--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <LEnglish5@...> wrote: > > It turns out that the EEG pattern of long-term TMers during TM remains the > same as the EEG pattern found in short-term TMers: it's simple relaxation, no > matter how long you have been doing it. Pure Consciousness is just the same > pattern in its most extreme form. > > In every other meditation technique with published research, you see a shift > away from simple relaxation towards something different, as you become more > experienced. > > In other words, I wouldn't trust the words of a non-TM teacher with regards > to your TM practice. They literally don't understand where you are at and can > only attempt to transform your practice into their practice. > > > L
And conversely, a TM teacher may not have any understanding of what happens with other forms of meditation. Now the ones I have been familiar with all had basically the same kind of minimal effortless kind of instruction as TM; none were overtly of the concentration type. But awareness does shift in a different way with these other meditations. The misunderstanding goes both ways.