The Heart of the Matter
September 20, 2008
Miami Nice


Tonight I had the good fortune of being at an event with Maharaji at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. Here are some excerpts:

"I didn't just give you a glass of water. I talked you into digging a well in your own backyard. Any time you feel thirsty, feel free to go to that well and drink to quench your thirst. Never again will you need to be thirsty. Quench your thirst not once, but every day."

"Yogis are drunk on discipline. Priests are drunk on scriptures. Celibates are drunk on vanity. Monks are drunk on prestige. So what's left for you? What could you possibly get drunk on? I recommend being drunk on peace, being drunk on joy, being drunk on the fulfillment of the quest of a human being."

"Whoever gets touched by the magic of the heart, it's hard to ever be the same again. The next thing you know, you are at the most INCREDIBLE PARTY, inebriated not on prestige or discipline, but on peace, joy, and gratitude. For those of you who have stayed with it, the party is not abating. Welcome to the party -- the party of a lifetime."

"Enjoy yourself. It's OK. It's OK. Enjoy! You are capable of enjoying this breath. You are capable of enjoying this life."

"Everything you do externally, there is someone who does it better. But what you do internally... you are the best at that."

"A lot of people say 'I don't have time for all this stuff.' Well, make it your priority. Time is the greatest illusion. Don't be a victim to the illusion. Be clear. Stay focused."

"There are many people here who have received the gift of Knowledge and are coming to the twilight of their lives. But they are not alone. Knowledge is there. Peace! Feel it!"

"The idea is not to create, but to know the one thing inside of you. But not only to know -- to fall in love with that thing inside of you. Then... you will be rewarded. And guess what that reward will be? Peace."

"You are blessed. The hand of God is glued on top of your head. There is no greater blessing given to you. Feel that hand on your head and know you are being kissed by the infinite."

"Feel this breath. Feel this blessing and know there is a God. This is the incredible miracle."

"Every day is a beautiful day. Feel the passion from the depth of your heart. Do you know there is a passion only you can feel, an understanding only you can have, a fulfillment only you are capable of having?"

"Have fun! What is fun? Where truly the heart is entertained. Where truly you are filled with gratitude and joy."

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at September 20, 2008 10:28 PM


Thank you, Mitch, for relaying Maharaji's words so soon after being with him. Our hearts are bursting with all the love he is pouring forth.

Posted by: wingsprd [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2008 01:24 AM

Thank you, thank you, you cannot imagine how I appreciate that post right now.

Posted by: blancaoraa [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2008 02:17 PM

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