The Heart of the Matter
August 19, 2017
We Go High!

Announcing the world premiere of WE GO HIGH, Jill Katz and Friends' new anthem to world peace. Enjoy! And please consider posting the link on FB and other social media sites. We very much need peace-themed counter-programming during these challenging times of ours. Yes, there is darkness. But there is also light. And, inspired music with a meaningful message helps bring the light.

In what ways can YOU and your friends do something to help inspire peace -- both inner and outer?

The We Go High website
We Go High on Facebook
58 inspiring quotes about peace

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August 05, 2017
PeaceCast TV Accepting Submissions Until August 7th

PeaceCast.tv, an inspired online media channel, is now accepting peace-themed video submissions for their September 21st livestream in honor of the International Day of Peace. Got something inspiring to share with the rest of the world? Go for it! Deadline: August 7th.

2016 playlist

2015 Highlights

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July 15, 2017
Five Seconds of Heaven

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July 03, 2017
What a Wonderful World!

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Unspoken Word

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June 19, 2017
25,500 Days

This is a wonderful video -- entertaining, informative, and inspiring -- about change and our own mortality.

TimelessToday
More

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April 17, 2017
New Releases on TimelessToday

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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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January 23, 2017
The Upturn Is Upon Us!

TimelessToday
Words of Peace Global
PremRawat.com
The Prem Rawat Foundation

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December 24, 2016
50th Anniversary Amaroo Gift Set Now Available on TimelessToday

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GOOD NEWS! All nine of Prem Rawat's talks from the September event in Amaroo are now available for streaming on TimelessToday as part of a just-released 50th Anniversary Gift Set. These talks are also available as downloadable audio files. Click here to order.

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November 11, 2016
Stand Still. Stand Very Very Still.

PremRawat.com

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October 18, 2016
Prem Rawat in Four Minutes or Less

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Maybe you know this. Or maybe you don't. But, on the Words of Peace Global website, there is a great selection of videos featuring Prem Rawat. Free. Absolutely free. Below are links to the brief ones -- four minutes or less. You're just a click away.

We Are Words of Peace
A Singular Process
Always Remember
This Blooming Called Peace
Thirst and Focus
The Source of Joy
Have You Ever Been Bored?
You Are Ageless
The Language of the Heart
Five Seconds of Heaven
Stating the Obvious
Peace Is
Glowing Memories

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July 14, 2016
Don't Be a Bookworm

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February 09, 2016
There's a Bee on Your Cheek

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February 06, 2016
VIDEO: A Heartful of Gratitude

An absolutely fabulous 24-minute interview of Prem Rawat in South Africa, by Lumka Ngxoli. So real. Much fun. Very inspiring.

PremRawat.com

Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation

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January 03, 2016
Prem Rawat in 24 Minutes

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What follows are links to 14 TV episodes featuring Prem Rawat and his message of peace. Each episode is 24 minutes long. Enjoy!

A Lifetime
Your Quest
Simplicity
The Face of Peace
The Lion and the Sheep
Peace and Well Being
Rhythm and Clarity
The Farmer and the Buried Treasure
The Journey of Life
Today
Always Remember
A Bridge to Peace
Do You Know?
The Truth About Peace

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December 20, 2015
VIDEO: Falling in Love

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December 03, 2015
New Interview with Prem Rawat on South African Talk Show

PremRawat.com
Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation

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December 01, 2015
TPRF VIDEO: Empowering People

Wonderful 7-minute video featuring the impact that The Prem Rawat Foundation is having around the world. If this moves you in any way and you feel inspired to make a donation to help TPRF continue it's important work, click here.

TPRF.org

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September 29, 2015
One Keystroke at a Time

This video completely blows me away. If you ever find yourself moaning about your circumstances and how difficult it sometimes is to get anything done -- especially expressing your innate creativity, watch this. This video is one of many featured on PeaceCast.

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February 15, 2015
Don't Worry. Be Happy!

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January 22, 2015
We Are All So Lucky to Be Alive

You may not have seen this -- excerpts from Prem Rawat's event in Pasadena last year. Inspiring. A few minutes worth. (This is the style of what Professor Hoffman and I are creating for Valentine's Day -- but in the new show, the quotes will be from 24 different luminaries, including Eva Gabor, Lucille Ball, and Dylan Thomas.

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Kindness is Contagious

New Site Trailer from David Gaz on Vimeo.

Not all movies, these days, are about violence, corruption, and superheroes. Enter KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS -- a soon-to-be released exploration of what a difference "being nice" can make in the world. A crowd-sourced theatrical release of the movie is on it's way -- a new movie-going experience that allows you to literally "captain" the movie you want to see, where you'd like to see it, and who you'd like to attend. Then, in June, it will be released everywhere on DVD/Streaming and TV through Cinedigm. Stay tuned.

Kindness is Contagious

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November 17, 2014
Your Reward

Thanks to Rita Rubin-Long for the link.

PremRawat.com
Words of Peace Global
TPRF

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September 07, 2014
Being Kind

PeaceCast TV

Thanks to Tom Hall for the heads up

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August 06, 2014
International Day of Peace Video

Beautiful video by Fernando Garcia

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April 04, 2014
Be. Hear. Now.

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Here's a link to a series of informal direct-to-camera talks by Prem Rawat from his recent tour of India.

PremRawat.com

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March 29, 2014
WOPG's Media Sponsorship Campaign

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Find out what goes on behind the scenes when Words of Peace Global (WOPG) creates the many videos it produces to support the message of Prem Rawat -- videos seen at events around the world, videos of his events made available online, and Words of Peace TV episodes. This inside look at WOPG's inspired media production efforts is part of a newly launched campaign to raise the funds necessary to continue this important work. Please give what you can.

Words of Peace Global
PremRawat.com

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March 22, 2014
What We Can Learn from Starlings

In what ways can you stay more in sync with whatever "flocks" you are a part of?


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January 28, 2014
How Many Days in a Life?

This is a wonderful video -- entertaining, informative, and inspiring -- about change, mortality, and the preciousness of life. Great use of motion graphics to deliver a powerful message.

PremRawat.com

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December 07, 2013
This Thirst

All of us, at one point in our life, feel the primal thirst for something holy, sacred, and divine -- beyond the commerce and conditions of daily life. This one's for you!

Excerpted from Full Moon at Sunrise

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November 29, 2013
The Gospel of Everyday Life!

Life is really simple. All you need to do is click the video below, make sure your speakers are turned up high, and listen.

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November 09, 2013
Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make

If you have four minutes and an interest in the possibility of peace for people everywhere, listen to Premlata Hudson Rawat (the daughter of Prem Rawat), talk about the Peace Education Program (PEP) -- an innovative educational program that helps people discover their inner resources. The four videos below provide a clear picture of the impact the program is having in prisons and other places around the world.

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October 21, 2013
Being Moved

This is how I felt after seeing Prem Rawat for the first time, back in 1972. And I still feel this way...

Words of Peace Global

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October 05, 2013
Peace on the Outside

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September 02, 2013
Stopping War on the Inside

Here's a lucid and inspiring 97-second video, produced by TPRF, in support of the UN-sponsored International Day of Peace on September 21st. Please forward this to your friends and neighbors. With all the drama going on in Syria and other global hot spots, there's never been a better time for this powerful message to go viral.

More on TPRF's Peace for People 2013 campaign

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September 01, 2013
Anything Is Possible

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Awakening

AWAKENING for Words of Peace from Josep M. Civit on Vimeo.

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August 24, 2013
PeaceBeats WorldWide Webcast: 2013

Help celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21st.

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July 29, 2013
The Upturn Is Upon Us!

Let me be the first to declare that, despite the gloomy pronouncements of the naysaying media, there is a glorious upturn upon us. Yes, it's true. That is, IF you are willing to shift your focus just a bit and let the joy and happiness inside of you come out.

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July 06, 2013
An Act of Holy Kindness

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July 01, 2013
UNITY: The Movie

Totally inspired Kickstarter project. A way to help draw attention to the need for love, unity, and compassion on planet Earth.

Thanks to Monika Winslow for the heads up.

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June 09, 2013
Food for People Project in Ghana

TPRF

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April 01, 2013
A Dialogue for Peace

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March 31, 2013
Have You The Urge Too?

Wonderful Geoff Bridgford music video.

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March 19, 2013
When Kindness Goes Viral

Whatever path you walk, whatever your favorite name for God, if it doesn't come down to this, it don't mean squat.

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March 15, 2013
Always Remembering You

Exquisite song. Daya vocals, John Adorney music. Song translated from Hindi by Charananand. From Fire in the Flint.

Thanks to Billy "Arctic Ice" Salmansohn for the heads up.

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March 12, 2013
Focus on Being Fulfilled

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March 11, 2013
There Is Another Door

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February 19, 2013
The Call for Peace

Beautiful new video by Wendy Lewis

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February 07, 2013
Feel at Home in this Moment

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Prem Rawat on this subject

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January 25, 2013
The Man Prayer


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January 15, 2013
PUPPET-JI: Why Are We Here?

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October 22, 2012
Bill Hicks and George Carlin Speak



Thanks to Charles Glasser for the heads up

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October 20, 2012
Prem Rawat at Nordic Peace Conference

On Auguest 18, 2012, Prem Rawat addressed a student-organized peace conference in Oslo, Norway. Unable to attend in person, he created this video to convey his message. Its impact at the conference was deeply felt. Many students regarded it as the highlight of the conference

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September 19, 2012
There Is No Door

Here is a 4-minute video for your enjoyment. It is a collaboration between three students of Prem Rawat: Fernando Garcia (video editing), Stuart Hoffman (music), and Mitch Ditkoff (poetry). If you like it, LIKE it and forward it to your friends. Thanks!

Two other collaborations of ours:
This Thirst
The Beautiful Sadness of Longing

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August 16, 2012
The One Voice for Laos Documentary

Here is a remarkable 8-minute video produced by Garland Berenzy (16!), documenting the One Voice for Laos project -- an inspired humanitarian effort spearheaded by Hudson Valley teens, committed adults, and my amazing wife, Evelyne Pouget, to support 600 orphans in Luang Prabang, Laos. If you want to donate to the orphanage, send a check to the Windhorse Foundation (P.O. Box 26582, San Francisco, CA 94126) and write "Deak Kum Pa Orphanage" in the memo line.

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August 09, 2012
The Beautiful Sadness of Longing

A big thank you to Fernando Garcia for using one of my poems, and Stuart Hoffman's music, along with a variety of beautiful images, to create a moving slide show about a topic not often talked about.

The poem
Words of Peace Global

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The Beautiful Sadness of Longing

A big thank you to Fernando Garcia for using one of my poems, and Stuart Hoffman's music, along with a variety of beautiful images, to create a moving slide show about a topic not often talked about.

The poem
Words of Peace Global

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July 24, 2012
What Is Knowledge?

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More and more
The pathway to Knowledge

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July 12, 2012
What a Wonderful World!

Fabulous two-minute BBC video narrated by David Attenborough. Big thanks to Paul Solis Cohen for the heads up.

Find out how wonderful YOU are.

Prem Rawat in Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Asheville.

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June 28, 2012
Searchin' USA

Here's a fun musical slide show announcing Prem Rawat's July 29th event in Long Beach, CA.

Melody: The Beach Boys.
Everything else: Stuart Hoffman, Jennifer Edwards, and Hannah Blake.

To request an invitation

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May 10, 2012
Prem Rawat in Spain

Wonderful "musical slide show" video invitation to Prem Rawat's upcoming events in Barcelona (May 27) and Madrid (June 10). Music by Manuel Iman. Produced by Stuart Hoffman. Please forward to any one you know who might be interested in attending.

More (in English)
More (in Spanish)
Barcelona Facebook page

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April 11, 2012
Great Eversound Concert on April 14th

Catch Daya Rawat, John Adorney, and a host of other awesome musicians at Eversound's 15th anniversary concert celebration at the Luke Theater in Santa Barbara, CA on April 14th.

Live concert on 4/14
More John Adorney
Eversound

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March 22, 2012
Finding Something in Nothing

100 billion galaxies? And you're worried about gaining five pounds?

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March 13, 2012
The Most Astounding Fact

Astrophysicist, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.

Thanks to Jeff Bernard for the heads up

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January 20, 2012
Longing for Long Beach on 1/29!

Turn up the volume! Go full screen! Here is a fun way that Stuart Hoffman, Jennifer Edwards, and Hannah Blake are getting the word out about Prem Rawat's upcoming Long Beach event on 1/29. Forward it to family and friends! Dance! Sing! Breathe! Do whatever it takes to get there on 1/29. And if you can't, watch it two weeks later here.

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November 25, 2011
The Selective Attention Test

Idea Champions

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November 22, 2011
The Power of Love

Here is an inspiring video montage, slide show, and remake of One Foundation's classic "Power of Love" sung by Daya Rawat. If a picture's worth a thousand words, this six-minute video is worth a million.

Because of Love
Ordinary Man
Thanks to Jacque Penaherrera for the heads up

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November 12, 2011
Ordinary Man

A wonderful up song from down under: Geoff Bridgford's Ordinary Man.

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November 04, 2011
For You!

If you do one thing today, please watch this video. Extraordinary! Words by my teacher, Prem Rawat. Music: Stuart Hoffman. Video editor: Fernando Garcia

More
"For You" available for download here.

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September 20, 2011
GRETA SPEAKS: Make Each Day Count

If you had only one month to live, what would you talk about if someone interviewed you? In this touching 8-minute video, Greta Brenman, who passed away on 6/18/08, shares her feelings about life and the guidance of her teacher, Maharaji (aka Prem Rawat). Wow.

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August 22, 2011
VIDEO: The Rhythm of Life

When words fail, dancing begins!

Thanks to John Dellasalla for the heads up!
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August 20, 2011
DAYA: Neverending

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August 16, 2011
SOUL BIOGRAPHIES: Charananand

Sweet video of Charananand talking about life, appreciation, & the beauty of turning within. Produced by Nic Askew. (Great work Nic!)

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July 13, 2011
Fun Is Inside of You

Hot off the digital press! Just got this from Portugal...



Big thanks to Filomena Lopes for the heads up!

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June 26, 2011
We Are All In This Together

They're dancing in the aisles at the UN! Look at what can happen when inspired and committed people get together to deliver a message of peace and love. (In what ways can you and your friends come together and communicate a powerful message to the world?)

Thanks to Ron Frank for the link to this Amnesty International video.

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June 01, 2011
Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter | Playing For Change from Playing For Change on Vimeo.

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May 08, 2011
Thankfulness Is a State of Being

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May 01, 2011
Just to Put Things in Perspective

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April 24, 2011
Dearest Maharaji

Here is an inspiring 7-minute music video that provides some historical footage of Maharaji's appearance on the scene going all the way back to when he was six. The older man featured in the video is his father, Shri Maharaji, who was also his Teacher. Vocals by Daya Rawat, Maharaji's very talented daughter. PS: It's all about love...

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Thanks to Rita Rubin Long for the link

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April 12, 2011
Having a Ball

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April 08, 2011
A Message of Hope

Four people sent this to me in the past three days. Only now did I watch. Beautiful! Whether you meditate or not, there is a powerful message of love embedded in this video. If you disagree with some of it, so what? Watch the whole thing anyway. Don't bail out. Let the message sink in...

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April 02, 2011
All Is Well

I woke up this morning, clicked on this link, and found myself crying tears of joy. (I'm not falling apart. I'm falling together.)

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Thanks to Peter Whitaker for the heads up.

