Have you wondered what is the difference between binaural beats and meditation?
To answer this question, let us first understand
What is Meditation
We give below the explanation from the book Meditation: The First and The Last Freedom by the unorthodox spiritual guru Osho:
Witnessing, the spirit of meditation
Meditation is adventure, the greatest adventure the human mind can undertake. Meditation is just to be, not doing anything — no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are and it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, or it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because existence is made of the stuff called joy.
When you are not doing anything at all — bodily, mentally, on no level — when all activity has ceased and you simply are, just being, that’s what meditation is. You cannot do it, you cannot practice it: you have only to understand it.
Whenever you can find time for just being, drop all doing. Thinking is also doing, concentration is also doing, contemplation is also doing. Even if for a single moment you are not doing anything and you are just at your centre, utterly relaxed — that is meditation.
And once you have got the knack of it, you can remain in that state as long as you want; finally you can remain in that state for twenty-four hours a day.
Next let us understand
What are binaural beats
Binaural beats is the name of a scientifically proven special way of using sounds, in which slightly different sound frequencies are used in two ears and this produces the desired slow down in the brainwave activity of this listner, which in turn produces relaxation and related various desired states.
Binaural Beats and Meditation
Both binaural beats and meditation slow down the brainwaves and give benefits such as relaxation. So, they are somewhat similar in the results the produce.
But, they are different in the sense that “meditation” is something you have to do, whch means it takes “active effort” on your part such as closing eyes, using imagination, chanting mantras, or praying.
Binaural betas, on the other hand, require no “active effort” on your part.