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Functioning from the finest level of awareness: Global assembly enjoys Maharishi's historic Guru Purnima address, July 1976 - Conclusion
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17 August 2009
The recent global Assembly in MERU, Holland, in July featured many beautiful, historic addresses of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace, on Guru Purnima from past years.
On the evening of Guru Purnima Day, 7 July 2009, everyone enjoyed a video replay of the conclusion of Maharishi's address from Guru Purnima in July 1976.
Please see highlights of the first part of Maharishi's July 1976 address.
Following the video, Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, summarized and commented on the conclusion of Maharishi's address:
'Guru Purnima brings with it the highest possible awakening—total potentiality of world consciousness made lively, to create a perpetual sunshine of the Age of Enlightenment, where every impulse of life is guided by the Laws of Nature, and therefore evolutionary for all its values; and where everything in life is enriching to everything else—a principal of reciprocity.
'Maharishi explained that Guru Purnima Day itself adds a great momentum to this. It generates a very great power, to materialize the long-sought dream of all civilizations, that man should only live in fulfilment. Maharishi also revealed to us that there is an enormous, unbounded significance in every word spoken in our tradition. It has a value from the gross to the finest celestial, to the Absolute, and to the Absolute and relative together on one level of immortality. He also said that the angels in heaven must be envious of people who practise Transcendental Meditation in this generation, who are able to create a field of all possibilities in every society—such a huge thing,' Dr Morris said.
'So Maharishi laughed, that we may empty the heavens, because all the inhabitants of heaven will come down onto earth. But he also laughed to say, but we will remain here, because here we can perform Guru Purnima, and we don't know what the tradition is in the heavens.
'So this is the great day of awakening, the day of the Guru, knowledge, enlightenment, all possibilities for everyone. And it is a day where silence comes onto activity, and activity on as graceful a level of functioning as silence itself. This is the day that puts silence and activity together in one awareness.
'But again Maharishi emphasized that, for all that he is describing to become real, it's just like the seed has to swell for the tree to come out. So the Self, its unmanifest value, must start to swell like that, from the fine, faint level of feeling. That is the activity of this generation—and in this, of course, Maharishi is foreshadowing the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme, which he brought out only three months after this.
'So this is our field of activity in the second year of the Age of Enlightenment , to function on that finest, simplest level of awareness, like the empty set, and then the finest impulse of that; and the almighty agency [total Natural Law] will seize the impulse. That's like the difference between normal activity, which is like getting the order from the secretary; and then there's getting the order from the Minister, and the Chief Minister, and the President. So if one functions from that finest, simplest level of awareness, it's like getting the order from the palace of the President. No one knows what goes on in there, they just know that when an order goes out from there, it gets carried out.
'That is the requirement, to function on that faintest level of feeling, on the unmanifest level of the Self, and desire something, and then it is done. That is the efficiency and effectiveness of life in enlightenment, so it's for this that we adore the enlightened. It's a very great practical value of enlightenment.
'Maharishi then obviously was deeply moved', Dr Morris said, 'and fell into silence reflecting on this gift of Guru Dev to him, and through him to the world.'
* Maharishi's Master, Shri Guru Dev, His Divinity Brahmanand Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas
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