The Dangers Of Misapplying Spiritual Teachings

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Some important clarifications about the serious nature of spiritual work and many ways in which it can be abused and misinterpreted.

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    • Never heard that quote before.. I like it

    • @Fit Outside the Box
      🐟 02. A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF “LIFE”:

      Everything, both perceptible and imperceptible – that is, any gross or subtle OBJECT within the material universe which can ever be perceived with the cognitive faculties, plus the SUBJECT (the observer of all phenomena) – is to what most persons generally refer when they use the term “God”, since they usually conceive of the Primeval Creator as being the Perfect Person, and “God” (capitalized) is a personal epithet of the Unconditioned Absolute. However, this anthropomorphized conception of The Absolute is a fictional character of divers mythologies.

      According to most every enlightened sage in the history of this planet, the Ultimate Reality is, far more logically, Absolutely NOTHING, or conversely, Absolutely EVERYTHING – otherwise called “The Tao”, “The Great Spirit”, “Brahman”, “Pure Consciousness”, “Eternal Awareness”, “Independent Existence”, “The Ground of All Being”, “Uncaused Nature”, “The Undifferentiated Substratum of Reality”, “The Unified Field”, et cetera – yet, as alluded to above, inaccurately referred to as a personal deity by the masses (e.g. “God”, “Allah”, “Yahweh”, “Bhagavan”, etc.).

      In other words, rather than the Supreme Truth being a separate, Blissful, Supra-Conscious Being (The Godhead Himself or The Goddess), Ultimate Reality is Eternal-Existence Limitless-Awareness Unconditional-Peace ITSELF. That which can be perceived, can not be perceiving!

      Because the Unmanifested Absolute is infinite creative potentiality, “it” actualizes as EVERYTHING, in the form of ephemeral, cyclical universes. In the case of our particular universe, we reside in a cosmos consisting of space-time, matter and energy, without, of course, neglecting the most fundamental dimension of existence (i.e. conscious awareness – although, “it” is, being the subject, by literal definition, non-existent).

      Just as a knife cannot cut itself, nor the mind comprehend itself, nor the eyes see themselves, The Absolute cannot know Itself (or at least objectively EXPERIENCE Itself), and so, has manifested this phenomenal universe within Itself for the purpose of experiencing Itself, particularly through the lives of self-aware beings, such as we sophisticated humans. Therefore, this world of duality is really just a play of consciousness within Consciousness, in the same way that a dream is a person’s sleeping narrative set within the life-story of an “awakened” individual.

      APPARENTLY, this universe, composed of “mind and matter”, was created with the primal act (the so-called “Big Bang”), which started, supposedly, as a minute, slightly uneven ball of light, which in turn, was instigated, ultimately, by Extra-Temporal Supra-Consciousness. From that first deed, every motion or action that has ever occurred has been a direct (though, almost exclusively, an indirect) result of it.

      Just as all the extant energy in the universe was once contained within the inchoate singularity, Infinite Consciousness was NECESSARILY present at the beginning of the universe, and is in no way an epiphenomenon of a neural network. Discrete consciousness, on the other hand, is entirely dependent on the neurological faculty of individual animals (the more highly-evolved the species, the greater its cognitive abilities).

      “Sarvam khalvidam brahma” (a Sanskrit maxim from the “Chandogya Upanishad”, meaning “all this is indeed Brahman” or “everything is the Universal Self alone”). There is NAUGHT but Eternal Being, Conscious Awareness, Causeless Peace – and you are, quintessentially, that!
      This “Theory of Everything” can be more succinctly expressed by the mathematical equation: E=A͚ (Everything is Infinite Awareness).

      HUMANS are essentially this Eternally-Aware-Peace, acting through an extraordinarily-complex biological organism, comprised of the eight rudimentary elements – pseudo-ego (the assumed sense of self), intellect, mind, solids, liquids, gases, heat (fire), and ether (three-dimensional space). When one peers into a mirror, one doesn’t normally mistake the reflected image to be one’s real self, yet that is how we humans conventionally view our ever-mutating form. We are, rather, in a fundamental sense, that which witnesses all transitory appearances.

      Everything which can be presently perceived, both tangible and immaterial, including we human beings, is a culmination of that primary manifestation. That is the most accurate and rational explanation for “karma” – everything was preordained from the initial spark, and every action since has unfolded as it was predestined in ETERNITY, via an ever-forward-moving trajectory. The notion of retributive (“tit-for-tat”) karma is just that – an unverified notion. Likewise, the idea of a distinct, reincarnating “soul” or “spirit” is largely a fallacious belief.

