Student Experiences in STC 109

Student Experiences

STC 109

I didn’t miss one class of STC! I have never loved a class so much that I looked forward to coming to it every day. Throughout this block I had many ‘aha’ moments, but my clearest one was truly understanding that I am the only one responsible for my own evolution. . . My favorite part of this class was watching all the Maharishi tapes and understanding them to such a level where I now feel I can explain them. Also the class discussions after the tapes have given me an even greater intellectual satisfaction.

At Maharishi School I received an over-all wonderful education, but the difference between the way I have been taught SCI in MSAE compared to STC in MUM has been drastic. . . All the videos taught me incredible new things. I couldn’t wait to watch the next one because each tape was so unique and inspiring. . . These videos and the class discussions we’ve had have really made me understand and appreciate how beautiful every second of my life is. And now I finally understand each state of consciousness a human being goes through! And I know how to reach fulfillment without having to look at the notes I have taken during class as reference. Gracias Dr. Egenes, Baruti and Brandy for making my first experience in MUM so incredible! Jai Guru Dev —Melodia Morales

I remember our first homework in this class was to research the value of getting enough sleep and make a PowerPoint of the results of our research. At first, when I heard this assignment, I felt a little bit overwhelmed, but as I began to research, I realized how our bodies are so amazing. I became aware of how simply and naturally we are so self-referral without even noticing. . . In this class I was able to realize and remind myself that I am living this self-referral process of evolution, of knowledge, every day as everyone else is. . .

Through watching all the Maharishi tapes, I have gained a clearer perspective of how important and how joyous all the aspects of life really are. All the knowledge, the deep conversations and discussions that I have had with my three teachers of STC and classmates, have given me the best time in school I could have wished for. I look forward to coming to class every single day. . . Together we are making a journey to establish the Self! And it has been an incredibly fulfilling experience. Thank you again! Jai Guru Dev —Coral Morales

I’ve experienced and accomplished quite a bit in the time since I graduated from high school. Through it all I’ve learned quite an array of ideals and concepts on the way that the world works. I’ve learned how I would like to organize my life, and what I would like to give to the world ad what kind of legacy I would like to leave. All in all, what I find perhaps most remarkable and comforting, is that this class has pretty well affirmed the values that I’ve taught myself. If anything it has taught me even more to believe in myself and know that, because the way I live my life brings me great bliss, that it is the right way for me to be living my life. —Dominic Rabalais

During my career at MSAE, just as it is here at MUM, the education was consciousness-based. Now, even though I had many years of studying and exposure to consciousness, I never really felt that my level of understanding had broken the surface. . . I came to MUM not only for the business and sustainability programs, but to potentially fill that gap that I was left with after MSAE. That is exactly what I found. On our first day of class, our professor Tom Egenes posed the question, “So, what do you guys want to learn about?” I had struck gold.

My knowledge began to unfold quickly, each day having an “Ah-ha” moment as my surface understandings were tied into deep wisdom from our teacher, or from the master himself, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Which made me start to wonder, was the reason that my knowledge was so stuck in the relative because I had never learned directly from Maharishi himself? I had always been learning his knowledge indirectly via my teachers, but never from Maharishi himself. Now at MUM, I have seen many tapes of Maharishi, sharing his knowledge in such a profound way, that my understanding has increased dramatically in a relatively short period of time. This has really given me a new-found appreciation of how truly wise Maharishi was. . .

What Maharishi has taught us to do is add a different dynamic to resting; a skill of resting. That skill is the practice of Transcendental Meditation. He’s talking about taking a dip in the transcendent; deep, natural rest twice daily will allow the mind to reach its full potential. Nature will respond to your aspirations if you are rested and in tune with natural law, all these things can be achieved by meditating. I have had a personal experience with this recently.

It goes without saying that meditation is a restful experience. But what I failed to realize, or maybe just accept up until recently, is that meditation is almost pointless when your physiology is not rested. Aside from the fact that when you’re not well rested, there’s a very good chance that you’ll probably just fall asleep anyway, but your ability to transcend is hindered. Until recent I chose not to believe this.

The effects of meditation and the TM-Sidhi program are infinitely more influential to the individual if the physiology is well rested. Recently, I’ve been taking more time out of my schedule to simply just sleep. At first, it’s difficult to take time away from things you feel you need to do, so simply just want to do. But the results don’t even compare. I have had so much support of nature recently that I even felt compelled to post it as a Facebook status update so the world could know of my coherence. My point being, that when we find the time to get sufficient sleep, in addition to meditation, all of your activities in life will create progress and evolution. —Sammy Rose

I really enjoyed the creative assignments, and the written assignments allowed me to gain training in writing and expressing my words in the English language. I feel an improvement in my writing and organizing skills. . . Studying in STC 109 has given me perspective, inspiration and practical knowledge that I can take with me and use in all other aspects of life. . . The biggest ‘aha’ experience to me was bring my awareness to the fact that everything emerges from the same source, and is constantly heading back towards that direction, and that fulfillment is life depends on if the direction of evolution is followed. And it seems to me that whatever we call evolution is just another move of bliss within the bliss eternal, from the silent unmanifest to its point value and back again. —Kasia B.

The Science and Technology of Consciousness class has allowed me to fully develop my understanding of Maharishi Vedic Science. It has not only showed me the path toward my goal but has laid the foundation of which to travel on. . . It has been an honor to study Maharishi’s knowledge in depth and for that I would like to thank all my teachers for deepening and broadening my understanding. Teachers are like unbounded reservoirs of knowledge waiting to share their beautiful knowledge with their students. In one of Maharishi’s tapes on relationships he says that the ideal relationship of teacher and student is one of freedom, all our teachers have fulfilled this I feel because they have been opened to all questions and as Maharishi said the flow of knowledge is the current of joy. Once again thank you for allowing us to share this precious time with you and Jai Guru Dev. — Minolli Nayagar

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