The founder and leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 91, has passed on this week leaving behind some five million followers worldwide.
The one-time guru for the Beatles taught that meditating twice a day in half hour sessions could help people achieve inner peace. Practitioners of TM believe that meditating in large groups can generate positive energy to help end violence and war.
The Maharishi wrote in 1967, “Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. Under all circumstances be happy … Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss.”
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