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If you believe that you have had the ultimate experience, it is more likely that you had an emotional, or mental, or mystic one. The authentic thing does not enter consciousness. You do not know that it has transpired. You discover it is already here only by looking back at what you were and contrasting it with what you now are; or when others recognize it in you and draw attention to it; or when a situation arises which throws up your real status. It is a permanent fact, not a brief mystic "glimpse."

-- Notebooks Category 28: The Alone > Chapter 2: Our Relation To the Absolute > # 139

-- Perspectives > Chapter 28: The Alone > # 37

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