Humbolt-Question: "Um, Maharishi you say within 5 to 8 years, one that practices TM regularly would become Cosmically Conscious...Ah, I don't know if that's,...ah specific time".
Answer by MMY on mp3: "That has been the experience of hundreds of people around the world............(laughter) that has been the experience, the experience, even though it's not, it's not principally right to a lot some fixed time for Cosmic Consciousness. Principally it's not right, but, that has been the, the common experience around the World." Fast forward to Fuiggi, Italy auditorium, MMY "You could meditate a million years and not reach CC unless you come to these courses"! Heard by myself. And later Charlie Lutes recounting some stories of MMY, he asks MMY, "MMY some people are thinking they're going to reach TM in 5-to-8 years",(paraphrased). Answer according to Charlie-"Let them think that, at least they will meditate that long". Hey, for what it's worth...:-) I still enjoy TM regularly, but I must confess after 40 years I'm still no where close, Ha, Ha!