Author : Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Category : Conduct of life
Publisher :
ISBN : UCAL:B3936072
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 404

Author : Stephen Jacobs
Category : Religion
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317044468
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 223

The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring the nature and characteristics of spirituality in the contemporary global context, Jacobs considers whether alternative spiritualities are primarily concerned with individual wellbeing and can simply be regarded as another consumer product. The book concludes that involvement in movements such as AOL is not necessarily narcissistic but can foster a sense of community and inspire altruistic activity.

Author : Christian von Dehsen
Category : Philosophy
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135951092
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 846

Philosophers and Religious Leaders provides a synopsis of the lives and legacies of 200 men and women from the areas of religion and philosophy who have "changed the world." These individuals have developed, extended, or exemplified ideas fundamental to the way human beings perceive the meaning and purpose of their own lives and of their societies. Some have challenged prevailing convictions and worked for immediate change during their lifetimes; others have proposed new modes of thinking that have flourished only after their passing.

Author : Kenneth G Walton
Category : Law
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317718673
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 432

In contrast to the generally dismal results of various approaches to rehabilitation, these consciousness-based strategies have proven effective in preventing crime and rehabilitating offenders! This book will introduce you to a powerful, unique approach to offender rehabilitation and crime prevention. In contrast to the generally dismal results of most rehabilitation approaches, studies covering periods of 1-15 years indicate that this new approach—employing the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation® and TM-Sidhi programs—reduces recidivism from 35-50%. Transcendental Meditation® in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention provides the reader with a theoretical overview, new original research findings, and examples of practical implementation. With this book, you will explore what motivates people to commit crimes, with emphasis on stress and restricted self-development. Then you'll examine the results and policy implications of applying these consciousness-based techniques to offender rehabilitation and crime reduction. Most chapters include tables or figures that make the information easy to understand. Transcendental Meditation® in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention does not merely review the theory behind this innovative approach to rehabilitation and prevention but also emphasizes the practical value of the programs it describes and reports how techniques and strategies based on Transcendental Meditation® have been put to use in a variety of settings. This book will familiarize the reader with: a rehabilitation approach so universal in its applicability that any adult or juvenile offender can begin it at the point of sentencing, during incarceration, or at the point of parole the in-depth background on adult growth and higher states of consciousness necessary to understand this consciousness-based, developmental approach the results of empirical studies conducted in prisons around the country, with up to 15 years of follow-up a preview of how cost-effective the rehabilitation program might be implications for public policy and the judicial system—including an innovative alternative sentencing program how this approach deals not only with individuals but also with the community as a whole—when practiced by a small percentage of the population, the TM and TM-Sidhi programs may reduce crime in the larger community how these society-level prevention programs may prove to be effecitive in reducing not only school violence in the community but, if applied on sufficient scale, war deaths and terrorism in the greater society

Author : Charles Nathaniel Alexander
Category : Crime prevention
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN : 0789020378
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 442

This is a collection of papers on the use of Maharishi Transcendental Meditation® and TM-Sidhi programs to reduce offender recidivism. The papers provide a theoretical overview, new original research findings, and examples of practical implementation. Studies covering periods of 1-15 years indicate that employing the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs may reduce recidivism by 35-50%.

Author : Scott T. Allison
Category :
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
ISBN : 9782889458899
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 130

Heroism is a rich, elusive phenomenon. Any adequate understanding of heroic behavior requires a new type of scholarly imagination, one that taps into human artistic sensibilities as much as it does the rigors of scientific inquiry. In an important sense, we invoke a meta-version of the call to heroic imagination by Franco, Blau, and Zimbardo (2011), who describe such imagination “as a mind-set” and “a collection of attitudes” (p. 13) that can steer everyday people toward heroic achievement. This eBook also merges our understanding of heroism with heroic leadership, demonstrating that heroic leadership applies the principles of heroism in moving groups toward noble collective goals. This eBook represents an effort by a distinguished group of authors to unleash their own creative mindsets, attitudes, and imaginations in their scholarship on heroism and heroic leadership.

Author : Erik Phillips-Nania
Category :
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781312785960
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 639

Author : Anna J. Bonshek
Category : Art and religion
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN : 8120817745
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 516

Mirror of Consciousness ambitiously traverses a wide range of themes pertaining to art, creativity, knowledge and theory. Its unique perspective lies in its exposition of Vedic Science as brought to light by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and in the application of the principles of this science to preliminary analysis of the Vastusutra Upanishad. No other publication has examined art and theory with the same comprehensive vision. To do justice to the topic of universal value in art and theory, the author has delved into several areas that impact the visual arts--late twentieth-century debates in art theory, models of historiography, new definitions of culture and tradition--in the context of the individual`s own consciousness or simplest form of awareness. Though comprehensive and detailed, it will appeal to those who are curious about trends in the visual arts, the advent and impact of new technologies, and the development of collective consciousness in our time.

Author : Shiva C. A. D. Shankaran
Category : Religion
Publisher : Balboa Press
ISBN : 9781504343503
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 326

What is Consciousness? What is the Holy Spirit? What if the ancient word St. Paul used for Spirit, so long ago, Pneuma, were to be interpreted as equivalent to Consciousness as we are striving to understand it today? What would be the effects and implications of this upon our understanding of our-selves, our world and the greater creation? A Science of Consciousness begins with the author asking the reader to accept as true for a moment a few basic, though perhaps un-thought-of premises, and on that basis to go upon an imaginary journey into a new world of implications, possibilities, and powers of human creativity. The author feels strongly that this work comes at a time in human experience when this insight is essential for our collective survival and peaceful transition through difficult and exciting times. We need only to adjust our focus, relax our eyes so to say, and be willing to see within our-selves a point of connection with our Maker. It is not necessary to believe in God, only to accept that you have Consciousness and be willing to explore whatever that may be.

Author : Siddheshwar Rameshwar Bhatt
Category : Science
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 9789811319570
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 397

The book deals with expounding the nature of Reality as it is understood in contemporary times in Quantum Physics. It also explains the classical Indian theory of Śūnya in its diverse facets. Thereafter it undertakes comparison between the two which is an area of great topical interest. It is a cross-disciplinary study by erudite Indian and western scholars between traditional Indian knowledge system and contemporary researches in Physical sciences. It points out how the theory of ‘Śūnyatā has many seminal ideas and theories in common with contemporary Quantum Physics. The learned authors have tried to dissolve the “mysteries” of Quantum Physics and resolved its “weird paradoxes” with the help of theory of Śūnyatā. The issue of non-separability or entanglement has been approached with the help of the Buddhist theory of Pratītyasamutpāda. The paradoxical situation of “wave-particle duality” has been explained with the help of Upaniṣadic theory of complementarity of the two opposites. The measurement problem represented by “Schrodinger’s cat” has been dealt with by resorting to two forms of the calculation of probabilities. Some writers have argued for Śūnyatā-like non-essentialist position to understand quantum reality. To make sense of quantum theory some papers provide a happy symbiosis of technical understanding and personal meditative experience by drawing multifarious parallels. This book will be of interest to philosophically inclined physicists and philosophers with interest in quantum mechanics.