Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma

Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement

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Meditation is making research into yourself, and into the subtler fields of activity. Day after day we culture our minds with the deep silence of our own Being. This is not the silence of a stone, but creative silence. We have to find it for ourselves. We decrease activity until silence becomes creative, and we sit in creative silence and close the gates of perception for insight into the content of life.

About humility we speak with an analogy: When the branches are full of fruit, they just bow down.

As brain functioning becomes more and more integrated, consciousness - the mind - becomes more and more invincible, and then any dictate of the mind is immediately followed by the body.

Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly.

Hard labor to succeed in the world? Hard labor no, no, human constitution, human physiology, human intelligence is made of infinite creative potential of Natural Law and therefore no-one has to work hard for success.

If one smokes it is very difficult to quit smoking, but very easy to Gain God consciousness and thereby not feel for smoking if smoking is bad. It is much simpler to attain God consciousness, much more difficult to go the righteous way. First thing is meditation and clear experience of being in meditation which gives us what we are, the cognition of what the God omnipresence is.

Integrated is the expression of knowledge: an assembly is significant in Unity: united are their minds in the silent dynamism of all possibilities.

Know what you want, decide when you want it, figure your plan of action, follow through on it, and never doubt.

Meditation is the straight flight of the mind to the Kingdom of Heaven present in the heart of everyone.

Action is always based on the level of consciousness. A man can only see red when he has red glasses on, and then he cannot see anything other than red. In the same way, when we raise a person's level of consciousness, he can only behave rightly. An ideal society will result from people's spontaneous right behavior, which will take within its fold all the necessary considerations for the proper sense of values for their own interests and for the interests of other people. An ideal society can never be created by telling people the importance of caring for the interests of others. A balanced life can only grow in society when every action is spontaneously able to accommodate both the interests of the individual and the interests of those around him, and this will be on the basis of his ability to perform action that is spontaneously in accordance with all the laws of nature. Only action in accordance with nature will simultaneously satisfy the interests of the individual, society, and the cosmos.

Attend to your own inner health and happiness. Happiness radiates like a fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

Don?t go for what you know you can get. Go for what you really want.

Human concepts, no matter how grand they may appear, have limitations.

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government?s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes them! It is such a fraud.

Intend to have a better life. Just intention to have a more successful life. Think better.

Let the standard of everybody's mind be raised to the heights of his own inner glory and then man will feel for himself the greatness of the higher values of life and would be tempted to bring them down into practical life and live them.

More support of nature comes from being happy.

Action should be to nourish the fine feeling developed in the practice of the TM sidhi program.

Attend to your own inner-health and happiness.

Don't fight darkness - bring the light, and darkness will disappear.

Human nervous system is the greatest gift of the creator.

If we are able to meet these two requirements - regularity in meditation and leading a good life in society, day-to-day a good life - then nothing would be unattainable by us.

It is a great science of life which does not require hard work.

Life aspires to be lived on the level of abundance, on the level of affluence.

My technique does not involve withdrawal from normal material life. It enhances the material values of life

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Indian Guru, Advocate of Transcendental Meditation Movement