|Volume 8, Issue No.
© 2001-2008 Maharishi Health Education Center - Lebanon, All Rights Reserved
Lebanon on his First Visit
to the Country of his Domain
(15 May 2008) The Raja (Administrator) of
Invincible Lebanon for the Global Country of World Peace, Dr Lucien
Mansour, recently visited Beirut and received a warm reception as he
urged the country to rise to invincibility.
'Meeting with the leaders, directors and teachers of the Lebanese
Transcendental Meditation movement, Raja Lucien set a new holistic and
unified administrative structure, where as Dr. Omar Hamza elected as the
National Director, coordinating with three deputies of the National
Director: Dr. Salim Haddad, Dr. Ziad Dakdouk and Dr. Jean Abou Khalil.
Raja Lucien held a meeting with a group of the
Lebanese Sidhas and gave an inspiring presentation on the formula for
increasing peace in Lebanon through group practice of Yogic Flying. He
urged the Yogic Flyers of Lebanon to immediately gather in the TM
Centers on their daily program to radiate coherence and harmony in their
Raja Lucien also held a public conference in Beirut, with over 200
people attending, including many leaders of society and the ambassador
of India to Lebanon. Speaking on the topic of Invincible Lebanon, Raja
Lucien announced the project to build a Maharishi Invincibility
University for 500 students and a spa offering Maharishi Vedic Approach
Address of Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam
on Akshaya Tritiya, Day of Lasting Achievements
(9 May 2008) During the grand, global celebration on 8 May 2008, the
auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, the Day of Lasting Achievements in
the Vedic Calendar, following traditional Vedic Recitation by the Vedic
Pandits at the Global Capital of Raam Raj in the Brahma-Sthan
(geographical centre) of India, Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam, First Ruler
of the Global Country of World Peace, gave a beautiful address.
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam was speaking from the International Capital
of the Global Country of World Peace in MERU, Netherlands, in the
presence of all his Ministers and Rajas, and leaders around the world
enjoying the live broadcast via satellite and over the Internet on
Channel 3 of the Maharishi Channel.
Maharaja began by lauding the Vedic Pandits, and said, 'On this very
auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, having received the blessings of the
Vedic Pandits, and performed Puja (Vedic ceremony of gratitude) to Guru
Dev*, all our thoughts, feelings, and gratitude go to his Divine
Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Founder of the Global Country of World
Peace), who in the light of Guru Dev, in the light of the eternal Vedic
tradition, has given everyone in the world the ability to achieve
anything, to reach the highest goals and fulfil the highest aspirations
of all sages and of all good-wishers of humanity.
'Maharishi has given answers to all questions, unfolded total pure
knowledge, pure Being, in the lives of all individuals who learned his
techniques and listened to his teaching.
'In life so many questions arise: Why are we here? Why are we living?
What's the purpose of all of it? Why do we eat? Why do we have wishes
and hopes and desires? Why do we see conflicts? Why and why and why—so
many questions about life.
'And Maharishi has answered all of these questions. Of course, there are
many answers on the individual life and different levels of the answers.
Every individual has so many answers to so many of his questions, and
there are so many individuals. And all of these answers are real on
'The answers are also given in the Vedic Tradition, and the Veda, Itihas,
Puran, Smriti; in Yoga, Karma Mimansa, Vedanta; and all the Vedas—Rk,
Sama, Yajur, Atharva—all aspects of Shiksha, Kalp, Vyakaran, Nirukt,
Chhand, Jyotish, they have answers—Sthapatya Veda, Ayur-Veda. All
answers to different questions and different levels of questions.
'Yet Maharishi has given the one answer that the Vedic Tradition
upholds; that Guru Dev upholds; that Maharishi upholds, for the entire
creation. This one answer is the secret of all secrets. That is the
answer to every question. Ultimately every question that one asks about
everything or anything comes to that one answer, to that one reality.
'And that secret of secrets is very simple. It is: Sarvam khalw idam
Brahm—''Everything is Wholeness, everything is Totality, everything is
pure Being.'' And therefore the quests of all quests, the search for all
questions, the fulfilment for all desires, the achievement of all
achievements, the highest aspiration of everything and everyone is to
live the truth of life, the reality of existence. To fulfil that level
of understanding that everything is Wholeness, everything is pure Being,
pure silence, pure infinity, Totality, oneness. And that means myself,
yourself, and everything that exists.
'Whatever we strive to do in life, whatever we want to achieve, is just
in that direction, in the direction of reaching that understanding, and
that level of experience in life.'
Maharaja continued speaking on how the supreme understanding from the
eternal Vedic Tradition of knowledge, the 'great secret' that we have
gained from Maharishi—that everything is Brahm, Totality—holds the
answer to all questions in life. 'This knowledge is pure, simple
knowledge, very simple knowledge—there is no more search anywhere.
'Of course it is not known by many people,' Maharaja said. 'Some people
have heard it but they don't understand it, they don't believe it. Some
people believe it but they don't understand it completely. Some people
understand it and even believe it, but they don't know what to do with
'Some people actually have had
a glimpse of it, through transcending. Sometimes it has come to them in
a moment of sudden enlightenment—just a moment of experience, be it a
moment of joy with their family, with their loved ones, or with their
devotion to God—and they had that beautiful moment, a glimpse of the
wholeness of creation, of reality. And they don't know how to get it
again, what to do with it? It was something, and—Maharishi gave this
example—they may spend their whole life searching for it again.
'Some others, in doing good to others, in good actions, in feeling
good—they have that inspiration, that sudden feeling of wellness, of
unity, and they think, ''This is the way to do it.'' That's one way to
do it—there are many, many ways to achieve that. Again, the answers are
on so many levels, every one of them being true and being real.
'Everybody is achieving steps in life, as if sometimes by trial and
error, to do something and then learn—and then see when Nature has
created a system, that if you do something in that direction you get
more fulfilment, more happiness, and therefore you want to do it again;
and if you don't, and it brings you other aspects of experience, then
you don't want to do it, you want to go in [a different] direction—kind
of trial and error. And learning from older people, more experienced
people—learning from teachers.
'Then learning that time is also not a barrier, because some things can
happen in a short time, immediate satisfaction. But there is also the
long term, that Natural Law is also on a long term. You plant a seed
today, and it might take years for the fruit to come and the tree to
'But again these are ways of Nature teaching that as we go through time,
and maybe many lifetimes—that reality is there as we approach it, and
grow in it—as we get more fulfilment, more Ananda, more bliss. So [there
are] different ways of experiencing it.
'Some know that reality in a more established way. They have
transcended, they feel it, they experience it, as Maharishi has given
the technology to transcend and directly Be That and experience That on
a daily basis. Then in the growth of That, one comes to the realization,
''I am That, I am that Reality.'' That's a great level of enlightenment.
And beyond that, I start seeing others also as being That.
'So for myself, Aham Brahmasmi [I am Brahm, Totality]; Tat tvam asi—''Thou
art That''; Sarvam khalw idam Brahm&mdash ''Everything is That.'' That
is the highest level of realization, and that is the purpose of all
doing, the purpose of all thinking, the purpose of all efforts to reach
'When living in the glory of that reality, as Maharishi has been . . .
with us, as the Holy Tradition is, as Guru Dev is, then comes yet one
more level. What can be one more level than knowing oneself as Wholeness
and everything is Wholeness? We have reached everything—what can be that
one more level? That one more level is: making everyone else also
realize that. Bringing it to the heart of everyone in the world, to the
mind, to the intellect, to the understanding, and to the deep, true
experience of that reality.
'That is the role of the Holy Tradition of Vedic Masters, which
Maharishi has been for us, such a profound gift of Natural Law, which
brought that understanding in its completeness—Total, unbounded perfect
knowledge, perfect science of life.'
Maharaja continued speaking on how, once having achieved the highest
level of realization—knowing oneself and everything as Brahm,
Totality—there is yet one more level: 'bringing that realization to the
heart of everyone in the world', through the gift of the perfect science
of life that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of
World Peace, has brought to us from the eternal Vedic Tradition of
'And that science is not just
pure theoretical knowledge,' Maharaja said. 'It came from Maharishi with
a technology—the technology of how to do it in a systematic and an
orderly way. That's how we have seen this great enlightenment in the
world, great experience of pure Being, of consciousness, of the Absolute
which was missing in the lives of people.
'And, as we have seen that there are many who have not been able to
understand . . . , Maharishi has expanded his teaching to say ''now you
come into a group [of
Yogic Flyers] and
awaken collective consciousness''. That way, even those people who are
remote, who are distant, will feel that effect and awaken in that
reality, and then experience, and want to search for it. And suddenly
they will go to an introductory lecture on Transcendental Meditation,
and suddenly they will be interested—could be sometimes because they
have high blood pressure, or whatever the reason, they are not sleeping
well, something—Nature will bring them there. And then they will get
into it as collective consciousness improves.
'He has also brought to us all the different aspects, of Maharishi
Sthapatya Veda, for example, that will help to organize structures of
homes so people are more in tune with Natural Law, and therefore
naturally will come to that desire, will understand more of the truth of
life, and want to truly experience it and live it.
'Proper healthy food, proper healthy programmes, avoiding things with
side effects that disturb the functioning of the nervous system; and all
of these different, different aspects —even Maharishi Gandharva Veda,
beautiful music. All the aspects of proper food, agriculture, everything
that is conducive for the physiology to align itself. And naturally as
it gets more balanced, then the understanding and the clarity of
thinking increase, and the individual desires the true direction, and
starts seeing what the true purpose of life is—what the ultimate answer
to every one of his questions is, and then the process of growth and
evolution goes on.
'So where do we stand in terms of that reality of the gift of Maharishi
today? In our perception, we see Wholeness everywhere, so therefore our
role is based on the understanding and experience that everything is
divine. Every human being is pure Being, is the light of God living on
earth. Everyone has a physiology that is containing the Total
Constitution of the Universe, so everyone is a temple of God, everyone
is a living reality of Wholeness, of Totality, and therefore we adore
everyone. It's a true adoration because we adore God, we adore infinity,
pure Being, and everyone we know is that reality, is that pure Being.
'Now, in the functioning of the activities of our Global Country of
World Peace, Maharishi has put us in that light of the Holy Tradition of
Vedic Masters. Every time we were teaching transcending*, Maharishi
insisted it's in the light of the Vedic Tradition—we do Puja to Guru
'The technique is very simple—we all know, and those who don't know,
they will get to know. But it's put in the light of a Tradition, because
that is the connection that ensures that the teaching is connected to
the source, and it takes the individual to the source. This is very,
very important—the connection to the Vedic Tradition, the connection to
Maharishi, to Guru Dev, to the whole Tradition of Vedic Masters—is very,
very essential in terms of the long-term result of truly achieving the
goal of individual enlightenment, and bringing that reality to the whole
'Therefore if we feel—Rajas, Ministers, [Teachers of Transcendental
Meditation, and Yogic Flyers]—we are the representatives of the Holy
Tradition, and we feel that everyone is absolute pure Being, and
therefore we have adoration for everyone; and it's only from that
platform that we take our action as guided by the Holy Tradition, by
Maharishi, to bring to the world that perfect knowledge of life. . . .'
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam commented, regarding the role of the Rajas,
that it's not a question of Rajas wearing crowns or speaking and acting
according to ceremonial procedures. 'We are here to adore and to serve.
That's our role, we are the servants. We are the servants.
'But in every kind of situation
one has many hats. The man who goes to his job, he has children, at home
he is the father. When he drives the children to home, to school—he is
the driver. When he is the judge he goes to the [court], he's the judge,
he's a very important person. So he performs these roles in life; yet if
he is enlightened, he knows that whether driver or judge—it doesn't
matter—he is pure Being, Absolute pure Being, like everyone else is.
'And that's how we feel. So we do have a system, we do have etiquette if
you like, because the judge has to give judgement in the courtroom, and
therefore he has to have certain dress, a certain way of doing things.
When he's driving he has to be careful, has to follow the rules of the
road, to stop on the red light. There are rules he has learned that he
has to follow.
'So there are systems that ensure that there is a proper relationship
that allows knowledge and experience to flow in the proper way. It's
never on the level of who you think you are, who you think I am—what I
am, what you are, who is where? —humble, more humble, honest, simple,
innocent—all of these are real on many levels. But on the level of truth
of life it's only that one reality—one unbounded pure Being is the
reality of everything.'
In the concluding portion of Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's address, he
pledged 'that every one of my intentions, feelings, thoughts, planning,
be in that very simple guiding light of Maharishi to create Heaven on
Earth'; and called on everyone to think together on that auspicious day,
of the highest achievement they could accomplish to bring enlightenment
to the whole world without delay.
Maharaja first continued discussing the organizations and systems
established by the Global Country of World Peace 'that ensure that there
is a proper relationship that allows knowledge and experience to flow in
the proper way. . . .
'Then there is a system of flow of information, of structure. That's why
Maharishi has created a system such as our system—our system, in the
light of the Holy Tradition of Vedic Masters, where everyone does carry
a responsibility, everyone has a duty on that surface level. It's a
surface level, that's why they call it like a Lila [play]—it's like a
theatre. It's not that we are acting in the theatre . . . but you
imagine someone going into the theatre, and then suddenly he is to play
a certain role, and that role he plays fully, and integrates it, and he
believes in it.
'So in the Lila of life, every one of us is playing a role, every one of
us is putting himself in a position of a role to play. Of course, the
actors are also selected according to how they have certain abilities to
act in some way or another . . . . Some may have more experience in
architecture, some more in health, some more in finance, some more in
management, some more in administration. And it's the same one pure
Being playing these different roles.
