An enlightened person is a person who has transcended the duality of the mind and lives the unity of existence and therefore a state of total bliss and surrender to existence. To understand a little more clearly, an enlightened person is a person who knows he is neither what he thinks nor what he feels and that all this is fleeting and illusory.
What is a mystic instead? Is it someone who retires to the isolation of a monastery or someone we can meet in our daily life and if so, how can we recognize him-her?
It is difficult to define a mystic nowadays with modern words, but perhaps it is easier to recognize him-her by the devotion to the light and to the sacred.
Radha, Tantra teacher and founder of Tantralife, presents herself with words from her heart in this extract of her book: Tantra, A way of living and loving.
“And here, inside, is the final secret that I want to share with you.
Something that I rarely tell anyone. I am a Tantra teacher, a medium and a catalyst for Tantric energy, but only on the surface of my being, only at the outer doorway of my inner world.
My true love affair is far beneath the surface, close to a deep and hidden ocean that is nameless and boundless. For like Lalla, I am ultimately a devotee of nothingness, a servant of emptiness, a slave of infinite silence and endless peace. That is where I disappear and become one with the soul of cosmic consciousness itself. I may not have completely dissolved into it, as did Lalla, Shiva and Devi, Buddha, Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and my beloved Osho. But I know it is there and I know it is my destiny. Nothing less will satisfy me.
This is the whispered transmission of Tantra, of all masters and mystics.
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha.”