, but what is that thing that went into this form, and made it alive, and then went out of this form? That secret you should know.
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?, 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Energy Keeping Us Alive

Denver Ashram, Colorado, 18 September 1971
And man is attracted, and as he is attracted, he is taken away from that world of God - away, away, away, away till he is now in a miserable position. He cannot think what he is, who he is, and so many things. That's why man was taken away from God, but it was only his fault that he was being attracted. But, because God has made so many things, again God comes in the shape of a Perfect Master, and again takes them to the same position they were in before. People who really have this Knowledge and meditate upon this, nothing seems to be new for them - it really is very ancient.
Holy Ghost is the Perfect Master, Sons are we, and He is the Father. People who are existing on this earth are the Sons of God.
Then Jesus, was He just the Son of God?
Yes, yes, He was a Perfect Master. See, what is the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is the same spirit as God. But when It has to take a human form It comes into that Holy Spirit. When God takes human form He is Perfect Master. Perfect. Because, except for God, nobody's perfect. So when He is the Perfect Master, He is Himself.
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 1972

Maharaji Teachings About God

Denver Ashram, Colorado, 18 September 1971
Q: I still don't understand what the relationship is when you were explaining the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and Satguru, and Guru, and Perfect Master. I don't understand what the relationship is.
GMJ: Holy Ghost is the Perfect Master, Sons are we, and He is the Father. People who are existing on this earth are the Sons of God.
Q: Then Jesus, was He just the Son of God?
GMJ: Yes, yes, He was a Perfect Master. See, what is the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is the same spirit as God. But when It has to take a human form It comes into that Holy Spirit. When God takes human form He is Perfect Master. Perfect. Because, except for God, nobody's perfect. So when He is the Perfect Master, He is Himself.
Q: Was Jesus of God, or did He have to advance, did He have to be made perfect?
GMJ: He had to be made perfect. That's why the Knowledge was given to Him, then He was perfect.
Q: But He was once imperfect?
GMJ: Yes.
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About God With Form

Denver Ashram, Colorado, 18 September 1971
Hell and heaven are on earth, and liberation is just beyond all these points. There are two types of liberation. One is not to be concerned with this world. The other liberation is to be concerned with this world, but not this world directly, but to the Perfect Master: to be a devotee. Devotion. When you go to the Judge and He weighs your balance, right? and only your one balance is good, only good, and bad has been finished away with this Knowledge, He will ask you, "Okay, what do you want, liberation or devotion?" People who ask liberation just go there and sit there. They can do nothing. But people who ask for devotion come again onto this earth, but they don't suffer. It is always heaven for them, and they always stay with Perfect Masters. It is so very beautiful to be with the Lord. Whenever a Perfect Master will come, they'll come with Him.
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Devotion

Hunter College, New York City, October 8, 1971
So realize God. Because God is within you, not outside. And it is very easy to realize God. See, "God" has been composed of three words: G-O-D, God. G for Generator, O for Operator, and D for Destructor. Generator, Operator and Destructor is God. The One Who generates us, Who operates us and Who destroys us is God. And He can be only realized by one path, by one way. And what is it? That way is Truth. Truth is one, not two or three or four or five or six. Truth is one. And only Truth is the way through which you can realize your Father, your God.
Élan Vital, Volume I Issue 2 Winter 1977

Maharaji Teaching About Singing His Praises

Hunter College, New York City, October 8, 1971
So if you want to find the true Knowledge of God, no problem at all. No difficulty at all. Go there, and seek that Knowledge. If it is true Knowledge, it will give you Peace. It will give you enlightenment. It will give you a point there where your mind will rest. It will be a headrest for your mind. And if not, your mind will still wander around. Your mind will still wander around if it is not the true Knowledge. So this is how you will really know what is the true Knowledge.
Élan Vital, Volume I Issue 2 Winter 1977

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Knowledge of God

Guru Maharaj Ji, October 1971
Q: What about our external appearance, Guru Maharaj Ji?
Maharaj Ji: I want Divine Light Mission to be like a laser beam, a most shining thing, a most bright thing. And it is not a pretty hard thing to do. You should at least keep your body under control. If you look smart, you work smart. If you don't look smart, you don't work smart. Anyhow you must create the best impression you can. … Your intellect, your knowledge is lying within you, your love and your devotion is lying within you and any person who wants to seek it out, dig it up, will have to cross your body first. And the rays are the impressions of our ??? So dress are the first external things which someone sees before he goes in. See? And if you are smart, then if you are shining then automatically I will shine. If you aren't shining, I won't shine.
Divine Light News, Volume 1, Number 3, September 30th, 1973

