Expanding the container of knowledge – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

This presents to us the possibility of bringing
fulfillment to our quest for knowledge. Our quest for knowledge can be satisfied by
developing the mind developing the container of knowledge. We are reading this and this and this and
reading so much as we go on to the higher education, the subjects become less
and less and less and eventually only one subject. Because the container of knowledge is not
big enough to contain all the fields of knowledge. That is why especialities are special. Either history, geography, this and this,
specialized education. This only means the container of knowledge
can contain only so much and no more. The present education is like bringing information
from here, there, there, there, and gathering information. If one remembers then fine, if one
doesn’t then the education is not complete. What is necessary is, it’s like we are given
a knife to cut the vegetables and we keep on cutting the vegetables and then we cut the vegetables
in triangles and quadrants and different designs. But what about sharpening the knife? If you don’t take the time to sharpen the
knife, all of the knowledge to cut it in different pieces like that and like that and like that
it would just be a bore and a burden. If the knife doesn’t cut then what to do? If the mind doesn’t work, then what to do? So with meditation we sharpen the mind. Sharpening the mind can expand the mind and clear the mind. With a clear mind, we steady as much as is
possible. All the branches of learning in the relative
field is highly essential. But, the container of knowledge should also
be enlarged. The mind should also be sharpened. The mind should also be developed. And the man should not remain using only a
small portion of the mind. No. This is something which has been missing and
it is now open to all the fields of education. To incorporate this Transcendental Meditation
in their daily routine. It is very heartening for me that in the last
two years Transcendental Meditation has been adopted by the students of different universitites
in the world. It is spreading in the lines of the youth
so fast. It’s a matter of very great pride and joy to see that the youth
of the world on whose shoulders lie the responsibility of the world are really sensible. People ask me, “Why the youth have taken to
be so much?” I said, “Because they are the youth of the
ject age.” The youth of the ject age grow faster than
the youth of the bicycle age or motor age. (Laughter) The youth of the ject age have
achieved something good? Fine go ahead, adopt it. One step ahead they have gone. The aspiration of the modern mind is so laudable. We want to accomplish this and this and this. We want to live on the moon and we want to
live on the earth. Aspirations are great. And when the aspirations are great we must
start from the improved level of energy and intelligence. If we don’t increase our level of energy and
intelligence, and remaining on the same level of energy and intelligence, we can only make
ourselves miserable. A wave on the ocean wants to rise high and
clash against the hill to clear the way for all times. But then the aspiration to rise high is very
laudable and very praiseworthy. But, only the activity of rising high will not do. The activity of rising high has to be suppleme nted
by the horizontal activity of amassing more water at the base. And then the integrity of the wave will be
maintained, the wave will be integrated. And then, the whole ocean could rise up in
one wave. And that’s the formula for rising up high
in activity. That the increasing activity of accomplishment
must be supplemented by increased energy and intelligence by bringing the mind back to
the source and incorporating it with that energy and intelligence.


  1. Dan Iwanicki

    April 9, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Master of analogies 🙂
    good info thanks for posting.

  2. James Bray

    April 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    MMY has delivered a great service to the world. Very much misrepresented in the press and under-appreciated. We need his wisdom now more than ever…

  3. jposco

    April 15, 2011 at 3:03 am

    wow.. Maharishis brain cells were definitely firing on all cylinders

  4. Anil Kumar

    August 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    now i m fan of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi

  5. Maharishi University of Management

    February 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    @roguenoobkiller Go to tm (dot) org and click on "learn" — then you can find the TM center that's closest to you. Or, if you're interested in college, contact MUM (link is at the beginning of the video description) and talk to one of our admissions counselors; they can sign you up for a Visitors Weekend and give you more info about learning the TM technique here.

  6. inthepalace

    July 4, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Yes, stuKnole," Engage in the practice of TM and all else will follow ". Very true and well said. I am so new and learning what I have been missing in my life. I am joyful now.

  7. Liladhar Chturvedi

    August 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    जय गुरुदेव

  8. Tapash Chatterjee

    August 19, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Thankyou Beloved MAHARISHI

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