Yes, as per Larry King program, about 2-3 weeks ago, a bunch of
scientists did say that our brain can be changed.
Yet even if we accept this discovery, we still need to "sit through".
Knowing any of this does not help us with any short cut.
Words are forms. Words are in a domain separate from the domain of
energy and spirit.
Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can
On 10/19/2010 5:23 PM, mike brown wrote:
ED, Bill, Mayka et al,
If I can just jump in here. There is scientific data to suggest that
the brain has a kind of plasticity and so can be neurologically
changed according to how it is used. I think this is should hold
a huge interest for those of us interested in zen/meditation. Learning
to pay attention to the moment and letting go of negative thoughts can
be seen as a 'skill' just like learning a language or playing the
piano. If one incorporates sitting into their daily lives it'd be
possible to change the physiology of the brain to better respond to
internal/external stimuli with happier results. Zen, as an art of
living, could then jettison all the religious mumbo-jumbo that it's
wrapped up in now.