This editorial and its variations have been published in Evening Lugansk [Russian] [Ukrainian] (Ukraine), Times of Earth (United States and Canada), The News Chronicle (United Kingdom), The Herald (Nigeria), The New Dawn (Liberia), Press Report (Morocco), EG Expose Ghana (Ghana), Urhobo Today (Nigeria), Morocco World News (Morocco), World Stage (Africa), 247UReports (Nigeria), PSN Persecond News (Africa), The Nigerian Bulletin (Nigeria), The Neighbourhood Online (Nigeria), African Herald Express (Africa), Nigeria News Daily (Nigeria), Point Blank News (Africa), The Abuja Voice (Nigeria), Ionigeria (Nigeria), The Nigerian Voice (Nigeria), Mangalorean (India), Spy Ghana (Ghana), The Sunday World (South Africa), LMD The Voice of Business (Sri Lanka), Australian News Agency (Australia), Review Nepal (Nepal), The Common Ills (World Service), Sigma News (Indonesia), Palm Tree Reports (Sierra Leone), Africa Widmi (Africa), Iran Almanac (Iran), and Agency Strategchnih Dosldzhen [Ukrainian] (Ukraine).A New Proven Way to Create Peace in Ukraine by Dr. Mykola Didukh and Dr. David Leffler
Military personnel in Latin America, Africa, and Asia practice group Transcendental Meditation to help protect their nations
During the last two months, Ukrainians have witnessed a highly volatile political situation unfolding in their country. Tensions continue rising as Russia intervenes in Crimea. World leaders search for ways to prevent tensions from further escalating.
What can be done to find a peaceful solution to this serious crisis? Many countries around the world have shown growing interest in a novel but scientifically verified, militarily field-tested approach to reducing turmoil. Among military circles worldwide, this approach is known as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT).
Social turmoil such as conflict, war and terrorism is ultimately a human problem requiring a human solution. Experts in the field of conflict resolution maintain that the underlying cause of social turmoil is accumulated collective "social stress" - i.e., mounting political, religious, and/or ethnic tensions between rival factions. As social stress builds collectively, divisions grow stronger, groups take sides, leaders are unable to resolve differences, and enemies arise within or outside the nation. Military and police forces may then be called upon to protect the nation, resulting in conflict, terrorism, and unpredictable outcomes. But even if military force temporarily solves the problem for the stronger side, the social stress remains, fueling future cycles of turmoil. In contrast, the absence of collective stress translates into the absence of tension between competing sides, thereby reducing the probability of hostilities.
Today, the military of Ukraine has an opportunity to overcome the cycle of turmoil by deploying a scientifically validated technology of defense that neutralizes social stress. IDT is based on the unified field of all the laws of nature - the most fundamental and powerful level of nature's functioning. The technology accesses and enlivens this unified field through subjective technologies of consciousness, thereby creating a profound influence of coherence and harmony throughout society that results in measurable reductions of crime, terrorism, and war.
The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived systematic subjective technologies for experiencing the unified field, including the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced techniques. These techniques have been successfully applied by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict. Militaries in Latin America and Asia, as well as in African countries like Mozambique, have already applied these non-lethal and non-destructive technologies to reduce collective societal stress and resulting conflict.
Old defense approach: the military fails to address social stress.
New Invincible Defense Technology approach addresses social stress, thereby ending war, terrorism, and violence.
Over 50 research studies confirm that when the required threshold of IDT experts is crossed - approximately the square root of 1% of a given population - crime goes down, quality of life indices go up, and war and terrorism abate. Scientists have named this phenomenon the Maharishi Effect, since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi first predicted it. The causal mechanism appears to be a field effect of consciousness - a spillover effect on the level of the unified field from the peace-creating group into the larger population.
In 1983, a two-month Maharishi Effect intervention in Lebanon resulted in a 76% reduction in war deaths in neighboring Lebanon (p < 10-7) when group size exceeded the square root of 1% threshold (Journal of Conflict Resolution). Seven subsequent, consecutive experiments over a two-year period during the peak of the Lebanon war found
- war-related fatalities decreased by 71% (p < 10-10)
- war-related injuries fell by 68% (p < 10-6)
- the level of conflict dropped by 48% (p < 10-8)
- cooperation among antagonists increased by 66% (p < 10-6)
The likelihood that these combined results were due to chance is less than one part in 10 to the nineteenth (Journal of Social Behavior and Personality). A global-scale study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation documented a 72% drop in international terrorism during assemblies of sufficiently large peace-creating groups.
The military of Ukraine is responsible for defending its citizens. As with other militaries, it can now succeed in its mission simply by creating a Prevention Wing - a group of IDT experts. The size of this Prevention Wing would be small - approximately the square root of 1% of the population of Ukraine. Only a small number of military personnel would be needed to staff this Prevention Wing.