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 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.

Nature knows best how to organize.

Personal love is concentrated universal love.

Something else I am going to do from the level of the Vedic wisdom of life, which proclaims man is divine.

The highest state is laughter.

All weakness of mind is due to the mind's ignorance of its own essential nature, which is universal and the source of infinite energy and intelligence... In order to root out any problem of life it is only necessary to be brought out of ignorance, to be brought to knowledge.

Being happy is of the utmost importance.

Everything is an expression of our own intelligence. Through simple, innocent, natural unbounded awareness - fullness of Self, all is accomplished; devotion, positive influence on the entire universe, nourishment of nature - thus gain the support of all the laws of nature, effectiveness, fulfillment of responsibility, togetherness in dynamism, revelation of underlying principles of life, following the routine without rigidity, elimination of individual's weaknesses.

I lack only $1 billion to make the world a better world.

If we think of defeat, that is what we will get. If we are undecided, nothing will happen to us. We must just pick something great to do and do it. Never do we think of failure at all, for as we think now, that is what we will get.

It is the purity of man?s heart and mind, and his innocent and faithful approach to action with the purpose of all good to everyone, which really succeeds in yielding maximum results with minimum effort.

Like the air, God's Grace is available to us. It is permeating every fibre of Being and the Being of the entire universe. When we take our attention to that Being, finer than the finest, then we establish ourselves on the level of God's Grace. Immediately we just enjoy. Life is Bliss!

Allow the fulfillment to come to you.

Bliss becomes blissful with practice. In our own bliss the desire, desirer and process of desiring are united ? they are one. Desire is fulfilled at its source.

Focus primarily on America is our present attention because America has proved to the world the most destructive force, as Hitler was some time in Germany. Why Hitler was defeated? Because killing was sin. And people like America because there are so many things in America. But America has become a spot of hatred, a black spot in the family of man. And therefore, all those who are friends of America want America to come back and be the guiding light. And therefore, no one wants America to go into the drains.

I let people make remarks about me, but it doesn?t touch me, all those remarks.

If you believe in light, you'll be in light, you don't have to face darkness.

It is the responsibility of the older generation to advise the young, to tell the child what is right and wrong. Even if they do not want to listen to follow our direction, it is right to tell them.

Like the hollow nothingness within the seed of a tree, which contains the potential of the entire tree, the experience of nothingness in the unmanifest field has within it the lively potential of everything in creation.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement