article was published in The
Daily Excelsior on 24 Sep 02 and reprinted in The
Modern Tribune on 23 Feb 03.
- Violence - War: There Is a Solution!
By KULWANT SINGH,
Ph.D. and DAVID LEFFLER, Ph.D.
Published THE MODERN TRIBUNE
February 23, 2003
Is there a solution to terrorism, violence and war? Yes.
A solution to these perennial problems can be found in ancient knowledge
of Vedic defence. Veda means pure knowledge. Because pure knowledge is
non-religious and universal, the Vedic solution of Invincible Defence
Technology can be universally applied by the followers all religious beliefs
or non-believers for the benefit of humankind.
This article examines issues that give rise to violence, how Invincible
Defence Technology works, the places this human resource-based technology
has succeeded and its scientific validation. This technology of peace
is prevention-orientated, life supporting, nourishing and non-destructive.
Invincible Defence Technology is being vigorously and successfully revived
as a powerful tool for conflict resolution and prevention by renowned
scientists worldwide under the guidance of physicist and Vedic scholar
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Terrorism and violence are on the rise. This is a global problem. Although
intensities may differ, almost every country now faces such menaces. Suicide
attacks are spreading fast, which adds a new dimension to the problem.
Today terrorists may attack with weapons of mass destruction. Suicidal
human carriers can strike any location with pin-point accuracy using a
wide variety of dreadfully destructive weapons.
Compelling Books and Articles by Senior Military Officers
Terrorism, Retaliation and Victory -- Awaken the Soul of America
to Defeat Terrorism without Casualties -- Book by Colonel
(Dr.) Brian M. Rees, Medical Corps, US Army Reserve. Colonel
Rees builds a case for America to utilize Invincible Defense
Technology to end terrorism.
Coherence -- Lieutenant General Josť Villamil, the former
Vice-Minister of Defense of Ecuador, used Invincible Defense
Technology to quickly end Ecuador's war with Peru. He thinks
the United States could prevent more wars and terrorist attacks.
Article published by India Defence Consultants, a defense
World Peace -- Article in Defence India by Major
General Guru Israni (editor of Combat Journal). He
argues the attacks of September 11th could have been prevented
with this technology.
shows that weapons or large militaries cannot stop terrorist-related violence.
Use of force further hardens the terrorists. A recent example is Palestine
and Israel. Israel is backed by the United States. Even with the support
of this powerful nation, a mighty military force, and the use of all kinds
of sophisticated weapons, Palestinian terrorists can not be tamed.
There are other examples. Despite massive bombing and ground operations,
Al Qaeda is still strong. In spite of prolonged confrontation with the
Sri Lankan military, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are still
a formidable force. The mighty Indian armed forces can not curb terrorism
in Kashmir. This list of failures goes on and on and leads to a simple
conclusion - war, weapons, and militaries cannot bring peace.
It is ironic that powerful nations bomb weaker nations in the name of
peace. The logic of this dubious strategy could be summed up by this paraphrased
statement of a U.S. soldier in Vietnam - "We destroyed the village
so it would not fall into enemy hands!" This is essentially the same excuse
powerful nations still give today - military intervention for peace. The
United States did it in Vietnam, Russia did it in Afghanistan, India in
Sri Lanka; all big militaries returned bleeding, leaving smaller countries
in turmoil. Bombing for peace carries on unabated even today.
If mighty militaries cannot win against terrorists, and violence and crime
can not be eradicated from our society, then why do governments continue
to use the instrument of war to get peace?
The reason is quite simple - they have not identified and addressed the
factors that lead to crime, violence, terrorism, war, and all negative
tendencies. For a layman, or even a trained military person, the reasons
for these problems are commonly known and perceived. They include greed,
territorial disputes, religion-linked conflicts, expansionist tendencies,
economic compulsions, and so on.
However, according to Vedic literature the root cause of these negative
tendencies is the accumulated social stress in the society. Therefore,
governments do not need weapons and large armed forces to reduce the levels
of stress of individuals and society as a whole.
The Vedic solution to reduce individual and collective stress is to increase
coherence and harmony through the regular practice of the Transcendental
Meditation (TM) programme. The technique is practiced for 15 to 20 minutes
twice daily, sitting comfortably with eyes closed. It is simple, natural,
effortless, and easy to learn. This scientifically validated mental technique
requires no special posture, procedures or religious belief. It can be
learned in five days with a one and half hour contact period, each day,
under the guidance of an expert teacher.
The answer to terrorism is the Vedic Technology of the TM technique and
its advanced practice of the TM-Sidhi programme, including Yogic Flying.
In Yogic Flying, the body involuntarily hops upward and moves forward
when mind-body coordination is optimum and brain coherence is on the peak.
The TM and TM-Sidhi programmes increase coherence and harmony in the environment
and reduce social stress in society. This fact is backed by over 600 scientific
studies undertaken by 200 renowned universities. On a practical level,
Invincible Defence Technology has been successfully demonstrated in many
parts of the world in conflict-prone zones and terrorist-infested regions.
The group practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi programme is an extremely powerful
means to reduce stress in society and increase harmony and coherence.
Scientific research indicates that the consciousness of each individual
meditator in a group contributes to the group's consciousness-the intensity
and range of coherence is directly proportionate to the number of meditators
in the group. The larger the number of participants, the greater the intensity
and range of coherence that is radiated to the society and environment.
