"Real Masters never charge for their services, nor do they accept payment in any form or any sort of material benefits for their instructions. This is a universal law among Masters, and yet it is an amazing fact that thousands of eager seekers in America and elsewhere, go on paying large sums of money for "spiritual instruction.". Masters are always self-sustaining. They are never supported by their students or by public charity."
---Julian P. Johnson, The Path of the Masters (1939)
- SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI: The Last American Darshan
Recounting a young boy's nearly instant transformation into the Absolute during his ony 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- THE RAZOR'S EDGE: W. Somerset Maugham, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Guy Hague, and Zen
Explores who W. Somerset Maugham's main character Larry Darrell in "The Razor's Edge" was in real life and what happened to him after the novel ended.
- DARK LUMINOSITY
An Enlightenment experience in the Zen tradition.
- ZEN, THE BUDDHA, AND SHAMANISM:
Does a shaman have the Buddha nature?
- WHAT THE BUDDHA SAID:
A word-bridge of understanding is created.
Little Kensho, Great Kensho, Enlightenmennt or just a glimpse?
Some say it means Emptiness, others the middle way. Which is it --- or is it both?
- SATORI IN ZEN BUDDHISM:
Satori and Kensho, what do they mean?
Now you know what Satori, Kensho, and Sunyata means, what about Samadhi?
- SIDDHIS: SUPERNORMAL PERCEPTUAL STATES
Pundits push off what Siddhis are by calling them Supernormal Perceptual States. But what are Supernormal Perceptual States and do they even exist?
- THE AWAKENING EXPERIENCE IN THE MODERN ERA:
In the old days Zen masters stressed Enlightenment outside the doctrine. Is it still done today? Does it work? If so, how and for who?
- MEDITATION ALONG METEOR CRATER RIM:
Deep in the desert at an ancient impact site a Zen-man contemplates the Universe.
- MORE BUDDHIST LINKS AND SITES:
If you can't find it here or below it probably isn't.
- STEPHEN HAWKING: BLACK HOLES, ENLIGHTENMENT, AND ZEN
Black holes and Enlightenment? So what's the connection? Find out when the Wanderling crosses paths with Stephen Hawking.
- ENLIGHTENED INDIVIDUALS I'VE MET:
It is said there is less than 1000 Enlightened individuals in the world. This person has met eight.
- THE FIVE HINDRANCES
If it's Enlightenment you seek and you are following the path of the Buddha, that is through the Jhana states, the Five Hinderances have to be eradicated. What are they and how?
- THE JHANA FACTORS
Traditional Factors of the Eight Jhana States.
- DREW HEMPEL AND THE WANDERLING
Explores a modern day Qigong master's viewpoint and the Wanderling's regarding Enlightenment and the internet as well as the Wanderling's experience under Sri Ramana Maharshi.
- SRI RAMANA'S WESTERN DISCIPLES
It has been many years since the death the Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and people who studied under him, sat in the ashram with him, or knew him in the flesh, are all falling by the wayside. Is there anyone left alive that actually met Ramana? Any from America? Find out.
ENTER ANY ZEN OR BUDDHIST RELATED WORD OR TERM IN THE GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE BELOW ALONG WITH THE WORD WANDERLING AND SEE WHAT COMES UP
Fundamentally, our experience as experienced is not different from the Zen master's. Where
we differ is that we place a fog, a particular kind of conceptual overlay onto that experience
and then make an emotional investment in that overlay, taking it to be "real" in and of itself.
DON JUAN MATUS
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ZEN ENLIGHTENMENT IN A NUTSHELL
ON THE RAZOR'S
AS FOUND ON
THE BUDDHA AND THE QUALITIES OF A DHARMA TEACHER
SPRITUAL GUIDES: PASS OR FAIL?
Te Shan burnt all his commentaries and books on Zen within hours of his awakening to the truth. Why? Zen master Mu-nan gave Shoju his sacred book on Zen that had been passed down through seven generations of masters. Shoju threw it into burning coals. Click to find out: WHY?
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