Ignore -ant Gurus And Negative Enlightenment

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Ignore -ant Gurus And Negative Enlightenment


Ignore-ant Gurus and Negative Enlightenment—
is quite a catchy title that will attract attention of most people. I want to start by just saying all Gurus are
ignorant, all of them. And they have to be necessarily forced to
do that. And if you look at the way I spelled ignore
–ant, you know, ignore and ant. Which means I don’t really mean that the
Gurus are ignorant. All Gurus are ignorant — in the regular
sense of the word that they don’t know things or that they are foolish. So ignorant has to be understood as something
that has been ignored. It’s not ignorance per se’, but that which
has been ignored, and everybody is forced to do that. Why? Because it is not possible to look at reality
in a wholistic way, unless you are very, very conscious. Let me without much adieux, I want to go and
talk to you what I really mean by the title — Ignore-ant Gurus and Negative Enlightenment. Ignorant Gurus are those who ignore a chunk
of reality that needs to be kept, not just ignored; and that has to be related to Enlightenment. So first I have to define Enlightenment and
then” ignorant.” That will make it very clear. And let me say something general so that it
is easy for you to understand. Enlightenment is often understood as being
spiritual or realization of one’s Self or realization of God, or realization of the
Self other than the realization of the mundane life that we have been living. So an enlightened person, in other words,
is one who is into God or one who is able to see the Rreality beyond the mundane reality. So what has happened here is we have juxtaposed
Enlightenment as something against our mundane life. So an enlightened person is someone who is
not into the world, not a worldly person. In other words, the worldly person on one
hand and the enlightened person on the other hand. So, in order to be spiritual, you have to
leave the material world. That’s why asceticism, renunciation, became
the major focus for enlightenment, not only in the Eastern tradition but also in the Western
tradition. That’s why there is the necessity to create
the tradition of the monks and nuns and so forth in the Western Christian tradition. But here in the Eastern tradition, the Gurus
were celibates, ascetics, who have no assets. And the literature that has come to us and
also the tradition that has come to us, is the tradition of those people who represent
Enlightenment. Who are those people? They are the people who are ascetics who have
made a choice to put down material life, worldly life, and [they] have chosen a life of penance,
meditation, and containment of desires, etc. So you have to really, what are you going
to lose here in order to get Enlightenment from this tradition? You have to just be someone who is very different
from ordinary people who lead a life of what is called, in the Indian tradition, a householder
or one who is married with children, and then who has to take care of a lot of other things. But the enlightened person is a Guru, a Yogi,
who goes to the Himalayas and he doesn’t have to take care of this, so that tradition
has continued. You know, if you look at the India tradition,
most Gurus have never married, at least in the current day tradition. Although there are traditions, because in
the Vedic traditions, there were married people. The Rishis were married and the Siddhas were
married, but then that’s not a tradition that has continued. What has continued and then, what has become
mainline is the ascetic tradition. And who knows, that is throughout the Buddhist
monks as well. Now, this tradition has become the mainline
one, so you go to follow this tradition, so what it requires is giving up your material
life or worldly life or your desire to dress up or eat good food — all of these things
are kind of outlawed; or, you know, severe restrictions are given for various reasons. Now, this split between materialism and spiritualism
which characterizes Enlightenment, has to be looked at very carefully. The term, now I want to talk about the term
‘Ignore-ant Gurus.’ So these Gurus who represent just the ascetic
tradition is what I call as the ‘Ignore-ant Gurus.’ I call these people ‘Ignore-ant Gurus’
not because they are ignorant per se’, but they have ignored the material aspects of
life and also of the material mind or mindset not just only material life and lives it but
also the material state of mind. And when you ignore this mind and when you
ignore all this material life, you are only representing a very limited and lopsided reality. I’ll give you a very graphic example here. There is Buddha. The Buddha is an enlightened person. The term Buddha itself means the one who is
awakened, awakened to his own Self. He never believed in a Self or awakened it
to Consciousness. And then in the process he has to give up
his family, his wife, his son, his father and the kingdom, and then go to a different
way of life. And if you have seen my earlier pictures,
