Anyone walking about Chinatowns in America with observe statues of a stout fellow carrying a linen sack. Chinese merchants call him Happy Chinaman or Laughing Buddha.
This Hotei lived in the T'ang dynasty. He had no desire to call himself...
SATORI CANNOT BE SHARED
Posted on Jul.25.2009 @ 09:16AM EDT by immortal 1
Except for dreams and visions from practicing Transcendental Meditation, I am pretty normal. My views of the Universe and the World are not normal. They are more ethereal. A number of people have told me that I dont see myself the way others see me. Thats okay, I dont see other people the way they see themselves either.
I say I am awakened, and I know other awakened people who agree that we are awakened. However, people who are not awakened do not agree that we are.
I have come to realize that Satori cannot be shared because it is an understanding that cannot be put into logical terms. Even if it could be explained,those who have not experienced it for themselves will not believe it. Gangaji uses the analogy that when the first explorers returned after seeing the Grand Canyon no one believed that such a thing could exist. Yet now there are over 2 million visitors per year.
It doesnt matter. I feel very lucky to exist at all really. Of all the things that could exist, only a slight fraction do actually exist. So it is good to be one of those things.
........................ CT: A lot of people have their own views of the universe and the world that are not normal, too. CT is a little different from that. He just sees the objects in the universe and the world as they are, and does not hold onto any fixed or special view at all.
After a good sleep, CT awakens and sees the sun and things around, they all are bright and clear as they are. The sun is the sun, the blue sky is the blue sky, the green trees are the green trees... He does not have to show or share that with anyone because he who has clear eyes already sees that. He does not have to convince anyone to believe in that, either.
And CT is just CT. He is neither this thing nor that thing, at all. In other words, CT is not CT, he's just called CT.
Immortal 1 07/25/2009
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