21 May 2024

During a time where there is a constant state of conflict, stress, and aggression in the world as seen in the ongoing Israel-Hamas and Ukraine-Russia conflict, the best means to peace and improved social wellbeing is the practice of transcendental meditation and advanced Transcedental-Sidhi programme.

WHO also recommends proof-centered meditation as seen in Yoga and Ayurveda, the practice of which could help in reducing worry and also collective war and violence. According to Robert H Schneider, Dean of the Faculty of Integrative Medicine at Maharishi Global College in the US, when people undertake meditative applications there would be a reduction in violence triggers and societal tension.

Tony Nader, an additional creator and a neuroscientist at Institute for Consciousness and its Applied Technologies, Maharishi Worldwide College added that population neuroscience offers a robust framework, which helps understand how collective meditation can bring societal stability and affect collective consciousness which could help prevent outbreaks of violence and wars.

A study undertaken by Maharishi Intercontinental University analysed that when people did collective Transcedental Meditation (TM) and TM-Sidhi, there was a drop in violence. It highlighted that meditation can be crucial for public health and fitness initiatives, specifically in conflict zones. Gunvant Yeola, Principal, DY Patil University of Ayurveda, Pune, Maharashtra added that team meditation can have a profound impact on societal coherence and mind synchronisation. The report further said that team meditation can reduce tension-linked behaviour through synchronisation of brain action amongst people.