The TM technique is simple mental repetition of a "mantra" or word. The TM movement claims that only specific "words" can be used. They claim that the selection of words is based upon a secret formula. Court documents have shed some light on this "secret" process. It is nothing other than a set of words given out by age, and/or age and sex, depending on the teacher training course the TM teacher attended.( Please see bottom of this document !!!). In a lecture in Los Angeles Maharishi answered on a question that with OM much better meditation-success had been reached : 'Stop OM immediately.' (Though Guru Dev spreaded AUM-meditation for beginners.)
The TM-Sidhi program is nothing other than a set of sutras (words or phrases), mentally repeated every fifteen seconds after doing a twenty minute session of TM. Each sutra is repeated twice, with a 15 second pause in between each repetition.
|46 +||SHIAM||46 +||SHIAMA||16-17||IMA|
|60 +||SHIAMA||60 +||SHIAMA||60 +||SHYAMA||60 +||SHIAMA||60 +||SHAMA|
Notes: The year at the top of each column indicates the year the teacher was trained.
"Age" is that of the initiate at the time of learning the technique.
See the "TM Checking Notes and Steps to Initiation" for details on the initiation and checking rituals.
The mantras are not that unusual, however: They contain seed syllables (Bijas) from the Vishuddha throat - chakra (Am, Aam, Im, Iim, Um, Uum, Rm, Rrm, Lrm, Lrrm, Em, Aim, Om, Aum, Am, Ahm) and Bija mantras from the Hindu Tantra(Sri Vidya ; hrim, krim, shrim etc..) . The syllable Sham is found in the Muladhara chakra, Ram in the Manipura- and in the Swadhisthana-Chakras.
The technique is simplified to turn the mind inward and guided by the mantra through quieter levels of thought to the stillest level of one's awareness, presented as pure awareness, but which represents only the deepest level of the meditator's momentary consciousness. The chit of the Trimurti certainly isn't for the beginner. Similar Japa techniques are known from Dzogchen, among others. Maharishi claims the technique was received from his guru, so it belongs to Guru Dev or the Shankara order, which rejects him.
See also :
|Second:||SHRI AING NAMAH|
|Third:||SHRI AING NAMAH NAMAH|
|Fourth:||SHRI SHRI AING NAMAH NAMAH|
|Fifth:||SHRI SHRI AING AING NAMAH NAMAH|
|Sixth:||SHRI SHRI AING AING NAMAH NAMAH
(Thought in the heart area)
|Seventh:||Age of Enlightenment Technique:
A system of putting attention on parts of the body, environment, world and outer space.
Notes: In most cases students were instructed to use their own, previously assigned mantra where AING appears above.
(A godess is in hinduism a ishvara-devata and therefore does not 'hear' You.)
|SHRI||"Oh most beautiful"|
|AING||"Hindu goddess Saraswati"|
|NAMAH||"I bow down"|
Primordial Sound - "AMRITA," used as a mantra
Psychophysiological Technique - Mantra is thought in heart area.
The names of the sutras used in the TM-Sidhi program are:
Strength of an elephant
Distinction between intellect and transcendence
Transcendence finest hearing
Transcendence finest sight
Transcendence finest taste
Transcendence finest touch
Transcendence finest smell.
s.a.: Bahaistudies : Tm - Sidddhis
The "levitation" or better foam rubber-"flying" (hopping) technique, propagated as "Yogic Flying,"
is used in the same way as all other sutras:
"Relationship of body and akasha - lightness of cotton fiber."
This phrase is mentally repeated every fifteen seconds after doing a twenty minute session of TM. Each sutra is mentally repeated twice (if time allows 4 times), with a 15 second pause in between each repetition.
After doing the flying sutra for 5-30 minutes, the instruction is to rest for 10-30 minutes and then read the Hindu Scriptures for 5 minutes.
An example of the readings (from the Ninth Mandala of Rig Veda):
Flow Soma, in a most sweet and exhilarating stream, effused for Indra to drink. The all-beholding destroyer of Rakshasas has stepped upon his gold-smitten birthplace, united with the wooden cask. Be the lavish giver of wealth, most bounteous, the destroyer of enemies; bestow on us the riches of the affluent. Come with food to the sacrifice of the mighty gods, and bring us strength and sustenance. To thee we come, O dropping (Soma); for thee only is this our worship day by day, our prayers are to thee, none other.Archive Maintainer: Mike Doughney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Annotation : I think that mantras with ending "nga" as " Inga , Enga , Ainga " should be avoided if possible.
In the MAHABHARATA a "Nâga" means "snake" or vital or negative evil force .
🙏 see also in the kabbalist " Sepher Jezirah " : Ong and Nga (The good and the evil)