Low Level Enlightenment
When I first met Alan here in Sydney he told me about the time that he told a friend of his, someone extraordinarily erudite about all things spiritual, about the Douglas Harding techniques and the results as they had happened to him (Alan). Apparently the friend looked down his nose and snorted "But that's very low level enlightenment!" Alan often proclaims now that he is an exponent of "low level enlightenment", and I find that this has a very beneficial effect. It acts as an antidote to the idea that seeing is essentially a "great event". Often the most remarkable thing about "seeing" is its ordinariness. Often it is searching for something miraculous that is the great barrier to "seeing" what is here now. W.