February 2006 Press Conference Highlights
Guru Dev. Before we invite the questions, I have one answer to the press:
I would advise the press not to waste their time on the person, but
value the eternal truth that he represents. In reality, it's not the
person but the principle that works.
the principle: “For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever.”
Maharishi has been this Maharishi, this generation. Every generation has
been blessed with good people. But what they have been saying
was of value. The body is here—one body is here: another, tomorrow; third, next day; fourth, next day; fifth, next day. So, these fleeting
waves are not so important. It is the base of all the waves, the ocean—the
silent, unfathomable reality—that is the source of all this.
‘In Vedic Civilization, always and always, it's not the individual
but the cosmic, self-referral, invincible reality of the Constitution
of the Universe that is important. When we give importance to any individual
here, there—now he is sleeping, now he is drowsy, now he is this,
now he is that—he is a football of situations and circumstances as an
individual. The waves depend upon the winds. A wind from the north,
and there in the north goes the wave; a wind from the south, and the wave goes to the south.
So, the dependence on situations and circumstances is a trifling thing.
‘Permanent is all moves—eternal. And in the Vedic expressions, these two words
are very important, and the words are “Nitya” and “Apaurusheya”.
“Nitya” means eternal, non-changing reality of
all times. And “Apaurusheya” means uncreated. Total Natural Law
is not created by anyone. It is self-sustained, self-generated, self-created.
‘The example is: what is there inside the banyan seed. It's hollowness. And
who creates the concrete, big, huge banyan tree? Hollowness, nothingness,
emptiness, unmanifest. So, this unmanifest hollowness, nothingness—a
big zero—is not created by anyone. And this is the source of all the
expressions of the huge banyan tree.
‘Like that, the source of all multiple creation is the unmanifest, Apaurusheya, not created by anyone, the completely self-referral state
of eternal Being. Eternal Being—that has come up on its own script. That is
the script called Veda. The definition of Veda, the Constitution
of the Universe, eternal and uncreated—the definition of that is “Mantra-Brahmanayor
Veda-Namadheyam”. Mantra and Brahmana—the two compose Veda.
‘Mantra is a word, a sound, Shruti, which is heard. But where
is it heard? It is heard where the means of hearing—the ears, the
sense of hearing—is no more lively. The sense of hearing requires the
physical instrument of the ears. Beyond that, transcending that, is the
sound of the Veda, that sound which is not created by anyone. It is created
by its own nature.
‘Veda is Nitya and Apaurusheya; it is eternal and uncreated, eternal and uncreated, eternal and uncreated. That
is why Vedic authenticity is the ultimate authenticity. The Vedic Tradition
is: always, Veda is quoted, Veda is quoted, Veda is quoted. Sometimes it may appear that this person
is speaking. But it's not the person [that] is speaking. The speaker of
the Veda is Veda itself. The reality of Veda is Veda itself, not someone
who says, “That is the Veda”—no, no, no.
‘That is why, in the Vedic Tradition, the importance is not given
to one person. One person, in his drowsiness, may say something, may see something
else. In the drowsy state, one may see a tree to be an elephant or a tiger
and run away from there. All this is a state of dream. So, it's not the
individual who is important—absolutely not the individual who is
important. It is the principle, it's not the person—it is the principle
that is important.
‘When they give [importance] to the individual, "Today he is this,
tomorrow he is this. Today he is a minister, he rules. And tomorrow, he is
tried and put to jail." What is this? So, never [give] the importance to the
person; give importance to the principle.
‘So, it is not the Maharishi who is doing it. It is the Maha; it is the
Great. And “Great” means eternal, uncreated, self-referral.
“Divine” is the word [for] who does it. “Divinity”
is the word [for] who does it. Humanity is tossed about by change. So, it
is not the change.
‘Always, when accomplished speakers speak, always they say, “My Guru
Dev did it; My Guru
Dev did it; My Guru
Dev did it.” There is a tradition—an eternal tradition of the Vedic Masters. All is attributed to them. And therefore, it's not Maharishi. It is the eternal authenticity
of the transcendental field, which is the main source of life, which is the main
guiding principle of life.
‘In Vedic terminology, action is attributed to bring four results: Dharma,
Artha, Kama, and Moksha. Every action produces four results at every moment
of action. Action is adorned by four results of it. One is the Dharma. “Dharma”
is allotted duty. And from where one knows duty? One knows one’s
duty from the time of birth on the basis of Jyotish Vidya.
