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Celebrating the Vedic tradition of knowledge
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15 July 2011
The Global Country of World Peace held its annual celebration of the full moon day of Guru Purnima on 15 July 2011. This special celebration took place in MERU, Holland and at the Capital of World Peace in the Brahmasthan (geographical centre) of India. People in many countries also enjoyed a webcast of the celebration.
Guru Purnima is the day each year in the Vedic calendar that is dedicated to honouring the great teachers of the eternal Vedic tradition of knowledge, who throughout time have upheld the supreme wisdom of life. In this generation this wisdom has been brought to the world through the knowledge and programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Vedic science and technologies of consciousness—to bring enlightenment to every individual and invincibility to every nation.
Attending Friday's celebration in Holland was Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, honoured by Maharishi as first ruler of the Global Country of World Peace, in an assembly of teachers and administrators of organizations teaching Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme in countries around the world.
A highlight of the day's programme, following traditional Vedic recitations by Maharishi Vedic Pandits in the Brahmasthan of India and in MERU, was the video replay of an address by Maharishi on the occasion of Guru Purnima, 2 July 2004.
In that historic address Maharishi referred to the aspiration to make available to everyone the benefits of administration through total Natural Law: 'Our aspiration is very normal and natural because we have been put on the path of Brahmanand: the path of bliss eternal. It is the bliss that is the source of all creation. . . . The whole story of life is the story of Brahmanand Saraswati—the ocean of knowledge, the source, course, and goal of all knowledge, all wisdom, all performances, all actions. And its nature is bliss.
Maharishi said that today 'we see the world consciousness is stepping onto a level which is the level of a lighted lamp. Stepping out of darkness is stepping out of ignorance, stepping out of shortcomings and problems and sufferings.'
Mentioning the intention to establish capitals of world peace in every country, Maharishi said, 'It is a very delightful path which we stepped on—the path of the action of creating a highway of bliss to everyone, sponsoring that system of Vedic education, Vedic health, and Vedic agriculture . . . . This Guru Purnima is a very special launching pad for Total Knowledge to become a practical reality to be lived in daily life by everyone. . . . It's a very beautiful day of marking the difference in past and present.'
After the video of Maharishi's 2004 address, the assembly enjoyed a beautiful address by Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam. The celebration continued with wishes and resolutions by Transcendental Meditation teachers for invincible permanent peace, perfect health, progress, prosperity, and good fortune for the people of their nations and for the world.
The day's festivities culminated in a special evening concert—the first in a series of three live Maharishi Gandharva Veda concerts by renowned maestros of Indian classical music in MERU on 15, 16, and 17 July. The evening concerts are also being webcast live globally and archived for future viewing. Click here for more information and to register to view the concerts online.
Global Good News will report on Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam's address in the coming days.
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