Maharishi Vedic Science
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- In 1957, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi said that: 'Spiritual development is the birthright of everyone, for it is the unfoldment of the essential nature of the soul, or inner consciousness…. Soul is the individual property of everybody. It is the natural and inseparable possession, nay, the very existence, of every man. Everybody has the right to enjoy his own possession. Everybody has the right to enjoy the sat [truth] chit [Being] ananda [bliss] nature of his own soul. In the most natural manner, everybody has every right to enjoy permanent peace, bliss eternal, which is the nature of his own soul.' -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Thirty Years Around the World—Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment, Volume One 1957-1964 (Netherlands: MVU Press, 1986), p. 195. Some people feel that the outer or material joys of life are opposed to, or diminish, the spiritual value, and that one has to give up, or become detached, from material values in order to achieve inner fulfillment. Below is a short video of Maharishi reflecting on the topic of spirituality. Here Maharishi points out that inner spirituality does not conflict with the outer material value of life: See video on http://www.enlightenmentforeveryone.com/spirituality/. Maharishi always said we should enjoy 200% of life—100% of the inner spiritual value along with 100% of the outer material value. He offered Transcendental Meditation as a simple way to integrate abstract absolute being with the concrete details of the relative.
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