Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dies aged 91

The Maharishi in the 1960s

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who founded and developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and related initiatives has died. The religious ‘guru’ became famous after being visited by the Beatles in the 1960s. Throughout his life he started many religious institutions, schools and even two universities; oe in China and another in the US. His influence and beliefs even spread into politics with the Natural Law Party being established in the 1990s. Widely ridiculed for its use of Yogic Flying the party never gained any significant standing in the world of politics.
On January 11th, 2008, he announced his retirement from his normal activities: "Invincibility is irreversibly established in the world. My work is done. My designated duty to Guru Dev is fulfilled." [BBC]

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