Mike, you asked:
Why would anyone believe that he is the 'Lord
of the Universe' in the first place? How could you
and the others here even judge that?
OUR LORD IS THE MAKER OF ALL THINGS
HE KEEPS THEM AND BRINGS THEM BACK HOME TO HIS
OUR LORD'S THE SUPERIOR POWER IN PERSON
I BOW DOWN BEFORE SUCH A WONDERFUL LORD...
Straight answers, Shroom:
Did you used to sing this song..?
If so, was it:
- several times?
- one thousand times?
- maybe every night, year in, year out for a decade
or more between the end of satsang and prostrating
yourself before his picture?
(1) Did you believe what you were
(2) Would you feel happy singing it again if The
Maharaji advised it would be good for your practice
of The Knowledge?
Posing a simple question to you is a bit like
trying to shovel wet spaghetti up a wild-cat's arse
(not that you'd want to...)
But guess there's no harm in trying: it is
the things you fail to answer which, for me, are
the most instructive.
You replied in a post entitled 'I never sang
that song Nigel' (and to which I now reply):
I received Knowledge on May 2, 1982 in a Los
Angeles ashram. I did try to sing along on several
occasions in Miami at a big event but I didn't know
Question (1) was 'did you believe what you were
So I'll reword the question to accommodate new
Question (1) - reworded: 'Assuming you
understood the words you were trying to sing along
to. Did you believe them?
Then your reply went on:
My point is that even if I believe that
Maharaji is the Lord and he showed me God within
myself, does that make it a fact?
No, but it would shed light on what you DO
believe, and help us have a straightforward
Can anyone know one way or the other? If God
appeared to me, what would he look like? If he had
a face and a voice, how would I know he was God? If
he was just a big white gob of energy, how would I
Big questions Mike, but regardless of the
(Question 1a): don't you think people claiming
to be God in human form have some sort of
responsibility to those they are addressing and
requesting donations from? Do they know enough
about white gobs of energy to instruct the rest of
To me, it boils down to devotion. How much do
I love my creator?
(Question 1b): How can you love that which, by
your own admission, you don't know?
(Question 1c): Why did Maharaji demand our
devotion unless he WAS God in human form, as
Before Knowledge, I loved God but in a kind
of vague way. After Knowledge, my love has
increased. It is more focused. It is more grateful.
It is more peaceful. Do I know God? No.
(Question 1d) So what do you love?
But I do feel much love for Him. I attribute
that to Knowledge and to Maharaji. He awakened my
thirst. And helped me to quench it. And continues
to do so.
A quenched thirst should need no further
quenching from the man who awakened it. You make
him sound like a pusher at the playground
But like I said to start with - it's like
shovelling wet spaghetti up a wildcat's arse, as
evinced by the fact you only evasively answered Q1
and ignored Q2 completely.