I bow to She who speaks through Jeff below:
Mocking and ridicule does not
change the fact that the
experience of enlightenment
and the renewed clarity and
awakening it brings to life
is universally reported as
"heavenly, blissful, wonderful".
There is a state, call it what you will --
"peace" -- "joy" -- "pure awareness"
"THAT" -- that has no opposite.
That state is the Self, or at least the
abode of the Self. She is the first to
manifest from the Unmanifest, and
the last to dissolve. She is known by
millions of names. Call her 'Judi,"
call her "Greg," call her late to supper
but she's already what's being served
on the table.
When she is present, all fall silent
in mindless adoration. When she leaves, we
mutter and yawn and scractch ourselves
and wonder at the odor of shit that
ultimately we can trace to our own
Blessings - I gotta run