> 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
> 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.