Dear Prem,
You have affected my life in a very positive way. What you have done for us means a lot to me. Thank you very much. I had started attending the PEP classes because they were mandatory and looked good for when I have to go up before the parole board. I didn’t realize that after two classes, not only would I be very interested and anxious to attend the next class, but that it would also change the way that I feel about myself and the world, as well as awaken me to myself.

My past was not a very bright one. I joined the Marine Corp at 17 years old. By 21, I had already been on two deployments, seen a lot of death and destruction, and almost lost my life. I completed my military journey after 4 years and got out to my mother passing away, as well as a list of other unfortunate events. This all led to negative thinking and actions, which brought me here to prison.

Prem, you have brought a new light to my life. Thanks to you and your videos, I have
rediscovered the peace inside of me. You have taught me that life is my story and I can write it the way I want. You have awakened me to a lot of positive things that I knew I had inside of me but had buried. Thank you so much, Prem, for the inspiration you have given me and a second chance of making my life the best I can. Your videos have truly changed my life and my way of thinking.

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I am very touched by this. My perceptions of things prevented me from enjoying my
life. Looking back, my whole life has been wasted. I wish I had come across this when I was young. It would have made a difference. I am opening up. When you are locked in, it hurts, and I work so hard locking it in, afraid of what will come out if I open up. I really like him. I need this. I really appreciate it.

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Similar to the drop of water and the rock, Prem Rawat’s message has already had a very
positive impact on our lives

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This Peace Education Program has made me much more aware that peace is of paramount
importance. I know that peace must come from within and not from the outside. From now on, I have to cultivate my inner peace and not let it be disturbed, regardless of the circumstances.

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I’m glad to have participated in this. Through the 10 workshops, I came to understand the
difference between knowledge and belief, and to live in the present moment. I needed to relearn to open my heart and experience the fullness inside me. Thank you for helping me to do so. Thank you to The Prem Rawat Foundation.

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After the 10 PEP workshops, I confess with a heavy heart that it is unfortunate for a man to
spend more than half a century on earth without having truly discovered himself. Everything I saw and heard from Prem Rawat, the interactions with my colleagues, and the workshop organizers plunged me every time into a deep reflection, which gradually opened the door inside of me to “a new life,” a new universe where I have to constantly learn to live differently and work for peace in my thoughts, ideas, comments, and especially my behavior. In fact, these workshops have triggered in me an existential renewal, which leads me to make the choice to learn how to clean up my life so that peace in me and around me can be established.

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The 10 workshops had a positive impact on my life. I realized that peace begins with me. This allowed me to become more aware of the human being that I am on this earth. I know now where to look for solutions to my problems. We must seek to develop the gift we have. We need to know to make choices. Hope is always possible, regardless of the difficulties we face in life.

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Today I see life more freely—with more simplicity, love, fulfillment. I know what I want and what makes me happy. Thanks, Prem Rawat, for awakening these feelings inside me.

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I never thought that inside of me was good. I always felt inside was bad. I spent my whole life running away from me when I should have been running toward me. I am surprised it is so simple.

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He is opening people’s minds to a peaceful means of life. I say that because I’ve been watching his programs, and he’s led me to peaceful means.

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Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius like him to make things simple.

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He tells people what they already know or brings them back around to what they kind of know.

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I’ve spent my whole life with religion, and I was always told that I needed to believe. It’s fine to believe. But it’s really here and now, and I want to know.

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Glad there was not a religious agenda attached to it.

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Prem is a blessing to a lot of people. I definitely consider him a very realistic individual.

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I think it presents a strong message that we all have this gift, and, as he says, you can do this
every day.

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I really like this man. He is so beautiful, and what he says with his kindness and humor touches me deep inside.

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This is another day to accept what I can make of myself.

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I like how he has such a way about him—so funny and so true.

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Wait until you see his face! I feel that he looks like the experience of peace.

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Prem Rawat basically tells us about life. The PEP class makes me realize the difference
between knowing and believing. When you look deeply, you see clearly.

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If I had known about this class, I never would have wound up here in prison. I told my wife, and she watches Prem Rawat on TV. What will I do when I am no longer in this Peace class?

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I really enjoyed this class. I think about what I have, and I am amazed at how personally rich I am. I am blessed. Thinking about it this morning brought me to tears.

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I am so happy to add the word dignity back to my vocabulary!

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Change only happens when you recognize and want to change yourself.

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I loved when Prem Rawat said not to put measurement on love; there isn’t one. Turn inside and see the love dancing in your heart. I found love again in my own heart, and I am content.

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I no longer look at people in the same way now.

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Everything he says makes perfect sense. We may be hanging on to bitter stuff. We need to let go to feel peace. The lesson is beautiful. We don’t have to go to remote areas; it’s inside of us.

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He has a lot of wisdom.

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I liked when he said, “If you want peace, accept that it’s within you. That’s the first step.”

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Know who you are. I never thought about it.

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What he says is all true. Everything has consequences. Making peace is important, is good.

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I get it now!

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I liked when he spoke about the difference between contentment and being satisfied. Dig a little deeper, and you will find it. I never thought about it like that.

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We can reach inside and have more than being satisfied each day.

