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Maharishi University of Management celebrates Founder's Day
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17 September 2008

On 12 September 2008 Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA celebrated Founder's Day. The annual event honours the University's Founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who established Maharishi University of Management—known then as Maharishi International University*—over three decades ago to bring the experience of education for enlightenment to students from all over the world. A great highlight of this year's celebration was a replay of Maharishi's beautiful address from 11 January 2008.

The celebration was featured on the Maharishi Global Family Chat on 14 September. In his introduction to the replay of the occasion, Dr Peter Swan, Minister of Communication for the Global Country of World Peace, and host of Maharishi's Global Family Chat, commented on the success of the University today.

This year, he said, 'we've heard about the great increase in the number of enrolments at the University, and it is now spreading and fulfilling its goal of bringing enlightenment to students around the world by establishing branches in many parts of the world.'

Maharishi University of Management continues in its tradition of academic excellence, outstanding student achievement, and impressive personal growth of the students in every aspect of their lives—physiological, psychological, social, athletic, Dr Swan said.

'So it is a very great joy this evening to join the President of Maharishi University of Management, Dr Bevan Morris, on the Founder's Day Celebration on the 12th of September this year,' Dr Swan concluded.

'Today we celebrate Founder's Day,' began Dr Morris. 'This is the day devoted to His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, our beloved Founder, who 37 years ago today founded Maharishi International University*. And in doing so, he founded Consciousness-Based Education, Atma-Based** Education, Enlightenment-Based Education, Unified Field-Based Education—supreme education for the enlightenment of the individual, and the invincibility of the nation, and the permanent peace of the whole world.'

Dr Morris recounted Maharishi's unparalleled contributions to the world, concluding with 'the reviver of the whole Vedic civilization, founder of Raam Raj—administration from the level of Brahm, of Totality—for Heaven to descend on earth. And it is descending,' he said. 'No greater than he in the whole tradition of knowledge of the world, but always taking the attention of all of us to his Master***. So everything that was brought into the world by Maharishi he completely gave 100 per cent credit to his Master, Guru Dev***. He reminded us again and again that in his work in the world, it was the principle, the teaching, that was important, not the individual teacher himself. But he did permit us this one day, Founder's Day, [to honour him] from our deepest hearts.

'The theme of our celebration this evening is to count our blessings—always a good thing to do,' Dr Morris continued, 'but in our case we have a lot of blessings.'

Dr Morris then invited professors, students, and members of the community to express some of the personal blessings they had received from Maharishi's knowledge and programmes. The celebration continued with an abundance of candid, heartfelt expressions of joy and fulfilment, and concluded with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's address of 11 January 2008.

*Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, USA (1971-1995), which is now called Maharishi University of Management.

**Atma: The Self of everyone

**Guru Dev: Maharishi's Master, Shri Guru Dev, His Divinity Brahmananda Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas.

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