Maharaji's Gospel in 1972

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 1972 some of these auspicious days were 29th April in Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th - 27th July at Guru Puja festival in Montrose, Colorado and the blessed days at the prem Nagar ashram in November. 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 1973 brilliance

Guru Maharaj Ji answers questions in London England, February 28 1972

Q: Some people say you are a divine incarnation, and some people say other things about you. What's the truth?
GMJ: You yourself must realize the truth.

The Living Master

The Gospel of Maharaji

Fernbank, London, 14th March 1972
Q: But you have said that you can free people when they give you some measure of devotion. Surely God would not ask for anything in exchange for giving them salvation.
M: First of all, have you understood God? Q: Yes.
M: Then why are you asking me, who is God? Q: Because I'm curious to find out what another human being like me thinks.
M: Listen, if you have understood God, you could not say that. God is almighty but a human being can never free the world.
All saints have said that before you go to Satguru to ask for and receive this Knowledge, you must have a guileless heart, a heart filled with devotion and love for this Knowledge. Ask, request, and if He is pleased with you He will shower His grace upon you and give you the Knowledge, and if not, He will not. He is almighty. He is going to give you the Knowledge. He is Guru. In Western languages He is called Perfect Master. Who is perfect? He is perfect.
Divine Light magazine, Volume 1, No. 8, May 1972

Maharaji teaching about the Almighty

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 April 1972
Every satsang is a discussion on one subject, and that is the true Knowledge which brings peace of mind. Many great saints got fantastic experiences from this wonderful Knowledge and just wanted to spread it to all people. In every age a great saint like Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed, and Christ has taken birth on earth for this purpose, to give this Knowledge to other people, because, in their time, the truth had declined, spiritual understanding had been lost. As far as spiritual matters go, they were ages of darkness. … I don't mind the difficulties that are being put against me. Whenever he comes to the world the Perfect Master has to tolerate many difficulties. I have come to spread this Knowledge and that is what I am going to do. Understand this and believe it. Are you hesitating to receive this Knowledge? Why? It is very simple Knowledge. It will give you complete peace of mind. It will give you infinite bliss. Do not complain later on that you were never told about this Knowledge. Again and again, I do nothing but to tell you all to take this Knowledge.
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?

Maharaji Teaching About Buddha

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th April, 1972
So how are we going to recognize God if He comes on the Earth? Are you going to ask to see His identity card or passport? See if it says, "Name … God. Occupation … Generator, Operator, Destroyer." That is foolish! … But the test of the Perfect Master will be that which is undeniable to everybody and that is the experience of Himself which He can give, and this is the true Knowledge.
The Golden Age, Issue 54 and Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?, Bantam Books

Maharaji Teaching About Coming Into The World

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th April, 1972
It is said in the Vedas, the Indian scriptures, that when the dark age comes the only thing that can save man is constant meditation on the Holy Name. So we are so lucky to know that holy Word and to have got it at a discount. I am prepared to reveal this Knowledge at any time so it is up to you to take this golden opportunity. If you don't seem to make progress with this Knowledge do not blame Guru Maharaj Ji. You have it in your power to conquer the egos and doubts in the mind. These are the thorns, but the Knowledge is the rose.
The Golden Age, July 1979, Number 54 and Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?

Maharaji Teachings About Constant Meditation

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th April, 1972
People today are so sophisticated they have become foolish because they cannot believe that the Perfect One is here. Even if they have some religious feeling, some inner understanding of truth, they cannot conceive of the Living Master. If you only read the scriptures properly you will see that they all talk about a Living Master. No scripture exists which does not talk about true Knowledge, or divine experience, being imparted to a disciple by a Living Master. We read the scriptures without understanding what they are saying. Indian people read the Bhagavad Gita and in this Lord Krishna, the Living Master of His time, said clearly, "Don't recognize me by my external appearance for this is perishable. My true form has no beginning and no end.
The Golden Age, July 1979, Number 54

Maharaji Teachings About the Living Master

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 1972
Once a man realizes Knowledge, he calms down, he's in perfect peace, and he does not oppose anyone, because he knows that Father is all,and He's watching everyone,and He is the judge for everyone, and He knows who should get punishment and who deserves paradise or heaven.
And It Is Divine magazine, Volume 1 Number 7, May 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Knowledge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 1972
Of course, we know that there are many gurus, and they all claim to show the Light, to reveal Light. People even go to them, but they don't get anything there, and the search is still going on. People are searching, and those people who have searched and have not been able to get anything are so frustrated, so upset, that ultimately they just draw the idea back that they can ever find God.
And It Is Divine magazine, Volume 1 Number 7, May 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Spiritual Paths & Religions

