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Wholeness – Dr. Tony Nader

Brief transcript:

Wholeness is from the simple definition, it is everything. Whole, it is holy, there is a holy value, which is holistic. There is wholeness, everything… puts everything together. There are different levels of wholeness, you have the whole is more than the sum of its parts. You get an entity, which is made out of elements. These elements constitute values of that entity. But, you don’t appreciate that entity until you see more than the parts, and you see how the parts come together to form something that is a human being, that is a flower, that is… music or a symphony whatever it is there is a wholeness in that reality.

When we talk about real wholeness it is the wholeness of everything in life, which means when we put all the parts of life together what do we get? When we put the trees with the flowers, with the human beings, with the buildings, with the animals, with the galaxies, with the entire planetary systems and stars and with the details of the people and societies and life as a whole we get the grand wholeness of existence. That is life itself… So it is a way of seeing the totality of life the wholeness of life beyond its specificities.


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58 Students to Graduate with MUM Degrees in South Africa

Last weekend Maharishi Invincibility Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, held ceremonies for their graduating students, with 58 expected to earn bachelor’s degrees in business from MUM by June graduation on campus, bringing the total number of MUM degrees awarded to MII students to 235.

Students at MII enroll in MUM courses during their third and fourth years of undergraduate work, receiving live lectures from MUM faculty via the internet.

“They really appreciate the education they are receiving from MUM faculty,” said Morad Malekghassemi, MUM’s director of the international business program. “Many of them have written to me to express their appreciation. Our faculty work hard to understand the students’ needs and to ensure that they are grasping the content of the lectures.”

The ceremony last weekend also included 35 students who had received an MBA or a post-graduate diploma from MUM in the past four years.

All the students at MII practice both the Transcendental Meditation® technique and TM-Sidhi® program.

Mr. Malekghassemi said that enrollment continues to increase at MII, since it’s one of the few low-cost institutions of higher education in South Africa. Another 55 students are expected to graduate with MUM business degrees in December, and another 85 have registered with MUM in recent months and have begun taking MUM classes.

Further, he anticipates that an additional 120–150 will enroll with MUM within the next year.

“On behalf of the graduating students and the country of South Africa, we are deeply grateful to the wonderful and dedicated faculty of MUM,” said Taddy Blecher, CEO of Maharishi Invincibility Institute. “They have given our students knowledge for a lifetime of success, through the profound system of Consciousness-Based(SM) education brought by our shared founder Maharishi. Most of the graduates are already placed in jobs.”

The students at MII are from 17 countries across Africa.

MUM professor Gabriel Akura traveled from MII to preside over the recent graduation.

Source: The Review, Vol. 32, #14, May 3, 2017, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA


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TM/Quiet Time at Holy Trinity High School, Jamaica

“We took all of the lowest performing students and put them into one special class… that class is now above the highest performing class that we have… The data’s there.”— Margaret Brissett-Bolt, Principal Holy Trinity High School Jamaica, Former Official of the Ministry of Education, Leading Jamaican Educator

Improving Student and School Performance, Reducing Violence, Giving Hope, Creating a New Model for Jamaican Education

The David Lynch Foundation and the Jamaica Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education are working with schools, educational leaders, parents, and community organizations to:

• Improve school climate and academic outcomes
• Bring the healing effects of the TM technique to highly challenged students from broken homes and stress-ridden, violent neighborhoods
• Empower students to become the best that they can be
• Implement a student and school development program which can effectively solve Jamaica’s educational crisis
• Create the first, permanent, Consciousness-Based Education program in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and establish a permanent peace-creating group for the Caribbean Nations