Reading the Vedic
Literature in Sanskrit
Practicing the Transcendental
Meditation program


Stotras are hymns of praise, describing and glorifying the Vedic Devatas, the impulses of creative intelligence responsible for administering the entire creation. Many stotras celebrate the Devata with different names, as many as a thousand names, as in the case of the Sahasranama stotras. Each name refers to a quality of consciousness. Listening to or reciting the names of the administrators of the universe enlivens those qualities in the individual awareness, and at the same time those qualities are charged in the environment. Listening to the various stotras, the listener dives deep into the ocean of consciousness, which is the infinite source of knowledge, power, and bliss, and attains the four goals of human life, righteousness, affluence in every area of life, fulfillment of all desires and enlightenment. (complete table of qualities)

Maharishi brings to light that the Vedic Devata are the various aspects of Natural Law that organize the entire universe and maintain it in perfect order. They are Laws of Nature, or collections of Laws of Nature, with specific administrative functions that provide for the creation, maintenance, and dissolution of the entire universe. They are the creative powers of cosmic dimension, permeating the whole creation. All the Devata, all the impulses of Creative Intelligence of Natural Law, are present in every point of creation.

The Devata are integral aspects of our own human physiology. They are embodied in every human being with the same forms and functions described in the Vedic Literature. The Devata are present in the physiology of everyone, no matter what one's race, belief system, or religion, no matter which political party one associates with, or in which geographical area one is born.

Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature —Prof. Tony Nader M.D., Ph.D. who has now been honored as Maharaja Nader Raam, the first ruler of the Global Country of World Peace, in Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature, p. 333
Stotram Physiology
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AchyutashtakamLingashtakamSankashtanashana Ganapati StotramSurya MandalashtakamMahalakshmyashtakamVishnu SahasranamaShiva SahasranamaGanapati SahasranamaSurya SahasranamaLakshmi SahasranamaVishnu Ashtottar Shatnamavali StotramRama SahasranamaGuru GitaDurga SaptashatiGanga SahasranamaGanga Ashtak StotramGayatri SahasranamaGayatri Ashtak StotramLalita SahasranamaSarasvati SahasranamaSarasvati Ashtak StotramDurga SahasranamaDurgashtakamHanumat StavanRam Raksha StotramDevi KavachAchyutashtakamLingashtakamGanapati StotramLakshmi AshtakamVishnu SahasranamaShiva SahasranamaGanapati Sahasranama Surya SahasranamaLakshmi SahasranamaVishnu Ashtottar ShatnamavaliRama SahasranamaGuru GitaDurga SaptashatiGanga SahasranamaGanga Ashtak StotramGayatri SahasranamaGayatri AshtakamLalita SahasranamaSarasvati SahasranamaSarasvati AshtakamDurga SahasranamaDurgashtakamHanumat Stavan Achyutashtakam 30KB Lingashtakam  16KB Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam  28KB Vishnu Sahasranama 62KB Sankashtanashana Ganapati Stotram  18KB Shiva Sahasranama  61KB Mahaganapati Sahasranama Stotram  71KB Surya Sahasranama  58KB Shri Mahalakshmi Sahasranama Stotram  61KB Vishnu Ashtottar Shatanamavali Stotram  33KB Surya Mandala Ashtakam 22KB

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
on the importance of
regular practice of the
Transcendental Meditation technique:

Maharishi has completely restored the thousand-of-years-old scattered Vedic Literature for the total significance of its theory and practice, and has organized it in the form of a complete science of consciousness.

Transcendental Meditation is the subjective technology of Maharishi's Vedic Science of Consciousness.

Maharishi's Vedic Science and Technology is a complete Science and Technology of Consciousness; it is the complete science and technology of life, capable of raising all aspects of life to perfection.

Maharishi Forum of Natural Law and National Law for Doctors, p. 295

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Atharva Veda Yajur Veda Sama Veda Atharva Veda Pratishakhya (Chaturadhyayi) Krishna-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya (Taittiriya) Sama Veda Pratishakhya (Pushpa Sutram) Atharva Veda Pratishakhya Shukl-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya Rk Veda Pratishakhya Itihas Puran Smriti Brahmana Aranyak Upanishad Vyakaran Kalp Shiksha Jyotish Chhand Nirukt Nyaya Vaisheshik Samkhya Yoga Karma Mimansa Vedant Gandharva Veda Dhanur Veda Sthapatya Veda Harita Samhita Bhel Samhita Kashyap Samhita Charak Samhita Sushrut Samhita Vagbhatt Samhita Bhava-Prakash Samhita Sharngadhar Samhita Madhav Nidan Samhita