Is there any question for what you’re made for?
In this body, in this shell—which, by the way, is made out of dirt—inside of it resides the infinite. What is infinite? Suffice to say, “That which was, is, and will be,” it’s is a pretty good definition. Suffice to say that it has the capability—something in you has the capability of making this dirt dance, talk, walk, and most importantly, want.
Want. This is the most unique combination. And when this process is taking place, it is called “life.” And so far this union is intact, you are alive. And so far you are alive, you can feel. What would you like to feel? Somebody said “bliss”; somebody said “love.”
You know, you can feel both—and much more than that. Not only feel bliss, but feel contentment! Not only feel contentment, but feel joy! Not only feel joy, feel happiness! And many, many more like that, if you could only feel that infinite inside of you.
You and every person on the face of this earth already knows that when you are fulfilled, it is the best feeling! Don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that when I am fulfilled, it feels the best. This is when I am the happiest.
The issue isn’t fulfillment. Issue is, “How do you get it?” And this is where speculation starts to come in. Nobody can tell you, “You are now fulfilled.”
So, people try to figure out, “How can I be fulfilled?” People say, “Read this book and you will be fulfilled. Follow this path and you will be fulfilled. Go to this holy place and you will be fulfilled. Go to the Himalayas and you will be fulfilled. Renounce everything; you will be fulfilled.”
That’s one part. The other one is, “More money you have, the more fulfilled you will be. If you have a good job, then more fulfilled you will be.” The trouble is, those two camps, trains of thought, neither has been able to actually prove their point.
But what about you? The good news is that, “Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes, this is not speculation! This is possible. It is very, very, very, very, very, very possible.”
My objective is to be in peace, and I love when I can bring others to that peace as well. I know where the water is, and I bring the thirsty to the water.
Let me once again put you in touch with the vision of life. You had this vision, each one of you. You understood what simplicity was, each one of you. And today, once again, be in touch with that simplicity.
That is the most incredible fulfillment that there is.
- Prem Rawat
What is the real attraction in your life? What are you attracted to?
We, in our lives, need equilibrium—a “feeling good.” Good, feeling good! There are certain things, for you, that work—and certain things that don’t work. Feeling good works. Feeling bad doesn’t work.
Feeling good could happen infinitely, and you will be fine; you will not be bored with it. Feeling bad, on the other hand, you want to get out of that situation. This is your nature. Do you concur with your nature?
When the heart is filled with gratitude, this is pleasant. When the priority of this life is understood and acknowledged, this is very pleasant. When I don’t bank and bet on yesterday, nor tomorrow, but I bank and bet on this moment called now—when I have understood the infinite that resides within me, then this is very, very pleasant.
When I live, not on those tracks that are formed by belief, but when I live on the foundation of knowing, (not suppositions and formulas and ideas and theories), but knowing, then this is very, very pleasant.
When I know, (not believe, not think, not wish), but when I know the friend within, then this is very, very pleasant. And this is what Knowledge is all about. This is what life is all about, filling your life with the pleasant.
Think of life like this—it is your opportunity to spend time with the best friend you ever had, to be with the ultimate clarity in this whole universe. It is your chance to spend time with the ultimate kindness. It is your chance to spend time with the infinite. It is your chance to spend some time with the ultimate joy.
Get to know! Get to understand something. Get to feel! Get to be in gratitude. Get to rejoice. When those things happen, you feel alive. That’s when you begin to live. And this is your time, your opportunity, your chance to spend some time with the one inside. How beautiful, how simple is that?
- Prem Rawat
A human being is an incredibly fine, sensitive experiencing instrument. First of all, this biggest organ, our skin feels. Oh, it doesn’t just feel! It feels different things differently. I mean, there are our fingertips. Then there is the palm, and the palm feels a little differently than the fingertip. The back of the hand feels, too, but differently.
And then we have eyes—they see; they react to light. And do you know what you do? You take that light that is falling into these eyes and you convert it into a feeling, an experience. “I like that!” “Oooh, that’s gross.”
An artist takes some strings made out of metal, wires them on a piece of instrument with a key, and then strums. And as he strums, he touches that string in different places, creating different octaves—just noise. But you know what you do? You take that hearing and go, “Aww that is sweet!” Nothing is so fine-tuned.
The taste? “Mmmm.” You have all the logic in the world, and your logic should say, “Hey, it doesn’t matter if it tastes good. What you need are these nutrients, and this, and this, and this, and the....” No-no-no-no, no-no-no, not human beings. We want that wheat to taste as good as it can get—because that feels good.
That’s the tool you are. Place in it that truth that resides in you, and it will sing out with the most incredible ecstasy. That is the ultimate, ultimate passion. Contentment, peace, joy. These are the notes of this instrument. And when you play it right, that’s what happens: gratitude! Peace, contentment, bliss, understanding literally just ring out of this instrument.
So if you have not heard the song, it’s not because of the instrument. You haven’t played it with the passion it deserves. Play it with the passion it deserves, and you too will hear sounds emanating from this that you have been yearning to hear all your life.
Fortunately or unfortunately, 'til you play it, that yearning will never go away, and if you do play it, that yearning will simply increase. When something is like that, then this is the most accurate description of true passion. And that’s the passion you need in your life. Anything else is shortchanging this instrument.
It’s fine; it’s beautiful; it’s incredible. It’s sensitive. It feels; it feels; it feels—it feels during the day; it feels during the night. And when you don’t feel good, it just wants to feel good. And when you feel good, it wants to feel good even more.
And this is the passion you should have. Do not compromise: one life.
- Prem Rawat