A recent study showed
According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and meditation.
But a recently published psychological study directly contradicts that approach, finding that contemporary meditation and yoga practices can actually inflate your ego.
In the paper, published online by University of Southampton and due to be published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers note that Buddhism’s teachings that a meditation practice helps overcome the ego conflicts with US psychologist William James’s argument that practicing any skill breeds a sense of self-enhancement (the psychological term for inflated self-regard.)
Since meditation is the only way to abolish ego , one has to accept that the current methods of meditation are faulty. Faulty to the degree that it makes ego worse !
Wake up my friends. Don’t follow foolish half baked ideas coming from guru who want fame finance and pleasures.
True methods should generate humility , tests in eyes for God , acceptance that much progress is yet to be made.
Most people have not even started. Worse still they go in the opposite direction Reading books do not help
Be sure you have made progress is when God tests you with problems and you can meditate at ease feeling joy and peace
Otherwise more effort is needed