Absence and Presence

Absence—is nothing! The presence is real; it is this breath that just came into you.
Nov 25, 2019
We need to be human and understand the relationship between the absence and the presence. Video excerpted from "An Evening with Prem Rawat," Colombo, Sri Lanka. Full audio or video also available in the Events section of the app and website.

We want our children to be good. We want our children to grow up well. What do we tell them when we see them in the morning? Monday or Tuesday, what do we tell them? "Are you ready? Are you ... You're late, you're going to be late. Get ready." We don't tell the, "I love you.“ We don't tell them, "I love you.” "So good to see you."

I know, in some cultures, women, men are shy to say, "I love you.” But can't you say the same thing another way? "So good to see you today." Aren't you glad to see them that day? Aren't you? Do you say it?

And what do you want? You want everybody in your family to be happy. After all, all the men that are here, you work very hard to make everybody happy in your family. Don't you? Don't you go to your job from morning till evening? Don't you work really, really hard to make them all happy? And do you once tell them you love them? No.

Strange! I find that very strange. Why is it wrong for you to be human? Aren't you human? Relationship of darkness, light. Relationship of absence, presence. All the things you imagine you are, you are not. But what you are, you don't know. So you imagine yourself to be a doctor, a lawyer, a housemother, a wife. An I.T.––"it". IT technician. It. "It" is referred to people without life, things without life. It. I.T. It means you go into a room, and try to plug wires and see if something works or doesn't work.

You ask somebody, "Excuse me, sir. Who are you?" "Oh, I'm a salesman." Really? You're not a human being? This relationship of absence and presence. We don't understand the presence. The presence is real. Absence is nothing.

What is the presence? The presence is, this breath just came into you. This is the presence. Do you understand the meaning of this breath? Do you understand the value of this breath? When you were born ... when you were born, when you came out of your mother's womb. Yes, all of you came out of a mother's womb. You better have come out of a mother's womb. Otherwise, you should be stuffed and sent to a museum. You all came out of a mother's womb.

In our societies we don't respect women. Women have one thing over every man. A woman can give birth to a man or a woman. A man can't do that. And we forget. We forget, we forget because we are playing the wrong game. Not of the presence, but of the absence.

And so far we keep this ... this is the game my friends, of ignorance. And what you are looking for, that word "Peace" indicates knowledge. Not ignorance. And the world is trying to figure out in the world of ignorance what knowledge means. Impossible. I say, impossible. Impossible.

Never figure it out. That's why the world doesn't know what peace is. Because we're playing a game of ignorance with ourselves, and wars that we hate are a result not of knowledge, but of ignorance. So, which world do you want to live in? Which world do you want to live in? The world of presence or the world of absence?

When you live in the world of absence, you have to have beliefs. Believe it's there, believe that's there, believe this there, believe this there, believe this there. Believe that Gods live just slightly above the clouds.

I'm a pilot. When I travel around the world, I fly myself. So you're climbing above the clouds going, "Hmm! Anybody there? Anybody there?" There's nothing there. Clouds, more clouds, more clouds, more clouds, more clouds, more clouds, more clouds.

We live in the world of present, in the world of knowledge ... Where? Where? Where? Then the answer is here, here, here, here.

- Prem Rawat

Log In
Create Account
Forgot Password
Forgot Password?
OR
Don’t have an account? Create Account
Hide

I have read the Privacy Policy and agree.

Have an account? Log In

Forgot Password?

Let us know your email address and we will send you a password reset link.

Please enter the first name. Please enter the last name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Please enter a password. Passwords must be at least 6 characters. Please Re Enter the password. Password and Confirm Password should be same. Please agree to the privacy policy to continue. Please enter the full name. Show Hide
Activate Account

You're Almost Done

ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT

You should receive an email within the next hour.
Click on the link in the email to activate your account.

You won’t be able to log in or purchase a subscription unless you activate it.

Can't find the email?
Please check your Spam or Junk folder.
If you use Gmail, check under Promotions.

Activate Account

Your account linked with johndoe@gmail.com is not Active.

Activate it from the account activation email we sent you.

Can't find the email?
Please check your Spam or Junk folder.
If you use Gmail, check under Promotions.

OR

Get a new account activation email now

Need Help? Contact Customer Care

Activate Account

Account activation email sent to johndoe@gmail.com

ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT

You should receive an email within the next hour.
Click on the link in the email to activate your account.

Once you have activated your account you can continue to log in

You haven't marked anything as a favorite so far. Please select a product Please select a play list Failed to add the product. Please refresh the page and try one more time.