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Thomas Razzeto wrote:


>
> But I was hoping to inspire you to read some or all of my AoM
> essay about enlightenment. I worked very hard on it. Perhaps
> over six weeks. Yet so far, most of the posts have not referred
> to the essay at all so I am looking for other material to
> interest the community. I may briefly respond to the NDE posts,
> and while I know a bit about that, it is not my area of
> expertise.
>
> Thanks again for making this available to me.
>
> All my best, Thomas Razzeto


Here's a question, Thomas, based on your essay, regarding the idea of everything being an 'illusion'. Can you elaborate on that, as it's probably the hardest thing for someone coming to something like Zen Buddhism to get their heads around?

(I mention Zen, as my husband practises it, and it goes right over my head. I can't even begin to grasp what his practice involves).

My problem with 'illusion' is the obvious one - everything around me, including my own body, is physical and real. What's illusory about it? What am I missing?

Thanks in advance.

Carol


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Subject Views Written By Posted
Welcome to Thomas Razzeto AoM for August 2014 735 Graham Hancock 03-Aug-14 21:03
Thank you for the warm welcome 320 Thomas Razzeto 03-Aug-14 21:17
Re: Thank you for the warm welcome 525 Graham Hancock 03-Aug-14 21:26
Yes, I can only imagine how busy you are 1626 Thomas Razzeto 03-Aug-14 21:45
Re: Yes, I can only imagine how busy you are 450 carolb 04-Aug-14 01:42
Is the world an illusion? 447 Thomas Razzeto 04-Aug-14 09:56
Re: Is the world an illusion? 259 carolb 04-Aug-14 14:40
Re: Is the world an illusion? 366 shiningfromwithin 07-Aug-14 19:12
Re: Is the world an illusion? 342 carolb 07-Aug-14 19:50
Paradox: Nothing matters and everything matters 496 Thomas Razzeto 07-Aug-14 20:52
Re: Is the world an illusion? 295 Lowelldw64 07-Jan-15 11:40
Re: Is the world an illusion? 402 carolb 07-Jan-15 17:37
Thanks for your comments 322 Thomas Razzeto 07-Aug-14 20:56
If I may chime in... 399 David L 08-Aug-14 13:53
You are not your body or your soul; you are pure awareness 306 Thomas Razzeto 14-Aug-14 22:17
Re: Welcome to Thomas Razzeto AoM for August 2014 343 Corpuscles 04-Aug-14 11:32
Solid - you can't put your hand through it 374 Thomas Razzeto 04-Aug-14 11:59
Re: Welcome to Thomas Razzeto AoM for August 2014 293 PB Bytes 04-Aug-14 17:42
Re: Welcome to Thomas Razzeto AoM for August 2014 329 Lowelldw64 18-Aug-14 12:02


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