Maharishi was an emperor and an ascetic – Article by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A giant’s tribute to another …




Article by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Rediff

During my late teens, a few of us were sitting with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Switzerland . Maharishi was being briefed about some problems in the Transcendental Meditation movement in America. He said, “Once you are at the top, the peak, there is no plateau. So whoever reaches the peak has to come down.” I quipped, “There is no competition for depth.” At this, Maharishi chuckled with a twinkle in his eye.

I have never seen someone as deep as Maharishi. Perhaps that is the reason why everyone– young and old, scientists and simpletons, could relate to him. When Maharishi would meet with Baba Muktananda or Anandamayi Ma, people would wait to hear philosophical discussions. However, to everyone’s amazement, they would just exchange pleasantries — it was more a joyful occasion to be together. They never discussed about atma or paramatma.

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