The TM and TM-Sidhi Techniques

As reported in the TM-EX Newsletter, and from other sources.

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.( Please see bottom of this document !!!)

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

1961 1969-Male 1969-Female Fiuggi, 1972
Sex Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra
MALERAM0-15ING0-15IM10-11ING
FEMALE SHIRIRAM 15-30AING15-30AIM12-13IM
30-45SHRING30-45SHRIM14-15INGA
46 +SHIAM46 +SHIAMA16-17IMA
18-19AYING
20-21AYIM
22-23AYINGA
24-25AYIMA
> 25SHIRING

1976 1977 1978 October,1978 1987
Age Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra Age Mantra
03-10ENG03-10ING    0-11ENG
10-12 EM 10-12 IN 10-12ENG10-12ENG  
12-14 ENGA 12-14 INGA 12-14EM12-14EM12-13EM
14-16 EMA 14-16 INA 14-16EMGA14-16ENGA14-15ENGA
16-18 AENG 16-18 AING 16-18EMA16-18EMA16-17EMA
18-20 AEM 18-20 AIM 18-20AENG18-20AING18-19AING
20-22 AENGA 20-22 AINGA 20-22AEM20-22AIM20-21AIM
22-24 AEMA 22-24 AIMA 22-24AENGA22-24AINGA22-23AINGA
    24-26AEMA24-26AIMA24-25AIMA
24-30 SHIRING 24-30 SHIRING 26-30SHIRING26-30SHIRING26-29SHIRING
30-35SHIRIM 30-35 SHIRIN 30-35SHIRIM30-35SHIRIM30-34SHIRIM
35-40HIRING 35-40 HIRING 35-40HIRING35-40HIRING35-39HIRING
40-45HIRIM 40-45 HIRIN 40-45HIRIM40-45HIRIM40-44HIRIM
45-50KIRING 45-50 KIRING 45-50KIRING45-50KIRING45-49KIRING
50-55KIRIM 50-55 KIRIN 50-55KIRIM50-55KIRIM50-54KIRIM
55-60SHIAM 55-60 SHIAM 55-60SHYAM55-60SHIAM55-59SHAM
60 +SHIAMA 60 + SHIAMA 60 +SHYAMA60 +SHIAMA60 +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.


Advanced Techniques

First:AING NAMAH
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"

Ayurveda Techniques

Primordial Sound - "AMRITA," used as a mantra

Psychophysiological Technique - Mantra is thought in heart area.


TM-Sidhi Techniques

The names of the sutras used in the TM-Sidhi program are:

Friendliness
Compassion
Happiness
Strength of an elephant
Bronchial tube
Inner light
Sun
Moon
Polestar
Trachea
Navel
Distinction between intellect and transcendence
Transcendence intuition
Transcendence finest hearing
Transcendence finest sight
Transcendence finest taste
Transcendence finest touch
Transcendence finest smell.


Yogic Flying

The "levitation" or better foam rubber-"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.


Archive Maintainer: Mike Doughney, mike@mtd.com

Ann.: Mantrams with ending "nga" as " Inga , Enga , Ainga " should be avoided.
In the MAHABHARATA "Nga" means "snake" or negative evil force .

--> see in this website in "Spiritual texts" : " Sepher Jezirah " : Ong and Nga (The good and the evil)

Other experiences and mantras on TM-Free.
An overview about meditation and contemplation is --> here on this website.





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