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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Yoga and Transcendental Mediation - Hinduism - India
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"Mankind was not born to suffer, mankind was born to enjoy. The purpose of life is to expand happiness.“
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born Mahesh Prasad Varma, 1918-2008) was an Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.
He became known as Maharishi (meaning "great seer") and Yogi as an adult.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became a disciple and assistant of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) of Jyotirmath in the Indian Himalayas.
The Maharishi credits Brahmananda Saraswati with inspiring his teachings.
Mahesh studied physics at Allahabad University and earned a degree in 1942.
In 1955, the Maharishi began to introduce his Transcendental Deep Meditation (later renamed TM) to India and the world.
His first global tour began in 1958.
The Maharishi is reported to have trained more than 40,000 TM teachers, taught the TM technique to "more than five million people" and founded thousands of teaching centres and hundreds of colleges, universities and schools.
He was one of the first that helped and recognized Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Maharishi achieved fame as the guru to the Beatles, the Beach Boys and other celebrities.
According to author Jack Forem, the Maharishi stated 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. Thus, behavioral guidelines did not need to be issued, and were best left to the teachings of various religions:
"It is much easier to raise a man's consciousness than to get him to act righteously" the Maharishi said.
His life was very rich and had very many achivements, we finish with this vision he had of applying TM peace to world peace and the end of wars:
In 2000, the Maharishi founded the Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) "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"
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