Yog is a spiritual practice to develop the concentration of mind which can be treated as an advance meditation technique. After practicing Yog for 25 years according to Patanjali Yog Sutra, I have attained a state of Samadhi in which I can live without the environmental oxygen comfortably for one hour or more. I have recorded a video in which I have spent 30 minute in an oxygen free chamber and in this duration oxygen saturation level and pulse rate remain within the normal range. The Youtube links are below :
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In the most authentic text of Yog, Patanjali Yog Sutra describes this final Samadhi as Nirbeej Asampragyat Samadhi, a state of fully focused mind, during which the normal breathing changes to the Yogic breathing described in PYS.1.34. In ancient time, the Yogis used to practice Yog in an underground pit, in an environment without oxygen for days.
The modern science can not explain this phenomenon because the science only tells us that the life is not possible without oxygen and normally a person dies without oxygen within few minutes. In order to explain this phenomenon I have developed a new dimension of Physics which remained explore till now. I have called this new dimension of Physics as the Yog Science because it has come out as a result of the practice of Yog. The knowledge of Physics was limited by now and it was not possible to explain many phenomenon of Nature and there existed an Explanation Gap in Physics. With the development of the Yog Science, the knowledge of Physics is now complete and it will possible to explain scientifically all natural phenomenon including the dual nature of matter. I have written a book on Yog Science entitled :
An Introduction To Yog Science
Theory of Mind and Atman
You Science proves the existence of Atman (soul) theoretically and empirically. The Nitrogen-Chamber-Experiment shown in video is an additional experimental evidence to prove the existence of Atman. Yog science may emerge as the greatest discovery of science which has come as a package of many ground breaking discoveries and achievements.
YOG SCIENCE AND IT’S ACHIEVEMENTS
(1) ORIGIN OF A NEW SCIENCE, THE YOG SCIENCE :
The new science that explains completely how a person can live without taking oxygen from the environment under a particular stage of Yog, appears to a specialized science developed only to explain specific stage of Yog called samadhis. On the contrary this new science is a new dimension of Physics that remained unexplored till date. I have given it the name “Yog Science” because this science has come into the existence as a result of the practice of Yog. This practice of Yog is the original Yog that ancient Rishis of India used to practice and it is compiled by the Rishi Patanjali in a text called Patanjali Yog Sutra.
The present day Physics does not explain the Nature completely. For example Physics does not explain a fundamental question “what is life and what makes life possible”. Famous Physicist, Erwin Shroginder has proposed the chemical basis of life in his book. ‘What is life’ but he could not explain what makes life possible. Albert Einstein did not accepted the Quantum theory fully saying that it is more a Mathematics than Science and can not describe Nature fully and accurately. Einstein did not like the calculation of probability of an event in Quantum theory and said “God does not play dice with universe. According to him there is no room for fundamental randomness in science. He envisaged another dimension of Physics for describing the Nature fully and correctly. Yog Science is the dimension of Physics that can solve the mysteries and the explanation gap in science. In this respect, the discovery of Yog Science is as groundbreaking as the earlier discoveries of Gravitation, Atoms and the Quantum theory.
The evolution of Yog Science has become possible because of study of Nature by ancient Indian Rishis whom I refer as the ancient Scientists of India who provided us a huge and valuable source of knowledge in the form of Hindu Scriptures Veds. The Yog Science is essentially a fusion of Neuroscience and the theory of Advait Vedanta according to which the Atman and the Brahman are not two (Advait). A rigorous account of Vedant is available in the text “Brahma Sultra Bhashya” written by Adi Shankaracharya ji who was instrumental in the revival of knowledge of Veds after the attack of Buddhist and foreign rulers. I contemplated the Advait Vedant from the perspectives of Physics and incorporated it into Neuroscience and the Yog Science was born.
