Mantra (prolonged repetitive verbal utterance) is one of the most universal mental practices in human culture. However, the underlying neuronal mechanisms that may explain its powerful emotional and cognitive impact are unknown. In order to try to isolate the effect of silent repetitive speech, which is used in most commonly practiced Mantra meditative practices, on brain activity, we studied the neuronal correlates of simple repetitive speech in nonmeditators - that is, silent repetitive speech devoid of the wider context and spiritual orientations of commonly practiced meditation practices.
We compared, using blood oxygenated level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a simple task of covertly repeating a single word to resting state activity, in 23 subjects, none of which practiced meditation before.
We demonstrate that the repetitive speech was sufficient to induce a widespread reduction in BOLD signal compared to resting baseline. The reduction was centered mainly on the default mode network, associated with intrinsic, self-related processes. Importantly, contrary to most cognitive tasks, where cortical-reduced activation in one set of networks is typically complemented by positive BOLD activity of similar magnitude in other cortical networks, the repetitive speech practice resulted in unidirectional negative activity without significant concomitant positive BOLD. A subsequent behavioral study showed a significant reduction in intrinsic thought processes during the repetitive speech condition compared to rest.
Our results are compatible with a global gating model that can exert a
widespread induction of negative BOLD in the absence of a corresponding positive
activation. The triggering of a global inhibition by the minimally demanding
repetitive speech may account for the long-established psychological calming
effect associated with commonly practiced Mantra-related meditative practices.
Alarmingly, and in the face of growing medical and societal concerns, mantra madness continues to find patrons in papyrocracy, political punditry, and the singing / dancing megalography of India’s movie wonderland. With an open invitation to percentage-profit made by these three major arteries, foreign religiopaths and their mantra-amphetamine gurus are swarming universities in India and abroad... recruiting the young and gullible... feasting on the fable-to-fund fideism and expanding the pundit plague to pandemic proportions.
So what is a religiopath? A religiopath is a god-seeker turned misanthrope: a cultist with outré beliefs implanted via indoctrination, as shown below. Convinced they have found the route to immortality; religiopaths have no qualms in overstepping boundaries not cult defined. Because they do not acknowledge legislated boundaries, religiopaths are dangerous (as we will show in progress of this posting) and apt to employ whatever quirk in holy quackademia to justify their actions. As example we present a few knotted threads of religiopathic sacerdotalism. The first segment deals with an article posted on none other than the internationally read Deccan Herald. The poster ‘proof-positives’ a monkey-god who swings with religious ratiocinate to eternally riddle reality. Please explain? Okay, here we go:
Hanuman is still alive: 7 reasons that prove it
We have heard that the soul never dies and keeps reincarnating in one form or another…but in Hindu mythology, it is believed that some beings continue to live in the same form across the ages, Lord Hanuman being one of them. In any case, has anyone ever heard of Hanuman’s death…
Heard of Hanuman’s death? Realistically speaking, 99% of people outside India... have never even heard of Hanuman... don’t believe a monkey-god ever existed... don’t give a monkey’s uncle whether he did, does or doesn’t. As for some beings continue to live in the same form across the ages, the ages must be pretty short because the title holder is Jeanne Calment- 122 years, 164 days. Checked out confirmed and attested to free of mantra- manic amphetamines.
Terms like- “We have heard” and “Hindu mythology” admit the monkey god’s existence to be hearsay and Hindu myth from puranic Hindustan... like Christ to the Christians, Odin to the Norse, Zeus to the Greeks, Osiris to the Egyptians, and Donald Duck to Disneyland.
Legend has it that Hanuman is immortal because he was blessed that he would be available to the devotees of Rama for as long as Rama’s names and stories were on people’s minds and lips…
Legend has it... really? The heading of the post reads ...7 reasons that prove it... and now we are offered legend as proof? Legend epitomises the informality of a literary licence. And myth is most certainly fiction. Legend and myth curried and sold as gospel has passed the use by date. The world has woken up to the fact. Besieged on all fronts by educated humanity, holy humbugs (like the Hanuman poster) cast their lines on the www. The result: loony lures that hooked holy hobos wholesale in times past, is now seen by billions as barbless fakes.