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March 31, 2011
Recognize

This just showed up in my inbox, sent by Ra Mil Vikash. If you have eight minutes, here's a real treat. If you don't have eight minutes now, see if you can find eight minutes later. If you don't have eight minutes later, you really need to watch this...

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February 28, 2011
Tame the Night

Hauntingly beautiful song from the up and coming singer, Lucia Iman.

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February 08, 2011
The Stay Strong Project

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January 30, 2011
Waiting for the Moon

This is simply exquisite. Music by John Adorney; vocals by Daya. Graphics by Fernando Garcia Munoz. Enjoy. Forward it to friends...

Maharaji's words set to music

Thanks to Daniel Light for the heads up.

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January 25, 2011
VIDEO: This Can Save Your Life

"Stone walls do not a prison make." - Richard Lovelace

Thanks to Wendy Lewis for making this fabulous video.
And thanks to John Dellasalla for the heads up.

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January 03, 2011
VIDEO: Do Something Different

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Here's a wonderful,
two-minute video
of Maharaji,
(AKA Prem Rawat),
speaking about the need
we all have to look within
and recognize
that which brings us life --
the beauty of a moment
and the peace that is
playing in the heart.

More

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June 21, 2010
Stand By Me

The "Playing for Change" band just played in Woodstock. Wow! Give a listen -- even if you've heard it before. This never gets old.

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May 21, 2010
Jessica on the Bathroom Sink

You can meditate until the cows come home. You can fast, chant, and read your favorite Holy Book a thousand times. But if you can't find the place of infinite delight that little Jessica has discovered, you ain't done nothing...

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April 29, 2010
VIDEO: He Is My Teacher

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March 21, 2010
Where Is This Headed?

"It's not enough to be busy. Ants are busy. What are we busy about." -- H.D. Thoreau

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March 10, 2010
PUPPET-JI: Why Are We Here?

And now a word from the most conscious puppet on planet Earth...

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March 02, 2010
VIDEO: The Beloved

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February 18, 2010
Never Give Up

Fabulous new song by Geoff Bridgford.

"Never, never, never, never give up." -- Winston Churchill

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February 17, 2010
The Inner Technology

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January 28, 2010
The Mask Unmasked

Here is Jim Carrey, one of the funniest dudes in history, sharing his recent revelation about the illusory nature of thought and the true definition of spirituality as being the relieving of all suffering. The times they are a 'changin.

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January 27, 2010
VIDEO: The Key

We are all so lucky to be alive -- no matter what path we walk. Everywhere, there are reminders to wake up and feel the love inside.

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January 02, 2010
The Way of Knowledge

Thanks to Richard Bann

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January 01, 2010
A Place That Is Timeless

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December 27, 2009
Love Is All You Need

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December 10, 2009
Happy 52nd Birthday, Maharaji!

Please join me in wishing Maharaji (aka Prem Rawat) a very happy birthday! May all the seeds he's planted bloom into fragrant flowers everywhere. And may YOU, oh reader of this blog, continue to be grateful for all the blessings in your life. Time to celebrate!

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December 07, 2009
No Matter What

Sweet expressions of love and appreciation for Maharaji from around the world...

More info

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November 28, 2009
Five Inspiring Videos For You

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Here ya go. Five inspiring videos for your viewing pleasure -- each one a treasure. Themes?

Gratitude.
Unity.
Joy.
Diversity.
Celebration.
Non-Attachment.
You!

Every Day Is Thanksgiving
We Are All in This Together
The Gospel of Everyday Life
Stand By Me
Puppet-Ji on Non-Attachment

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November 27, 2009
Every Day Is Thanksgiving

This is beautiful. From David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk. Unplug from whatever you're doing and give this your full attention.

More on gratefulness

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November 24, 2009
VIDEO: 1001 Reasons

Bring someone tea today! Help someone in need! Go beyond yourself and express the love you feel in very practical ways.

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November 06, 2009
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

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October 30, 2009
VIDEO: Maharaji's Lineage

Whether you are a student of Maharaji's or not, I think you'll find this 10-minute video quite interesting. It's all about his lineage and how he is continuing with his Master's vision of letting everyone on planet Earth know that true inner peace exists and is available. Now.

