1, Issue No. 11
© 2001 Maharishi Health Education Center - Lebanon, All Rights Reserved
Guru Purnima 2001
Guiding Light is the ever shining, never-setting Sun of the Divine Grace.
Ever the same, constant as the northern star and bright as the mid-day sun,
our Guiding Light is the Divine Grace of Shri Guru Deva, Maha Yogiraj, His
Divinity Swami Brahmananda Saraswati Maharaj, the most illustrious in the
galaxy of the Jagad-Guru Shankaracharyas of India.
was Maha Yogiraj (greatest
of Yoga Teachers) in the family of the Yogis of India and was held by the
“Gnanies” (Realized) as personified Brahmanandam (Universal Bliss or
Cosmic Consciousness), the living expression of “Purnam adah, purnam idam” (That Unmanifested (Brahman) is
perfect and This Manifested (Brahman) is (also) perfect.). The divine
radiance blooming forth from His shining personality revealed the truth of
“Purnam idam” and His Sahaja-Samadhi (all time natural
state of cosmic consciousness) brought home the truth of both —“Purnam
adah” and “Purnam idam.”
It was the perfection of this great Spiritual Master, which innovated a
spiritual renaissance in Northern India and wherever he traveled.
This Great Pride of India
was “Rajaram” in his early days when he was the love of his great family
and was cherished as the “rising sun” in the community of Mishra
Brahmans of village Gana, near Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, North India. He was
born on the 20th December 1868, but his hour of nativity claimed him for the
recluse order and not for that of the secular.
the tender age of nine, when the other children of the world were mostly
busy in playgrounds, he had matured in the idea of renunciation and by
continuous and deep thinking was convinced of the futility and evanescence
of worldly pleasures. He realized so early that real and lasting happiness
cannot be had without the realization of the Divine. The joys and
pleasures that are obtained from the phenomenal world are mere shadows and
smudged images of the ideal happiness and bliss, that is not far from man
but exists in his own heart, enveloped by the dark clouds of ignorance and
illusion. When he was barely nine years old he left home and went to the
Himalayas in search of God, the Light that dispels the great darkness in
the human mind, the darkness that stands between man and the inner
On the path
of the Divine a proper guide is necessary. During the search for a perfect
spiritual guide, he came across many masters and good beginners but none
of them came up to the ideal that he had set for himself. He desired his
spiritual master to be not only well versed in philosophic learning but
also to be a person of realization; and over and above these dual
achievements, he should be a life celibate, perhaps the natural and
legitimate desire of an aspirant who himself had decided to maintain that
high ideal for life.
the world as it is constituted today, to find a personality combining
these three conditions and attributes is difficult, if not altogether
impossible, and so the young truth-seeker had to wander far and long
before he arrived at the goal of his search. After about five years of
wandering on the Himalayas, he reached the township of Uttar-Kashi. In
that “Valley of the Saints,” at that small and distant Himalayan
hermitage there resided in those days a great spiritual master, Swami
Krishanand Saraswati, a sage deeply versed in philosophical lore,
representing a rare and perfect blend of theory and practice, of
learning and realization.
To that realized soul, the young ascetic surrendered
himself for being initiated into the mysterious realms of the spirit,
whose real key practices are attainable not from books and treatises,
but only from perfect spiritual masters, who silently pass these top
secret practices from heart to heart.
time, with the permission and order of his master he entered a cave at
UttarKashi with a resolve not to come out before he had realized the
Light Supreme. His desire to attain the Highest knowledge was not merely
an ideal wish or intention; it was a mighty, overpowering determination
that burned like fire in his heart. It permeated every particle of his
being and bade him not to rest or stop before the complete realization of
the Bliss Eternal.
he arrived at the Heatless Smokeless Effulgence of the Self and realized
the Divine Truth, the Cosmic Consciousness, the Ultimate Supreme Reality,
Sat Chit Anandam, the Nirvana.
greatest attainment of a saint is his life itself, the high edifice of a
realized Upanishadic Living that develops under the stress of direct
experience of the Reality. To understand that inner personality one must
approach such realized souls with an open and receptive mind and try to
visualize the great internal life that is the basis of their actual and
real form of living.
At the age of 34 he was initiated into the order of “Sanyas”
by his Master at the greatest world fair, “Kumbha Mela,” that is held
once in twelve years at the junction of the two holy rivers, Ganges and
Jumna at Allahabad City. Then he again proceeded to blessed solitude, the
only blessedness. This time he did not go to the Himalayas, but went to
the Amarkantakas, the source of the holy river Narbada in Central India.
the greater part of his life he lived in quiet, lonely places, the
habitats of lions and leopards, in hidden caves and thick forests, where
even the mid-day sun frets and fumes in vain to dispel the darkness that
may be said to have made a permanent abode in those solitary and distant
regions of Vindhyagiris and Amarkantakas (mountain ranges).
was out of sight of man but was well marked in the eyes of the destiny of
the country. For more than one and a half centuries the light of Jyotir
Math (The principal monastery of Shankaracharya ) was extinct, and North
India had no Shankaracharya to guide the spiritual destiny of the people.
Here was a bright light of spiritual glory well adorned by the perfect
discipline of Sanatana Dharma, but it was hidden in the caves and
valleys, in the thick forests and mountains of central India, as though
the blessed solitude was giving a proper shape and polish to a personality
which was to enlighten the darkness that had overtaken the spiritual
destiny of the country, by the Flash of His mere presence.
It took a long time, twenty years, to persuade Him to
come out of loneliness and accept the holy throne of Shankaracharya of
Jyotir Math in Badariashramam, Himalayas. At the age of 72, in the year
1941, a well marked time in the political and religious history of India,
He was installed as Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, and that was a turning
point in the destiny of the nation. The political freedom of the country
dawned under His Divine Grace and He was worshipped by Dr. Rajendra Prasad,
the first President of the Indian Union. At the conference of the eminent
philosophers of the world during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the
Institute of Indian Philosophers held at Calcutta in December 1950, Dr.
S. Radhakrishnan, the famous philosopher and the successor of Dr. Prasad
as president of the Indian Union, addressed Shri Guru Deva as “Vedanta
Incarnate” (Truth Embodiment).
from Maharishi's book LOVE and GOD
From Maharishi's Talk
in Guru Purnima Celebration
is really a very fortunate time for us all on earth today, Guru Purnima
day, the day of Purnima of Guru Dev, fullness of the grace of Guru Dev,
fullness of the light of Guru Dev, fullness of the blessings of Guru Dev.
We are celebrating Guru Purnima offering to Guru Dev. We are dedicated to
Guru Dev today the fruit of his blessings the Global Country of World
Peace which is the English translation of global country of Ram Raj, Vishwashanti
Rastra. In the fullness a very great blessings of Guru Dev we have
celebrated Puja to Guru Dev, whose blessings have showered total knowledge
on earth, has been showering total knowledge on earth year after year,
year after year, for about half century now. And today we have the
delightful burden of administrating the most ideal system of
administration on earth. On the global level, Global Country of World
Peace. This fortunate, this most fortunate blissful global burden on earth
to enjoy the infinite grace of Guru Dev. To open the gate of all future a
new gate, to open a new gate of all fortune, all peace, all affluence, all
bliss to all mankind for all the future of the world. Very fortunate time
for us to express our infinite gratitude to Guru Dev, the great eternal
tradition of Vedic masters who have held complete knowledge of life and
who have been revive it from time to time as the knowledge become shadowed
by ignorance and mankind begins to suffer. That the blossoming of this new
knowledge is available to all mankind from the holy tradition. Wherever
from human consciousness from human awareness the total light of God, the
total light of natural law. Because shadowed by the crowds of ignorance.
