Whatever people might interpret about his views on this or that, the thing that sets Sam Harris so far far apart from other public intellectuals, is his efforts to develop a technology which has practical uses for waking up. I mean his meditation app. So many people report that it supports their practice. While I am also working on a meditation app these days, the project is being done with full cognizance that it cannot match – – nor will it ever attempt to! – – the extraordinary range and fullness of Sam’s amazing meditation app. I have not used it myself – – I already have a daily meditation practice for 30 years – – but so many people report having received benefit from it. I looked into it, and found the range and depth and care of it to be extraordinary. He truly is a bodhisattva.
These “nudges” are just such helpful pointers, especially for people just starting out on the way: