By Dr. Vernon Katz
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published in 2011
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Speaks about Full Development of Human Consciousness
The majestic panoramas of Lake Tahoe in California and the Kashmir Valley in the Himalayas provided the ideal settings for the conversations in this book. It was there in 1968 and 1969 that Maharishi began his as-yet-unpublished commentary on the Brahma Sutra, a key text of the timeless wisdom of Vedanta. The penetrating questions asked by Dr. Katz inspired deep insights from Maharishi on the nature and development of higher states of consciousness. Through Maharishi’s words, the ultimate reality of life becomes meaningful and practical for people living today: anyone can awaken the wholeness of consciousness within. These conversations are suffused with bliss and serve as a tribute to Maharishi’s legacy of knowledge for full development of the human heart and mind.
Maharishi: People will enjoy this book. They will enjoy your insight.
VK: I haven’t any insight. It’s your wisdom they will enjoy, and they will enjoy it all the more when set against my ignorance.
Maharishi: See what insight you have!
“Dr. Vernon Katz brought such huge delight to Maharishi. His sweet and lovable nature was one thing-but his powerful and highly discriminating intellect and his repeated enquiries to Maharishi inspired Maharishi so much. Maharishi inconversation with Vernon brought out wave upon wave ofthe highest knowledge to satisfy Vernon’s thirst to understand fully the Brahm Vidya that Maharishi was expounding to the world. And Maharishi loved him for it. Vernon’s role has been a singular one in the history of Maharishi’s unfoldment of Total Knowledge from the Vedic tradition. We are all grateful to him for what he has done for all of us, and for sharing his fascinating conversations with Maharishi in this book.” – Dr. Bevan Morris, Prime Minister Global Country of World Peace, President Maharishi University of Management
“In this long-awaited book, we join Dr. Vernon Katz as he sits by Maharishi’s side, and we listen in on these exhilarating conversations about the highest potential of human life. We are on the scene as Maharishi brings to light the precious knowledge of enlightenment in its original purity and completeness. This book presents a clear exposition of this timeless wisdom along with the delight of being with Maharishi personally, in itself a treasure.” – Dr. Craig Pearson, author, The Complete Book of Yogic Flying and The Supreme Awakening (in press)
About the Author
Vernon Katz is a trustee and a visiting professor at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. He earned a first class honours degree and a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University. His thesis on Indian philosophy was supervised by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the eminent philosopher who became India’s second president.
Vernon’s work with Maharishi on the Vedic literature began in 1962, when Maharishi invited him to assist with translation of the Bhagavad- Gita. Maharishi’s insights into Vedicknowledge and its practical application for human life will be upheld and will benefit life for millennia to come. Theconversations in this book give the reader a glimpse into a precious phase in the emergence of Maharishi’s knowledge.