Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity,
and intelligence that lies deep within everyone."
enlivening this most basic level of life, Transcendental Meditation is
that one simple procedure which can raise the life of every individual
and every society to its full dignity, in which problems are absent and
perfect health, happiness, and a rapid pace of progress are the natural
features of life."
Research on Transcendental Meditation
the result of TM was proved at the logical level, scientists naturally
got attracted to conduct research on TM at scientific level-using the
most modem methods of science and technology. The first ever scientific
research on TM was conducted by Dr. Robert Keith Wallace of U.S.A. who
declared that during TM-the mind remains fully alert but the body goes
to deep rest-deeper than sleep. This state of body and mind was termed
as "Restful Alertness". Since then more than 600 independent scientific
researches have been conducted on TM at numerous institutions in 32 countries
covering all the areas of human development. The results of all these
scientific research have been collectively published in six volumes of
books titled "Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation Programme
-Collected Papers". All these research have shown innumerable benefits
of TM for the mankind. Few among them are:
Mental Benefits: According to
psychologists, we (human being) only use 5-15% of our mental potential.
This means we are only 5-15% effective. During TM we come into direct
contact with the rest 85-95% of the mental potential we have not been
using. Daily practice of TM, which takes about 15-20 minutes morning and
evening, cultivate the energy and culture it-until it is always available
for our spontaneous use. The mind becomes expanded and our awareness increases.
The net result of mental benefits are given below:-
1. Increased learning ability;
2. Increased speed in solving problem accurately;
3. Improved academic performance;
4. Increased productivity;
6. Increased job satisfaction;
7. Improved relations with others
8. Clear and undisturbed thoughts.
Physical Benefits: Rest is the key word in any physical performance. The body automatically
heals and rejuvenates when put to rest. We experience this at night, when
we sleep, much of the fatigue and tensions are dissolved by the rest.Though
night sleep dissolves fatigue and stress, the degree of rest is not complete
enough to remove more deep-rooted stresses. To remove these stresses we
need the deeper rest of TM. TM provides coherent rest to the nervous system
which result into--
1. Increased physiological adaptability;
2. Increased Psychological adaptability;
3. Increased Sociological adaptability;
4. Improved health;
5. Decreased stress and anxiety.
Benefits to Mind
and Body:Transcendental Meditation makes the nervous
system more stable thereby resulting into optimum mind-body co-ordination.
Major benefits are:
1. Faster reaction time;
2. Decreased anxiety;
3. Relief from Insomnia;
4. Overall development of personality;
5. Increased creativity;
6. Optimum utilization of energy-thereby
resulting into balanced and stable health.
Effect: The Maharishi Effect
is a phase transition to a more orderly and harmonious state of life,
as measured by decreased crime, violence, accidents, and illness, and
improvements in economic conditions and other sociological indicators.
The scientists who discovered this effect named it in honour of His Holiness
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who predicted 30 years ago that only a small fraction
of the population participating in the Transcendental Meditation programme
would be sufficient to improve the quality of life of the whole society.
During the past 16 years, this transformation of society has been documented
scientifically, first at the city level, then at the state and the national
levels, and most recently at: the global level- the Global Maharishi Effect.
It has been found that the proportion of members of a society necessary
to generate the Maharishi Effect is one percent practicing Transcendental
Meditation or only the square root of one percent participating in the
group practice of the TM-Sidhi programme. This proportion is so small
that the beneficial effects on society of the Maharishi Effect cannot
be accounted for by behavioral interactions of the participants with the
members of society.
Instead, the results indicate a field effect, by which an influence of
coherence produced by the participants radiates throughout the society.
Dr. John Hagelin (1987), a leading physicist in the area of unified quantum
field theory, points out that the great range of distance of the Maharishi
Effect could only be understood as produced at the level of the Unified
Field of all the Laws of Nature recently' identified by modem physics.
The discovery of the unified field of natural law is perhaps the most
profound development of modem science. During the past twenty years, physicists
have been able to sequentially u unify the four fundamental forces of
nature. Probing in-to the functioning of natural law, physicists have
discovered that forces and particles that appear very different at the
scales of time and distance with which we are usually familiar are in
reality unified at deeper levels of nature. This progress has culminated.
In the recent formulation of "superstring theory" which offers a complete
mathematical description of the unified field of natural law.