      Whatever state in which we currently find ourselves, is the result of two factors – our genetic make-up at conception and our present-life conditioning (which may include mutating genetic code). Every choice ever made by every human and non-human animal was determined by those two factors ALONE. Therefore, free-will is purely illusory, despite what most believe. Chapter 11 insightfully demonstrates this truism.

      As a consequence of residing within this dualistic universe, we experience a lifelong series of fluctuating, transient pleasures and pains, which can take the form of physical, emotional, and/or financial pleasure or pain. Surprisingly to most, suffering and pain are NOT synonymous.
      Suffering is due to a false sense of personal agency – the belief that one is a separate, independent author of one’s thoughts, emotions, and deeds, and that, likewise, other persons are autonomous agents, with complete volition to act, think, and feel as they wish. Another way of stating the same concept is as follows: suffering is due to the intellect being unwilling to accept life as it manifests moment by moment.

      There are five SYMPTOMS of suffering, all of which are psychological in nature:
      1. Guilt
      2. Blame
      3. Pride
      4. Anxiety
      5. Regrets about the past and expectations for the future

      These types of suffering are the result of not properly understanding what was explained above – that life is a series of happenings and NOT caused by the individual living beings. No living creature, including Homo sapiens, has personal free-will. There is only the Universal, Divine Will at play, acting through every body, to which William Shakespeare famously alluded when he scribed “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
      The human organism is essentially a biopsychological machine, comprised of the five gross material elements (which can be perceived with the five senses) and the three subtle material elements (the three levels of cognition, which consist of abstract thought objects), listed above.

      Cont…

    • The ANTIDOTE to all mental anguish is to firstly discern pain from suffering, then to achieve complete relief from that miserable state of existence, by abandoning the erroneous belief in personal authorship, and abiding in the primordial sense of being (the unqualified “I am”, which is one’s core identity). This is the very same peace which is experienced each night during the dreamless phase of the sleep cycle. This “resting imperturbably as Flawless Awareness” can be practiced on a regular basis, until it is fully assimilated and integrated into one’s life.

      Every person, from time immemorial, has been either intentionally or unwittingly seeking such causeless peace, most commonly by practicing one of the four systems of YOGA (religion) delineated in the sixteenth chapter of this work, or else in creating wealth and the acquisition of material possessions, or in psycho-physical pleasures. That peace of mind is often referred to as “happiness”, “joy”, or “love”, and often presumed to be a temporal state, since many assume, incorrectly, that continuous peace is unavailable in this life.
      Fortunately, that is not the case – it is eminently possible to live one’s life acquainted with unbroken peace of mind, if destined.

      Following DHARMA (frameworks of authentic religion and societal duties) is not guaranteed to achieve that desired tranquillity of mind, but even so, it is beneficial for individuals, since it establishes a structure which enables one to more easily elevate oneself beyond the mundane, animalistic platform (i.e. the base pursuits of eating, sleeping and mating). Intrinsic to dharma is the division of the adult male population into the four classes of society and the inherent role of girls and women in society, as fully elucidated in latter chapters of this Holy Scripture.

      So, now that you understand life, and the reason why we are suffering here in this (ostensively) material universe, you are now able to be liberated from all mental suffering, RIGHT?

      WRONG! It is imperative to approach an authentic spiritual master to assist you to come to the above realization, by slowly undoing your past conditioning. Just as you have been conditioned over an entire lifetime to think one way, you need to be re-conditioned to think another way (in alignment with your essential identity as The Divine). For one who has himself for a teacher, that man has a veritable fool as his teacher.

      Even if you adhere closely to the precepts of a competent teacher, you may still not come to a full understanding of life, but if you are sincere, humble and dedicated, you will definitely find more peace in your daily life – all of which was DESTINED to occur, of course.

      Furthermore, if you are suitably-qualified and it was ordained, you may be fortunate enough to receive discipline from one of the EXTREMELY rare fully-enlightened masters residing on earth at any given time (perchance even the current World Teacher himself), and subsequently realize the aforementioned fundamental concepts, by diligently studying authoritative doctrines (especially the most accurate and complete of all extant Scriptures, this “Final Instruction Sheet for Humanity”), serving your guru with great reverence and devotion, and by deliberately avoiding undue harm to oneself, to other individuals, to society as a whole, and to the natural environment, including other life forms.

