"Precisely"? I don't know. Gnosis, perfection, realization, satisfaction, knowledge, God. I know that when I let go of all value, something persists. When the self is reduced to nothing, a consciousness emerges. Directing oneself towards that can only be called gain I think. Still, perhaps there is no real difference between what each of us said; in action they seem to be identical. There is only life and what one makes of it, yet we try to make "something" out of our life. So having gained that I guess.