Originally Posted by fontduroy
In my last post, I was attempting to suggest that the feeling of bliss is not in itself the end result of your realization; it is the realization that is the gift. In other words, it is the experiences that led up to that point and the point itself that are important, not the feeling you get afterwards.
This is perfectly true. The blissful aspect was just decorative. My true interest lies in the actual state of heightened awareness that I got - not so much because it made me happy at that time but because I believe the state to be something generally usefull.