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by Prem Kamble

Topics:

A Myth called God  

God and Religion - A 'Scientific' and Objective Look

 

What are "Godly Zones"?
What is Mentomatics?

After the Information Revolution, it is Time for Spiritual Revolution

Spiritual Revolution – the Next Big Revolution
Spiritual Revolution is round the corner
Concept of God and Religion – A Psychotherapeutic Method
God and Religion – A Psycho Therapy
Spirituality - Beyond God and Religion   
Spirituality Starts where Religion Stops
There is no God  
Spirituality and the Myth about God  
God – A Figment of Imagination (Kalpana)
God and Religion – A Marriage of Convenience  
Coming out of Religious Hypnosis
The Hypnosis Called Religion
Religion has made us Zombies
Faith is Blinding
We are all in a Trance

Religion - An Outdated Code of Conduct

Religion - An Outdated Code of Conduct for the Ignorant Primitive Humans

Faith: the Double-edged Sword – A New look at God and Religion

God and Religion – The Double-edged Sword

God and Religion – The Pros and Cons

Religion has Misled us

God in Two Minutes – Mentomatics will Enable Instant Spirituality

Two Minute God

God in Two Minutes with Mentomatics – A Sneak Peek into the Future (or a peep into future)

God in Two Minutes – A Sneak Peek into Mentomatics

God in Two Minutes with Mentomatics – A Peek into the Next Big Revolution

Instant Spirituality with Mentomatics

Instant Spirituality – Mentomatics the Key to Spirituality

Re-engineering God and Religion

A Fresh Look at God and Religion

A Fresh Look at God and Religion – Need to Re-engineer Religion?

God and Religion – A Fresh Look

An Objective Look at God and Religion

God and Religion – An Unbiased View

An Unbiased View of God and Religion

God and Religion – The Kindergarten of Spirituality

God and Religion – the Babywalker for Spiritual Space

Using Religion to Unite and Not Divide

How to get the most of religion without dividing the world

How to Benefit from Religion and Yet avoid its divisive effects

God and Religion – How do I use for my Upliftment without dividing the world.

Should I be Selfish to follow Religion? Or think of the world?

Time Swing Method (TradeMark)

How our Belief System Gets Distorted over Time

Business Process Re-engineering - What is it and How is it Relevant to Religion

A "Revolution-in-Waiting" - the Spiritual Revolution.

A Revolution Waiting to Happen - The Spiritual Revolution.

Take Pity on the World - Shun Religion

 

Draft

What are "Godly Zones"?

Our discussion so far indicates that

 

-        just as there is potential energy in the physical space, we have mental energy in the mental space. Each position in the physical space has an associated potential energy, and each position in the mental space has a corresponding mental energy.

 

-        just as we have physical space with physical forces operating in it, there is a mental or spiritual space of mental forces.

 

Whereas we know the laws of physical forces, we are totally ignorant of the dynamics of the mental forces in the spiritual space.

 

Let us dive deeper into our hypothesis of the mental space. We said that each position in mental space is associated with a mental energy. We also said that there are some zones which have lower energy and some which have relatively higher energy. If we extrapolate, it is possible that there could be some very low and some very high energy zones. I believe that there are some zones in the Mental Space which represent extremely high energy. These are zones where the measure of confidence, love, faith, hope, etc. is extremely high. When you are in these zones in the mental space, you can be in an extremely powerful state of mind (Fig. 2.9).  For our discussions we will call them the “Godly Zones”. It will be clear why we call them so when we discuss it in details in subsequent chapters. In short, we call these zones “Godly zones” because the spiritual greats like Buddha, Christ, Mohammed, etc. ”could experience God” by reaching these Godly zones.

                         

          Fig. 2.9: High Energy Zones in Mental Space – The Godly Zones

Somewhere in the mental space, there are extremely high energy zones. These zones represent mental states where the mental energy is very high. I call them Godly zones. Attaining God is nothing but reaching these high energy zones in the mental space

That leads us to two basic questions:

  1. First, where are the high-energy points (Godly zones) in the Mental Space? What are their co-ordinates? In other words, what is the right combination of hope, faith, love, confidence, and other feelings which will give us maximum energy? (Fig. 2.5)
  1. Second, how do we reach those high-energy points in the mental space? How do we reach the state of mind which will result in high Mental Energy State? (Fig. 2.5)

What is Mentomatics

2.       Mathematics helped explain the Laws of Physical Science

Before the discovery of Mathematics, man was completely ignorant of the laws of physical space. The discovery of Mathematics was one critical milestone which changed the history of physical science. It came like a bang after which the growth of physical sciences took a miraculous turn to zoom upwards. It drew man out from an era of ignorance and took him into today's era of scientific revolution. Mathematics not only explained accurately the physical nature of the universe, but also helped predict some effects. Then came calculus and explained the rest of the phenomenon related to physical forces in the universe.

Fig. 3.3 compares our progress in the physical sciences with the progress in mental sciences on a time scale. Fig. 3.3a shows the pre mathematics and post mathematics era in physical sciences. The line in the centre shows the timeframe where we are today. The area to the left of the line shows the past and the area to the right of it shows the future. Fig 3.3a depicts the past and the future in the physical space, whereas Fig 3.3b shows the same for the mental space.

  In Fig 3.3a, the pre-maths era of the apeman (dark age) is shown in the past. Then came the period when Mathematics was devised. Mathematics explained the laws of the physical world and pulled us out of the dark age. Then came the modern age when physical laws were explained and man was able to develop very sophisticated gadgets using the laws of physical sciences. All this is history in the physical space.

 

 Fig. 3.3:   Where we are today in the spiritual space as compared to physical World - Whereas we are today in the space age in the physical space, we are still in the stone age of spiritual space

 With Mathematics, man has mastered the laws of the physical space and has come a long way from the days of ape man. However, we are still apemen so long as the mental space is concerned. In the time graph of mental space (Fig. 3.3b), we are still in the Dark Age today. We know nothing about the laws of this space. While the language of mathematics describes the laws of physical space precisely, it fails miserably in the mental space. Unfortunately we cannot even measure the feelings, which are the co-ordinates of this space. We cannot quantify how much was your hopelessness before you heard those magic words and how much was your hope and commitment afterwards. We have no way to correlate the measure of our feelings with our mental state and mental energies. 

3.       Mentomatics will explain the Laws of Spiritual Science

Mathematics and Calculus proved inadequate to explain the spiritual phenomena. I believe that there will be a completely new science and a new language, which I call Mentomatics, that will explain the laws of mental space and unfold the spiritual laws of the universe. Today, we do not have a language to explain mental forces. Before mathematics was devised, laws of physical space were as much a mystery as the laws of mental space are today without Mentomatics. We are in the same stage in the realm of mental forces (Fig. 3.3b) as we were in the realm of physical forces before Mathematics and Calculus were developed (Fig. 3.3a). We can see the effect of mental forces but cannot explain them. We look at the spiritual powers as miraculous or supernatural phenomena just as the common physical phenomena were considered as miracles by the aboriginals.

Whereas we are in the space age in the physical sciences, we are in the stone age of spiritual science. When the spiritual laws are explained with the help of mentomatics in the future (Fig. 3.3b), we will have advanced techniques developed to give us immense spiritual powers, similar to the physical powers that the inventions of physical science have given us today. 

4.       Post Mentomatics Era

Once Mentomatics is developed, we will discover the laws of mental space as clearly as we know the laws of physical space. We will be able to measure the mental forces. We will be able to precisely indicate where we stand in the mental space by exactly specifying our coordinates in that space. We will know the coordinates of the Godly zones. With the language of Mentomatics,  we will be able to quantify the mental forces required to move from the current position in the mental space to the Godly zones.

Just as we can check physical health now, see germs and detect infection, we may be able to measure even mental health. It will be possible to measure the level of confidence, faith, despair, hatred, frustration of the mind. Someday, we may be able to chemically or biologically explain what causes these different emotions and feelings, what thoughts in the brain cause these feelings, resulting in a particular state of mind.

I believe that there will be a completely new science and a new language, which I call Mentomatics, that will explain the laws of mental space and unfold the spiritual laws of the universe 

We may then be able to know which are the high energy points in the mental space and how to consciously reach those points. With Mentomatics, we may be able to know the energy associated with different points in the Mental Space and correlate accurately with the exact measure of various feelings. We may be able to specify how much of faith, hope, etc. will result in what measure of mental energy. We may know what mental forces to apply to move from low energy points to high energy points (Fig. 3.4). Which means that each one of us will have access to what we today call the supernatural powers. You may have tools and techniques to reach the Godly zones within minutes. Welcome to the "God-in-two-minutes" phenomenon!

