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    • skydance6 months ago

      While it is good that people are looking more deeply at the values of meditation beyond simply stress relief, the notion of leap frogging into "advanced states" sounds questionable.
      Perhaps better if basic introductory meditation instruction were available in schools so that the methods for working with mind are, like seeds, planted early, and people would have their entire lives to cultivate a meditation practice, if they choose to.
      That seems better than people trying to dive into the deep end of the pool through techno/medical means. Trying to leap into some concept of "advanced levels" could be counterproductive if not dangerous.

      There is a saying "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."