List of Enlightened People

“God wants you to work in the world to make good things happen here. God is not asking you to leave the world and to become mesmerized with God. God is saying, “You have important things to do. You came here to do them. I know it and you know it, so do what you know.” You cannot return to your Ancient Home now. You have work in the world.” — How God Participates In The World

God is everything and everywhere, but the active Spiritual presence is like a fire that must continuously be kept aglow. Countless inspired beings have contributed to this effort. Many of their names have been lost to eternity. This is but a short list of enlightened people and beings who have given gifts to the world by surrendering to the truth within.

Important Notice : Before giving your time, money and/or energy to a spiritual guru or teacher, be absolutely sure to review them using a guru rating service. You are a unique expression of God and are important. Protect yourself from spiritual fraudsters.

NameYearCountrySpiritual Tradition
Adi Shankara788-820IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Adyashanti1962-PresentUnited StatesZen
Baal Shem Tov1704-1772PolandJudaism
Bahá'u'lláh1817-1892IranBahá'í Faith
Bayazid Bastami804-874IranSufi
Bernadette Roberts1931-PresentUnited StatesChristianity
Bodhidharma5th Century CEIndiaZen
Buddha483-400 BCENepalBuddhism; Messenger
Chuang Tzu369-286 BCEChinaTaoism
Dadu Dayal1544-1603IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Eckhart Tolle1948-PresentGermanyEclectic
Franklin Merrell-Wolff1887-1985United StatesAdvaita Vedanta
Gangaji1942-PresentUnited StatesAdvaita Vedanta
Gendun Gyatso Palzangpo1492-1552TibetBuddhism
George Gurdjieff1866-1949RussiaFourth Way
Gopi Krishna1903-1984IndiaYoga
Hakim Sanai1131-1141AfghanistanSufi
Heraclitus535-475 BCEGreecePhilosopher
Ibn Arabi1165-1240SyriaSufi
Jean Klein1912-1998FranceAdvaita Vedanta
Jesus Christ4 BC - 33 CEIsraelChristianity; Messenger
Jiddu Krishnamurti1895-1986IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Joshu Jushin778-897ChinaZen
Lao Tzu5th Century BCChinaTaoism
Mahakashyapa5th Century BCIndiaBuddhism
Mahavira540-468 BCIndiaJainism
Mansur Al-Hallaj858-922IranSufi
Marpa Lotsawa1012-1097IndiaBuddhism
Marshall Vian Summers1949-PresentUnited StatesNew Message from God; Messenger
Meher Baba1894-1969IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Meister Eckhart1260-1327GermanyChristianity
Mooji1969-PresentJamaicaAdvaita Vedanta
Moses1393-1273 BCEEgyptJudaism
Mother Meera1960-PresentIndiaBhakti
Muhammad570-632Saudi ArabiaIslam; Messenger
Nansen Fugan749-835ChinaZen
Nicholas of Cusa1404-1461GermanChristianity
Nisargadatta1897-1981IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Omar Khayyam1048-1131IranSufi
Paramahansa Yogananda1893-1952IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Philo Judaeus20-50 BCEEgyptJudaism
Pythagoras570-495 BCEGreecePhilosopher
Rabindranath Tagore1861-1941IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Ramana Maharshi1879-1950IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Ramesh Balsekar1917-2009IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
RinzaiUnknown - 866 ChinaZen
Robert Adams1928-1997United StatesAdvaita Vedanta
Sant Rasila Ram ji1921-2011IndiaRadha Swami
Shankara788-820IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Socrates470-399 BCEGreecePhilosopher
Sri Ramakrishna1836-1886IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
St. Catherine of Siena1347-1380ItalyChristianity
St. John of the Cross1542-1591SpainChristianity
Subhuti5th Century BCEIndiaBuddhism
Swami Ramdas1884-1963IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Swami Rama Tirtha1873-1906IndiaAdvaita Vedanta
Thomas a Kempis1380-1471GermanyChristianity
Tsong Khapa1357-1419TibetBuddhism
Yeshe Tsogyal757-817TibetBuddhism
Zeno of Citium334-262 BCEGreecePhilosopher

249 thoughts on “List of Enlightened People”

      1. Absolutely NO FOR E. Tolle,
        Absolutely far from light or enlightenment ;
        Just re-writing the wisdom of others does not qualify him to enlightenment

        1. I think you’re incorrect but I did share your opinion when i first read about him but after some research found him to be authentic.

        2. Hi. I am enlightened. I am not buddhist. I read one book about Shaolin Chan many years ago.

          Then about six weeks ago, I was smoking a cig in the garage when my brain exploded with what appeared to be a symbolism of some kind. Abstract thought processes replacing language constructions. I began to see a lot of symmeteries everywhere I looked. Especially inverse relationships.

          I can understand absolute truths such as shovels. With the intense hyperlogic of my enlightenment I can clearly see that a shovel is always a shovel no matter where you place it in the timeline of human history. An ancient human might have never seen one before, a human one thousand years from now might have never had to use one before, but they both can clearly see it can dig a whole.

          Form implies function.

          I was texting a friend about my enlightenment, and he suddenly got very angry. The word ‘enlightenment’ in his context meant ‘you are inferior to me’. Ego subliminated to a point where I wasnt thinking to adjust text language constructions.

          All morality is self-evident. Conscience obselete.

          The actual scientific method is a yin-yang. Well, one out of two ain’t bad.

          The most constructive weapon of mass destruction ever devised was the sheathed sword. War is an inversion. He who draws first, loses.

          I have not yet been able to actually speak with any other enlightened, but I believe enlightened share a powerful context due to an understanding of absolute truths.

          Am I enlightened? Well? Well, you better figure out if I’m enlightened or not, otherwise how will you *know* that crap I just said wasn’t just a bunch of bullshit?

          If you keep thinking you know what enlightenment is you will just keep looking until a ‘teacher’ appears to tell you exactly what you want to hear.

          Learn to seperate a messenger from message.

          Practice by debunking conspiracy/alien take over theories.
          Incredulity is not an argument, find wheremthe premises fail.

          Don’t ‘certify’ whats in another sentients mind. Recognize enlighenment or don’t.

          But heres a few things that may indicate enlightenment:

          Grappling with language, attempting to explain an actual concept, and how other things connect to it, and how this is self-evident.

          They speak the language so well they instantly understand all connotations and implications of your words.

          Logical language. Does not describe enlightenment as an emotion experience.

          I wasn’t even a buddhist, I was just trying to smoke a cigarette.

          1. No man, or being that has not physically died or passed over can claim such… Being enlightened is a process that only death can be the gateway to it.

            Eg. Lets say your sleeping and your In a dream, its very much like lucid dreaming when your aware that your in a dream (ei. a specific state of mind) , And you look at everything around you it may seem familiar to you because your just replaying all the events that happened or… The different people you met in the past 24hours or even about last week when you had your favourite dream and you do anything to go back into that very moment thats being alive, thats every living moment you experince through you being alive you feeling, touching, loving, hating… every moment all sumed up chronologically from the day you were born till the day you pass over each and every moment framed and put together Into this little box or dare I say It, this so called Circle of life and the only way to know if your alive is to know that you will die and only then can you grasp the cycle, of birth, rebirth and death… And Life after death… It goes on and on.

