INDIA DEFENCE CONSULTANTS
Supreme Military Science — Myth or Reality?
New Delhi, 13 June 2001
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IDC ANALYSIS OF MAHARISHI's
SUPREME MILITARY SCIENCE
IDC has received a most interesting thesis of Military management based on the Maharishi system and has great pleasure in putting an abstract of the same on our site and we thank the authors. Since we deal with Indian Defence we felt that it needs to be brought home, that there is great merit in Meditation and Yoga and IDC can vouch for it and help people who wish to have guidance. However we are a purely analytical site and have many bull's eyes to our credit, so we take on this article for analysis.
The experiment may have worked in Mozambique and it is laudable, but in military matters history has the nagging habit to repeat itself in the same vein, but under the prevailing circumstances. Man's basic instincts have not changed since Adam and Eve tasted of the forbidden fruit. Maharishiji has done a lot to help so many people by meshing Indian philosophy with the Western ways to make the dose palatable and we acknowledge it, but we are six billion in the world today.
Therefore despite corrections and guidance, temptation and conflict will remain a failing of human nature and continue to exist in varying degrees as society develops, and will depend on the amount of policing and rule of law in force, to keep both in check. Conflict between individuals is the lower aspect in daily life, but conflict between nations is what spurs disagreements and can lead to skirmishes and wars, whether they be cold or hot. There will also exist attempts by sages like Maharishi and statesmen to make mankind aspire for a utopian world, free of conflict and wars, but no one, not even those at the school of divinity, have had success in finding an elixir for it.
To help prevent conflict and keep wars in check there has to be spending on arms by nations and even Adam Smith said, "The first duty of the Sovereign is to provide for the security of the state ". The world is divided between the developed and the developing. The former would like to keep their lead and advancements in armament technology and at times encourage and abet small wars in the Third World to suit their ends.
In many studies it has also been established that judicial spending of between 2 to 3% of the GNP on defence contributes to employment, development, pride and security of the nation. Its like insurance. Hence we live in a Catch 22 situation. The spending on arms is wasteful but it is also inescapable. Defence spending in today's world which is now witnessing proliferation of nuclear weapons, is like a bucking horse. If it is let loose and not reigned in, it can create havoc but if controlled and corralled, it can offer a safe and comfortable ride to its mount.
Soon after the Second World War, USA built up its economy and rebuilt Europe thanks to the Marshall plan. The Military Industrial Complex (MIC) fuelled America's economy to become the largest by far in the world. If all this is taken into account the Maharishi's attempt is laudable and may see pockets of success, but not on a large scale for reasons outlined.
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PUBLICATIONS ABOUT INVINCIBLE DEFENCE IN ENGLISHMaharishi Mahesh Yogi. (1999, October-December). Sovereignty in Invincibility, Indian Defence Review, 15(4), 189. (Available at: http://maharishi.invincibledefence.org/sovereignty_in_invinc.html) International Relations. (1999, December).
The Flying Squad--If military might can’t secure peace, what can? Members of the Maharishi Vedic Universities tell Defence Review that ancient Vedic philosophy is the answer, Defence Review, (Available at: http://maharishi.invincibledefence.org/defence_articles/article1.html)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000). Preventing war and terrorism. Security And Political Risk Analysis (SAPRA) Bulletin, (Available at: http://www.subcontinent.com/sapra/military/img_1999_12_001.html)
Mc Enery, B., & Leffler, D.R., (2001, September 1). A Scientific Formula to Create Invincible Defence in India (Through a Vedic Approach). India Forward (Available at: http://www.indiaforward.com/InvincibleIndia.htm)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000, May/June). Spiritual politics: Consciousness-Based defense. Tikkun, 15(3), pp. 58-59. (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/tikkun.html)
Mientka, M. (2001, October 26). Transcendental Meditation Proposed As Homeland Defense. U.S. Medicine (Available at: http://www.usmedicine.com/article.cfm?articleID=278&issueID=31)
Leffler, D.R., Kleinschnitz, K.W., & Walton, K.G. (1999, May 1). An alternative to military violence and fear-based deterrence: Twenty years of research on the Maharishi Effect. Security And Political Risk Analysis (SAPRA India), (Available at: http://www.subcontinent.com/sapra/military/m_1999_05_01.html)
Leffler, D.R., (1997). A Vedic approach to military defense: Reducing collective stress through the field effects of consciousness. (Doctoral Dissertation, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997). Dissertation Abstracts International, 58(08), 3298A. (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/doctoraldissertation.html)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000, January 13). Preventing war with Consciousness-Based defence. The Daily Mail & Guardian, (Available at: http://www.mg.co.za/mg/news/2000jan1/13jan-tm.html)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000, January 14). Mozambique's Prevention Wing of the Military: End war, Improve the economy. Africa Economic Analysis, (Available at: http://www.afbis.com/analysis/mozambiq.htm)
Astill, J. (2001, September 22). Meditation is path to peace, Mozambique leader says. The Guardian [UK], (Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,556139,00.html)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000, January 20-26). Preventing the flood of refugees in Tanzania. The Express, (Available from: http://www.davidleffler.com/express.htm)
Leffler, D.R., Walton, K.W., Kleinschnitz, K.G., Burke, D.K., and Vegors, S. (1999, October). Mozambique's 'Secret Weapon!' Mozambique's invincible "national armor" prevented an enemy from arising within or outside the country. Dr. David and Lee Leffler's Command Center, (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/secretweapon.html)
Leffler, D.R., Walton, K.G, & Badhwar, R. (2001, June 23). Comments regarding the IDC analysis of Maharishi's Supreme Military Science--A Revolutionary Change in the Character of Military Intervention. India Defence Consultants, (Available at: http://www.indiadefence.com/maharishi1.htm)
Leffler, D.R., Walton, K.G. & Badhwar, R. (2001, June 13). Maharishi's Supreme Military Science--A revolutionary change in the character of military intervention. India Defence Consultants, (Available at: http://www.indiadefence.com/SupremeMilitaryi.htm)
Leffler, D.R. (1992 Spring). A new military science in Moscow. Insight, 3(1), pp. 14-15. (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/insight.html)
PUBLICATIONS IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Leffler, D.R. & Leffler, L.M. (2000, June). Prevenir les souffrances de guerre. 3 P - Plus, Parole-Plume-Papier, 24, p. 2. (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/guerre.html)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000, May/June). La Politica Espiritual: La Defensa Militar Basada en la Conciencia. (Spanish translation of "Spiritual politics: Consciousness-Based defense). Tikkun, 15(3), pp. 58-59. (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/espanol.html)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000, Janvier 14). L'unité de prévention dans l'armée du Mozambique: la fin de la guerre civile et l'amélioration de l'économie (French translation of "Mozambique's Prevention Wing of the Military: End war, Improve the economy"). francemedicale.com, (Available at: http://www.francemedicale.com/meditation_paix_Afrique.html)
Leffler, D.R., & Leffler, L.M. (2000, January 14). La Rama Preventiva del Ejercito de Mozambique: Terminar la Guerro Civil, Mejorar la Economia. (Spanish translation of "Mozambique's prevention wing of the military: End war, improve the economy"). Africa Economic Analysis, (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/militar.html)
Leffler, D.R., Kleinschnitz, K.W., & Walton, K.G. (1999). Eine Alternative zu militärischer Gewalt und einer Angst erzeugenden Verteidigung: Zwanzig Jahre Erforschung des Maharishi-Effekts (German translation of "An alternative to military violence and fear-based deterrence: Twenty years of research on the Maharishi Effect"). kosovofrieden.de, (Available at: http://www.davidleffler.com/MaharishiEffekt.html)