The Scholars are arguing that Spirituality applications are causing more stress than mindfulness. These applications are addictive in nature, they argue.
With technology in the smart-phone industry taking leaps, the scholars are arguing that Spirituality applications that are meant to provide calmness to the mind are causing more anxiety and stress. The applications which are meant to reduce mobile phone addiction of a person are causing addiction.
Buddhist Scholars say that the majority of such mindfulness apps encourage people to cope with society. They are contrary to the Buddhist practice of being detached from material things.
Spirituality is about knowing yourself in relation to the divinity of the universe. However, once a person begins to use them for emotional highs, they can be quite addictive. In the long-run, they can develop more anxiety and stress within a person as compared to otherwise.
It’s quite clear that people are not using such apps efficiently. Rather they are using them to avoid their immediate problems to take emotional highs and feeling good about themselves.
Such apps are being downloaded extensively worldwide. Often they offer mind relaxing music and techniques for Yoga and Meditation. Some of the content is paid also.
Despite the objective of creating inclusive awareness among a person, these applications are rendering a person to become addictive to them.
Some scholars have also cited such spiritual applications as pointless.