November 2020

What is the nature of enlightenment?

Nukunu:

Enlightenment is very radical. It blows away our understanding, and the reason for this is that we realise that life is impersonal. The realisation is that there is no “personal doership”. The great Indian sage Ramana Maharshi explained it this way,

“What is supposed to happen will happen, like it or not. What is not supposed to happen will not happen, like it or not.”

There is no “I”, so there is no question of free will or no free will – a question that Western Philosophy has been so occupied with! The Indian understanding and realisation is that the “ego-me” just exists in the mind – in thinking and nowhere else. It is a creation of thinking. When we really understand this, it is totally mind blowing.

So what is there, when the ego does not decide? When we live identified with the ego-mind, we know only three dimensions: awakened state, dream state and deep sleep state, and these three states appear in time and space. All of them are unreal, which means that none of them have a real unique individual nature! But there is a “fourth state”, in Sanskrit called Turiya, which just means “The Fourth”. We are essentially this state, but we appear as the three other dimensions in time and space.

If you can have a glimpse of what I am trying to say, you will know that in reality you are not in this joke of life – you are not the three dimensions. The real you creates the three dimensions, and then you believe you are them. This is how the whole world lives. Very few wake up to the truth of who they really are and stop identifying with how they appear in the other three dimensions.

Ignorance is like the spider, which after it has created its web, gets imprisoned in it.

But who are we if we are not the person? We can say that this apparent life – in Sanskrit Maya – is God’s dream and you are one with the Divine! In the words of Christ: “Me and my God are one”. But this must be realised!

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November 2020
What is the nature of enlightenment?
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Oktober 2020
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July 2020
Why are so few people waking up?
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June 2020
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April 2020
Could you say something about the feeling of “oneness”?
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December 2019
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September 2019
When you are awakened, how is it to experience that you are not the body?
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July 2019
What is witnessing?
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May 2019
When I read the literature of the Mystics they write again and again that “everything is God”. Can you explain this?
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April 2019
What is the difference between a real Guru and a spiritual teacher?
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March 2019
How is it to grow old when you have awakened?
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January 2019
Can you talk about Maya? I don't really know what it means.
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October 2018
Can you say what the name “God” means to you?
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September 2018
Could you say something about God, Nukunu?
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June 2018
Why are so few people interested in awakening and enlightenment?
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March 2018
What is the Ego, Nukunu?
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February 2018
How do I stop fighting my mind?
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January 2018
What is the difference between “Truth” in Buddhism, “Brahman” in Advaita Vedanta and “God” in the traditions that use this concept?
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october 2017
Can you talk about what we experience upon awakening?
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September 2017
Some people are talking about stages of enlightenment. Is this the right way of looking at it?
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July 2017
People meditate in order to become enlightened. Is this enough? Or do we need something more?
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May 2017
I often hear you say “we live in a very low culture”. What do you mean?
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April 2017
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March 2017
How can I know if there is more to life than I can see right now?
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January 2017
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December 2016
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September 2016
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June 2016
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April 2016
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March 2016
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February 2016
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January 2016
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