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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 transcendence. Number 6 Any human being can attain the state of transcendence. All you need is dedication and patience. And the most effective way to attain it is through meditation - every day a little bit of practice would bring you closer to that state. And do not worry about coming out of that state as an evil psychopath. If your mind is free from prejudices, then you shall rise from that state as a true sage. And if you ask why would you even bother to attain the transcendence - well there is no great reason really except for experiencing what most of the prophets of human history experienced. So basically you'd be experiencing the birth state of all religions in the world. As I have said in my book "In Search of Divinity: Journey to the kingdom of conscience", it is the "fountain head of all religions". And still if all these do not seem appealing to you, then let me give you the physiological perspective on this matter. The best part of the pursuit of transcendence is that, practice of meditation every day basically makes your mind and body healthy whether you ultimately attain transcendence or not. So my dear friends, think of it as scavenger hunt where the ultimate reward lies within your own mind. So begin your journey right away with at least ten minutes of meditation daily. This will impact your mind as well as body, but specifically your mind. You shall attain emotional stability like never before. Follow Nature Naskar Neurons here: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/naskarism Wordpress: http://www.naskarism.wordpress.com Youtube: http://youtube.com/channel/UCgWljSCanyPv56GlEY6thgg You can support Nature Naskar Neurons here: http://www.patreon.com/naskarism

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