The TM and TM-Sidhi Techniques
As reported in the TM-EX Newsletter, and from other sources.
Disclaimer - read this first.
All information here is provided for historical and research purposes
only. Information and program details obtained from this website are
not to be used for the purpose of meditation. Website contents are not
furnished for the facilitation of, or use in, meditation, any kind
of mental practice or exercise, or for any other purpose
whatsoever. This website and its author do not and will not provide
meditation instruction by any means.
Repetitious? Yes, because some people can't take a hint.
Provided for historical and research purposes only. That means,
these mantras and other information about these programs are not here for you to use for "meditation," or use them for any other purpose.
In case it
isn't already obvious to you, this website is that of a critic who no
longer practices TM, and who is, depending on the weather, indifferent
to TM, critical of TM, and openly laughing at the silliness of the TM
programs. (You wasted your money on this crap? [Join
the club.]) And, yeah, every so often I'm just a tiny, tiny bit
angry at the fact
that a very few people have gained wealth and power through the
creation of this very elaborate, intricate, complicated mountain of
bullshit, through which many people have wasted thousands of dollars
and many hours if not lifetimes. But this website is done, it's been
sitting here mostly unchanged for almost ten years, and frankly I now
care very little about Transcendental Meditation and the organizations
that teach it, except as a cultural and social phenomenon specific to
a few decades of contemporary American history. Nor do I care what you
think of me or this website.
The mantras and program details were provided to me by
former TM teachers in the distant past. They are placed here just to
show that all they are, are a few silly little syllables that are
neither unique to the meditator nor were they selected by some
elaborate secret method.
Now, if for some reason the above is unclear to you, and you're sitting there
composing an e-mail to me about these mantras that starts out "I read
the disclaimer but," well, don't. Go here and read some snippets of
previous e-mails I've received, instead.
The TM technique is simple mental repetition of a "mantra" or word.
The TM movement claims that only specific "words" can be used. They claim
that the selection of words is based upon a secret formula. Court
documents have shed some light on this "secret" process. It is nothing
other than a set of words given out by age, and/or age and sex, depending on
the teacher training course the TM teacher attended.
The TM-Sidhi program is nothing other than a
set of sutras (words or phrases), mentally repeated every fifteen
seconds after doing a twenty minute session of TM.
Each sutra is repeated twice, with a 15 second pause in
between each repetition.
The TM Mantra Tables
|FEMALE ||SHIRIRAM ||15-30||AING||15-30||AIM||12-13||IM
|46 +||SHIAM||46 +||SHIAMA||16-17||IMA
|03-10||ENG||03-10||ING|| || || || ||0-11||ENG
|10-12 ||EM ||10-12 ||IN ||10-12||ENG||10-12||ENG|| ||
|12-14 ||ENGA ||12-14 ||INGA ||12-14||EM||12-14||EM||12-13||EM
|14-16 ||EMA ||14-16 ||INA ||14-16||EMGA||14-16||ENGA||14-15||ENGA
|16-18 ||AENG ||16-18 ||AING ||16-18||EMA||16-18||EMA||16-17||EMA
|18-20 ||AEM ||18-20 ||AIM ||18-20||AENG||18-20||AING||18-19||AING
|20-22 ||AENGA ||20-22 ||AINGA ||20-22||AEM||20-22||AIM||20-21||AIM
|22-24 ||AEMA ||22-24 ||AIMA ||22-24||AENGA||22-24||AINGA||22-23||AINGA
| || || || ||24-26||AEMA||24-26||AIMA||24-25||AIMA
|24-30 ||SHIRING ||24-30 ||SHIRING ||26-30||SHIRING||26-30||SHIRING||26-29||SHIRING
|30-35||SHIRIM ||30-35 ||SHIRIN ||30-35||SHIRIM||30-35||SHIRIM||30-34||SHIRIM
|35-40||HIRING ||35-40 ||HIRING ||35-40||HIRING||35-40||HIRING||35-39||HIRING
|40-45||HIRIM ||40-45 ||HIRIN ||40-45||HIRIM||40-45||HIRIM||40-44||HIRIM
|45-50||KIRING ||45-50 ||KIRING ||45-50||KIRING||45-50||KIRING||45-49||KIRING
|50-55||KIRIM ||50-55 ||KIRIN ||50-55||KIRIM||50-55||KIRIM||50-54||KIRIM
|55-60||SHIAM ||55-60 ||SHIAM ||55-60||SHYAM||55-60||SHIAM||55-59||SHAM
|60 +||SHIAMA ||60 + ||SHIAMA ||60 +||SHYAMA||60 +||SHIAMA||60 +||SHAMA
Notes: The year at the top of each column indicates the year the teacher was trained.
"Age" is that of the initiate at the time of learning the technique.
See the TM Checking Notes and Steps to Initiation for details on the initiation and checking rituals.
|Second:||SHRI AING NAMAH
|Third:||SHRI AING NAMAH NAMAH
|Fourth:||SHRI SHRI AING NAMAH NAMAH
|Fifth:||SHRI SHRI AING AING NAMAH NAMAH
|Sixth:||SHRI SHRI AING AING NAMAH NAMAH
(Thought in the heart area)
|Seventh:||Age of Enlightenment Technique:
A system of putting attention on parts of the body, environment, world and outer space.
Notes: In most cases students were instructed to use their own, previously assigned mantra where AING appears above.
Translation of Advanced Technique Mantras
|SHRI||"Oh most beautiful"
|AING||"Hindu goddess Saraswati"
|NAMAH||"I bow down"
Primordial Sound - "AMRITA," used as a mantra
Psychophysiological Technique - Mantra is thought in heart area.
The names of the sutras used in the TM-Sidhi program are:
Strength of an elephant
intellect and transcendence
Transcendence finest sight
Transcendence finest taste
Transcendence finest touch
Transcendence finest smell.
The "levitation" or "flying" technique, now known as "Yogic Flying,"
is used in the same way as all other sutras:
"Relationship of body and akasha - lightness of cotton fiber."
This phrase is mentally repeated every fifteen seconds after doing a twenty
minute session of TM. Each sutra is mentally repeated twice (if time
allows 4 times), with a 15 second pause in between each repetition.
After doing the flying sutra for 5-30 minutes, the instruction is to rest
for 10-30 minutes and then read the Hindu Scriptures for 5 minutes.
An example of the readings (from the Ninth Mandala of Rig Veda):
Flow Soma, in a most sweet and exhilarating stream, effused for Indra
to drink. The all-beholding destroyer of Rakshasas has stepped upon
his gold-smitten birthplace, united with the wooden cask. Be the
lavish giver of wealth, most bounteous, the destroyer of enemies;
bestow on us the riches of the affluent. Come with food to the
sacrifice of the mighty gods, and bring us strength and sustenance.
To thee we come, O dropping (Soma); for thee only is this our worship
day by day, our prayers are to thee, none other.
Provided for historical and research purposes only. Go back up to the top of the page and read the full disclaimer, particularly if you're sitting there
composing an e-mail to me about these mantras that starts out "I read
the disclaimer but." Don't; go read it again instead.
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