i like the story of the zen student, sitting through an amazing experience of being transported not figuratively, but literally, he felt, to the very edge of space/time, as breathtaking an experience as any of us could have. he told his sensei who said it was nothing, just his imagination! the student was crushed. later that day he was eating a tangerine, so tasty and vibrant, so very delicious and orangey bright. he mentioned it to sensei who said, "that's enlightenment".