Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement

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The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension... Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.

The world has witnessed the rise and fall of monarchy, the rise and fall of dictatorship, the rise and fall of feudalism, the rise and fall of communism, and the rise of democracy; and now we are witnessing the fall of democracy... the theme of the evolution of life continues, sweeping away with it all that does not blossom into perfection.

Transcendental experience awakens? divinity in man. And when you kill a man you deprive him of that birthright of his. [

We are not satisfied with peace alone. There has to be prosperity, there has to be affluence, there has to be fulfillment in life, not just peace.

What we have done, the result of that comes to us whenever it comes, either today, tomorrow, hundred years later, hundred lives later, whatever, whatever. And so, it's our own karma. That is why that philosophy in every religion: Killing is sin. Killing is sin in every religion.

The Pope, of course, will never be happy with the violence on earth.

The world is as you are.

Transcendental Meditation is completely opposed to what self-hypnosis is.

We are raising a voice against suffering

What you put your attention on grows strong in your life.

The power of light is always bigger than the power of darkness.

There is nothing difficult, there is nothing complicated, only one has to have a desire to have a better quality of life.

Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, in a right way, for maximum results. It's a program that the mind begins to experience its own finer impressions, finer thoughts, and then finally transcends the finest thought. And that is the level of what they call self-referral pure consciousness, which is the ultimate reality of life, pure intelligence from where the creation emerges, from where the administration of life is maintained, from where physical expression of the universe has its basis.

We do not think of life - we live it. We do not think of ourselves too much. We do not think of others too much... We just behave in a natural way.

What you see you become.

The process of education takes place in the field of consciousness; the prerequisite to complete education is therefore the full development of consciousness ? enlightenment. Knowledge is not the basis of enlightenment, enlightenment is the basis of knowledge.

There is nothing in life to take seriously except the joy of life.

Transcendental Meditation makes the active mind fully silent, . . . that silence remains when one comes out of meditation.

We don't do what we know is wrong.

Whatever has been discovered has to be put to use - otherwise, what is the use of the discovery?

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.

There is nothing in the cosmos, either in the material plane or the spiritual plane which cannot be directly cognized.

Transcendental Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity, and intelligence that lies deep within everyone.

We don't know whether peace we'll see tomorrow or not, whether the peace will be there to talk about tomorrow or not. With that urgency, the time is not for all these beautiful talks... The time is to establish the Peace Government. Peace loving people are enough in the world. Money is enough in the world. Those who are poor can participate. Those who are rich can offer their support... There is no doubt about it. And it just takes a few thousand people in the midst of 6 billion population of the world to have a few groups of 8000 here, there, everywhere.

When silence functions, it is beyond any speech, it is beyond any action, it is spontaneous. It is the spontaneous function of silence. Everything comes to our lap; everything comes to our lap in the waves of thought, in the waves of our understanding, in the waves of realization.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement