Through the window of science we see the dawn of the Age of Enlightenment.’ —Maharishi

The following findings are a brief summary of the hundreds of scientific papers, relevant to the field of defence, published in Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers—Volumes 1–6 [over 5,000 pages; Volume 7 is in press]. More than 600 scientific studies, conducted at over 250 independent research institutions in 33 countries, objectively document the benefits of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme, and prove their extraordinary value to actualize the highest Vedic ideals of life, bringing fulfilment to the individual and to all areas of society. (Refer to:

These studies are a record of the historic transformation of time, from the scientific age to the Age of Enlightenment, brought about by Maharishi’s teachings, which have opened the gates of enlightenment for millions of people, leading to the establishment of an ideal quality of life for the whole world—Heaven on Earth.


A Brief Summary of Results

An analysis of findings which document the ability of
Maharishi’s Vedic Technology of Defence to create
greater power of defence—‘victory before war’—
and greater fulfilment of military personnel

[The numbers within parentheses after each finding refer to the numbers of the
original research studies as printed in the six volumes of the Collected Papers.]

Maharishi’s Vedic Technology of Defence (Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Programme including Yogic Flying) provides direct subjective experience of the unified basis of Natural Laws, the Unified Field of Natural Law—pure intelligence—the Self of every individual.

The experience of this field of pure consciousness results in the enlivenment of the holistic evolutionary qualities of the Unified Field in all areas of individual and collective life. This expresses itself in scientifically validated benefits for the individual that include increased intelligence and creativity, better health, decreased anxiety, and increased self-actualization, leading to increasing success and fulfilment in all aspects of life.

On the collective level, enlivening the Unified Field results in increased harmony and the strengthening of the collective consciousness of the nation.

Total Brain Functioning

One of the most important implications of the research on Maharishi’s Vedic Technology of Defence is that it is capable of enlivening the total functioning of the brain. This results in the integration of all aspects of brain functioning and leads to the full expression of human intelligence and creativity, the ultimate basis of national strength.

Research in developmental neurophysiology has found that specific types of experience are necessary for specific areas of the brain to develop. For total brain functioning to devleop, the specific experience of self-referral consciousness—unbounded awareness—is required, which is easily gained during the practice of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Programme.

Research shows that during the practice, the latent reserves of the brain are enlivened, indicating increased use of the brain’s total functioning. Research also shows that during the experience of Transcendental Consciousness there is:

  • Increased Coherence, or Orderliness of Brain Functioning, Measured at All Scalp Locations and in All Frequencies of Brain Activity (Psychosomatic Medicine 46: 267–276, 1984).

During Yogic Flying the individual experiences bubbling bliss—waves of increasing bliss, and simultaneously generates coherence, positivity, and harmony in the environment. Research shows:

  • Maximum EEG Coherence during the Practice of Yogic Flying, at the Moment the Body Lifts off of the Ground (International Journal of Neuroscience 54: 1–12, 1990).

Enhanced Mental Abilities

Coherence, or integration, of brain functioning has been found to be an important aspect of brain development and congitive performance. For example, high levels of EEG coherence during the practice of Maharishi’s Vedic Technolgy of Defence are correlated with a wide range of enhanced mental abilities, including:

  • Greater Creativity; Increased Efficiency of Learning; Improved Verbal Intelligence; A More Principled Moral Reasoning; Better Mental Health; Higher Academic Performance; and Greater Neurological Efficiency (International Journal of Neuroscience 13: 211-215, 1981; Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers, Vol. 1, p. 208–212, 1977; Vol. 4, p. 2245–2266, 1989).

The most important resource of a nation is the creative intelligence of its citizens, which basically depends on the development of their brain potential. Every individual contains within himself the total organizing power of Natural Law. A highly intelligent, creative, and balanced population easily maintains a strong national economy and an integrated state of the nation. Such a nation naturally resists negative influences from outside. From this perspective, total brain development is highly important for raising the nation to invincibility.


Scientific research documents that Maharishi’s Vedic Technology of Defence also creates coherence at the collective level, as measured on both national and international levels.

Increased coherence within the nation expresses itself
in improved national harmony and well-being:

  • Decreased Crime (Social Indicators Research 47: 153–201, 1999)

  • Decreased Violence (Psychological Reports 76: 1171–1193, 1995)

  • Improved Economic Trends (Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section: 799–804, 1987)

  • Improved Quality of Life (The Journal of Mind and Behavior 8: 67–104, 1987).

In addition, this internal coherence and harmony generates an influence that extends beyond the nation’s borders and is reflected in improved international relations and reduced international conflicts:

  • Improved International Relations (Social Science Perspective Journal 2(4): 80–94, 1988)

  • Reduced Regional Conflict (Dissertations Abstracts International 49(8): 2381A, 1989)

  • Decreased Terrorism (‘Time series impact assessment analysis of reduced international conflict and terrorism’, Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georia, USA (August 1989))

  • Decreased War Intensity and War Fatalities (Journal of Conflict Resolution 32: 776–812, 1988).

Maharishi’s Technology of Defence brings Greater
Fulfilment to the lives of Military Personnel

Hundreds of scientific papers published in Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers—Volumes 1–6 [over 5,000 pages; Volume 7 is in press] document the beneficial effects of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Programme for the individual. Following are just a few, with particular relevance to the lives of Military Personnel:

  • Reduced Symptoms of Stress Dissorder: Decreased Insomnia and Improved Adjustment of War Veterans—Decreased Emotional Numbness through Transcendental Meditation (Journal of Counseling and Development 64 (1985) 212–215)

  • Calmer Style of Physiological Functioning—Less Stress in Daily Activity (American Psychologist 42 (1987): 879–881)

  • Improved Health and More Positive Health Habits: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping (An International Journal 6 (1993))

  • Increased Creativity (The Journal of Creative Behavior 13(3) (1979): 169–180)

  • Increased Self-Actualization (Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 6: 189–248, 1991).


In Conclusion

Maharishi spoke the following words over forty years ago. The truth of these words is reflected for all times in the vast body of scientific research conducted on Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology since then:

‘Generation after generation man is born anew. Each generation gives rise to new aspirations in life and brings a new quest for fulfilment. Each man needs sound physical and mental health, greater ability in action, a greater capacity to think clearly, increased efficiency in work, and more loving and rewarding relationships with others. He needs enough vitality and intelligence to satisfy the desires of his mind and bring contentment to his life. We have seen that all this can be gained through the regular practice of Transcendental Meditation.

‘. . . A new humanity will be born, fuller in conception and richer in experience and accomplishments in all fields. Joy of life will belong to every man, love will dominate human society, truth and virtue will reign in the world, peace on earth will be permanent, and all will live in fulfilment in fullness of life in God Consciousness.’

Science of Being and Art of Living—Transcendental Meditation
[374-page publication]


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