Thanks to Jule Kowarsky for forwarding the link.

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October 24, 2009
Life Is Made of Moments

Life is made of moments. Enjoy each one of them!

On enjoying the moment

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October 15, 2009
Will Smith Speaks

I've always enjoyed Will Smith's movies, but I never really got how tuned in and inspiring he is outside of his roles. Check this out.

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October 04, 2009
SWISH!

You may think you know what's going to happen next... but your thoughts are only... well... your thoughts. When you're in the ZONE, something else takes over. If you have any doubt, check out this three minute video about an autistic boy on the basketball court.

Go for it! Get on the court! Give it your best shot!

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September 20, 2009
Because of Love

Beautiful new song (and exquisite images) by Kim O'Leary.

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together, go to making genius. Love, love, love. That is the soul of genius." - Mozart

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September 01, 2009
Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make

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August 13, 2009
VIDEO: Maharaji in Europe

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August 08, 2009
I Am Yours

Beautiful song... beautiful voice... beautiful life.

Lyrics and vocals: Julie Howe
Artwork: Robert Howe
Link love: Martha Lotfe

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August 02, 2009
VIDEO: Maharaji at the Asheville Picnic

Some people (especially those who have never met Maharaji) think he only speaks at big venues, entering stage left and exiting like some kind of Wizard of Oz. Not true. Maharaji goes wherever the love is, wherever people -- thirsty for truth and ready to receive him -- come together -- even if it's in a tent...

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July 23, 2009
VIDEO: The Rhythm of Life

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." (Friedrich Nietzche)

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July 19, 2009
VIDEO: The Purpose of Human Life

If you've ever been interested in the message of Prem Rawat, here is 7 minutes and 31 seconds of what it's all about. Enjoy!

PremRawat.com

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June 16, 2009
How Precious Life Is!

Watch this extraordinary video about an 11-year old boy who not only remembered a past life of his, but blew everyone away with hard-to-deny proof. Open your mind and your heart to the possibility.

And half way around the world: Unmistaken Child

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June 15, 2009
VIDEO: The Perfume of God

This is absolutely stunning, exquisite, buoyant, alive!

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May 19, 2009
58 Seconds of Remembrance

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April 30, 2009
VIDEO: A New Dawn

Thanks to David Klamph for posting this on the Heart of Matter FB group

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April 19, 2009
VIDEO: One Breath at a Time

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April 13, 2009
Welcome to Mississauga!

Maybe you've been meditating for 30 years... maybe you've read the Bhagavad Gita... maybe you've experienced the peace that passes all understanding. But have you ever been an 88 year old mayor with a 92% approval rating, gotten hit by a truck, and starred in your own music video? Check this out. Hazel rocks!!!

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April 12, 2009
Maharaji in Kathmandu

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April 11, 2009
Mankind is No Island

This wonderful video was shot totally by a cell phone in New York City and Sydney, Australia. Makes you do more than stop and think. Makes you stop and FEEL.

Thanks to Aine McIteer for posting this on FB

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April 08, 2009
Holi in Jaipur

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April 07, 2009
VIDEO: Where the Story Begins

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March 21, 2009
Words of Peace TV Taxi

Is this cool or what -- the WORDS OF PEACE TV taxi in London. (I think we should do a promotion with Dominos -- the Words of Peace Pizza. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but maybe YOU know.

Thanks to Dalit Fresco for posting this link on VirtualServiceHub.net

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March 17, 2009
One Love

One more beautiful music video by Playing For Change.

And don't miss Stand By Me.

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February 19, 2009
VIDEO: Allow Your Heart to Be Filled With Gratitude

Eight minutes of Maharaji speaking with the elderly and physically challenged -- in both Hindi and English. Very inspiring.

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February 15, 2009
VIDEO: The Power That We Have

(Thanks to David Klamph for forwarding this link)

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February 11, 2009
VIDEO: Thirst


Video by Garik from Slovenia. Thanks to Cindy Lategan for the link.

