Selected Quotes for Today from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The sequence of photos is from this morning. I chose quotations of Maharishi’s that are especially helpful to me during these challenging times. All quotations are from the link below, with minor edits. Thank you! 🙂

Purpose of Life

“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.”


“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. Keep your desire turning back within and be patient. Allow the fulfillment to come to you.

Gently resist the temptation to chase your dreams into the world; pursue them in your heart until they disappear into the Self, and leave them there. It may take a little self-discipline, be simple, be kind, stay rested. Attend to your own inner-health and happiness.

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after your needs of life – it is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally, effortlessly. Life is here to enjoy.”


“Doubts are death.”
“Doubts are the dry rot of life.”


“If we think of defeat, that’s what we’ll get. If we are undecided then nothing will happen for us. We must just pick something GREAT to do, and then DO it.
Never think of failure at all, for as we think now, that’s what we’ll get.”


“If you want to pay off your debts, it pays to increase your earning power.”


“Do not base your life on the likes and dislikes or whims of others. What you are in life – whether you enjoy or suffer – it is your own responsibility. Be regular in your meditation and do not postpone for a later date your striving for God consciousness.”


“Be as delicate as possible. If communication accomplishes something on the gross but damages something on the level of feeling then it is a spiritual loss! The feeling is more important for life. Nourishment of the feeling level is the basis for growth of the spiritual holistic value.

Delicate behaviour on the surface should be such as to nourish, uphold and enhance the Transcendental value where feelings merge into a common source. Do not oppose. Opposition is dangerous to immortality.”


“It is the focus on the highest ideal day after day that saves life from being wrapped up in small whirlwinds.”


“When you are appreciating creation as much as the Creator, then the Creator will ask, ‘Who is appreciating my creation as much as me. Let me see this person.’ “


“There is nothing in the cosmos, either in the material plane or the spiritual plane which cannot be directly cognized.”

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West. I began TM at 21 and the TM-Sidhis at 26. I was visited by Guru Dev at 39. The rest is history. :-)

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