Questions and Answers, October - November 1971, London
If Jesus Christ wasn't crucified nobody would have respected him. Everybody can remember Jesus Christ because he was hanging up on the cross. And that was the crucification, and if that crucification had not taken place nobody would have respected Jesus Christ.
Q: Are they going to respect you?
A : Yes, I'm going to be strict about it
Q: But the Bible, The New Testament, tells that Jesus is living now.
A: 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. And then this power spreads it's hand, you know, like this, something is going to happen. All this, all the things that are going on wrong in this world are going to be abolished.
Affinity, June 1979, Issue 52

Maharaji Teaching About Buddha

London, England, Questions and Answers, October/November 1971
Q: Is God evenly distributed?
A: Well you should call a newspaper about that you know. It would be far out if God was distributed. God is not distributed. God is one, absolutely one. God cannot be cut into pieces and distributed! This is a very simple thing, it is as simple as anything. Try to understand it. Try to understand it.
Affinity, June 1979

Maharaji Teachings About God

Central Hall, Westminster, London, England, November 2, 1971
The world thinks, people think, God is a man. People think God has ears, nose, teeth, and he rises early in the morning, brushes his teeth, washes out his mouth and he is an old man so he brushes out his beard also. But no, God is energy. God is perfect and pure energy, and that is why scientists say that energy cannot be destroyed and cannot be created. This is knowledge. This is the Word of God. They said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." So this is the perfect and pure energy and it has no creation and no destruction. This is the Word. This is God. He is under our pillow and if we search for him outside can we get him? You can't get him.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Energy Keeping Us Alive

Central Hall, Westminster, London, England, November 2, 1971
I believe in one reality and that is the pure religion. Religion word has been started from the word realization and the realisation of God is the pure and perfect religion. There is a glorious sun, not the sun that you see in the sky but the sun which is within ourselves, which is much brighter, much, much, much brighter than the sun you see in the sky. People think God is a man. People think God has got ears, nose, teeth and he rises daily in the morning, toothbrushes, washes mouth and he is an old man also so he makes his beard also and all that people think. But no, God is energy, God is perfect and pure energy and that is why scientists say energy cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. And this Knowledge, this Word of God, how, they say in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, now try to understand here, and the Word was God. Isn't it, isn't it a fantastic sentence? In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Now this is that Word and so this is the perfect and pure energy and it has no creation and no destruction and this is the Word, this is God. And he is under our pillow and if we search Him outside, can we get Him? No. We can't get Him, this is a very practical thing before you. It's a very, very practical thing. People try to search God outside. How can we get you? God is inside.
'Satguru Has Come' film, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Energy Keeping Us Alive

Westminster Engand, November 2 1971
And this Knowledge is so Holy, so Perfect that one spark that comes out of this Knowledge is so perfect, so, so perfect, wherever it goes it hits, it makes it perfect and wherever it goes, again hits, it makes it perfect. Wherever just one spark of this Knowledge shines up, absolutely perfect. So that Knowledge I'm, I've got it here. … This Knowledge, because it is a very sweet fruit, whoever takes a bite feels the sweet and wants to take it more and more. It's not a thing that I'm a spiritual master, I can preach the knowledge then I should not retire. My soul is pure but not my body, it's a body same like you have got, I have got." … In English you can translate this "guru" into "teacher" or "guide" - a guide who can take us away from the darkness of this materialistic world into the bright light or the holy light.
I Have This Knowledge video and Reflections of an Indian Sunrise

Maharaji Teachings About the Divine Light

Westminster, London, 2nd November 1971
This Holy Word of God, you can meditate upon this Holy Word of God while you are sleeping also. You can meditate, you can sleep, you can eat, you can talk, but still your meditation will be continuing along. … And you know the perfect meditation should be continuous. It, it shouldn't have a break in between. How I will be able to do that? So realize such a Word, brothers, that it may regularly go on. Never stop. There should be non-stop meditation. It should always going on in you. Realize who you are. Realize the aim of your human life.
Perfect Master Tape #004

Maharaji Teachings About Constant Meditation

Central Hall Westminster, London England, November 2 1971
Then how to find this Word? We have to find this Word by a teacher, by a guide - a guide who is perfect and who can teach this perfect Knowledge to us, a perfect guide can guide us. Like Guru Mahatma Guru Charnanand Ji just told you that you need a burning lamp to light another unlit lamps. So, same way, you need a enlighted (sic) Perfect Master to make you enlighted (sic) and perfect also. If the Master himself is, you know, not perfect, how can he make you perfect? You need a Master.
Perfect Master Tape #004 and Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji Teaching About The Word

