mikenz66 wrote:Does anyone who has spent any time with real teachers seriously believe that they are all that confused?
it's not, that anyone is confused.
The mistake of non-relaxing the tensions arisen from craving
after letting go of the distraction and returning to the object of meditation
can lead you into very deep concentrated states which can be very pleasant.
But no hindrances and nothing at all shows up into mind in that states
so one won't learn how mind actually works.
Without relaxing the tension and tightness in body and mind after letting go of the distraction
you can reach deep meditative states without knowing that they are the wrong ones.
The Buddha had been at those with his first two meditation teacher teaching him brahmin meditation.
And he dismissed that being non-sufficient.
Be Well ツ Mirco