Giving the Gift of Transcendence

As the holiday season comes, the joy of the season begins to take hold.  Despite the darkness, I sense the warmth between friends, family and even strangers.

Since the publication of my book Transcendence this past June, I have traveled all over the country, sharing some of the events and insights that propelled me to write Transcendence – and the passion I feel for its subject — Transcendental Meditation. I have been stimulated by the responses I have received from both seasoned meditators and those who are open-minded and interested in finding out about new ways to relieve stress, stay focused and accomplish their goals.

Giving the gift of TranscendenceMost recently, on my professional Facebook page I have been inspired by a fellow who is giving the book Transcendence as gifts to friends… This is a gift that gives through the positive intention of inspiring family and friends to change their life in very positive and meaningful ways.

This holiday season I will be giving 10 copies of Transcendence with wishes of sustainable transformation, greater health and deeper joy for all.

Update: Due to the great response that was received and all of the heartfelt comments we have doubled the amount of books being given. We have randomly chosen the winners and are sending the copies today (12/21/2011).

For your chance to win a free copy of Transcendence simply comment on this page below and let me know why you would like the book.

If you would like to give Transcendence as a gift for a family member or friend this holiday season you can click – Give the gift of Transcendence

Wishing you Light and Transcendence,

Norman Rosenthal, M.D.

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Praise for Transcendence:

Mehemet OZ“Transcendence is a profoundly important book on a topic that you need to know a lot more about… Dr. Rosenthal is one of those rare professionals who is able to mix authority and accuracy with riveting stories that read like a novel. In Transcendence, he has given us all a gift that will enlighten, entertain, and perhaps even transform. This will become the go-to book for those searching for the wisdom within meditation.” –Mehemet C. OZ, M.D.

Russell-Simmons“I have been meditating for over 10 years, and I found Transcendence to be a uniquely compelling introduction to the art and science of Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s book will propel TM into the mainstream where it belongs.” – Russell Simmons

David-Lynch“Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s Transcendence is the best-ever book on Transcendental Meditation: accessible and substantive, engaging and scientific, practical and profound. A very enjoyable read that can change your life, for good.” –David Lynch

“Whether your troubles are deep or you simply know life could be better and healthier, read this book.” –Candy Crowley, CNN Anchor

120 Replies to “Giving the Gift of Transcendence”

  1. Asher says:

    I want a copy of the book because I think some of my family members would really benefit from reading it. Thanks!

  2. Crystal Ly says:

    I’d love a copy of your book because I want to learn more about Transcendental Meditation and stress relief so that I can use it in my life. Thanks!

  3. Lori says:

    I would love a copy of your book as I have tried many forms of meditation and have not found the one just right for me yet. There is no place around my state that is teaching TM so I am at a loss to find a way to learn about it. Please feel free to come to our town and show us the ways of TM. Thank You and have a Blessed Holiday Season!

  4. Dharma Dave says:

    I know that the benefits of TM are real & substantial. However, my meditation always benefits whenever I have the opportunity to read new research or theories about the practice. For that reason I’m really looking forward to digging into Dr. Rosenthal’s Transcendence!

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Dharma Dave – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  5. Charly Mukwayanzo says:

    I live in South Africa,I want a copy of the book because I’ve started TM 3 months ago and it really help me to heal,ever since I never missed my daily meditation

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Charly – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  6. Durgagirl says:

    I want everyone to experience the power of Transcendence. Especially a friend of mine who is in a position as a M.D. to help many, many women by sharing Transcendence and his direct experience of his own TM practice with them. With all that you’ve shared in your book.. you’ve helped so many. Now it’s time to “pay it forward” and encourage those in the “know” to speak out.. with your book as the great vehicle to do it!!!

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Durgagirl – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  7. cynthia leggitt says:

    What is better than transcendence? Nothing. What is better than a free copy? Nothing. (thanks!)

  8. Dotola says:

    I think the book would be a great source to share with my college students. I discuss TM in psychology classes I teach.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Dotola – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  9. Jodi Sweitzer says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book for the lending library in my shop, which is based on well-being. What better way to share this, than with an entire community!

    Thank you for all the work that you do!