‘ "Jyotish Vidya" is all-knowing knowledge. This is an aspect of the Veda. Jyotish is one
of the six parts of the Veda—one of the six parts of the Veda that determines for what this individual is born, with what, generally we say, with what heritage he comes. He comes with this heritage or that
heritage. All that is inscribed, in that language of the transcendent where
it does not change.
‘The value of mathematics is that it can be verified to be correct: this is this, and this subtract this, and this divide this, and this multiply this and this. These calculations of mathematics—these calculations of Vedic Mathematics—come out with those calculations which are transcendental, because Vedic Mathematics is the
mathematics of the transcendental.
‘I want to use a word for everyone to see how amusing this whole field
of knowledge is. All mathematics is the mathematics of zero. Zero is the
reality. The hollowness of the banyan seed, the emptiness of the banyan
seed, the nothingness of the banyan seed, the zero point of the banyan seed,
is what creates a banyan tree. This is Vedic Mathematics.
‘Vedic Mathematics is the mathematics of the Veda—the mathematics
of Total Knowledge. The mathematics of Total Knowledge, only, is capable
of calculating the unfathomable effect of any action. The Vedic term is
“Gahana Karmano Gatih”—“Deep is the passage of
action.” Deep is the passage of action because Vedic action is only
in nothingness. So, there is no basis of nothingness. Nothingness is its own
basis. This nothingness works out the unfathomable field of action. So this whole thing is unfathomable—unfathomable action, this action, this action, this action, this action.
‘Only the field of Jyotish, which is the sixth Anga, the sixth part
of the body of the Veda, laid open the steps of calculation. What are
the steps of calculation? Zero within zero, zero within zero, zero within
zero, zero within zero. The whole thing is beyond anything and anyone.
‘That which is beyond anything and anyone is present everywhere.
It's present everywhere—present everywhere silently, and present everywhere in its dynamic
character. This is life. Life is changing and non-changing—changing,
‘An iota of this knowledge is the unbounded wholeness of this knowledge.
A point of this knowledge is infinity of this knowledge. That is why,
while praising the Grace of the Master, one says, “Tat Padam Darshitam
Yena, Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah”—“By whose grace I get
a glimpse of the feet.” An iota of it and then, an iota of it
is the infinity of it.
‘It is a marvelous field, and this is the playfield of the wise. This is the playfield of the wise. Throughout
the ages, it's the joy of the wise to say something that cannot be completely
said at any time by anyone.
‘Regarding adopting the countries, the logic is very simple. The
logic is that any man can only do what he is doing. A man can only do
what he is doing, because he may be at any stage of sleep state of consciousness,
dreaming consciousness, waking consciousness. A man of one consciousness
can only hear his value. He cannot hear any other value. Just like a man
with some glasses—maybe green glasses—he can only see green.
Other one with red glasses—he can only see red. If you tell a man, who
has red glasses, all the glory of the white, he says, “Yes,
yes, I see what you mean.” But he is seeing red, and he is hearing the
glory of the white and seeing red. He is nodding his head.
‘That is why there is nothing in the relative that can stand as
a guide or as an example—nothing like that. What is exemplary is what is independent, what is
invincible, infinite, eternal freedom, fullness—there is no lack
of anything—transcendental, self-referral Being. And the language
of that: Veda, the word and the gap. The gap is the unmanifest,
the value of the zero, gap.
‘All our Vedic Education that is being established
here and there—this is to really give to the calculating world, which is aspiring
for something reliable, the base of it in the zero-point motion, zero, the value
of zero. Absolute zero is all that matters. The unmanifest hollowness
of the seed is all that matters for the well-being of the innumerable
leaves, innumerable flowers, innumerable fruits. Different values of the
structure of a tree have their source in the big zero. You water the
root; you water the seed; you water down there, and then you supply nourishment
to all aspects of the tree. This is wisdom.