      Most beneficially, you are urged to become VEGAN, since carnism (the destructive ideology which supports the use and consumption of animal products, especially for “food”) is, apart from illegitimate (non-monarchical) governance and feminism, arguably the foremost existential crisis.

      Best wishes for your unique, personal journey towards unalloyed peace and HAPPINESS! “The gateway to knowledge is ignorance”.

      “You are this universe and you are creating it at every moment, because, you see, it starts now.
      It didn’t begin in the past – there IS no past.”
      *************
      “Find out who you REALLY are so that when death comes…there is no-one to kill, for while you are identified with your role, with your name, with your ego, there is someone to kill. But when you are identified with the whole universe, death finds you already annihilated and there’s no-one to kill”.
      *************
      “A wise Rabbi once said ‘If I am I because you are you, and you are you because I am I, then I am not I, and you are not you’.
      In other words, we are not separate.”
      *************
      “Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.”
      *************
      “The meaning of life is life itself.”
      Professor Dr. Alan Wilson Watts,
      British-American Philosopher.
      (06/01/1915 – 16/11/1973).

      “What you seek is seeking you.”
      *************
      “Don’t you know yet?
      It is your light that lights the worlds.”
      *************
      “Stop acting so small.
      You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
      *************
      “We are one. Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
      *************
      “The lamps are different, but the light is the same.”
      Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī,
      Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
      (30/09/1207 – 17/12/1273).

  1. This video couldn’t have been more timely and important. I’m hoping that you are going to cover the traps of New Age Spirituality too.

    • 🐟 02. A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF “LIFE”:

      Everything, both perceptible and imperceptible – that is, any gross or subtle OBJECT within the material universe which can ever be perceived with the cognitive faculties, plus the SUBJECT (the observer of all phenomena) – is to what most persons generally refer when they use the term “God”, since they usually conceive of the Primeval Creator as being the Perfect Person, and “God” (capitalized) is a personal epithet of the Unconditioned Absolute. However, this anthropomorphized conception of The Absolute is a fictional character of divers mythologies.

      According to most every enlightened sage in the history of this planet, the Ultimate Reality is, far more logically, Absolutely NOTHING, or conversely, Absolutely EVERYTHING – otherwise called “The Tao”, “The Great Spirit”, “Brahman”, “Pure Consciousness”, “Eternal Awareness”, “Independent Existence”, “The Ground of All Being”, “Uncaused Nature”, “The Undifferentiated Substratum of Reality”, “The Unified Field”, et cetera – yet, as alluded to above, inaccurately referred to as a personal deity by the masses (e.g. “God”, “Allah”, “Yahweh”, “Bhagavan”, etc.).

      In other words, rather than the Supreme Truth being a separate, Blissful, Supra-Conscious Being (The Godhead Himself or The Goddess), Ultimate Reality is Eternal-Existence Limitless-Awareness Unconditional-Peace ITSELF. That which can be perceived, can not be perceiving!

      Because the Unmanifested Absolute is infinite creative potentiality, “it” actualizes as EVERYTHING, in the form of ephemeral, cyclical universes. In the case of our particular universe, we reside in a cosmos consisting of space-time, matter and energy, without, of course, neglecting the most fundamental dimension of existence (i.e. conscious awareness – although, “it” is, being the subject, by literal definition, non-existent).

      Just as a knife cannot cut itself, nor the mind comprehend itself, nor the eyes see themselves, The Absolute cannot know Itself (or at least objectively EXPERIENCE Itself), and so, has manifested this phenomenal universe within Itself for the purpose of experiencing Itself, particularly through the lives of self-aware beings, such as we sophisticated humans. Therefore, this world of duality is really just a play of consciousness within Consciousness, in the same way that a dream is a person’s sleeping narrative set within the life-story of an “awakened” individual.

      APPARENTLY, this universe, composed of “mind and matter”, was created with the primal act (the so-called “Big Bang”), which started, supposedly, as a minute, slightly uneven ball of light, which in turn, was instigated, ultimately, by Extra-Temporal Supra-Consciousness. From that first deed, every motion or action that has ever occurred has been a direct (though, almost exclusively, an indirect) result of it.

      Just as all the extant energy in the universe was once contained within the inchoate singularity, Infinite Consciousness was NECESSARILY present at the beginning of the universe, and is in no way an epiphenomenon of a neural network. Discrete consciousness, on the other hand, is entirely dependent on the neurological faculty of individual animals (the more highly-evolved the species, the greater its cognitive abilities).