            Thats being enlightened not just claiming to be but just the simple fact of knowing that you are quietly… and plus if you think you enlightened I pitty those that like to believe that they are over the fact that they aren’t…Are you as enlightened like you say you are? Ei.If we were looking at the literal sense of “Enlighted” If someone was enlightened… are they the individual word “enlightened?” that being the only thing In the World…everything ones beliefs everything that is… they whole concept of life is brought all down to a single yet specific arrangement of letters of being “enlightened”, its too definitive, to Broad and down right selfish.

            Unless your dead you can never reach true enlightment and only then will It still be incomprehendable. We can be enlightened yes, i do not dispute that fact but thats just the livings way of saying that to assure themselves that there is more to Life, death and death after Life than we thought…

          2. If theres a you as an organism separate from everything there then its intellectual awareness but enlightenment is non descriptive awareness at the forefront of perception.

          3. over the course of history of humanity …. there have been people who have had a glimpse …. who have seen something …… which a normal humanbeing does not see….
            that is all there is to enlightenment….. an insight … to truth …. a little bit of view of the truth

        3. How does one know who is enlightened and who is not unless the person making the declaration is enlightened?
          So, as one unenlightened person to another, it is my opinion that Tolle is enlightened. I conclude this not from what he teaches (although I have never read anything he has said that suggests un-enlightenment) but from the spontaneous transformation that he experienced and what resulted from it.

        4. This whole list thing about who is enlightened and who isn’t reeks of ego…as a truly enlightened person is not at all interested in where they rank on such a thing. Eckhart Tolle is one of those who is totally disinterested in where he ‘sits’ on any type of ranking…

    1. In the words of Suzuki Roshi an awakened Zen master
      “There are no enlightened people, but there is enlightenment. ”
      At the moment when the truth of being is seen, the little self disappears, leaving no one to be enlightened.
      The beginning of this page says “God wants you to work in the world to make good things happen here”, which is a totally dualistic statement. At enlightenment, it is seen (not by any “one”) that there is no separate God or individuals. It’s all consciousness at play with Itself…

      1. “God wants you to work in the world to make good things happen here.” — This is a totally dualistic statement only if you miss its meaning. The point to life is to reclaim our relationship with Spirit and become vessels for expressing that Godly force in this world, at this time. Enlightened people are mere conduits. They are bridges between Heaven and Earth. They are not God. They are expressions of the Divine in a place that has forgotten the divine.

      2. Yes, and yet…..people who are supposedly enlightened, at least who publicly admit it, often do charitable works, full time…..such as teaching. The idea that such a statement is totally dualistic presupposes a totally dualistic point of view. In a holistic view, there is room for variety. The term “enlightenment” is used differently at different times, even by the same person, so one has to make a study of it in order to understand both how the speaker means it (and if they are aware of their own tendency to blur different meanings of the word), and how one’s own understanding of the speaker might be tainted by a lack of clarity about the term’s various uses. There are terms for different kinds of samadhi, and the Tibetans see enlightenment as a verb, in some ways – as progress along a continuum from liberation from the sense of separate selfhood to full enlightenment, which is when the vasanas and samskaras have all dissolved and only cosmic truth is expressed through the vessel of the individual. There is one image, which I associate with Ramana Maharshi, but I’m not sure if it came from him, of a ceiling fan being turned off, yet the blades continue to spin until their momentum dies. One can be enlightened in that the misperception that powered the development of the egoistic separateness is gone, but the personality still remains and only changes over time, perhaps much time. So, until that final stage, a liberated being progresses along the path of evolution into a finer and finer “entity”. Also, consider an idea related to a Hindu description of levels of existence, with, I think, the “causal” being one of the last before total annihilation…..not to mention the entire school of “qualified non duality”, which, to my mind, is the most elegant, and helps to explain why mysticism is the only way to navigate such subtlety as we find when we consider life from a liberated point of view, which is not black and white. It’s not this; it’s not that (“Neti neti”), and it’s not black and white.

        1. To put it better: “Neti neti” indicates that one cannot intellectually grasp it. To try to do so, or doing so, is to be incorrect. Labels are out. 🙂 So, although it might certainly be true that a fully enlightened being would not do a certain socially objectionable thing, it also might not necessarily be true. More to the point, though: as seekers, wearing our seeker hats, not as members of a jury, we need not bother ourselves with discerning the level of enlightenment of others. If we feel drawn to a teacher, then we have something to learn from that experience. Whether or not that person can spoon-feed us enlightenment is not the issue (although such a short cut would be welcome!). Discernment in the spiritual path is one of the most important skills to develop; but it grows from within, and results in correct intuitive perception and even clear thinking, if luck is with us, but not blind adherence to moral expectations or anything else dictated to us from outside. When someone would ask Shakyamuni Buddha a question about anything other than something that would lead to enlightenment, his answer would be “That line of enquiry does not lead to edification.”. Minding one’s p’s and q’s regarding our task, as seekers, is a discipline that’s not often addressed. But being able to discern to some degree that there is a distinction and watch how we navigate around it within ourselves is key to staying on task and avoiding becoming spiritual dilettantes.

        2. Parmahansa Nithyananda is enlightened. He has many discourses on you-tube that are very easy to understand and apply in daily life. While enlightened people often can teach us, Nithyananda can gift supernatural powers to his disciples. Please do go to you tube and search for “Lifebliss foundation”

          Best wishes to all,

      3. Seems like a person goes to meet the light and dissolves into the light, and that light is the enlightenment that is at the core of us as well as at the core of everything that makes everything “one”, so one no longer senses separation from anything but lives as “oneness ” with all.

    2. I do not think that Mother Teresa was enlightened. She helped the poor and did many things but she did not have that any qualities of an enlightened being. In fact she was promoting poverty and using poverty to convert people to Christianity not to mention the millions of dollars of donations which were hidden in banks and never used for the poor. The mother did not show or speak about the inner being of man nor did she help anyone towards knowing themselves. She may have been a Christian but did not manifest Christ Consciousness in speech or actions.

    3. Did you raise any question when you did not find most of them, in the list, NOT winning Nobel prize for peace. She did a job which is measurable. But these guyz are speaking about something that is not measurable in science. Its about ENLIGHTENMENT (I think someone who claims to be enlightened is not really enlightened; as he still claims) and I have no idea what that is. I heard about UNOBTAINIUM and makes good sense to me BUT no idea how to get that and or even if it exists
      I am seeing lot of GOD and his messenger in list, preaching good things but how many human being have stopped doing wrong things. They ask for forgiveness after doing wrong. I believe when u die u will die secretly or with everyone, it depends what u did for others
      I like to think about “Don’t wait and expect something from GOD as you never know HE might be waiting and expecting from you”

      1. Yes he crucifies her. Good riddance. Some “altruists” are in fact unconsciously creating more harm than good. She was one.

