Okay. So I've been doing meditation. It has lots of techniques, I do it from a meditation app. Is it necessary that we do meditation in concentration of god? I just take the name of the lord and remember god before starting it, rest of the time it's guided by the app. Is it alright?
No, meditating on God is not necessary according to Patanjali, the composer of the Yoga-Sutras:
- Or by the meditation on anything that appeals to one as good.
This does not mean any wicked subject, but anything good that you like, any place that you like best, any scenery that you like best, any idea that you like best, anything that will concentrate the mind. ( Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda,, Vol.1).
No, it is not necessary. BG 4:29 mentions pranayama, or breathe harmony. Focusing on the breath is an option. Good luck and keep at it!
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