WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT?
Enlightenment has been described as a knowing of what you really are; a deeper understanding of reality. Enlightened people experience a relief from the fear of death, an alleviation of suffering, a quieting of the mind, and an extreme level of focus and concentration.
There is a lot of mysticism and dogma surrounding enlightenment practices of the past. But there is also increasing scientific study and modern understanding of the enlightened state.
MRI brain scans have shown a structural and functional difference between the brains of experienced meditators who are likely enlightened, and those of non-meditators. Neuroscience now understands that it is possible to train and change the brain, like any other part of the body.
“You can have the enlightenment experience while remaining in a condition of rational scientific doubt.“
Enlightenment practices will give you endurance, fortitude, durability, and toughness in the face of adversity. The work creates a stable, integrated psychological peace in your mind and life, and a presence in the moment.
Once you start drilling away at the deep structure of the mind, once you see a little bit of light on the other side, you’re more or less compelled to finish the job.
Enlightenment isn’t for everybody. Most people can go through life perfectly fine without it. It’s not a badge or an achievement, nor is it something that elevates you above others. Some people are already enlightened and do not know it, others will casually ignore it within themselves endlessly. But most of us are somewhere in the middle: a potential we can reveal, if we commit to making an effort.
Leaders, entrepreneurs, the deeply curious, and people who are going through difficult situations in life can benefit most from enlightenment practices.
THE CUTTING MACHINERY APP
MARATHON TRAINING FOR THE MIND
The Cutting Machinery App Includes
- 3 types of meditation, with instructions
- Meditation timer
- Tracking & progress measurement
- Meditate more, unlock content
- FAQs and support
Most Western meditation practices are designed for immediate benefits like stress relief or better sleep. They are not intended for going deeper, and do not address the work necessary for reaching enlightenment.
Our app is designed to be a tool on your path towards enlightenment. It gives you the instructions, the tools, the tracking, and nothing else. No unnecessary details, no mysticism, just a clear carved out path. That is why we called it The Cutting Machinery.
Much like a paintbrush won’t make you Michelangelo, an app will not get you enlightened without putting in the work. This app is a simple and effective tool to help you on your path.
The meditation app will get you 80% of the way. There is no need for a guru for the first many years of practice. If you eventually discover that you want a guru, you will be well positioned to find an appropriate teacher.
Vinay Gupta: disaster consultant and global resilience guru
Vinay has spent decades creating a clear-cut practice that leads towards enlightenment. He became enlightened in 1998 and has since privately guided a number of students. He is a member of the Kriya Yoga tradition, and a member of the ancient Nath Sampradaya. His approach to meditation is aimed at creating a solid foundation for a path to enlightenment. The practice itself is minimalistic and safe. It is culturally adaptive and doesn’t require you to believe anything.
Disclaimer: Vinay does not financially profit from the sales of the app, or from his teachings.