If we are going to prepare an honest account,
I think it is necessary to included an account
of the realization experience.
A Japanese writer referred to this experience
as, “The foundation experience”. I understand
what he means by this term. After you have this
experience, you are standing on a different
floor. Before the experience, the floor you stood
on was the floor of the ego. Everything circles
around the eggshell sphere of you own special
But once the eggshell implodes, the foundation
of your ego existence has disappeared. Realization
is the only experience which changes a person’s
identity. After the experience, you are no longer
‘special’ in the sense you were before. You are
special because you are at one with the earth
and the universe, and the universe is blossoming.
There are no problems whatsoever, you realize.
There is only the present and the present
is a continuous birthing. As people, we have
endless difficulties, but, as the universe,
you see that all the world is a joyful
I’m making the process sound easy,
but it is not. It is a devotion in love, attention,
concentration, focus, costing not less
There is no need to travel to a distant
land to find the meaning of the experience.
Redemption, Realization are within the grasp
of your own hand.
But it is not an experience you will
ever find through grasping.