Maharishi to Purusha

During a visit in Seelisberg, Switzerland, in 1982, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had a meeting with this International group of Purusha. The following talk is a short excerpt.

Purusha - sole Commander in Chief

Purusha is the sole Commander in Chief - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 

1. (Dr. Hagelin:) A question that seems more deeply philosophical asks: Maharishi you have decried the age-old system of deterring crime through punishment. Would you please explain the difference between man punishing man through man-made law, and God punishing man through the God-made law of "as you sow so shall you reap?"

2. Maharishi: "As you sow so shall you reap" is not a punishment, it's a reality. You do plus you have plus. You do minus you have minus. It's not a punishment. 

3. God is innocently watching. That is our concept. 

4. There are two values, silence and dynamism. Silence moves and it becomes action. Ultimately the reality is that it is all silence. 

5. Silence is the Purusha value, and Purusha value is the Chief Controller. It doesn't do anything, but by its presence it allows creativity in its atmosphere, like a catalyst. The Commander in Chief doesn't fight; just by its presence, the army fights. 

6. The Ultimate Reality is that I am Totality, Aham Brahmasmi. And not only I am That, but all this is That- Sarvam Kalvidam Brahm. 

7. Raja Raam is the Controller; he is all silence. And in his presence, all dynamism. We are going to demonstrate our physical world to be administered with that immense Power and Energy and Order with which the entire diversity of the universe is being administered. 

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is widely regarded as one of the foremost scientists in the field of consciousness. 

Maharishi: (3:30 min) "Ultimately the reality is, that it is all silence. And that is Purusha value. Purusha value is the chief controller. And that is the ideal of administration, that the consciousness is all itself. And being all itself it has a catalytic character. What does a catalyst do? It does not do anything. By its presence it allows creativity in its atmosphere. So, Purusha - a catalyst - is the sole commander in chief. And the commander in chief does not fight. Just by its presence its army fights. Like that, the army is the Brahm, the total Natural Law. The total Natural Law, by its virtue present in every grain of creation and in the totality of the creation, is the same silence. ..."