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In the last 30 years I faced always one main obstacle in meditation and still do. Entering and maintain a state without thoughts or observing the thoughts without being attached to them is doable, nevertheless I never experienced any profound insight in my mind or Kensho.
January 4, 2015, 4:50 pmEven when you spend 24 hours a day in a monastery in deep concentration, even then it is not easy to experience kensho. How much more so when you live in society. You need to really put your life on the line, of course, that is not easy, yet not impossible. You need to only stay with this one pointed focus, then you never know when you break through. It is about how pure can your mind become.