They believe in the "Maharishi Effect
," which they claim has benefits for the surrounding community.
“For decades people have been observing what is called the 'Maharishi Effect
,' that 1% of an area's population meditating and focusing on peaceful prayer can measurably reduce anger, violence and warfare taking place in that region.
Scientists refer to this phenomenon as the Maharishi Effect
in honor of the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who first predicted it.