I had a visit by Lahiri Mahasaya yesterday. He gave me a "one hand clap" and a lightening bolt. I searched for it's meaning and it came readily, with no effort. Here is the history behind this practice given to an earnest student from his master, Mind to Mind Transfer of Light.
The Record of Transmitting the Light.
The word light in the title refers to the enlightenment experience that was transmitted, mind to mind, generation to generation, from Shakyamuni Buddha through twenty-eight ancestors in India and twenty-three ancestors in China, and finally carried from China to Japan by Dogen and transmitted to Ejo. The Record was Keizan's attempt to heal the rift that had developed at Eihei-ji and to assert the legitimacy of the lineage that master Dogen carried from China.
A voice came overhead, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could 'hear God' would you go?" We were stunned in an infinite moment of wonder. Dr. Yale's voice was like an Oracle, “You can hear the sound of God in-between the Pyramids of Giza," She said. "It's a perfect F# sharp.”
I hurried home to pack for Egypt! But, before I could get there, I stopped for a coffee and was thunderstruck by a Scandinavian man. He was sitting at a long wooden table reading a thick book. How elegant he was with his tailored pants, shirt with cuffs, blond wavy hair and piercing blue eyes. I sat down next to him with my coffee-to-go. He looked up at me. Five minutes after hello, he was coming with me to Egypt! Clink the link to continue reading my memoir—"From Hollywood to God” By Kelly Granite Enck.