The Science of Being and the Art of Living

The Science of Being and the Art of Living

Transcendental Meditation

Written by: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452282667
  • 400 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is the founder of Transcendental Meditation, and this one-of-a-kind book remains the definitive introduction to its practice. Since it was first published in 1963, the book has sold more than 1.1 million copies in the U.S. alone. In Science of Being and Art of Living, Maharishi unfolds his vision for bringing life to fulfillment through a simple, effortless technique that anyone can easily learn and enjoy. Currently, there are more than six million practitioners worldwide, with TM centers in more than 108 countries.

More than 600 scientific studies have shown that Transcendental Meditation technique helps to:

* Expand the mind to its unlimited cosmic potential
* Improve health and reverse the aging process
* Lower high blood pressure and risk of stroke
* Increase intelligence and creativity
* Boost memory and learning ability
* Reduce stress, tension, and anxiety
* Increase energy, vitality, and well-being
* Nourish inner contentment, happiness, fulfillment-the state of enlightenment.

Table of Contents

Science of Being and Art of LivingForeword
Section I: Science of Being
What is Being?
Being, the Essential Constituent of Creation
Omnipresence of Being
Being, the Field of Eternal Life
Being, the Basis of All Living (The basis of all activity and karma)
Being, the Plane of Cosmic Law
Being, the Eternal and Ultimate Reality
Prana and Being (Attunement with the cosmic life force)
Mind and Being (Unfoldment of mental faculties)
Karma and Being (Creation of senses, nervous system, and the body)
How to Contact Being
How to Live Being (Self-consciousness and cosmic consciousness)
Advantages of the Experience of Being

Section II: Life
What is Life? (Purpose of life, status, and significance)
Normal Life (Cosmic consciousness, human values, and realization)
Individual and Cosmic Life (The universe reacts to individual action)

Section III: Art of Living
Man’s Full Potential
How to Use One’s Full Potential (For maximum benefit to one’s self and the universe)
How to Make Full Use of the Surroundings
How to Make Full Use of the Almighty Power of Nature
Art of Being (Harmony of material and spiritual values; how to live life in eternal freedom while accomplishing the maximum in the world)
Art of Thinking (Key to clear, powerful, and fruitful thinking)
Art of Speaking
Art of Action (Key to self-confidence, increased efficiency, and success in undertakings)
Art of Behavior (Key to fruitful relationships)
Key to Good Health (Key to all health: mental, physical, and environmental)
Education (Education from within; unfoldment of full mental potential)
Highway to Rehabilitation (Eradication of delinquency and crime; a natural remedy to neutralize evil)
Recreation and Rapid Rejuvenation
Right and Wrong (Criterion and discrimination)
Life in Freedom (Peace in life; elimination of fear, tension, and suffering; The Problem of World Peace)

Section IV: Fulfillment
Fulfillment of Life
Fulfillment of Religion
Fulfillment of Psychology
Fulfillment of Philosophy
Paths to God Realization
Generation after Generation (A move to safeguard human values and divine existence)

Appendix A: Maharishi’s Achievements: A Glimpse of Forty-four Years Around the World, 1957-2001
Appendix B: Maharishi in the World Today
Appendix C: Overview of the Scientific Research on the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programs Including Yogic Flying
Appendix D: Discovery of the Veda and Vedic Literature at the Basis of the Human Physiology: Application of Total Knowledge to Health: Maintaining a Healthy Physiology through Vedic Health Care: Using the Total Knowledge of Natural Law, the Veda, to Enliven the Inner Intelligence of the Body and Produce a Healing Effect
Appendix E: Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita
Appendix F: Maharishi’s Master Plan to Create Heaven on Earth: Reconstruction of the Whole World
Appendix G: Maharishi’s Books: Enlightenment for Everyone and Every Nation
Appendix H: A Proposal to the World Parliament Association
Appendix I: Resources: Maharishi’s Programs and Organizations in the United States, Canada, and Worldwide