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Senior Nepal military leader and scientist urge UN to deploy Vedic Defense Technology in peacekeeping missions
by Lt. Col. Jitendra J. Karki, Contingent Commander, Nepal Battalion - XIV
Dr. David Leffler, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS)
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9 September 2011
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Since the Nepalese Army began United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions, troops have followed some Vedic traditions in operational areas. However, there has been no widespread application of Vedic Defence Technology (VDT) in peacekeeping missions to create social coherence. Since the goal of VDT matches the goal of UN missions to achieve sustainable peace in the world, the authors urge UN leaders to support its implementation.
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Lt. Col. Karki and Dr Leffler explain that Vedic Defense Technology (VDT), as revived by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, is 'a simple and secure method that can be applied by a group of trained peacekeepers . . . . Its positive effects radiate into the environment, reducing the collective stress responsible for conflict.'
'Maharishi's preventive strategy includes establishing a permanent group of meditating peace-creating experts whose daily practice of his Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program creates a more coherent national and world consciousness, and thereby prevents negativity from arising in the nation,' they write.
'Similar coherence-creating groups have been deployed in many war zones and conflict-prone areas with great success. Extensive scientific research indicates that when a group the size of the square root of 1% of a given population practices the advanced TM-Sidhi program, a 'field effect' of social coherence is created throughout that population. . . . Many carefully controlled studies, published in respected peer-reviewed journals, have documented and validated positive social trends such as reduced conflict and lowered crime rate resulting from this field effect.'
The authors clearly delineate how VDT 'can be feasibly applied in UN missions in consonance with UN goals. . . . [It] can be implemented in any area, and utilized by any population; it requires no change in lifestyle and no adopting or changing of any religious beliefs.'
Because VDT has been shown to dissipate negativity and social stress—the root cause of conflict—and to create positivity in the environment, it can help facilitate challenging aspects of the UN peacekeeping focus on 'peace and security and accountability towards society and public safety', and goals to 'win the hearts and minds of the population'.
The authors also emphasize that 'the ideal of Vedic Defense Technology [can] be accomplished by non-Vedic societies today', citing its implementation by security forces in Ecuador.
Ecuadorian warriors meditate in groups to protect their nation
'The next time the UN decides to participate in peacekeeping efforts,' Lt. Col. Karki and Dr Leffler conclude, 'they should give serious consideration to utilizing VDT for a more sustainable approach to creating peace on Earth.'
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Lt. Col. Jitendra J. Karki commanded a Nepalese Battalion in United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). He is a member and alumnus of The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies at National Defence University, Washington DC, USA.
Dr. David Leffler is currently the Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS). He served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College, and has published in over 400 venues worldwide on the topic of VDT.
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