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This article is an updated version of my paper, which was presented at the 8th International Conference on "Sustainable and Human Development Through Spirituality, Peace Economics and Peace Science" on 6th April, 2018 at Bangalore, India. The paper has been published in International Journal of Exclusive Management Research, June 2018 (paper is downloadable here). While this article provides a comprehensive overview of the Prem Spirituality ModelTM in details, a brief introduction of the paper is also available here

Spirituality emerges as a potential remedy for the prevailing religious hatred and violence in today's world. However, Spirituality is often misunderstood - it is beyond comprehension and confusing for majority of the population. Spirituality is commonly associated with god and religion, and much of the existing hatred stems from religious differences. Spirituality can be better understood if it is more accurately and scientifically defined.Spirituality emerges as a potential remedy for the prevailing religious hatred and violence in today's world. However, Spirituality is often misunderstood - it is beyond comprehension and confusing for majority of the population. Spirituality is commonly associated with god and religion, and much of the existing hatred stems from religious differences. Spirituality can be better understood if it is more accurately and scientifically defined. Additionally, there is a misconception that spirituality is for a privileged few, appearing incomprehensible and distant to many. Contrary to this notion, every individual is spiritual and possesses profound spiritual power. What is lacking is the knowledge and guidance to tap into that spirituality and harness its potential.

Prem Spirituality Model™ seeks to address these issues. Present knowledge of science may not allow us to provide a scientific definition of spirituality, hence the model provides a very simple definition with a "scientific flavour". It endeavours to bridge the gap between spirituality and the common person. Envisioning an imminent "Spiritual Revolution", the model paves the way for a scientific study of spirtuality. Just as the Industrial and Information Revolutions empowered individuals with muscle and brain power, the Spiritual Revolution aims to unleash untapped mind power. While previous revolutions were driven by advancements in material sciences (physical sciences), the Spiritual Revolution will be propelled by a new field of study - Mind-Science or Spiritual Science.

Drawing an analogy with basic school-level physical sciences, the model extrapolates to create a vision of an advanced Spiritual Science. Prem's paper not only presents a new vision of spiritually evolved human beings and a violence-free world but also proposes potential avenues for research to manifest this vision.

Prem's work offers an alternative framework for humanity to enhance their emotional well-being through a more scientific and less faith-based understanding of spirituality.

The paper's diagrams may create an impression that it employs advanced mathematics and physics. However, all that is required is simple common sense and a basic knowledge of school-level science. This paper avoids complex terms and concepts often found in spiritual discourses such as consciousness, nothingness, oneness, the Absolute and Ultimate reality, except in rare cases where an attempt is made to explain these terms in simple language. For example, Prem Spirituality Model endeavours to explain "Enlightenment" in extremely simple terms, within the confines of existing common knowledge.

Keywords: Spirituality Model, Spirituality, Spiritual Revolution, Emotional Well-Being, World Peace, Religious Divide

1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction

The Dark area of the Mind - Credits Free Pixabay

Fig. 1: While science has helped us understand the vast universe around us, the small area within us which we call the Mind remains in the dark - Quote from my article " Is God a Myth?"
(Image: Public domain-pixabay)

Prem Spirituality Model™ aims to provide a simple definition of Spirituality with a scientific flavor
The world is currently plagued by widespread hatred and violence. In my view, spirituality offers a solution to global human problems. The focus of my paper is on global peace, human development and sustainability through spirituality.

Human development can only occur when the world and all humans living in it are at peace. Human beings are at peace when the mind is at peace. I consider Spirituality as a potential solution because spirituality is directly linked with human mind and human ability to use the power of the mind.

The Industrial Revolution empowered the common man with muscle power, while the information revolution provided brain power. The next significant revolution - The Spiritual Revolution is poised to make mind-power readily accessible to the common man, although its exact timing remains uncertain. It could take 50 years, or even 500 years. Therefore, we must explore ways to expedite its arrival.

This paper proposes two strategies to facilitate an early realisation of the Spiritual revolution:
• We need a more scientific yet simple definition of spirituality that can be understood by the general public
• We need a more scientific approach to research on spirituality

The paper aims to contribute in both of these area by suggesting a straightforward definition of spirituality and by constructing a model which can facilitate more scientific research on the subject. It does not criticize any religion nor opposes religion. Instead, it encourages individuals to follow their respective own religions without bias towards others, enabling them to benefit from their own faiths, while avoiding the negative consequences of excessive devotion.

1.2 Current Understanding of Spirituality

Spirituality is a science which relates to you and your mind alone. It has nothing to do with the concept of religion or god”
Spirituality is one of the most misunderstood terms. It has different meanings to different people, and may also be beyond comprehension and confusing to most. It needs to be defined with clarity to remove all ambiguity. What is worse is that spirituality is wrongly associated with god and religion, and major part of hatred and unrest emanates from religion.

Let me start with our current vague understanding of Spirituality. We say that Buddha and several other ancient saints were highly spiritual. Let us try to analyse what was meant when we say Buddha had reached a very spiritual state.

The spiritual state of prophets and sages like Buddha was characterised by the following three attributes:

1. Compassionate: They were extremely high on love and compassion, possibly on all the positive feelings. They were in a state of extreme benevolence with no ill feelings.

