Introduction – Science, Consciousness, Veda and the Self
Dr. Tony Nader received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, where he also studied internal medicine and psychiatry. His Ph.D. is in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was also a visiting physician and Assistant Director at the Clinical Research Center. He completed his post-doctoral work as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Nader’s desire to gain total understanding of the human mind and body—of consciousness and physiology—led him to the study of Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. On the basis of his knowledge of physiology, Dr. Nader has successfully correlated each aspect of the Vedic Literature to a specific area of physiology, with the conclusion that human physiology is the expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature.
In appreciation for his achievements in illuminating Vedic Science in the light of modern science, Dr. Nader was honored by Maharishi in the year 2000 with the title ‘Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam’ and given responsibility for guiding the Global Country of World Peace and for carrying Maharishi’s legacy forward to the next generation.
In January 2012, Dr. Nader released his long-awaited book, Ramayan in Human Physiology, and in the spring of 2012 he brought the scientific knowledge of Veda and Ramayan to enthusiastic audiences around North America, speaking to thousands of people who attended presentations such as this one from the Meadows Club.
Dr. John Hagelin received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). Dr. Hagelin is the author of more than 70 papers published in journals such as Physics Letters, Nuclear Physics, and Physical Review. He is responsible for the development of a highly successful grand unified field theory and he is currently Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Maharishi University of Management, where he is also Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy.
First, Dr. John Hagelin explains the Brain-based approach to peace, which has been repeatedly shown in scientific experiments to be effective in reducing crime, violence, war deaths, and other negative behavior in the surrounding environment.
This Vedic approach to peace, or brain-based approached to peace is very simple, based on five points of logic. First very simply, behavior is linked to the brain. Stress impairs the brain and negatively affects behavior, leading to criminal, violent, anti-social behavior. When stress is pervading society, acute societal stress leads to social violence and unrest. And according to this very important quote from the Yale University Journal of Conflict Resolution, “It is widely understood that the first stage in the emergence of war is mounting tensions among rival factions in critical hot spots throughout the world.” If those tensions accumulate unchecked, inevitably they spill over – they erupt as social violence. But we’ve already seen that there’s a simple technology from the Vedic wisdom, the technology of Yog, of transcending, that is more effective at removing stress and restoring balanced brain functioning than anything else that has ever been studied.
Finally and most interestingly, when transcending is experienced in groups of sufficient size, like a group like this, the spillover effect into the surrounding society is massive. According to the extensive research of the last 30 years, even a few thousand of such peace-creating experts in a group, experiencing deep inner peace and inner bliss can actually diffuse the accumulation of stress for a society of millions.
Next, Dr. Ramani Ayer details how the Global Peace Initiative is now implementing these powerful Vedic technologies to create a peaceful, prosperous, and enlightened world from the central Brahmasthan of India and Iowa, USA. In his retirement Dr. Ayer is focused on creating a better world through Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology of Consiousness. In this talk at the Meadows Club, he is representing the Global Peace Initiative as its Director of Development.