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◦Transcendental Meditation helps well against substance abuse.

GOOD TO KNOW: A statistical meta-analysis of 198 independent treatment outcomes found that the Transcendental Meditation program produced a significantly larger reduction in tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use than standard substance abuse treatments and prevention programs. Moreover, the effects of conventional programs typically fall off rapidly within 3 months, effects of the TM program increase over time. Total abstinence from tobacco, alcohol, and non-prescribed drugs ranged from 51% to 89% over an 18-22 month period.

(Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 13-87, 1994; International Journal of Addictions 26: 293-325, 1991) [◦From Truth about TM]

If you feel disconcerted, upset, offended and troubled over the content, take heart. Focus on doing gentle, rewarding techniques, and don't be bothered - something like that. If you want to go deeper into such an approach, prefer good and ◦well tested techniques to most others. Many effects of TM, Transcendental Meditation, are scientifically validated.

Paramahansa Yogananda on Women

Don't take my word for anything. - Yogananda. (Overriding proposition)

To be sure that your eyes have not deceived you . . . ascertain whether you are mentally and spiritually congenial. - Yogananda, in The Art of Gaining Friends - Including: Why Love Your Enemies?" Excerpted from Inner Culture, March, 1936

Medicine has its uses . . . why deny facts?" - Yogananda

To create a big church in a town and fill it with creed-led and dogma-fed men and women does some good." - Yogananda, in "Yogavatar Shyama Lahiri Mahasaya's Ladder of Self-Realization, for Salvation for All". Inner Culture, March 1937

Yogananda advice summed up: Beautiful woman in your home, think lovely thoughts day and night, instead of just wishing to remarry.

Some mantras are "lovely thoughts" for what they amount to. The ways of meditation differ, and so do outcomes. Among tested and compared meditation methods, [◦Transcendental Meditation generally works best]. There are many findings. Compare: [◦TM helps many]


Self-Help Survey

1. Step by step can work fine if advancing by it.

Get in shape and see what you can do.

Stop twisted communication to be good enough.

Let good self-help take over. Being ardent is far from enough.

Let what you assert be just and not fictitious.

Go for an adequate education.

2. Try to be as neat as you can from the start in what you do.

Troubling un-sane others is not a lot.

3. To see things fairly, get in order, tidy up.

There are neurotic defence mechanism against seeing fairly. 


  1. Go for self-help and an education that supports it. There are many self-help books on meditation too.
  2. Remain tidy and accurate in work and dealings.
  3. Get well in order, and judge fairly too

There is self-help in remaining tidy and getting in order also. Meditation for you is meditation for self-help too.


Yogananda on women, Literature  

Forem, Jack. 2012. Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Rev. ed. London: Hay House. ⍽▢⍽ The method itself is not taught in the book. To find a TM teacher, this address is a good starting-point: [◦Transcendental Meditation]

Harvesting the hay

Symbols, brackets, signs and text icons explained: (1) Text markers(2) Digesting.

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