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  • Individuals practicing the Transcendental Medi-tation Technique showed significantly increased skin resistance during the practice, in contrast to controls sitting with eyes closed. Skin resistance is an electrophysiological measure of calmness or restfulness.

    Those who practiced the Transcendental Medita-tion technique displayed electroencephalograph-ic (EEG) indications of increased wakefulness during the practice, in contrast to controls resting with eyes closed.

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  • After two weeks of practice of the Transcendental Meditation program, individuals showed signifi-cantly increased EEG coherence during the prac-tice, in contrast to their own eyes-closed control condition before they learned Transcendental Meditation. The frontal area of the brain, where coherence was measures in this study, is the exec-utive control center of the brain; its proper func-tioning is crucial to planning, clarity of thought processes, and physiological and mental balance.

    Three studies found that, in contrast to controls, secondary and professional students who learned the Transcendental Meditation technique showed significant improvement in five measures of intel-lectual functioning; they also showed decreased anxiety.

    Master degree engineering students who learned the Transcendental Meditation program showed improved performance on their standard exami-nations after six months, compared with ran-domly assigned controls.

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  • A statistical meta-analysis of 146 independent study results found that the Transcendental Med-itation program is significantly more effective in reducing trait anxiety than procedures of concen-tration or contemplation, or other techniques.

    University students who were practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi pro-gram increased significantly on self-development (ego-development) when measured after gradua-tion, in contrast to control students at three other universities who were not participating in this program.

    Secondary students who learned the Transcen-dental Meditation program showed increased tolerance after 14 weeks, in contrast to control students.

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  • Adolescent children were randomly assigned to either learn Transcendental Meditation or participate in a health education control group. After four months, the students practicing the Transcendental Meditation program showed de-creased absenteeism, decreased school rule in-fractions, and decreased suspension days.

    A meta-analysis of all research studies on the Transcendental Meditation program related to cigarette smoking, in comparison to meta-anal-yses of standard treatment and prevention pro-grams for smoking, found a significantly greater reduction of cigarette use among those who learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, even though this technique does not involve any guid-ance about change in lifestyle or habits.

    This study measured annual percentage change in inflation-adjusted government payments for physicians services over 14 years among 1,418 people in Quebec, Canada, who learned the Tran-scendental Meditation program in comparison to 1,418 controls randomly selected from individu-als of the same age, gender, and region. Before learning the Transcendental Meditation program there was no significant difference in annual change between the two groups, with a slightly greater increase among the group that would later begin the program. After learning the Transcen-dental Meditation program, individuals showed a statistically significant average annual decline of 13.8 per cent, relative to controls, in payments for physicians services.

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  • A study of executives and workers in the auto-motive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation program, employees showed increased effective-ness, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.

    A study of executives and workers in the auto-motive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation program, employees showed increased job satis-faction, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.

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  • As described earlier, the Unified Field of Natural Law is that field which connects everyone and everything in nature. When a group of sufficient size is enlivening the field of Transcendental Con-sciousness, the Unified Field of Natural Law, then the complete orderliness of that field is radiated throughout the whole society.

    Can possibly mention--The size of the group re-quired to create this influence of orderliness in society is found to be the square root of one per cent of the population. So for a city of one mil-lion population, that means a group of at least 100 participants. For a country of 25 million, that means a group of at least 500 participants. Or for a country of 100 million population, the size of the required group is at least 1,000.

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  • Weekly fatalities (homicides, suicides, and auto accidents) decreased significantly in the United States and in Canada during periods when the size of a group of participants in the Transcen-dental Meditation Sidhi program at Maharishi University of Management in the U.S. exceeded the square root of one per cent of the national population. The same result was found for Cana-da when the size of the group exceeded the square root of one per cent of the Canadian population.

    During periods when the size of a group of par-ticipants in the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi program exceeded the square root of one per cent of the national population, there was a significant improvement in a comprehensive quality of life index comprising behavioral variables (reduction in the total of homicides, suicides, motor vehicle fatalities, deaths due to other accidents, notifiable diseases, alcohol consumption, and cigarette con-sumption), controlling for changes in national economic trends (unemployment).

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