- TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION
- was the first really successful NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT of the 1960s which emerged from HINDUISM as a therapy type GROUP offering psychological well-being. It is also known as TM. The founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, denied that TM was a RELIGION thus enabling his movement to appeal to a wide spectrum of people, who might otherwise have ignored his teachings, and to apply for American Government funding, and other forms of assistance. Taken to Court in 1978, TM was found to be a religion under the terms of American law. It teaches a simplified FORM of YOGA, practices INITIATION with OCCULT overtones using MANTRAS in SANSKRIT which appear to invoke various HINDU deities. At the request of the organization's lawyer it needs to be stated that the terms "Transendental Meditation" and "TM" are the protected service marks of Maharishi Foundation, Ltd.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
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