The ordinary person is quite incapable of penetrating the absolute. The extraordinary person--the genius--may get flashes of intuition which reflect some truths that lift him above the little self. But no one really attains the absoluteness without getting dissolved in it, without knowing and remembering nothing of it. Those who claim these "unions with God" are really describing something quite different. Too often they are overwhelmed by their experience and quite naturally take it to be outside relativity when it is in fact a higher degree of it.
-- Notebooks Category 28: The Alone > Chapter 2: Our Relation To the Absolute > # 144