Maharishi Mahesh Yogi often spoke about changing the trends of time through the global practice of TM, specifically aimed at the achievement of World Peace.
TM, or Transcendental Meditation, leads to the establishment of Being, the deep and permanent connection to our Infinite nature. This soothes the environment inside and out. We gain the support of the Cosmos as we identify with it more and more, leading to practical success locally, and radiating outwards.
However, living Brahman there is no ‘outwards’ (or inwards either). Although such a distinction is recognized with respect to the human body we inhabit, even such a body lives in paradox. Brahman is paradox, unbounded awareness is paradox. This is a necessary condition of Brahman, as all polarized values are resolved and integrated, yet also recognized as themselves.
Both the reason and the solution to the paradox of Brahman is that living Brahman, we inhabit the Cosmos, we become the Cosmos. So if our body is so large, there is fundamentally no time and no space, or put another way, global time and space are easily transcended.
Living the Cosmic body we can continue to have innocent thoughts guided by our purity, our devotion and our surrender, always guided by Divinity to fruition. Large or small the goal is always the same, to make a more perfect world and bring more lasting happiness to all – elevating the context of life for everyone.
Paradoxically, Brahman is a continuation of the process of purification that begins when we first start to meditate. We first think of the body as our identity, our limitation, the sum of our capability. Then living Brahman it remains so, as our identity shifts to Cosmic life. We continue as we always have, except that we now have the ability to look through the book of time, forwards or backwards, and adjust as necessary, much as we wrinkle our nose at vinegar, and inhale deeply in the center of a rose.
Personal desires for the well-being of others and the world continue as they always have. Except living Brahman there is nothing to figure out. Any subject, any situation or issue, has a solution instantly waiting for it. Living Brahman the personal mind gains Cosmic status too. This brings up another paradox – that of outrunning time and space.
The question comes up, if we are able to hold the reins of time and space living Brahman, solving issues instantly, why isn’t the world made perfect almost overnight? Because the world continues on world time, the global procession, the glory of each of us to lift ourselves up by our own efforts. Brahman makes this process inevitable through clarity and intention, while also surrendering to Mother Divine.
The world continues for each of us, with our individual lives, hopes, and desires. Nothing changes, except that awakening the practical role of Divinity on earth makes our choices and consequences that much more obvious. It is easier and more rewarding to choose doing good now, and release the bad.
“The world is as you are; live unbounded awareness” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi