The Core Idea
use technologies known and perfected over thousands of years in
the timeless Vedic (VAY-dik) tradition—a
tradition of knowledge long preserved (though recently almost forgotten)
in India. Both the Vedic technologies and the theories behind them
have been verified by objective evidence and the most advanced scientific
From this combined perspective of
ancient wisdom and modern science, here is the core idea:
Large groups of peace-creating experts dissolve social
stress—the acute political, religious and ethnic tensions
that fuel crime, terrorism and war.
More than 50 demonstration projects and 23 published scientific studies have shown one clear result:
Whenever attendance at a peace-creating
assembly has increased, violent crime, warfare and terrorism
have all decreased.
Even more impressively, when attendance at such an assembly has gone up and down repeatedly, the statistics on violence have gone down and up with strong (inverse) correlation (for details on the research, click here).
Said briefly, this new technology of peace appears to be wireless.
Just as radio stations radiate music through the underlying electromagnetic
field, so groups of peace-creating experts appear to radiate
harmony and peacefulness through an underlying field of consciousness.
As we will see, a field
theory of consciousness has been revived in this scientific
age by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the
founder of the Transcendental Mediation program. The result is a completely unified understanding
of consciousness and the physical world.
The resulting science
of consciousness, which Maharishi calls Vedic science,
provides the most urgently needed of all technologies—a practical
program for the creation of peace.
peace into our own hands
Now we know that the world need not be defenseless against terrorist
attacks—nor helpless to stop brutal military counterattacks.
Both evidence and theory indicate that we can stop terrorism and
war permanently. And if the politicians won’t act on this
discovery, then we, the people, can do it ourselves—taking
peace into our own hands. Here’s
There are good reasons why people try the Transcendental Meditation
technique for their own benefit. To support a group of peace-creating
experts, however, it is not necessary to learn the TM technique.
Financial support for such a group is the first priority.
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