This is why I want to bitch slap Harris for coddling Buddhism as if it invented anything. The "scientific" crap about calming your body and or enduring anything harsh, is not a result of Buddhism anymore than knowing how the woman was sawed in half makes magic real. Navy Seals are also taught to endure. How he can write "The End of Faith" only to say "Oh yea cherry pick Buddhism" is absurd. ALL religions, are merely anthropomorphic excuses to create social pecking orders through politics. Getting stuck on tricks of training, and rituals is the same. Buddhism was started in the same ignorant past all the others were. It contains nothing special.