a bit too harsh, apologies, etc…but!
the ‘personal’ tale of meditation is misleading: I have achieved success at meditation….but the question of meditation is so fraught with guruism that it becomes important of reinvent the subject…
Mindfulness for better or worse is an independent process of free individuals. the buddhas sufis gurus are ambitious to control the process for their own power…
Wow, what a breakthrough, but this is suspicious. The tibetans must be worried and wish to take back ‘mindfulness’ meditation from the amateurs, the corporations and while I am not sure of the actual details the cabal seems clear, the usual publicity stunts from the dalai lama and his dark ops sector.
This is getting tiresome. Mindfulness meditation is no doubt real enough on one level but these highs are just that, ‘highs’ and I doubt if they will last. I have had a dozen mediation highs and they are long gone. I have done a lot of meditation buddhist style and the result is a nervous wreck, attacks from ‘demons, type ‘mara’, unknown’, cannibal attacks from sufi gangsters, invultuation attacks from gurdjieff fakes (three way system of murder), and at this point I have recented cured myself of curing myself with an alcoholic relapse (daily vodka) by ‘meditating out of meditation, and alcoholic compulsion. Meditation is the most hyped exercise, and it is not the mindfulness gang that spoiled it, but the Mahayana which says you must meditate and that can never have a the result called ‘enlightenment’ because you promised to NOT until every other idiot ‘completes’ a you go first to other you go firsts before the lights go out in the Big Contraction.
I think that mediation is dying and needs an exit strategy for its victims.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta was invited to the Dalai Lama’s personal residence to meditate. He was anxious just thinking about it but left “a changed man,” he says — one who is more patient and more focused.