What is the role of a guru?

You want to wake up at 4 am, if you can do it yourself well and good, but if you need an alarm clock to wake you up, that is the role of a Guru.

Swami Sandeep Chaitanya


Learning TM

It was a pleasure to learn Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from Lane Wagger. The guru bhakti (devotion), dedication to help the seeker, coupled with clear concept delivery were awesome.
The way Lane oriented people to practice and shared some excellent analogies (must have been refined over the years) was really good. I distinctly remember the analogy of dyeing a white cloth in yellow to explain the cumulative effect of TM.All in all great and I have been practicing it once a day as against the recommended 2 per day schedule, but clearly see changes in how people respond and relate to me.
I highly recomend Lane to any Corporate if you are serious about TM. Right most on first row is Lane.
Here are a few points from Lane for the practitioners
1. Remember to start your TM with half a minute sitting easily, and end the meditation with 2-3 minutes of silence.
2. If you feel sleepy during TM, that is OK. Sleep comes during meditation if there is some tiredness in the body. We never force ourselves to stay alert in order to continue thinking the mantra. If sleep comes, we let it come. Just remember to meditate for another 5 to 10 minutes after waking up.
3. We do not give any importance to the meaning of thoughts during TM. Thoughts are just the by-product of the release of stress. When a thought comes during TM, we don’t feel bad, we just easily return to the mantra.
4. If you feel you are too busy to do your TM, then don’t do it for yourself, do it for the sake of world peace.