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Lacking expectations in meditation
said something very interesting yesterday. A student once said that his former teacher had told him exactly what to expect as he progressed in meditation: "This will happen, then this, and later this" etc. and he wanted to know why Sifu never said anything like that to us.
His answer was that to tell us what would happen would create expectations in our minds. In that way we might convince ourselves something was happening when it wasn't, or create thoughts that would interrupt our meditation.
This was doubly interesting to me in that I had little idea there were any sort of predictable results to meditation over time, so I thought I'd share this bit of insight.