Second: some people might be able to meditate to make themselves more efficient killers or whatever. It's theoretically possible. I don't think this is the norm though because meditation is typically used to still the mind and induce clarity which in general should mitigate the need to kill anyone in the first place.
I know that when I meditate I do not feel angry or violent afterwards, simply because I'm calm. Not because it has instilled some sort of moral rightness, but just because I have no motivation or reason to be violent. It also becomes easier to be compassionate since I don't have many reasons to be anything else. That's the kind of thing I'm talking about.
What is it that makes these things meditative? I can't really give an answer without knowing that.Alright fine, I suppose I'll give you that one.
But can't it still be said that middle eastern countries generally emphasize meditative activities more than western countries, so they therefore will do more meditative-like things and with greater depth than people in western countries? (I realize that this is a huge generalization that should be broken down more.) Do you disagree? Why or why not?
But I'll say again that a specific action is not necessarily meditative. Two people can stereotypically sit in the lotus position and chant "ohmmmm" and one of them will be meditating, yet the other might just be going through the motions with no meaningful result. That's the issue here.