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    Peace is Possible: Welcome to the Event!

    Yes, Peace is Possible.

    Peace Within.

    That feeling is incredible.

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    Lobby Open, and busy

    060211_3_lobby_open_infoThe vibe in the lobby is calm excitement - if those two emotions can be felt at the same time. There is a wonderful feeling as many people wait for the doors to open.

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    Doors Open

    The doors are open!

    There is a calm, excited feeling in the hall as people find their seats. The event is due to start soon.

    I am so looking forward to hearing Maharaji speak. He is so engaging and passionate about appreciation of existence - such a simple thing, I know, but something that I forget again and again. Maharaji reminds me again and again how important it is to be able to appreciate.

    Today I have been trying to walk twice as slow, taking everything in, and appreciating being here.

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    The Event!

    People are seated and the event is about the begin. Exciting!

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    Mario - "I just received Knowledge

    Mario, a Spanish man from Miami is speaking about how he heard about Maharaji, and the Keys, which he finished watching in December, when he received Knowledge. Mario's speech is below. Amazing - he heard about Maharaji many many years ago, but felt the timing wast not right, and now, well you can read his story below.

    My name is Mario. I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I have lived in Miami for 15 years.

    I received Knowledge on the 18th of December, 2005 through the Keys.

    In 1978 in Argentina, I was planning a trip around the world-the Middle East and Europe, the world-- to study philosophy, theology and the history of civilizations, hoping that the experiences of the past and its thinkers would help me find my own path.

    I first heard about Maharaji in Argentina through my sister and some friends. At that time people were propagating Knowledge in South America. But I didn't pay much attention.

    I continued my search- Sometimes looking in religion, sometimes not. Sometimes looking for a prophet, sometimes not. Sometimes in temples, sometimes not. Always looking for answers to questions already asked, but not listening to my own heart. My
    dissatisfaction was always present. As you can see, I was confused.

    In summer 2004, a friend of mine named Eduardo, told me that each path that we take, whether you make one or many stops, takes you to where you want to go.

    While at work, he showed me a video of Maharaji, which I watched attentively. He watched me watching, and told me he was touched by the expression of my heart shining through my eyes.

    We never know about the bends and turns life takes. In 1978, Eduardo received Knowledge in Buenos Aires at the same time I had first heard about Maharaji, but didn't pay attention.

    In July 2005, I started watching the Keys with the conviction of listening to Maharaji with my heart, and giving myself a chance of giving and receiving. I watched each one of the Keys slowly, taking the necessary time to allow them to grow inside of me.

    When I received Knowledge, I made a commitment to give myself the time and the space needed for this re-birth in my life, showing me that I am never alone.

    Through this journey I'm on, I've learned a few things about myself- I've learned that life is more than words. I've learned that I have a lot to learn. And I've learned that a good teacher is the one that shows me, and at the same time, holds up the mirror for me to see myself.

    I know that I can make significant changes, and I'm already starting with myself.

    Thank you, Maharaji, for allowing me to know that I can do it.
    Thank you very much.

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    I met Maharaji when he was 12...

    Joan Apter just spoke about her experience over the past 40 years, in enjoying what Maharaji has taught her, and some experiences she has had over the past 40 years, since meeting Maharaji.

    Here are some excerpts from Joan's speech. Joan is from Woodstock, NY.


    I met Maharaji in India, by chance when he was twelve. I had heard about him previously, in Afganistan. I had met some people who were heading to the UK to tell people about Maharaji.

    I spent a month in Dehra Dun in northern India, and would wait every day for Maharaji to come home from school.

    I would say "Maharaji, there is no such thing as truth." and he would say, "Yes there is!" If you want to connect with that truth, you need to ask for knowledge.

    I travelled with Maharaji to an event where he spoke. He spoke in Hindi, and he delivered such a powerful message, to thousands and thousands of people. I was so inspired by the feeling of the event that I asked him to teach her about Knowledge.

    I would travel to events where Maharaji would speak, and watch him feed his message to people, like one would feed a hungry bird. I loved watching how he enjoyed explaining his message to people, and answering their questions, seeing their response - a response to the possibility of fulfillment.

    In April of 1971, I helped arrange for him to come to LA. Every day, I would call and ask him to come... he would say, "Maybe, we'll see what happens."

    Then finally on July 17th, 1971 Maharaji arrived in LA for the first time.

    He would receive and invitation maybe from one person, and he would respond.

    I travelled to DC, prepared an event, and he went there. He went to New York, to Toronto and to Colorado. He spent his time speaking about fulfillment, and connecting people with an experience that is real.

    Maharaji taught me how to come to that place where I can say - "I don't know." He has taught me how to bring the empty cup, and to receive, learn and be reminded of the most important thing: appreciating my existence. Its absolutely extraordinary to be a part of Maharaji's

    The hope that I have is to be a part of his work. All I can really do for Maharaji is to help people get connected with him. I have had so much fun over the past 40 years, helping connect people with Maharaji any way I can. I can't wait for the next 40 years - to watch, to see, to be a part of it.

    His passion, his enthusiasm, never changes.

    Maharaji, for you, there are many. But for me, there is only one.

    Thank you Maharaji.

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    Please note, and enjoy

    In a few minutes, Maharaji will be on stage. I would like to try and capture some of what he is saying, for you to read here. I'm not the world's fastest typist, so what I write won't be his full address. I will do my best to reiterate where possible the words and feeling Maharaji is expressing.

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    Maharaji on Stage


    Happy New Year.
    I am here to once again remind you of what is important.

    There are those things that we give importance to. The reason why we have to give importance to those things is because they are not important.

    You don't see people in the rainforest watering plants. But in the desert, its important.

    People hit the books, everything they can, to come up with those things that should be important, so they can give importance to them.

    So what is important?

    What is important by its very nature? What is it that does not need this artificial support?
    Your existence is the most important, the most beautiful thing you have been given.


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    The Perfect Instrument

    060211_7a_maharajiWhat is the perfect instrument?
    Something that will move, from a very fundamental place, any human being that hears it. Does this mean that you have some role to play in making this instrument sound incredible?

    Yes - you do.

    The instrument that is you, you are responsible for.


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    What do you dream?

    060211_8_stage_reverseIn India, alot of cities have reverted back to their original names. When they did this, they also had to change the name on the mile markers. The mile markers don't change, but their names do.

    In this life, we have mile markers.

    When you have something, its easy to make it nothing. All you do is rip it all apart. It becomes nothing.


    I decided to restore a car, so I got this old 1969 Chevy. I started taking it apart, and then it got to the point where there was not a single bolt, and no paint. Up til that point, all this was there - the hood, dashboard, windshield - everything. When everything is apart, there is only one thing left to do.

    Start putting it back together again.

    Piece by piece.

    This was a record project - 6 weeks. Yesterday I turned it on and it ran. Then i turned it off and had a tea party.

    It went from imperfection to perfection.

    Quite a process.

    If somebody can see the potential, the vision for it to be perfect, they see it as perfect.

    What is the vision of your existence in your life? What do you dream of? What do you see? In your dream, do you dream of contentment? Do you dream of that passion? Do you dream of that peace? Do you dream of that perfect melody, of that beautiful joy, that beautiful happiness?

    Or do you dream of a two storey house, with a cute dog that gets along with the cat...

    What do you dream?

    Dreams do come true, by the way.

    Be careful what you ask for.

    What do you dream? Do you have that passion? Have you encouraged that passion in your life? Then you know that it takes a tremendous amount of effort to give importance to what is not important, then you must know the importance of nurturing joy. If you nurture that serenity in your life, then your fields will be filled with serenity. If you do not, your fields will be filled with thorns and weeds.

    We become so complicated when life is so simple.

    This existence is wonderful.
    This breath is wonderful.
    This life is wonderful.