“The goal of the Science of yoga, is to constantly gain ground on our ignorance’s through the science of knowledge. Today we stand on the solid ground of our finite knowledge to date, but we look out upon the vast expanse of the unknown infinite. Our duty as hums is to constantly explore the fringes and boundaries of our darkness’s and illuminate them with the light of what has been discovered so far, thereby exposing more truths and taking back more land in our quest for understanding.” – David Scott
“The real enemy of truth is not ignorance, doubt, or even disbelief,” he writes. “It is false knowledge.”
Iyengar stated, “The least flexible part of the human body, is the mind.” The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
“All scientists should be skeptics. True skepticism is, as [Carl] Sagan described it, the ‘self-correcting machinery’ of science.”
“If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change.” -The Dalai Lama
Cognitive dissonance—the extreme discomfort of simultaneously holding two thoughts that are in conflict. In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the experience of psychological stress that occurs when a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, values, or participates in an action that goes against one of these three
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” – Frantz Fanon
Warren Buffet, said “When science proves something we strongly or passionately believe in to be false, we should write it down immediately, because the human mind will do everything possible to push it our of our memory, (due to cognitive dissonance) and we will forget it in 15 minutes.”
“A man with a conviction is a hard man to change,” Festinger,
“Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point … Suppose that he is presented with evidence, unequivocal and undeniable evidence, that his belief is wrong: what will happen? The individual will frequently emerge, not only unshaken, but even more convinced of the truth of his beliefs than ever before.”
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