Yog Science is a multi-disciplinary field that encompasses the subjects such as Physics, Electronics, Neuroscience, Physiology, Psychology and Spirituality (Advant Vedant and the Patanjali Yog Sutra). Yog Science does not only explain spiritual concepts and phenomenon like Samadhis and Kundalini but it also explains each and every human behavior that have been observed by the psychologists and is taught in the books of Psychology. In addition, Yog Science also discusses the para normal phenomenon such as Out of Body Experience (OBE), telepathy, re-incarnation and many more.
(2) DECODING OF PATANJALI YOG SUTRA :
The practice of Yog was taught under Guru-Shishya Parampara (Teacher-Disciple tradition) in ancient times which discontinued due rise of Buddhism and invasion by foreign rulers. But fortunately we have the text of Patanjali Yog Sutra that describes Yog in 195 sutras (Aphorisms). These aphorisms are extremely abbreviated and not well understood. There are many commentaries on PYS by different authors who simply translated the Sutras from Sanskrit without understanding the truth conveyed by Sutras. I understood aphorisms of PYS by actually practicing the Yog according to eight limbs of Yog and I attained all samadhis (mental States) as mentioned in PYS. Now the ancient Yog has not only revived but it has been developed into a complete scientific practice which will be practiced according a scientific theory of Yog given in the book of Yog Science. There will also be devices (gadgets) for monitoring the progress made during the practice of Yog. This will eliminate the need of Guru Shishya tradition.
(3) YOG SCIENCE PROVIDES SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR EXISTENCE OF ATMAN :
The Rishis of ancient India discovered the existence of Atman thousand of years ago and attributes of Atman are explained in detail in Hindu scripture Veds. But the modern science has never accepted the existence of Atman because the science accepts the existence of only those things for which there is a complete theory which can be verified experimentally. Yog science has accomplished this task by presenting a complete theory of Atman which can be verified experimentally. The Nitrogen Chamber experiment shown in the video is also such experiment which offers an evidence for existence of Atman. Yog science explains in the language of Physics that when mind is fully concentrated, then Atman generates oxygen in the brain and there is no need to take oxygen from the environment. Such experiments are only needed to prove the existence of Atman Scientifically but according to Yog Science the Atman is ubiquitous : Our thoughts, consciousness (Chetna), every movement of body and working of body are simply the manifestations of Atman
(4) YOG SCIENCE OFFERS THEORY OF MIND :
The human mind has always been a great mystery for the philosophers and later for the scientists. The neuroscience only studies the brain and not the mind. A serious experimental research to understand the functioning of mind began in 1990 by the effort of Nobel laureate Dr. Francis Cricks who discovered the helical structure of DNA molecule. This was the beginning of a new field of research called the “Science of Consciousness”. Hundreds of scientists tried to study consciousness (chetna) by proposing the concept of Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) and making use of brain imaging techniques such as PET’s scan and functional MRI. The scientists could not reach any conclusion even after 30 years of research. A few scientists have now expressed the view that it may take another 50 years to understand the mind while many others are skeptic about it. The Yog science has not only explained the consciousness, it has provided a detailed theory of mind which can be verified experimentally. This theory is known as the NeuroBrahmic Theory of Mind. The research on consciousness could not reach any conclusion because scientists involved in research were of materialistic mindset who didn’t believe in the existence of Atman (soul). They began the research on the proposition that the consciousness is generated by the complex network of neurons of the brain. While the Yog Science has proved scientifically the existence of Atman and consciousness as dimension of Atman. The Atman exists independently without the support of body.
(5) MEASUREMENT OF CONCENTRATION OF MIND (DHYAN)
Dhyan, that is the concentration of mind is central to the practice of Yog. Until now it is believed that Dhyan is a subjective entity and it can not be monitored. In other words, if a person is practicing to concentrate the mind during Yog the other person can not know whether his mind is concentrated or it is wandering. The NeuroBrahmic theory of mind has defined Dhyan scientifically and on that basis entire instrumentation has been developed to monitor Dhyan. Now it will be possible to monitor the progress in the practice of Yog by measuring the Dhyan periodically.
