Transcendental Meditation (TM): Mechanics of the technique

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Lake Louise, Canada (1968):

Suffering is dominating life every where tension stress and strain are increasing in every country whether it is an affluent country or a developing nation, but suffering is everywhere.

It is possible for every man to go deep within and saturate his conscious mind with inner happiness with that unlimited intelligence that dwells at the source of thought.

The principle of TM is simple, being is bliss in it's nature, infinite happiness, mind is always moving in the direction of greater happiness, It is the experience of everyone, wherever the mind goes it goes in the direction of greater happiness.

And because the nature of inner being is bliss, infinite happiness, therefore the mind during TM takes that inward course in a most spontaneous manner.

In this meditation we do not concentrate or control the mind, we let the mind follow it's natural instinct toward greater happiness, and it goes within and it gains bliss consciousness in the being.

The technique is we take a specific thought witch suites us, it's called a mantra, or a suitable sound for us, witch we'll see from the trained teacher of TM.

And these teachers are found everywhere in the world. I have trained them properly, and they give a suitable word. And the man experiences the thought of that sound, and starts minimizing that thought, to experience the finer states of that thought, until the source of thought is fathomed.

The conscious mind reaches the transcendental area of being. So, from gross thought, to the subtle state of thought, to the subtler, to the subtlest state of thought. This is the path of TM, when the conscious mind reaches the bliss consciousness or transcendental consciousness, or pure consciousness, or the state of being.

Here in this state of being, the mind becomes soaked with energy, intelligence and great happiness. With it, it comes out and performs and experiences the world much better than before.

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