For years the western world has constantly meditated on the spiritual practices of the east. Many have followed religions, and adopted new methodologies for gaining spiritual insights. However there is nothing higher than chanting and meditating on the Hare Krishna Maha mantra. Doubt it? Then one can test it for oneself by reading this wonderful book called Chant & be Happy.
WHY DO WE CHANT ?
There are two aspects of seeing this
Scientific Aspect :
The Hare Krishna maha-mantra could calm the mind and help anxiety and schizophrenia
“The data showed that the brain is not actually restful in the so-called resting state,” “Your brain continues to constantly give you information. After chanting, however, the data showed almost no cortical activation, or brain activity. This is very interesting, because it shows that you’ve actually been able to calm down the brain.”
This data shows the brain at rest. Notice that it does not actually look so restful. There is activation of sending areas (red) and receiving areas (green)
What’s groundbreaking about this is that, the only method doctors currently have of decreasing such brain activity is anti-epileptic medication. This is used as a therapeutic measure to treat patients with anxiety, schizophrenia, and other such mental disorders.
“Voluntarily decreasing your brain activity is unheard of,”. “But our findings show that we can create the same therapeutic effects of medication by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Here we see the brain after four rounds of the Pancha-tattva mantra and 30 mins of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. Notice the decreased activation in the brain, and more rest than in the ‘resting state’.
Spiritual Aspect :
There are many shlokas mentioned in various Scriptures where KRISHNA Himself saying this:
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