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 1972
So, I want to tell people to understand and realize a way which you can know your Lord. The Lord is always manifested. Understand that form. … This Knowledge is manifested more in plants than in rocks, even more in insects than in plants, even more in birds than in insects, even more in animals than in birds, and even more in human beings than in animals, and it is fully manifested in the Perfect Master.
And It Is Divine magazine, Volume 1 Number 7, May 1973

Maharaji teaching about Manifesting

New York USA, 10 June 1972
People who have this Knowledge and have questions, they do not meditate. Start doing your meditation and there will be no questions. Because questions really are something that you imagine. You imagine something and this starts worrying you. And you know how imaginary things have symptoms, they have effects which follow them. Really bad effects they have. And so people start thinking, "Oh, why was the world created?" Right? And they just imagine. It's like an algebraic thing. When I was studying for my exams we used to have an algebra period. It was an especially long period and I had to write two pages of sums because first you have to write X and then you have to write X is equal to 2, alright? And then you have to make an equation. And then you have to start solving it. All imaginary. Algebra is nothing. You just imagine it. And this imaginary thing, it can increase your marks or can lose your marks. So many people think, "Why was the world created?" and they get into geology. They try to get into history to find out what was the real thing and they go back and back and back. There are so many museums that try to do this. And I've seen so many people going to East Africa, and they walk into these jungle tribes and they go up to these witch doctors and talk to them, you know. They negotiate with them and they want to find out why the world was created, because it troubles them.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 4, January 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About  Algebra

Questions & Answers, New York, 10 June 1972
Q: Is there an end to birth and death? And will man ever reach the stage where he doesn't fall? GMJ: Yes, that is liberation. Liberation means the end of birth and death.
Q: The end to birth and death? Does that mean it doesn't reoccur? GMJ: Yes. It doesn't reoccur. Actually, for birth and death you could substitute the word suffering. And when a man comes he has to suffer, because this materialism has always meant suffering. This is why we always say, "Have the highest goal, and that is liberation." Because once you have liberation, you are one with God.I have just told you what is the meaning of liberation. You go somewhere and never return back. And that place is called liberation. That process is called liberation. And devotion is something emotional that flows out of you towards the Lord, and you become a devotee. That's devotion. And there's a lot of difference there. Don't you feel so?
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 4, January 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Liberation

Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 15 June 1972
God is omnipresent, omniscient. God existed, and God exists and God will exist. God is all powerful, God is almighty, so why doesn't this peace roll out? Why doesn't peace come to every man? Just because he is ignorant of it, and because we are ignorant a man comes, an engineer comes. For example, there are many scientists and they want to build this Apollo. There is one main fault in the design of this Apollo. This Apollo is going to be sent to the moon, but before it goes, something goes wrong with it, and then the engineers come out and start mending it. This engineer is known as Guru. Now, of course, 'guru' is an eastern word, but Guru Himself is not eastern, because He is a mechanic who represents God. He is a mechanic from God, and God is not eastern, God is not western, God is not southern.
Divine Light magazine, November 1979 Volume 2, Number 3

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About being All-Powerful

Miami, Florida, USA, 15 June 1972
I go all round the world giving this Knowledge to people. Five million people have received it and five million people are completely satisfied.
Due to His power, God sends someone from heaven to give us this Knowledge. And once he comes, it's alright. Five million people have received peace out of this, why can't you? They are not just Europeans who have received this Knowledge
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 3, December, 1972

Maharaji Teachings About His Following

Miami Beach, Florida, June 16, 1972
But this Word existed before man was even created. In which language, in which form, did this Word exist? And we don't want to realize this Word in an artificial form. We want to realize it in a real form. As it is. There is one saint who said, "O humans, I have seen a great wonder. I have seen that there is a well in the sky that showers Nectar. And a man who cannot walk, climbs all the stairs up to this well and drinks the Nectar. I have seen a beautiful palace, embroidered with jewels. And this palace has no foundation. And a man who is blind sees this palace and describes it fully. I have heard such a tone being played, but there is no player. There is no guitar, but I have heard a tone. And a man who is deaf listens to this tone and describes it fully."
Élan Vital, Volume III, Issue 3 Fall 1979

