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The address of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam in New York: Greatness and responsibility of the United States
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1 June 2009
During his address at the Global Financial Capital of New York, Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, First Ruler of the Global Country of World Peace, described his reasons for coming to the United States for his first major public visit. He reflected on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's appreciation for 'the greatness of this people and this nation, and its ability to achieve all that is good and all that is great'—bestowing a special responsibility on the US to help realize Maharishi's goals of global peace and invincibility.
The Maharishi Channel recently rebroadcast Maharaja's address from 5 April 2009, the day following the David Lynch Foundation benefit concert 'Change Begins Within' at Radio City Music Hall. He was addressing a special assembly of leaders and generous well-wishers of the Global Country in the United States, including Teachers of the Transcendental Meditation Programme across the nation connected via conference call.
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Maharaja explained why he chose to come to the United States for his first public trip. As Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of Word Peace, noted during a similar assembly a few days earlier at Maharishi University of Management in Iowa, this was 'the first great visit of Maharaja anywhere in the world, since Maharishi has bestowed upon him the full responsibility for the leadership of this Movement, the bringing of Raam Raj (administration through total Natural Law) into the world.'
Maharaja commented on the significance of coming to the United States at the time of the Vedic celebration of Raam Navami. 'Raam Navami is a great occasion, for what Raam represents for all of us, as Maharishi has put his Global Country of World Peace under the symbol of the solar dynasty of Raam, and Raam as being Brahm, Totality, wholeness. . . . So when it's Raam Navami, it's great to come to the most creative county of the world.'
He also wanted to give his support to the great endeavours organized by the administration of Raja Hagelin in New York (the benefit concert for Transcendental Meditation the previous evening). 'When Raja Hagelin told me that everyone is coming together for this beautiful event, I felt that must be the time to come, to share together our thoughts and planning; and enjoy the celebration of success here in one of greatest cities of the world—if not the greatest, in terms of today's creativity, the financial world, the centre of minds and intellects in New York.'
Maharaja also discussed his visit to the United States in terms of Maharishi's having placed great focus of attention there, to help spread his knowledge in the world.
'I know how Maharishi appreciated the United States,' Maharaja said, 'certainly because of the ability of the US and its people to do everything in a big way, in a complete way—in a fabulous way. Even on a scientific level, just forward, and first: technology, going to the moon, computers, communications—the United States. Everything you can see: creating the first Maharishi Vedic City—the United States. Creating the first Invincibility course—the United States. . . . Over and over again, we've had the experience of the greatness of this people and this nation, and its ability to achieve all that is good and all that is great.
'In this powerful ability to achieve, the United States also has a huge responsibility. . . . It is because in its greatness, this country is able, when it focuses on something—even with a little shift, it can go into a direction which can be very, very scary sometimes. For example, you want an atomic bomb, the United States can create it. You want a huge financial crisis . . . .
'And therefore this is truly where Maharishi . . . brings to all the point values, whatever they are, and no matter how big a point can be, the sense of Totality and wholeness.'
In the coming days Global Good News will continue featuring the address of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam at the Global Financial Capital of New York, in which he discusses Maharishi's teaching and programmes as uniting the values of spirituality and science.
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