May 17, 2024
Ask Deepak

Is it normal to have memories of ourselves while in a state of transcendence?.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


“When we reach no thought or transcendence, do we have a memory of that state? 

I don’t think so from my experience … 

I believe I have been reaching it sometimes, and with amazement, I realized it reminds me of similar episodes, states from childhood, and teenage hood, where I had the same experience of absence “no memory”. 

I know this sounds like a paradox. 

But it’s true. 

It happens to me all the time. 

Isn’t memory a map, an image? 

I just discovered that when I remind myself of myself,  as a child, or teenager, in some situation, I recreate the image in my mind, by seeing myself, which is also amazing—the observer. 

Life just gets so much broader. 

I come back to your words and understand them more and more, as I have been having the experience more and more.”


When we experience our true self, it is awareness knowing itself, so it is a kind of remembering of our self. 

Enlightenment itself has been called a restoration of memory. 

But it is different from a typical mental memory like what you ate for breakfast or what the square root of 625 is. 

When consciousness is awake to its own nature, it knows or experiences itself not as an event in time and space, but as ever-present awareness. 

All the times in our life when we transcended and had that experience, whether it was childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, we are experiencing that same presence of awareness even though it is always in the now, the present moment. 

So it’s old like a memory, but always new, like the present.



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