Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Quotes

"Competition is for the competent."

"Life is all business. Spend your energy to get joy, happiness, evolution, and to gain more ability to enjoy. In this field we spend our energy. We never use our time, energy, speech, or ability to do something that doesn't help us grow and improve our life. It's not worth it."

"Action is always based on the level of consciousness. A man can only see red when he has red glasses on, and then he cannot see anything other than red. In the same way, when we raise a person's level of consciousness, he can only behave rightly. An ideal society will result from people's spontaneous right behavior, which will take within its fold all the necessary considerations for the proper sense of values for their own interests and for the interests of other people. An ideal society can never be created by telling people the importance of caring for the interests of others. A balanced life can only grow in society when every action is spontaneously able to accommodate both the interests of the individual and the interests of those around him, and this will be on the basis of his ability to perform action that is spontaneously in accordance with all the laws of nature. Only action in accordance with nature will simultaneously satisfy the interests of the individual, society, and the cosmos."

"The secret of success in business today is to develop the field of creativity that lies deep within each individual. The Corporate Development Program provides the technology through which the awareness of the individual comes into contact with pure consciousness - the field of unlimited creativity, which is the total potential of Natural Law. The spontaneous result of this regular experience is that the infinite dynamism and organizing power of nature are made available in daily life. Application of this technology will ensure that the goal of business, which is to bring prosperity, progress, and fulfillment to individuals and society as a whole, is achieved."

"The secret of success in business is creativity. The urgent need in business today is to develop the field of creativity that lies deep within each individual. Through Transcendental Meditation the awareness of the individual comes into contact with this field of unlimited creativity, pure consciousness, the Constitution of the Universe."

"Fulfilment is structured in achievement, Achievement is structured in action, Action is structured in thinking, Thinking is structured in knowledge, Knowledge is structured in consciousness"

"In the field of knowledge is all possibility."

"Transcendental Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity, and intelligence that lies deep within everyone."

"Naturalness is the basis of effectiveness."

"A comfortable and regulated life is needed for fastest pace of evolution."

"By enlivening this most basic level of life, Transcendental Meditation is that one simple procedure which can raise the life of every individual and every society to its full dignity, in which problems are absent and perfect health, happiness, and a rapid pace of progress are the natural features of life."

"The golden gate to peace in life is the experience of bliss, and it is easy for everyone to acquire this great glory and live it throughout life."

"You are the master of all the laws of nature if you know the transcendental field."

"Life is not a task. There is absolutely nothing to attain except the realisation that there is absolutely nothing to attain!"

"If we are all strong, stable, we can set our sail with any wind in the world that comes along. We make up our own direction. If we are not strong, we are like a leaf in the wind and the world's winds will take us where they wish, not where we wish. So we meditate, every day, regularly, and gain transcendental being in our everyday life and then we are strong. When we are all infused with Being, we need not think which course is right, we just take the one that is automatically. Being is the wind-resister and the sail-setter..."

"It is the purity of man's heart and mind, and his innocent and faithful approach to action with the purpose of all good to everyone, which really succeeds in yielding maximum results with minimum effort."

"It is enough that we are naturally helpful to others. What others think of us is not our concern - it is their concern. If we are weak, we will always put ourselves at the whims of others. We do not base our lives on the opinions of others. But if we are not clear in our conscience, then we will always be weak and will always mind the looks and remarks of other people. It is important only that we radiate life. Every individual must be a joy to himself, to his family, and to his society."

"What comes out indicates what one has inside. It just tells the structure of the heart. If one doesn't speak ill of others it means he has a pure heart. If wrong is stored, the heart is not pure. Speaking ill of others means first transplant the wrong of his heart to our heart, to our mind, and then let that seed grow to a tree. The whole process is damaging to evolution. We never think ill of others. If sonmeone does wrong, why bring it to our heart and make it impure. 'Birds of a feather flock together'. If filth deposited in heart, it will collect and then whatever flocks together flies out.

We never think negative of anyone. Purity comes when we are meditating, our thought force is increasing - then we think bad of someone and we push him down to that low. We do not do that which does not benefit one directly. We never use our time, energy, speech, ability in something that does not help us to grow and improve our life. It's not worth it."

"What makes one luckier is the good that he has done to others. It comes back to him. A man doesn't become lucky by doing wrong. He becomes lucky because he has done good to others and that good comes back to him. And now he is lucky."

"The secret of success is conviction and persistence."

"No action can be performed successfully without a clear result in view."

