Today I was switching channels and came across a channel called word of peace. First of all I thought it might be a christian channel but it's not. It's a channel all about some indian guy called Maharaji who seems to be very famous. He has spoken in hundreds of cities even at universities and people seem to dig his stuff. He talks about peace. Doesn't this sound nice? He's all about peace.... They showed various excerpts from his speeches at different locations and he always talked about peace but it was so superficial, so unrealistic, so far from reality that I found it hard to understand why people are so keen on him. He said that all humans have this longing for peace and satisfaction. This is true, but this doesn't solve any problem. All humans want money and wealth, too. This doesn't mean that we end poverty. He said that we have to recognize that we all want the same no matter where we live and how rich we are, we all want peace. He said that there are so many excuses for war but peace is within us. Peace has to be practiced and put into practice. It was so shallow. He never said how to achieve peace. I don't know if he also has other topics but the excerpts which they showed on this channel were all about peace and he always said the same unpractical,superficial stuff. How does he imagine this? He was against weapons being built but what is the alternative? Should all the "good" countries stop defending themselves and then hope that the bad countries suddenly also get on this spiritual peace trip or what? How silly is this? I cannot believe that people listen to this stuff. All it does is maybe give you a warm fuzzy feeling. He also said that it doesn't matter which religion we belong to. And then he talked about peace being a seed which is planted into the desert longing for water. I wonder if he stole the seed thing from Jesus. What do you think about this? Do you think this guy is really such a "good" person who only wants to help humanity and bring peace to everybody? I have a hard time imagining this. I really cannot imagine that he has his own channel and travels the world only to bring us peace. Nobody would be so caring. Usually behind such things there is a selfish interest. What also amazed me is the story of this guy. Already at the age of 4 (!) he started holding speeches in India! How is this possible? Do you think this guy might be demonized? Or do you think it's possible that he really only means well but simply doesn't get it that humans aren't good and that peace cannot be achieved? This is his website: http://www.maharaji.net/index.html The whole stuff is very well done. They translate his stuff in many languages! Even into hebrew. This has to cost a lot of money. I wonder why does he spend so much money? Only to help us? With his teachings he denies fundamental statements which the bible makes about humans and I bet this guy has heard about Jesus and what he taught but since he teaches something different he seems to deny it and think that peace is within us and so on. Sure, all humans strive to be satisfied. I bet even Adolf Hitler desired satisfaction and "peace" but peace according to Hitler would have looked like this: All jews and all enemies are dead and then finally he sits in his new world capitol and enjoys the sun in his garden. This would have been the kind of peace which Hitler was looking for. The argument that we all desire peace is absolutely weak. But I don't understand how this kid could start preaching at the age of 4 and even fascinate the people. If his message had not fascinated them then he wouldn't have become so famous, how is this possible? They also had somebody who read testimonies of people claiming that this guy showed them peace and filled the gap which they always had within them because they have always been striving for something but didn't know what it was. They showed pics of his meetings in India where he spoke in front of 275.000 people! Why are so many people drawn to him? Could it be that they are simply seeking? Could it be that they also would have gone to an evangelization? And another thing which I asked myself while watching this is wether it is possible for a false prophet to come along with a message which is as brilliant and as profound as the message which Jesus had. Do you think that a human can copy Jesus or at least appear as wise as Jesus? Is it possible that somebody studies Jesus' style of preaching and his arguments and then developes an own message but with a similar style which has the same effect on people? Was Jesus' message really so brilliant that it could only have come from God himself because no human being could have invented something like this? I'm asking this because once I read a book from Lee Strobel where Lee writes about an ex-christian who once worked together with Billy Graham before he lost his faith. Lee visited this ex-christian and talked to him about Jesus and the ex-christian said that Jesus wasn't really a good preacher. I wonder why he said this.