Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Savor the peace that is within

Delhi, India — Prem Rawat made a guest appearance for a half-hour interview with Rajiv Mehrotra on his weekly talk show called “In Conversations” on Doordarshan TV, the leading national TV station accessible all across India. In a lively conversation, Rajiv Mehrotra asked Prem Rawat, well known to millions of people as Maharaji, about the different perceptions and “realities” that people hold. Prem Rawat responded, “The breath comes into you. Breath comes into me. The reality of a human being … is not what we can believe in … not all our accomplishments and our ideas and our philosophies. All the people on the face of this earth have the same fundamental reality. I talk about the knowledge to get in touch with that fundamental reality that exists inside of us. It’s not a theory.”
Rajiv Mehrotra asked many questions regarding a “journey” or process needed for personal transformation. Prem Rawat emphasized aspiration and replied, “It’s like a person who is thirsty. You can draw him a picture of a well. You can describe water to him. That’s all well and fine, but at some point, that person needs to have that glass of water to be able to quench the thirst. The aspiration, the thirst, has to come from within. You can give a glass of water to anyone, but that person who is thirsty will enjoy it the most.”Prem Rawat, hinting at such a journey, continued, “It begins with the first step of saying, ‘I do feel my thirst.’ Once a person gets thirsty, they find the water.”
Mehrotra then asked, “What is your inner destination?” Prem Rawat said, “My destination I have found within me is to have the access to that peace, to that joy that resides within me. Within you. Within every single human being, regardless of who they are, what religion they follow, what they do. I don’t talk to people about how incomplete they are … but the beauty that has been placed in every single human being.” This is the fourth decade that Prem Rawat has circled the globe bringing a message of peace. More than 10 million people around the world have come to him for inspiration and guidance. “What I offer people is not just talk,” he says, “but a way to go inside and savor the peace that is within.”
For over three decades, Rajiv Mehrotra has been a familiar face on public television, notably as the anchor of this in-depth, one-on-one weekly prime-time talk show called “In Conversations,” where he has interviewed more than 1,000 celebrities and world leaders. Rajiv Mehrotra was educated at the universities of Oxford and Columbia. He has worked extensively in the media on both sides of the camera. As an independent documentary filmmaker, he has won several international awards in addition to three national awards presented by the president of India.
He is managing trustee of The Public Service Broadcasting Trust and secretary/trustee of The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of the Dalai Lama. He is a trustee of the Indian Centre for Philanthropy and The Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Culture, and has served on the governing councils of the Sri Aurobindo Society and the Film & Television Institute of India. He is also judge of the Templeton Prize for Spirituality, and was nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum at Davos. He has edited a number of books, including The Mind of the Guru: Conversations with Spiritual Masters and Understanding the Dalai Lama and The Essential Dalai Lama. Home

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