If this technique really works so well, and if you really want to create a better world, then why don’t you give it away for free?
The answer is very simple: “because then it wouldn’t work”.
If it was possible to teach this technique through books or through the internet, the technique would never have gotten lost, because the books have been there for thousands of years.
But exactly because it’s a natural technique, the correct practice requires strict personal guidance. “Natural” means something different for everybody. Everyone is different and requires a personalized adapted guidance by a trained TM teacher. However, once the correct guidance is given, anyone can transcend, from the first few days. After this, the experience will be ingrained in our memory and the mind will almost automatically go back to that experience. Later on, further guidance by a TM teacher will on occasion still be required to assure the further natural process in the first few months, and to answer the many questions that usually come up during the practice.
If you correctly practice TM then this simple technique can offer effects that can’t be bought anywhere in the world (being yourself, happiness, health, intelligence, etc.). But in order to assure the correct practice, sufficient personal guidance is essential, and this requires time and money. The reality is that a TM teacher currently earns less per hour of work than a physiotherapist or hairdresser. The TM organisation furthermore is a non-profit organisation.
To learn TM and enjoy the benefits for a lifetime, however, is not more expensive than the cost of one day in the hospital. But that day in the hospital is usually paid by our health insurance, we hardly pay anything from our own pocket.
So the question shouldn’t be why there is a cost to TM. The question should be why a method for which scientific proof has been around for 40 years that it works to solve the real cause of many problems isn’t reimbursed by the basic health insurance and all the complementary insurances in Switzerland, while a lot of medicines that usually only suppress the symptoms, often with damaging side effects, are reimbursed in terms of billions of dollars. But this situation is now changing as for example the complementary insurances Optima and Completa Praeventa offered by Swica are since the beginning of 2018 offering a partial reimbursement of the TM fee.
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What people are saying
I have done so many meditation courses, but there was always something that felt not right; I missed something. I did not feel satisfied. When I learned TM, it felt just like coming home to me. Finally I have found it.
This technique is truly one of a kind.
I am meditating now for almost 30 years and my general health is excellent, especially when compared to my peers. Not only did it make my creativity grow remarkably, but also my ability to deal with a team of employees and actors in an inspiring and stimulating way.
I am still amazed on a daily basis to see how such a simple, natural technique can generate so many positive effects. And it is also nice to do.
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