On September 14, 2011, Maharaji arrived in Brisbane after two full weeks of touring the Pacific region. The event took place in the Chandler Theatre — one of the largest theaters in Southeast Queensland. Arriving guests piled into the hall, ready to hear Maharaji speak about a familiar yet profound subject.
Here are some excerpts from his talk:
The root word for ignorance comes from 'ignore.' So, for all the ignorance there is in this world, what does that mean? Well, it means we’re ignoring something. And what could that be? What do you think that could be? What is that one thing that we would ignore that would have the most severe consequence on our existence?
We ignore the obvious. What is the obvious? That your God is within you. Always has been, always will be. That your truth that you are looking for is within you — always has been, always will be.
You want to know there’s a God? Look at yourself. Not that that’s what God looks like. No. But for somebody to create this… does that power need a name? No. Need identification? No. But all that you see — from a butterfly to a cloud to yourself, to the tree, to the desert — this is all testifying to the presence of the same that resides within inside of you.