Volume 2, Issue No. 12
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“I Will Create
“lighthouses of coherence” around the world
to eliminate acute stress and
Immediate results will be
less crime, less killing, less fear
In a bold and unprecedented
pronouncement, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi declared that he will create peace in the world—and he will do it without
the participation of governments, whom Maharishi has been trying to
persuade to help for 20 years. Maharishi made his announcement during
a news conference on July 10 and broadcast live via satellite, Internet webcast, and teleconference.
“I am done trying to convince governments—it’s
a waste of time. I have decided to produce the effect,” Maharishi says.
“The world has a bright future.”
Maharishi’s announcement comes at a time of
rising global violence, seemingly intractable conflict in the Middle East,
and the pervasive threat of terrorism, against which even the mightiest
nations have no effective defense.
Maharishi says his confidence is based on
nearly 50 years experience teaching his Vedic technologies of
consciousness, including Transcendental Meditation, to millions of people,
and hundreds of research studies published in top scientific journals
showing that Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques,
including Yogic Flying, create peace in the individual and, when practiced
in large groups, can bring peace to a nation and the world.
Maharishi will establish large groups of Vedic
Pandits—“lighthouses of coherence”—throughout the world. Vedic Pandits are
experts from India who are specially trained by Maharishi in advanced
Vedic technologies of peace to eliminate acute social stress—the
underlying cause of crime and terrorism—and radiate coherence in world
The first signs of success
will be clear: “There will be less crime, less killing, less war, less
fear,” Maharishi says. “Problems will simply disappear as darkness
disappears with the onset of light.”
Maharishi: “I will create peace”
conflict impossible once Maharishi
“lighthouses of coherence” in every nation
“We want to prevent the day
when any country will have to face a missile”
2002) His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi will create world peace by
establishing large groups of experts in his peace-promoting Vedic
technologies of consciousness in every nation. And he will do it by
himself—without the support of governments. But if even one country
remains stressed and without a group, world peace will be jeopardized.
Last week, in a bold and unprecedented
announcement, Maharishi declared that he would create a peaceful world on
his own—and no longer seek government help. This week, Maharishi will
reveal details of his global plan.
Maharishi explained how these large groups
of Vedic experts will act as “lighthouses of coherence” to reduce acute
stress in world consciousness. Through their daily practice of
Transcendental Meditation, its advanced techniques, and Yogic Flying,
“these experts will enliven the deepest level of Nature’s functioning—the
Unified Field of Natural Law, the Will of God—and create an indomitable
influence of coherence and harmony throughout the world,” Maharishi says.
“Problems will disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light.”
Maharishi emphasized that his plan is
“global”—that every nation must have a peace-promoting group to ensure a
safe and secure world. “If even one single country is stressed, world
peace will be shaken, just as one little thorn throws the whole body off
balance. So the whole world consciousness must be made coherent. Those
leaders who don’t realize the importance of creating global coherence
today will realize it when bombs fall on their countries. We want to
prevent that day from coming when any country will have to face a missile.
That is why we must attend to the whole world.”
The groups will be formed from among the
millions of people who practice Transcendental Meditation worldwide, and
will be funded through philanthropic investments to a world peace fund (www.globalcountry.org)
or through business enterprises created by the many thousands of
successful business leaders in Maharishi’s worldwide organization.
The Vedic experts will not
travel around the country or preach. “They will just create a peaceful
effect. Problems will disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of
light,” Maharishi says.
Highlights From a Recent Interview
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is the world’s foremost scientist of consciousness.
He is 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 Vedic technologies of
consciousness, including the Transcendental Meditation technique, to
millions of people throughout the world. The following are highlights from
a recent interview with Maharishi on the role of Transcendental Meditation
to enliven Natural Law—the Will of God—and create peace.
How does Transcendental Meditation
“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 big group of Vedic
experts practicing Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques,
including Yogic Flying, can enliven Natural Law—the Will of God—for every
government and create peace in the world.”
Should we be concerned about the role of
religion in government?
“The Latin origin of the word ‘religion’ means ‘to bind back to the
“If governments are not bound by the eternal
Laws of Nature, then what are they bound to? If governments are only bound
to their humanly conceived constitutions with their human weaknesses and
failings, administration of the nation will never be satisfactory. Natural
Law means the Will of God which manages the evolution of everything in the
ever-expanding universe in perfection and without a problem. If by binding
back to the Source—Natural Law, the Will of God—we can bring peace,
prosperity, cordiality, and friendship, then why be afraid of that?”
What about terrorists who proclaim their
actions are the Will of God?
Maharishi: “It is not proclamations of
light that remove darkness. It is bringing in the light. If people are
poor and suffering, then proclamations that ‘this is the Will of God’ are
faulty. It is not the Will of God for anyone to suffer. Now, in this
scientific age, the knowledge of Natural Law—the Will of God—is available
on the ground of science. You make a prediction, you do an experiment, and
you get the predicted results. What will the prediction of a government
administered by the Will of God show? There will be less crime, less
killing, less war, less hatred, less fear. Only the increase of light will
be the test of what happens when you bring a lamp into a dark room. It is
producing the effect that matters—not the proclamation of intentions.”
Isn’t everything, including crime, war,
and suffering, the Will of God?
“Nothing is beyond the Will of God. Hell is within the administration of
God’s Will. Heaven is within the administration of God’s Will. Both
killing and saving are within the administration of God’s Will. It’s just
a matter of how much one is living the Will of God. If one is suffering in
life, it is a minute aspect of the Will of God; if one is enjoying, it is
more of the Will of God; and if one is established in total possibilities,
then it is absolute Will of God. There is a simple formula: ‘As you sow,
so shall you reap.’ You choose whether to be in hell or heaven.”
How is what you are proposing different
than praying in church for peace?
“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 there is a direct entrance
into an open door; at a grosser level, you knock and the door will open.
Prayer can never be glorified enough. It is a supreme value of human
path to peace is simple, why has there always been war?
“The goal is reached only by those who walk on the path. In the name of
religion, so many organizations have done wrong things, for which they are
now apologizing. People just need to follow their own religion and they
will reach the goal. And in every religion, Transcendental Meditation is
taught. So many preachers of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism—they all
practice Transcendental Meditation and find a correlation with this theme
of perfection in life through higher consciousness. It’s all there—people
just have to follow their religions. But if they don’t follow them.… I am
now establishing large groups of Vedic Pandits who will radiate
coherence—Natural Law, the Will of God—throughout the world. They will not
travel about, they will not preach—they will just produce the effect.
Problems will disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light.
This will be the hallmark of a new time dawning on earth.”
UPDATE: Maharishi to Dismiss Bush’s
$40 Billion Security Plan as Costly, Ineffective, and Dangerous
Caught in a deepening crisis,
mayors urged to
follow the lead of Maharishi
Vedic City in Iowa
Maharishi says Mayor
Robert Wynne will be “a torchlight for the world”
Acknowledging the plight of United States mayors who are caught in a
deepening crisis without competent leadership from the White House, His
Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi urged all mayors to look to the Honorable
Robert Wynne, mayor of Iowa’s newest city, Maharishi Vedic City, for
the knowledge and expertise to solve their problems.
“I am aware that the administrators of U.S.
cities are going through a critical time,” Maharishi said. “The chief
administrator of their country is leading the nation to destroy the
world. All mayors, including mayors of big cities, such as New York and
Los Angeles, should follow Mayor Wynne. He will provide them with the
Vedic science of administration to improve governmental
effectiveness—and be a torchlight for the whole world.”
Maharishi Vedic City has incorporated
Maharishi’s programs to create a model city, including adopting as its
constitution the Constitution of the Universe—the Unified Field of
Natural Law, the Will of God—which administers the ever-expanding
universe with perfect order and without a problem. A campaign is now
under way to establish in Maharishi Vedic City a group of 8,000 experts
in these peace-promoting programs to create coherence for the U.S. and
In his message to U.S. mayors, Mayor Wynne
said, “If you adopt Maharishi’s programs you will find governing your
city as effortless and as effective as the government of Nature. You
will see immediate results—less crime, less poverty, less fear.”
Last week, in a bold and
unprecedented announcement, Maharishi declared that he would create
world peace on his own—and no longer seek government help. On Wednesday,
July 17, Maharishi will reveal details of his global plan during a
global news conference to be broadcast live via satellite, Internet
webcast, and teleconference call.