Sep 16, 2017

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was the most influential yoga guru from India in 50 years

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Yogi's influence in India was extensive, where he redefined the image of the guru and the corpus of knowledge that the guru was expected to represent.

David Frawley
India Today
September 15, 2017


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was probably the most influential yoga guru from India over the past 50 years, with millions of followers in every part of the world. His meditation-based teachings had an enormous impact, including on some of the best educated, most affluent and articulate minds from the East and West. His influence in India was extensive, where he redefined the image of the guru and the corpus of knowledge that the guru was expected to represent. He became a cult figure in the West, the media face of the yogi and meditation master. 

Despite the adulation he received, he did not encourage a personality cult, emphasizing 'higher knowledge', which is impersonal in nature. He was able to articulate the ancient traditions of Vedic and yogic knowledge for the modern mind. He was perhaps the first important guru to successfully use modern marketing methods. He took the teachings of the old pandits of India, looked down in their own country as museum pieces from another era and via skillful repackaging, gained them respect as guides to universal consciousness, the cutting edge of science and medicine and the future evolution of humanity.

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