Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, regarded as the foremost scientist in the field of consciousness in the world, completely restored the thousands of years-old scattered Vedic Literature and organized it in the form of a complete “Science of Consciousness.”
Maharishi explained that over the past centuries the Vedic Recitations performed by the Pandits, have lost their effectiveness because the Transcendental Field of life was lost from view.
Maharishi reminded us that achieving Transcendental Consciousness or Yoga/Union is the first priority for all Pandits performing Vedic Yagyas and this is what gives the power to the Yagyas and develops Enlightenment in the Pandits.
Since the Laws of Nature or Devatas reside in the Transcendental Field of life, the Pandits must first experience the Home of the Devatas (in their own Self-referral consciousness), so the purpose of the Yagya can be fulfilled.
(For example, the Power house is there but if we do not know how to plug in the electric cord to the line to the power station, then what happens? We remain in the dark unable to find the way to reach our goal.)