Science meets spirituality
The transformative power of Maitri ShaktiPravaah (an intense spiritual process) was irrevocably proved through a preliminary scienctific research says Dr. Santosh Gupta MD (@Mitra Sut)
As the world progresses and human life becomes more wave and energy-based rather than matter-based (like the advent of the internet, emails, e-books, online shopping, mobile phones, tablets, paperless transactions), it is only par for the course that spiritual concepts too be tested, verified, and validated using scientific parameters. With time, the instruments used for such observation have evolved to catch changes at a very microscopic wave level, making it possible to scientifically validate the changes brought about by such practices. By this process, it becomes easier to convince the sceptics and propagate the benefits of spiritual practices on a larger scale by making it part of officially prescribed remedies for wellness.
The Maitribodh Parivaar Trust, a socio-spiritual organisation founded by Divine Friend Maitreya Dadashreeji, in collaboration with Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, conducted a study on the transformative power of ShaktiPravaah, a spiritual energy transfer process, and came out with positive findings.
Life Positive aims to publish more such studies happening in the body-mind-spirit zone to help establish the efficacy and authenticity of such practices. Below are the abridged findings of the research.
- Editor’s Note
Have you ever had a ‘transformative’ experience where you felt as though you have ceased to exist, your heart is pouring out, and that you have been swept off your feet? A sort of heightened awareness, which you cannot describe in words but you experience when you visit a high-energy place or which descends when you are sitting quietly, bonded with your inner Self or are listening to an outstanding piece of music or reading a book? Have you ever wondered what this experience is, which unfortunately does not seem to last?
Spiritual practices have a way of engendering such uplifting experiences for the seeker in a more precise manner. The transformative impact of spiritual practices leading to enormous mental, emotional, as well as physical well-being have been known to mankind for ages. Of late, there has been a huge interest in the scientific community to document the changes brought about by these practices. Spiritual practices include meditation, mantra chanting (japa), breath-watching process, fire rituals or havans, energy transfer processes, and heartfelt prayer. Scientists have tried for centuries to understand the impact of spiritual practices on the human brain, but the best of the man-made scientifically validated tools are limited in their ability to observe these changes. However, currently, we are at the doorway of documenting indescribable mystical experiences through available scientific tools!
One of these spiritual practices—Maitri ShaktiPravaah (a profound energy transfer process meant to bring about spiritual transformation in an individual)—devised by Maitreya Dadashreeji, the founder-visionary of the MaitriBodh Parivaar, was studied in a preliminary scientific study in collaboration with Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India. This research has already been published in a medical journal, IJMR (link at the end). A brief overview of this study is presented below.
A team of doctors which comprised neuro-radiologists from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, and NIMHANS, Bangalore, along with neuropsychologists from the Hinduja and KEM hospitals, came together for this unique research titled ‘Imaging and Neuropsychological Changes with Spiritual Practice, Documenting Spiritual Transformation.’
Background and objective: A systematic assessment of the effects of Maitri ShaktiPravaah on the brain was performed using combined neuropsychological testing, state-of-the-art scientifically validated Resting-State-Functional-Brain-Imaging, as well as Brain SPECT perfusion. All these attempted to document the spiritual transformation following ShaktiPravaah.
Methods: Fourteen healthy adult male volunteers, aged 25–45, were randomised into two groups. Group one underwent ShaktiPravaah, and group two were controls (who were given the task of brisk walking daily for 30 minutes). Detailed neuropsychological evaluation (by a neuropsychologist), resting-state fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), and brain 99mTc ECD SPECT (to show brain perfusion) were carried out on both the groups before and three months after the intervention (which was the spiritual process in group one).
Results: Fourteen males were studied (seven in each group).
Post intervention :
a) Resting-state fMRI showed increased connections of the left precuneus (in the posterior cingulate cortex area of default mode network). In various research studies, this area has been found to act as an emotional integrator and has widespread connectivity, involving higher association regions. It is involved in the interwoven network of the neural correlates of self-consciousness, engaged in self-related mental representations during rest. It has also been called the ‘Mind’s Eye,’ and some recent research has shown that it is a location for meta-awareness. Group 2 subjects were found to have increased connections in the anterolateral aspect of the left frontal lobe, which is in the region of executive networks.