prior to 2000; and I was dressed, you know, like someone, like a Guru who’s representing
that tradition, And that image will stand out from the image that I have today although
I have a little bit of hair growing now, but I don’t have any intention to go back to,
you know, having a big beard, and hair. Now, is it possible to have it both? That has been my teaching. Why do we have to have both, which means the
material life and well as the spiritual life together? When you look at this model, there are problems. The “Ignore-ant Gurus’ which are the Gurus
belonging to the ascetic tradition of putting more emphasis on spirit, necessarily have
to do what? To follow the life of renunciation and containment,
because once you are involved in this world of mundane activity, it is very difficult
to remain focused on your Self. This problem is discussed in the Bhagavad
Gita where Krishna and Arjuna talk about this problem because Arjuna wants to leave this
world. He doesn’t care for the kingdom. He doesn’t care for wealth or anything. He said, “I’m very happy with whatever
I have or whatever I don’t have, but I’m not going to kill people just to get wealth
and my kingdom and after all the purpose of life is Enlightenment.” Then Krishna has to tell him, “No, it’s
not that way that you have to do Karma. You cannot escape karma.” That’s the main teaching of the Bhagavad
Gita. He says that between inaction or non-action
— “Action.” Krishna says, “It is better to act than
not to act.” “Karma Jaye na Karmana.” Between Karma and non-Karma, it is Karma that
is preferable. Why? Because he says that it is impossible for
anyone to stay away from Karma. You have to act; you necessarily have to act. Even breathing is an act. And breathing can be stopped; and that’s
another matter. That cannot be done by most people, even by
most Gurus. It needs a different kind of practice, a very,
very, focused practice. Now, I wanted to do this video for one reason. What is that? Most people — I’ve been staying in India. I see a lot of foreigners coming here in search
of Enlightenment. And what do they get there? They are not given the opportunity to understand
“What is Enlightenment?” So before you do anything, you have to ask
the question, “What is Enlightenment?” Is enlightenment dressing up differently and
then being a vegetarian, or starting to do yoga and meditation? And what kind of meditation you are going
to do? All of these are very important. So what you need to do is to first ask the
question that, “Do you have to necessarily give up this life, you know, in order to be
enlightened? Do you have to ignore this life to be enlightened? Can you have both?” And this has been the question of almost everyone
because there is, on the one hand, a natural attraction towards this world, towards the
world of senses and sense pleasures that define, you know, what pleasure and happiness is. So we really have to address this question
and look at it deeply, if at all, it is possible to be an ordinary person like anyone else,
or most people are, and still be enlightened. Do you have to sacrifice your worldly life? No. You can have both, but having said that it
is not easy. So I’m going to give you some thoughts and
practices that you could do, in order to have both. And if you, I’m very convinced, only choose
the traditional path of negation, of negating this world, you end up in what is called negative
enlightenment. That’s what I call a negative enlightenment. Negative enlightenment completely ignores
the world, the world of the senses. And I was just looking at some of the practices
where you can create awakened look or awakened eyes. You’ll be looking at the word, but you can
pull your energy so that you won’t be able to see. And you can do that to the ears also. You can just pull the energy, because — remember
the ears and the eyes are only instruments through which the information flows into the
Mind and the Mind processes it. And when you disconnect it, then you can do
a lot of things. And why do you have to do that? Because you have to have Consciousness not
be polluted from input from the eyes, from the input from the ears. You know, that’s the reason why these practices
are promoted, and which leads to negation. I’m not against this practice, but then
it has to be done with full awareness that one has to come back and go into that level. So that is going to be the orientation so
that you are not losing this life in order to get Enlightenment. So in other words, positive Enlightenment
is the one where you can have both, and a very balanced and a holistic approach. I’ll be doing a few videos on that. I don’t know what the frequencies are, but
this is something that I have been forced to do after having lived particularly in Thiruvannamalai. I see a lot of people coming here and checking
into Ashrams and fighting with their mind, whether it is not knowing — What is the
purpose of Enlightenment or even to define Enlightenment” or all of these things are
going to be the way that the people should engage in order to before they dedicate their
life for Enlightenment.

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  • Ignore-ant Gurus and Negative Enlightenment
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    Transcript, Main Points, Dr. Pillai: (abbreviated due to space)
    I want to start by just saying all Gurus are ignorant, all of them. And they have to be necessarily forced to do that. And if you look at the way I spelled ignore –ant, you know, ignore and ant — which means I don’t really mean that the Gurus are ignorant. All Gurus are ignorant — in the regular sense of the word that they don’t know things or that they are foolish.

    Ignored
    Ignorant has to be understood as something that has been ignored. It’s not ignorance per se’, but that which has been ignored, and everybody is forced to do that.

    .. What I really mean by the title — Ignore-ant Gurus and Negative Enlightenment. Ignorant Gurus are those who ignore a chunk of reality that needs to be kept, not just ignored; and that has to be related to Enlightenment.

    Enlightenment
    I have to define Enlightenment and then” ignorant.” … Enlightenment is often understood as being spiritual or realization of one’s Self or realization of God, or realization of the Self other than the realization of the mundane life that we have been living.

    An enlightened person
    is one who is into God or one who is able to see the Reality beyond the mundane reality. What has happened here is we have juxtaposed Enlightenment as something against our mundane life. So an enlightened person is someone who is not into the world, not a worldly person.

    … That’s why asceticism, renunciation, became the major focus for enlightenment, not only in the Eastern tradition but also in the Western tradition. That’s why there is the necessity to create the tradition of the monks and nuns… in the Western Christian tradition.

    Here in the Eastern tradition, the Gurus were celibates,
    ascetics, who have no assets. … Who are those people? They are the people who are ascetics who have made a choice to put down material life, worldly life, and [they] have chosen a life of penance, meditation, and containment of desires.

    What is Enlightenment?”
    Is enlightenment dressing up differently and then being a vegetarian, or starting to do yoga and meditation? And what kind of meditation you are going to do? All of these are very important.

    What you need to do is to first ask the question that, “Do you have to necessarily give up this life, you know, in order to be enlightened? Do you have to ignore this life to be enlightened? Can you have both?”


    Positive Enlightenment is the one where you can have both, and a very balanced and a holistic approach. I’ll be doing a few videos on that. This is something that I have been forced to do after having lived particularly in Thiruvannamalai.

    What is the purpose of Enlightenment or… all of these things are going to be the way that the people should engage in order to before they dedicate their life for Enlightenment. God Bless. ~ Dr. Pillai

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    "If you look at the way I spelled ignore –ant, you know, ignore and ant — which means I don’t really mean that the Gurus are ignorant. All Gurus are ignorant — in the regular sense of the word that they don’t know things or that they are foolish.

    Ignorant has to be understood as something that has been ignored. It’s not ignorance per se’, but that which has been ignored, and everybody is forced to do that.

    .. What I really mean by the title — Ignore-ant Gurus and Negative Enlightenment. Ignorant Gurus are those who ignore a chunk of reality that needs to be kept, not just ignored; and that has to be related to Enlightenment." ~ Dr. Pillai

  • Teal Swan says that most guru's are one dimensional…….. Dt Pillai is a whole Guru! I think my grandmother was enlightenend……..she never meditated…….or talked of spiritual matters,,,,,,,,,,,she was never sick…….she was calm and strong and whoever had a problem, she would listen (really listen) without passing judgment…..and then say, "Tomorrow is another day! And you felt better because you had unburdened yourself………….I had a great aunt who was the same………….they were intuitive and empathic, and could see into people…………………….they were never sentimental….and both ran their own businesses. and loved life………………………….I think they were enlightened.

  • If enlightenment cant happen right this moment right here where you are now … thats not enlightenment.
    # Enlightenment is what which can happen to everyone right here right now!!👌👌👌

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