Introduction Consciousness-Based education offers enlightenment for every student and invincibility to every nation MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI Founder of Consciousness-Based Education Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced the Transcendental Meditation program to the world 50 years ago, has opened the gateway to enlightenment for millions of people in the world and offers the key to raise every nation to invincibility. • Consciousness-Based education gives the student the experience of Total Knowledge—the Unified Field of All the Laws of Nature—the Self. • The student spontaneously engages the infinite organizing power of Natural Law to support success in all areas of life. • This is accomplished by adding to the study of the standard academic disciplines, the practice of the Transcendental Meditation program, its advanced techniques, and the TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying. • These technologies develop the total creative potential of the student and enliven the total brain physiology, thereby leading to the growth of enlightenment for the individual and invincibility for the nation.
Theme: Enlightenment for Every Student Consciousness-Based education enlivens total brain functioning The Transcendental Meditation technique is practiced for 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. The mind spontaneously and naturally settles down to a quiet, alert, and expanded state while the body enjoys deep, refreshing rest. Brain functioning becomes highly orderly and coherent—the total brain becomes enlivened. Regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique develops the brain’s total potential.
Theme: Enlightenment for Every Student Consciousness-Based education connects every part of knowledge to Total Knowledge—the Self Consciousness-Based education teaches every part of knowledge, every topic and subject area, with reference to the whole field of knowledge, and how the whole field of knowledge arises from the Unified Field of All the Laws of Nature (see example from physics below). Through the simple, effortless practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, students experience the Unified Field as their own pure intelligence—the Self—Total Knowledge.
Theme: Enlightenment for Every Student Consciousness-Based education delivers the fruit of all knowledge— enlightenment in higher states of consciousness All streams of knowledge arise from the Unified Field of All the Laws of Nature—the field of Total Knowledge—the Self of every individual. Through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, combined with the study of all disciplines in the light of Total Knowledge, students naturally grow to enlightenment. They enjoy the fruit of all knowledge, life in higher states of consciousness, even while the tree of knowledge is still growing.
Theme: Invincibility for Every Student Since 1970, over 600 scientific research studies, performed at more than 200 universities and research institutes in over 30 countries, have reported a wide range of benefits resulting from the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique indicating the rise of enlightenment and invincibility in the life of the student. Invincibility Through the Development of Total Creative Potential: • Increased creativity, intelligence, and learning ability • Higher levels of brain functioning • Improvements in academics and school behavior • Benefits for special and remedial education Invincibility Through the Development of Perfect Health: • Increased resistance to disease • Decreased hospitalization • Decreased anxiety and faster recovery from stress • Reversal of aging Invincibility Through the Development of Ideal Social Behavior: • Integration of personality • Increased efficiency • Reduced hostility and aggression • Reduced substance abuse • Effective criminal rehabilitation Invincibility Through World Peace: • Reduced crime • Reduced terrorism • Decreased conflict between nations
Theme: Invincibility for the Nation The advanced Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Program including Yogic Flying The body lifting up indicates the success of the Yogic Flying program and demonstrates access to the creativity of the Unified Field—the self-referral state of consciousness. The body lifts up at the point of maximum coherence in brain wave activity, while the yogic flyer enjoys bubbling bliss. Groups of yogic flying students will radiate coherence and harmony to their community and nation. Every single individual brain of the yogic flyers creates coherent waves which spread out into the environment, neutralizing negative tendencies in the collective consciousness of the nation. Groups of yogic flying students in schools, colleges and universities will generate an indomitable influence of coherence in collective consciousness reducing accidents, sickness, crime, violence, terrorism and war.
Theme: Invincible World Consciousness: The basis of world peace and Heaven on Earth peace and harmony to the whole world • all good to everyone, non-good to no-one • life supported by Natural Law freedom from fear • the ideal of “the world is my family” • invincibility to every nation the spontaneous ability to avert the danger that has not yet come and the prevention of the birth of an enemy 8000 Yogic Flying students, equal to the square root of 1% of the world’s population, is sufficient to create invincibility in world consciousness and bring: Invincible world consciousness will be a feature of the life of the world which will never be disturbed by anything, inside or outside the world.
Conclusion “ By providing the means to gain enlightenment through the full development of consciousness, the Transcendental Meditation technique brings about an ideal educational system in every culture. . . A few fully educated, enlightened individuals, are sufficient to give a new direction to the life of their community and by their very presence bring about an enlightened society.” — Maharishi We are very fortunate that today the old principles of fragmented, “fact-based” education are being replaced by the new principles of Consciousness-Based education. We are entering the post-Information Age, the Age of Enlightenment, where the experience of Total Knowledge will bring enlightenment to every student and naturally lead to the prevention and solution of problems that have plagued humanity since time immemorial. All forms of human suffering will disappear and every nation will enjoy invincibility.