MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI
life period : 1918 - 2008 | place of birth : Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
parents : Sri Ram Prasad | teacher/guru : Swami Brahmanada Saraswati
nationality : Indian | occupation : Physicist, Teacher of Spirituality
education : M.D in Physics from Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh
website : www.tm.org
“ 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. ”
“ You are the master of all the laws of nature
if you know the transcendental field. ”
“ 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."
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is one of the foremost teachers of meditation. Since he began teaching meditation in 1955 his transcendental meditation movement has been practiced by an estimated 5 million people worldwide.
Mahesh Prasad Varma (later changed to MaharishiMahesh) was born in Madhya Pradesh, India on January 12th 1917 in the small village of Chichli near Jabalpur, in the central region of India.
After completing a masters degree in Physics from Allahabad university in 1940 he felt increasingly attracted to the spiritual life. He joined the Jyotirmath and became a disciple of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. After studying meditation under the guidance of the Shankaracharya for 12 years in 1953 he travelled to Uttarkashi in the Himalayas. Here he entered into a meditation retreat, enabling him to deepen his meditation experience. In 1955 he decided he should teach meditation to the world and so began teaching traditional meditation techniques. He also assumed the title “Maharishi” which means great sage and is quite common amongst Indian Gurus. In 1957 he founded his first organisation the Spiritual Regeneration Movement. There have been many related organisations, they tend to get grouped under the heading of transcendental meditation movement.
The maharishi rarely appears in public but he does issue weekly podcasts in which he offers messages on meditation to his followers. However he has encouraged his students to become registered TM meditation teachers.
Maharishi MaheshYogi is credited as the author of at least 14 books. The most important books are the Science of Being and the Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, passed away on Tuesday 5th February at his home and headquarters in Vlodrop, the Netherlands.