I repeatedly warn students that Vipassana is not intended for the enjoyment of pleasant sensations, but despite my advice some of them make that their aim.
They think, I must get a free-flow of very pleasant vibrations.
If I’m not getting it, I’m not progressing.” They are completely wrong.
The equanimity you have developed is the measure of your progress.
The Buddha explained: To dig out the stock of your sankharas of craving, make use of the pleasant sensations;
to dig out the sankharas of aversion, make use of your unpleasant sensations.
Both types of sensation are equally important as tools to help us eradicate the deep-rooted sankharas that we have accumulated.
If you ignore this advice and instead feel depressed with gross sensations and elated with pleasant ones,
you are simply repeating what you have been doing your whole life and for so many lives.
In the name of Vipassana, you have started playing the same game.