How The Beatles were affected by their famed trip to India - The National
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died on February 5, , almost 40 years after the . In February , Ringo said of Maharishi, "One of the wisest men I met in my life. The Beatles meeting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi after he gave a lecture in . accuse Mr. Mardas of engaging in fraudulent dealings or criminality. sex-obsessed fraud who cynically abused his influence over The Beatles and So which one was the real Maharishi Mahesh Yogi? when he met his great mentor - a "swami" or Indian religious teacher, called Guru Dev.
The band had been encouraged to attend a lecture by George Harrison's wife Patti, and were impressed enough by what they heard to accompany him to a weekend retreat in to North Wales. Along with Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, they took the train to Bangor - where the Maharishi assumed the mob of screaming fans were there for him.
How The Beatles were affected by their famed trip to India
Only a day into the retreat the news broke that the Beatles influential manager Brian Epstein had died from a suspected drugs overdose. Rather than let them grieve for their friend and first mentor, the Maharishi told them their tears would cause "vibrations" which could trap Epstein's spiriton this spiritual plane rather than let it travel to the next. And he instructed them to be joyful and laugh.
Months later all four Beatles, their partners and 60s stars Donovan, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, and Mia Farrow and her sister Prudence headed off for a three-month retreat to the Maharishi's centre on the banks of the Ganges.
Funded by a tithe of one week's wages from each of its students, the bank balance of the ashram received a massive boost from the world's biggest pop stars.
They expected to find spiritual enlightenment, but what they actually found was what Ringo called "a bit like Butlins. Then came the stories of the Maharishi's attempt to have sex with Mia Farrow.
John Lennon said later: The whole gang charged down to his hut and I said: Travelling the world in a pink aeroplane, his fame and his movement grew and he featured on the front cover of Time magazine in His transcendental meditation technique involved silently repeating a Sanskrit mantra for 20 minutes twice a day.
But there were times when the guru's ego got the better of him He once told an audience in New York that if just one per cent of the world's population adopted his teaching it would "neutralise the power of war for thousands of years".
Consequently, he claimed credit for peacein the Lebanon and Mozambique, and forreducing crime in Washington and Merseyside. And after the terrorist outrages ofSeptember 11, the Maharishi claimed ifany government gave him a billion dollars hecould end terrorism and create peace. His claims were ridiculed - as were his 40,yogic fliers who, as the Natural Law Party, promised that levitating while in the Lotusposition would bring peace and enlightenment.
In the end it brought just 0. Last month the guru, who lately communicated through a videolink, announced his retirement. His spokesman Bob Roth says: The "Rolls-Royce guru" - his followers wanted to buy him one for every day of the year. Former Harvard professor of psychology championed psychedelic drugs. I listened to a certain video that showed Mr Mahesh talking about the comunistic revolution in Ethopia that took place right at the end of his teacher training course at Ethiopia.
End I could listend to it in a rather short distance of time: Mr Mahesh explains that as a matter of fact that revolution had taken place shortly after his course had come to an end. There was that feeling that it had to do with his course. Mr Mahesh tried to explain what had taken place and he suddenly stopped to even try to talk in those scientific terms that he constantly had been trying to maintain. When the course had ended that production of sattva had come to an sudden end and as a result of that lack of affluence of sattva such a thing as that revolution might have happen.
That explanation never could convince me. One more interesting fact is that Tatwale Baba got assassined at the end of Mr Mahesh had send someone of his helpers to Tatwale Baba to ask him to come down into his ashram from time to time.
Thus those two attacks against Mr Mahesh happend within a short period of time. Asassination of a friend and then the revolution in Ethiopia, He who had assassined Tatwale Baba regained his freedom already 1 year of prison.
Some such young supporters of communisme had failed to infiltrate those stately organizations and they had — may be — altered their plan to infiltrate international organiazations like the TM-movement in the hope to be someday able to manage a turn-over towards communsisme in India, etc.
Some people in the TM movement stated later that I had had falsified. Those are lying and I had not been able to avoid to ask for initation because my teacher of german language and geography W. Mr Mahesh then gave that job to P: Mr Mahesh had wanted — until about — that all over the world there should have been five organzations for spreading TM; he somehow liked that idea: That organization had been different.
All that I remembered when I had listend to that speech of Mr Mahesh about the ethiopian communcistic revolution in spring Aha, may be they had disguised themselves as TM-teachers to be able to get into other countries and to be able to communicate with each other in a hidden manner for the sake of managing those revolutions. By the time the Soviet Union had ended, communisme in Ethiopia came to its end, too. Somehow that would fit very well to what Mr Yuri Bezmenov has been talking about.
I left the TM-movement rather abruptly in summer Even all that what happend to me after that insight somehow fits to Mr. Mr Mahesh has reported it as follows: They used to sit together practising their meditation some times. Then the elderly sadhu said: Mr Mahesh followed that advise and finally reached Rhameswaram.
There he went for mediations into the temple for some weeks or even months.
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Somewhere near Madaras he has been approached by a man who has run a bookshop. That man had asked Mr Mahesh. Yet that man came back and said to Mr Mahesh that he had anounced lectures for him and that he would be in need of the headline for his lecture. In the year about a tourist guide about India got published by Baedeker and I happend to read in that book a story that Duke Elington has reported in a biography: Duke Elington had stayed near Madras in a noble hotel.
He went for dinner in his hotel and took his decision according to the menu card he had been given. He asked the waiter whether that what he had decided for were available. The waiter shook his head. The man shook his head once more.