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Maharishi speaks about
'In the beginning was the Word'
(29 May 2009) During his Global Press conference on 12 February 2003, a
question was asked to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global
Country of World Peace, to please comment on 'In the beginning was the
Word', from the Bible.
Maharishi answered that the Word is the reverberation of the ultimate
reality, and the ultimate reality is Atma in Sanskrit, or the Self in
English. 'It is the Self, the Atma, Transcendental Consciousness, the
Unified Field. It is a Unified Field; it's a Unified Field, which is
self-referral—self-referral Unified Field, eternal silence.'
Maharishi explained that because it is eternal, 'from here to there',
then in the relative sense, when we say from here to there, then there
is a sense of flow. There is a sense of continuity.
'The sense of flow is the flow
of silence,' Maharishi continued. 'Here is the secret of Being
becoming—Being, the pure field of self-referral Unified Wholeness,
silence, pure silence flowing. Pure silence flowing; in the Sanskrit
language this is called Atma—the Self—this is the Vedic word for that
'Wherever there is a flow, there is a vibration,' Maharishi continued.
'Wherever there is a vibration there is a word. And this what the Bible
says, there was a word and the Bible was referring to this silence in
flow, silence in flow. And that is the reverberation; and that is the
word. And the word was God. God means Creator, Maintainer, Sustainer—all
those values that we give to the Almighty.'
Maharishi said that this silence and dynamism is not manmade; 'It is not
made by anyone. It has made everything. That is why it is uncreated. In
the Sanskrit it is called Nitya Apaurusheya. Apaurusheya means unmade by
anyone. Not made by anyone.'
'And the Word was God':
'It is beautifully expressed in these words of the Bible,' Maharishi
continued. 'The Word was God. That means the Word itself was the
expression of the Consciousness. It is the Creator itself. It is science
and technology both together.'
Maharishi explained that in our ordinary science and technology, a
scientist is needed. Science and technology are separate; it needs a
scientist, a technologist. 'But on that level where silence is dynamic
in its own unmanifest nature, it itself is the actor; it itself the
action; it itself is everything,' he said. 'It is the cause; it is the
effect. Because the cause is silence, the effect is dynamism, and both
are one together. They are one together. That is the ultimate reality.
That is the Word. That is what is described in the Bible. . . .'
In the Vedic Language it is called Swara, Maharishi said. 'Swa means
Atma—the Self. Ra means reverberation. Reverberation of Atma. It
reverberates itself. It doesn't need any other energy or intelligence to
reverberate it. It is its own science, its own scientist; its own
technology, its own technologist. It is the Total Creative Intelligence.
And we say Cosmic Creative Intelligence. It has to be Transcendental. .
'Everything created is its expression; everything created is its
expression. So the word is given the most primary thing. . . . So
silence and dynamism, silence and dynamism. The two are the basic values
of the same one value. And the same one value is silence.'
Later in his address Maharishi said, 'This is what the Bible says—if it
says there that it is not made by anyone, it is not made by anyone, it
'That is why it says that the Word was God. Who made God? God made
everything. Who made God? God made everything. Who made God, God made
everything. So the Word was on its own, that is the reality.'
vibrations of consciousness,
the human physiology has come up
May 2009) Continuing his address on 'In the beginning was the Word',
(above) from the Bible—responding to a question in his Global Press
Conference on 12 February 2003—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explained that,
thanks to the research of the great physiologist of this scientific age,
Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam—now First Ruler of the Global Country of World
Peace*—it has been shown that human physiology is the expression of
consciousness. From that field of Total Knowledge, we want to
reconstruct our society; we want to reconstruct the life on earth. Human
life on earth is a very precious, total expression of Natural Law.
Maharishi said that the whole Vedic Literature is imprinted in the
nervous system. All the nerves and all the structures of the physiology
are the physical expressions of the verbal sounds of the Vedic
Literature. 'This is what is meant by ''Veda is Nitya and Apaureshya.''
It is not manmade, it is eternal. This is what the Bible says—if it says
there that it is not made by anyone, it is not made by anyone, it is
Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam has shown that the human body is the
expression of consciousness. 'It is not a myth; it is not a faith,'
Maharishi said. 'It is a tangible reality. It is a tangible physical
reality. This is the reality whose knowledge is very clear to
'And from that field of Total Knowledge, we want to reconstruct our
society; we want to reconstruct the life on earth. The life on earth,
human life on earth, is a very precious, total expression of Natural
Law. It's a total expression of Natural Law—it is not the result of a
'That is why I have heard Christians telling me, ''Man was made in the
image of God.'' That is also somewhere in the Bible. ''Man was made in
the image of God.'' It is the God—the Word was with God and the Word was
Maharishi then explained that it is from the word [or the vibrations of
consciousness], that the body has come up. 'It is from the vibrations of
consciousness that the human physiology and the physiology of any
creature has popped up,' he said.
'We are in the grip of Total Knowledge of Natural Law—from unmanifest to
its manifest creation, to ever-manifesting, ever-evolving, physical
galactic universe. Veda is the basic reality which for its meaning is
also true, as it is true for its existence. Consciousness is true; its
expressions are true for its meaning.'
When we say Vedic Literature, Maharishi said, we have the knowledge with
ultimate authenticity of its reality, total reality. 'And we have not
made it up,' he continued. 'It is there in the Bible. It must be in the
Koran. It must be in every religious text. And all these religious texts
have sprung two thousand years ago, or sixteen hundred years ago, or ten
thousand years ago—they all are the expressions of the eternal reality
of Being. Say God. The unmanifest total reality.
'God stands for the ultimate; why not God? Whether you say God, or say
Will of God, Natural Law, Constitution of the Universe, regulator of the
universe, creator of the universe, maintainer of the universe—all, you
can attribute everything to it. That is not manmade, it's not manmade.'
Maharishi explained that the textbooks of religions have their own
time—2,000 years, 10,000 years, 500 years or 1500 years or what.
Religions keep on 'popping up' in time. 'The source of religion is Veda,
pure intelligence, that silence and dynamism together expressed by the
word [syllable] A, the first syllable of the Veda. . . .
'It is a very systematic thing,' Maharishi continued. 'It is not a
matter of faith, whether you believe it or not. If you believe, believe;
if you don't believe, don't believe. If you believe in light, you will
be in light. You don't have to face darkness. If you don't believe in
light, it is your choice. Remain in darkness.
'Complete knowledge is there, and man is born to enjoy the total
invincibility, infinity, diversity and unity together. What a beautiful
creation of the Almighty, Merciful God.
'Every man has an inborn right, it is his heritage. . . . So the
knowledge is there absolutely within the Self of everyone. The knowledge
in which we take pride is the birthright of everyone in his own
existence, something separate, nothing far away from him. What can the
knowledge do if you don't use it? It is there within you.
'If your education does not unfold it, it is not its fault. Your Self is
divine. Your Self is that source of all Laws of Nature. Your Self is
that almighty power. Your Self is all that. If you don't use it you
don't use your own treasury.'
* Maharishi has explained that the functioning of Maharaja Adhiraj
Rajaraam's administration of the Global Country of World Peace,
supporting the creation of invincibility in 192 countries of the world,
is that of administration through silence—the full awakening of total
Natural Law and its infinite organizing power in the consciousness of
every individual and in the whole collective consciousness of every
nation and the entire world.
Benefits of Consciousness-Based Education
stir great interest among hundreds
of educators in Lebanon
May 2009) A major campaign is in progress to let the whole country of
Lebanon know about the value of Consciousness-Based Education: for
unfolding the total creative potential of the student, for total brain
development, and for developing the ability to achieve anything.
Very well-attended conferences on Consciousness-Based Education have
been held, and presentations have also been made at the Ministry of
In a recent report, Dr Ziad Dakdouk, National Director of Education of
the Global Country of World Peace for Lebanon, said that during the last
few months they have met with many top educators and school principals,
presenting the unique benefits and advantages of Consciousness-Based
Education in schools and universities. The response has been extremely
positive, both in terms of education and in the understanding of the
value of student groups of Yogic Flyers to create peace for the nation
and for the whole Middle East.
A presentation was made to several hundred educators and principals at
an education conference organized at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut. Two
television presentations have also been made that were very successful.
Hundreds of educators have received materials at all their
presentations, in many schools and at an educational
foundation—including pamphlets, brochures, and DVDs. The pamphlets
present the scientific research and articles about Consciousness-Based
The population of Lebanon is four million, so the required number of
Yogic Flyers to create invincibility for the nation is 200. Dr Dakdouk
said that any small school could fulfil this role, and that they 'do not
see it as very far away now', as funding is now being organized for
several schools that are ready to introduce Consciousness-Based
Prevention begins within:
Prevention of cardiovascular disease
in youth through
the Transcendental Meditation Programme
(1 May 2009) Scientific research shows that the Transcendental
Meditation Programme helps normalize high blood pressure in high school
and college students—reducing the risk of adult hypertension by 50 per
These findings were presented at a major press conference* by Robert
Schneider, MD, FACC, FABMR, a specialist in hypertension and preventive
medicine who has been awarded more than $20 million in grants from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States for his
pioneering research on natural approaches to prevention and treatment of
There is a tremendous demand for a new approach to health for young
people today, Dr Schneider said. The leading cause of death, disability,
and healthcare cost in the US today is cardiovascular disease.
Prevention at an early age is important because the cardiovascular
disease process begins in childhood. 'At least 50 per cent of all
children in the United States have one or more risk factor for
cardiovascular disease', he said. Childhood risk factors such as high
blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes track into later adulthood.
Dr Schneider cited
two studies on
Transcendental Meditation and young people.
two-month study conducted at the Medical College of Georgia showed that
high school students practising the Transcendental Meditation Technique
had significantly reduced blood pressure compared to a group not
practising the technique.
These students also had 'reduced physiological reactivity to stress'.
A second study presented by Dr Schneider was a randomized controlled
trial on the effects of Transcendental Meditation on high-risk college
students with high blood pressure.
Dr Schneider conducted this study along with colleagues at American
University in Washington, DC. The results of the trial showed reductions
in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure that were statistically
and clinically highly significant. These results are 'associated with a
50 per cent reduction in risk for adult hypertension in these young
people,' Dr Schneider said.
The study also showed changes in psychological stress in these same
students, including reductions in total mood disturbance, anxiety,
depression, anger, and hostility—as well as improvements in emotional
coping and behavioural coping.
'These improvements in mental health were correlated with improvements
in blood pressure, and therefore with physical health,' Dr Schneider
'School-based cardiovascular disease prevention programmes have the
potential to make substantial contributions to improving child and
adolescent health status . . . [and] can have significant impact on the
nation's leading cause of death, ' Dr Schneider said.
'Prevention begins within,' he concluded.
Eminent doctors, celebrities, and educators spoke at a 3 April press
conference preceding the historic Paul McCartney benefit concert on 4
April at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA. The extraordinary
achievements and goals of the David Lynch Foundation for
Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace were presented at the
The 'Change Begins Within' benefit concert contributed funds to teach
one million at-risk children Transcendental Meditation—giving them
life-long tools to overcome stress and violence, and promote peace and
success in their lives.
The concert was headlined by Paul McCartney, with special guests
including Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul
Horn, Bettye LaVette, Donovan, and Jim James.