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February 08, 2009
VIDEO: Maharaji in Agrigento

This just in from Italy -- mostly in Italian. So go on down to your local Italian restaurant and ask for a translation. (Hmmm... not a bad way to let people know about Maharaji's message). Fettucine for everyone!



PS: If you DO get this video translated, let me know what happens and we'll post a few stories here...

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February 05, 2009
Feel What You Cannot Think About

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January 28, 2009
VIDEO: Alive (and very, very well)

Thanks to Lucka Koscak, on Facebook, for forwarding this link.

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January 23, 2009
VIDEO: Family of Love

Sweet video/slide show featuring photos from Amaroo and the singing of Alan Thomas.



Thanks to Hakan Lars Holmkvist for creating the video and Sonja Clegg for forwarding it, via Facebook. (PS: I am now on Facebook).

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January 22, 2009
VIDEO: Quest for Joy

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January 15, 2009
VIDEO: Real Italian Food

Maharaji in Corleone and Palermo: July, 2008


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January 12, 2009
VIDEO: Get to Know the Peace That Is In the Heart

A rockin' music video (3:39)

Thanks to Matt Miller for forwarding the link

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January 10, 2009
VIDEO: What Is Prem Rawat's Role?

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December 31, 2008
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Best Videos of 2008

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Celebrating New Year's Eve? Letting go of the old and ushering in the new? Raising a glass of champagne to love? Then take a look at Heart of the Matter's Best Videos of 2008.

Some of them will make you laugh. Some of them will make you cry. But all of them will inspire you to go beyond your seeming limitations and dive more deeply into life.

If you're hosting a party, you may want to show a few of these to your guests.

Happy New Year! And a Happy Next Breath...

Stand By Me

It's a Wonderful World

Puppet-Ji: On Non-Attachment

The Laughing Baby

Give Peace a Chance

The Wisdom of the Elders

Dance, Dance, Dance

This Man Has Practiced

A Bowl of Peas

Puppet-Ji: On Seeing

Make Each Day Count

Doing the Seeming Impossible

The Four Prophets

Inviting Gratitude

Puppet-ji Speaks!

The Whole World is Dancing!

Go Within

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December 25, 2008
MERRY CHRISTMAS! What Is Life?

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December 15, 2008
VIDEO: Light the Lamp

Maharaji in Madras, India (10 minutes)

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December 12, 2008
VIDEO: Stand By Me

Some people say that laughter is the universal language. Others say love. The producers of the video below say music. Whatever language you speak, one thing is clear: at the core of our being, beyond our differences, we all speak the same language.

And thanks to Noel Philpot, poet extraordinaire, for forwarding this inspiring video.

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December 07, 2008
Happy Birthday, Maharaji! (three days early)

A beautiful 9 minute film. No spoken words. None needed. Just love...

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December 05, 2008
The Laughing Baby

There's a reason this video has been viewed more than 68 million times on YouTube. Laughter is powerful medicine, a gift, and our birthright.

Click below for some great quotes on laughter...

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." -- Woody Allen

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." -- e.e. cummings

"Laughter is an instant vacation." -- Milton Berle

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." -- Victor Borge

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." -- Yiddish Proverb

"The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter." -- Mark Twain

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November 29, 2008
Diving In Deeper

If you are new to Heart of the Matter, chances are good you've only seen a small percentage of what's available to you here -- more than 200 postings of all kinds: videos, slide shows, excerpts and reports from Maharaji's events, stories, personal reflections, poetry, humor, a talking puppet, links to cool resources, and much more.

You can always access the most recent 30 postings by logging onto the site and scrolling down. For the rest of the content, you'll need to click on the archives (in the sidebar beneath "Recent Entries"). But since you're already here right now, all you need to do is click the link below for a hot-linked list of all past postings. (If you find something you like, please feel free to forward it to friends, acquaintances, family, or neighbors. That's how word about this blog is getting out.)

