"Maharishi's message then was simple and direct, and it's the same today. Life is bliss. Man is born to enjoy. Within everyone is an unlimited reservoir of energy, intelligence, and happiness. Transcendental Meditation is a simple, effortless procedure to experience it."
The book describes the experience of restful alertness during the TM technique. The mind settles down effortlessly to a silent, yet fully awake, state of awareness while the body gains a profound state of rest. The author explores the holistic benefits arising from this experience using fascinating anecdotes from meditators as well as selected research from the over 600 studies on the technique. He presents a convincing argument for how the TM technique can solve the challenging problems of spiraling health costs, job stress, rising crime and world peace.
"Only a new seed can yield a new crop. Only new knowledge, new principles, and new programs can put an end to conflict, sickness, and suffering, and prevent such problems from arising in the future. Only new knowledge can create a healthy, prosperous, harmonious society and a peaceful world."
Included in the book are impressive results from meta-analyses comparing different meditation and relaxation techniques showing that the TM technique is the most effective technique for reducing anxiety, decreasing substance abuse, increasing self-actualization and improving psychological health.
Robert Roth is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable exponents of the Transcendental Meditation technique in North America. He is an executive director of the David Lynch Foundation, which has provided scholarships to over 120,000 at-risk students to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique. Roth has organized and hosted fundraisers for the David Lynch Foundation featuring TM meditators such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Mehmet Oz, M.D., Russell Brand and Katy Perry. He also serves as a national director of the Transcendental Meditation Program USA and an executive director of the Center for Leadership Performance, which offers in-house Transcendental Meditation programs to business and industry.