September 23, 2005

Prem Rawat’s Address at United Nations’ 60th Anniversary

On the occasion of the United Nations’ 60th Anniversary, Prem Rawat, widely known as Maharaji, addressed an audience of diplomats as well as government and civic leaders at a special event held in the historic theater in San Francisco where the UN charter was signed. In this excerpt from his address, Prem Rawat talks about the need each person has for peace and asks what the world would be like if everyone had peace.

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September 18, 2005


There are complexities in life, Maharaji says, but there is also the simplicity of breath. Because of breath, he says, there is existence; because of this breath, this body is alive every day, and every day life plays out in the most serene ways.

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September 8, 2005

Drop by Drop

Maharaji talks about how little drops of rain come together to make a mighty river and how the seconds in our life come together to make a lifetime.

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September 3, 2005

The Author

We are writing the story of our life, Maharaji says, and as the author, we need to make sure it has a beautiful ending: peace and joy.

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August 23, 2005

Enjoy the Play

Maharaji talks about the process of discovery within and reminds people to enjoy the greatest play there is: life.

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August 9, 2005

What a Symphony

Maharaji talks about a peace within that is independent of all that is outside. Experiencing this peace, he says, redefines the word “enjoyment.”

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August 1, 2005

Where the Story Begins

Maharaji talks about the story of life, and tells how each person is unique and has their own expression of joy and peace.

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July 22, 2005

A Good Detective

Maharaji talks about becoming a good detective by picking up the magnifying glass of clarity, being aware of existence, and seeing the hope in every situation.

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July 18, 2005

The Other Way

Using an analogy, Maharaji says that often everyone is walking in the same direction, although no one knows where they are headed. Then, he says, someone comes along who is walking the other way.

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July 8, 2005

An invitation to enjoy

Maharaji talks about how each person has been invited upon the stage of life to enjoy every breath.

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July 6, 2005

The Quest for Contentment

Maharaji talks about the quest every person has to be content. The want to be happy is not something learned or memorized, he says, but an innate thirst that can be recognized.

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June 30, 2005

Touched by Thirst

Maharaji talks about every person’s thirst for peace and about the water within that can quench that thirst.

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June 10, 2005

The Unfinished Story

Maharaji talks about the unfinished story of every person alive and the opportunity to know peace, contentment—a joy unparalleled.

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June 3, 2005


Maharaji talks about the art of enjoying life and reminds us, in the midst of responsibilities, not to forget the peace and joy within.

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May 26, 2005

Will Today Be the Day?

Maharaji talks about the need each person has to feel peace, joy, gratitude for life—and to ask ourselves: “Am I feeling this today?”

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The Ability to Feel Joy

Maharaji talks about the uniqueness of every person and their ability to feel joy, to understand what it means to be fulfilled, and to appreciate every breath.

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May 12, 2005

You Are the Pianist

Maharaji talks about the opportunity each person has to be alive, to feel peace, and to express the feeling of being alive.

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May 9, 2005

Real Peace

Real peace, Maharaji says, needs no definition or approval; it can be felt within.

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May 2, 2005

Peace Is Waiting

Maharaji talks about the basic aspiration that exists in the heart of every person—peace. It is not an idea, he says, but a reality waiting to be discovered.

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April 20, 2005

A Place Called Home

Maharaji talks about an innate thirst for peace and about the possibility to know the self within—a serene place, he says, that is truly home.

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April 8, 2005

The Great Reminder

Maharaji talks about how every moment the breath reminds us that we have the possibility of being fulfilled.

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Busy Enjoying Life

Maharaji talks about how the heart wants to accept and enjoy life.

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March 25, 2005

When You Are Thirsty

Maharaji talks about every human being’s aspiration for peace, love, truth. No matter what name we call it, there is a basic need to quench that thirst.

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March 23, 2005

A Place Inside

Maharaji talks about a place within where there is light in the middle of darkness, joy in the middle of sadness, and clarity in the midst of confusion.

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March 7, 2005

The Gift of Existence

The gift called breath redefines the word “gift,” Maharaji says. Existence is where the magic is, he says, where there is the possibility of feeling, understanding, and fulfilling one’s self.

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February 23, 2005

A Most Beautiful Moment

Maharaji says it is possible for our life to become a most beautiful poem—for our questions to turn into answers, for our doubts to be replaced by clarity, and where we once felt emptiness, to feel gratitude. That, he says, is the possibility of transformation.

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February 14, 2005

A Beautiful Reality

Maharaji speaks about true simplicity in contrast to people’s ideas about how things are or their dreams about how they should be. He speaks of a reality that is more beautiful than dreams.

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February 8, 2005

Discovering What We Already Have

Maharaji speaks about the common idea that peace is something we don’t have and need to get. He speaks of it instead as a gift we already have and need to discover.

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January 31, 2005

A Race We Can Win

Maharaji talks about the thirst for the peace within, a peace that is not a solution to problems, but exists within everyone. It is something everyone can feel despite all the reasons we come up with for why we can’t.
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January 18, 2005

That feeling inside

Maharaji talks about the thirst for the peace within, a peace that is not a solution to problems, but exists within everyone. It is something everyone can feel despite all the reasons we come up with for why we can’t.

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January 10, 2005

A Singular Gift

Maharaji speaks about knowing how to receive, how to appreciate the gift of life we have. Breath does not judge; it simply comes.

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