Maharishi Mahesh Yogi quotes

  • If you're too busy to meditate twice a day, you're just too busy.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Busy #Too Busy

  • We must take situations as they are. We must only change our mental attitudes towards them.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Attitude #Situation #Mental Attitude

  • Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Life #Stronger #Attention

  • Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy!
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Happiness #Flower #Way

  • The world has witnessed the rise and fall of monarchy, the rise and fall of dictatorship, the rise and fall of feudalism, the rise and fall of communism, and the rise of democracy; and now we are witnessing the fall of democracy... the theme of the evolution of life continues, sweeping away with it all that does not blossom into perfection.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Fall #Perfection #Democracy

  • When we think of failure; failure will be ours. If we remain undecided nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure, for what we think, will come about.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Yoga #Thinking #Needs

  • The ego searches for shortcomings and weaknesses. Love watches for any sign of strength. It sees how far each one has come and not how far he has to go.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Ego #Weakness #Watches

  • Life is not a struggle, not a tension. Life has not to be suffering. Life is bliss
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Struggle #Suffering #Life Is

  • Life is all business. Spend your energy to get joy, happiness, evolution, and to gain more ability to enjoy. In this field we spend our energy. We never use our time, energy, speech, or ability to do something that doesn't help us grow and improve our life. It's not worth it.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Joy #Energy #Use

  • If one is not happy, one has lost the very purpose of life...
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Purpose #Purpose Of Life #Not Happy

  • All speech, action and behavior are fluctuations of consciousness. All life emerges from, and is sustained in, consciousness. The whole universe is the expression of consciousness. The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Ocean #Reality #Expression

  • Decide what you want and don't think of the intermediary conditions. When Nature works for us we should want what we want and Nature will work it out for us.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Thinking #Want #Should

  • Meditation is making research into yourself, and into the subtler fields of activity. Day after day we culture our minds with the deep silence of our own Being. This is not the silence of a stone, but creative silence. We have to find it for ourselves. We decrease activity until silence becomes creative, and we sit in creative silence and close the gates of perception for insight into the content of life.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Silence #Creative #Meditation

  • Don't fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear,
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Fighting #Light #Darkness

  • Alloted duty means you should live full potentiality with which you are born.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mean #Born #Should

  • The genius of man is hidden in the silent, settled state of mind from where every thought emerges.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Men #Mind #Genius

  • Don't go for what you know you can get. Go for what you really want.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Want

  • It is the focus on the highest ideal day after day that saves life from being wrapped up in small whirlwinds.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Focus

  • We are not in a position to criticize anyone. The existence of enemies means for us that our friendliness has not been sufficient enough.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mean #Enemy #Enough

  • Meditation makes the man Divine and brings the Divine to the world of man.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Men #Meditation #World

  • When the mind is attuned to the cosmic law, all the laws of nature are in perfect harmony with the aspirations of the mind.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Law #Perfect #Mind

  • From tiny, tiny waves of joy, one gets to the ocean of happiness, which is called bliss.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Ocean #Joy #Tiny

  • The Self of everyone, the Atma of everyone, the transcendental field of reality of everyone, is the same in everyone. Whether the body calls itself an American, German, Indian or Chinese, it doesn't matter.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Reality #Self #Chinese

  • All world conflicts will be resolved if people listen to my advice.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #People #Advice #World

  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Positive #Encouraging #Confidence

  • We are not responding to this instant if we are judging any aspect of it.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Judging #Aspect #Responding

  • Whatever has been discovered has to be put to use - otherwise, what is the use of the discovery?
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Discovery #Use

  • Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they'll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #School #Past #Government

  • Meditation is a technique to integrate one's personality, to be able to live and enjoy full life of all glories - worldly and divine.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Personality #Meditation #Able

  • Just as a mountain of snow is nothing but water, so also the whole universe is nothing but bliss.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Snow #Water #Mountain

  • When the mind is opening to that unbounded pure awareness, the field of pure intelligence, simultaneously the body is losing stresses and strains, and thereby the clouds that were hindering the use of inner full creative intelligence in action, they begin to wither away.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Stress #Clouds #Creative

  • Balance is the natural state of life, because the basic characteristic of the fundamental element of life, pure consciousness, is complete balance.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Balance #Fundamentals #Elements

  • The experience of happiness is a direct means of replenishing life energy and revitalizing the mind.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mean #Mind #Energy

  • It is the purity of man's heart and mind, and his innocent and faithful approach to action with the purpose of all good to everyone, which really succeeds in yielding maximum results with minimum effort.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Heart #Men #Effort

  • Enjoy your life and be happy. Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. More support of nature comes from being happy. Under all circumstances be happy, even if you have to force it a bit to change some long standing habits. Just think of any negativity that comes to you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. You may not always have an ocean of bliss, but think that way anyway and it will help it come. Doubting is not blissful and does not create happiness. Be happy, healthy, and let all that love flow through your heart.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Ocean #Fall #Heart

