Resurrection – October 9, 1971 – 0:32

(continued from last post)
When I was initiated by Swami Ananda, he told me an interesting story of this conscious death. He was initiated a boy of 14 years of age and he practiced his meditation for years until he was 65. During that time he never saw anything in his meditation or heard anything. It was totally darkness in there. Out of respect for his teacher that gave him the technique, he kept on doing it. At the age of 65, he went to see his teacher. Now his teacher was 45 when he was 14. Now he’s 65 and his teacher is still around, he’s a pretty young man you know. So he said to his teacher, “Sir I don’t see anything, I don’t hear anything, and I haven’t made any progress on the spiritual path in God. I’m not free from this involvement, this entrapment.” So the teacher said to him, “You have. You have.” He says no. Then he says, “Tell me how long can you meditate?” He says well I can… “Without fidgeting.” That’s interesting, without fidgeting. He says, “For two and a half hours.” So the teacher says, “Show me.” So he sat down and he started to meditate. After one hour… He was sitting like this, in this position, so his foot was crossed. The teacher took a nail and a hammer and nailed, it… the leg right to the floor, through the calf and waited. Now imagine in India they don’t have nice bright shiny nails you know. A good rusty one would give you gangrene anytime.
— Adano Ley (Resurrection – October 9, 1971 – 0:32)