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Commemorating the Global Memorial for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Tribute by Dr Bevan Morris, 7 February 2008

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7 February 2009

One year ago, in February 2008, the Global Country of World Peace announced that, 'with his life's work complete, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the illustrious sage of the Vedic Tradition of India, who over 50 years ago introduced his Transcendental Meditation programme to spiritually regenerate mankind and create world peace, ''is welcomed with open arms into Heaven''.' *

(Please also see Part I and Part II.)

Today, 7 February 2009, on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Global Memorial for Maharishi held in MERU, Holland, Global Good News is honoured to reprint the beautiful Tribute to Maharishi by Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, given on that day.

On 7 February 2008, Dr Morris said,

'The greatest achievement of Maharishi was the attainment of the state of supreme enlightenment—Unity Consciousness—as a young man at the feet of his spiritual Master, His Divinity Brahmanand Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math. [Dr Morris explained that this pinnacle of human experience is the seventh and highest state of human consciousness.]

'In this state, Maharishi was living the reality, ''I am the Unified Field, I am the Totality of everything,'' experiencing life as the ocean of bliss, and everything in the universe in terms of unity with the reality of his own Self.

'In that unbounded and liberated state, his every impulse of life was for the benefit of every human being on earth, all of whom were as near and dear to him as the most intimate member of his own family. This was the status of the great saint of the Vedic Tradition.

'Instead of living a recluse life, Maharishi was spontaneously impelled to teach what he had learnt from his Master, Shri Guru Dev, His Divinity Brahmanand Saraswati; and became a Maharishi, a great sage or seer. Someone with that title is not only the seer of the unified reality of everything, experiencing that level on the basis of which anything could be known, but for fifty-three years he was also the extremely skilled teacher of that Reality, so that other people also should have that experience.

'When Maharishi began to teach in 1955, the common understanding throughout India and the world was that to meditate was a very difficult thing—that it required such feats of concentration that it was only practical for recluses who had withdrawn from life, and that a result was produced only after decades of diligent trying.

'In a single stroke, Maharishi reversed all of this wrong understanding about meditation and brought out the principle of Transcendental Meditation. Maharishi gave immediate, instant experience to the world that to transcend—to come to the state of transcendental silence, which is one's own Self, the state of pure bliss consciousness within—to experience that is not difficult. It is simple. It is the birthright of every human being in the world—even a ten-year-old child—to have that experience, and it is easy to attain.

'This single achievement alone was enough to transform the whole nature of human life on earth. Maharishi, by virtue of introducing to the world again these simple mechanics of Transcendental Meditation, gave an open gate to enlightenment to anybody in the world who would like to obtain it.'

Global Good News will continue reprinting Dr Morris's Tribute to Maharishi in the coming days.

Please visit the Tributes page to view more beautiful Tributes to Maharishi that have poured in from leaders and friends of the Global Country of World Peace around the world.

Please also see previous articles on the one-year anniversary of Maharishi's Mahasamadhi that have appeared in Global Good News in recent weeks ('Global commemoration' and 'Ceremonies in India').

* The full press announcement from 5 February 2008 may be viewed at 'His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi'.

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