Buddhists can control body temperature

Buddhists can control body temperature

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College Point, NY

#1 Jun 2, 2013
Human Brain Can Consciously Change the Temperature of the Body

Singapore scientists made a surprising discovery with the help of monks from Tibet. According to the Science Daily, a conscious increase of the body temperature as a result of meditation was first recorded.
The researchers observed the monks during meditation. Despite the temperature of about 25 degrees below zero, their clothes soaked through. But right in front of the astonished scientists, the Buddhists began to dry their wet clothes with their own body temperature, which was 38.3 degrees.
Monks made themselves warm from the inside by a meditative technique named “Tummo”– the Yoga of inner fire. In short, it is powerful visualization of the inner fire burning behind one’s back and some breathing exercises. In order to master this technique, Buddhists sit on the snow trying to melt as much of it as possible with the heat of their body. As a result, the monks who have attained some success in the “Tummo” technique are absolutely impervious to cold temperatures.
A similar experiment was conducted by the SingaporeUniversity professor Maria Kozhevnikov. Although the conditions were more benign, the experiment did produce some results.
According to Kozhevnikov, the “Tummo” helps bring your body temperature back to normal.It is an absolutely safe technique that is practiced not only by monks but also by quite ordinary people. There are advanced teachers who can reach almost an infinite increase of their body temperature, feeling a powerful burst of energy.
And this is how the “Tummo” is described by a Tibetan Buddhist teacher Malarep:“equilibrate the variations of red and white at the navel center, and the mind will fill with comprehension, experiencing the warmth as bliss…”
From a scientific point of view, this phenomenon has not yet been explained, despite some attempts. For example, in 1981 and 2000 Herbert Benson of the HarvardUniversity managed to ascertain that the Tibetan monks can raise the temperature of the fingers and toes of more than 8 degrees Celsius.

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lantang senang belama

#2 Jun 2, 2013
tummo & nibbana..any connection?

College Point, NY

#3 Jun 3, 2013
sampuna wrote:
tummo & nibbana..any connection?
Yes this ability helps forest monks and nuns stay warm while meditating. The longer they practice, the better their samadhi to gain Nirvana.

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