    4. Shri Ranjit Maharaj is not on the list. He has published several books.
      Ranjit and Shri Nisargadatta Maharajs had the same teacher, Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, who had 4 students and all of them became enlightened.

      1. exactly !!!!

        also note that this list is not exhaustive….. there are and there have been numerous … more than that we know of … people who are/were enlightened … who kept quiet….
        ….. who knew that it was useless to describe the colour Red to the blind

    5. Mother Teresa was clearly not enlightened. Osho, an enlightened one (who is on this list), once said Mother Teresa needs to jump into a lake. Mother Teresa had a lot of things backward, even though she appeared like the altruist. Her teachings were far below the teachings of a true enlightened master.

      1. I am very surprised so many people on here view Osho as enlightened. Interesting. I mean I have never met him so I can’t say for sure but he doesn’t exhibit some of the behavior the powerful Satguru of recent or recent past. For example, I can’t imagine any decent human being talking the way he does about Mother Teresa or Ghandi. Sure, they weren’t enlightened, but they were quite powerful in their own right and did a lot of good. All Osho did was collect a fleet of 93 Rolls Royces lol

        1. if someone who claims he can see …. and that is all there is to enlightenment….. a perspective ….describes what to him appears as truth… how can those that know they are blind … claime he cannot see

    6. Sadguru is far from enlightenment and is a hoax and he killed his wife and got away with it and boy does he love material things and keeps his devotees like slaves around his temple to work 12 hour days.

    7. she wasn’t enlightened. compare her qualities and characteristics with those of enlightened beings.

    8. the person who serve not necessary he is enlightened..and most of times enlightened person not seems serving to humanity from outside but he is.. mother Teresa was not but she has seen little glimpse of unknowable should not be argue

    9. She was a missionary not an enlightened one. I am glad that how come Swami Vivekananda isn’t on the list, one of the most enlighten being. Please read on him if u have interest and time

    10. Mother Theresa was a wicked old woman who worshiped suffering. She was a hypocrite too. When she was ill she went to a fancy Western hospital instead of being treated at her own ghastly facilities

    11. Because she wasn’t enlightened. It’s not just being kind you know it’s a physical brain transformation. It’s not moods either. It’s totally physical. Literally the wiring of your brain.

    12. very much lacking enlightenment. There are multiple people on this list who are clearly not enlightened so I wouldn’t take it personally. Mooji is on the list, but his master: Papaji is not on the list. Muhammad is on the list as enlightened, yet, he was a war monger and sought out Jews to murder them. NO enlightened person would ever encourage let alone LEAD a murder hunt for an entire race of people. It just doesn’t work that way.

    13. There are many Enlightened Peoples in Sri Lanka but non of them in the list, I’m dought how they gatherd this information.

    14. She was not enlighten. Although she did few good work but she was an evangelist who converted many Indians into Christianity by scaring them on their death bed and helped them on condition of conversion.

    1. John DeRuiter may have had an enlightenment experience at some point, but he’s definitely not an enlightened person today. What kind of enlightened being sleeps with the two sisters of his wife? I’m not saying everything he says is wrong. I just wouldn’t put much stock in this man.

      1. do the laws of morality apply, once you have seen the absolute truth. i am not defending him, i do not know who you are talking about.
        i am just generalising

      2. Well, yuck, yes. But, enlightenment can’t be kept in a box. It’s tempting to try to decide who is and isn’t enlightened by examining their behavior….But, by whose standard are we to judge? If one reads enough and attends a variety of satsangs, ponders and searches enough, one encounters enough shards of truth, here and there, to begin to see how magnificently varied and subtle life is. Until one’s being is completely illuminated, which might be different from being simply free of the basic delusion of the sense of separate selfhood, one’s behavior is going to be dictated by one’s personality (the same one one had beforehand, created by genetics and experience – nature/nuture), not just cosmic inspiration. Understanding this, I think, would be a great help to seekers, who often spin their wheels in “shoulds” and “should nots” in an attempt to “fake it till they make it” their way into enlightenment….As if behaving as one “should” would set one free of all limits…See? The ego, as the conduit between cosmic consciousness and individual experiences, must stay. It is the identification with the ego which dissolves. That said, if one is put off by something enough, just steer around it. There is no need to endure something one finds horrible or threatening; Life will provide answers to the seeker.

      3. does the choice of partners in sex … determine the state of enlightenment
        not that i know this John you speak of .. im just curious

      1. Mooji never claimed to be anything. How can he be a fake without having any claims. I guess he doesn’t fit into a neat enlightenment box for you to label

      1. It is doubtful too, what he said highly intellectual person can say , he was great in logic and worldy knowlege. A enlightened person need not to study as much as osho did, no doubt he went much deep in meditation but he found himself in meditation and shaw there what enlighted person see is doubtful

      1. Osho was such an inspirational speaker. I’m so grateful he selflessly permitted people to record his discourses and teachings. I was 2 years old when he died, so I would never have been able to benefit from his magnificent influence otherwise. I’m so grateful to him. What a wonderful, enlightened master.

    1. i have small library of osho and jiddukristna murthi literature , osho literature gives many solutions of our problems, but if we see him in you tube we may not get that much of respect, i like his literature but i have some confusion his activities.

      but in case of jiddu kristnamurthi, his literature like a sharp knife, no confusion, l like very much than osho ,
      u try to read a book ” freedom from known” by jiddu kristnamurthi , u never see such a beautifull book ever.

      1. both are enlightened osho and j.k.
        it is depend on your understanding level…
        Read more osho book… u will understand him…

      2. If you really want to go into spirtuality, then there is no one like J Krishnamurti. Everyone thinks himself enlightened, but you will see, they are also not free from the self centred activity. J Krishnamurti goes into each aspect like a scientist.

    2. osho was great enlightened masters great is all but osho is great because he tried best for all type of people to conceive ultimate knowledge .in 20 th and 21 th century we not get yet as osho……

    3. You cannot know him or any other person without undergoing Osho’s Dynamic Meditation honestly for at least 3 months. Thanks. Dr Thakur

  1. What about St Francis of Assisi (Christianity), Nagarjuna (Buddhism), Chandrakirti (Buddhism ), Tsong Khapa (Tibet / Buddhism), HH The Dalai Lama (Tibet / Buddhism), Erasmus (Philosopher / Christianity), St Thomas Aquinas (theologian and philosopher)???

