Effects of chanting Hare Krsna Maha Mantra.

3+ Neurologist and Empirical Studies.

Brain scan effects explained and shown.

There is a reason why all sages whether Chaitanya Mahaprabhu or Tulsidasji emphasized Hari Naam Samkirtan in Kaliyuga.

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This thread is dedicated to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Bhaktisiddhant Sarasvati Thakur, Tulskdasji, Srila Prabhupada and all great Vaishnav Acharyas and Vaishnavas.

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Dr. Viveck Baluja, a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, has begun a study on the effects of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra on the brain that has already yielded exciting findings and impressed hospital staff.

Dr. Baluja (Vinaya Gauracandra Das), was inspired to embark
on the project by his guru Jayapataka Swami and siksa guru Nidra Dasi. He is also working with his wife Padmaksi Sri Devi Dasi, as well as members of Jayapataka Swami’s medical team headed by Dr. Achyutananda Das.

Vinaya Gauracandra began his study by observing the effects of
the maha-mantra on the brain of one test subject – himself - using MEG, a neuroimaging technique for mapping brain activity.

First, the subject’s brainwaves were observed while in a peaceful, resting state. Next, the brainwaves were remeasured after the subject chanted four
rounds of the Pancha Tattva mantra, followed by half an hour of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. Then the difference was recorded.

The findings were incredible.

“The data showed that the brain is not actually restful in the so-called resting state,” Vinaya says. “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.”

What’s groundbreaking about this is that
according to Vinaya, 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,” he says. “But our findings show that we can create the same therapeutic effects of medication by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. That’s very exciting.”

Vinaya Gauracandra says that the findings also correlate with the model Lord Krishna gives in
gives in the third chapter of the Bhagavad-gita, where He says “one should steady the mind by deliberate spiritual intelligence.”

“The data showed that in the back of the brain in the area of the Cerebellum – which is associated with fine tuning and balance, and is under more
stimulation after chanting,” he explains.Vinaya says that all this has piqued the interest of members of the Director of the MEG Program at Henry Ford Hospital, who have approved the study of ten more subjects to gather more data and further validate his findings.
In another study they analyzed if Mantra really mattered. One group was told to chant the Hare Krsna Mahamantra and another group chanted a mantra made up by the scientist with no Vedic basis. Before study the Sattva, Rajas and Tamas of all participants was measured. After the
study it was found out that the group that chanted the Hare Krsna Mahamantra reported significantly higher scores of Sattva and decreased scores of Tamas as compared to the group that chanted the made up fake mantra.

Another 4 week study at Duke University found that chanting
Mantra resulted in significantly better mood and reduced stress and depression.

In another study HIV patients chanted Mantra and reported increased positivity and decreased anger.

In a separate study they wanted to check impact of stress. A group of nurses were chosen because
Nursing is one of the most stressful professions. 30 nurses were recruited. 15 chanted Mahamantra for the duration of the study and the other 15 formed the control group (meaning they didn't chant anything and were used as a benchmark). Metrics like serum cortisol levels,
Heart rate variability (HRT), auditory and visual reaction time (ART, VRT) etc were measured before and after.

Copy pasting the exact conclusion from the study. "This study showed significant increase in parasympathetic tone (LF/HF ratio) (p<0.05),shortened ART
(p=0.05), VRT
and significant decreased serum cortisol
levels (p=0.05) among subjects who underwent Mahamantra
Conclusion: The study results highlight the beneficial effects
of simple mahamantra chanting intervention in reducing stress
among nursing professionals with
moderate to severe stress."

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Glorification of Mahamantra leads to benefits greater than the greatest of Punya. All great Sadhus have said that chanting Hari Naam is the ONLY shelter in Kaliyuga.

Keep calm and chant Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare. Haribol!🙏
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