I’ve always been fascinated by the deep qualities of the mind and I’ve developed a meditation toolbox over the years, in there is my Transcendental Meditation mantra. Everyone can benefit from daily meditation, it’s very rewarding as the experience unfolds.
My toolbox is a holistic approach to Self-realisation, a term defined in the dictionary as the ‘fulfillment of one’s potential’ and has been a popular way to describe the spiritual journey since the first teachers brought Yoga to the West. Frawley recognizes Maharishi as one of the first pioneers to present Vedanta as Self-realization in his Transcendental Meditation; ‘others emphasized Yoga as a methodology to achieve it’.
Recently, I have taken up Meditation and learnt TM in Sydney. Many of my close relatives had previously adopted the technique and I didn’t want to miss out on meditating with them, so I just had to try it for myself.
Yoga captivated me from young age, it was natural as my childhood was blessed with love and God’s gift was making Art. At the time, it wasn’t unusual to see Bible quotes in relation to Yoga, as everyone by default, belonged to a religion. Vishnudevananda quoted beautifully:
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? – 1 Corinthians 3:16
For by grace you have been saved through faith. This is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – Ephesians 2:8
As my experience grew, I developed viewpoints around East and Western thought, whilst seeking the answers to big questions. TM offers a theory which is a blend of Vedanta and Science, Chandler explains:
‘The technology for gaining access to the unified field is called the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field, and the science based on this experience, which links modern science and Vedic Science in a single unified body of knowledge, is called the Science of Creative Intelligence’.
Vedic scholarship is deep and Maharishi opened a forum for the discussion of consciousness, a term defined as ‘awareness of one’s existence’. Learning to practice regularly develops a direct experience of pure consciousness and it deepens the experience of TM to practice in a group, either with your family and friends or the Sydney Centre on York Street offers this opportunity.
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