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"[This] Bliss", writes Abhinava, "is not like the intoxication of wine or that of riches, nor similar to union with the beloved. The manifestation of the light of consciousness is not like the ray of light from a lamp, sun or moon. When one frees oneself from accumulated multiplicity, the state of bliss is like that of putting down a burden; the manifestation of the Light is like the acquiring of a lost treasure, the domain of universal non-duality."
                                                       The Doctrine of Vibration: An analysis of the doctrines and practices of Kashmir Shaivism
                                                                                           Mark S. G. Dyczkowski • State University of New York Press, 1987