Hi, I am sorry if the question is a bit lame, but
Can the research on Ricard “prove buddhism to be true”? Are there some problems with the studies?
If for example, that guy would meditate on anatta (or emptyness), and feel a state of bliss (as the scriptures indicate) - if the state of bliss would be confirmed by the measurements, would that prove emptyness or anatta?
and can the research of Benson prove some doctrine of tibetan buddhism?
What confuses me most the monk’s talk about devotion. Devotion seems to me as personality cult - something which dumbens the mind, robbing it of its clear thinking, and critical capacities. But if he says that it causes hapiness, and science proves it - can he be right? Should I change my mind? It is hard - after all devotion is really dumb…