Australian scientists from The University of Queensland have been studying the effects of meditation on brains and how it can change behaviors. For their study, they were given access to 76 Tibetan Buddhist monks who had between 4 and 54 years of meditation training. Among other tests, they gave the Buddhist monks vision tests, where each eye was concurrently shown a different image. While most people's attention would automatically fluctuate between the two images, they were amazed to see that the monks were able to focus on just one image.
(on the picture above, a group of raelians practicing meditation in the desert near Las Vegas)
Some of them, the most trained ones, could do it a long as 12 minutes! (Results published this week in Current Biology)
This aspect of meditation is a very important part of the teachings of the Prophet Rael, the capacity to block out external information and choose whatever we want to hear, see, touch, taste, smell, the capacity to choose whether any negative information can access our brain.
Following the publication of the Australian team’s report, the Prophet Rael said: “ This is wonderful! It is one more proof that what we teach in seminars works: the highest effect of a trained consciousness is the ability to stop reacting to external stimuli.”