Appendix 9

The following research findings on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program, selected from the more than 600 research studies, are particularly significant for religion and culture. The numbers in parentheses after the finding refer to the number of the study as it is reprinted in the first five volumes of Scientific research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers (Volumes 6 and 7 are in press).

Growth of Spiritual Values and Qualities Honored by Every Religion and Culture

  1. Increased Intrinsic Spirituality—Experience of Relationship to an Absolute or Transcendence or God, and Strong Orientation Towards Higher Values in Life (Vol. 5: 395)
  2. Greater Respect for Traditional Religious Values (Vol. 2: 138)
  3. Greater Satisfaction with One’s Moral Worth and with One’s Relationship to God and Religion (Vol. 2: 156)
  4. Increased Moral Maturity (Vol. 1: 91; Vol. 3: 265, 270; Vol. 4: 309)
  5. Increased Altruism (Vol. 1: 71; Vol. 2: 138)
  6. More Frequent Experiences of Higher States of Consciousness (Vol. 5: 397)
  7. Growth of Experiences of Higher States of Consciousness (Vol. 1: 7, 19, 102– 104; Vol. 3: 216, 258, 284; Vol. 4: 312; Vol. 5: 395, 397)

Growth of Higher Values in Individual Life

  1. Increased Self-Actualization: Increased Integration, Unity, and Wholeness of Personality (Vol. 1: 64, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 94; Vol. 2: 139, 144, 151, 153, 155; Vol. 3: 239; Vol. 5: 395)
  2. Greater Ability to Bring the Inner Self to Healthy Expression (Vol. 2: 141)
  3. Greater Orientation toward Positive Values (Vol. 5: 394)
  4. Greater Commitment to Personal Development (Vol. 2: 138)
  5. Increased Inner-Directedness: Greater Independence and Self-Supportiveness (Vol. 1: 64, 69, 70, 72, 76, 94; Vol. 2: 139, 151, 153, 155; Vol. 3: 268)
  6. Greater Inner Locus of Control (Vol. 1: 69; Vol. 4: 314)
  7. Increased Self-Sufficiency (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 150, 153; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308)
    1. • Increased Autonomy and Independence (Vol. 1: 62, 71; Vol. 2: 151, 153; Vol.
    2. 5: 395)
  8. Increased Self-Reliance (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 3: 277)
  9. Increased Directedness (Vol. 5: 395)
  10. Increased Self-Satisfaction, Increased Moral-Ethical Self, Increased Social Self (Vol. 5: 371)
  11. Increased Self-Discipline (Vol. 4: 316)
  12. Greater Self-Control (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 3: 290; Vol. 4: 308)
  13. Enhanced Self-Concept (Vol. 2: 142, 144, 148, 156; Vol. 3: 274; Vol. 5: 371)
  14. Enhanced Self-Regard and Self-Esteem (Vol. 1: 62, 64, 67, 69, 76, 90; Vol. 2: 139, 151, 153, 156, 158; Vol. 3: 239, 266, Vol. 5: 371)
  15. Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Assuredness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 150, 164; Vol. 3: 261, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308)
  16. Enhanced Inner Well-Being (Vol. 2: 125, 147; Vol. 4: 310; Vol. 5: 395)
  17. Increased Inner Calm and Tranquility (Vol. 1: 65, 73, 77; Vol. 2: 150; Vol. 4: 308, 316)
  18. Increased Contentment (Vol. 1: 65, 67, 77; Vol. 2: 150; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308)
  19. Increased Happiness (Vol. 1: 90; Vol. 2: 147, 165; Vol. 4: 308)
  20. More Balanced Mood (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277; Vol. 4: 308)
  21. Increased Spontaneity (Vol. 1: 64, 65, 69, 70, 76, 77; Vol. 2: 151, 153; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308, 316)
  22. Increased Emotional Stability (Vol. 1: 65, 71, 77, 87, 93, 95; Vol. 2: 150, 153, 158; Vol. 3: 241, 273, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308)
  23. Increased Emotional Maturity (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 150, 153, 158; Vol. 3: 290; Vol. 4: 308)
  24. Greater Optimism (Vol. 2: 138)
  25. High Level of Moral Atmosphere (Vol. 4: 309)
  26. Increased Ability to Connect Past, Present, and Future Meaningfully (Vol. 1: 69, 70, 76, 94; Vol. 2: 151, 153, 155)
  27. Decreased Behavioral Rigidity (Vol. 1: 87, 103; Vol. 3: 250; Vol. 4: 300; Vol. 5: 380)

