An amazing description of an enlightenment experience from the Master Sokei-an Sasaki:

“One day I wiped out all notions from my mind. I gave up all desire. I discarded all the words which I thought and stayed in quietude. I felt a little queer — as if I were being carried into something, or as if I were touching some power unknown to me…and Ztt! I entered. I lost the boundary of my physical body. I had my skin, of course, but I felt I was standing in the center of the cosmos. I spoke, but my words had lost their meaning. I saw people coming toward me, but all were the same man. All were myself! I had never known this world. I had believed that I was created, but now I must change my opinion: I was never created; I was the cosmos; no individual Mr. Sasaki existed.”

From: The Little Zen Companion by David Schiller

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