One can’t miss this photograph. This photograph can be of none other than Lord Hanuman. It is apparently taken by someone in 1988.
We ask our readers to check out “The Photograph” posted as proof. Is it a photograph taken in 1988? Does it look like a photograph at all? Why and how is the poster seeing what we cannot? And how has he found ink in one of the most influential circulars in India? What are we dealing with if not madness subsidised by governments, supported by wealthy patrons, and published as philosophical pragmatism by media? Is this a business aimed at exploiting village goats: an academic abattoir? Or is leadership, universally, comfortable with the tried-and-tested religion for profit ruse?
Such footprints of Hanuman exist in all those places where the monkey-god walked.
Again we ask our readers to take a look at the picture connected to this “proof”. What is seen is a geometrically articulated, hand-chiselled, sculptured, gigantic footprint on rock. No footprint leaves such definitive lines ... and most certainly not on rock. Yet this religious blindness to obvious deception has achieved popularity and purpose midst a populace plagued by pundits puffed on pretext, papacy, politics, and papyrocracy.
The events described in the Ramayana happened in the Treta Yuga. The Mahabharata happened in the Dwapar Yuga and led to the advent of Kali Yuga. Yet, Hanuman is present across all those ages.
The Ramayana The Mahabharata and those infernal Yugas cycles when put under scrutiny beggar belief or do not add up at all. The epics (like our pictured footprint and photograph) are in the wrong genre. It is fiction at least and absurd at best. Yugas are meaningless to those who give no credence to an extraterrestrial creator waiting to (finally!) Kali-yuga his tax-exempt harvest... exert his bill of rights, and deliver total domination to his donation collectors. Here is what religiopaths, popes, dupes, and charity-chiselers, must understand to accept an honest nine-to-five alternative:
"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus (Hanuman, Krishna, and their mantra amphetamine messiahs.) The stars died so that you could be here today.”
― Lawrence M. Krauss
A few learned and wise people have reported seeing him. Sage Madhavarcharya was graced with Lord Hanuman’s visit in 13th Century AD. In early 1600s, Lord Hanuman visit Tulasidas and inspired him to write the Hindi Ramayana. Ramadas Swami, Raghavendra Swami, Swami Ramdas and Sri Sathya Sai Baba have all been granted darshan of Lord Hanuman as well.
Why only a few learned and wise sectists / cultists / castiests? Why not Einstein, Franklin, Currie, Edison, Oppenheimer.....? Why appear exclusively to swami, acharya, das and babaji? What about Tom Dick and Harry? Is Lord Hanuman racially prejudiced ...a Brahmin supremacist? Did his dalliance with green-god Ram determine his pigment preferences?
Want to know where he continues to live? His place of residence is on Gandmadana mountain, near Rameshwaram, in India’s Tamil Nadu district.
So then why is the Indian Tourist Board herding tourists to Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Amaranth, Orissa and Vrindavan, when a zillion-year-old colossal primate is on view at the best address in town- Tamil Nadu? The last media blast out of Tamil Nadu was the jailing of its Chief Minister for corruption. No mention... no opinion... no court appearance in defence or prosecution...was made by the resident monkey-god. If he doesn’t give a damn what is the purpose in the eternal existence of a monkey... or a god?
God Hanuman has the boon of immortality. He is said to be still alive. It is believed that He lives in jungles of Himalayas.
But in Reason 7 it was stated that he lived in India’s Tamil Nadu district. Now we are told that he lives in the jungles of Himalayas, which is yonks away from Tamil Nadu. Anyway, what we are being asked to believe by one of India’s leading modern media groups is... 1) an immortal monkey-man-god exists currently on Earth... 2) is residing in India... 3) confirmed in a legend authored by someone called Tulasidas... 4) access to the ‘non-fiction’ titan is restricted to sect / cult / caste... 5) the sleeping god-man-monkey was photographed in 1988 (“The Photograph”) ... 6) photographs of Bigfoot’s footprints are offered as further proof... 7) the god has no fixed address.
