On the western side of the main island of Fiji, locals gathered to hear Maharaji speak on August 28, 2011 in the city of Nadi. Among other topics, he addressed the need for each person to consciously write their own story — so that each person has the chance to make their story good.
Here are some excerpts from his talk:
In the middle of the battlefield, are you, too, not fighting? Are you not also engaged in a battle? Yes. Do you have a need in you to feel peace? Yes. And where did this need come from? Understand this one point: where did the need for peace in your life come from?
If the need for peace is like the need for sleep, if the need for peace is like the need for food, if the need for peace is like the need for water — if. If so, then you will not be able to live without peace. You cannot live without water. You cannot live without sleep; it’s torture. You cannot live without food; you will die. You cannot live without peace. You will walk, but you will not know why. You will wake up, but you will not know, 'Why am I awake?' You will look up, and all you will see is just a sky. You will look down, and all you will see is dirt.
You want to see a miracle? I’ll show you how to see a miracle. Stand in front of a mirror and open your eyes. And you will find a miracle looking right back at you. You’re a miracle. Don’t you think so? Dirt talking? Isn’t that a miracle? Dirt walking? Isn’t that a miracle? Dirt dancing? Isn’t that a miracle? And the dirt can love. Isn’t that a miracle? Open your eyes and you will see a miracle everywhere.