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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains that thought starts from the deepest level of consciousness.



Where was the thought before we thought it?
by Global Good News staff writer
6 July 2011

It may sound like a riddle, but have you ever pondered where thoughts come from? ‘It is very amazing that even though all of us, we have been thinking right from the beginning of our life but rarely we have thought where was the thought before we thought it? ‘ said Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation Programme. ‘The origin of thought, nobody bothers about the origin of thought. How the thought starts, and how it develops to come to be appreciated as a thought on the conscious thinking level.’

Maharishi dedicated his life to teaching the ancient Vedic science of consciousness—teaching people to develop their full mental potential and higher states of consciousness. He explained, ‘A thought starts from the depth of consciousness, as an air bubble from the bottom of a lake. As the air bubble starts it’s very fine, and as it comes up it becomes bigger and bigger and bigger. Coming up on the surface, it explodes and there it is appreciated as a bubble.’

He continued, ‘Like that, a thought starts from the deepest level of consciousness—modern psychology calls it subconscious—and as it comes up it becomes bigger and bigger and bigger. Coming up on the conscious thinking level, it is appreciated as a thought.’

The conscious and subconscious mind

‘In Transcendental Meditation we experience the thought on the ordinary thinking level—on the surface level of the mind, on the conscious thinking level—and appreciate its finer states until the conscious mind reaches the source of thought and thereby the conscious mind expands,’ he explained.

‘By the time the conscious mind has experienced the source of thought, full depth of the subconscious has been explored. Nothing remains subconscious—the whole subconscious is incorporated in the conscious, and this is called the expansion of the conscious mind. This is the way to use one’s full mental potential.’

‘Modern psychology says man has been using only a small portion of the mind. Transcendental Meditation is a way to enable every man—to educate every man—to make use of his full mental potential. Imagine the development in all fields of civilization. when every man will be using his full potential.’

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