NOTE: It is important to take the
SCI Course at your local TM Center first,
and hear Maharishi explain each principle in detail, to avoid misinterpretation.
For the password please email to info@ScienceOfCreativeIntelligence.com
Richard Beall PhD the Headmaster of Maharishi School in Fairfield
listed Principles perfectly from memory as an example to the students.
Oprah Winfrey asked Dr. Beall: "What
are the 16 principles?"
on her nationwide television show, seen by millions of people:
How would you answer if you were suddenly asked to list the
Here are some tips to can help you remember them - especially when on the spot.
|Phase||Memorization and Learning|
|1||Using memory aids, mnemonic devices, or "crutches" to get started|
|2||Transcending the needs for memory aids, remembering naturally|
|3||Thinking deeply about the principles and concepts|
|#||Principle||Initials||Memory aid (suggestions welcome)|
|1||Seek the highest First||F||First is highest First.|
|2||Order is present everywhere||O||Two - To. made TO order|
|3||Life is found in Layers||L||A layer cake has at least 3 layers|
|4||Outer is dependent on Inner, Inner is the basis of the Outer||I||Four-Inner (foreigner) from outside with dependents (kids)|
|5||Nature of life is to grow||N||Five - Alive. Nature of Life|
|6||Rest and activity are the steps of progress||R||Six - go to Motel 6 for rest|
|7||Do less and accomplish more||D||Seven - Heaven - place where you can do less|
|8||Every Action has a reAction||A||If you ate (eight) much there will be a reaction in your stomach|
|9||Purification leads to Progress||P||Nine - Nein (No in German) - say no to impure things|
|10||Source of all Solutions is the field of all possibilities||S||Ten - a tent in a field|
|11||Thought leads to action, action leads to achievement, and achievement leads to fulfillment||T||11 looks like | | or a path. Path of Knowledge. Thought leads to action, etc.|
|12||Knowledge is gained from inside (subjecitve Experience) and outside (objective)||E||12 is a dozen eggs - Eggsperience is the basis of knowledge. Subjective & objective|
|13||Knowledge is structured in Consciousness||C||13 is unlucky or lucky number, depending on perspective / consciousness|
|14||Harmony exists in diversity||H||Four Teens - like the Beatles, singing in Harmony|
|15||Whole is contained in every part||W||15 looks like IS - whole IS contained...|
|16||The whole is Greater than the sum of the parts||G||Sweet 16 - a great reason for some party|
Hi! First, we Ordered a present (birthday) everywhere in town, and a Life founding layer cake. Outer is dependent on the inner as the Nature of life is to grow.. We enjoyed Rest and activity while Doing Less and accomplishing more. Our Action had the reaction of Purification as it lead to progress in the Field of all possibilities. Thought is for action, action is for achievement, and achievement is for fulfillment. We Know Inside and Out (the MUM motto) - Knowledge is structured in consciousness. Harmoniously the diverse group of us ate the Whole container and every part (of the cake), and (our stomachs )became Greater than the sum of the parts.
Practice in transitioning from one SCI Principle to the next.
Each principle can remind us of the next principle.
Seek the highest first because
Order is present everywhere and
Life is found in layers and
Outer depends on the inner.
The nature of life is to grow because
Rest and activity are the steps of progress.
We do less and accomplish more and
Every action has a reaction.
Purification leads to progress because
The field of all possibilities is the source of all solutions and
Knowledge is for action, action is for achievement, and achievement is for fulfillment
Knowledge is gained from inside and outside because
Knowledge is structured in consciousness and
Harmony exists in diversity
The whole is contained in every part because
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Repetition is the mother of learning
For better memorization
Fullness, being purposeful, spontaneously become active, and takes a direction towards progress, and transcending, accelerates the integration of stability and adaptability, and enjoys evolution in self-purification, harmony, and fulfillment.
You may find that the 16 Principles of SCI are listed in a different order (below).
This page uses the order which makes Highest First first (makes sense huh?)
and makes the others most easily remembered through mnemonic devices.
Also "do less and accomplish more has been recently changed
"Enjoy greater efficiency" apparently to prevent kids from being lazy.
But let's stick with what Maharishi said originally. It's easier.
Order is present everywhere
Life is found in layers
Outer is dependent on inner
Seek the highest first
Rest and activity are the steps of progress
Enjoy greater efficiency and accomplish more
Every action has a reaction
Purification leads to progress
The field of all possibilities is the source of all solutions
Thought leads to action, action leads to achievement, and achievement leads to fulfillment
Knowledge is gained from inside and outside
Knowledge is structured in consciousness
Harmony exists in diversity
Whole is contained in every part
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts
The nature of life is to grow
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