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India's timeless Vedic heritage: Meeting the challenges of our modern age - Part I
by Dr John Hagelin

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27 January 2008

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John Hagelin, PhD, is a world-renowned quantum physicist, author, educator, and public policy expert.

Dr Hagelin* received his AB summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and his MA and PhD from Harvard University, and conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). His scientific contributions in the fields of electroweak unification, grand unification, supersymmetry and cosmology include some of the most cited references in the physical sciences. He is also responsible for the development of a highly successful Grand Unified Field Theory based on the Superstring. Dr Hagelin was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognized him as 'a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington.'

Dr Hagelin is currently Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, a leading science and technology think tank at Maharishi University of Management, and International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, an organization of leading scientists dedicated to ending nuclear proliferation and establishing lasting world peace.

At this time, when stress and stress-related illness have reached epidemic proportions, and the demand for creativity and peak performance is higher than ever, it is deeply satisfying to see how India's cherished meditation tradition is filling a vast void—making its way into boardrooms, classrooms, and medical practice.

Among such practices, one in particular has entered America's mainstream: Transcendental Meditation—the most widely practiced, extensively researched, and broadly prescribed mental technique for the prevention of disease, promotion of health, and development of full human potential. This technique is at once ultramodern and ancient: it has been revived from the timeless Vedic wisdom by the world's foremost scientist of consciousness and renowned Vedic scholar, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world over 50 years ago.

Transcendental Meditation is a unique technique, taught through personal instruction by a qualified teacher, and is practiced for 20 minutes twice a day sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The technique has been learned by over 5 million people of all ages, religions and walks of life.

The benefits are well documented. More than 600 studies, many funded by the US Government's National Institutes of Health, have been conducted at more than 250 independent universities and research institutes and published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals. These studies have confirmed the wide-ranging mental, physiological and even sociological benefits of this simple, effortless practice. Such documented benefits include reduced cardiovascular disease—the world's number one killer—reduced ADHD and other stress-related learning disorders in children, and development of full brain potential. A proper scientific understanding of these wide-ranging results is only now possible, based upon the most advanced scientific discoveries of quantum physics and neuroscience.

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View the entire article (with photographs) by Raja Dr John Hagelin at—on pages 8-12 of Maharishi in the World Today: Six Articles (This PDF file takes less than one minute to download.)

*Dr John Hagelin is also the Raja (Administrator) of Invincible America for the Global Country of World Peace.

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