Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Year of birth : 1918
Place of birth : Madhya Pradesh
Parents : Sri Ram Prasad
Teacher/Guru : Swami Brahmanada Saraswati
Education : M.D in Physics from Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh
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“ Life is all business. Spend your energy to get joy,

happiness, evolution, and to gain more ability to enjoy.

In this field we spend our energy.

We never use our time, energy, speech or ability

to do something that doesn't help us grow and improve our life.

It's not worth it. ” 

“ You are the master of all the laws of nature

if you know the transcendental field. ”

“ The performance of siddhis, which in the days of

ignorance were termed superhuman powers,

is not something superhuman.

Everything is within the normal range of man's ability."

Books by the Master

" The Science of Being and Art of Living " ... " Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita : A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1-6 " ... " Celebrating Perfection in Education " ... " Ideal India " ... " Transcendental Meditation " ... " Maharishi's Programme to Create World Peace: Global Inauguration : Demonstrating the Mechanics to Create Coherence in World Consciousness, the Basis " ... " Love and God " ... " Maharishi University of Management--Wholeness on the Move " ... " Maharishi's Concordance for the Bhagavad-Gita " ... " Beacon Light of the Himalayas " ... " Meditation : easy system propounded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi " ... " Yoga asanas, Spiritual Regeneration Movement " ... " Maharishi Forum of Natural Law for Doctors " ...  " Inaugurating Maharishi Vedic University " ... " Maharishi Speaks to Educators " ... " Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Defence " ... " Maharishi's Yoga - The Royal Path to Enlightenment " ... " Conversations with Maharishi (Vol.1) " ... " Bhagavad Gita Scientific Research Result " ... " Celebrating Perfection in Administration " ...  " Thirty Years Around the World: Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment " ... " Results of scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation program " ... " Enlightenment to every individual, invincibility to every nation, Age of Enlightenment " ... " Life supported by natural law : discovery of the Unified Field of all the laws of nature and the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field, Age of Enlightenment " ... " Creating an ideal society: a global undertaking " ... " Vedic knowledge for everyone " ...  " A Proven program for our criminal justice system: Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and Corrections " ... " Maharishi's master plan to create heaven on earth " ... " Constitution of India fulfilled through Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation "


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is one of the foremost teachers of meditation. Since he began teaching meditation in 1955 his transcendental meditation movement has been practiced by an estimated 5 million people worldwide.

Mahesh Prasad Varma (later changed to MaharishiMahesh) was born in Madhya Pradesh, India on January 12th 1917 in the small village of Chichli near Jabalpur, in the central region of India.

After completing a masters degree in Physics from Allahabad university in 1940 he felt increasingly attracted to the spiritual life. He joined the Jyotirmath and became a disciple of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. After studying meditation under the guidance of the Shankaracharya for 12 years in 1953 he travelled to Uttarkashi in the Himalayas. Here he entered into a meditation retreat, enabling him to deepen his meditation experience. In 1955 he decided he should teach meditation to the world and so began teaching traditional meditation techniques. He also assumed the title “Maharishi” which means great sage and is quite common amongst Indian Gurus. In 1957 he founded his first organisation the Spiritual Regeneration Movement. There have been many related organisations, they tend to get grouped under the heading of transcendental meditation movement.

The maharishi rarely appears in public but he does issue weekly podcasts in which he offers messages on meditation to his followers. However he has encouraged his students to become registered TM meditation teachers. 

Maharishi MaheshYogi is credited as the author of at least 14 books. The most important books are the Science of Being and the Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, passed away on Tuesday 5th February at his home and headquarters in Vlodrop, the Netherlands.