2. Powerful: They were extremely powerful individuals. They had complete control over their mind and were able to use their "Mind Power". They had high "mental energy".

3. Enlightened: They were said to be enlightened. They had an extremely powerful transcendental experience which is difficult to express, and is sometimes referred to as having seen Ultimate Reality, or experienced God. This experience gave them immense wisdom and perhaps great insights into worldly affairs.

Let me call this state of mind as "God State" (explained later) for ease of discussion. We will build a "scientific" model, which I call Prem Spirituality ModelTM (Prem means Love!), to look at these three characteristics and try to derive a more scientific definition to the phenomenon of spirituality. We will examine and understand each of these attributes of spirituality, including "Enlightenment", and see how they fit into our "scientific" model.

The word "Scientific" is used within quotes as the model is based on not only the known science, but also the yet-unknown possible future science. In fact, the present science is not adequate to explain the spiritual phenomena and completely new scientific methods may need to be developed.

2. Need for a New "Science"

2.1 Physical Science & Mathematics Fail to Explain Spirituality - Need for a New "Science"

The Industrial Revolution gave us muscle power and the information revolution gave brain power. The Spiritual Revolution will provide us with mind power
Let us acknowledge that the great advancements and discoveries of science that we are proud of are primarily related to the material world. There are still numerous unexplored avenues awaiting us in the realm of the mind and the science of the mind. While science has aided our understanding of the vast universe surrounding us, the small domain within us that we call the mind remains in the dark (see Fig. 1). We need an entirely new "science" to define spirituality and explain the phenomena of the mind. Even Mathematics, which provides a language for defining and expressing the universal laws of physical phenomena, falls short when it comes to understanding the phenomena of the mind. Calculus, an advanced branch of mathematics, has contributed significantly to explaining the physical world, but has failed to penetrate the realm of the mind.

Prem Spirituality Model™ envisions the emergence of an entirely novel "science" termed "spiritual science" and a groundbreaking language, Mentomatics, designed to articulate the universal laws governing spiritual phenomena. This marks a significant evolution beyond the Classical Model and Quantum Model in the realm of science, paving the way for what is termed the "Spiritual" Model.

The model presented here serves as a prelude to the exploration of this nascent spiritual science and offers insights into Mentomatics. When fully developed, Mentomatics has the potential to unravel the laws governing the spiritual world, which is as intrinsic to our universe as the laws governing the physical world.

This model draws an analogy with the historical development of Mathematics and physical science to envision a future where Mentomatics and "spiritual science" play a similar role in understanding and exploring spirituality and the unknown world of the human mind. It provides a visionary perspective on what forthcoming scientific developments might resemble when we extrapolate past advancements in the realm of the physical world and apply them to the enigmatic domain of the human mind. It emphasizes the need for a new scientific approach to spirituality that can complement and expand upon our existing knowledge.

The model also illustrates how spirituality can be completely dissociated from the realm of religion and be researched as a pure science.

Given the current state of affairs, it would be impractical to expect significant breakthroughs. Nevertheless, this paper can fulfil its purpose if, drawing from this analogy, the model serves as a catalyst for further scientific research into spirituality, guiding us to realize the dream of a Spiritual Revolution.

As we will be employing some very basic concepts of physics, it would be beneficial to revisit certain elementary physics principles, which will be no more intricate than those encountered in school physics. There is no need to be overwhelmed by the diagrams, which might appear somewhat mathematical. If you are acquainted with the basics of 3-Dimensional Physical space, you can readily skip the following section.

2.2 Refresher of Simple School Physics - The Physical 3-Dimensional Space

Feel free to skip this section if you recall your lessons from school physics. In the physical realm, we perceive a three-dimensional space (refer to Fig. 2.1), where each object occupies a distinct position. We use the coordinates x, y, and z to measure distances in the three dimensions or directions from the Point of Origin (Reference Point represented by coordinates (0,0,0) in Fig. 2.1). The physical position of an object in this space is indicated by its x, y, and z co-ordinates. For instance, in Fig. 2.1, if an object is located at point P, its position is specified by co-ordinates a, b and c respectively. Therefore, Fig. 2.1 represents the familiar physical space.

Fig. 2.1: Physical 3-Dimensional Space

It is widely acknowledged that every object in the Physical Space possesses potential energy. The amount of potential energy depends on the object's position within the three-dimensional space, as indicated by the x, y, and z axes. In Fig. 2.2, an object situated at point P2 has a higher potential energy than an object at point P1.

Fig. 2.2: An Object at Point P2 has higher Potential Energy as compared to an object at Point P1

These are all the basic scientific concepts that we will use in this paper.


3. Prem Spirituality Model™ - Definition

3.1 Physical Space and Mental Space

Prem Spirituality ModelTM will move spirituality from the locked doors of temples and faith based religions to universities and research labs. It paves the way to a scientific study of spiritual world
Recall a moment in your life when you were on the verge of despair, and a few encouraging words from a dear one infused you with a sudden surge of energy. In an instant, you transitioned from feeling powerless and hopeless to springing into action, ready to 'conquer the world'.

Reflecting on this experience may raise several questions: How did you summon the energy to move from a state of despondency to one of empowerment with just a few uplifting words? Where did this newfound energy originate? Was it dormant within you, waiting to be activated?

