A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
For such a thing to happen, one must be available for it to happen Spending days and nights in the basement playing video games won't change a thing. Go find a group and practice with them. Live and learn. Thanks for listening