Gradual Spiritual Growth vs. Sudden Enlightenment

September 4, 2008


From the works of Living Enlightened Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In this clip taken from the discourses titled, "The Power of no Judging & Detach Naturally", Swamiji answers question from a long time seeker about what he/she needs to do to experience the ultimate. Swamiji tells the questioner the urge for enlightenment should become urgent. He tells the long time "professional seeker" that the experiences one has during seeking can fool people. He tells us that traditions that give a gradual path will not give the ultimate opening. These gradual techniques appeal to normal mind. Traditions such as Vignana Bhairava Tantra gives techniques for sudden enlightenment. However they are very difficult to start and may seem illogical at times. Swamiji also goes on to tell us that the problem with professional seekers is they have lost respect for master's words and all they do is to constantly judge masters. He tells us that the final opening needs complete openness and commitment between master and disciple. The complete discourse may be ordered online at

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