In this historic interview, TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses the importance of both the experience of the Transcendental Meditation technique and the complete knowledge of consciousness. He talks about the founding of Maharishi International University and its ability to inspire universities to integrate the study and experience of the TM program in their curriculum. TM Talks host Mario Orsatti comments on the interview, which took place in Arcata, California, in July 1972.

Maharishi 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 June 11, 2023.

Watch highlights from Maharishi’s interview with comments from Mario Orsatti (48:40)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses the importance of both the experience of the Transcendental Meditation technique as well as the complete knowledge of consciousness.

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