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Hankey, Deborah Ann
The awakening of full human potential through Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Vedic Science research on the experience of reading the Vedic literature  Order No. 9948662

This paper is part of a global research program on the development of human consciousness through the technologies of Maharishi's Vedic Science. Maharishi's Vedic Science is a complete science of consciousness derived from the literature of the ancient Vedic tradition. The author explores the outcomes of the technology of reading the Vedic Literature in the original Sanskrit language.

The author hypothesized that reading the Vedic Literature would enhance the evolutionary influence of Maharishi's technologies for the development of consciousness, the Maharishi Transcendental MeditationÎ and TM-SidhiÎ programs, by structuring orderliness in brain physiology and promoting powerful, productive thinking and successful, fulfilling action. The hypothesis is based on the knowledge that the Vedic Literature is significant for its sound value. The syllables, words, and verses of Vedic texts unfold in the perfect sequence of Nature's own frequencies. Maharishi's Vedic Science explains that the sounds comprising the Vedic Literature are fundamental frequencies at the basis of physical creation and of human physiology.

The author investigated physiological and other effects of adding the pronunciation of Vedic texts to the regular practice of Maharishi's technologies of consciousness. Subjective experiences, both during and outside the reading period, were recorded and evaluated in light of the principles and predictions of Maharishi's Vedic Science regarding the systematic growth of consciousness produced by reading the Vedic Literature. The author considered the extent to which the reading program enlivened qualities of consciousness expressed in the Vedic texts themselves and observed new patterns of thought, perception, and behavior arising from this enlivenment.

Research findings indicated that reading the Vedic Literature strengthened various fundamental qualities of consciousness, as predicted by Maharishi, and consolidated the growth of experience in the direction of higher states of consciousness. As a result, the author recommends adding the reading exercise to the regular practice of Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs to accelerate the development of full human potential. The author suggests further avenues of research in education where increased orderliness of brain functioning may enhance cognitive functioning and facilitate the learning experience. Source: DAI, 60, no. 10A (2000): p. 3641

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