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July 27, 2022
I Am Yours

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July 22, 2022
Tim Freke's YouTube Interview with Prem Rawat

Tim Freke, a modern-day philosopher, met with global peace ambassador and bestselling author, Prem Rawat, for an animated one-hour conversation about a wide range of topics related to consciousness, self-knowledge, and experiencing the divine. Author of 35 books on inner wisdom and the commonalities found in the world's spiritual traditions, Tim's interview with Prem Rawat is the 40th in a series he has conducted about the nature of existence with such notable spiritual thinkers such as Ken Wilber, Ervin Lazlo, and Rupert Sheldrake.

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An Invitation for People Attending the Amaroo Event in September


"We've been given the opportunity to express ourselves -- to paint beautiful pictures with the strength we have inside. Each new morning, we can choose to be the most fantastic version of ourselves. Ignore the numbers. Paint outside the boxes. Paint what's in your heart. Paint the most dazzling version of who you are." -- Prem Rawat, Hear Yourself, p. 115

If you will be attending September's Amaroo event, in Australia, with Prem Rawat, you are invited to submit a personal expression to his website about WHY you are going.

For a lot of people, it's quite a long journey to get to Amaroo and, of course, there's the cost of plane tickets and accommodations, as well. It's also at least a week out of your life.


That's a big commitment, one that is interested in exploring -- more specifically, what it is that would motivate so many people from more than 54 different countries to make the trek and spend five immersive days at Amaroo.

If you decide to submit your Amaroo-related reflections to, please know that the audience for your expression is the general public, not just people who have received and practice the techniques of Self-Knowledge. Please keep that in mind as you write.

By submitting your expression you are granting permission to the staff of to edit your writing for length and clarity. Also, please remember to include the name of the country in which you currently live and a photo of yourself.

Maximum length: 150 words. Deadline: August 5. Thank you!

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July 20, 2022
The Beauty of Amaroo

Amaroo-2016 from Inscapes on Vimeo.

Inspiring Amaroo slide show and sound track created by Gary Bandzmer and friends in 2016. If you are thinking of attending this year's Amaroo gathering with Prem Rawat in September, but haven't registered yet, now's the time.

2016 Amaroo excerpts

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July 19, 2022
Prem Rawat's Livestreamed Milan Knowledge Review


"Your need for joy, to be fulfilled -- for that you have to turn inside. That's where you will find it -- in you!" - Prem Rawat

The human need for joy and fulfillment is universal, independent of nationality, language, or religion. When it comes right down to it, everyone wants to feel good and get the most out of life. This is Prem Rawat's work. This is what he's all about. And this is what he was focusing on in his July 16 Knowledge Review in Milan, Italy.

Read more about it on his website.

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July 18, 2022
Easy to Love

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July 17, 2022
Lost and Found


This just in from Irene Woodhead in the UK -- a beautiful story of a life-changing moment in her life from 1979.

We had just sold our house in Cornwall (UK) so were flush with money, unlike the previous year when we stripped the house bare of saleable items to raise enough cash for two return flights to Florida to see Prem Rawat.

This year, we took our six-year old eldest son to Kissimmee with vague plans of visiting Disney World.

Once there, we happily joined the food tent line, as I reached into my pocket to bring out the wad of cash. Then my world crumbled. No money at all! Zilch. Vanished. Disappeared Nicked?

Devastated, we joined the other line for food -- the one for people with no money -- and continued to do so for the rest of the event.

I became aware, pretty instantaneously, that my biggest problem was not the lack of money. It was how to stop my mind from screaming "DO SOMETHING! FIX THIS!"

I considered going to the Lost and Found tent, but such was my faith in the people attending the event that my cynical mind decided if anyone found my wad of cash they would think it was an act of Grace. I could see them all dancing and whooping for joy!

Next plan of mine was to file a police report, so I could claim the loss on my travel insurance, but my vision of the police roaming the site, interviewing site managers to investigate my claim, filled me with fear and horror.

