Oh, the Samadhi which cannot be entered or left!
Some, in Eastern practices, seek unusual, deep, removed, extreme states ...
In this case, Sanghanandhi entered deep Samadhi for weeks at a time, heartbeat and breath barely registering. He entered this state, seeking to lose body and mind and flee this world ... exiting the state only with regret and for the minimum to eat, hoping to someday permanently return. It is a dualism which places this dirty world against that.
Such is not Zen Samadhi ... which cannot be entered or left ... located no where and every where, leaving nothing out ... which is all that is ... alive, and unbound by need for attaining to some deep mental concentration or absorption or stopping of the mind ... effortless awakeness ... all ordinary phenomena already awakened when known as such ... no need to flee into the mind's dark cave in search of it ... ordinary mind as awakened mind when known as such ... this 'ordinary' never just ordinary ...
I SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE FIRST READ HIXON THIS WEEK, WHERE THE DISCUSSION IS SET OUT A BIT CLEARER, BEFORE MOVING ON TO THE RATHER LESS OBVIOUS PRESENTATION OF MASTER KEIZAN IN COOK.
HIXON from 97
COOK from 101