to Crime and Terrorism
But Says Heads of State May Be Too Stressed
Grasp New Solutions to Global Problems
Calls for “Vedic Education” to
Produce Better Leaders
and a New Era of Peace
Dismissing the world’s leaders as displaying "children’s intelligence,"
and declaring modern education to be responsible for the perilous wave of
global terrorism, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi today called for "a
profound new approach to education that will promote a more competent
generation of leaders and usher in a new era of peace and prosperity."
And in a special message directed to the heads of state meeting in Canada
for the G-8 summit and looking for ways to prevent terrorism, Maharishi
offered his Vedic Science of Administration to bring every nation into
accord with Natural Law. He said that the same Natural Law, which
administers the universe without a problem, can be harnessed to peacefully
stop crime and terrorism in the world.
However, Maharishi said, he held out little hope of these leaders
accepting his offer.
The reason: The stressful life of every head-of-state, combined with their
lack of advanced scientific knowledge, have produced government leaders
who are incompetent to understand the new solutions required to address
"I have been informing leaders for the past 10 or 20 years of these
solutions—how to bring their governments into accord with Natural Law. But
now I am convinced that it is a waste of time. These leaders, with their
stressful lives, have what neuroscientists call ‘functional holes’ in
their brains. Their brains do not function properly so they cannot
understand this knowledge."
Maharishi said that another problem is that the leaders are not
scientists. "Their education did not include the most up-to-date knowledge
of the ultimate reality of life—the Unified Field of
Natural Law—nor did it include the knowledge of how apply the Unified
Field to create peace and harmony in the world."
"No one, no human intellect, is competent to put everyone on the path of
evolution, where no one makes mistakes and no one commits a crime. Only
Natural Law—the Constitution of the Universe—which promotes the evolution
of everything in the ever-expanding universe, can do that."
Maharishi said that modern education is the cause of problems of crime and
terrorism because it fails to enliven "Total Natural Law" in a student’s
awareness and to promote spontaneously fulfilling, life-supporting
"The secret of successful government is Vedic administration through Vedic
education—education which develops the full, cosmic potential of the
student and brings life into accord with Natural Law—the Will of God,"
Maharishi called on G-8 leaders and other heads of state to allocate one
class period a day in their educational systems for students to practice
Transcendental Meditation, its advanced techniques, and Yogic Flying.
This, he said, will "maintain a very high level of coherence in the
country, so that no negativity will emerge in society and the government
will not be required to punish anyone."
However, Maharishi said he will no longer wait for a response from
government leaders. "If they respond, that is fine, but I am going ahead
on my own to create the peaceful effect in the world."
Maharishi is establishing several large groups around the globe of "Vedic
Pandits"—experts in the Vedic science of reducing social stress and
creating coherence in collective consciousness. These experts will
practice Vedic Yagyas, Transcendental Meditation, and Yogic Flying to
create positivity, peace,
and harmony in the family of nations.
With the "intense influence of coherence" produced by these groups, "all
problems will simply disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of
light," Maharishi said.