Is Ignorance Bliss? Bliss does not come from living Simplicity, but from living Integrity.

March 13, 2017


In this video clip, taken from the recent Ask the Avatar interview between T.V. Mohandas Pai and Paramahamsa Nithyananda, the question raised is whether ignorance is bliss. Nithyananda answers beautifully, "Ignorance is bliss as long as it is not hit." He gives the analogy of a compounder taking on the role of medical doctor: when someone gives pills specified to illnesses, he will think he is capable of doing the doctor's job, but can only be successful in this if the pharmaceutical corporations don't change the look of the pills! "Ignorance is bliss as long as the context does not change. Ignorance is bliss if you don't change your city, if you don't change your street, if you don't change your life in any way. So, the so-called simplicity, cuteness associated with the simplicity, cannot be associated with the solution. The simplicity which comes with higher involvement is called Integrity. Integrity is the solution, not simplicity, because simplicity is more like the compounder becoming doctor. We should evolve higher than the mind; I call it Completion, where our depth radiates what we are independent and irrelevant to the mood swings we go through. Our core stands by what we are independent of the mood swings we go through. Up or down, good or bad, right or wrong, accepted or rejected, the core depth standing it's integrity and constantly ready to evolve only in the line of Integrity, not by ups and downs. If the ups and downs start guiding, the person is powerless. If Integrity only is guiding force, he is powerful." See the whole interview here: Make the most out of your Integrity, and start manifesting the purpose of your life: Be Your Own Boss!

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