“With a fully developed heart and mind all relationships will be enjoyed, just because we are able to give maximum of ourselves to others.” —Maharishi
by Enlightenment, The TM Magazine, issue 18
Maharishi: Friendship, marriage, relationships—all these find their fulfillment spontaneously in the fully developed potential of the individual. If the individual has fully developed his potential, he’ll enjoy friendships, relationships, and marriage to the fullest extent.
If half potential is lived, then enjoyment of the possibility through relationships, friendships, marriage—everything—is half. If one-fourth potential is lively inside, then all the relationships, friendships, marriage—everything—will be enjoyed in one quarter of the possibility. The possibility will be great, but the actuality of achievement will be only one quarter.
One can only be to others to the extent one can be to oneself. If I can’t have that fullness of life for myself, how can I be full to others? Only in whatever measure I am to myself.
The key to relationships is to take care of our own self. We meditate and then our potentiality is being used more and more through practice. And then a time will come when we are using our full potential, and we are fully developed in heart and mind. With a fully developed heart and mind, all relationships will be enjoyed, just because we are able to give maximum of ourselves to others.
When we are able to give maximum from our side, we are spontaneously capable of deriving maximum from the other side. It’s always like that. The Mother gives maximum to the child, and then the child responds to the mother. It is the unrestricted flow of love from the mother’s heart that nourishes the child, that brings the child up.
So the basis of enjoyable and successful relationships is the level of pure consciousness, which is so easy to gain through Transcendental Meditation.
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