Maharaji Teaching About the Divine Nectar or 4th Meditation Technique

1972
Instead of going to pubs or to all these crazy movies, if they come to the Guru Puja festival, they'll get a very fine picture, a very fine movie, and a very fine pub, the pub of Knowledge. And there's good liquor there, fantastic! You drink it, you get blissed out for ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever! And you don't, you don't need to pay, so its very economical too. No need to waste money.
Sayings Of Guru Maharaj Ji

Maharaji Teaching About the Divine Nectar or 4th Meditation Technique

Los Angeles International Airport, USA, 23 June 1972
The master, also known as Guru Maharaj J, is only 14 years old and claims to have a worldwide following of millions. (When he was in Los Angeles last July on a less trumpeted visit he claimed to have 3 million followers; he claimed Thursday to have 5 million.)
Los Angeles Times June 23, 1972

Maharaji Teachings About His Following

Question and Answer Session, Portland, Oregon, June 29, 1972
Q: Guru Maharaj Ji, what does it feel like to be the Lord of the universe?
GMJ: What should I tell you about it?
Q: Just what it's like.
GMJ: What it's like? Nothing. Because you are not in yourself; something else; somewhere else; one with someone else.
Q: How is it to be like a puppet?
GMJ: You don't know. … Do you? When you become Lord of the universe, you become a puppet, really! Nothing else; not "you." Not "I," not "you," no egos, no pride, nothing else. One with humbleness; servant. Very, very beautifuL Always in divine bliss. Creating your own environment - wherever you go, doesn't matter. Like my friends used to play and I used to sit right in the corner of my ground and meditate (laughter).
Élan Vital, Volume II, Issue 2, Summer 1978

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Lord of the Universe

Montrose, Colorado, July 25 1972
This Word is not only for Americans but this Word is for the whole world. And you see, by the Grace of God, I'm sure that this time the kingdom of heaven is going to come. I'm very sure about it. If the whole world receives the Knowledge we can bring it soon. This Knowledge is completely true; I have experienced it. And you can also experience it. That's all I can say.
Light Reading, 1980

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Millenium

Montrose, Colorado, July 25 1972 Actual Transcript
"If there is a father, supposevly (sic) I'm a father and there is fire burning here and my child is crawling towards the same fire, right? And he is very near to the fire and almost he is in the fire and I'm still watching him, am I a father? I have got no right to say myself I am a father because if I am father I have got many responsibilities on him myself, and one of the responsibilities is to protect my child. Don't you tink (sic) that we have already entered this fire? Vere (sic) it is getting out of control? Everyone is coming, a bullet comes and shoots you, no-one cares for human life. Haven't we entered this fire? And it's a very very very bad fire we have entered and God can still watch you think? That the human race will be destroyed and God will still watch? He is a father? If he is going to watch and world being destroyed he is not a father, something else but he is not a father. But no, God has manifested Himself because if He manifestses Himself after one year, it will be too late, too late."
Satguru Has Come

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Apocalypse

Montrose, Colorado, July 25 1972 Edited Transcript
But, ladies and gentlemen, you must realize one thing. You say, "Christ is coming … I know Christ is coming." Okay, believe God is coming. Okay. But maybe God has already come, because it is so dark. Suppose I am a father and there is a fire burning here, and my child is crawling towards the fire. And he is very near to the fire, and he is almost in the fire, and I am still watching him. Am I a father? I have no right to say that I am a father. Because if I am a father, I have many responsibilities, and one of the responsibilities is to protect my child. Now don't you think that we have already entered this fire, and it is getting out of control? Someone can come with a bullet and shoot you. No one cares for human life. Haven't we entered this fire? And it's very, very bad fire we have entered. And do you think that God can just watch while the human race is destroyed? Is He a Father? If He is going to watch the world being destroyed, He is not a Father. Maybe something else, but not a Father. So God has already manifested Himself, because if He manifests Himself a year from now it will be too late. According to many prophecies, maybe seven or eight prophecies, God manifested Himself a long time ago. One prophecy says that in the last months of this year, Truth or peace will reign over evil. Now if this is going to happen, how will it be done? It's not going to be like magic, where a magician puts his hat on the table, says something, and a rabbit comes out of it. It has to be practical. And this Knowledge is practical.
And It Is Divine, Volume 1 No. 6, April 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Apocalypse

