Shih-tou Hsi-chien (700-790) was a very well known Chinese Ch'an master. As a young monk, he was one of the disciples of the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng. After Hui-neng passed away, Shih-tou continued his pilgrimage...
He paid a vist...
get this. i lived with my mother a few years back. she asked me to come downstairs to help her move the refrigerator. i had been feeling down and out cause of my divorce. anyway my mom says the backdoor opened and closed by itself. now i remember going down their. i walked right up to her and she looked right past me. like i wasnt even their. i tried to help her but she kept getting in my way. then she proceded to look around the downstairs apartment. never answering me. she came back upstairs and came into my room. she asked me if i was downstairs. i said yes. she freaks out and starts rambeling on about out of body experiences. then my kids come over and she attempts to tell them but i get pissed and tell her to shut up. for days shes upset.
anyway to make a long story short. i had a out of body experience.
or did she lie?
ever watch the show ghosthunters?
makes you think. i take that show more religously then i do any zen.
My father was watching himself from the ceiling once he say. A girl I knew spooked a friend she hated and he claimed she was freaking him out by "ghosting" him. That incident was while she slept, and she herself can`t recall doing anything. And me myself had this vivid dream once of getting "thrashed" by this bearded VERY angry black dude that came visiting. Could`nt understand a word he was saying, but I still got the message. I believe it was connected to an African I had befriended because I pitied his isolation. The dream occurred at the time I was "dissing him" because I was afraid of him clinging himself to me.
I have no special feeling for the subject this or that way. Have no desire to experience or develop such ability. Suspect I`d "lost it" pretty quick if I ever got the power to leave my body at will :/