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Long awaited book published: Conversations with Maharishi

Maharishi University of Management Press    Translate This Article
5 July 2011

Conversations with Maharishi:
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Speaks about Full
Development of Human Consciousness
, Volume I
Dr. Vernon Katz

Conversations with Maharishi

In this long-awaited book—more than 40 years in the making—readers can join Dr. Vernon Katz as he sits with Maharishi, and listen in on these exhilarating conversations about the highest potential of human life.

The majestic panoramas of Lake Tahoe in California and the Kashmir Valley in the Himalayas provided the ideal settings for the conversations in this book. It was there in 1968 and 1969 that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began his as-yet-unpublished commentary on the Brahma Sutra, a key text of the timeless wisdom of Vedanta. The penetrating questions asked by Dr. Katz inspired deep insights from Maharishi on the nature and development of higher states of consciousness. Through Maharishi's words, the ultimate reality of life becomes meaningful and practical for people living today: anyone can awaken the wholeness of consciousness within. These conversations are suffused with bliss and serve as a tribute to Maharishi's legacy of knowledge for full development of the human heart and mind.

Maharishi: People will enjoy this book. They will enjoy your insight.
VK: I haven't any insight. It's your wisdom they will enjoy, and they will enjoy it all the more when set against my ignorance.
Maharishi: See what insight you have!

''Dr. Vernon Katz brought such huge delight to Maharishi. His powerful and highly discriminating intellect and his repeated enquiries to Maharishi inspired Maharishi so much. Maharishi in conversation with Dr Katz brought out wave upon wave of the highest knowledge to satisfy Vernon's thirst to understand fully the Brahm Vidya [knowledge of Brahm, Totality] that Maharishi was expounding to the world. . . . Vernon's role has been a singular one in the history of Maharishi's unfoldment of Total Knowledge from the Vedic tradition. We are all grateful to him for sharing his fascinating conversations with Maharishi in this book.'' — Dr. Bevan Morris, Prime Minister Global Country of World Peace, President Maharishi University of Management

''In this long-awaited book, we join Dr. Vernon Katz as he sits by Maharishi's side, and we listen in on these exhilarating conversations about the highest potential of human life. We are on the scene as Maharishi brings to light the precious knowledge of enlightenment in its original purity and completeness. This book presents a clear exposition of this timeless wisdom along with the delight of being with Maharishi personally, in itself a treasure.'' — Dr. Craig Pearson, author, The Complete Book of Yogic Flying and The Supreme Awakening (in press)

About the Author
Vernon Katz is a trustee and a visiting professor at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. He earned a first class honours degree and a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University. His thesis on Indian philosophy was supervised by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the eminent philosopher who became India's second president.

Dr Katz's work with Maharishi on the Vedic literature began in 1962, when Maharishi invited him to assist with translation of the Bhagavad-Gita.* Maharishi's insights into Vedic knowledge and its practical application for human life will be upheld and will benefit life for millennia to come. The conversations in this book give the reader a glimpse into a precious phase in the emergence of Maharishi's knowledge.

For further information about Conversations with Maharishi please visit Maharishi University of Management Press.

* Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1-6. (The English-language edition of Chapters 1-6 is available through Maharishi University of Management Press.)

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