Acharya Shree, when someone gets enlightened, what actually happens? Enlightenment is something you cannot describe in the words. It is realization and it is incredible
realization. But because the person still gets stuck into the body, physical body especially… Actually let me explain a little bit what happens
to the physical body also and enlightenment happen. Enlightenment happen in those moments when all those subtle
bodies inside this physical body they empty fully. When they get emptied fully, all the information is deleted and that is the time that when
they are about to empty even, the enlightenment begin to circle around this physical body. And they circle like they want to just the infinite knowing wants to enter
into the physical body, but physical body cannot take it. That’s why those moments are very critical. Most of people, they cannot take it.
They get enlightened then they leave the body right away. The majority of the enlightenment happens in those cases that people cannot take that.
It is like hundreds of thousands voltage is entering into your physical body. Can your body take it? Like a lightning. Thunderstorm and
lightning is so powerful that the human body cannot take it. It is hundreds thousands of voltage. And it is not it happens in
like 1 hour or so, it happens in just seconds. But those seconds are very critical. The most of people, they die in what
we call in antim shvaashoshvaash. They get enlightened in the last breath. The last breath and they get enlightened. Even they are sitting in the
meditation suppose, and enlightenment suddenly happen, they physical body cannot take it. Because it is hundred thousands of voltage. And then the soul it
already goes to the moksha, the highest point of the universe. And the body will fall down later. It just takes quick, like
very quick. Like moments, not even seconds, moments. In one second there are hundreds of thousands of moments.
These days the second is broken only maybe thousand times. But moments are hundreds thousands of moments in one second. The body
will fall down later and the soul will reach to the moksha. That’s why who survive in enlightenment, they are very fortunate. In tirthankaras’
case, they all survived. Tirthankara is a superhuman in this universe. They are rare. They are special. But arihantas, many arihantas,
they survive, but you can count them still — arihantas. It is not like countless arihantas in one time, no it doesn’t happen, because
most of arihantas they take the last breath and leave the body. I give an example. In this beginning of this era the first lady
entered into the moksha. Actually she opened the door to moksha. It is not the man. It is the woman. It
was Adinath, first enlightened master’s mother. Her name was Mauradevi. And Mauradevi was sitting on the elephant and suddenly her attachment with
her son, with her enlightened son, suddenly diminished. Suddenly finished. And as soon as she realized that, just hundreds thousands of voltage entered in
her body and her soul…She took the last breath, but she got enlightened. But she couldn’t take it. She left the body right away. But Tirthankaras mostly it never
happened. They always survive. That’s why they give a lot of enlightening teachings to everyone. Like Adinath did. People don’t follow. Same way arihantas, many arihantas
survive. They are fortunate. Very lucky that body can survive. That’s what people have misconception of enlightenment. They think enlightenment just sitting in meditation and suddenly light
will enter and it will just infinite knowing will enter into your body and you start preaching. That’s what their concept is. They are fully wrong. Enlightenment is not that.
After enlightenment if somebody survives, yes, they might laugh. Why they laugh? Because they don’t find anything new. They laugh because they know that
what was illusion. I was in illusion all the time. And they think I found this enlightenment, it was always with me. I
was ignorant. I couldn’t see it and it was always with me. It is just forgotten. And once they find it, they laugh, “Hey whatever I found,
it was always with me”. Because infinite knowing, soul has infinite knowing already. It is dark, we are blind, we are just kind of…karma
blocks not to see it, but it is there. It is like somebody put the pencil on the ear
and they are asking, “Can you give me pencil?” “I forgot where I put it.” And they put it in the ear and it is
fully forgotten. Because it is with you, the pencil, and you are searching everywhere. If you have to search, you have to search inside. It is right
there. Infinite knowing. The soul has…soul is source of infinite knowing. It is the very nature of soul — infinite knowing.
So where will enlightenment come from? Nowhere. It just pops up. When it pops up, person
cannot take it. That’s why they die. Most of enlightened person they die. Who survive, they teach. And that’s why it is a source of learning if they survive.
That’s what I tell people like in this time it is you can count on one hand how many enlightened person on this earth. I’m not talking in the universe. There are many. But on this earth you can count
on one hand. So it is very limited because it is very difficult to survive. So enlightenment is beautiful. It is not coming
from the outside. It is with you. Just when curtain is open you can see through everything. When curtain is blocked
it is like a cloud. It is blocked. You cannot see anything. And that curtain will be open only when these your enemies…your enemies are
your subtle bodies and they’re full of karma, full of information… By sadhana, by spiritual practices, you have to empty them somehow. You cannot collect
any more karma. And whatever it is there, you have to empty them. As soon as they empty, enlightenment pops up and then you
will realize you are source of infinite knowing. That is the enlightenment. Jai Siddhatma.