“You have heard the saying that all that there is in the universe is within man? And that is it. The subtlest strata of our existence, that state of glow, that we experience, is the field of God. And from there comes to us the direct communion with those celestial Gods. And this is what Christ said, ‘the Kingdom of heaven is within you’.
Certainly it is somewhere in the universe, the life where there is no suffering, no sin, all happiness and bliss–in its pure state that celestial life of heaven exists somewhere in the universe, but apart from that and in addition to that, it exists within ourselves also.
The more we get tuned to it, the more we become like it, more celestial, more powerful. This through your practice, you know by your own experience.”
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1959)
Quite a potent secret is revealed here, in those few words uttered so long ago. Even now in 2022, 63 years later, Maharishi’s knowledge stands the test of time. He even points to a progression to show how we can create Heaven on Earth at any time:
First, through the practice of the TM-Sidhis program, we gain “direct communion with those celestial Gods”,
Next, our personal experience broadens into “the life where there is no suffering, no sin, all happiness and bliss”.
Finally, Maharishi points to our key capability as a result of such celestial perception and interaction, “…The more we get tuned to it, the more we become like it, more celestial, more powerful.”
The last four words say it all: “more celestial, more powerful.” This is a hint on where we put our attention once we live a life of fulfillment. We are already living liberation and fulfillment, so at this point we radiate such increased power outwards onto our current home of Earth. This occurs innocently in its own time, and is an invincible, unshakable process, due to our direct communion with the celestial Gods.
Especially timely during these days of rapid changes, Maharishi let us know over sixty years ago how to live in celestial harmony, so that we could not only create a great life for ourselves and our communities, but go even further and create a true Heaven on Earth for all. 🙂
~Jai Guru Dev~