Maharaji : Wars happen when intolerance reaches epic
proportions, when the reasons for war become greater than the
sanctity of peace. Wars happen when we fail to realize the value
of being alive. Peace is not an issue of institutions. It is
human beings who start wars.
Before a war begins outside, it starts inside. The war on the
inside is more dangerous because it is a fire that may never
be put out. Wars are being fought because peace is not being
found within, because it is not being allowed to unfold.
We are all searching for something .We may call it success,
peace, love or tranquility. It is the same thing. What we
are looking for has many names because we do not know what
The thing that we are searching for is not outside of us.
It is within us. It always has been and always will be. Peace
is something that has to be felt. One of the most incredible
powers we have is that we can feel. We are here to be filled
with gratitude, love and understanding.
For many centuries a voice has been calling out: "What
you are looking for is within you. Your truth is within you,
your peace is within you, your joy is within you." In
our hearts, peace is like a seed waiting in the desert to
grow, to blossom. When we allow this seed to blossom inside,
then peace is possible outside. Will we give peace a chance?
The above is excerpted from an article by
Maharaji published in The Times of India.
A Message of Peace
Maharaji travels year-round, responding to invitations to
address audiences throughout India and most continents.
His message is made available in 97 Countries and
70 languages. More than 300,000 people at a time have come
to seek his inspiration and guidance. When he spoke in the
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, the stadium was filled
to capacity for the first time.
speaks to people around the world about the possibility of finding
peace within. His Message is simple and profound. It is directed
at each individual, independent of and compatible with all beliefs
and walks of life, and free from social or political views or
|At age 13,
he was invited to speak in London and Los Angles. Since then,
he has addressed more than 5.5 million people in over 50 countries.
The dissemination of his message is entirely supported by voluntary
contributions. He supports himself and his family through independent