--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Carol" wrote: > > I'm curious to hear/read different folks descriptions of what it is like to > have the Silence permeate other areas of your life. > > And why is this state of grounded in the self and permanent silence called > "Enlightenment?"
My wild guess is it might be based (at least) on these two suutras: nirvicaara-vaishaaradye 'dhyaatma-prasaadaH. (I 47) Taimni's translation: On attaining the utmost purity of the nirvicaara stage (of samaadhi) there is the dawning of the spiritual light. (The on following the YF-suutra:) bahir-akalpitaa vRttir mahaa-videhaa; tataH prakaashaavaraNakSayaH. The power of contacting the state of consciousness (vRttir) which is outside (bahiH) the intellect and is therefore inconceivable is called mahaa-videhaa. From it is destroyed the covering of light. (I'm not sure how "good" that particular translation is...LOL!) > > Thanks! > > PS: Jim (doctordumbass) stated in his own words regarding Enlightenment: > "It is anything but a static state, first experienced as always being > grounded in the Self, or permanent silence. Once a person is established in > Silenc within, the enlightenment begins to "infect" everything else. The > Silence within can no longer be overshadowed, destroyed, or disrupted. Sounds > crazy, huh?:-)" > He stated that here: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/message/333754 > > *************** >