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Peaceful Death for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Society & Culture  (tags: transcendental meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Beatled, spirituality )

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Once the spiritual guru for the Beatles and many other celebrities, the man who popularized TM, or Transcendental Meditation, has died peacefully at age 91.

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RC deWinter (418)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 5:00 am
The long and winding road...I think he was badly served by the Beates. TM has been shown to be a valid method for dealing with personal stress, anxiety and other maladies.

Joycey B (750)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 5:57 am
Sadly noted. May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family. Thanks Cate.

Ramona Gehl (141)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 6:00 am
Noted.....I was just listening to the news and the commentator said that Mia Farrow accused the Maharishi of making a move on her and out of that incident John Lennon penned the song "Sexy Sadie" ! I learn something new every day! LOL TY Cate

Marc Gartmann (142)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 6:17 am
So sad. I've been to Vlodrop once and practiced TM. An excellent way of meditation, however very expensive to learn for a normal guy. The high price made you practice though. It helped you make it a habbit to meditate two times a day, until you mentioned the results it had on your life. You didn't want to waste so much money for a mantra if you were not going to practice it. With a good discipline you could have it cheaper though.
I also always have been interested in his peace science where he let large groups meditate together and measured the influences it had on the surroundings, form a decrease of traffic accidents, to lesser crimes and a move to more peacefull relationships.
An extraordinary man.

Tsandi Crew (95)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 7:11 am
Sweet passing.

Meenakshi Sharma (124)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 8:17 am
A spiritual man...offered and brought and gave this world his love and care!! TM is a wonderful way to achieve inner peace and tranquility..

Darlene K (356)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 11:17 am
He has advanced in his spiritual growth.....He gave mankind a spiritual practice that offers a great benefit to "self"/truth, and this provides another tool for one's connection to all it asks...I agree, Tsandi, a very Sweet passing...., a very long wonderful 91 years.

Karen Williams (163)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 12:48 pm
How can a man like this pass on in a way that was LESS than peaceful!?!

Blacktiger P (247)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 1:25 pm
May he have found total enlightenment and be at peace in heaven for ever.

Bonita R (8)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 1:32 pm

Dave Kane (308)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 1:53 pm

My only beef with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, is the $2500.00 price of enlightenment.

Enlightenment only for those who can afford it . . .

I'll pass on this elitist method of 'teaching'

He is also the founder (accidentally fer sure) of every self-help biz model making $$$$$$ today

Sorry, but I can't afford his brand of enlightenment -- luckily, it ain't the only game in town though ; )

Mary R (53)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 2:51 pm
This is a sad loss,and I hope that his family has peace.

Ruth Mcmanus (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 7:04 pm
Prayers for his family for their loss. May he rest in peace

Carolyn T (234)
Wednesday February 6, 2008, 7:19 pm
Noted. 91 years is a long life and his was lived on a fairly large stage. Thank you, Cate, for bringing the story.

Elizabeth W (20)
Thursday February 7, 2008, 7:40 am
At 3.50 a day mocha habit and/or cigarettes for a year...$2500 may not be a horrid investment, but I agree, if you don't have the $, good thing for alternatives. I am personally trying to have a different outlook on money, and see other factors of life having as much and actually more value(friends/humor/creativity),but to see money as a tool...and that it is okay to have it and spend it...wisely..or not have it, and have faith the situation will change, or that what I need will come by other means.(And suck it up when I am down, or see others down, and build character/grieve/console/hone sense of humor?) But to constantly be worrying about it...I see destroys people and many beautiful moments. Thanks Kate

Phyllis P (237)
Thursday February 7, 2008, 12:42 pm

Linda H (199)
Thursday February 7, 2008, 6:06 pm
May he be in a better place... Rest in Peace. Thanks Cate!

serge vrabec (278)
Thursday February 7, 2008, 9:06 pm
RIP.......................................................Thx Cate!

watercarrier XII (14)
Friday February 8, 2008, 8:02 am
i can find no reason to critisize maharishi or his methods. some of us drink water from perrier bottles , some from the faucet , some from a well. the price we pay is our choice based on our desire. is it not desire that we attempt to overcome? meditation is water for the soul. i dont recall any evidence that the yogi physically forced anyone into his camp to rob them.
and on the subject of desire , as a human being , im sure he had desires and they most likely got the best of him from time to time , especially in the new & exciting times he was experiencing in the 60s , so let us forgive him any misadventures he may or may not have suffered back then. could it be possible that lennon was a bit jealous? after all he did leave his wife standing on the train platform as they left for india. not to mention that both mia & prudence farrow were extremely hot back then & still are. (thats the 12 year old in me)

so please allow me one more line from a different immortal lennon song that may be a bit more suitable today ...

its been a long time , now im coming back home
ive been away now , oh how , ive been alone

god bless maharishi

Geo Dan Rusu (9)
Friday February 8, 2008, 10:55 pm
M.T. is a simpilied yoga in order to obtain a unified conscioussness in condition of great stress.I think MT remain o contribution to psychothrapy for every person,specially the normal.AR-Romania

Dave Kane (308)
Saturday February 9, 2008, 5:54 pm
I just find it ironic that everything is for sale, including enlightenment.

And I guess there are many people who have been helped who otherwise wouldn't have found that help, and that's good -- I still think it's funny though ; )


Elle J (276)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 4:37 pm
May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
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