Defense through Peace

meditation-image-18The Pakistani Journal of Management and Social Science recently reported that transcendental meditation has the potential to reduce conflict in combat zones. Researchers propose the establishment of a “Prevention Wing” of the military, which involves training military personnel in transcendental meditation, better known as IDT in this setting. If big enough, groups of personnel who practice IDT twice daily are proven to reduce societal stressors that can cause conflict and result in war. The absence of these stressors, the study suggests, could mean the disappearance of tensions between different countries and other groups in conflict, including religious and ethnic groups. Consequently, through meditation, it is hypothetically possible to avoid a large-scale global conflict.