"The formula for producing maximum results is to disregard the obstacles and negative influences which offer resistance to the performance of action. The doer should engage in action and continue until the desired results are achieved. When the standard of consciousness is raised through the process of meditation, the action performed at that higher level of life energy and intelligence will have an overriding influence on karma from the past and will produce maximum results."

"If we think of defeat, that is what we will get. If we are undecided, nothing will happen to us. We must just pick something great to do and do it. Never do we think of failure at all, for as we think now, that is what we will get."

"Responsibility can never be given. It can only be taken."

"Prisons are disgrace to every government."

"The more responsibility we take on, the more we bring the Being. This was the knowledge given to the rulers of the earth in ancient times."

"Don't go for what you know you can get. Go for what you really want."

"See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery."

"When love is more, acceptance is more, and this acceptance increases the value of perception. Then the hidden value of the object begins to be obvious more and more because acceptance is increasing. When acceptance is increasing then much more hidden values show up; they begin to shine."

"The object of perception remains the same - what has changed is the level of consciousness on which it is evaluated."

"Don't desire any thing less than the best...."

"Be established in the eternal unbounded reservoir of energy, intelligence and happiness present within yourself and perform action to enjoy maximum results. Transcendental Meditation is the key."

"If one smokes it is very difficult to quit smoking, but very easy to Gain God consciousness and thereby not feel for smoking if smoking is bad. It is much simpler to attain God consciousness, much more difficult to go the righteous way. First thing is meditation and clear experience of being in meditation which gives us what we are, the cognition of what the God omnipresence is."

"The performance of siddhis, which in the days of ignorance were termed superhuman powers, is not something superhuman. Everything is within the normal range of man's ability. To handle the whole of cosmic life is within the range of everyone's own nature, because it is the same nature ... Until now the philosophy of fulfilling desires was to struggle ...Now we have to awaken mankind to a new philosophy of life ...I am reminded of a successful businessman in America sitting with his eyes closed, who proclaims success in his activities by closing the eyes and practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. This is the changed face of success. Success lies in handling nature, and nature is one's own nature. The more you are able to handle yourself, the more you are able to handle the world."

"The TM-Sidhi practices give us a habit; they create a habit in us to function from the least excited state of consciousness, which is the field of all possibilities. And functioning from the field of all possibilities means we materialize our desires quickly."

"Enjoy your life and be happy. Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. More support of nature comes from being happy. Under all circumstances be happy, even if you have to force it a bit to change some long standing habits. Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. You may not always have an ocean of bliss, but think that way anyway and it will help it come. Doubting is not blissful and does not create happiness. Be happy, healthy and let all that love flow through your heart."

"The world is as you are."

"Meditate and enjoy."

"Water the root to enjoy the fruit."

"TM in the a.m. and the p.m....20 minutes in the bank, all day in the market place."

"Do not base your life on the likings and dislikings or whims of others. What you are in life - whether you enjoy or suffer - it is your own responsibility. Be regular in your meditation and do not postpone for a later date your striving for God consciousness."

"We are not responding to this instant if we are judging any aspect of it."

"Democracy is a poison for the civilization."

"Support of nature is so much now... Only at this hour of this transition, we have to be little bit careful. Anything that we feel is not good, we don't do it. That's one simple formula. We'll keep away from things which we understand are not right. Because this transition, only the righteous will survive. So, the heralds of the Age of Enlightenment have to be very very delicate in our thinking, in our performances. Absolutely. Any slightest things, bacause only the truth will triumph and at this time when we are seeing that the truth is triumphing now, like that we can't afford to depreciate our own value. Absolutely not. Just with that little caution we go ahead without much thinking."

"Good time for the world is coming. Now, a few people in any country will be able to change the destiny of their nation for all good. One percent of the population will be sufficient to design the direction of time for all happiness, progress, and fulfillment everywhere. I see the Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment. In this scientific age, it is no longer necessary for any nation to continue living with problems. This is the time of the Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment. I am only giving expression to the phenomenon that is taking place. One percent of the people in any country can herald the dawn of a new age for the whole nation by devoting only fifteen minutes of their time twice a day. With such a little demand for such a great offer it is not conceivable that the world will go any longer in the footsteps of suffering. It is in the hands of a few individuals in every country today to change the direction of time and guide the destiny of their nation for all harmony, happiness, and progress. It is my joy to invite everyone to come in the light of the knowledge and experience that the Science of Creative Intelligence provides and enjoy participating in this global awakening to herald the Age of Enlightenment."