Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The founder of the International Meditation Society, an organisation involved in teaching and promoting transcendental meditation as a means of self-enlightenment. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s path to enlightenment began in the 1940s under Jagadguru Bhagwan Shankaracharya (Guru Dev) and continued for 13 years.
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I met the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1967, took lessons with him and I've meditated ever since.
He was found dead just as the Liverpudlian lads he had so lovingly nurtured were latching on to a new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
One's own karma, one's own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.' - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
THE Beatles' fascination with Indian guru and "spiritual adviser" Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was dismissed by John Lennon's aunt in a revealing letter to a fan of the group.
Probably the most well-known meditation technique at that time was the so-called transcendental meditation (TM) introduced by the Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He sent to the Philippines hundreds of teachers from different nationalities to teach Filipinos TM.
The list of controversial Gurus is endless: Ann Schaufuss, Asaram Bapu, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Baba Ramdev, Balak Brahmachari, Chandraswami, Ganga Bhajan Kaur, Jayandra Saraswati, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Nirmal Baba, Pawan Diwan, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Prakashanand Saraswati, Premananda or Trichy Sai Baba, Radhe Maa, Rampal, Sudhanshu Maharaj, Swami Bhimanand Ji, Swami Nityananda, Sai Baba (Sathya) of Puttaparthi, Sawami Sadachari, and Syed Gulzar to name a few.
There is truth to the saying "Dig one well deeply rather than many shallow holes" (attributed by some to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, by others to Gandhi or Buddha).
The Fab Four meditated at an ashram run by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, seeking divine inspiration.
The Fab Four meditated at an ashram run by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (left), seeking divine inspiration.
I learned Transcendental Meditation 40 years ago and met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who taught the Beatles.