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Can meditation have negative side-effects?

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Climate change is so clearly apparent… the impact of increasing levels of CO2 is evident in the form of fast-melting glaciers…

The joint statement of the International academies says: “Climate change is real. …from phenomena such as increase in average global sea levels, retreating glaciers, and changes to many physical and biological systems…”

Yet, the intellectual fraternity, on the basis of logics, is totally divided into two segments: one saying that climate change is real; while, the other vouching for climate change denial, also categorised as- the ones in favour of “climate change scepticism”. A Global warming petition project is running these days, with 31, 487 American Scientists signed this petition, which includes 9,029 with PhDs.

And the Petition statement goes as follows: “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is …

Just ponder…

The world has witnessed the devastation caused by nuclear power. The story of ‘dynamite’ being used for exploding human beings more instead of trenching applications is a clear-cut indication for mankind to become alert! However, till date, the energy debates on the pros and cons of nuclear power are on! It’s an ongoing controversy between the two segments, one emphasing on the benefits and the other pointing to the dangers of using nuclear reactors in order to generate power.

In the same way, we get to see two completely contrasting perspectives regarding meditation. As a matter of fact, the fabric of humanity, after having been ruptured by the parameters of stress, anxiety, and inner and outer unrest, has compelled the human being to explore something beyond this materialistic realm. In this context, people are gradually shifting to adopt the dimension of spirituality in their lives. …People have a gut feeling that meditation can prove to be a wonderful resort to relieve them of the quagmire of tensions, negativity, discord, etc. However, in this regard, where one segment highlights the positive aspect of meditation, there, another focuses on its ‘harms’!

Meditation and harms?...True!

However, this time we bring before you some strange findings about meditation, which have also secured a good amount of space in the world of modern science, internet and media.

To know that really “Can meditation have negative side-effects?” also, read the complete article in the Feb’18 edition of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.

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