(6) YOG SCIENCE OFFERS NEW EXPLANATION FOR BIG-BANG EVENT :
Advait Vedant is the basis of Yog Science which discusses in great detail the Brahman, a cosmological matter pervading the universe. On contemplating on the Brahman from the perspectives of Yog Science, a basic nature of Dark Matter is revealed. This offers a new explanation to Big Bang event according to which generation of dark matter is compatible with the laws of Physics. The new Big Bang theory explains the mysteries which earlier theory of Big Bang could not explain. Those mysteries are : (1) Why is there an unexplained gravitational field around the distant galaxies, (2) Why are the galaxy accelerating instead of receding with constant speed. What is the gravitational force is causing the acceleration of galaxies.
(7) YOG SCIENCE IS THE FUSION OF SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY :
During his tour to America, Swami Vivekanand emphasized on the union of science with spirituality and he even said “Spirituality is the science of soul. Spiritual Guru and Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama expressing a similar view said “Universe is a single atom, the convergence of spirituality and science. Max Planck, the father of Quantum Physics was a great advocate of unity of science and spirituality and he even said that spirituality and science are complementary to each other. The Yog Science is nothing but the fusion of spirituality and science. This fusion would be a great initiative to establish peace across the world. The spirituality is an inseparable part of religion. Various religions were founded to establish peace and harmony in the world but the religions not only failed in their mission but they also created hatred and violence.
(8) YOG SCIENCE PROVIDES SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR EXISTENCE OF GOD :
According to Advait Vedant, Atman and Brahman are one and the same, they only differ in dimension. When Yog Science proves the existence of Atman scientifically, it can also be taken as an evidence for existence of God. When anything exists in Nature, according to science it must exist in the form of a matter or substance. Although this matter may be too subtle to observe directly, but existence of matter give rise to some physical effects that can be observed by devices and instruments. The Atman and Brahman are also such suble substances which can not be observed directly by any scientific equipment. The Yog Science has revealed many such observable effects of Atman and generation of oxygen in the brain is one such effect. At cosmological scale, the physicists have hypothesized the Dark matter and many cosmological observations are being attributed to the presence of Dark matter withoutg kinowing of the nature of Dark matter. The scientists are of the opinion that Dark matter is too subtle to be observed empirically but the experiments are still continuing to detect the presence of Dark matter. According to Advait Vedant, the matter of Atman is the same as the matter of Brahman and Yog Science has revealed the nature of Atman, thus the nature of Brahman (Dark matter) is also revealed. According to the new explanation of Big Bang event, by the Yog Science, the Dark matter has evolved during the Big Bang event and is compatible with the fundamental laws of Physics.
According to scientific hypothesis the Dark matter is pervading the universe and according to Advait Vedant Brahman is pervading the universe. Both the Dark matter and the Brahman have been hypothesized as too subtle to observe. This leads to a conclusion that the matter of Brahman is the Dark matter. The Brahman is another name continue for Ishwar or Paramatma (Universal Consciousness) and in Religions the Brahman is known in the form of person, God, Allah and Bhagwan : God exists in the universe as the Dark matter. The existence of Dark matter is sufficient scientific evidence for the existence of God. This is only a beginning of Yog Science, as the Yog Science develops further we shall be able to understand God Scientifically in more detail. Of course we may not understand God fully because God is said to be infinite in every dimension but a long standing argument “whether God exists or not” will come to an end.
FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES OF YOG SCIENCE
(A) The discovery that the oxygen can be generated in the brain by concentrating the mind, will add a new dimension to the Medical Science and it will be immensely useful for the humanity.
(B) The medical science has developed on the belief that there is no Atman and it has no role to play in the body. Now it is established scientifically that the Atman exists and it controls each and every activity and function of the body, there will be need to review Medical Science with reference to the role of Atman and this will lead to solutions to many unanswered questions of Medical Science. For example we will come to know the root cause of many diseases and of ageing.
(C) The stress, anxiety and depression have increased upto an alarming level in modern era. These disorders are being treated symptomatically without knowing the root cause. Yog science has explained in detail the root cause of these mental disorders. There is no instrument in Medical Science to measure the stress and the doctors are treating the patients on the basis of Self-Report only. The instruments developed for measuring the Dhyan can be modified to measure the stress of body.
(D) The Psychology is still not a complete science. The psychologists study the behavior by collecting the data but they can not explain the cause of the behavior. The cause of behavior is mind and psychology has no scientific explanation of the mind. Yog Science has provided NeuroBrahmic Theory of Mind and now the psychology will proceed to become a mainstream science.
(E) Yog science is a mainstream science like Physics, Chemistry and Medical Science and it is ready for teaching in the education system globally. It is secular in nature as it is not directly connected with any religion. Spiritual development of students can be possible if it is introduced early in the education system. The students can lead a life free of stress and anxiety. There will be no social evil. The cause of social evil is Agyan, the ignorance and the Yog destroys the ignorance and instills the truthfulness. Thus India will proceed to become the Vishvaguru in real sense.
(F) This fact is well supported by ancient literature of India and other Hindu scriptures that India was a hub of great scientific knowledge. The Rishis had vast knowledge about the cosmos (Brahmand) but Western scholars and my many Indian intellectuals consider this as mythological, merely a literary work and far from truth. Yog science explains scientifically how Indian Rishis obtained so much knowledge and how Bhagwan Ram and Bhagwan Krishn acquired so much spiritual powers. Now the people world-over will study Indian scriptures like Bhagvadgita, Ramayan and Mahabharat and will realize the relevance of these scriptures for establishing peace and harmony in world. I am proud to accept that the major ideas for the development of Yog science came to my mind during the study of these scriptures particular Bhagvadgita and Brahman Sutra Bhasya by Sri Shankaracharyaji.
In a nutshell, Yog and Yog Science will emerge as Universal Religion in future that will lead the world towards peace and harmony.
THE STORY OF DEVELOPMENT OF YOG SCIENCE
I studied Particle Physics and Quantum Electrodynamics in M.Sc. program of Delhi University. After that I completed many research projects on various subjects in different units of Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India. I started doing Relaxation Exercises to overcome my depression 25 years ago under the guidance of a psychologist. I could not notice any improvement but I came to know to know that Relaxation Technique is a psychological form of meditation and so I decided to learn the meditation.
Being a scientist, I did not follow any spiritual guru or online channels blindly and I explored the field of meditation first. I found that there is no scientific approach in the practice of meditation and the channels and the spiritual gurus are making tall claims on the benefits of meditation. These claims were false according to my earlier experiences. There was a study on the claims of Meditation in universities like Howard and John Hopkins and the study did not agree with the claims. I also found that the meditation has developed into a market and nothing better can be expected. Most spiritual gurus used Meditation as a medium to become popular and to attract crowd to their Ashrams. The crowd, too, is least interested in learning meditation and they are more interested in seeking a blessings from guru.
I began to explore this subject and found that the books of Swami Vivekanand on Yog, Bhagvadgita and Vedant can provide the true guidance. I became convinced that the popular meditation techniques are not useful to develop the control over mind, that is, to develop the concentration of mind. A complete control over mind can be attained by the practice of Yog developed by ancient Rishis of India and is described in the text “Patanjali Yog Sutra” I began the practice of Yog according to eight limbs of Yog as described in PYS. I also started studying Patanjali Yog Sutra, Vedant and Bhagvadgita. I contemplated on what I studied. After a long time I could found something as interesting and engrossing as Physics. I was really learning very new concepts and I was surprised to learn that in ancient India the Rishis were far ahead in exploring the Nature than the modern scientists.
After practicing the Yog for few months only, I found that not only the depression but all old diseases, such as the migrane, severe asthma and repeated infection, have begun to cure and number of regular medicines which I was taking have begun to reduce. This experience was dramatic and it was inspiring the scientist in me to exlore scientifically the cause of this dramatic change. My mental as well as physical health was improving as if I am undergoing some medical intervention.
In addition to all these improvements, I experienced and also observed carefully that during the practice of Yog my breathing rate is reducing by a noticeable amount. I have read in a research paper on meditation published in America, according to which breathing slows down during the meditation. My father was a spiritual person and he used to do meditation for long time. He was initiated by a Saint of Radhaswami philosophy, Sant Kirpal Singh Maharaj ji. I got first exposure to spirituality from my father. He used to tell me the feats done by yogis in ancient India. Once he told me that in ancient India yogis used to practice Yog in an underground pit covered with a thick layer of soil and used to spend days in the pit without oxygen. (The nitrogen chamber experiment is a scientific way of producing the environment of underground pit).
I became convinced that there is a strong relationship between the rate of breathing and the concentration of mind. While studying philosophy, I came to know that there were discussions among philosophers on Mind-Body
Relationship. My favourite philosopher, Rene’ Descartes was also a mathematician and a scientist who has written a book on meditation titled “Meditations On First Philosophy”. He also introduced the system of Cartesian Coordinates in Mathematics. Rene Descartes was first to propose the Mind-Body problem scientifically. According to him, Mind can only be studied by its effects on the body and reduction in breathing rate during the concentration of mind was such an effect.
I was overwhelmed to find that I have got a new and unique research field in which I will be able to study Yog with help of devices and instruments. So far the meditation and Yog was discussed on the basis of subjective experiences which can not be recorded by the instruments. At this time I was having a very tough time at my work place, RRCAT Indore. I had very serious difference with the Director and I refused to surrender in front of his Ego. I was being harassed mentally that had led me to depression. I was put in loop line. My section was scrapped and staff working under me was taken away after I completed and delivered my project. I was finding that my future is finished. But the thought of finding a very useful and new research field removed the all darkness in my life.
I used to discuss the new field with my friends of organization and when the news of this research reached the higher authorities they surpassed all limits of harassment in order to stop this research as they knew the huge potential of this research. I was booked in a false criminal case and I was given compulsory retirement nine years before my superannuation, following the recommendations of a one-sided Department Enquiry, so that I could not carry out this research. I could foresee such happening during the practice of Yog. So I took a very big decision and I set up a business for my wife which she was dreaming for long time. I started a Pizza restaurant, the first ever exclusive pizza restaurant in India, at famous food hub of Indore, 56 Shop also called Chappan Dukan. It was named Pizza Hut and working procedures were same as Pizza Hut. By that time Domines and Pizza Hut had not entered the Indian market, therefore this venture was very successful. Now, I could generate sufficient funds for smooth running of my family and for my research work.
All these things were very demanding and challenging because a fast food business is entirely different from research work. But the practice of Yog made me so strong mentally and physically that I could face such a big and disastrous phase of life as if nothing has happened. Later I wound up this business following a trend of downfall and could not devote more time to counter it because the research on Yog was reaching at advanced level and I needed to devote full time on the research. After that there was a lockdown following the Covid pandemic and I got ample time for Yog Sadhana and the research.
I was carrying business activities, Yog Sadhana and the research work side by side. I was not tired even after working 20 hours a day due to Yog and carried out research activities such as reading of literature mostly in late night. First of all I began the development work to make the devices and instruments to record the breathing pattern during the practice of Yog. Although I took the education in Physics, I was also very interesting in Electronics and I started doing electronics at the age of 13. My father used to repair, as a hobby, electronic and electrical equipment, watches etc and lot of electronic components were available with me. When I joined RRCAT in 1987 I was given charge of developing very high power pulsed power supply and related instrumentation and control systems required for a new project name Indus-I. Indus-I was an Electron Accelerator and an electron storage ring. This subsystem was not allotted to anybody because the most engineers refused to take very challenging developmental work of these systems. When I accepted this challenge every body in the organization was skeptical because I had no engineering background. I completed my systems within scheduled time by making use of my knowledge in Physics.
