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Maharishi's institutions and programmes bringing enlightenment and invincibility to India and the world
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3 July 2012
On 3 July, during the celebration of Guru Purnima, many great achievements of the past year were presented for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's organizations and programmes throughout India.
Dr Girish Varma, Director-General of the Global Capital of World Peace* in the centre (Brahmasthan) of India, gave a comprehensive and inspiring report.
The Maharishi World Peace Movement** in India celebrated the fourth anniversary of its founding on Guru Purnima this year. This initiative has now been established in 25 states of India, with about 40,000 active participants.
Another organization—Maharishi Ved Vigyan Vishwa Vidyapeetham—is also central to Maharishi's programme to create world peace. It is the only institution of its kind in the world, having been founded by Maharishi in 1982 to train Maharishi Vedic Pandits in the theory and practical aspects of Veda and the Vedic Literature.***
The Maharishi Vidyapeetham is dedicated to establishing large groups of Vedic Pandits practising Maharishi's peace-creating technologies of consciousness—Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, as well as conducting Maharishi Yagya performances. It now has about 6,000 Maharishi Vedic Pandits in residental campuses.
About 900 Vedic Pandits are in residence in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, USA, and are participating in the Invincible America Assembly.
About 400 more Vedic Pandits from India are expected to join the Vedic City group within the next few months, allowing the 'long-awaited required number of 1,250 Pandits' to be achieved, Dr Varma said—and bringing the total Assembly up to about 2,000 participants. Organizers of the group in Iowa have stated that this is a crucial threshold to create an invincible level of harmony, prosperity, progress, and peace for the whole United States.
Maharishi Vedic Pandits in India are conducting several large and very special, rare Maharishi Yagyas, at the Vidyapeetham campus in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
One of the achievements Dr Varma mentioned shed light on a special aspect of the Vedic Pandits' training programme: '700 Guruji (teachers) have accepted to restore classes, to do basic training of Vedic Pandit students. Learning while living at home and following their family traditions,' he explained, these younger students form 'our backup line of Vedic Pandits' who will eventually 'come to residential Vidyapeeths to establish a sustainable group of 9,000 Vedic Pandits in the Brahmasthan of India'.
Dr Varma went on to present great successes of several other institutions, including:
∙ Maharishi Vedic University—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya—which now offers a total of 61 academic programmes
∙ Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools, the largest chain of privately owned schools in India and 'the largest project' of Maharishi's worldwide organizations, with 148 branches serving over 100,000 students
∙ Maharishi Institute of Management
∙ Maharishi Institute of Vedic and Management Sciences
∙ the first Maharishi Health Clinic in Bhopal.
He also described the progress in establishing and expanding the major campus for a large group of peace-creating Maharishi Vedic Pandits (eventually 9,000) at the centre of India; and in the construction at Prayag, India, of the beautiful Maharishi Smarak—memorial of Total Knowledge, in honour of the lifelong achievements of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Starting with Maharishi Vedic University, Global Good News will feature more about these great achievements of Maharishi's programmes in India, as summarized in the recent report by Dr Girish Varma.
* On 12 January 2008, Maharishi designated the Global Capital at the Brahmasthan of India as the Global Capital of Raam Raj (administration through Natural Law).
** Maharishi World Peace Movement was founded in 2008 with the aim to expand and support educational institutions in India by offering Consciousness-Based Education to students who are practitioners of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, including Yogic Flying; and to achieve the target of 1% of the Indian population (more than 10 million people) practising these technologies together daily to create permanent peace and invincibility for every individual and nation.
*** The Vidyapeeth has also trained a large number of teachers of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, who are teaching all over India and the world.
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