"And then there emerged the exquisite onset of a state of consciousness in which the mind melted and became silent. A Presence-timeless, gentle, yet infinitely powerful-pervaded, and its overwhelming Love replaced mentalization. Time stopped and the awareness of Oneness with eternity replaced all thought or sense of a personal self. The 'I-ness' of the Presence revealed itself as Allness. It was knowable as being beyond all universes-unspeakable, invisible, all pervading, inexplicable, and beyond names. Subsequently, all fear of death disappeared, and life continued spontaneously of its own accord. The exquisite softness, the at-homeness, the familiarity, the recognition of the essence of the totality of Reality as all-inclusive Love. This quality of Love is beyond joy or ecstasy and is intrinsic to the state of Peace."