There is a phrase that is the **stink of enlightenment**--
a prime example of it is .... Reaching a point where one
can say all the right things BUT thinking one is above the
world and now they are some type of higher being and
that the world is going to cater to them... There is no
**mundane** versus not, and no one is above the world ---
one is in the world but not of it --- that doesn't mean
above it though... it simply means that one is not deluded
or drawn in or lost within some false view of the world...
One enters into the Play of God --- it ALL becomes Lila no
matter what one is doing it doesn't mean one runs away from
responsibilities. That one is above it.
Before Enlightenment one chops wood and carries water and
AFTER enlightenment one chops wood and carries water... One
doesn't bum around - speak flowery words and think that others
should cater to them...
Neither does it mean that you can do whatever you damn well
please without consequences to your actions -- Karma for that
one is still in place... There is nothing worse than to encounter
the stink of enlightenment...
One example of this was a supposed Enlightened Being that was
procreating all over europe and then saying well it was the womens
fault for sleeping with him as they knew he is not involved with
anything - that he is in vairagya .. (That has nothing to do with
Vairagya at all) Oh he traveled around giving Satsangs and they
sounded good on the surface but there was no regard for honoring
**any** responsibilities... After all responsibilities are for the
unenlightened that are in the world... He is now above it...
Let's look at another one -- Adi Da aka Ladi da... So above it all
that he had a harem of women... Claimed to be above Jesus Christ
and all other Guru's on the planet... Is that Enlightenment ? No
it's having re-rooted into the stench of enlightenment ego... Does
Enlightenment bring into place being beyond everything without
consequences ? NO .... Does it make one a less authentic human
being ? NO .... One becomes rather more Ordinary... Living life
as it comes --- without fanfare --- without running away..
without grandiosity ...
Another of these prime examples is Nithyananda --- claiming to be
Enlightened and a Brahmachari and yet having sex with many of the
devotees all the while claiming to be beyond it all and without
desires or lust .... and having no responsibility to these actions...
He is not Krishna reborn and that was not lila but sex pure and simple...
He is defrauding the people in the name of Enlightenment... It stinks....
Maybe these guys had openings -- maybe the ultimate truth was
seen... remembered ... spoke about... but a mind that is Still and
Dead when within a Living Nirvikalpa Sahaja Samadhi is within a
place where one lives a life of equity... of fairness to others. it's not
about am out to satisfy myself first and foremost... after all
i am the center of the universe --- i am the universe ---
there are no others ..... This is the delusion of the grand spiritual
cosmic ego... It is not the actions where there is no Me that remains
to be entranced by chasing desires... Ones desires are now within
the realm of Vairagya - dispassion.. One does not chase after them
they no longer run the show...
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