19, 1966, after a lifetime devoted to bringing the
Knowledge of God to his followers, Guru Maharaj Ji's
father left his mortal body in perfect peace.
"I didn't want to be Satguru. I didn't understand why it
is me. I would have been satisfied to be the humblest
servant of the Satguru and not to be one myself. It was
not my desire. But my father sent his love to his oldest
three sons and complete prostrations to his youngest. So
they crowned me with the crown of Rama and Krishna and
put the tilak on my forehead, and again the voice came:
'& You are he. You must take this Knowledge out to
This is the way Satguru Maharaj Ji describes the
experience of realizing the task that was before him at
the age of eight.
On the day Shri Maharaj Ji left his body, a disciple
tearfully begged to speak once more with his master. The
young Guru Maharaj Ji had replied, "Shri Maharaj Ji has
only left his body, but his spiritual body is still here,
and he will appear again after a few days." At the time,
he did not fully realize that this power was within
"I went home (from school) and everyone was weeping. I
was just sitting there not weeping and something began to
happen to me. I began to feel that I am not this body,
that I could not move these lips. I always thought that
the soul would leave by the mouth, but my mouth was shut.
Still I felt like I was leaving my body and my soul was
everywhere going out. And this voice came to me saying,
'You are he, you are the one to continue.'
Then I puzzled over the voice. Thirteen days later, I was
doing pranam to my Father's ashes and bones. You know, in
India they burn the bodies and thirteen days later you go
and collect the ashes. I bent down to touch the ashes,
the voice came: 'You are he. You are the one to go and
give this to the world.' "
On August 1st, Guru Maharaj Ji eight years old, stood in
front of the thousands of devotees present at his
father's funeral. The voice came again saying: "This is
the last I will tell you. You are he. You must take this
Knowledge out to the world."
" For the first time," says Guru Maharaj Ji, "I did not
give satsang. The satsang just came and I began to speak:
"Dear children of God, why are you weeping? Haven't you
learned the lesson that your master taught you ? The
Perfect Master never dies. Maharaj Ji is here, amongst
you now. "
Immediately his mother, three elder brothers and the
mahatmas present, prostrated at the feet of the Perfect
Master and received his blessings.'
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji - Pages 12-13