October


SCIENCE OF BEING AND ART OF LIVING

With Dr Bevan MorrisDr William Sands

6 - 29 October 2021

Published by Maharishi in 1963, “The Science of Being and Art of Living” is the summation of both the practical wisdom of integrated life advanced by the Vedic Rishis of ancient India and the growth of scientific thinking in the present-day western world.

“It presents a philosophy of life in fulfilment and brings forth a practice suitable for all men everywhere in the world to glorify all aspects of their day-to-day life. It deals with the fundamentals of all problems of life and suggests one sure cure to eradicate all sufferings.”

“This book presents a practical thesis of integrated life which has long been the abstract goal of the various sciences, religions, and metaphysical thought groups. This thesis will enable all men to harmonise their inner spiritual content with the glories of the outer material life and find their God within themselves.” [1]

In this course, Dr Morris shows how, in the Science of Being and Art of Living, Maharishi presents the Science of Being as the systematic investigation into the ultimate reality of the universe. Like other sciences, it begins its investigation from the gross, obvious level of life, then delving more deeply into the subtle levels of the experience of Nature, ultimately transcending the subtle regions, and reaching the transcendental field of eternal Being.

The Science of Being, applied to our lives through the technique of Transcendental Meditation, provides us with the Art of Living – thinking, speaking, acting, and behaving, well established at the level of pure Being. Experiencing pure Being twice daily through Transcendental Meditation, any individual in any nation can rise to enjoy higher states of consciousness, in which human life becomes filled with peace and joy, is vibrant with the infinite creative intelligence of being, and enjoys the support of the almighty power of Nature, the infinite organising power of Natural Law.

[1] From Maharishi’s Introduction.


Dr Bevan Morris worked with Maharishi for more than 39 years since becoming a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in India in 1969.

He received an MA in Psychology and Philosophy from Cambridge University, and an MSCI and DSCI from Maharishi European Research University.

Dr Morris is currently International President for Maharishi International Universities and President Emeritus of Maharishi International University. He is also Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation (USA).

Dr. William Sands is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit at Maharishi International University. Dr. Sands completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University, and received an MA and PhD from Maharishi International University. His doctoral dissertation was on the Valmiki Ramayan and Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government, for which he received the Vyasa Award for the outstanding dissertation of his graduating class.

He is the author of two books, entitled “Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and His Gift to the World”, and “Maharishi’s Yoga: The Royal Road to Enlightenment”. He has also published a number of articles including “Dharma in the Valmiki Ramayan in the Light of Maharishi Vedic Science” and “Maharishi’s Program of Reading the Vedic Literature: Unfolding the Total Potential of Natural Law”.

EIGHT LESSON COURSE SEQUENCE

Lessons 1 & 2
Section I: Science of Being (pages 3 to 44)

Lesson 3
Section II: Life (pages 45 to 63)
Theme: Living normal life – life in harmony with Cosmic Life

Lesson 4
Section III: The Art of Living, Part One
(Man’s full potential to Art of Being (pages 63 to 126)
Theme: Living one’s full potential and harnessing the almighty power of Nature

Lesson 5
Section III:  The Art of Living, Part Two (pages 127-179)
Theme: Art of thinking, speaking, acting, and behaving

Lesson 6
Section III:  The Art of Living, Part Three (pages 180-244)
Theme: Education, health and rehabilitation, leading to life in freedom

Lesson 7 
Section IV:  Fulfillment (pages to 245 to 307)
Theme: Fulfillment of all the goals of humanity everywhere

Lesson 8 
CONCLUSION
• Discussion together of the whole book
• Introduction to the Appendices
• Bhagavad-Gita
• Maharishi Vedic Science fulfilling the Science of Being and Art of Living
• Teaching the knowledge
• Maintaining the purity of Maharishi’s teaching
• Appreciation of Maharishi’s book from the students

COURSE TEXT

Apple eBook available here.

Paperback available here.

Note: amazon.co.uk does not appear to have the latest edition.

COURSE DETAILS

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER – FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2021

Eight live online interactive sessions in the comfort of your own home

On Wednesday and Friday evenings, 7.45 – 9.15 pm UK Time

Catch-up and Review options also available

Course Fee £95 / £59 for First-Timers and Certified TM Teachers
Payment by debit/credit card using the online booking link only please

FIRST SESSION FREE OF CHARGE
Wednesday 6 October at 7.45 pm UK Time

RECOMMENDATION FOR ATTENDANCE
Especially for all TM Meditators and Sidhas learning through Maharishi Foundation.
TM teachers will also enjoy!

PREVIOUS COURSE PARTICIPANTS SAY

Dr Bevan's lifetime of devotion to Maharishi pours out of every story and description he provides. He brings to life the unfathomable depth of Maharishi's vision in a way that feels fresh and intimate to my own level of understanding, whilst always pointing to deeper levels ahead. – T.P

Bevans deep love and appreciation of Maharishi lets my heart ring with bliss. He is the one who was intimate to the master through decades. And is able to reveal more and more levels of his greatness to us. – G.H

I liked how Bevan presented the knowledge, in his unique way, filled with his comprehensive understanding and his experiences he made in his long, long period of time, together with Maharishi and our Movement. Thank you so much Bevan! – A.P

What has been so wonderful for me about the course is how Dr. Bevan Morris was producing and presenting Maharishi's quotations in such a way that it was not only as being in the classroom with him, but he conveyed the material with such intimacy that it was as we were familiarising and working though the material with him being together with Maharishi. – J.C

The subject and content of the course could not be better. Dr Bevan Morris is a superb teacher and presents Maharishi's Supreme Knowledge with great authority, dignity, and charm. I have listened to many presentations by Dr Morris over the past 47 years -- the standard of excellence has never wavered. – R.C

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