For a long time I have been dissatisfied with the words joy, bliss, love et al as a description of what really exists at a spiritual level.
This morning, when lying in bed in the hynopompic state of being between sleep and wakefulness, thought started flowing to resolve this search and I let it flow. I saw clues like that state of serene being which is non-emotional joy, bliss, love et al, and therefore pure or unaffected by the vagaries of emotion, and was aware that I had to search for a suitable term.
The result of this was that I looked up a dictionary for serene, the various meanings of bliss, and the origin of both bliss and ecstasy, and came up with the phrase a quality of being – that quality of being which, when considered by the mind (mented), creates emotion but, when experienced, is without emotion. I found that serene means peaceful, blissful, clear, bright; that one meaning of bliss is “ecstatic joy of heaven” and that ecstasy derives from the Greek existanai = to displace. This in turn led me to look for a single word to encapsulate what is described in Earthly terms as joy, bliss, love et al. I finally came up with a combination of bliss and ecstasy – that is blisstasy. There is no verb for blisstasy because it is something one ‘is’ – a quality or state of being – not something one does. However, one can use the word blisstatic (adj.) to describe the spiritual, or thought, state but not the mental state. This is because the spiritual state cannot be the mental state and vice versa.

The messenger.

So now, as I see it, joy, bliss, love et al are earthly soul experiences, or emotions, and blisstasy is that permanent state we seek through enlightenment and I will use the words accordingly in future.
In conclusion: Blisstasy means “That spiritual ‘quality of being’ or ‘state of being’ which is beyond the physical/mental (emotional) experience and surpasses joy, bliss, love et al.”


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book. February 2020. My search - my journey, is now complete.
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