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TITLE (EDIT)
Final Satori?
DESCRIPTION
Transcending the ego and the first phase of enlightenment. Release from karma.
[428 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Spiritual
AUTHOR
Gregory W Burkett
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Student of enlightenment since the age of sixteen. Graduate of Loyola University of Chicago. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, I am now 49 years of age. I have had many unique experiences/satoris thoughtout the years. Ego-dissolution on May 15, 2010.
[November 2010]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
unenlite@personalenlightenment.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (2)
Infinity's Edge (Songs) Radical Self-Realization [135 words] [Spiritual]
Near Life Experience (Non-Fiction) Near Death Experience [548 words] [Spiritual]
Final Satori?
Gregory W Burkett

Before I describe my experience last May, I would like to mention the spiritual practices I was most engaged in:
• Intense devotion to Truth
• Contemplation of the fallacy of “I” as cause
• A willingness to die for Truth
• Loving relationship with All (forgiveness) as much as possible
• Daily study of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers
• Meeting with Dr. Hawkins twice in the past year: Once on stage during a lecture and once on stage during a satsang.

On May 15, 2010, I had been watching a video on quantum physics which was discussing how spiritual practices literally rewire the brain to free it from habitual emotional responses. A sudden altered state of consciousness came over me. There have been many satoris during my lifetime of 49 years. Instead of completely taking over, this was unlike no other I had experienced. It was COLLABORATIVE. My seperate ego, which I had devoted to surrendering/transcending for 35 years, was present. I experienced a knowingness that positive efforts of this lifetime had reached a critical point of balancing/negating all of my negative karma. The debt had been paid.


I could see that my separate self-sense as an ego was about to be released. However, much to my amazement, I was asked to specify any terms of surrender. (Could this have been some type of final temptation?) I felt the highest honor and blessing I have ever been given. These would be my last words as an individuated soul. I wept with joy for the next two hours. I knew that many became incapacitated by the release of the ego, including myself during past satoris, so I asked for the following: to be able to attend to the daily details of my home life and work. In this way, I could remain a functioning member of society. That was my intention.
 

This state on that day, in those hours, was not an achievement or an addition. It was a removal of the one that could ever add anything to itself. It was a release of the supposed self that thought it had to exert itself to become anything other than what it already was. I felt stress fall away from my body like a coat dropping to the ground. Gratitude spilled over. One of the last thoughts was, you have seen the Divine in others for so long, why didn’t you see it in your self?

Life as I knew it completely changed on that day. It has taken months to begin to write anything about it.


So, is this the beginning of perfect madness?
      

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
November 2010
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