For those interested in continuing along the path and how Enlightenment may or may not come about please see also the links below. It cannot be emphasized enough for those of you along the path that are seeking Enlightenment a la the Buddha or in the tradition of the ancient masters that one's mind must be ripe, There is no end of discontent from people over the fact that after reading a few pages on Enlightenment, Buddhism, and Zen it failed to manifest itself in an easy unimpeded fashion. To ease the path and smooth the way beyond the impediments towards the right frame, that is striving towards your mind being ripe, please consider the following, preferably for better understanding, in numerical order:
- ZEN ENLIGHTENMENT: The Path Unfolds
A seeker along the path writes of things Zen and his spiritual mentor who was neither teacher nor guru, but the real life person W. Somerset Maugham wrote about in "The Razor's Edge."
- THE MENTOR: From William Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge
Explores who W. Somerset Maugham's main character Larry Darrell in "The Razor's Edge" was in real life and what happened to him post novel.
- SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI: The Last American Darshan
Recounting a young boy's nearly instant transformation into the Absolute during his only darshan with the Maharshi
- THE MEETING: An Untold Story of Sri Ramana
Putting into place the super-normal perceptual state called Siddhis in Sanskrit, Sri Ramana meets a former disciple thousands of miles away from the ashrama.
- DOING HARD TIME IN A ZEN MONASTERY
An American Zen adept ends up high in the mountains in an ancient Chinese Zen monastery, faced with stark, unfettered study-practice that harkened back to Bodhidharma, Hui Neng and the Buddha.
- RETURN TO THE MONASTERY
Describes the events incurred as two monks are sent by the monastery's master to retrieve a lost member of their own, requiring invoking the supernormal perceptual states known as Siddhis to do so.
- DARK LUMINOSITY
An Enlightenment experience in the Zen tradition.
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