Fact or fiction? That's the question Prem Rawat posed to his audience of nearly 1,700 people in Madrid. What is fact, and what is fiction? What do we know, and what do we believe? Do we recognize truth in our everyday lives? And do we know that, when we know ourselves, we will realize a truth that satisfies our thirst to be content?
Here are some excerpts from his talk:
For me, I know there are two things. And one is fiction. Another one is fact. Now, fact is fact. It doesn’t have to pretend to be interesting, because it is what it is. And then there is fiction. Somebody’s imagination, somebody’s idea — fiction.
Will, one day, this earth be gone? Fact or fiction? Fact. It’ll be gone. Will the sun be gone? Fact or fiction? It’ll be gone — fact. Should you know yourself? Fact or fiction? Fact! Because your thirst, your desire to be content, will only be quenched when you realize what the truth is. Not before that.
It’s the miracle of miracles — unbelievable, unimaginable — that this breath, this gift comes into you. That the divine, that power, sustains this universe. Makes the possibility of stars to be where they are. Makes it possible for those stars to glow, for the dirt to be compressed to form into heavenly bodies. To force their vectors for collision: to become dust again, to be re-formed again. Every twinkle in the heavens — every little touch of wind on this earth, every drop of water, every grain of sand — exists because of the courtesy of the divine.