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While studying newest technologies in brain research, computer science, or business administration, the students at Maharishi University of Management draw from the rich heritage of Vedic civilization to enjoy successful learning and living with maximum support of all the Laws of Nature.



Ultra modern education combined with ancient Vedic wisdom
by Global Good News staff writer
25 October 2007

Students at Maharishi University of Management enjoy a rare combination of the very old and the very new. Students can choose from the most up-to-date courses in computer science and neurophysiology, or if they prefer, they can select the innovative green MBA programme. While Maharishi University of Management students can choose to study ultra-sophisticated brainwave analysis in neurophysiology classes or the most advanced computer technology in the computer science department, they also simultaneously benefit from the ancient Vedic tradition, permeating many aspects of their daily life.

The word ‘Veda’ means Total Knowledge, in Sanskrit, the classical language of ancient India. Over the centuries, the Vedic tradition kept alive Total Knowledge of Natural Law and how to live life in accord with the Laws of Nature, which administer the universe. This knowledge was revived in its completeness by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi through the grace of his teacher, Guru Dev, Brahmananda Saraswati, Jagadguru Jyotir Math, Himalayas. Students can take courses in this profound knowledge of Total Knowledge of Natural Law in the form of Maharishi’s Vedic Science. Maharishi University of Management offers a BA, MA, and PhD in Maharishi’s Vedic Science.

Moreover, Vedic wisdom pervades the daily routine of many students, including the food they eat and the buildings where their classes are held. For example, most students, twice a day, practice Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Technique whose roots are in the Vedic Tradition. This technique for experiencing the silent level of Transcendental Consciousness at the source of thought, known as the Self, or Atma, has been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi received this technique from his master and systematized the technique so that it was taught the same way all over the world. Maharishi formulated the Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi’s Vedic Science, the Science of Consciousness, to provide detailed understanding of the Transcendental Meditation Technique and higher states of consciousness.

In addition, many students also practise an advanced programme, known as the TM-Sidhi Programme, which Maharishi revived from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Students practising the TM-Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying, participate in the Invincible America Assembly, every morning and afternoon, practising in a large group of over 1600 people. Scientific research on the benefits of the group practice of this Vedic technology for raising consciousness and creating peaceful, positive influence in society, has documented extensive benefits.

Students also attend classes in buildings that have been built according to the knowledge of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda. The ancient texts of Sthapatya Veda offers detailed descriptions of how to build fortune-creating buildings that enliven the support of Natural Law for the indweller. Over the last fifteen years, Maharishi University of Management has been tearing down its old classrooms, which were built randomly, without attention to the four cardinal directions, and has been replacing them with buildings of natural materials, whose entrances are due east.

Each Sthapatya Vedic building faces east to receive the nourishing rays of the rising sun and each has a centre of silence, known as the Brahmasthan—a centre of peace. Entering a Sthapatya-Vedic building, one feels free and comfortable, surrounded by light and unconfined by the walls. Owners of these buildings report increased success in business and improved healthy, happy, harmonious life. Students in their Sthapatya Vedic classrooms face east, the direction most conducive for learning. Studies show that the thalamus fires differently according to the direction one faces. Facing East or North brings the best results.

While in class, students enjoy Vedic education, while learning the disciplines of modern education. Vedic education, also known as Consciousness-Based Education simply emphasizes the importance of gaining knowledge of the subject, the knower, as well as the object of knowing—the facts and information of each discipline. By gaining knowledge of his Self, the Self of all beings, through the direct experience of Transcendental Consciousness during the practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique, the student feels at home with all knowledge. This is because he fathoms his own Self as the Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature.

According to the Vedic texts, the Unified Field is the source of all Natural Law, the source of creation, and the home of all knowledge. By fathoming this unified source of all multiplicity, the student is not overwhelmed by the vast diversity of his studies. Instead he experiences every new aspect of knowledge as a wave of his Self.

At Maharishi University of Management (M.U.M.), at the end of each class, the subject matter of the day is always connected to the Unified Field of consciousness. The student enjoys relating what he learns to his own Self. This makes learning exciting and personally relevant to the student.

When M.U.M. students dine, they are frequently eating vegetables grown according to Maharishi's Vedic Organic Agriculture, where Vedic recitation is played to the plants while they are growing. Preliminary research has shown that these plants are much richer in nutrients than regular organic plants, grown without recitation.

To keep healthy, many students utilize the knowledge of Maharishi Ayur Veda. This knowledge provides natural ways to keep the physiology balanced, preventing long-term imbalances that can lead to disease. Many students begin their day with the traditional Maharishi Ayur Vedic oil massage, known as abhyanga. They also take recourse to Maharishi Ayur Vedic herbal food supplements.

Thus, Maharishi University of Management offers students practical, Vedic knowledge of how to manage their own lives in accord with Natural Law so they will not make mistakes, which could bring suffering and hardship. While studying newest technologies in brain research, computer science, or business administration, the students draw from the rich heritage of Vedic civilization to enjoy successful learning and living with maximum support of all the Laws of Nature.

Copyright © 2007 Global Good News(sm) Service


"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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