'So the Minister of Health doesn't really feel in his deep Self he is
different from the Minister of Architecture, because he knows it's one
and the same. Yet they are playing different roles. That same person,
that same individual is playing these different roles.
'So we are here to give
enlightenment,' Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam said. 'We are here to fulfil
Maharishi's most supreme achievement of all times, for having brought
total science and total technology to create true enlightenment in the
world, and truly achieve the lasting—everlasting achievement, which is
alone Pure Being; because there is nothing that lasts except pure Being
and its expressions. Its expressions, when they are in tune with it
[pure Being]—when the house is in tune with Natural Law, it is more
lasting and brings more fulfilment. When the individual is purely, even
on the physical level, truly fully integrated, the Constitution of the
Universe is integrated in his physiology, therefore he can live longer,
he can last longer. Even immortality has been mentioned in the Vedic
Tradition. That is possible according to time, and according to
requirements of Natural Law and the quality of time. . . .
'Therefore I wanted today, in explaining all of this, to give all of you
and the whole world a pledge from my side: the pledge that every one of
my intentions, feelings, thoughts, planning, be in that very simple
guiding light of Maharishi to create Heaven on Earth. . . .
'It's a beautiful feeling . . . . I do feel that any minute we wait in
the ability to [teach] someone [Transcendental Meditation] and bring to
him enlightenment, even some glimpse of the Absolute, is a minute wasted
if we don't use it for that.' Maharaja explained that he would be
meeting on that day of Akshaya Tritiya, the Day of Lasting Achievements,
with the Prime Minister and the Rajas and Ministers of the Global
Country of World Peace, because 'we feel that urgency today to bring to
the whole world that light of knowledge.
'We don't want our world to go into any pains and difficulties. We are
aware that there are problems, we're aware and feel saddened by [natural
disasters] in Myanmar, and the loss that is going on there; and any
wars, also any conflicts in the world. We know that we can create Heaven
on Earth; therefore I personally call—and I know all my Council and
Ministers and Rajas with me—call upon everyone in the field', everyone
who practises Transcendental Meditation, every Yogic Flyer, every
Teacher of Transcendental Meditation, 'to come together and think of the
highest achievement that one can do today is a lasting achievement.
'Think that all these details of anything are of no importance. Today,
the world needs you. You have been put on that level, the highest level
of possible human consideration and dignity. Not only that level where
you know even intellectually, and a lot on the level of experience, that
you are Brahm, you are Totality and everyone else is that Reality.
'You have been put on an even higher level. You have been put on the
level that you can give that knowledge to others. That is even higher.
That is the level of the Guru, the teacher, the giver of reality, the
Holy Tradition of Vedic Masters.
'So when a Teacher of Transcendental Meditation has received that gift,
then it's a big responsibility. No other consideration of past, present,
or anything, should come to our mind, except to come together, go out,
and bring enlightenment. That is how we can fulfil Maharishi's desire to
create Heaven on Earth, Raam Raj (Administration through Natural Law)
for all mankind.'
thriving in greenhouses in
Maharishi Vedic City and
Fairfield, Iowa, USA
May 2008) Speaking recently on Maharishi Global Family Chat, Raja Robert
Wynne, Mayor of Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, USA, and Raja of New Zealand
and other countries for the Global Country of World Peace, answered
questions about Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture—the greenhouses and
field crops—in Maharishi Vedic City and Fairfield, Iowa.
First Raja Wynne spoke about the two-acre (.8 hectare) greenhouse in
Maharishi Vedic City and the one-acre greenhouse on the campus of
Maharishi University of Management. 'These acres are all under one very
high roof with walls that are 12 or 14 feet (3.7 to 4.3 metres) high.
The roof opens if the temperature gets too hot or the humidity too high;
it's all automated,' Raja Wynne said.
Raja Wynne reported that the first 2,000 pounds (907 kg) of cucumbers
have just been picked and shipped or will be sold locally. Already basil
is also being picked, and within ten days there will be peppers,
tomatoes, and eggplant.
