"Meta in regard of the OP, but good to have a context": The first question is hard to answer, since it can easy be a "proplem". If telling allways, or seldom... it's possible not good to ask someone living from alms of the country such. So let my person answer, that he dwells much to often heedless. And Sadhu in the case that it was a well meant suggestion and rebuke. (It's possible better to raise personal questions, if required to raise, of coure without limit, in the introduction topic and everybody should always regard it as having given leave to ask there, or rebuke my persons speech here and there)
The topic has gaining understanding and not defending possible missdeeds as purpose.
In regard of the secound but also in regard of the first questions intention to use certain discrimination as a tool for certain purpose, my person likes to share a sutta as starter of a very general importand topic in many regards:
Nandiya Sutta: To Nandiya and context of arising.
My person likes to throw other big stones as "provocation" into the topic, as statements, without much context for now.
* (any) Path is not gained by samadhi, but "only" by "listening/hearing" and proper attention
* impressing lay peoples by meditation can easy lead to even pārājika, even for whole Sanghas, and there are many who did much damage and insults toward right practicing people and communities, especially toward practice in traditional countries.
Let's see how it develops and how far certain necessary patient and leave may arise in regard of importand explaining.
_/ _ _/ _ _/ _ May formost the Ven. Members of the Sangha, and those walking in front, out of compassion for many, feel generous and share their merits in explaining the issue given by certain anchors above.