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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Shiksha Sanskrit
   His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
   on the importance of regular practice of
   the Transcendental Meditation technique:
Shiksha is one of the structuring dynamics of Rk Veda. It highlights the
quality of EXPRESSION involved in structuring Rk Veda.
With reference to consciousness, Shiksha comprises the specific sets of laws
of Nature that are engaged in promoting the quality of Rishi--the observer,

Through Transcendental Meditation the awareness of the
individual gains self-referral consciousness; it identifies
with  the self-referral state of consciousness, Samhita level
of consciousness, the field of pure intelligence--infinite
Creative Intelligence--and through the self-referral
dynamics of self-referral consciousness, the diversified
state of the awareness of the individual realizes the
concentrated power of Natural Law in its unified state, and
through practice lives Natural Law in daily life.

-Maharishi University of Management, p. 183

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Shikshas 1-21

Shikshas 22-36

Shiksha Title Page

the witnessing quality--within the Samhita level of consciousness, providing
a structure to the eternally silent, self-referral, self-sufficient, fully awake state
of consciousness, which is intimately personal to everyone.
(complete table of qualities)

In the physiology, Shiksha is represented by 
the structures which compute and express 
the internal aspects of the physiology, such 
as its biochemical constituents, temperature, 
pressure, etc. (the expressions of the 
autonomic nervous system). 

These expressions are channeled via the 
autonomic ganglia. These are 36 on each side 
of the spinal cord, corresponding to the 36
books of  Shiksha.

-His Majesty Prof. Tony Nader-Ram in 
Human Physiology: Expression of  
Veda and the Vedic Literature, pp. 80-81 

Shiksha Physiology
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 more about Shiksha

Aranya ShikshaSarvasamatta ShikshaApishali ShikshaSiddhanta ShikshaAvasananirnaya ShikshaAmoghanandini ShikshaMallasharma ShikshaYagyavalkya ShikshaVasishti ShikshaMandavya ShikshaMadhyandina ShikshaVarnaratnapradipika ShikshaKatyayana ShikshaSvarabhaktilakshanaparishishta ShikshaPadyatmika Keshavi ShikshaParashari ShikshaLakshmikanta ShikshaPaniniya ShikshaVasishta ShikshaLomashi ShikshaGautami ShikshaNaradiya ShikshaShaishiriya ShikshaSvaravyanjana ShikshaVyalli SikshaShamana ShikshaShambhu ShikshaKalanirnaya ShikshaBharadvaja ShikshaKauhaliya ShikshaPari ShikshaShodashashloki ShikshaVyasa ShikshaCharayaniya ShikshaAtreya ShikshaManduki Shiksha


Sarvasammata Shiksha translated by Otto Franke (German)

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