Maharaji's Teaching about Nectar, the 4th Technique - In His Own Words
The 4th technique of the meditation methods Maharaji teaches is different from the others which involve results that are unverifiable internal states of mind. However the Nectar technique is supposed to result in the flow of a divine fluid that can alter your biochemistry. This could be verified in blood tests and the nectar could be spat out into a cup, a test tube or any container when as Rawat claims it completely fills you up. Rawat's claims about this nectar were certainly remarkable: it was Divine, it was within inside every person and one can actually taste it and as soon as it drops into us, it just makes it beautiful, just makes it absolutely calm and cheerful. Jesus turned water into wine but the Perfect Master could turn water he was drinking into pure nectar and the lame can climb to a well in the heaven from which delicious Nectar flows and they drink it, and they drink it and they drink it. He even quoted stories of devotees with true faith in Guru Maharaj Ji drinking poison that miraculously changed to nectar through the power of their faith. The Divine Nectar is mentioned in Arti as coming for Rawat's Lotus Feet though possibly this refers to Charanamrit or "Holy Water", the water that his feet had been washed in that was distributed in tiny quantities to his followers worldwide for inclusion in their sacred rituals.
Nectar from Satguru's feet
Is so holy and it cleans us of our sins
So sacred in cleaning us of sins
India Gate, Delhi, India, November 8, 1970
Mira did not hesitate. When she was given poison to drink and was told it was nectar, she drank without suspicion, so trusting was she in the Grace of Guru Maharaj Ji. If Mira had hesitated, definitely she would have been killed; but she was not at all troubled by pride or how her social position would be affected. She had sacrificed her whole life at the Lotus Feet of Guru Maharaj Ji, and this is why she did not die. The poison that was given to her became nectar as she drank it.
The Golden Age November 1978 Number 49
Central Hall, Westminster, London, England, November 2, 1971
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. By all means the door is always open for you. It is never closed, always opened. So you can come and share this knowledge free of charge. People drink wine and they say "cheers," but when you share this divine wine, this divine nectar, it is really a cheer, really something to be cheerful about. Because it is Divine Nectar. Nectar is Nectar. I am trying to finish because people have to go a long distance and it is quite a cold time now.
Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, December 2, 1971
In the same way, being common to the Word, right from the beginning when the child is born until the end, he is repeating the Word. The Word, being common to the Word, he acts as if he is uncommon to it. Being common to the light, he acts as if he is uncommon to it. Being common to the music, he acts as if he is uncommon to it. Being common to the nectar, he acts as if he is uncommon to it. And this is the nature of the world. Why is the world crazy?
Reflections On An Indian Sunrise
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
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
Denver, 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
Millenium '73, Houston, Texas, November 10, 1973
And that's exactly the way it will be. Because there's all the deception and all these problems, problems, problems, problems going on within inside of man. And as soon as that Word is dropped into us, that Knowledge, that Perfection, that nectar -- as soon as it drops into us, it just makes it beautiful, just makes it absolutely calm, just makes it gorgeous. That nectar is within inside of us, and I was describing it yesterday, that a saint has also described it: seeing a well in the middle of heaven and all these people who are lame go to it and they drink it, and they drink it and they drink it.
And It Is Divine, Volume IV, Issue 2, Summer 1977
Denver, Colorado, May 2 1974
Because really, in this world there is something to realise which is more beautiful, which is more fantastic than we think. In this, in this Knowledge you can get to a point where you open up your eyes, and you see nothing except Light. Like, you look, I mean if you even look at bright lights, they don't even exist - all you see is a Light. All you hear is Music, all you can feel is the Word vibrating. All you can, all you can really drink is the Nectar at that time. And it's so beautiful. Because all what is in our body, that whole energy just comes together completely, just fills us up - and there we are, just so beautiful.
Golden Age Number 7, Saturday, June 8, 1974
Nepal, May 2, 1975
As Mahatma Sampuranand told you, if even a thousand suns shone in the sky, their light could not compare with that Light inside. What is that Light which is called the Supreme Abode? What is that Knowledge? Brahmanand Ji said that there is a well in the middle of the sky from which delicious Nectar flows. A lame man climbs there without any ladder. Now, how can we think about this? What is this Knowledge? We cannot figure it out. But if we receive this Knowledge, we can experience it in a moment. Therefore, I have come here to offer you this Knowledge. It is not something that I give from my side. It is already within you. I only want to show this Knowledge to you. What is this Knowledge? It is priceless. This Knowledge can be practiced while you are sleeping, awake, all of the time. So instead of thinking about what this Knowledge will be, whether it is a rosary or mantra, don't waste your time thinking about it, receive it.
And It Is Divine, Volume IV, Issue 2, Summer 1977
Los Angeles, California, November 9, 1976
It's beautiful because I have seen so much happen in front of me. And I have seen so much happen behind me. Shri Maharaj Ji came into this world, and he revealed Knowledge to people. Today we have it very, very easy. But he himself used to eat dried chapatis and salt, drink water, and sleep on the railway benches. But what was his motive? He and his motive, his purpose, made those chapatis into a hundred thousand dishes. That salt wasn't just salt anymore. It unfolded into a hundred thousand dishes, and that water he was drinking wasn't just water anymore, but it became pure nectar, because of what he was, and what his purpose was. But how did this all happen? Yes, a Perfect Master is always there.
Divine Times December 1976 Volume 5, Number 11
Hans Jayanti Festival, Kissimmee, Florida November 11, 1978
And meditation. What a reality. What an experience. What a thing! To just take us inside, way deep inside, where there is nothing but total bliss, total oneness, total calmness, where there is that place where, Brahmanand says, "I've seen a great wonder. I've seen a palace that is completely so brilliant. And there are all these lights everywhere, and they're completely saturating. And a blind man is seeing this and describing it. What a wonder!" Then he says, "Without anybody playing anything, there is this music that is constantly playing. And it's incredible. And a deaf person hears it and is completely blissed out, completely lost, completely saturated in this incredible music." And then, "In the middle of the sky, there is this well. And a lame person climbs up and drinks the nectar dripping from that well. Oh, what a wonder it is!" And Guru Maharaj Ji has shown us that wonder.
Élan Vital, Volume III, Issue 2 Summer 1979
Shri Sant Yogashram, New Delhi, Hans Jayanti celebrations, November 9 1990
This should be told to the engineers. Go and tell them in their college where they get education that there is such a palace which has no support from below and it is illuminated as well. Is that possible? And you go to a medical college and tell those doctors that a blind man goes and enjoys the scenic splendour of that palace and then narrates all his experience. Then, of course, it will be a great fun. And you also go there where there is a music class going on and inform them that there is a place whew you can hear the sound of gongs, conches and drums without their being beaten, blown or played by anyone. And then you go again to the doctors and tell them about a deaf person who is so engrossed in listening to those sounds that he has lost awareness of his physical being. Do you know? And then again go and ask the food minister and all these ration-card people whether they have any Knowledge about such a living person who after dying, revives again and comes alive. He becomes hale and hearty with a new vitality in him without taking any food. And then go to an osteologist and tell him whether he knows about a person without arms and legs who climbs an immensely high place without any staircase and there he drinks pitchers full of an ambrosial elixir.
'Life Force', Volume 7, Issue 2 April-June 1991