The “Already Enlightened” Half-Truth

Clouds over Eagle Nest Lake

Eagle Nest SP, NM

What people call realization or enlightenment already exists – it is not ‘something’ to be acquired. Therefore, any and every attempt to ‘attain’ it is an exercise in self-defeating futility.

– Ramesh Balsekar

There is a school of thought which says that you are already enlightened and therefore there is nothing for you to do. You’re already there, so stop worrying about it.

This belief, I feel, comes from a tragic misinterpretation of Ramesh’s words quoted above.

Let me paraphrase:

What people call nakedness already exists – it is not ‘something’ to be acquired. Therefore, any and every attempt to ‘attain’ nakedness is an exercise in self-defeating futility.

You are already naked under your clothes. You are already enlightened under your illusions.

If you want to realize your nakedness/enlightenment though, you’ve got to peel away your clothes/layers: Mortal (the tough one) then Soul (easier) then Radiance (even easier).

Nothing is gained.

Nothing is attained.

It is just revealed.

It's Time To Wake Up

Mystical Oneness and the Nine Aspects of BeingMystical Oneness and the Nine Aspects of Being is a step-by-step guide to enlightenment and beyond.

Available at:

Amazon - Barnes and Noble - iTunes- Google Play - Kobo

It's Time To Be Happy

The Serentity TechniqueWe live in divisive times.

The Serenity Technique provides 7 simple steps for inner peace… whenever you need it.

Available now on Amazon

It's Time Let Go

My Dying WordsImagine I have only seven days left to live.
Now imagine I share my last thoughts with you.

Available now on Amazon

4 thoughts on “The “Already Enlightened” Half-Truth

Leave a Comment