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Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam: The importance of the fine feeling level in the growth of enlightenment
by Global Good News staff writer
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18 July 2009
In the conclusion of his address to the Global Celebration of Guru Purnima on 7 July, Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, First Ruler* of the Global Country of World Peace, discussed in depth the importance of the fine feeling level in the development of Brahmi Chetana, Brahman Consciousness—the reality of living wholeness or Totality, the highest level of personal development.
Maharaja said that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi did not speak about feelings very much because he was creating a reality of science—something we can understand. He wanted the intellect to be alive and alert. '. . . . Feeling is truly also a part of this fine level of intellect,' Maharaja said.
He explained that Maharishi taught very few techniques of action, but the one that is most fundamental is 'Established in Being, perform action'—Yogasthah kuru karmani [Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1, verse 48].** So 'there is always the importance of referring back to the Self, being the Self, and then any action is automatically right, automatically good,' he said.
Maharishi also said that whatever you put your attention on grows stronger in your life. This brings to our awareness, Maharaja said, that what we put our attention on is important to us. 'Maharishi has said don't damage the feeling—what is the purpose of achieving something on the surface if you damage the feeling level?'
Maharishi emphasized the importance of protecting and preserving that level of feeling, which is a preparation for us on the way to Brahmi Chetana. 'Of course, Brahmi Chetana will evolve from transcending, from pure Being, from the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme, where truly that interaction between dynamism and silence gets so intimately refined and intimately connected.
'But as we are going along in our life, it is also very important not to add damage to that ultimate reality that we want to live in Unity and in Brahmi Chetana. How can we damage that? When you say non-truth, you are damaging your relation with Natural Law, because you are acknowledging in your consciousness, a reality that is non-real, that is non-true, that is not in accordance with Natural Law.
'So the mistake here, the ''sin'' if you like, the problem, is not that somebody is going to come and punish you—although Natural Law is infinitely orderly and every action has its reaction—but the greatest punishment is inflicted oneself, by damaging one's consciousness in the reality with truth and non-truth—or in damaging the other's feeling.
'When you damage the other's feeling, what you are doing is as if the other is different from you, and supporting the principle in your consciousness of duality, and acknowledging yourself as something which is different from the outer.'
Maharaja explained that in this kind of action that is not in accordance with Natural Law, one is creating harm to that fine level of summation, that fine level of integration on the feeling level. He said, for example, that the greatest crime or the greatest action against Natural Law is killing, because in that situation one destroys Natural Law itself, 'and therefore creates a great harm in the ability to grow into the field of Unity and to grow in the field of connectedness and summation and unification of all differences.
'So Maharishi left us on the path of achieving our field of feeling from the most pure level of its nourishing value, and that is from the level of transcending—which is the only security that the feelings truly grow in a harmonious, natural way. . . .
'There is discrimination, there is order; there is necessity to create order and structure so the feelings do not become something vague and sentimental and emotional, but the reality on the level of very scientific, very discriminative, very alive, and very sharp intellect.'
Maharishi has given us many ways in order to live life in accordance with Natural Law. When he says that we should study the Veda every day, because Veda is the law, Veda is the reference—Vedo akhilo Dharma-mulam, that is the reference of what action should be.
Maharishi has given us Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, Maharishi Ayur-Veda, and Jyotish; he has given us all the Vedic Pandits, the sounds of the Veda, Gandharva Veda, and the Yagya programme, so that on every level of our reality, we are actually studying the Veda.
Maharaja said that when we study the Veda, we listen to the sounds of the Veda. 'When we live in a house that is built according to Sthapatya Veda, we are living in a reality that reminds us always of that Unity of Natural Law, of that Totality of Natural Law that is even in the building, in the stones, in the structures.
'When we eat something, when we take care of our health through Ayur-Veda, we are also reminded of the connection between Natural Law and the physical structure, the mental structure, and the well-being of the individual.
'When we are going through Maharishi Jyotish, we are enlivening that unifying value, that connectedness between the individual and the cosmos, [between] the individual reality and the cosmic patterns and aspects of expressions of Natural Law.
'Like this, on the level of pure Being,' Maharaja continued, 'from the sounds of the Veda, from the Yagya process, [there] is always an integrating, unifying, putting-together process that enlivens the finest level of the feeling and ultimately helps on the way to ensure that there are no obstacles in the growth towards Brahmi Chetana.
'So this Guru Purnima, the feeling that it gives me is that feeling of Unity, that feeling of strength in Unity, that feeling of protection of the finest level of the pure expressions of the intellect; and the refinement of its reality as the most discriminating value becoming and experiencing itself ultimately as the most unifying value in true feeling.'
Maharaja reminded everyone that the technique is transcending. 'Transcending is the way to refine the feeling'; he said, 'but on the subtle level, understanding the processes, understanding what leads to enlightenment is a very important thing to achieve the goal with the least amount of obstacles on the way.'
He concluded his address by reading from Maharishi's book Love and God: 'Love unifies the scattered ends of life and brings them all together into an integrated whole. Love is the symbol of life. Lack of love denotes lack of life content and the show of love without genuine love is a shame to life.'
'This is Tat tu samanvayat, Brahmi Chetana, on the level of pure feeling,' he said. 'It is the ultimate love where all is accepted, all is undersood, all is embraced, all is unified, and all is love.'
Maharaja then repeated the opening words of his address, the Vedic expression:
'Saha nav avatu
Saha nau bhunaktu
Saha viryam karavavahai
Tejaswi nav adhitam astu
['Let us be together, let us eat together, let us be vital together; let us be radiating truth, radiating the light of life. Never shall we denounce anyone, never entertain negativity.' ]
'Jai Guru Dev.'
* Maharishi has explained that the functioning of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam's administration of the Global Country of World Peace, supporting the creation of invincibility in 192 countries of the world, is that of administration through silence—the full awakening of total Natural Law and its infinite organizing power in the consciousness of every individual and in the whole collective consciousness of every nation and the entire world.
** Yogasthah kuru karmani—'Established in Being [Transcendental Consciousness, the Unified Field of Total Natural Law, perform action' (Bhagavad-Gita, chapter 2, verse 48). Maharishi goes deeply into the significance of this verse in his translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, chapters 1-6.
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