Self Development

A Complete Science of Consciousness:

Veda and the Vedic Literature

Veda, Uncreated and Eternal

Most scholars today understand the Veda as a set of books composed by an early people. Maharishi has brought to light a completely different understanding. The Veda and Vedic Literature, he explains, were not composed by anyone, any more than Newton composed the laws of motion he discovered.  Maharishi restored the proper understanding of the Veda as uncreated and eternal–the fundamental impulses of intelligence, the blueprint of creation, from which everything emerges and is maintained. 

Software of the Universe

All of the infinite diversity we observe in the universe–from sub-atomic particles to forests and oceans, from the intricate functioning of the human physiology to spinning galaxies–is the expression of an underlying field of unity. Quantum physics identifies this field of unity as the unified field of all the laws of nature.  The timeless Vedic tradition of India identifies it as Atma, the field of consciousness. The Veda are the primordial sounds, or frequencies, of Creative Intelligence eternally reverberating within Atma. 

The enlightened sages, or Rishis (seers), of the ancient Vedic tradition were able to clearly discern the sounds of the Veda within their own pure consciousness and reproduce them in speech, or Vedic recitation. Vedic Pandits of India have handed down this recitation from generation to generation, giving rise to the timeless Vedic tradition of knowledge.

The sounds of the Veda were eventually put into writing as the books of the Vedic Literature. Over the long lapse of time, however, the various branches of the Vedic Literature became scattered and widely misinterpreted. Their true, profound significance in connecting human intelligence with Cosmic Creative Intelligence was lost.

A Complete Science of Consciousness

Maharishi completely restored the thousands-of-years-old scattered knowledge of the Veda and Vedic Literature as the total knowledge of natural law and organized it in the form of a complete and objectively verified science of consciousness.

Most significantly, Maharishi brought to light that everyone can experience Veda, Total Knowledge, within their own self through Transcendental Meditation® and the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi™ programme and thus harness the total creative potential of natural law for maximum success and fulfilment in life.

Maharishi also revived and restored to their full effectiveness the fields of ancient Vedic Science listed below, thereby giving each the means to rise to perfection, promising a profound transformation of human civilization.

Health care–Maharishi Ayurveda®
Education–Consciousness Based Education™
Architecture–Maharishi Sthapatya-Ved®
Agriculture–Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture™
Defence–Maharishi Invincible Defence Technology
Vedic astrology–Maharishi Jyotish® and Yagya
Vedic classical music–Maharishi Gandharva Veda®
Administration–Veda based Administration  


Parts of the text on this page were taken from The Complete Book of Yogic Flying by Craig Pearson, PhD