Originally Posted by Antarananda
Whenever an experience of satori (pure awareness) is intense, there is no memory of it left, because during that experience your mind was no longer functioning, and only pure awareness was. Memory is a function of the mind. The moment the mind kicks in and goes "Oh, what a blissful experience", the pure bliss is lost.
I recall a story about Ram Dass tell of a time when he asked a Yogi to describe this sort of state; every time the Yogi tried, he dropped into a trance and stopped talking.
In light and love