terça-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2018

Estudo: Meditação NÃO Acalma, Nem Diminui Agressividade e Preconceito


Humm...pessoas do tipo yoga, meditação, não vão gostar desse estudo, que mostra que meditação budista não acalma as pessoas, nem diminui agressividade nem reduz preconceito.

O estudo analisou 20 outros estudos sobre o assunto para fazer a conclusão de que meditação não acalma seus praticantes.

Meditação, em geral, é busca de solução interna, pessoal, para os problemas ou procura inibir ansiedades e raiva sem resolver os problemas em si, apenas inibindo os sentimentos. Até filósofos exaltaram esse tipo de coisa como Schopenhauer, que adorava o budismo.

São pessoas que buscam resolver seus problemas buscando soluções em si próprias através de reflexão. Claro que pode-se encontrar soluções refletindo, mas esse tipo de meditação acaba exaltando os seres humanos em deuses, como se elas não precisassem de ninguém ou de Deus. E muitas vezes, a meditação é usada apenas para tentar aceitar o pecado que elas cometem.

Acho que o sacramento da confissão é mais eficiente que a meditação.

O jornal Daily Mail relatou o estudo, vejam abaixo.


Meditation DOESN'T make you a calmer person: Buddhist practice leaves people just as aggressive and prejudiced, reveals study.


'If every eight-year-old in the world is taught meditation, the world will be without violence within one generation,' the Dalai Lama claims.

But it appears the respected monk could be wrong.

For scientists have revealed the trendy Buddhist practice does not make you more compassionate, less aggressive or prejudiced.

Meditation, incorporating a range of spiritual and religious beliefs, has been touted for decades as being able to make the world a better place.

However, researchers from the UK, New Zealand and The Netherlands, have found meditation doesn't change how adults behave towards others.

Dr Miguel Farias, co-author, from Coventry University, said: 'All world religions promise the world would change for the better if only people were to follow its rules and practices.

'The popularisation of meditation techniques in a secular format is offering the hope of a better self and a better world to many. 

'In the early 1970s, Transcendental Meditation conveyed this message openly, announcing that the rising number of individuals practising this technique would lead to world peace in the short term.

'Psychologists using mindfulness or other Buddhism-derived meditation techniques are now advancing similar ideas about the prosocial effects of meditation.

'The popularisation of meditation techniques, like mindfulness, despite being taught without religious beliefs, still seem to offer the hope of a better self and a better world to many.' 

The team of researchers reviewed more than 20 studies that investigated the effect of various types of meditation to make the conclusion.

They involved mindfulness - paying more attention to the present moment, and loving-kindness - imagining objects such as cute animals.

It only included randomised controlled studies, where meditators were compared to other individuals that did not meditate.

Initial analysis, published in the journal Scientific Reports, indicated that meditation, whether it was three-minute classes or three-month long getaways at secluded retreats did have an overall positive impact.

It made people feel moderately more compassionate or empathetic, compared to if they had done no other new emotionally-engaging activity.

However, a further analysis revealed that meditation didn't reduce aggression or prejudice or improving how socially-connected someone was.

The most unexpected result of this study, though, was that the more positive results found for compassion had important methodological flaws.

Compassion levels in some studies only increased if the meditation teacher was also an author of the published report.

Overall, the results suggested improvements reported by psychologists in previous studies may be the result of methodological weaknesses and biases.

Dr Farias added: 'Despite the high hopes of practitioners and past studies, our research found that methodological shortcomings greatly influenced the results we found.

'Most of the initial positive results disappeared when the meditation groups were compared to other groups that engaged in tasks unrelated to meditation.

'We also found that the beneficial effect of meditation on compassion disappeared if the meditation teacher was an author in the studies.

'This reveals that the researchers might have unintentionally biased their results.
'None of this, of course, invalidates Buddhism or other religions' claims about the moral value and eventually life changing potential of its beliefs and practices.

'But our research findings are a far cry from many popular claims made by meditators and some psychologists.

'To understand the true impact of meditation on people's feelings and behaviour further we first need to address the methodological weaknesses we uncovered - starting with the high expectations researchers might have about the power of meditation.'  



5 comentários:

RICARDO LIMA disse...

Caro Pedro, eu tenho certeza de que o sacramento da Confissão é muito superior à meditação.

Cumprimentos.

Pedro Erik disse...

Eu também tenho, meu amigo.
Grande abraço,
Pedro Erik

Anônimo disse...

A confissão bem feita é uma das experiências mais extraordinárias que temos acesso nessa vida.
Uma catequese efetiva sobre o Sacramento da Confissão evitaria muitos problemas pessoais e sociais.

A Paz do Senhor,

Gustavo.

Isac disse...

A Yoga, assim como as religiões orientais são quase ou todas dos ramos panteístas ou espíritas, caso da Yoga relativista e diabólica, irrecomendável para católicos, assim como as outras meras construções humanas.
A meditação transcendental da Yoga é gnosticismo e visa mesmo e cada mais integrar-se no suposto deus dela: deus-natureza-espírito-nós, uma só massa.
Da Yoga aproveitam-se apenas os exercícios físico-mecânicos, nada mais, fora de meditação.

Pedro Erik disse...

Certamente, caríssimo Gustavo.

Fique com Deus.

Grande abraço