One way in which I recognize if someone has experienced a genuine awakening is the language they use. I have met with many who preach the gospel in their distinct ways. They use the language of religiosity. Often they are sent out into the world to teach what they do not KNOW and have had no direct experience of.
They are the blind leading the blind even if the intention is well-meaning.
So many times I have longed to have an experience of communion, and all that happens is that they quote their Bible or what their guru says. Please note that I have done this myself. The number of times I have said, “But Osho says this,” or “Krishnamurti says this.” It is part of the group psyche.
The language of awakening comes from KNOWING. You might quote the Bible or the guru, but you are using this for demonstration purposes. However, the demonstration comes from your understanding through your direct experience of what is being shared.
The language of awakening is the language of myth, parable, koan, riddle, paradox, and magic. It is not the language of literalism or logic. It is not the language of belief but the language of KNOWING. It is the language that has the energy of transmission.
Trade logic for bewilderment – Rumi