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 whole effect of activity is to enrich the feeling of the other.

To resolve problems through negotiation is a very childish approach.

We are not responding to this instant, if we are judging any aspect of it. The ego looks for what to criticize. This always involves comparing with the past. But love looks upon the world peacefully and accepts. The ego searches for short comings and weaknesses. Love watches for any sign of strength. It sees how far each one has come, and not how far he has to go. How simple it is to love, and exhausting it is always to find fault, for every time we see a fault we think something needs to be done about it. Love knows that nothing is ever needed but more love. It is what we all do with our hearts that affects others most deeply. It is not the movements of our body or the words within our minds that transmit love. We love from heart to heart.

What we have been saying from the beginning of the Movement has been unbelievable but it has come to be believed. 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.

No one is responsible for giving any difficulty or any pleasure to anyone. - However, fathers are.

See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery.

The divinity of the Heaven dwells in our hearts as love. Love in the heart of man is the shrine of God on Earth. Blessed are those who carry the shrine of God in fullness of love in their hearts.

One can be the master of one's own destiny if one follows the Vedic way of life, which is life according to natural law, which can prevent disorders.

Silence vibrating is Creation. Silence flowing is Love. Silence shared is Friendship. Silence seen is Infinity. Silence heard is Adoration. Silence expressed is Beauty. Silence maintained is Strength. Silence omitted is Suffering. Silence allowed is Rest. Silence recorded is Scripture. Silence preserved is Our Tradition. Silence given is Initiating. Silence received is Joy. Silence perceived is Knowledge. Silence stabilized is Fulfillment. Silence alone is.

The essence [is] to live a peaceful and joyful and harmonious life.

One sits down comfortably in a chair or wherever one wants, and he uses a thought that he has been given specially for himself and he starts experiencing the subtler state of thought.

Sleep in the bliss of God. Feel love of God, Lie in the showers of his blessings. Let your heart melt in the love of God. Sleep in the love of God and in Love. Sleep in the warmth of Divine Grace, Without my words -- only in this feeling.

The experience of [the TM borne] consciousness is nothing other than the very nature of the mind.

One's own karma, one's own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.

So if people do what they know to be good, the knowledge of good is enough in the world for them to be really happy and really peaceful and really remarkably friendly and supportive to everyone.

The factor of time is very vital in life. Those who have accomplished great things in the world have been those who valued time in their life. The time of life is limited and a great amount of evolution has to be accomplished for fulfillment of life. Therefore, the factor of time must be valued above everything.

Only a new seed will yield a new crop.

So many preachers of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism-they all practice Transcendental Meditation and find a correlation with this theme of perfection in life through higher consciousness.

The formula for producing maximum results is to disregard the obstacles and negative influences which offer resistance to the performance of action. The doer should engage in action and continue until the desired results are achieved. When the standard of consciousness is raised through the process of meditation, the action performed at that higher level of life energy and intelligence will have an overriding influence on karma from the past and will produce maximum results. This is how, by the regular practice of Transcendental Meditation supplemented by the power of charity and virtuous deeds, the negative influence of past karma can be counteracted and the path of present karma smoothed. Then the action will be performed without resistance or obstacle, yielding maximum results. This is how, by the power of present action or karma, destiny is controlled. Herein lies the full meaning of the saying that man is a master of his own destiny.

Only we should not be influenced by the winds.

So transcendental meditation brings about transcendental consciousness, which is self-referral consciousness, the source of all intelligence.

The golden gate to peace in life is the experience of bliss, and it is easy for everyone to acquire this great glory and live it throughout life.

Opposition is dangerous to immortality.

Somebody told me that during the lifetime of Buddha 500 people got Nirvana, 500. So he must have made a great impact on the masses during his lifetime, otherwise he wouldn't survive till today.

The harmony between the vibrations of the body and the vibrations of the mantra, the harmony between them decides the suitability of the mantra to the individual.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement