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MAHARISH MAHESH YOGI
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008). Courtesy of Maharishi Press Center.
May all the world rejoice in happiness . . . May this world be free from suffering. [Maharishi, 1975]

Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath in northern India, is known by meditators in the TM movement and other disciples as Guru Dev. While sitting with Maharishi in 1975, someone asked, "What did Guru Dev actually do?"

Maharishi was quiet for a moment and then said softly and with the simplicity of a child, "He made me." [◦More]

He did more too, for the benefit of mankind. On the previous page is some more of the relation between Guru Dev and Maharishi. And here are highlights from Maharishi's life after Guru Dev died:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique (TM) first in India in 1955, and since 1958 world-wide. He went on to establish Maharishi Vedic Universities to enable indivuduals to "live tall" and to find the basis of purposeful living deep within.

After five years of yogi training under Guru Dev, who headed the Jyotir Math in the Indian Himalayas, he became Guru Dev's personal assistant. Mahesh remained with Guru Dev until Guru Dev passed away in 1953. Guru Dev commisioned the yogi to spread TM. [Dragemark 1972:261-2]

A couple of years later, Mahesh started teaching Transcendental Meditation to the masses. He had learnt the method from Guru Dev, and the bulk of his central ideas as well, from Shankaracharya Brahmanand Saraswati." (Mason 2005:50)

Mahesh got the honorific of Maharishi, "Great Seer", to his name about this time. He did not claim to be a gurudev, and used to honour Guru Dev in several ways. The ceremony where people were given the TM technique, the focus is on Guru Dev and not Maharishi, for example. And Maharishi gave all credit to his teacher and the Advaita tradition's lineage of great souls before him. Further, author Paul Mason assesses that the bulk of Maharishi's central ideas are rooted in Guru Dev's thought. (2005:50)

Promulgating Transcendental Meditation. In 1955, Maharishi began to teach Deep Meditation (later renamed Transcendental Meditation) in his homeland, India.

His first global tour began in 1958, in Rangoon (in today's Myanmar). Maharishi remained in the Far East for about six months teaching Transcendental Meditation.

After 1958, Maharishi lectured, taught TM, developed TM Teacher Training Programs, toured the world a long time, authored books, appeared on TV shows, started organisations, established universities, research centres, alternative healing initiatives, and a city, Maharishi Vedic City. He established TM centres in several countries, and moved his headquarters some times, and finally to Vlodrop in the Netherlands.

Maharishi travelled the world with one message: happiness is the point of life, and an individual can uncover his or her true potential along with TM. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he became known as a teacher-guru of the Beatles, The Beach Boys and other celebrities. Further, in the late 1970s, he started advanced "butt hoppping" as an extension of TM, applying the fancy term Yogic Flying to the practice. There is a big book about it. Quote: "Peace will come if we just hop." - Madision, Wisconsin Capital Times. (in Pearson 2008:331).

Maharishi is reported to have trained more than 40,000 TM teachers, spreading the TM technique to six million people according to the recent figures. He founded thousands of teaching centers and hundreds of colleges, universities and schools in several countries, including India, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Maharishi embraced the idea of having a university for his key teachings, when the idea was introduced to him. Maharishi International University (MIU) came into being by steps and stages, relocated, was renamed, and is honoured in the USA today, as Maharishi University of Management, or MUM. It lies in Fairfield, Iowa.

Dates and even countries for the Maharishi International University (MIU) and various locations and relocations in its first few years differ somewhat among various sources.

Maharishi, his family and close associates created charitable organisations and for-profit businesses including mail-order health supplements and organic farms.

Maharishi was reportedly a vegetarian, a man with tremendous energy, sleeping only two hours per night. He often wore a traditional cotton or silk, white dhoti [a cloth resembling a long skirt] while carrying or wearing flowers. He often sat cross-legged on a deerskin and had a "grayish-white beard".

Maharishi tended to emphasize the positive aspects of humanity. And in his seventies looked much younger than his age, and was marked by a high pitched laugh.

Maharishi attracted scepticism because of being involved with wealthy celebrities. However, a reporter for The Economist states: "He did not use his money for sinister ends. He neither drank, nor smoked, nor took drugs. ... He did not accumulate scores of Rolls-Royces . . . his biggest self-indulgence was a helicopter." His organisation's money "goes to support the [TM] centres," said Maharishi when asked about it on one occasion.

Some fruits. An estimated six million people have learnt TM and practise it for 20 minutes twice a day. Some individuals meditate alone, while others meditate in groups. There are hundreds of meditation domes or halls around the world where TM practitioners can gather.

For three years TM was for free. But after he came to the USA, it is not for free any more. US participants pay $2,500 for the introductory courses, a personal mantra, and other features. The mantra is to be kept private and secret.

Maharishi wanted the practical benefits of meditation to be studied and researched, and welcomed scientists to research the TM technique. Many responded. As a result, TM stands out as the best researched meditation technique, and has results going for it. They count. [◦Research findings]

Moving, settling. Maharishi moved his headquarters several times, first from India to Italy, and from there to Switzerland, and on to the Netherlands.

In Switzerland the global headquarters of the Transcendental Meditation movement headed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi wa in a converted hotel in Seelisberg, Switzerland from 1968 to 1992." [WP, sv. "Seelisberg"; cf. "Vlodrop"]

That headquarters was earlier the Grandhotel Sonnenberg, a hotel with a view. Maharishi made use of it from 1972 to 1983. Maharishi European Research University (MERU), founded in Seelisberg in 1975, today has a branch campus at the place. [◦Link]

Maharishi's headquarter moved from Seelisberg to Vlodrop in 1990, to what had been the Franciscan monastery and boarding school named Kolleg St. Ludwig (Saint Ludwig College). The site is surrounded by the Meinweg National Park. Its main structure, built in 1909, was bought by The Maharishi Foundation in 1984. Maharishi himself settled there in 1992 and dwelt in a large, custom built residence at the place until 2008, when he died in his sleep.

In 2000, Maharishi formed the non-profit organization Global Country of World Peace and appointed its leaders. The MERU campus in Vlodrop is a site for the Global Country of World Peace, and includes buildings, offices and residences for various institutions and leaders of the Transcendental Meditation movement.

In January 2008, Maharishi announced that he retired from all administrative activities and went into silence until his death three weeks later, in early February.

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In Short

Maharishi is reported to have trained more than 40,000 TM teachers, spreading the TM technique to six million people according to recent figures. He founded thousands of teaching centers and hundreds of colleges, universities and schools in several countries, including India, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

When the idea of having a university for the key TM teachings was introduced to Maharishi, he embraced it. Maharishi International University (MIU) came into being by steps and stages, relocated, was renamed, and is esteemed in the USA today as Maharishi University of Management, or MUM. It is situated in Fairfield, Iowa.

Dates and even countries for the Maharishi International University (MIU) and various locations and relocations in its first few years differ somewhat among various sources.

Maharishi, his family and close associates created charitable organisations and for-profit businesses including mail-order health supplements and organic farms.

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Year by Year with Maharishi from 1958

In 1958, Maharishi went to Madras to addresses a large crowd of people who had gathered to celebrate the memory of Guru Dev. There he announced that he planned to spread the teaching of TM throughout the world. [WP sv. "Maharishi Mahesh Yogi"]

1959. Maharishi's first world tour included Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong and Hawaii. The Honolulu Star Bulletin reported in 1959: "He has no money, he asks for nothing. . . . He carries a message that he says will rid the world of all unhappiness and discontent."

In 1959, Maharishi lectured and taught the Transcendental Meditation technique in Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and London. In Los Angeles the Maharishi stayed at the home of author Helena Olson. During this period he developed a three-year plan to propagate Transcendental Meditation to the whole world.

While in the USA in 1959, Maharishi started some organizations to propagate his teachings, and also established centres in San Francisco and London.

In 1960, Maharishi travelled to many cities in India, France, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

In 1961, Maharishi visited the USA, Austria, Sweden, France, Italy, Greece, India, Kenya, England, and Canada.

