In 1955 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began offering to the world the quintessence of the timeless wisdom of the Himalayas. He founded the simple, natural technique of Transcendental Meditation®, which allows anyone to experience and utilize the source of infinite intelligence and creativity within – the field of pure consciousness. This effortless and systematic technique had been lost to human life until brought to us by Maharishi, inspired by his own teacher.
During his life, Maharishi worked with scientists, educators, and exponents of Vedic* wisdom to develop an integrated approach to knowledge, unifying diverse fields of study. He wrote many books and circled the world numerous times, speaking with world leaders and lecturing widely. In 1971 Maharishi founded Maharishi International University (later renamed Maharishi University of Management) and developed Consciousness-Based℠ education so that students could discover the field of pure consciousness within themselves as the source of all knowledge.
Self-knowledge is at the heart of an MUM education. By directly experiencing their innermost nature through the Transcendental Meditation technique, students at MUM can easily connect each discipline to their own life, and see the underlying unity of all knowledge.
Consciousness-Based education has produced extraordinary results in terms of integrated brain functioning, high levels of creativity, and academic success. This approach to education is now spreading all over the world. More than 375 schools in 60 countries around the globe have adopted this approach.
If you would like to learn more about TM, Consciousness-Based education, or MUM, contact us.
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* “Vedic” – from “Veda,” meaning knowledge.
*Maharishi describes this knowledge in the book Introduction to Maharishi Vedic University (see right column) as “the beacon light of Vedic Civilization, celebrating perfection in enlightenment and fulfillment.”
Education centers on the objective aspect of reality but misses knowledge of the subjective "Knower."
"Our quest for knowledge is ...developing the mind, the container of knowledge."
Maharishi: "We are all thinking all the time - …where do these thoughts come from?" (Lake Louise, Canada, 1968)
"The technique of action is to pull the arrow back six inches, and then it flies ahead two furlongs."
MMY on using the natural tendency of the mind for effortless transcending.
"Material life is absolutely compatible with spiritual experience... This is called knowledge." Maharishi @ Harvard
"Least excited state of mind, where the mind is completely settled and silent..."
"Deep within is the infinite value of energy, intelligence, and happiness."
"Does Transcendental Meditation make you passive?" Merv Griffin Show, spring 1975.
Maharishi Speaks to the Harvard Law Forum (full video)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answers the question: "In Transcendental Meditation, what do you meditate about?"
By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Published in 1990
By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Published in 1997
By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Published in 1995