‘When the tree's branches are becoming weak, and leaves are withering away, and flowers and everything in the tree is sick, the wisdom is: water the root, water the root, water the root. This practice of Samadhi
in the field of Yoga, the practice of Samadhi, the practice of the settled state of the intellect
is Samadhi. “Dhi” means the intellect. Settled-down intellect,
the zero awareness, is the awareness of the Self. There is the Totality
lively in our attention. This is fully awake consciousness, fully awake
intelligence. This is the basis of all knowledge. This is the field of
all knowledge. That is why for every child: this Samadhi, this Yoga,
this extreme value of devotion, where the devotee is lost in the awareness
of his devotion.
‘Therefore, my advice to the press: don't worry about Maharishi,
but take what he has been saying fifty years—Transcendental
Meditation, advanced techniques of Transcendental Meditation. Yogic
Flying is the proof that one is able to function from that zero, from
that nothingness, from that awareness where wholeness is fully awake—Total
Knowledge, total organizing power, transcendental field of consciousness.
‘Individuals everywhere, governments everywhere, and everything
everywhere is influencing everything. Everything is influencing everything.
That is why, remaining within the field of relative existence, no one
can be ideal. Who will be ideal? Transcendental, self-referral consciousness
alone can be the authority, can be the ideal, can be something that should be followed.
‘Give importance to the message, as long as the messenger is in
tune with the infinity, eternity, wholeness.
‘Dr Hagelin, tell the world
press that life is the same old life which was innumerable years ago—ten
thousand, twenty thousand, this thousand, this thousand. Life is the same. The banana tree is the
same banana tree which was there, we do not know since when. Mango
was the same mango tree, same mango tree, absolutely the same mango tree. All the time
it was the same mango tree, the same mango tree, even today, the same mango tree.
‘So, the world is going on—the patterns which have been carrying
the world. Individuals come and go and come and go. How many? Ten years,
twenty years, a hundred years, a thousand years, ten thousand years, one
could come and go, and come and go, and come and go. But it doesn't matter, come and go and come and go. Doesn't matter, the waves—southern wave or northern
wave and western wave—all are dependent on the winds. Whatever
wind comes, the waves come and go. Important is that which never comes
and goes—the ocean. The silent ocean is Being, self-referral,
eternal. That is of value. The unmanifest value of the seed—hollowness,
emptiness, zero—is all that is important.
‘Education has to give importance to something permanent—permanent—something permanent, on the
basis of which everything is like a wave, everything on the basis of theJiva What happens generally is that
the individual thinks, “Oh, what [is] this whole world? What can I do as
an individual?” For them, I have an example. In the rainy season,
what comes? Drop by drop. Rain comes in drops—one drop, one drop,
one drop. Now this drop, this one drop says, “Oh, what can I do?
I am a single drop. What can I do?” But that single drop makes the
rivers flood, makes the ground completely full of water. It is drop by
drop, drop by drop. So, it is the individual by individual; it's the individual by individual.
‘The value of the individual is like a drop. But it is the drop by drop
that floods the ocean, that floods the rivers. It is the individual and
always the individual who has his value based on where he stands in his
personality. His personality is basically completely personal.
‘I was very proud of Raja Raam-ji when he told me that, “It
seems this physiology has its basis in consciousness.” I said,
“Yes, this is it.” The physiology has its basis in consciousness.
Therefore, education should be Consciousness-Based Education—period.
‘In the present, there is no entry into the field of consciousness.
Too superficial [are] books: somebody wrote this, somebody wrote this, somebody wrote this.
They are human expressions. What is necessary is the permanent, eternal,
unbounded infinity expressed in sound, in language, in waves—Veda.
‘Veda, the field of Total Knowledge, should be delivered to the
boy in the first word, “A”; in the second word, “I”
; in the third word, “U’’. “A”, “I”,
and “U” —this language. The vowels of the Vedic Language, the vowels and consonants
of the Sanskrit language—it's almost the same thing, very similar to the Vedic Language. That is the language worthy of learning, worthy
of making use of.
‘So, a new world has to be created. Organizations are influenced
by the environment; governments are influenced by the environment. Every
government can do only what it is doing, because government is governed
by the collective consciousness of the nation. The president of any country
looks to be an individual, but he is governed by the quality of the collective
consciousness of the nation. He is an instrument of the collective consciousness
of the nation.
‘I realized this after many years, when I was sending information
to the governments and talking to ministers, talking to presidents. But I found,
when I talked to them, they hear and they nod their heads. But when
I am gone away, they have their own level of action. I concluded that these
are the really, really intelligent people of their country, the really
fortunate people of their country, but they cannot understand, because
they are ruled by the collective consciousness of the nation. Then, when
I realized this a few years ago—just a year, two years ago now—I stopped talking to them. It's a waste
of time talking to them; it's a waste
of time talking to them.
‘But I wanted the world to be better. And it is for that that I came
out of India and went here and went there and went there. I never minded where I was,
in what hotel, or who was my host and this and this. Just I wanted Transcendental Meditation,
Transcendental Meditation, Transcendental Meditation. I did not talk about anything else. I talked about only one thing: Transcendental Meditation, Transcendental Meditation.
‘The result was, in these fifty years, when they celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Movement,
this celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Movement alerted me suddenly.
What came to me? It is not necessary for me to publicize and gather
mass opinion. I realized that what is necessary is to produce the effect.
And only I could produce the effect.
‘And fortunately in fifty years, there are so many thousands, so many hundreds of
thousands, so many million, two million people [meditating] here, there, everywhere
like the stars in the empty sky—some here, some here, some here. Twinkle,
twinkle, little star. They are all there. What it proved
to me? That it is possible.
‘And scientists told me that this is what happens when so many people are meditating collectively.
I was listening to the news and feeling very happy. But that did not solve the
problem of transforming the world as a whole to its real value of bliss
‘Then I thought, “Now try this out: instead of talking about
it, create exemplary groups somewhere and see the effect.” So I
decided, “Now, this country, what is the population of this country? Approximately
what will be the number of Yogic Flyers which will create integrated national
consciousness? Somewhere two hundred, somewhere five hundred, somewhere
a thousand, two thousand.”
‘I have selected some twenty-four countries—some big countries,
some small countries, some rich countries, some poor countries. I wanted
to try in all kinds of qualities of different countries. So I have selected
twenty-four countries. Gradually, what I am doing is: I have divided the operation
into two factors—one locally in the country and one collectively in
India, the land of the Veda.
‘The tradition in the land of the Veda is that they can create an
effect by a resolution. Resolution is an essential part of the Yagya. Yagya
is a performance of the Vedic Language—one Mantra with the other
Mantra. It is a system of operation and Vedic Pandits know it by their
tradition. From father to son, it is an oral tradition. The Pandits are
being gathered now in each country. So many Pandits are put
up according to the population in India.
‘There are two, three values: one value of the Vedic word; the other
is Vedic gap. The Vedic gap is also a part of the Veda, but that is elaborated
in the Sutras, in short expressions of the Yoga, knowledge of Yoga, the aspect
of Yoga. Yoga can be practised by anyone. This Samadhi, this Transcendental Consciousness,
and this Yogic Flying: it's a part of the Yoga.
‘So, this I am establishing this according to the population of the country.
But they must live properly according to Vastu. There is one within the
other, one within the other. Nothing will be accomplished if these people
do not live in proper architecture. Therefore, architecture is very, very
‘I have started a programme of reconstruction of the world. The
reconstruction of the world will very soon begin to show its results,
because builders are everywhere. Day and night, builders are working everywhere.
They are getting their profit and commission. So, they are working for
their business. Now, they will be told now build according to Sthapatya
Veda, build according to the architecture of the Veda, Vedic Architecture.
They will begin to build according to Vedic Architecture, because, according
to Vedic Architecture, they will be providing fortune-creating houses,
‘Without Vedic Architecture—I am very hesitant to say, but
I must say it—without Vedic Architecture builders have been building
misfortune-creating buildings, misfortune-creating buildings. There are so many minute points in this
architecture. A very gross point is that the entrance of the house in
the north is very fortunate; in every way, it is a fortune-creating building. Entrance on the east is most fortunate, most auspicious. Entrance on the
north is second best. Entrance on the west is third best, and it begins
to bring in negative, negative, negative [influences]. Entrance on the south is fourth best, and it is
the worst. It is very unfortunate for health, wealth and family and children
and relationships—for everything. The southern-entrance house is
a misfortune-creating house. A house with the eastern entrance is a very
fortunate house in every way—health, wealth, wisdom, success, and
‘These are the very fine points which the world has missed. That
is why the world is in a pool of suffering. Suffering has saturated so much due to the lack of importance of the zero-point opening to the mind
and intellect and ego, and [due to] the living conditions of the houses.
The buildings themselves are misfortune-creating buildings.
‘Man has to be transformed by education for enlightenment, Transcendental
Consciousness. And man has to be enlightened by living in proper Vastu,
according to the Vedic Architecture. So, mind has to be Vedic, intellect
has to be Vedic, ego has to be Vedic. That means the total individual
has to be lively in its total potential—total potential of knowledge
and total potential of the organizing power of knowledge.
‘And, on the
surface, just as body should be pure for mind to be awake in the zero-point
motion, similarly the physiology has to be protected from influences from
outside. Cosmic should be the value of the potential of the house also.
A house according to Sthapatya Veda is the house that connects the individuals more freely with their
‘There are wheels within wheels; there are wheels within wheels.
These are the wheels of knowledge, knowledge, knowledge—education
and all that. So, what we are doing is: we are doing what we know will purify the collective consciousness
of every society, every city, every province, every nation, and the world.
‘We have started this programme completely innocently, like the
programme of lighting a lamp here, a lamp there, a lamp here and a lamp
there, a lamp here and a lamp there. The whole field will get lighted
by coherence, by integration of national consciousness. And an integrated national
consciousness will influence the people and the governments on that level
of integrated wholeness.
‘The governments have a shadow of it these days. What is the shadow of this? Each
government is a sovereign government, a very sovereign government—fine. One man comes tomorrow; he's throws out the government. That is the sovereignty
of the government.
‘So, sovereignty is not enough. It is a superficial, hollow, misguiding
principle, on which all these presidents and these ministers that form the government
all live in a very precarious kind of imaginary value, because they cannot do
even what they know. They are influenced by the atmospheric conditions,
by the environmental values.
‘Therefore, I have to quietly pick up some people and put them to
fly, put them to fly and put them to fly [practice Yogic Flying]. Gradually, they will purify the atmosphere, purify the atmosphere.
The purified atmosphere will spread and make the national consciousness
integrated. That is the hope for the world I am set on doing.
‘That is why, a week ago sometime, I said, “The arrow has left the
bow, and is going to produce the effect.” It's going to produce
the effect. It's no more the time for me to talk about it. Dr Hagelin’s
words are so piercing. He talks with such insight into the Vedic reality.
And, Dr Morris is now the fortunate Prime Minister of the Global Country
of World Peace and Education Minister.
‘The Finance Minister has opened his purse to inexhaustible wealth.
He is informing the governments, but no government is listening to that.
They are not. All the poor governments: we hear their replies. Very amusing
replies come from the letters. I said, “Don't waste time with the
governments. Create the atmosphere where the quality of government
will be more capable of doing their parental role for their subjects.”
No government is able to fulfil its parental role.
‘Now, in these countries—small, small groups of these countries—we will see how much time it takes to purify
a country’s national consciousness. We are taking some small countries,
but mostly big countries. We are trying this out. See when the
parental role of the government will begin to be seen fulfilled in practice.
It will come along. It'll come along, because even a small candle light in the dark room is
good enough to have some kind of dim light. At least the darkness is not
there as it was before.
‘So, country by country, I am taking up. And I am hopeful that the
groups of Yogic Flyers that I am establishing, if we create proper Vastu villages for them of two hundred, five hundred, one thousand, two thousand,
that it will be enough for the whole national consciousness to become
integrated. Once it starts in one country, we will know that this many
are really sufficient to produce the effect, from darkness to light, from darkness to light.
‘By saying this, I am expressing my great delight that the Movement
started fifty years ago. It has taken fifty years, but it doesn't matter.
The lotus has started to come up from the dirty pond. Thank the good fortune
that is dawning for the world.
‘The world press is always a clarion call for the people to this
and this and this and this. Now, a good time is coming for the world press
also. A good time is coming for the people everywhere—a very good
time, very fortunate time. A very, very fortunate time is coming for every
government. They will be able to play their parental role, and all the
people will enjoy Heaven on Earth. All glory to Guru Dev; all glory to
Guru Dev. Brahmananda Saraswati Vijayante Taram.
‘Dr Hagelin, extend all the possible future of mankind
to be in the fullness of dignity and divine glory and divine presence. Jai Guru Dev.
‘Week after week, see the intensity [of coherence] in these twelve, twenty-four countries, like that, like that. Gradually, gradually, it will begin to show up.’