Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement

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Don't fight darkness - bring the light, and darkness will disappear.

Human nervous system is the greatest gift of the creator.

If we are able to meet these two requirements - regularity in meditation and leading a good life in society, day-to-day a good life - then nothing would be unattainable by us.

It is a great science of life which does not require hard work.

Life aspires to be lived on the level of abundance, on the level of affluence.

My technique does not involve withdrawal from normal material life. It enhances the material values of life

It (prayer/wisdom) is not through logic but through love; it is not through words but through a wordless state called meditation-a state of no mind.

1-Don't analyze. 2-Don't complain. 3-Don't compare yourself to others. 4-Don't expect things to be done for you. 5-Don't expect perfection in the relative. 6-Look to the knowledge aspect daily. 7-Own the movement. 8-Problems are all in your head. 9-Hold yourself together.

20 minutes in the bank, all day in the market place.

A comfortable and regulated life is needed for fastest pace of evolution.

A criterion of natural duty ---an action which is necessary and does not produce any undue tension or strain in the doer and his surroundings is his natural duty.

Experience shows that Being is the essential, basic nature of the mind; but, since It commonly remains in tune with the senses projecting outwards toward the manifested realms of creation, the mind misses or fails to appreciate its own essential nature, just as the eyes are unable to see themselves.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy!

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

Success in anything is through happiness.

Doubts are death... Doubts are the dry rot of life.

People are influenced by what we are, what we radiate. This has greater appeal than what we say.

We must take situations as they are. We must only change our mental attitudes towards them.

The whole purpose of life is to gain enlightenment. Nothing else is significant compared to that completely natural, exalted state of consciousness. So always strive for that. Set your life around that goal.
Don't get caught up in small things, and then it will be yours.

Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life.

Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.

Physics has discovered the edge of infinity; the wisdom of the ages takes us across the border, which is nowhere but in us. When each person rejoins the stream of evolution that upholds the galaxies ands sweeps life forward on the wave of eternity, human existence will cease to contain any suffering, and our real purpose in living - to create heaven on earth - will be realized.

All occurrences of violence, negativity, conflict crisis, or problems in any society are just the expression of growth of stress in collective consciousness. When the level of stress becomes sufficiently great, it bursts out into large-scale violence, war, and civil uprising necessitating military action.

The meaning of life is rooted in each person’s search for happiness. Happiness is not something one has to go anywhere to find: The nature of life is happiness. Life knows this about itself, not through analysis or investigation but simply by virtue of being.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement