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Date: Wed, Jul 31 2002 1:27 pm
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I am familiar with my own advanced transcendental meditation technique
mantras. I am also familiar with the mantras Maharishi gave me to
The following includes what I was taught. It also includes other
information which I was not given by Maharishi or in advanced
instruction, but which follows the context within which I received what
I got. The source is http://minet.org/mantras-alt.html
OK. Here is the whole picture:
The TM and TM-Sidhi Techniques
As reported in the TM-EX Newsletter, and from other sources.
Disclaimer - read this first.
Provided for historical and research purposes only (in other words,
don't blame me for what happens if you attempt to meditate with this
data, and don't even think about sending me international snail-mail
with questions about meditation.)
The TM technique is simple mental repetition of a "mantra" or word. The
TM movement claims that only specific "words" can be used. They claim
that the selection of words is based upon a secret formula. Court
documents have shed some light on this "secret" process. It is nothing
other than a set of words given out by age, and/or age and sex,
depending on the teacher training course the TM teacher attended.
The TM-Sidhi program is nothing other than a set of sutras (words or
phrases), mentally repeated every fifteen seconds after doing a twenty
minute session of TM. Each sutra is repeated twice, with a 15 second
pause in between each repetition.
The TM Mantra Tables
1961 1969-Male 1969-Female Fiuggi, 1972
Sex Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra
MALE RAM 0-15 ING 0-15 IM 10-11 ING
FEMALE SHIRIRAM 15-30 AING 15-30 AIM 12-13 IM
30-45 SHRING 30-45 SHRIM 14-15 INGA
46 + SHIAM 46 + SHIAMA 16-17 IMA
1976 1977 1978 October,1978 1987
Age Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra Age
03-10 ENG 03-10 ING 0-11
10-12 EM 10-12 IN 10-12 ENG 10-12
12-14 ENGA 12-14 INGA 12-14 EM 12-14 EM 12-13
14-16 EMA 14-16 INA 14-16 EMGA 14-16 ENGA 14-15
16-18 AENG 16-18 AING 16-18 EMA 16-18 EMA 16-17
18-20 AEM 18-20 AIM 18-20 AENG 18-20 AING 18-19
20-22 AENGA 20-22 AINGA 20-22 AEM 20-22 AIM 20-21
22-24 AEMA 22-24 AIMA 22-24 AENGA 22-24 AINGA 22-23
24-26 AEMA 24-26 AIMA 24-25
24-30 SHIRING 24-30 SHIRING 26-30 SHIRING 26-30 SHIRING 26-29
30-35 SHIRIM 30-35 SHIRIN 30-35 SHIRIM 30-35 SHIRIM 30-34
35-40 HIRING 35-40 HIRING 35-40 HIRING 35-40 HIRING 35-39
40-45 HIRIM 40-45 HIRIN 40-45 HIRIM 40-45 HIRIM 40-44
45-50 KIRING 45-50 KIRING 45-50 KIRING 45-50 KIRING 45-49
50-55 KIRIM 50-55 KIRIN 50-55 KIRIM 50-55 KIRIM 50-54
55-60 SHIAM 55-60 SHIAM 55-60 SHYAM 55-60 SHIAM 55-59
60 + SHIAMA 60 + SHIAMA 60 + SHYAMA 60 + SHIAMA 60 +
Notes: The year at the top of each column indicates the year the
was trained. "Age" is that of the initiate at the time of learning the
See the TM Checking Notes and Steps to Initiation for details on the
initiation and checking rituals. (http://minet.org/mantras-alt.html)
First: AING NAMAH
Second: SHRI AING NAMAH
Third: SHRI AING NAMAH NAMAH
Fourth: SHRI SHRI AING NAMAH NAMAH
Fifth: SHRI SHRI AING AING NAMAH NAMAH
Sixth: SHRI SHRI AING AING NAMAH NAMAH
(Thought in the heart area)
Seventh: Age of Enlightenment Technique:
A system of putting attention on parts of the body, environment,
world and outer space.
Notes: In most cases students were instructed to use their own,
previously assigned mantra where AING appears above.
Translation of Advanced Technique Mantras
SHRI "Oh most beautiful"
AING "Hindu goddess Saraswati"
NAMAH "I bow down"
(borders added for emphasis)
Primordial Sound - "AMRITA," used as a mantra
Psychophysiological Technique - Mantra is thought in heart area.
The names of the sutras used in the TM-Sidhi program are:
Strength of an elephant
Distinction between intellect and transcendence
Transcendence finest hearing
Transcendence finest sight
Transcendence finest taste
Transcendence finest touch
Transcendence finest smell.
The "levitation" or "flying" technique, now known as "Yogic Flying," is
used in the same way as all other sutras:
"Relationship of body and akasha - lightness of cotton fiber."
This phrase is mentally repeated every fifteen seconds after doing a
twenty minute session of TM. Each sutra is mentally repeated twice (if
time allows 4 times), with a 15 second pause in between each
After doing the flying sutra for 5-30 minutes, the instruction is to
rest for 10-30 minutes and then read the Hindu Scriptures for 5
An example of the readings (from the Ninth Mandala of Rig Veda):
Flow Soma, in a most sweet and exhilarating stream, effused for Indra
drink. The all-beholding destroyer of Rakshasas has stepped upon his
gold-smitten birthplace, united with the wooden cask. Be the lavish
giver of wealth, most bounteous, the destroyer of enemies; bestow on us
the riches of the affluent. Come with food to the sacrifice of the
mighty gods, and bring us strength and sustenance. To thee we come, O
dropping (Soma); for thee only is this our worship day by day, our
prayers are to thee, none other.
[end of quote]
That is what is taught in the TM org. If there are those who think that
TM uses scientific 'meaningless sounds' as mantras, then I am at a loss
as to their motives. And if they think that TM is devoid of religion, I
am also at a loss.