(Diagrammatic representation of resting-state fMRI showing increased connections of the left precuneus (coloured area), after ShaktiPravaah in Group 1)
b) The neuropsychological tests showed significant improvement in ‘Speed of Processing’ (Digit Symbol Test) in Group 1. (Processing speed is critical for the performance of complex cognitive tasks and is the key ability that underlies and facilitates all cognitive processing.) A significant improvement was also seen in Focused Attention (Trail Making A) in Group 2. and in the subjects’ mood (cognitive and psychological well-being), reported by group 1 but not by group 2.
c) The SPECT data in Group 1 showed significant improvement in perfusion of the frontal areas (arrows). Group 2 showed significant improvement in perfusion, predominantly in parietal areas as compared to frontal areas.
(SPECT perfusion BEFORE SP, Group 1)
(SPECT perfusion AFTER SP, Group 1)
A simple understanding:
ShaktiPravaah, a unique spiritual practice of divine energy transfer, helps clear blockages from within, which accelerates your spiritual growth, helping you move ahead on your journey. This divine intervention starts your journey to Self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual growth, thus helping you experience your true nature and live a fulfilling life.
The above preliminary, scientifically validated research has shown profound results with increased connectivity in certain areas of brain functional MRI, increased brain perfusion on SPECT, along with improved cognitive processing, and an improved emotional state. In simple words, ShaktiPravaah helps bring in emotional stability, better decision–making, sharper mental faculties, and a positive, more joyful state of being.
This study is unique, as it shows these significant changes (which reflect spiritual transformation) in a relatively short period of three months through spiritual practices. The evidence from this multi-modality research evaluation is promising, and it paves the way for further research in understanding the role of spiritual transformation in enhancing the quality of human life. Below is the testimony of three participants of the research.
Mr Prasanna K. Iyer, a volunteer and an engineering consultant from Mumbai, says:
“It was a divine plan that I was approached to take part in this research. Initially, clinical tests were conducted once a month on the Sundays of four months, where we received ShaktiPravaah. After the experiments, I have become more rational, compassionate, and understanding than before. There’s more calmness, which was validated when I went through a rough patch due to a medical emergency at home immediately after the case study sessions. Needless to say, ShaktiPravaah energy received through Dadashreeji provided all the help and strength that were required by me to stay strong.
“The journey after ShaktiPravaah has rekindled in me a desire to look at life with more ease and lightness and not to make it complex and serious like I did before. Dadashreeji has always made His presence felt whenever I have felt low and graced me with His guidance whenever I have been in doubt or felt directionless. What else can one ask for?”
Tushar Suchak, a businessman from Kalyan, says:
“I used to have anxiety attacks and had started losing weight, along with suffering from other work- and health-related issues. Around the same time, I was asked to be part of a research program, to which I agreed. After four months of experiments with ShaktiPravaah, the fear just vanished, and I gained internal strength to face any challenge. I strongly believe that ShaktiPravaah has helped me immensely to lead a normal life and I am mentally very strong now.”
Vishwa Shukla, a manager in Product Management, IQVIA, says:
“Amongst the various changes experienced by me following participation in this ShaktiPravaah research, a few salient ones are given below:
• My concentration and memory have improved. Earlier I had a habit of being forgetful due to a lack of mindfulness.
• My thought processes have improved, and this has been very helpful in aspects of my job which require thinking, planning, and problem-solving.
• I’m generally calmer now and can handle day-to-day stress in a better manner.
• Earlier, I was an angry person, but after meditation, my anger has reduced.
• I have a more objective and optimistic outlook towards life now.
• I have better control over bad habits and a stronger resolve to build good habits.
• I have developed more empathy, patience, and positivity, along with clearer communication due to better focus. This has helped me immensely in managing and working with people. These people skills which I have developed, have, in turn, helped me immensely in my personal and professional life.
• I have developed creativity.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK–Indian J Med Res 148, August 2018, pp 190-199
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Maitri ShaktiPravaah is part of various processes, which regularly happen in various parts of India as well as many countries abroad, details of which are on MaitriBodh Parivaar’s website (https://www.maitribodh.org/). You can avail this most wonderful opportunity to enhance your growth and experience divine bliss, which your soul has been waiting for, for lifetimes.
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