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Religious holidays in light of Maharishi Vedic Science

Achievements Ezine - The latest developments from Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA    Translate This Article
27 December 2008

Christmas and Hanukah are holidays of religious traditions that remind us to put our attention on the highest: the Light of God. ''Maharishi has explained that the value of all religious holidays, rituals, and prayers is to help us align our intelligence with the Cosmic Intelligence that governs everything in the universe with perfect order,'' says Dr. Evan Finkelstein, professor of Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM at M.U.M.

Dr. Finkelstein has been reading the scriptures of different religions for 37 years with Maharishi's instructions to ''put the proper angle of understanding'' to them, and to ''correct any misunderstandings.'' He earned his Ph.D. in 2005 with a dissertation on the scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in light of Maharishi Vedic Science. He teaches two courses on Maharishi Vedic Science and religion at M.U.M and was appointed National Director of Religion and Culture* in 2007 by Maharishi.

Dr. Finkelstein points out that Maharishi has encouraged us to maintain our ancient cultural and religious traditions: in his book, Enlightenment to Every Individual—Invincibility to Every Nation, Maharishi wrote that ''Cultural traditions are profound technologies which enliven the laws of nature in a particular area and enhance evolution'' (p. 595).

Dr. Finkelstein explains that 'As long as one develops one's consciousness directly through the regular practice of Maharishi Technologies of ConsciousnessSM, religious ceremonies can serve to enliven the pure consciousness that has been growing through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique® and TM-Sidhi ® Programs.'

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*Dr Finkelstein is National Director of Religion and Culture for the Global Country of World Peace in the US.

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