What is the common error in many of the spiritual practices, an error that result in not what someone wanted from the practice, but instead forcing, or self-righteousness… neither of which are very spiritual? ((I don’t know every spiritual practice. But judging from the results of all that practicing, the average vibration of humanity is falling… and the level of wretchedness is rising. :-\ ))
I am learning a lot by observing Gurjieff at different stages of his journey, and through the different students he had.
If I am not mistaken, the mistake is made early on… in the intention.
I have learned different meditation techniques. What was in common with them is the desire to be free from the thoughts, and the harmful emotions.
It is the wrong start.