On Saturday, October 19, more than 50 people gathered at the Berkeley Transcendental Meditation (TM) Center, to celebrate its founding (in 1967) and its founder Nat Goldhaber of Berkeley.
As the days wore on, I noticed two things. First, I wasn’t getting my energy back. Second, I was surprisingly peaceful. I have had times of very profound peace during my life. But none were quite like this. Even during the times of greatest silence, I knew intellectually that I needed to return to active life and that for me active life was not silent. Now, as the days passed, I felt less the need to do something and more the peace that comes from knowing “goal accomplished.” But what goal? I had lots of visitors during couple of days […]
God, I don’t know. I’ve probably given five hundred speeches, delivered a thousand sermons and authored 10 books. At last count, I think there have been 14 biographies about me – some pretty uncomplimentary. But I’ve never written anything about myself, not a word. I’ve never described what inspired me to build a worldwide spiritual movement. I’ve never talked of what I felt inside and of that constant grating of my soul by the sins that I have committed. My friends and colleagues – most of whom treat me like some sort of guru—have been pushing me to write my […]