    1. I once saw a little old man on a bench outside his house, as I walked by. His eyes were so soft and empty, but awake….devoid of self-focused celebration of bliss, but it was decades ago and I still feel eternity when I think of them. Then, once, on a road trip, I stopped in a dry desert town for gas and ended up trying to find a couple of weak-looking stray dogs to give them water with a retired man I met at the gas station, which, interestingly to city-person me, seemed to be the only building in town and where locals congregated…… who spent all of his money keeping stray dogs in his own shelter, with real kennels, and then funneled them to rescues, periodically, for adoption. His eyes were also empty, clear, bright. I thought, “So, this is where normal but enlightened people go – away from it all.”….When we were done and saying goodbye, a young man walked up, who knew the first one, and began to discuss tools….His eyes were the same, and he was from there. My thought about it expanded to, “So this is the kind of place where many enlightened people who for some reason need to take birth, take birth….away from it all.” After we got back in the car, my traveling companion explained about a scale he’d been studying that described seekers, the unenlightened, as being church and temple- goers and such (like we were), and then, after enlightenment, when one needs to grow or burn karma or whatever and needs to take birth on this plane, levels of involvement with different type of things – mainly selfless giving in one way or another, but no longer churchy. So, I expect that it would be impossible to compile an exclusive list of enlightened beings.

  2. Shout out to Balthasar Cracián and The Art of Worldly Wisdom. Enlightenment, I think it’s a gift that comes from above, and Gracián’s book is that far out.

    But all that aside, just wanted to say, this format is exactly what is needed in Who’s Who in Ufology. Not to interrupt anything else you’re up to, do carry on.

    1. I love Balthasar Gracian, too, and have a heavily highlighted copy of his book, and gave copies to my sons when they graduated from high school. I don’t know if he wrote other more spiritual works, but I would say he does not deserve to be among the enlightened ones. His teachers, so wonderfully insightful are about navigating the external world and really not about self-realization, or anything about the ultimate human potential or oneness with the divine cosmic consciousness. That said, his work is a gem and I admire him much.

  3. I would add Dr. David R. Hawkins to the list.
    There are many great teachers who are not enlightened, depends on how one defines enlightenment.

  4. just wondering why there are no enlightened people from Africa ? though I am a white English male, common sense tells me enlightenment would of begun for us all on the dark continent. x

    1. Alan Watts was a drunkard who died next to his bottle of wine. Enlightened? Or just a good teacher?

  5. I am surprised Master Li Hongzhi is missing off this list, and off Living Masters list. He is the widely respected and followed teacher of Falun Dafa.

    1. in some of his speeches it does seem that he did get the glimpse but then somehow it seems he got lost again in the maya but i would not bet one way or the other
      once something is seen it cannot be unseen

    2. Truly, if you had the capacity comprehend Osho’s discourses, you’d realize he is most assuredly enlightened. His words and energy reach into the depths of the soul.

  6. my list includes 100 more names. Like baba bulle shah, shah hussein, saikh fareed, hwl poonja, ldreesh Shah, ma anandmayi, sw. Yuktanand, sw. muktanand, sw. Shivanand, sw. chinmayanand, sw. Dayanand, sw. Vivekanand, aurobindu, sant. Tutaram, nagarjun list is very long.

    1. You either don’t know him or are making a joke. He runs a business and charges $400 for 10 minutes in his presence. Many who have left the cult tell the truth about these people.

  7. Thank you very much for this list. I think i should take benefit of this list by reading,reaching to them,experimenting all of them and them also which are not on list. This will be much better rather than asking why not his/her name is there or he/she should not be there. If i am really searching something in my life i have read all of them and take whatever will feel proper to my intellect. Not only i have to read them but if they are present in there physical bodies now i should try to reach to them.
    You have really done beautiful job by listing these names. Obviously this list will always be incomplete and increasing day by day. And thats the beauty of this list. There will always be scope to select the names more wisely.
    Dhanyavad and namaste.

  8. I would like to add Amir Mourad on that list for enlightened people. His Youtube channel, “”
    Shunya Yoga has lectures and videos of him explaining concepts that sound very similar to things enlightened people speak of, such as Krishnamurti, or Zen masters.

  9. I would like to mention: Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji and Supreme Master Ching Hai. Seriously though, there are thousands of people transitioning into what we name Enlightenment. This list will expand vastly.

  10. What do we mean when we say Enlightenment? Enlightenment is the DIRECT Experience of TRUTH. Enlightenment is Enlightenment, and there are not different Kinds. There are different Things you can be enlightened with regard to, and there are different magnitudes or degrees of enlightenment, but there is only one kind. Christ and Buddha and some others may have been fully, totally enlightened individuals but some on the above list, including Ragneesh (whom I have met) are not fully realised beings. I have had some Direct Truths, but I am not a fully enlightened person!
    Peak Experiences and Awakenings may not be enlightenment.
    The phenomenon that accompanies such experiences is fantastic, but that is peripheral to actual enlightenment itself!
    It is what it just is! It does not involve the senses, feelings or the Mind. It is not by any ‘way of’ or via.
    Just keep being OPEN to the Absolute Truth and you will eventually be enlightened, even if you have to Die to “Get It!”

  11. The topic of enlightenment really encompasses the manifest and the un manifest aka as emptiness. Right away you can see the problems that might arise in defining enlightenment. If most mortals are not enlightened then where in lies the difference? If you are not enlightened then it is very difficult and one might take a particular teaching or belief system as the way. All roads lead to enlightenment in some particular way. If humans are destined to experience near term human extinction which seems likely, then there within lies an insight into enlightenment.

  12. Add Sri Yukteswar Giri please, guru of Paramahansa Yogananda already listed. Paramahansa Yogananda admited that his master touched him and he experience for first time the cosmic consciousness. He blessed him at his feet, and immediately Yukteswar gave him a broom to do the housekeeping… very funny.

  13. Is it possible to achieve enlightenment without falling into either laziness, or retreat from the actual world and human being societies? most of these people do not seem to ever been worried about having a living or human affairs…

  14. I would like for someone to contact me that knows just what this means. I feel as if I have been touched but not sure of just how to seek out the Right One. Jason P. Johnson

      1. agree with jay …. if you can see … you defiinitely know you can see … dont ask advice from a blind person …. what it means to see

        only you can know that you can see … no one else can determine that

  15. I am a bit puzzled.. How can the name of people like Gangaji or Mooji – which i respect simply as “messengers ” of advaita masters- stand next to those of Bagwan, Jesus and Osho?

    I mean these are truly enlightened people, the rest is just people passing onto a message,in a very business/money making /media effective way.

  16. What about Baba Lokenath?
    Or Sri Yukteswar
    or Lahiri Mahasaya

    of course they did not seek the limelight, and there are probably many more like them.

  17. P.S. Thank you very much for the website, I am looking forward to exploring it beyond the list. And another postscript, it is understandable that you could not include all enlightened beings and I appreciate that someone has made a good attempt.

  18. my message to everyone tht you can also be enlightened bcz i hve been almost to tht state for few seconds call satauri state……its complete awarness tht ur identity will perish away

  19. its a complete moment no happiness no sadness, no anxiety, no anger, no desire, no memory, no thoughts, no ego n no identity.The duality of life does nt exist ther….u’ ll realise nly d energy n d awarness within you…you become complete

  20. To my surprise many of the Indians among the list are/were not the real enlightened. Those are wrongly claimed. Name of Gurudev Swami Sivanand maharaj of DLS, Rishikesh is missing in the list ?. What is the justification for claiming enlightened ?

