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Maharishi Mahesh YogaIn 1955 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began to offer to the world the quintessence of the ancient Vedic wisdom of the Himalayas. He introduced the simple, natural, and universal technique of Transcendental Meditation®. This extraordinary technique has been used by sages both ancient and modern to experience and utilize the field of pure consciousness—the transcendental field at the basis of the universe.*

During his life, Maharishi lectured widely and wrote many books about Transcendental Meditation, and in 1971 he founded Maharishi International University (later renamed Maharishi University of Management). Maharishi developed Consciousness-Based℠ education for MIU (later MUM), 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.

To see more books by Maharishi visit Maharishi University of Management Press.

*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.”

Maharishi Videos


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Maharishi: Knowledge of the Knower

Education centers on the objective aspect of reality but misses knowledge of the subjective "Knower."


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Expanding the Container of Knowledge

"Our quest for knowledge is ...developing the mind, the container of knowledge."


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Maharishi: The origin of thought

Maharishi: "We are all thinking all the time - …where do these thoughts come from?" (Lake Louise, Canada, 1968)


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Philosophy of Action – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"The technique of action is to pull the arrow back six inches, and then it flies ahead two furlongs."


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Transcendental Meditation: Mechanics of the Technique

MMY on using the natural tendency of the mind for effortless transcending.


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Inner and Outer Life – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Material life is absolutely compatible with spiritual experience... This is called knowledge." Maharishi @ Harvard


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Transcendental Meditation: a Natural Technique

"Least excited state of mind, where the mind is completely settled and silent..."


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What is the Science of Creative Intelligence?

"Deep within is the infinite value of energy, intelligence, and happiness."


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Does Transcendental Meditation make you passive?

"Does Transcendental Meditation make you passive?" Merv Griffin Show, spring 1975.


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Maharishi Speaks to the Harvard Law Forum (Full Video)

Maharishi Speaks to the Harvard Law Forum (full video)


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Maharishi: What Do You Meditate About?

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answers the question: "In Transcendental Meditation, what do you meditate about?"

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