The Maharishi Vedic ObservatoryTM
has been developed as a result of travel in inner space-unbounded
awareness, Transcendental Consciousness-resulting from regular
practice of the Maharishi Transcendental MeditationSM
program; and from traveling to and studying the ancient observatories
of India during years of dedicated research and design under
the direct guidance of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The
revival of this ancient Vedic technology aligns one's vision
with the orderly setup of cosmic performance from wherever one
is on Earth. The Maharishi Vedic Observatory allows one to gain
the benefit of Nature's Intelligence-a life lived in accord with
all the Laws of Nature. As a result, daily life begins to move
with the support of Natural Law. The program of the Maharishi
Vedic Observatory is to align one's awareness with the orderly
dynamism of the universe and thereby to tune one's self with
the eternal order of cosmic life. Natural Law, which steers the
course of the evolution of the universe, comes into attunement
with our observing through the instruments of this Observatory.
The precise measuring instruments of the Maharishi Vedic Observatory
reflect, in their form and function, the movement of the stars
and planets with relation to the individual, and display this
precise mathematical relationship. All value of time is expressed
in sundial-like instruments that measure the Sun, counting the
hours of the day, reflecting the Sun's movement across the sky,
and displaying its relationship with all life on Earth. The instruments
of the Maharishi Vedic Observatory display this regular movement
in the shapes and markings of the instruments themselves. The
instruments also express all values of space and direction, first
by locating the North Star, and then deriving all directions-north,
south, east, and west-from there.
The Maharishi Vedic Observatory can be understood to be the
structure of the universe as detected from the shadow caused
by the Sun. Waking, dreaming, and sleeping states of consciousness
are not real states of consciousness; they come and go, circling.
These three states of consciousness hide their own basis, which
is Pure Consciousness-Transcendental Consciousness. When Transcendental
Consciousness is shadowed, then what is operating is a shadow
of consciousness. But the shadow can become shallow; its reality
can become the Sun.
The principle of the instruments of the Maharishi Vedic Observatory
is demonstrated in the travel of the shadow caused by the Sun.
The shadow follows the movement of the Sun, starting at the longest
length, then disappearing, and then coming back into shadow again.
This movement of the shadow exactly resembles the overshadowing
influence of waking, dreaming, and sleeping on Pure Consciousness-this
reality of the three is a mirage. Measuring the Sun from the
shadow exactly resembles the phenomenon of locating Transcendental
Consciousness from the state of waking consciousness. Waking
state of consciousness is a shadow; it's the mirage of a string
being mistaken for a snake. The real string is Transcendental
Consciousness. But we can't get to Transcendental Consciousness
without going through waking, dreaming, and sleeping states of
consciousness. The eternally awake Transcendental Consciousness,
the fourth state of consciousness, has influence on waking, dreaming,
and sleeping states of consciousness; it softens the density
of the shadow; it softens the intensity of illusion-the reality
dawns and prevails, and the purpose of observing the Maharishi
Vedic Observatory is fulfilled.
Knowing the outer reality of life from the inner reality of
Pure Consciousness is the Vedic theme of life. By opening one's
awareness to the inner value of Pure Consciousness, it is possible
to know the mechanics of the functioning of the outer world.
All the different relationships of the planets and stars can
be located inside, in one's own awareness. One can fathom, in
one's own consciousness, the phenomenon of the ever-expanding
universe; one can know anything from within one's Self. The Maharishi
Vedic Observatory provides the means of observation to align
the outer with the inner and spontaneously allow the rise of
a new awakening.
The Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature is the reality
of one's awareness; the diversified field of Natural Law is located
outside one's self. The inner and outer realities of life are
completely parallel to each other. Since the inside value of
life is one's own Self, it is easier to realize the inner value-the
reality of the Veda, which resides in consciousness. The symmetry
of consciousness is present in the gross outer world. As a result,
the full value of the inner and outer reality of life can be
known through one's own pure inner consciousness. This is Sthapatya
Veda-the organizing power of Natural Law that establishes everything
in the universe in perfect relation with everything else.