Central Hall, Westminster, London, England, November 2, 1971
I am a servant of God and you know I have completely devoted myself to God, and how I was able to do this? Not by going to a, a place, putting my hand there and saying "Oh God, I am taking the oath that I am your servant." And so on and so on and then come out and go into ashram and then, you know. That is - I never did that. How to become an instrument of God? Just experiment. Realize which is that thing which is stopping you from being a instrument of God. And I experimented it and I was able to realize, it was my mind. I said okay, I took this knowledge and meditated and all this mind came out. When it came out I thought I was a completely different man. To realize this knowledge even I have to go to a guru.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise and Perfect Master Tape #004

Maharaji Teaching About the Guru

"The Knowledge is everywhere, the God is everywhere. We have to only discover the God. I won't make a God for you and show you the God. Everybody wants perfect peace. A man who wants to realise that Holy Name, he will have to need a teacher for it, otherwise he can't hear it. To see your personal face, your personal face is with but can you see it? The God is within you but until you have the mirror of practical knowledge you can't see it, you won't be able to see it. When God is within you, how can you find it outside? It is within you and you have to get your mind, your ideas that are going outside and if we just control them and out them inside that's all. The importance of the Knowledge is for everyone and I've come to bestow the knowledge in London and if you want it I can give you because it is within yourself. I will only show the mirror and you can see the ?? thing. I am going to … all these persons …?"
I Have This Knowledge, Élan Vital video

Maharaji Teachings About God

Central Hall Westminster, London England, November 2 1971
He has got a aim in his life which he has to complete. And once he has completed his aim, he's a perfect man, perfect and what is this aim? This aim is to realize the Holy Word of God. If you take Bible it is written "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." If you take the Guru Granth Sahib, it is written , "[Hindi Quotation which includes 'Shabd', 'Prakash', 'Nam'] There is a Word. Due to that Word sky, earth, sun, moon, everything exists, and this Word is in ourself." And then you take Koran, and in Koran it is written "Pak Nam," "Holy Name." What is that Holy Name? You take Gita it is written, "[Hindi Quotation which includes 'Shabd'] a Word which cannot be described, which cannot be spoken by mouth." Just because this mouth is imperfect. This mouth is not capable. This mou-mouth is not perfect enough to pronounce that Name. So this Word cannot be spoken. Otherwise I would have been glad to speak this Word in front of everybody, in television, in radios, in movies, you know, just in everything, but it cannot be spoken.
Perfect Master Tape #004 and Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji Teachings - Holy Name

Central Hall, Westminster, London, England, November 2, 1971
Then there is a very jumbo function in Delhi. 1,500,000 people will attend. 15 laks of people are expected. Then there is again a function in Bihar, Patna, where we expect the same amount and more. We have booked three grounds and if you want, you can make an airport there they are such big grounds, and people are going to stay on these grounds. They are going to experience this divine bliss. So, if you are interested in this knowledge please come tomorrow from 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. onwards. Then come and you can realize this Knowledge.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji Teachings About Bliss

Central Hall, Westminster, London, England, November 2, 1971
I agree it can help you in a physical help, or something like that, or something like that, or something like that. But is it the perfect and the pure meditation? I can do yoga. I can do yoga and, you know it, well I can be in perfect health or shape but is it-I can, I can believe that yoga can help me to a limit, but is yoga the perfect and the pure thing? If suppose today I have my legs, my hands, my body is perfect and I am doing yoga and tomorrow I have an accident and my hand is broken, my leg is broken, then how will I be able to keep my leg on my neck? (Muted laughter) How will I be able to move my hand back? How will I do that? And you know the perfect meditation should be continuous. It, it shouldn't have a break in between. How I will be able to do that? So realize such a Word, brothers, that it may regularly go on. Never stop. There should be non-stop meditation. It should always going on in you. Realize who you are. Realize the aim of your human life.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Spiritual Paths & Religions

