My references to flimsy natural law denote a separation between the application and expression of natural law revealed in the Veda, and the counter-intuitive application of natural law often inherent in the operation and activity of Maharishi University of Management. In this post, we glean a unified feel for the subtle complexities invoked when the ambiguous syntax of natural law tangles with the language of national law.
The university’s tagline “Engage the Managing Intelligence of Natural Law” is the prime declaration of the university’s brand of natural law. Likewise, Maharishi University of Management is the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brand of education, its “Consciousness-Based” learning model features Transcendental Meditation ( TM ) at it’s core — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brand mantra meditation. Managing Intelligence of Natural Law, Transcendental Meditation, Consciousness Based Learning, and phrases of this nature foster an ambiguous language.
For example, the word “meditation” infers Transcendental Meditation within the context of Maharishi University of Management, though from a taxonomy standpoint TM is commonly considered mantra meditation from which it’s benefits are inherited — much as a Starbucks brand coffee inherits caffeine from coffee beans like most non-Starbucks coffees.
A language forged from cultural syntax, we can compile a vocabulary from these ambiguous subjective ideas as reflected in the legal disclosure of licensed trademarks such as those residing on tm.org as:
® Transcendental Meditation, TM, TM-Sidhi, Maharishi Ayur-Veda, Maharishi Ayurveda, Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi, Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, Maharishi Yoga, Consciousness-Based, Maharishi University of Management, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment and Maharishi Vedic Science are registered or common law trademarks licensed to Maharishi Foundation USA and used under sublicense.
These terms are defined through a subjective correlation with Vedic literature rather than their litteral meanings. Examples of this correlation, Maharishi Yoga Asanas harbor correlation with the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Maharishi Sthapatya Veda correlates with the Sthapatya Veda and Vastu Shastra. Therefore within the context of Maharishi University of Management, the noun “yoga” implies the proper noun “Maharishi Yoga Asanas”, and the adjective “Vastu” implies the proper noun “Maharishi Sthapatya Veda” architecture.
Meditation, natural law, yoga, vastu architecture, and so forth each correlate with Vedic literature as we might expect; they each refelct some measure of truth inherant in the branch of the Veda from which they are derived.
Perhaps we amend our list with these additions from vedicpandits.org
… Maharishi Yagya®, Maharishi National Yagya, National Yagya, and Maharishi Vedic are protected trademarks …
Or even the robust iteration on globalcountry.org
® Transcendental Meditation, TM, TM-Sidhi, Maharishi Ayur-Veda, Maharishi Ayurveda, Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi, Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, Maharishi Global Construction, Maharishi Yoga, Maharishi Yagya, Maharishi Vedic Astrology, Maharishi Jyotish, Maharishi Gandharva Veda, Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health, Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology, Maharishi Instant Relief, Instant Relief, Maharishi Rejuvenation, Maharishi Rasayana Program, Maharishi Vedic Management, Maharishi Corporate Development Program, Consciousness-Based, Maharishi Vedic University, Maharishi Vedic School, Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge—High School for Leadership, Maharishi Vedic Center, Maharishi Ayur-Veda School, Maharishi Ayur-Veda University, Maharishi Ayur-Veda College, Maharishi Ayur-Veda Foundation, Maharishi Ayur-Veda Medical Center, Maharishi University of Management, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Maharishi Medical Center, Maharishi Vedic Medical Center, Maharishi Medical College, Maharishi Vedic, Maharishi Vedic Medicine, Maharishi Vedic Psychology, Maharishi Self-Pulse, Maharishi Heaven on Earth, Maharishi Center for Excellence in Management, Maharishi Vedic Management, Maharishi Master Management, Natural Law Based Management, Maharishi Corporate Revitalization Program, Maharishi Global Administration through Natural Law, Maharishi Vedic Development Fund, Thousand-Headed Purusha, Maharishi Thousand-Headed Purusha, Maharishi Purusha, Purusha, Thousand-Headed Mother Divine, Mother Divine, Ideal Girls’ School, 24 Hour Bliss, Spiritual University of America, Maharishi Amrit Kalash, Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine, Vedic Science, Maharishi Vedic Science, Maharishi Vedic Observatory, Vastu Vidya, Maharishi Vastu, Time Zone Capital, Council of Supreme Intelligence, Prevention Wing of the Military, Global Country of World Peace, Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation, Brahmananda Saraswati Trust, Global Capital of Raam Raj, Maharishi Capital of World Peace, Maharishi Center for Educational Excellence, Maharishi Peace Palace, World Federation of Traditional Kings, Maharishi Tower of Invincibility, Global Union of Scientists for Peace, Consciousness-Based, International Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education, Maharishi College of Perfect Health, Maharishi Channel are registered or common law trademarks licensed to Global Country of World Peace or used with permission.
