The very fact that this was studied by scientist and couldn't be explained any other way says a lot! Sometimes even the most educated folks have to admit that the mind has capabilities that just can't be explained away. Must be hard to admit that mind control of this magnitude can be achieved without the "help" of modern science, ya know? Me...I'm a believer!
Judging by their ability to meditate for hours on end, to abstain from food for days, and their vows of silence, most us would agree that Tibetan Monks have better control over their minds and bodies than the average person. Still, what’s particularly amazing is some of them can control physiological processes, such as blood pressure and body temperature – feats many medical doctors find astounding.
In one of the most notable exhibits of their skills, a group of Tibetan monks allowed physicians to monitor the monk’s bodily changes as they engaged in a meditative yoga technique known as g Tum-mo. During the process the monks were cloaked in wet, cold sheets (49 f / 9.4 c) and placed in a 40 f (4.5 c) room. In such conditions, the average person would likely experience uncontrollable shivering and would shortly suffer hypothermia. However, through deep concentration, the monks were able to generate body heat, and within minutes the researchers noticed steam rising from the sheets that were covering the monks. Within an hour, the sheets were completely dry.
Although, the display was fascinating to the doctors, for the monks it was an ordinary occurrence. In fact, new monks use g Tum-mo as a way of proving their meditative strength and hold contests to see who can dry the most sheets in one night.The Buddhists say the heat they generate is a byproduct of the meditation, since it takes energy to reach a state of alternate reality – a place unaffected by our everyday world.
Most folks I know don't have any where near that much control over their minds. In fact, some of them have no control at all! Come to think about it, they might have even lost their minds long ago!
Coffee in the kitchen this morning. I'm baking bread and need to keep an eye on it! Don't worry, I'll share!