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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies At 91

Posted Feb 6, 2008 by KJ Mullins
The guru to the Beatles, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has died at his Dutch home in Vlodrop. He died peacefully of natural causes. He is considered the one to introduce transcendental meditation to the West.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. - Illustration courtesy of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi organization
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. - Illustration courtesy of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi organization
TM, transcendental meditation is the Hindu practice of mind control. The practice has gradually gained medical respectability throughout the years since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi started teaching the technique in the United States in 1959. The movement started to really move after he met the Beatles in 1967.
Last month Maharishi Mahesh Yogi retreated into silence wanting his last days to be spent studying ancient Indian texts.
After his meeting with the Beatles the group moved him into their compound. Later there was a falling out. The group accused him of inappropriate advances on Mia Farrow, a claim he denied. The real story may have been that the guru was angered over the use of drugs within the band.
"Don't fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear," Maharishi said in a 2006 interview, repeating one of his own mantras.
Mararishi was born in central India. His birth date is thought to have been Jan. 12, 1917. He studied at Allahabad University. After school he became the secretary to a Hindu holy man.
In 1990 he moved to a monastery in Vlodrop, Holland. It was there where he died.