Maharishi's call for World Peace - Interview to German TV, Feb 8 1991 (Part One 18'17)
A Group for a Government
A technology capable of generating peace by creating a group of seven thousands yogic flyers which every government should have in their program.
The context of this interview is released in 1991 during the Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991).
In 1990, 40 scientific studies analysing the effect of meditation on society when a large number of people practicing the Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhis collectively demonstrated a social effect reducing negative trends throughout society. This includes a reduction of such things as crime rates, accidents, sickness, unemployment, and economic hardship, and an increase in positive social, economic and political trends. On this basis Maharishi introduced a programme called "A Group for a Government" (UK manifesto).
See also: GLOBAL PEACE INITIATIVE - A Brain-Based Approach to Reducing Violence and Global Conflict
“Violent behavior is rooted in the brain. The only way to prevent violent behavior is to restore balanced brain functioning. The Brain-Based Approach to Peace restores balanced neurological functioning on the individual and global scale.” —John Hagelin, President Global Union of Scientists for Peace
Question: You are the founder of TM, and after your efforts to create peace for the whole world, Gulf War has started after all, in Russia the military revolution is in beginning but many people have died. How do you feel about this event?
Maharishi: About that I don’t feel anything because everyone has to die, someday or the other. But that’s a different question.
About the Russian military killing anyone, it’s the same thing like any other military killing anyone, German military killing someone, American military, British military, military means killing and dying.
I have been informing the governments of the world that here is a program of seven thousands yogic flyers which every government should have in their program. I’ve been asking the governments to maintain a group of seven thousand flyers, yogic flyers, and they will maintain harmony in the world consciousness, and any such events of crime and negativity, they will not happen. Kuwait will never happen, like that.
Today there is a great demonstration of lack of intelligence on the political level. All the political leadership assembled on Gulf, and everyone is feeling it is a big mess that has been created. That shows all the political organisations in the world need my knowledge of creating harmony and establishing integration of world consciousness, eliminating all this crimes and criminal tendencies and wars and battles.
It can happen through a group of seven thousand. I couldn’t do anything more except bringing out this program, this philosophy, this practice, and prove through scientific results that it works. This effect of harmony in the world consciousness and growth of evolutionary trends and tendencies and subside this negative trends and criminal tendencies in the whole world, has been proved repeatedly many times during the past ten years.
Nothing more could I do except offer this to the governments. It is up to them whether their intelligence accepts it or not. It’s like a man who opens a good delicious French restaurant on a good street of Paris. And he sees thousands of people are passing by, and he sits there and nobody comes to his restaurant. Nothing more can he do except open the restaurant on the open street. He can’t feel sorry that no one comes to him. He can only sympathise with those who are passing by, and they must have some good smell from his restaurant, but they don’t come to the restaurant.
If the political leadership wants to destroy themselves, destroy some country or the other, they can destroy, they have weapons.
Establish a seven-thousand group in their country as an essential part of administration, and then their administration will be creating a very peaceful, harmonious, integrated life in the country. And their influence in the whole world will be that of nourishing nature
But if they genuinely want to have peaceful effective change of attitude, they should take my program; establish a seven-thousand group in their country as an essential part of administration. And then their administration will be creating a very peaceful, harmonious, integrated life in the country. And their influence in the whole world will be that of nourishing nature. They’ll be able to nourish the nation.
What I’m trying to have is, that every government, all-powerful as it is in every country, it should have the ability to nourish everyone; it should have the ability to satisfy everyone. And this will be in the most natural way when every government will have a group of seven thousand yogic flyers as a part of their administration, as a part of their administrative skill, as a part of the administrative program of the country.
Otherwise, what is happening is, for thousands of years in the past. Each government has a force, a police force, to take a man who does wrong in the street and puts him in the prison. So imprisoning the wrongdoers is the failure of a government. Government has not educated the people to not fight on the street, or not do crime to anyone. So this is the failure of the government… And now they think they don’t seem to have a way that no crime would be there in the country. It needs a soothing effect in the collective consciousness of the whole nation.
It needs a soothing effect in the collective consciousness of the whole nation. And that every government can create with this seven-thousand group flying in the country.
How many more times? Thousands of times more than seven thousand groups are employed as police, and much more than that employed for nation defence. Only a seven thousand group will create that harmonious effect in the whole world consciousness. And every nation will be nourishing any other nation. I can only say it like that.
And if the governments don’t follow, they follow their teams and reap the consequences of their policies of administration.
No government in the world for the last thousands of years has had the ability to satisfy everyone. I’m talking of satisfying everyone. But there is a government all powerful and invincible--eternally invincible--eternally all-powerful, the government of nature. This government governs the universe through natural law, nourishes everyone, and promotes evolution in the life of everyone, and by creating an evolutionary influence, it administers the whole universe with perfect orderliness. We have the technology now, to bring the government of any country in perfect alliance with nature’s government.
