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Integrated national consciousness for the removal of poverty - Part I
by Global Good News staff writer
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23 June 2007
On 19 June, during the Conference on Removal of Poverty broadcast live by satellite and the Internet from the Financial Capital of New York, Maharishi gave a strong message to the banks and financial institutions of the world. Removal of poverty is a natural phenomenon, he said, based in an integrated national consciousness, aligned with the radiance and natural abundance of the Light of the God, the Unified Field of Natural Law.
'All good things in nature happen naturally,' Maharishi said. 'The sun rises, naturally, and the darkness of the night disappears—naturally. The people of the world do not have to make an effort for the sun to rise; the dawn every morning is a natural phenomenon. Disappearance of the darkness of the night is a natural phenomenon.
'In the same way, I'm inviting the world to witness the poverty removal in the world—a natural phenomenon. Poverty removal in the world is going to be a natural phenomenon. A natural phenomenon.
'We have that miraculous turn-key operation from Guru Dev*, where everything good is going to be a natural phenomenon. Poverty removal is going to be a natural phenomenon. And at this time, if I'm asked to speak about it, I can only challenge those who are flowering in wealth.
'Poverty is not going to be removed by their wealth. The wealthy in the world—I've been talking to some banks, and some institutions of financing, they bring out 100 reasons that they cannot support the [poverty removal] project because of ''risk, risk, risk, risk.'' So the economy of the world is full of risk element.
'All the big banks, they are publicised to be the first bank in the world. Billions, trillions every year is their income. Some other bank is number two, another bank is number three, another bank number four. When we talk of poverty removal to the bank, they say ''God forbid! We can only spend our money where money is.'' This is a very shameful aspect of the world economy.
'World economy seen in its [current] perspective is a shame to human existence, to human endeavour, to human creativity, to the presence of God on earth. All these big banks, very big banks, they can spend only when they see the profit in advance. This is not the area that is going to create freedom from poverty. I am fond of that level which is nothingness, and that I am going to inspire to eliminate poverty in the world.
'It's just a matter of a few weeks, a few months, not many years, that the world will have freedom from poverty. Dr Hagelin has been putting forward and emphasizing the argument that wealth is really the basis of life. Life is bliss. Life is Bliss. Life is Bliss. Bliss is fullness. Lack of scarcity. Good health. Good wealth. Good wisdom.
'I'm inviting this world to witness the reality that is being offered to the world by the great speakers of the [Transcendental Meditation] Movement. John Hagelin is a champion of that wisdom, the Unified Field. With the onset of the Unified Field, what is going to suffer is the existence of diversity. In this diversity, one has so much wealth, one has no wealth; these are the big differences that are going to be completely eliminated. No one would know how the world was when the differences were predominant.
'With the dawn, with the first ray of the rising sun, people forget about the darkness of the night. That time has come, the time has come. My programme to create affluence in the world, [will create] that affluence which will not be timid affluence, which will not be afraid.
'Today's banking systems, they are very wise people, but they are a shame to the world. Today's world economy is a shame to economy. All these big banks, if the world press is listening to me, they should publicise point-blank that I declare the world economy today to be cruel. To be cruel for others, and to be cruel to itself.
'They have rejoiced for hundreds of years, taxing the people—only they'll invest only where they see the profit in advance. Civilization [has been] completely lost in the field of difference. Now the time is changing, time is changing to what it should be in human existence. Human existence is a time of bliss.
I want to address religions that have grown in the world. Religions, the path to God-realization, have come out with the problem, ''Life is suffering''. The time of those religions to plead that life is suffering is over, it's over, it's over. Doesn't matter what the population is following blankly, those religions, or which religion pleads for suffering. Life is not suffering.
'When you walk towards the light, darkness doesn't increase. When you are on the path of God-realisation, that path will not bring you suffering. And if the path to God-realisation brings to suffering, it's not the path of God-realisation. It's not a religion. I've never spoken so flatly to the world about the religion that pleads for suffering.
'The whole intelligence of mankind is driven by the principles of diversity. Divergent, divergent, divergent. And they are very wise people, sitting on the first bank in the world, second bank in the world, third bank in the world. Ten banks—''I am one of the ten banks in the world,'' [they say], very proud.
'But it's deplorable, deplorable. It's a shame to all the big banks in the world that so much suffering is prevailing in the world. So much suffering is prevailing in the world. How am I going to remove the suffering? Not by bringing money, but bringing life, I'm inspiring life. I'm having a few hundred people—a few hundred, a few thousand—a few hundred people, according to the population of the world, to practise consciousness. And that consciousness will produce integrated national consciousness. Integrated national consciousness will take away all the values that create fear. Integrated national consciousness. The light of life. The light of God.
'The light of God. The light of God. Religious priests have been enjoying the respect of the society because they think God. They are the messengers of God. And what they teach is suffering. ''You must suffer, you must suffer because your God, whose-ever God, also has suffered for you.'' Such stupid arguments. Life is bliss. And now a few hundred people will create integrated quality of national consciousness, where everyone in the nation will be blessed by positivity. Positivity.
'What will be eaten up by nature is negativity, ignorance, fighting. All that is going to be a history of the past. Very soon, in a few weeks, a few months, hardly a year, the times are changing. The times are changing.
'I'm not criticising anyone. I'm telling the people that the world has been lived by the individual on a wrong level of knowledge, very wrong knowledge. Heart-rending knowledge. And therefore it's the time now; the night is ending. The dawn is dawning.
'And the university of Dr Hagelin, I'm told, is starting to raise the Monument of Invincibility. The first hour of invincibility is being raised at Maharishi University of Management where the Invincible America Assembly is going on and the teachings of Dr Hagelin are giving the experience of that freedom that belongs to nature of life. The Unified Field [is] dawning.'
* Guru Dev His Divinity Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas, Maharishi's Master.
Global Good News will feature Part II of this talk in the next few days.
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