The Heart of the Matter
September 24, 2009
ALL IS WELL: Asheville Excerpts

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What follows are excerpts from Maharaji's September 23rd event in Asheville. It is not a word for word transcription -- simply selected highlights as recalled by yours truly. Enjoy!

"I am not here to lecture you and explain what someone else wrote. I am not here to provide theoretical conjectures on what your life might be -- or the shortcuts you can take. I am not here to tell you that you're all travellers on a journey. I'm here to tell you something else -- a reality you should know that is so sweet, so wonderful, and so profound."

"Know the beauty that comes to you one breath at a time. Understand what each day, each moment means."

"We are so enamored by the idea of heaven after death that we fail to see the heaven we are living in."

me-dv-7-21.jpg"Search as much as you can. I have no problem with that. But I do have one thing to say: If you search for something you haven't lost, you're going to run into a lot of problems. You're searching, but not finding because you've never lost what you're searching for."

"Is the goal to search or to find? If it is to find, don't get caught in searching. Look! Actually look! Open your eyes and you will find it. Why? Because you have never lost it. The Divine you search for is within you. The day you lose the divine, searching is out of the question."

"There are only two kinds of people in this world: People who have asked 'Who am I?' and people who haven't asked yet."

Singing Waiter.JPG"What would you rather have -- an operatic waiter who can sing the menu to you or another guy who actually brings the food? Me? Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I want the waiter with the food. The singing guy? Send me a tape or an Mp3."

"Do you know that each one of us is completely different? There are some similarities, but they are superficial. There is one thing common to us all -- and that is: we can say THANK YOU!"

"Have you ever been thankful for this life? Have you ever been thankful for this breath? Have you ever been thankful for understanding? Have you ever been thankful for this existence? Have you ever been thankful for today? Have you ever been thankful for yesterday?"

"You have an insatiable appetite for peace. Don't ask me why. You love this stuff! Peace! Joy! Nobody gets tired of it."

"You think you weren't born with an instruction manual? Do you need it? Or are things pretty straight forward? Hungry? Eat! Thirsty? Drink! Tired? Sleep! Don't know? Know!"

"What I offer people is a simple thing -- the gift of this Knowledge -- to put you in touch with something inside of you. Your life! Your existence! It's all good news!"

DeMille_PosterGreatestShowOnEarth1952.jpg"The most magnificent show is in town, folks. The most magnificent venues have been created -- YOU! And what is the show? What does the billing say? The Divine Is Playing In This Venue -- and believe me it's quite a show. If you don't find it, I have the tickets. Free! I have the tickets to the greatest show on earth!"

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at September 24, 2009 11:32 PM

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I registered for the real seat, but being in Augsburg, Germany- could not come. So, was very happy when I receive an e-mail from WOPG, for the Live Streaming registration. M been wanting it, for some time...
Am registered for the virtual seat, and will watch it tonight at the local large screen, screening room. (expecting 6 to 10 people).

Posted by: henry wyman [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 25, 2009 05:18 AM

It is truly remarkable to know this man who can show you what you have been looking for with a gift that he is offering and one that I have received. I am truly grateful for the day that someone introduced me to him.

It has taken most of my life to truly appreciate this gift even though even in the moment I received it I understood on some level the unique gift that had been placed in my keeping.

I was fortunate once again to sit at his feet at this event in Asheville and drink in this experience that he has made me aware of that resides inside of me. What a gift!

Posted by: kat_hie [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 25, 2009 06:31 AM

great, but do you all know that you can still listen to this event on wopg livestream ?
it's wonderful :)
here is the link
http://www.wopg.org/en/webcasts/livestream

the next best thing to being there live :)

Posted by: janice [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 25, 2009 11:56 AM

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