Central Hall Westminster, London England, November 2 1971
Today, suppose, this Mahatma Ji comes to me and begs me for food and I give him this food and he goes away. Then tomorrow again he will feel hungry, he comes to me and begs for food and I again give him and he goes back again, he's-because he has a full stomach but the next day again he will feel hungry and after I give him the food again he will again feel hungry, but-and I will go on and even he will start feeling hungry you know. But if I teach him a technique he won't come back again to me. Today people think, well, take out a pence from your pocket and give it to this beggar and then … NO! It is not done, he will still beg and if today he is satisfied, tomorrow he will beg and if three days he is satisfied, the fourth day he will beg. And if you really want to help him, teach him a technique. Teach him a technique so that he is throughout his life he is completely satisfied, he no more requires to beg. That is real helping him. Your mind starts thinking and you say, "Oh well that is better than that and that is better than that," and your mind says yes, and your mind is satisfied. After a few seconds again it starts functioning because, you know, it is, it is so subtle. It is so, you know, flickery; flickers, flickers, flickers. And you say "Well this is God and God is very holy and very high and the mind says, "Yes, why not?" And it is satisfied for two seconds and then again starts flickering; flickers, flickers, flickers and then for s-other second you say, "Well God is, you know, God is very high, very holy." And you k-and he can kill the mind also and mind says, "Why not?" and he is satisfied for two seconds again it starts flickers. So it is like that man you are giving him two pence to daily, but he is being helped? No, not at all. How to help him then? Completely satisfy your mind that no more your mind rises because mind is the creation of man not of God.
Perfect Master Tape #004 and Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji Teachings About Charity

Westminster, London, 2nd November 1971
I was laughing because they were checking my luggage but still I was smuggling and what I was smuggling, was this Knowledge. They were not checking me, they were not checking my Knowledge, they were checking this luggage and I smuggled the thing and I distributed this thing amongst many people, many, many people and every bit, everybody became satisfied. I have satisfaction. I have love. I have devotion to give to people, to scatter it amongst. … This Knowledge is recommended for you. This Knowledge is for you and because you must understand it, because you must know this Knowledge, you must practice this Knowledge, it is being made absolutely free for you. So, don't think that is a less valuable thing than your stereo recorder or anything else. This is still much valued, this possesses much value. And once you receive this Knowledge your heart leaps and is so much filled with just devotion and love. Love, not towards this materialistic world, but love towards God, who is your real father, whom you have forgotten and whom you must realize.
Perfect Master Tape #004

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Devotion

Hans Jayanti, New Delhi, India, 1971
In the same way, my dear aspirants, after taking this Knowledge, if a man doesn't meditate on this it is of no use to him. When the Western people are initiated they are told to meditate constantly. Then they say, "What is this business of meditation?" Because they are so lazy they have become ashamed of meditation. They can't do meditation. But those who are really eager for Knowledge, they do meditation.
Divine Times, November 1979, Volume 8, Number 6

Maharaji Teachings About Constant Meditation

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 24, 1971
You have a physical form. You need a physical body to realize it. Now, if you have a formless God then you require a formless Guru to give you this knowledge. Because you have a form, you require a form of Guru to give you a form of a devotee. You require that. For that you take the help of Guru; not only Guru - Satguru. "Sat" means truth and "Gu" means darkness and "Ru" means to light a thing for us. I think that now you have understood, probably not wholly, then part of what I wanted to explain to you. Have you? I think so.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

Maharaji Teachings - Scriptures

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 24, 1971
Buddha Bhagwan said, "I would like to have a glimpse of that Holy Knowledge." And thus, Sujata revealed that knowledge. If this knowledge were available without a Guru, then Buddha Bhagwan himself would have kept quiet and would have continued sitting. As soon as he took knowledge, as soon as he was enlightened by Sujata he started making his disciples and he started telling them, giving his agya (command) to them to go and spread this Holy Word of God.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji Teaching About Buddha

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 24, 1971
When they met Satguru, in a matter of only a couple of hours they got that God whom they never got for forty years. It was completed, it was done, it was finished; it was perfect in a couple of hours only. So that is why there is a great, great need for Satguru to be in this world spreading the Holy Word of God. There it is written; Satguru is the bestower of Divine Light and practical knowledge of Holy Name. He bestows it, He gives it openheartedly. Here you may see His kindness, here you may realize His kindness, how kind He is towards the human being. Man, who has been performing sins throughout his life - since he was created - he had been performing sin and he was guilty of himself. Right? And for every sin he was doing, so many miles he was being separated from God. How kind Satguru is that in a matter of hours He removed all the sin and brought us to God. Just He revealed to us what God is.
Reflections On An Indian Sunriseand Perfect Master Tape #004

Maharaji Teachings About the Divine Light

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 24, 1971
From where is your breath coming? Who is making your breath alive there? Just observe it. You weren't breathing at night, were you? You never thought to take a breath at night. You never said, "Well, I am going to sleep, but yet I will be taking a breath." You just went to sleep. And still your breath was going on. The Word was helping this breath to go further ahead. If we realize that Word, it will be quite clear before us what is making us alive every moment. And what is making leaves alive. What is making birds alive. What is making animals alive. What is making the whole world alive.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Energy Keeping Us Alive

