You have heard this statement, “Welcome home.” You don’t know what it means. You have no idea what “Welcome home” means. But I know something that does. And it’s that drop.
In its separation, it’ll do so much, for so many! And in its journey, it will transform, and it’ll transform, and somewhere it will fall. And it’ll give birth to a seed. Because that’s what the seed was waiting for.
Somewhere, it will fall. And it will become a snowflake and be trapped like a glacier. And even though it’s trapped, its desire to march towards the ocean is unabated. And glacier, even though it looks solid, it moves.
And you see the glaciers—just, the big sheets, big pieces just fall off that glacier, and bob into the ocean. And just a few hours later, there’s no trace of the snow or the ice. Once again, the drop has come home. It’s come home. The rain will come, fall on the ocean. And it’ll make the most magnificent of a shape, and dive right back. “Welcome home.” That’s it.
If you’re a drop, you need to come home. Somewhere in that journey of that drop, it will become the juice inside a mango. But its desire, its want to meet with the ocean still remains unabated.
That water, that drop knows the trick of purity. Purity. It knows ... the ultimate trick of abandoning all that, shedding everything else away, and being pure. And then, there is the grand river that flows, and nothing, nothing but those drops. And then when they meet the ocean, “Ah-hoo!”—content to merge again.
You need to do this. I’m not talking about death—don’t go there. I’m talking about the drop coming home while it’s still alive—while it is still alive. While it is still alive.
Come home. Come home. Come home ... to the joy that’s your home. Come home to that clarity; that’s your home. Come home to peace. That is your home. Come home. Don’t forget your passion. What is your passion? As a drop, your passion is to merge with that ocean again. That’s your passion!
People say, “There’s so much greed in this world.” Yes, there is! But why is there greed? Why is there greed? You think human beings are only capable of greed? No, human beings are also capable of generosity.
I just want the wind to blow so you can fly the kite. I want the river to run. I want the well to be full of water, so you can be in the glory of a human being—the glory of a human being. The flower that blooms, blooms! Petals open, colors vibrant, beauty unmatched, fragrance, hypnotizing. Bloom! That’s what needs to happen!
Know! Know that the peace dwells in your heart, not because I said it, but because you felt it. That’s knowing. Know that that Divine dwells in your heart, not because I said it—because you felt it, not one day, not two days, not three days, but all your life. This is the realm. There is no time—there is no “young”; there is no “old.” It is the same for everyone.
When spring comes, it comes the same for everyone—like a baby, a hundred-year-old, a fifty-year-old, forty, thirty, twenty. It comes for everyone in the same way. When the summer comes, it is the same way. When it is fall, it is the same way. When it is the winter, it is the same way.
Let the season of peace come in your life. The time has come. The time has come; let the season of peace come in your life.
- Prem Rawat
You know, everybody has their talents. To me, this is my observation. Everybody's gifted. Everybody is gifted. Not one single person on the face of this earth who is not gifted. Somebody can sing. Somebody can make a pancake like you wouldn't believe. That's a gift. Believe me, that's a gift. Maybe you can make somebody smile. That's a gift.
Maybe you are a wonderful companion. That's a gift. Maybe you're a wonderful friend. That's a gift. And so to me, every person has a gift. And I have a gift. I can open my mouth and touch the hearts, and so that's what I want to do.
Have you ever seen water flow? Especially in a dry creek or something like that, when the water starts to come, it just seeks out wherever it can flow. It's just, that's what it's interested in. And it'll go one way, and if that's not happening, it'll just turn and it'll go the other way and it'll go the other way. It'll go the other way. Go, go, go, go till it's got the flow.
And it's the same way. When your understanding is clear, people begin to despair, but they despair because their vision is not clear. They're not looking at it. People come to me and they bring problems. That's like one of the things that happens literally every day. And I have to look at that and go, that's not a problem. That is not a problem. And how can it be taken off?
I have my famous saying, which is you can get on top of Himalayas, take a little hammer, just a little hammer, go the very peak, and just go “tukk.” Well, you just have shortened Mount Everest. It's technically true, you know.
And you don't, I mean, you don't even have to know how to climb. You can get one of these super performing helicopters and dangle a big metal ball underneath it, and just go and just hit it. And you have begun the processes. Sometimes we see how small we are, but we don't see our capacity.
Look at an ant. Look at a butterfly. Monarch butterflies can make the journey nonstop from Florida to England. I mean, talk about capability. I mean, you know, here are pilots and they've got their GPS and their got their navigation system and they got their super jets and they get lost and here comes a little butterfly. Zhuuu... England! Hello!
