The Dharma Bums - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Ray continues to meditate in the woods for approximately six weeks. His brother-in-law continues to be irritated with Ray's lack of productive employment. The two eventually have a fight about Bob, the dog. Ray takes Bob along on his meditation trips. Ray's brother-in-law owns the dog and one day refuses to let Ray unchain Bob. Ray is upset by this petty decision, but Ray's sister backs up her husband. Ray has numerous enlightening moments while meditating and comes to a deeper understanding of existence. He has several visions and hears several words that he ponders.

Ray's mother becomes sick with a cold. Ray meditates on the nature of the cold and has a type of vision. Ray's sister has decorated the house with some flowers. Ray, because of his meditative insight, moves the flowers outside and also has his mother use some unguent...

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