is a state of that occurs when the is unconditioned, liberated, and in its natural state.
To reach the state of, one withdraws attention from the physical senses and the exterior world. In this way, the is withdrawn — temporarily liberated — from those conditions. Similarly, on a deeper level, one then must withdraw attention from the internal conditioning factors: thoughts, emotions, etc. Obviously, these are more subtle, and require more skill. To more one can withdraw from conditioning factors — whether external or internal — the closer one gets to experiencing the state of .
If you are paying attention to the external environment, whether to a pain in your body, to music, sensations of any kind, or to someone "guiding your, " then your attention is still in the physical world, even attached to it, and thus remains conditioned by physical limitations. In that state, you can never experience the state of . Insisting on paying attention to the physical world is enough to prevent from entering the state of . Attachment to physical sensations of any kind keeps the limited by physicality.
So long as ourremains conditioned by senses, thoughts, emotions, daydreams, etc., cannot arise.
This is why no genuine tradition ofin the world ever taught "guided . " The idea of "guided " is an invention of lazy people in the West who want "quick results," or a "shortcut," and rather than helping people learn , so-called "guided " prevents real meditaiton from being possible. By listening to the voice of the guide, one does not learn to escape from the senses, nor to dive within, nor to recognize thoughts, dreams, and emotions as the illusions they are, nor to escape all that conditioning and experience the state of . Instead, one remains weak, lacking experience, and a victim of circumstances. Worse, one remains convinced that one needs some external crutch or assistance in order to reach the state of , which is a lie. To reach the state of , you do not need anything outside of you.
Guidedhas the opposite of its intended effect: instead of teaching you how to meditate, guided prevents you from meditating.
Therefore, we do not offer guided. We teach the simple, practical, and proven methods that lead to the genuine experience of . We teach what has been taught by teachers for thousands of years, and has been proven effective by uncountable meditators.
In oursessions, instructions are given before the practice. When the practice begins, absolute silence is kept so that each person can dive within, leaving the physical world behind.
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