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The experience of one's Self brings inner fulfilment, bliss, and deep restfulness.



Secrets for gaining most from your surroundings with least effort
Part 1 — Know your Self
by Global Good News staff writer
18 June 2007

How many of us have wished that there was some way we could master the skill of speech and action so that we always said and did just the right thing to insure greatest success? Perhaps we have a friend who always seems to elicit a supportive response from the environment, while we may stumble along with hits and misses. How is it that some people just seem to possess the secret for success, and others fall short, in spite of dedicated efforts?

In his book, The Science of Being and Art of Living, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi outlines the way to create maximum success through one’s feelings, speech and action. Maharishi outlines this ‘art of living,’ based on the ‘science of Being.’ The basis of all success begins first and foremost with knowing Being.

What is Being? Being is the most intimate aspect of who one is. ‘Being’ refers to one’s Self, one’s best friend: the silent, eternal, unbounded field of Creative Intelligence within. Maharishi explains how anyone can easily experience this field of Being, one’s own Self, through the practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM) for 15-20 minutes twice a day.

During the practice of Transcendental Meditation, one closes the eyes and allows the mind to settle and experience the source of thought, Transcendental Consciousness. To transcend means, ‘to go beyond.’ One goes beyond thinking to experience pure Being—one’s own Self—without thoughts. The experience of one’s Self is also known as Transcendental Consciousness, or pure wakefulness. It is the experience of maximum inner wakefulness along with deep relaxation and silence.

The experience of one’s Self brings inner fulfilment, bliss, and deep restfulness. From this deep inner happiness and relaxation, one returns to activity feeling refreshed, positive, with expanded vision and mental clarity, ready to take on the day’s challenges. From this experience of inner fullness, one is able to give most to one’s environment. As a result of giving maximum, one’s surroundings smile back: one experiences support from all directions.

More than this, the experience of one’s Self enlivens the field of all the Laws of Nature within so that one gains support of Natural Law in one’s undertakings. One gains the spontaneous ability to think, speak, and act correctly, in a way that brings the best response from one’s surroundings. Maharishi refers to this ability as ‘spontaneous right action’. Maharishi is fond of quoting a verse from the ancient Vedic Literature, Rk Veda, which describes spontaneous support of Nature in one’s undertakings: ‘For those established in self-referral consciousness, the infinite organizing power of the Creator becomes the charioteer of all action.’ (Celebrating Perfection in Education, Pg 37)

We have just seen that the most effective means for gaining success is through knowing one’s Self through practising Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Technique. Then all thought, speech, and action spontaneously attracts positivity and support from one’s surroundings. Parts 2 to 5 of this article will unfold further insight for making best use of one's environment and the almighty power of Nature.

Copyright © 2007 Global Good News(sm) Service


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