The Heart of the Matter
September 17, 2021
Sorry, No Rituals


Prem's new book

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September 15, 2021
The Perfect Burp


An hour before I received the gift of Knowledge from Prem Rawat in 1971, I found myself sitting in a large room with a bunch of other people also waiting to receive Knowledge.

Sitting on pillows, we had spent the last few hours listening to some very inspired people (who had recently received Knowledge) wax on about their experiences and whatever it was they understood about this extraordinary young Master from India.

For me -- a bearded, long-haired, 24-year old seeker of Truth -- it was all so very inspiring. Everything I was hearing, everything I was seeing, everything I was feeling felt completely right. Like I was finally coming home after many lifetimes of wandering. All of the beautiful rivers of my life, it seemed, all of my highest aspirations had brought me here -- the perfect place at the perfect time -- and I was ready, with overflowing gladness, for whatever it was that came next.

The longer I sat there and listened, however, a nagging doubt began to creep into my mind. There was a kind of seriousness in the room that I found uncomfortable, me being a person with strong leanings towards goofiness and irreverence. Yes, I loved everything I was hearing about Prem and the Knowledge of Self he revealed. And yes, I found my heart opening in ways that dwarfed anything I had ever experienced before. But I couldn't help but notice my concern about the possibility that this "thing", whatever it was, might be too somber for me -- somebody else's path, but not my own.

Less than a minute after this troubling thought crossed my mind, the door to the room opened. Turning around to see who it was, I noticed it was one of the residents of the ashram, a guy named Michael who I had met earlier that day. Broadly smiling, Michael took one step into the room, paused, looked around, and then let out a tremendous burp – the kind my high school friends and I were famous for. Then, without a single word, he turned and left the room.

I received Knowledge an hour later.

PREM VIDEO: My Version of the Divine (5 min.)

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September 14, 2021

In support of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) produced this video to help grow awareness that peace is possible and it begins with each one of us. Please share it and use the hashtag #PeaceDay to join millions of people in supporting the cause of peace.

Learn more about TPRF and ways to make every day a peace day:

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September 09, 2021
Six Days to the Release of Prem Rawat's New Book

If you are a fan of Prem Rawat or are simply curious about his message of peace, I invite you to considering buying his new book: HEAR YOURSELF: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World. I've only read the introduction, so far, but found it quite extraordinary -- compelling, evocative, entertaining, and very inspiring. I am very much looking forward to reading the whole thing as soon as the books I ordered a few weeks ago arrive.

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September 08, 2021

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I just woke up, five minutes ago, from a dream in which some kind of celestial force, a conscious beingness, granted everyone on Earth immunity from pain, suffering, and ignorance -- a kind of universal amnesty. All bets were off. All debts were forgiven. All struggle was gone. In its place was nothing but peace.

This beyond-the-beyond, all-consuming graciousness was granted to absolutely everyone -- those who were seeking this state of grace and those who weren't. It was as if some kind of invisible tsunami of love washed over everyone at the exact same moment, everywhere. In a flash, without effort, every single person was free, unburdened, and in love.

And then, as I lay there in a field, completely stunned by this gift to humanity, I saw something "air-dropped" from the sky. It looked like a child's paper airplane -- the kind all of us made as kids to throw in the wind and watch it fly, hopefully, forever. As I watched, because of the perfection of this undeniable moment, I expected it to land right in the center of things, but it didn't. It kept on flying, even as it descended.

My dear friends, it is possible, this peace, that is. It is possible, against all odds, during these absolutely medieval times of craziness, density, and despair, that each and every one of us -- regardless of our past, our problems, and our pain, can be be free. It is possible. It is.
Always be open to this possibility.

In the dream from which I just awoke, this peace was granted -- a universal act of divine dispensation. It seemed undeserved. Every sentient being was on the receiving end. Everyone received this gift. And everyone was free, almost as if, in some alternate universe, all of the bad news upon us now was reversed and only the "good" remained.

This is my prayer, my dream, my highest aspiration -- that each and everyone one of us on this third rock from the sun will be on the receiving end of this blessing. It was not religious, this gift. It was not spiritual. It was not the result of great work, focus, concentration, or any strategies of realization. It was just given and given in such a way that it was impossible not to receive it. If this was rain, everyone got wet. If this was sunshine, everyone felt the warmth. If this was wind, everyone was refreshed. May it come to pass. May it come to pass.

HEAR YOURSELF: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World

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September 07, 2021

A collaboration between Stuart Hoffman, Fernando Garcia, and yours truly. Enjoy!

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September 06, 2021
Be a Human Being


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September 05, 2021


Some years ago, I heard Prem Rawat say something that I will never forget. It's at least 20 years later now and I still very much remember what he said and the message being conveyed beyond the words, speaking, as he was, to the all-too-common phenomenon of unnecessary hustle and bustle which I could definitely relate to, trying just a bit-too-hard at the time to "succeed."

Here's what he said (and I am paraphrasing):

"You're a passenger on a plane going 650 MPH and you're running up and down the aisles trying to get there faster."

Badaboom! Badabing! Got me! Nailed! That single sentence painted a picture that completely tuned me in to what was going on in my life at the time. So much effort I was making! So much sound and fury! So much frantic effort attempting to get results, when really all I had to do was relax and allow the journey to unfold. I was on the plane! It was moving in the right direction! There was a very capable pilot at the wheel! All I had to do was sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. This is not to say that NO effort was required. SOME effort was definitely required. But that effort was a simple one: GET ON THE PLANE! Running up and down the aisles (marketing! sales calls! proposals! emails!) was mostly nervous energy and the fear that, somehow, nothing of value would manifest in my life. The older I get, the more I realize that my task has always been to BOARD THE PLANE, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Running up and down the aisles is not only unnecessary, it diminishes the joy of the journey.


