Learning TM doesn’t require any change in lifestyle or religion. It is a purely practical, mental technique which is practiced by people across hinders of cultures and religions in order to have an experience that seems to have a positive effect on all areas of life.
Transcending is an experience which allows us to become more ourselves. It allows us to come back in touch with the true nature of our own selves. As our brains becomes more coherent, our bodies more relaxed and our perceptions wider, we are building a platform that supports the rectification of negative aspects of life stress, addictions, negative emotions, diseases, and the enhancement of the positive potential of life.
Apart from practising it twice a day as instructed, there is no need for rules or lifestyle changes when one learns TM. We just learn to listen to ourselves more. Regular experience of transcending brings a spontaneous feeling for what is right and appropriate in all circumstances. As a result, many things will be changing in the right direction but these changes will all happen spontaneously, naturally.
Many people, who learn TM, notice that they are also getting a greater appreciation for their own culture and religion. Transcending is an essential human experience. It was once an essential part of all cultures and religions but the technique for experiencing it was lost over time. When people add this inner experience to the outer aspects of their cultures or religions, they usually find a deeper intimate connection to the outer aspects. After all, our cultures form an essential part of who we are.
One of the most beautiful examples of this can be found in Colombia, where a devout Catholic Priest started to use TM to give streetchildren a new life. Father Gabriel Mejia now runs the most successful children rehabilitation project in all of Latin America. He has 52 centres in Columbia and his program, to which the TM technique is now central, is now being looked to as a model across the entire continent of South America.