It's been a while; I hope all is well with you.
You made a few statements about me (quoted below) where it seems like some clarification might be useful.
The website in question, Living Unbound, is not a sister website to AYP; the two websites simply have links to one another. We recommend Yogani's books, along with quite a few others, in the website bookstore.
I actually don't recall the last time I had a specific discussion along those lines, and I don't recall ever having one exactly as you imply in your statement quoted above -- understanding, of course, that opinions and perceptions vary, as opinions and perceptions will do.
Why do you imagine omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence as being requirements for the natural state?
As far as I know, the definition of enlightenment I've used, and continue to use, is the same definition used by many recognized teachers from various traditions, including teachers from the Kashmir Shaivism tradition, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, Adyashanti, and other teachers expressing similar views of the natural state.
And ... so?
Why do you imagine the rainbow body, walking through walls, and siddhis, as being requirements for experience of the natural state?
They call it the natural state for a reason.
Well, the (literal) freedom beyond imagination, the ongoing peace, and the living in, from and in harmony with reality are all pretty good.
Anyone who thinks they're enlightened .... isn't.
Thinking has nothing to do with realizing the natural state.
The natural state, or what I tend to refer to simply as wholeness, these days -- or enlightenment, or liberation -- are all just words - terms for recognition of the real which is always present, now -- and is simply obscured by the over-focus on conditioned thoughts, feelings and reactions.
If there is attachment or aversion or non-peace, then there's obscuring of the real in that moment of experience.
By over-focusing on conditioned forms of mind - by attachment to them, as driven by conditioned memory - we make up unenlightenment.
"Enlightenment" is simply what's here when we don't do that.
You seem to have kind of declared war on AYP.
What's up with that?
By the way, for what it's worth, I highly recommend Alan Wallace, too.
He's quite awesome.
All The Best,