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 24, 1971
So now, because the Lord was not here with His physical form everybody was saying, "O Lord, come with your physical form, O Lord come with your physical form." And now, because the Lord has come, they say, "We don't need you anymore." You know, devotees are always thinking that the Lord is like a door. When the Lord is not there they say, "O Lord, please come. You are formless, we want you in form." And when God comes in form, they say, "No God, we want you to be in a formless position." So this is the play, the joke that devotees are playing with God. Remember he has said one thing in this world and that is, "Oh God, You are formless, and you won't change form." That is why God is here. And then he says, "Without Guru, we cannot receive this knowledge." So the sweet Guru comes in physical form and through His physical form they can realize this knowledge. You have a physical form. You need a physical body to realize it. Now, if you have a formless God then you require a formless Guru to give you this knowledge. Because you have a form, you require a form of Guru to give you a form of a devotee.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Formless God

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 24, 1971
A man who has been meditating upon this knowledge, at the last moment, he will try to remember this knowledge, without any pain, absolutely perfect and with a calm impression he will leave the body and directly be one - achieve liberation, without any doubt.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Liberation

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 26, 1971
Now, this Name. I am going to tell you something about this knowledge, or this Name. This Name is the most ancient thing. It has been described in all the scriptures, and whenever we define it by our tongue, by worldly words, we define it as "energy," because energy is the only thing which cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. This knowledge is the perfect and the pure energy, and thus, with it every human being, every living thing is alive.
In the same way, everybody knows that he is alive because of the breath that is going on in him. But nobody is ready to realize what the main basis of that breath is. If you can realize the main basis of that breath, you can be immortal. You cannot die; you cannot perish. An engineer knows the engine of the car, the machinery of the car, and thus, can fix the car. If a mechanic doesn't know the machinery of that car, he will never be able to make the car work again. So if a man has known the main basis of the breath, anytime his breath is leaving him he will be able to make it alive again, because he knows the main basis of the breath, which is energy.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Energy Keeping Us Alive

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 26, 1971
In the same way this knowledge frequently moves and it should frequently be meditated upon. That is the proper utilization of this knowledge, of this Name. Now, this Name. I am going to tell you something about this knowledge, or this Name. This Name is the most ancient thing. It has been described in all the scriptures, and whenever we define it by our tongue, by worldly words, we define it as "energy," because energy is the only thing which cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. This knowledge is the perfect and the pure energy, and thus, with it every human being, every living thing is alive. … When we have to solve the problem, we place it under the other computer which will solve the problem. This computer is placed under memory, and again memory is placed under satguru. Again Satguru has many types of computers which can cure that machinery of that defect. By the help of this knowledge, of this pure Name of God, the holy Name of God, surely and certainly he will be able to cure us. Not only us, but he has cured thousands and thousands through this Name, through this Knowledge.
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise

Maharaji Teachings - Holy Name

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 27, 1971
If I know God, if I see God, what else would I have to see? There is nothing greater than God. You know, I am talking in terms of energy, not of physical forms. There is nothing greater than God the energetic form. Now that I have known the energetic form then what more is there to see than that?
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Formless God

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 27, 1971
You have been hearing about this ancient goal, this ancient mystery of life, the definition which summarizes all the definitions of all the scriptures, the Gita, the Ramayana, the Bible. This is the definition that the mystery of life, of the human life, is the cosmic unspoken Word which dwells amongst all the human beings. The Word which dwells amongst all is the most cosmic and ancient one. Through this Word we are able to survive. We are able to be alive because this Word is fully functioning in us and this Word is vibrating us in a direction, in a way, and thus we are alive. In the same way this Word vibrates in the earth, sky, air, and it is said by Saint Guru Nanak that this whole earth and this whole universe is entirely fixed upon the Word, upon the Shabdh, or upon the unspoken Word.
We should emphasize on one clearly written point in the Gita or in the Bible, that this is a word; w-o-r-d, not w-o-r-d-s; this Word: that means that in this single word, not several words. What is that single Word which cannot be spoken by the carnal lips or which is out of the subject of any carnal matter? What is that Word? At that time, when a man is going to die, at that time all of his body becomes nervous. Something comes and extinguishes all the energy that was making him survive and making him function. He seems to be losing it all and thus he is helpless. His body is losing the functions it is to do; he can't speak, he can't see at times, he can't write. All of his senses go away. At that time if it is a word which has to be spoken by the carnal lips, how will it be spoken? At that time, when a man loses all his senses, how will he be able to speak and say a single word?
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Energy Keeping Us Alive

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 27, 1971
So, our mind is very, very subtle, very, very thin. So this can only be conquered by those instruments which are spoken within us. That is, you cannot see the Divine Light with these eyes. You can only see the Divine Light with the third operation. That is the instrument, that is the operation. You cannot speak the Word, like you cannot speak the mind. That is the instrument to cut the mind. Now it is absolutely cleared away, done, completely finished. Once the mind is finished, the man is perfect and pure. Man is far-out. The man is completed. The surgery has been completed. The man has been made pure.So, we should try to find out that knowledge - now I am speaking for those people who haven't received this knowledge yet. Find it out through meeting satguru. Because only through the real satguru will you be able to realize this knowledge because he is the possessor of that knowledge.
Reflections On An Indian Sunrise

Maharaji Teachings About the Divine Light

Prem Nagar Ashram, Haridwar, November 27 1971
In the Gita it has been written, clearly written, that this knowledge, this practice of knowledge is constant, regular. It is always going on. There is never a stop for a single second in this. It is absolutely constant. It is always going on. I will tell you. I am repeating "Gopal, Gopal, Gopal, Gopal," and the telephone rings, "Hello." My gopal is finished. My gopal is stopped. My meditation is stopped. It has to be constant meditation. In this case how am I going to do it constantly?
Reflections On An Indian Sunrise

Maharaji Teachings About Constant Meditation

November 1971
people are receiving the True Knowledge so quickly that one can hardly believe the speed of its progress. That is why it is said that in Kaliyuga things will happen so fast that you will not even have to wait to get to God. You just have to know that Name and meditate on it. Only by immersing your concentration in that Holy Name will you achieve liberation from the phenomenal world. This is the mystery of the Word. Saints have said that the Word is the sky, the Word is everything and the Word is light. So all the universe is resting on one single sound, the Word. See people sleeping, how they still remain alive.
Divine News, Autumn 1977, Volume I, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Liberation

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, December 2, 1971
People think that this world is itself it, and that is why some people are believing the theory of evolution. But the theory of evolution does not conflict with God, the creator, because God has created, and the theory of evolution says it existed by itself. So remember the basis; don't forget the basis of this universe.
Reflections On An Indian Sunrise

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Creator

Prem Nagar, India, December 10, 1971
So remember. We have to find that God, that person who is perfect; He is ours and we are His, and we have to find Him. To whom do we belong? We have to find Him, and get together and be one with Him, because if we are two we have got duality. … So remember: we are part of Him who Has manifested Himself as a Guru and who has come into this earth, and now we have to be one with Him. We have to completely merge and make our souls one with Him because He is perfect, and once we merge with Him we will also be perfect.
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?

Maharaji's Gospel Teaching About His Own Perfection

Maharaji's Birthday, 10th December, 1971, Prem Nagar Ashram, India.
So remember: we are part of Him who Has manifested Himself as a Guru and who has come into this earth, and now we have to be one with Him. We have to completely merge and make our souls one with Him because He is perfect, and once we merge with Him we will also be perfect.And all the human beings that have been created and are living in this world, or on any other planet, have to be united in one cord, only one cord. This cord is of love, and that perfect love is only given by the Perfect Master of the time. No one else is able to give that love to you. You think that your wife, your husband, your children will give you love? No. It is the love of selfishness. Baby loves mother because mother gives milk, not because they have a connection. No. Just because of selfish love. In the same way, you love everything because of selfishness. But we love guru without any selfishness. It is pure and perfect love, it is that love which cannot be disturbed by mind at all. So be perfect, be in love, do meditation, run smoothly, have a good life, enjoy yourself, be one with Him who has created you, who had created you and who will create you. Because this is what you have to find in the world. … And my guru also taught me first of all this thread of love. And then I was able to realize the importance of guru, this embodiment of love.
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?, 1973

Maharaji Teaching About the Guru

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, December 11, 1971
"You think that your wife, your husband, your children will give you love? No. It is the love of selfishness. Baby loves mother because mother gives him milk, but not because they have a connection. No, just because of selfish love. In the same way, you love everything because of selfishness. But you love guru without selfishness. It is pure and perfect love; it is that love which cannot be disturbed by mind at all."
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise (1973), p. 28.

