November 28, 2005 at 11:47 am #8876
Devraha Baba, Maharishi and the Purusha,
( Purusha is a group who practice T.M and yogic flying )
Devraha Baba was a great saint of India who passed away in 1991. So elderly was he that the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, more than fifty years ago said that his father had sat at the feet of Devraha Baba as a child that is, in the middle of the nineteenth century and Devraha Baba was already elderly at that time. An Allahabad High Court Barrister told Purusha visiting there that seven generations of his family had sat at the feet of Devraha Baba.
In 1982, a group of Pursha visited Devraha Baba at the Aardh Kumbha Mela, in Hardwar. In front of all the people attending his talk, the Purusha introduced themselves as being from Maharishi. Devraha Baba replied, “Maharishi is very dear to me.” After saying some other very nice things about Maharishi, he started throwing fruit to the Purusha. That was his way of giving blessings. He did three rounds of fruit-throws to them, which they were told was very special.
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In 1989 another group of Purusha visited Devraha Baba at the Kumbha Mehla in Allahabad, where he was residing on a raised platform above the sand banks near the Sangam. The Purusha were with Devraha Baba when he saw a long line of yellow-clad young Vedic Pandits coming across the sands towards him chanting the Veda, sent by Maharishi to greet Indias eldest saint.
When he saw them, Devraha Baba suddenly put his hands across his heart and said passionately, “Maharishi has revived the whole Vedic tradition!”
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At the Kumbha Mela in 2001, the devotees of Devraha Baba told our Purusha how Devraha Baba would often say that there is a Gyan Yuga coming in the midst of Kali Yuga, starting from a transition period from 2000 to 2020, and that His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is the one creating it!November 28, 2005 at 11:55 am #8877
Heya Hubertji –
>>Devraha Baba would often say that there is a Gyan Yuga coming in the midst of Kali Yuga<< I know what I Kali Yuga is but what is a Gyan Yuga? best NNNovember 28, 2005 at 12:01 pm #8879November 29, 2005 at 9:02 am #8881
I think than “gyan yuga” is a “sat yuga” inside the “kali yuga”, Maharishi said we are in “sat yuga” since July 2005.
Excuse my english, i am french..November 29, 2005 at 12:10 pm #8883
Dear Hubertji –
Your English is perfect, it’s my ?Hindi? or whatever that language is that is the problem! I really am very ignorant and know nothing at all about it – so what is a “Sat Yuga” then?
best NNNovember 29, 2005 at 2:06 pm #8885
‘Sat yuga’ or ‘satya yuga’ is the ‘golden age’, the ‘heaven on earth’
H.P.November 29, 2005 at 2:33 pm #8887
Thanks Hubertji. NNDecember 6, 2005 at 8:11 am #8889
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has identified seven distinct states of human consciousness, and offered to the world the practical programmes to develop higher states of consciousness. The seven states of consciousness are:
1. Waking 2. Dreaming 3. Sleeping 4. Transcendental Consciousness 5. Cosmic Consciousness 6. God Consciousness 7. Unity Consciousness
In addition to the three relative, changing states of consciousness waking, sleeping, and dreaming with which everyone is familiar, Maharishi has revealed that there are four higher states of consciousness, which can be systematically developed by anyone:
Transcendental Consciousness, the fourth state of consciousness, is the state of pure consciousness, self-referral consciousness, experienced during the Transcendental Meditation Technique when the mind transcends even the finest aspect of thought and becomes completely silent and at rest, yet fully awake inside.
In Cosmic Consciousness, the fifth state of consciousness, the deep silence of Transcendental Consciousness is never lost whether one is waking, sleeping, or dreaming.
In God Consciousness, the sixth state of consciousness, overflowing, unlimited, unbounded, cosmic universal love becomes concentrated in devotion to God, and the entire life is nothing but fulness of love, bliss, and contentmentâeternal and absolute.
The pinnacle of human development is the seventh state of consciousness, Unity Consciousness. In Unity Consciousness every particle of creation, even the farthest, most distant point of the universe, is experienced as a wave in the unbounded ocean of Transcendental Consciousness, which is my own Self. And the supreme knowledge dawnsâI am that wholeness, that totality that encompasses in its range the infinite activity of the universe and infinite silence of its source in consciousness. Here is the experience of Aham BrahmasmiâI am the totality, I am Brahm.
An individual in Unity Consciousness gains total mastery of Natural Law and lives a life of all possibilities. This is perfection of life. When many such enlightened individuals exist on earth, the world enjoys supreme fortune, and a heavenly age dawns.
More than 600 scientific studies, conducted at over 250 universities and research institutes in 32 countries, confirm the benefits of the development of consciousness through Transcendental Meditation for all areas of lifeâmind, body, behaviour, and society.
These studies have been reprinted from scientific journals into seven volumes entitled ‘Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers’.
Research findings indicating the development of mental capacity include increased intelligence, increased creativity, improved memory, increased clarity of perception, and improved academic performance of students.
