TheDhamma wrote:Hi MMK23,
Hi TheDhamma (until now that seemed an unlikely sentence!) I can't find a wave smiley with my useless eyes, so I'll have to settle for
I know you are being sarcastic and humorous, but Ajahn Chah, Shabkar, and to a certain extent, S. N. Goenka could fit all of the above and they are pretty realized beings or at least way up there. And of course there are many more who also never wrote a Dhamma book, never made money off the Dhamma/Dharma, but were still highly realized people.
Thanks for sort-of appreciating my humour
I don't know who Shabkar is, but I'll take your word for it. Your point is well taken. It's a funny world that we live in, isn't it? It seems there's nothing that mass capitalisation/consumption can't touch and anything that is successful in any way seems inevitable to be recast as a trinket in the marketplace.
flyingOx wrote:Just not someone who read Wings to Awakening and became awakened, right? LOL
You would know that if you went to more retreats, flyingOx! Anyway, I think folks here seem to find your story implausible, and your mental health questionable
In situations like this people won't want to feel like they're encouraging you. It's unlikely that you'll get much more attention on this matter, I expect. Anyway, I've told you my criteria for enlightenment, so until I see at least a bestselling book, if not a flashy webpage, I'm totally unconvinced. But if you are looking to get a following, you'll need to learn use the word "suchness"* in sentences
* ps I realise there are perfectly sensible ways to use the word "suchness", no offense is intended to anyone who uses it