Address of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam to the Global Celebration of the Festival of Lights
Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, First Ruler* of the Global Country of World Peace, addressed the global celebration on 17 October 2009 of the Festival of Lights, the auspicious day of Dipavali in the Vedic Calendar celebrating Mahalakshmi, the administering intelligence of Natural Law governing abundance and fulfilment in creation.
Speaking during the live global web broadcast from MERU, Holland, Maharaja explained that the treasure of Mahalakshmi is unbounded in promoting health, happiness, and peace for everyone. This is the blessing that Guru Dev,** the Vedic Tradition of knowledge, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are bringing to the world, he said.
Following the video of Maharishi's historic address during the Festival of Lights celebration in 2007, and the special live Vedic Recitations by Maharishi Vedic Pandits at the Brahmasthan [auspicious central point] of India and in MERU, Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam began by quoting the Vedic expression Purnam adah purnam idam—'That [unmanifest] is full, and this [manifest] is full.'
'That is the gift of Mahalakshmi,' Maharaja said, 'and I wish to join everyone celebrating today in the whole world'—and even those who don't know of it, he said, but who enjoy the blessings of the celebration—'in seeing the path, the fulfilment of Mahalakshmi, the Supreme Mother; and to bring the level of reassurance, and security, and feeling at peace that . . . there is not only something for everyone—in a reassuring way, that the treasure of Mahalakshmi in health and happiness and peace is unbounded. But also to bring it to the level of total fulfilment, where everything can be owned by everyone.'
Maharaja said that this is the blessing of Guru Dev, the eternal Vedic Tradition of knowledge, and Maharishi, bringing it to the world in this generation. He gave the examples that a child might want a toy; or an individual growing up at school; or in one's life one would have a desire for something—as an adult, a family, a nation. 'Different levels of desire happen in life, and the fulfilment of these desires is brought about by Mahalakshmi,' Maharaja said.
'Mahalakshmi brings the fulfilment of every desire, ultimately leading to the fulfilment of all desires, which is the field of wholeness, of Totality, where one knows that not only can one own everything, but one knows that one is everything. That is the state of total enlightenment.'
In that state, true fullness, true wholeness, Totality, is achieved, he said. 'That is the blessing of the Vedic Tradition, the blessing of Maharishi—that the enlivenment of the value of Mahalakshmi is brought to its total level of reality and fulfilment. That is what we have been set to do, to accomplish, and to bring to light for all humanity.'
Referring to the replay of Maharishi's address to the Dipavali celebration on 9 November 2007, Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam said, 'Maharishi has blessed us in his expressions that we heard today, in laying out clearly the structure of his world administration [the Global Country of World Peace] and its ability to reach fulfilment.
'With all great honour and adoration to everyone participating in this structure, we would like to highlight today the importance of the ''key'', because there is a big treasure. People can sit on a huge treasure; the money can be unbounded in the bank, but if one doesn't know how to get it, or to open the treasure, or know of its existence and how to get to the bank and get the money, then that treasure will remain not fully available to the individual.
'Whereas we have that treasure, and we have the keys to that treasure, ultimately in our enlightenment; and the re-acceptance and understanding intellectually; and the direct experience of our own reality as being infinite, unbounded Totality, wholeness, where we are the treasure', Maharaja said.
He continued to explain that, 'on the path to becoming ourselves, [realizing] the treasure within ourselves, the path to achieving all these steps of evolution that are part of life, part of living, and which express themselves in desires that need to be fulfilled—hopes, expectations, desires to achieve, here and there small things, here and there big things—whatever they are, they are all steps towards reaching the ultimate goal.
'The generosity and the kindness, the compassion of Natural Law is that it also gives, on the path, the mechanism of achieving even the small goals, so that the small steps of whatever comes to us from Karma [action and reaction], from whatever remains in our Samskaras [past impressions]—whatever comes to us, whatever we have inherited, at whatever position we are in life—we are desiring; and that desire gets fulfilled; and the fulfilment brings new desires; until in the enlightenment state we realize we are wholeness and Totality.'
Referring to the theme he began earlier in his address, Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam explained that even the path to enlightenment itself, in which all desires are fulfilled, is made fulfilling. 'The steps themselves have mechanisms to allow them to be enjoyable, whole, and full,' he said, 'and these steps have their own mechanisms to be achieved—of course from the level of the Transcendent. But we have a key, a very special key that removes the obstacles, that opens the awareness, and that truly lights the light of Dipavali, the light of life—so that the darkness disappears, and every step is walked in knowledge and understanding, in light, in wholeness; so that the steps are always towards the goal, and never are lost.
'This very special key that removes all obstacles, lights the light to progress, and allows the individual to ultimately reach the goal is in the hands of the Vedic Pandits, as Maharishi beautifully said today,*** and we honour that tradition.
'We pay our total respect and adoration to the performances of the Vedic Pandits that bless us in Yagyas****, in performances that allow Natural Law, or act with Natural Law to create balance and wholeness, and bring fullness to life.'
Maharaja went on to explain one aspect of his discovery, under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, of Veda and Vedic Literature in human physiology. A beautiful and fulfilling aspect of our human life, Maharaja said, is exemplified in the physiology by the heart: 'the heart that at every beat—and it keeps beating all life long—spreads to the whole physiology all nourishment, and all that is needed for the achievement of every step, every goal, every desire.'
He said that whereas the nervous system digests information and allows this information to be expressed into thoughts, speech, action, achievement, and fulfilment, 'it cannot do anything without being sustained and upheld, nourished and maintained every single moment by the functioning of the heart, which generously and uninterruptedly continues to send nutrients, oxygen, information, and all that is needed, as it allows the circulation of different chemicals, hormones, and messengers.'
That general structure is compared to the structure of Mahalakshmi, Maharaja said, and 'here again is a new awakening of the value of the whole of Mahalakshmi, the Totality, in the finest level of the heart.
'The heart has been expressed as space, which actually has a physical structure, but has much more than that in its function, in its structure, in its fine organization. It has an aspect of feeling and sensing, detecting, being delicately alert to every aspect of one's needs and desires; and it adjusts itself to fulfil those needs and desires.
'Therefore, with the fullness of Mahalakshmi on the experiential and intellectual level, to the finest levels of Mahalakshmi on the feeling level, and all the light that Mahalakshmi gives in terms of nourishment, awakening, and information—we have today truly a supreme day, a supreme performance that will definitely spread to the whole world to remove all suffering, all lack, and bring prosperity, happiness, and fulfilment to all life.
'We have that knowledge and technology from the Vedic Tradition. We have the structure [the Global Country of World Peace]; we have the blessings of the Vedic Pandits. All is available, and life is definitely going to be healthy, happy, and prosperous, with peace and fullness experienced in every individual life and in all societies.
'Happy Dipavali to everyone. Jai Guru Dev.'
** Guru Dev: Maharishi's Master, His Divinity Brahmanand Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas. Guru Dev is revered as the embodiment of Vedic wisdom closest to Maharishi in the illustrious tradition of Vedic Masters who have passed down the eternal wisdom of life from teacher to student since time immemorial.
*** A video of Maharishi's address to the celebration of Dipavali on 9 November 2007 was played during this year's celebration.
**** Yagyas are ancient precise performances by specially trained Maharishi Vedic Pandits of India, which create specific life-supporting influences from the field of pure consciousness, the field of total Natural Law, the Unified Field.