I had my first tattoo at 13 years of age. Reason being, to emulate my father who had tattoos.

In the early 60s’, in the Outback of Australia, any form of tattoo was frowned upon. Only ‘no-hopers’ and criminals had tattoos (of which I was neither). I am telling you this so you can understand, a tattooed head was the last thing I needed, let alone another tattoo. It was the furthest thing from my mind. That said, take a good look at my head. You can only imagine the hours of pain I went through having it done. the symbols on my head all stand for something <span style="font-style:italic;">supremely important</span>. Collectively, the tattoos are a formula for <span style="font-style:italic;">World Peace.</span>
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In the last 19 years since I had my head tattooed, one man and one man only has ever stopped me and asked me, “Excuse me sir, would you mind telling me what those symbols on your forehead stand for?” I have lived and traveled in many countries in the last 19 years, one man and one man only has ever asked (under his own motivation).

My companion Uma, out of curiosity, has asked many people that we have met, “Why would you not ask Guruji what those symbols on his head stand for?” Some people have said, “What symbols?” Others said, “Oh, I thought they were private.” My consistent reply has always been, “If they were private I would have tattooed them on my ass!”

As you, no doubt, see from the world picture, that the <span style="font-style:italic;">Peace</span> symbols on my head have been of no utter use to me or anyone else, for the past 19 years.

As a four year old child I almost drowned in the Ocean due to the fact that I could not swim. Blue in the face and going down for the third time, I called on Gods’ help. Lightning thought told me if there <span style="font-style:italic;">is</span> such a thing as God, then I need saving as I cannot save myself. At that stage, as I sank lower for the third time, I made a promise to God that if He were to save my life, I would carry His orders for as long as I lived on this Earth. From that day to this, I have remained true to my commitment. As you can see from my forehead, no matter how difficult and painful it was, I have fulfilled that order and committed myself to it, to the death of the body.

The knowledge tattooed on my forehead is in <span style="font-style:italic;">seed form</span> at the center of every living beings heart. Even a mass-murderers’ actions are a desperate plea for help, though not a very intelligent way of asking.

<span style="font-style:italic;">Everything is perfect. There will be no mistakes.

</span><span style="font-style:italic;">Indifference to the sufferings of others is bringing that suffering to our door.</span>

I am not programmed to lie. I am alive by the Grace of God. I am now 60 years old. My time was up in 1952. I have lived very simply, for the past 56 years, on borrowed time. I consider myself very fortunate. I met the God of Death in 1952 and survived to tell the tale. How many of you can read this knowledge and claim to be as fortunate as I am?

Each day I live, hundreds of thousands of children die prematurely from lack of food and water and the violence of war, which comes out of greed. Listen to me carefully when I tell you, these children are mine and I am not happy about it.

The last shall be first and the first shall be last, <span style="font-style:italic;">that</span> I can guarantee you!

<span style="font-style:italic;">GURU OM</span>



Van Nuys, United States

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