Maharishi Mahesh Yogi On Bush,
The Middle East And Corruption

From Peter Kiefer

The World's Foremost Scientist of Consciousness Maharishi first introduced his Transcendental Meditation technique nearly 50 years ago. Since then he has been honored throughout the world for reformulating the ancient Vedic wisdom of India in a systematic, scientific framework, which has brought the benefits of the Vedic knowledge and technologies of consciousness to millions of people worldwide. The following are highlights of Maharishi's recent news conferences.
Maharishi speaks on his decision to create world peace on his own For 10 or 15 years I had been saying to governments, "You should adopt these programs to create peace." Then I realized it was a waste of time. I will do what I know to be right, and I will let governments do what they know to be right. What I know to be right is to establish groups of people practicing these Vedic technologies of peace in every country. They will create a coherent, harmonious world consciousness. The immediate result will be less crime, less killing, less fear.
On how Transcendental Meditation creates peace
When a tree dries out, the gardener waters the root, which supplies nourishment to the whole tree. The root of life is pure consciousness. When people enliven this field of consciousness within their own awareness through Transcendental Meditation, this radiates an invincible, unifying influence of coherence to promote peace. And the whole world does not have to meditate-that is my strength. One bright bulb can light a big hall. There is so much scientific research to show that one large group of these experts in a country can eliminate deeply rooted social stress in the nation and radiate peace throughout the world.
On resolving conflict
Conflict will never be solved through military force-and talking of peace has no lasting value. You can have a thousand peace conferences and the impact won't last long. Conflict will only be practically resolved by creating coherence in every country. That is my offer: creating coherence in world consciousness. This may be difficult for people to understand, but it is easy to achieve.
On Maharishi's formula for peace
Every country must have a group of people practicing Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying-with one very large group in India. Through their daily performance they will enliven the deepest level of Nature's functioning-Total Natural Law, the Will of God-which administers the ever-expanding universe with perfection and without a problem. These groups will radiate the light of coherence and harmony in world consciousness. They will not travel; they will not preach; they will just produce the effect. But it must be a global effort. Even if one country remains stressed without a coherence-creating group, then world peace will be shaken-like a small thorn throws off the balance of the entire body. Funding for the groups can come from "World Peace Bonds," which may be of interest to individuals, corporations, and pension funds who would buy the bonds, earn interest on their investment and create peace. (See
On U.S. President Bush
I see him as an ignorant man, who knows nothing of the frontiers of science, or of reason, or of the meaning of religion. That great country is being led to destroy the world by very wrong sentiments.
On the Middle East
Israel is a child of America. I have forgotten about Israel. When people are murderers, who can bother about them? And they think that by killing, they will go to heaven, but their heaven will be hell from our side. All that is happening in Israel is the doing of America. For the sake of politeness, one may not say that, but those are my thoughts.
On killing
Killing is sin. It doesn't matter who is doing the killing-a head of state, a businessman, or a laborer. Killing is sin, and the killer will be destroyed. This is not me saying that. This is in every religion: "As you sow, so shall you reap." And killing by the military is a much bigger sin, because it will come back on the whole country. On education
So far, education has been very damaging to life. You educate your children in a haphazard way and don't train them to use their full brain, and then when they get older and they shoot someone on the streets, you say, "What is happening?" But it's your own doing. How you educate the students is how they will behave in society. The purpose of student life is to enliven the field of cosmic intelligence which is Total Natural Law, total brain functioning. Scientific research has shown that the use of total brain functioning through Transcendental Meditation is real; it is not gossip, or a children's story to be cast aside.
On "ahimsa" (the Indian principle of nonviolence)
The principle of ahimsa is very good. It's the principle of eternal peace. But peace requires strength to be perpetual. Today ahimsa is in the hands of weak, lifeless people in India. The word has no meaning. We want to create that coherent world consciousness where ahimsa will be a living reality. Ahimsa is a character of life; it's not a virtue.
On America's corporate scandals
Personal gain is the prime motivator in a capitalist country. There is so much fraud in the way money is earned in these countries-it's quite ugly. And they are all involved in it-the president, the vice president-they are all involved. It's a big muddle. However, the influence of the coherence-creating groups on this will be great. Nothing wrong will come up. Deceiving others will be absent. Harming others will be absent. Money mongering makes a man blind-it's such great ignorance. One can be in a dark room and break one's head or knees, but all that will come to an end with the onset of light. We will bring the light.
