Duendy brings us (repeatedly) an important point: that often religions, or the way people have interpreted them, have a patriarchal quality to them. Firstly, they tell you what is the right way, which is a specific way prescribed by them and what the destination is, otherwise they judge you and condemn you. And secondly, they condemn your "natural self", the self that desires, wants sex, pleasure, recognition, success, etc. And with it (duendy says) they condemn nature and its "messiness" (body, material things, moods, swings. our human foibles, etc) and exhalt spirit and its "purity" (self-denial, ascetism, detachment, celibacy, serenity, peace). Did I understand you correctly? I don't believe that anyone who has gone deeply into Buddhism or Zen Buddhism, would be ignorant of this. "What is Zen? When hungry- eat, when tired - sleep." Teachers make a big point of being grounded, disspelling any ideas we might have of spiritual enlightenment and diving into the now, with its desires, its self that shits and sleeps and eats and feels inadequate and guilty for a host of reasons or without any. It's an deep investigation into what is really going on. What is you mind? What is reality? Lets leave ideas aside and really listen in on what's going on. That's meditation. As for the end point, enlightenment isn't an endpoint, it's a Western concept that is an endpoint, because we are so used to having goals, without them it would be meaningless to sit for hours. Or would it? Like VossistArts said, "free of concepts and distictions", but a lot more than that. It is inclusive, not prescriptive. Whatever you really do, do it with the whole YOU behind it, fully present, aware of what is. It's about engaging more and deeper, including environmental causes that are especially important now, your body, your "natural self". There is no destination apart from nature. Anyway you look at it.