I believe that a time will come when you would have a mentomatical method to reach high-energy state within minutes or even seconds. We will be able to measure our spiritual energy and even predict the reaction of several interacting mental forces. Man will then discover his mental powers. 

 

 

  

        Fig. 3.4: Mentomatics may quantify the Mental Force to be applied to move from L to H

5.       Post Mentomatics Era Sounds Unbelievable?

The post-mentomatics picture of the world and all this discussion on mental powers sound ridiculous, right? But so would TV, radio, pistol, aircraft and computers (which are miracles of mathematical science) be unbelievable to an ape man.

Just a few years back, man was ignorant of the physical world. Physical phenomena too were a mystery. They were in the realm of fate and chance. A few thousand years back, man looked at several physical effects as if they were miracles. Man could only see the effects of physical forces but could not explain them in the normal spoken language. In the pre-mathematics era, eclipses were thought of as evils, the aurora lights were considered to be Gods. Today, there is no mystery behind these events. There were attempts in the past to explain the physical phenomena but they could only inaccurately or partially be explained without mathematics and physics.

 Now there have been major breakthroughs in his study of the physical laws.

 With his discovery of the forces of gravity, man has discovered the laws of the universe. Now man can launch a rocket against gravity and put a satellite in orbit. He also knows what forces are required to leave earth’s gravity and reach the moon.

A time will come when you would have a mentomatical method to reach high-energy state within minutes or even seconds

The discovery of light and electromagnetic waves as energy has led to the invention of radio and television. It has made face to face communication possible, not only across the globe but in space too. Man has developed Laser beam that can crack a stone in the kidney without any surgery. Man’s study of aerodynamics has led to the invention of the aircraft. Man’s latest invention of the computer has put him in a different world altogether and allowed him to achieve the impossible.

 If we were to enumerate the developments of physics to the aboriginal man, don't you think that they would sound like miracles to him? He would look at them as supernatural powers.

  I will urge you, dear reader, to actually do this little exercise which is based on what I call “the Time Swing Method”. The method involves swinging back in time in your imagination, coming back to the present, and then taking a flight of imagination into the future. So you swing back and forth in time.

To begin the exercise, sit down comfortably, close your eyes and then imagine yourself in the pre-Mathematics era. Just recreate the situation in your mind with all details and imagine that you are a stone age man of centuries ago and that you are completely unaware of science. Once you are mentally in that era, think of the inventions of today. Imagine that your friend sitting next to you tells  you stories involving inventions of today - a man flying in aircraft, a man killing another from a distance without even touching him (with a pistol, of course), or viewing events occurring across the globe live on a television. Would you not reject the ideas outright as ridiculous and insane? Yes, you would.

Now having vividly imagined yourself in that situation, come back in time to today. After letting yourself be in the present for a few moments, now take a flight of imagination into the mentomatical future. You can now let your imagination run riot to see the possibilities of tomorrow when the laws of spiritual space will be explained with mentomatics. The miracles of post mentomatical era will seem impossible to you today just as the inventions of today sounded almost impossible and unimaginable when you were the Stone Age man in your imagination. Just as the impossible has become possible today, what sounds impossible today may become possible in the future.

I am sure the cynics will still ask, "How can the world survive if every human being has what we today call supernatural powers?" My answer is simple - go back some thousand years in the history of mankind, (Time Swing method again!) imagine yourself there and look at the powers that science has given to you today (both constructive and destructive). The powers you have today (thanks to science and mathematics) are certainly supernatural by those standards but the world has still survived and will go on.

All man's inventions do create some problems and then he makes legislation and rules to overcome the tricky situations created by his inventions. For instance, the vehicles came first and then the traffic rules. Man first created test tube babies and surrogate mothers, and now he is trying to decide who should have the parental rights in case the couple divorce each other before conception or delivery.

Similarly the discovery of mental powers will give birth to its own complications. Today we feel that they will destroy the world. When atomic energy was discovered and used on Hiroshima, nobody would have thought that the world would survive the number of years that it has survived. The mentomatical era, which will give supernatural powers to human beings will also create its own complications, but man will find his way to govern and to survive. 

