Updated: Jan 8
Many spirituals ask themselves what is an enlightened person, how his soul reached enlightenment, and how he deals in daily life with the average souls who are very different from him. I will answer you below based on my research of such souls over the years after I identified beyond any doubt they were truly enlightened souls.
what is an enlightened person?
There are many enlightenment definitions based on many religious traditions. From my spiritual research and experiences with such enlightened souls, and so to cut through mysticism and subjective approaches, the first thing is to give a technical definition of an enlightened soul, like putting the enlightenment definition in a sentence: it’s a soul that reached the vibration of the 7th chakra. For instance, this soul vibration was reached by the souls of Rama, Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, etc. in ancient times, but a few also in modern times.
Now, true Enlightenment rests on two pillars:
A cosmic Understanding (specific for a soul that reached the 7th chakra vibration) of Reality, including humanity, emotions, nature, animals, Earth, and so on.
The capacity to live life according to this much higher understanding, not just to talk about it. The enlightened soul will thus have access to much higher energy, both as amount and vibration than an average soul. By doing this also several siddhis will activate in the enlightened soul like higher intuition, forecasting the future, governing energies, reading people’s souls, healing, etc.
While the soul can reach enlightenment the body does not, but the latter can still reach a high enough vibration, much higher than the usual 3.5 (on the chakra scale) of the average embodied soul now on Earth.
Enlightened souls and persons
How does an enlightened being deal with People?
As long as the enlightened being is still around embodied, he needs to deal generally on daily basis with other people who in the majority are un-enlightened. Therefore, to be able to conduct daily life he needs many times to “come down” for necessary interactions to their level, he “fakes” it if you want, so normal people feel at ease with him. Certainly, that in proper circumstances he will manifest what he is for the right audience. If he lives alone in some secluded spot in the Himalayas and is surrounded by a handful of people like him, of course that he doesn't need to fake.
Anyway, from my observations the average 3.5 souls won't be able to detect an enlightened soul because the vibration gap to 7.0 vibration (awareness level) is too big. He will maybe feel he talks with some really evolved soul, but having no reference he can’t tell if that person is enlightened or not. An average soul will need an “intermediate” higher soul of vibration like 4.5-5.5 to mediate for him, and explain to him what the enlightened soul tries to convey to them. This was actually the case of the apostles of Christ and disciples of Buddha, who acted as an in-between the respective enlightened souls and the ordinary souls.
Because an enlightened soul still has a body he will necessarily feel emotions, whether his or of other people. The difference will be that he is able to raise quickly above lower emotions due to his understanding of impermanence, while average souls can’t since they are attached to their bodies. This lack of attachment to own's body is one of the definitory enlightenment effects! Due to his emotional detachment, some people might even mistake him for a sociopath, who actually doesn’t feel any emotions actually.
The image of an enlightened soul that stays all day long in bliss while people around are suffering is just naive and just proves a total lack of understanding of the subject. By definition, from a physics point of view on how energy moves around and is shared by people in any relationship, if an enlightened soul has a human body down here he will necessarily take part in the human planetary play, and thus share with the ordinary souls their feelings, suffering, hopes, and joy. It's just that since he is not identified with his body like the others people are, he is mostly an Observer and knows how to rise above ordinary people's emotions.
You can learn more by reading other posts on this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long and personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.
You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed here and get a spiritual diagnostic, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness, and reach into higher dimensions.