The Heart of the Matter
July 14, 2020
The Belch


One hour before I became a student of Prem Rawat's, in 1971, and received his gift of Knowledge, I found myself sitting in a room with a bunch of other people who were also waiting to receive Knowledge.

Sitting on pillows, we were listening to a few locals who had already received Knowledge a few months earlier, talk about their experiences and whatever it was they understood about this young Master from India.

For me, a 24-year old seeker of Truth, it was all so very inspiring. Everything I was hearing and feeling and seeing felt right. All of the beautiful rivers of my life, it seemed, had brought me to the perfect place at the perfect time and I was ready for whatever came next.

The longer I sat there and listened, however, a big 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 humor. Yes, I loved everything I was hearing about Prem and his Knowledge. Yes, I found my heart of hearts opening up. But I couldn't help but notice my concern about the possibility that this "thing" might be bit too somber for me.

Less than a minute after this thought crossed my mind, the door to the room opened and I turned around to see who it was. One of the ashram residents, a guy named Michael, took one step forward, smiled, and let out a tremendous belch. Then, he turned and walked away.

I received Knowledge an hour later.

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

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at July 14, 2020 09:14 PM


Wow, I left a comment, but this story was good, but the video clip of Prem afterwards , that's the Wow part, the first few minutes had me laughing out loud when he was describing some people's view of the Divine it was hilarious, then he asked do you wanna know what my view of the Divine is, Power everywhere in this Universe, Power to make the sun come up, in you, in human beings, ABSOLUTELY, suddenly I was no longer laughing, but very content calm and settled down in peace. Thank you Prem, that's what you do for me, and every time I take the time to listen to you, I have to say, I LOVE YOU!

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