 

 

After the Information Revolution, it is Time for Spiritual Revolution

Spiritual Revolution – the Next Big Revolution

Spiritual Revolution is round the corner  

 

 

Concept of God and Religion – A Psychotherapeutic Method

God and Religion – A Psycho Therapy

In Chapter 5, we saw that Religion had its origin initially as rules of behaviour, and later as imaginary tales of gods which were meant to move you closer to the godly zones. Religion became the vehicle which led you to the Godly zones. Religion was a means to explain spirituality to the ignorant people of ancient times.

 

While religion was nothing but a code of conduct, the concept of God was a psychotherapeutic method to reach the godly zones. Religion used tales of God to educate the common man. It adopted the concept of god to ensure compliance of the code of conduct. Religion itself became a very strong supplement to this psychotherapeutic method for reaching the Godly zones. 

 

Concept of God and Religion is a psycho-therapeutic method that helps us to reach the Godly zones, to reach a state of mind with positive feelings and very high energy

Religion and the concept of god thus became firmly interlinked though they had nothing in common. They were complementing each other. The rules of positive thinking and behaviour, which helped you move closer to the godly zones, became a part of religion. These rules themselves were mainly told through the tales of Gods and Goddesses, or as “words of God”.

 

Creating a faith in God is a very integral component of this psychotherapeutic method. Religion has played an important part in increasing your faith in God. Religion preaches the concept of God and makes you believe that there is a God who is a supreme being, who loves you and cares for you. Thus religion creates more positive feelings, which, as we saw before (Refer Fig. 4.9: How the Present Method of God and Religion Works), helps you move closer to the Godly zones. This psychotherapeutic method uses the concept of God and religion effectively to change your energy state. It moves you to higher mental state and higher mental energy and helps you to achieve your goals.

 

So what is the method of God and religion? It is a psychotherapeutic method. And what is the objective or goal? The goal is to reach the Godly zones, to reach a state of mind which corresponds to very high energy and positive feelings.

 

 

 

Spirituality - Beyond God and Religion 

Spirituality Starts where Religion Stops 

There is no God

Spirituality and the Myth about God

God – A Figment of Imagination (Kalpana)

 

God and Religion – A Marriage of Convenience  

Religion originated as a code of conduct. The ancient learned men created a set of norms related to positive thinking, good social behaviour and good hygiene for the common man. Sometime in the early history of mankind, these rules of good behaviour had a marriage of convenience with the concept of God, and religion was born. Let us examine what could have been the circumstances leading to this marriage of convenience.

1.       A Code of Conduct for Hygienic Behaviour

TThe ancient holy saints were learned and they knew what was hygienic and what was not. They perhaps knew about disease, what caused it and how to prevent it. They wished the welfare of the common man and wished to create the

Religion originated as a code of conduct. The ancient learned men created a set of norms related to positive thinking, good social behavior and good hygiene for the common man 

norms of good social and hygienic behaviour. But they could not explain sense to the illiterate and ignorant common man and ensure compliance. Even if they knew about the existence of germs, they knew they would not be able to convince the common people that there were germs around us which were invisible to naked eye. They had no microscopes to prove or give clear evidence for people to see and believe. They probably found an easy way to convince people to follow hygiene, to avoid disease and at the same time ensure compliance – they gave a religious tinge by saying that it was the “will of God” or the “word of God”. The best way to ensure conformity was to tell the common man that such behaviour pleases God, or that the religion preaches such behaviour.

 Disease and suffering were explained as God's curse against our misdeeds, or as results of our sinful deeds ('paap'). Religion came in handy to explain to the common man how he could avoid disease. Hygienic methods to avoid diseases became religious rituals.

So most of the religious beliefs and rituals have a very scientific base. The problem is that they were probably quite relevant in those days, and may not be so today. Today scientific and medical techniques are so advanced that there are preventives or cures for some diseases, thereby obviating the need of some behaviours which have become rituals today.

Coming out of Religious Hypnosis  

The Hypnosis Called Religion

Religion has made us Zombies  

3.       Faith is Blinding

You must believe in the concept of God and religion to benefit from it. If you do not have faith in the method, it does not work for you. The more faith you have in the method, the more it will work for you and the less you will question the system. The more it closes your mind and the more it blinds you. You act like a zombie.

