The Difference in Traditional and Contemporary Meditative Pathways

Shashi Kiran Reddy, J and Roy, Sisir (2019) The Difference in Traditional and Contemporary Meditative Pathways. Prabuddha Bharat.


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Abstract: Meditation and yoga have become so popular that we not only started devising new interventions based on these practices in the context of health and wellbeing, but in the process, we also deviated from the actual purpose and goals set by different traditions.1 Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on different practices of meditation to study the efficacy and potential of these techniques. But, neglecting various aspects that are to be taken into consideration, most of these studies are aimed only at delineating the underlying mechanisms of influence, thus, they involve various issues. Hence, the prime purpose of this paper is to shortlist a few issues in current meditation research and emphasise that meditation has a very deeper purpose and it is not a mere tool to heal nor for enhancing cognitive faculties. The essential message of the ancient traditions is lost and neglected by many present- day practitioners. Therefore, we summarise some obstacles that may surface from the contemporary versions of these practices.
Item Type: Journal Paper
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Subjects: School of Humanities > Consciousness Studies
Programmes > Consciousness Studies Programme
Divisions: Schools > Humanities
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 11:37
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