Maharishi Passes

Maharishi Passes

As the following article states, we have reached the end of an era. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a person who brought meditation and its scientific study to the west in a big way, has passed on at about 91. Funeral rites made major headlines in India and were televised live. The government showered him with rose petals from a helicopter. He was given a silent form of a 21 gun salute. The Shankaracharya blessed the proceedings and many sages were present.

I was lucky enough to have had a conversation with him in the mid ’70s, shortly before his popularity caused him to withdraw into relative public obscurity. But he continued 20 hour days, 7 days a week for over 50 years. He was definitely one of the most remarkable people of our time and has had an impact on far more people than we know.

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(Thats John Gray, author of ‘Men are from Mars’ they mention in the foreground)
(Spirit on the Air is another example. I can think of many more.)

Last Updated on December 11, 2013 by Davidya

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  1. Davidya

    Coincidentally, the broadcast of Across the Universe by NASA (see Spirit on the Air) happened just a few hours before Maharishi passed. As you’ll note in the link, the song includes reference to Maharishi’s master, Guru Dev.

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