  • On the platform of reality, on the platform of oneness of life, all differences dissolve.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Reality #Oneness #Differences

  • The whole purpose of life is to gain enlightenment. Nothing else is significant compared to that completely natural, exalted state of consciousness. So always strive for that. Set your life around that goal. Don't get caught up in small things, and then it will be yours.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Goal #Enlightenment #Purpose

  • The process of education takes place in the field of consciousness; the prerequisite to complete education is therefore the full development of consciousness - enlightenment. Knowledge is not the basis of enlightenment, enlightenment is the basis of knowledge.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Enlightenment #Development #Fields

  • The habit of quietly absorbing the shocks will be quite a great help to stabilize pure awareness. The technique is: Just feel not disturbed. The disturbing influence could be a blessing of Mother Nature to develop the habit to make best use out of every situation. Every situation is God Sent. With this supreme wisdom of life any situation can be used to our advantage and regarded as a blessing of Mother Nature.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mother #Blessing #Technique

  • Unless an action is rightly thought out and its steps rightly planned, every stage of its performance will probably remain vague and therefore unsatisfactory for the doer and all those concerned.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Doers #Steps #Action

  • Don't worry about the situation of the world. You must be very happy, very very happy! Only through happiness and waves of bliss you will be able to help your country and the entire world in an automatic manner. You will remain ever invincible when you don't allow anything to obscure your happiness.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Country #Worry #World

  • Adopt the standard of perfection, because it is a perfect universe.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Perfect #Perfection #Standards

  • Surround yourself with those who are moving very quickly towards Unity. Be in the presence of those who are running forward. Besides the knowledge the Veda, the greatest thing we can do is be surrounded by those who are living and seeking the highest value of life, Brahmi Chetana. This is why yogic flying with groups is so much greater than flying alone. To live and work with others who are moving and aspiring fast towards Unity consciousness is the great force to help you achieve Unity.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Running #Moving #Flying

  • All freedom to man, but freedom is useful when we know what life is, when we know what past is, what present is, when we know how to go about things, not that every man should be left to experiment by himself.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Past #Men #Life Is

  • A comfortable and regulated life is needed for fastest pace of evolution.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Pace #Evolution #Life Is

  • Meditation is the most effective form of relaxation. It not only relaxes the body and mind but also feeds them with vital energy, peace and happiness.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Meditation #Mind #Relaxation

  • It may take a little self-discipline - be simple, be kind, stay rested. Attend to your own inner-health and happiness.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Simple #Self #Discipline

  • Fulfillment is structured in achievement, Achievement is structured in action, Action is structured in thinking, Thinking is structured in knowledge, Knowledge is structured in consciousness
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Thinking #Achievement #Action

  • Consciousness in the individual is that area where the totality of life is located.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Consciousness #Life Is #Individual

  • Meditation is the sharp tool to dig out the great treasure hidden within everybody's inner personality.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Personality #Meditation #Tools

  • All problems in life arise from some weakness of mind. All weakness of mind is due to the mind's ignorance of its own essential nature, which is universal and the source of infinite energy and intelligence. ... In order to root out any problem of life it is only necessary to be brought out of ignorance, to be brought to knowledge.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Ignorance #Order #Roots

  • If we are all strong, stable, we can set our sail with any wind in the world that comes along. We make up our own direction. If we are not strong, we are like a leaf in the wind and the world's winds will take us where they wish, not where we wish. So we meditate, every day, regularly, and gain transcendental being in our everyday life and then we are strong. When we are all infused with Being, we need not think which course is right, we just take the one that is automatically. Being is the wind-resister and the sail-setter...
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Strong #Thinking #Wind

  • Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, a right way, for maximum results.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mean #Meditation #Want

  • 1-Don't analyze. 2-Don't complain. 3-Don't compare yourself to others. 4-Don't expect things to be done for you. 5-Don't expect perfection in the relative. 6-Look to the knowledge aspect daily. 7-Own the movement. 8-Problems are all in your head. 9-Hold yourself together.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Perfection #Together #Complaining

  • Meditation is the straight flight of the mind to the Kingdom of Heaven present in the heart of everyone.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Heart #Meditation #Heaven

  • In Thy fullness, my Lord, Filled with thy grace, For the purpose of union with Thee And to satisfy and glorify Thy creation, With thanks to Thee with all our hearts And with all our love for Thee, With all adoration for all Thy blessings We accept thy gift as it has come to us. The food is Thy blessing and in Thy service We accept in all gratitude, my Lord.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Gratitude #Heart #Blessing

  • The state of least excitation of consciousness is the field of all possibilities.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Ballet #Fields #Consciousness

  • If a man can permanently establish his awareness in contact with that pure field (of consciousness), then problems wither away. It's a very simple thing. When the light comes, then where is the darkness?
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Simple #Men #Light

