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Self-Referral Consciousness
'Consciousness is wakefulness, unbounded alertness, pure intelligence, pure existence, self-referral [it knows itself] fullness, all knowingness—the self-sufficient and unmanifest source, course, and goal of all creation.'   Those who practise Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation experience these qualities of consciousness in their own Transcendental Consciousness.   In its 'self-referral' state, or transcendental state, consciousness knows itself alone; as such, it is the knower of itself. By being the knower of itself, it is also the object of knowledge, and the process of knowing. Thus, in its self-referral state, consciousness is the unified state of knower, knowing, and known.   In the Vedic language this 'three-in-one' structure of consciousness is called Samhita of Rishi, Devata, and Chandas—Samhita (unity) of Rishi (knower), Devata (dynamism of the process of knowing), and Chhandas (the known).   'Consciousness is the unity or coexistence of two qualities of intelligence that are contradictory to each other,' Maharishi continued. 'Singularity or self-referral Samhita, and diversity of Rishi, Devata, and Chhandas.'   'Self-referral consciousness is infinite organizing power; it is the lively potential of Natural Law.'   -- Maharishi in "Maharishi Vedic University: Introduction"
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