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Silence and dynamism - The basis of progress
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21 August 2014
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The article features an excerpt from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's press conference on 15 January 2003.
'Just take the word ''progress'',' Maharishi said. 'Now think what is the basis of progress. Progress is activity. What is the source of activity? It must be silence. Source of activity has to be silence. If you cater for silence, if you stabilize silence as a conscious experience of your awareness, then you have a springboard for progress. . . .
'Those who do not understand silence as infinite creativity, which is the basis of all progress, what they know is progress from hard work. How much progress one can make through hard work? Hard work has a limitation. So many hours, and you must stop.
'So this Vedic wisdom for progress does not advocate hard work for progress. What it advocates is silence for progress. It's a different way.
'If you know how to throw an arrow from the bow, the technique is to draw it to yourself. And more you draw it to yourself, faster you can send it forward. So activity in the direction of the Self means activity in the direction of silence.
'That is what Transcendental Meditation is. Silence. Bring the mind back to silence, and from there release the thought. Bring the mind back to silence, and then you have a lively basis for the projection of a thought, lively basis for the sprouting of a thought.
'Then the thought will be promoted by the infinite creative intelligence of Natural Law. That is the theme. Let the thought be promoted from a lively field at the basis of all evolutionary process, which is the field of silence.'
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