When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought Transcendental Meditation (T.M.) to the West, he knew he needed to speak in the language of the most practical, knowledgeable and progressive people. That language is science. Although T.M. has its roots in ancient Vedic wisdom, he was able to speak in terms of science, since the human ability to transcend thought and experience Pure Consciousness is universal. Maharishi encouraged the use of the scientific method to verify the effects of Transcendental Meditation and the use of objective language to describe the experience.
In the 1960’s Maharishi wrote Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation describing the practical effects in society of the Transcendental Meditation program. In the early 1970’s he created a 33 lesson lecture series called, “The Science of Creative Intelligence” (SCI), about the experience and expression of Pure Consciousness.
SCI became the foundation for the academics of Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management). According to Maharishi, all knowledge is an expression of Pure Consciousness, the Pure Field of Creative Intelligence. Each branch of human knowledge, whether it be mathematics, physics or literature, expresses Creative Intelligence, using its own vocabulary. Students who experience Pure Consciousness in T.M. and have the understanding The Science of Creative Intelligence feel at home with any branch of knowledge.
A simple yet still profound expression of SCI is taught at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, K-12, as sixteen principles.
Past The Successful Entrepreneur students of mine, Dustin Garlow and Gde Brawiswara Putra have been volunteering helping me with this site. Together we have brainstormed the application of these sixteen principles to business. Here is what we have come up with so far. (Your input is most welcome.)
1 The Nature of life is to grow.
For a business to survive and thrive, it must always progress.
Key question to ask about your business:
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