The Buddhist monks of Tibet have long fascinated the Western World. Back in the 1980’s Harvard Professor of Medicine Herbert Benson led a research team to diagnose what made these monks so extraordinary. Under observation monks lowered their metabolism by a whooping 64 percent.
In another observation, monks were wrapped in ice cold, water drenched blankets. Using their nothing but their body heat and a yoga technique known as ‘g Tum-mo’, the monks completely dried off the blankets in thirty minutes.
There is a video below of the footage captured during the event. In another observation monks could raise their body heat in their extremities by up to seventeen degrees!
The monks achieve these feats by intense daily meditations and physical meditations. They explain that anyone can express these powers as they are already present in everyone.
The implications of this information could revolutionize the modern world and the technologies there in. Imagine a world where through guided meditation, we can remove disease or discourage cancers.
Broadly speaking, although there are some differences, I think Buddhist philosophy and Quantum can shake hands on their view of the world. We can see in these great examples the fruits of human thinking. Regardless of the admiration we feel for these great thinkers, we should not lose sight of the fact that they were human beings just as we are. – Professor Benson