Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

About Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • Date of Birth – 12 January 1918.

  • Place of Birth – Bellur, India.

  • State of Living? (Samadhi or Alive) – Samadhi on 5 February 2008.

Message to the world from the guru

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to teach his disciples to be happy always without being affected by the external circumstances. Being happy is of utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. Under all circumstances be happy. Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi started Transcendental Meditation Movement in the 1960s across the globe. He set up various organizations, schools, universities, research institutes on meditation and spirituality and which is estimated the worth of around $300 million.

So far organization and centers have trained more than 40,000+ Transcendental Meditation teachers.

Path of Enlightenment


How did Maharishi Mahesh Yogi experience Enlightenment?

Through Meditation he reached the state of Jivanmukta.

Guru of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati.

About Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati was Sharakaracharya of Jyotir Math in India.

Do check out his profile for more information.

swami brahmananda saraswati

Spiritual Practices Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Followed

He was a disciple of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati and gives credits to his innovation of Transcendental Meditation to his master.

He developed Transcendental Meditation based on Vedic principles and Vedantist reality.

Here is a fascinating video in which Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks about Enlightenment.


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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Enlightenment Experience

There is no account where he expressed his experience of Enlightenment.

Nevertheless, most of the enlightened masters do not speak about it.

Here is detailed information for whoever is skeptical about his enlightenment.

Students Experience about the Transcendental Meditation

Some of the most famous celebrities talk about Transcendental Meditation.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Beatles

The Beatles attended Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation retreat in Wales. Due to the manager’s death, the seminar got cut short and The Beatles team returned from the seminar.

As they were very eager to listen to Mahesh Yogi, they made their attendance to join the guru in his own ashram near Rishikesh, India.

The Beatles team spread the advantages of Transcendental Meditation to the west and it got a wide range of media coverage especially in the United States.

Here is a detailed story of the same:

Katy Perry experiences on Transcendental Meditation

Katy Perry says transcendental meditation is a “Cure For The Common Stress”.

Russell Brand on Transcendental Meditation

Hugh Jackman experiences with Transcendental Meditation

“Nothing has ever opened my eyes like Transcendental Meditation has. It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!”

~ Hugh Jackman, Hollywood actor

Jim Carrey about Transcendental Meditation

“It does allow you to separate who you truly are and what’s real from the stories that run through your head.”

~ Jim Carrey

The Science of Being and Art of Living Book


Being is Life. It is existence. To be is to live, to exist. Being or existence finds expression in the different aspects of living: thinking, speaking, doing, experiencing, feeling. All aspects of life have their basis in Being.

The question arises, then, of how to understand Being in terms of all the different aspects of life with which we are familiar. How can we know Being in terms of the world, and what is Its relationship with the world of forms and phenomena in which we live?

How can we distinguish existence from that which exists?

Existence is abstract; that which exists is concrete.

We may say that existence is life itself, while that which exists is the ever-changing phenomenal phase of the never-changing reality of existence. Existence is the abstract aspect of life on which are built what we call the concrete phases of life which encompasses all aspects of the individual – Body, Mind, Thinking, Speaking, Acting, Behaving, Experiencing, and Influencing the surroundings, including all aspects of cosmic existence.

Life expresses itself in different modes of living. That which is lived is the expression of life; that which exists is the expression of existence.

Existence, life, or Being is the unmanifested reality of all that exists, lives, or is. Being is the ultimate reality of all that was, is, or will be. It is eternal and unbounded, the basis of all the phenomenal existence of the cosmic life. It is the source of all time, space, and causation. It is the be-all and end-all of existence, the all-pervading eternal field of the almighty creative intelligence. I am That eternal Being, thou art That, and all this is That eternal Being in its essential nature.

This is an excerpt from his book Science of Being and Art of Living. He explained in detail about the practical aspects of Transcendental Meditation in this book.

Books by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Please go through his books for an amazing understanding of life, science of life, being, eternity, bliss, meditation, spirituality, and more.

Here is a list of amazing books by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Best Quote

Mahesh Yogi Ashram Details

  • Ashram Name – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.

  • Ashram Place – Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304.

  • Phone Number – 097607 16079.

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