As our readers will discover from the posted link above this analysis, the Reasons offered as “proof” continue on to number 33, culminating in the question- “Do you think Hanuman is still alive? Do share your views in comments section.” No, we do not believe Hanuman lives. Based on authorship reeking of caste, cultism, and sectarianism, we do not believe he ever existed outside mantra amphetamines. And more concernedly, it is alarming to find governments, media academia and influential citizens continuing to lend credence to religiopathic rants and raves. It is concerning because the madness is permitted, subsidized, supported, and exploits the poor, uneducated, and superstitious.
Here we present, easily, the most mantra mad religiopathic institution on the planet. In this next link and following segments, we highlight this wealthy donation collecting fraudster in action. The ISKCON- Hare Krishna (I-HK) cult quickly spread across the globe but now concentrates heavily in India. Their infiltration into societies worldwide, tax-exempt status and donation raising rights, is heavily dependent on “Free Food” distribution. Subsidised by government, wealthy patrons and a worldwide donation-collecting-network, they run the mid-day-meal business as NGO’s in India.
We will take a look at that scam but before we do here is a link to their latest enterprise i.e. resurrecting “Gotipua” sexploitation : dressing and making-up little boys to resemble Krishna’s girlfriends and having them dance (and more) for an audience of horny pedophiles...for profit- Source: https://www.facebook.com/ISKCONBangaloreTemple/videos/vb.143920112308030/678822252151144/?type=2&theater
In times of yore, the sect’s temples ran a flourishing business using boys and girls (devadasis) until exposed and banned by the Indian Government in 1988 (read our article- “Gender Bender Descender”)... but continued privily by I-HK until exposed, again, by the Windle Turley “Child Abuse” law suit Source: http://www.harekrsna.org/gurupoison/support/turley.htm
Vaisnava (Hare Krishna) temples were popular to visitors of all isms because of
the libidos delights on offer within. Is ISKCON attempting to kick-start an old
kink? Or are they catering in anticipation of an ISIS bachabaze bhai-bhai
ISKCON is NOT a charity. It should be clearly understood that by duping Indian donors, the Indian Government, and governments internationally, I-HK has become the most ruthless quick-n-easy profiteering business under the guise of a charity. Even the media, which has given the organization endless support in times past, has had enough. The truth is slowly but steadily coming to light.
posting this next segment we ask the Indian Government what we have asked in
articles before: How and why an organization like I-HK, with its history of
child abuse and mindless doctrine- “You are not that body” and “Birth is due to
karma”(casteism) can be given access to children? Further we would like to know
why the organization has been give charity status, tax exemption, and rights to
raise donations internationally based on that status? If the answer is because
they distribute free food and manage mid-day-meal programs for school
children... then we need to take a closer look. So let’s do that:
Jul 19, 2015
"In Karnataka, CAG says, ISKCON which supplied mid-day meals to children of 304 schools in two taluks of Bellary district 'used 1.04 lakh kg less rice than the prescribed norms in preparing MDM'.
"CAG also discovered excess payment has been made to few a non-governmental organizations. It mentions how ISKCON, Mumbai lifted only 21,511.6 quintals of rice against the requirement of 68,561.18 quintals but 'it was seen that payment for cooking cost was made to ISKCON at full rate during 2010-14 resulting in excess payment of Rs 11.67 crore to ISKCON.' CAG said test results of 187 meal samples prepared by ISKCON during 2010-14 revealed that meals failed to meet the prescribed standards."
Jamshedpur: Lizard in school khichdi, 100 ill
Are Akshaya Patra (ISKCON) Kitchens What They are Made Out to Be?
“It is disconcerting that in a secular country, an organisation in partnership with the government is being allowed to dictate the menu according to the religion of its own promoters. For every Rs 7.40 Akshaya Patra spends per lunch per day, the government provides Rs 4.38. It is not clear why religion should be part of this government food security scheme.”
