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Enlightenment - the ultimate development of human potential
by Linda Egenes
The Transcendental Meditation Magazine Translate This Article
8 June 2012
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The article features an interview with Craig Pearson, Ph.D., Executive Vice-President of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, and author of the forthcoming book, The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Higher States of Consciousness—Cultivating the Infinite Potential Within.
Dr. Pearson has spent many years researching the expression of higher states of consciousness in the writings of great philosophers, saints, scientists, artists, and writers. Here he speaks about enlightenment and human potential:
Enlightenment Magazine: What is the relationship of enlightenment and human potential?
Dr. Pearson: Enlightenment is a term that has been used for thousands of years, in traditions east and west, to refer to the most fully developed expression of human potential, far beyond the ordinary.
Enlightenment: What has Maharishi contributed to the understanding of enlightenment?
Dr. Pearson: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is often credited with reintroducing the concept of enlightenment in a systematic manner in our modern age. He has put forward a comprehensive understanding of enlightenment that embraces the great traditions and thinkers who have described this experience across time. Maharishi was also the first to promote scientific investigation into enlightenment, bringing the phenomenon of spiritual development into the arena of modern science.
Enlightenment: How does Maharishi describe enlightenment?
Dr. Pearson: For Maharishi, enlightenment is the ultimate development of one's inner potential as a human being. It means being established in the highest state of human consciousness. . . .
Enlightenment brings the ultimate unfoldment of one's creativity and intelligence. It means living in harmony with all the laws of nature and easily fulfilling your desires. It means being of maximum use to yourself and others and creating a powerfully nourishing effect in one's environment.
At the highest stage, enlightenment means experiencing the universe as the expression of your unbounded Self. It is a state of perpetual freedom and bliss, supreme fulfillment.
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