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Dhyana: Why do you need a device for meditation?

Article by: bhairavshankar
Written on 2020-12-04T06:14:58+00:00

Someone asked us at an event at Gallery Cafe:

“Why do you need a device for meditation? Doesn’t it defeat the purpose of it…meditation is about introspection.”

This leads to me remember the words that were inscribed on the entrance of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. γνῶθι σεαυτόν or Know Thyself.

Introspection is one of the hardest things we can ever do; It’s the ability to be critical with ourself. How many of us can say we truly introspected? I would guess not many. We lie to ourselves all the time, shoving our logic to the background while bringing our emotions to the foreground.

Socrates said, ‘Knowing thyself is the beginning of wisdom’That’s what dhyana aims to do. It’s not a device to get lost in, its simplicity is its biggest achievement.

When we use Dhyana its only job Is to tell us if we have meditated well enough to reach our target of 21mins a day or not.

So when we hear this question, we usually respond with one answer:

“Dhyana is just a tool that is meant to guide you, analyse how well you’ve done and motivate you to keep going. If meditation through our device becomes easy for someone, then we are exactly what meditation needs right now.”

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Dhyana: Why do you need a device for meditation?

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Written on 2020-12-04T06:14:58+00:00

Someone asked us at an event at Gallery Cafe:

“Why do you need a device for meditation? Doesn’t it defeat the purpose of it…meditation is about introspection.”

This leads to me remember the words that were inscribed on the entrance of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. γνῶθι σεαυτόν or Know Thyself.

Introspection is one of the hardest things we can ever do; It’s the ability to be critical with ourself. How many of us can say we truly introspected? I would guess not many. We lie to ourselves all the time, shoving our logic to the background while bringing our emotions to the foreground.

Socrates said, ‘Knowing thyself is the beginning of wisdom’That’s what dhyana aims to do. It’s not a device to get lost in, its simplicity is its biggest achievement.

When we use Dhyana its only job Is to tell us if we have meditated well enough to reach our target of 21mins a day or not.

So when we hear this question, we usually respond with one answer:

“Dhyana is just a tool that is meant to guide you, analyse how well you’ve done and motivate you to keep going. If meditation through our device becomes easy for someone, then we are exactly what meditation needs right now.”

Read More: Better Than a Coffee Break?

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