It is not uncommon for Buddhist and non-Buddhist to mistake states of concentration for an actual attainment of a higher plane of consciousness. As the Dhammasangani makes clear such factors as sukkham (mental ease) and samadhi do not neccesarily indicate anything auspicious- it may in fact be only purified lobha:
""What on that occasion is ease (sukkham) the mental pleasure, the mental ease which on that occasion is pleasant, easeful experience born of contact ...What on that occasion is ekaggatta. The stability, solidity, absorbed steadfastness of thought which on that occasion is absence of distraction, balance, unperturbed mental procedure, quiet, the faculty and the power of concentration WRONG concentration.'"------------
However, because these concentration states are much less distracting and concentrated than normal daily life they are naturally attractive and deceiving.
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