(Quote from Tanemon's comment of April 9, 2010):
"In the past week or so - due to the encouraging fact that we had Fred Travis's attention over at MUM - it occurred to me that a good focussed discussion might be evoked by the question: "Has TM produced human excellence?" In his early talks and writings for Westerners (such as the Science of Being and Art of Living), MMY stressed that excellence would be an outcome of TM. The fullfillment of psychology, the fulfillment of sociology, the discovery of the wealth within, the support of Almighty Nature etc. The implication, or explicit message, was always that these should produce people of great fulfillment, wisdom, finesse, and accomplishment.
I realize there would be very many ideas and/or measures of excellence - academic achievements, artistic recognition, innovation and invention, notable social leadership, among many others. Maybe we could share our observations about how this has worked out for committed TMers. And it could be of interest to the folks over at MUM."