Oh prostrations sound great. And a great idea for maintaining back strength. Meditation can be good too if that's what's going on Why not? But I mentioned the Lonchempa quote because he was getting at the 'caging' aspect of perpetual expectation , of any sort really.. The only part of the Tibetan practise that I still keep up is prostrations, but this is mainly as an exercise to keep my back strong.
I take from this that he's pointing to expectations again...to all ideas about how enlightenment should look, be experienced, or what it should mean.. there is absolutely no difference whatsoever between the consciousness of an enlightened being and that of an unenlightened one "
I can't argue with this, I probably don't fully grasp though it as it leaves me a little non-plussed.
There are many times in Buddhist literature in which the Buddha is supposed to have stressed that "It's not this and it's not that. Nor is it both this and that nor is it neither this nor that. In this way he covered every possible way that the rational mind could latch on to a concept for, well.... Where are the words?
Noticing of whatever does happen. Nice 😊. For me the waiting is not so much an eager anticipation but more an amused noticing of whatever does happen, when it does. I also don't expect this penny dropping (the realisation of no-self) to be anything special by way of an event
Sounds beautiful.. As a matter of interest I did have a spiritual experience a few years back where I suddenly saw the one-ness of everything.
It only lasted a few seconds but it was very lovely. This is not something I'm craving to get back to. If it happens it happens, if not, no dig deal. I don't set any great store by it but it helped me to know that an experience of oneness is possible and that at the time it felt like truth.
What is not happening that should?