It is well known that during His lifetime, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the leader of bringing Heaven on Earth, would ask His students for reports on global events and conditions, those dedicated souls creating the nascent template of a world government, established in pure consciousness, established in Being.
However, if He was omniscient (and He was), why was there a need to ask them about the world, or about anything else?
Living Totality makes the world (and the Cosmos) a very porous place. 🙂 Once the vessel is clear and attention functions without distortion or attachment, anything is known simply by focusing on the object, whatever or whomever it is. The object is known both in its Totality, and from its own perspective, its own consciousness, in terms of itself.
It is an innocent attention coming from one living Cosmic life, always listening and looking for the same thing, Cosmic integration on earth – whispers of Divinity and glimpses of perfection, more joy, equality, and the signals of coherent compassion, leading to a better life for all.
So some interaction with humanity, with the environment, is critical, simply to know what to do next. The questions are asked to further the innocent path of Totality to know more and more about itself, in terms of all of its constituent parts. Just to help, and move all of us forward.
After everything is known, once Totality is lived, the only thing left to do is to help. Being of service is no longer a choice. It is the only task that remains. 🙂
Attempts at solving any problem, large or small, have the potential to fall short prior to the vision gained through living Totality, or Cosmic life. When Maharishi spoke about doing nothing and accomplishing everything, He meant that if we establish ourselves deeply and fully in Cosmic life, become living proponents of Brahman, Totality, ever surrendered to God in every thought and action, then even the deepest, seemingly intransigent issues of humanity arrive in our hearts, for light, compassion, acceptance, and healing.
Living Brahman, the heart is of Cosmic stature and so naturally enlists all Divine assistance. It doesn’t matter if it is nearly every soul in every country on the planet seeking to enlighten themselves (and it is). We are up to the job; Totality means everything.
Once enough support is shown, failure ceases to be a possibility. So even Sri Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, knowing far more about the world and ourselves, asks the simple questions, so that He can see more clearly the level of consciousness expressing itself, and assist more fully on a global scale. We are all “in it to win it”. 🙂 Thank you!
~ All Glory to Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Sri Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, all of the Saints, and all of the good, open-hearted souls in the world ~