Meditation is science. Really? How?
In present times, people are faced with a lot of issues such as stress, many incurable diseases. For
many of these problems, meditation is suggested as a solution even by the doctors. But many do not
accept the reliability of meditation as it is always considered to be one of the religious practices. As
most of the religious activities are irrational, the meditation practices are also dismissed as useless
But meditation is a science which has a rational basis.
Before getting deep into this topic, it is important to know the definition of Science, “It is the
organized study of the natural world by means of the observation and the experiment which results
in getting a better knowledge on a particular subject.
Mediation as a study of the mind
While meditating, people do the careful observation of mind which is of scientific interest. The
information which is accumulated by people through meditation is shared among themselves and
the spiritual masters. The spiritual masters, in turn, experiment this information with their own mind
and pass it on through generations. This organized body of information is used by many in the
It is well-known that meditation involves a lot of techniques that produce varying results. These
techniques are not given without any basis. Just like science, these techniques are tested in the
laboratory of mind. Many models of mind have been found by various practitioners of meditation by
modifying the techniques to increase efficiency and many models have been implemented. Just like
science, the modifications which are done can be considered as hypotheses and the implementation
can be taken as experiment. Many of the results arrived through these experiments have found to
have passed the scientific tests of falsifiability and replicability. This clearly indicates that meditation
is a science
Meditation is objective
Many have argued that meditation does not produce any objective results. This argument cannot be
completely accepted as many of the branches of science as Sociology and Psychology have many
concepts which are subjective, and the science of meditation has many concepts which objective
are. In fact, there are certain meditation techniques which help in finding the changes in brain
changes. Many of the meditation practices had helped in improving brain functions. This had been
proven by many studies on the brain.
Many of the meditation techniques have helped in improving the functions of the body. This is more
like medical science. There is also a possibility for the meditation to have a great significance in the
field of neurology. Further, the meditation has helped in a better realisation of oneself and one’s
relationship with the environment. This feature of meditation also correlates with many of other
branches of science.
Many people consider Meditation as a hard way to get solace. But if you start practicing,
it is very simple, easy and effective. The best way to get the complete benefits of meditation is through continuous practice. It can be as simple as just closing your eyes and focusing on your breath or even on
any sound coming from your atmosphere (like A.C., fan, music etc)
Therefore, it is important for the people to use meditation as a tool for self-development and
peaceful mind. This not only helps in the promotion of individual health but also helps in promoting
world peace. This is mainly because it helps in changing the aggressive behaviour of many people
which is due to the unregulated activity of mind.
Will you start practising meditation for your better life? Let me know in comments 🙂