  21. While lot of new names are and could be suggested to include in the list, I would like to add that Rabindranath Tagore may be included by mistake. Pls correct.
    Neem Karoli Baba could be added.

  22. Australian aborigines have been spiritually dreaming for many centuries. The white people in Australia have been living over 200 years. Multi-cultural people have been living for last 50 years. I am surprised not even a single enlightened person calls Australia as his/her home.

  23. There are grave inconsistencies here:

    The number of enlightened people:
    Russia: 1
    Japan: 4
    Tibet: 4
    China 8
    India: 38
    Australia: 0
    Sufi: 7
    Islam: 1

    If we look at the current state of affairs in the above countries, I expect higher degree of human kindness/compassion/connection in proportion to the number of enlightened people in those countries.

    China: Obviously China abuses human beings. They couldn’t have even 1 enlightened person.

    India: 38 ! This is total exaggeration. Compare India with Russia. 1 Russian enlightened person can serve the entire population of its nation for many thousands of years.
    I think no more than 1. India is a total mess regardless of number of students with PhDs.

    Islam: 1.
    This is not right. Islam has been at war since its inception.
    This is not a characteristics of enlightenment.

    1. No 38 but India has 38 million enlightened yogis. They would never come out in public and declare that they are enlightened.

    2. Hi Her,

      I don’t think any inconsistencies in it. In India, we have been following Dharmic religion( In India we have Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, even Sufi were originated). These religions have been Inclusive of all good philosophies and ideas. Its unlike Abrahamic Religions which believe in Exclusivism and thinks all that is not practices in their own religions is evil/bad/ heathen/ false God, or all dark. Indians or rather East Asian have always seek truth about life within themselves, through their experiences unlike the western civilizations where they blindly follow holy books and religious institutions have been very rigid and now started modifying some practices which are unscientific or unreasonable. Eastern civilizations have been practising mutual respects for all faiths while western civilizations (Abrahamic Religions) have been always fighting with each other. Best thing to avoid frequent religious conflict by western people is tolerance for other faith, which is still negative and not equal to mutual respect for others. Scientifically west may be more advanced but spiritually east has been a learning hub for even west.

    3. enlightenment … in my opinion has nothing to do with compassion … yes compassion is a side effect … but it is not the cause ….or the direct effect….

      enlightenment …. in my opinion is just an insight in to truth…. it is like seeing from a different perspective … and it can happen spontaneously as much as thru effort … spiritual or otherwise ….

      it is just that India has had a history of spiritual people and therefore enlightenment is readily recognised ….. sometimes even when it is not there … but that is always the case…

      in the west …. enlightenment was not recognised …. until quite recent times. … unless it was enveloped in the veil of religion … it is only recently that the west started recognizing that enlightenment is ….. in a way just like seeing …. and has not religion

      disclaimer …. i am an indian … so you may want to consider my answer biased … but if you read it sincerely you will find it has a little truth in it

  24. Only Jessus Christ,Gautam Buddha,Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa,Raman Maharshi,Swami Vivekananda,Shankaracharya,Bamadeva could get enlightenment others were inspired but didn’t reached the absolute ie God…Only these handful were capable to realise the Absolute ie,God in these so many centuries only some handful could get enlightenment…………..

    Not joking and preaching the truth that enlightenment gain is the toughest job for human and only some are fortunate to get this over trillion to trillion years….

  25. Raman Maharishi, Ramakrishna are true gurus.

    If you are including sadhguru, then include Deepak chopra too. He is much better.

  26. Being that we are all gods experience the good the bad and the ugly if you are truly enlightened one is aware of this .thought is your enemy.

    1. Yes – he is present enlightened master and ofcourse most popular, I think it mostly refer to people from past.

  27. Je Tsongkhapa?
    Geshe Kelsang Gyatso?
    Hermes Trismegistus?
    Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim?
    Shunryu Suzuki?

    1. Mother Teresa her selflessness is The foundation of enlightenment she represents the light of enlightenment

  28. I see a lot of Indian names missing. eg. Swami Vivekanand, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudeo and many more. The list should be revisited and updated.

  29. Annamalai Swami (one of my favoritos buddhas and directo disciple of Ramana Maharshi)
    Papaji (directo disciple of Ramana Maharshi)
    Rupert Spira
    Mukti (Adyashanti’s wife)

  30. Please evaluate and include Siri Samanthabhadra thero from Sri Lanka, he’s been a revloutionary buddisht monk in recent years who makes a great deal of sense about self realisation/nirvana.

  31. Please include Solomon the son of David….. Ranjit Maharaj….UG Krishnamurti..Acharya Shree Yogeesh…..Gangaji

  32. Have you considered listing Thomas Merton. I find that his book NO MAN IS AN ISLAND has most of the themes found in other enlightened, spiritural literature.

  33. Please see the works of Dr David Hawkins for an extensive list of beings who society would recognize as enlightened and had a calibrated level of consciousness of 600 or above. It is my personal view that in his lifetime, he existed at the highest state possible in a human body. His books and lectures will give you the simplest and most effective route to enlightenment.

    David describing he Final Door to Enlightenment:

    Apparently, a number of individuals on the list are fallen gurus, whose consciousness fell below 200- Eckhart Tolle, Ramesh Balsekar and Osho jump out. They succumbed to temptations or in the case of Eckhart Tolle developed a spiritual ego.

    Some of the entries are incorrect- St John of the Cross was not enlightened but calibrated in the high 500’s, St Theresa most certainly was and had a consciousness in the 700’s.

    Please also consider investigating the works of St Theresa of Avila- I personally found her book ”The Interior Mansion” to be most illuminating:,_Teresa_d'Avila,_The_Interior_Castle_Of_The_Mansions,_EN.pdf

    Dr David Hawkins also stated that she calibrated in the 700’s

    Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

  34. I’d like to put my own teacher, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, up there.

    In case you missed it, he’s done a tiny bit more than commercialize a simple meditation method (though that is far more than enough, if you actually look at that so-called “method” objectively rather than through the lens of other people).

