' The Glimpse of Reality '...

It must be remembered that the glimpse is not the goal of life.

It is a happening, something which begins and ends, but something which is of immense value in contributing to the philosophic life, its day-to-day consciousness, its ordinary stabilized nature.

Philosophic life is established continuously and permanently in the divine presence; the glimpse comes and goes within that presence.

The glimpse is exceptional and exciting; but sahaja, the established state, is ordinary, normal, every day.

The glimpse tends to withdraw us from activity, even if only for a few moments, whereas sahaja does not have to stop its outward activity.

-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 8: Glimpses and Permanent Illumination > # 23
-- Perspectives > Chapter 22: Inspiration and the Overself > # 92 Paul Brunton

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