Light That Lamp
In 2010, Prem Rawat responded to an invitation to visit the inmates of Ezeiza Woman’s Prison, Argentina. On April 3, 2012, he returned to speak to them again. Following is an excerpt of his address.What I’m really here to talk about is you. Your life. Your existence. Who are you? Very soon, winter will be here and there will be snow. Do you know what snow is? Individual little drops of water that are frozen as snowflakes. Each one of those snowflakes is completely different. No two are alike. Each one of you is unique.
No two people are alike on the face of this earth. Not even identical twins are exactly the same. That means that each one of you has a unique lamp within you. You are here for something. Find it. Find why you are here. What potential and possibility do you have? Right now you look at your circumstances, you look at your environment, and you say, “Well, here I am. This isn’t very nice.” Don’t compare your potential with what is happening on the outside. You must learn to recognize what is happening on the inside.
This is when you begin to stand on your own two feet. This is when you begin to live—on the inside where your reality is. That’s when you become truly you, regardless of your circumstances. There is a sweet, beautiful reality waiting to be discovered inside of you. Each one of you carries that lamp within. If it is lit, there doesn’t need to be darkness in your life.
What destroys everything? Doubt. Does it help anything? All it does is stops you from being who you are, day after day, year after year. The time has come to stop doubting and start knowing—knowing that you have that lamp in your heart, that you are here for a reason. Knowing that you are the only angel who can perform the miracle in your life. People wait for an angel to come. They look up. “Oh, the angel is going to come from there.” No. You are that angel.
When I tell you this, do you doubt? What do people do when I say to them there should be peace in this world? Doubt. What do people do about that God that is in them? Doubt.
What happened to the individuality of the snowflake? Do you know what is common to every single human being? You were born, you are alive, and one day, you have to die. Everybody. Rich? Not an issue. Poor? Not an issue. Educated? Not an issue. Believer in God? Not an issue.
What is common to each human being is the coming and the going of this breath. Do you know what allowed you to come home when you were born? You were breathing. Otherwise, you would have been wrapped in a white cloth and sent to the morgue.
Death is powerful. Breath is more powerful. You know why? Because it is a blessing from God to you. That’s what life is. A blessing. But do we live consciously enough to decide what we want in each day? First you have to accept that the coming and going of breath is a blessing, that this existence is a blessing. Then, and only then, can you begin to live.
Read more about about Prem Rawat's visit to the Ezeiza Prison on the TPRF Blog Real Stories.