Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Lecture
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Lecture, SRM (Spiritual Regeneration Movement)
May 9, 1970
Excerpts From Transcribed Notes
May 9, 1970
Charlie F. Lutes, Presiding
Maharishi on Creation
“First manifestation of Being, from the finest region of existence to the gross level of relative
life. Process of manifestation continues; finest to gross, to very gross to very gross. This is why
we experience through grosser levels of the senses. This implies that the finer levels of
Creation and experienced through finer levels of senses. In TM we transcend to finest level of
thought and senses, to the Celestial Field of Life. The Mantra refines until it becomes finest
“Hum”, Creation began that way”.
Maharishi Regarding the Mantra
“Let Thy Name be a boat for me to go to the Celestial Field of Life. There is He and in Thy
Palace. Thy Name. Thy Name becomes Hallowed, Light Filled, in that Region where we knock
at Thy Door. Name is Hallowed at finest State of Thought; God is the Thought of Sound. In
that State is GC (God Consciousness). When Thy Name becomes Hallowed, the entire
existence becomes Hallowed, this is also the extent of Prayer. All Religions Teach this, we are
not responsible for their clarifications. We hold on to the most sanctified aspects no matter
what the label of Religion. We want to start Living the Light of God no matter what the name.
GC is living the Light of God”.
Maharishi on TM and Religion
“Teaching of every Religion can be interpreted to mean fulfillment in the Light of God,
practically found in TM; TM is the common platform for all Religions to meet. What we are
(Leaders & Teachers of TM) propagating is good will, harmony in followers of all Religions,
waking them to something which makes their Religion more significant in life. Religion is to be
lived in life. So, we embrace all Religions. We do not talk on Religion, we talk in terms of
bringing fulfillment to all Religions, for all to Enjoy the Light of God, the Merciful Almighty. We
must be in the Light”.
Maharishi on The Lord’s Prayer
“Hallowed Be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom Come ...”
“Thy children on the earth are to enjoy as much as Thy servants and Angels in Heaven.
Hallowed Be Thy Name...where is the Name Hallowed?
Hallowed = Light; Holy, Revered.
Halo = Field of Light.
Hallowed Be Thy Name = Let Thy Name be refined to such an extent that the finest state of
thought of Thy Name is found in the Hallowed, The Glow. The Mantra can become so fine that
what is found is The Glow. Meditator’s have experienced this”.
“My Lord, when I utter Thy Name, let It not be dry and devoid, let it be in a Glow. It will open
a field of Celestial existence...most Supreme Field of Supreme existence.
The Lord must live there, the most Supreme Sphere of Glorified Existence where life is
Celestial. Nearest to Transcending, just before the field of Omnipresent, Glow, Celestial Field”.
“Absolute Creator created Creation. The Son, The Holy Spirit, Supreme Being is God, is
conferred through TM, Knowledge, Power, and brings Enlightenment to everyone. What goes
Absolute God, Son. TM infuses Being, Spirit. Spirit is so very natural to life. Means of
Enlightenment, TM is the working tool which will lead everyone to lead the life of finding and
communicating with the Almighty”.
“Kingdom of Heaven = the Seat of God. It means which opens awareness through TM to the
Spirit, Being, The Light of God."
The Absolute Almighty, Son and Teachings and Spirit is the tool of TM of fulfillment; leading
everyman to fulfillment, everyman to live the Light of God”.
Maharishi, The Vedas
“Veda = Knowledge of life, concerned with the completeness of life human and Divine. Life has
two aspects; The Absolute and Relative. Per almost all Religions, The Great Lord desires that
Per Vedas: “I am One, maybe I become many”.
Per almost all Religions: “In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God”.
God Wished, Creation started by the Will of God”.
“God Wills. A stir starts in The Absolute Eternal Silence. This OM, this first Silent Sound. Om is
everything. From OM Creation comes and returns in OM, dissolution. OM is the Beginning and
End of all Creation. OM divides into many vibrations. All these vibrations are based on the
sounds underling all Creation”.
“To understand that OM we have to understand all the different vibrations in Creation, this is
an analysis of what the Vedas are. The different Rhythms:Rig, Sama, Yajur and Athar Veda”.
Maharishi, Fundamentals of Life
“Vedas are a vibration Study of the fundamentals of life. Pandits, by chanting Vedic Hymns,
can produce certain effects here or somewhere else. When we do a Vedic Rite here to produce
an effect in another world, it will draw the attention of higher Beings or Gods living there.
The Vedas are devoted to man’s communication with Higher Beings in different strata of
Creation. Vedas Teach: Theory and Practice; vast fields - Infinite, yet specific.
Example: What is where.
How to establish direct contact. This is very helpful to human life. Highest development. Going
into the Eternal Life, here, gaining Eternal Life on every level.
Vedas cover every field of life”.
“Field of life has main divisions. Each of the four Vedas is divided up into three main divisions.
Karma Kanda - Chapter of Action; Ideals and means to get “nearness to God”.
Upasana Kanda - How to sit near God, near Reality, contact in the real substrata of life.
Gnana Kanda - Field of Enlightenment or Knowledge; Knowing through understanding,
Knowing through direct perception”.
Q: “If the Knower is ignorant, he must be in relative temporal life. The Knower must perceive
emotions, happiness, depression ...”?
Maharishi: “No, what is perceived is invariably a quality of matter, temporal relative life".
"The Knower cannot be changed or described in circumstances by the problem. Whatever
problem, you can contribute to the Knower and is still perceived as a quality of matter; not the
Knower. And, no matter what the quality is that you assign to the Knower, it does not affect
the Knower in the slightest".
"All that is knowable is matter. The Knower is the Knower, period. So, only ignorance
contradicts this, and assumes that powerlessness and misery and such emotions are aspects
of the Knower, and can assume perception as such”.
“Knowledge is completely different from ignorance. The effects of Knowledge is [sic]
completely different. Example: God is our Soul. It is illusion which makes the Knower a Being
of this world. God is not affected by the mundane life which people can attribute to Him. The
Knower Is God, yet still identification with the Relative exists “due” to ignorance of the Soul”.
“On impulse, the whole basis of Creation rests".
"Basis to Relative Creation: 3 Gunas.
Ego and the senses:
Subjective is Ego, Subjective within is Intellect
Experiencer is Mind
Inner Man is Senses
Prana is the Breath Principal”.
“Non material (relative) Creation, manifestation not yet risen to Creation, it is still a Form of
Energy. From 5 Elements, all Creation springs. Nature of the Absolute is enough to Start The
Impulse (of Creation). “I AM quiet” does Not mean “I have to Be quiet”! Basic force of
Creation is associated with Evolution. Creation comes out of something, coming Out of
something. For something to come out of something, something Must be left behind or
"3 Basic qualities of Meditation:
Force of Creation, Destruction, (and) Neutral force which would allow these forces to
function in opposite directs, balancing the forces. Manifestation of Unmanifest is brought
about through the Nature of the Unmanifest starts with these three tendencies in order to
manifest. Nature of the Absolute is the motivating Force that nature expresses in three
tendencies simultaneously. It must do this in order for manifestation to come about. The
process of evolution must continue.
Nature expressing itself is found in Universal Being”.
Transcription by Dr. Diane Rousseau, 07-13-2019.
Diane M. Rousseau LHD, PhD