Jnani V/s Mad man

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An article is posted in the Forum about Schizophrenia or an advanced spiritual state?
It is not understood why there should be a doubt in it.
Schizophrenia is a disease. No one makes any effort to become Schizophrenia.
Advanced spiritual state is achieved by deliberation.
Two extreme opposite may appear to be similar but they are not the same.
If the pitch of the sound is less one may not be able to hear it. It will appear as silence. When the pitch of the sound is increased one may able to hear it. But, if we go on increasing the decibel, then beyond a point we will not be able to hear it. . It will again appear as silence.
But these two are exactly opposite states, though they appear to be similar.
A Jnani very well knows about his surroundings and act normally carrying on all his duty. King Janaka carried on his work though he was realized soul.
The only difference is that Jnani knows the Truth.
All his acts are out of Knowledge.

leo75's picture

My view

I agree with you that enlightenment and Schizophrenia are not the same thing. But As said in that article symptoms of Schizophrenia are similar to some of the symptoms of higher spiritual states including enlightenment.But i am neither enlightened nor Schizophrenic so i cant argue much about similarities or differences between them.But i guess someone else can throw more light on that.

leo75 | Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:40