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Putting mind to the fight against crime
by Franny Rabkin
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25 August 2008
On 25 August 2008 Business Day reported:
Invincibility for South Africa, including a lower crime rate, is the goal of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, says Raja Bob LoPinto, head of Invincibility South Africa.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of world peace.
If a group of 678 or more people gather together to practise Yogic Flying (an advanced form of Transcendental Meditation) twice a day, then crime in South Africa will be reduced by 30 per cent by 2010, LoPinto says.
The 678 number is the square root of 1 per cent of South Africa's population.
According to Raja LoPinto, this small group practising Yogic Flying is all it takes to reduce stress and crime.
Scientific studies say that when this statistical number of people practise the technique in a group, then positive improvements ripple through the whole society, as proven by similar TM groups gathered in Manila, Philippines; New Delhi, India; and Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, USA.
Business Day reported, 'Proponents claim a scientific basis for TM. They say TM works on the basis of the physics principle of a ''Unified Field''—the basis of the entire physical world. They say the unified field naturally includes people's consciousness, therefore allowing people to influence the physical world through meditation.'
The article also noted that detractors say Transcendental Meditation is a religion. 'But Dr Vicki Broome, who teaches TM, differentiates between religion and spirituality: TM is spiritual but not religious, she says.'
The article also notes that people must learn Transcendental Meditation through personal instruction from a qualified teacher. Raja LoPinto states that the organization is humanitarian in nature. He added that when crime is reduced through this group meditation practice, then society would save the money it would otherwise have spent on crime.
'All we have to do is implement this', Raja LoPinto said, 'and it (stress and crime) will all be gone.'
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