Montrose, Colorado, on July 25, 1972.
If we can also get to that point of elevation where there is no obstruction between us and that perfect Light we will always, always be able to see it. It will always be shining. But it is within inside of us. If we have a camera and we try to put the film reel outside the camera, it won't work. It must be put inside the camera and it must be closed. It must be locked inside it. So this Knowledge is within inside us and if we don't look in, we won't be able to find it.
Light Reading, 1980

Maharaji Teachings - Within Inside

Guru Puja festival in Montrose, Colorado on July 25th, 1972
You can make a man change the direction of his body but you can't change the direction of his ideas. If his ideas are pure then he thinks purely and lives purely and for him there is the kingdom of peace on this earth. But this is only possible if there is a Master who can give this Knowledge which can make us pure and put us on the path of purity. And this is what is happening. It is very easy to have peace in the world and the kingdom is coming. This Knowledge is so much that I can't actually describe it in words. It is a matter of practical experience. If you want real satisfaction it is the mind that has to be conquered; it is the mind that has to be satisfied. And the means to do this is by using a special Knowledge, a special way, a special system, and this is the system that has been described by all the saints.
And It Is Divine magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Knowledge

Montrose, Colorado, 25 July 1972
God is only subject to the Knowledge and to realize Him we need to know this Knowledge, we need to know this divine Word. I am not talking about a word that I take out of my pocket and I am not talking about something which is unique and new, but I am talking about that thing that has been written about in the Bible, that has been written about in the Koran, and that has been written about in the Gita. In all the scriptures something called the Word has been described. What is that Holy Breath that vibrates in us and makes us alive? What is that Word?
Light Reading, 1980

Maharaji Teachings - Scriptures

Montrose, Colorado, 25 July 1972
There has been a saint, and his name was Brahmananda, and he talks about these things and he says, I saw a great wonder. What was that wonder? That a man who had no legs, climbed all the way upstairs, and he went to this nectar, this well right in the center of the whole heaven and he drank nectar from it, not water, not H20, but nectar. And then he said a deaf man who can't hear anything, listens to this music, and gets with the melody, he just puts himself in the melody. Then he says, a blind man sees this castle, beautiful castle, adorned and shining with these bright diamond lights, and he sees this castle which is without a foundation and he describes it though he is blind. And ultimately he takes the whole thing out of it and says only those people who have realized this Knowledge can understand what I mean to say.
And It Is Divine, Volume III, Issue 4, Winter 1976

Maharaji Teaching About the Divine Nectar or 4th Meditation Technique

Montrose, Colorado, on July 25, 1972
Jesus came into this world and gave this Knowledge to people. Mohammed came into this world and gave this Knowledge to people. Krishna gave this Knowledge to people. Ram gave this Knowledge to people. But now we must look for a living Master to show us the Light once again. Because the sun comes and goes away and we don't look for the light of the sun which has just gone. We look for the new rising sun. The sun is the same but it rises in a new way, in a new, beautiful way and we look for that. In the same way, God is the same, but now we must look for His coming and for His Knowledge.
Light Reading, 1980

Maharaji Teaching About Mohammed

Montrose, Colorado, July 26, 1972
I was an ordinary child. And then I used to come back home, and there was Guru Maharaj Ji, there was my father, who was, as a matter of fact, the incarnation of his time. He was true. He was perfect. And then the whole company was holy; the whole company was Truth.
Divine Times, September/October 1978, Volume 7, Number 6

The Gospel of Maharaji

Guru Puja Festival, Montrose, Colorado, 26 July 1972
So a Perfect Master always manifests himself into this human form. If he comes as a dog, we are going to chain him and put him in our house. If he comes as a cat, we are just going to pet him and that's all. If he comes as a buffalo, we are going to shoot him. That's all. So which is the most appropriate form for him to manifest himself? He does not manifest for cows, for dogs, for sheep and so on; he manifests himself for the human race. And it's not a question that God has manifested himself for one age only. Over centuries and centuries, years and years, ages and ages, God has come here. But, because of our simple ignorance, we couldn't realize him. He never made any philosophies. He never wrote any books. Jesus didn't write a book. Other people wrote the Bible. Jesus taught something to us and what he taught is not in the scriptures.
Divine Times, Millenium '73 Edition

