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Donovan is honoured for bringing Maharishi's knowledge to the world
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1 February 2008
During recent celebrations of the Global Country of World Peace, broadcast on Channel 3 of the Maharishi Channel, Dr John Hagelin and Dr David Lynch praised Donovan for bringing Maharishi's knowledge to the world and the creation of the Invincible Donovan University, for which Donovan has composed a new song.
Dr John Hagelin, Raja (Administrator) of Invincible America for the Global Country of World Peace, spoke after Donovan's concert to the World Congress of Rajas currently taking place at MERU, in Vlodrop, Holland.
'Dear Donovan,' said Dr Hagelin. 'Anything I could have to say in praise of you is already revealed by your music and your voice—a pure and transparent window into the purity of your heart. You are Maharishi's troubadour, and the musical wing of the David Lynch Foundation.'
Dr Hagelin thanked Donovan for coming to serenade Maharishi and everyone at the Congress, and 'for finding your home again with us; for finding a way to perpetuate Maharishi's knowledge, and for your enlightened gift in the quest we share, of establishing International Donovan University, which will bless Scotland with harmony, peace, and Invincibility. We wish you all success, and will stand with you as you do it.'
Dr Hagelin also thanked Donovan for travelling the world with them* and for elevating all the audiences. 'You solidify the knowledge and electrify them. What an essential component you are!'
'I thank you for always representing Maharishi to the world,' Dr Hagelin continued, 'and for your returning home to celebrate Maharishi's extraordinary life. . . Thank you for bringing the joy of your music to all of us. You are a sweet but loud voice for Invincibility and peace that uplifts audiences everywhere, so that they see it, and feel it, and get it! We deeply love you; and hold you close in our hearts—and we're not going to let go!'
Dr David Lynch, internationally acclaimed film director and Founder of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, joined the celebration via teleconference.
Dr Lynch thanked Donovan 'for bringing the direct experience of the transcendent to more people than anyone in the world. Millions of people have heard your message all over the world, speaking the truth of transcendental knowledge and its practical capacity to transform life on earth.'
Dr Lynch said that Maharishi called Donovan his Transcendental Musician; and that 'the song ''Hurdy Gurdy Man,'' about Maharishi, comes and turns the night into day, by capturing the majesty of Maharishi.'
Donovan then sang part of his famous song: 'Thrown like a star in my vast sleep, I opened my eyes to take a peep, to find that I was by the sea, gazing with tranquillity. 'Twas then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man came singing songs of love. Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang. Histories of ages past, unenlightened shadows cast, down through all eternity, the crying of humanity. 'Tis then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man comes singing songs of love.
Strumming on his guitar, Donovan told a story of how George Harrison had also written a verse for this song when they were in India with Maharishi in 1968. Donovan then sang George's verse: 'When the truth gets buried deep, beneath 1,000 years of sleep, time demands a turnaround, and once again the truth is found. Maharishi is the Hurdy Gurdy man who comes singing the songs of love.'
After a standing ovation, Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, thanked Donovan for 'a completely unforgettable evening. You have created . . . waves of joy and bliss. You are here among the greatest mass of collective consciousness**. That has been your audience tonight; and they have received your music from the transcendental level that is Maharishi himself, with waves of joy.
'We look forward to supporting you in building Invincible Donovan University and others all over the world for all children.
'We honour you for the beautiful role you are playing in bringing Raam Raj [Heaven on Earth]. We want you to come back again and again, and to perform all the new things that you will create. It makes us all very happy for all the joy you brought to Maharishi, even from when you were a very young man, and we thank you again and again.'
* During recent tours of many countries in Europe and the US, promoting Maharishi's Consciousness-Based Education and world peace.
** The global audience watching the celebration broadcast over the Maharishi Channel and the Internet.
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