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The understanding that consciousness is primary provides a common, unifying framework that enables one to understand all knowledge in terms of its essence.



New book explores understanding of consciousness
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review and MUM Press website
July 2014

A new book, Consciousness is Primary, from MUM Press presents the proceedings of a 2012 symposium of faculty and Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam (Professor Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D.) that explored how the most advanced developments in their disciplines are illuminated by a new science and technology of consciousness.

The presentations explore the latest discoveries in physics, mathematics, medicine and physiology, management and law, sustainable living, education, literature, creative musical arts, and exercise and sports science.

The purpose of the symposium was to look at the most advanced developments in a variety of scientific and scholarly disciplines and explore how these discoveries are illuminated by the science and technology of consciousness, Maharishi Vedic Science.

From the perspective of this science, consciousness is understood as primary. That is, the essence and foundation of life is pure consciousness, and all disciplines of knowledge—indeed, the entire cosmos—are expressions of pure consciousness, much as the waves on an ocean are expressions of the ocean itself.

The understanding that consciousness is primary provides a new light on academic and scientific knowledge. When one understands the fundamental principles and dynamics of consciousness, then one understands all knowledge at its basis. One recognizes these common principles at work in disparate disciplines, from physics to literature, from business to biology.

This common, unifying framework enables one to understand all knowledge in terms of its essence.

Furthermore, Maharishi Vedic Science offers technologies of consciousness—the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, including Yogic Flying—for directly developing the total potential of consciousness within the knower.

Numerous scientific research studies have documented the widespread benefits of these programs—integrated brain functioning along with increased intelligence, creativity, field independence, learning ability, moral maturity, and more. With a profound understanding of consciousness coupled with a systematic technology for developing it, teaching, learning, and research in every field gain a rich new dimension.


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