Physiological research confirms better health and improved health-related behaviour, with findings of decreased hospitalization, decreased health care expenditures, reduction of high blood pressure, reduction of smoking and alcohol consumption, and increased longevity.
Behavioural benefits include improved quality of relationships at work and at home, improved job performance, increased leadership at work, and improved behaviour of school students.
At the level of society as a whole, research studies have repeatedly confirmed that group practice of the advanced TM-Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying, generates an influence of coherence and harmony in the collective consciousness of the whole society, as measured by decreased crime and violence in society, improved national economic trends, and improved quality of life at the city, state, and national levels.December 7, 2005 at 4:41 am #8891
Dark Films Aside, David Lynch Brims With the Light of Transcendental Meditation
By William Booth
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 2, 2005; Page C01
LOS ANGELES David Lynch is wiggling his fingers. As the filmmaker becomes
wiggle speed increases. He is really wiggling now. He is talking about diving
infinite ocean of pure bliss.
Earthlings, pack a bag. David Lynch is on a mission. It might not be the mission
have chosen for him. But it is his mission and he appears sincere. The director
some of the most disturbing images in cinema, who brought us the mutant baby in
avant-garde classic “Eraserhead” and the portable gas-inhaling mask apparatus
Hopper’s “mommy, mommy, mommy” character in “Blue Velvet,” would now like to
the planet from negativity.
“It’s a no-brainer,” he says.
The plan? Peace factories.
“You build a facility like a factory, you house the people, you feed the people,
they do their
meditation,” he says, “and it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing for the world.”
Lynch is sitting in the recording studio at his three-house modernist complex in
Hollywood Hills, just down the road, as it turns out, from Mulholland Drive,
which is also
the title of one of his inscrutable films.
His space, if not his mind, is spare and uncluttered. There is a row of guitars
(he plays). A
studio for his canvases (he paints). In a kitchen sits a high-end espresso
confesses a fondness for caffeine and sweets (he famously went to a nearby Bob’s
restaurant almost every day for seven years for a chocolate milkshake). On a
morning, the 59-year-old artist is dressed in a white shirt, buttoned to the
collar, like a
cowboy nerd. His pompadour of gray is swept up, three stories tall. He smells
From his work in film and television (he was also the creator of the series
one might expect Lynch to be creepy. He is not. Instead, he appears almost
happy as can be, talking about his plans for the David Lynch Foundation for
Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace and about his ongoing tour of
campuses to promote his vision.
For 32 years, twice a day, morning and evening for 20 minutes, Lynch says, he
practiced the Transcendental Meditation technique developed by the Beatles’
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, originally from India and now living in
The peace factory workers would do the regular TM, Lynch says, and more.
“This is going to blow your mind,” Lynch warns
“The advanced techniques.”
Of course, the advanced techniques. Specifically, the advanced techniques taught
Maharishi that include “yogic flying,” which the Maharishi University of
in Fairfield, Iowa, describes in its literature as “blissful hops.” A photograph
on its Web site
shows a pair of students with legs crossed in the lotus position lifting off a
Here’s his plan: “At least 8,000 beautiful souls working like factory
workers doing their
program, pumping peace for the world,” Lynch says. Why 8,000? That is,
the square root of 1 percent of the world’s population, which is the number
produce the Global Maharishi Effect for reducing international conflict.
The price tag? Seven billion dollars, Lynch says. Give or take. The figures are
in flux. For
seven peace factories. (Why seven when you only need one? “A safety factor.”)
Lynch so far has spent $400,000 of his own money and raised $1 million in
from a handful of wealthy individuals and organizations. “Money will open so
It will start snowballing.” Still. Seven billion — it’s a lot of money. Or is
Lynch estimates that world peace, or what Maharishi’s followers call “Heaven on
be purchased for the price of 3 1/2 B-1 bombers. “In which case,” Lynch says,
“it would be
* * *
Tom Cruise and Scientology. Madonna and Kabbalah. The recent results of
endorsement for higher consciousness are mixed.
Lynch, once famous for his reclusive habits, has been touring college campus
September. First he did the East Coast, then the West, and early next year he
plans to do
the Midwest and South. To date he has visited 13 schools, including several
colleges, as well as American University, home of a Lynch-inspired research
project to see
whether meditation increases healthy habits and work performance while reducing
AU psychology professor David Haaga, who learned TM years ago but no longer
it, is a principal investigator for the study. He expects 300 students to
participate; they get
TM training free (it usually costs $2,500), paid for by Lynch and the Abramson
Last month, Lynch appeared at the performing arts auditorium at the University
Southern California. The free event was filled to the balcony seats. Bob Roth, a
figure in the TM establishment (which claims 6 million people worldwide have
training) and now vice president of the Lynch Foundation, warns the students in
Angeles that his boss will be using “big words” such as bliss, consciousness,
enlightenment. “David really doesn’t like public speaking,” Roth says.
