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The Keys Open Learning Program supports individuals who want help to access a personal experience of peace.

Prem Rawat, known as Maharaji to many, offers a way to discover peace within — four practical techniques which enable a person to turn their attention inside in order to experience the feeling that resides there. He calls these techniques Knowledge: the know-how to go within.

What I offer is more than words. I offer the know-how to access the experience of peace and fulfillment within. I call it Knowledge. What Knowledge makes possible is an enjoyment of life that is independent of circumstances. It is a way to connect to the experience of the self that lies within.

Keys materials provide an individual learning process through a set of DVDs, enabling people to prepare for their own personal pursuit of inner peace at times and in places that suit them.

Comprised of six Keys in total, the first five cover different topics and are watched sequentially. Each Key is comprised of a primary presentation video, with supplementary videos that support the topics covered.

The sixth key, where the techniques of Knowledge are taught (by invitation only), opens a door of possibility to continue a lifelong process of discovery and growth. Prem Rawat offers ongoing inspiration and guidance to support this lifelong enjoyment for people who have completed the Keys.

Knowledge consists of four techniques that enable a person to turn their attention from the outside to the inside. It is not imagination or visualization. It is a practical way to focus within to access what is already there.

The journey of Knowledge is a journey of self-discovery. For those who wish to make this journey, I offer to help them prepare to learn the techniques of Knowledge, and I provide ongoing inspiration and guidance for a lifetime of enjoyment.

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Introduction to The Keys

Watch the video or access the chapters below.


  • 1.Opening
    2:30 minutes
  • 2. Preparation
    Why do we need preparation
    1:22 minutes
  • 3. What are 'The Keys'?
    What are The Keys?
    1:44 minutes
  • 4. Guidelines
    7:43 minutes
  • 5. Remember This Life
    Remember This Life
    12:42 minutes
  • 6. Insights
    5:48 minutes
  • 7. Telephone Interview
    Tellephone interview
    3:02 minutes
  • 8. Music interlude
    Music interlude
    4:44 minutes
  • 9. Questions & Answers
    Q & A
    12:20 minutes
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"As We Are" written and performed by Cara Tower courtesy of FuryBuddhaMusic/BMI

Everyone has dreams. Fortunately, reality is more beautiful than any dream.

For many centuries, a voice has been calling out: “What you are looking for is within. Your truth is within. Your peace is within.”

The desire to feel those things is what I call thirst. Every human being has an innate thirst that is simple and real—a thirst for peace, joy, contentment. It is a thirst for something that already exists inside. We have a thirst to feel at peace, to feel fulfilled.

The peace that resides in the heart can be felt regardless of circumstances—whether a person is rich or poor, good or bad, right or wrong, happy or sad. It is the birthright of every human being.


What we are looking for is inside, not outside. Inside of us we can find serenity, peace, simple joy.

Peace is not just something nice to have; it is something we need to feel. We need the solid footing of peace in our existence. That is why this journey is so important.

How do we prepare ourselves to accept that what we are looking for is within? First, we need to turn down the noise of the distractions on the outside so we can see the contrast between what comes from the outside and what can be felt within.

When we begin to feel that contrast, it becomes easier and easier to see that the peace, the beauty, the joy that we are looking for are already within. Then the acceptance grows that there is a world within.


We are made to experience. We are the most amazing experiencing machines. We can experience hot and cold, joy and sadness.

If you take this most incredible experiencing machine and connect it within, you will experience peace, joy, happiness.

This experience needs to be felt. You can’t create it. Symbols or formulas for happiness will not satisfy the heart. Happiness needs to be felt. The heart needs to feel peace.

Does your heart feel serenity, beauty? Or does it feel emptiness? If you want the emptiness to go away, let the heart feel the fullness that also resides within.

You can feel serenity. You can feel beauty.

This is what the gift of Knowledge is all about.

Let the heart be the judge

Maybe in our life we have not had time to listen to our heart. Maybe a lot has been happening, and we have been busy. When we are young, we are busy. When we get a little older, we are still busy. We get even older, and we are still busy. We are waiting for the day when we will not be so busy. Every day that goes by, things on the outside become more complex.

What we are looking for is simple. We are simple. The heart is simple. What the heart wants is beautiful—just that joy.

This is not selfish. Every human being has an innate desire to experience peace. This is why it is not selfish. We did not create the thirst to be in this peace. The thirst is already there; it just needs to be acknowledged.

Listen to the heart; let the heart be the judge instead of other people. Can we afford not to listen to our own heart?


Knowledge is not a solution to problems or a means to improve the circumstances of our lives. Knowledge is strictly for focusing attention on the place within where it is possible to feel joy, peace, tranquility.

Because that experience is so fundamental, it is a fundamental Knowledge. Because that experience is of the self, it is Self-Knowledge.

Experiencing peace and joy is only possible in the moment called now. We can try to imagine the future or remember the past, but we cannot exist for even a millisecond in the future or in the past. The moment called now is our home. It is where we truly live. This is why it is so important to experience life one moment at a time.

Magnificent reality

If the thirst for fulfillment is not clear in our life, there could be water everywhere, and it would not matter to us. In the middle of the desert, when thirst becomes apparent, even half a glass of water is the most precious thing. Put all the gold in the world and a half glass of water in front of a person in the desert, and see which one he goes for.

When our thirst is clear, it all makes sense—no more mysteries, no more ideas, no more doubts, no more questions. We find ourselves swimming in the beautiful, crystal-clear waters of clarity. We can let go. We can enjoy. Once again, we can be who we are meant to be, who we really are.

This is not something we have to learn. This is something we need to uncover, discover.

Our life is a magnificent reality. We are a magnificent reality in a magnificent world. Within is immeasurable peace. Within is immeasurable joy. It is not in antiquity. It is not in modern science.

It is within, inside the heart of every human being.


When it comes down to it, life is simple.

This breath is simple. Knowledge is very simple.

And understanding Knowledge is very, very simple. Simplicity, sometimes, is not a process of doing, but of undoing. It is not a process of learning, but of unlearning, discovering what is already there.

It is not a process of bringing in new elements.

It is taking away unwanted elements. Take away all that is unnecessary, all that is unwanted. Like when the sculptor takes away the bits that mask the shape hidden in the rock, what emerges is a beautiful form. What you are left with is that beautiful, shining diamond—life itself.


In this journey, the effort that is required is to pay attention, to understand, to aspire to find the place within.

All the journeys we have taken in our life have been away from us.

Where does this journey lead to? To the inner experience. This is a journey back to you, just you.

This is why this journey is not only beautiful and enjoyable, but it is also truly the most fascinating discovery.

Knowledge is a journey for its own sake.

The goal is not just to learn the techniques of Knowledge, but to enjoy this life, to enjoy every breath—every single day.

The journey itself is the destination.

This is indeed a journey for a lifetime.

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