A blog on brain behaviour from the Research Digest could be a sign that mainstream science is catching up with the science that the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to substantiate the benefits that transcendental meditation can bring to its practitioners. In order to spread the ‘good news’ of TM he reasoned that the square root of 1% of the population of the world practising TM (a law in physics that, to effect a mass, you only have to get 1% of the population to do it), is all that is needed to bring about more fulfilled and successful societies, leading to world peace. His natural, easily learned technique is used to bring about optimum use of the brain and its ability to rise to higher states of consciousness, which he addressed in his Science of Creative Intelligence.
The individual is the unit of world peace, he said, and it is through this experience of bliss that the mind can harness the laws of nature that are located at the minds unfathomable source. The blog in Research Digest refers to research on the brain using electrical stimuli to try to fathom the complexities of the brain and to produce bliss (Induction of a sense of bliss by electrical stimulation of the anterior insula, Fabien Picard, Didier Scavarda & Fabrice Bartomolei, 2013).
Transcendental mediation means you don’t need electrical stimuli, however, as the Maharishi advocated that by practising TM twice daily the unlimited creative intelligence – or bliss – that we all have within us can be tapped and brought to bear on our experience in an expert and methodical way. It seems to me that while science is becoming aware of the possibilities that are within the capabilities of the brain, Maharishi’s science is dawning with it a world of possibilities is being opened up to us all.
Blogging on brain and behaviour
Thursday 19th September 2013