The birthplace of civilization is Asia. Religion and philosophy, science and technology are all deeply rooted in the Asian soil. The four great religions of the world- Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity- all have their roots in Asia. 2,500 years ago, when Aristotle and Plato were speaking of class division in their democratic system, Mohamati Buddha was spreading the message of brotherhood and unity among the people of the Bengal. He said no one was born a Brahmin or untouchable but it’s his work that makes him one.
Greece has a history of only 2500 years of practicing law and democracy. But in the east, 7000 years ago the first code of laws was set down during the reign of Hammurabi. Most of the languages of Europe originated from the Aramaic language that was used by the Babylonian civilization on the bank of the Euphrates River. The sewerage system of the big cities and towns of Europe are only 150 years old whereas the civilization of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa revealed 4,000 years old sewerage system. No technology of the west could produce till date fine clothes like muslin. The West could not come up with a more clever game than chess which was invented in Bengal.
The mother of all science is mathematics. And the basis of all mathematics is 0. And 0 was invented in Bengal. From Bengal this 0 went to Arab and from Arab it went to Europe. And a revolution washed over the scientific world. So it can be said that the source of all western science and technology is in Asia.
Among all the knowledge and technology that Asia has given to the world, the greatest of all these is meditation. The eastern saints have showed for thousands of years how bringing the mind and the brain at the meditative level can turn many impossibility into possibility. Many other meditation techniques then branched out from the shown path of our eastern sages. The Dravidian civilization has presented us with yogic meditation. Mohamoti Buddha taught the Bipasana meditation technique. Though this technique later became familiar as Chen in China and Zen in Japan, the words were really the changed form of the Bengali Dhyan. The Awlia and the Dervishes presented us with Sufism and Morakaba. Thus, the East was the base for a long, rich culture of meditation. All the meditation and mind control techniques of today, whether in the East or in the West, have their roots in Asia.
The 20th Century is a revolutionary time in terms of meditation practice. At the beginning of the century, Zen and Sufism were gaining popularity. D.T Suzuki, Lobsang Rampa, Hazrat Enayet Khan played an important role in spreading these meditation techniques. In the second half of the 20th century, a revolutionary change took place in America. Tibetan saint Dalai Lama’s Zen; TM of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Universal Love of Jalaluddin Rumi started gaining popularity.
In few years of popularity of these eastern meditation techniques the west started their own meditation for self development and peace. Around 50 meditation techniques including Psycho Cybernetics (1964), Silva Method (1966) and EST (1968) were initiated. But of course there was a section of people who doubted the effectiveness of meditation in the 60s and 70s. This led to many researches and all the results proved the positive effects of meditation.
The effectiveness of the eastern way of meditation is the main reason for its universal acceptance. In the 28th April issue of the weekly New Scientist magazine of 1990, it wrote that the eastern meditation was most effective for the aged people for increasing their longevity and having a better life. Two groups of scientists carried out an experiment on 73 retirement homes where the average age of the dwellers was 81. The dweller of the home was randomly selected and divided into 4 groups. 3 of these groups were taught 3 different kinds of meditation or relaxation techniques. One of the techniques was the TM or the eastern method. One of the groups, the control, wasn’t taught any kind of meditation procedure.
After 3 months the researchers surveyed the conditions of all the 4 groups. The result showed that the group which was practicing the TM method for the last 3 months had remarkable change. Their systolic blood pressure came down to 128 from 140 which meant their risk of heart attack had reduced. In their psychological tests, too it was seen that their memory and thinking capacity had improved, too.
After three years another survey was done on these 4 groups. It showed that from every group someone had died but everyone was alive in the TM group. It is worth mentioning here that the 478 dwellers of the retirement home who were not selected as the subjects of the experiment, had a death rate of 62.5%. Thus this experiment not only proved that meditation increases longevity but also the greatness of the eastern meditation technique. The leader of the research team Charles Alexander commented that, “ The conventional idea that all meditation techniques are equally beneficial have been challenged by the result of the experiment. “ This challenge was further strengthened by another research work of Keneth Epley at the Stanford University. He examined the effect of over 100 types of meditation on anxiety and tensions. He found out from his work that TM works twice more effectively than other meditation techniques in reducing anxiety.
Over a 100 experiments in the West proved the great effectiveness of the eastern meditation. All the experiments, some of which were done in Harvard University, Stanford University and 60 other US Universities, proved that eastern method is twice more effective than the western meditation techniques. One reason for this might be that in the western methods, there is some hidden mechanical substance which prevents one from going deeper into the meditation level. Since the eastern methods are free from any mechanical substance the mind can easily go into a meditative state.
Dr. Akira Otani of University of Maryland Meta analyzed the reports on influence of eastern method of meditation on brainwave and neuro-physique. He then wrote in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis that eastern trend of meditation is more effective in healing than the western methods.
Quantum Method is the appropriate heir of all the eastern method of meditation. Quantum Method has integrated the ancient methods of Bipason, Morakaba and Yoga and made it suitable for people of all religion. This is the only scientifically proven holistic meditation technique. The success of Quantum Method was not limited to only a decade of research but its effectiveness was well proved on 1st January 1993 when at the public library auditorium 400 audience not only felt peace hearing the half an hour long meditation cassette but some of them even snored to sleep.
On 2nd January, a boxed report was published on the 1st page of the Daily Ittefaq titled, “Snoring peace in deep sleep” The report said that the varsity students, teacher, government officials and other curious youths dozed off snoring listening to Mahajataq’s relaxation cassette, when they attended a seminar on Staying free from Anxiety at the public library auditorium. National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam said getting the freshness of few hours of sleep in just 30 minutes of relaxation not only will help getting rid of anxiety but will also help combat 40% of our illnesses. He further explained that confidence and peace can keep a man free from disease and illness.
Quantum Method Corse was officially started on 7th January, 1993. This is a 40 hour long course in 4 days. Now it has been 17 years. The remarkable incident of completing 300 courses by the inventor himself has already happened in Quantum. And all the successes of meditation repeated themselves 300 times.
Millions of people could easily change their life as Quantum Method is easy to practice, unique in its effectiveness, and as it is linked with the consciousness of the ancient times. The changes they could bring to their lives are physical, mental, professional, familial and spiritual. Though its start was in the country, gradually the overwhelming success has crossed the geographical boundary.