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The Festival of Colours: Celebrating the play of Maharishi's pure knowledge
by Global Good News staff writer
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19 March 2009
During the recent celebration of the Vedic Festival of Colours ('Holi'), by the Global Mother Divine Organization*, students of Maharishi School in Vlodrop, Holland, presented Maharishi's Vedic Science in a delightful song and a poem that used each letter of the alphabet to represent one expression or aspect of Vedic knowledge.
To open the celebration, a videotaped performance of the first scene of Maharishi's Veda Lila was shown. Maharishi has explained that Veda Lila is the display of Total Knowledge on the level of the senses; it is the play of pure knowledge, the play of consciousness—pure awareness, pure wakefulness, the Self.
One of the Raj Rajeshwaris—Mothers of the World from the Sovereign Domain of Consciousness—who was leading the celebration explained that in the Vedic language, consciousness is known as Samhita, which means togetherness or Unity. Although pure knowledge is very abstract, Maharishi's Veda Lila makes concrete the play of pure knowledge flowing within itself. One experiences Veda Lila as one watches the performance.
The Raj Rajeshwari explained that over the years Maharishi's Veda Lila has been performed by Maharishi Vedic Pandit boys, by members of the Maharishi Purusha Programme**, and by members of the Mother Divine*** Programme. Each group has enjoyed making their own performance of the play of pure knowledge.
Following the showing of Veda Lila and a song about it by Mother Divine Programme members, young girl students of Maharishi School read a rhyming poem called 'The ABC of Veda Lila'.
The Raj Rajeshwari explained that Maharishi had once explained to children that Rk Veda is 'like a cupboard'. From Rk Veda all the other aspects of the Veda and Vedic Literature are generated. The name of Rk Veda, she explained, also describes its form—'a whirlpool of wholeness collapsing to its own point'—and from this collapse of wholeness, all of Natural Law arises.
Global Good News will feature further articles about this celebration of Maharishi's Vedic Science in the coming days.
* The Global Mother Divine Organization, founded in December 2007, is the ladies' wing of the Global Country of World Peace.
** Maharishi has explained that Purusha means the Self, the quality of infinite silence of the Unified Field of Natural Law. Maharishi designed the Maharishi Purusha Programme for men who wish to dedicate themselves fulltime to the most rapid pace of evolution and creating world peace, through extended group practice of the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying, and through their administration through silence, fulfilling the goals of the Global Country of World Peace in 192 countries of the world.
*** The Mother Divine Programme, inaugurated in 1981, is an advanced programme to allow ladies the opportunity to deepen their experiences of the Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme and enliven 24-hour bliss in daily life; and to radiate a powerful global influence of harmony and bliss through large, permanent coherence-creating groups of Yogic Flyers, and through administering the activities of the Global Mother Divine Organization throughout the world.
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