Have you ever read the scholars who try to explain how it is that so many gurus and god-men can be spiritually enlightened yet psychologically depraved? They say that the psychological and the spiritual are separate domains and so one may be a spiritual genius and psychologically challenged at the same time. The reverse is also true: there are plenty of psychologically astute people who might as well be dead inside.
The various takes on why this is so are not, from what I’ve read, invalid. But they are only valid when we’re talking about every type of “enlightenment” within thought constructs, and also when we’re talking about the sickness that happens when people who have a wholeness experience don’t admit that it was just that: an experience. When they claim to be in that state always, they are lying. As proof, they are depraved.
It is a fact that each of the three relational perspectives (It/We/I) have healthy and unhealthy dynamics. But unlike It and We, one cannot identify as ultimate I if the other two perspectives are unhealthy because they are transcended and included within ultimate I. Ultimate I’s unhealthy dynamics immediately take one out of that self-identity and back into delusion—into body-projected awareness with its psychological demons.
So the notion that gurus and saints and saviors can be spiritually enlightened while psychologically lacking is true. They can be enlightened in numerous ways, including in memory of a wholeness experience, but they cannot be living as wholeness. These people create the spiritual hierarchies, the techniques for transcending incrementally. Their varied modalities and notions of enlightenment produced are not wholeness. Their hierarchies keep the thought constructs of Big Mind in business and Big Mind keeps you in business. That is their job.
But let’s not allow these explanations to become excuses. The “enlightened masters” would never allow you to get away with excuses, why should they? They tend to want you to see something so clearly that the false burns away. Then you have clarity. However, when the you who wants clarity dissolves, clarity is who is left, not a person who has it. There are no further steps to take and there’s nothing to hold. You are that.
Masters need not apply.