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Maharishi on the ''1% Effect'' - How just a small percentage of the population can change the world
by Bob Roth    Translate This Article
28 May 2012

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The article features the beginnings and historical development of what has become one of the most important initiatives of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's worldwide organizations.

From the earliest days of his teaching around the world in 1959, Maharishi spoke often of the positive, peaceful global transformations that would naturally result when as little as 1% of the world's population practised the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Then in 1975, the results of the first scientific research were announced, which found a statistically significant reduction in crime rates in 12 American cities when the threshold of 1% of each city's population practising the TM technique was reached.

The news confirmed Maharishi's prediction, and launched a new phase of his work to bring enlightenment to the world through Transcendental Meditation.

The article quotes a beautiful extended passage from a lecture Maharishi gave on 12 January 1975, explaining the mechanics of this new initiative. An excerpt:

'One simple, single individual brain becoming a little bit more orderly . . . but that little orderliness increasing in the mind of an individual is good enough to radiate its influence. One small filament becoming lighted is enough to light the whole room.'

A note also explains that over the years Maharishi inspired the establishment of large groups of experts practicing both TM and the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi program (which he brought out in 1976), with subsequent extensive research documenting an even more powerful effect of coherence and harmony produced in the surroundings by these groups.

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