This is a page of quotes from Daniel Ingram, mostly from two versions of his book, Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha. There are maybe five great books I have read about meditation, and this is one of the Top 5, maybe #1.
All of the following quotes come from Mr. Ingram.
The quotes from Daniel Ingram
Until you gain access concentration, you ain’t got squat.
... if we can simply know our sensate experience clearly enough, we will arrive at fundamental wisdom.
Insight practice is all about ... grounding attention in our six sense doors and their true nature.
There are six sense doors. Sensations arise and vanish. Notice this for every sensation.
The gold standard for training in concentration is how quickly we can enter into specific, skillful, altered states of consciousness...
The gold standard for training in wisdom ... is that we can quickly and consistently perceive the true nature of the countless quick sensations that make up our whole reality...