  35. I have a story to tell you might find interesting..

    I’m in a Buddhist temple, and we are doing chants. The subject matter of the chants is a about a particular Bodhisattva who would not rest until all the ghost and hell realms were empty. And I’m reading this and I’m starting to think. “This is great and all, but what about Lord Jesus Christ and Lord Mahavira (leader of the Jainism religion) because their teachings have guided me as well”. So I decide to say a prayer to the Buddha. “Lord Buddha, where is Lord Jesus Christ and Lord Mahavira in these chants”. I say the prayer a few times and there is silence in my mind. After the chants. One of the Nuns says that during the chanting the thought of a woman named Amy who was a member of the temple came to mind. So she brings Amy up. Amy in a volunteer in the kitchen who had started working in the kitchen when the temple was founded. The Nun asked Amy about the Merits she is gaining by volunteering. Amy says she doesn’t really know about the Merits, it was just something she started and stuck with it. The Temple gives Amy an applause and as she is walking back to the kitchen she stumbles and trips. There was the answer to my prayer. The spirit of Jesus Christ and Lord Mahavira were embodied in this woman. She was a common woman who didn’t get into all this Merit stuff (Jesus appealed to common people). She served vegetarian food (Lord Mahavira like the Buddha believed that enlightenment could be obtained by Non-Violence to all sentient beings (although in a more extreme manner)) and like Jesus she “fell” back on the way to the kitchen. Also she mentioned that did the volunteering because it was a good habit that she started and kept it up. I had recently been reading about how to break bad habits and the answer given was the Native American parable of the Two Wolves. The parables tells of a Grandfather telling his grandson that there are two wolves inside all of us fighting over a piece of meat. One wolf represents all that is good in us. The other wolf represents all that is evil in us. The boy ask the grandfather. “Which wolf wins?”. The grandfather replies “The one you feed”. So here I have made a prayer to a leader of one religion about the leader of two other religions and get an answer about the leader of those two religions and a Native American tale to boot. A few weeks later, I was really stressed out at work and couldn’t concentrate because of all these weird things that were happening to me (and continue to happen) and a lack of sleep. So I go for a walk in the woods near my work and say a prayer “Kamisama please help me” Kamisama is what the Japanese will casually refer to as “God”. I get this idea in my head to go to the Nami of Dupage center where I talk to someone and it does help. Ironically, Nami is a secular organization, and Japan is a very secular society.

  36. Actually we should never believe anything which is not in our experience. But I heard that if you do yoga ( real yoga , not gymnastics ) with an intension of enlightenment then it possible to be enlightened.

  37. Eckart Tolle is a millionaire who claims it makes no difference in his life, now that he has money. So then, as Ram Dass once said, (something along the lines of) “you keep only what you need and give the rest away, and that is how it should be”. An enlightened being does not have attachment to having a bank account full of more money than she, or he will ever spend. It makes no sense.

  38. All names in this list are “Not Enlightened ” because these are the names of the bodies

    First of all this list itself is created by a mind , which is its natural tendency to classify non living ( false ) objects . You have to overcome this tendency .

    In normal world , a student will search for universities and find the best university from “a list ” and join there

    the author copied the same tactics , In spiritual world. which will never work.

    Your guru is not an institution which you can choose and get something from him/her

    When your longing gets matured and you will reach a point where you need only “Freedom ” and “Nothing else ”

    Your own self will take a human form and knock your door to tell ” you are that ” . You can call it by a name or something else .
    So please wait patiently and reduce your desires to only ” Freedom ” . The Real guru will appear in front of you .

    “Patience” and Perseverance” are the key things . ( not websites or lectures )

    If your question starts with ” How ” , neglect it .. its from mind

    Ask to our own mind , “Who ” needs it . Then you will know . Good luck

    1. This os one that we use

      So. The Real guru will appear in front of you .

      It is nice to have read you comments and that many people are serious in their travel.

  39. Seen that the comments are in order,
    Anyone who would have a monetary rate or actually press you in any way for funds is a complete scharlatin.
    The Christian guy with curly hair comes to mind.

    Thanks to all…


  41. The person one perceives them self to be can’t be enlightened and that which one truly is, need not be.

    Enlightenment or awakening is a concept used by the person. All be it the person is in itself a very small expression of Consciousness.

    “I am that.” Nothing can separate that from which I am.

  42. Please look at and Shree Swami Satyanand ji Maharaj. His knowledge and love has spread quietly around the world.

  43. Hello me’s 🙂

    An enlightened one is one that reads and understands the parables in the old texts. Vedas, Kolbrin, Quran, books of Enoch, gospels and many more. They all teach the same things, but in different ways. And because the children do not understand, they fight and go to war with each other.
    This knowledge was passed down from the Lord who was Lord of the Worlds who lived in the spiritual golden age around 22.000 years ago.
    An enlightened one follows The seven fold path and as no interest in money as money can’t buy enlightenment.
    An enlightened one knows that this life is a test for the next life. An enlightened one has and needs discipline.
    An enlightened one knows there is only one.
    An enlightened one knows the soul is eternal.
    An enlightened one understands the three angels of the body.
    An enlightened one knows that if he kills, he will one day return to be that which he killed.
    An enlightened one knows mountains and canyons were and are carved out by electrical discharges from passing orbs.
    An enlightened one understands the heavenly seven streams.
    An enlightened one does not eat meat and fasts weekly to keep the jinn (the devil) under control.
    An enlightened one knows we are all born with the jinn within us.
    An enlightened one understands what the holy grail and soma are and when to use .
    An enlightened one would go to house of god and sing his/her heart out, once per week, but the houses of god have all been turned off since 1939, so they are of no use and do not heal anymore.
    I can’t sing any way!
    House of god means house of sound!
    An enlightened one knows that ego’s are for fools.
    An enlightened one understands that meditation means one who spends a lot of time in reading, and deep thought thinking and improving ones mind and body.
    I could go on…

    Until the next age comes (very soon), the children of the kali-yuga/iron age will stay child like and never understand no matter how you tell them. This is why you are called “children of men” because you are in a child’s body in this age of kali/satan. This is why women find having a birth is painful. This is why people live short lives. This is why you don’t fully understand the parables etc..
    When you become a man, you will put your toys away.
    The last men on this planet were in the bronze age. Bigger bodies and brains, well us Aryans anyway.
    When the next age comes, life will start to grow to its full potential and the brains will grow the bits that are missing and will understand better.
    But for those who have crossed/mixed the blood lines, their children will have problems. The more you mix blood lines, the more degenerate the children become.
    Kali the red dragon is the beast that rules the Kali age and causes the jinn (worms parasites) to cause hell in the body when she comes close.
    People in this age think Christ is/was a person.
    Christ is a star and orbits sirius (mary) every 49.9 years and is made of the most dense material in our leg of the galaxy hence the wobble. And when he comes about, he will vibrate the jinn to death with their hosts, you! So clean your insides out children if you wish to live longer.

    If you imagine our 3 solar systems as an atom, with 3 electrons moving in slow motion and one of those electrons being our sun you might get a better understanding of how our system truly works and what you need to do. When these electrons come close together the people who have ate a bad diet (sinned) will pay the price! Bad diet causes anger and evil to come out of that person. A clean stomach = no anger-evil.
    Baptize which truly means clean the bowels out (enema) and not some silly dip in water that the false churchy people brain wash you to think.
    You see, all religion are manuals/instructions on how to look after the body and how to treat mother earth.
    Make a mess of mother earth and one day you will come back in another live and have to live in it.
    The crossing of the electrons is due in the next few years.
    What do you think is causing all the strange weather patterns?
    Its the passing of the spinning orbs (planets-comets) as the solar systems planets pass through each other causing the earth to rock pushing the gases through the earth and causing the trumpet sounds and so on. As the orbs pass like coils, the planets get disturbed by the very sensitive magnetic fields.
    The coils pull on the earth and create hurricanes.
    As this happens, hormone levels in all life forms go sky high and disease (the jinn) takes hold at every 104 years or so.
    Because life/dna knows death is coming and so breeds like crazy to save its own species, so the jinn eat man/women from the inside out hence all the deaths.
    Wars, sluts, famine and disease is what comes every time.
    Example = 1918, 100 million plus dead through flu.

