Being and Becoming

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna advises Arjuna, saying:

“Established in Being, perform action.”

In the Tao Teh Ching, Lao Tzu, the great sage says:

“The way to do is to be.”

What is Being?

In the Science of Being and Art of Living, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says:

“As the omnipresent essential constituent of creation, Being lies at the basis of everything, beyond all relative existence, beyond all forms and phenomena. Because it has its pure and full status in the transcendent, it lies out of the realm of time, space and causation and out of the boundaries of the ever-changing phenomenal field of creation. It is, it was, it will be, in the status of its absolute purity. It always has the status which knows no change, the status of eternal life.”

Being is directly experienced during the simple, natural, effortless technique of Transcendental Meditation. The mind settles down to quieter levels of thinking and transcends thought to experience pure silence, pure Being.

Being is the basis of becoming. The experience of pure Being is an experience of the very source of thought.

The field of pure consciousness or being is the basis of thinking.

Thinking is the basis of action. Action is the basis of achievement. Achievement is the basis of fulfilment in life.

To become all we are capable of being, the direct experience of Being, which is the field of pure consciousness, is essential.

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