Can An Enlightened Person Survive In Todays World Living An Ordinary Life?…

Can An Enlightened Person Survive In Todays World Living An Ordinary Life?

An enlightened person is the One who has attained Self-Realization.

The very experience of the Self allows one to stay in the state of Bliss! It is because our real Self is the Pure Soul and Bliss is the inherent property of the Soul.

In the presence of any suffering that may come up in his life, the enlightened person is able to keep it separate for he very well knows that the suffering is in this body, but ‘I am a Pure Soul that is totally separate from this body.’

This is how an enlightened being is able to live a normal life, performing normal duties, devoid of attachments.


Some may argue that without any painful penances, self mortifications, fasting or renunciation; how is enlightenment possible, just by living an ordinary life?

But in today’s world, owing to the Kaliyug in vogue, the union of our mind-body and speech is lost. It means one doesn’t speak and do what one thinks! This makes practicing penances, fasting, etc really difficult because although we may be seen doing the action of fasting outside, our minds are clouded with the thoughts of food inside. This suggests sheer lack of purity. Consequently, liberation cannot happen the traditional step-by-step way anymore.

However, a stepless path to Self-Realization, called Akram Science, has emerged for the benefit of people in today’s world. Following this science, the question of “Who am I?” that remained unresolved since countless of lifetimes, gets finally resolved by attaining direct grace of Gnani Purush, the Enlightened One, who bestows upon us the knowledge of the Self and enlightens our Soul.

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the founder of this Akram Science, attained Self-realization in 1958. He did not perform any long fasts or penances to attain this. While living an ordinary life, it just happened! After enlightenment too, he carried out his normal duties as usual; but from within, he remained completely detached from this world, staying as a Pure Soul.

Akram Science is a wonder in itself, whereby without performing any external actions, you get to realize your Self, and without leaving any relation, you feel liberated within! Applying this science, the Enlightened person not only manages to survive in today’s world; on the contrary, he lives his life easily and happily as he experiences contentment and bliss of the Real Self within him.

This Science is most practical. All that an enlightened person treading on this path is required to do, is that while he continues to live an ordinary life carrying out all his regular worldly duties; he must apply the most simple and fundamental five spiritual principles, as explained by the Gnani Purush, too at every step of life. These five principles act as guardians, protecting our Soul from the damaging emotions of fear, anger, hatred, negativity, etc. that tend to crop up every now and then, and thus nurturing our Pure Self.

By practicing these principles, one gradually attains a state where even in gravest of situations, one is able to maintain equanimity and remain undemanding because of the experience of the permanent bliss that he gets to taste while doing so.

This profound Akram Science thus teaches us how, even without undergoing tough penances and austerities, we can march ahead on the spiritual path taking mere small baby steps; and eventually with every step, calmly and comfortably inch towards our ultimate goal of Liberation (moksha)! Isn’t that an utter wonder in today’s world?

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In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and…

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