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Maharishi speaks about 'In the beginning was the Word'
by Global Good New staff writer
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29 May 2009
During his Global Press conference on 12 February 2003, a question was asked to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace, to please comment on 'In the beginning was the Word', from the Bible.
Maharishi answered that the Word is the reverberation of the ultimate reality, and the ultimate reality is Atma in Sanskrit, or the Self in English. 'It is the Self, the Atma, Transcendental Consciousness, the Unified Field. It is a Unified Field; it's a Unified Field, which is self-referral—self-referral Unified Field, eternal silence.'
Maharishi explained that because it is eternal, 'from here to there', then in the relative sense, when we say from here to there, then there is a sense of flow. There is a sense of continuity.
'The sense of flow is the flow of silence,' Maharishi continued. 'Here is the secret of Being becoming—Being, the pure field of self-referral Unified Wholeness, silence, pure silence flowing. Pure silence flowing; in the Sanskrit language this is called Atma—the Self—this is the Vedic word for that ultimate reality.'
'Wherever there is a flow, there is a vibration,' Maharishi continued. 'Wherever there is a vibration there is a word. And this what the Bible says, there was a word and the Bible was referring to this silence in flow, silence in flow. And that is the reverberation; and that is the word. And the word was God. God means Creator, Maintainer, Sustainer—all those values that we give to the Almighty.'
Maharishi said that this silence and dynamism is not manmade; 'It is not made by anyone. It has made everything. That is why it is uncreated. In the Sanskrit it is called Nitya Apaurusheya. Apaurusheya means unmade by anyone. Not made by anyone.'
'And the Word was God':
'It is beautifully expressed in these words of the Bible,' Maharishi continued. 'The Word was God. That means the Word itself was the expression of the Consciousness. It is the Creator itself. It is science and technology both together.'
Maharishi explained that in our ordinary science and technology, a scientist is needed. Science and technology are separate; it needs a scientist, a technologist. 'But on that level where silence is dynamic in its own unmanifest nature, it itself is the actor; it itself the action; it itself is everything,' he said. 'It is the cause; it is the effect. Because the cause is silence, the effect is dynamism, and both are one together. They are one together. That is the ultimate reality. That is the Word. That is what is described in the Bible. . . .'
In the Vedic Language it is called Swara, Maharishi said. 'Swa means Atma—the Self. Ra means reverberation. Reverberation of Atma. It reverberates itself. It doesn't need any other energy or intelligence to reverberate it. It is its own science, its own scientist; its own technology, its own technologist. It is the Total Creative Intelligence. And we say Cosmic Creative Intelligence. It has to be Transcendental. . . .
'Everything created is its expression; everything created is its expression. So the word is given the most primary thing. . . . So silence and dynamism, silence and dynamism. The two are the basic values of the same one value. And the same one value is silence.'
Later in his address Maharishi said, 'This is what the Bible says—if it says there that it is not made by anyone, it is not made by anyone, it is eternal.
'That is why it says that the Word was God. Who made God? God made everything. Who made God? God made everything. Who made God, God made everything. So the Word was on its own, that is the reality.'
Global Good News will feature a second article on Maharishi's response in the coming days.
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