A warning against putting faith in special meditative experiences

2021.10.17 17:49 chakari10 A warning against putting faith in special meditative experiences

I have learned, rather painfully that it wasn't helpful for me to base my faith in dhamma on the special experiences I had during meditation.
There were times when I experienced equanimity, feelings of utter safety, and an effortless awareness of impermanence. For years I was convinced that the dhamma was a true refuge and I had so much confidence that nibbana was attainable. Even when I stopped experiencing these things I still believed this for years.
However, what I learned over the past few years was that these experiences weren't based on a deep letting go due to practice. Rather, I was already going through a hugely contented period of my life and that's what supported me going into these trace-like experiences. Because I practiced dhamma so intently at a time, the experiences took on the flavour of Buddhism and I believed it was all because of my practice. This was a difficult pill to swallow because I thought my practice was advanced and I lost a lot of reason for thinking that practice is worthwhile.
I now have a more rounded understanding of this and I am appreciating the tiny relief from letting go which happens when practicing moment to moment. I don't need any big experiences to tell me that this is a valuable practice.
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