Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 91; taught Bea...

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 91; taught Beatles meditation

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 5, 2008, titled Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 91; taught Beatles meditation. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died today at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop, a spokesman said.

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Andrew

United States

#1 Feb 5, 2008
I thought the Beatles fell out with the Maharishi when they discovered him making less than pristine overtures towards the females in his camp. See the history behind their song 'Sexy Sadie' from the White Album: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexy_Sadie_ (song)
Wardell

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 6, 2008
Wasn't his mantra "Sit on my lap....facing me"?
regular reader

Canyon Country, CA

#6 Feb 6, 2008
Not want to nitpick here but John Lennon wrote "Across the Universe" and the Beatles recorded the song BEFORE going to India. It wss the bulk of The White Album songs written during their time abroad.
Gabrielle

United States

#7 Feb 6, 2008
Andrew, you're right. At the very least John Lennon was very disillusioned after meeting the Maharishi and did write "Sexy Sady" about this. Beatles' guru? No.

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