Images of the Brahmasthan
World Capital of Peace in America
Inaugurated in Washington Township, Kansas—
the Geographical Center of the US
New Capital to Make America Invincible
On March 28th, a new World Capital of Peace was inaugurated as a national center of coherence and harmony for America during global celebrations in Washington Township, Smith County, Kansas. The 480-acre site is located at the Brahmasthan (geographical center) of America—approximately 90 miles south of Interstate 80 and 128 miles north of Interstate 70, near the junction of US Hwy 281 and US Hwy 36.
The site will also be home to the Capital of the US Peace Government and its President Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, and Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace.
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Peace Governments around the world, gave an inspiring inaugural address to establish the new World Capital of Peace, and Dr. Hagelin followed with a keynote talk outlining the complete knowledge and programs to be offered at the World Capital of Peace to raise America to invincibility.
Global Ministers and Rajas—Administrators—of the US domains of the Global Country of World Peace also spoke during the four-hour global celebration. The inauguration was attended by government and civic leaders, as well as members of the press, and was broadcast live via satellite and Internet webcast on all continents.
Maharishi praised Dr. Hagelin as the supreme scientist of the Unified Field—the “Constitution of the Universe”—which administers the universe with perfect order. Under Dr. Hagelin’s leadership, Maharishi said, the World Capital of Peace will quietly transform US public policy to become positive and life-supporting for every individual—and to promote the freedom and invincibility of every nation.
Three functions of the World Capital of Peace to make America invincible
In his keynote address, Dr. Hagelin outlined the three central functions of the World Capital of Peace, which will make the nation invincible. Dr. Hagelin said the World Capital of Peace will serve as
- A coherence-creating center for a group of several hundred peace-creating experts who will enliven the Constitution of the Universe and promote integrated national consciousness—the basis of prevention-oriented, problem-free administration
- A teaching center to train a new generation of leaders in Unified-Field based political science to prevent problems and promote life in harmony with natural law in all areas of society
- A broadcast center to radiate the world-transforming knowledge and programs of the US Peace Government via satellite and Internet webcast to the whole population
Dr. Hagelin also explained the significance of establishing the World Capital of Peace in the Brahmasthan of the U.S. “According to the ancient Vedic science of architecture in harmony with Natural Law, the center point of a building, a city, or an entire nation is a powerful, strategic point characterized by dynamic silence. The Capital of World Peace will take natural advantage of this strategic point to produce the maximum influence of peace and positivity, which will radiate out—like the rays of the sun—across the entire country,” Dr. Hagelin said.
Construction on the World Capital of Peace is scheduled to begin immediately.
“The problems of America will disappear,
as darkness disappears with the onset of light”
Maharishi concluded the inauguration by saying that he is now focused on producing the effect of peace. “When you are lighting a lamp, it is not necessary to talk much about it—you simply light the lamp and the darkness disappears,” Maharishi said. “In the same way, under the leadership of Dr. Hagelin, real peace will quietly emerge on all levels of national life. Problems will disappear, as darkness disappears with the onset of light—and the whole nation will rise to permanent peace and invincibility. America will become a guiding light for every nation to rise to invincibility and for the whole family of nations to enjoy lasting peace.”
The "US Peace Government" has announced plans to build a national capital near Smith Center, Kansas in Washington Township, Smith County. A ceremony was held March 28, 2006. Over 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) were eventually purchased. Plans called for the construction of 12 to 15 buildings, including Peace Palaces and a broadcast center, at an estimated cost of up to $15 million. The plans divided the community. Nine pastors wrote to the local newspaper with concerns about the souls of area residents while the Chamber of Commerce looked forward to the creation of new jobs. The county planning commission placed a moratorium on any changes in land use in an effort to prevent the use of agricultural land for the capital, but they withdrew it after the movement threatened to sue in federal court. In April 2009, a spokesman announced that two Peace Palaces were nearing completion.