Your Peak Experiences

Leelo11's picture

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If you have had a Peak Experience, or you might call it an awakening experience, or even a religious experience, in which you were transformed, or feel you saw truth, or reality, if only temporarily, please share it.

leo's picture

My peak experience

My peak experience was when I realized at a certain definite point that there is no desire within me anymore for any peak experiences, supernatural enlightenments, realization fireworks, kundalini outbursts, or any other spiritual development excitements that I had been consciously and unconsciously imagining and actively looking for before.

I was suddenly truly and deeply happy with what I am and with what I have. I have suddenly understood that all these events I was waiting for were just yet another desired entertainment.

It wasn't a conscious decision, it has just dawn on me. And the feeling was fantastic and peaceful.

leo | Fri, 07/18/2008 - 06:32
SriSriYogiBaba's picture

That too will pass.

That too will pass.

SriSriYogiBaba | Fri, 07/18/2008 - 19:44
leo's picture

Or not but I don't care

It may pass and it may not, I really don't care.

leo | Fri, 07/18/2008 - 22:35
santthosh kumaar's picture

Re; Your peak experinces

Hi lello11,
Whatever experience one has, it is within the mind.Since everyone considers the mind is within the body and limits the mind to physical entity, all these confusions arise.

Inquiry and reasoning reveals the fact that world and perceiver are within the mind. The person and his experience together is mind.

The mind which appears and disappears as Waking and dream. The invisible witness[knower] of the appearance and disappearance of the three states in succession is the true self which is spirit or Ataman.

Thus whatever individual experiences happens within the Waking experience, is as real as dream. Discovering and realizing the witness of the three states, as self is the wisdom.

If any one shares his experience is mere hallucination. In natural state of the mind, there is neither world nor its perceiver, it is non dual reality.

As a person one cannot claim the authorship because he himself is not his own experience. He is dependent on something else for his own existence.Therefore every claim has to be verified until un- contradicted truth is reveled, then only, it has to be accepted as truth.

The mind has to be trained to view and judge on the base of spirit as self to unfold the mystery of the experience of duality. Thus individual experiences are part of the illusory experience of duality.

Therefore there is no use of searching universal truth through individual experiences.
You have to search your self and discover and realize what is truth? and what is not truth? It is possible to realize it through little guidance if you are receptive and have intense urge to know the truth.
with respect and regards

santthosh kumaar | Sat, 07/19/2008 - 19:44
leo's picture

Are you talking out of first-hand experience?

I'm sorry but to the best of my realization, "unfortunately" individual experience is the ONLY tool you really have, all else is mere second-hand speculations and dogmas including even non-duality.

I say "unfortunately" because this tool may sometimes prove erroneous as it depends on the senses, logic, intuition etc. But still it is better than nothing (e.g. the case of theories).

Trying to be modest, responsible and especially honest with myself as much as I can, I always make sure I exercise caution when dealing with theories, in other words, when I rely on things I just read and heard. Therefore, I cannot say much about your comment. I hope for you that it comes from your own experience.

Perosnaly, based on my experience, negating the duality is not the way to get out of it, it is not the way to taste non-duality, it just creates internal conflict.

leo | Sat, 07/19/2008 - 21:36
ramadvaith's picture

leo i agree with you


i agree with you completely.

one's own experience is one's truth. when we try and regurgitate someone's else's truths however great they may have been to that person, we are being dishonest to ourselves.

i also agree with you that there is no peak experience in a spiritual sense. Peaks must be followed by valleys if not by ravines. True spiritual experience as one who has experienced is neither high nor low. that is the experience of bliss. It is detached, uncaring, dispassionate. One feels the difference when it happens.

who cares if it is dual or non dual. These are words. when you realize that you are no longer one individual wave in the ocean but are the ocean itself it is foolish still to worry about separation.

in bliss

ramadvaith | Thu, 07/31/2008 - 10:04
preeti's picture


when you hear about teachings from others, it is information. When information is combined with experience, it becomes understanding. And one's understanding brings about the clarity required by the individual at that point of time. It must be a wonderful state wherein the understanding of not expecting any experience has arisen. in bliss

preeti | Fri, 08/08/2008 - 06:11