- HIS HOLINESS MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI
- 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 http://www.globalcountry.org)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- MAHARISHI'S NEWS CONFERENCES Every Wednesday . 17.00
hours (CEST) . 11:00 a.m. (U.S.-EDT) Connect live via Internet webcast:
http://www.globalcountry.org Teleconference: (USA) +1-512-305-4600, then
enter the code 55689 followed by the # key
- 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 worldpeace@Maharishi.net
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.
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
- 7. Maharishi's Program for the Elimination of Poverty
- 8. Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture
- 9. Maharishi Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and Maharishi
- 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
- 17. Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology
- 18. Maharishi Vedic sounds program
- 19. Vedic Darshanas (Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Karma
- 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