The three pillars of self, time & space all undergo profound transfiguration in such an experience.
There no longer is any separation between the self and what is not the self.Personal identity & all of existence become one & the same.In fact, there is no personal identity because at the most basic level the underlying unity & interdependence of all existence is understood.
Past,present & future merge together into a timeless moment;the NOW of eternity.Time stops, in as much as it no longer passes.There is existence,but it is not dependent on time.Now & then, before & after, all combine into this exact point.On a relative level,short periods of time encompass enormous amounts of experience.
As self & time lose their boundaries,space becomes vast.Like time Space is no longer here or there but everywhere,limitless,without edges.Here & there are the same.It is all Here.
In this infinitely vast time & space with no limited self,we hold up to examination all contradictions & paradoxes & see they no longer conflict.We can hold,absorb & accept everything our mind conjures up: good & evil, suffering& happiness,small & large.We now are certain consciousness continues after body dies & it existed long before this physical form.We see the entire Universe as a blade of grass.
Extraordinary powerful feelings surge through our consciousness.We are ecstatic & intensity of joy is such that our body can’t contain it.While the bliss is pervasive, there’s also an underlying sense of peace & equanimity that’s not even affected by this incredibly profound happiness.
There’s a searing sense of sacred & the holy.We contact an unborn,unchanging,undying & uncreated reality.It is a personal encounter with Big Bang,Cosmic Consciousness,GOD,the source of all being.Whatever we call it, we know we have met the fundamental bedrock & the fountainhead of existence, one that emanates love,wisdom & power on an unimaginable scale.
We call it ‘Enlightenment’ because we encounter the white light of creation’s majesty.Our eyes now,finally,are truly open & we see things clearly in a new light.The momentousness of the experience stands alone in our history.It may serve to focus the rest of our life towards a completion,filling out & working through of the insights obtained.
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