Lynch strides to the podium in a skinny black tie, white shirt and rumpled
announces, “I will try to answer questions on film and meditation and
does not give a speech, going right to the Q&A.
The inquiries roam the range.
Like, what is “Mulholland Drive” about? (The film is notorious for its opacity.)
Lynch says in a friendly way. “I can’t do that.”
Or, okay, so you’re meditating and there’s this infinite oneness and total being
and so you
become, like, God?
Lynch says he is not an enlightened being: “I’m sorry to say, but I’m on my way.
gets better and better.”
Another student asks how many drugs, in particular hallucinogens, Lynch has
That seems a reasonable question. “I have smoked marijuana,” he says, to
applause. “I don’t smoke anymore. I was in art school in the ’60s, so you can
was going on. But my friends said, ‘No, no, no, David, don’t take those drugs.’
laughter rises from audience.
He is asked how he started meditating, and Lynch says, “Initially I had zero
interest in it,”
but there was something in the voice of his sister, who had just been trained in
TM, and he
signed up. He explains that “you’re expert from your first mediation.” He says
missed a session in 32 years. “You sit down comfortably, close your eyes, say
and away you go!” (Lynch, like other TM-ers, keeps his mantra secret.)
Some of the questions sound like they come from TM practitioners planted in the
audience, but Roth later says that is not so.
When he talks to the students about his meditation, Lynch makes it sound quite
blissful electricity,” he says, and he is evangelical in regard to its benefits.
As a spur to
creativity. As salve for stress. “Things that used to crush you, don’t,” he
tells them. “Life
becomes more of a game that’s fun to play.” (In a later interview, Lynch
described his first
time, in 1973: “You’re taught how. I went to a little room. Quiet. I closed my
that mantra. It was like I was in an elevator and they snipped the cables. And
Down I went into pure bliss. I’ve said this many times, but the word unique
saved for that experience.”)
Then it’s time for show and tell. Fred Travis, director of the Psychophysiology
Center at the
Maharishi University of Management, comes onstage with Shane Zisman, a
is wearing a blue cap bristling with electrode sensors. Zisman, who has been
since he was 5 years old, takes a seat and Travis plugs him into an
and the EEG readout is projected on a large screen. Travis asks Zisman to close
and begin to mediate. After 16 seconds, Travis points to a change in the waves.
There!” But if the squiggles are profound, it’s hard to grasp. The demonstration
little cheesy. The audience is not moved to ooohhs and aaahhs.
Next up is John Hagelin, a Harvard-trained physicist, past presidential
candidate from the
Natural Law Party (dominated by TM-ers) and now at Maharishi University. Hagelin
to such concepts of physics as the Grand Unified Theory and cosmic superstrings,
he does not describe them in any detail. “The universe,” he announces, “is
complex and fundamentally simple.” This does not seem to blow anyone’s mind.
and Travis appear to serve a need in that the TM movement strives to prove
“scientific” as opposed to “religious” (because the meditation does have its
roots planted in
the Hindu tradition).
Then Hagelin makes the pitch. David Lynch wants to see TM introduced into the
curriculum from elementary school to college. He wants students everywhere to
meditate. He wants world peace. There are “52 published studies,” Hagelin says,
“the spillover effect” that TM emits, like some kind of cosmic wi-fi, into the
communities. Back in 1993, about 4,000 TM-ers gathered in Washington for two
to repeat their mantras and according to Hagelin reduced violent crime by 18
(though police commanders at the time attributed the decrease to increased
“If you can’t teach George W. Bush to meditate, then you surround him with
Hagelin says. He tells the students to fill out a card on the way out and David
get back to them shortly on how and where to get a scholarship to learn
* * *
The next morning at his home, Lynch seems pleased with the talk. (According to
more than 100 students asked for more information at the USC event and, to date,
hundred across the country have gotten TM scholarships. Their goal, he says, is
10,000 in the next 18 months.)
Lynch is asked why he is doing this.
“I was just a regular meditator for a long while, making films and paintings,”
but he saw what TM did for him, how it helped him navigate the perils of
this town, “people hate you. People would really like to kill you and they’ll do
it many ways.
Do this to your film. They’ll threaten you. Put that pressure on you. It happens
everybody in this business, and every business. If I ran my set on fear, I
wouldn’t get 1
percent of what I could. Fear in the workplace. A macho cool thing. They’re
Fearful. There’s no joy. Zip. Fear turns to hate. Hate turns to anger. You want
to kill your
boss. Going to go the extra mile? No, you want to kill him. This is what
about. Don’t worry about the darkness. Walk toward the light. Turn on the
Using meditation to reduce stress is one thing. But these peace factories, even
“sounded kind of unbelievable.”
“They say it’s pie in the sky. They say it’s baloney.”
“But to enliven this beautiful field of bliss, love, the unity of life. Through
machines on Earth, the human brain, to dive within, because we are built to dive
We’re built for enlightenment.”
His fingers are really wiggling now. “When people catch on to this,” he says,
“this is a done
– end – from WashingtonPost.com
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