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As the full potential of the students' Creative Intelligence unfolds, they enjoy happy, healthy, and problem-free lives.



Consciousness-Based Education for reducing stress and promoting happiness
by Global Good News staff writer
19 April 2008

Traditionally, education has focused predominantly on what students study—the curriculum and its objective measures, including examination scores and grade point averages. What has been lacking is a way to directly and systematically develop the students themselves—their creative intelligence, capacity to learn, and natural humanity.

How much students gain from their education fundamentally depends on the quality of their alertness, or consciousness.

The success of the school, the teacher, and the curriculum primarily depend on the quality of alertness, or consciousness, of the students themselves. If students are sleepy, dull, unhappy, angry, or agitated, their consciousness does not have the quality of restful alertness that is needed for optimal learning. Their receptivity is diminished and their thinking less balanced.

Scientific research confirms that the Consciousness-Based Education programme activates more of the brain’s total potential, resulting in greater alertness, or wakefulness. Development of consciousness is simply the development of wakefulness. The full potential of consciousness, characterized by total brain functioning and fully expressed mental and physical capabilities, naturally develops through regular practice of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation programme.

The Transcendental Meditation programme for systematic development of consciousness
Transcendental Meditation is a natural, effortless technique, practiced a few minutes twice daily, which settles the mind to its most silent, creative, and blissful level, Transcendental Consciousness—the field of one’s total inner intelligence. This practice also gives profound rest, which dissolves accumulated stress and restores balanced functioning to mind and body.

Leading quantum field theorists have identified Transcendental Consciousness as the Unified Field of Natural Law, from where all force and matter fields emerge, giving rise to all the Laws of Nature in the universe. In the language of the science of consciousness, Maharishi Vedic Science, Transcendental Consciousness is the field of total knowledge of Natural Law, the inner self of everyone.

The Consciousness-Based Education programme gives actual experience of this field through the twice-daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, and intellectual understanding of Natural Law through at least one additional class session per week.

As the full potential of the students’ Creative Intelligence unfolds, their thoughts, feelings, speech, and behavior become more life-supporting for themselves and others; increasingly they enjoy happy, healthy, and problem-free lives, in harmony with Natural Law.

Without this knowledge and experience, students struggle and often lack the clarity to achieve their academic and personal goals. They become dissatisfied and frustrated, creating problems for themselves and others. Only by enlivening total knowledge of Natural Law within their awareness will their power and satisfaction continue to expand, on the basis of which their behaviour will be ideal.


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"The potential of every student is infinite. The time of student life should serve to unfold that infinite potential so that every individual becomes a vibrant centre of Total Knowledge."—Maharishi

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