5 new ways to escape inward and find your zen


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/24/6-new-ways-to-escape-inward-an.html


#2

This…
…I can’t even…


#3

You never knew Zen required a phone app? Did we mention it’s the LG school of Zen?


#4

Is this ad some elaborate koan?

Otherwise, I think some people will find it offensive; I don’t identify as a Buddhist, so I won’t make that call myself.


#5

Seriously? Your path to enlightenment is through a piece of electronic gear… that’s probably spying on you? How about throwing all the electronic shit out. That’s the bets place to start to find enlightenment.


#6

Millennial Zen?


#7

enlightened consumerism! the next bardo.


#8

What is the sound of one cell phone notifying?


#9

Heh, I’m one, and it’s not really offensive as much as it’s stupid.

Consumerism is pretty much antithetical to some of the main concepts of Buddhism, but also, if there’s a tool that helps you along your path, then by all means use a crutch until your legs are strong enough to not need it.

If someone could make an app that monitored my blood pressure, and administered a mild shock to remind me to not cling to whatever was making me angry, that would be a crutch worth purchasing from the BoingBoing store.


#10

Also, if such a tool existed, that fucking shock mechanism would get burned out pretty damned quickly given the events since 2016…


#11

I think never knowing when I might get an electric shock would cause my blood pressure to shoot through the roof. Resulting in more shocks… I might have a hard time letting go of being angry at that fucking app that keeps shocking me :wink:


#12

Tech really changes this world. Damn.


#13

The most calming thing you can do with your phone is switching it off.


#14

Shit! Then I’d need a second app!

It’s apparently turtles all the way down.


#15

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#16

There are elephants in the room between…


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