The visionary American R. Buckminster Fuller discusses his perspective on the importance of Maharishi’s teaching of the Transcendental Meditation technique for the progress of western society. Excerpts from this historic 1971 meeting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, are interspersed with discussion and Q&A with Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and Mario Orsatti, host of TM Talks.
Fuller was a 20th-century inventor and far-seeing thinker who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist” to solve global problems. His ideas and work continue to influence new generations of designers, architects, scientists, and artists working to create a sustainable planet.
Maharishi, Founder of the TM program, brought the TM technique from India to the West in 1959. Since then, more than 10 million people of all ages, cultures, and religions have learned the technique. In 1963, Maharishi published his seminal book, Science of Being and Art of Living, which was translated into 15 languages. His second book, published in 1967, was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary. He wrote many more books and circled the world numerous times, speaking with world leaders and lecturing widely.
Maharishi also inspired a scientific quest for enlightenment. Over 700 published studies on the TM technique have demonstrated its far-reaching benefits—better health and longer life, greater intelligence and creativity, more fulfilling relationships and work success, reduced societal stress, and effortless creation of peace.
This episode of TM Talks was broadcast on September 5, 2021.
The visionary American R. Buckminster Fuller discusses his perspective on the importance of Maharishi’s teaching of the Transcendental Meditation technique for the progress of western society.
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