Are there published testimonies from former Zen Masters or advanced Buddhist Monks in general about their conversion to Christianity?
To illustrate what I mean by "advanced Buddhist Monks", here are a few examples I'm familiar with (follow the links for details):
Note: Why do I think that Zen Masters in particular (or advanced Buddhist Monks in general) converting to Christianity would be remarkable? Because I struggle to see how a missionary could possibly go about converting someone like Thích Nhất Hạnh or Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche in an effective way. In my opinion, these gentlemen seem to be notable instances of virtuous pagans, with decades of training in advanced Buddhist techniques for personal development.
Are there published accounts of missionaries successfully converting virtuous Zen Masters or similar Buddhist Monks with decades of training? Or what about accounts of Zen Masters being visited by angels or encountering Jesus in miraculous ways, leading to their acceptance of the gospel?
- How do Christians approach the evangelization of individuals who have had profound spiritual experiences in other religions?
- Are there Christian equivalents for the four sublime attitudes or brahmaviharas of Buddhism (metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha)?
- According to Christianity, to what extent can non-Christians develop and manifest the fruit of the Spirit?
- How does the power of the Holy Spirit manifest in Christians, as opposed to non-Christians who don't have access to this power?