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Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

22 Jul 2019

I am not a Christian, though I have great respect for Jesus Christ as one of the great Masters. We have made much progress in our quest to decipher consciousness. I like Professor Dr. Michio Kaku are believers in a soul and my research use models of the soul to understand altered states of conscious...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

21 Jul 2019

The scientists' beliefs in the soul differs from the systems of the BKs, that includes me. We use mathematics and other forms of abstract thinking to formulate hypotheses, which we test by experiments. The models we use to aid our hypothesis formulations are always changing, advancing because of the...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

20 Jul 2019

There is a new and emerging sub-discipline defined as lifestyle medicine and health in which spirituality and economic health are considered by academicians as parts of the spectrum of total health of an individual. There is now an effort by mainstream science to use quantum physics and medical imag...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

20 Jul 2019

Yes, I have been following the scientific investigations on meditation, even before I became a BK. There is Dean Ornish, Herbert Benson, and Wallace, who split from Benson's team at Harvard and became president of Maharishi University. Benson was the investigator who discovered the relaxation respon...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

18 Jul 2019

When we speak of altered states of consciousness, we have to include the pioneering studies of John Lilly at the National Institute of Mental Health and Elmer Green. Green's studies of yogis using electrophysiological measurements must have inspired Benson to investigate a variety of meditation tech...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

17 Jul 2019

Ex-I, I smile when I read your post and have flash-backs about the case study conducted on Janki at University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) San Antonio in the late summer of 1978 and the case series conducted in San Fran in the late 70s and early 80s on BK raj Yoga. In those days there wa...

Re: Experiences of those surrendered, living at the center?

09 Jul 2019

Three ways Sudesh could have known include the Sister informing her, Sudesh could have had access to the Sister's weekly chart, or Sudesh or another Sister are high powered empaths. We have to remember in those days, BKs submitted hard copies of weekly charts to centers-in-charge, with all of the de...

Re: Experiences of those surrendered, living at the center?

07 Jul 2019

I do recall Sudesh, forbidding an prominent Indian-American BK Sister from conducting morning meditation because the Indian-American Sister was experiencing her period. There is also the aspects of female pheromones from BK Sisters as they interacted with males in and outside of centers and the Dorm...
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Re: Earned Dogmatism Hypothesis

03 Jul 2019

Ex-I, Thank you for the very interesting post. I have read the abstract of the paper published by Ottati et al.(2015). I will read the whole paper. It is almost 5 years since the paper was published and it will be interesting to observe how many other investigators have tested the hypothesis. With i...
GuptaRati 6666

Re: BKism vs Hinduism

29 Jun 2019

One lady friend a decade ago told me of a male BK on the West Coast of the USA an IT chap who was conducting classes and assisted by a BK Sister. The middle age and professional types used to be called dadas.
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Re: BKism vs Hinduism

26 Jun 2019

Another term used is peerage, especially in academia. A classical illustration is models of the atom developed almost 100 years ago or more. After J.J. Thompson won the Nobel Prize in Physics for demonstrating the electron, his brilliant, graduate student, Ernest Rutherford, demonstrated the existen...

Re: Science & Technology, Universities & Spiritualism for pe

16 Jun 2019

I would like to add that scientists in the BK's Sangam Yug, Sat Yug, and Treta Yug are regarded as servants or slaves. They will never say this to scientists when they are chasing after them as VIPs to endorse BKism. I cannot imagine the BKs during a possible first or many subsequent meetings with N...
GuptaRati 6666

Re: Self Help makes you feel worse?

11 Jun 2019

I think that if they made a little mental effort they can. NASA in the 1980's conducted extensive and deep studies in psychophysiology.
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Re: Self Help makes you feel worse?

09 Jun 2019

During FL-REST, there is an effortless turning away of the five senses from the external environment to the internal environment of the body and soul, due to the micro-gravity experience. It is not unusual for first time and expert floaters to hear their hearts beating and seeing the flow of blood i...
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Re: Self Help makes you feel worse?

09 Jun 2019

The shamanistic states of consciousness and generalized altered states of consciousness produced by the float tank experience, are similar to states attained by the use of psychoactive drugs from plants and their synthetic equivalents including LSD. However, with the float tank, the experiences are ...
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