A Scientifically Validated Programmme
The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique is a simple,
natural, effortless procedure whereby the mind easily and naturally
arrives at the source of thought, the settled state of the mind -- Transcendental
Consciousness -- pure consciousness, self-referral consciousness,
which is the source of all creative processes. Transcendental
meditation is practised for 1520 minutes in the morning and
evening, while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. During
this technique, the individual's awareness settles down and experiences
a unique state of restful alertness. As the body becomes deeply
relaxed, the mind transcends all mental activity to experience
the simplest form of awareness, Transcendental Consciousness,
where consciousness is open to itself. This is the self-referral
state of consciousness.
experience of Transcendental Consciousness develops the individual's
latent creative potential while dissolving accumulated stress and
fatigue through the deep rest gained during the practice. This experience
enlivens the individual's creativity, dynamism, orderliness, and
organising power, which result in increasing effectiveness and success
in daily life.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is scientific, requiring
neither specific beliefs nor adoption of a particular lifestyle.
The practice does not involve any effort or concentration. It
is easy to learn and does not require any special ability. People
of all ages, educational backgrounds, cultures, and religions
in countries throughout the world practise the technique and
enjoy its wide range of benefits.
Scientific Research on TM
Over 500 scientific research studies conducted during the
past 25 years at more than 200 independent universities and research
institutes in 30 countries have shown that the TM Programmme
benefits all areas of an individual's life: mind, body, behaviour,
The research findings include:
The research has been published in such major scientific journals
as Science, the American Journal of Physiology, Scientific American,
Lancet, the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the International
Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of the Canadian Medical
Association, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, and
the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Research indicates that TM technique Meditators on average
have the biological age of a person 5 to 12 years younger, as
well as significantly reduced incidence of illness and risk of
heart disease. Studies also show that TM technique Meditators
have warmer interpersonal relationships, less anxiety, increased
self-esteem and self-confidence, increased problem-solving ability
and greater creativity. The individual spontaneously radiates
a purifying and nourishing influence of positivity and harmony
in society as a whole.
The Maharishi Effect
Scientific research as found that in cities and towns all
over the world where as little as one percent of the population
practices the Transcendental Meditation Technique, the trend
of rising crime rate is reversed, indicating increasing order
Research scientist named this phenomenon of rising
coherence in the collective consciousness of the whole society the Maharishi Effect, because this
was the promise to society made in the very early days of Maharishi's Movement(started in Madras
Creating an Invincible Armour for the Nation
An invincible border that makes the nation
impenetrable to any harmful influence from the outside.
The Maharishi Effect establishes the principle that
individual consciousness affects collective consciousness. When the influence of coherence generated
by this technology reaches sufficient intensity, an integrated national consciousness is created.
This in turn strengthens the cultural integrity of the nation by promoting life in accord with
Natural Law. The result is the development of self-sufficiency and an invincible armour for the
nation, which automatically repels any negative influence coming from outside. Thus, the integrated
state of national consciousness created by the Maharishi Effect produces a 'Meissner
Effect' for the nation, rendering it impenetrable to external disorder.
Where to Learn
Maharishi has established
Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhavans throughout India to teach the Transcendental
Meditation Programmme as well as other programmmes of Maharishi's