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Transcendental Meditation and the para or transcendental level of thought - Part I
by Global Good News staff writer
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19 March 2007
In the Global Press Conference on 14 March, Dr John Hagelin answered a question from the press about Transcendental Meditation and the power of thought and positive thinking.
We all know thoughts have power, Dr Hagelin said. 'Thought drives the whole physiology. We have the thought to lift the hand and the hand lifts. Certainly within the human body—a masterful design—the body spontaneously responds to every impulse of thought.'
We accomplish our desires through the agency of thought and our human physiology, Dr Hagelin said. 'The next question is to what extent can we consider the entire world, our physical environment, to be an extension of our body. To what extent is the environment around us responsive to our thought?'
As we have seen from Maharishi's wisdom, said Dr Hagelin, human awareness or human thought, at its deepest, transcendental or para level—which means beyond articulated, linguistic thought, beyond the finer and finer fields of thought—is the Unified Field, the basis of mind and matter.
'At that level of thought, the level of Being, the level of consciousness, the para level of thought, that is the Unified Field,' Dr Hagelin said, 'and the whole universe is its expression.'
'Modern science delineates very rigorously the stage by stage mechanics by which this field of consciousness precipitates as our human physiology and the material environment, in the form of atoms, molecules, and macroscopic objects, even galaxies,' Dr Hagelin continued.
'Everything is ultimately an expression of the Unified Field, everything ultimately is an expression of consciousness—everything ultimately is the physiology of consciousness. So the whole universe is our extended physiology.'
'So to the extent we are thinking at that para level of the Unified Field,' said Dr Hagelin, 'if we gain the precious skill of entertaining thought or desire at that para level of consciousness, Transcendental Consciousness, the Unified Field, that thought will get picked up and manifested anywhere and everywhere throughout creation—because the whole creation is the physiology of the Unified Field.
'Just as this body is the physiology of my consciousness and responds to my consciousness, the universe also is ultimately the physiology of consciousness and responds to an impulse of consciousness if that impulse is at that universal level—not the strictly individual level of mind, but the universal level of Being, of which the whole universe is the expression.'
Global Good News will feature Part II of this article tomorrow 20th March.
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