Growth of Higher Values in Social Life—Ideal Social Behavior

  1. Increased Ability to See Man as Essentially Good (Vol. 1: 76; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 3: 266)
  2. Increased Social Maturity (Vol. 2: 138; Vol. 3: 261)
  3. Greater Sense of Social Responsibility (Vol. 2: 138, 158)
  4. Increased Sociability (Vol. 1: 65, 73, 77; Vol. 2: 138; Vol. 3: 261, 266, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 316)
  5. Increased Outgoingness and Tendency to Participate (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 150, 153)
  6. Increased Capacity for Warm Interpersonal Relationships (Vol. 1: 69, 70, 73, 76, 77; Vol. 2: 149, 151, 153; Vol. 3: 277, 284, 290; Vol. 4: 316)
  7. Increased Friendliness (Vol. 1: 65, 73, 77; Vol. 3: 277, 290)
  8. Greater Respect for the Views of Others (Vol. 2: 164)
  9. Improved Ability to Appreciate Others (Vol. 3: 271)
  10. Increased Ability to Cooperate with Others (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 161, 164)
    1. • Improved Relationships at Work and Improved Personal Relationships (Vol.
    2. 5: 399)
  11. Decreased Tendency to Dominate (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 268, 277, 290)
  12. Increased Ability to Be Objective, Fair-Minded, and Reasonable (Vol. 4: 316)
  13. Increased Consideration for Others (Vol. 1: 71, 73; Vol. 2: 153)
  14. Increased Good Humor (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308)
  15. Increased Trust (Vol. 1: 67; Vol. 2: 138, 150)
    1. • Increased Tolerance (Vol. 1: 62, 65; Vol. 2: 153, 164; Vol. 3: 266, 277, 290; Vol.
    2. 4: 308, 316)
  16. Growth of a More Sympathetic, Helpful, and Caring Nature (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 4: 316)
  17. Increased Sensitivity to the Feelings of Others (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 4: 304, 316)
    1. • Growth of a More Tactful, Forgiving, and Agreeable Nature (Vol. 1: 73; Vol.
    2. 2: 153)
  18. Greater Regard for Etiquette (Vol. 2: 153)
  19. Increased Respectfulness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 164; Vol. 3: 277, 290)
  20. Greater Satisfaction with Marriage: —Greater Adjustment (Vol. 2: 165; Vol. 4: 315) —Greater Happiness (Vol. 2: 165) —Greater Harmony (Vol. 2: 165) —Greater Closeness (Vol. 2: 165) —Greater Acceptance of One’s Spouse (Vol. 2: 165) —Greater Admiration of One’s Spouse (Vol. 2: 165) —Greater Agreement on Conduct (Vol. 2: 165) —Greater Agreement on Recreation (Vol. 2: 165)

Creation of an Ideal Society through the Maharishi Effect—Improved Quality of City, Provincial, National, and International Life

The following research findings demonstrate that the square root of one per cent collectively practicing the TM-Sidhi program with Yogic Flying radiate a powerful influence of coherence and harmony in collective consciousness— the Maharishi Effect—bringing life increasingly in accord with Natural Law, neutralizing negative tendencies and promoting positive trends in society as a whole.

Improved Quality of City Life

  1. Increased Confidence and Economic Prosperity (Vol. 4: 329, Washington, DC, USA, 1981–1983)
  2. Decreased Crime (Vol. 4: 333, Jerusalem, Israel, 1983; Vol. 5: 401, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1984–1985)
  3. Decreased Violent Crime (Vol. 5: 402, Washington, DC, USA, 1981–1983)
  4. Decreased Homicides (Vol. 4: 328, Washington, DC, USA, 1981–1983)
  5. Improved Quality of City Life as Measured by an Index Comprising Data on Fires, Automobile Accidents, and Crime (Vol. 4: 333, Jerusalem, Israel, 1983)
  6. Decreased Automobile Accidents (Vol. 4: 333, Jerusalem, Israel, 1983)
  7. Decreased Number of Fires (Vol. 4: 333, Jerusalem, Israel, 1983)

Improved Quality of Provincial Life

  1. As Measured by an Index Including Total Crime Rate, Mortality Rate, Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate, Auto Accident Rate, Unemployment Rate, Pollution, Beer Consumption Rate, and Cigarette Consumption Rate (Vol. 4: 321, and Vol. 5: 401, Rhode Island, USA, 1978)
  2. As Measured by a Provincial and National Index Including Fetal Deaths, Other Deaths, and Crime (Vol. 5: 401, Metro Manila Region and Philippines, 1979–1981)
  3. Decreased Crime (Vol. 4: 326, and Vol. 5: 401, Union Territory of Delhi, India, 1980–1981; Vol. 4: 334, and Vol. 5: 401: Puerto Rico, 1984)
  4. Decreased Violent Crime (Vol. 4: 323, Massachusetts, USA, 1979)
  5. Decreased Motor Vehicle Fatalities (Vol. 4: 323, Massachusetts, USA, 1979)

