Maharishi’s teacher, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati was an equivalent of a ‘Pope’ 
of Hinduism in the middle of the 20th Century in that part of the world.  SBS 
certainly taught to transmigration in that role. That teaching bridged to the 
placing of importance in life on cultivating a discerning spiritual morality in 
living a moral life towards a spiritual end in the transmigration of a soul.


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 Often in the funeral services conducted in the TM community a translation of 
Chapter 2 verse 18 of the Bhagavad Gita gets read aloud. Generally in public 
address Maharishi was the teacher of a transcendent in life, his teaching 
primarily was to the bringing of a 'heaven on earth' from within people while 
people are on earth.
 (Millenarianism (also millenarism) is the belief by a religious, social, or 
political group or movement in a coming major transformation of society, after 
which all things will be changed.)
 Maharishi’s public teaching was of TM as a spiritual practice primarily and he 
only would edge on the subject of transmigration. Early within his teaching in 
the West he simply did not unpack transmigration other than to quip things 
like, “..Reincarnation, is for the ignorant.”. 
 A more complete cosmology including transmigration appears only further down 
written in to text of commentary of the translated II.18 Bhagavad Gita verse.  
While TM’ers officially assert that the practice of TM is not a religion and US 
Federal District Court affirms this opinion, a communal feeling about 
transmigration as expressed in Vedic nomenclature is apparent in the group.   

 However, Maharishi’s own teacher Swami Brahmananda Saraswati certainly waded 
in on the subject. 

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1.    the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final 
destiny of the soul and of humankind.

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 After all, 

 “Things got a little heated at the Vatican this week when an Italian 
journalist reported that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell.”



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