Mistaking Correlation for Causation
You pay complete attention to the world and you indulge it, moving from one condition to another condition. Flowing like a stream, you have become directionless, no longer focused in the recognition of the Source.
The outcome is confusion, a misdirectedness, looking in the wrong direction. So you pursue a state of timelessness, but you ignore the fact that nothing can happen except in the field of time. Outside of time, nothing ever happens.
Shankara had only four students and that was four too many.
Drop your demand for a ‘how’. Understand that the Self is Self-Revealing. No other agency, teacher, practice or method can effect Self-revelation.
The commercial teachers will teach whatever is fashionable. They’ll provide numerous techniques that produce a further burden which, at their end, don’t in any way lighten the load.
The rare, authentic teachers will teach the method that appeared to work for them. However, they too have fallen victim to mistaking correlation for causation.