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 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.

The search for total knowledge starts from the Self and finds fulfillment in coming back to the Self, finding that everything is the expression of the Self - everything is the expression of my own Self.

There is nothing that can be said so certainly about stress except that the amount of rest produced will neutralize the corresponding intensity of stress.

Transcendental Meditation ranges from active mind - or performing mind - to quiet mind - or resting mind.

We have an infinite number of reasons to be happy, and a serious responsibility not to be serious.

When the elephant decides to walk through the village, all the dogs come out and bark.

The secret of success in business is creativity. The urgent need in business today is to develop the field of creativity that lies deep within each individual. Through Transcendental Meditation the awareness of the individual comes into contact with this field of unlimited creativity, pure consciousness, the Constitution of the Universe.

They [the Beatles] came backstage after one of my lectures, and they said to me: 'Even from an early age we have been seeking a highly spiritual existence. We tried drugs and that didn't work.' They are such practical and intelligent young boys that it took them only two days to find that Transcendental Meditation is the answer.

Under all circumstances be happy, even if you have to force it a bit to change some long standing habits.

We have been impossible right from the beginning and we must continue to be impossible because we are raising a voice against suffering which has been considered to be the nature of life. It is our joy to be considered impossible - and it is our greater joy to make the impossible a living reality.

When the mind is attuned to the cosmic law, all the laws of nature are in perfect harmony with the aspirations of the mind.

The secret of success in business today is to develop the field of creativity that lies deep within each individual. The Corporate Development Program provides the technology through which the awareness of the individual comes into contact with pure consciousness - the field of unlimited creativity, which is the total potential of Natural Law. The spontaneous result of this regular experience is that the infinite dynamism and organizing power of nature are made available in daily life. Application of this technology will ensure that the goal of business, which is to bring prosperity, progress, and fulfillment to individuals and society as a whole, is achieved.

They think democracy -- I used to say "damn the democracy", because it's not a stable government.

Unless an action is rightly thought out and its steps rightly planned, every stage of its performance will probably remain vague and therefore unsatisfactory for the doer and all those concerned.

We must just pick something GREAT to do, and then DO it.

When we think of failure; Failure will be ours. If we remain undecided; Nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure For what we think, will come about.

The secret of success is conviction and persistence.

This is not the inert silence of a stone, but creative silence. We have to find it for ourselves. We decrease activity until silence becomes creative, and we sit in creative silence and close the gates of perception for insight into the content of life.

Veda is enlivened in one's awareness... by having the intelligence be itself.

We never think negative of anyone. Purity comes when we are meditating, our thought force is increasing - then we think bad of someone and we push him down to that low. We do not do that which does not benefit one directly. We never use our time, energy, speech, ability in something that does not help us to grow and improve our life. It's not worth it.

When you are appreciating creation as much as the Creator, then the Creator will ask, 'Who is appreciating my creation as much as me. Let me see this person.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement