In this transcript of the video "What Is Vedic Science" (featured in the right column here), Dr. Fred Travis explains what one gets from a Master's Degree in Vedic Science, which can be summarized by the last sentence of the transcript: "What you get in Maharishi Vedic Science is the understanding of who you are, how you relate to the environment and the most that you can do and be."
"Modern science goes outside and tries to understand what's underlying objects, why people behave, why people think.
It's always looking outside to see those fundamental principles.
Maharishi Vedic Science includes that means of gaining knowledge that's called the objective means of gaining knowledge. Maharishi Vedic Science includes a subjective means of gaining knowledge. It's part of the Vedic tradition of knowledge from India and rarely looking outside to understand life, the ambassadors in the Vedic tradition looked inside.
They actually said what's underlying my thoughts, where are my thoughts coming from, where's the creativity, where's the intelligence of my thoughts, who am I? Am I my thoughts? Am I my body? Am I my possessions, my social status, you know, who am I?
What they found is that underlying every thought is a field of intelligence, our thoughts are like waves, specific expressions of an underlying field, a reservoir of intelligence. They found that the experience of this reservoir of intelligence of creativity was the experience of their most universal nature.
Everything would settle down,your thoughts, your evaluations, your perceptions, your images, your visualizations, your intentions, your mental chatter, everything would settle down, but some things would remain and that's just the experience of “I am this being”. And this experience is found to be not only underlying all of our mental activity, but that experience is found to be the fundamental level of life, of intelligence underlying all of life.
What Maharishi Vedic Science has done, it has taken the farthest understanding from physics, that underneath every piece, every piece of matter, is a non-material field of intelligence and the experience from the Vedic Masters and underlying every thought there's a field of intelligence and found them to be the same, so puts those together.
What you get in Maharishi Vedic Science is the understanding of who you are, how you relate to the environment and the most that you can do and be."