Average Customer Review:
Based on 4 reviews.
Morgause, Aptos, CA
There are not enough stars in the heavens to rate "Enlightenment Guaranteed". Umi's words touch so deep.
Christopher Dow, San Francisco, CA
If you are on the spiritual search, then this read is a must. It is down to earth and clear.
Morgause Abheeti, Santa Cruz, CA
There are not enough stars in the heaven to rate "Enlightenment Guaranteed".
My life has profoundly opened and deepened.
[Sarlo: Morgause above (both of them, presumably) is a devotee, which fact
does not invalidate the testimonial. A recent visit to the
Amazon page reveals that only Christopher Dow's and Morgause's second
Here is the expression of two Enlightened Masters,
Bodhidharma the first Zen patriarch, who lived fourteen hundred years ago,
and Umi, whose more than thirty years of meditation and spiritual work
culminated in the desolution of the self and merging with the Whole, which
mystics call Enlightenment. The discourses of "Enlightenment
Guaranteed" are peppered with visitor's questions and Umi's answers,
which come direct from his own experiences. This is a book about
Awakening, about Enlightenment. The story of the journey and the story of
About the Author
Before the Awakening, Umi spent thirty years on the
search. He worked with a Japanese Zen Master, Osho the Indian mystic, and
finaly he came to the feet of Mikaire, where on January 10th 1998, the
opening happened. Throughout the search there was the continual concern:
How to find peace, freedom and love? How to become one with Consciousness?
Many times he fell, but he accepted each fall as a gift that deepened his
awareness. Now Umi gives Satsang for no other purpose, than that he is
simply willing to share this gift with those who are ready.
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[Sarlo: I have removed
my correspondent's three five-star
reviews. All used different pseudonyms, including Anand Purno (Umi's
nom de Osho) and Christopher Peterson,
apparently a discrediting maneuver
against the Christopher Peterson whose ostensibly sincerely
positive review remains below, though no longer on Amazon's
page. (Amazon now says, "There are no customer reviews yet,"
and supplies a button to "Create your own review.")
Umi has perhaps more than his share of disgruntled exes, from whose
dissatisfaction these backhanded endorsements arose. With a title
like Enlightenment Guaranteed, those familiar with Dave Oshana will not wonder why.]
1 of 7 people found the
following review helpful:
is no longer a mystery, June 10, 2002
Reviewer: Christopher Peterson from Vancouver, BC, Canada
I always found Zen and Bodhidharma hard to understand. Umi makes it so
clear. I found his style so easy to follow. Not only did I enjoy the
stories, I was moved by Umi's deep insights. Just from reading this
book, there is much of my life struggles that have lessened. Umi says,
"Remember you decide in each moment who you are. You create this
being you call yourself. This being is not your truth, but simply your
created self." This was such a gift for me to read this.
All I can say is, if you are seeking for truth, then these words of a
living enlightened master are worth reading.
[Sarlo: I cannot
resist repeating the suggestion that the above review – again, no longer
extant, why? – has been written by Umi himself, as it appeared very shortly after the book came out, even though the
reviewer affected not knowing Umi and ostensibly lives in Canada.]