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Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title Maharaji, has traveled the world for more than three decades, inspiring people to find peace within.

His message is simple and profound. Speaking at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, he expressed, “Peace needs to be in everyone’s life. Of all the things we have tried in this world, there is one thing we have never given a chance. That one thing is peace. If we want to hope for something, maybe we could hope in our heart that peace will come in our life. The peace we are looking for is within. It is in the heart, waiting to be felt, and I can help you get in touch with it. It is not the world that needs peace; it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.”

For those who wish to make peace a reality in their life, he offers inspiration and guidance. “What I offer people is not just talk,” he says, “but a way to go inside and savor the peace that is within.”




Born in India, he started addressing audiences at the age of three and gave his first published address when he was only four. At eight, he started presenting his message of peace throughout the Indian subcontinent. At thirteen, he was invited to speak in London and Los Angeles. Since then, more than 9 million people in over 250 cities and 50 countries around the world have come to him for inspiration and guidance.

The dissemination of his message, which is made available in more than 88 countries and 70 languages, is entirely supported by voluntary contributions and the sale of related materials. He supports himself and his family through independent means.

The Prem Rawat Foundation, promotes Prem Rawat's message of peace and spearheads significant humanitarian initiatives around the world.