Maharaji teaching about Manifesting

Guru Puja, Montrose, Colorado, July 27 1972
Many people, many youngsters say okay that when Lord Shiva came, He came with a bag of, of marijuana. And this is not it. He came with a bag of marijuana, but not marijuana was not that you smoke or eat. That marijuana was the marijuana of this Knowledge. When people got it, they really got blissed out. If they just went into it, they really got blissed out. That's what He had, He had not these marijuanas and so on and these - this is not the Word, this is not all the things you are too! Man takes LSD, till he has-he has got his effect of LSD, he is okay, LSD finishes, he is not okay, because he is not in the bliss thing. So what actually he is doing, he is flying over rough, rough weather. He goes up; he goes down. He goes up; he goes down. It's not going to help him. What I have is a constant LSD. It's not LSD, it's a built-in LSD which God provided you with when you were born.You get into it and you're always blissed out. No need to come out from it. You can do all your daily activities. This Knowledge is so beautiful that you can walk and still meditate on it. You can do anything and still meditate on it.
Perfect Master Tape #003 and and It Is Divine, Volume I Issue 8

Maharaji Teachings About Bliss

Guru Puja, Montrose, Colorado, July 27 1972
The mind has an automatic acceleration on it and you can't control it. Only one man can control it, the man who built it, who mastered it, who is a doctor on it! Only He knows how to find the acceleration screw so he can loosen it up and take it out, so that the proportions of the mixture will be set properly. I'll tell you what is wrong with people's brains today.
Perfect Master Tape #003 and and It Is Divine, Volume I Issue 8

Maharaji Teachings About The Mind

Guru Puja, Montrose, Colorado, July 27 1972
To spread the Knowledge, one special doctor, special scientist, special man, superman, is sent by God. Jesus was a superman. Krishna was a superman. Rama was a superman. All these people were supermen. They came and did miracles, but actually miracles were not the important thing, because Jesus says, "Who is he who wants to judge the Perfect Master by miracles? Even mighty devils can perform miracles."So that's not it. The way to realize the Perfect Master is through this Knowledge. Receive this Knowledge. … Mind has got an automatic acceleration on it, and you can't control it. Only one man can control it, who built it, who has mastered it, who is a doctor on it! Only one man can control it because he's knows where is the acceleration screw to loosen it up just take it out, so all the proportions of the mixture will be set.
Perfect Master Tape #003 and and It Is Divine, Volume I Issue 8

Maharaji Teaching About Miracles

Questions & Answers, Denver, Colorado, August 1 1972
Simply that's the question. Man is afraid of pain, suffering. Man is suffering now. That is why he is trying to get out of it. But he can't because he hasn't the proper boat to get out of it. He opens one door. He thinks this is the way out. He goes into it and there is more suffering. When this energy comes into us and takes over all the parts of our body, then it vibrates, it makes everything alive, you see. And it acts on the breath -- that's the main thing that makes us alive and that makes all things go. You understand? And when it goes away, that's death. When the existence is finished, that is death. The existence does not really finish when death passes. Just goes and mixes back.
Élan Vital, Volume IV, Issue 2, Summer 1980

Maharaji Teachings - Suffering

Redrocks, Colorado, August 6, 1972
God has created this body. God has created the Word. God Himself is within inside of us. Why can't we see God? Because there's a curtain, a curtain of delusion. As soon as it will be operated on, as soon as it will be cut, we will be able to see God. It is within inside of us. So that's why I have come here.
Light Notes, Volume 1, Number 2, April 1980

Maharaji Teachings - Within Inside

Redrocks, Colorado, August 6 1972
To understand this Knowledge, to understand Who God is, first of all we can take guidance from scriptures. Scriptures tell us God is within inside us and that God is made of three natures -- G for Generator. 0 for Operator, D for Destroyer -- He generates us. He operates us. He destroys us. God is made of three natures. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. And scriptures can tell us so many things. But how to realize it? They don't tell us.
Élan Vital, Winter 1977, Volume I, Issue 2

Maharaji Teachings About God

Swiss Alps Festival, August 26, 1972
there is an attachment between us and God and Guru, and through this we can understand who Guru is. Because, when He comes to us, we will be directed towards Him. What is the test? Actually there is no test for Guru. Nobody can test Him because He is almighty, He is all perfect.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 4, December, 1972