In accumulation, via inferences and Vedic association, these brands of Vedic correlation forge a subtly suggestive language. Introspection of the Global Country for World Peace’s trademark licensing disclosure reveals trends in word usage:
Total Words: 268
Distinct Words: 109
Reoccurring Words: 38
Rate of Distinction: 40.671641791 %
Rate of Reoccurrence: 34.8623853211 %
Below, the 15 most prominent words.
The rate by which a word occurs sometimes forges it’s relevance as a part in its relationship to the whole language parcel. This metric highlights a particular syntactic trend, the proper noun “maharishi” occurring 55 times. The next dominant trend is in usage of the adjective “vedic” at 17 times, and use of the preposition “of” 16 times. All other words occur at least one eighth (12.5%) the rate as “maharishi”, and therefore the corpus of the language revealed in the GCWP disclosure could be considered a “vedic” brand “of Maharishi” harboring subjective correlations with Vedic literature.
On a Vedic level, Maharishi translates as “great seer” in the English … but within the context of Maharishi University of Management it’s widely an explicit reference to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Below, I iterate over the 108 distinct words (and 1 distinct number) from A to Z, followed by the number of times the word is leveraged. The whole being greater than the sum of the parts, each distinct word lends to the subjective syntax and constitution of Maharishi brand Vedic culture. This is partly in the order of each word’s occurrence, but largely in the function of a word’s relationship to the whole.
It’s through the use of this language that syntactic inferences give rise to ambiguity in day to day interaction with subjects. Yogic “Flying”, beyond the the context of the vedic Maharishi brand, might be more commonly characterized as Yogic “Jumping.” Naturally, this eludes the not-so-literal inferred premise of the Yogic Flying, invincibility; Yogic Flying infers a reference to invincibility, a part of the Invincible Defense / Maharishi Effect parcel. Many, in their infamiliarity with the language of Maharishi TM culture, might draw different expectations and conclusions from the same syntax.
Lets examine the same model in the scope of the Maharishi Vedic Pandits. VedicPandit.org refers to the function of the Pandits writing:
Just as watering the root of a tree improves all parts of the tree—its leaves, flowers, branches, fruits—so this technology, which enlivens the unified field of natural law, nourishes and enlivens life everywhere for the peace and prosperity of everyone.
The promise of “peace and prosperity” being enlivened in everyone resonates with many, the correlation between enlivening the unified field of natural law and the function of a tree’s root system seeming to illustrate the natural architecture of the idea. VedicPandit.org further expresses:
Enlivening the unified field benefits everyone because the unified field—the source of all intelligence and creativity in the nature—is a field of consciousness. This field of consciousness is stirred and a beneficial influence is produced when large groups of people practice the peace creating technologies of consciousness together in one place.
But as I cited in my prior entry, Protesting Pandits Pounce Pilfering Police, press releases and prime time news reports harbor differing perspectives — rooted in “national law.” In their role as foreign nationals granted entry on R-1 visas, Pandits are granted protections under the national law of the U.S. Constitution. Cornel University Law School iterates further via its website:
Despite the obligations that fall under temporary allegiance, the law affords aliens many of the rights that U.S. citizens possess. Aliens have the right to gain employment, and states cannot use discriminatory methods to protect local jobs for state citizens at the expense of aliens. Furthermore, employers cannot deprive aliens of the federal and state mandatory minimum wages.
Aliens also receive treatment very similar to the treatment that U.S. citizens receive in the context of the judicial system. For instance, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution apply to aliens residing within the United States. As such, the courts guarantee aliens the right to due process of law and equal protection of the laws. Courts have generally construed the Fourth Amendment as applicable to aliens as well. The Fourth Amendment prohibits the government from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures.
While the proponents of Maharishi’s “Natural Law” provisions Pandits to enliven the unified field full-time at a contracted compensation of $200.00 USD monthly, U.S. “National Law” envisions the possible exploitation of Pandits who enliven the equity of Vedic City’s Maharishi Sthapatya Veda home market with yet one more Vedic amenity whilst concurrently generating millions of dollars capitalizing on Maharishi Yagyas.
