The Heart of the Matter
May 23, 2017
The Golden Garden Party


On June 4th, just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, Ron and Rachel Clearfield will be hosting their 10th annual Golden Garden Party -- an inspiring fundraiser for TRPF's Food for People program. Everyone is invited. And that means YOU, even if you live halfway around the world. If you can't get to Asheville physically, no worries -- you can get their metaphysically or, should I say virtually. How? By entering the Golden Garden Party Raffle.

As of today, there are 25 items to be raffled off -- for a total of $2,000 worth of goodies. And more items are being added daily. Raffle tickets are $5, or three for $10. And, since a friend of the project is offering a matching donation, every ticket you buy will trigger another donation for that same amount.

If you have a winning ticket, you get to choose what gift you want. You do not need to be present to win, but you will need to submit your top three preferred items. More about the raffle here.

The Golden Garden Party website

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May 22, 2017
The Hidden Chest Now on Amazon


"The Hidden Chest", a beautiful children's book, written and illustrated by Teresa Payne, was originally created as a gift of gratitude for Prem Rawat, inspired by one of his stories.

Wadi, Prem's daughter, took the book on as a project and published it as "Ebi's Secret" on Words of Peace Global.

Now with Wadi's encouragement, the book has been republished in a larger size and format and is available on Amazon.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support the work of The Prem Rawat Foundation.

Order the book here

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May 20, 2017
The Scorpion and the Saint

Adapted from a story I first heard from Prem Rawat many years ago.

Once a upon a time a traveling saint, on his yearly pilgrimage to the Holy Land, found himself being approached by a small group of agitated villagers. He could tell by the look in their eyes that something was wrong. So he stopped, put down his begging bowl, and asked them one simple question: "What seems to be the problem, my friends?"

"Oh, Great Saint," the first villager began, "less than a mile from here, a powerful scorpion is terrorizing our town. Every time any one of us tries to fetch water from our lake, the scorpion attacks. His sting is painful. His poison paralyzes. Everyone in our village is filled with fear. PLEASE, sir, can you help us?

Continue reading "The Scorpion and the Saint"

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May 15, 2017
New Releases from Timeless Today


New releases

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May 10, 2017
No Excuses


ED NOTE: Last night, Paul Murtha emailed me the following inspired rant. Here it is, for your enjoyment -- deeply considered reflections on the gift of life that he is very much enjoying. Paul, by the way, is the gent who launched an astounding initiative, in Ecuador, that helped end teen-gang warfare on the streets of Ibarra.

In 1967, I went to Ecuador as a 17-year-old exchange student. The culture, the people, and the ecology got under my skin. In 2005, I sold everything stateside and returned to see what would happen. It was an excellent decision.

Along the way, I learned some techniques of meditation -- as in focus -- that have made all the difference. It is amazing to know, not just believe, that the fulfillment I am looking for is already parked inside me -- full-on, pre-installed, ready equipped, standard issue, innately inherent, and unequivocally right under my nose.

Continue reading "No Excuses"

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May 07, 2017
You Are Here!


Inspiring, new releases on TimelessToday

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May 02, 2017
An Iraq Veteran Speaks on Peace


Click here for a powerful, 4-minute video of an incarcerated veteran speaking about his discovery of inner peace via TPRF's Peace Education Program. The video, in a a very clear and compelling way, kicks off TPRF's Spring fundraising drive. Imagine. This gent was deployed to Iraq. Then, back in the US, he ended up in prison. A double whammy. But then, behind bars, he got in touch with the peace inside himself. Very inspiring. "I see things in a whole new light," he explains...


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Security is Mostly a Superstition



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April 30, 2017
I Exist As I Am

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April 28, 2017
MIAMI AUDIO of PREM RAWAT: Olympia Theater, 4/12/15


Just released, on TimelessToday, a 60-minute downloadable audio of Prem Rawat, at the Olympia Theater, in Miami -- April 12, 2015. Also available: a 2:25 preview audio of his talk.

Streaming video
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April 27, 2017
Something Worth Listening To


As children, the first time we spoke we were celebrated by our parents. But the first time we listened, no one said a thing. As a result, we all seem to be much better talkers than listeners. Listening, in fact, seems to be going the way of the dodo bird. And so, as a public service to all Heart of the Matter readers, here is something worth listening to -- 54 brief audios of Prem Rawat waxing on about what really matters in this life. Most of the audios are less than 3 minutes.

What you get when you google "listening"

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April 25, 2017
Read It and Leap!


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April 24, 2017
Some Might Call It Dancing


Unspoken Word

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April 23, 2017
What's New on Timeless Today?

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NEW RELEASES: Inspiration for everyone

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April 17, 2017
New Releases on TimelessToday


Click here. Or, if you don't want to click there (because you don't like people telling you where to click), click here.

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April 11, 2017
What Makes You Happy?

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April 07, 2017
The Best City in the World: SIMPLICITY

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April 05, 2017
A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words

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April 01, 2017
Happiness is the Holy Grail


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You Get More Beautiful

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March 31, 2017
Feeling Simplicity

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