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Now I can step out of the box and be much bigger than that. I can overcome my obstacles.

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When we feel good, we act better. In that context, world peace can happen. I was really touched by that.

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From the beginning up to now so many wars have happened in the world. Humanity will go
toward peace due to necessity.

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I did not know that peace is not the absence of war. This DVD made me think differently.

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What Prem Rawat talks about makes me perceive things differently. We should keep in mind the similarities human beings have.

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I am looking forward to the next workshop. I am curious what Prem Rawat is going to say. It is very interesting.

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I have three kids and I am busy all the time. When I come to the workshop, I come in contact with my deeper self. This is the time for me.

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I have built my life on fear. I should live my life according to my own needs. The dragons are my fears, my difficulties. I must try to come in contact with myself in order to find equilibrium.

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I hide behind my mistakes, my imperfection. I do not try to improve myself. Today I realized how blessed I am.

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The way Prem Rawat talks is unique, different. I have not heard something like this before.

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When I was watching the DVD, my mind went to Aristophanes (Greek drama writer). He
described peace as a mortar where all people are blended to fine dust.

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I liked a lot what Prem Rawat said, that we cannot change birth and death; the only thing we can change is the way we live.

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When I try to find peace and serenity, something inside me feels good.

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From his face, I understand that he has felt, he has experienced, what he says.

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I love to listen to these words. We know them, but we don’t take them into account every day—that we are unique, what we want to do is our decision, and we must go for true fulfillment.

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Living in peace must not only be sought when problems arise. We must learn to enjoy peace.

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I think that anyone who attends the program can find within them the inner strength that we
have. Then they can feel peace all their life. I would like to have peace and live in fulfillment.

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Dear Mr. Rawat: I would like to thank you for helping me to be a human being again and for showing me that’s all I am. Your program has helped me to feel content because of your help, but most of all I chose to see the beauty in My self and in just being alive. Thank you for giving your time to share such a wonderful and needed message. Thanks.

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Hello Mr. Rawat, I don’t want to die in a cage and unhappy. That is my greatest fear—for my life to end in prison without ever truly experiencing joy. I cannot think of any greater tragedy. Listening to your seminars helped me to become more aware of the need to connect with My “God Given Birthright.” Contentment, Joy, and Clarity is Mine for the choosing. No longer will I live my life in an undignified manner. Today, I’ll choose life and live it more abundantly. Thank you for introducing me to me! I will forever be in your debt. Sincerely,

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Mr. Rawat: Thank you for letting your Peace Education Program be offered here. It has truly been a blessing. When I first started the program I felt angry at myself and others most of the time. Now my feelings of hostility are few and far between. I was never happy with where I was or what I had in life, always chasing. I live in a jail cell now and for the next five years. Believe it or not, I feel free more than I have in years. I am going to continue on this path of seeking myself. Thank you for sharing your insight with me. Sincerely,

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I am writing to Thank You for your program in ——— County Detention Center. I got a
letter from my closest friend, and his excitement for this program had me floored. You would have to know my friend in order to grasp the emotional lifting experience that he gave me. He is not one to get involved in self-healing, emotional development, or anything educational. When I got this letter, I just sat down and cried from the happiness my heart felt to hear him express his desire to find peace within himself. He has had a very traumatic life and lost almost everyone in his family. He was a very lost young man.

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Everything that he says it is so deep; we have to think, absorb this new reality in our lives.

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I did many courses and seminars regarding Peace, however all of them were oriented for causes outside. This is the first workshop that works with the inner person.

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I haven’t the words, but I feel it in my heart. “This man,
Prem, is a diamond.

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I am so happy and grateful to have found the PEP classes. I feel a deep transformation in myself for the better. I truly felt pretty lost when I signed up for the course. With this program I have gained clarity, gratitude, compassion, joy and peace.
What a wonderful experience!

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Such a good strategy by Prem Rawat: “My advice is that you enjoy life while you live it.”

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I’ve really learned a lot from all the things he’s been saying. He has pointed out that all the
peace, contentment, hope, choices. . .are already within us.

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Wow! So many wows! Prem’s perspective blows my mind again and again.

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In the first class, I said that I wanted to be able to rest in peace at the end of my life.
Now I know that I can feel peace every day while I am alive.

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A great opportunity to learn to be better as a person and reach happiness through our inner resources without the bad days of the past and the uncertain tomorrow.

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You have no idea how much this has helped me. Really, no idea.

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Mr. Rawat is very good at awakening self-awareness. His language is clear and simple. I will remember this for the rest of my life.

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Dear Prem, Please keep doing what you are doing.

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I heard Prem Rawat say that he is not always in peace. That gives me hope!

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Prem Rawat speaks at such a pace that gives you the time to reflect and be back in time to listen on. I think it would be good to use in my job as a teacher.

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This society values our heads and intellect over our hearts.
Prem is encouraging us to value our hearts.

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You know what I like about Prem’s lectures? He challenges what I consider reality.

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You are doing PEP in a prison? I thought it was just for seniors.

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Without your constant reminders and your unrelenting care and love, I wouldn’t have a chance to survive, let alone thrive. It’s so hard to say a mere thank you.