Torei Enji (1721-1792)
In lofty-minded people who genuinely work on the path, when the effort of inner seeking builds up and the power of concentration is full, then ordinary ideation and conscious feelings are all inactivated; reason and speech come to an end, and even the searching mind disappears at the same time. Even the breath nearly stops. This is the time when the Great Way appears....... Read more if you want to.
After one is enlightened, one may also do the laundry (paraphrase of a Jack Cornfield title)