January 2006 Press Conference Highlights
Guru Dev. A new, bright destiny of mankind—it is such a joy to feel
it, to design it, and to actualize it. In the introductory remarks, Dr
Morris, the Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, has beautifully
summarized the new gate of peace, prosperity, happiness, and invincibility
to every nation in our world.
‘I said last week, “The arrow has left the bow, and it is
to hit the target everywhere.” The whole thing is led on by total
Natural Law, by Divine Intelligence, Cosmic Intelligence. It is in conformity
with the Constitution of the Universe. The Constitution of the Universe
is the constitution that administers the unified state of diversified
multiplicity—uni-verse. It is a very beautiful time for the world,
a very beautiful time for us to enjoy.
‘If there are any questions, it will be a joy to answer them.’
of Cosmic Consciousness, God Consciousness, and Unity Consciousness to
Waking, Sleeping, and Dreaming States of Consciousness
Morris: ‘Maharishi, a question has come in from a neuroscientist
who is studying higher states of consciousness. He was very intrigued
by Maharishi’s address to the conference in Geneva about the seven
states of consciousness and the relationship of Cosmic Consciousness,
God Consciousness, and Unity Consciousness to waking, sleeping, and dreaming
states of consciousness. He found this to be a new understanding about
these higher states of consciousness, for example, the relationship that
Maharishi made between God Consciousness and dreaming. He asked if Maharishi
could further clarify this. Is this actually a different analysis than
that given earlier in the history of the Movement, when Maharishi said
that Cosmic Consciousness was that state where Transcendental Consciousness
is there along with waking, sleeping, and dreaming? Or is this just a
further and deeper elaboration of those same principles of the higher
states of consciousness that Maharishi brought out earlier in the history
of the Movement?’
from the beginning, higher states of consciousness has meant seven states
of consciousness. There is sleeping, dreaming, waking, and Transcendental
Consciousness—the fourth state of consciousness. Then there is Cosmic
Consciousness—the fifth state of consciousness. “Cosmic”
means the fourth state, Transcendental Consciousness, along with the other
three, because all the other three are influenced by the experience of
the fourth state of consciousness. Then comes God Consciousness, which
is a very special state of consciousness where the supreme quality of
relativity is brought into consideration. Of course Unity is very clear.
Unity is the unity of all diversity. “All diversity” means
two values—all values of knowledge and all values of action—all
diverse values completely unified. So it is a holistic value—Unity.
‘It was the same thing right from the beginning, the same thing.
The expression became clearer and clearer as the experiences became more
clear. The explanation came as the experiences of the people related to
those values could be seen. Intellectually and behaviourally, it could
be seen conforming to these different states of consciousness.
‘It is a very beautiful thing that the enlightened individual is
asking. We start from sleep state, and below that we put dreaming, and
below that we put waking. Then we have Transcendental Consciousness. On
the right side, we start to raise the pillar. On the left side, we brought
the pillar down from sleep state, dreaming state, and waking state to
the fourth state. Then, starting from the fifth state, you raise the pillar:
fifth state, sixth state, seventh state. So the seventh state will come
parallel to deep sleep. The sixth state will come parallel to dreaming
state. The fifth state will come parallel to waking state. It is in the
sequence that it develops. It is very realistic. “Realistic”
means it conforms to the intellect; and it conforms to the basis of the
intellect, which is Transcendental Being.
‘Beautiful question. It is the same thing that was being talked
about and experienced from the beginning of the Movement. Now, because
there are so many people who have experienced this, the effect of that
has influenced the whole world consciousness—the whole collective
consciousness of the world. Now, it is possible to have that administration
which is the administration of the galactic universe—universe—versified
‘Prime Minister, you have beautifully described the vision of the
Veda by Rishi Madhuchchhandas. He saw the total Constitution of the Universe
in the first syllable. Then, in the second syllable he saw unity and the
whole field of diversity within the nature of unity. So unity is none
other than diversity. Diversity and unity—both are the same thing,
but intellectually they are two different things. The difference is only
in the perception, only in the angle of vision.
‘This is expressed in the Vedic Literature; the thing is on the
level of perception. In reality, it is eternally the same. “Eternally
the same” means always it is unity and always it is diversity, and
always it is unmanifest and always it is manifest. That is the reality
of it, but to talk about it, differences are there.
‘It is a beautiful thing—a new destiny for mankind. This definition
is from the Geneva Conference—“a new destiny of mankind”.
What is going to shape the destiny of mankind? The Prime Minister has
already defined it in his introductory lecture; it is in the field of
construction. Physical houses have to be according to what will satisfy
Natural Law, according to Cosmic Law. Education has to unfold Cosmic Law
in the awareness. Health should conform to that which is continuity.
‘All these beautiful things will bring a new destiny to mankind.
It is such a beautiful phrase, “new destiny to mankind”. That
is the technology born of Vedic Science and Technology. It is Vedic Science
and Technology that is eternally the same, non-changing, the science and
technology of the Constitution of the Universe. It is very beautiful.’
The Practicality of Reconstructing the Buildings of the World
Morris: ‘Maharishi, it is interesting to note that today
we are celebrating the birthday of Raja Dr Felix Kägi, the Raja of
Switzerland. Raja Felix Kägi has created a tremendous stir in Switzerland
with headlines everywhere, not only for his declaration of invincible
Switzerland through a group of the nation’s youth practising Yogic
Flying, but he has shocked Switzerland by declaring that all the major
cities—in fact, all the buildings in the whole country—have
to be bulldozed and rebuilt. Maharishi has mentioned repeatedly in the
press conferences that this is applies not only to Switzerland but every
country. Maharishi has just repeated again that everybody everywhere in
the world should run out of their house as if it had been hit by an earthquake
or as if it were on fire.
‘Maharishi, the question is: If every house and every office and
every school in the world has to be reconstructed, is this not a project
too expensive for the whole human race? To completely rebuild everything
that has been built up in the world over hundreds of years is such a huge
cost. Maharishi has suggested repeatedly that this is essential, because
of the principle of everyone needing to be in fortune-creating housing.
But how is it really possible to demolish everything in the world and
reconstruct it all in a practical way?’
think the question is very interesting. Our Finance Minister, Dr Feldman,
has come out with a project of 300 trillion dollars for the reconstruction
of the world—300 trillion! His genius of planning is in his coming
down to a level of one million dollars profit to the builder or to those
who organize this.
‘So 300 trillion is needed for the whole reconstruction of the world.
When it comes down to earth, it is a million; it is half a million; it
is a quarter million; eventually $100,000. So on the working level it
‘People are changing or righting their homes anyway—changing
or righting hundreds of homes. So one does not have to think of the whole
300 trillion dollars for the reconstruction of the world. It comes down
to small units, small units. The smallest unit is $100,000. People can
work out $100,000 at their level. Even the $100,000 level, which is the
least expensive level of reconstruction, gives profit to the builder.
‘It is the profits to the builder that will make the builders everywhere
build. All the builders build the buildings for profit. The reconstruction
of the world—our 300 trillion dollar project—has been brought
out by an expert planner, our Finance Minister of the Global Country of
World Peace. Being an expert planner, he brought the project down to one
million dollars, then to $100,000. It becomes workable. He is a genius
of planning; it is a genius plan.
‘How will it be done? It is because the builder who builds gets
profit out of it—that is all. That is why; the builder that builds
gets profit. This profit motivation makes the builder build and build
the 300 trillion dollars for one project, when it comes to the practical
level, it is reduced down to a unit. Ultimately, the unit is just a $100,000—that
is all—because a building will not be on the world level. Building
will always be on the house level: one house, two houses, one house of
1 million dollars, one house of half a million, one house of a quarter
million, one house of $100,000, like that.
‘When we look at it in terms of units, it is like a mile race: “A
one-mile race! Oh, who can do one mile?” But the man who takes the
challenge to cover one mile only goes a metre, a metre, a metre—one
foot, one metre; next foot, one metre; next foot, one metre; next foot,
one metre. In this way he covers a thousand metres, he makes a mile [laughter].
On the working level, this is the efficiency of design.’
The Future Fortune of Europe
Morris: ‘We had heard that Maharishi was planning to award
a degree to the great professor, Dr Klaus Butzinberger of Germany—the
degree of Veda Vigyan Vidya Martanda. Maharishi, we would like to know
more about this honour that is to be given, and the significance of the
response from Germany for the new Vedic University there. What will Maharishi
University of Vedic Science do for the future fortune of the German nation
and for Europe?’
honour and adoration and the supreme place of respectability will naturally
come to those who are creating a new fortune for mankind, the builders
of the unified structure of the diversified world. There will be a lot
of honouring of the individuals who work for the reconstruction of the
world. It will be the same way for the reconstruction of education; the
same way for the reconstruction of health; the same way for the reconstruction
of the presently understood lifespan of a man—one hundred, two hundred
or more years. Actually, it is in terms of thousands of years. Everything
is going to be bigger and bigger. Human individual destiny is going to
be a collective destiny of unity.
‘It is beautiful. One little star, one little star, one little star,
and the whole sky becomes full of stars. When it comes to building it,
it is a very minute thing. That is why the sooner we build—reconstruct
all the homes and working places in the world—the sooner we bring
Total Knowledge to the field of education, and the sooner we build the
prevention-oriented health care systems, the sooner we will enjoy our
world free from suffering.
‘Now it is not a matter of talking. It is a matter of constructing
it—getting it. Go ahead Prime Minister, inform the press that they
have to announce the forthcoming new destiny of mankind. It is so beautiful.’