Maharishi Institute CEO Taddy Blecher credits the Maharishi Effect with reducing the crime rate in Johannesburg, which is no longer in the top 50 crime-ridden cities.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
1 December 2016
A TM-Sidhi course has recently been completed at Maharishi Invincibility Institute (MII) in South Africa, with 170 students (including some staff) learning this advanced program.
There are now more than 315 people at MII who participate in the daily group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs.
Maharishi Institute CEO Taddy Blecher said that the number practicing the TM-Sidhi program together has exceeded the threshold that's predicted to create the Maharishi Effect* in Johannesburg, which has a population of just under 4.5 million. Research has shown that when this threshold is reached, the quality of life improves.
He credits this Maharishi Effect with reducing the crime rate in Johannesburg. Recent public data has shown that Johannesburg, which used to be known as the "murder capital of the world," is no longer in the top 50 crime-ridden cities.
"We are extremely grateful to the College of Business faculty and the whole of Maharishi University of Management for making this achievement of invincibility for Johannesburg possible," Mr. Blecher said.
Students at MII enroll through Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in their third and fourth years to receive an MUM bachelor's degree in business administration. The courses are taught via distance education.
Maharishi Invincibility Institute, which was created under the guidance of Maharishi, currently has a 98% graduate placement rate, and over 90% job retention rate beyond the first year of work.
According to Mr. Blecher, graduates are doing exceptionally well, with 146 graduates and students now working in just one major global consulting company alone.
Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa, and a powerful economic hub for the whole continent of Africa.
*The Maharishi Effect: The improved quality of life in society from 1% of a population participating in the Transcendental Meditation Program or from the square root of 1% of a population practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.
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