In April 1961, he conducted his first Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India with sixty participants. Teachers continued to be trained as time went by. During the course, Maharishi began to introduce additional knowledge about our human potential, and began writing his translation and commentary on the first six chapters of the Bhagavad Gita.

His 1962 world tour included visits to Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand. In Rishikesh, India, beginning on 20 April 1962, a forty-day course was held for "sadhus, sanyasis, and brahmacharis" to introduce TM to "religious preachers and spiritual masters in India". Toward the end of that year he began dictating his book The Science of Being and Art of Living.

1963-65. The Maharishi toured cities in Europe, Asia, North America and India in 1963, and his fifth world tour, in 1964, consisted of visits to many cities in North America, Europe and India. In October of that year, in California, he began teaching the first Advanced Technique of Transcendental Meditation to some experienced meditators. This year he finished his book The Science of Being and Art of Living, which has been published in fifteen languages.

In 1967 an article in Time magazine reported that Maharishi "has been sharply criticised by other Indian sages, who complain that his programme for spiritual peace without either penance or asceticism contravenes every traditional Hindu belief". Moreover, some gurus were critical of teaching a simple technique and making it available to everyone, and for abandoning traditional concepts of suffering and concentration as paths to enlightenment.

1967 and 1968. During 1967 and 1968 Maharishi appeared on American magazine covers such as Life, Newsweek, Time and many more. He gave lectures and appeared on TV shows. At the end of 1968 Maharishi said that after ten years of teaching and world tours he would return to India.

In 1967, Maharishi's fame increased as he became "spiritual advisor to the Beatles". They met in London in August 1967 and the Beatles went to study with Maharishi in Bangor, Wales, before travelling to Rishikesh, India, in February 1968 to "devote themselves fully to his instruction". The New York Times and The Independent reported that the influence of Maharishi, and the journey to Rishikesh to meditate, weaned the Beatles from LSD and inspired them to write many new songs.

In 1968, Maharishi announced that he would stop his public activities and instead begin the training of TM teachers at his global headquarters in Seelisberg, Switzerland [Cf. WP, sv. "Seelisberg" for the date.]

1970-72. After a little trouble with the Indian tax authorities, Maharishi moved his headquarters to the Italian resort of Fuggi Fonte (Fiuggi) in 1970, we are informed. But Maharishi also had his converted hotel in Seelisberg for a headquarter from 1968 until 1990, when his headquarters moved to Vlodorp, Holland. Maharishi himself came there two years later. I do not know how the tax moves worked. I just note there are no clear-clut dates for such moves.

Be that as it may, by 1971 Maharishi had completed 13 world tours.

1971-1972 Maharishi announced his World Plan in 1972. Its goal was to establish 3,600 TM centers around the world. That year, in hippie times, a TM training course was given by the Maharishi at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and was attended by 1,000 young people from the USA and Canada. At the start of the course Maharishi encouraged the attendees to improve their appearance by getting haircuts and wearing ties. He also "persuaded" the US Army to "offer courses in TM to its soldiers".

From 1970 to 1973 about 10,000 people attend Maharishi sponsored symposia on his modern interpretation of Vedanta philosophy called Science of Creative Intelligence. In the fall and winter of 1971 and 1972, Maharishi was in Mallorca, Spain, to lead a teaching training course. There a seminal idea to make the course an international university struck root. Next year some 2,000 people who took part in a TM teacher training course and advanced course in Fiuggi, Italy. They became the first students of Maharishi International University (MIU) back in 1972. [1] Against this, Jim Karpen writes that MIU started in Italy in 1971. He could be wrong about that date. [2]

Maharishi's taped lectures and writings that includes the 33-lesson, Science of Creative Intelligence course, are a series of lectures given by Maharishi in Fiuggi, Italy, in 1972.

"Hatched in Mallorca" for some time in 1971, Maharishi International University (MIU) first offered freewheeling courses in Fiuggi, Italy in 1972. And Bob Daniels tells in Achievements that "until 1973, we had a university that was following Maharishi around learning SCI [The Science of Creative Intelligence] [3]

Depending on what criteria one uses to determine a founding date, Maharishi International University (MIU) was made in Spain in 1971, in Spain and/or Italy in 1972, or in Santa Barbara i 1973, where it was formally registered and "academically polished" for a year, before it reocated to Fairfield, Iowa in 1974. The university states in Maharishi University of Management — Celebrating 40 Years of Consciousness-Based Education 1971-2011, page 6, that it was founded in 1971. There are sources who say it was founded in Fiuggo, but Maharishi did not go to Italy until spring 1972. I leave it there.

In 1973, however, MIU moved to Goleta in Santa Barbara county, California, renting an an apartment complex for classrooms and offices. Maharishi teamed up with several scholars to create a fit-for-the-US curriculum. The first classes in the US were held there in Santa Barbara. Next year the university (Maharishi and private investors) bought the campus of the bankrupt Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, relocated there, and in 1995 changed its name to Maharishi University of Management (MUM) to emphasize that gaining deep experience and deep knowledge had a practical value in enabling students to "manage" their life sensibly and well. MUM's consciousness-based education includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique along with other academic subjects. Its goals derive from a will to benefit "all sorts of people" and offer ways to adequate living and more happiness to humanity. The university is a success.

Maharishi established other learning centres, including a teacher's training facility in Spain and one in the Netherlands, but MUM in Iowa remains the movement's primary university for Consciousness Based Learning.

In 1975, Maharishi embarked on a five-continent trip to inaugurate what he called "the Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment" - it was to "go around the country and give a gentle whisper to the population". The Pittsburgh Press reported that "The Maharishi has been criticised by other Eastern yogis for simplifying their ancient art." But reports on the effects of TM practice have grown and flattended unbecoming criticism.

In October 1975, Maharishi was pictured on the front cover of Time magazine. He made his last visit to the Spiritual Regeneration Movement centre in Los Angeles in 1975, according to film director David Lynch, who met him for the first time there. Lynch in 2005 established the David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (DLF). It is a global charitable foundation with offices in Los Angeles, Fairfield, Iowa and New York. Its aim is to fund the teaching of TM in schools.

In the mid 1970s, Maharishi's US movement was operating 370 TM centres manned by 6,000 TM teachers. Maharishi also began approaching the business community - and the goal was to lessen and get rid of stress for business professionals. Much recently, this side to Maharishi's efforts has got much attention, after Wall Street "hot shots" have learnt TM during a $1,000 intensive course on Transcendental Meditation to employees, and speak well of it.

"Two years ago, there were only one or two firms interested in the corporate program," said Bob Roth, executive director of the David Lynch Foundation and a TM teacher and practitioner of over 40 years. "Now [in 2014] there are 30 or 40 companies -- and more expressing interest all the time. In fact, we cannot keep up with the demand." [◦Source]

During the 1980s, the organisation continued to expand and his meditation technique continued to attract celebrities, in part despite accusations of fraud from disaffected former disciples. During this period, Maharishi's movement bought solid property to be used as TM training centres. Some of the building plans have been realised in the years to come; others not and not yet.

In January 1988, offices at the Maharishinagar complex in New Delhi were raided by Indian tax authorities and Maharishi and his organisation were accused of falsifying expenses. Maharishi, who was "headquartered in Switzerland" at the time, reportedly moved to the Netherlands "after the Indian government accused him of tax fraud". His headquarter in Switzerland was a converted, fine hotel in Seelisberg (above).

Beginning in 1989, Maharishi's movement began incorporating the term "Maharishi" into the names of their new and existing entities, concepts and programmes.

Moving, settling. Maharishi moved his headquarters several times, first from India to Italy, and from there to Switzerland, and on to the Netherlands.

In Switzerland the global headquarters of the Transcendental Meditation movement headed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was situated in a converted hotel in Seelisberg, Switzerland from 1968 to 1992." [WP, sv. "Seelisberg"; cf. "Vlodrop"]

That headquarters was earlier the Grandhotel Sonnenberg, a hotel with a view. Maharishi made use of it from 1972 to 1983. Maharishi European Research University (MERU), founded in Seelisberg in 1975, today has a branch campus at the place. [◦Link]

Maharishi's headquarter moved from Seelisberg to Vlodrop in 1990, to what had been the Franciscan monastery and boarding school named Kolleg St. Ludwig (Saint Ludwig College). Its main structure was built in 1909. It was bought by The Maharishi Foundation in 1984. Maharishi himself settled there in 1992 and dwelt in a large, custom built residence there until 2008, when he died in his sleep. The site is surrounded by the Meinweg National Park.

In 2000, Maharishi formed the non-profit organization Global Country of World Peace and appointed its leaders. The MERU campus in Vlodrop is a site for the Global Country of World Peace, and includes buildings, offices and residences for various institutions and leaders of the Transcendental Meditation movement.

In January 2008, Maharishi announced that he retired from all administrative activities and went into silence until his death three weeks later, in early February.

In the 1990s. In 1990, Maharishi moved his headquarter from Switzerland to a former Franciscan monastery in Vlodrop, the Netherlands. He himself settled there in 1992. His headquarter in Vlodrop became known as MERU, Holland on account of Maharishi European Research University (MERU) campus there.

In 1991, Maharishi called Washington DC a "pool of mud" after a decade of attempts to lower the rate of crime in the city by TM. But at last he told his followers in the city to leave and save themselves from its "criminal atmosphere".

His last public appearance might have been in 1991, in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Deepak Chopra, one of his assistants at the time, wrote that Maharishi collapsed in 1991 with kidney and pancreas failure, and that he tended to Maharishi during a year-long recovery. Chopra left the movement in January 1994.

During Maharishi's time in Vlodrop from 1992 until he passed away, he communicated to the public mainly via video and the internet. He also created a subscription-based satellite TV channel, called Veda Vision, which broadcast content in twenty-two languages and 144 countries.

Maharishi inaugurated the Natural Law Party (NLP) in 1992. It was active in forty-two countries. NLP promised "Heaven on Earth", lower taxes and a herb village in every town - Critics thought the party resembled "the political arm of an international corporation" more than a "home-grown political creation". Spokesman Bob Roth says, "The Maharishi has said the party has to grow to encompass everyone". However, professor John Hagelin of the TM movement says there was no formal connection between Maharishi and the party. Maharishi at any rate shut down the political effort in 2004, saying, "I had to get into politics to know what is wrong there."

In 1992, Maharishi began to send groups of Yogic Flyers to countries like India, Brazil, China and America in an effort to promote world peace through group efforts in TM and more sophisticated additions to basic TM (the TM Sidhi Programme).

In 1993 and 2003, he decided to raise the fees for learning the TM technique.

As a means to preserve his health and energy, Maharishi rarely left his two-room quarters in Vlodrop. It was built to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda architectural standards. Maharishi said that it helped him infuse "the light of Total Knowledge" into "the destiny of the human race." He used videoconferencing to communicate with the world and with his advisors.

In 2000, Maharishi founded the Global Country of World Peace (GCWP), a non-profit organization that promotes Transcendental Meditation, education, and the construction of "buildings for peace" in the world's major cities - "to create global world peace by unifying all nations in happiness, prosperity, invincibility and perfect health, while supporting the rich diversity of our world family".

The GCWP was originally conceived as "a country without borders for peace-loving people everywhere." Maharishi crowned Tony Nader, a physician and MIT-trained neuroscientist, as the king or Maharaja of the GCWP in 2000.

The GCWP tried and failed to establish a sovereign micronation when it offered USD 1.3 billion to the President of Suriname for a 200-year lease of 3,500 acres (14 km2) of land and in 2002, attempted to choose a king for the Talamanca, a "remote Indian reservation" in Costa Rica.

In 2001, followers of Maharishi founded Maharishi Vedic City a few miles north of Fairfield, Iowa in the United States. This new city requires that the construction of its homes and buildings be done according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda principles of "harmony with nature". Among all the principles to make use of - contrast, similarity of shapes, blends, and very much else -, the harmony that is meant in this connection is to be of a deep and "resonant" sort, and cogent too. The Institute of Vedic City Planning of Maharishi University of Management has published a great book about it (2013).

In 2002, the GCWP was incorporated in the state of Iowa, USA with its headquarters in Maharishi Vedic City a few miles outside Fairfield. The GCWP has administrative or educational centres in the US, the Netherlands and Ireland.

The same year, Maharishi Global Financing Research Foundation issued the "Raam" as a currency "dedicated to financing peace promoting projects".

Maharishi and Real Property. In 2003, David Lynch began a fundraising project to raise USD 1 billion "on behalf of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi" to build a meditation centre large enough to hold 8,000 skilled practitioners. Lynch has lent his famous name and idiosyncratic hairstyle to the project fit for forming "an earthly paradise". The TM movement's "Heaven on Earth" venture has taken many different forms over the years, but most of them have involved buying up large swaths of real estate across America. Owning buildings and land is an asset, a prime step.

At one point, the hotels, apartments and farmland the . . . mystic bought were intended for "universities" of meditation. But in October [in the year 2003], it was announced that the billion-dollar fundraising drive would be for 100 "peace palaces" built in major cities, where people could gather and meditate in the hope of spreading harmony and unity. By yesterday the plan had changed again. The $1bn is for a meditation centre big enough to hold 8,000 skilled practitioners. Lynch explains that such a critical mass of positive thinking "broadcast" from one spot will be enough to pacify the world. . . . I want to do what I can to help it. [◦The Guardian]

David Lynch further: "It's good to be sceptical . . . There's a lot of fool's gold in the world, but we all know there's real gold as well and that's why I say look into the teachings, look into what Maharishi's been saying for 50 years and don't go by rumours." [Ibid]

The Guardian' diplomatic editor Julian Borger: "A brief flick through the local press reports around the US is enough to confirm that he [Maharishi] does own some pretty impressive buildings in a large number of cities . . ." [Ibid]

Maharishi made way for organic farming in poor countries and the use of meditation groups as a take to end conflict.

Death and burial. On 12 January 2008, a week before his death, Maharishi said that he was "stepping down as leader of the TM movement" and "retreating into silence" and that he planned to spend his remaining time studying "the ancient Indian texts". Maharishi died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on 5 February 2008 at his residence in Vlodrop, Netherlands. By that time there were nearly 1,000 TM training centres around the world.

His funeral was in his homeland. Indian officials were among those who attended it. The funeral received its status as a state funeral because Maharishi was a recognised master in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta founded by Shankara.

In its obituary, BBC News reported that Maharishi's master had bequeathed him "the task of keeping the tradition of Transcendental Meditation alive" and that "the Maharishi's . . . mantras drew criticism from stricter Hindus, but his promises of better health, stress relief and spiritual enlightenment drew devotees from all over the world".

Legacy. Maharishi helped in making India's ancient spiritual tradition of meditation available on a large scale in that he handed over a meditation technique that is both simple and systematic. One might say he popularised meditation and states of mind that might be related to brain wave patterns etc. as probed by EEG (Electro-Encephalography) and MR scanning. [Cf. J.-P. Banquet's research]

Newsweek has credited him with helping to launch "a legitimate new field of neuroscience."

When Maharishi first began teaching he had three main aims: to revive the spiritual tradition in India, that meditation was for everyone and not just for recluses, and to show that Vedanta is compatible with science. Maharishi's philosophy features the concept that "within everyone is . . . energy, intelligence, and happiness". He emphasised the naturalness of his meditation technique as a simple way of developing such potential. Also, Maharishi taught it is not necessary to renounce worldly activities to gain spiritual enlightenment.

Beginning in 1962, Maharishi began to recommend the daily practice of yoga exercises or asanas to further accelerate growth.

He also taught that practising Transcendental Meditation twice a day would create inner peace. One ought to live sensibly as well.

Jack Forem (2012) writes that Maharishi quetly insisted "that the experience of transcendence, which resulted in a naturally increasing refinement of mind and body, enabled people to naturally behave in more correct ways. "It is much easier to raise a man's consciousness than to get him to act righteously," Maharishi said, according to Forem (2012:250)." In the school of life this is not an either-or, not either being taught or discovering things oneself. It can be both. And Maharishi has also said:

When people in a society are not educated to act according to Natural Law [it includes an understanding of deep, proper and righteous ways], they violate some aspect of Natural Law, creating stress for the evolutionary force of Nature. The evolutionary force of Nature loses vitality. (1997:129)

Room for learning and insight. Maharishi advocates both learning of proper ways that are rooted in deep and inner principles and act against forming stress (and many sufferings and the harm accrued from them over time). He also advocate that a soul may learn to express better by increasing its creative intelligence attunement. The method is TM. Sensitive insights could results from it also. [◦Boons of TM]

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Guru Dev, Shankaracharya Brahmananda Saraswati, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Literature  

Dragemark, Elsa. The Way to Maharishi's Himalaya. Stockholm: E. Dragemark, 1972.

Forem, Jack. Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Rev. ed. London: Hay House, 2012.

Global Good News. "Maharishi's Achievements." Global Good News, 2012. On-line pages beginning here: [◦More]

Mason, Paul. The Maharishi: The Biography of the Man Who Gave Transcendental Meditation to the World. Rev. ed. Lyndhurst, Hampshire: Evolution, 2005.

Mason, Paul. 108 Discourses of Guru Dev: The Life and Teachings of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (1941-53). Vol 1. Penzance, Cornwall: Premanand, 2009a.

Mason, Paul. The Biography of Guru Dev: The Life and Teachings of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (1941-53). Vol 2. Penzance, Cornwall: Premanand, 2009b.

Mason, Paul. Guru Dev as presented by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: The Life and Teachings of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (1941-53). Vol 3. Penzance, Cornwall: Premanand, 2009c.

Mason, Paul. Guru Dev: Life and Teachings of Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. Compiled by Paul Mason. 2012. Online [◦Link]

Pearson, Craig. The Complete Book of Yogic Flying: The Program of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to Enjoy Bubbling Bliss, Develop Total Brain Functioning and Higher States of Consciousness, Create National Invincibility and World Peace. Fairfield IA: Maharishi University of Management Press, 2008.

Radin, Dean. Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities. New York: Deepak Chopra Books / Random House, 2013.

Shriver, LB Trusty. The Sweet Teachings of the Blessed Sankaracarya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati.. Tr. and contr. Cynthia Ann Humes. Raleigh, NC: Lulu.com, 2013. ⍽▢⍽ Professor Humes has translated the maint text and supplied the annotations.

The Institute of Vedic City Planning of Maharishi University of Management. Maharishi Vastu. Architecture and Planning: Vastu City Planning: Sustainable Cities in Harmony with Natural Law. 4th ed. Roerdalen, NL: Maharishi University of Management, Institute of Vedic City Planning, 2013.

Tiwari, Rameswar, compiler, LB Trusty Shriver and Cynthia Ann Humes, eds. Rocks Are Melting: The Everyday Teachings of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati Fairfield, IA: Clear River Press, 2000. ⍽▢⍽ Scanned hard-copy manuscript, with annotations. Recommended.

Yogi, Maharishi Mahesh (presented as Maharshi Bala Brahmachari Mahesh Yogi Maharaj). Beacon Light of the Himalayas: The Dawn of a Happy New Era. Souvenir of the Great Spiritual Development Conference of Kerala, October 1955. in PDF format.

Yogi, Maharishi Mahesh. Maharishi Speaks to Students: Mastery over Natural Law. Vol 4. Karaundi, Kanti, MP: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, 1997.

Yogi, Maharishi Mahesh. The Science of Being and Art of Living. Rev ed. London: Penguin/Plume, 2001.

WP. Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, sv. "Maharishi Sthapatya Veda"; "Maharishi Mahesh Yogi";"Consciousness-Based Education"; "Maharishi University of Management"; "Transcendental Meditation technique"; "TM-Sidhi"; etc.

Notes

  1. Burt Chojnowsky. "Remembering Maharishi: A World of Accomplishments." The Iowa Source. [◦More]
  2. Jim Karpen. "Maharishi University", in The Fairfield Ledger, Page 1C and 2C. Wednesday, July 13, 2014. [◦More]
  3. Achievements. Sept. 26, 2011. [◦More]

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