All that we can affirm is that a transformation occurred in the state of your mind. Initially, you were in a mental state associated with very low energy, and subsequently, you shifted to a state resulting in significantly elevated energy. Nothing in the external circumstances appears to have changed. It becomes evident that this phenomenon pertains to some mysterious phenomenon of the mind. As the energy was internally generated due to a shift in mindset, we refer to this energy as mental energy in the maintal domain, similar to energies such as the potential energy applicable in the physical domain (Fig. 2.2). Analogous to the low and high potential energy depicted in Fig. 2.2, you moved from a low mental energy to high energy. .

Drawing upon fundamental knowledge from physical science, if we were to graph your energy states before and after receiving words of encouragement, the depiction might resemble what is presented in Fig. 3. The graph broadly illustrates the low energy level (L) before the encouraging words and the high energy level (H) afterward. If the domain in Fig. 2.2 was called the physical space, we call the domain in Fig. 3 as the mental or spiritual space.

Fig. 3: High and Low Energy Points in Mental /Spiritual Space

Point L signifies your position in the mental space before the uplifting words, representing a low mental and energy state. Point H symbolizes your position afterward, characterized by elevated mental state and energy. Note that the axes of the mental space are yet undetermined and are marked with red question mark ('?').

If P1 and P2 denoted positions of low and high potential energy in our familiar physical space (Fig. 2.2), points L and H represent the poistions of low and high mental energy in the mental space P1 and P2 denoted positions of low and high potential energy. Just as we occupy different positions in the physical space, apparently, we simultaneously occupy positions in the mental space too with varying energy levels. While the axes in physical space represented distances in x, y, and z directions, the three axes here are denoted with a red '?' to signify our current lack of knowledge regarding the axes of the mental space. Let's attempt to define these axes.

3.2 What are axes of Mental Space?

Laws of physical science apply to the physical space and are fairly well explained by Mathematics. Spiritual Space too is governed by yet-unknown laws of spiritual science
We are well aware that in physical space, the axes or dimensions x, y, z of the physical space are distances from the point of origin. However, the question arises: what constitutes the axes in mental space? To unravel this, let's examine the factors causing changes in potential energies from P1 to P2 in the physical space (Fig. 2.2) and compare them with the changes in mental energy from L to H in the mental space (Fig. 3). In physical space, a change in position, influenced by alterations in distances x, y, z from the origin, caused the energy shift from P1 to P2. What, then, triggered the change in mental energy from L to H?

Upon close analysis, it becomes evident that that there indeed was a change that transpired within you - in your state of mind. The transformative words shifted you from a state of hopelessness to one marked by hope and determination. The catalyst for this shift in the "mental state" was your feelings. The feelings of fear and despair gave way to hope, confidence, and courage. You had more faith in yourself. In essence, if feelings were measurable, you registered low on certain feelings at position L and high on those at H.

Hence, the axes of the mental space are identified as your feelings. In Fig. 4, we illustrate a schematic representation of Mental Space with three pivotal feelings as axes: Love, Faith, and Hope. Point L denotes your position in the mental space before hearing the encouraging words, while Point H signifies your position afterward. Point L corresponds to a low mental and energy state, whereas Point H signifies high levels on both fronts.

Fig. 4: High and Low Energy Points in Mental /Spiritual Space

Only three essential feelings are considered in plotting the mental space (Fig. 4) for simplicity and ease of comparison with our familiar 3-dimensional physical space. However, our mental state depends not only on these three feelings but on multiple feelings and emotions, as detailed in Table 1:

Faith or doubt, distrust
Hope or Despair
Confidence or apprehension, fear
Love or Hatred
Courage or Fear
Firmness or fragility, hesitation
Dedication or apathy, indifference
Happiness or Sadness

Table 1: Positive and Negative set of feelings

Since there are numerous feelings, the mental space becomes a multi-dimensional space, which may look something as depicted in Fig. 5. Each line represents a feeling, with one side from the centre indicating positive measures and the other negative measures. For example, hope on one side and despair on the opposite side are depicted on a single axis as the positive and negative measures respectively of one set of feelings. However, for simplicity, we work with the three-dimensional mental space shown in Fig. 6.2, enabling a comparison with the familiar physical space (Fig 6.1).

Fig. 5: Multidimensional Mental Space

Today, it is not possible to measure feelings just as there was a time when distances were immeasurable. However, contemporary advancements enable us to measure not only physical distances but also intangible entities like light, sound, wavelengths, etc - something once considered unthinkable. Therefore, it is plausible that there will come a time when intangibles like feelings can also be measured, enabling us to precisely plot our position in the mental space.

Fig. 6.1: Physical Space

Fig. 6.2: Mental /Spiritual Space
Fig. 6: "Prem Spirituality Model"

This concludes our conceptualization of "Prem Spirituality ModelTM" (Fig. 6). The model includes the familiar Physical space with x,y,z coordinates, and a similar mental or spiritual space, the dimensions of which are defined by our various feelings such as love, fear, hope, faith, courage, and more. Analogous to our position in the physical space, we also occupy a unique position in the mental space at any given time.

To further understand how this model can explain spirituality, spiritual states and spiritual energy, we need to delve deeper in this model.

