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“The practice (of Transcendental Meditation) involves thinking of a word, a word devoid of meaning (called a Mantra).   "Meaning is a static thing. The sound changes in its pitch—it can be loud sound, or low sound. The meaning is the same at every pitch. If the mind is on the meaning, there is no chance of refining the meaning. If the mind is not on the meaning, there is a chance of refining the sound, there is a chance of experiencing the sound in its finer values till the finest could be transcended and the awareness could reach that inner wakefulness devoid of any perception. This will be Transcendental Consciousness…."   -- Maharishi, "What is the value of the mantra in the practice of Transcendental Meditation?", TM® Blog, 3-22-2011.
Broader Term
Transcendental Meditation® Technique
Related Term
Transcendental Meditation® Instruction
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