On man-made laws versus God-made law
Every country has a man-made constitution-some people sat together and conceived of the laws that would govern the nation. But a man's thought is not perfect, so man-made constitutions will always have human weaknesses and failings-and that is why there is so much poverty, crime, and punishment everywhere. On the other side is God-made law, or Total Natural Law, which governs the infinite diversity of the universe with perfect order and without a problem. These groups of Vedic experts will enliven the field of Total Natural Law in collective consciousness and raise the administration of the nation to the supreme level of God-made law.
On Transcendental Meditation and prayer
Prayer is always a path to realization, but prayer is on different levels. A man on a bicycle, a man in a car, a man in a high-speed train-all are on the same road, but one goes slower or one goes faster depending upon what one drives. Prayer on the verbal level has its effectiveness; prayer on the mental level is more effective; prayer from the Transcendental area of life has maximum effectiveness, because on that level thought has a frictionless flow-it travels instantly throughout Nature. Transcendental Meditation can be considered prayer from that finest level of consciousness, the Unified Field of Natural Law, where Total Natural Law is fully awake. Prayer from that finest level is a direct entrance into an open door; prayer at a grosser level-you knock and the door will open. Prayer can never be glorified enough. It is a supreme value of human consciousness.
On joining forces with those who advocate prayer for peace
There is nothing in world to compare with Transcendental Meditation. We have heard the champions of prayer-we have heard the apologies of the Pope. They are praying to God to be excused for the misery and destruction and impurity that their organization has created throughout the ages. They are not peace-promoters. This is not the kind of prayer that we teach.
On the press
The American press has been very supportive of the President. They say he is a great man and all that. Well, this great man is going to destroy the world. The whole thing has to be on a wiser level. If the press promotes virtue, in one day it can throw the government off balance and turn the nation away from killing. The press can do it. Because when the people read the paper, they form their ideas, and then they behave in society. But the tendency for the press to promote the President in the name of patriotism-they'll take the country to hell in the name of patriotism.
On speaking out boldly
I know I am using strong words, but I have spoken enough soft words. When a man is asleep and you want to wake him up, you gently move him. If he still doesn't wake, you have to shake him harder. After speaking gently for so many years, now I have to give a big shake to the leaders and alert them: "You are opening the gate to hell for yourselves and all your supporters."
On creating peace
Our strength is that darkness does not have to disappear first before light comes. We create light and darkness goes away. We create peace and the warmongers disappear. We create groups in every country and that is how we will build up harmony in world consciousness and end all these destructive practices, which could bring the world to ashes.
The Transcendental Meditation program
Maharishi first introduced nearly 50 years ago his Transcendental Meditation technique-a simple, natural, effortless process that has been learned by nearly five million people worldwide. The TM technique is practiced for 15-20 minutes twice daily, requires no belief or lifestyle change, is non-religious, and can be learned by anyone regardless of age or level of education.
The TM-Sidhi program and Yogic Flying
The TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying, is a natural extension of the Transcendental Meditation program that accelerates the progress of the individual towards realizing his full potential-the state of enlightenment-and, when practiced in groups, creates coherence in collective consciousness, reducing negative trends and promoting positive tendencies in society.
Scientific research
More than 600 research studies, conducted at 200 independent universities and research institutions in 33 countries, have documented the profound benefits of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program for improving all areas of life: mind, body, behavior, and the environment. The findings have been published in the world's leading scientific journals and include increased intelligence and creativity, reduced stress-related diseases and improved health, increased productivity and improved relations at work, and decreased crime and international conflict in society as a whole.
Maharishi's Vedic Science
Maharishi has reformulated the ancient Vedic wisdom of India-the complete knowledge of Total Natural Law-in a systematic, scientific framework, which has brought the benefits of Vedic knowledge and technologies to millions of people throughout the world. Programs include Maharishi's Vedic approach to health, education, governmental administration, defense, agriculture, architecture, and business management.
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Every Wednesday, Maharishi holds a global news conference from Meru, Holland, to address a wide range of issues of national and global concern. These news conferences are broadcast live via satellite, Internet webcast, and teleconference. Members of the press may connect to these news conferences and ask Maharishi questions either via email at or via telephone at (USA) +1-641-470-1344.
R.J. Stanton

I don't think the Maharishi is much of one to give his opinion about anything in our society; as if his TM corporation isn't entirely involved in money mongering?! I remember this bozo popping up at Woodstock with Tim Leary and getting the enormous crowd to chant "No Rain! No Rain!" telling them they could make their own reality and 'will' the storm clouds away. Well, by God's greater wisdom and grace, it DID rain... and hard. And had it not, many would have died from heat stroke and dehydration. This man is truly the 'Fool on the Hill,' and his opinion is worthless. Read Calvin Miller's excellent exposé on TM and the Maharishi "Transcendental Hesitation." It might be out of print and little hard to find, but well worth the hunt. Miller infiltrated the TM movement and revealed many of its darker secrets. Meditation -- of many sorts -- may have its benefits, but one doesn't need the Maharishi to enjoy those benefits.
Mail Uzer

There is an interesting item on the Webpage about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's comments on Bush, The Press, etc. At the end, there is a vitriolic comment by R.J. Stanton which says, in part, ... " I don't think the Maharishi is much of one to give his opinion about anything in our society; as if his TM corporation isn't entirely involved in money mongering?! I remember this bozo popping up at Woodstock with Tim Leary and getting the enormous crowd to chant "No Rain! No Rain!" telling them they could make their own reality and 'will' the storm clouds away. Well, by God's greater wisdom and grace, it DID rain... and hard. And had it not, many would have died from heat stroke and dehydration."
... Stanton must have some problem in the head since MMY was never at Woodstock, it was a Swami Satchidananda -- Just thought you might want to keep the posts factual.
From Margot Suettmann
I would like to comment on R.J.Stanton's remarks
in regard to Maharishi which contain grave mistakes.
Dear Mr. Stanton,
It is at least something that you put some of your remarks in the form of a question.
It is pretty obvious that you literally have no idea whatsoever of what the Maharishi has been doing throught all these years and decades now - except from sensational yellow press articles perhaps and some gossip or rumours by unqualified people..
No, the Maharishi's organizations are not money-mongering - instead there are few in the world - if any - who have been generating so much money and put it almost entirely into the - effective preservation of world peace - none of the international organizations world wide acclaiming themselves of taking care of world peace, the UNO, amnesty or whatsoever.
The Maharishi has never appeared at the Woodstock festival - this is simply a lie. He had never had anything to do with Tim Leary and would never seek his association as he is not supporting the use of drugs. The whole story is invented - either by you are someone else.
The "fool on the hill" - in the eyes of fools perhaps that seem to provide most of the population today, especially of the industrialized nations nowadays and their political leaders and intelligentsia who are in the arms trade business - in this case really for power play and money-mongering purposes - who even nowadays plan the use of (mini or other) nuclear bombs, create wars and take recourse to "armed" conflict resolutions, whose victims are the civilians and the ecosphere, relentlessly exploit the biodiversity for their own purposes, use trade conventions to force others to allow multinationals usurp the vitality of their own economy and the good living conditions of their own people, promote biotechnology and agroindustry, as well as pharmaceutical industries, that destroy the soil fertility, the healthiness of food, the food chain in the delicate ecology, create huge health hazards, estrange people from their health traditions and cultures, force them to adopt polit! ical systems that are controlled by the mightiest super powers, create wars everywhere to get their own grip on natural resources for their egotistical purposes (oil of Caspian sea etc.), the new colonialists.
Maharishi has been given ALL his power as well as the fortune of his organization to oppose all these trends and to create permanent peace and progress and equal chances, well-being, more eveolutionary trends in accordance with all the laws of nature in all nations of the world, especially in the poorest countries....
He has inspired scientists throughout the world to throughly and extensively research his peace creating programmes of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi-programme and evaluate and verify their practical benefits - in terms of the individual as well as the society as a whole. These programmes have been evaluated through scientific research at reputed independent universityies and research institutes throught the world. More than 600 scientific research studies conducted during the past thirty-nine years at over 200 independent universities and research institutes in 28 countries have validated the profound benefits of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme for the individual and for every area of society, including health, education, business, industry, rehabilitation, defence, agriculture and government.
Maharishi has prevented the escalation of conflicts and a third world war in many highly perilious historical moments (Cuba crisis, golf war, Kosso war etc.) where world peace was utterly threatened and at stake by organizing hundreds of World Peace Assemblies on all continents during the past forty-two years, with many thousands of people coming together to create coherence in world consciousness through the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program. The money came entirely by of the well-wishers of peace amongst the TM-meditators.
Maharishi is widely regarded as the foremost scientist in the field of consciousness. His Vedic Science and Technology, which unfolds the full potential of Natural Law in human consciousness as the basis of improving all areas of life, is regarded as the most effective programme of human resource development.
His technique of Transcendental Meditation is the most widely practised and extensively researched programme of self-development in the world.
He has restored the thousands-of-years-old scattered Vedic Literature in both its theory and practice, and has organized it in the form of a complete science of consciousness. Many symposias were held with eminent and highly renowened scientists from the most advanced field in modern science, amongst them several Nobel Laureates, in the 80ies who discussed and verified the insights of the ancient Vedic science of consciousness and showed its compatibility with most advanced modern theories in the field of physics. neuroscience, medicine and many more fields of academic studies. The Transcendental Meditation technique is the subjective technology of Maharishi’s Vedic Science of Consciousness. Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology is a complete science and technology of life, capable of raising all aspects of life to perfection.
Maharishi has offered a practical formula for every government to come in alliance with Nature’s Government, to gain the support of Nature’s Government, and thus to gain the ability to nourish and satisfy its citizens. This offer is so unique and unprecedented in the thousands of years of the struggling history of governments that probably the political leadership of the world, working under stress and strain, could not believe that the Support of Nature could be gained in a systematic, scientific manner by all.
Maharishi’s practical program is to quietly establish life according to Natural Law without needing a revolution or requiring a change in any area of the existing administration. This global initiative is working on a different level. As the governments are just often guided by interest groups, pac money etc. little readiness for change can be expected from them. Also, new governments very often after a short while give up all their noble ideas which they had proposed before their being elected and after a short while pretty much alligne with the same policies the old government had set up. Maharishi's approach therefore is differently. He does not require any change in the adminisration but simply generates the change himelf by enlivening the evolutionary power of natural law and by awakening creative intelligence in harmony with nature through the "field effect" of consciousness in everyone's consciousness. This is already irrevocably now changing the course of time! in favor of peace and happiness for all mankind.
The practicality of creating World Peace through Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology has been amply verified during the past forty-four years by scientific research, which documents the benefits in every aspect of life–physiology, psychology, sociology, and ecology. It has also been substantially verified by personal experience, and by the authenticity of the ancient, traditional Vedic Literature.
In recent years Maharishi has introduced a Programme to Eliminate Poverty in the World by improving the economy in the 40 poorest countries of the world through the development of all the unused agricultural lands using healthy organic farming principles and practices and by introducing a complementary currency.
Maharishi is highly respecting the heritage of World Cultures and the local traditions of health care keeping life in accoradance with Natural Law. He is supporting the use and development of of (ultra-)modern environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, enlightened architecture building houses and facilities with cosmic power as well as pollution-free transportation, creating ideal communities with high standards of living and happiness and fulfillment everywhere.
Following some links to internet sites!
Sincerely yours, Margot Suettmann, Germany
1. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
2. The Transcendental Meditation program
3. The Transcendental Meditation (TM)-Sidhi program
4. Vedic Knowledge
5. Veda and the Vedic literature
6. Discovery of Veda and the Vedic Literature in Human Physiology
7. Maharishi's Program for the Elimination of Poverty
8. Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture
9. Maharishi Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and Maharishi Yagya programs
10. Maharishi Sthapatya Veda
11. Nutritional value of organic food
12. Maharishi Vedic Organic agriculture
13. Genetic Engineering
14. Hazards of Modern Medicine
15. Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health
16. Maharishi Vedic Health Care seasonal purification procedures
17. Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology
18. Maharishi Vedic sounds program
19. Vedic Darshanas (Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Karma Mimamsa, and
Vedanta Sutras)
20. Maharishi Ayur-Veda Products
21. Vedic Education
22. Maharishi University of Management
23. Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment
24. Maharishi Open University
25. Maharishi Vedic Universities and Schools
26. Maharishi Medical Colleges
27. Maharishi Spiritual University of America
28. Maharishi Corporate Revitalization Program
29. Maharishi Global Development Fund
30. Global Administration Through Natural Law
31. Maharishi Gandharva Veda Music programs and recordings
32. Maharishi Effect
33. Vedic Defense
34. Maharishi Rehabilitation programs
35. Unified Field of All the Laws of Nature
36. Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) and TM Sidhi
37. Scientific Charts of Research on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) and
TM Sidhi programs:
38. Scientific Charts of Research on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) and
TM Sidhi programs:
39. Global Country of World Peace
From Kent Constable
Hi Jeff,
It's typical that someone who calls someone else (he has most likely never met and probably never listened to) a "bozo", happens to be absolutely wrong and misinformed.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was never at Woodstock, never associated with Tim Leary, and absolutely did not approve of the "hippie" movement. He has never "gotten an enormous crowd to chant" anything!! THAT is the truth. That's not the way he teaches now, or has ever taught. As for the rest of the negativity in that email, anyone who "inflitrates" an organization to find the "dirt" will surely find it, whether its really there or not..."seek and ye shall find"! One who wears green glasses will only see the world as green!
Let the scientific research stand on it own. Emotional, inaccurate negativity is what the world has been steeped in for countless centuries. Maybe there IS a simple solution...


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