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Honouring Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India
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13 February 2008
Continuing the Global Good News articles about the ceremonies honouring Maharishi in India, this report is from 13th February, when the ceremony was held in Varanasi, one of the holiest cities of India.
The entire group of those who had very quickly gone to India for the Vedic Farewell ceremonies, led by Maharaja Adhiraja Raja Raam, together with the Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, Dr Bevan Morris, all the Rajas (Administrators) and Ministers of the Global Country, and representatives of at least sixty four countries—they all went to the ancient holy city of Varanasi, which is one of the twelve Jyotir Linga cities in India.
Again it was perfect weather. Every day of these ceremonies has been perfect, warm and sunny with coolness in the breeze. In Varanasi everyone boarded boats and went to the very special place in the history of the Movement, where in 1953, Maharishi immersed the physical aspect of Brahm [Totality] in the form of Guru Dev*. This ceremony was as if completing the tradition that was so special to Maharishi.
All the 100 or more boats assembled in the middle of the holy River Ganga at Kedar Ghat, where a boat of young Maharishi Vedic Pandit boys came across the river performing the sweetest, most holy, pure and divine Vedic recitation. They were all dressed in gold, white, and cream. In the center of this great floating island of boats, the Vedic Pandits recited, and a Vedic ceremony was performed.
At the culmination of the ceremony, everyone threw their flowers toward the boat containing the urn and ashes, which were then immersed in the holy Ganga, fulfilling that tradition of Kedar Ghat. There were cheers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vijayante Taram, honoring the victory of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—the victory Maharishi expressed on the 11th of January, as 'My work is done.'
Maharishi has brought out pure knowledge, Total Knowledge, and the simple, natural, effortless technique of allowing the mind to settle down from the conscious thinking level to quieter and quieter levels, to experience that inner silence, bliss consciousness, Samadhi, the state of evenness of intellect, evenness of the mind experienced during Transcendental Meditation.
Maharishi also brought out other equally simple and effortless techniques, the advanced techniques, and the techniques of the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme and Yogic Flying.
Maharishi brought out pure knowledge in the form of his Apaurusheya Bhashya, the uncreated commentary of Rik Ved, in which he explains the structuring dynamics of the field of silence at the foundation of the entire universe. He also brought out courses of complete knowledge for all areas of the society.
'Maharishi has single-handedly saved the Vedic tradition:' this was stated by a leader of the Vedic tradition in India, when he saw Maharishi Vedic Pundits walking towards him and heard their Vedic recitation. He put his hand on his heart, he was so moved, and said, 'Maharishi has single-handedly saved the Vedic tradition.'
The Shankaracharya of Jyoti Math, who is established in at Prayag, Allahabad, and who is the patron of the Brahmananda Saraswati Trust established by Maharishi in his final days—the Shankaracharya said to the press a few days ago, 'No one can adequately understand the reality of Maharishi, much less express it.'
This is what the Shankaracharya told the press, and today the last remaining ashes of this brilliant, self-effulgent form of Brahm in Maharishi was immersed in the holy Ganga in Benares at Kedar Ghat.
Also amongst the large group of Maharishi's students and devotees from all over the world attending the ceremonies, was the Purusha group from Uttakashi, Himalayas, where Maharishi first went after the passing of Guru Dev. One of the newspapers of India reported about all those who had come here: '. . . and the saints from the Himalayas.' This refers to the Purusha** group from Uttakashi.
So now it has come the full circle. Maharishi was the saint from the Himalayas who brought the knowledge of Transcendental Meditation and all the Vedic knowledge to the world, and now, at this time, the saints from the Himalayas are bringing the blessings of the Himalayas to this great ceremony to honour Maharishi.
As always, all our gratitude goes to Guru Dev who created Maharishi for the world; all our gratitude goes to our great, great Maharishi; and all our gratitude goes now to Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam, who is now the leader of Maharishi's organization for the whole world, bringing Raam Raj [Heaven on Earth] for all mankind.
*Guru Dev: Maharishi's Master, His Divinity Brahmananda Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas.
** Purusha are single men devoted to a programme carefully designed by Maharishi for those who wish to dedicate themselves fully to the most rapid pace of evolution possible and creating world peace. 'Purusha is a very ideal programme.... It is a wonderful programme for the individual to harness the full creative potential of Natural Law and use it to enjoy bliss. World peace is a by-product of it. Heavenly life on earth is a by-product of it.'-Maharishi For more information, please visit the website: www.purusha.org.
In the next few days Global Good News will also report on the visit to the Brahmasthan (auspicious central area] of India, where the World Capital of Raam Raj is currently being established, and on the ceremony at Jabalpur, the birthplace of Maharishi, where ashes have been immersed in the holy Narmada river.
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