This promise have been with us and now in the light of Guru Dev’s
blessings a very systematic unfoldment of total field of knowledge came
and waves of knowledge around the world month after month, year after
year. For all these long years and now today we have a direct
responsibility the most delightful responsibility with the blessings of
Guru Dev to continuously spread the light of knowledge, to all mankind in
a way that suffering belongs to no one, problem belongs to no one. That
preventive quality of administration have been our joy in the light of
total knowledge of Guru Dev. It have been our joy to establish that ideal
system of administration which will prevent problems. This is our most
delightful responsibility today when w have offered to Guru Dev all that
have been achieved by us in the world.
Points of the Maharishiji's Talk
the Guru Purnima Day
Global Country of World Peace is a delightful burden. We open a new
gate of all fortune, all peace for all mankind. We have offered to
Guru Dev today all that we have achieved in the world.
knowledge came from Guru Dev like a seed. It has sprouted. It has
been our fortunate fortune that we have guarded the tender growth of
the seed. And now we have the sprout growing into branches and
leaves. Fruit is still to come. We now have a sort of fully grown
tree. I say "a sort of" because the majority of population
still has to be reached, but today we have in our hands that total
is not that we have created this. The time has brought it. The time
shadowed it with the clouds, the time has removed the clouds. Now we
see the clouds withering away.
teachers of TM are the gardeners who watered the trees all over the
world. People who saw us watering the root asked: "Why are you
watering the root? It's the tree you want." They have been
laughing on us and we have been laughing at them. These are the
waves of laughter through which our movement has grown.
there was some "twinkle, twinkle, little star" of
knowledge, the darkness began to give points of light. Now today the
time has come to tend to the collective consciousness of the whole
world. Today we are faced with this mass of half-enlightened people.
means administration, Ram means total knowledge, pure knowledge. Ram
is the expression of Brahm, the totality. Ram Raj means preventive
administration, not failure like today's governments. Listen to me a
thousand times: Administration should be able to prevent problems!
If the people are not able to achieve what they wish to achieve, it
is the fault of the government's wrong education. I am not for
putting people into jail, I am for preventing them from doing wrong.
sanctions of America and Germany are a shame. I tell the leaders: Be
wiser or abdicate!
are the Yoga Sutras taught to the youngsters? Nowhere in the world,
nowhere at the great universities.
Hitler we heard of Alexander the Great. Now Great Britain tries to
be the Alexander the Great, they are all going to drown in the
demands change. His Majesty Nader Ram has said he wants change
philosophers say: "As you sow so shall you reap". I
am fully aware of that, I know
that I have to bear the consequences
of what I do. But this does not mean that you are
a slave of what you do,
you are a master of your destiny. You are
the first responsible person for doing a thing. Don't leave
responsibility to anyone else.
are so convinced: We are Christians, we are Christians, we are
Muslims, we are Muslims, we are Buddhists, we are Buddhists. It is
true, you are Christians, Muslims, Buddhists . But see your
situation, religion is corrupt. Your Gods are not able to save you.
Do not misunderstand me, I am a believer in God, but God is a thing
to be lived.
man-made constitution, that system of self rule called democracy,
damn the democracy. They say the Minister is in the cabinet, he has
no time to meditate. What does he do in the cabinet? He does
can the police, the military or anything prevent people from doing
are 2 aspects in the world today: a big filth and a wave of
purification. Just a phase the world is going through.
man, whether he believes in God or not, knows that the universe is
governed by laws that do not create problems. Listen to these words,
you may never have the chance to listen to them again: Problems are
only solved in the name of Vedic education. Nader Ram has given out
big volumes and it is not philosophical gossip.
am very happy to announce just now that there are many countries in
the world who are interested in taking knowledge from Nader Ram. Now
I tell you how the coup happens: Nature cannot take any more of this
inadequate administration. A wave of good sense is sweeping the
globe, those who are fortunate come to us and we are greeting them
with great respect and cordiality. We have very great plans of
improving the economy of poor countries through Vedic education.
