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The address of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam at Global Financial Capital of New York: Reflecting on Maharishi's goals for the world
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31 May 2009
The Maharishi Channel recently rebroadcast the address of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, First Ruler of the Global Country of World Peace, at the Global Financial Capital of New York.
On 5 April 2009, the day following the David Lynch Foundation benefit concert 'Change Begins Within' at Radio City Music Hall, Maharaja was addressing a special assembly of leaders and generous well-wishers of the Global Country in the United States, including many Teachers of the Transcendental Meditation Programme across the nation connected via conference call.
Maharaja's visit to New York City was the second phase of his recent historic visit to the United States. Please also see Part I of this article. (A previous series of Global Good News articles presented highlights of Maharaja's visit to Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, and his address to the Invincible America Assembly in the Golden Dome at Maharishi University of Management (M.U.M.) in nearby Fairfield.)
At the Global Financial Capital of New York at 70 Broad Street, after eloquent introductions by Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, and Raja John Hagelin, Raja of Invincible America, Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam addressed the gathering.
He began by referring to the Vedic expression, Yatinam Brahma bhavati sarathih*, '—which all of us as knowers of the teaching of reality, have experienced and are giving to the world. That is the secret of everything that takes place anywhere in the direction of evolution—the ability of the all-knowingness of Natural Law to be available at every point in creation, and in harmony and coordination with every other point, leading to the steps of progress and evolution that allow every individual to live and experience Totality on the level of consciousness and on the practical level in their daily living.
'That is why we see any phenomenon of success, and growth, and evolution, as the action of wholeness, Totality, which in other expressions might be called the hand of God, or the Almighty hand of total Natural Law, acting in the field of the relative.
Maharaja reflected on the life and mission of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: his time spent with his Master, Guru Dev**, his years of silence in the Himalayas, and his impulse to offer to everyone in the world the precious Vedic wisdom he had gained.
As at M.U.M. several days earlier, Maharaja explained that, as Maharishi came to the United States and Canada, and toured the world, he started to wonder how he could make this knowledge quickly available to everyone, and he decided he would 'multiply himself . . . so he created Transcendental Meditation Teachers to fulfil his goal'. Originally Maharishi put this goal 'in terms of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement—to spiritually regenerate the world—which really means to bring back the understanding that any action, performance, any result of good activity ultimately is not an expression of the outer doing, but the expression of the inner reality of life. That you pull the arrow and then shoot it, you dive deep into the Self and then go into action; go into Totality, wholeness—Be Totality, wholeness—and then your action is in tune with total Natural Law. Every activity of yours then accomplishes the purpose of creation. . . . That is the spiritual aspect of the reality of life.'
Throughout his address, Maharaja explained in depth the meaning and significance of spirituality as presented by Maharishi in his teaching. When Maharishi founded the Spiritual Regeneration Movement, 'we understood as time went by that the spirituality Maharishi was talking about is something very practical, systematically applicable, something very near everyone, and something that doesn't require anyone to actually leave or change in any way, one's life and one's behaviour from the surface level. And then we understood that spirituality in its full value, if we want to look at it from the perspective of today's understanding, as a scientific reality of life, a scientific aspect of an offering, in terms of its practical values and its understanding of Natural Law.
'Maharishi went on to bring out many values of the Veda; and then, after feeling that transcendence*** was anchored in people's awareness and priority in his Movement, he started to bring out different aspects of the Veda, in terms of Sthapatya Veda, Ayur-Veda, and Jyotish—and different values to help complete the knowledge.'
Maharaja also explained that Maharishi wanted to bring forward quickly most of the knowledge that is needed, 'and he started to bring out all other aspects of Veda and Vedic Literature, all other complete aspects of knowledge—to fulfil his goal of coming to the world and being in the world.'
Maharaja explained that in the last few years, Maharishi was very focused on going very fast, to implement all of his programmes. 'Then he left us this Total Knowledge, and it's now for us together to take it to its full value as he brought it to light; and use that knowledge in its most complete and perfect way, as he has brought it to light.' Maharishi said many times, 'My work is done,' Maharaja said.
Today, in this gathering, Maharaja expressed his intention 'to think together in practical terms to harness all this success that we've seen in the past two days, and all the success in these 40-50 years Maharishi has been teaching us—all this perfect knowledge that he gave us, and how to make it available to everyone in the world.'
In the coming days Global Good News will continue featuring the address of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam at the Global Financial Capital of New York, in which he explains his reasons for choosing the United States for his first major public visit, and the special role and responsibility the United States has always enjoyed in acccomplishing Maharishi's goals in the world; and uniting the values of spirituality and science.
* Yatinam Brahma bhavati sarathih. Maharishi has explained the meaning of this Vedic expression as: For those who are established in the singularity of fully awake, self-referral consciousness, the infinite organizing power of total Natural Law becomes the charioteer of all activity.
** Guru Dev: Maharishi's Master, Shri Guru Dev, His Divinity Brahmanand Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas. Guru Dev is revered as the embodiment of Vedic wisdom closest to Maharishi in the illustrious tradition of Vedic Masters who have passed down the eternal wisdom of life from teacher to student since time immemorial.
*** Experience of the silent, unbounded field of pure, Transcendental Consciousness at the basis of all the mind's activity. Regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique allows the direct experience of Transcendental Consciousness in a systematic, repeatable way.
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