Boxobituaries: Maharishi, Spiritual Leader who Brought Eastern Studies to West Dead

In hippie scene, Religion on February 8, 2008 by Editor Z

Eastern spiritual leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, dies at age 91.

The Maherishi Mahesh Yogi, who founded an empire that taught the values of trancedential mediatation, spiritual enlightment, and in the late sixties became an icon who acted as the spark of inspiration for many of the Beatles songs, including the White Album, died at the age of 91, at his Netherlands residence.

The Maherishi brought eastren spiritual influences, that broadened minds and taught many to llook beyomnd the confines of materialism.

Washington Post:

The man who introduced trancedental meditation to the west, who briefly became a guru to the Beatles and other pop musicians and who built a multi-million dollar global bussiness based on teaching people to pause and close thier eyes twice a day, died Feb. 5 at his home in Vlodrop, Netherlands. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was thought to be 91.

The Maherishi, a Hindi title that means “great seer” had announced last month that he would withdraw from the day to day administrative duties to complete his commentaries on the Veda, the ancient Indian texts that underpin his movement. No cause of death was reported.



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