The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced for 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening, while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. During this technique, the individual's awareness settles down and experiences a unique state of restful alertness. As the body becomes deeply relaxed, the mind transcends all mental activity to experience the simplest form of awareness, Transcendental Consciousness.
The experience of Transcendental Consciousness develops the individual's latent creative potential while dissolving accumulated stress and fatigue through the deep rest gained during the practice.This experience enlivens the individual's creativity, dynamism, orderliness, and organizing power,which result in increasing effectiveness and success in daily life.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is scientific, requiring neither specific beliefs nor adoption of a particular lifestyle. (Early presentation by the movement)
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TM meditation has many competing alternatives that have just not been thoroughly explored. In addition, meditation is not the only decisive factor in a sadhana. There are many alternative meditations, and principally can everybody put together his personal meditation out of Sahastra-Mantrams as in 'Meditation und Mantrams' and other common Mantrams, and evtl. listen before Meditation to the traditional Puja on his MP3-Player in front of the picture of Guru Dev (or another sympathic guru), which can easy be found in the Internet - but of course should the aspiration be sincere. The Initiation by a progressed Pandit is is of course valuable(VAK) - and of course everything at the own risk - and do not stop after some time or even years.