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Senior US Senator praises Maharishi University of Management for 'best holistic approach to education'
by Global Good News staff writer

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12 July 2013

'I do want you to know of my highest respect and admiration that I have for this university, for what you have done, what you've become here in Iowa, the nation, and the world.'

This was one of the opening statements of the 2013 Commencement address, delivered by esteemed United States Senator Tom Harkin, at Maharishi University of Management this year.

Senator Harkin has quietly supported many important initiatives of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) through the years. This year he took the opportunity to praise MUM for 'what I consider to be the best holistic approach to education, wellness, and life at any university anywhere on the globe'.

He advised graduating students in several areas of life and told them, no matter what their future plans, they need not worry. 'You came to the right school,' he told the students. 'I have nothing but admiration for what this university has accomplished in such a short period of time. In a unique way you have put the ''higher'' in higher education.'

You should go forth with confidence, he assured them, because at Maharishi University of Management they have been prepared, intellectually and spiritually, for the challenges of the world.

'Believe in yourself. You have to believe there is nothing, absolutely nothing that you cannot accomplish through hard work and determination plus the courage to step outside of your comfort zone,' Senator Harkin said.

In his address Senator Harkin expressed great respect for the lifelong work of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of Maharishi University of Management. He also referenced poet William Butler Yeats, who said that education is not about filling up a bucket, but rather about lighting a fire. At MUM, the senator said, education is taken even one step further.

'At this university, education is also about training, focusing, freeing the mind. It's about raising consciousness.'

Click here read more about and watch a video of Senator Harkin's address.

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