Prem Rawat began speaking at an event in Hong Kong, on May 26, 2009, by saying this:
"As we have chosen this endeavor to realize, to recognize that most important thing that is inside of us. Not everybody in the world does this. There are people who are involved with their ideas, their doctrines, the economics; the building of the empires, destruction of the empires. People choose different endeavors in their lives. A few throughout history choose the endeavor to recognize the divine within."