Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Sanskrit महर्षि महेश योगी maharṣi maheśa yogī), born Mahesh Prasad Varma (January 12, 1914 – February 5, 2008) developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and was the leader or “guru” of the TM movement, a “Neo-Hindu” new religious movement. Varma’s given name was Mahesh, while Maharishi and yogi are honorifics.

He became a disciple and assistant of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, who was the Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) of Jyotirmath in the Indian Himalayas. The Maharishi credits Brahmananda Saraswati with inspiring his teachings. Beginning in 1955, the Maharishi began to introduce the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique and other related programs and initiatives to the world. His first global tour began in 1958.

Varma began to be known as “Maharishi Mahesh Yogi” around the year 1960. His devotees referred to him as “His Holiness”, and he became known as the “giggling guru”

See some of Maharishi’s noted Quotes (Wisdom) below:

“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy!”
“When we think of failure; Failure will be ours. If we remain undecided; Nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure For what we think, will come about.”
“Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.”
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