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Maharishi on the Glory of Being Near Guru Dev

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"...the priceless transcendental nectar in which saints and seekers lose themselves and forget everything during their deep meditations in silent barren places — when that same nectar, that very same experience is had in nearness to the lotus feet of Guru Dev, in an unmoving and stable manner, with the eyes open and in a completely wakeful state, the incomparably blissful transcendental torrent floods the inside and outside, and the mind is drowned in ecstasy.
Certainly this state in the nearness to the lotus feet of Guru Dev is much more desirable and enjoyable than the state where we forgot everything in samadhi. In that state at the lotus feet of Guru Dev, wave upon wave of the bliss of samadhi rises in myriads of forms and channels in complete wakefulness. That is the experience of jivan mukti, by the grace of the lotus fee of Guru Dev. The experience of the unshakable bliss of samadhi, when we are completely awake, is the jivan mukti, drowned in which the great Mahatmas become…

Global Peace Summit in Kiev Ukraine Outcomes

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Six hundred top scientists led by Dr John Hagelin meet in Kiev, Ukraine, to explore evidence-based solutions to war and conflict.
The goals of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP):
Stop the spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction; Reduce the heavy reliance on violent means of conflict resolution;Prevent the buildup of societal tensions that lead to terrorism and social conflict;Research and promote the use of evidence-based, nonviolent approaches to preventing conflict, promoting national security, and achieving global peace. The assembly was addressed on the first day by Dr John Hagelin, General Krutov, Dr Norman Rosenthal, Dr Fred Travis, Dr David Orme-Johnson, Dr Igor Prodan, Colonel Dr Brain Reese, Dr Sandy Nidich, Dr Nikola Diduk, Colonel Gunther Chasse and Raja Chancellor.
Topics presented included the brain-based approach to reducing individual and societal stress through individual practice of Transcendental Meditation and also by group practice in sch…

Music Moves the Immovable - Maharishi

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Excerpt from a talk by Maharishi on July 23, 1972 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Maharishi comments on music and the creative process following a piano performance by Ron Altbach. When Maharishi refers to Being, he is speaking of pure consciousness, the source of thought, which we experience during meditation at the quietest level of our mind.

Maharishi: Music is the flow of consciousness, the expression of the flow of life. It is the expression of the flow of consciousness of the musician, of the composer. And when that comes parallel with the flow of evolutionary process of the individual, the individual gets in tune with that.

This happens on the very subtle level of feeling, when the feeling is tender, when the feeling is matured, free from resistances. When the icebergs are missing in the lake, then the lake flows even with the slightest wind, and then the waves are set up.

The silent bed of Being, the wholeness of Being gets warmed up in its own intelligence, and that…

Guitar great Sharon Isbin on ‘inner creativity’

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When she was a child, Sharon Isbin wanted to become a rocket scientist like her father. Instead, she has reached stratospheric heights as one of the world’s greatest classical guitarists.

She credits her years of Transcendental Meditation practice – she started at the age of 17, and has been going ever since – with maintaining her teaching, recording and touring work and keeping her life balanced.
Sharon Isbin on benefits of meditationIn her amazingly productive career, Isbin has performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall and played with rock guitarists such as Steve Vai, Steve Morse and Nancy Wilson. She also founded the guitar department at the Juilliard School of Music. At age 58, Isbin sometimes plays as many as 20 concerts a month.
As a multi-Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin is hailed as “the pre-eminent classical guitarist of our time”. She has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras, and has commissioned more concerti than any other guitarist. Her catalogue of over 25 rec…

Singing with Passion and Joy

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An Interview with Brenda Boozer, Metropolitan Opera SoloistBY LINDA EGENES from Enlightenment Magazine




What skills does it take to become an opera star? Enormous discipline, acting ability, emotional stability, concentration, focus, and constant study of Italian, German, French, and Russian languages, to name a few. Not to mention a highly trained singing voice that can span three octaves and project over a 90-piece orchestra, reaching the back of a hall of 4,000 people without the use of a microphone.
Brenda Boozer spent fourteen seasons as a soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and has performed with the world’s most prestigious opera companies, including the Paris Opera, Covent Garden in London, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Frankfurt Opera House in Germany, and the Houston Grand Opera.

As a dancer Boozer studied with Martha Graham, and as an actress she studied with Katharine Hepburn and Herbert Berghof of the Actors Studio. She h…

I am a veiled Muslim who practices Transcendental Meditation

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"I am a veiled Muslim who practices Transcendental Meditation (TM) and I cannot ever forget the first time I prayed after my first meditation. I learned the TM technique in December of 2006: I was speechless and cannot explain this state of complete serenity, contentment and gratitude for God. TM increased my level of acceptance and appreciation for my faith and strengthened my beliefs.
"For example, reading from the Qur‘an is becoming more enjoyable and comforting at the same time, as now I can better link its teachings with everything around me: my level of comprehension of its meanings are increasing on a daily basis. It is clear to me that the more I practice TM and the TM-Sidhi programs, (the TM—Sidhi program is a set of advanced techniques based upon TM), the more deeply I realize different aspects of my religion and my mission in life.

"Throughout my life I've been asking myself lots of questions about creation and the purpose of life but now my humble insights…

A Scientific Solution to Terrorism and Conflict

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This advertisement has been placed in different formats and addressed to various governments and individuals over the years, and it's impact never diminishes. The recent spate of terrorism and conflict in Europe and the Middle East quite obviously has not been resolved through traditional means. This offer introduces and new paradigm with a scientific basis. Just as a light in a dark room transforms the whole room, so too by introducing this approach will this seemingly intractable problem of violence disappear.