      “Sarvam khalvidam brahma” (a Sanskrit maxim from the “Chandogya Upanishad”, meaning “all this is indeed Brahman” or “everything is the Universal Self alone”). There is NAUGHT but Eternal Being, Conscious Awareness, Causeless Peace – and you are, quintessentially, that!
      This “Theory of Everything” can be more succinctly expressed by the mathematical equation: E=A͚ (Everything is Infinite Awareness).

      HUMANS are essentially this Eternally-Aware-Peace, acting through an extraordinarily-complex biological organism, comprised of the eight rudimentary elements – pseudo-ego (the assumed sense of self), intellect, mind, solids, liquids, gases, heat (fire), and ether (three-dimensional space). When one peers into a mirror, one doesn’t normally mistake the reflected image to be one’s real self, yet that is how we humans conventionally view our ever-mutating form. We are, rather, in a fundamental sense, that which witnesses all transitory appearances.

      Everything which can be presently perceived, both tangible and immaterial, including we human beings, is a culmination of that primary manifestation. That is the most accurate and rational explanation for “karma” – everything was preordained from the initial spark, and every action since has unfolded as it was predestined in ETERNITY, via an ever-forward-moving trajectory. The notion of retributive (“tit-for-tat”) karma is just that – an unverified notion. Likewise, the idea of a distinct, reincarnating “soul” or “spirit” is largely a fallacious belief.

      Whatever state in which we currently find ourselves, is the result of two factors – our genetic make-up at conception and our present-life conditioning (which may include mutating genetic code). Every choice ever made by every human and non-human animal was determined by those two factors ALONE. Therefore, free-will is purely illusory, despite what most believe. Chapter 11 insightfully demonstrates this truism.

      As a consequence of residing within this dualistic universe, we experience a lifelong series of fluctuating, transient pleasures and pains, which can take the form of physical, emotional, and/or financial pleasure or pain. Surprisingly to most, suffering and pain are NOT synonymous.
      Suffering is due to a false sense of personal agency – the belief that one is a separate, independent author of one’s thoughts, emotions, and deeds, and that, likewise, other persons are autonomous agents, with complete volition to act, think, and feel as they wish. Another way of stating the same concept is as follows: suffering is due to the intellect being unwilling to accept life as it manifests moment by moment.

      There are five SYMPTOMS of suffering, all of which are psychological in nature:
      1. Guilt
      2. Blame
      3. Pride
      4. Anxiety
      5. Regrets about the past and expectations for the future

      These types of suffering are the result of not properly understanding what was explained above – that life is a series of happenings and NOT caused by the individual living beings. No living creature, including Homo sapiens, has personal free-will. There is only the Universal, Divine Will at play, acting through every body, to which William Shakespeare famously alluded when he scribed “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
      The human organism is essentially a biopsychological machine, comprised of the five gross material elements (which can be perceived with the five senses) and the three subtle material elements (the three levels of cognition, which consist of abstract thought objects), listed above.

      Cont…

    • I can relate to you stomach issues I’ve found that Apple cider vinegar really helps and alkaline water all those anabiotic‘s really messed up your gut flora. Turn your bad billing you still need a good belly yeast. I’ve had days where I was sick for 17 hours so nauseous and throwing up I lost 8 pounds in a day what is 15 hours and then two hours of coming out of it. So do you hydrated did you feel sick from that too. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Can you help me grow in the knowledge and wisdom of Christ because I measure everything up against his word. And there’s a lot of truth to what you say you’re far beyond intelligent. But wisdom comes from the Lord. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but to those who are being saved it is the very word of God.

  2. Omg im so shocked to hear abt wat happened. RIP🙏🙏🙏🙏

  3. Just this past week I deliberately decided to unsubscribe from your videos for personal reasons and this happened 😥 Feels like an omen. After your God-Realization video it’s become clearer to me now how focused you are on advanced content I’m simply not ready for yet. Your videos have been life-changing for me, but now, being more honest and serious with myself, I realize the level I’m at and should pursue. Nonetheless I know you have good intentions, my journey with this work is just the beginning and I look forward to being back on “your level”. Keep up the great content 🙏

    • The news to unsubsidized leaves you without choice. You could be cutting yourself off from the exact video that is exactly what you need to hear at that time. Just take a break from some and listen to the others. Even though you aren’t there yet, don’t miss the ones you are very ready to hear. But as you wish, we do have choices.

