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Episode Info: In this episode of Nature, Naskar & Neurons, Abhijit Naskar clears the confusion surrounding the glorious idea of transcendence! Further Reading:https://www.amazon.com/Search-Divinity-Journey-Conscience-Neurotheology/dp/1539562670/ Transcript: Human history is replete with incidents of an apparently divine state of mind. It is commonly what you's know as transcendence. And because it is a rarely attained state of mind, it induces of lot mysticism and confusions in the human mind. I am Abhijit Naskar, and welcome to Nature, Naskar & Neurons. Today I'll attempt to clear your confusion about the so-called glorious idea of transcendence with six simple facts about it. Number 1 Transcendence has nothing to do with a Supernatural Entity. It is exclusive a matter of the human mind - the human brain. Number 2 Transcendence is an altered state of consciousness, in this state various subconscious ideas that your conscious mind never had access to, suddenly bubble to the surface, and make things more clear to you. Suddenly everything begins to make sense. Number 3 Because these ideas are coming from the depths of your own mind they can have both good and bad elements. Often due to preconceived exaggerated notion of this state, it manifests in the human mind according to that notion. Which means, if a person truly believes that it is the state where a mortal meets God, he or she would actually experience a personal encounter of God, where the image and personality of that God would be made by the brain cased on the person's preconceived ideas of God. Number 4 In Neuroscience we have pinpointed various regions of the brain that actually become unusually active in this state of mind, while some other regions turn inactive. Number 5 The state of transcendence often influences a person's moral compass to a great extent. It can also rewire the brain circuits in a way that can turn even an immoral person into a highly moral being. Also the state of transcendence can rewire a person to perceive deeds of great evil such as killing people who hold different belief system, as a divine act. Basically a person goes through an utter personality shift by going into transcendence. In most cases throughout history good people have come out this state of great people, and narcissists have come out as human-looking monsters. There are also occasions where ill minded people have become good and dedicated their lives for a great cause after coming out of
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