This article appeared in the American’s Bulletin (July/August 2015) Vol. 43, issue 07/08, page 8.
By Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kulwant Singh and Dr. David Leffler
|Old defense approach: the military fails to address social stress.
|New Invincible Defense Technology approach addresses social stress, thereby ending war, terrorism and violence.
A new technology of defense is now available that has been scientifically shown to prevent war and create peace by harnessing the deepest level of nature’s functioning.
War is ultimately a human problem requiring a human solution. Experts in the field of conflict resolution maintain that the underlying cause of war is accumulated “social stress” – i.e., mounting political, religious and/or ethnic tensions between rival factions in critical hotspots throughout the world. As social stress builds, divisions grow stronger, groups take sides, diplomats become unable to resolve differences, and enemies arise within or outside the nation. Military force may then be invoked to protect the country, resulting in armed conflict and unpredictable outcomes. But even if conflict temporarily solves the problem for the victor, the social stress remains, fueling future cycles of
conflict. In contrast, the absence of collective stress translates into the absence of tension between competing sides, thereby reducing the probability of hostilities.
Today, the militaries of the Middle East have an opportunity to overcome the cycle of war by deploying a scientifically verified technology of defense that neutralizes social stress. This new technology is based on the unified field of all the laws of nature – the most fundamental and powerful level of nature’s functioning. The technology accesses and enlivens this unified field through subjective technologies of consciousness, thereby creating a profound influence of coherence and harmony throughout society that results in measurable reductions of crime, terrorism, and war.
The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived systematic subjective technologies for experiencing the unified field, including the Transcendental Meditation® program and its advanced techniques. When used in a military context these meditation practices are known as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT). They have been successfully applied by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict. If any military in the Middle East region were to properly apply these non-lethal and non-destructive technologies, it could reduce collective societal stress and resulting conflict.
Over 50 research studies confirm that when the required threshold of IDT experts is crossed – approximately the square root of 1 percent of a given population – crime goes down, quality of life indices go up, and war and terrorism abate. Scientists have named this phenomenon the Maharishi Effect, since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi first predicted it. The causal mechanism appears to be a field effect of consciousness – a spillover effect on the level of the unified field from the peace-creating group into the larger population. In 1983, a two-month Maharishi Effect intervention in Israel resulted in a 76 percent reduction in war deaths in neighboring Lebanon when group size exceeded the square root of 1 percent threshold (Journal of Conflict Resolution). Seven subsequent, consecutive experiments over a two-year period during the peak of the Lebanon war found:
Military personnel in Latin America, Africa and Asia practice group Transcendental Meditation to help maintain cultural integrity and protect their nations
• war-related fatalities decreased by 71 percent;
• war-related injuries fell by 68 percent;
• the level of conflict dropped by 48 percent;
• cooperation among antagonists increased by 66 percent.
The likelihood that these combined results were due to chance is less than one part in 10 to the 19th power (Journal of Social Behavior and Personality and Journal of Scientific Exploration). A global-scale study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation documented a 72 percent drop in international terrorism.
Militaries are responsible for defending their citizens. They can now succeed in this mission simply by creating a Prevention Wing – a group of IDT experts. The size of the Prevention Wing would be small – approximately the square root of 1 percent of the population of the country. To protect the population of the entire Middle East region, approximately 1,717 soldiers would be needed.
As part of its responsibility to protect the nation, the military is obligated to thoroughly examine scientifically proven methods for preventing war and terrorism. With the IDT approach, all that is necessary is to provide the proper training for groups of military personnel – or indeed, any sizable group within the nation. Any military has the opportunity today through IDT to create national security, invincibility, and peace. But the time to act is now.
Over a thousand locations worldwide have published articles about Invincible Defense Technology. See this webpage for links to these articles: https://www.istpp.org/military_science/dr-david-leffler-publications.html
About the authors:
|Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Kulwant Singh, UYSM, Retd. received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Defense Studies from Chennai University. He also has a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Development from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi. Dr. Singh has a postgraduate diploma in Management from the Regional College of Management and Technology (RCMT). He qualified for the prestigious Higher Command Course at College of Combat and is a graduate of the Defense Service Staff Collage. He fought in combat and led India’s fight against India’s intransigent terrorism problem for nearly 30 years. Maj. Gen. Singh was awarded the Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal, the second highest decoration for senior officers during operations in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF (Indian Peace Keeping Force). Today he is leading an international group of generals and defense experts that advocates Invincible Defense Technology. Dr. Singh lives in New Delhi, India.
Dr. David Leffler was a member of the US Air Force for nearly nine years. He served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. Dr. Leffler serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) in Fairfield, Iowa and is a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique who lectures about IDT. Contact at: http://davidleffler.com
- Dr. David R. Leffler (2008, February). An Overlooked, Proven Solution to Terrorism. In “55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Terrorism.” Edited by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies: The Proteus Trends Series, Volume 1, Issue 2 (pp. 18, 79, 176, C-13 through C-16). This US government-sponsored report was aimed at governmental and military leaders. Excerpts about Invincible Defense Technology taken from the 254 page report are available online at: http://davidleffler.com/2011/terrorism-trends The entire paper version of the report is available online at: http://www.amazon.com/Trends-Now-Shaping-Future-Terrorism/dp/1441451412
- Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kulwant Singh and Dr. David Leffler (July 2014, p. 129). Preventing Future Boko Haram Attacks. CBRNE-Terrorism Newsletter (CBRNE is an acronym that stands for “Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive”). PDF available online at: http://www.cbrne-terrorism-newsletter.com/resources/JULY_2014_Part_C.pdf
- Dr. David R. Leffler (Fall 2009). A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising – Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace. Journal of Management & Social Science (JMSS), Vol. 5, No. 2., pp. 153-162. This peer-reviewed journal is published by the Institute of Business & Technology BIZTEK in Pakistan. The abstract was published in Session 6, p. 44 of the proceeding of the “International Sociological Association Research Committee 01 Seoul National University & Korea Military Academy International Conference on Armed Forces & Conflict Resolution in a Globalized World.” July 14 – 17, 2008, Seoul, Korea. The paper was also presented at KIDA, the Korea Institute of Defense Analyses. It is available online at: http://davidleffler.com/preventing-enemies.html
- Col. (Ret.) S. P. Bakshi, Gerald Geer, and Dr. David Leffler (Special Issue May, 2013). Defense Personnel Worldwide Find Transcendental Meditation To be an Effective Tool in Combating Stress. Defence and Security Alert. Vol. 4, Issue No. 8, pages 34-39. PDF available online at: http://davidleffler.com/2013/defence-security-alert-magazine
- Lieutenant General Jose Villamil (Ret.) with Dr. David Leffler (2003, January 29). Project: Coherence. India Defence Consultants. Available online at: http://davidleffler.com/2011/coherence