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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was the most influential yoga guru from India in 50 years
by David Fawley
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28 October 2017
Writing for India Today, David Frawley says: 'Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was probably the most influential yoga guru from India over the past 50 years, with millions of followers in every part of the world. His meditation-based teachings had an enormous impact, including on some of the best educated, most affluent and articulate minds from the East and West.'
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Dr Frawley continued: 'He took the teachings of the old pandits of India, looked down [upon] in their own country as museum pieces from another era and via skillful repackaging, gained them respect as guides to universal consciousness, the cutting edge of science and medicine and the future evolution of humanity.'
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.
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David Frawley was born 1950, is an American Hindu teacher and author, who has written more than thirty books on topics such as the Vedas, Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology and Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma), published both in India and in the United States. The Vedic name Vamadeva Shastri was conferred upon him in 1991 and in 1996 he received the title 'Pandit' when he received the Brahmachari Vishwanathji Award in Mumbai, India. In 2015 the Indian Government honoured Frawley with the Padma Bhushan award, one of the highest civilian awards, which are rarely given to non-Indians working in Frawley's fields of expertise. Dr Frawley is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico which offers educational information on Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology.
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