Technology can be encountered within the field of sunyata, in the ego-less space in which technology and its user intimately merge to form a unity. The challenge of such an experiential understanding of sunyata can be met, by recreating the conditions of its experience. In doing so, it have devised three ways, the epistemological, the ontological, and the mystical, that are meant to elicit such an experience that reveals the being of technology in its home-ground. Sunyata, as Nishitani explains, refers to the mode of being of a thing prior to its being made a known thing by reason and consciousness. In this mode, "plants and trees have penetrated to the bottom to be themselves; tiles and stones are through and through tiles and stones; and too, in self-identity with everything, the self is radically itself.".