An ancient legend tells of a wise teacher who handed a seed to one of his students and then, looking at a huge tree said, “The knowledge of the entire tree—its branches, leaves, trunk, bark and sap—can be found in this tiny seed.” Then the teacher asked the student to break open the seed and describe what he saw inside. The student cracked it open, looked within and said, “There is nothing inside. The seed is hollow.” The teacher smiled, nodded, and said, “Yes, that is correct, yet all the knowledge of the whole tree comes from within that nothingness.”
You are the source of all knowledge. Mount Soma is here to free up your physiology and your psyche so you can naturally rest into your true essence, wherein you will find True Knowledge.
Human beings learn through association. When introduced to something new, we compare it to things we already know. All too often, we equate it with those things and pigeon-hole it inaccurately. In so doing, we miss the point. So many opportunities are lost.
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Maharshi Maheshananda (Dr. Michael Mamas)
Maharshi Maheshananda is the visionary and developer of Mount Soma. Maharshi is a Master who brings out ancient Vedic Knowledge, the Knowledge at the base of all religions, in modern terms. He is also the protector of the Knowledge, making sure Knowledge is brought out in its purity.
Maharshi was an honors student in physics and mathematics at Ohio State University prior to obtaining a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a Masters in Business Administration. For nearly a decade, Maharshi lived a monastic life, studying with great saints and spiritual teachers from India and around the world. From the wisdom and knowledge he gained, Maharshi derived a profound and practical approach to personal growth and health, one that transcends both traditional and alternative methods.
Maharshi is the only person from the West to ever be awarded the title Adhyatm Vidhya Visharad (mastery of the highest Knowledge of the soul) from Bhagavan Yagnyavalkya Ved Tatavagyan Yogashram, the Sanskrit College at the University of Gujarat, which was given to him in 2007.
An explanation of the title “Maharshi Maheshananda”: A Rishi is a seer – one who sees the truth of life, the foundation of existence, and the mechanics of its manifestation in life. A Maharishi is a great seer – one with the gift of being able to reveal that knowledge to others and help people cultivate a physiology that embodies the Knowledge. Mahesh is a name of Lord Shiva. Ananda means bliss. Maheshananda means bliss of Lord Shiva, or one who is loved by Shiva.
Maharshi is one of the rare individuals of our time who exemplifies true universal wisdom and has the ability and willingness to relate this subtle knowledge to the world.