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Knowing to Being: A paradigm shift
by Lane Wagger

The Times of India    Translate This Article
New Delhi, India
24 February 2004

His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi . . . recently said that a great shift is about to take place in the world; a new paradigm is unfolding for faster progress. Maharishi said this great leap of progress for mankind will be a shift from 'knowing to Being'.

For generations, life has been lived on the level of 'knowing' (I know this, I know that). But 'Being' is the basis of knowing. The field of Being is infinitely more powerful than the surface level of 'knowing'.

Physics tells us that more subtle levels of nature contain more intelligence, more power (the atomic level is more powerful than the molecular level). Physicists describe an unmanifest field of nature . . . which is a field of perfect orderliness. This Unified Field of Natural Law (UFNL) is the source of all the energy and intelligence seen in the entire universe. It is a 'field of all possibilities', since it is the source of the great diversity we see around us.

This same UFNL can be located within each individual, in the most silent level of the mind, in the transcendental state of consciousness. This is one's Being, the Atma.

The field of Being is like the sap in a flower. We don't see the sap, but it is the sap which is responsible for all the different aspects of the flower: the hard, green stem; the soft and red petals. The sap, giving rise to all the different expressions of the flower, is a field of all possibilities. Like that, our inner Being is a field of all possibilities, the basis of our creativity, intelligence, and energy.

If a gardener had that supreme skill of being able to function from the level of the sap, he could create any desired effect on the surface of the flower. Likewise, if we had the ability to think and act from the level of Being, any level of achievement, progress and happiness would be possible. . . .

Maharishi's message is simple: 'Water the root to enjoy the fruit.' By nourishing the basis of life, by enlivening the field of Being, all aspects of life automatically get enriched. Maharishi's TM technique is a direct, effortless way to open one's awareness to the field of Being.

(The writer is International Director of Maharishi Corporate Development Programme. E-mail: lane@ Website:

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