14 December 2009

Christianity, Transcendental Meditation and Religion, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Interviewer: Maharishi, I start with those main attacks which have been brought up against you and your Transcendental Meditation movement. In relation to the plan to establish an academy for Transcendental Meditation above the lake in Seelisberg - the Catholic inner part of Switzerland.

One attack I have already mentioned that you are against Christianity and also against the person of Jesus Christ.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Any TY ending is very close to me with infinity. So my message is that of Infinity and Christianity and Infinity both meet towards the end. So there is a meeting point in the goal towards the end - Christianity and Infinity and therefore if they are two parts they meet in the end. All is well that ends well. All is well that ends well.

There is no opposition to Christianity - I love Christ very much and he must be enjoying with all this growth of infinity in the individual life because "find the kingdom that lies within you" I think has been the main teaching of Christ. And therefore Transcendental Meditation which takes the awareness to that level which Christ wanted every Christian to have is only a friend of Christianity.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought Transcendental Meditation to the world more than 50 years ago and now it has been enjoyed by millions of people worldwide from all religious backgrounds.

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Laughing Baba said...

This is precious footage and it's more relevant today than when these questions were asked. Thanks for posting!

Peter Brown said...

My guess is that many Christian would not recognise and might even reject Christ if he were born today. His message was so radically different from the orthodoxy of his time that he was vilified, rejected and ultimately killed. So it's not surpising that Maharishi's radical message of peace and hope is rejected by the fixed belief systems of today. Maharishi never claimed divinity but I'm certain that he shared the high state of consciousness that Christ enjoyed.

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