Enlightened Beings Share Their Awakening & Mystical Experiences

IN Philosophy & Spirituality

In this video spiritual teachers / nonduality teachers from different traditions share their awakening experiences and enlightenment experiences in their own words.

Eckhart Tolle’s enlightenment in his own words:
‘And one night the thought came into my head – I describe it very briefly in ‘The Power of Now’ – In the middle of the night. ‘I can’t live with myself any longer!’ There was such an intense unhappiness. The depression was just too much to take. At that moment an inner separation happened. I couldn’t have explained exactly at that time, but retrospectively I can explain now what happened, because I understand it. I didn’t then. An inner separation happened between the unhappy self and a deeper sense of ‘I’ or Beingness, which I now call consciousness itself.’

Adyashanti’s enlightenment in his own words:
‘I had spiritual or mystical experiences from the time I can remember.’ … ‘I would walk around not knowing who I am, the identity had dropped away and I felt like emptiness looking through my own eye balls and feeling this incredible intimacy or oneness with everything around me.’ … ‘I had this intuition, that I am going to day at age 25 and I thought it was going to be physical death.’ … ‘I was sitting and meditating and trying intentionally having this breakthrough.’ … ‘I knew I couldn’t sustain this intensity indefinitely.’ … ‘One day I sat down … I focused all my will … right at this moment I had this insight ‘I can’t do this.’ … It was complete defeat.’

Mooji’s enlightenment in his own words:
‘When I sat in front of Papaji and words from him really came through, because my mind didn’t want to hear what he way saying.’ … ‘It wasn’t funny, I’m laughing now.’ ‘But something seeped through and he said: If you wish to find the truth, you must vanish.’ … ‘I don’t know what that did.’ ‘This is a big trip, all the people are wasting their time, this guy doesn’t know what he is talking about.’ ‘I decided on that day that I was long enough in this place.’ … ‘But the serum was in.’ … ‘Everything that my mind made up vanished in an instant. And the one I thought I was was not there.’ … ‘The person could not be found, even though I was looking at my hand. But it was seen that there was nobody in them.’

Rupert Spira’s enlightenment in his own words:
’All that was present was the experience of sensing and sensing takes place in me …, in this open, empty, aware presence. … It was so obvious to me that this experience was made out of myself.

Sadhguru’s enlightenment in his own words:
‘One afternoon I just went and sat on a small hill.’ … ‘For the first time I didn’t know which is me and which is not me. What was me was spread all over the place. I thought this madness lasted for 5,10 minutes. But when I came back to my normal ways of being 4,5 hours had passed.’ ‘I’m bursting with another kind of ecstasy which is indescribable.’ …

Penny (PennyButler.com)
Penny (PennyButler.com)

Who are we? What are we doing here? What is the meaning of life? Penny is a truth-seeker, ever-questioning, ever-learning, ever-researching, ever delving further and deeper down the rabbit hole. This site is a legacy of sorts, a place to collect thoughts, notes, book summaries, whilst providing a searchable archive to easily lookup and reference.

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