In group practice, each meditating individual becomes a transmitter
of orderliness and peace in society. This process is analogous to the
way a television or radio transmitter enlivens the electromagnetic field
in specific manner and then transmits waves through the field - waves
that can be picked up at a distance.
These coherent signals could be called by many names, "Pulses of coherence,"
"Signals of good will," "Signals of Harmony," "Signals of peace," and
so on. Coherent signals generate peaceful gestures even amongst bitter
enemies. Their intensity can be measured by the positive effects created
on the entire environment, society and each member of society. The collective
practice of the TM & TM-Sidhi programme, its positive effects on surrounding
population, and effects measured on far-off places, are highly indicative
of a field effect phenomenon. Once the Yogic Fliers stop practicing
the TM and TM-Sidhi programme, the coherence in the environment also ceases.
This effect would be like radio or TV transmitter station having a "power
failure." The coherent radio waves would no longer be received by radio
or TV receivers.
Extremely large numbers of practitioners of Invincible Defence Technology
are not needed to eliminate collective social stress. One percent of the
population practising the TM technique, or only the square root of one
percent practising the TM-Sidhi programme in a group is adequate to create
coherence and harmony in the society. This group of coherence creators
would affect all people, including those not participating and not even
aware of the group. The TM and TM-Sidhi programmes positively affect the
individual physiology because of the deep rest and relaxation they provide
and the increase of brain coherence due to mind-body coordination. This
results in orderliness in individual behaviour, and simultaneously affects
society and the environment in a positive manner. Over fifty scientific
studies have documented positive peace indicators amongst warring groups,
including reductions of crime and violence reductions, increased. (Most
studies are summarized in an academic article published by the Security
Political Risk Analysis (SAPRA) India think tank at:
This positive effect in society has been named as "Maharishi Effect."
The number involved in coherence-creating group is so small that the beneficial
effects on society cannot be accounted for by behavioral interaction of
the coherence-creating group with the other members of the society.
Dr. John Hagelin, a Harvard trained quantum physicist and recipient of
the prestigious Kilby award, states: "Just as anger can spread through
a population, so can calm. Humanity is connected at the deepest level
of human interaction-an abstract, quiet communication-so that collective
consciousness can be influenced in a tangible and measurable way; there
is a proven correlation between meditation and reduced social stress."
While illustrating the scientific basis for the Maharishi Effect, he further
elaborates: "This practical approach, known as Invincible Defence Technology,
applies cutting-edge discoveries in quantum mechanics, neuroscience, and
human consciousness to diffuse stress, effectively disarming the aggressor.
It targets at the root cause of violence-acute stress resulting from religions
and ethnic tension."
In spite of the studies and field tests, those functionaries in the government
who could approve the proposal and implement it are reluctant to do so
on two major accounts. Firstly, some people are ignorant about Invincible
Defence Technology and how it acts, and tend to disbelieve its potential.
For this reason, such people need a detailed explanation. The second category
is those who understand the possibility of bringing peace by Invincible
Defence Technology, but actively resist its implementation due to vested
interests. These people are under pressure from arms producing countries,
who give financial aid to poor countries, encourage warring groups and
then sell arms to both the parties. We know for certain that countries
trading in arms do not encourage deployment of Invincible Defence Technology
because if the world adopts it, powerful countries will have to close
their "weapon shops," adversely effecting their economy.
Invincible Defence Technology is cheap and easy to implement; it is prevention
oriented, brings in holistic positivity in the environment. It decisively
targets the very cause of violence, killing and war. Maharishi is broadcasting
this message to the whole world, and the authors are convinced that he
is the only person who has the solution to the problem that has defied
the world-terrorism and violence. World leaders are fully aware of this
powerful technology, but do not implement it due to vested interests.
One can wake up a sleeping man but how do you wake up a man who is pretending
Maj. Gen. (Ret.)
Director General, Maharishi Invincible Defense Program & Maharishi
Corporate Development Program - Maj.
Gen. (Dr.) Kulwant Singh, UYSM, Ret. received his Ph.D. and M.Sc.
in Defense Studies from Chennai University. He also has a postgraduate
diploma in Human Resource Development from Indira Gandhi National
Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi. Dr. Singh has a postgraduate
diploma in Management from the Regional College of Management and
Technology (RCMT). He qualified for the prestigious Higher Command
Course at College of Combat and is a graduate of the Defence Service
Staff Collage. He fought in combat and led India's fight against
India's intransigent terrorism problem for nearly 30 years. Maj.
Gen. Singh was awarded the Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal, the second
highest decoration for senior officers during operations in Sri
Lanka as part of IPKF (Indian Peace Keeping Force). Today he is
leading an international group of generals and defense experts that
advocates Invincible Defense Technology. Dr. Singh lives in New
Delhi, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
R. Leffler, Ph.D.
Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) - Dr.
David Leffler received his Ph.D. on the topic of Invincible Defence
Technology from Union Institute & University. His other academic
degrees include: a B.A. in Education, an M.A. in the Science of
Creative Intelligence from Maharishi University of Management and
an M.M. in Education from New Mexico State University. He was a
member of the U.S. Air Force for eight years. Dr. Leffler is a founding
member of the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) at Maharishi
University of Management. He serves as a Peer Member at The Union
Institute and is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute. Dr. Leffler
has given presentations on Invincible Defence Technology at the
Russian Air Force Academy, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and
defense-related institutions in the United States. He lives in Wappingers
Falls, New York, USA. Email:
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