The Place of the Veda in the Thought of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: A Historical and Textual Analysis
Egenes, Thomas Arthur, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
Lang, Karen, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
Roberts, John, Dept of Asian and Middle Eastern Lang and Cultures, University of Virginia
Maharish~Mahesh Yogi has derived both the experiential and philosophical components of Transcendental Meditation. Maharishi's principle contribution to the Vedic tradition is that the Veda exists in consciousness, what he calls "the unified field whispering to itself." Those who know consciousness, know the Veda; according to Maharishi, the unfoldment of consciousness is the central theme of the Vedic literature.
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Vedic corpus, literary tradition of India, Transcental meditation
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