Maharaji Teachings About Family

During the Celebration of His Birthday, December 11 1971, Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar
All the saints of India, even Jesus Christ, even Mohammed, have emphasized love because love is the greatest cord in the world that can unite you and the Lord, Who is perfect, perfect for all. And he who goes to Him and asks Him for His love, He never hesitates to give this love to him. Maybe he is the lowest person in the world; maybe he is the highest person in the world. The Lord is the embodiment of love and you must realize Him. Not only realize Him, but be one with Him; because He can create you as many times as you like.
And my guru also taught me this first of all, this thread of love, and then I was able to realize this embodiment of love. He is white, but if you will wear blue glasses, you won't be able to see Him. In this world, everywhere there is darkness. White glasses are necessary for that white, bright, shining light. And if you go to Him, He says, "Ask and it shall be given; knock and it shal I be opened unto you." So, if you have asked for knowledge, very good. Otherwise, if you have known the knowledge, go ahead and meditate.
Reflections On An Indian Sunrise, © Divine Light Mission 1972, Price 50 cents

Maharaji Teachings - His Embodiment

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
Therefore, my dear aspirants, what is that Word? Know that. If you have got the Knowledge of that Word, then meditate constantly. Do service under the Lotus Feet of your Lord, and listen to satsang patiently. It is written in the Ramayana that when a man is very fortunate, only then does he find satsang, and when he finds satsang and attends it, he is liberated without any effort.
Now receive the knowledge; completed, perfect. Now action changes. Now meditation. And meditation--no action completed. No action changed. You go on, then you become constant; then you become perfect. You reach the state of perfection, that is the only thing which you are doing; meditation, meditation, meditation. You are not changing your aims or destinations anymore. Understood? When you have received the knowledge then you won't change your actions or aims. You have to promise now. You have been constant, you have been completely lost in meditation, now you cannot change your action.
Élan Vital, Autumn 1977, Volume I, Issue 1

Maharaji Teachings About Constant Meditation

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971 (translated from Hindi)
Therefore, my dear aspirants, what is that path? What is that medium which, if we adopt it, we can know that Supremest God, we can know that Creator of this universe, we can know our Father who, though He is omnipresent, is the secret of all secrets, is everywhere, is actually not secret. And you can know Him only by the Grace and Blessings of Guru Maharaj Ji.
Élan Vital, Autumn 1977, Volume 1, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Creator

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
Only the Supreme Lord, Saint of all saints, Omnipotent and Almighty, can close the mouth of the whole universe and shower the Knowledge of self-realization. Otherwise, the small whistles are not heard in the midst of such big drums. Therefore, my dear aspirants, now that you know that Knowledge of Self, fulfill your aim. That is the only aim; that is the only goal. If a man knows that goal and recognizes it perfectly, he can come in perfect contact with God Almighty, his own Supreme Father, whom he has forgotten.
If you have got the Knowledge of that Word, then meditate constantly. Do service under the Lotus Feet of your Lord, and listen to satsang patiently. It is written in the Ramayana that when a man is very fortunate, only then does he find satsang, and when he finds satsang and attends it, he is liberated without any effort. Again, it is said, "Have darshan of Guru Maharaj Ji." Why? Because it is written in all Vedas and Ramayanas to have darshan. So touch the Lotus Feet. "Lay yourself down in the vast, unbounded ocean of Mercy underneath. Bathe and swing on the waves and sink inside. Drink the nectar of Mercy and Grace and Blessings, and be free from all sins."
Élan Vital magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 1977

Maharaji Teaching About Darshan

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
Why do you have this human body? To know this, we will have to take the shelter of Guru Maharaj I. Guru Maharaj Ji knows all. Guru Maharaj Ji is Brahma (Creator). Guru Maharaj Ji is Vishnu (Operator). Guru Maharaj Ji is Shiva (Destroyer of illusion and ego). And above all, Guru Maharaj Ji is the Supremest Lord in person before us. Therefore, my dear aspirants, what is that path? What is that medium which, if we adopt it, we can know that Supremest God, we can know that Creator of this universe, we can know our Father who, though He is omnipresent, is the secret of all secrets, is everywhere, is actually not secret. And you can know Him only by the Grace and Blessings of Guru Maharaj Ji.
Élan Vital magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 1977

Maharaji teaching about Illusion

Patna Bihar India, December 25 1971
The reason for this is that it has been proclaimed that there is no Knowledge without Guru Maharaj Ji, and without Knowledge, a man cannot be detached from this universe. All the holy scriptures sing the glory of Guru Maharaj Ji, and say that without devotion to Guru Maharaj Ji there can be no peace and happiness.
Élan Vital magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 1977

