Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32GLOBAL IMPLEMENTATION—INDIA Harnessing the power of a large group of peace-creating experts for the world Previous published research9, 19 indicates that one large group of 9,000 experts (approximately the square root of one percent of the world’s population) in one place would be sufficient to produce the“Global Maharishi Effect”—a positive, peaceful influence of sufficient magnitude to defuse global tensions and prevent the outbreak of violence and conflict anywhere on earth. For the combined reasons of lower per-capita costs, widespread availability of trained experts, and presently secured land and facilities, this global group of 9,000 peace-creating experts would be most practically situated in India. The critical task of assembling and training these 9,000 experts is well under way, with over 1,500 experts already in place. India is the home of the ancient Vedic wisdom, which is the knowledge source of the powerful, peace-creating technologies of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced technique—the TM-Sidhi program. Consequently, instruction in these technologies can be integrated easily and cost-effectively into the current training of the custodians of the Vedic tradition in India, who are known as“Vedic Pandits.”Thousands of these experts have already been trained in these technologies, and many thousands more are being trained in villages and cities across the country. From these will be culled the most proficient to comprise the core group of 9,000 experts. At the center of India, the Global Peace Initiative has acquired 1,800 acres of land, and the basic infrastructure of roads, utilities, water, and communications is now in place. More than 200 buildings have been completed, capable of comfortably accommodating more than 2,000 peace-creating experts, and further construction is under way. At this current rate of progress, and with access to funding, we will soon complete facilities to house 9,000 experts so that we can accomplish, from this one place, the peace and security of the entire world. . 24 global peace initiative