Extracts From Books I & II
What's It Like To Be Enlightened?
Enlightenment Is Natural
Enlightenment is not a special state reserved for the spiritual elite. Anyone can find it. Furthermore, finding it should not take lifetimes, decades, or even very many years. There is no practical reason for this.
Many of you have already had glimpses of enlightenment at some time in your life, perhaps in childhood. Many people get glimpses of it on their first spiritual retreat, in a single session with a spiritual teacher, or at home just contemplating a spiritual book. Although a fleeting glimpse is not the same as a persistent experience, most people start with glimpses. In time, those glimpses become permanent or stabilize. These sudden glimpses suggest that there is no impenetrable barrier between you and enlightenment. Experiencing it can happen spontaneously, even when you aren’t looking for it. And if you do look, you will find it.
(End Book I Quote)