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Astral contact with a living Zen Master

selections from the notebooks of Jack Haas


It is said that when the student is ready the teacher will come.

At a certain point in my journey into emptiness, I was contacted twice in the astral realm by Roshi, a living Zen Master, who seemed to perceive that he could assist me, or perhaps that I could assist him, since I had arrived at a capable level of cosmic emptiness.

            I recall two things he said to me quite clearly. The first was this: he stated that he wasn’t certain that what I was writing and/or teaching would have any value to his own students, as my experience was largely, at that time, based on moksha, or God-knowing. I understood his point, but we also agreed that perhaps my ‘way’ might also have benefit for his students. Only time would tell.

            In the next encounter Roshi stated, in perfect Zen directness, to me: “This is what this is.” His words were a very direct way of showing a method of emotional detachment from the paradigm, and piercing through it into the depths of the unbound emptiness.

            I have no doubt that Roshi is a great soul, profoundly enlightened and generously giving of his spirit. And I honor and thank him for his communications, and welcome more if he so chooses.

            The difference with my path, from his, however, is that, as I have written, I feel it is important to both enter the emptiness which expands beyond this limited paradigm, and also to love and bless this paradigm intimately. For, to me, this realm is not only a living expression of Christ and Sophia, it is part of their very beings.

I therefore maintain that it is categorically important to attain the emptiness of which Roshi spoke, but also to maintain intimacy with matter.

There is emptiness, and there is love. Emptiness is pristine, clear, ever peaceful awareness. To get to love, though, you have to be willing to feel, and agonize, and laugh, and hug, and weep, and roar, and tremble. And it is worth it.

            We must be both intimate, and detached.

We must become the emptiness. Then fill it with love. Then invite others into it.

            It is only by rising out, and staying connected, that we elevate the whole, which we are.





The Cosmic Christ (the union of the all, which is love)

awakening, expansion, ascension, and unity




Alternative Christian Religion: the Cosmic Christ pages at Spirit and Flesh. Christ came to unify all beings through love.

In the union of spirit and flesh, through love, a profound, eternal oneness awakens in, and of, and as, the Kingdom of Christ

on earth. Amen.