Heart of the Matter Monthly Archives

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September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

Photo by Durango99

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November 24, 2008
The Perfect Relationship

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November 22, 2008
The Wisdom of the Elders

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What do Clint Eastwood, Madeline Albright, Willie Nelson, Alan Alda, Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Ravi Shankar, Edward Kennedy, Andrew Wyeth, Frank Gehry and a host of other creative movers and shakers have in common beside fame?

Wisdom!

Click here to see what they've learned in their long and very diverse lives... and get a glimpse of the fabulous Wisdom Project produced by Andrew Zuckerman.

Speaking of which, what have YOU learned in your life? What wisdom has come your way? And if you want to share it with other readers of this blog, click "Sign In" below and leave a comment or send me an email.

I'll sort through the submissions, pick some, and post them here in time for International Wisdom Day (a holiday that doesn't yet exist, but probably should).

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October 30, 2008
VIDEO: Dearest Maharaji

Beautiful images of love, devotion, and happiness. Beautiful vocals by Tim Hain. Beautiful life! We are all so lucky to be alive. We have so much to be thankful for. Count your blessings! Enjoy each breath! The past is over. The future is a dream. Now is the moment!

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October 18, 2008
VIDEO: The Value of a Breath

Four brief interviews with people about the value of Maharaji's gift -- and then a 4 min. video of Maharaji speaking about thirst, breath, and Knowledge.

More info

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September 17, 2008
VIDEO: A Bowl of Peas

A very funny story told by Maharaji and some soulful expressions from an event in Montreal...

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September 09, 2008
VIDEO: Within You Is a Joy

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September 06, 2008
Doing the Seeming Impossible

OK. Here's a wake up call for all of us who think our life or work challenges are impossible. Click below to see what this chap accomplished, then ask yourself whether or not what YOU'RE trying to accomplish (i.e. stay conscious, grow your business, make a transition, write a book, practice Knowledge, forgive someone, etc.) is really so difficult to pull off.

For more inspiration, click on the link below the YouTube video.

Thanks to Chris Tardieu for forwarding this video.

MORE INSPIRATION TO GO BEYOND THE "IMPOSSIBLE"

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - Goethe

"There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start. - Charles Baudelaire

"What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Genius is infinite painstaking." - Michelangelo

"A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind." - Antoine Saint-Exupery

"Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission." - Peter Drucker

"No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered." - Winston Churchill

"I am looking for a lot of people who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done." - Henry Ford



And here's an intro to my new book about a neanderthal who also accomplished the seeming impossible. Go for it!

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August 30, 2008
Let Consciousness Be Your Teacher

"People say, 'in this world there needs to be peace.' I say, 'No, in your world there needs to be peace. It is within you.' Do whatever is necessary and find peace in your in your life, and be content. And if you don't find it, I can help." - Prem Rawat

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July 31, 2008
VIDEO: Inviting Gratitude

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July 27, 2008
VIDEO: We Are Human Beings

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July 25, 2008
Give Peace a Chance

Click below for Hoffmananda's (aka Stuart Hoffman's) gorgeous new rendition of Give Peace a Chance -- a totally inspiring slide show with soundtrack that communicates A LOT in just seven minutes. Enjoy! And pass it on...

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July 18, 2008
VIDEO: Find Peace Within

Here's a one-minute intro to Prem Rawat (aka Maharaji) and the Knowledge he reveals as shown on Brazilian TV.

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July 16, 2008
VIDEO: Go Within

We are here for such a short while -- even if we live to 100. So while we're here, what's the purpose? What is there to experience? Where does real happiness come from? What is life really all about? In this 5 minute video, Prem Rawat (aka Maharaji) gives us all a clue.

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July 10, 2008
SLIDE SHOW: Maharaji in Sicily

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July 09, 2008
Amaroo Slide Show

Many thanks to Chris Tardieu for forwarding this sweet slide show and song from Amaroo. Amazingly, Chris sent this to me just minutes after I posted the previous piece. Serendipity alert! We are all connected!

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