But TM is so simple — can it take you to higher states of consciousness?

The Transcendental Meditation program is designed for full awakening of human potential. The TM technique comes from the most long-standing tradition of meditation on earth, the Vedic tradition of India. After being long lost to society, the practice was revived by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and introduced to the modern world in 1955. The TM technique is considered by many to be the quintessential meditation practice from the world's most venerated tradition of self-development.

More researched than any other form of self-development, the TM technique is the only meditation practice found by independent scientific studies to have such a broad, holistic range of benefits for mind, body and behavior.

Spiritual growth is easy: Before Maharishi introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique, the common thinking was that it is difficult to directly experience the Transcendent, the most deeply settled and expansive state of human consciousness — unbounded awareness — and even more difficult to attain the highest states of consciousness. There was, and still is, much misunderstanding about meditation and the process of transcending

To transcend means to settle inward in meditation beyond all mental activity, to experience the silent field of pure awareness at the source of thought. Perhaps unknowingly, many people of good intention still promote meditation practices that obstruct the mind's natural tendency to settle inward or completely transcend. While non-transcending-type practices have their range of benefits, in the Vedic tradition effortless transcending is known to be the key to unfolding the highest stages of human development.

It's been said that anyone can get complicated, but it takes a true genius to be simple. The TM technique's simplicity is what renders it so effective. Maharishi once remarked, "It is my joy to make the difficult simple."

Full awakening of human consciousness, the state of Enlightenment, is everyone's birthright. The world just needed a fully effective practice that makes the process simple and easy—and a systematic, scientific knowledge of consciousness to render higher states comprehensible. The world needed a scientific age for humanity to have a clear vision of possibilities for life on earth through unfolding higher stages of development. This is what the TM program is ultimately all about.

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