On February 5, 2008, in the town of Vlodrop, The Netherlands, the great master, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi passed on to other dimensions.
It is with great respect that I give this meditation master appreciation and tribute. He spent half a century bringing meditation benefits to the West in the brand of his own transcendental meditation.
Prayer of Thankfulness for Maharishi's Gift
"You gave the world a priceless gift
A way of opening hearts of all
By teaching us through meditation
Peace is ours to share; our call.
The state of meditation brings
Awareness that we are on par
With our innate state of grace
Enveloping our world both near and far.
That meditation is a song
Its melody heard both far and wide
From each of us to all of us
Includes the place where all abide.
In love and grace within our Self
We live a blessed life on earth
When meditation's flowing current
Carries us through daily work.
One in heart, one in peace
We are from many lands
Standing together, not apart
Meditating on peace
All dear as friends."
Article and photo by Susan Kramer; ducks on pond in The Netherlands.
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