I can almost hear people who experience or understand enlightenment to only be one unbounded state of silence say “is not regular life and all inner perceptions or even understanding actually what we are trying through meditation to get rid of?”
“Are they not the fly in the ointment?” It has been my experience that this inner permanent silence experience was the first of a number of expanded awakenings. And that eventually all activities of the heart and mind and even physical activities eventually get incorporated into the very fabric of an understanding and perception that becomes a continuous connectedness of one experience. Ultimately nothing whatsoever gets excluded from self-awareness; in fact just like the body where all the different aspects generate the whole body, all the different aspects and layers of consciousness generate awakened consciousness. Of course it would also be right to say that it is really consciousness that generates the body and its environment.