Below is the full video and transcript from Jim Carrey’s recent commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, IA, USA. All students, staff and faculty at the university practice Transcendental Meditation and so does Jim.
“You know how your mobile phone has a charger. Transcendental Meditation is like a charger for body and mind.”
This interview took place on Jerry’s show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.
During the 1970’s Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation technique, held many advanced courses around the United States and world. Below is an interview from the reporter Lyle Wallace where he asks Maharishi why he left the Himalayas to teach Transcendental Meditation.
When I was nineteen, my darling sister and wise brother-in-law, a state cricketer at the time, had just been taught the Transcendental Meditation (or TM) technique. They mentioned that their teacher had taught a lot of highly successful athletes and business people and suggested that I might also like to learn as a way to
After floating in what felt like a private sea of happiness for about twenty minutes, I was brought back to my usual, comparatively mundane level of experience by the voice of the teacher. I was informed that what I had temporarily experienced was what Maharishi called the state of ‘restful alertness’.
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
Imagine a beautiful fruit tree is growing in your garden, and it is your job to
Despite this age-old wisdom, in today’s world of instant gratification, on-demand information and entertainment saturation, how many of us stop to nourish our silent source within? We wake up to alarm clocks ringing in our ears. We shower while listening to radio DJ’s belting out the day’s breaking news.
Believe it or not there are over 30,000 hours of video and audio recordings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In these talks Maharishi explains the true nature of human consciousness, the benefits of his simple and effortless Transcendental Meditation technique and the underlying unity of life in the world and universe at large.