    • I have done the same. I highly recommend Swami Kriyanda’s videos here on YouTube when you feel ‘in over your head’. He speaks of the same expansive states but brings so much joy and grounding to it. He is an essential balancer to Leo’s more intensive intellectual approach.

    • Same with me leo stuff ain’t for me,like alan watts said to ram dass when he was seeking more and more for enlightenment through pycadelics ,’once you got it you got it” no need to keep seeking ,the best thing to do for me is if you got the energy just be aware of what is right now without judgement a good book for me is zen begginers mind it’s on YouTube as an audiobook peace

  4. Good video Leo, and thanks for posting in a timely manner. My condolences to everyone close to the individual who ended his life.

    • Was the individual who ended his life a real person or a product of imagination and hallucination? As far as i know, Leo says the reality is not real, and reality is only imagination, this s why i’m asking this question.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear one of your followers ended their life. I remember you saying a while back something along the lines of, ‘do not abuse the body’. Life is just too complicated for some people though. So sad ❤️❤️❤️

  6. This is the first video every seeker should watch before doing any spiritual work.

    • @God of Dogs
      Sings: “It ain’t necessarily so…” 🎤

    • @Luminon
      🐟 17. THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, LIBERATION, & ENLIGHTENMENT:

      AWAKENING:
      Any person who has experienced a state of cosmic awareness can rightly be called a “buddha” (a Sanskrit/Pali term for “an awakened being”). During such TEMPORAL experiences (that is, they begin at some point in time and then end at a subsequent point in time, even if at the time of death), there is usually an apparent dissolution of the subject-object dichotomy, or at least a radical shift in one’s perception of life. In the most profound awakening experience, the perceiver, the perceived, and the perceiving, mystically unify (“advaita anubhava”, in Sanskrit).

      Awakening means to clearly see that one’s persona is but a character in a dream of The Absolute, and that one is essentially that Flawless Awareness. Therefore, it is not to be taken literally – that the person wakes from the “Cosmic Dream” in the same way that a human wakes from a night dream. It simply implies that the person realizes that he/she is one of the multitude of dream CHARACTERS, and that individual free-will was purely an illusion. When one experiences a night dream, one usually identifies with only one particular character (for example, “last night, I dreamed that I played chess with the prince”). However, all the characters in one’s dream originate in the very same mind. Similarly, the living creatures in this universe are naught but characters in the “Mind of God”, to put it in theistic terms.

      During such awakenings, one experiences the non-conceptual state, which is somewhat akin to the state of equanimous mind or “steady-mind” (“samādhi”, in Sanskrit). However, samādhi is usually a far longer-term state of being, normally arising after lengthy periods of practice.
      Spiritual awakening is a relatively common phenomenon. In fact, there are most probably MILLIONS of persons currently on earth who have experienced some kind of awakening, where they directly perceive themselves to be more than a mere body-mind complex. The experience can be either totally spontaneous, or it can follow many decades of intense spiritual practice (“sādhanā”, in Sanskrit). However, there is no direct causal link between religious practices and awakening experiences, despite what most religionists (“sādhaka”, in Sanskrit) believe.

      It is common for newly-awakened persons to CONFUSE and conflate relative and absolute truth. That is to say, when neophyte buddhas speak of relative concepts, they invariably use absolute terms. This is colloquially known as the “spiritual side-step” or as “spiritual bypassing”.
      For instance, they may make such statements as: “You don’t exist”; “Nothing ever happened”; “There is no right or wrong”; “Everything and/or everyone is equal”; “I am not my body”; “We are One”; and “I am you, and you are me”. Hopefully, such persons will come to see that there is no need to speak about everything from the Absolute perspective. Verily, it is unbeneficial to the persons with whom they are conversing (unless, of course, those third persons are thoroughly deluded materialists, who are unable to see beyond the physical realm).

      Awakening to one’s true nature does NOT automatically promote one to being a saint, since one’s unique characteristics, flaws and obsessions may perdure. There is an abundance of evidence that awakening experiences can be induced simply by the administration of certain hallucinogenic drugs, so to claim that one is exceptionally remarkable just for being a buddha, is rather conceited.

      Unfortunately (for spiritual-seekers), there is a multitude of awakened or partially-awakened persons who mistakenly believe that they are somehow enlightened masters, and proceed to embark on a teaching career.
      The fact is, many (if not most) of these BOGUS “gurus” are afflicted with a narcissistic, demonic mentality, bereft of morality, and ought to be exposed and denounced for the fraudsters that they are.

