“Prevention is the only way to stop crime and terrorism. You kill one culprit today, and there’ll be two more the next day. Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past—as it will continue in the future if punishment remains.
Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology—their thinking will be sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2002)
“Repeatedly we said — prevention, prevention, prevention is the answer. And who will prevent? Governments can prevent. How can they prevent? They can prevent through — education! Consciousness-based education! Tell your president [that] education of the most fundamental finding of modern science is the answer. Somebody should tell him. […] It is education of total Natural Law at the basis of all life.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Press Conf., Sept. 28, 2001)
By Nicholas Kristof / OP-ED COLUMNIST / NYTimes
… The One survey found that two-thirds of Americans believed that the proportion of the world population living in extreme poverty has almost doubled over the last 20 years. Another 29 percent believed that the proportion had remained roughly the same.
That’s 95 percent of Americans — who are utterly wrong. In fact, the proportion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty hasn’t doubled or remained the same. It has fallen by more than half, from 35 percent in 1993 to 14 percent in 2011 (the most recent year for which figures are available from the World Bank). …
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“Chinese President Xi Jinping made yet another commitment to help economic growth in the developing world, announcing that China would be canceling the debts of the world’s least developed countries.
President Xi made the announcement while addressing a United Nations summit on global development goals. During his speech, he also pledged to establish a $2 billion fund dedicated to improving conditions in the most impoverished countries around the world.”
“The world is going through a historical process of accelerated evolution. The sunshine of peace, development and progress will be powerful enough to penetrate the clouds of war, poverty and backwardness,”
President Xi said.