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Samhita of Rishi, Devata, Chhandas
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'Consciousness is wakefulness, unbounded alertness, pure intelligence, pure existence, self-referral [it knows itself] fullness, all knowingness—the self-sufficient and unmanifest source, course, and goal of all creation.'   'Those who practise Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation experience these qualities of consciousness in their own Transcendental Consciousness.   'In its 'self-referral' state, or transcendental state, consciousness knows itself alone; as such, it is the knower of itself. By being the knower of itself, it is also the object of knowledge, and the process of knowing. Thus, in its self-referral state, consciousness is the unified state of knower, knowing, and known.   'In the Vedic language this 'three-in-one' structure of consciousness is called Samhita of Rishi, Devata, and Chandas—Samhita (unity) of Rishi (knower), Devata (dynamism of the process of knowing), and Chhandas (the known).'   --Maharishi, Inaugurating Maharishi Vedic University, 1996.
Links
http://www.excellenceinaction.globalgoodnews.com/2008/08-dec/dec2.html
Broader Term
Rk Veda
Narrower Term
Chhandas
Devata
Rishi
Related Term
Maharishi's Veda Lila
Pure Consciousness
Veda
Vedic Literature
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