Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement

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Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others.

By enlivening this most basic level of life, Transcendental Meditation is that one simple procedure which can raise the life of every individual and every society to its full dignity, in which problems are absent and perfect health, happiness, and a rapid pace of progress are the natural features of life.

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

I recommend to people organic agriculture, Vedic organic agriculture.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

It may take a little self-discipline - be simple, be kind, stay rested. Attend to your own inner-health and happiness.

Love in the heart of man is a shrine to God on Earth.

America is a country where wealthy people donate to promote something they think to be good. And now there is an awakening that it is possible through the program of the peace government upheld by all the great scientists of the world to create a new civilized world where harmony will prevail, where the light of God will prevail. And people will be engaged-- all the money that will be donated--people will be given salaries and there will be those peace creating experts here, there everywhere, and they will automatically generate coherence in the world consciousness, where negative trends and tendencies and actions and destruction and killing will not sprout in the world. So the money that will be raised will be for the sake of safety and security of those who are useful to life. Those who have money they will enjoy their money. Otherwise, everyone is aware, this is a time either you can create peace or you help destruction.

Competition is for the competent.

Fulfillment is structured in achievement. Achievement is structured in action. Action is structured in thinking. Thinking is structured in knowledge. Knowledge is structured in consciousness.

I reviewed these two years? experience in India?north, south, east, and west?and said that this Transcendental Meditation is such a simple thing, and it is found to be producing effects in all parts of India. In each province, the living values are completely different. So when in this small area of the world where the cultures are different it has produced these effects, why can?t we spiritually regenerate the whole world through this technique?

If you want to pay off your debts, it pays to increase your earning power.

It may take a little self-discipline, be simple, be kind, stay rested.

Love opens all doors, no matter how closed they may be, no matter how rusty from lack of use. Your work is to bring unity and harmony, to open all doors which have been closed for a long time. Have patience and tolerance. Open your heart all the time.

An educated man knows how to do things so that he doesn't get tired.

Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.

Gently resist the temptation to chase your dreams into the world; pursue them in your heart until they disappear into the Self, and leave them there.

I think immediate urgent need of the world is the financial capability to have these groups--to train them, to maintain them--and that will be the Thanksgiving act. Thanksgiving act should be: at the altar of the divine, we offer our humble offering of peace, and that will be the best way we can remember our parents or forefathers, all the ancestors to now. Create a world from now on to be a world without suffering, a world of peace. The best offering will be whatever possible contribution to Peace Government. That will be the contribution.

In meditation we research the field without time and space and activity, and yet produce a useful effect while conducting the research.

Just as a mountain of snow is nothing but water, so also the whole of the universe is nothing but ananda (bliss).

Maharishi's 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.

An uneducated man - he will get tired everywhere.

Decide what you want and don?t think of intermediary conditions. When Nature works for us, we should want what we want and Nature will work it out for us.

God grants us the faculty to open ourselves to peace. If we don't then we are responsible if wars continue.

I will fill the world with love and create Heaven on Earth.

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement