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It is important to remember that such experiences may be expected only rarely in most cases, perhaps once or twice in a lifetime, if the person is not consciously on the quest. It is natural to hope that it will be repeated. The first glimpse is given to show the way, to throw light on the path ahead, to give direction and goal to the person. But if the glimpse is only temporary and rare, the metaphysical understanding to be derived from it is the permanent benefit. So seek to get and clarify the understanding.

-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 7: After the Glimpse > # 245

-- Perspectives > Chapter 22: Inspiration and the Overself > # 87

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