TIME DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
Physical pain, vertigo, nausea, physical deprivation, instinctual deprivation, emotional deprivation, intellectual turmoil and many such things are associated with suffering. Every minute lived in suffering; leads to a reverberating activity in brain that keeps on producing agony of the past incidence and inexplicable anxiety of similar suffering in future. If we carefully think then it becomes clear that when saints advise us to remain satisfied in a given situation, they only mean that we should learn to rise above or rather conquer the circumstances in terms of “not allowing them to take toll of
ourselves”! The saints do not advise us to be submissive or passive as is often interpreted! This is very difficult because the factors producing pain are very fast and work in the subconscious realm! Theirs is a guerilla attack! To overcome this attack one has to become subtler; subtler than “perceived time”! This is not possible by mere thinking! Hence the saints and seers in the past advised us to recite, chant and/or remember the name of God. This activity is called “namasmaran”. Namasmaran leads to a kind of enhanced encephalization and that leads to conquest over perceived time. Obviously this leads to eradication of dragging of one’s life. But what is interesting is the ability to feel personal experiences in the past, the events in the resent and the apprehensions above the future, as if from; the fourth dimension! This autonomic nervous and
limbic system involvement; in the memories of past, concerns about the present and the worries of the future gradually but certainly go on reducing. But what is even more intriguing; is the accomplishment of the feats such premonition, clairvoyance and so on; which clearly elevate the individual life and vision above the physiological limitations of the three dimensions and enable the individual to live beyond the reach of time by merging with cosmic consciousness! More importantly, this is associated with concrete and objective experience of being one with the universe! This is exactly what is explicit in Lord Krishna's (Cosmic consciousness personified) description of the transtemporal cosmic nature of life in the 10th and 11th chapters of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita! Since this hypothesis can not be verified by using animals, it has to be experimented by human
volunteers and for sufficient time with sincere involvement.