Applause For God In The Bod

During the 1970's it was accepted by Maharaji's followers that he was God in a Bod ie he was identical to Jesus Christ and taught that Jesus revealed the same Knowledge as himself, his father and all the other Perfect Masters including Ram(a), Krishna, Buddha, Kabir, Guru Nanak, Swarupanand (his father's guru) and others did. He was the Ultimate Ruler and Incarnation of God. He sometimes used the word embodiment to describe the relationship between himself and God. He was the Master, the Savio(u)r, Guru Maharaj Ji, the Perfect Master, the Lord, the Living Master, the Incarnation of God, the Manifestation of God, the Embodiment of God who come(s) in(to) the world to save it. He said that without the Perfect Master on the planet, the world would collapse.

But he was a little circumspect in public and answered questions with claims of humble servitude to God. He nearly always referred to himself publicly in the third person but occasionally he'd let the disguise slip and made an overt reference to himself as God and his premies always reacted in the same way - with cheering, applause, Bolie Shris and knowing laughter.

Applause For God In the Bod

November 1973, William Hobby Airport, Houston Texas
This is just about the time that everybody comes together and understands who is God because I guess there have been too many of these phony things going around these world. Ah, messes like Watergate and things like that but it's just not America, it's right around the world, you can't just blame just one country for it. And I guess this is just about time that everybody gets together and understands who is God because it's important that people know God by now, at least. (knowing laughter in crowd)
Lord of the Universe TVTV video

Applause For God In the Bod

Atlantic City, 18th December 1976:
Every Perfect Master, to me it's like every Perfect Master has come in this world and tried to beat those drums. And it's just they got somewhere close to it, but they didn't quite beat it, not loud enough, not loud enough for everybody to hear. And it didn't pierce the tons and tons and and miles and miles of barriers that people have between them. But for some uh for some reason, I have this hope. I have this dream. I have this … not an idea, it's not an idealism, but as a service, as the aim of my life: to beat these drums so hard, so hard, that it might break down those barriers that people have placed between them, and that there might be Peace in this world. (Applause)
Birthday '76 video

Applause For God In the Bod

Miami/Florida, Thursday, April 6, 1978
And so the greatest Magician of all is here. So premies, the point is that if you want to watch the show and that's what we are here for, to watch the show why don't we open our eyes? Why don't we sort of wake up? Why don't we look at the stage, and watch the Greatest Magician perform his miracles: (applause and cheering) every day, every second of the life that he does?
The Greatest Magician video

Applause For God In the Bod

Caracas, Venezuela, 4th February 1981
It's a little rebellion but when you see the Super Boss it's like "It's all right" (applause for the super boss) you know whatever that super boss is doing, it's cool, it's okay and you realize that you don't even exist in the presence of that super thing. Who are you to sit here and go "Why is there suffering and why is there pain?" So if it's cool, it's all right is it you know that super one wants to - you don't want to be in His way you know cause it can be all a matter of seconds you may be disappeared in that eternity of nowhere that all those doubts take are taken away
PMT 173

Applause For God In the Bod

Follow-Up Program, Washington DC, 26th November 1981
I guess that's about all I have to say. We don't really have much time. I'm sure you'll all want to go back home and having your Thanksgiving celebration with your family. Give thanks. Well maybe if you have Knowledge you'll know who to give thanks to. (cheering and applause) Well most of the people. Really I'm not out here to convert anybody.
Perfect Master Tape #216

Élan Vital Audio Tape

Miami Florida, 31st July 1982
When he comes in his own good sweet time, whenever he feels like it, he comes, he hangs around, a little knock knock here, a little knock knock there and maybe that's all he does. Knock knock. Who's there? Lord. Lord who? Me you idiot, here I am, you know I wanna save you (crowd shouts in unison: Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai) and I wanna give you the peace and the joy and whatever you want.