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Maharishi's message to educators
by Peace Government Media Team
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3 February 2005
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi last week offered government and education leaders his Vedic approach to education to create a problem-free life. Maharishi said his Vedic approach will provide students with the knowledge and experience of the Unified Field to prevent all difficulties, sickness, and suffering—and to easily achieve anything through the power of thought. Maharishi delivered his message during his 26 January global news conference, which was broadcast live on all continents via satellite and Internet webcast from the Capital of the Global Country of World Peace in Meru, Holland.
Progress of society depends upon education
Maharishi said the progress of society depends upon education—but today's education lacks depth. 'Education offers only superficial, fragmented knowledge of Natural Law—mathematics, economics, engineering. It fails to deliver knowledge of the totality of Natural Law—the Unified Field—which administers the universe with perfect order,' Maharishi said. 'That is why there is so much chaos and suffering everywhere in the world.'
Maharishi said the ineffectiveness of modern education can be seen in its results: highly educated people—renowned scientists, educators, business leaders—who are unable to properly manage their own lives.
Establishing Vedic schools, colleges, and universities worldwide
To make education complete, Maharishi said, Vedic schools, colleges, and universities are now being established throughout the world to offer every student the knowledge and experience of Total Natural Law. 'Vedic education takes the student's attention deep within to fathom the unmanifest source of everything in the universe. It makes every student competent to make use of Total Natural Law in his own self-referral Transcendental Consciousness to easily achieve anything in life,' Maharishi said.
Maharishi described this unmanifest field of totality as being like a treasury hidden in one's own home: 'If we have the knowledge of the treasury, we are rich; if we don't, we remain poor. Like that, if we know the Unified Field, then we enjoy life; if we don't know it, then we suffer. It's just a matter of knowledge.'
Knowing through being
In response to a press question, Maharishi said that students will never be able to gain the knowledge of totality through the 'drama' of modern education—lectures, memorization, examinations, and grades. Instead, students should have one class period a day to experience the Unified Field through the simple, blissful practice of Transcendental Meditation. 'Talking about totality will not satisfy the desire for the experience of it—just as talking about water will not satisfy the thirst,' Maharishi said. 'First, give the child the taste of water and satisfy his thirst—and then give the intellectual understanding about water. Then your words will be meaningful. That is why the wise say the only way to know something is through experience—''Knowing through being''.'
Without the experience of the totality, Maharishi emphasized, the knowledge gained during student years will be unproductive. 'If you want something, you will have to work hard to get it. But what good is education if you have to struggle? Education should train the student to think from the source of thought—the level of Total Natural Law—so that Natural Law supports his every thought, and whatever he thinks will be achieved.'
Everyone can live the divine in his daily life
Maharishi also urged students not to limit their goal in life to merely getting a good job—because such an achievement will be an injustice to man's unlimited potential. 'Life is too precious to be lost in these little achievements because man is made in the image of God—and now it is possible for everyone to live the totality, the divine, in his daily life,' Maharishi said.
'We invite everyone in the world to enjoy this beautiful knowledge'
Maharishi concluded by saying that with the establishment of Vedic universities, colleges, and schools throughout the world, the knowledge and experience of Total Natural Law will be available to the whole population—and world consciousness will be maintained on a high level of coherence and positivity. 'Then life on earth will be free from problems, difficulties, inadequacies, and suffering. Everyone will feel buoyant—everyone will enjoy the support of Natural Law and all possibilities in his daily life,' Maharishi said. 'With the blessings of the tradition of Vedic masters, we feel proud to offer this beautiful field of knowledge to our dear world family—and we invite everyone to enjoy it.'
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