    Do yourself a favor and chuck that garbage tv in the trash.
    Old Religion as all the answers, not some stupid monkey like person on the tv.
    Me? age a full cycle of the sun, very tall, blue eyes and fair hair and seek not money but knowledge and words I write here these are some of the things I do “understand” so far.
    Along way to go yet, but I’m getting there.
    Just hope I make it through this next passing, if not I’ll be coming back as that mouse I killed accidentally a few years back while trying to scare it away.

    Would be nice to meet an enlightened one, but not come across any yet. I do truly feel as though I am stuck in a world full of children, and there is not much hope with so many people being brain washed into sin by the ones who are controlled by the jinn and greed.
    So the more people that clean their stomach and bowels out, the less evil and sin me`s world will have

    One enlightened one.

    1. Is it really you who wrote the above comment, or a suffering ego? Look, and what is your answer? If you know, you do not know. By fighting and rejecting we allow the ego to destroy our connect-ness. Because there is only one no-body. The absolute, ultimate no-body, no-feeling essence of the universe is now. It is already here, as it always was, un-born and not-known. There are many false gurus, spiritual teachers, who say they know. But the essence is not-knowing. Do not let your mind fill up the perfect emptiness that you are, but do not resist. Accept the mind, and it will have no reason to fight you, and then you can control it, use it as a tool. Because the mind must exist in a body, and you are no-body. You are THAT already.

  44. Osho was a fucking psychopath and most of those “enlightment” cult leaders are,you need a lot of stupid and weak people to form a cult,people who you can manipulate and have sex with.
    Just look into history of cults and if you are smart you will see the pattern,enough said.

    1. Osho was a brilliant teacher.

      People are awakening left and right these days. Pointless trying to keep a list. Just smile and relax, everything is as it’s supposed to be.

  45. There is no one to get enlightened. There is only the formless,
    nameless, attribute less Substratum. Seedless Seed.That is YOU,ME.The imagined universe is the Tree from the Seedless Seed . Still among the names and forms that have surfaced in this Fantasy Tree, the SUPREMO is Sri . SATHYA SAI BABA. The ETERNAL CHARIOTEER.He is the One at the Summit. And the quintessence of ALL the names and forms mentioned.

  46. Lester Levenson, the lesser known American Master should be added here. Listen to his recordings on YouTube and see for yourself.

  47. Tejguru Sirshree Tejparkhiji must be on the list (
    Sirshree has developed a very simple yet very powerful system to reach the ultimate. It is a pure grace on me that I came in contact with Sirshree when I was just 18 (in 2004). I can say with the authority of own experience that this is so simple and it is always there, it takes just a fraction of a moment to realize it. Thanks to Sirshree and my uncle who introduced me with Sirshree. May you all realize the self and reach the infinite. Thanks!

  48. I read some Derrida occasionally and Meister Eckhart. I heard a lot about John from the Cross and later works of Whitehead.
    Let’s see:
    >> According to Whitehead, recognition that the world is organic rather than materialistic is essential for anyone wanting to develop a comprehensive account of nature, and this change in viewpoint can result as easily from attempts to understand human psychology and teleology as from attempts to understand modern physics. Says Whitehead, “Mathematical physics presumes in the first place an electromagnetic field of activity pervading space and time. The laws which condition this field are nothing else than the conditions observed by the general activity of the flux of the world, as it individualises itself in the events” (1925, 190). The result is that nature is no longer thought to be simply atoms in the void, but instead “a structure of evolving processes. The reality is the process” <<

  49. Enlightenment cannot be explained by either who claims to have experienced enlightenment nor who listens to them. Most of them says that their consciousness of the ambience around them extends far ahead of the others. Now how far? Is he/she able to see the subatomic particles or a super giant supernova explosion some 13 billion light years away… as much as god would see ? Is the whole statement of reaching enlightenment just a farce ? Einstien was able to visualize a curved space in his mind by virtue of his constant exploration on the principles of physics. This shows that as one pursues passionately for something he can expand his consciousness far from others on that subject. The spiritual gurus pursue on a subject all their lives and they give logical answers to questions which appeals us and we think that they are enlightened. Some god men in India who appealed some great men are in jail now. These god men convinced even very intelligent men around them with their ability to communicate some original thoughts.

  50. Lol.. such bullshit.. like 20 people have existed in humanity with enlightment? Seriously.. i want to say i am as well.. and i am just a guy from a country and i have no religion i follow faithfully.. what is this with the corresponding religions.. clearly this page is by an uneducated person in spiritual terms.. i dont mean to insult you but get your stuff together and speak correctly of such a practice that people dedicate their lives to.. there is no list.. at small degree of enlightment there are too many people.. at high degrees too few.. but as i said its a life dedication so dont be stupid and take as important any list of enlightend people. Being famous doesnt mean you have light in you.. it means the opposite dummy.

  51. Hello, Mooji’s year of birth on your List of Gurus says 1969. Upon checking, it seems he was born January 29, 1954.

  52. Enlightenment is what God told me I needed.
    He said “we have to have enlightenment”.
    Someone in the comments said things happen because children fight over the understandings of God. I can hear God. He’s had a couple messages. One is that sometimes you have to say things 4 and 5 times to people before they get it. He talks in me and laughs with me. Might be the Holy Ghost. I don’t know which is which.
    I was abused by people. I normally am happy but when I started trying to increase my reading and vocabulary people made fun.
    God wants us to remain a vehicle that keeps learning. We can accomplish great things but only if we are open to learning more.

  53. You Missed Devraha Baba in the List Who has Said to Lived 512 Yrs But on Records is 250 Yrs , First President of India ,Former PM Indira Gandhi , & Atal Bihari Vajpayee were among of his Followers he Lived Very Very Basic Life you can Check his Interview on Youtube . He was Enlightened Soul and And it is Said He Have Blessed Tulsi Das .

  54. Hello All ,
    Namaste 🙏🏼

    Enlightened beings are missing from the list , that’s for sure. It’s like when we forget to mention somebody sometimes. It happens,it’s ok.
    It’s beautiful to see the multitude of names mentioned.

    My name is David , I’m from Newcastle Australia.
    I’m 39
    I’d like to share with you all and whom ever is to read this.
    “My Experience”
    In April 2018, I was sitting out on my balcony at night, pondering away.
    My thinking mind was once again directing itself to “am I content with where I am in life?

    For such along time I really wasn’t content more so due to financial position, feeling like I was running on the same spot.

