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What is your opinion on transcendental meditation?

Im thinking of learning it. I would appreciate if you can share your insights/ experiences about it wether positive or negative. thanks.


  1. It is a great tool to use for stress management and personal enlightenment. It is not a religious technique but rather a spiritual one.

  2. I meditate a couple times each day. It really makes me feel calm and centered, you know? Its like pushing a reset button. It’s really great.

  3. i think its good if u dont over-do it and it becomes like an addiction that u feel u cant do without .. sleep works good to ya know ..

  4. It’s nothing but a corporation disguised as a mega church. You might not have heard about what its founder claimed, but he said that they can teach you to fly.
    I’m not kidding. That Maharishi Yogi dude claimed he could fly, but he had 6 helicopters. They will drain you out of your money for ridiculous exercises. So far not a single person has actually learned to fly following TM (yeah! believe it or not!.)
    Don’t waste your money on that scam.
    NOTE: Transcendental Mediation is the name of a church, it’s a registered trademark, and it’s not the same thing as regular meditation. If you want to learn to meditate on your own, then that’s all right.

  5. as a zen buddhist would say…”you dont learn meditation, you unlearn thinking too much”, learn to having no intention, to just be….meditation is becoming an empty vessel, waiting for your mind to naturally heal, the same way sleeping rests your body naturally, meditation heals your mind naturally. natural is good, we have become too unnatural, to think we can think everything and not just experience knowledge and wisdom. yoga is a good help on this, and is very worthwhile to practice. one hour of yoga and meditation can be worth a whole nights sleep. very worthwhile, grasshopper….!!

  6. Bg 8.8 P Attaining the Supreme
    In this verse Lord Krsna stresses the importance of remembering Him. One’s memory of Krsna is revived by chanting the maha-mantra, Hare Krsna. By this practice of chanting and hearing the sound vibration of the Supreme Lord, one’s ear, tongue and mind are engaged. This mystic meditation is very easy to practice, and it helps one attain the Supreme Lord.
    SB 3.15.25 P Description of the Kingdom of God
    The actual fact is that the Lord is nondifferent from His name. The highest realization of spiritual value is to chant the holy name of God, as prescribed for the age–Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
    SB 4.8.57 P Dhruva Maharaja Leaves Home for the Forest
    Narada advises Dhruva to meditate on the pastimes of the Lord, which is as good as the meditation of concentrating one’s mind on the form of the Lord. As meditation on any form of the Lord is valuable, so is chanting of different names of the Lord, such as Hari, Govinda and Narayana. But in this age we are especially advised to chant the Hare Krsna mantra as enunciated in the sastra: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
    SB 4.21.42 P Instructions by Maharaja Prthu
    In our Krsna consciousness movement, we accept this principle by rejecting four prohibited items–namely illicit sex life, intoxication, gambling and flesh-eating–and accepting the daily chanting of at least sixteen rounds of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra and daily meditation three times a day by chanting the Gayatri mantra. In this way one can keep his brahminical culture and spiritual strength intact. By following these principles of devotional service strictly, chanting twenty-four hours a day the maha-mantra–Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare–one makes positive progress in spiritual life and ultimately becomes completely fit to see the Supreme Personality of Godhead face to face.
    SB 10.8.15 P Lord Krsna Shows the Universal Form Within His Mouth
    Bahuni: the Lord has many names. Advaitam acyutam anadim ananta-rupam adyam purana-purusam nava-yauvanam ca. As stated in the Brahma-samhita (5.33), the Lord is one, but He has many forms and many names. It was not that because Gargamuni gave the child the name Krsna, that was His only name. He has other names, such as Bhaktavatsala, Giridhari, Govinda and Gopala. If we analyze the nirukti, or semantic derivation, of the word “Krsna,” we find that na signifies that He stops the repetition of birth and death, and krs means sattartha, or “existence.” (Krsna is the whole of existence.) Also, krs means “attraction,” and na means ananda, or “bliss.” Krsna is known as Mukunda because He wants to give everyone spiritual, eternal, blissful life. Unfortunately, because of the living entity’s little independence, the living entity wants to “deprogram” the program of Krsna. This is the material disease. Nonetheless, because Krsna wants to give transcendental bliss to the living entities, He appears in various forms.
    SSR 5 Practicing Yoga in the Modern Age
    These three words, namely Hare, Krsna, and Rama, are the transcendental seeds of the maha-mantra. The chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord and His energy, to give protection to the conditioned soul. This chanting is exactly like the genuine cry of a child for its mother’s presence. Mother Hara helps the devotee achieve the Lord Father’s grace, and the Lord reveals Himself to the devotee who chants this mantra sincerely.
    No other means of spiritual realization is as effective in this age of quarrel and hypocrisy as the chanting of the maha-mantra: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
    “We request you to chant HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA, KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE, HARE RAMA HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA HARE HARE, and your life will be sublime.”

  7. I learned The TM Technique as a sophomore in college. I was very skeptical when I first learned, but I was quickly amazed at what a profound, positive difference this simple, effortless mental technique had on my day to day life. I began to be more solid, happier, more alert. Deciding to learn The TM Technique is the best decision I have ever made.


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