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01 February 2013, 06:51 PM
Another area where Vedic religion hits the scientific mark is the effects of chanting, specifically the Mahamantra,

Effects of Spiritual Mantram Repetition on HIV Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Actual mantram practice measured by wrist counters was inversely associated with non-HIV related intrusive thoughts and positively associated with quality of life

Examining the Effects of Meditation Techniques on Psychosocial Functioning

Conclusions: The authors suggest that the maha mantra has potential in addressing problems related to stress and depression and that it be considered as one possible component of a spiritual approach to social work practice.

This of course does not answer the age-old questions about providing the ultimate truth, but it does start to find there are truths in the Dharma.