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September 04, 2021
The Grassroots Effort to Promote Prem Rawat's New Book


If you are excited about the September 14th launch of Prem Rawat's new book, Hear Yourself, please tell your friends, neighbors, and any strangers you might meet. Click on the links below to see what support materials are available. Then choose the links that work for you and follow, like, and share them on your favorite social media platforms. Emailing the links to friends who might find the book helpful is also an option. That's it. I had the good fortune to read the opening chapter yesterday and it was very moving. And informative. And fascinating. And very well-written. This book is a ground breaker -- a powerful way for millions of people all over the world to learn about Prem's message and how they can benefit from it. The ball's in your court, ladies and gentleman. Go for it! It takes a village!

Hear Yourself website

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Peace Education at Elbert School

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September 03, 2021
Listen to Life's Essentials Podcasts


Every week, Prem Rawat does a Life's Essential podcast. Very inspiring, timely, and entertaining, too. Click here for access to all 67 episodes.

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September 02, 2021
Peace Education in South Africa

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This is Alex Romero. He shines shoes at the Denver Airport. I met him 30 minutes ago as I was making my way to Gate 54 and realizing what bad shape my shoes were in. That's when I asked him how much he charged and he told me "whatever you want to pay", which I found quite intriguing. So I took my seat, waiting for him to finish up with his other customer, and soon the shine began.

Rolling up my pant legs to my ankles, Alex asked me what it was that brought me Denver. I explained that I had flown in from Albany to attend an Intelligent Existence training, facilitated by Prem Rawat, on the subject of "noise" -- the all-too-common static in our heads -- and how we each have the ability to go beyond the noise to the place inside of us where real peace abides. Alex nodded. Then he went on to tell me that the noise in his head used to show up for him as worry, but now it has morphed into doubt.

Continue reading "SHINE!"

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September 01, 2021

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August 31, 2021


The time has finally arrived, with the excitement brewing for months in anticipation of the release of Prem Rawat's latest book, HEAR YOURSELF: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World. In this warm, wise book, Prem Rawat teaches us how to turn down the noise to hear our true self.

Prem Rawat's US Book Tour starts in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 4th at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. TimelessToday will be there to LiveStream the entire event in real time, including the Pre-Show, on the mobile app and website to viewers around the world with a Classic or Premier subscription.

The Replay of the L.A. LiveStream will be available to subscribers within approximately 72 hours of the event. Translations into Hindi, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish will be accessible as soon as possible.

Everyone is encouraged to order their copy of the book prior to the September 14th release so you can start enjoying the wisdom and joy of the book right away.

It can be pre-ordered now from local book stores and others at

Books will be on sale at the LA event, as well as subsequent events in Miami(9/11) and New York (9/14).

"Many people will happily tell you everything that's wrong with you;
I'm here to help you appreciate everything that's right with you."
- Prem Rawat (from his new book, Hear Yourself)

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Intelligent Existence

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Intelligent Existence is a newly created educational division of TimelessToday that develops and facilitates transformational learning programs. I had the good fortune to attend a recent pilot of it in Denver on August 28th. It was very inspiring, refreshing, and effective. Am looking forward to seeing how this wonderful new project of Prem's unfolds in the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned. Will post more about it here down the road.


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August 23, 2021
Saturated with Gratitude

I am sitting here, on a Sunday afternoon, saturated with gratitude, for the presence of Prem Rawat on planet Earth. I first met him when i was 24 and he was just 13. Now he is 63 and I will soon be 74 -- and yet the timelessness and universality of his message continues. Who is he? Who are you? Who am I? Ultimately, one and the same. Like he says, "I want you to have the same experience I am having." For those of you who assume that having a teacher/mentor/guide/master is unnecessary and a diminishing of your own sovereignty, power, and individuality, i say this: If you see a double rainbow and look up, does that diminish who you are? If you see a full moon and feel inspired, does that diminish who you are? If you love someone and seek more of their presence in your life, does that diminish who you are? In the end, my friend (or is it the beginning?), life is all about waking up and savoring this very moment, free of concepts, projections, and fear. Each of us, of course, is walking our own path. Each of us has our own vernacular, story, and sensibilities. So be it. And yet, at the core of all our journeys abides the same basic thirst for what is real, timeless, and changeless. That experience is available to each and everyone of us, regardless of our our philosophy, politics, religion, karma, vaccination status, or astrological signs. HERE. NOW. ALWAYS. We are never more than a breath away from enjoying this realization.

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August 18, 2021
INSIDE PEACE: The Movie, Now Available for Online Viewing!

Big thanks to Cynthia Fitzpatrick, Rosie Lee, Roberto and Chantal Piriz, and the entire crew of committed peeps who put this wonderful documentary together. Super inspiring. People in prison actually finding inner peace. Wow! Spread the word!

For more info about the Peace Education Program

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August 17, 2021
Freedom Bird

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August 16, 2021
In Honor of David Andersen

God bless Tim Hain for this beautiful tribute to David Andersen, a long time friend and brother who passed away a few weeks ago. Treasure every moment, ladies and gentlemen. We are here for just a little while.

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