Aug 14

“Enlightened” Gurus

There are many “enlightened” gurus in the world, both genuine and fake. Fake gurus should obviously be avoided at all cost, but even genuine, enlightened gurus impart information that is less than helpful. The typical enlightened individual is all too eager to help and this usually means that they will describe a life that you should live as derived from their enlightened perspective. You may hear phrases such as “living in the now” along with suggestions on how to do so. Or any number of concepts related to how he lives his life.

It may seem reasonable to want to imitate or emulate an enlightened person, but those imitative behaviors will not get you any closer to an enlightened state. If your goal is only to try on the enlightened person’s “clothing”, then you only have to pay some money for tapes or seminars or meetings.  

The “enlightened” state is our birthright. It does not help you to try to imitate the state of being that is natural to an enlightened person – natural because they went thru a traumatic process to arrive there. You need to arrive in a similar manner. Not with the clothing of an enlightened person on your back, but naked down to your soul and ready to let everything go.



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    • virginia on August 17, 2007 at 7:38 pm
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    Thank you for your clear and simple writing. That is the art. From the ‘eart.

    • chandra Bhaskara on December 11, 2007 at 4:30 am
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    “Enlightened” Is nothing but you see the sunlight for two to don’t know how long you can see the sun that much after that you see nothing. Just like that without seeing sun it happens to you in the mind. It might help you to see the emptyness for long time. It will take you to the sahaja Samadhi.

  1. Agreed! Everything of any value costs something. “Enlightenment” or Self Realization has a price bigger than mere bucks. If money alone could buy it the USA would have a world monopoly.
    Which is obviously not the case.

    • Sid on July 17, 2008 at 7:33 pm
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    The “letting go” includes the willingness to give up on life itself..,and in doing so awaken to a life we can remember as young children…we have gone full circle.


    • Pratap Bhatt on September 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm
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    In Enlightenment, “person” is the first casualty. “Enlightened Person” ceases to be “person”. True enlightenment may be understood/pointed from someone who may seem to reflect Peace, Love, Joy by just Being, communicating with words, gestures, presence, or even Silence. As it is beyond thoughts, it is helpful to be pointed out again and again where to inquire without being an inquirer, seeker, etc..
    We need to be careful when claims are made being an enlightened person, and yet be open minded to all possibilities!

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