What is enlightenment?
Enlightenment has long been regarded as a state reserved for a few rare individuals, a state that can only be gained by living a recluse life in a cave or in a monastery somewhere. It has been thought that enlightenment is very difficult to achieve, requiring one to give up all worldly possessions and to lead an austere life. When he started teaching throughout India and around the world, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi proclaimed that enlightenment is, in fact, the most normal, natural state of life.
Every person of the over seven billion population in the world can experience enlightenment and unbounded bliss inside, no matter what their race, religion, or socio-economic background. This is because every person on earth has the state of pure consciousness within. We can think actively, we can think more quietly, and innate in the ability to think more quietly is the ability for the mind to be completely still. This inner stillness is a universal reality, and it is the one experience in life that is accessible to all, the one experience that can unify the world because it already underlies and permeates the world at its most fundamental level.
Author Ann Purcell relates her own experiences and those of Transcendental Meditation practitioners throughout the world. She lays before us the secret to personal fulfillment, spontaneity, inner peace and balance in way that is accessible to all reader's and truth seekers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ann Purcell has been a full-time teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1973, teaching Transcendental Meditation and advanced courses in many countries around the world. In addition, she has worked on curricula and course development for universities and continuing education programs. She has a B.SCI (Bachelor of the Science of Creative Intelligence) and an M.SCI from Maharishi European Research University, Seelisberg, Switzerland. She also received a PhD in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace, Vlodrop, Netherlands. She is the author of Tender Flower of Heaven, a collection of 120 poems, and also writes for the Huffington Post.
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Book Type eBook - Apple ISBN 9781623860165 Author Ann Purcell Publisher Green Dragon Books