What I’m learning in Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book “Moving the Mountain” part 1

The importance of experiencing satori at least once in your life. It’s an experience of contradictions, like all good experiences. You feel connected to everyone around you and even all of humanity and of nature and especially something beyond all of that. But you aren’t attached anymore, so someone’s hate and anger and hurtful actions are just something to be compassionate about, not to become angry and hateful and hurtful in return.
It lasts sometimes a few seconds, sometimes a few minutes, but with a sense of “why isn’t all of life like this? Everything is so simple, so clean, so beautiful. Everything is good and everything is fine, everything is as it should be.”
All the senses become alive. Colors are vibrant, sounds are ecstatic, taste and touch are sublime. But again there’s no attachment, theres no amazement, theres no jumping up and dancing. There’s just a smile on your face maybe and a feeling that theres no need for such excessive expressions, everything is as it should be.
Satori is a lot of things and it is also nothing at all. As frustratingly confusing as that sounds, it’s true and it’s frustrating and confusing because language is a medium that the ego exists in, the sense of “I” vs “You” and satori exists outside of that ego. The ego is still there but it has for once in your life shut up and let the real You drive the consciencesness for a moment.


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