"Where does the mind go during Transcendental Meditation?"
"During the practice of Transcendental Meditation, the active mind settles down to experience finer and finer aspects of the thinking process, until it reaches
the state where the mind is completely in its most settled state ...
in the silent state of consciousness, or pure consciousness.
"This is a very beautiful experience
for the more than five million people who practice Transcendental Meditation around the world. What they are experiencing
in that most silent, most settled state of their own consciousness is the basic field of the universe. They're experiencing,
as Maharishi (has) said, the Unified Field of natural law, the basic universal "self-referral" field of nature's
intelligence, which is the source of all the streams of intelligence of Natural Law that administers the ever-expanding universe.
An address by:
Dr. Bevan Morris, President
Maharishi University of Management
"So the individual mind has settled down to become the "Cosmic"
mind, the universal level of the intelligence of creation. By experiencing this state during Transcendental Meditation, twenty
minutes morning and evening, a great development of the human consciousness occurs.
The precious qualities of this Unified
Field of Natural Law, qualities of "bliss", of intelligence, of organizing power, become more and more imbued into
the functioning of the mind and action -- the behaviour of the individual. [These practitioners of Transcendental Meditation] begin
to live in higher and higher states of consciousness. They evolve towards Cosmic Consciousness, God Consciousness and Unity
Consciousness, the higher states of human consciousness.
"In the higher states of consciousness,
the individual begins to function perpetually from this transcendental field of existence. They begin to function
established at this unified basis of the whole creation. Effectively -- in Vedic terms -- they are established in their "Self", in Atma ... in the Cosmic Self or Atma.
"And when that is the case, every impulse of their thought and
action -- being projected from this transcendental reality, from this unified reality, unified field of natural law -- is
spontaneously in harmony with the laws of nature.
"This means that it is no longer possible for them to violate the laws of nature. For example, to commit a crime,
or to kill anyone, or to do any sin that will lead their life to misery and to hell, as Maharishi (has) said.
"This is the experience that is required
for every individual in the world -- to grow in higher consciousness through Transcendental
Meditation, establish their life on this level of the Self, the Cosmic Self, Atma, the
Unified Field of Natural Law ... and be spontaneously always functioning in the
evolutionary direction of Natural Law ... in harmony with the laws of nature, so they neither injure their own life, nor
do they injure or hurt any other life of anything in the whole creation.
"And then, also, the result of that will be (as in) an expression from Rig Ved:
Brahma Bhavati Sarati"...
"That means, as Maharishi (has) said, for those who are established on
this level of self-referral consciousness, in higher consciousness, then "Brahma"
-- the totality of natural law that administers the
universe -- becomes the charioteer of all their actions. Whatever they desire,
whatever they want to achieve, this totality of natural law, this almighty power of
intelligence -- which is the will of God, which administers the universe -- is
their supporter, is their friend, to carry out their wishes for all that is good in life, for all that is evolutionary
in life, all that is positive and peaceful and nourishing to life on Earth.
"The corresponding physical reality of this is that the total brain begins to function. In education, normally, we study different segments of knowledge -- some physics laws, some mathematics
equations, some biological principles and so forth, each enlivening one specific segment
of the brain. But nothing in modern education enlivens the total brain functioning.
"That is why Maharishi is recommending
to the whole world that every student should have the chance to experience their own Self, to know
their own Self, their own Atma, to experience the unified basis of the whole creation
during Transcendental Meditation, and to enliven it during the advanced programs,
Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi program ... and Yogic Flying.
in the world, by experiencing Transcendental Consciousness, by experiencing this most
profound state of their own consciousness, enlivens their total brain functioning in
a single stroke. [This experience of Transcendental Consciousness during the Transcendental Meditation technique] awakens
the totality of the brain.
This is seen
in scientific research -- for example, by Professor Nikilai Nikileayavich Lubimov of
the Brain Institute of the Academy of Medical Sciences in Russia, who found just this --
that the hidden reserves of the brain potential are activated during the practice of Transcendental Meditation. Wholistic
brain functioning begins to occur. A unique style of brain functioning, highly coherent
functioning -- with greater Alpha power, and with activation of the total brain ... reflective
of the reality that now the total power of the human brain is becoming available to
the student more and more, day by day.
"All of this, of course,
has been confirmed also for the advantages, the benefits it produces for educational performance, for prevention of disease, for rehabilitation of prisoners
in parole situations and in jails; for improvement of business success, (and) for the
creation of real defense of national life -- by creating a coherent national consciousness that is impenetrable to violence, to terrorist
of these different areas are scientifically confirmed to be actually the effects
of Transcendental Meditation -- and as Maharishi said, if the world was a scientific
place -- if America took science seriously -- these programs would have had
to have been implemented a quarter of a century ago when the research had already reached a level where it was clear
that here was a solution to problems that otherwise the government could not solve
"So this is the uniqueness of this simple and universal
practice of Transcendental Meditation that Maharishi brought out to the world nearly
fifty years ago -- and this is the program that Maharishi is now offering to every
nation as the means to achieve the support of the Constitution of the Universe, the
(support of the) Will of God to the national constitution -- God-made law to man-made law in every country -- to
prevent all problems before they arise, from now on."