"... [materialistic type of person] wants a flabbergasting meditation experience. If something astounding happens that he can see or hear or maybe even touch, he thinks, “Wow! I am really getting somewhere now! This is completely different from what I am used to — such a beautiful experience! Such bliss! Such clarity! Such emptiness! I feel totally transformed! This must really be it!” [Rinpoche chuckles.]
On the other hand, when you reach the “even plains” of nonthought, the simple quiet after conceptual thinking dissolves, there is nothing very exceptional to see or hear or grasp. You may feel, “Does this really lead anywhere? There is nothing special in this!” Honestly, the view is not something spectacular; on the contrary, it is free from pinpointing anything particular at all."
(from "Rainbow Painting" by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Kerry Moran, Erik Pema Kunsang)