Dear Fellow Governors, Sidhas and Meditators of America,

 

As many of you have certainly heard, our beloved Maharishi has announced that he is retiring from activity. Our great Maharishi, Jagadguru to the world, whose tireless efforts for more than 50 years have transformed the destiny of the human race, is, of necessity, retiring from his constant exertion on our behalf and on behalf of the entire world.

 

One week ago, on the evening of January 8, in reviewing the progress of his global Movement and surveying the growing signs of peace in the world, Maharishi declared, "Invincibility is irreversibly established in the world. My work is done. My designated duty to Guru Dev is fulfilled." He resolved to use all his remaining time to complete his commentary on the Veda.

 

We must all join together in rejoicing with Maharishi in his supreme accomplishment of the ages—the complete transformation of the world from the depths of ignorance and suffering of Kali Yuga to the perpetual sunshine of Sat Yuga—the rule of Natural Law, the Will of God, on Earth.

 

Of course, the very thought of Maharishi retiring from constantly showering us with his precious knowledge and exquisite spiritual and practical guidance is overwhelming. There are no words to describe the deep sense of loss that we all naturally feel.

 

Fortunately, and of great solace, Maharishi has given us everything we need to achieve perfection in life—to realize the Supreme—and to ensure his legacy of a world completely beyond the reach of suffering—Heaven on Earth. Maharishi has made our task simple—to use what he has given us to achieve the permanent transformation of life on Earth.

 

Precious Moment in Our Lives

 

This is a very precious and delicate time of transformation for ourselves, our Movement, and the entire human race. Now is the time to reflect deeply on what is truly important.

 

Until now, we have all had the feeling, to some extent, that Maharishi would take care of everything, that Maharishi was organizing everything—which he truly was. Maharishi would, with or without our help, achieve his precious goals for humankind.

 

Now, with Maharishi's declaration, that time has ended.

 

Maharishi has bestowed upon us the leadership of his Movement. We must, all of us, take ownership of it. He has handed to us the reins of destiny for the human race. We must take hold of those reins.

 

Each and every one of us has a vital role to play.

 

For those who live in Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City, your primary role is creating coherence in the Domes. This is crucial for the safety and security of our nation—and indeed for the success of our every Movement initiative. For those who are not yet Yogic Flyers, it means becoming a Sidha and doing the longest program possible.

 

This is the time for the MUM community to pull together and rededicate itself to the permanence of the historic community we have built—the community which is the cornerstone of Maharishi's legacy for America and, to a large extent, for the entire world.


For all our other dear Governors and Sidhas throughout the country, your contribution will be to create coherence locally and to play a vital role in supporting and promoting Maharishi's precious knowledge and programs in your area (see below). For our Meditators, I urge you to learn the most advanced and powerful techniques Maharishi has given us, especially Yogic Flying, so that you can accelerate your own growth to enlightenment and contribute most powerfully to the peace and invincibility of our nation.

 

New Leadership for America

 

Prior to Maharishi's retirement, he put into place a very powerful leadership structure for our nation and the world.

 

At the global level, this leadership begins with Maharaja Nader Raam, who most perfectly embodies Maharishi's infinite silence, and whose awareness is so profoundly anchored to Being that he will be a pure and steady guide for our administration of the world. Our Global Prime Minister, Dr. Bevan Morris, is unparalleled in this world for his profound dedication and command of Maharishi's knowledge, and for his extraordinary leadership and organizing ability. And the 12 Global Ministers and the 27 Rajas, whom
Maharishi has carefully trained, collectively provide an invincible global leadership for Maharishi's worldwide Movement.

 

At the national level, I was recently blessed by Maharishi with the privilege of serving as the Raja of Invincible America. I have thereby committed my life and my energy to the fulfillment of Maharishi's supreme vision for our nation.

 

Fortunately, I am supported by the most brilliant and dynamic team of national directors the U.S. Movement has ever seen. I am excited about this new leadership, and will be introducing this team
to you all very shortly.

 

Gratitude to the US Rajas

 

For the past several years, America has been blessed by the enlightened leadership of 12 highly dedicated Rajas. Their guidance has been indispensable and has generated vital new growth and new
initiatives across the nation. Maharishi has now entrusted each of these Rajas with the responsibility for eight other nations. Hence their primary focus will, of necessity, shift away from the U.S.

 

However, the Rajas have kindly agreed to offer their continuing guidance on many of the key initiatives they have begun within their U.S. domains.

 

OUR MOST SINCERE, HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE RAJAS for their extraordinary dedication and compassionate leadership during these past years.

 

Moving Forward

 

We must now move forward, maintaining the great momentum of global transformation that Maharishi has created.

 

In the United States, we are launching a new and unprecedented outreach effort—a new wave of expansion in each of 12 areas of national life, spearheaded by our National Directors:

 

Education
Health
Agriculture
Architecture
Trade and Commerce

Defense
Science and Technology

Communications
Administration
Religion and Culture

Law and Order

Finance and Planning

 

At the same, we have consolidated the United States into 10 geographic regions. Our highly dedicated Governors across the country will be dynamically engaged, and many new Governors and Peace Palaces added, supported by this outreach effort.

 

With the generous help of some great benefactors, we are also launching a powerful initiative to immediately expand our MUM student body, which will bring hundreds of new Yogic Flyers to the
Golden Domes and immeasurably strengthen our whole community. This is the time for all of us to take ownership of the Movement. This is the time for us to secure Maharishi's legacy—to literally create Heaven on Earth.

 

Your active participation and committed support will be the key to our success. I ask all of you now to come together as a family, and move forward collectively with united purpose.

 

With great love and appreciation,

Jai Guru Dev,

John Hagelin

Raja of Invincible America