How We Present
Maharishi addresses the European Assembly of Founders of Invincibility - Part II - 21 November 2007, MERU, Holland
by Global Good News staff writer
Global Good News Translate This Article
21 November 2007
Continuing his address to the European Assembly of Founders of Invincibility, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace, discusses the first syllable of Rk Veda, A, and its unfoldment, and how this relates to the nature and structure of Vedic Education for giving Total Knowledge to a child, starting from eight years old.
Please see Part I of this article.
'Vedic text has its basis in the memory, in the Smriti [Vedic Literature with the quality of consciousness, memory]. Smriti has its basis in the Puran [ancient and eternal quality of consciousness].
'I was very happy to listen to the doctor [Dr Satish Kumar] [about] Skanda Puran; he mentioned this Puran. This is the work of a scientist, but he can scratch the surface. Totality is open to one's own self-referral, we call it, Atma [the Self]. A has a memory [of] infinity of the point Ma; Ma has a point memory of infinity A, so between the memory of infinity of its point, and the memory of infinity in the point, it's just memory.
'Atma is memory. Memory. The flow of infinity to point, from point to infinity, the circular motion is Vritti. This Vritti is the nature of Atma, Totality. The nature of Vritti, Totality. Totality. From this back and forth, from this back and forth that sound [is] created. There is a friction: back and forth, and back and forth. What is this friction? The friction in the nature of the unmanifest, the friction is unmanifest, and friction has sound, and sound is Shruti. That is heard, that is Veda. So Veda is based on Smriti.
'Smriti, memory, [is] what? A wave has a memory, wave has a memory of the ocean, of its basis, at its base, and wave has a memory at its crest—which is a sound. So this is the Vedic Literature. Shruti, based on Smriti. There are 18 Smritis and 18 Upasmritis, and there are 18 Puranas and 18 Upapuranas. This is the divine script. Puran, Smriti, Shruti, the Veda, and Veda flowed in the expanded version. The expanded version of Veda is Vishwa, the universe, the universe.
'There is a proverb even in English, ''There is nothing new under the sun.'' The same old story, ancient. The word for ancient in India is Sanatan, ancient. The whole ancient rolls within itself: self-referral, self-referral, self-referral. In the self-referral, [there is] the subject and the object and the verb which connects the subject-object. Three values are there: the subject is there, the object is there, and the subject-object relationship is there. So the doer is there, the process of doing is there, and the object of done is there.
'Action at its base; action [on] the move; move to the result of action; subject of the relationship. This is the quiet—we call it—divine performance within itself. It performs within itself, back and forth and back and forth. Within its infinity, within its point [is the] relation of infinity and point. They are Total Knowledge, and this Total Knowledge is on the move. It expands, expands, and expands.
'There are words to indicate Brahm [Totality]. Nirguna nirakar Brahm—abstract Brahm. Concrete Brahm—Nirguna nirakar—Totality. Saguna sakar, Totality. Nirguna nirakar Veda—where is Nirguna nirakar Veda? And where is Saguna sakar Veda? In one single syllable A, which is the first syllable of the Veda.
'The whole of the Veda is commentary on A, and the system of commentary is absolutely sequential and rigidly sequential, because it's its own nature. And where do we get this knowledge that the A is the Total Knowledge? We get A is Total Knowledge in the commentary of A itself, in the Veda itself. Veda itself says, Akar vea sarvo vak. A alone is total speech. A alone is total speech.
'Another expression of the Veda says, right in the first opening of the Veda, Aknim ile purohitam. This Ak, in the Ak; from A to K. A infinity, K, to point, from A to K, this is the opening of the Vedic flow, flow of Total Knowledge, flow of total action. So between A and K is all the script of the Shruti. All Veda is there. All Veda is there between A and K.
'Now ''What is K and what is A?'' is the first lesson in the childhood of Indian education, Vedic Education. The first thing is A. And what is told in A? The whole science and technology of Total Knowledge is taught to the children in one word. And the elaboration of it is taught in the second word. And the elaboration of it is taught in the third letter, fourth letter, fifth letter, sixth letter, seventh letter, eighth letter. The eight Prakritis [qualities of Natural Law] are expanded one after the other, but on the first day to the child of eight years.
'Then he is taken through a ceremony, the thread ceremony, that younger Vedic Pandits' three-day ceremony. The whole panorama of the Devatas [impulses of Natural Law responsible for different aspects of creation] and their nature is sung by the Vedic Pandits from the Veda, and the child is given the thread of knowledge. But on the first day of starting the education of the child, [he is given] Total Knowledge in one syllable and the expanded version of that knowledge in eight syllables.
'And eight syllables are A, I, U, R, E, Ai, Au, Am. A and infinity in the beginning; Ma, point of infinity. So the whole consciousness of the child is woken up in the Total Knowledge, which he lives in his speech, in his behaviour, in his calculation. That is Vedic Education: Total Knowledge plus the expanded version of knowledge; Total Knowledge in one syllable and this one syllable expanded in eight syllables.
'This is the Indian Tradition, Vedic Tradition. Since when? Nobody says. Since time started, since the start of time, and who can say? The timeless, the limitless length and breadth—that is the total Indian education that is the total version of educating life in India. From there, the tradition has spread.'
Global Good News will feature Part III of this article as Maharishi continues to speak about Vedic Education and alphabets in different languages, on 26 November 2007
Copyright © 2007 Global Good News(sm) Service.
Global Good News comment:
For information about Maharishi's seven-point programme to create a healthy, happy, prosperous society, and a peaceful world, please visit: Global Financial Capital of New York.
Translation software is not perfect; however if you would like to try it, you can translate this page using: