The tank, vipassana, and consciousness provide a unique opportunity, portal, or vehicle of awareness. Awareness is sovereign in existence of BEING.
Forty years later: Did I become enlightened? Yes, forty years ago, so I thought; but forty years later, nope. It was just a step on the path. It was my discovery of consciousness that occurred in the gap of change. Moving from an identification with my body contained ego to knowing/experiencing myself both beyond the body and ego. The question becomes, “so what?” What are you going to do with this knowledge or experience? What are you going to do, when, where and how?