Transcendental meditation is a technique introduced in 1958 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi meditation. It is a simple, natural, relatively easy meditation technique where the mind can be easily and naturally into the source of thought and reach the State based of the mind which is known as the transcendental consciousness. It is said that pure awareness, which is the source of all creative processes in the human mind.
Origins of transcendental meditation can be traced back some time in 1955 when the Indian ascetic Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began to teach a new meditation technique that said is derived from the Vedas. Maharishi had previously studied with Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. Maharishi even served as its Secretary from 1941 until the death of Saraswati in 1953. Sometime it was in 1957 that Maharishi began the movement of spiritual regeneration in Madras, India, in celebration of a festival which was held in remembrance of his deceased master. Maharishi began to go in a series of tours throughout the world, promoting and disseminating his technique sometime in 1958.
Maharishi began to plan on the establishment of a TM (transcendental meditation) Education Centre for every million population in the world in 1978. During that time, it would mean having to build a TM 3,600 centres around the world. Since then, Maharishi has followed the teaching of transcendental meditation of the Netherlands through an organization called the Global country of world peace. This organization reported that more than six million people around the world have learned the transcendental meditation technique since the submission of it.
The transcendental meditation technique is taught in a standardized process, seven stages. The process consists of two introductory lectures, a personal interview and a session of instruction in meditation for two hours each for four consecutive days. Instruction begins with a short ceremony conducted by the professor. After that, the student is taught and begins to practice the technique. There are the following session in order to provide more improvements to the correct practice of the technique of meditation, as well as to provide more information that the student could need to know.
The goal of practicing the transcendental meditation technique is, according to Maharishi, to achieve enlightenment. He claims that the illustration is made up of seven main States of consciousness. The first three are known as waking, dream and deep dreamless sleep. The fourth State, transcendental consciousness, it is said that it was achieved and experienced during the practice of the technique.
Maharishi said that a person practicing the transcendental meditation will learn how to keep the experience of transcendental consciousness even while the daily life of life. This is what refers to as illustration and referred to as the cosmic consciousness, the fifth State of consciousness. The sixth and seventh States of God consciousness and the consciousness of unity, are still more improvements of cosmic consciousness.
Transcendental meditation can be practiced by only 15-20 minutes in the morning and afternoon. It is usually done while sitting comfortably with your eyes closed. While transcendental meditation, the person’s consciousness begins to settle down and begins to experience a unique state of alert relaxing. As he becomes more deeply relaxed body, the mind begins to transcend all mental activity to be able to experience the simplest form of awareness, which is the transcendental consciousness. This is the State where consciousness is open to itself. The technique of meditation involving the concentration nor contemplation.