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United be your minds

The climax of the Rk Veda is enshrined in the verse below, whereby in the togetherness of infinity of the unbounded universal reality along with the point value of relative experience [as well as in the togetherness of those who engage in unfolding pure consciousness in coherent groups], then a reality of a wholeness which is more than the sum of the parts is created. An incredible concept, and a great truth.  This is a foundation for all knowers of reality, and an inspiration for all those seeking that level of truth. Our good fortune, through Maharishi’s generosity and gifting of pure knowledge, is having received both the understanding of this as well as the means to attain it. Armed with this potent combination, it gives the impetus for all who strive to realise the fullness of this wisdom in their own consciousness. Below this shloka Maharishi gives a commentary on this verse, with excerpts from the Constitution of India book, emphasising the wholeness of human consciousness in grea…

Purusha Sukta from Rigveda, with lecture by Maharishi

The Purusha Sukta is a poetic and profound insight into the ancient Vedic understanding of the unbounded transcendental reality and its relative expressions. It describes the ultimate reality towards which we all strive, as expressed in the AyurVedic shloka: “Yatha pinde, tatha brahmande”; “As is the atom, so is the universe; as is the individual body, so is the cosmic body, as is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind, as is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm.” Within the nature of our individual human physiology is the entire capacity and knowledge necessary to rise to our cosmic Self. The understanding of this relationship comes from Maharishi, who made available the techniques on how to make it a reality. The Purusha Sukta elegantly describes the vastness of infinite consciousness, how relative existence is but a portion of this, and how the nature of individuality is mirrored in cosmic universality. Below is the Purusha Sukta in full, followed by a lecture by Maharishi where he t…

The twelve Jyotirlingas of India ­­– Seats of Silence for the World

A Jyotirlingam (Sanskrit: ज्योतिरिनगम ) is a focal point, or seat, of silence, and represents the great deity Shiva, the embodiment of silence. Jyoti means 'radiance' and lingam the 'mark or sign' of Shiva, or a symbol of the pineal gland; Jyotir Lingam thus means the The Radiant sign of The Almighty. There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India. It is believed that Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the Ardra Nakshatra. It is assumed that a person who reaches a higher level of spiritual attainment can see these lingas as columns of fire piercing through the earth. Vedic Literature on Jyotirlingas According to Śiva Mahāpurāṇa, once Brahma and Vishnu had an argument over their relative supremacy. To test them, Shiva pierced the three worlds as a huge endless pillar of light, the jyotirlinga. Vishnu and Brahma split their ways to downwards and upwards respectively to find the end of the light in either directions. Brahma lied t…

Transcendental India - images of deep meditation & communing with divinity

The oldest living spiritual wisdom on earth, the Veda, emerges from reverberations of transcendental consciousness, available to anyone through Transcendental Meditation. Cognised in holistic completeness as coherent formulae by the great seers of India to guide humanity for eternity, and preserved by the Vedic families of India for millennia, the deep silence of self-referral consciousness is the means to unfold enlightenment for any individual and create heaven on earth.

Mother India plays a special role in the family of nations as the heart and soul of all spiritual traditions by virtue of the timeless preservation of its ancient spiritual truths. Below are images which are evocative of the natural inclination towards spirituality here in India in its numerous expressions.

Maharishi Pandits meditating at Brahamasthan, Madya Pradesh 

Uttaranchal: Switzerland of India - Part 1

Excerpts from Capt. M.S. Kohli’s book
The enchanting land of Uttaranchal, with legends of lord Shiva,Guru Gobind Singh and goddess Nanda Devi, has all the Himalayan assets—nurnerous snow—clad peaks, enchanting rivers and glacial lakes, ancient shrines, ski slopes, beautiful hill stations, national mountaineering institute, camping meadows, and hundreds of trekking trails.

Uttaranchal, comprising of the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalaya, interlocked in an eternal embrace that in the adventurer’s eye all demarcatjng lines disappear making it djfficult to discover where one ends and the other begins. The single uniting factor is the snowline that rums along the horizon in the north like a golden wave, west to east. No surprise our ancestors divined in this scrawl the signature of God and named it as Dev Bhumi, Land of Gods.

The Himalayas and the Ganges

In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi took time out from the freedom struggle to visit the Himalayas and wrote in his inimitable biblical simplicity of language:
"In these hills, Nature's hospitality eclipses all man can ever do. The enchanting beauties of the Himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green that envelope you leaves nothing more to be desired. I wonder whether the scenery of these hills and the climate are to be surpassed, if qualified, by any of the beauty spots of the world."Home of the Ganga'Sindhu' is the word used for a big river - 'Sapta Sindhu' - the land watered by the seven big rivers, the main streams of the Ganga flowing in the Garhwal. The seven are: The Vishnu Ganga (Alakananda), The Dhauli Ganga, The Nandakini, The Pinder, The Mandakini, The Bhagirathi and The Nayar.  The confluence of the seventh river, Nayar with the mainstream of the Ganga has been called 'Sapta Samudrik Teerth' in the Skanda Purana. 

Jawaharlal Nehru (The…

'Himalayas' means heaven ---Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Q.: spoke about the importance of Himalayas. It is also said in the olden days people used to go to the Himalayas for meditation and gyan. Does Himalaya still having the spiritual value? What is your opinion?

"Himalayas will always remain Himalayas. They'll always be on top of the world. There are about 100 Purusha practicing Transcendental Meditation, living Purusha life, of absolute Brahmacharya Purusha life. They are gaining command over Prakriti. Prakriti is the Daivi Shakti, which functions for the individual as the individual Purusha value inside, witnessing value, self-referral value, Purusha value increases in daily life. Himalayas will always be the guiding light of purity, of affluence, of gaining authority in Nature.

Uttar Kashi has been a place where Guru Dev has been, and Guru Dev's Guru Dev has been. It's a fountainhead of Pure Knowledge. One cannot sing the glory of the Himalayas enough. And throughout the ages Vedic literature is full o…