  • We are not satisfied with peace alone. There has to be prosperity, there has to be affluence, there has to be fulfillment in life, not just peace.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Peace #Fulfillment In Life #Affluence

  • Good luck and good timing are the same thing.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Good Luck #Luck #Timing

  • If we are able to meet these two requirements - regularity in meditation and leading a good life in society, day-to-day a good life - then nothing would be unattainable by us.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Good Life #Two #Meditation

  • We have been impossible right from the beginning and we must continue to be impossible because we are raising a voice against suffering which has been considered to be the nature of life. It is our joy to be considered impossible - and it is our greater joy to make the impossible a living reality.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Reality #Voice #Joy

  • The search for total knowledge starts from the Self and finds its fulfillment in coming back to the Self, finding that everything is the expression of the Self - everything is the expression of my own Self.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Self #Expression #Coming Back

  • Meditation is the direct means of enjoying the greatest happiness and is the only means to quench the thirst for happiness on earth.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mean #Meditation #Earth

  • Meditation is the best means of elongating life
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mean #Meditation

  • Rest and activity are the steps of progress.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Progress #Steps

  • Love opens all doors, no matter how closed they may be, no matter how rusty from lack of use. Your work is to bring unity and harmony, to open all doors which have been closed for a long time. Have patience and tolerance. Open your heart all the time.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Heart #Doors #Long

  • Problems are not solved on the level of problems. Analyzing a problem to find its solution is like trying to restore freshness to a leaf by treating the leaf itself, whereas the solution lies in watering the root.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Lying #Roots #Trying

  • Nature is favourable to our effort when human awareness is being established more and more in pure consciousness.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Effort #Consciousness #Awareness

  • Love knows that nothing is ever needed but more love. It is what we all do with our hearts that affects others most deeply. It is not the movements of our body or the words within our minds that transmit love. We love from heart to heart.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Heart #Mind #Movement

  • Art really has its source in the transcendent, the unmanifest field of pure consciousness, which is the non-changing, immortal field of all possibilities...When the awareness of the artist is in tune with this center of infinite creativity, his piece of art breathes fullness of life, nourishes the creator, the artist, and inspires his admirers with waves of bliss.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Art #Creativity #Inspire

  • Divine is all Love in its essential nature, and Love is all Divine in its truthful expression.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Love Is #Expression #And Love

  • What others think of us is not our concern - it is their concern... It is important only that we radiate life. Every individual must be a joy to himself, to his family and to his society.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Thinking #Joy #Important

  • That great, mighty current of evolution which is advancing the life of everything in creation is simply invincible - no one can resist it.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Evolution #Creation #Currents

  • The goal of the Transcendental Meditation technique is the state of enlightenment. This means we experience that inner calmness, that quiet state of least excitation, even when we are dynamically busy.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Mean #Goal #Meditation

  • The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Philosophy #Struggle #Life Is

  • There is time in life for everything.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Happiness #Expansion #Purpose

  • Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Wells

  • TM in the a.m. and the p.m....20 minutes in the bank, all day in the market place.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Minutes

  • Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Life #Full Potential #Fields

  • If world peace is to be established, peace in the individual must be established first. Transcendental Meditation directly brings peace in the individual life.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Meditation #World #Firsts

  • The highest state is laughter.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Laughter #States

  • The kingdom of heaven is like electricity. You don't see it. It is within you.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Heaven #Kingdoms #Electricity

  • Problems will disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Light #Darkness #Problem

  • Art arises from the interaction of the mind and the heart.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Art #Mind #Arise

  • Success in anything is through happiness.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • Water the root to enjoy the fruit.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Roots #Water #Fruit

  • A good teacher will appreciate the good qualities of his students. If one good quality is allowed to emerge, a world of good qualities will emerge from that one.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Teacher #Appreciate #Quality

  • See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Jobs #Misery

  • Competition is for the competent.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Competition

  • If you are open with someone, he will be open with you. If you want love from someone, give your love to him. If you want kind and sympathetic behavior from someone, be kind and sympathetic to him...
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Giving #Want #Be Kind

  • Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One's own karma, one's own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Karma #Philosophy #Action

  • Ideal relationship is based on giving.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Giving

  • Nature knows best how to organise.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • Do not fight the darkness, let the light in and the darkness will disappear.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Fighting #Light #Darkness

  • The dignity of a woman's life is infinite, her status immeasurable, her capacity unbounded, her role divine...In the fast changing world of today her vision penetrates into the reality of the far beyond, the reality which endures beyond change.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Reality #Vision #Roles

  • Only a new seed will yield a new crop.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Yield #Crops

  • Know what you want, decide when you want it, figure your plan of action, follow through on it, and never doubt.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Doubt #Want #Action

  • God grants us the faculty to open ourselves to peace. If we don't then we are responsible if wars continue.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #War #Responsible #Faculty