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HEALTH BENEFITS OF MEDITATION


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. - Albert Einstein, in The New Convergence

“Through meditation, you learn about the nature of your mind rather than the sense world of desire and attachment. Why is this important? We think that worldly things are very useful, but the enjoyment they bring is minimal and transient. Meditation, on the other hand, has so much more to offer – joy, understanding, higher communication and control. Control here does not mean that you are controlled by somebody else, but rather by your own understanding knowledge-wisdom, which is a totally peaceful and joyful experience. Thus, meditation is very useful.”

                                                                                              Lama Thubten Yeshe

Cary Barbor, Psychology Today

"Recent research indicates that meditating brings about dramatic effects in as little as a 10-minute session. Several studies have demonstrated that subjects who meditated for a short time showed increased alpha waves (the relaxed brain waves) and decreased anxiety and depression.

"To explore exactly what part of the brain meditation acts on, researchers at Harvard Medical School used MRI technology on participants to monitor brain activity while they meditated. They found that it activates the sections of the brain in charge of the autonomic nervous system, which governs the functions in our bodies that we can't control, such as digestion and blood pressure. These are also the functions that are often compromised by stress. It makes sense, then, that modulating these functions would help to ward off stress-related conditions such as heart disease, digestive problems and infertility....

"Seeking methods for quieting that internal chatter and reducing stress are what initially attract many people to meditation. "It is a very effective stress-reducer, which is a way into the practice for many people," says Thomson, who sometimes refers clients to meditation. "If someone is struggling with feelings of anxiety, he or she may benefit from its calming aspects. And it's absolutely facilitative of mental health because it brings about a higher level of self-acceptance and insight about oneself....

"Studies have shown that, among other benefits, meditation can help reverse heart disease, the number-one killer in the U.S. It can reduce pain and enhance the body's immune system, enabling it to better fight disease.

"More new research offers additional encouragement. In a study published last year in the journal Stroke, 60 African-Americans with atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, practiced meditation for six to nine months. (African-Americans are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as are whites.) The meditators showed a marked decrease in the thickness of their artery walls, while the nonmeditators actually showed an increase. The change for the meditation group could potentially bring about an 11% decrease in the risk of heart attack and an 8% to 15% decrease in the risk of stroke.

"A second study, published last year in Psychosomatic Medicine, taught a randomized group of 90 cancer patients mindful meditation (another type of practice). After seven weeks, those who had meditated reported that they were significantly less depressed, anxious, angry and confused than the control group, which hadn't practiced meditation. The meditators also had more energy and fewer heart and gastrointestinal problems than did the other group."



From the Dalai Lama’s words in The New York Times

"I have been encouraging scientists to examine advanced Tibetan spiritual practitioners, to see what benefits these practices might have for others, outside the religious context. The goal here is to increase our understanding of the world of the mind, of consciousness, and of our emotions.

"It is for this reason that I visited the neuroscience laboratory of Dr Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin. Using imaging devices that show what occurs in the brain during meditation, Davidson has been able to study the effects of Buddhist practices for cultivating compassion, equanimity or mindfulness. For centuries Buddhists have believed that pursuing such practices seems to make people calmer, happier and more loving. At the same time they are less and less prone to destructive emotions.

"According to Davidson, there is now science to underscore this belief. Davidson tells me that the emergence of positive emotions may be due to this: Mindfulness meditation strengthens the neurological circuits that calm a part of the brain that acts as a trigger for fear and anger. This raises the possibility that we have a way to create a kind of buffer between the brain's violent impulses and our actions.

"Experiments have already been carried out that show some practitioners can achieve a state of inner peace, even when facing extremely disturbing circumstances. Dr Paul Ekman of the University of California at San Francisco told me that jarring noises (one as loud as a gunshot) failed to startle the Buddhist monk he was testing. Ekman said he had never seen anyone stay so calm in the presence of such a disturbance.

"Another monk, the abbot of one of our monasteries in India, was tested by Davidson using electroencephalographs to measure brain waves. According to Davidson, the abbot had the highest amount of activity in the brain centers associated with positive emotions that had ever been measured by his laboratory.

"Of course, the benefits of these practices are not just for monks who spend months at a time in meditation retreat. Davidson told me about his research with people working in highly stressful jobs. These people — non-Buddhists — were taught mindfulness, a state of alertness in which the mind does not get caught up in thoughts or sensations, but lets them come and go, much like watching a river flow by. After eight weeks, Davidson found that in these people, the parts of their brains that help to form positive emotions became increasingly active."

Why we do NOT use or promote silent Messaging

Many people ask me if I can provide subliminal programming or silent technology which is pouted by many as a silent way of influencing the subconscious. Well, I could use one of the many techniques used and sold for this because it is thought to be very powerful by many. It's thus a profitable enterprise.  This is due to a pop corn and Coke experiment in a Cinema that was fraudulently reported to have subconsciously induced the patrons to buy loads of Coke and pop corn. When governments heard about this they banned the practice deeming it to be unethical. After years of testing in controlled environments, by private and by Government sponsored laboratories, it is consistently deemed to have no effect on ones habits, ways of relating to ones environment or ways of relating to oneself. 

Perfect Meditation does not offer silent programming. The definition of subliminal programming - is a message or signal embedded in another object, designed to pass above or below the normal limits of perception. Despite the fact that silent programming has been scientifically proven time and again to be completely ineffective, belief in it is wide spread. Some characters take advantage of this saying they have now developed some special silent programming that works!! Some even claim, at the same time, that they don't believe in subliminal programming! They try to convince you that their silent technology will change your habits or self image on a subconscious level. This is completely false. It is subliminal programming if it is a message or signal embedded in another object, designed to pass below or above the normal limits of perception. That is what they are providing under a different name whilst saying they don't believe in it!!

Silent programming at dog whistle ranges or any other range is subliminal programming!  It is a proven gimmick sold under the false notion that it is very powerful for influencing change in ones habitual self image, ways of interaction, moods and mental capacities and general wellbeing. 

Some companies have latched onto studies of silent programming and tried to twist the results found in these studies as meaning that 'silent messaging' has a powerful effect on ones behavior.  Here is an example of a quote that has been contrived to validate silent messaging:

"Some neural substrate is capable of encoding speech signals when these speech signals are modulated into the ultrasonic frequencies. This is true in the normal hearing individual, the older listener with compromised auditory function, as well as in the profoundly deaf person with no substantial auditory function." - mentioned in Science, Vol 253, July 5, 1991.

What this actually represents is a study that verifies in some cases that words encoded in silent technology can be detected by the mind without the subject consciously hearing it.  This is nothing new.  Amazingly the very same study goes on to prove that it is less reliable than ordinary speech even when it is actually registered in the mind.  The same study also proves that the silent messaging has far less influence on the mind than ordinary audible words or affirmations.  However the companies using it fail to mention that.  Rather they insinuate that silent messaging will have a powerful influence on you!

It's an unfortunate situation for genuine people trying to improve their lives when they believe in and invest in these assurances about 'voice tones with frequencies modulated into the high-frequency “dog whistle” ranges.' It's unfortunate because the companies insinuate that this is going to be of some usefulness even though it has been proven many times, even by the same scientific experiment the companies quote, to be far less reliable than ordinary speech and has no influence on general behaviour, self image or emotional wellness.

It’s even been claimed that some silent technologies really work because they were classified and then developed by US government organizations!!! The reason the classifications were made in the first place was because governments feared that it might be very powerful when they first heard about the 'pop corn and coke experiment' (which turned out to be a fraud). Subsequent experiments by governments and intelligence agencies found that subliminal programming with silent messages was not effective at all and declassified it!  They would not have declassified it if it was in fact a genuine means to manipulate and alter behavior and/or self image in a powerful and subversive way. That was what they were afraid of and was why it was classified in the first place! 

Further, if you understand the way the mind works and responds to causes and conditions and how afflictive mind states arise due to conditions ripening causes and predispositions from past actions, you will also understand how it is not the lack of attention to something that stimulates particular behavior or makes it a powerful influence on the mind. The valid monastic traditions associate action with intention, action and recognition. So the belief in the power of subliminal programming to be more powerful than ordinary perception is like believing that a child with attention deficit syndrome will always make a better student than the child who is motivated (has enough intent) to pay attention and contemplate (recognise with clarity) the meaning of what is being taught.  Then what is required is enough consciensciousness to apply it  (act upon it)! The action affirms the behavior and creates the neural pathway that is strengthened when repeated. Thus the regular application of 'conscientious' and consistent responses to conditions and events is what leads to behavioral habits, self image creation and change.  This is consistent with scientific studies of how the brain develops and how we learn and behave as a consequence of responding to thoughts and perceptions of things in our world.


Read what Philip M. Merikle of the Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, has to say and realize that all educated and independent persons in this science say the same thing!!!!

“Belief in the power of subliminal perception to induce changes in the way people feel and act is so widespread that a number of companies have been able to exploit this belief by marketing subliminal self-help audio and video tapes. The companies that market these tapes claim that regular use of the tapes can cure a variety of problems and aid in the development of many skills. Each company markets a number of different tapes. Presumably, what distinguishes the different tapes marketed by each company are the embedded subliminal messages that can be neither consciously seen or heard. Some of the more popular tapes are claimed to help individuals stop smoking, lose weight, or reduce stress; other tapes are claimed to help people increase their reading speed, improve their memory, or develop their skills at tennis (or golf or baseball, etc.). Given the extraordinary nature of these claims, there have been a number of controlled studies designed specifically to test of the efficacy of the tapes. All of these studies have failed to find any evidence consistent with the claims of the companies that market these tapes. There is simply no evidence that regular listening to subliminal audio self-help tapes or regular viewing of subliminal video self-help tapes is an effective method for overcoming problems or improving skills. In fact, there is even evidence to suggest that many subliminal self-help tapes do not even contain subliminal messages that could possibly be perceived under any circumstances by a human observer.

