Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement

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Proceeding toward the subtler layers of the expression of creative intelligence within the mind, we experience a tender field of feeling. Deep within the tenderness of feeling we experience the 'Myness' of feeling. We say, 'I feel like this.' 'I feel.' 'I feel my feelings.' So the I in the seat of all my myness is more tenderly located within the feeling. Deep within the I is a more tender level of creative intelligence which is 'I-ness'. The 'I-ness' is almost the abstract value of individual existence, intelligence. And deep within, that individual 'I-ness' is boundless - the unmanifest, non-changing, immortal, eternal reality.

That which comes slow comes solid.

The natural tendency of the mind is to go to a field of greater happiness. Everyone wants more power, more happiness, and this desire expresses the tendency of life.

No action can be performed successfully without a clear result in view.

Religion covers the individual, family, nation, international, world, God, Creator, Almighty, Omnipresent.

The appeal is, anything that can be done tomorrow should be done today, and anything that can be done today should be done now. One doesn't know what news comes.

The nature of life is to more and more.

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.

Responsibility can never be given. It can only be taken. See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery.

The correct choice of the mantra is highly necessary.

The performance of siddhis, which in the days of ignorance were termed superhuman powers, is not something superhuman. Everything is within the normal range of man's ability. To handle the whole of cosmic life is within the range of everyone's own nature, because it is the same nature... Until now the philosophy of fulfilling desires was to struggle ...Now we have to awaken mankind to a new philosophy of life... I am reminded of a successful businessman in America sitting with his eyes closed, who proclaims success in his activities by closing the eyes and practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. This is the changed face of success. Success lies in handling nature, and nature is one's own nature. The more you are able to handle yourself, the more you are able to handle the world.

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.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement