May 2006 Press Conference Highlights
Guru Dev. It is such a joy to hear you, Dr Hagelin. You are the voice
of the time. You are the voice of the time when the darkness of the night
is coming to an end, and the bright dawn is rising. Your beautiful exhortations
of the reality of life—everywhere throughout the world—are so remarkable.
Your expressions of the proper evaluation of the dawning sun are so encouraging
to hear. I would like to hear you all the time.
message is so clear, so simple, so truthful, and so much in the interest
of absolutely everyone. When you say, “Invincible America”,
what echoes throughout the world is “Invincible Every Country”—such a beautiful thing. Such a beautiful thing: your introduction to the whole thing. After all these fifty years, the world is
awake. It's not going to be the same world. It's just not going to be
the same world.
‘What does the world press want to ask, after all the evidence of
this great feat of life? Are there still any questions from the world
and the Field of Total Knowledge
Hagelin: ‘Yes, Maharishi. Jai Guru Dev. There are some beautiful questions from the press on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and its application in education—also on the Global Financial Center for a whole new financial fortune for the world. But first, Maharishi, on the theme of education, there are two questions
on this subject of Total Knowledge, which is quite a fascinating concept
for the press.
‘First question: Maharishi has said that Transcendental Meditation leads
the mind to the source of thought, the field of Total Knowledge. What
is the relationship between the source of thought, which seems to be transcendental
and devoid of content, and Total Knowledge, which would seem to be a field
of all content? Why is the unmanifest source of thought also a field of
‘One little example of the hollowness of a banyan seed: the whole big banyan
tree has its emergence in the hollowness of the banyan seed. This hollowness
of the banyan seed is a big emptiness, is a big zero, is a big nothingness, is the
reality of the unmanifest. Because if the Totality has to be everywhere, it can't
remain in any isolation in space and time; it can't be divided in isolation
in space and time. It has to be on a holistic level.
‘This answer is: the basic source of the whole creation, the basic source of all manifest creation, is the field of the unmanifest, self-referral field of intelligence,
which has been unfolded through quite a lot of logic and investigation
and without any doubt now. The Unified Field [is] the self-referral Unified Field, because self-referral is not object-referral. And because it’s not object-referral, it is referring to itself.
‘It's just the situation of zero-point reality: nothingness,
unmanifest, total unity, made of total diversity in the state of
unity. It's complete. Just that simple example: the hollowness
of the banyan seed is the source and course and goal of the whole
huge banyan tree. Same way, the entire creation emerges from
that complete, unmanifest, self-referral reality, Unified Field.
‘Your equations, Dr Hagelin, which you laid out in the mathematical
calculations from all arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry—all
the different aspects of verification—the whole thing
is in its unmanifest state, a total reality of all times. The process
of creation is also in the nature of the unmanifest. The process of creation is also in the nature of the unmanifest, and the basis of
creation is also that unmanifest—the nature of the unmanifest.
‘Transcendental Meditation came out to be that brilliant stroke of
genius. We just close the eyes and it takes you to that source of all
creation. It takes you to a place: you want anything and that will
come to you there. Wanting and getting—there is no time difference
in the two processes. Desiring is getting. That is self-referral dynamism—self-referral dynamism of the unmanifest field.
‘The whole reality of the tree is in the hollowness of the seed.
It doesn't need much logic; it's simple. You see
there is the whole tree, and you see the tiny seed. How did the whole
tree come out from the tiny seed? You see how. You ask your gardener how it happens. The gardener
says, “You eat the fruit. Why worry about anything? It happens all
by itself. Concern yourself with the fruit. Don't worry about how it
comes and all that.”
‘Be the gardener of life. Be the savior of yourself. That is what
has been the clarion call from all the wise throughout the ages. Be in
the light of God. Be in
the light of God. It is there with you. It is there at the basis of you.
‘These surprises are not surprises. They come as a surprise to us
because we became too much engrossed with the boundaries, boundaries, boundaries. So, we lost the grandeur
of owning the unmanifest—owning that which is nothing, just nothing.
‘I think it is beautiful. And you have alerted the press; the world press is after you. You have already inaugurated Invincible
America, and here the Rajas of your administration are all expressing
the same thing: day after day, the European countries are waking up to
be invincible. Nobody had thought, but now your voice of invincibility is reaching every home.
‘Everyone is going to rise to invincibility. It is such a beautiful
thing. It is a reality now. It is a reality of today, tomorrow, this morning,
this afternoon, this evening. It's no more a thing of any future—no,
no. It's all happening now.
‘You tell them what is happening here, on a very concrete level,
in this country where I am—Holland. Four hundred Yogic Flyers have
assembled here, and they are practicing Yogic Flying. Their flights are
bringing modifications in the trends of national life in Holland. And yesterday, I heard that
the awakening of Holland had reached Belgium also. And today I heard that it is reaching Switzerland also. Austria is waking up also.
‘German youth have come up to declare invincible Germany. Do we have German youth attending this press conference? If Raja Emmanuel is there listening, I would ask him to relay [this in] his voice of Germany for Germany to be invincible. Otherwise, he’ll come along.
‘Raja Willem and his Prime Minister are so proud of their Yogic
Flyers. What is Yogic Flying? Bliss—the experience of bliss on the individual
level and coherence in the collective consciousness of the nation. On
that level, [there are] modifications of all the
wrong tendencies and problems that have been faced by society in the past months and all. They are all
getting sorted out in a very natural way.
‘Our Prime Minister of Holland every day, every day, every day, is issuing articles from
the Dutch press that indicate the rise of coherence in the country—the rise of positivity in
the country and the lack of disharmony. All those negative things are
going out, like the darkness going out, and the brightness of
the dawning sun is being experienced by the people all over. It’s happening; it’s happening. In one country,
Holland, it's happening. The world press is rejoicing and reporting all
that is happening nicely, nicely.
‘And Dr Hagelin, you can invite your friends, Rajas there who are going to create a global seat of wealth and prosperity in New York, [to speak]. Give them an idea of what you are creating there.’