Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the creation of world peace: part II — a study of plans, programs and events

Fergusson, Lee (2019) Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the creation of world peace: part II — a study of plans, programs and events. Journal of Maharishi Vedic Research Institute, 9. pp. 49-91. ISSN 2207-4783

Abstract

Part I of this two-part series of research papers sought to identify the main themes of world peace as proposed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi through an analysis of his published literature from 1957 to 2015. Part I noted that Maharishi wrote extensively of individual and collective peace, including analyses of the nature and origins of peace, the relationship of individual peace to world peace, the contribution of individual consciousness to collective consciousness, the nature of ‘invincibility’ and its relation to peace in social, physical, and biological systems, and the role of stress in creating disharmony and imbalance in world consciousness. Maharishi also encouraged neurophysiological and social science research on stress and coherence, and presented a ‘Philosophy of World Peace’, a list of ‘Fundamentals of World Peace’, and several versions of his ‘Absolute Theory of Defence’, which collectively represent a wealth of theoretical and quantitative information on the topic of peace. This Part II, which should be read in conjunction with Part I, builds on the foundations of the first paper by examining the plans, programs, and events that Maharishi designed and implemented over a 50-year period to not only operationalize his theories and philosophies of world peace, but also to provide demonstrable evidence of their effectiveness when activated through technologies and applied social welfare initiatives. As in Part I, this Part II draws from an archive of published documents by or attributable to Maharishi.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 04:20
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: peace, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, plans, program, events
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36920

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