Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation
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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Jan 12, 1917 or 1918 – Feb 5, 2008) was the founder of the Transcendental Meditation movement. He taught the Hindu nondualist philosophy in which the one, absolute being ( brahman ) is the source of all life, all intelligence, and all creativity. This brahman may be discovered by any and all through a variety of religious and spiritual programs, but in Maharishi’s view, the most efficient and advanced practice for discovering truth in this age was through the use of the method he called Transcendental Meditation (TM) a…

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Cynthia Humes, “Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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