More than all of this, my primary concern was how to enjoy the event after traveling thousands of miles to be there and how not waste the precious opportunity I had to be with Prem.

The solution was simple: Shut up and go deep inside to the extent that not even a single thought in my mind could escape.

Days went by deep inside. I didn't dare indulge a single squeak of thought -- there was lots of prayer -- even in sleep, waking up and diving, once again, inside.

And it was amazing because it wasn't long before help came in the form of a beautiful feeling deep inside my breath, so sublimely, exquisitely adorable that I didn't want to lose it for anything in the world, certainly not for a mere thought, NOT EVEN FOR THE DISTRACTION OFPREM HIMSELF.

"Please, please let me stay in this beauty," I kept saying to myself.

So there I was in the reception line, waiting to see Prem -- positioned behind a big guy in a yellow t-shirt and doing my best to stay with the beautiful feeling inside me.

When I peeped out from behind the guy in the yellow t-shirt, Prem was looking straight at me. I ducked and closed my eyes, determined not to allow ANY distraction.

A few more steps and then another peep.

"Oh no!"

There was Prem looking straight at me again.

"No distraction, no distraction. This is too beautiful to leave. "HELP!'" I said to myself.

And on it went, Prem looking at me every time I peeped, and me ducking out of sight behind the guy in the yellow t-shirt, holding onto the sweet feeling within me for dear life -- a case of "I know that he knows that I know that he knows” going on ad infinitum.

By the time the line moved and I found myself standing in front of Prem, it all seemed so hilariously funny, I almost laughed out loud.

Anyway, the last day of the event came and we made our way to the front gates. So many people didn't have any money to get back home and were begging for change. I saw a long tent off to the side with a sign saying "Lost Property" and I found myself wandering over. Once there, the guy behind the counter asked me to remember the number of $100s, $50s that I had lost.

I told him.

"Here you are," he said, smiling. "Someone turned your lost money in on the first day of the event."

At that precise moment, a shout from outside the tent got our attention. Everyone was looking up and waving. There was Prem in a hot air balloon slowly sailing over the gates.

Lots of tears and laughter followed.

In the hours that followed, we became very aware of people asking us if we had any money to spare so they could get home. Before we got through the gates, most of our recently-recovered money was gone! But I took home, with me, everything I could ever want -- in every breath the treasure waiting to be felt.

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-- Irene Woodhead

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July 15, 2022
Power to Change

Here's a 2-minute trailer of Wendy Lewis' stunning new documentary, Power to Change about knife violence in London. In the months to come, The Heart of the Matter will update you on the latest and greatest from Wendy and her team. Stay tuned!

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Excerpts of Prem Rawat's Glastonbury "Key of Avalon" Acceptance Speech


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July 12, 2022
Focus on What's Right

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One day Albert Einstein wrote on a black board:

9 x 1 = 9
9 x 2 = 18
9 x 3 = 27
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 5 = 45
9 x 6 = 54
9 x 7 = 63
9 x 8 = 72
9 x 9 = 81
9 x 10 = 91

In class, everyone laughed at him because of his mistake at the end of the list. Einstein waited until everyone was silent and explained:

"Although I answered the first nine questions correctly, nobody congratulated me. But when I made a mistake, everyone laughed at me. That means that despite our many successes, society will note our smallest mistake and enjoy it. Don't let simple criticism destroy your dreams. Only those who do nothing make no mistakes."

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July 03, 2022
Your Best Self


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The benefits of practicing Self-Knowledge

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July 02, 2022
A Simple Way to View New Content on

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OK. I know you're busy. You know you're busy. Even people who don't know you know you're busy. Which is why I am offering you this easy peasy way to check out the latest postings on All you need to do is click and read.

Expressions from 15 People Who Attended Glastonbury Fair in 1971
Hear Yourself Soon to Be Published in German
How the Practice of Knowledge Has Changed My Life for the Better
Prem Rawat Awarded the "Key of Avalon" Award at Glastonbury
Highlights of Other Recent Content on the Site

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