Science of Silence:
Meditation is very mysterious. It is scientific. It is precise. If you are dedicated to the practice, if you’re putting in the necessary time, the results will show. In that sense, meditation is spectacularly precise. Just like any other law of nature, gravity doesn’t alter itself.
There is a law and it applies in all circumstances. If you know the mass of an object, if you know the weight of an object, if you know the size of it, you can pretty much calculate its gravity; how much gravitational force it’s going to exert. It’s precise. Nobody can alter it. It’s the same way with meditation.
If you are sitting in meditation, if you are watching your thoughts, it is a scientific fact that over a period of time you will begin to experience a sense of relaxation; you’ll begin to feel a sense of freedom. This is all real. These changes are real and permanent, and it’s not just momentary glimpses. It takes time because it’s real.
Once you experience internal freedom or internal peace of mind, there is no going back from it. It’s always there. You can choose to forget it but you can always go back to it whenever you want to. In that sense, meditation is very scientific.