Maharaji teaching about the Almighty

Swiss Alps Festival, August 26, 1972
Because we have got perfect Truth to give to people, people realise it. And there will come a time when the whole world has realised it, and those people who are crazy will be dying because of their craziness. They won't be in this world when everyone has this Knowledge, because they'll be so crazy. They don't want to receive Knowledge, they don't even want to see Knowledge, they don't want to hear about it. Their egos are so strong that they have been chained up in them. Well, sometimes it's easy to break the ego, sometimes it's difficult.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 4, December, 1972

The Gospel of Maharaji

Swiss Alps Festival, August 26, 1972
One thing you must understand is who is Guru, and who is God? And what is the difference? God is the name of power, God is a sort of noun. Guru is a complete adjective. It indicates a movement from 'gu', darkness, to 'ru', light, and so this word is performing a very great action. And this word 'guru' is an adjective, and a verb too, because it shows us that some work is being done. So who is Guru? When God Himself incarnates in this body, He is called Guru, because only God is the power who can bring us from darkness and put us into light.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 4, December, 1972

The Gospel of Maharaji

Fulham Old Town Hall, England, September 3, 1972
But what is the real religion? Real religion is the realization of God through this Knowledge. This is the one point that I want to make everyone understand. These days it is my main point. People come to me and they talk about 'your' Knowledge, and I say, "It is not my Knowledge. It's God's Knowledge and it's your Knowledge, because it's in you, it's inside you. It's present within every soul, and it has to be understood."
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?, Bantam Books

Maharaji Teaching Knowledge of God

Imperial College, 9 Sept 1972
Why did He come here? Because He knew He was the Son of God, and of course God would have told Him, "You're going to be crucified sonny, so don't go there." And He wouldn't have come here. So why did He come, after the Old Testament and the Ten Commandments were there? And so many other things were there, so why did He come here? He came to make people understand the practical Knowledge of God, because it is not theory that can make us understand, it's only the practical thing that can make us understand.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 3, December, 1972

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Knowledge of God

London England, September 15 1972
In the same way we must do something useful. Well, actually I can't say it's social. But it has to be Guru Maharaj Ji's service. Because we have to understand that's how important it is. … You must do some good for the people. And the best thing you can do for people is something like John did, something like doing satsang. And that's one of the best things you can socially do. Because I can take a horse to the water. But it's impossible to make it drink until and unless it's thirsty. So we can't do many social activities, because these social activity things were very common one time. Many people come to me and talk about these social activities and all these things. And then finally we used to reach to this conclusion that if there is a man who is hungry today and I give him some food, he is going to be hungry again tomorrow. Why shouldn't I find a solution for him so that he doesn't feel hungry ever again in his life? What is that thing? And that's what we must do.
Élan Vital, Volume III, Issue 1, Spring 1979

Maharaji Teachings About Charity

Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 1972
In the same way, when we want to search for Peace, when we really want to learn Peace, when we really want to understand Peace, when we really want to be in Peace and one with Peace, then always God incarnates Himself in this human body on this planet Earth, and gives us this Peace. He reveals this secret to us.
Élan Vital, Volume II Issue 4 Winter 1978

Maharaji Teachings - His Incarnation

Tokyo, Japan, October 3, 1972
The greatest problem all around the world today, whether in America, Japan. China. Russia, India, or anywhere else in the world, is that people are not in peace. People want peace. Today, if two people fight, the government is supposed to settle them down. But when governments fight, who is going to settle then down? The only one who can settle the governments down is the Perfect Master, the incarnation of God Himself, who comes to Earth to save humankind. … And these Masters always come into the world to give and give and give and give. So if a man is losing, he can get what he needs from the Master. And if you can't find the Master I can show you God because I have realized Him!
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 9, July 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About the Millenium

October 1972, interview with Tony Ward of Channel 9 Sydney
You are described as the 'bringer of peace to the world'. How are you going to do that?
As a matter of fact, I am doing that right now. Around the world this peace is being given to people. Peace is within inside of us. It's a realization that's within inside of us which we have to be revealed. We do not know it. In this human body, inside us, there is this light, there is this peace, but we do not know, because nobody has revealed us that. And I'm revealing this secrecy, I'm revealing this peace to human beings.
The Golden Age Special Introductory Issue Number 1, February 1980

