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Eckhart - what happened ?
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3/6/19 8:10 AM
One day Mr Tolle is a miserable unenlightened guy, next day he wakes up transformed for no apparent reason.

What happened ?

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3/6/19 9:48 AM as a reply to Stickman2.
Stickman2:
One day Mr Tolle is a miserable unenlightened guy, next day he wakes up transformed for no apparent reason.

What happened ?


He did self-enquiry spontaneously and realized the I AM. Same situation with Ramana Maharshi who had a spontaneous awakening through self-enquiry at the age of 16.

Also see John Tan (Thusness)'s account, who awakened to I AM at the age of 17: http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com/2007/03/thusnesss-six-stages-of-experience.html

RE: Eckhart - what happened ?
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3/6/19 2:00 PM as a reply to Stickman2.
I had a sudden experience very similar to Eckhart's but mine happened while reading teachings on impermanence out of a Zen book only a couple days after starting to meditate. All was love, geysers of piti and sukha and a feeling of free falling through the universe. It faded within a few weeks but had caused a permanent shift and an enormous reduction in suffering.

Stumbling upon the POI maps a couple years later, it seemed fairly intuitive to diagnose it as an A&P. Eternal Now's "I AM" realization seems to tell more of the tale, however.       

RE: Eckhart - what happened ?
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3/6/19 2:08 PM as a reply to An Eternal Now.
Thanks.

RE: Eckhart - what happened ?
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3/6/19 8:10 PM as a reply to Nick O.
Ahh.