Maharaji teaching about the Almighty

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
Similarly, to see God, you have to wake up at His time. You have to wake up and recognize who your Father is, who your God is, and who will show you the path, which will bring liberation if you follow it. Saint Kabir says in his poems that Guru Maharaj Ji and God both are standing and he has to think to whom he should prostrate, God or Guru Maharaj Ji. And he decides that he has to prostrate before Guru Maharaj Ji, not before God, because he was crying so much for God, but God could not save him from worldly miseries. But Guru Maharaj Ji saved him immediately from all the troubles, and liberated him. And now God Himself is also visible by the meditation on the Knowledge of Guru Maharaj Ji. If I had made this poem, then you might object, but I have not made this poem. This poem repeatedly says that Guru is greater than God. Think and decide in your heart. By remembering God, you cannot be liberated. But if you remember Guru Maharaj Ji, you will immediately cross the vast ocean and be liberated.
If you have got the Knowledge of that Word, then meditate constantly. Do service under the Lotus Feet of your Lord, and listen to satsang patiently. It is written in the Ramayana that when a man is very fortunate, only then does he find satsang, and when he finds satsang and attends it, he is liberated without any effort. Again, it is said, "Have darshan of Guru Maharaj Ji." Why? Because it is written in all Vedas and Ramayanas to have darshan. So touch the Lotus Feet. "Lay yourself down in the vast, unbounded ocean of Mercy underneath. Bathe and swing on the waves and sink inside. Drink the nectar of Mercy and Grace and Blessings, and be free from all sins."
Élan Vital, Autumn 1977, Volume I, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Liberation

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, November 27, 1971
If I know God, if I see God, what else would I have to see? There is nothing greater than God. You know, I am talking in terms of energy, not of physical forms. There is nothing greater than God the energetic form. Now that I have known the energetic form then what more is there to see than that?
Reflections on an Indian Sunrise, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Formless God

Patna Bihar India, December 25 1971
The reason for this is that it has been proclaimed that there is no Knowledge without Guru Maharaj Ji, and without Knowledge, a man cannot be detached from this universe. All the holy scriptures sing the glory of Guru Maharaj Ji, and say that without devotion to Guru Maharaj Ji there can be no peace and happiness.
Élan Vital magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 1977

Maharaji teaching about the Almighty

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
There is a great necessity for Guru Maharaj Ji. In any field, such as in the military or in a school, you need a guru (teacher). So for this Knowledge, which is the highest object, you have to have a specialist Guru. Other gurus cannot touch even the shadow of this Knowledge. This specialist Guru is one for His own time. He is the one for the present, commanding the entire age. He is the Supremest Lord of the time.
Why do you have this human body? To know this, we will have to take the shelter of Guru Maharaj Ji. Guru Maharaj Ji knows all. Guru Maharaj Ji is Brahma (Creator). Guru Maharaj Ji is Vishnu (Operator). Guru Maharaj Ji is Shiva (Destroyer of illusion and ego). And above all, Guru Maharaj Ji is the Supremest Lord in person before us.
Élan Vital magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 1977

Maharaji Teaching About the Guru

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
Now, from the incidents that these people are putting in my way, a clear picture is given that within a very short period, the whole universe will realize the Knowledge of Self, and there will be one kingdom of Truth and Harmony. These people are trying to put obstructions in my way, and all their actions are enough to give me complete proof that there will be one banner of True Name all over the universe completely. There is no doubt about this. The time is very near. The whole universe will enjoy perfect peace and happiness, forgetting all sorts of differences, under the shelter of the banner of True Name. Now the play of God is going to be finalized in a very, very excellent way.
Élan Vital, Autumn 1977, Volume I, Issue 1

Maharaji Teachings About Tbe Millenium

Patna, Bihar, India, December 25, 1971
God did not make Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian, "This is this; this is that. I am this; he is that." All these differences are the creations of men. From time immemorial up to this period, many battles were fought. These battles were due to the narrow-mindedness of religion. Today, the war between India and Pakistan is going on due to the thought of religion.
Élan Vital, Autumn 1977, Volume I, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Time Immemorial

Toronto 1971
The time for famine, thunder, death and bombs is getting very near. Every time you see a watch, see the second hand, how smoothly it is going on, and so fast. The time is coming nearer and nearer. For the bombs will explode, and there will be great famine and thunder; many of these terrible events will happen. Many people will die, only those people who'll be in the ark, which is Light, will be left, otherwise everybody will be finished. Everybody will just finish.
The sayings of Guru Maharaj Ji, © Divine Light Mission 1974

Maharaji teaching about the Apocalypse

1971 / 1972
If God comes along, you can't sit and write down that experience because it is an emotion you were feeling not by your mind, not by your thinking power, but by your heart. Some people pray to the formless God, and other people pray to the formed God. But we pray neither to the formless or to the formed we pray to the Word. The Word is neither formless or in a form. That is why this is called the middle path. Open a seed and you won't find a tree, yet there is still a tree existing in that seed. A form has come out of a formless thing. God means: "G" for generator; "O" for operator; and "D" for destroyer. We are born, we are living, and we die. Everything is around you, just try and you will understand it. You are useless until you see your aim
Satguru Maharaj Ji booklet

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About God With Form