Raja Wynne explained that just a few nights ago there was frost, so the
crops cannot be planted outside in this climate until about the middle
of May. 'So we have a head start and we drove one of our vans to Chicago
to sell to one of the large organic stores that has 16 different
Raja Wynne also explained that by planting in a smaller, 3,000 square
foot (278 square metre) greenhouse—the bigger greenhouse is 100,000
square feet (approximately .9 hectare)—the planting is flat so there are
maybe 200 cucumber plants and tomato plants. These are planted in
February and put into the ground towards the end of March. 'They're
already a few inches (about 7-12 centimetres) high when they're planted,
and then they grow very fast once they're in the ground. We don't have
to use heat at this time of year because the solar heating comes in due
to the nature of the greenhouse, it is all glass or plastic,' said Raja
Raja Wynne said that they have been in operation now for five years, and
the first four years they grew all through the winter. In the winter
there are different types of crops that don't mind the cold, such as
lettuce, bok choy, broccoli, and kale. 'But the cost of heating is going
up, so this year we decided to rest the greenhouse for two months and
put in a cover crop to add more nutrition to it,' he said.
Wynne said they are starting the spring crop when they normally do, so
the full two acres are planted, and it will go through the beginning of
December. 'We have six months when we're producing, and during those six
months, we're expecting 160,000 pounds (72.5 metric tonnes) of
vegetables to be produced in that two-acre greenhouse,' Raja Wynne said.
Since there are many fields in which field crops are not grown because
they're on a hill and tilling would erode the soil, Raja Wynne said they
are looking into growing straw for straw bale furnaces that will heat
the greenhouses all winter long.
Raja Wynne explained that some crops are profitable in processing, for
example sunflower oil, for which the sunflowers are grown in the fields
and then cold pressed for organic sunflower oil, which will all be
consumed in this community.
At the greenhouse there are also 120 acres (48.5 hectares) of fields, of
which a couple of acres are strawberries that were planted last year,
and will come up this year. 'So we'll invite the community to come for
picking their own strawberries.' Also organic soya beans will be grown
in a lot of fields.
When asked if he would recommend greenhouses to other projects of the
Global Country of World Peace in different countries, Raja Wynne
responded that in the first few years they were learning, and in
agriculture there are always different issues that occur—which, inside
the greenhouse, does not usually involve weather, but rather things like
the water supply, the quality of the water, and the quality of the soil,
for example. Now the greenhouse is becoming increasingly financially
Raja Wynne recommended this kind of agriculture
'because it can be a huge source of fresh organic food for a community,
picked when ripe when the nutrition is maximum, and then the additional
food that's not being consumed locally can be sold.'
Raja Wynne added that this year the greenhouse will grow crops for the
600 Vedic Pandits now in Maharishi Vedic City. 'We'll be able to supply
100 per cent of the needs of the Vedic Pandits, and still be offering
our products all around Iowa and even into Illinois. Since last year we
have 75 different customers.'
Continuing to answer questions, Raja
Wynne responded that fruit trees and nut trees have been planted but not
yet timber. Unlike the vegetables, trees take a number of years to
produce their crop. These trees are being planted on different lands,
also to protect against the wind, and more will be planted.
Raja Wynne explained they are working with Raja Jose Luis Alvarez, the
Raja of Latin America for the Global Country of World Peace, to organize
to bring in weekly from Central America the fresh fruit and vegetables
that can't be grown in the climate in Iowa, because a large amount of
vegetables and fruit are consumed in Maharishi Vedic City and Fairfield.
When asked about possible climate change, Raja Wynne said he had been
predicting that once global invincibility is achieved through the
Maharishi Effect, so many places in the world are too hot: they can
share some of their heat naturally, and other places (such as the
central plains area of Vedic America) can share some of their coolness.
'The whole world in Heaven on Earth, I would think would be temperate,'
Raja Wynne also explained that employing skilled labour makes it
possible to reduce the number of people required, and thereby reduce the
When asked whether he would recommend that communities in other
countries look into this option of greenhouses, Raja Wynne said,
'There's a rule of thumb that everyone could use, which is that the
amount of vegetables that you can produce in a greenhouse is at least 20
times that which you can produce outside. Outside is subject to the
heat, insects, and rain; and you have to plant the fields further apart.
This does not come up with a greenhouse.'
Raja Wynne also mentioned that they don't grow hydroponically, 'because
in general for the last few hundred million years, the plants have been
used to growing in the ground, so that's what we do. So I definitely
recommend it, because it can be a huge source of fresh organic food,
picked when ripe, when nutrition's maximum, and then the additional food
that's not being consumed locally can be sold.'
Raja Wynne agreed that Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture can
contribute to the financial well-being and stability of an entire
community. 'In fact the greenhouses here were an initiative started by
Maharishi Vedic City so that the proceeds from the greenhouse would be
used to support the Vedic Pandits and other peace creating groups here
in the City.'
In conclusion Raja Wynne said they would be very happy to provide
information to anyone who wants to start a greenhouse operation in their
own country or city, because they now have five years of experience.
They would like to share and also to hear other people's experience with