But the separation of Natural Law from National Law spans beyond real estate, wages, and performance. Throwing rocks, rioting, assaulting local authorities, and things of this nature, the recent uprising at Vedic City’s Pandit Compound undermines the promise of “peace and prosperity for all” — of which the Pandits’ enlivening of the unified field was to enhance. The fruits of this tree’s root watering, from a national law standpoint, might possibly be un-enjoyable.
It’s the lead proponents of natural law for which the Pandits are performing, that decided to remove a Pandit against the will of the group, and that preimtively requested police support in the Pandit extraction. However, the Pandits having equal protection under national law, local authorities’ interest rest with the Pandits afoot the fermenting fruits of Natural Law — Maharishi brand — in wake of the due process and equal protection it affords.
MUM and its proponents of natural law tend to marginalize incidents of this magnatude, cloaking them behind a veil of statistics as it postures the uprising as “rare” in the stream of the program’s history involving 2500 pandits over the years. Similar math is applied in the natural-law-approach to missing persons allegations involving nearly 150 Pandits; the notion that the missing Pandits comprise less than 5% of the whole. By marginalizing possible infractions, constituents of natural law commit further exploitation as they leverage the fruits of their own negligence as proof that their methods are working.
For example, a compound of rioting Pandits is indicative of the systemic failure within the program’s management methodology. However, by pitting one Pandit against the other 2,499 Pandits in the program’s history, natural law constituents make light of misfortune as they attribute a low rate of known Pandit disruptions to their managerial prowess. In doing so, they commit a fallacy of division confusing the truth about the whole with the truth about
This highlights the unity of opposites between Maharishi brand “Natural Law” boasted by Maharishi University of Management, and the United States brand “National Law.” National law protects the popualation of Pandits that natural law statistics marginalize. It grants Pandits the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness in their interaction with society. Liberty to carry a visa and passport on their person, and fair compensation for performance of duties — all of which restricted by the managing intelligence of Maharishi brand “Natural Law.”
The incident at the Pandit compound demonstrates the danger of devicive language and syntactic semantics, the polarity forged between the two perceived notions of the noun “law.” When we “Engage the Managing Intelligence of Natural Law”, we must simultaneously embrace the governing authority of National Law. Otherwise, when erroneously applied beyond the scope of Vedic origin, any brand of Natural Law becomes flimsy and weak as it strains to harmonize with differing perspectives.
Without marginalizing the uprising at the Pandit compound, the missing Pandits, or the lackluster fiscal compensation, I would go so far as to propose that the field of all possibilities is the source of the necessary solutions. Quite possibly, the Pandits could be compensated to a degree more commensurate to U.S. wage standards so as to not contractually exploit the Pandits’ performance. Moreover, as nationals holding R-1 visas, perhaps the Pandit’s might still enliven the unified field with peace and fortune for all — less the fenced-in confinement to the compound escaped only by escort. Perhaps if all Pandit’s were accounted for it would speak volumes for the peace and harmony in “Natural Law” of which the Pandits enliven.
I couldn’t be certain in my suggestion that students of Maharishi University of Management didn’t expect to observe the state-wide prime time unveiling of controversial activity directly associated with their school, and subsequently their degree. Likewise, I wouldn’t suggest that I’m the only student to leverage a critical examination of how innocent words and language devolve from “Enlivening the unified field of creative intelligence” into riots and possible constitutional rights violations harboring correlations to Vedic Literature.
This falls in wake of Maharishi’s explicit instruction, cited from Maharishi, Bhagavad-Gita, 16.24 and Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government, 1995, p. 363
Let the light of Natural Law, which administers all life, be your authority in deciding what ought to be done and what ought not to be done. Having known what is expressed in the Constitution of Natural Law you should perform action.
In other words, when Maharishi brand “Natural Law” seems to contradict U.S. “National Law”, in which “Constitution” should a U.S. citizen or foreign national consider the ultimate “authority” in determining what actions ought or ought not be executed in the United States?
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explicitly declares “Natural Law” as the ultimate authority, but in the United States Maharishi brand natural law commits a fallacy of relevance in its appeal to false authority; flimsy.
It’s the false authority of natural law that gives rise to the systemic failure in management that is so often the cause of misfortunes that otherwise might be prevented under the authority of U.S. national law i.e. Pandit riots, missing persons, black mold infestation, assault, suicide, and even murder.