Decision to hand over midday meal work in 75 schools to NGO draws flak
‘If Akshaya Patra Foundation is given the contract, many workers will lose their jobs’
“Midday meal workers have taken objection to handing over the task of preparing and distributing midday meals to children in 75 schools across Mysuru district to Akshaya Patra Foundation of ISKCON.”
How much pain has the Akshaya Patra (ISKCON) caused in its blind pursuit of profits, cheap adoration and social prestige.
Akshaya Patra has hijacked and destroyed the social agenda of the mid
day meal initiative. This program would have been an excellent social
change agent by bringing several stake holders ( such as the parents,
children, the local community, women, the government agencies etc) in
the education process into a single platform.
So we ask again... What right has I-HK to the charity status it uses in harnessing free labour; collecting donations under pretext of feeding starving children and amassing tax-free assets via the endorsement of Indian politicians, papyrocracy, bhakti businessmen and Bollywood bhagavans? Not only is this organization short-changing the status quo, they are sinister in the darkest sense of the word. Here are some of the latest, and current, press releases showing the depth of criminality linked to the I-HK cult:
Iskcon devotee murdered. “Ravi was killed by Iskcon staff, as we tried to pressure him to return to normal life, but they had other devious designs."|
Family accuses Mangaluru ISKCON chief Tarunya Sagar Das of 'murder'
Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:17:30 PM
Man claims Hare Krishnas threatened, harassed him
Aug. 6, 2015,
BIF has repeatedly and insistently proclaimed I-HK cult philosophy and mantra repetition as cause for psychotic, sociopathic and anti social behaviourisms. Yes, we are also well aware of Indian legislation preventing the criticism of cult dogma.... a legislation that bolsters a religious right to react aggressively if not legally. In neighbouring Bangladesh, the violence has now escalated to murder of “secular bloggers” : those protesting the spread of religious lunacy... religiopathy-
Crimes triggered by I-HK’s mind-altering procedures is taking a toll on humanity as a whole. A dire need exists to investigate the sect, its cult branches, sampradaya, and philosophy in toto. Here is another “jagad guru” from the Hare Krishna (Vaisnava/Chaitanya) tradition whose recent exposure in the US exemplifies what our team, secular bloggers, et al, have been highlighting for decades:
Swami Prakashanand Saraswati was of the lineage of the great Vashnavite sage of West Bengal Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534). Followers of Vaishnavism, as well as other schools of Hinduism, believe that a great Guru can teach disciples even after the guru is no longer in a physical body. Communication between the visible and invisible is taken for granted and is an essential factor in many types of Hinduism. Chaitanya is assumed to be in charge of his lineage even today. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati described:
"Our tradition of raganuga bhakti is eternal. It comes from the Vedas. Around
3,102 BC Krishna Himself descended on the earth planet in His Divine form and
Ved Vyas re-established the same knowledge through the Bhagwatam which continues
until today. Five hundred years ago, the descension of Radha in the form of
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu further revealed, rejuvenated and established this form of
devotion which became the guideline for the devotees of today. This tradition is
called achintya bhedabhed vad."
18 mins ·
TONIGHT: Saraswati will be featured on CNN's "The Hunt" on Sunday August 9th.
Convicted 86-year old Prakashanand Saraswati in 2011 on 20-counts of indecency with a child. But on the day a jury sentenced Prakashanand Saraswati also known as Swamiji to 280-years in prison he disappeared.
Here is a recent report from an I-HK temple in Mumbai run by the Hare Krishna guru- Radhanatha Swami:
22. July 2015 at 3:54 am
“The Gopal Gardens school in Mumbai needs to be investigated. It is a well known
fact that Bramhacharis from Gopinath Temple take students into the nearby Sanjay
Gandhi national park for field trips and abuse them. The Kanheri Caves being the
famous and secluded spot for such clandestine acts. This school is under
Maharaj’s (Radhanatha Swami) direct control.”
