posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 04:02 PM
reply to post by iRoyalty
It could or not. Meditation is a tool used to enhance your mind, deeper perception, better understanding, useful introspection, it has great effects
on the body also, the brain for instance, it certainly improves blood circulation, improve your breathing and cells are better oxygenated but it is in
the nature of things. These are just the first improvements. It makes you think clearly and you are in deeper connection with yourself, you can
achieve peace of mind, be in total control of your emotions... And many others things that are even more outstanding though it requires to practise
for decades unless you have a knack for it.
But it doesnt change your personality, it doesnt change your past, it doesnt remove hate, anger, fears although if thats the intent then yes its
possible. What i mean is, as a tool, it can be used by anyone as long as one is patient and open minded and motivated. But a tool can be used in
various ways. There are no absolute. While meditating you can find that good/evil are illusions. But you still can choose to play the game of duality.
You can use a chainsaw for its right purpose or to do "evil" deeds or both. Same goes with meditation. It wont set you on the right path in the
sense of there is not one unique right path but as many as there are living things. If the intent is to change yourself to become what you believe to
be an ideal, yes you can. Doesnt mean you became the perfect model that everyone should aspire for. Enlightenment.. is different for each.
So would it make the world better? Yes and no. Traders do meditate, inmates, politicians, serial killers,... Does it make them better do you think?
What if they choose to remain on their paths which would be seen as "evil" by most people, but use meditation as a way to improve their intrinsic
qualities, talents, gifts, states of mind but without changing the path they took initially? What make you think that you are any better than them? In
their head you are not. Yet meditation will still work for them. It will improve them the way they want. Would a total nihilistic comes to love life
if he started meditating? Only if he wanted to, else he still could come to many realizations without changing his views of life. Do you get it? It
can be used in various ways, in an infinite number of ways if i might say. There are no absolutes. Why do you think the world is still degrading?
Unless you force everyone to think the same way you think the best - and who are you to choose that - which would be no different as mind control, it
will do no good.
Anyways it is impossible to force people to meditate. You can sing of it all you want most people are too brainwashed. It is reality. They emprison
themselves (with the help of the government) and they wont get out. Besides it requires faith, patience, motivation, perseverance to achieve a bit of
what it can give and even with that, if you dont have the right mindset, you will never go past a certain point which i dare to say, is only when the
real magic begins. Nothing is free.
You should have opened with this.
I believe I just got enlightened!
Very very true, I have always been a good person, sure it helped turn me away from drugs, binge drinking and pointless sex but I was always nice.
It is impossible for me to know what effects meditation would have on a socio-path say, so very well said.
But I like to think it's only really that 1/10 that are not inherently good people, perhaps it could make that 9/10 more proactive, start realising
the things that are really important instead of caring which celeb is boinking who!
Perhaps it would put the world into a perspective where those 9/10 good people in this world will have the mentality to finally ensure that good
people take the roles of leaders, rather than those who are not good, or who are controlled by people who do not care about this planet or it's
inhabitants beyond their own personal gain.
Would this not entitle it to somewhat of a noble goal?