We have the technology now, to bring the government of any country in perfect alliance with nature’s government.
And this I am talking on the level of science. It’s modern science on the level of unified field, its ancient Vedic science on the level of “turya caitanya” on the level of transcendental consciousness.
So here is a program, and I am anxious to give it to every government, regardless what kind of government it is. And the effect of it has been validated by more than five hundred of scientific researches.
So here I am sitting with all the wisdom and all, and I am seeing my own generation in the world is being torn apart. It’s just nothing other than ignorance. And I’m trying from my level as much as I can to eliminate this ignorance in the world. Whatever the world, I don’t mind. Whatever the darkness in the environment, I have a torch of light. And I’m planting those lighthouses everywhere so that no one remains in the darkness.
But I pity the sense of every government in the world that I am publicising that viewpoint of seven thousand yogic flyers to create coherent world consciousness.
I don’t mind to shadow the dignity of any government in the world, only I pity their sense of responsibility, I pity their sense of science, and research. But there is no other alternative, if the world is ever to rise in peace and irreversible peace, it is through this knowledge. It is through this knowledge of natural law; it is through this most ancient wisdom administration by nature’s government that every country can enjoy peace or happiness.
Otherwise what has happened to Kuwait is going to happen to every country sooner or later. Sooner or later, one country is going to jeopardize the interest of the other country, this way or that way. That has been in the past, and that will unfortunately continue to be in the future, if my theme of creating irreversible world peace through this seven thousand yogic flyers is not adopted by the governments. What has happened to Kuwait is going to happen to every country sooner or later. We have the example of political friendship. Iraq was friend with all these allies just a few months ago. Now Iraq is the greatest enemy of the allies. Political alliances, political friendship absolutely has no meaning in the field of politics, it’s very unfortunate. That a friend today is an enemy tomorrow. Japan is supporting the war. Who knows Japan will be invaded by the allies. Who knows? Germany is supporting the war. Who knows? Allies are going to invade Germany next day. Whole thing is very indefinite, is absolutely unstable, and very pathetic for any intelligent level of life on earth.
I have the solution. I offer it. People may take it or not take it. But the world is destined to do it sooner or later, this generation of government or the next generation of government, or the next generation of government.
There is no better rising influence of harmony in the world than through these groups of seven thousand – which we are generating in two or three places in the world – this is going to purify the world, and we will see that Kuwait does not happen to the world in future, in any country.
But I wish that the political organisation take to this program, and take to this philosophy of natural law and align themselves with the nature’s government in order to satisfy everyone, in order to promote evolution in the life of everyone, nourish the life of everyone, and be a nourishing power in the world rather than destroying power on earth.
As you sow so shall you reap, is a very old, tested and proven theme of nature. The destroyer will be destroyed. Saviour will be saved. Nourisher will be nourished. It’s inevitable.As you sow so shall you reap, is a very old, tested and proven theme of nature. The destroyer will be destroyed. Saviour will be saved. Nourisher will be nourished. It’s inevitable
Question: Two weeks ago you said that “Natural law” is the same as “the will of God” in religion?
Maharishi: “Natural law” from the platform of science, is the same thing as “the will of God” from the religious level. In natural law, religion and science have met. Religion and science shake hands on the level of natural law.
Question: Why don’t the church and religious people get TM?
Maharishi: They will get it. The thing is for two thousand years Christianity was propagating suffering. So they are afraid of life free from suffering. That is their faith, we leave it to them. But that’s not going to be lasting much longer. Transcendental Meditation has proclaimed “life is bliss”, and those who practice Transcendental Meditation experience that bliss and happiness. And those who don’t practice, they will begin to practice tomorrow. We are hopeful for them.
Transcendental Meditation has proclaimed “life is bliss”
Question: You are coming from India, a country of the third world. What would be the effect of war on the developing countries?
Maharishi: Developing countries will not be influenced by war. It’s the developed countries that are influenced by war. Developing world is a small world, nobody bothers about it. That’s a half the population of the world. It’s the developed countries that are creating very negative influence for themselves, for themselves.
Each war was waged with a beautiful pious logic. This war is also being waged by a pious logic: “we don’t want the aggressor to grow”.
Now, what the allies have done, they fed Iraq with weapons.
Where from Iraq got weapons? From same America, from same Britain, from same Germany who are now fighting with their own weapons. It’s a bad situation, it is bad politics.
Who excited Hussein to invade Kuwait? Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and all that. Who excited them? They were fed by weapons from the allies.
And now they have a beautiful logic: “We don’t allow the aggressor to live anymore”. You create an aggressor; feed him by the means of aggression. And then come out as the great saviour of the world. You don’t want the aggressor anymore, what is this? It’s all a fraud. The whole thing is a fraud.
Modern science has established that a group of 9000 world peace professionals, trained in unified field-based technologies of consciousness, can create lasting peace in the world.