Dear B The traditional Ch’an answer is that the only concern for a Ch’an Teacher is that the Student or Dosciple directly perceives the empty mind ground at all times –
I have been engaged in the activity of Buddhist meditation for over three decades. In that time, I have experienced a number of ‘states’ marked
None of this madness indicates the empty mind ground.
Going places changes scenery in-front and behind…
But perception remains non-purified and shallow.
It is better to say that none of these words contain any structure!
Throughout the 5000 or so Buddhist texts – the Buddha states that when enlightenment is realised, it is understood that the concept of ‘rebirth’ is
As Diane cannot ‘remember’ how long she has been running, she is freed from the usual sense of fatigue and exhaustion that plagues runners possessing fully functioning memory capacities. Ordinary runners, utilising the evolutionary advantage of ‘memory’ are generally caught-up in the details of where they have been and where they are going, but none of this distracting information is present in the mind of Diane Van Deren.
In exactly the same socio-economic ‘space’ that Alan Watts peddles his pseudo-intellectualism, Adolf Hitler contrived his pogroms and Concentration Camps.