Meditation limits on being better person, according to the recent study that has contradicted the most common belief among people that it helps change behavior with people and makes more compassionate.
A team of scientists from the Coventry University in the UK has explored more than twenty researches from which they investigated the impacts of different types of meditation like loving-kindness and mindfulness on the pro-social behaviors and feelings.
academic and writer, Miguel Farias, who is a leader of Brain, Belief, & Behavior Lab at the Coventry University, said in a statement that, “The popularization of meditation techniques, like mindfulness, despite being taught without religious beliefs, still seems to offer the hope of a better self and a better world to many. We wanted to investigate how powerful these techniques were in affecting one’s feelings and behaviors towards others.”
Earlier analysis has shown that meditation had entirely positive effects. But now, the researchers have claimed that meditation limits on being better person and has made people ordinarily much emphatic and compassionate than if they didn’t have performed any new emotionally-engaging activity.
Since, further study disclosed that meditation doesn’t play any significant role in the reduction of prejudice and aggression and improvement in the way of a person being socially connected. The most unpredictable result was the more number of positive results discovered for compassion having crucial methodological flaws, say researchers.
The team stated that, “We also found that the beneficial effect of meditation on compassion disappeared if the meditation teacher was an author of the studies. This reveals that the researchers might have unintentionally biased their results.”