I employed this experience in field of electronics for developing devices and instrumentation for recording the breathing pattern which was necessary for assessment of progress in Yog Sadhana. When I reached near attaining Samadhi I experienced one more strong physiological effect which I have named WBC, short name for Whole Body Contraction. When the concentration of mind increases, the muscles of body begin to contract. The contraction of muscles of body makes the practice of Yog very grueling in very advanced stage of Yog. This contraction of muscles was found almost linear with concentration of mind. Therefore I developed devices and the instrumentation to monitor the contraction of the muscles. Now I had two parameters that are independently and directly related with concentration of mind and I called these parameters as the Yog parameters because these two parameters, namely Breathing Pattern and WBC are used to assess the progress in the practice of Yog. My friend H.S. Vora who also retired from RRCAT developed the necessary software for recording the signal in laptop. The progress in the practice of Yog was assessed by comparing the present signal with previous signal.
I was also developing a theory of mind that could relate the Yog parameters with the concentration of mind. At one hand I was attaining various samadhis mentioned in Patanjali Yog Sutra by practicing Yog for hours, on the other hand I was doing theoretical work to explain the physiological effects caused by the concentration of mind on the basis of Physics. For this I needed the knowledge of Neuroscience, Physiology, Molecular Cell Biology. I have never studied these subjects before but the practice of Yog and my knowledge in Physics made things simple. After all Physics is the mother of all Sciences.
Yog is fundamentally a spiritual practice and it was very difficult for me to embrace the spirituality. Though I was exposed to spirituality at an early age but when I studied Physics I found it more rational and slowly I turned agnostic. As a physicist I need a scientific evidence to believe in the existence of anything.
This mind set was a great hindrance in the practice of Yog. Since I was following PYS and according to Sultra PYS.1.23. one can not succeed in Yog without surrendering to the power of Ishwar. It became mandatory for me to revoke the faith in the existence of God (Brahman) and for me this must to be achieved in a most rational way. I studied the books on Yoga by Swami Vivekanand. There is a commentary of Brahman by Adi Shankaracharya ji in a book written by him. The title of book is “Brahma Sutra Bhashya” and translated into English by Swami Gambhiranandji. It compelled me to review my opinion on God. I thought Brahman must be a hidden reality which a renowned scholar of Vedant is exlaining in detail in a book consisting of 900 pages. In-depth study of Vedant, books of Yoga by Swami Vivekanand and experiences of various stages of Yog led me to conclude that it is the Atman that is responsible for various subjective exeriences in different stage of Yog such as going thoughtless, samadhis and kundalini. The Atman only is causing the slowing down of breathing and contraction of muscles.
I perceive Atman as a spiritual matter which is very different from the physical matter. I tried to explain this matter from the perspectives of Physics but failed. I got the clue from the preachings by Bhagwan Sri Krishnji. People worship Sri Krishn as God but I see Him as a great scholar of Vedant who had great knowledge of Laws of Nature. In Bhagvadgita, he talks about a “Balance” in Nature. He says that there is a balance of everything in Nature, the problems arise when this balance is disturbed. I contemplated on this from the perspectives of Physics and found that this balance is missing from the existing knowledge of Physics. When I searched for this missing balance, a new dimension of Physics came into the existence, which remained unexplored so far. This dimension of Physics fills the Explanation Gap which is a common topic of scientific discussions. I have given a name “Yog Science” to this dimension of Physics because it is an outcome of Yog Sadhana.
After discovering the nature and form of Atman as proposed by Yog Science, I could complete the scientific theory of mind which I was developing since last 25 years. I have called this theory as the NeuroBrahmic Theory of Mind. As the name suggests, the theory is a fusion of Science and Advait Vedant. The N.B. Theory explains the science behind all stages of Yog such as : going thoughtless, Samadhi, kundalini and Moksh. It explains the consciousness scientifically and there is no more Hard problem of consciousness as proposed by David Chalmers. The N.B. theory also explains that when the mind is fully concentrated during the Nirbeej Asampragyat Samadhi (a very advanced but not the last stage of Yog) then Atman generates oxygen in blood by interacting with neurons of brain. In this condition, a person does not need oxygen from the environment as confirmed by the Nitrogen chamber experiment.