A common theme that links all extraordinary claims regarding subliminal perception is that perception in the absence of an awareness of perceiving is somehow more powerful or influential than perception that is accompanied by an awareness of perceiving. This idea is not supported by the results of controlled laboratory investigations of subliminal perception. Rather, the findings from controlled studies indicate that subliminal perception, when it occurs, reflects a person's usual interpretations of stimuli. Furthermore, there is no evidence to suggest that people initiate actions on the basis of subliminal perception. The weight of the evidence indicates that people must be aware of perceiving stimuli before they initiate actions or change their habitual reactions to these stimuli. Thus, although subliminal perception may allow us to make accurate guesses regarding the characteristics of stimuli, subliminal perception cannot lead a person to drink Coca-Cola or to eat Ritz Crackers, and it cannot be used effectively to improve a person's tennis skills or to cure a person's bad habits.”

Oneness with the Universe!
There is also this erroneous notion that an enlightened mind sees all as one or all as mind. Apprehensions like one and many exist interdependently, the notion of oneness cannot arise as an object of apprehension without depending on the notion of many! It’s an oxymoron to claim 'oneness with the universe!'

Of course there are transcendent states but conventional reality is not altered by them. Conventional reality is viewed without grasping or separation from the transcendent state by a genuinely realized being.  That can be described as all things being of a single flavor, peaceful, blissful and naturally liberated. It can also be described as non duality because perception is not depending on the conceptual mind, which is generally associated with afflictive emotions.  The transcendent indicates knowing directly.  What is transcended is the habituation of conceptuality.  The single flavour is emptiness.  It is empty of inherent conceptions which are the causes of all afflictive emotions, unhappy and mundane states of mind.  This transcendent mode of abiding can also be described as naked awareness where one operates in any situation without obstructing  the peaceful and blissful nature of the un-obscured naturally liberated mind.  The mind itself is formless, has no shape or colour.  Hence the mind cannot become one with form nor can it be said to be ultimately separate from form in a dual manner despite our natural tendency to act out of a sense of duality.  All objects of experience exist in a dependent relationship and cannot be said to be ultimately one or many. Hence the claim oneness with the universe is not valid nor is it helpful to aspire to such an impossible idea!

You can certainly achieve a state of 'wholeness', 'perfection' 'blissful transcendence' and ultimatly - omniscience that remains constant and undisturbed by what ever happens in your realm of perception and experience.  But this is not oneness!

Time is precious and contemplating false ideas that sound good like - 'oneness with the universe' - casts no light on the way things exist and provides zero assistance to those who seek lasting happiness and transcendence,  even though they sound impressive and wondrous. In fact such half baked utterances simply lead to further confusion.  It is an unfortunate state of affairs especially if that kind of absurdity is mixed with powerful mind altering technology. It is also unfortunate for well intended people who are wasting much valuable time trying to improve themselves with silent messages that do not have any usefulness in that regard.

The Perfect Meditation program is backed by authentic training which is essential and is something one should look for when considering using this powerful technology.

The Perfect Meditation program is created out of the intent to unify and preserve the most powerful mind transforming technology, that is proven to work, with time proven authentic mind transforming techniques that genuinely have the power to help with what ever personal growth and spiritual aspirations you might have.
 

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Findings from Swinburne University Centre for Neuropsychology in Melbourne:

(The Age Newspaper, July 11 2005, by Liz Gooch)

There's more to it than meets the IQ.


The next time Greg Norman is on the 18th hole and his mind begins to wander, he may do well to remember his emotional intelligence is at work.

A growing number of elite athletes and those in the corporate world are realizing the importance of being "emotionally intelligent", according to a Melbourne researcher who will host a conference on Friday.

The concept of emotional intelligence, a term used to describe people's ability to understand and control their emotions, has been around for about a decade, said Professor Con Stough, of Swinburne University.

"Emotional intelligence is really about our ability to use emotions in a meaningful way," he said. "It's becoming very big, and I think it will actually be bigger than IQ at some stage." The push to improve people's ability to handle their emotions is reaching the workplace and the sports field.

Companies have begun testing people's emotional intelligence in recruitment. "To be successful in an organization your emotional intelligence might be more important than your IQ," Professor Stough said.

Benjamin Palmer, a research and development director, said companies were also training managers in emotional intelligence.

Personal relationships can also benefit. "Women tend to be better at understanding and expressing emotions, and men tend to be better at managing and controlling emotions," Professor Stough said.

High emotional intelligence
 

You know what makes you feel angry, stressed or anxious

You understand how your emotions influence your decisions

You realize how your behavior can affect others

Low emotional intelligence

Unable to manage emotions

Prone to emotional outbursts

Unaware of how your behavior affects others.

Experienced Meditators report that Perfect Meditation assists them greatly in cultivating single pointed concentration. This is hypothesized to be due to the expanding mental scope of waking consciousness.

Intuitive intelligence Is enhanced and one becomes more able to recognize signals and feelings from deeper levels within.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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