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A Symphony of Silence
by Rolf Erickson    Translate This Article
6 April 2013

The Excellence in Action page of Global Good News is featuring this article with photos.

Please click on the following link to read more about 'A Symphony of Silence—a profound book'.

Rolf Erickson's article begins by describing how George Ellis got started teaching Transcendental Meditation to prison inmates in the 1970s—an endeavor that would positively affect the lives of thousands over the next 25 years—first at Folsom prison, ''one of the most intense high security correctional facilities in America'', and later at other correctional facilities in California and Vermont in the USA, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.

The article goes on to review Mr. Ellis's second book, A Symphony of Silence—more than 500 pages of interviews, articles, and personal stories about the teachings and practical programmes for the development of consciousness introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—and their positive effects in the lives of artists, scientists, religious leaders, government officials, prison inmates, and individuals from all walks of life.

''As the title suggests,'' Mr Erickson writes, ''the fundamental message is that there is an inner silence available to each and every one of us. That silence is the source of all our thoughts, actions, and achievements in life, and it is waiting for us to discover it at the quietest level of our own mind.

''What we need is a reliable procedure to access that inner silence on a daily basis. And then we need to bring that silence out so we can enjoy it even when we're in dynamic activity. Fortunately, these needs are fulfilled through Maharishi's gift of the Transcendental Meditation technique, which he brought out from the silence of the Himalayas in India to share with the world.''

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