Enlightenment Is an Experience but Not an Experience
“Enlightenment is not an experience, nor does it change your experience. Enlightenment just makes whatever experience you have totally acceptable. In other words, though the actual experience (object) does not change, your relationship to the experience is very different. And it’s this relationship of total acceptance and flow that we call the fruit of self-knowledge. That said, enlightenment is both an experience and not an experience.” ~ Non-Doodle
“You are not an experience, but the knower of experience. The jiva – the one eyeballing these words – does not know you. Rather it is YOU, awareness, who knows the experiencing entity – the jiva. But here’s the point: you are always free from what you know.” ~ Non-Doodle
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For years I have happily and diligently responded to communications on the topic of Self realization. Since the publication of my book, “How to Attain Enlightenment”— currently in its third printing —and the success of this website, the volume of emails has increased considerably. Unfortunately, owing to a busy schedule of teaching and writing, I am no longer able to answer all the emails I receive in a timely fashion. However, my wife, who is also a teacher, and several well-qualified teachers we have endorsed are available to answer emails on my behalf. I encourage you to send them your questions.
— James Swartz