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Abhijit Naskar

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Abhijit Naskar is one of the world's celebrated Neuroscientists, an International Bestselling Author of numerous books and an untiring advocate of mental wellness and global harmony. He has revealed to the world with his contributions in Science how the basic awareness of the brain can completely redefine our perception of life and make our daily life much more cheerful. He takes us on a fascinating investigative journey of understanding the human mind and its vivid features. He was born in Calcutta, India. He quit his computer engineering studies and embarked on an expedition of scientific research. Today, the works of this self-educated scientist have made it possible for us to meet face to face with our inner selves. His rejuvenating sci ...more

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Abhijit Naskar The kingdom of God is a beautiful world constructed solely by the Human Mind and it manifests and exists only in the Human Mind - it exists only…moreThe kingdom of God is a beautiful world constructed solely by the Human Mind and it manifests and exists only in the Human Mind - it exists only inside the Human Brain.(less)
Abhijit Naskar Hello, your perception of the Hindu fanatics is absolutely accurate. However, it is individuals like you who practice rational thinking, that define…moreHello, your perception of the Hindu fanatics is absolutely accurate. However, it is individuals like you who practice rational thinking, that define the future of humanity. The only purpose that the religious fanatics quite unintentionally serve is to add importance to the civilised human mental faculties of reasoning and rational thinking. The point is, the pursuit of truth requires us scientists to expose the harmful impact of prejudicial beliefs upon the progress of humanity. When Darwin published his Theory of Evolution based on his findings and other already existing data concerning natural selection, Christian fundamentalists could not gobble it either, but eventually Christianity embraced evolution over creationism. Likewise now is the time for another revolutionary idea to reign over the psyche of the thinking society, it is that every single experience of human existence including those that created modern religions in the first place are all products of natural neurological processes within the brain. Accepting this as an incontrovertible fact of life, would be the first step towards genuine progress in the path of both intellectual and emotional development. This development is concerned with the wellbeing of the human self and the human society, rather than any imaginary figure.(less)
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“Meditation on the self is the highest form of true method-less meditation, for it brings self-awareness – which is beyond the everyday joy and sorrow. True meditation does not put you in control of your sorrow, rather it takes your mind beyond that very sorrow, as well as joy, into the kingdom of contentment – a kingdom without ideology – without cognitive extremes, such as radical rationalism, radical romanticism or radical emotionalism. In that kingdom, you simply are a human, with no name, no nationality, no tradition, no culture, no religion, no gender and no social image – simply a human.”
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“Kids meditate on things, the adults meditate on the self.”
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“Meditation is a method-less act – an act of contemplation – an act of being. And this contemplation or this being is not a buddhist thing, a hindu thing or a jewish thing – it is simply a human thing. No pranayama, vipassana or kabala has any kind of exclusive authority over meditation whatsoever. All these ways are merely the means of the novice to begin the journey. But the means is not the real act itself. Seeing the method of meditation as meditation itself, is like confusing the menu for the meal. The real journey takes place when there is no means whatsoever – when the self does not need to make efforts to be the self – that’s real meditation – the meditation where you simply are who you are and do not seek methods to attain a superficial state of mind.”
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“To a woman sexual intimacy is more a tool to get mentally close to her partner than merely a means to physical pleasure.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

“You only fix something, when it’s broken. And you - are far from broken.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Bengal Tigress: A Treatise on Gender Equality

“Cheating in relationship is a sign of self-regulation failure. When it happens ones, it is a mistake. When it happens twice, it is unfortunate. But when it happens thrice or more, it is a pattern indicating primitive, uncivilized inhuman behavior.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

“Take action to cool your planet or the planet will take action and cool your life forever.”
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“Meditation is good for the elderly, great for adults, even greater for children, and greater still for pregnant women. So, meditate and be well.”
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“Letter to the tech giants:

When fame and abundance kiss somebody’s feet before that person is wise enough, he or she is very likely to lose track of what’s necessity and what’s luxury. And modern society is filled with examples of such intelligent stupidity – stupidity that is carried out by apparently smart humans. Because being smart is not the same as being wise. The world has enough smartness, but not enough wisdom to bring that smartness into proper productive practice – and I mean productive practice not sophisticated practice – there is a difference. A person smart enough to visualize a Falcon rocket engine can easily pinpoint the locations of various organizations that spread terrorism, yet the person chooses to explore the space further instead of prioritizing the technological advantages to first fix real issues of the human society that inflict harm to the humans every walk of the way.
The world is a miserable place not because we have lack of resources, but because those who have an abundance of resources do not have the slightest idea of true human need. The resources needed for colonizing Mars if put to proper practice can fix the world’s global warming issues – it can fix the world’s climate change issues – it can fix the world’s terrorism issues, yet people are more interested in the pompous idea of living in Mars for whatever reason, instead of paying attention to improving human condition on earth. I am not against technological advancement, for I am a scientist, but my soul aches when I see smart people are dumb enough to chase after illusory glory of doing something different and innovative instead of focusing the powers of their soul on cleaning up the misery business on earth. You can, yet you don’t. Why?
Smartness without wisdom is stupidity. You are smart – yes indeed – but I am sorry – you are stupid at the same time. How can you dream of having a cheese burger on Mars when your own kind on Earth is suffering! How can you think of taking rich kids into the orbit just so they can admire the beauty of earth from the heavens, when that very earth is infested with the primordial evils of human character! Awaken the human within you my friend, and pay attention. Awaken the human within and let it consume all the miseries from the world that you live in. Say a member of your family falls ill, would you ignore his or her misery completely just because you want to make life more comfortable for others than it already is, or would you first try everything in your capacity in order to heal your loved one!
Be wise my friend, for it is not enough to be smart. You are smart – there is no doubt about that – so utilize that smartness for humanity and heal your own kind. Heal your kind with your capacity my friend. It is wailing for healers – not some delusional faith healers, but real tangible healers. Would you not do anything! Would you not give your soul to fix the broken soul of this world! Arise my friend, Awake my friend and work for humanity, not to make it sophisticated, but to make it peaceful first. Remember, humanity first, then everything else. Peace first, sophistication later. Harmony first, luxury later.”
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