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Volume 5, Issue No. 4

December 2004

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Maharishi Offers the Gift of
Total Knowledge to the World:

Create Enlightenment for Every Individual
And Invincibility for Every Nation

“Do it today—and ‘make hay while the sun shines’
because who knows what will happen tomorrow?”

(December 8, 2004) His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi offered to every head of state and the people of every nation the gift of the knowledge of Total Natural Law to raise every individual to enlightenment and, in the same stroke, raise every nation to invincibility. However, Maharishi urged everyone to utilize the knowledge immediately, because the future is uncertain in today’s destructive world.

“This is the gift of Total Knowledge—the Constitution of the Universe—that administers the universe with perfect order,” Maharishi said. “We offer this knowledge to everyone who would like to enjoy fulfilment in his own personal life, and fulfilment in the life of his nation and the world as a whole. But take it today and ‘ make hay while the sun shines ’ because who knows what will happen tomorrow?”

Life in enlightenment is easier

Maharishi described enlightenment as the supreme level of human development in which hardships and the struggle for success are nonexistent. “Life in enlightenment is easier—life becomes a joy,” said Maharishi, who urged everyone—students, working adults, and retired people—to pursue enlightenment now. “It is your birthright to enjoy bliss—Total Natural Law—which is available in the quiet recesses of your mind and heart,” Maharishi said. “Close your eyes and dive within to the source of thought, the Unified Field, so your awareness is in complete alliance with Total Natural Law. Then, whatever you think from this level, Natural Law will achieve it for you without stress or strain.”

 

A few groups of 8,000 Yogic Flyers will surcharge
world consciousness with harmony and coherence

Maharishi’s program to create permanent world peace calls for the establishment of a few groups of 8,000 people practicing Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, including Yogic Flying. “Yogic Flying enlivens the Unified Field—the field of gravity—with a gentle impulse of thought, and the body lifts up in the air with the experience of bliss,” Maharishi said. “If a few groups of 8,000 people practice Yogic Flying together, scientific research shows that the whole world consciousness will be surcharged with harmony, coherence, goodwill, and friendliness. In such a coherent atmosphere, no negativity will ever arise.”

For those who do not want to practice Transcendental Meditation themselves, Maharishi offered another way for them to contribute their share in promoting permanent world peace. “They should hire a peace-creating expert—a Vedic pandit—to practice Yogic Flying and promote coherent world consciousness, which is the basis of invincibility on the national and global levels,” Maharishi said.

Consciousness-Based education will ensure
that no one makes mistakes in life

Maharishi’s global peace plan also calls for the introduction of one class period a day for Transcendental Meditation in all the schools, colleges, and universities. “Today’s education is inadequate—it offers only fragmented knowledge and through the physical sciences deals only with the physical values of life. In contrast, our Consciousness-Based approach offers Total Knowledge and deals with the basis of all physical values in the Unified Field—Transcendental Consciousness. When you think from that transcendental field, your thoughts will be upheld, promoted, and fulfilled by Natural Law without you having to do anything,” Maharishi said. “Consciousness-Based education will ensure that no one makes mistakes and no one creates problems for himself or for others. All thought, speech, and behavior will always be beneficial and fulfilling for the individual and society.”

“We pity the youngsters who are destined
to fight for an imaginary freedom”

In response to a press question about escalating violence in global hotspots, Maharishi cast shame on the destructive powers that are “raining mass destruction on countries in their search for weapons of mass destruction.” Maharishi also denounced the “mad” decisions of government leaders who have a personal history of drug abuse and therefore lack a properly functioning brain. “These ‘drug people’ are wild on destruction,” Maharishi said. “We pity the youngsters who, under this mad leadership, are destined to go to war and die for an imaginary freedom. When these youngsters are gone, of what use is the country for them?”

“We hope these ignorant leaders will improve their ways”

Maharishi concluded by expressing hope that governments—no matter how fraudulent they are today—will wake up and take his offer tomorrow. “It is like a piece of fruit: at an early stage it is sour, but given time it ripens and becomes sweet. Therefore, we hope these ignorant leaders, given time, will improve their ways,” said Maharishi, who then warned: “But if not, these governments will soon be put out of office by the rise of coherence in world consciousness. And wise, intelligent, peaceful people, who are expert in Total Natural Law, will raise their countries to invincibility and lead the world in creating permanent peace in the family of nations.”

Maharishi Offers Vedic Education
to Create a World of Bliss—
Free from Problems

Includes Transcendental Meditation
to Awaken the Unified Field Within

“We have no right to criticize people if they fall down in the darkness
because we have not yet given them the torchlight.”

(December 15, 2004) Vedic education will awaken within every student the Unified Field—the cosmic intelligence that administers the universe with perfect order—to create a perfect man, raise every nation to invincibility, and promote a world of bliss, free from all problems and suffering.

Lack of knowledge is the root cause of all problems

Maharishi identified the root cause of all problems as a lack of knowledge—and held today’s fragmented approach to education accountable. “Whatever children learn during their student years is not enough for them to utilize their full brain potential. That is why their desires are not completely fulfilled and their thoughts are not fully effective—and that is why there are problems everywhere in the world,” Maharishi said.

In contrast, Maharishi said, Vedic education provides students with the experience of Total Knowledge within their own Transcendental Consciousness to enliven every aspect of their brain physiology. “Only the experience of self-referral Transcendental Consciousness gained during Transcendental Meditation engages the total brain—and when the total brain functions, the Unified Field functions,” Maharishi said. “Throughout the ages, the wise have proclaimed that ‘man is made in the image of God.’ So today let us ensure that the Unified Field—the divinity within man—is fully awake in the unbounded Transcendental Consciousness of everyone.”

The need for Total Knowledge is urgent

Maharishi pointed to the widespread failure of governments as evidence of the urgent need for Total Knowledge. As examples, Maharishi cited the military, which has the power to send the youth to die in the name of the country but has proven powerless to save the nation from attack. Maharishi also cited the humanly conceived laws of a nation, which fail to produce fulfilled citizens—and instead leave them unhappy and dissatisfied. “Then, when the people are unhappy and make mistakes, the government puts them in jail,” Maharishi said. “This is wrong, this is cruel—this is not the parental role of government, which is to prevent problems for the nation.”

Rather than punish people, Maharishi said, governments should fulfil their parental role by offering the knowledge of Total Natural Law—the Constitution of the Universe—to the whole population through its departments of education, health, economy, agriculture, defence, etc.

Maharishi also made it clear there is no reason to criticize people when they make mistakes if they do not yet have the knowledge to live a mistake-free life. “It is like the child who has not been trained properly to drive a car—how can you expect him not to get into accidents?” Maharishi said. “We cannot criticize people who make mistakes—we can only sympathize with them. And we invite them with love and appreciation to take this Total Knowledge to enjoy a life in bliss consciousness—free from problems and suffering.”

Everything is possible in this scientific age

Maharishi acknowledged that many people may not believe that such an ideal life is possible. However, Maharishi emphasized, it is not only possible but easily attainable. “Everything is possible in this scientific age,” Maharishi said. “Through Total Knowledge, bliss is possible, invincibility is possible, and Heaven on Earth is possible. And we are doing everything we can to introduce Total Knowledge to the whole population—to give a lighted lamp to everyone so that no one continues to live in darkness.”

In response to a press question, Maharishi emphasized the ease of training students in Total Knowledge. “I have said repeatedly that it is much easier to train children in Total Knowledge than it is to train them in partial knowledge. This is because partial knowledge will never be fully satisfying, whereas the totality of knowledge will always be fulfilling—and will always promote a life free from problems and suffering,” Maharishi said.

Vedic education will develop a perfect man and invincibility for the nation

Maharishi concluded by saying that Vedic education will develop a perfect man—the basis of invincibility for the nation. “A perfect man is one whose desires will be automatically achieved by Natural Law through thought alone. A perfect man will be naturally harmonious within himself and will naturally radiate that harmony into his surroundings. And when such individuals practice Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying in a group, their harmonious influence will naturally radiate out to create coherent collective consciousness and invincibility in the nation,” Maharishi said. “With the blessings of the tradition of Vedic masters, here is an opportunity for mankind to rise to a grand level of divinity—permanent peace and perfection for all of humanity.”

Maharishi’s Holiday Message

“Know Thyself” through
Transcendental Meditation:

Gain Total Knowledge,
Promote National Invincibility
and Permanent Peace on Earth

(December 22, 2005) His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi offered his Transcendental Meditation technique to the world as the fulfilment of education and the basis of every religion: a simple, effortless technique for the systematic exploration of the Self within. Maharishi said that with total knowledge of the Self—the Unified Field, the Light of God—everyone can know everything, do anything, and promote invincibility in his nation and permanent peace on earth.

“Explore the Self through Transcendental Meditation,” Maharishi said. “From that level, Total Natural Law—which administers the Universe with perfect order—will support your every thought, speech, and action. From that level, you can move mountains and create worlds.”

During the news conference, Maharishi also denounced as “nonreligious” the violence and conflict between peoples and nations in the name of religion. The only reason such fighting persists, Maharishi said, is because people do not follow the ideal teachings of their own religions. “Suffering does not belong to one who is on the blissful path to God, just as increasing darkness does not belong to one who is coming closer to the light,” Maharishi said. “There will be peace on earth, without problems and suffering, as soon as people follow their religious teachings.”

For this, Maharishi urged people of all religions to practice Transcendental Meditation, which provides a simple, effortless way for any individual to dive within and experience the Unified Field—the Light of God—the self-referral Transcendental Consciousness within everyone. 

Fulfilling the missing element in education—
the knowledge of the Self

Maharishi also said that Transcendental Meditation will fulfil the missing element in education. “It is not enough to only become an engineer or a doctor or some other profession,” Maharishi said. “‘Know thyself’ through Transcendental Meditation—and with this knowledge you will have the power to know everything, be everything, and do everything.”

Maharishi explained that Transcendental Meditation allows the mind to settle down to the Self—the source of creation—the unmanifest ocean of nothingness at the basis of all worldly activity. “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,” Maharishi said. “From that level, you don’t have to work hard to achieve anything. You only have to desire what you want and Natural Law will serve you. This is the knowledge we want all of our children to enjoy—now and for all future generations.”

Vedic universities are being established to satisfy the thirst for Total Knowledge

Maharishi pointed out that while children are born with the innate desire to know everything, their teachers and parents do not know how to fulfil this desire. “That is why we are establishing Vedic universities, colleges, and schools to bring Total Knowledge to everyone in every area of society. Then parents and teachers can satisfy the natural thirst of the coming generation to know everything,” Maharishi said.

Maharishi also emphasized that older people are not to blame for failing to provide this proper guidance for the young: “They have never had the experience of transcending—they have never been given a peek into the reality,” Maharishi said.

National invincibility has its basis in the invincibility of the individual

In response to a press question about his program to create permanent world peace, Maharishi said that in addition to establishing Vedic educational institutions throughout the world, global efforts are also under way to quickly establish a few groups of 8,000 people practicing Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying to raise every nation to invincibility. “National invincibility is based on the invincibility, freedom, and self-sufficiency of the individual. A few groups of 8,000 people practicing Yogic Flying together will maintain coherent collective consciousness so that no problems or negativity will arise anywhere on earth,” Maharishi said.

Every individual and government is invited to
become competent in preventing problems

Maharishi concluded by saying that now is the time to turn on the light of Total Natural Law—the light of God—everywhere in the world. “With the grace of our master, Guru Dev, and the tradition of Vedic masters throughout the ages, we have the Vedic knowledge—the Total Knowledge of Natural Law. And we lovingly invite every individual and every government to take this knowledge and become competent to prevent problems and suffering through proper education, proper health care, proper agriculture, proper defence—through all the beautiful programs we offer at our Vedic universities everywhere in the world,” said Maharishi, who then added: “If people choose not to take the knowledge, and they suffer, then that is their choice and no one can make them enjoy. But our advice is to take it and come out of darkness and enjoy the light.”

Meditation Not Medication For Students

KRON-TV, San Francisco
Posted: October 28, 2004 at 6:07 p.m.

BAY AREA (KRON) -- We all have to deal with stress on a daily basis. Children are no exception. Now there's a new approach to helping children cope with stress and improve their performance, both in and out of school. It's an approach that stresses meditation instead of medication.

It may look as if these students are doing nothing. But they say just sitting, silently meditating has made a big difference to them. Student Nick Fitts says, "It's a way for me to just throw everything out the window and have time for myself."

Leslie Robb-Knott says, "I feel since I've been meditating I've grown a lot in confidence and inner strength."

The students are all practicing transcendental meditation. It's not a religion or cult, it's a simple, mental technique for quieting the mind. Neurologist Doctor Gary Kaplan says there is a wealth of evidence to show that practiced for just ten minutes twice a day, transcendental meditation (TM) has a beneficial effect on children.

Dr. Kaplan says, "Probably the most impressive are the studies of TM and its effect on reducing high blood pressure in children and particularly in teens in high school."

Doctor George Rutherford has been a high school principal for more than 30 years. He says he saw big changes in students when he introduced transcendental meditation into his school. "Our test scores went up, our attendance went up, and our behavior went down, it was amazing, it was amazing," he says. 

Because of stories like that, the Bay Area Committee for Stress-Free Schools is trying to encourage more schools to introduce TM. They say it is a simple easy way to help students both in and outside of the classroom.

Aysha Wofford says, "It's helped me a lot. I play basketball and it helped me a lot on the court. And it helped me a lot with my academics."

The benefits are not just for children either. The National Institutes of Health is spending $20 million to see if transcendental meditation can help adults fight cardiovascular disease.

(Copyright 2004, KRON 4. All rights reserved.)

 

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