Until his site went down due to the closure of GeoCities UPAKA was the web master for a page that explored major insights into and capsulized D.T. SUZUKI's rather extensive work AN INTRODUCTION TO ZEN BUDDHISM. He also presented, hosted, and maintained one of the best William Somerset Maugham biography sites around, now hosted by Anna Jones.
Upaka WAS also one of several individuals, including Bhikshuni Nandabala (Zen Nun), The Gate Keeper, and Jijimuge, that assisted the Wanderling in various aspects of the free, self-paced online Dharma course AWAKENING 101.
Pages at onetime by and still suggested by Upaka include:
- ALL LARRY DARRELL.COM
- BOOK REVIEW: The Razor's Edge, by Upaka Ascetic
- THE RAZOR'S EDGE: True or False?
- WILLIAM LAWRENCE CAMPBELL
- CRITICAL CONCERNS WITH AWAKENING 101
Upaka's very first foray into creating a website was "Number 4" above, currently found on the net under the title William Lawrence Campbell. Long before the page morphed into the page it is now it's original title was CACTUS JACK: Space Alien Archaeologist.
According to Upaka's old, no longer active freeyellow.com website, which has been remorphed and linked below, he is from Benares, India. That original now lost in cyber space old freeyellow website also claimed he was a student attending Benares Hindu University. The question arises, why in the world would a man of Indian descent attending a Hindu university spend any amount of time creating a website titled CACTUS JACK: Space Alien Archaeologist? For the answer click HERE.
PHOTO STILL OF ALIEN ARTIFACT IN THE SANDS OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST
(click image for additional info on Upaka's Space Alien Archaeologist)
THE MEETING: AN UNTOLD STORY OF SRI RAMANA
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM:
CACTUS JACK: Space Alien Archaeologist
Apparently Upaka was doing research for a paper on the Hemis Manuscript, said to be a set of ancient documents hidden away in a remote monastery high in the mountains along the Tibet India border. The documents say Jesus of Nazareth visited India between the ages 12 to 30, his so called missing years of the Bible.
During his research he ran across information regarding a man named Nicholas Roerich. In the 1920s Roerich traveled to the Hemis monastery in search of the manuscripts and then on to Tibet where he heard the original manuscript was kept. Westerners did not travel much in Tibet in those days, especially to Lhasa, and Roerich and his party were held incognito in Tibet a year or so during which five of his party died. He was eventually released in 1928 and returned to India. In 1929 he published his diary as a book, Altai-Himalaya: A Travel Diary. On pages 361-62 Roerich wrote the following under the date August 5, 1927:
"On August fifth - something remarkable! We were in our camp in the kukunor district, not far from the humboldt chain. In the morning about half-past nine some of our caravaneers noticed a remarkably big black eagle flying above us. Seven of us began to watch this unusual bird. At the same moment another of our caravaneers remarked: 'there is something far above the bird,' and he shouted his astonishment. We all saw, in the direction north to south, something big and shiny reflecting sun, like a huge oval moving at great speed. Crossing our camp this thing changed in its direction from south to southwest, and we saw how it disappeared in the intense blue sky. We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly the oval form with the shiny surface, one side of which was brilliant from the sun."(source)
Upaka began looking into what such an object could be and began running into information from early Roswell authors such as Frank Edwards and even earlier flying saucer advocates such as Frank Scully. Heavily influenced by those early writers one thing led to the next. Thinking an archaeologist in the mix would add a certain amount of scientific credibility to the Roswell incident, he began researching the subject.
THE BEST OF THE MAUGHAM BIOGRAPHIES:
The first of the Maugham biographies below is the aforementioned Upaka the Ascetic Maugham bio that has been shifted of over to Anna Jones. The rest are the remaining of the best from a variety of sources:
- WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Good biography. Lots of Maugham graphics, from early childhood to late adult.
- W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM: A BIOGRAPHY
- THE ART COLLECTION OF W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
- LITERARY AMBULANCE DRIVERS
Everybody knows Hemingway drove an ambulance during WWI, nobody knows Maugham did.
SPIRITUAL GUIDES, GURUS, AND TEACHERS INFLUENTIAL IN MAUGHAM'S NOVEL THE RAZOR'S EDGE: