“In the absence of any reason for disbelieving, we should believe that the experiencer is telling the truth.” - Philosopher Charles Swinburne
· Transformative: SEs often cause a radical change in a person’s life.
· Physical: SEs are just an unusual type of brain activity.
· Profound: they often reveal deeper connections between self and world.
· Culturally interpreted, usually in a religious, but sometimes secular, framework.
· direct experiences, not the result of reasoning; hence non-rational;
· brief in duration;
· ineffable to some degree;
· ecstatic: SEs often induce states of extreme joyousness or bliss;
· noetic: the individual believes they have learned something significant about reality and self.
Non-dual mysticism is an experience, spontaneous or induced, of the dissolution or transcendence of ego, in which the individual intuits himself as identical with the Ground of Being or the Supreme Identity. Hindu ‘moksha’ and Zen ‘satori’ are enlightenment experiences of this type.
There is a Reality;
you are that Reality.
When you recognize this,
you will realize that you are no thing
and being no thing, you are Everything.