Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma, built the program based on his studies with Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, or Guru Dev, who discovered a lost Veda meditation technique in ancient Hindu teachings.
Yoga Nidra Meditation CD: Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati promotes yoga meditation as the best path to the "highest spiritual awakening."
"I got news for you Swami!" he announced.
"Swami is fine," I said.
Technically, it's Swami Associate but I won't quibble.
In the religious world the Seventh-Day Adventists (who are connected with many sanatoria and the manufacture of food specialities) and some Bible Christians, the worshippers of Vishnu and the Swami Narang and Vishnoi sects, amongst others, preach abstinence from flesh food.
A third influential Krishna-preacher of the 10th century was Swami Narayan, who was encountered by Bishop Heber in Gujarat, where his followers at this day are numerous and wealthy.
The great temple of Siva, dedicated to Ekambara Swami (the god with the single garment) is remarkable for its lofty towers (gopuram) and the extreme irregularity of its design, through which it gains in picturesqueness what it loses in dignity.
Distant, in Little Conjeeveram, is the Varadaraja-swami Vaishnava temple, also containing a hall of pillars, beautifully carved, and possessing a wonderfully rich treasury of votive jewels.
"Good news, Swami!" he said.