Vedic means pertaining to Natural Law. The Vedic Literature has been
widely disrupted. (Comparison of knowledge and electricity:)
Electricity came, those who did not take it at first, had to take it
in the end.
your religion tells you to be a devil, then I would advise you to be
a devil, but enjoy life, enjoy life.
to what I say: there will be no end of problems until man is able to
engage total Natural Law for what he wants to do.
is yours, continue to fight, continue to kill, continue to bomb each
other, but remember: in these 5, 10 years you may be a Prime
Minister or a government, but what will come after that? Look to the
President of America, what has happened to him.
Global Country of World Peace is rising. Those politicians who want
to enjoy life, take this knowledge and enjoy life on your own. Don't
go by the glamour of fame, all the articles in the papers and all
that, they are not your friend. We have dealt with individuals, now
we have to step up to handle nations. Thousands of
letters have reached me asking how is your
Global Country recognized by other countries etc. I want to
tell them: we do not want recognition!
Nader Ram is not seeking recognition. Listen: we are not
seeking recognition of any government. We are opening our
doors, any government is welcome.
days are over for me when I was going from door to door telling
"try out". I am saying it today after Puja to Guru Dev: no
more, no more, no more. I stand today with the knowledge inviting
governments. I am ready to give them aid, the knowledge being
promoted by Nader Ram-ji. I open the gate to any government. But
don't come to support the Global Country of World Peace, Nader Ram
does not need any support from anyone. It is not recognition we are
seeking! Don't remain in false notions of your great powers. Don't
forget that we are a country that cannot be supported by anyone. How
can the blind support those who see?
education wants to engage - I emphasize the word engage - total
Natural Law to work for us. And the whole Vedic Literature is a
witness to this.
heritage is divine. These are not empty words and gossip about empty
philosophy, this is a reality. Save yourself and by saving yourself,
save your environment. It is very, very obvious that no nation can
save itself today.
those countries who are earning their livelihood by selling arms,
Natural Law will take care of all that. Time is different now, they
will not be able to save themselves from the fury about the sin they
are committing. On one side they come with free trade on the other
side they come with sanctions, it is stupidity. I had to say all
this to make clear the policy of the Global Country of World Peace.
am not against religion. I am a firm believer in God. But not in a
religion that will make you suffer. Religion is not bad, but the
path to religion is. The hallucinations, the wrong interpretations
are simply unwanted. Finished.
and science are no more 2 different things today. The brain
physiology of people today has functional holes. This inadequate
education has been proudly eliminated.
I am going to tell you one extreme thing. It is so good that
it is hard for you to believe: Human brain you should
understand as cosmic switchboard. By
pressing the proper switches you can create
any influence you want in the universe. You can
create from within yourselves any influence in
the ever expanding universe. This is Vedic
Science. This is the human potential. People today are like
ants (limited value of life). Continue to lead an ant's life or be
the master of the universe.
Ram will give you the secret of pressing the buttons. This is Vedic
education. The basis of this is purity of life. You can't go on
bombing and killing like Hitlers. People like him have their own
imaginary world. The German culture is a labor culture i.e. labor
intelligence. This will not work anymore.
is a proverb saying "You can't fool all the people all the
time". Listen, all those war-monger nations: "You can't
fool all the people all the time!"
have done Puja to Guru Dev with a new light. Without total Natural
Law there will not be peace. The world is going to survive. This is
a return of Vedic principles in all the different fields. Whatever
time it takes for the government of Nader Ram. It does not matter
who governs a country. What matters is: the people are happy, they
have no problems, they don't make mistakes. Be an honorable member
of the Global Country of World Peace, not to win recognition. The
Global Country is prepared to give support to any country and if you
oppose this you will see your day after tonight.
are surrendering today all our knowledge, all our achievements, all
the future of the world to the feet of Guru Dev.
Jai Guru Dev