• On 9 January 2008, having heard from twenty-seven Rajas that many times the required number of Yogic Flyers have been trained to create perpetual Invincibility for the whole world; and having also heard the news as documented in the world press about the irrevocable transformation in world consciousness—greater harmony, positivity, and progress in all areas of life—Maharishi expressed the following wish:
‘What I would like is—somewhere, or everywhere—we want to perpetuate some, some memorial for Invincibility, because now we have the honour of creating this Invincibility for the world, and we want to make it really a perpetual shrine for the world—a place of pilgrimage. Today, the record shows that the world has been transformed to Invincibility. We should think of a memorial.... I feel just now that my work is done. My work is done, and on whatever day [12th January] we would like to create a memorial for an invincible world.’
Maharishi explained that in forty-eight Brahmananda Saraswati Nagar to be built in India, Vedic Pandits will maintain coherence in world consciousness through their daily performance of Yagya and Yogic Flying; and he connected this with the establishment of the Towers of Invincibility around the world. Maharishi asked: ‘Where we should build them? And where do we want to have these Invincible Towers of the world? I want to put to the Rajas that I would like a gift of having achieved the goal. The history of the world will never be the same. See if I deserve that, and ... where we would like to have a memorial of this great task that the world will never be the same suffering world.
‘I am wanting a farewell. I think I have done completely what I ever have done. I am very sensitive about it. I am making an appeal to the Rajas—but we do it in the name of Guru Dev, these forty-eight [Brahmanand Saraswati Nagar]. We want to associate our success with Guru Dev and Guru Dev with the twelve Jyotir Linga. Rajas, think for five minutes if you would give me a farewell.’
The Rajas resolved to create the most magnificent memorials as a gift to Maharishi. Beautiful suggestions for a suitable memorial came out, ranging from the perpetual shrine in the heart of everyone lit by the Grace of Guru Dev and the realisation of higher consciousness, to the creation of glorious Towers of Invincibility, to the practical implementation of Maharishi’s programmes in every area of life in every country to create Heaven on Earth. Having heard these suggestions, Maharishi said: ‘When the Rajas are getting ready to give me the farewell, I would suggest to make this a Tower of Invincibility—make it a place of knowledge. Jyotish is that knowledge that can really secure all possible invincible structures. Make it a lively place of knowledge. Jyotish should be vibrant there. We should see how many countries we can select—forty-eight—because the Tower of Invincibility is for the world to never come back to that level of suffering. It can only be a place of highly reverberating knowledge—and knowledge of Jyotish is that knowledge that will absolutely secure this for all times.’
Maharishi added that it should not just be a tower to be seen, but a home of Jyotish and Vedic Mathematics—all the twelve fields of knowledge: Education, Health, Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, Defence, Science and Technology, Communication, Religion and Culture, Administration, Law and Order, and Finance and Planning. ‘Now, select the countries, and building will be no problem,’ Maharishi said.
Maharishi explained that the Maharishi Towers of Invincibility will be the representations of the twelve Jyotir Lingas in India, which express the full value of Shiva, pure Cosmic Intelligence, the Constitution of the Universe, the point where the Grace of Guru Dev is most lively to bless all mankind. These will also be where people practise their Yogic Flying for national Invincibility in each country. ‘It will be a place,’ Maharishi said, ‘that will not allow world consciousness to be deviated any more in any sense and Jyotish is that point. Have it as a university—a place of learning.’
Maharishi pointed out this is going to be a shrine of knowledge where courses will be held that will be attended by many people. ‘This will really be the best form of an Invincibility memorial.’ Courses on Jyotish, Vedic Mathematics, Sthapatya Veda, Vedic Agriculture, Vedic Health Care, and all areas of Maharishi’s Vedic Science will be offered. Maharishi said that this will secure Invincibility for the world and that we will do it simultaneously in forty-eight countries now, and all 192 as soon as possible: