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Maharishi on 'Happiness and Peace'
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14 December 2014
During a press conference in 2004 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation, responded to a question asked by a reporter from The Discovery Channel about war and peace by offering the following advice: ''If you want to be in peace, radiate peace for others; make everyone happy.'' He went on '' . . . . 'As you sow, so shall you reap' is the ultimate analysis—whosoever you may be . . . . at any time.''
He was not just advocating that we aspire to peace or try to live it. Maharishi's priority was always the scientific validation and widespread sharing of a practical technique that automatically leads to inner peace for the individual, and thence, spontaneously, to peace in their wider environment.
In these turbulent times of international conflict and war it is worth reflecting upon Maharishi's words. To achieve peace of mind and radiate it to others is possible, as verified by considerable sociological research.
Maharishi was also fond of saying that what we put our attention on—both as individuals and as countries—grows stronger.
Could our current news broadcasts be a reminder to all of us to utilise Transcendental Meditation on a socially significantly scale, and thus naturally turn our collective attention to positive values?
See other posts on this blog for how this is already being accomplished in a number of pioneering countries.
'Happiness' by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
'Enjoy your life and be happy. Being happy is of utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. Under all circumstances be happy, even if you have to force it a bit to change some long standing habits. Just think of any negativity that comes to you as raindrop into the ocean of your bliss. You may not always have an ocean of bliss, but think that way anyway and it will help it come. Doubting is not blissful and does not create happiness. Be happy, healthy and let all that love flow through your heart. We have an infinite number of reasons to be happy, and a serious responsibility not to be serious. Always think of good qualities. Life is so precious. Every minute contributes to future progress. Where is there time to think of bad things? There is not enough time to think of all the good that exists on earth and in heaven.'
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the happiness and calm achieved by Transcendental Meditation practice:
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