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 self-fulfilled state, which we call transcendental consciousness, is the source of all activity. We call it the unified field

This is the whole aim of the Vedas: that no man engaged in the field of diversity--field of diversity means field of death, field of change--no man engaged in the field of change should ever be allowed to remain there all the time. He should be given the opportunity, his body and mind should be cultured so that imperishable state of eternal Being permeates all these changing phenomena in the relative world.

Vedic astrology - the jyotishis [Vedic astrologers] calculate the whole of life from the past and they calculate the whole of life in future? some Vedic performances (yagyas)? can avert [future, impending] danger.

We teach our students that by concentration through meditation they can create an impenetrable field of energy between the ground and their bodies.

Where is the money going to come from? From wherever it is at the moment.

The state of being from which nature's intelligence functions? is where we find the principle of least action? it is the fundamental level of life.

This Vedic education [TM and corollaries] is not through reading, or studying, or remembering of anything, but waking up within oneself and spontaneously having a natural authority over the total organizing power of natural law [i.e. Cosmic Mind inside etc.]. [With Maharishi]

War is being promoted by those who are contributing their hard-earned income to prepare these missiles and all these destructive weapons. Hundreds of billions are being talked about it. And peace-- one billion will be enough because the power of good is many times more powerful than the power of evil. So the power which needs for its support, for its existence, hundreds of billions. Only one billion, says the leading scientist of today, that he will manage from one billion endowment fund the engagement of peace creating people which will create coherence, dense coherence and dense harmony in the world consciousness, where destructive thoughts and programs will not arise in the world. So the cost of creating peace is so small. That is why the scientist's mind today has come out with the most minimum expense which will permanently establish that high degree of coherence in the world consciousness where every nation will enjoy bliss and harmony and friendliness.

Well begun is half done. That which comes slow comes solid.

Why should a man suffer having God within himself? And what is the value of oneself if he keeps suffering?

The state of least excitation of consciousness is the field of all possibilities.

Those who meditate, they retire from the outside, they take their awareness from the outside and gradually go deep into the thinking process and eventually go beyond the thought. Transcend thought and then the thinking mind, the conscious mind becomes consciousness. When it goes beyond thought then it transcends thought and becomes consciousness. This consciousness is pure consciousness. The nature of this pure consciousness is bliss.---the Absolute. This is called Being,

Water the root to enjoy the fruit.

Well, you see, it is like this. Absolutely everything is fixed, and absolutely everything can be changed at any time.

Why waste time in helplessness? Why suffer when you can enjoy? Let the days of misery and peacelessness be over.

The story of Love is the story of Love of Self.

Time has come for a change and any day it could happen. One person, two people, whatever-- they'll all come out when they realize that their money is going to go to killing and war. Everyone is aware. One does not have to describe too much about it.

We are born only to bless, not to punish. This you should never forget. We should always see good things in others - very important. We are not in a position to criticize anyone. The existence of enemies means for us that our friendliness has not been sufficient enough. 'God helps those who help themselves.' - it's a very true saying. We are aware of darkness but for our own community we want to have Enlightenment.

What comes out indicates what one has inside. It just tells the structure of the heart. If one doesn't speak ill of others it means he has a pure heart. If wrong is stored, the heart is not pure. Speaking ill of others means first transplant the wrong of his heart to our heart, to our mind, and then let that seed grow to a tree. The whole process is damaging to evolution. We never think ill of others. If sonmeone does wrong, why bring it to our heart and make it impure. 'Birds of a feather flock together'. If filth deposited in heart, it will collect and then whatever flocks together flies out.

With the practice of deep meditation (Transcendental Meditation) the mind contacts the Bliss Consciousness of the Spirit and becomes more peaceful, happy, creative and powerful. This state of mind enriches all values of material life.

The time is for anyone alive today to either participate and be in the light of peace, or the other way. We don't have to describe the other way. This is everyone's responsibility because everyone's life is one's own life.

TM in the a.m. and the p.m... 20 minutes in the bank, all day in the market place.

We are not in a position to criticize anyone. The existence of enemies means for us that our friendliness has not been sufficient enough.

What makes one luckier is the good that he has done to others. It comes back to him. A man doesn't become lucky by doing wrong. He becomes lucky because he has done good to others and that good comes back to him. And now he is lucky.

You are the master of all the laws of nature if you know the transcendental field.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement