'Himalayas' means heaven ---Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Q.: ...you 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 of the glory of the Himalayas: Gangotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Rishikesh. Beautiful, beautiful fortune of the people takes them on pilgrimage year after year Ö thousands of the people. They have a glimpse. They go there to breath a few breaths of peace and happiness and satisfaction. And they rise in Atma Vigyan, in Brahma Vigyan.
It's a very fortunate thing to be going to the Himalayas from time to time. It's a different world. One cannot describe in words. Yatho vacho nivartante/Tad dharma parama mama--'That is my abode, says the Lord, from where speech returns.' Sahasrakshara parame vyoman 'Transcendental is that field'. Shivam shantam advaitam chaturtam manyante, sa atma, sa vigyeya. 'That is the Self, the Atma, which is absolute silence, Shivato, which is the source of all dynamism'. It's a very complete culture of life for supreme state of evolution Chetana, Unity Consciousness.
Something that is real to life is housed in the Himalayan heights: peace eternal. And peace eternal is the basis of all possible dynamism in human awareness. That is why the concept is Yogasthah kurukarmani, 'Established in Yog, established in Unity Consciousness, perform action.' Beautiful philosophy of practical life.
We are building in different parts of the Himalayas for the busy people of the world to go some time there and refresh their soul, refresh their intellect, refresh their mind so that their speech and behavior will be the guiding light for human existence. It's very beautiful. 'Himalayas' means 'heaven'."
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