analysis behind meditation

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greentara
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analysis behind meditation

Postby greentara » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:38 pm

"Lindsay Gellman reviews an analysis of science behind meditation in the January 6 Wall Street Journal : Meditation has limited benefits, study finds.
As TMFree readers would expect, meditation is not the save-all panacea for which it's marketed.
The majority of studies on Transcendental Meditation (TM) are NOT controlled studies, thus are weak. For example, TM studies do not compare TM with mindfulness meditation, prayer, buddhist chanting, nor with daily napping or exercise"

My 'beef' with the analysis is that it was released by the Wall St Journal. The journal is only interested in hard outcomes and subtleness is indeed foreign to this rag.
Its also hard to take TM seriously as it conjures up people jumping on trampolines and thinking they're levitating!
The biggest problem of all is they see meditation as a product to be marketed.
I wouldn't be surprised at all if in the near future they see Tibetan Buddhist mediation as a brand.

dharmagoat
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Re: analysis behind meditation

Postby dharmagoat » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:24 pm

Anything that debunks TM is good news.
May all beings be happy

duckfiasco
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Re: analysis behind meditation

Postby duckfiasco » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:26 am

Approaching meditation as an isolated desire-driven means to an end, usually a very specific end of new and improved ego, is a great hindrance to any actual benefit for oneself or others. I'm not surprised at all.
Namu Amida Butsu

lesliejoyB
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Re: analysis behind meditation

Postby lesliejoyB » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:54 am

Nice analysis. With meditation, you will be relaxed and think well.


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