Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (January 12, 1918 – February 5, 2008) developed and introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique (also known as TM) and related programs and initiatives, including schools and universities with campuses in countries around the world
- Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, in a right way, for maximum results. It's a program that the mind begins to experience its own finer impressions, finer thoughts, and then finally transcends the finest thought. And that is the level of what they call self-referral pure consciousness, which is the ultimate reality of life, pure intelligence from where the creation emerges, from where the administration of life is maintained, from where physical expression of the universe has its basis.
- That is why he took so many hundreds of years to be known.
- In reply to a comment that Jesus Christ didn't have a public relations team.
- Quoted in "Looking back" Juan Rodriguez, The Gazette. Montreal, Que.: February 19, 2011
- They [the Beatles] came backstage after one of my lectures, and they said to me: 'Even from an early age we have been seeking a highly spiritual existence. We tried drugs and that didn't work.' They are such practical and intelligent young boys that it took them only two days to find that Transcendental Meditation is the answer.
- Quoted from, Beatles Anthology, by The Beatles, Chronicle Books, 2000, page 261
- I lack only $1 billion to make the world a better world.
- I believe in God. And I believe in the custody of God vested in kings. And I'm very happy to have your name as "King." It's the King!
- They think democracy -- I used to say "damn the democracy", because it's not a stable government.
- I am closing my performance.
About Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 
- Whilst I am deeply saddened by his passing, my memories of him will only be joyful ones. He was a great man who worked tirelessly for the people of the world and the cause of unity.
- One of the wise men I met in my life was the Maharishi. I always was impressed by his joy and I truly believe he knows where he is going.
- Well, actually, he does love laughing. He finds life amusing, but it's from a higher level that perhaps we don't have access to. He'd laugh at things and we'd be baffled. But he was a great speaker. Very wise.
- Maharishi was a unique combination of an emperor and an ascetic, a perfect disciple and a Jagadguru, a modern scientist and a deep traditionalist