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Johannesburg, South Africa: Students of Maharishi Institute 'a bright hope for the future of Africa'
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28 February 2012
Dr Bevan Morris continued to comment on his experiences meeting with the remarkable students of Maharishi Institute, during his recent visit to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr Morris is President of Maharishi University of Management, which has partnership programmes with Maharishi Institute allowing students to earn degrees from MUM.
A special highlight of the visit was an electrifying, world-class performance by the student choir. 'They could go all over the world, they're so good, and so enthusiastic and joyful,' Dr Morris said. The students were singing in the Sotho language, one of 11 official languages of the country.
Another quality Dr Morris marvelled at was the large number of students who speak as many as five languages. In addition to English, which they speak very beautifully, precisely and clearly, 'at the top standard of anywhere in the world,' he commented, many also speak a mother tongue at home, as well as the languages of their own and other ethnic groups in the region—'they just naturally flow in all these languages.'
'It was a complete inspiration to spend time with them,' he said. 'The whole situation [at Maharishi Institute] is full of hope for the whole nation, and you could just see these youngsters rising in national leadership, in all dimensions of national life.'
An important aspect of this leadership on which Dr Morris also commented, is Maharishi Institute's vital role in creating coherence and harmony in national consciousness through the daily group practice of Transcendental Meditation by its expanding student body.
This effect is intensified by the growing number of students who also practise the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying. Thus while learning and growing in knowledge, skills, and higher states of consciousness, students are also contributing to the rise of invincible peace and progress for their whole nation.
'One could see how easily it could be done,' Dr Morris commented after meeting with the advanced student meditators. The building is large enough to accommodate 1,000 students; with all practising Yogic Flying this would constitute a large enough continuous coherence-creating group to establish and sustain national invincibility.
Dr Morris highly praised Dr Taddy Blecher, Annie Blecher, Richard Peycke, and all the 'excellent leaders there—to have created this virtually out of nothing is truly a miracle, and a bright hope for the future of Africa.' The enlightening influence of Maharishi Institute, he said, will extend far beyond Johannesburg to all of South Africa; and even creating 'branches all over Africa, supporting education for higher consciousness all over the continent, and bringing an invincible Africa into existence.'
Global Good News will continue to feature Dr Morris's visit to South Africa and other countries.
For more information about Dr Bevan Morris's 14-country tour of Africa, and the Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee celebrations of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes on the continent, please contact: Africa@TM.org.
See related articles:
∙ Invincible Africa tour comes to South Africa
∙ South Africa: Creating a dignified and beautiful home for Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg
∙ South Africa: Maharishi Institute prepares students to achieve great things
∙ Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee Tour: Celebrating 50 years of Maharishi's programmes in Africa
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