Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma
1917
2008

Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement

Author Quotes

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.

Nature supports right action.

Problems are all in your head.

Speak the Truth but see that you are speaking delicately.

The kingdom of heaven is like electricity. You don't see it. It is within you.

Nature works in parallel ways.

Problems are all in your head. Problems are not solved on the level of problems. Analyzing a problem to find its solution is like trying to restore freshness to a leaf by treating the leaf itself, whereas the solution lies in watering the root.

Spend your energy to get joy, happiness, evolution, and to gain more ability to enjoy. In this field we spend our energy. We never use our time, energy, speech, or ability to do something that doesn?t help us grow and improve our life. It?s not worth it.

The liveliness of the infinite is cognized on the bed of the finite? when the conscious mind has become vibrant with the infinite value and the perception has become so refined as to spontaneously cognize the finest relative values.

Nature?s government spontaneously brings satisfaction to everyone because it promotes all innumerable, diverse tendencies of life in the evolutionary direction.

Problems are not solved on the level of problems. Analyzing a problem to find its solution is like trying to restore freshness to a leaf by treating the leaf itself, whereas the solution lies in watering the root... When the problem of suffering - physical or mental - has to be tackled, it must be tackled at the root cause in order to produce lasting results. The cause of all causes in life is Being and the different planes of individual life.

Support of nature is so much now... Only at this hour of this transition, we have to be little bit careful. Anything that we feel is not good, we don't do it. That's one simple formula. We'll keep away from things which we understand are not right. Because this transition, only the righteous will survive. So, the heralds of the Age of Enlightenment have to be very very delicate in our thinking, in our performances. Absolutely. Any slightest things, because only the truth will triumph and at this time when we are seeing that the truth is triumphing now, like that we can't afford to depreciate our own value. Absolutely not. Just with that little caution we go ahead without much thinking.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

Never think of failure at all, for as we think now, that's what we'll get.

Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One's own karma, one's own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.

That great, mighty current of evolution which is advancing the life of everything in creation is simply invincible - no one can resist it.

The more responsibility we take on, the more we bring the Being. This was the knowledge given to the rulers of the earth in ancient times.

Never think of failure, for what we think will come about.

Problems will disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light.

That is why he took so many hundreds of years to be known.

The most effective teachers embody the teaching they give out.

Nine rules of life: Don't analyze. Don't complain. Don't compare yourself to others. Don't expect things to be done for you. Don't expect perfection in the relative. Look to the knowledge aspect daily. Own the movement. Problems are all in your head. Hold yourself together.

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First Name
Maharishi
Last Name
Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma
Birth Date
1917
Death Date
2008
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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement