The Self Creates to Play
Wholeness: A business is conceived in passion, nurtured in love, and sustained by vision. “Generally, the people in the world, for the success of their actions, count upon their ability of performance of an action, and they count upon their intelligence, their creative mind, and their energy. But all these factors are of a secondary importance. The main factor for success and production of results is the purity of the doer. (Maharishi – Science of Being and Art of Living)”
- The inspiration for a business is born of strong thought and emotion about a product, a service, a contribution to society or world, underlying values, creating a unique work environment, or wanting to survive and support a family. “Skill lies in pulling arrow back …to state of no activity .. so it will with least amount of effort, naturally shoot ahead with maximum force.” (Maharishi – Science of Being and Art of Living)
- An entrepreneur’s constant love and attention nourishes the business through its infancy. Water the root and enjoy the fruit.
- The vision may be implicit at first, evolve over time, and eventually made explicit. ”he experience of the inner Being is so marvelously fascinating. It is so exciting that it changes the whole outlook. It changes our vision in life.” (Maharishi, Lecture, 1968)
- A company vision sustains, inspires and empowers a business by giving work meaning, providing it direction and definition. “’Allotted duty’ is that which it is natural for one to do, that for which one was born, natural action in accordance with the laws of nature, action according to one’s own dharma, action which is in line with the natural stream of evolution, action which is an innocent link between Self-consciousness and cosmic consciousness, action which serves as a way to achieve God-consciousness, the fulfillment of life”. ( Maharishi on the Bhagavad-Gita 3-8)
CONNECTING THE PARTS OF KNOWLEDGE
WITH THE WHOLENESS OF KNOWLEDGE
Vision Gives Meaning
Surface Level: A business is born of an entrepreneur’s desire, nourished at start up by his full attention, and sustained with a vision of what he wants to contribute.
Subtle Level: The culture, the character, and purpose of a business are rooted in the underlying vision.
Transcendental Consciousness is the home of all thoughts, all ideas, love, and vision.
Unity Consciousness: A vision is the Self moving within it Self creating an enterprise which is also the Self.