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Dr Bevan Morris reviews travels in India after Maharishi's Memorial Ceremonies - Part II
by Global Good News staff writer

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4 March 2008

After reviewing Maharishi's projects in India on the Global Family Chat, Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, reflected on Maharishi's contribution to the Vedic Literature of India.

'One of my very favourite things is how Maharishi made the Ved and Vedic Literature simple for us,' Dr Morris remarked. 'Through his guidance of Maharaja Adhiraja Raja Raam, he made it clear to us that we are made of Ved. Vedo'ham, ''I am the Constitution of the Universe.'' He took all the essential expressions of the Vedic Literature and taught us the essence of each one.

'I would like to mention a few of these expressions for us to remember and enjoy, because the key for us all now is to take care of our own Self, to take care of Atma and to experience our own reality, our own blissful reality.'

Dr Morris then highlighted several examples of Maharishi's elucidations of Vedic knowledge. For example, Nistrai-gunyo bhav Arjuna, 'Be without the three Gunas.' In other words, transcend, come to that undivided state of our own Being.

'Then in the Rk Veda: Nivartatwam, ''Retire, transcend.'' Transcend is the injunction, Maharishi said, of the Ved. And ''Established in transcendence, perform action''—Yogasthah kuru karmani. And as the result of that, Yatinam Brahma bhavati sarathih, ''For those who are established in the Self referral reality of their own Being, the totality of Natural Law carries out their desire.''

'So what is important in life, Maharishi said, is the reality of Shivam shantam advaitam chaturtham manyante, sa Atma, sa vigyeyah, ''That reality which is Shivam, infinite silence; which is Shantam, infinite peace; which is Advaitam, the undivided, is said to be Chaturtham, the fourth.'' It is beyond the three states of consciousness, waking, dreaming and sleeping,' Dr Morris explained. 'The fourth is the Self. And ''That Self—Sa Atma, sa vigyeyah—that is to be known''. That is the injunction of the Ved, Maharishi said.

'And this reality, the nature of our existence, Maharishi stated, is pure bliss, which is the injunction of Vedant Sutra: Ananda-mayo'bhyasat, ''Through practice, bliss becomes blissful.'' Living on that blissful level we will rise to the status where we will find that which is beyond all speech is our true and complete home. Yato vacho nivartante tad dhama paramam mama, ''That field from where speech returns, that is my supreme abode.'' '

Maharishi's conclusion to all these expressions, Dr Morris said, is Sarvam khalw idam Brahm, 'All that there is, is Brahm, the Totality.'

'And Neha nanasti kinchan, ''There is nothing other than consciousness, nothing other than that Unity.'' And Aham Brahmasmi, ''I am that Reality.''

'The reality of a world in which even a small number of people are living on that level, even a few hundred in each nation, is Raam Brahm paramarath rupa,''Administration from the reality of Raam, which is Brahm itself, Totality itself.'' And then Raam Raj dukh kahu na vyapa, ''Where Raam is the administrator, where eternal silence administers life on earth, then there is Raam Raj, where Dhuk, suffering, is no longer present on earth.''

'All of this is because of the Guru [spiritual teacher]. Guru Dev* has given us the techniques to live all this reality. Na Guror adhikam, ''There is nothing greater than the Guru,'' nothing greater than Guru Dev.'

Dr Morris concluded, 'Maharishi, through the essential Vedic expressions, has revealed everything that there is to be known for any human being, now or in any generation, and how it is possible for a handful of us to bless the human race with the dawn of Raam Raj, with the silence which administers the universe, to bless every citizen on earth with enlightenment and every nation with invincibility.'

* Guru Dev: Maharishi's Master, His Divinity Brahmananda Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas.

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