In yet another demonstration of blind Indian religiopathy, an I-HK guru (Keith Ham (American) aka. Bhaktipada) who was openly homosexual, pederastic, prosecuted and jailed for serious crimes committed on the ISKCON property in West Virginia, who then left America to live in India and died there on October 24, 2011 at a hospital in Thane, near Mumbai.... is now revered as a god by his followers in India who appear oblivious to the fact that he was a pervert and criminal. We link below a recent video showing an idol of the criminal being carried on a palanquin and worshipped in ...Religiopathy.
“In 1990 the US federal government indicted Kirtanananda on five counts of racketeering, six counts of mail fraud, and conspiracy to murder two of his opponents in the Hare Krishna movement (Stephen Bryant and Charles St. Denis). The government claimed that he had illegally amassed a profit of more than $10.5 million over four years. It also charged that he ordered the killings because the victims had threatened to reveal his sexual abuse of minors....[...]... Kirtanananda lost his iron grip on the community after the September 1993 "Winnebago Incident" during which he was accidentally discovered in a compromising position with a young male Malaysian disciple in the back of a Winnebago van.”
As pointed out in our Intro, religiopaths are growing ever more aggressive in protection of their loot and madness. Bangladeshi lunatics are not the only ones on the rampage. Russian religiopaths are equally challenged when faced with reality. Here is a link to the murder of Cardinal Bolikcoff; a man who could see no god but found his demons:
translation by Jesús Rosas
The cardinal Bolikcoff from Russia was curiously found dead after declaring the next words....
"Since the existence of the Evolution of Theory, we were obliged to abandon religion. Here in the church, we have assumed that since science revealed that it is impossible that any kind of god exist, and we have done such a great effort to reinterpret the texts, but it came to a certain point that it was impossible. My proposal to the church... even though it won't satisfy ... is that we change and try to switch religiosity for humanism. I do believe since tat point there will be welfare. Let's stop cheating people, let´s stop having a life full of ignorance that church is part of creating characters such as Christ and other saints to keep people's hope even knowing that further than this, there is nothing."
Who are these mantra amphetamine junkies? Why have they discarded the robes of the I-HK cult? Are they the same old ‘swamis’ with a new angle, or are they the latest mob of chiselling Windus* riding the old sex / mind-control gravy train?
Dear Ed. @ BIF,
Who are these guys?
Is this the hare krishnas without the hare krishna?
The mantra room???
Good news is that the very medium used by religiopaths to expand business, i.e. the internet, is causing their downfall. It is now official, even in the land of religiopathy personified; the once revered tradition of ‘spiritual guru’ is on its way out. In a recent poll taken by the Hindustan Times, 71.95% voted against continuing with the hoax. Has the caste system finally met defeat at the hand of reason? Interestingly, these figures have grown since the recent polling of IIT students (50%) who voted against the belief of a creator hiding in the sky.
in January of 2014 we posted an article exposing the madness of ISKCON and its
mid-management American authority in India- (Gujarat, Baroda) i.e. Temple
President- Bryan Davies aka. Basu Ghosh das. Yes, another American (Chicagoan)
cashing in on India’s religious sentiments. In that article titled- “Impropaganda,”
we exposed the radical (mad!) comments of an associate of Mr. Davies... which
was quickly removed following our exposé. The poster called himself Acharya das,
and presented details that led researchers to misidentify him with another
devotee having the same alias. However Mr. Allan Tibby, aka. Acharya das was not
the poster. On closer inspection we discovered the fake Acharya das was using
several profiles to mislead others, on purpose.
Mr. Tibby wrote us to explain his position. His note is posted below. We have no reason to doubt him. As such, the posting has been removed with apologies to all concerned.
Thank You for spending time with us
To the Editor of B-I-F.com
It has come to my attention that there are a number of quotes attributed to
me on Impropaganda.html (Ed. now defunct)
It is unclear to me how I have become associated with these quotes or why
they are attributed to me.
None of the quotes attributed to me are in fact mine.
I do not visit any forums whatsoever let alone post on any.
Either someone has hijacked my identity or someone has taken forum posts
from a person using the name "Acarya dasa" or "Acharya das" and associated
it with me.
Kindly remove said quotes or at least remove my name and picture which have
been tied to this material.
Allan Tibby (Acharya das)