3.3 Physical State and Mental State

Similar to how a point in the three-dimensional physical space denotes the physical position of a body in that space, a point in the mental space represents a specific state of mind or mental state. My position in the mental space and my mental state can be defined by the extent to which I measure on the feelings-axes at that moment. Conversely, how I measure on the different feelings axes at any given time determines my position in the mental space and my mental state.

Different degrees of these feelings, as listed in Table 1, and their combinations result in various mental states. With each shift in our mood or in the intensity of our feelings, we transition to a new position in mental space, resulting in a different state of mind and different mental energy.

4. Prem Spirituality Model - Implications

4.1 Physical Energy and Mental Energy

It is evident that a change in your mental state, triggered by hearing the magic words, was immediately followed by a change in your energy state. You transitioned from a "low energy state" to a very "high energy state". Your negative feelings, as listed in Table 1, transformed into positive ones after hearing words of encouragement. It appears that we possess an inherent power that lies dormant within us but can be activated. Since the energy does not seem to have come from an external source , it implies that the energy was dormant within you in one state of mind and suddenly became active in another state.

In Fig. 4, point L represents a low energy state, while point H corresponds to high energy state characterized by more positive feelings. As the intensity of our feelings fluctuate, our position in the mental space, and hence our mental energy, also undergoes alterations.

4.2 Prem Spirituality Model - God State and God Zones

Spirituality is a science which relates to you and your mind alone. It has nothing to do with the concept of religion or god
If more positive feelings lead to higher energy, there must be zones in the mental space where extremely high positive feelings can result in exceedingly high energy levels - so high that they lead to an extremely elevated state of mind and high mental energy with potentially superhuman powers. Indeed, this heightened energy state is the enlightened state reached by individuals like Buddha, possibly Christ and Mohammed and other prophets and sages.

What is commonly known as reaching god or attaining god is synonymous with reaching these high energy states in the mental space (Fig. 7). Therefore, we term this state of mind with extremely high mental energy as "God State". The zones in the mental space corresponding to such highly positive feelings and high mental energy are called "God zones"

Fig. 7: God States and God Zones
High Energy Zones corresponding to High Energy States in Mental Space

Isn't this the same "God State" described right in the beginning in Section 1.2, "Current Understanding of Spirituality"? We stated that a high spiritual state is characterised by three characteristics - Compassion, Power and Enlightenment. This definition aligns well with our "mathematical" representation in Fig. 7, as the God State is indeed characterised by high positive feelings (compassionate) and high mental energy (powerful). It is a highly spiritual and powerful state of mind. God Zones are areas where the measures of confidence, love, faith, hope, etc. are extremely high.

5. What is Spirituality?

Spirituality, then, is simply reaching the god zones in the mental space, or in other words, reaching a state of mind with highly positive feelings. Two attributes of our spiritual state, specifically being Powerful and compassionate harmoniously align with our Prem Spirituality Model (Fig. 7). 'Prem' translates to love in several Indian languages, and love is the most crucial component of spirituality. This is precisely why the model is named as ‘Prem Spirituality Model’. We will later discover that the third characteristic, namely Enlightenment, also integrates seamlessly with our model, as depicted in Fig. 7. But before delving into that, let us take a moment to contemplate if we are truly grasping the essence of the word "spirituality".

Our discussions so far suggest that spirituality is essentially a state of mind, contingent upon our position in the mental space or how we measure on various feelings. The closer we are to the God State or God zone, the more spiritually attuned we become. It is evident that what we have referred to as mental state and mental energy is synonymous with spiritual state and spiritual energy. Hence, we use the terms "mental state" and "mental energy" interchangeably with spiritual state and spiritual energy.

It is also clear that, though challenging with the current methods available, each of us has the potential to reach the god state shown in Fig.7. If you can attain that state of mind, you can reach the state that Buddha achieved. In other words, each one of us has the potential to be a Buddha. Buddha and most sages reached that state through meditation, but it appears beyond reach for most of us.

The moon too was beyond reach in the past. Just as reaching the moon in physical space was inconceivable then, reaching the god state appears impossible today. However, just as physical science has found once-unthinkable methods to reach the moon, new inventions in spiritual science may one day provide a faster and easier method to reach the god state in the mental space, a method which is unimaginable today.

Spirituality is a state of mind and can be represented as a position in the mental/spiritual space of our model. The higher you are in that space (represented by higher measure of positive feelings), the higher your spiritual state. Spiritual Science is a science of the mind that is not yet fully understood. Psychology attempts to understand the science of the mind, just as physics seeks to explain the science of matter, but it is still in the domain of qualitative description and lacks the quantitative strength offered by mathematics in physical science.

I admit that we have not yet explored how the third characteristic of Spirituality, namely Enlightenment, fits in this model. It will become clear as we examine the two spaces in our model a little more closely.

6. What is Enlightenment?

6.1 Common Meaning of Enlightenment

Enlightenment commonly refers to an "aha moment", a juncture when you suddenly gain complete clarity on something that you have always seen or heard but could not fully grasp. It is comparable to discovering an object on your office table or room that has always been there, yet you never took notice of it. It is like a sudden awakening or insight.

Synonyms for enlightenment include awareness, illumination, wisdom, and more.

As we delve into the experiences of spiritual saints reaching the God Zone in the spiritual space, we observe that they encounter a sudden awareness or insight into something profoundly special about the world, universe or our existence – an aspect that eludes ordinary individuals. This prompts the question: What precisely did these enlightened individuals discern regarding the spiritual realm that proves elusive to the rest of the world? The Prem Spirituality Model proposes that they attained enlightenment about the "Spiritual Laws of the Universe" or the laws governing the spiritual realm. What then are these mysterious spiritual laws? We will examine this in the subsequent sections.

6.2 Physical Laws of Universe: Known and Proven

We know that the physical space illustrated in Fig 8.1 adheres to established physical laws of universe, such as gravitational law, laws of forces and principles of action and reaction. These laws have been fairly well understood and explained. We can gauge physical distances along x,y,z axes, assign numerical values to positions in the physical space, measure the strength of physical forces and the potential energy. In essence, aided by physical science and mathematics, we know precisely the magnitude of force and the exact angle (φ) required to propel an object from point A to point B in physical space (Fig 8.1).

Fig. 8.1: In Physical Space, Physics & Maths inform us what force and angle (φ) are required to move from A to B

Fig. 8.2: In the Mental Space, we are in the dark about how to move from a low energy position A to high energy position B
Fig. 8: Forces in Physical Space and Mental Space

Contrastingly, the mental space portrayed in Fig. 8.2 remains shrouded in mystery regarding the laws governing the spiritual space. We do not know the dynamics of the mental space to consciously transition from a position in the mental space with low energy (point A in Fig. 8.2) to a position in the God Zone with high energy (point B). We do not know the mental force required or the angle at which it should be applied to move from A to B. We are unaware of the mental energies and forces at play in this space, and measuring them remains a distant prospect. We cannot measure feelings (which serve as the axes of this space) or mental energy, so we don't know the measure of feelings necessary to facilitate movement from A to B. What is worse, this mental space is inherently multi-dimensional, incorporating a multitude of feelings. (Fig.5).

If we have discovered universal rules of physical science governing the physical space, it is reasonable to presume that the spiritual space too may be regulated by analogous principles which would be discovered in the future.

It is worth noting that the present method of religion and god actually helps you to move towards the god zones by fostering increased faith and love for a higher power. Similar to how early humans discovered primitive methods to navigate in the physical space based on stars, sun and tides before the advent of advanced scientific methods, they discovered the method of god and religion to navigate the spiritual space. However, the method, like other creations of that time, is slow, imprecise and lacks a foundation of proven scientific approaches.

6.3 Spiritual Laws of the Universe: Yet-Unknown

Indeed, this spiritual space too possesses its own set of laws. What are these laws?

Depending on the measure of our feelings at any given time, each of us occupies a specific position in the spiritual space (as depicted in Fig 8.2). With fluctuations in our moods and emotions, our position in that space too changes. When you are happy, you occupy one position, and shift to another position when you are unhappy. We do not know what forces will propel us in the mental space from an unhappy position to happy position or from a low-energy state to a high-energy state. We remain uncertain as to why one person experiences happiness while another suffers sadness, or why a wealthy individual may be unhappy while a poor person finds happiness.

Being in a higher energy position enhances our likelihood of success compared to being in a low-energy position. Presently, we lack a precise understanding of why one person succeeds while another fails, or why our performance fluctuates from day to day. For instance, a tennis player may perform exceptionally well against a particular opponent on one day but not on another, depending on their state of mind and mental energy, which in turn depend on the position in the mental space. Emotions such as anxiety, fear, hope, and confidence constantly change, defining our position within the mental space at any given moment. Yet, we are unaware of how to transition from a low-energy position in this mental space to a higher-energy state, as we lack knowledge of the governing laws.

Due to our limited influence over our mind and moods, our position in the mental space and our energy levels remain beyond our control. Consequently, the ability to consistently choose success or happiness eludes us. The factors governing happiness, success, or the transition between mental states primarily reside within the realm of the mind. While these factors may adhere to certain laws, universally accepted and conclusively proven laws are lacking. Each person discovers or formulates their own laws for happiness or success, constituting their personal spirituality. Physical science falls short in explaining these phenomena, as they surpass the boundaries of physical laws.

In the physical space, if we seek to achieve a specific outcome 'y', mathematics aids in defining dependent parameters x1, x2, x3, etc., and establishing a formula or relationship denoted by "y = f(x1, x2, x3…)". This notation defines the connection between the desired output 'y' and the dependent parameters, offering insights into what values of the dependent parameters will lead to the desired outcome.

In the mental space, if we aim to achieve a mental energy level denoted by 'y', we concluded that the dependent parameters x1, x2 or x3 are the various feelings. However, neither modern science has identified all the dependent parameters, nor do we know how to quantify them.

The laws governing the spiritual space lack quantitative definition due to the absence of a language equivalent to mathematics in this realm. The Prem Spirituality Model envisions a new language called Mentomatics to fill this gap, serving as the language of the spiritual space, much like mathematics serves as the language of the physical space. We currently find ourselves in a pre-Mentomatics era, unable to quantitatively define spiritual laws. Nonetheless, future generations born in the post-Mentomatics era will possess command over both physical and spiritual laws.

In the absence of a quantitative language like Mentomatics, we must resort to a descriptive explanation of spiritual laws using simple spoken language. With this limitation in mind, we will strive to comprehend spiritual laws using our model.

6.4 What are the Spiritual Laws of the Universe?

Indeed, the realm of spirituality is governed by its own set of laws. Through scientific exploration of spirituality, we will discover that just as the physical world operates under universal laws of physical science, the realm of the mind is also subject to common and universal laws of spiritual science. These laws are interpreted and expressed in various ways by different religions, often leading to divisions. In their purest form, the teachings of religions embody these universal laws of the spiritual realm. For example, a verse from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita states, "Do your duty without expecting the fruits of your work." The original Sanskrit verse can be roughly translated as:

"You have the right to work, but never to the fruits of your actions. Do not let the fruit of your actions be your motive."

Likewise, principles such as " Good begets good " (Kar Bhala Hoga bhala, in Hindi) and "Truth always prevails" can be considered universal laws of the spiritual realm. However, we seem to have limited trust in these laws.

6.5 Why Do We Lack Trust in the Spiritual Laws?

Today, we find it difficult to believe in the laws of the spiritual realm because, more often than not, they appear ineffective. It is not that the laws themselves are incorrect, but rather that we practice them with incomplete knowledge due to limited or no advances in spiritual science. Unlike the field of physical science, where mathematical formulas and controlled parameters ensure precise outcomes, our efforts in the spiritual realms often feel like shots in the dark.

Prem provides a new vision of spiritually-evolved human beings and a violence-free world, and suggests new areas of research in mind-science to realize the vision
Why did Gandhi succeed in his experiments with truth when most of us fail? Perhaps Gandhi applied the spiritual law "truth always prevails" with unwavering faith in his approach, which placed him in a different state of mind. On the other hand, when we attempt the same, we may not possess the same level of faith as Gandhi did. Could it be that Gandhi knew certain rules of the spiritual realm that we are unaware of? It is said that when you pray to God with complete faith, God listens to you. Perhaps the same principle applies to success in any endeavour in life, not just prayer. When you approach something with unshakable faith in your method, you succeed because your heightened faith elevates your state of mind, placing you in a higher energy state.

Why was Buddha able to reach God zones that many others could not? Did Buddha possess knowledge of certain rules of the spiritual space that others were unaware of? When Buddha attained enlightenment, why was he able to perceive and experience things that others could not?

The spiritual law "Good begets good" may not always yield the desired results, depending on the depth of your feelings and your state of mind or position in the spiritual realm at the time of performing the deed. Did you perform the action with a feeling of love or with expectations? How intense were your emotions? It is possible that such parameters affect the outcome.

We simply do not comprehend the laws of this realm, nor can we measure any of its parameters. As a result, we find ourselves groping in the dark. Some individuals may learn to practise these laws by chance, while others learn through methods such as meditation and mind control. However, even those who have learned to practise these laws often struggle to explain them, as there is no language to express them adequately. There is no formal, quick, and precise way to explain, learn, and practise these laws with repeatable accuracy, as we have for physical laws using mathematics and physics.

6.6 What is Enlightenment?

The universe consists of not only the physical space we are so familiar with, but also a spiritual space. All of us occupy a certain position in this space, just like we do in a physical space
who have attained enlightenment through specialized techniques like meditation have gained insights and experiences that elude the average person. It is said that reaching this elevated state of energy, known as the God State, transcends ordinary human comprehension and cannot be fully articulated in words. It bestows individuals with extraordinary abilities that we might consider supernatural. It grants them profound understanding of the nature of the world, offering insights into phenomena that are not commonly perceived or experienced by ordinary humans, and are often regarded as supernatural. Some describe it as glimpsing the Ultimate Reality, some as having a profound connection with God, and others simply as a transcendent experience.

Based on our previous discussion of the spiritual model, the God state, and the exceptional abilities of those who have attained it, it is apparent that these insights could only have been acquired through an understanding of the laws governing the spiritual realm.

In our "scientific" model, we can therefore posit that enlightenment is a state of mind in which an individual in the God state gains complete insight into the unknown laws of the spiritual realm. When we say they had a glimpse into the Ultimate Reality, we mean they had a glimpse into the Spiritual Laws of the Universe. They possessed profound understanding of both the physical and spiritual laws that govern the universe. They had a deep clarity regarding these laws and could put them into practice.

The saints, through meditation or deep introspection, were able to develop new mental faculties that allowed them to recognize, understand, and even practically exploit the laws of the mind. Is it likely that our brain has some quantum properties, and the spiritual saints, through meditation or other means, developed their faculties to access these properties?

It is possible that, in their enlightened state, the ancient spiritual sages had special insights into both the physical laws of the physical realm and the spiritual laws of the mental realm. How else could they create Yoga, discover the medicinal and nutritional values of plants, and gain insights into astrology and astronomy without the sophisticated tools available to us today? It is said that Buddha identified that all matter is composed of tiny particles called kalapas. (For more information, you can search for 'Kalapas' on the internet.) This indicates that the state of mind they reached endowed them with special abilities to perceive what is invisible to the average person. They developed expertise in utilizing and practicing the spiritual laws of the universe, which bestowed upon them powers that some might call supernatural.

6.7 Supernatural versus Spiritual Laws of Universe

Our model reveals that these abilities are not truly supernatural; they are instead governed by the natural spiritual laws of the universe, much like the physical laws that govern our physical world. These so-called supernatural abilities are accessible to every human being capable of reaching the god zone or a state of enlightenment, but most of us are unaware of how to attain such a state. Everything that occurs is governed by the natural laws of the universe, either the physical laws or spiritual laws of nature. There is nothing transcendent or supernatural about it. Each one of us has the potential to reach this enlightened state of mind, each one of us can become a Buddha. Buddha, after all, was an ordinary human being like the rest of us before he attained enlightenment. What is needed is a modern method, suited for our fast-paced world, to achieve this state of mind.

Spiritual Revolution will bring all religions under one umbrella of spirituality, with common 'scientifically' explained and 'repeatable-in-labs' Laws of Spiritual Science
If Buddha achieved enlightenment 2,500 years ago using a specific method, can we not, with our modern advances in knowledge, discover a scientific, swift, and efficient method to attain the same state of mind faster and with less effort? After all, in the physical realm, we have been able to reach destinations in hours that previously took months or even years to reach. We have even reached celestial bodies like the moon and Mars, which were once beyond the reach of ancient civilizations. If there has been such a miraculous transformation in the navigation techniques in the physical space, a similar progress in navigating the spiritual space to be able to reach the god zones cannot be dismissed as impossible. We must be prepared for the unimaginable and the unthinkable.

It cannot be established whether the enlightened sages knew the underlying theory. In other words, they may have been practitioners of these laws, not theorists. It is similar to learning how to use a machine or computer through trial, observation, and practice, without fully comprehending its inner workings. In ancient times, people used the stars, sun, winds, and tides for navigation without understanding the underlying scientific principles. Similarly, a pilot learns to fly an aircraft without fully understanding the scientific principles that enable flight.

Even if they knew the theory, they could not explain it to the common person in the absence of a suitable language of Mentomatics (even mathematics had not yet been developed). Although they may have comprehended these laws, they lacked the language and vocabulary to explain them.

7. Mentomatics

7.1 Mathematics: Explaining the Laws of Physical Space

The field of study known as Physical Science provided clarity in understanding the laws governing the physical realm. However, it was Mathematics that truly enabled us to explain and document these laws. Mathematics provided us a precise language to express how to move an object from point A to point B in physical space with total precision (Fig. 8.1). Prior to the discovery of Mathematics, humanity remained completely ignorant of the laws governing physical space. The discovery of Mathematics marked a critical milestone that transformed the history of physical science. It emerged as a powerful force that propelled the growth of physical sciences to unprecedented heights, liberating humanity from an era of ignorance and ushering in the age of scientific revolution. Mathematics not only accurately explained the physical nature of the universe but also helped predict some effects. With the advent of calculus, the remaining unexplained phenomena related to physical forces in the universe were elucidated.

7.2 Mentomatics: Unveiling the Laws of Mental Space

The language of Mathematics fails to adequately explain the phenomena of the spiritual realm. We require a new language capable of elucidating and expressing the laws that govern the spiritual space.

We need an entirely new science and language, which we have christened as Mentomatics, to explain the laws of mental space and unveil the spiritual laws of the universe. Currently, we lack a language to explain the forces at play in the realm of the mind. Before the advent of Mathematics, the laws of physical space were as enigmatic as the laws of mental space are today in the absence of Mentomatics. We find ourselves in a similar stage in understanding mental forces as we were in understanding physical forces before the development of Mathematics and Calculus. We regard spiritual powers as miraculous or supernatural phenomena, just as common physical phenomena were once viewed as miracles by ancient civilizations. While we have entered the space age in physical sciences, we remain in the stone age of spiritual science. We are still primitive beings living in the dark age of the mental world.

7.3 Mentomatics - The Key to the Spiritual Revolution

The key to advancing spiritual science lies in Mentomatics. If we can develop Mentomatics, perhaps as an upgraded version of mathematics and calculus, we will unravel the mysteries of the spiritual realm. In this realm, there will be no religion or gods - only verified universal principles of spiritual science. But what is the key to developing Mentomatics?

The journey toward the development of mathematics began when we were able to measure the distances along the x, y, and z axes, thus understanding physical space. Similarly, the key to Mentomatics lies in our ability to measure the axes of spiritual space - our feelings and emotions. The day we can measure our feelings, we will unlock the doors to the development of Mentomatics and embark on the next great revolution - the Spiritual Revolution.

Just as mathematics has been instrumental in the development of classical physics and quantum sciences, Mentomatics is poised to be a catalyst for the advancement of Spiritual Science. Classical physics effectively explains the laws governing slow-moving objects in the physical world, but its scope falls short in addressing the realm of fast-moving atomic particles. In contrast, quantum physics is applicable to both domains. The principles of classical and quantum physics are confined to the physical world, whereas spiritual science aims to encompass the laws governing both realms - the spiritual and the physical. Spiritual science might prove to be a superset of all sciences (Fig. 9).

Fig. 9: Spiritual Science will encompass Quantum and Classical Science

As spiritual science progresses, the expectation is that all religions will eventually converge into a single set of universal spiritual laws. Even if this unity is not fully achieved, at the very least, the futility of discriminating between religions will become evident, fostering greater tolerance for diverse religious beliefs.

8. Prem Spirituality Model and World Peace

How does the model contribute to global peace? It does so in two significant ways.

Firstly, it offers an alternative framework for humanity to enhance their emotional well-being through a new definition of spirituality that is more rooted in science and less reliant on faith. As individuals evolve spiritually, the overall state of the world will improve considerably.

Secondly, the model emphasizes the objective of attaining a high-energy state of mind. The concept of god is essentially reaching a particular state of mind. In this context, religions and gods serve as methods or means to achieve that mental state (explained extensively in the eBook God in Two Minutes, listed in 'Related Readings' at the end). The crucial aspect is reaching the goal, the means to reach there are less important. The means may change with time and technological advancements, but the goal remains fixed. The diverse religions represent varied means or approaches to attain the same goal of high-energy state (Fig. 10). It is only a matter of time before Spiritual Science makes it crystal clear. Therefore, it will be evident that engaging in conflicts and violence over religious differences is futile. As Spiritual Science progresses, future generations might look back with awe and amusement at our beliefs in religions and gods, much like how we now ridicule those who once believed the earth was flat. This realization can serve as a catalyst to bridge religious divides and diminish conflicts based on faith.

Fig. 10: Different Religions as Diverse Means to Achieve the Common goal of Spirituality

9. The Way Forward

9.1 Summary of "Prem Model of Spirituality" & The Path Ahead

Let us summarise the key points of our model. The model helps us define spirituality and to suggest a way forward towards realising the Spiritual Revolution.

The universe consists not only of the physical space we know well, but also a spiritual space. Just as we occupy a certain position in physical space, we also have a position in this spiritual space.

Spirituality is essentially a state of mind or a position within this spiritual space. There are positions in this space with extremely high energy, which we refer to as god zones. Reaching these zones is akin to attaining a powerful state of mind known as the God State.

Reaching these high energy god zone and attaining god state is akin to what we call achieving or attaining godhood. Every human being has the potential to reach these zones and be a Buddha.

While the laws of physical science explain the workings of the physical space and are well understood through mathematics, the spiritual space is also governed by precise laws of spiritual science that are not yet known. Spiritual principles are essentially simple universal laws of spiritual science.

Phenomena in the physical space, such as gravity, wind, and light, were once unexplained or attributed to the will of a higher power. It was only through the language of mathematics that these phenomena could be explained. Similarly, we currently lack a language to express the phenomena of the spiritual space, as mathematics falls short in that realm.

Humanity is bound to discover a new language or an enhanced version of mathematics called "Mentomatics." Mentomatics will not only precisely explain spiritual principles but also provide the much-needed repeatability of spiritual phenomena in laboratories.

Just as our ability to measure distances or the x, y, z coordinates in physical space paved the way for the development of mathematics, our ability to measure emotions - the axes of mental space - is the crucial first step toward the development of Mentomatics.

Spirituality has become associated with religion as a matter of convenience. However, religion, with its reliance on faith, has hindered free thinking and research in spirituality as a science. There is a need to liberate spirituality from the confines of religion and expand its exploration in universities and research centres.

Today, half-learned individuals try to propagate half-baked concepts of spirituality. However, spirituality is not something that needs to be propagated or introduced to people as it already exists within every human being as latent spiritual energy. What is required is to replace the slow, age-old method of god and religion of activating this latent energy with a fast and scientific method suited to our modern age. Science should strive to achieve "God in Two Minutes" or a Buddha in "Two Minutes".

Spirituality is a science that relates to you and your mind alone. It has no connection to the notions of religion or a higher power.

9.2 Skepticism, Criticism of "Prem Spirituality Model" & Further Reading

Due to the limitations of scope and time in this paper, I understand that many questions remain unanswered. This paper may raise doubts in the minds of cynics and skeptics regarding its feasibility. It is not possible to address all doubts in this paper. Instead, this paper focuses on using the Prem Spirituality Model to define spirituality, explain the potential meaning of enlightenment, and introduce the concept of Mentomatics.

Most of the doubts that this paper may raise are hopefully addressed in the book "God in Two Minutes" [1]. The book expands on the Prem Spirituality Model to explain the origins of god and religion, how the "method of God and religion" functions, and the pitfalls of a faith-based approach. It delves into concepts that were not fully covered or briefly touched upon in this paper, such as the "marriage of convenience between the concept of God and religion," Mentomatics, and Spiritual Science as a superset of Physical and Quantum Science. The book provides insights into what the world could look like after the discovery of Mentomatics. Future generations may witness temples being replaced by spiritual clinics, where individuals can receive prescriptions on how to elevate their spiritual state or reach a desired specific position in the spiritual space!

The book uses Prem Spirituality Model to explain how the method of God and religion functions leading to spiritual advancement of individuals. While acknowledging that the method has benefited individuals, the book also underscores its inherent flaw, which has proven detrimental to the global community, leading to religious divisions, violence, and bloodshed. The model offers a potential solution to bridge these religious divides, paving the way for a spiritual revolution with unprecedented possibilities.

In conclusion, just as unimaginable things have become reality in the physical space through physical science, we must dare to "Think the Unthinkable" in order to imagine the possibilities that await in the spiritual world once Mentomatics is discovered.

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