Enlightenment is not an "experience". Really, it is the ability to assimilate and understand your actions. If your True Self is the "Light", how can you become enlightened? Understanding your actions helps you to transform yourself.
My best wishes for the new year. May it be a year that is filled with enough suffering to make you want to change your life and your negative thought patterns.
Added by Swami Saradananda on December 31, 2010 at 1:02pm —
All London airports were closed last weekend, and I worried about flying on Monday. But then my flight left "only" 3 hours late - just as the snow began again.
I was happy to spend a few days in Chennai and even happier to arrive in Auroville yesterday. This morning we had a beautiful meditation in the Matri Mandir, followed by lunch at the solar kitchen. Unfortunately, we can't stay very long - so off to Tiruvannamalai tomorrow.
Added by Swami Saradananda on December 26, 2010 at 12:54pm —