Can one drastically, sustainably realize a superior state with the snap of their fingers, without actually making any effort? Of course not. Because what a "superior" state is, is precisely unknown to them.
Crow speaks of certain qualities corresponding to 'superiority', such as experience, authority, lack of ego, etc.
Why not simply use the terms "experience", "authority", "lack of ego", etc? Oh, well actually he does. But then he adds the word "superiority" to top it all off. Does it imply anything extra?
Crow talks about his perspective of enlightenment and strategies for attaining enlightenment. But he never defines "superiority".
Don't take this the wrong way dude; but you really have to read between the lines a bit. I'll come out and say I usually don't participate in these kinds of discussions as I'm not well versed in psychology, but what crow is saying here is pretty evident.
Nowhere was it implied that "a snap of the fingers" (or some other instantaneous action) leads to superiority. Of course a superior state is unknown to many, as many are not superior. A "superior state" may also have different meanings to different folks.
On crow's qualities of superiority - yes, adding the word superior does imply something extra. It implies that the qualities listed aid one in being superior or are indicative of a superior being. He doesn't HAVE to define superiority, because instead of giving a personalized definition of the word (which is better left to people actually aspiring to it as it gives each their motivation; for example if I were a logger, my goal of superiority would be to be head logger/foreman, whereas someone who isn't a logger wouldn't have much use of that goal) - he instead uses enlightenment as a sort of allegory for superiority. Which then implies enlightenment = superiority (or, leads one down a path that will lead to superiority).
I'll admit, I find his style of writing a bit superfluous, and sometimes he does sound like a bit of an old coot
, but solid advice is solid advice man. Don't be so quick to jump on the ad hominem train; you're smarter than that (at least your posts indicate you to be).