I want to call your attention something written by Zen teacher Dosho Port at Wild Fox Zen. When we arouse way-seeking mind, he says, "we can expect to be blessed with a great deal of difficulty in a short period of time."
A great deal of difficulty? Dosho says, "what we might get when we really arouse a clear and bright way seeking mind is a lot of bad karma arriving and maturing in a short period of time." This is for our benefit. In effect, the "bad" stuff burns away quickly rather than continue to ripen slowly. Please read Dosho's post to get the full meaning.
Anyway, I want to throw this open for discussion. Has this been your experience? I fear I'm not seeing much of a difference between "burning quickly" and "ripening slowly," but I'd like to hear what you have to say.