Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (January 12, 1918February 5, 2008) developed and introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique (also known as TM) and related programs and initiatives, including schools and universities with campuses in countries around the world

QuotesEdit

  • Our message is the same age-old message of life. We have taught in the world for half a century: “life is bliss, free from problems, it’s not necessary to suffer”.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Main Message - from Victory Day, October 21, 2007 Maharishi Channel [1]
  • Every education minister today has a chance of introducing in his education today some simple technique, some simple natural insights into the total reality of life, which the physical sciences have explored in terms of “Unified Field”, which the ancient Vedic wisdom has located in the Self referral consciousness of everyone.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Main Message - from Victory Day, October 21, 2007 Maharishi Channel [2]
  • And it’s completely not necessary for anyone to make mistake because everyone’s Self is Total Knowledge, Veda. Veda is Total Knowledge, and Veda is the nature of the Self, and bliss is the nature of the Self. And even in the outside world everyone wants to move in the direction of greater joy.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Main Message - from Victory Day, October 21, 2007 Maharishi Channel [3]
  • Wherever there is greater joy, there is the direction of everyone’s activity, because the innermost of everyone is really the lighted lamp of Total Knowledge, total organising power of knowledge, it’s all bliss, it’s not necessary for the people to suffer.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Main Message - from Victory Day, October 21, 2007 Maharishi Channel [4]
  • And now we are wanting everyone in every country through the education department of every government to unfold that inner content of life. It’s very simple to light the lamp is so easy. And yet that process of lighting the lamp is enough to eliminate the difficulties in the darkness.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Main Message - from Victory Day, October 21, 2007 Maharishi Channel [5]


  • It is possible for every man to go deep within and saturate his conscious mind with inner happiness with that unlimited intelligence that dwells at the source of thought.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Lake Louise, Canada (1968) - MaharishiUniversity [6]
  • The principle of TM is simple, being is bliss in it's nature, infinite happiness, mind is always moving in the direction of greater happiness, It is the experience of everyone, wherever the mind goes it goes in the direction of greater happiness.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Lake Louise, Canada (1968) - MaharishiUniversity [7]
  • And because the nature of inner being is bliss, infinite happiness, therefore the mind during TM takes that inward course in a most spontaneous manner
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Lake Louise, Canada (1968) - MaharishiUniversity [8]
  • In this meditation we do not concentrate or control the mind, We let the mind follow it's natural instinct toward greater happiness, and it goes within and it gains bliss consciousness in the being.
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Lake Louise, Canada (1968) - MaharishiUniversity [9]


  • Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, in a right way, for maximum results. It's a program that the mind begins to experience its own finer impressions, finer thoughts, and then finally transcends the finest thought. And that is the level of what they call self-referral pure consciousness, which is the ultimate reality of life, pure intelligence from where the creation emerges, from where the administration of life is maintained, from where physical expression of the universe has its basis.
Quoted from: w:Larry King Weekend, Interview With Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2002-05-12) [10]
  • That is why he took so many hundreds of years to be known.
In reply to a comment that Jesus Christ didn't have a public relations team.
Quoted in "Looking back" Juan Rodriguez, The Gazette. Montreal, Que.: February 19, 2011
  • They [the Beatles] came backstage after one of my lectures, and they said to me: 'Even from an early age we have been seeking a highly spiritual existence. We tried drugs and that didn't work.' They are such practical and intelligent young boys that it took them only two days to find that Transcendental Meditation is the answer.
Quoted from, Beatles Anthology, by The Beatles, Chronicle Books, 2000, page 261
  • I lack only $1 billion to make the world a better world.
Quoted from: w:Larry King Weekend, Interview With Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2002-05-12) [11]
  • I believe in God. And I believe in the custody of God vested in kings. And I'm very happy to have your name as "King." It's the King!
Quoted from: w:Larry King Weekend, Interview With Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2002-05-12) [12]
  • They think democracy -- I used to say "damn the democracy", because it's not a stable government.
Quoted from: w:Larry King Weekend, Interview With Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2002-05-12) [13]
  • I am closing my performance.
Quoted from: Foundation of the Brahmanand Saraswati Trust, four weeks before his death.(2008-01-11) Achievements 1957-2008

About Maharishi Mahesh YogiEdit

  • Whilst I am deeply saddened by his passing, my memories of him will only be joyful ones. He was a great man who worked tirelessly for the people of the world and the cause of unity.
Quoted from: Sir Paul McCartney "Beatles pay tribute to late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi", AFP (February 7, 2008)
  • One of the wise men I met in my life was the Maharishi. I always was impressed by his joy and I truly believe he knows where he is going.
Quoted from: Ringo Starr "Beatles pay tribute to late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi", AFP (February 7, 2008)
  • Well, actually, he does love laughing. He finds life amusing, but it's from a higher level that perhaps we don't have access to. He'd laugh at things and we'd be baffled. But he was a great speaker. Very wise.
Quoted from: Patti Boyd (former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton) "Patti Boyd: My Life As a Muse" Independent Minds
  • Maharishi was a unique combination of an emperor and an ascetic, a perfect disciple and a Jagadguru, a modern scientist and a deep traditionalist
Quoted from: Ravi Shankar, founder Art of Living Foundation
Column on Rediff News website, India. (2008-02-11) Rediff News

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