Maharaji Teachings - Within Inside

Sydney Lower Town Hall, Australia, 6 October 1972
What is the fundamental or basic thing that the whole world exists on? Energy. See, when we take the smallest particle of anything, the so-called atom, and when we divide the atom, energy breaks out. And the definition of energy which scientists describe, you'll find, is that energy is never created and never destroyed. Energy is the thing which is everywhere, supporting everything. We are existing today, let's say we are breathing, that's why we exist. But breathing is not the only thing. If our heart stops, then what will happen? The heart is not the only thing. There is still something and then there is still something, then there is still something. We think that the heart, the breathing system, and the eating system make us alive. But if you dissect a dead body, you will find all these things there. So what is this thing that makes us alive? What is it? Doctors have been trying to search for this thing for years and years and years. They have never been able to find it. The day they will find this thing, they will be able to make a dead man alive. But they are still searching. Really it is right inside of us, but how to know it? How to understand that which is the nearest thing to us? The retinas of our eyes with which we see are the nearest parts to our eyes. But can we see our retinas without a mirror? Can we see our face without a mirror? Can we see the tip of our noses without a mirror? And they are the nearest parts, very near parts to us. Can we see them? Can we see the tip of our nose, our eyelids, without a mirror? No. In the same way the nearest thing to us, this energy, cannot be seen without a mirror. But which mirror should we apply? Not these materialistic mirrors, but the mirror of Knowledge, the mirror of enlightenment, is the only mirror which can lead us to this light, which can lead us to this energy.
When they asked Lord Buddha, "What is Brahma, what is the thing that makes us alive? What is Brahma, what is the energy that is inside us here? What is the energy that makes everything exist?" Buddha kept quiet. People thought He had gone crazy. He kept quiet and did not answer. But it is beyond anything you can speak. it is beyond your human intellect. It is beyond human imagination.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 8, May 1973

Maharaji Teaching About Buddha

Sydney Lower Town Hall, Australia, 6 October 1972
I am offering you a way. There is no money that can be charged for it. It does not cost anything. Because if I start wealth of the world ten million times it will not be worth a single penny, a single cent, in comparison with the worth of this Knowledge, because it is Knowledge of God. How can you cost that? it is energy. You cannot put a cost to it. You cannot put it into money. This Knowledge is free for you.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 8, May 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About The Knowledge of God

Prem Nagar, India, 16 November 1972
I met one of these in Bombay, one of these sadhus. You know who these sadhus are, they wear saffron clothes, they have long hair, they smoke. And near Bombay there are some very beautiful caves with some elephants there, near these eaves, and there in the foothills a sadhu used to live. And once I was just walking around there and I came across this sadhu, and you know what his position was you won't believe me - but you know what his position was? There was a swing there I think this is practised by twenty per cent of all the sadhus in India - there is a swing, and in this swing he was resting his arms, right? And one leg was like this around the tree and the other leg was like that. So he was going to stand all day like this. He had been standing since sunrise and he was going to stand till sunset and then he was going to go and rest.Probably this kind of thing is not just done by these yogis, it's probably done by some other people. You know who I mean? I mean the guards on the gate, the guards on duty. They do the same thing, they stand all day in one position. Not on one leg, they stand on both legs. They don't just give pain to one leg, they give pain to both legs. They just stand there on the gates but I think that standing on the gate is probably better than standing on that swing because standing at the gate for twelve hours is at least giving them a practical result and that is that it's getting them some money! But that standing with a swing that the sadhu is doing is neither giving him any money and is neither giving him any peace of mind, which is the thing that he's looking for, it doesn't give him anything. It doesn't give him either of them.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 6, March, 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Spiritual Paths & Religions

Prem Nagar, India, 16 November 1972
So now we have to understand that beyond all these egos lies one consciousness and this is consciousness of your real Self. What are you? You are not a pronoun, you are not any ego, you are beyond ego, you are beyond doubt, you are beyond sufferings, you are beyond anything. Beyond anything lies your own consciousness which prevails in all human beings as well as all living creatures, whether they be dolphins, sharks, whales, dogs, whatever they may be. There is one level of consciousness that prevails in every creature, every living creature, from a mosquito to the higher creatures, and the only difference is that a human being can realise that consciousness, can take privilege of that consciousness.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 6, March, 1973

Maharaji Teachings - Suffering

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 1972
So understand how subtle the mind is, and how subtle this Knowledge is which every Master has been revealing in His own time. Jesus did not preach Christianity. Krishna did not preach Hinduism. They preached the true Knowledge of the self, they gave self-realization to their devotees. Rama did not preach Hinduism: He gave self-realization to His devotees.
And It Is Divine, Volume 1, Issue 9, July 1973

Maharaji Teachings About The Mind

Delhi, India, December 1972
Man is supposed to be human, but actually he has lost his humanity. That's why there is so much frustration, so much jealousy, and so much hatred between human beings. We have started this mission and it's working very, very successfully distributing love, truth and peace so that the idea of brotherhood can come into the world. All the saints have been trying to give something to people so that they might be in perfect union with God. Jesus came and He gave something. He gave the lesson of love, but He didn't only speak of love, He gave something that put people into love. I am doing the same thing now, giving something to people so that they might be in complete love, so that they might be in the true love which flows towards God rather than the love which flows towards materialism. The love which flows towards materialism is very limited because all materialistic things are limited.
And It Is Divine, Volume I, Number 5, March, 1973

Maharaji's Gospel Teachings About Real Love

Questions & Answers, Delhi, India, 1972
Guru means the one who takes us away from darkness and puts us into Light. He takes us away from ignorance. Whenever our Perfect Master comes in this world, he has never just stayed in the caves or in his room, but has always come out and shouted before people, "Come and realize, come and know, come and understand." It is our duty to understand. This Knowledge is such a great thing that we must go, ask, beg to have it given to us. We must not lose time, we must not waste time just because we are so concerned with these materialistic objects. It's okay if you think your hobby is to be connected to materialistic objects. but connect yourself to the Knowledge, realize the Knowledge also.
Light Reading, Volume II, Issue 1, June 1979

Questions & Answers, Delhi, India, 1972
What is God? See, there is a very thin membrane between us and God, and this is a membrane of illusion. A Guru has a device so he can cut this membrane and it becomes practical and easy for us to see God. … Guru means the one who takes us away from darkness and puts us into Light. He takes us away from ignorance. Whenever our Perfect Master comes in this world, he has never just stayed in the caves or in his room, but has always come out and shouted before people, "Come and realize, come and know, come and understand." It is our duty to understand.
Light Reading, Volume II, Issue 1, June 1979

Maharaji Teaching About Coming Into The World

Questions and Answers, Delhi, India, 1972
Is it possible to know God without the help of a Perfect Master?
The problem is that God is infinite, human beings are finite, and a finite thing is not able to deal with the infinite. Until the finite becomes infinite, it is quite impossible because a relationship between God and a human being is impossible. But a Guru or Perfect Master - what is the meaning of Perfect Master? The man who teaches math is called a math master. The man who teaches physics is a physics master. The one who teaches us perfectness, we call a Perfect Master. He is the one who is both finite and infinite at the same time. He is the bridge that can take us from our finite condition to an infinite one. … No matter what religion a person believes in, he must understand that God is realizable now, in this century, in this age of darkness. So this is the whole process to know God. Once we approach the proper source, it is not at all difficult because Perfect Master knows what to do. We just give ourselves into his hands.
Light Reading, June 1979

Maharaji Teachings About The Infinite

1971 / 1972?
Realized souls come to give this Knowledge so that all people may end all their sufferings. Krishna says, "When there will be a decline in true religion, I will come and form one religion, which is the Truth." Religion means realization. You are following religions in order to get peace. If you can't find peace, search somewhere else. If you want to learn ABC from a book, and you are not learning ABC from that book, then leave it. All human beings should be happy, but there are so many fights between religions. That is why the Perfect Master comes to form all people into one religion, which is realization of God. The master we choose should be perfect.
Satguru Maharaj Ji booklet

Maharaji Teachings - Suffering

1972
Ignorance is only created by the mind, and the mind keeps the secret that you are something divine away from you. That is why you have to tame the mind first. The mind is a snake and the treasure is behind it. The snake lives over the treasure, so it you want that treasure, you will have to kill the snake. And killing the snake is not an easy job
Satguru Maharaj Ji booklet

Maharaji Teachings About The Mind

1972.
The soul is actually an energy, a part of that energy which is vibrating within inside of us. You see, everything is a vibration. My hand is a vibration of something. Everything is a vibration. And then there is a primordial vibration, which is, of course, the highest and the most beautiful vibration of all. One vibration is vibrating, that's why all the vibrations are vibrating
And It Is Divine, January 1973, p. 45. quoted in Sacred Journeys, James V. Downton