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Transcendental Meditation is so simple - can it take a person to higher states of consciousness?
by Tom Ball
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20 August 2013
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Following are excerpts from a recent essay in which Tom Ball* writes about Transcendental Meditation as a simple, natural, effortless technique for full awakening of human consciousness in the state of enlightenment.
Almost everyone who learns how to practice the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique is surprised just how simple it is. And yet, the TM technique is designed for full awakening of human potential.
Before Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world in the 1950s, the common thinking was that it is very difficult to directly experience the Transcendent, the most deeply settled and expansive state of human consciousness—unbounded awareness—and even more difficult to attain the highest states of consciousness. . . .
To transcend means to go beyond the active level of thinking, to experience the silent field of pure awareness at the source of thought. While relaxation techniques of various kinds and different practices of meditation that keep the mind active have their range of benefits, in the Vedic tradition effortless transcending is known to be the key to unfolding the highest stages of human development.
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* Tom Ball is co-director of the Transcendental Meditation Center in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. He has taught the Transcendental Meditation program for over 35 years.
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