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Address of Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam to the Celebration of Guru Purnima by the Global Country of World Peace - Part I
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19 July 2008
During the grand, global celebration of Guru Purnima on 18 July 2008 at the Capital of the Global Country of World Peace in MERU, Netherlands, following the global Puja, the traditional Vedic performance of gratitude to Guru Dev* and the eternal Vedic Tradition of knowledge, Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, invited Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam to address the celebration.
Dr Morris reviewed for everyone enjoying the celebration, which was broadcast live around the world on the Maharishi Channel, that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace, had personally crowned Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam through the traditional Vedic performance of Rajyabhishek on 12 October 2000. Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam is first Ruler of the Global Country of World Peace, and Maharishi lauded him as the representative of the Holy Tradition of Vedic Masters now in this generation.
Dr Morris then quoted from Maharishi's address during the 2007 celebration of Guru Purnima, in which Maharishi said that the Vedic tradition of rulership comes from the Solar dynasty—from the life-giving Sun—which has been the source of the Vedic expression Yatha Raja tatha praja: 'As is the Raja, the ruler, so are the ruled'—the Raja maintains himself on that level of integrated, self-referral consciousness, the state of eternal Being, which is characterized by bliss, and that bliss radiates from the Raja to the whole population. The whole population then breathes in bliss.
'This is the example set by Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam, that steady silence, which radiates total Natural Law and which is reflected in the life of all the people. This example is going to be the living reality in our world of all 192 countries,' Dr Morris said, quoting Maharishi.
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam then addressed the global Guru Purnima Celebration. He began by saying that for most of us Guru Purnima was something we never heard about, or if we did, we didn't really know the value of it.
'It was [through] Maharishi we came to know this very special day, the full moon in the middle of the year, the fullest of the moons, that is the day of the Guru [spiritual teacher]. We have celebrated Guru Dev and offered our Puja and ourselves to Guru Dev with Maharishi all these years.
'This is the first one without him. How much we would have wanted to offer to Maharishi our achievements. Everyone of us would like to say, ''Maharishi, you are our Guru, with Guru Dev, and now we would like to offer you all our achievements.''
'The roots have been watered, flowers have grown, and the trees are very strong and healthy. And when we look to offer these flowers and these trees, we realize [they are] us. Maharishi has been watering them and he has been strengthening them, and today all we can say, Tvadiyam vastu Govinda tubhyam eva samarpaye**—''That is not only what you have given us, that is what you have done with us, that is what you have created.'' It is not that we have a gift and we are returning that gift today. There is a difference. We have been that gift and we are offering ourselves.
'We offer ourselves to Guru Dev in keeping with the tradition that it is Guru Dev that Maharishi upheld. . . . Even as Maharishi left his physical body, he has given us a tradition, and we always feel in his presence with us that we would do what he would want us to do. That's how we keep that tradition and keep our Guru Dev as our Guru Dev, and Maharishi as the light of life that brought Guru Dev's reality to the world, and made us live Guru Dev in our Being, and understand Guru Dev in our life.'
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam said, 'Of course you felt something in my voice, I couldn't hide it,' but as he was looking at everyone assembled today, he could feel many were feeling a 'back and forth feeling' of missing and sadness, and something happening—'yet the bliss that Maharishi has taught us to live and has given us is stronger. Why? Because we can't escape that feeling that if Maharishi is sitting here, he wouldn't want . . . sad people, because he has taught us that life is naturally full.'
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam quoted in Sanskrit and then in English the Vedic expression, 'We are made out of bliss, we live in bliss, we came from bliss, we go to bliss, we exist in bliss.' This is our reality, he said, and if we want to offer something to Guru Dev, it has to be 'fully blossomed, proud, happy, colourful flowers and trees.
'That's why we have to accept to leave behind us that feeling of missing or loss, and we have to accept to be at the level of the message that Maharishi has given and the creation he has created.
'In these beautiful days of celebration we have chosen a theme, and that is the theme of celebration of Maharishi's contributions to the world. That is the offering Maharishi was always offering to Guru Dev, and we have great delight now, not in one day but in many days, to offer to Guru Dev in the memory and through our stories and contributions, to offer these beautiful achievements, which are tremendous. We will hear from our Rajas and our Ministers and it should be a delightful story of joy and bliss.
'If I have to contribute some of the basic contributions of Maharishi—and since I am the first to speak about this, I'll take the advantage to be the first to say it—Maharishi's contribution to the world is absolute.'
* Guru Dev: Maharishi's Master, His Divinity Brahmananda Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas.
** Maharishi has translated this expression as: 'My Lord, I am offering you what you have bestowed on me'; 'Whatever you have offered to me, I am offering to you.'
Global Good News will feature the continuation of Maharaja's address about Maharishi's contribution to the world, in the coming days.
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