Can science prove that the person is in meditation? If yes, then, scientific research may help unfold the secrets of consciousness or our true nature. If, not, then eight decades of research studies done on meditation is self-satisfying without any truth in it. But science has done remarkable work in understanding the changes at physical and mental level.
Science is repeating what proved for seven decades
Scientists have proved again and again the same benefits of mindfulness/ meditation, barring few who argued as it is a waste of time, self-hypnotizing and self- fulfilling without any success.
Scientific community first proves their irrational and unfounded arguments, that meditation/mindfulness is something vague and illogical. Then they try to prove that it has no foundation at all. Later, they return to their objective approach and define mindfulness / meditation
Objective research into the first-person experience
The science may try to redefine the practice objectively, prove that what they are doing is based on evidence. We are different from body, breath, brain, mind, intellect and functional -I which is a part of the mind. The real- I, is different from all parts of our personality. Buddha and other masters declare the goal of meditation is ‘know thyself’ and not what scientists are trying to prove.
How can we find our true nature in the world outside?
What researchers are researching lies in the field of objective reality. No doubt, this material world, and objective reality are important for the physical and psychological survival for the society and nation but the first-person experience or real-self is behind the veil of the mind and the brain. It is quite surprising that these researchers claim that meditation/mindfulness is true, but its foundations, teachings, and teachers are wrong. So, they research and try to find evidence. How contradictory is it?