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MUM graduates: Pioneers of higher education for higher consciousness
by Global Good News staff writer
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26 June 2010
During the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) graduation ceremony in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, on 26 June 2010, Dr Cathy Gorini, Dean of Faculty, read the text of the diploma to be awarded to all graduates,* as follows:
'As a graduate of MUM, you have pioneered higher education for higher consciousness for the whole of humanity. Through your study of consciousness and research in consciousness, the reality of higher states of consciousness is blossoming in your life. Through your study of Maharishi Vedic Science, you have come to know all about the knower, process of knowing, and known—all about consciousness in its self-referral, self-interacting state, and as it expresses itself in the infinite variety of Natural Law of the whole creation.
'Through your completion of programs of academic study at MUM, you have grasped the natural laws at the basis of your discipline and have learned to connect them to the source of all Natural Law at the most basic and universal level of nature's intelligence: the Unified Field of Natural Law, the self-referral field which governs the activity of the entire universe. Through practicing Maharishi's programs for the development of consciousness, you have grown to experience this source of Natural Law as the self-referral state of your own consciousness. You have understood that all branches of knowledge are but different modes of this self-referral field of intelligence or consciousness.
'Day by day, you have been growing to live the maxim of the Bhagavad-Gita: Yogasthah kuru karmani, or "Established in Being, perform action."** On this basis you are rising to enjoy the fruit of all knowledge: life lived spontaneously in accord with Natural Law, free from mistakes and suffering. With the growth of Natural Law in your life, you are gaining support of Natural Law in your life for the effortless fulfillment of your desires.
'While at MUM, you have vitally contributed to the creation of a heavenly air of peace, positivity, and harmony on our campus, which in itself demonstrates that Heaven can be created on earth. Through daily group practice of the Technologies of Consciousness of Maharishi Vedic Science—the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation Program and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Program, including Yogic Flying—you have helped create the Maharishi Effect, spreading a beautiful influence of coherence in world consciousness and performing a global role as a creator of peace.
'With the knowledge of Natural Law you now possess, you are in a position to become a guiding light of your society, perpetually living the reality of higher states of consciousness, and radiating success and an evolutionary, nourishing influence around you. You have the ability to raise your profession to perfection, by inspiring your fellow professionals to connect their lives to the source of all professions, the Unified Field of Natural Law.
'With your fellow MUM graduates around the world, you are competent to transform life on earth by utilizing the knowledge you have gained of the totality of Natural Law and specific values of Natural Law.
'As a leader of a new generation, enjoying higher states of consciousness, you will nourish the whole world family so it can rise to enjoy a supreme quality of life, irreversible peace and harmony, perfect individual and collective health, success and happiness for everyone through support of Natural Law—Heaven on Earth, generation after generation.'
* This portion of the MUM graduation ceremony was featured on the 6 July 2010 Maharishi Global Family Chat, broadcast daily via Internet webcast on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3. Podcasts of the daily Global Family Chat (audio track) are also now available for automatic download, via an RSS feed.
** Bhagavad-Gita, 2:48. Maharishi goes deeply into the significance of this verse in: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1-6. (The English-language edition of Chapters 1-6 is available through Maharishi University of Management Press, as is the recently-published Chapter 7.)
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