7 APRIL 1983
The Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of the Sikh religion, will be recited continuously for three days, beginning tomorrow. This recitation will take place for the sake of world peace and everyone present here will be fortunate to participate in this event. This scripture contains the divine words of Guru Nanak (15th century) who founded the Sikh religion in the Punjab. During these three days, everyone going to the reading should cover his or her head as a mark of respect for the customs of this religion. Go and listen to the recitation with great love and faith. It has been arranged by devotees from Bombay for the promotion of world peace. The recitation will begin tomorrow at 9.00 A. M. The permanent residents of Haidakhan will look after the programme and the guests, and should do so with respect. This is the second year at Hairakhan for this great event and all should consider themselves fortunate to be here. In the world today fire is bursting out on one side, while nectar flows on the other. You must decide if you choose fire or nectar. While flames of the fire are spreading, it is up to us to save ourselves and others. We must be alert. At this moment, people are jumping into the fire because of their ignorance. We must save these people, and we can do so only if we have great courage. We should give this courage to others as nothing can be done without it. Courage is the most important thing. Shri Mahaprabhuji has told you many times to wake up. Wake up yourselves and others. Control your mind and have firm determination. Whoever comes here must vow to save himself and the world. Wherever you go, be prepared to save people. Be firm like a rock, deep and serious like the sea. Think of the earth as a mother. This is one earth. Don’t be divided by thinking of yourselves as belonging to different countries. We belong to one earth. Proceed with this in mind. Look to the future with a vision of good deeds for the whole world, not just one country. Have great courage and patience—and be not afraid of water, fire or great storms—face them bravely. Shri Mahaprabhuji reveals the truth of a mystery to you—the Revolution will occur simultaneously everywhere in the world. Countries which believe that they can save themselves through the newly invented weapons can forget this thought, for they will not be able to do so. Everyone knows of the present day events taking place in Iran. No one had ever heard of the name of Khomeini before and suddenly he captured everything he wanted. Shri Mahaprabhuji is preparing for the Great Revolution. When and where it will start is not to be disclosed now. When the time comes you all will know. In the Treta Yuga, the revolution (Kranti) started from Lanka and until it happened, no one, not even Rama, knew that it would start from there. In the Dvapara Yuga, at the time of Lord Krishna, no one knew where the revolution would start. When it began Pt Kurukshetra, people from all over the world collected there for the beginning of a world war. Mahaparabhuji will show his lila to the world in the same way. As you know, the flames of revolution are presently spreading in the world. There is no power which can stop the fire and reduce the heat. Super powers like Russia and America will not be able to face the fire even with their new weapons. Nothing that they have invented will be of any use. Everything can be destroyed. All must be prepared for this revolution—especially those who are here. Whether old or young, private or public, those working or not—all must take part. It is devotion, love and yoga for you to save the world and join in the revolution. For those who are true devotees of Babaji, the flames of fire will become cool. Face the fire and it will turn to ice. This requires control of mind and a firm determination. Everyone must consider himself a soldier and be active. Everyone will have to face the fire.