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"Seven Important Points about Transcendental Meditation"

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Seven Important Points Covered in "Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation" by Robert Roth -- A Book Review

1) Transcendental Meditation is not a religion. It derives from a tradition of knowledge which was prevalent in ancient India, known as the Vedic (vaydik) tradition. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought the essence of this wisdom forward into modern times by reviving the Vedic system of effortless meditation, known today as Transcendental Meditation, or "TM".

2) Transcendental Meditation is taught today in the same scientific manner of instruction as in times past. This system allows the experience of the new TM practitioner to be re-inforced each step of the way with further knowledge, so that maximum effectiveness is achieved. This great benefit of TM for mental, physical, and social health and well-being can only be achieved through teaching imparted by a trained instructor of Transcendental Meditation.

3) The scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is the largest and strongest body of research in the world on any program to develop human potential. Kindly see David Orme-Jonson's "Summary of Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program".
This modern-day validation of Vedic meditation includes "more than 500 scientific studies conducted at 200 independent universities and institutions in 33 countries and published in over 100 leading scientific journals". Current research includes Transcendental Meditation's dramatic effects for reduction of PTSD (see "PTSD and Transcendental Meditation" 2:33 at YouTube / excellent); and a reduction of up to 25% in high school drop-out rate (Education journal, 2013) when students learn TM. (See "A Success Story: Transcendental Meditation at an Inner City School"; 7:26)

4) Transcendental Meditation is taught on a global basis by a non-profit organization. In many cases instruction is provided free of charge to students who cannot pay the standard course fee. Transcendental Meditation instruction includes a lifetime-available program of knowledge about the further, equally-effective Vedic technologies of ancient times; and free checking of progress, as necessary, in the practice of Transcendental Mmeditation -- at any TM center in the world.

5) Transcendental Meditation is now being recommended by respected authorities such as Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Mehmet Oz, who also pay for all their employees to learn TM. Oprah says, about Transcendental Meditation: "The one thing I want to continue to do is center myself everyday, and make that a practice for myself. Beacuse I am 1,000 percent better when I do that ... 1,000 percent better!" 

And Dr. Oz on TM for his company: “The first thing I noticed [after his staff learned Transcendental Meditation] was a change in the tone and the texture of the dialogue -- away from dwelling on problems towards a much more thoughtful, insightful, clever way of solving problems. Instead of highlighting the issues that were separating us, my team was deriving bliss and joy from finding solutions.”

6) Transcendental Meditation is being taught  to children in school and to adults, as well, for relief from ADHD. It has been effective for treatment of diabetes and hypertension in Native American communities. It is used in top social programs for the homeless -- and even for inmates in state prisons.
7) Transcendental Meditation is being offered, as well, to cadets at America's oldest military academy, Norwich University of Vermont. Kindly enjoy the excellent video, "Meditation Improves Performance at Military University" (5:12) at You Tube. 


Sincerely,

Bill Torrington (a thirty-nine year practitioner of Maharish Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation)
Alumnus of Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa
Artist and Author
Bills Art Box.com
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