Faith in our current method has blinded us from even attempting to look for a better method to spirituality and to explain the spiritual laws.

So clearly the method has not worked overall. And clearly, there is a need to look for a better method.

What stops us from having a fresh look at religious rules and rituals? And what stops us from looking for a better method? Here lies the catch. Faith has blinded us from even attempting to look for a better method to spirituality and to explain the spiritual laws. Just like law of Gravitational forces, there exists a spiritual law. Scriptures have tried to explain the Spiritual Law by using the concept of God or the psychotherapy of God. Because love and faith are important components of this therapy, (as we saw in Fig. 4.9) instead of trying to explore that spiritual law objectively, we have got emotionally attached to the scriptures and their creators. We do not get emotionally attached to Newton or Galileo who explained the physical laws. To understand Newton and Galileo, you have to use your brain. To understand Christ, Buddha, etc. and their preaching, the present day religion requires that the heart is involved, and that is the root cause of all problems.

4.       We are all in a Trance

Just like law of Gravitational forces, there exists a spiritual law. Scriptures have tried to explain the Spiritual Law by using the concept of God

The method of god and religion is a psychotherapeutic method. We all have been under psychotherapy. We all have been in a trance. We need to come out of it.

I remember in one of the student  festivals in my college, students from medical college gave a demonstration of hypnosis on the stage. Volunteers were called to stage and they were hypnotised in front of a big audience.

Imagine yourself in the audience. You can see that the people on stage were in a state of trance. A person in a trance says and does anything that the hypnotist asks him to say or do. If the hypnotist says “you are in a lovely world, you need not worry as someone is caring for you, someone is protecting you”, the subject actually feels good. While you as a spectator know that it is all imaginary but the subject does not know anything. If you were on the stage, you would obviously not know that you are in a trance.

It is only when you look at yourself as the audience, if you be away from the hypnosis like a spectator, far removed from the influence that you will see the effect of hypnosis working on someone. A person under religious influence is also under a trance or under hypnosis. Since we are all under the influence, we do not realize it. It is only when you look at yourself as a spectator, far removed from the influence of religion, you will realize that the religious hypnosis is working on you, that you are in a trance. In fact, all of us are in a trance under the influence of religion.

While we should acknowledge that this is the current best method to reach high energy state or to tap one’s spiritual energy to good cause, we should take an objective look at it and see what are its merits and demerits. We should come out of the trance and see what has been the outcome of man having adopted this method. Its greatest merit is that it is the most widely used method to improve our state of mind and our energy state. We should not be blind to the  demerits of this method.

Religion - An Outdated Code of Conduct

Religion - An Outdated Code of Conduct for the Ignorant Primitive Humans

Faith: the Double-edged Sword – A New look at God and Religion

God and Religion – The Double-edged Sword

God and Religion – The Pros and Cons

Religion has Misled us

 

God in Two Minutes – Mentomatics will Enable Instant Spirituality

Two Minute God

God in Two Minutes with Mentomatics – A Sneak Peek into the Future (or a peep into future)

God in Two Minutes – A Sneak Peek into Mentomatics

God in Two Minutes with Mentomatics – A Peek into the Next Big Revolution

Instant Spirituality with Mentomatics

Instant Spirituality – Mentomatics the Key to Spirituality

Re-engineering God and Religion

A Fresh Look at God and Religion

A Fresh Look at God and Religion – Need to Re-engineer Religion?

God and Religion – A Fresh Look

An Objective Look at God and Religion

God and Religion – An Unbiased View

An Unbiased View of God and Religion

God and Religion – The Kindergarten of Spirituality

God and Religion – the Babywalker for Spiritual Space

 

Using Religion to Unite and Not Divide

How to get the most of religion without dividing the world

How to Benefit from Religion and Yet avoid its divisive effects

God and Religion – How do I use for my Upliftment without dividing the world.

 

Should I be Selfish to follow Religion? Or think of the world?

Time Swing Method (TradeMark)

How our Belief System Gets Distorted over Time

Business Process Re-engineering - What is it and How is it Relevant to Religion

A "Revolution-in-Waiting" - the Spiritual Revolution.

A Revolution Waiting to Happen - The Spiritual Revolution.

Take Pity on the World - Shun Religion

 

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