      As will be very succinctly explained in forthcoming chapters of this Holy Scripture, it is the sacred duty of members of the Priesthood ALONE to disseminate religious/spiritual knowledge throughout society (or to be more accurate, teach seminarians and the leader of the government, who in turn teach other men, who in turn teach their own subordinates). Simply attaining a “spiritual state”, even with the benefit of a vast body of knowledge, does not automatically confer authority on a person to become a spiritual master (“guru”, in Sanskrit). There is, in fact, an enormous gulf between the two (that is, between an awakened non-priest working as a spiritual teacher, and an enlightened spiritual master).

      Most persons would undoubtedly disapprove of a person stealing the property of another, yet think nothing of a working-class chap or a mere woman performing the function of a priest (“brāhmaṇa”, in Sanskrit). The fact is, when any person (other than a priest/guru) assumes the role of a spiritual leader, he or she is quite LITERALLY stealing the occupation of a priest. The phrase “The blind leading the blind” is pertinent here.

      By understanding the entirety of this “Final Instruction Sheet for Humanity”, it shall assist one in the discernment necessary to distinguish an actual spiritual master from a person who may superficially seem to be a wise and holy teacher by the masses, yet is, in fact, a charlatan.
      Unfortunately, only a wise sage can identify his peers, so it requires a genuine prophet to recognize which spiritual teachers are ACTUAL masters. Nevertheless, as a general rule, at least ninety-nine per cent of those giving spiritual precepts to society, are unqualified to do so (see Chapter 20 to know the prerequisites for a member of the Holy Priesthood. Despite what many believe, priests are not at all ordinary men).

      LIBERATION:
      “Liberation” means “freedom”. Thus, a liberated soul is a person who has become emancipated from the five kinds of suffering (blame, shame, pride, regrets/expectations, and anxiety), all of which are based on the belief in personal AGENCY. Read Chapter 15 to understand the nature of suffering, and Chapter 11 to understand that humans are not independent agents with freedom of will.

      Awakening experiences are not a prerequisite to being liberated from suffering.
      LIKEWISE, not all liberated persons are automatically enlightened (at least not to the degree necessary in order to be labelled as such), but there is a strong correlation between the two states of being. It’s possible to be liberated, whilst not possessing a deep understanding of life.

      A liberated person is scarce, because very few understand the true nature of suffering, and of those who do understand the distinction between psycho-physical pain and ACTUAL (psychological) suffering, it is difficult to surrender to one’s circumstances, free of obsessive thinking and judging. Liberated souls are usually those who have diligently practiced one of the four systems of yoga described in Chapter 16.

      Cont…

    • ENLIGHTENMENT:
      Of those who have experienced a state of “oneness” and are free from mental suffering, there are EXTREMELY rare souls who are spiritually-enlightened (at least to such an extent to be worthy of the label). If the term were to be taken literally, a person may be permeated or imbued in light to varying degrees, just as the ocean is more illumined by direct sunlight than it is by the reflected light of the moon.
      So, when a layman thinks of an enlightened soul, he or she typically imagines a person who knows what life is “all about”, or has “seen the light of God” (metaphorically-speaking). Simply having an awakening experience is quite far-removed from being an enlightened sage.

      Every person who has ever lived can be RANKED according to their level of enlightenment. Even if one understands that there is more to existence than gross matter and localized consciousness, one could claim to be more enlightened than a gross materialist. Therefore, somewhere in the world resides a person who is the most ignorant fool on earth, and at a different location one may find the most enlightened sage extant. Like practically everything in life, enlightenment is relative. Even “complete” enlightenment is not an absolute state. Even the most educated person alive has the capacity to increase his knowledge. Not even Divine Incarnations are all-knowing, I would posit.

      If one were to approach a rocket scientist, one would expect him to fully understand his field of expertise. He would understand advanced physics and chemistry, and know precisely how to design and launch spacecraft into outer-space.
      Similarly, an enlightened sage is one who understands LIFE. He knows how this phenomenal world came to be, how the law of action and reaction actually works, how to become liberated from temporal sufferings, and should be able to logically answer any question posed to him by a spiritual seeker (what to speak of highly-intelligent members of the scientific and philosophical communities).