  10. Rebecca Furman says:

    Thank you for giving your book for the holidays. I have only recently discovered TM and would love to learn how to use it myself. It looks fascinating and it certainly seems like a true cure. Merry Christmas

  11. Hanne Kristensen says:

    If possible, I would like to be in the draw 🙂 Please <3 Hanne 🙂

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Hanne – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  12. Gloria Weil says:

    I would like a copy to help deal with: 6 grown children acting like kids; 13 grandchildren acting like adults; 5 great grandchildren acting their age; family members with bi-polar disorder; alcoholism; drug addiction; anger issues; drama, drama, and more drama….I need the tools to keep peace in my head! Please?

  13. Paul says:

    I would love a copy of this book because I believe in the healing power of mediation. I need help practicing because I am not sure that my technique is correct. This book would help me greatly. Thanks.

  14. Lisa says:

    I have been on a healing journey for 10 years now. And believe that it would help me to help myself and others in there quest for inner peace!

  15. chris says:

    hello 🙂 To have an opportunity to learn a form of meditation that can both help the individual and the entire population would be fantastic. I was diagnosed with a major mental illness about 6 years ago, but through learning about the condition, a healthy lifestyle, support from family and friends and becoming spiritually aware I have managed to leave all the medication behind and lead a meaningful and purpose filled existence. This book would give me the opportunity to learn and help others with its contents.
    Regards 🙂

  16. Ethan says:

    I am a fourteen year old Australian kid and I am currently trying to learn everything I can on this type of meditation as it is a big part of my life and development as a human being. Many thanks! Hare Krishna!

  17. Frank says:

    Every one should experience the benefits of trancedence through trancedental meditation, why becauses its scientifically verifiable and the studies have been done to prove the meditation technique works and your work furthers the proof your book is a welcome addition to TM and im sure many will benefit from it all

  18. Sandra says:

    For me, the TM technique is an invaluable treasure. It helped me during a very difficult time in my life, while I was away from my country. Now, I’m eager to read this book and learn more about this wonderful gift that has been given to us, so I can share it with my people. I know so many of them who would benefit immensely from it here in Chile… I’ve been wanting to read this book since it was published. I know some people who would be interested in learning about this technique and taking it to those who need it the most, but are somehow disheartened because of the lack of resources, and the lack of scientific material to back up their words. This would be perfect.

  19. Vivian S says:

    I’d like to be blessed with such a gift, because it’s a dark moment in my life and I need a spark of light to renew myself, and to feel inspired again to pursue my life-time project to help people..

  20. VICTOR ALEXANDER RODRIGUEZ G. says:

    i would receive it because I love to know and understand good things in life. And give an important time for practice it . 🙂 Greetings !

  21. Andrea maks says:

    Today was the final day of my Tm training. My beautiful teacher Ron went to give me this book and realized it was his signed copy- so I intend on ordering from amazon. I’m no more deserving then anyone else, If I receive the book for free, even better. In just 4 days my life feels and looks quite different in a wondeful glowing kind of way. Jai Guru Dev

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Andrea – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  22. Danette McGee says:

    I am a recent graduate of TM and struggling with getting it in twice a day. Would love to read your book to expand my knowledge. Thank you!

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Danette – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  23. Richard B. says:

    I would be thrilled to receive a copy of this book. I am always seeking new and innovative ways to transcend to higher and higher levels of thought and awareness. I also seek to pass on all that I know to others. Thanks for the opportunity.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Richard – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  24. Pat says:

    I am a graduate of TM. It has helped me enormously. I’d love a copy of your book to help me better understand the technique and its benefits! Thank you for helping to spread the word about TM!

  25. Adrian says:

    I would like the book to share the wonder of TM with friends and family. I have practiced TM for 8 years, and am convinced of its powerful efficacy. I now have a zeal to spread the word among friends, family and community. This book is the pebble in the pond spreading out peace, harmony and transcendence!

    1. Melinda says:

      I’ve been interested in learning more about transcendental meditation for quite a while now! I haven’t found many good, comprehensive books out there, although I do love the work that David Lynch does. It would be wonderful for me to get your book. Thanks!

  26. dan sodikoff says:

    Just started TM and can’t read enough about it. Limited online and my library did not have anything.

  27. Juan Mora says:

    You’re doing a beautiful thing & it’s really nice to see people being inspired by others ♥ Your kindness will ripple. I’d like a free copy of the book as a starter. I’m in a transitory time of my life right now but if all goes as planned I’ll be applying to MUM in Iowa this fall where I’ll be studying vedic science. It’s such a beautiful thing, one day I hope to be a part of the Maharishi Purusha Program. It makes me tear up to think of people meditating for the good of humanity. That’s the only thing that makes sense in life, spreading light, love and peace.

  28. Diane says:

    My life purpose is to master meditation as a way to enlightenment. I am about to become a mum, and would love to bring this practice to my baby’s world.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Diane – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  29. Juan Mora says:

    Wanna say thank you to all the commentators for spreading your light, it makes my heart glow. We learn from each other, today’s lesson: gratitude.

  30. Emily D says:

    I keep telling myself I’m going to learn TM and never make the time for it.

  31. marie mc closkey says:

    Iwould love a copy of TM as i am lost at this moment in time,i am trying to find inner peace to cope with my life. i’m lost.

  32. Alireza Moradzadehkarimi says:

    I would like this book because I love TM (Transcendental Meditation) and I believe to its marvelous influence on all aspects of human life.
    Jai Guru Dev

  33. Kat says:

    All i want for christmas is. . . . . To Transcend!! X x x

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Kat – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  34. Bill says:

    I would like a chance to receive a free copy of Transcendence because I’ve lent my copy out and friends aren’t reading it fast enough to give to others friends who have requested my loaner.

  35. Lucia says:

    When I was 18, it occurred to me that all I ever wanted was that which is Transcendental.
    I want to read your book for the benefit that I know I will derive from it, and then I will pass it on for the next person to read. Thank-you!

  36. Kushi says:

    I would like a chance to receive a free copy of Transcendence because i have taken a steps in my life that promote happiness…spiritualism..god..and much more. i have dedicated my life to this phenomena i am experiencing. it makes me want more and more.. and it also motivates me to READ more and more. And this book is written by a trusted author, and i will RESPECT, the free book. I WILL write about this book on my blog. The techniques i will achive to advance my meditation will keep me going in this journey. i dont know you cannot describe in words hoe beneficial knowledge is. and i would like this book to get MORE knowledge from a trusted… brilliant writters that have contributed to this book <3

  37. TONY,YIU-NAM,CHAN says:

    DEAR DR. ROSENTAL,
    I AM A SENIOR TM TEACHER IN HONG KONG, CHINA; I HOPE TO SELECT SOME PASSAGES FROM YOUR NICE BOOK & TRANSLATE THEM TO SEND TO CHINESE SPEAKING MEDITATORS.
    JAI GURU DEV

  38. Jennifer says:

    I would like the opportunity to receive a free copy of Transcendence as my fiancee had a massive stroke is fighting to recover his body and mind. He has told me of his desire to learn TM, but living in a rehabilitation facility we are limited. This book would allow me to help him and myself. We would benefit greatly from your gift. Thank you!

  39. Zeke says:

    I would like the book to understand once and for all the reason behind the technique that changed my life three years ago. Something that makes one switch from self-destruction to everlasting love must have its damn good whys and wherefores, and I am intrigued to know them 🙂

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Zeke – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  40. Krisi Brockway says:

    Receiving a Transcendental book would without a doubt enhance my life.I have researched several types of meditation, and have yet to read anything that has truly made it easy to understand.Not only would winning this book help me, but my family of four as well. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  41. Rey Gervacio says:

    I was inducted with basic TM & took TM Siddhi (wasn’t able to complete it though) and I’m trying to revive my TM sessions since I stopped several years ago. I would like to have a copy of the book to refresh me on TM. I know it would greatly help me a lot. Thank you !

  42. Ruth Ann Dunkerly says:

    I think it’s something I need to explore more of. I’m ready to learn! 🙂

  43. Kishan says:

    .i m a student by profession in an engg field….i m also interested in learing the mind techniques,mind surge, healing , mind menifestation and many more….dat would help me to give a new direction to my life…..

  44. Victor Stan says:

    I would like this book simply because I gave up doing MT due to a 1 month disease last spring and couldn’t find the way back since. It’s not selfish at all, it will be much better for the people around me if it helps me to get back into MT son.

    PS: Good luck to everyone!

  45. Joan says:

    I absolutely agree with all the reasons listed above, being encouraged to change over from mindful by a realized teacher but I simply can’t afford to buy it.

  46. smith says:

    I have been searching or say kinda lost searching different options of meditation for the last few years and ended in reading about TM ! I want to know myself and my life’s purpose and i am kinda lost ….I need this book because i feel this book wiill help me find my answers whch i know is inside me and i can reach there via TM. I would consider myelf luck if i get into the lucky draw.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Smith – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  47. Nikhil Dhamapurkar says:

    I would certainly like to explore the book to seek solutions to the mental agony that I am undergoing and inspire others as well.

  48. Min Raj Adhikari says:

    Others who has not been convinced yet about transcendence, will get nice reason for that and can found good testimony too.

  49. Gosia Friedman says:

    I will be giving the book to my friends and relatives as gifts this holiday season. I hope the book can inspire them (or convince them?) to start practicing TM. Hopefully they will realize as many benefits from TM as I have.

  50. Sandeep Bhandari says:

    I love tm. Would like to witness experiences of others and how tm has helped them.

  51. Sandeep Bhandari says:

    I want to know how tm has empowered others

  52. Julie Potts says:

    I bought several copies (4 I think) from my TM teacher when “Transcendence” came out. I love this book and would love to win a copy … I gave away every copy I had … I’m such a huge fan of TM, my 14 year old son and I both are …. TM has completely transformed our lives. Thanks !

  53. Emily says:

    I grew up with TM meditator parents and have been practicing TM since I was 10 years old, but I *still* need reminders to make enough space for it in my life AND ways to share it with my friends– your book could do that.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Emily – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  54. Wendy Mishkin says:

    I would like to give Transcendence to my sister who is going through a very hard time. I know that TM would help her, and your book is so inspiring I am sure it would encourage her to start meditating.

  55. Thomas Regelin says:

    I learned TM about 38 years ago and am trying to get regular with it again. I love reading about TM and this book is on my read soon list.

  56. Greg Tan says:

    I am looking forward to winning this books as I believe it will enhance my TM knowledge that have been practiced since long long time ago.

  57. kamal vyas says:

    I need this book so as to acquire more knowledge on meaningful life in turn to serve better in society. Best wishes for future endeavors.

  58. Sandi Smith says:

    Learning TM nearly 20 years ago was a blessing/lifesaver for me and my family. I would love to win a copy of this book. When I worked as a vocational rehab counselor prior to marriage, we were able to support some of our injured, drug addicted and mentally hurt veterans with TM. I want to learn more now.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Sandi – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  59. ANIL NAUTIYAL says:

    i am keen for the book because i believe TM will transform my life

  60. Lisa Kilcar says:

    I have been meditating and self healing for many years now (it has helped me through a life and death illness). I am always on the look out for more information to deepen this experience. I am not sure what type of meditation I do, it is just something I do. Life is for learning and a copy of your book would help me along my chosen path…

  61. Oana says:

    I would like to read the book because I want to unleash the whole ME, and the book could be one stone from my path.
    Happy Christmass to you all!

  62. Karen Vancil says:

    I have a 16 year-old nephew that needs some good grounding and I thought that reading your words on TM may help turn his world around. He is quite smart and got a 32 on his PSAT, but has no incentive or sees no value in conventional ways of education, let alone what to do with his life after H.S. graduation.
    I got your book immediately after seeing a notice about you from my daughter who practices TM, too.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Karen – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  63. Albert Ferreira says:

    To discover my full potential as a human being and then give back to society specialy to the need ones what God gave to me

  64. Gaspar Torrejon says:

    The book would mean a lot to me since I want to try and learn meditation. I want to teach your book to my family and friends and I hope that it will give us feelings of hope in times of chaos. Thanks you Mr. Norman Rosenthal!

  65. Judi says:

    Recently, I attempted to seek help by putting myself in a treatment center for many addictions but turned away because of an eating disorder. Due to lack of insurance, my options for care are minimal. I am now actively attending AA and visiting with a therapist until my Employee Assistance Program visits run out and then I am back to square one.

    Having the help to learn TM would only be an asset to my life considering the addictions and eating disorder I am currently struggling with.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Judi – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  66. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello Doctor,

    The underlying principle of TM and TM SIDDHIS is only to take the Mind and Intellect of a person to a higher level of Being. According to my personal experience for so many years, it often happens that I reach the Zone Of Unbounded Awareness gradually…Once you learn to get there by systematic practice, many doubts and fears are cleared automatically and the Inner Joy of the Self prevails in all its glory! In other words, I really understand that what we are searching for is lying “within” and not outside…I also understand that human life is not just a biological one but a Spiritual One …Jai GuruDev.

  67. Doris says:

    I have loaned my book to a girl friend. I have taken the TM course and would like her to be able to take the course. She cannot afford it. If I get a free book I can give it to her.

  68. Bruce says:

    I would really like to receive a copy of your book to share with my Love that I reconnected with recently. I have been praticing TM since 1972 and I can’t even begin to tell you the spiritual evolvement and experiences that I have had using TM. It completely and amazingly changed my life!!!!

  69. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello doctor,

    I am sure that your book will certainly prove as a Guide to get to know more about TM and its positive aspects in life…I hope it is a gift for the TM practitioners around the world…

  70. Margot Suettmann says:

    I love the book too and sent it to my nephew who is a neuroscientist in Berlin. After some time he wrote back stating that he had started to read it and that a colleague of his was doing meditation research…. I haven’t heard of him more till then and am careful not to press or urge anyone of my folks as I don’t want to missionate anyone of them…. (I did this at the very beginning after I learnt TM, but now I keep quite 🙂 because everyone needs to discover this on his own and in his own pace…. and experience taught me to be a little cautious, not to appear as a prophet in my own country for something which is good and which I personally love a lot 🙂 However, the book is brilliantly written, it is informative and very down to earth, very interested in the colorfulness of different characters and individuals and their outlooks on life, their way of handling life, their circumstances and how they viewed the gains and changes meditating has brought about in their lives – and therefore it was a real, undiminished pleasure to give this book as a gift! And now I’d like to have my own copy of it…..

    Best regards to the author whom I got to know through his book and blogs as a wonderfully open-minded, highly educated and well versed, naturally compassionate, brilliant person.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Margot – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  71. Annie Arrowsmith says:

    I’ve been doing Transcendental Meditation since 1957, England. and teach it here in Manchester. I already have a copy for the Centre but would love another one to lend out – or even to give away should an appropriate individual or organisation emerge.

    This is a brilliant book that reads well in sequence but also can be ‘dipped into’ for appropriate quotes – I brandish it during Introductory talks (at the appropriate moment of course.)

  72. Diana Williams says:

    A number of Veterans’ service providers in NC have been inspired, by receiving this book, to tell Veterans with PTSD about TM. I’d like to have another copy to give to another Veteran service provider who wants to learn more about TM.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Diana – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  73. Patty says:

    I would love a copy of your book. I have done some reading on TM and want to learn more and be able to integrate it into my yogic lifestyle.

  74. Lisa Marie says:

    I read the introduction of your book Transcendence, and was very inspired by your personal path. I am a meditator and the benefits in my life have been phenomenal! I want to share this with everyone I know, especially my loved ones. Your book would give me the language and reference to do so, with ease.

  75. Tyler says:

    I would love a copy of the book. I have been practicing TM for 2 years now and it has made a profound impact on my life. I am going to buy the book anyway but would give the copy I win to a friend that needs it.

  76. Carina says:

    I would love a copy of your book, because practising and reading about TM has giving me new hope and my life a new meaning, after I haven’t been able to work for years because of PTSD.

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Carina – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  77. Mira Ovanin says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the book.

    I started practising TM in August this year. I am hopeful that TM will be a great part of my life-long learning. I planned to get a Kindle version of the book for holidays, so my family can share it with me. It will be nice to win it.

  78. QuamQuam91 says:

    I’d like a copy of your book so I can learn.

  79. Phil Bombace says:

    First of all, thanks for writing, what I understand, is a remarkable book on transcendence. I’ve been a TM teacher since 1970 and a Gov. since 1975. I still guest lecture at the local TM Center and have been writing a blog for a beta test Wellness website. I would love to get a copy of your book so that I can use quotes (credited, of course) for the lectures and blogs.
    Again, thanks for helping to continue the dialogue on consciousness thats so desperately needed in todays society.

  80. Sylvain says:

    Anything spreading the virtue of TM is invaluable. Would settle for an eBook 😉

  81. nancy gonzalez says:

    hola feliz noche , me gustaria la copia de su libro, gracias gracias gracias

  82. Rosi says:

    By reading your book and with a copy in hand is much easier to recommend it to others.

  83. parsooram poorun says:

    i’ve never missed my TM program a single day since February 1985..

  84. Valorie says:

    Thank you for your work. I read Winter Blues a few years ago and it changed my life. I’d no idea what was wrong with me when Fall arrived each year. I’d no idea there was such a thing as SAD. I would be honored to read TM! I watched your webcast and read the free chapter. I became disabled with Fibromyalgia 2 yrs ago and reading is the one activity which I can do without worsening my pain. Reading also helps keep my mind healthy. Thank you for the opportunity!

    1. Norman says:

      Congratulations Valorie – you’ve been selected as a winner!

  85. Vino Naidoo says:

    I started my spritual journey earlier this year, but it is proving to be a bit difficult.
    I see everything with a different light now and trying to understand to accept people for who they are and sometimes cannot understand why cant they see it as well, I know that sounds controlling, but I am growing and need all the help I can get, so reading some new material will definitely help me. In love and light

  86. Volodin Oleg says:

    Being a TM-meditator I was glad to come upon in web on your book and than read free first chapter of it. It inspired me to order my meditation sessions for getting more profound experience. I want to have the possibility to read the whole book and to share it with my friends and family.
    Oleg. Russia, Novosibirsk.

  87. Julie says:

    I met Jerry by chance in a pool in Vero Beach. He told me about TM. My son and I took the 4 day course in Asheville and our lives will never be the same. I gave away all of my copies of your book and would love to win one so I could finish reading it 🙂 … This is THE BOOK that takes the mystery out of TM and will put TM (hopefully) in mainstream America. Thank you !

  88. Ramanjit says:

    I’d love it free or otherwise as I am a Yoga teacher and would use the knowledge in it to benefit — both — myself and society.

  89. Irene says:

    I was “initiated” into TM a long long time ago!!!! in my Home-country, Argentina. I have been an on-and-off meditator during all these years…I still have a hrd time sitting to meditate every morning!!! I’d love to refresh and renew my connection to TM….

  90. Steen says:

    Wonderful we now have a good book including both TM and psychiatry to help people better. As a TM-teacher I will love to win this book. Merry Chrismass

  91. C.Rajeev says:

    There should not be hectic activity during the daily life—The Bhagawad Gita says “Yoga and Meditation is not for those who sleep too much nor for those who eat too much…”

    There should be moderation in eating,sleeping and daily activity…Even if a person eats very less or sleeps very less, then also it is not welcome…

    One should not watch violence or other provoking content in television or videos…These will shake the Mind out of its Natural Balance—

    Certain regulations in routine life should be followed by all Meditators since they help in increasing the Mental Peace

    One should not listen to rattling music since it will not promote Inner Joy—The music that one listens should be smoothing and pleasant –For example, the Vedic chanting or Indian Classical Music…There is a direct correlation between the Sound and the Mind…

    The food that one eats should also be Sattwic in nature–One should not take non vegetarian food or spicy food, since it is not conducive to the mind to reach its subtler state of awareness—

    Thanks for reading—

  92. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello doctor,

    In ancient India, there was a system of Yoga ( not much popular as TM) called Japa Yoga…

    In this method, the practitioner will chant the holy name of his favorite God, in a low voice, within himself, so that his mind follows that sound, until he reaches the Inner Peace..

    But, in TM, the practitioner does not chant the Mantra with sound and frankly speaking, chanting a Mantra mentally is a bit difficult than uttering the sound verbally..

    Because, the mind is compared to a mad monkey which is drunk, in ancient Vedic texts of India..

    The ancient Indians promoted Classical Dance, Classical Music and also the Vedas since they were in close relation with the control of mind..

    The ultimate purpose of all systems of Yoga and Meditation is one and the same– achievement of Inner Happiness and Universal Tranquility…

    The ancient Vedas proclaim: “Lokaas samasthah Sukhino Bavantu” which means ” Let everyone in the world live in Peace forever”..

    Jai Gurudev.

  93. Deborah says:

    I would extremely appreciate having a sample copy of your book so I can be introduced to what I have heard to be the ultimate lifestyle–TM. According to my research, TM would help me tremendously with my upcoming major back surgery (or surgeries) and also my recent ER and hospital stay because of medication interferene resulting in disorientation (got lost in my own neighborhood). Thank you in advance for your consideration. Deborah

  94. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello!

    May I kindly request you to send me one copy of the book “Transcendence” so that I can understand more about TM?

  95. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello doctor!

    I want to share a treatise on Celibacy which is freely available in the Internet, written by Swami Sivananda, a great Yogi —

    Kindly visit the following URL, for more information and analysis.

    http://www.dlshq.org/download/brahma_nopic.htm

    Thanks!

  96. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello!

    I welcome Dr Norman Rosenthal, Dr John Hagelin, and Mr David Lynch, to read a lot of Spiritual literature on Meditation and Yoga, since I believe that they have the right attitude and the right understanding…

    Such people are hard to find in this era and they should unite to educate and enlighten the people who are in ignorance…

    India has given the best of its spiritual treasure to the world and it is openly available for all those who strive for it sincerely…Jai GuruDev.

  97. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello!

    In India, the Gayatri Mantra and the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra are very famous.

    By regularly chanting Gayatri Mantra, a person gets access to Inner Peace and Intelligence. His mind slowly awakens to a heightened level of thinking.

    On regularly chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, a person is gradually liberated from the bondage of the material world( which is nothing but birth and death) and becomes a “free bird”. He also comes to an understanding that the manifested world is “transient” in nature.

  98. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello doctor!

    I kindly request you to publish in this blog my writings on Sri Ramana Maharishi, so that any one can come to know about this great Sage.

    Bhagawan Ramana is not much different from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The former preached through Silence throughout his life, but the latter is popular throughout the world.

    The simplest TM technique of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi made him popular in the West.

    Thanks,Dr.

  99. C.Rajeev says:

    Hello Doctor!

    Normally, there is a common problem encountered by many TM practitioners. I know many people who come to me and say that they do not get any blissful or positive experience even after repeated sessions.

    Many used to say that they are able to see movies running as though they are watching them in real!

    This is because of the mind not being able to detach itself from the previous activity that it was actively involved.

    Since TM is a finer level of mental activity, it takes a few minutes for the mind to dive within.

    People easily get involved in watching action and other movies rather than watching spiritual content in TV. This is because watching spiritual and educative content requires a finer and in depth understanding.

    The mind of the TM practitioner takes nearly four or five minutes to settle down to a subtler level after closing the eyes. Many people do not understand this fact, and they abandon the TM practice.

    We can compare TM practice to switching on and off a computer— When a computer switches on, it is called “booting”–it takes a few minutes to come to the desktop. Also, while shutting down, it takes a few minutes to shut down completely. Note that this should be done as per the procedure.

    The same is applicable to TM practice also. Am I right?

    If the TM teachers are able to provide proper and continuous guidance on various doubts and issues, we will be able to see many more TM practitioners throughout the world.

    It is always advisable to learn TM in the presence of a registered psychiatrist since he/she will be able to resolve any subtle issues of the learners from the psychiatric point of view also.

    I feel that Dr Norman Rosenthal is the correct example.

    Thanks!

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