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Joseph: Hi, Ram. I attended your satsangs in Tiruvannamalai in December 2009. I have recently read the book How to Attain Enlightenment and it is absolutely fantastic. After I completed it “I” had a four-day epiphany… pure, clean consciousness… and notable, as you say, for the complete absence of suffering. Within this absence happiness is spontaneous and natural. However, I came back into apparent duality with a bump as the vasanas once again took hold.
What the book gave was the knowledge that this epiphany was not just experiential but is actually the true nature of this being. Now on a moment-to-moment basis I look at the desires and fears as they arise, reminding myself of my true nature. For many years I sought enlightenment through experience. Thank you for emphasizing so strongly that enlightenment is knowledge-based.
At present I have no questions, but they do come up from time to time. I would like very much to put them to you as and when they arise.
~ Sincerely thanking you, blessings and love, Joseph