Improved Quality of National Life

  1. As Measured by an Index Including Crime Rate, Percentage of Civil Cases Reaching Trial, Rate of Infectious Diseases, Infant Mortality Rate, Suicide Rate, Cigarette Consumption Rate, Alcohol Consumption Rate, Gross National Product per Capita, Patent Application Rate, Degrees Conferred per Capita, Divorce Rate, and Traffic Fatality Rate (Vol. 4: 332, USA, 1976– 1983)
  2. Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by a Weekly Index of Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Homicides, and Suicides (Vol. 5: 407, USA, 1979–1985; 408, Canada, 1983–1985)
  3. Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by Reductions of Weekly Fatalities Due to Accidents Other than Motor Vehicle Fatalities (Vol. 5: 408, Canada, 1983–1985)
  4. Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by Improvements on a Monthly Index Including Violent Fatalities (Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Homicide, and Suicide), Cigarette Consumption, and Worker-Days Lost in Strikes (Vol. 5: 408, Canada, 1972–1986)
  5. Improved National Economy as Measured by a Monthly Index of Inflation and Unemployment, Controlling for Changes in Major Economic Variables (Vol. 5: 403, USA and Canada, 1979–1988; 404–406, USA, 1979–1988)
  6. Increased Confidence, Optimism, and Economic Prosperity (Vol. 4: 323, USA, 1979; 330, United Kingdom, 1982–1983; 333, Israel, 1983; 335, Lebanon, 1984)
  7. Increased Positivity in National Mood (Vol. 4: 333, Israel, 1983)
  8. Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by an Index Comprising Data on Crime, the National Stock Market, and National Mood (Vol. 4: 333, Israel, 1983)
  9. Decreased Crime (Vol. 4: 325, Holland, 1979 and 1981; 333, Israel, 1983)
  10. Decreased Violent Crime (Vol. 4: 323, USA, 1979)
    1. • Decreased Number of Fatalities from Suicide, Homicide, and Accidents (Vol.
    2. 4: 323, USA, 1979)
  11. Decreased Traffic Accidents with Injuries (Vol. 4: 325, Holland, 1979)
  12. Decreased Motor Vehicle Fatalities (Vol. 4: 323, USA, 1979; 327, USA, 1982)
  13. Decreased Air Transport Fatal Accidents (Vol. 4: 323, USA, 1979)

Improved Quality of International Life

  1. Improvements in Domestic Affairs and International Relations for Major Trouble-Spot Countries (Vol. 4: 322, 1978)
  2. Decreased War Intensity and War Deaths (Vol. 4: 322, Rhodesia [Zimbabwe], 1978; 333, Lebanon, 1983; 335, Lebanon, 1983-1984; Vol. 5: 410, Lebanon, 1983–1985)
  3. Increased Progress toward Peaceful Resolution of Conflict (Vol. 4: 322, Major Trouble-Spot Countries, 1978; 335, Lebanon, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 410, Lebanon, 1983–1985)
  4. Increased Harmony in International Affairs (Vol. 4: 322, Worldwide, 1978; Vol. 5: 409, USA-USSR, 1985–1987)

The Global Maharishi Effect: Increased Coherence in the Entire World Consciousness through the Collective Practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program by the Square Root of One Per Cent of the World’s Population

• Improved Quality of City, Provincial, National, and International Life during the Taste of Utopia Assembly, 17 December 1983 to 6 January 1984:
—Increased Confidence, Optimism, and Economic Prosperity as Measured by Rise of World Index of Stock Prices and Simultaneous Increase in Major Stock Market Indices (Vol. 4: 336, Worldwide; 337, Worldwide)
—More Positive, Progressive Statements and Actions of Heads of State and Greater National and International Support for Their Policies and Leadership (Vol. 4: 337, Worldwide)
—Increased Harmony in International Affairs (Vol. 4: 337, Worldwide, 1983– 1984) —Increased Progress towards Peaceful Resolution of Conflict (Vol. 4: 335, Lebanon; 337, Worldwide; Vol. 5: 410, Lebanon) —Decreased Air Traffic Fatalities (Vol. 4: 337, Worldwide)
• Improved International Relations: Reduced Conflict Globally, Reduced Terrorism, and Increase in World Index of Stock Prices, during Three Large Assemblies of Participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program, Including Yogic Flying (Vol. 5: 411, Worldwide, 1983–1985)