Although TM is generally considered a technique for Karma Yoga, it has an element of renunciation working along with the active pursuit of attaining transcendental consciousness or the union with the divine intelligence. So, the famous Maharishi Effect can be described as the effect of a yoga of loss, which sounds counter-intuitive but can be understood in the language of jyotish. How can there be an advantage to a loss?
Here is how: First, meditation by itself is an activity relating to the 12th house, or the loss of anything, including thoughts. However, the increase in this activity causes causes a mysterious increase, called argala, in the A. 11th house, which is the field related to friends, spouse and unearned gains. B. 2nd house, which is related to family, food and wealth and knowledge. C. 9th house, which is related to good luck, or bhagya, the guru and religion. Since this the 10th house or karma from the 12th house, it is related to samadhi, the siddhis, and higher knowledge. So, the ME may be supported by scientific studies. But it's already predicted in the techniques of jyotish.