Invincible Defence Against Terrorism
Can militaries eliminate terrorism solely through a dynamic approach, by deploying its weaponry and soldiers, as they have done in the past?
The answer is “no.” Often, such strategies only raise tensions even further. Military leaders need to understand that terrorism and war are human problems requiring human solutions. The underlying cause of these, and other types of social violence, is accumulated stress.
Therefore, to eliminate such social problems, all militaries need to reduce collective societal stress. The answer to the problem is simple. No collective stress – no tension between rival factions. No terrorism.
Extensive scientific research indicates that the best way to reduce collective societal stress, and thereby snuff out war and terrorism, is by adopting an ancient Vedic strategy. Heyam duhkham anagatam. (Yog-Sutra, 2.16) “Avert the danger that has not yet come.” Physicist and Vedic scholar Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has revived the ancient Vedic technology of Invincible Defence in a non-religious manner. It has been quietly and successfully used by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict in the recent past. By applying this human resource-based technology, which is nourishing and not destructive, all militaries could reduce tensions and control terrorism.
The main principle of Invincible Defence Technology is to prevent conflicting tendencies. Tat sannidhau vairatyagah. (Yog-Sutra, 2.35) “In the vicinity of Yogic influence – unifying influence, integrating influence, coherent and harmonious influence – conflicting tendencies do not arise.”
“There is research in the field of conflict resolution that shows great promise,” says Colonel (Dr.) Brian M. Rees, US Army Reserve in his recent book, “Terrorism, Retaliation and Victory.” “But it requires that we think way outside the box. Hold on to your hats and I will introduce you to an approach that has held up under rigorous evaluation.” Colonel Rees builds a compelling case for using Invincible Defense Technology to end terrorism. He advocates a Prevention Wing of the Military to prevent an enemy from arising.
A Prevention Wing of the Military would be the ideal way to use this technology. This wing would comprise about 2-3% of the military. The remaining personnel would carry out their normal military duties. The Prevention Wing of the Military would be trained in the primary components of Invincible Defence Technology – the Transcendental Meditation (TM) programme and its advanced practices. They would practise these techniques in a group morning and evening. The group would radiate coherence in the atmosphere, affecting their own minds as well the minds of others, including those of the opponents. Peaceful overtures would increase from all sides, reducing tensions.
This method for creating peace has been tried out in many war zones and conflict-prone areas with excellent results; the success has been scientifically validated and documented. A study using Rand think tank data published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation showed a 72% reduction in international terrorism when the proper threshold of people practicing Invincible Defense Technology was reached.
Over fifty scientific studies indicate that when 1% of the population practises the TM programme morning and evening (or the square root of 1% of the population practises the more advanced TM-Sidhi programme), a coherent field effect is created. This was named the “Maharishi Effect” by scientists. This effect comes from the self-referral level of consciousness, the transcendental level of consciousness. Thus, harnessing the mighty power of Natural Law as a force multiplier strengthens both approaches – a dynamic approach through weaponry, and a silent approach through the Prevention Wing of the Military. Defence will be perfect, or invincible, when both these approaches are combined.
In summary, the war against terrorism cannot be stopped using conventional military means. Militaries of all nations need a new technology that affects the minds of people, directing their thinking toward peace rather than toward terrorism and war. They need to quickly adopt Invincible Defence Technology immediately for lasting peace.
© Kulwant Singh and David Leffler, 2003. All rights reserved.