|Volume 8, Issue No.
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Praise for Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's historic new book: Ramayana
in Human Physiology
(19 April 2008) World renowned physiologist Dr
Keith Wallace spoke recently on the Maharishi Global Family Chat during
the Celebration of Raam Navami and in honour of the historic release of
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's new book, Ramayana in Human Physiology.
'One of the great blessings Maharishi gave me,' Dr Wallace proclaimed,
'was the opportunity to assist, in what ever small way I did, in helping
Maharaja with this incredible work. Watching him unravel what was a
mystery to me, in such a beautiful and precise way, was like watching a
miracle. He is a brilliant neuroanatomist, neurophysiologist, and
neuroscientist—and no other neurophysiologist could do this. It takes a
deep quality of intuition and having so many Devatas [impulse of
creative intelligence] so rich and full within the awareness. Obviously
Maharishi knew that, and that is why he gave this project to Maharaja,
because it would have baffled any other person.'
Dr Wallace explained that the traditional saga of the Ramayana is dear
to many countries, not just India, and therefore Maharaja Adhiraj Raja
Raam's commentary will be appreciated by people all over the world for
generations to come. 'Ramayana in the Human Physiology is such a
wonderful story—all the details, the extraordinary physiological
correlates. What a joy it will be for the students of the future to
learn physiology, to learn medicine [and] be able to use the Ramayana as
a tool to really understand what is going on in the physiology.'
Speaking of Maharishi's response to Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's book
when it was in progress, Dr Wallace told of Maharishi's delight and
enthusiasm. 'When this knowledge came out, Maharishi had waited for it
and enjoyed hearing every word of this knowledge as it unfolded.' Dr
Wallace said that bringing out this knowledge was such a great gift to
Maharishi. 'It was a grand feast. Maharishi took so much pleasure in it
and in praising Maharaja.'
Renowned researcher in
Maharishi's Vedic Science and Sanskrit scholar Dr William Sama spoke
during the recent celebration of Raam Navami on the Maharishi Channel's
Global Family Chat, honouring the historic release of Maharaja Adhiraj
Raja Raam's new book, Ramayana in Human Physiology.
'Maharaja has brilliantly laid out the book,' Dr Sama said, 'starting
with a number of introductory chapters on Maharishi Vedic Science and
the human physiology and then proceeding with an analysis of the
Ramayana that continues in a systematic and sequential way.'
Dr Sama read excerpts from Balakanda [chapter one], verse twelve, where
the sage Narada is speaking in praise of Raam: ' ''He is a knower of
Dharma, Natural Law, the embodiment of truth and intent on the
protection of his citizens. He is illustrious, filled with profound
knowledge, powerful, of great purity, and established in the Self.'' '
Dr Sama then read Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's commentary on this verse.
' ''In the human physiology, Raam is located in the area of the sensory
and motor cortex and the supplementary sensory motor cortex. This part
of the brain is the great ruler of the entire physiology, for it is here
that all sensory information arrives and all orders for motor activity
are sent out. It is a supreme part of the human physiology, an area of
rulership and balance, containing within it the structures of Vishnu and
Dr Sama explained that in the Ramayana, 'Raam is exiled to the forest in
fulfilment of a wish granted to his stepmother, Queen Kaikeyi, by his
father, King Dasaratha. Maharaja beautifully relates these characters to
the human physiology. ''Dasaratha . . . is located in the brain stem,''
expounds Maharaja. ''This part of the brain rules over the inner aspects
of the physiology and is an extremely important centre through which all
information must pass as it comes into and leaves the brain. Kaikeyi
corresponds to the anterior cerebral artery covering the anterior parts
of the brain and curving around the singular gyrus and the limbic
system, which is related to pleasure, emotions, feelings, and to
anticipation of the future.''
'Maharaja's new book elucidates Raam's 14 years of exile,' Dr Sama
continued, 'which correspond to the development of different skills and
the establishment of different relationships in the physiology. The book
reveals that Raam's exile ''corresponds to that period when connections
and pathways between different parts of the nervous system and the
physiology as a whole are correlated. This is the period of original
physiological development of any human being, during which one builds
the personality structuring the ability to think and function in accord
with Natural Law. As we grow from childhood to adulthood and develop
these skills, our brain continues to grow and develop fuller and fuller
values of conductivity within itself. These values of conductivity take
place by virtue of Raam making connections with different parts of the
body, thereby creating a more integrated and developed state of
physiological function.'' '
Dr Sama concluded, 'So this gives us a flavour of how Maharaja proceeds
through the Ramayana and how he goes deeply into the physiological
connections of each character, animal, mountain, river, forest, etc.
It's an unbelievable study, and something that I think everybody is
going to enjoy immensely.'
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's historic address
on the presentation of his new book
Ramayana in Human Physiology
(22 April 2008) During the
recent global celebration of Raam Navami, Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam was
presented with the first copy of his new book, Ramayana in Human
Physiology. This presentation, on the Maharishi Global Family Chat,
marked the beginning of a special three-day celebration at the
International Capital of the Global Country of World Peace in MERU,
Holland, in honour of the completion of this highly significant work.
The celebration began with the playing of part of a beautiful address by
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace, on
the significance of Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's supreme discovery of
the Veda, total Natural Law, in the human physiology (Maharishi's entire
address was played the following day). This was followed by Maharaja's
comments and detailed account of how the new book came into being.
At the start of the celebration, Dr Peter Swan, Minister of
Communication of the Global Country of World Peace, said that this day
of Raam Navami was the culmination of Vasanta Navaratri, in the Vedic
Calendar the Nine Days in spring celebrating the triumph of Brahm—of
Shri Raam—which is celebrated as the birthday of Brahm, of Total
Knowledge in the world.
'Today it is thus completely fitting,' Dr Swan said, 'in the tradition
of Maharishi's worldwide organizations—in which everything has unfolded
completely spontaneously, in accord with the nature of the time, with
the support of total Natural Law—that Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam is
blessing the world with a magnificent new discovery of the Ramayana in
'This is a historic occasion in the long annals of the history of
knowledge in our world,' Dr Swan said. 'This knowledge has never been
seen or heard before; and Maharaja has spent hundreds of hours bringing
this knowledge to perfection, bringing it to bless the entire world
family for all times to come.'
Following the tape of Maharishi's address, Dr Swan commented, 'We have
heard from Maharishi of Maharaja's desire to bless the world with a
system of ideal administration through which the perfect order of every
grain of creation will be lively, so that suffering will belong to no
one. This knowledge is contained in Maharaja's new offering, his great
book on Ramayana in Human Physiology.'
Dr Swan invited Dr Keith Wallace, the first scientist of the Age of
Enlightenment and founding President of Maharishi University of
Management, USA, to present the first copy of Maharaja's book to him, to
prolonged applause from the gathering of all the Rajas and Ministers of
the Global Country of World Peace.
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam
said, 'It is a great joy to see this book after so many years come to a
printed form. . . . Maharishi so beautifully introduced this topic' in
his address. 'It really brings to our focus the value of understanding
Natural Law as the guiding structure of intelligence that allows life to
progress and evolve as we know it, and to allow life to be lived in
'It's all the story of Natural Law,' Maharaja said. 'And that's what
Maharishi has taught us, and has allowed us to understand in terms of
the source, the course, and goal. . . .
'But in an unbounded field, where is infinite rigidity? We can't see it
because it doesn't show any structure, it doesn't show anything that we
can actually identify as having a localized aspect. And that's why we
say it's unmanifest.
'So Natural Law has this level of unmanifest reality, in the Unified
Field—it is there but it's unmanifest. And then it manifests in
different levels of creation, and these levels are very rigid, and their
structure. But their structure, their rigidity is based on Natural Law,
and therefore it is natural that they have that same structure of
'That's how we see, when we look at the Veda as the Constitution of the
Universe—it's the expression of Natural Law, which is very rigid.
Natural Law, it is very rigid—a law doesn't change. It's completely
rigid, that's why we have science, because it allows us to study
something that is reliable, repeatable.
'One of the great contributions of Maharishi to the field of
spirituality—the field of the unmanifest, the field of consciousness,
the field of Yoga, the field of Veda—is that he made it really
scientific, reliable, and repeatable. And that's sometimes why I feel
that he has promoted scientists in his organization so much, because he
wanted spirituality to be a science, not to be a mystical thing—and a
science that is Natural Law.
'There are different aspects of Natural Law,' Maharaja explained, 'and
there is the basis of total Natural Law, and that is what we call the
Constitution of the Universe. Its first expression is in vibration and
sound: it swells and it becomes vibration and then starts to produce
structures. Those structures are rigid—rigid structures, but changing
all the time because the nature of expression is change. So they have
within them all the time the possibility of transformation; and they are
all the time transforming, because they are also based on the field of
all possibilities, which is constantly available at all levels of
Following the presentation, Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam continued his
historic address giving a detailed account of how the book came into
being, and explaining how total Natural Law—the Constitution of the
Universe, the field of all possibilities—has its basis in the unmanifest
Unified Field, and is expressed in localized, rigid structures at more
manifest levels of creation, in particular the human physiology.
Maharaja said, 'In the same way that on the unmanifest field of reality,
Natural Law is unmanifest—because we can't see it as a structure—when we
get to the structures and look at them from their level, we don't seem
to see the field of all possibilities, because you are more in the
structures, in the manifest, everything is well defined and localized.
Of course, now that we have quantum physics and the ability to go on
deeper levels, it is possible at least theoretically to understand, and
even sometimes practically to realize, the field of unbounded pure Being
and unmanifest field on the surface level of the field of unbounded
flexibility and all possibilities—available on the surface level of
'So as the Constitution of the Universe emerges into structures and
structures and structures and structures, it seems that Nature enjoys to
create one structure that totally and completely has Natural Law
expressed exactly as it is in its unmanifest field—and that is the human
physiology. So then Natural Law has made a very nice trick, it has now
produced a structure that is exactly containing total Natural Law in an
unmanifest form, in the field of pure Being, but in a complete manifest
form in the human physiology; and now what is unmanifest is the pure
Being itself in the human physiology.
'So when we say we transcend*, it's our human physiology, which means
it's total Natural Law expressed—and at this level it is not unmanifest,
it is totally manifest, it's a human being. And the field of all
possibilities is then itself the unmanifest in that level. Because if
you are in the pure Being, you experience pure Being—but that's manifest
in a sense, because you are experiencing it. It manifests to you on your
level of consciousness; and it has the quality of consciousness. But
Natural Law is unmanifest. When you are in the physiology, you can say
Natural Law is very manifest, it has a structure. But the unmanifest is
unmanifest, pure Being is hidden.
'Human physiology is the great joy of the Creator, of pure Being,
because he managed to create a manifest Natural Law, in which he has
hidden his own unmanifest nature; whereas in the unmanifest, his Natural
Law is unmanifest.
'It's really a great, great gift of the Creator to create himself and
say, ''I have law, I have structure, I have orderliness, I also have
infinite rigidity, because I am the field of all possibilities''; if I
am the field of all possibilities and I have infinite flexibility, then
infinite ridigity should be one aspect of my reality. And that's how all
potential is present of anything, any possibility.
'If we look at the combination of how much there is flexibility, versus
rigidity, etc, . . . it's all one Natural Law, expressing itself, one
field of pure Being containing total Natural Law, expressing itself in a
human physiology. And that we know also is expressed totally in the
Veda, in the structure of Veda, in the 40 aspects [of Veda and the Vedic
Literature]. It has been of course a great joy to work with Maharishi
and see this come through, as the human physiology being totally the
expression of the Constitution of the Universe, of Veda, of Natural Law.
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam
continued his historic address following the presentation, giving a
detailed account of how the book came into being, and explaining in
depth how total Natural Law—the Veda, the Constitution of the
Universe—is expressed exactly in the structure of the human physiology.
'Veda is very rigid in terms of its structure—there are so many
chapters, so many lines, so many Suktas*, etc. Therefore it was possible
to scientifically compare structure and function between the 40 aspects
of the Veda and Vedic Literature and the human physiology, as we all
'But there are different layers of expression of Natural Law in the Veda
itself. One is pure sound, and in the sound sequence—from sound to
silence, to sound, to silence; and the Sandhis [gaps between the
sounds]; and then sound, vibration, and silence—the structure is one
aspect of the expression. And this aspect of the expression has
functions also. So we see that all of them are expressed in the
physiology, from that basic structure and function level.
'But if you start reading the Vedic Literature, as we all enjoy to read,
we can see as we go from the Rk Veda, Sama, Yajur, Atharva, to other
levels of Vedic Literature, that they start becoming more comprehensible
in terms of translation and words, etc. So they are different levels of
expression of Natural Law, some at the intellectual level; some at this
pure structure, pure sound level; some at the philosophical level; some
at the experiential level . . . and systems of Yoga, and systems of
Vedanta, and how to actually bring the physiology back to that.'
Maharaja explained how the Veda and Vedic Literature 'is a complete
whole', and gave examples of how the various aspects of the Vedic
Literature express different layers of the structure of Natural Law: 'Ayur-Veda—how
to even use the relationship between the structure that is present in
the plants, the herbs, [and how this] is related to the structure of the
body, and aligns the body back to its original structure. There is
Sthapatya Veda [Vedic Architecture], which organizes the environment
where you live so that the physiology has the ability to live its own
original reality, and that its own structure is harmoniously supported
by the environment. There is Gandharva Veda, from the level of sound.
'So there are different levels of the ways the Veda contains Natural
Law, and allows us to be in tune with it. The sounds of the Veda alone
align us back to our nature, because they are us—so when we hear them,
we align, we align, we align. That's the effect of the sounds of the
Veda—they align the physiology back to its own basic structure and
function, bring it back home, even on the surface level.
'There is also one level, which is in the Mahabharata, and in the
Ramayana,** where Natural Law is recounted as a story. It's Raam: he
goes here, he comes there, he goes with Sita, he gets exiled, he goes in
the forest, he fights, he brings Sita back, he fights with Ravana—all of
these things we can see in the Ramayana. Also when we look at the
Ramayana, it's total Natural Law, and it has a story line, and
characters, and extremes of emotions, of feelings—Raam getting angry and
crying, and wanting to destroy the whole universe . . . . And he breaks
the bow of Shiva, and he goes into exile, he forgives this, he does
that. Dasaratha has held his word, and why did he do this?
'You have extremes of devotion, extremes of honour, extremes of courage,
extremes of the highest values; and also you see deception, fights, and
evil. And you see all kinds of characters—Rishis, and kings, monkeys,
half gods, half men—you have incarnations of the divine. It's full of
huge levels, different levels of feelings, emotions, and actions. And
that's also the total story of Natural Law.
'When Maharishi says it's not a story, we're not telling a story—it
means it's not just something to enjoy, something very nice, to be
distracted [by]. It's actually the story of Natural Law, it is another
way Natural Law expresses itself.
'One way was the sound structure: Sandhi, sound, Sandhi, sound, very
rigid, very strict—and that is the structure of the body. Another way
Natural Law is expressed in the Veda is through a story line—of Raam,
Wholeness, and of individual encounters and phenomena, good, bad, and
evil, and all of that.'
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam continued his historic address following the
presentation, giving a profound and detailed account of how the book
came into being, and explaining in depth how total Natural Law—the Veda,
the Constitution of the Universe—is expressed exactly in the structure
of the human physiology.
Having explored the structure and many complex levels of expression of
Natural Law uncovered in the Ramayana, Maharaja discussed their
implications for his historic research on Ramayana in Human Physiology.
'It was really a challenge to try to see how Natural Law is also in the
physiology, because we know it is from the Veda—but how does the
Ramayana then recount it from its angle, its point of view.
'Scientists actually like constraints in their research—because if the
field is too open, it's very easy to have 20 theories, and you can
imagine any story . . . and anything would probably work. But if there
are constraints, which means [for example], that this particle has this
mass; and it reacts only this way with that other particle; and it can
be found only in these circumstances; and has the ability to move only
so far, or whatever—then you cannot create a theory that is just
anything. You have to fulfil your understanding within the constraints.
And even though it seems limiting to you, it actually reassures you that
you are on the right track.
'The beauty about the Ramayana as a story is that it is full of
constraints. First there is a story line, you can't change it. Then you
have structures—human beings, men and ladies; . . . they are a family;
they have a number of children; the children are very specific in
number; each one of them interacts with [the others] in a different way;
they suddenly travel somewhere; they meet some other person who is a
Rishi [teacher or sage]; and that Rishi, another person has met before.
'These are very, very big constraints in terms of research—because
suppose you decide that in the physiology, the ladies in the Ramayana
will be the heart, and the vascular system, because it's nourishing, and
it's fulfilling them. But that is very specific, because every artery
has only so many branches; every branch leads to so many sub-branches,
and every sub-branch leads to so many sub-sub-branches, and it 's very
rigid in the physiology.
'At the end you have some variation here and there between individuals.
That also is a constraint, because why is there variation? How can you
accommodate that in the story of the Ramayana? If you decide, for
example, a Rishi is a particular type of nucleus in the brain stem, then
you cannot suddenly say that another Rishi is a muscle, or is another
structure of the body. Therefore all the Rishis should be similar in
some sense; all the rulers or kings should be similar; all the monkeys
should be similar; all the helpers that have a certain category, they
should have a similarity.
'That puts a lot of constraints if you want to do something really
scientific. In a sense that was the challenge of the puzzle, and also
the joy of it.'
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam concluded his historic address following the
presentation, giving a profound and detailed account of the fulfilment
of his research on Ramayana in Human Physiology.
Maharaja explained that in the
first few weeks after his Coronation*, Maharishi asked him to work on
the Ramayana. 'Within a couple of months I had the whole story probably
exactly figured out. Then to come were all the details and the
connections, and it was really a joy to ponder it, and do research, and
comparative research.' Maharaja related how he also asked the help of
'great scientists, Dr Robert Keith Wallace, Dr Walter Molk',** and
others, who researched in physiology texts for details like: 'how many
branches is this artery, how many branches is this, is there a
variation, how many structures are there?', and in this way they helped
to put together these many different items, allowing Maharaja to put
them together with the physiology.
'It's really, really great', Maharaja said. 'The experience is wonderful
in the sense that, even though it was possible to figure it out—every
time I figured something out, it wasn't that I did it, that I looked for
it and I found it. It was always what Maharishi told me to do in the
research: Yo jagara tam Richah kamayante—He who is awake, then the
Richas [verses of the Veda], by themselves they come to you. So all I
had to do was have it in my awareness and let go, and then suddenly in a
moment it would just come clearly. Not even necessarily on a systematic
research basis, but almost on that intuitive level; [and which was]
also, of course, confirmed later by research in it again, and counting
it again, etc.
'It really has come out incredibly satisfying, because truly everything
in the Ramayana—everything—is in our human physiology. And the
interactions; the sequence of interactions; the meaning of the plot; the
characters, their appearance, and the timings and the intricate
relationships they have; and the details—[for example] having been made
to wait a little bit on the door; and then getting upset and doing
something; having then gone into the cave; then he forgot him and also
something wrong happened, he closed the door on him—these things that
one could not imagine on a physiological level—they're actually a living
reality in our human physiology.
'And that's really, really beautiful', Maharaja said, 'because it does
show us that truly the story of life, the story of Natural Law
expressing itself, and playing with itself—always new, always different,
but always the same—is all counted in our one human physiology. We are
so fortunate to have that ability to be aware of total Natural Law.
'I think Brahma himself is so satisfied when he sees one individual
consciousness grow to the level of experience, of Wholeness; and Natural
Law getting to that full value of itself and a physiology that can
experience pure Being; and the infinite rigidity actually is infinite
flexibility—that infinite silence is infinite dynamism, that very
well-defined time and space and phenomenon is actually at the same time
the field of all possibilities—all possibilities. Because when we
enliven those two qualities, of pure structure of Natural Law,
automatically the reality of pure Being, which is infinitely flexible,
dawns on our awareness, and then nothing is impossible. Every
possibility is there. The rest becomes a point of view—a desire of where
to transform what into what, and do what to become what—from the level
of our pure Being.
'Maharishi has given us all that knowledge, of how to bring our
physiology back in alliance with Natural Law, and how to transform the
life of the whole society to be just one symphony of Natural Law, one
symphony of creation. One beautiful musical sound which means harmony,
which means peace, which means bliss, which means beauty, which means
all that is good. And that is simply alliance with the self-referral
level of pure Being, and then the rest follows.
'Of course in the meantime, as we are aligning with the Self, with pure
Being, we can have things to help us from the environment, from food,
from [our daily] routine, from the thinking, from what we put our
attention on, all of this grows in our life.
'The Ramayana is that perfect
story that tells us that every one of us is Wholeness, Totality—every
human being, no matter what religion, no matter what belief system, . .
. whatever race, whatever colour, it doesn't matter—everyone is total
Natural Law, in fact everything in creation is total Natural Law. At
least we know for us as a human being, that we have that structure that
allows us to experience, totally and fully, in a living structure which
is defined and rigid—total infinite possibility and infinite
'The Ramayana is that story of how Raam ultimately is taken into all of
this just to collect all the different aspects that are missing and are
not aligned; and when all of them are aligned with Raam, then the reign
of Raam comes. So his story of fighting, bringing that thing back,
destroying this and doing that, is only a story of realigning,
realigning, taking back everything to be under the control of the higher
levels of brain functioning so that Wholeness reigns and no part of the
body is causing trouble or causing problems—no part of the physiology is
'Raam just travels from the level of his divine consciousness in the
brain—meaning at that level of the physiology that actually dominates or
leads Wholeness—and that part only becomes aware and aligns everything,
then he comes back home to Ayodhya and settles. And there is the reign
of Raam. So it is a beautiful story of personal enlightenment, and
aligning human physiology with total Natural Law.
'I really feel, of course, infinitely grateful, and feel that it all has
happened only because of Maharishi's attention, his guidance and his
directions, his corrections, and his enlivenment of the awareness of
certain values, how they are Natural Law, and they are structures. He
has seen it all, he has discovered it all, but he wanted the science of
today, . . . the language of today, to express it. I feel it was my
great honour and joy to be able to translate his thoughts and wishes
into these physiological terms, and I hope you will all enjoy this book
and enjoy the Ramayana as everybody's human physiology, the story of
getting enlightened as Raam lives within every one of us. And as total
Natural Law, as Mother Divine, as the holistic value of all Rishis and
all Rajas throughout creation of part of our inner deep selves, or the
Devatas,**** they are there within every one of us. And that makes us
really a sublime human being.
'Every one of us is that Totality, and we have that proof now from our
experience, and from this research in the Unified Field that shows us
that reality, and research in physiology that shows that physiology is
consciousness. Every field of research, if one looks into it carefully,
will find that it's the same Natural Law, just in different different
expressions. Jai Guru Dev.'
Following the extended applause from the assembled Ministers and Rajas
at the conclusion of Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's historic address, Dr
Peter Swan, Minister of Communications of the Global Country of World
Peace, said, 'Maharaja, you have really blessed us with Total Knowledge
this evening. Maharishi said, in the tape this evening [played at the
beginning of the celebration], ''Raja Raam has realized the pinnacle of
Vedic Knowledge—Aham Brahmasmi, I am Totality.'' And he said, and
through scientific research, Maharaja has discovered Tat Tvam asi—also
you are Totality. And that all this is also Brahm, Totality. And this we
now really had the flavour of this evening, with this great, great
shower of Total Knowledge.'