That's a rhetorical question for the sake of discussion and the obvious answer is no. But let me describe what I mean by that question.
I've found a way of thinking lately by which to find happiness and escape suffering, but it involves something like shutting off the mind through deep reflection on either notself, one's own true nature, the unconditioned, or the luminous mind (doesn't matter what you use to describe it). If I kept it up forever (which would take time and perseverence), it would be great for me (but not others, because I'd have no way of communicating what I did and how I did it) and it can cause problems, because it feels like a form of mental dullness. For instance, the other day I was driving along and a car slammed on its brakes in front of me: I should've noticed sooner, but I didn't because I was spacing out. Fortunately, by the time I did notice, I was able to slam on my own brakes and swerve. Today, I went to the store and forgot where I parked. My initial guess was right, but I second-guessed myself and went the wrong direction, and ended up walking through the whole parking lot to find my car. I also left a bag at the store and drove home without noticing it. Later, when I was recounting to my mom a conversation I had with a person at the store, I said, "the other day," and then suddenly remembered, "Wait. That happened earlier today."
You know the pleasant afterglow after a good 30 minutes of sitting meditation? I feel that almost all the time now, more or less (mornings tend to be dark and it fluctuates throughout the day). It is a source of great power because through it, I have the virtually limitless capacity to carry out new actions, regardless of how I acted in the past and regardless of how I'm feeling right now. Because of this, when I think this way, every conceivable virtue is present (because I want to be a better person and if I am unhindered mentally, a better person is something that naturally arises). I am in constant contact with the flux of momentary consciousness more so than I have ever been in my life. The result is that my senses are sharper and overall, I am more aware of what I am doing. But because my brain feels like it's running on over-drive, sometimes there are these huge lapses in consciousness and memory. I frequently feel pressure in my eyes, in my skull, and tingling in my skull. I am more sensitive to subtle feelings of pain and pleasure throughout the body, such as feeling pain in my finger, then looking down to see tiny flecks of glass (not grains or pieces of glass, but pieces of glass dust smaller than a grain of sand) embedded in my finger, tearing up the tissue. I was worried about chest pain, but am not so worried now, because I sometimes feel pleasure in my chest too, so I think it is that I am simply paying more attention to my body. Sometimes, I also have moments where my entire body is bathed in warm pleasure. And it seems much easier to study stuff for school, as I can imprint stuff on memory more quickly and efficiently, because my mind is relaxed and very clearly focused. This type of concentration goes away when I entertain unwholesome thoughts or actions, when I entertain self-reflexive thoughts (thinking about the self merely for its own sake, without regard to intention or purpose), when I engage in sensual pleasure (pornography, television, videogames -- music doesn't affect it so much, perhaps it's a small effect on restlessness\excitement that I can't yet see), and when I use intoxicants. With regard to memory, I have more frequent bouts of forgetfulness, but I am also more intimately aware of the story of my life as it happens. So the memory thing is a trade-off. If I sat down right now, I could give you a pretty crystal clear picture of my entire day the day before (perhaps the last several days, actually), but throughout the day, I'm like an airhead.
So, I've noticed that I need to have a balance samadhi. Concentrating too hard, too much, too forcefully, can create a headache, anxiety, make you feel like you're going crazy, and simply doesn't work. But this too relaxed concentration of simply developing a dullness to the senses and suffering is equally problematic. Overall, I feel I am making long-term progress, but I need to develop the capacity to move in and out of this kind of thinking when it's useful, so that I am able to remember stuff, use words, and think normally, but also capable of developing an imperturbable mind, immune to suffering and fetters.
Any helpful thoughts on this?