      An enlightened person has eschewed all belief systems and relies solely on objective, VERIFIABLE concepts, knowing that even the most accurate concepts are relative, and that the ultimate reality is Absolute. Read Chapter 03 of “F.I.S.H” to appreciate this philosophical foundation. A laconic way to describe how it feels to be a fully-enlightened (and awakened) person is thus: imagine yourself (that is, your waking-state persona) entering a dream and interacting with the dream characters, giving no regard to any uncomfortable situation, including possible death, as you know that you cannot die. That is similar to how a genuine sage relates to this seemingly-real creation – continuously at peace with what is.

      A fully-enlightened person is almost invariably a member of the Holy Priesthood (a prophet, to be more precise), and NECESSARILY possesses a genius or near-genius level of intelligence. “Necessarily”, because, as previously stated, he is required to competently respond to even the most difficult questions and conundrums posed to him by others (otherwise, he can hardly claim to be a fully-enlightened individual). Imagine approaching a so-called “enlightened sage”, and after asking him the most profound questions imaginable, he responds “Umm…I don’t know!”
      On the other hand, even the village idiot can receive awakening experiences. However, to be liberated from suffering, one normally requires at least an average level of intelligence, because understanding the nature of suffering (as opposed to mere pain) is a rather intellectual concept.

      Needless to say, an enlightened person adheres to a strict code of morals and ethics, such as the avoidance of illicit sexual activity, gambling, intoxicants, and animal products. To be fair, there are many examples of persons who seem to be very awakened and/or enlightened, yet engage in base pursuits such as those mentioned above, due to their genetic make-up and their conditioning. However, this category is devoted to highly-evolved beings who LITERALLY radiate holiness – those who even the vilest of souls can recognize to be elevated far above ordinary, animalistic humanity. Sometimes, those vile souls far more easily recognize enlightened saints than do persons who are supposedly spiritually-advanced, as when the demoniacs, called “Legion”, instantly identified the Divine Avatar, Lord Jesus Christ, as the Son of the Most High God, whilst the Jewish high-priest at the time considered The Perfect Person Himself to be naught but a ominous rabble-rouser and a blasphemer.

      It seems logical to assume that any person who purports to be a fully-enlightened soul must be morally-upright. Therefore, those who profess to be enlightened individuals, yet who actively support objectively-evil ideologies or practices, such as socialism, communism, democracy, feminism, homosexuality, and carnism, are of no practical benefit to society (quite the opposite, in fact – they are a DETRIMENT to society)
      The devilish character, known as “Satan” in the Judeo-Christian tradition, seems to have been quite enlightened about spiritual reality, yet I’m not sure if anyone would call him an “enlightened being”. To be rather forthright, a fully-enlightened sage will accept the conceptual framework of this Holy Scripture, “A Final Instruction Sheet for Humanity”, as being a very accurate description of life as it is (or as it could be or should be).
      It is far far preferable for a guru to teach impeccable moral precepts, yet have a flawed understanding of metaphysics, than vice versa.

      Out of a billion persons, there may be one or two enlightened masters. These self-realized world-teachers are almost TOTALLY shunned by society, for, as Lord Jesus Christ once proclaimed: “I am the enemy of the world because I am telling the world that it is evil” (paraphrased).
      It is extremely easy to identify a truly-enlightened spiritual master: The first question one should ask a prospective guru is “What is the ideal form of government?”. If he acknowledges monarchy to be the only legitimate form of governance, then ask “Does free-will exist for any living creature?”. If he responds in the negative, then the chances are that he is a authentic guru, assuming, of course, that he is a strict vegan, and is despised by most all of humanity. If he has more than a couple of dedicated disciples, he is most probably teaching something less than Truth.

      “You have to let it happen, just like you have to let yourself go to sleep – you can’t try to go to sleep. You have to let yourself digest your food – you can’t try to digest it.
      And so, in the same way, you have to let yourself wake-up (become liberated).”
      **************
      *“A flow of water suddenly does a whirlpool and then it goes on. The whirlpool is a definite form but no water stays put in it.
      The whirlpool is something the stream is doing, and in exactly the same way, the universe is doing each one of us.”
      Professor Alan W. Watts,
      British–American Philosopher.

      “Awakening cannot take place, so long as the idea persists, that one is a seeker.
      Doing sadhana (spiritual practices) means, assuming the existence of a phantom.
      The entity that you think you are, is false.
      You ARE the Reality!”
      **************
      “When Realization dawns, then what happens? You are no longer ‘you’. You remain established in the inner silence and freedom, without any concern for your welfare, content with whatever comes along – and life goes on in perfect effortlessness.”
      *************
      “Self-inquiry is the direct path to Self-realization or enlightenment.
      The only way to make the mind cease its outward activities, is to turn it inward.
      By steady and continuous investigation into the nature of the mind, the mind itself gets transformed into That to which it owes its own existence.”
      Ramesh Balsekar,
      Indian Spiritual Teacher.

    • @God of Dogs Life is better when you wake up and live in reality and realize that you are a body. Imaginary spiritual things will keep you in a dreamland.

  7. You can’t cherry-pick when it comes to Infinity. Holistic understanding is necessary

  8. Condolences to the family of the person in question. Very responsible response Leo!

  9. I hope you guys that are following Leo and other teachers are doing well. Remember to take a step back from sprirituality if you feel its not doing any good for you at the moment. Your mindset should feel nice, and fun when leaning these topics, otherwise you have fallen into a trap that need to be taken care of.

    Remember that love is your goal. Thats the most important indicator of you growing. (in my opinion)

    And i hope you dont take this event to your heart Leo, because it was not in your control. I know your intentions leo, and its very close to your heart.

    • Love and connection is what is missing in this world a lot, and there is no substitude for connection and fullfilment, the spiritual way is just another trap, but in essence an honest search for something very human, connections, meaning, and love, in short sharing this life we have with loved ones.

  10. My binge eating addiction was a reaction to spiritual emergency. My mind reacted saying it’s all love. Stupid. Thanks for putting out this video.

    • Can you elaborate? What does spirituality have to do with binge eating? Because both are mental illness?

    • @Luminon He realized reality and everything in it are beautiful and perfect, even his bad habits. So he used that as an excuse to have bad habits like binge eating.

  11. Most people i meet in the spiritual world come to it to flee themselves, they tend to ignore personal developpement. If you dont try to actualize yourself, spiritual practices will lead nowhere. this channel helped me understand this 3 years ago because i saw that leo was just trying to better himself “at first” and spiritual work came to him gradually as he was learning.

    • And I think for me, spirituality actually taught me that I do not have to change myself. I and everyone around me are like keystones that support eachother and the entire universe, and if one was missing the whole structure could not exist. Sincere condolences to the person who is gone, and his family.

    • “Most people i meet in the spiritual world”

      Where is the “spiritual world”?

    • @Dar Thremis yes that’s what i meant by it, i’m not talking about some avatar fantasy stuff.

  12. This is why your “This is an advanced teaching” warning is important and not a joke like folks like to joke about here. I’ve always took that seriously, but also seek to verify these teachings myself in a safe and effective way which you often communicate.

    • Can you give me an example of “advanced teaching”? What is “advanced teaching”?

    • @I follow the Antichrist and the globalists it is subjective to your own experience. Leo is speaking in general terms.

  13. 00:20 the topics and the context 📰
    1:18 What happened?
    2:33 what do we make of this?
    3:55 other related videos▶️
    5:20 The warnings, traps, harping, obvious/ common sense stuff 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️
    11:55 teaching this stuff and it’s struggles
    19:25 consequences
    27:50 how do you teach deep truths about spirituality, without ppl fucking it up for themselves and everyone else?❓
    33:50 the general disclaimer and common sense because people♻️
    36:00 spiritual emergency 🚨 and story time 📖

    • How about some warnings about psychadelics first. It’s what’s many people consider to be sooo spiritual right now and gets them totally messed up in some cases.

    • Leo, it’s not the message, it’s that we are so gullible when you are in the question, me for example I’m addicted to you Leo and everything you say it means so much to my logic. I changed my beliefs while listening your videos since I discovered you at August 2020

  14. Never feel guilty for loving Leo , I love you brother ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. It brokes my heart when somebody commits suicide, especially a spiritual person. That being said, your work helped me to get out of many suicidal episodes, not to mention the improved quality of my life and especially analyzing dogma and unproven ideologies. I believe that person was involved in other teachings as well… I’ve been watching you for over 5 years and never ever I had the conclusion that suicide can help with awakening. Thanks for your amazing work man. The situation is terrible, but youre not to blame. Hope youre feeling well.

  16. When Leo’s third eye said | | -> m, I really felt that.

    • Leo doesn’t have third eye. The “third eye” doesn’t really exist.

    • @I follow the Antichrist and the globalists it exists but not as how its hold by 95% of the people who practice spirituality

  17. Honestly I haven’t watched your content in a long time, but I sense a new humilty and open-heartednes that wasn’t there before. The way you now meet your listener at eye-level is truly beautiful. <3

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