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Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

22 Aug 2019

I positively responded to shamanistic calls in my early teens and my shamanistic attributes were a problem for the BKs. An interesting question for ex-BKs to ask, and indeed current BKs, is why did they respond to the "shamanistic call" of BKism? What was the deeper, sub- or supra-conscio...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

22 Aug 2019

The BKs in the early days of Western service, tried to suppress some Western members from pursuing careers in medicine and/or science. They would not allow such Sisters or Brothers to speak at conferences or other BK platforms, while allowing other Brothers and Sisters to address audiences. Many su...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

18 Aug 2019

Are things all quiet on the BK front because it's a long time since we've heard anything from them.

Have we dropped down the Google search ratings because we don't have an SSL website, or something?

They still have not caught Virendra Dev Dixit despite cash rewards for information about him.

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

18 Aug 2019

We know that ... What we don't know is ... I just realised that I am 'all souled out' by this point, and don't care any more. Whether I am, have or don't, or am going to end up back in the great cosmic soup makes no difference; I still have to do the housework and washing up. The question has long ...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

13 Aug 2019

If there are ... positive health benefits the BKs should statistically demonstrate as a sub-population, when compared to the total population or the global population, or even groups such as the TMers or Tibetan monks. Excuse my paraphrasing of your comment. You raise a good point, GuptaRati ... ho...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

11 Aug 2019

Each steps forward and says, ”I am God” or "Ours is God” or ”God is unknowable” or, as I'd say ... ”Define your terms please, then maybe I can answer intelligently”! Look, a heretic! Quick, let's stone him to death!!! Or as the great mahatma shri shri Bob Dylan wrote, just so Pink Panther does...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

09 Aug 2019

Is BK Raja Yoga a hybrid of hypnosis and concentrative meditation? That is a big question. Another theory that I posed a while ago was that used hypnosis to induce states in which some kind of spiritualistic overpowering or overshadowing could happen. I appreciate that such an idea, although within...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

05 Aug 2019

This may be related. Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances Brain activity and connectivity Spiegel and his colleagues discovered three hallmarks of the brain under hypnosis. Each change was seen only in the highly hypnotizable group and only while they were undergoing hypnosis...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

25 Jul 2019

One criticism I read of the activist "new atheists" (which is probably just a branding exercise by their publishers, that that they are missing the point of religion. That even if they were to empirically prove or disprove god, the soul, spirits and so on ... that religion would still be t...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

24 Jul 2019

The US military has used psychic espionage and actively study metaphysics, because the Russians and Chinese have made significant advances in metaphysics. While I accept that's true - however its successfulness and accuracy is unknown - it does not necessary lead to an scientific acceptance of the ...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

23 Jul 2019

I've read up some of his and the critical views of Dr. Michio Kaku and the conclusion I've reached is that, a) in 'populist mode' ( I appreciate Kaku is also a serious scientist ), he's using terms such as God in merely a poetic manner, just as Einstein did, appealing to his audience ( talking about...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

21 Jul 2019

Hmmn, sounds like we are just as far from any scientific consensus on the stuff of "soul" as ever and belief in it amongst scientists is equivalent to scientists who are also Christians. It would be a step too far, would not it? It would mean the acceptance of the existence of some other k...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

21 Jul 2019

Are these scientists who believe in "the soul", as the BKs present it, as a starting point? You name check "quantum physics", but would an attempt to fit "the soul" into that framework not just be a further extension of materialism, rather than accepting to be some othe...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

20 Jul 2019

What or where's the current state of art/argument with regards consciousness, or "soul", its creation or existence? Or is it still a taboo area and a question of faith? I always thought it was the weakest/most difficult argument science had, to theorise that consciousness somehow magically...

Re: State of scientific research into meditation & conscious

18 Jul 2019

I have not taken time to listen to all of the audio yet but rate of expansion in studies and papers jumped out at me. When we were BKs, there'd literally be just a handful of them and they were definitely way out there in "crank science" territory. The other thing was a throwaway line abou...
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