Further, few could attain even this temporary state and those who did acquired it at the cost of decades of self-denial and personal discipline.
In Scientology this state has been attained. It has been achieved not on a temporary basis, subject to relapse, but on a stable plane of full awareness and ability, unqualified by accident or deterioration. And not limited to a few.
(The reactive mind is that portion of a persons mind which is totally stimulus-response and contains all moments of pain and unconsciousness experienced by the individual and is not under his control.) By eradicating the reactive mind we not only achieve in the state of Clear an erasure of the seeming evil in man, who is basically good, we have overcome the barriers which made it so difficult to attain total spiritual independence and serenity.