The Online Zen Groups on Facebook act as great source of information for beginners. Some of the groups share information with thousands of members everyday. Many people absorb this information as representing Zen just because it's coming from a Zen Online Group. But can these groups fall victim to the notorious agenda of the yellow press?
An Emperor once comes to a Zen Master and asks if there really is Heaven and Hell. The reply that comes, totally shocks the Emperor. What is so unique about the Zen answers to our questions is that they lead the seeker towards direct experiencing and awareness rather than mere words.
On one extreme is religious fundamentalism. On the other end are extreme materialist ideologies which go in the garb of "rationalism", "reasoning" and so on. Both being two sides of the same coin. Meera Nanda, who belongs to the latter group makes some unfounded attacks on Meditation and Spiritualism although never mentions if she has ever Meditated herself. This article analyzes her claims against Meditation and Spirituality.
Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, published a book titled, "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife". And Sam Harris, a prominent Atheist is not happy. Can subjective phenomenon of NDEs be solved through objective observation? Let's take a look.