Maharishi Vedic Science and World Religions

Maharishi Vedic Science and World Religions
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The goal of this course is to explore the universal principles of life that are expressed in Maharishi Vedic Science, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and to experience and stabilize in daily life the divine Unity, the light of God that is the unifying and harmonizing basis for all diversity. [expand title=”MORE”]

Students will explore universal principles of life expressed by Maharishi Vedic Science and religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will provide students with the opportunity to study deeply the following topics: nature of God; the main purpose of human life; the ultimate cause of all problems and suffering; turning within: the technology of transcending; the development of higher states of consciousness in light of MVS and experiences of saints; and the creation of what can be termed “Heaven on Earth.”

Course Structure

  • You will be able to watch videotaped lectures and read supporting documents online.
  • You will have access to the course for one year.
  • This is a non-credit course for your personal development and is not for academic credit towards a degree or certificate.
  • No exams for this non-credit course


Faculty: Evan Finkelstein
Associate Professor, Maharishi Vedic Science (MVS)

  • Education:
  • 2005 PhD, Maharishi Vedic Science, MUM
  • 1993 MA, Science of Creative Intelligence, MIU
  • 1984 MSW (Master of Social Work), Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, NY
  • 1981 James Striar School, Yeshiva University, Scriptural Studies Program
  • 1971 BA, English and Theater Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

[expand title=”MORE”]Honors

  • 2005 Veda Vyasa Award; Outstanding Doctoral Scholarship
  • 1993 Outstanding Student Award for the MA in SCI program



Lesson 5 The Ultimate Cause of all Problems and Suffering & the Way Out by Turning Within


Lesson 6 Turning Within: the Technology of Transcending and Development of Higher States of Consciousness


Lesson 7 Development of Higher States of Consciousness and their Expressions in Scriptures


Lesson 10 Higher States of Consciousness Experienced and Expressed by the Saints