I mean, absolutely amazing. Absolutely amazing. You look at the ants and especially where they, you know, there's bricks or tile work and it's just filled with sand. I mean, what did it take man to get that done? Oh, it took a truck to bring the sand sand that had to be packaged and all of this stuff and then got there and a trowel and put it in and smooth it out and a broom to then clean it out and, and here come the ants and thukk, thukk, thukk... dig it all up. Because it's not about small; it's not about big; it's not about underachieving.
It's not about overachieving because you also have to know that's not happening. So you know, really don't make the excuses of underachiever and this and that. and… You see desperation. I see hope. No. What I see, you can see too; what I feel, you can feel too; what I understand, you can understand too. And I see people coming and you can just see that, okay, you're not gonna see them next time. But if there is a fullness, then the attention doesn't go there. The attention isn't on the emptiness. The attention is on the fullness, and if it is filled with that clarity, with that divinity, with that beauty, with that simplicity, what else is there? Because that is the presence of Divine. That is the present.
Clarity is the presence of the Divine. Peace is the presence of Divine. The joy is the presence of the Divine. You know, this is nothing but this sheet that you have cloaked on. There is something that is immortal. This is the union. Your existence here is the union of the Divine, and I've said this many times, and it's the only place, only time that it happens, that the infinite and the finite have foregone the rules and the two have come together. The basics of all rules have been broken. That's your existence and always it would be. And so it is that Divine will encompass everything. But so far you exist, that rule has been foregone and the finite will encompass the infinite. So you breathe, so you talk. So you think, so you can feel.
But this union, by no stretch of the imagination, is permanent. This is a coming together of all these different elements that have come together. What are you? 70% water. 70% water. A little of this gas, little of that gas, a little of this dirt, little of that dirt. It has all come together. Do you know that one of the biggest part of you, your being, is gas—oxygen, hydrogen?
These are the elements. And then, it's like coming together of these elements from this earth. This is physics that I'm talking about that has made you. And you're alive; you can think; you can dance; you can talk; you can do so many things. But it's all borrowed. Oxygen wants to go back to being oxygen. Truly is a Cinderella story. Truly is the Cinderella story. Midnight will strike and when it does, no more a chariot, but a pumpkin.
So, you're very fortunate, very fortunate. Everybody is fortunate because that union is happening. But you are fortunate that you can recognize that yet gift.
So, recognize that union in your life. Be fulfilled. Be in that place and enjoy it.
Five Seconds of Heaven.
Just five seconds. If you have children at home, try to make five seconds of heaven for them. Just five seconds. Start with five.
You have a husband? Five seconds of heaven.
You have a wife? Five seconds of heaven.
What would make five seconds of heaven for a husband?
This is what’s amazing. Oh, it’s not a big breakfast. Listen. Five seconds.
What would make five seconds of heaven for your wife?
What about your children? Surely, give them toys. Right? No. Listen.
And the day you want to make five seconds of heaven for yourself, listen to your heart and you will have that five seconds of heaven.
To be fulfilled. To be in real joy, to have savored, to have known the divine because it was so close to you. To you.
- Prem Rawat
What keeps that moon up where it is? Perfect distance. Perfect alignments. It’s making sure perfectly that that breath is coming into you. And this is what I mean. Prepare, prepare for today. Prepare to be astonished. Prepare to be fulfilled.
These are your real aspirations. This is my message: wake up! Prepare. Don’t be distracted. Don’t be distracted. Know that fundamental thirst that you have inside; don’t be afraid of it. If you want to be content, that’s no mistake. No mistake.
What does it take? What does it take? You know, for a lot of you it’s like, “Well, how do you do this? How, how, how?” To me ‘how’ is not an issue. I know how to do it. It is coming to that conclusion. That’s the issue. Coming to that conclusion that, yes, what is important in my life is that I want to be fulfilled, that I want to listen to my thirst, that I want to understand my thirst, that I want to fulfill my life.
This is what has to happen every day—that you have to prepare. Prepare today to welcome this life. Do you know how to welcome...have you ever welcomed this life? Have you? Because you have to. You should. With this life, you are everything; without this life, you’re worthless. They’re not even going to want you in your own house. And you would have lived an existence in which you had the possibility to know, to feel, to understand the Divine that is within inside of you right now. This is what this life is, isn’t it? This is that little bridge where the infinite and the finite—finite is this; infinite is within you—have come as close as humanly possible. And that’s it.
This is your chance to have a realization of realization, to have a feeling of feelings, to have an understanding of understandings, to have a clarity of clarities. This is as close as it gets.
- Prem Rawat
Urban poet, spoken word recording artist, comedian, and broadcaster Mr. Gee interviews international ambassador of peace Prem Rawat in this full-length interview - Peacemakers.