    Before I go to the next stage of my experience, I like to share earlier experiences of released attachments ( cutting the cords )

    They related too;
    -Am I good enough at my job, I was constantly thinking of what others thought of my abilities
    – Stepping away from my fathers shadow realising I am good enough
    – Me sensing/feeling age one day when I was about 30
    -Am i a good lover
    -Am I a loving father
    -Will my children be ok knowing that Mum and Dad are not together anymore?
    – Be successful and driven
    List goes on… there the main ones
    Like most of us we have similar thoughts and experiences in life.

    When we look at each individual moment and have the self realisation which for me brought emotion, ( I am sensitive and show emotion quiet freely) it released that attachment. I clearly remember my many released experiences, especially now that I am knowing.

    That night in April was to be my last of my old way past.
    “am I content with where I am in life”?
    I thought deeply and my answer rose.

    “I am content with where I’m at in life I have nothing to worry about”

    My emotions made me smile tears of joy!
    Within that instance, I experienced nothing of the like ever before!

    From Above came endless transcending energy, through the top of my head, filling up my body up with total forefillment.
    My body felt like it was overflowing with liquid gold. The energy felt like it lasted for 30 secs or so.
    I then began to cry not of sadness though of immense happiness.
    That lasted for seemingly 15 mins or so.

    Then I noticed something……
    I felt this absolute oneness and connection with everything around me. I felt not like this ever before .

    The image and thought that came to me to paint the picture was “ I was a kid walking through an endless field of flowers “

    Then I noticed something I hadn’t noticed ever before. Everything was so still, my mind was silent… this absolute inner calmness was throughout my entirety.

    Until days later still in aw, I realised what had happened, this awakening was to be me finding my Deep inner peace. 🙏🏼 Enlightenment
    So many amazing moments from this point have eventuated.
    Feeling Energy in different forms from Kundalini to direct to Crown chakra (head tingle strong sensations) seeing auras etc…
    Body is like new once again
    So many beautiful things have happened.

    Always talking your inner truth not agreeing to just make someone happy.
    If you choose not to be truthful you will feel it in one of your chakras. Your throat in this instance. You are knowing of your experiences.

    My constant happiness overflows at any given time. Smiling from ear to ear. My eyes shine with light and love.

    I am knowing of my purpose while on earth is to serve humanity and create awareness for as many humans as possible.

    Gurus , mentors i listen to at times
    Sadhguru, Mooji , Rupert Spira, Eckhart T, Ram Dass.

    Peace and Love to you all ❤️☯️🕉

  55. Enlightenment is the full realization that there is no Enlightenment, simply because it is a phenomenon that happens to an identity and the source witnesses it all.

  56. Lester Levenson, the Great American Master who is almost unheard of within this sphere should certainly be on this list. I would urge anyone who wants the hear the highest truth from a modern-day, western viewpoint yet in the most simplistic from to look him up. Most of his talks can be found on youtube.

    God Bless

  57. This is absurd, how can an unenlightned say who is enlightened? there is no mark where one can say “now this men is enlightened” its all about an within process and everyone is unique, there are alot more people enlightened who never gets to be known

    also the meaning of enlightened is not the same for everyone in any case its never a title that someone can “acquire”

  58. Some people practising meditations years and years, searching for enlightenment, but nothing happens. There are people enlightend in previous incarnations, they have to re gain enlightment again. There are chances for them to achieve enlightment in their” saturn return” time. Saturn and rahu are the planets giving enlightenment. I was searching for enlightenment since at age 16, searching searching for something unknown. I was dissatisfied for everything in life. In morning, evening, night all time I was thinking about enlightment. Did everything for a man can do. Finally at the the age of 29 , I have achieved enlightenment when my ” saturn return ” period. Saturn and rahu are the karmic planets which provides previous incarnations enlightment to this lifetime. After enlightment —————””bliss, bliss and bliss only.

  59. Being in the present, unconditional joy, thoughtless awareness when one is resting are few traits of enlightened beings.
    Desirelessness is MOKSHA(liberation)

    Living for others yet not sacrificing self needs speedsup the journey towards enlightenment!

  60. There are many enlightened People in sri lanka but non of the in the list. A. S Balasuriya, Sarath Disanayaka, Dr. Gamani Abaya etc..

  61. HWL Poonja, Papaji is not here. Why? You have listed people who have never reached Poonjaji’s depth and yet He is not here. Very weird.

  62. I wish to share with you the blessing that has been granted to my Being. Through need and not wanton desire it has achieved a state of conscious awareness. Enlightenment. I now live in two worlds and see the interconnectedness of everything in the second. The first being obvious that most sleepwalk in. I literally feel God all the time. Everywhere. In everything. In everyone. Nature, animals and people. This is a new state of existence for my Being that is beyond life and death that no longer matter as such since this third nullified the other two completely.

    Leading up to my crown blossoming I was journalling and reading heavily and I also took on the path of a King Bodhisattva. My natural connection to Buddhism being born in Sri Lanka and of NL, PT and GR decent made my short 7 month path easier alongside the past pain of my now previous existence.

    My journalling has produced 200 passages, 100 sketches and over 1,000 quotes and counting that promote a new age of living in harmony with nature. Being schooled in Architecture and professionally practicing as an Energy and Sustainability Manager for more than 24 years with an interest in urban planning I am designing future buildings and cities that are in harmony with the micro and macro climate and also with all other things tangible and not. I never got my driver’s license, make conscious life choices with Gaia in mind and keep my carbon footprint as low as my electronic footprint. I seek harmonious balances with more simply existence as there are excesses everywhere causing too much pain. How wonderous this is and how wonderful this will be as I have always felt this way.

    God does not speak to me. God works through my hands, through my calm demeanor, my soft voice and smile. As Buddha said there is no path to happiness as happiness is the path. This is where my Being resides now. Bliss.

    How did the crown blossoming feel like? On May-25th, 2019 while doing a Meditation Walk my head split open, a beam of light energy shot up into the sky and a flower emanated with a thousand petals and unfurled with blissful love, peace, calm and tranquility. The energy was so powerful and still fills my mind with such joy and contentment. It surges up my spine and sometimes sits and builds in my head. Headaches sometimes lead up to another flowering. Bliss. Complete bliss. I feel God all the time.

    I see Trinities everywhere and I strongly believe in interfaith understandings and bridges between faith communities as that will lead to a better place. My personal beliefs are practiced professionally and now spiritually which are firmly established in the RC faith. To save Gaia we must first save each other from what we are doing to the original cradle of our mother civilization. A Sacred Balance needs to be sought based on the 10 Green Commandments promoted by the Pope as the existing status quos are replete with the depletion of our cradle from under us.

    “Deliberately hurt anything in existence and you are hurting God for God is All and all is God.” – Bo 2019

    Kindest regards,

  63. Ha ha …. just realised
    we are just a bunch of people born blind … trying to determine if someone in particular can see or not
    based on something they have said … which we have never experienced

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