Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-The Origin of Thought

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Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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 … [Read more...]